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August 20, 2019
SCRAP BUSTING from That's Sew Kerry

No Scrap Left Behind




This is something I actually started quite a while ago, the center or main body of the quilt is a simple Jelly Roll quilt but is a very effective and rather quick way to rustle up a fairly decent sized quilt in a couple of hours.

You will need a full Jelly Roll, unroll it and layout all the pairs of colours/prints so you can easily see what you've got to work with. Then sew every strip end to end so you have one extremely long, continuous length of fabric measuring 2.5" wide ...

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August 12, 2019
How to Use Quilting Practice Pieces? from The Inbox jaunt

Buongiorno, Quilters! How do YOU use quilting practice pieces? I love to turn my practice pieces and blocks into small works that I use around the house. I call them “vase quilts” and I try to match the fabrics to the flowers. A Quilt by Any Other Name I made this log cabin (the cut…

The post How to Use Quilting Practice Pieces? appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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August 11, 2019
TIME FLIES from That's Sew Kerry

12 Months On

I can't believe it's been over a year since I last wrote a blog post! I was walking around Festival of Quilts a little over a week ago thinking it's been a good few months since I've blogged and I quite miss it, only to log on and realize it's actually been more than a year  - how time flies!

So much has happened since my last post it'll take all day to catch you up but in brief we got the dream house and said room is filled to bursting with ...

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July 26, 2019
Tourists in Chattenooga and Log Cabin Quilt from Life as a Quilter -- Julia Graber

Life ...
Paul checks the corn to see when it will be ready to harvest.

We had a weekend trip to Chattenooga and visited Rock City.

It was a beautiful walk through the rock garden between boulders and greenery.



We also visited Ruby Falls in an underground cavern.

The Tennessee Aquarium was another tourist attraction for us.

I usually only take pictures of souvenirs; but this time ....

... I brought one home and Paul and Ashton assembled it for me.

... as a Quilter
I'm working on this improv log cabin quilt. 

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July 10, 2019
Sonika from Sew Preeti Quilts

Meet Sonika.
Mom's name + baby daughter's name = Sonika.

Sonika

It started with sparkly white squares and some jelly roll strips.

half log cabin block


setting triangles

But the magic comes from the on-point setting.

On-point

I chose a bright turquoise and purple butterfly backing.
Warm front and cool backing :-) I had a good feeling about this one.

Butterfly Backing

Quilted it simply with my walking foot and a zig-zag stitch, following the piecing.

Zig Zag quilting

For binding I used a dark purple fabric. It is not solid but reads like one.

Purple Binding

And I did not ...

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June 23, 2019
Quiltsy Team Scrappy Spring Challenge and more from Grandma's Red Needle

'Winter' is definitely here to stay. Cooler days and nights, which I love, but still.... BRRRR! The change in weather has caused my sinus infection to flare up again; blocked nose, sinus headache and not feeling well enough to do much. I'm one of those who can't sit still, I have kept myself busy sewing, which include rests on the couch and hot chocolate to drink. Good thing I'm feeling better today.

The best way to keep my fingers warm is to get busy and sew. A couple of items make me sew excited and I wish ...

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May 28, 2019
While waiting for fabric... from Grandma's Red Needle

... to finish some summer table runners and toppers, 
I'm working on Christmas items. 


Yep, another Advent Calendar
After the photos were taken, I added all the pockets, sleeve and binding on one calendar (I have three in all). 

Update: They are done! 

The calendar will be available in our shop in a couple of days, need to take a few more photos. 

Remember the Christmas Stockings from my previous post


I spent the entire last weekend to finish them all! It took some brain work to get the lining/toes the right way, but when I got the hang ...

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May 13, 2019
A New Log Cabin Start from Quilty Folk

There are so many projects that are on the list. Oodles to choose from really. But what do I do? Start in on a brand new project! Of course...

Starting something new!
I've had these fabrics stacked up together for ages. They aren't so incredible together that it makes them hard to resist, but somehow.... I just haven't been able to toss them back into the stash bins either. So this past week found me free cutting strips and sewing quarter log cabin blocks. The loosey goosey plan is to make 18 of them. We'll see ...

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April 9, 2019
Rock On Finished from Wedding Dress Blue

A weekend with a lot of sitting and watching time means a lot of binding time.
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So, Rock On is also a finished quilt.

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It is 80″ square and contains 85 blocks plus setting triangles.

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I am happy with it from back to front.

 

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April 3, 2019
Rock On Assembled from Wedding Dress Blue

It is a finished flimsy!  YAY!

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And, because it is spring(ish), I was able to take pictures outside on our greening grass.

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No pattern or tutorial.  I just used random sized squares and strips to make 8″ blocks, then added a 1″ strip of white to the two outsides.  There are 85 blocks and the top is about 80″ square.

Quilting tomorrow and binding Saturday and Sunday.  Racing towards a finish.

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March 27, 2019
Need flowers now from Art In Search

     When Debbie of Stitchin Therapy posted a floral log cabin block, I was smitten and had to try it. Even though there were many other things I had to do, I followed the squirrel and made four blocks to see how they would look. 
     They use 2" squares and scrappy neutrals. I really needed these little bouquets of flowers. I think I will keep the squares 2", but that means I need to cut a ton. I have lots of 2 1/2" florals on my colorwash trays, but I will use the Accuquilt die to cut floral scraps ...

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March 21, 2019
Current Project from Wedding Dress Blue

After making enough Climb On practice blocks for a baby quilt, I concluded that I did not want to make a full-size quilt for a young child that way.  Too intricate for the application.  Not that every quilt isn’t important and deserving of my best work, but over 1,000 pieces for a quilt I really hope will be make into a tent, and wrap up a puppy, and be used as a cape…maybe not.DSC01382

So, I am doing this instead.

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Larger pieces and larger blocks, but the same mountainous shape.

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I should finish the blocks by the ...

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March 18, 2019
Greg With His Quilt And........... from Quilts + Color

I asked Greg to send a picture of him with the quilt. You can see how big it is as he is over 6 feet tall. I like the fact that he folded it back so you can see the beautiful red print on the back.

It you look at the quilt on the wall behind him it is one I made and he had in his first apartment in Portland Oregon and has always been on a wall wherever they lived. It is a unique color scheme that works everywhere and never needs to match the sofa!

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March 16, 2019
Greg's College Quilt from Quilts + Color

When our son Greg started college in the mid 80's I made him a denim log cabin quilt. It weighed a ton and I thought he would never use it. Was I ever wrong.
He loved that quilt and continued to use it for years until the backing was falling apart and the batting was about the thickness of a piece of paper.
He asked me to fix it and I got as far as taking it apart and seeing that the seam allowances were raveling from being washed. I had only stitched in the ditch between the blocks ...

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March 15, 2019
Some Of My Traditional Quilts from Quilts + Color

I call this quilt Amish Pathways. It is a one patch quilt design. It is a simple quilt I designed that could be pieced in almost no time. It relies on a great color combination. It is in a private collection. I designed the quilting pattern to give it texture and direction. It is hand quilted.
There is nothing more traditional than a log cabin quilt. As I made quilts I cut the leftovers into strips and made this when I had enough strips. It was a labor of lover and as I created it my thoughts went to the ...

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March 11, 2019
Log Cabins and a Giveaway! from The Sassy Quilter

Log Cabins!

 

Aren’t they so fun? I live in one so I am a little biased:)

I bought this quilt kit from Fat Quarter Shop HERE and am slowly working my way through these blocks. 

The fabric line used is Smitten by Bonnie and Camille for MODA Fabrics.

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Sweet Escape is a Thimble Blossoms pattern by  Camille Roskelley.

Log Cabin blocks are not super quick, but do look awesome when your done.

I just love these sweet fabrics.

This will be the first entire quilt I have made with just log cabin blocks.  

It finishes at 80 x 80 ...

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March 10, 2019
A finished quilt top......... from Exuberant Color

The pineapple log cabin top is sewn together.  It is 70.5" x 91".  There are 37 pieces in each block and 63 blocks = 2331 pieces.  I have enough pieces leftover to make at least 12 light blocks and some dark blocks.
For perspective, here is it is on my double design wall which is 84" tall and 96" wide.

I'm a little off my track of trying to make smaller quilts with this one.  I am SO glad this is sewn together.





Yesterday was cold and rainy so I got a lot of sewing done.  I have 55 ...

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March 8, 2019
Thursday's sewing............. from Exuberant Color

I started sewing top to bottom seams joining columns into rows last night but it was too much wrestling bulk for so late in the day so I'll work on it in the daytime today when I have more energy.

I switched to sewing the half blocks for the black background OBW instead.  It was nice mindless easy sewing.  I got 16 of them sewn, lots left to do.

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March 7, 2019
9 more blocks.......... from Exuberant Color

I had 9 more light pineapple log cabin blocks started before I decided I didn't need one more row for the length of the new quilt layout.  I finished them last night.  Now I'll see if any of them need to go on the design wall instead of blocks that are already there.  I think I'll probably make a throw size all light pineapple log cabin quilt after I get the large one sewn together.

My friend that came to sew yesterday brought lots of show and tell because we haven't had a sew day for ...

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March 6, 2019
Tweaked again........ from Exuberant Color

I changed some of the corners of the blocks at the transition point.  Since light blocks have light corners and dark blocks have dark corners, where they meet is high contrast and not blend.  I changed some of the dark corners to mediums and light corners to darker lights.  I think the blend is much better.  Visualize this on a twin bed and almost a row and a half will be hanging off the sides and end of the bed so what you will see on top of the bed is half dark and half light.  The part that hangs ...

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