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April 28, 2015
Some Finishes from Scraps of Life

Last week I finished up 3 Quilts for Heather
 Quilted with Orange Peel Design

 Quilted with Splat

Quilted with Pretty Paisley
I Love how the Cuddle backing really shows off the Quilting!

I also did up this beautiful Bargello table topper for Helen
For the life of me I can not get this photo to rotate so this is what you get. Anyway you can see how if finished up and it is stunning!

Hope you are all having a good week!

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April 25, 2015
Dresden Plate from caledonia quilter

I have a major fondness for Dresden Plate quilts.  I already have two finished quilts of my own, and I have another one in the works from donated 'plates'.  Quilting this beauty was a real pleasure, that's for sure!

The red background fabric is not a common sight, and really makes the colours pop.

The plates were s.i.d. around the outer edge and the inner circle, and the blades were simply quilted with continuous long loops.  The centers were trapuntoed with a second layer of Hobbs 80/20 batting for added pouf.

A lacey motif fills the ...

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April 24, 2015
The Little Love Quilt from Late Night Quilter

It’s Friday, and after an unfriendly week, I am thrilled to post a pretty little finished quilt today!

Little Love Baby Quilt Close Up

Little Love Baby Quilt

We had a hail storm beyond belief last week in our Texas Hill country town. Every home in our development had at least one blown out window and on top of that, every house needs a whole new roof. This affects my blogging partner Michelle, too, as she and I live in the same community.  With news like that, I prefer to just bury my head in the sand, and quilt away.  Happily for Michelle, she’s ...

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April 22, 2015
Finally quilting again from Field Trips in Fiber

Things have been a little nuts around here. I swear that there’s a vacuum hooked onto our front door that is sucking money out of here at an alarming rate. I guess that’s what happens with a house that’s part 26 years old and part 17 years old. This week we are replacing shutters and repairing some siding pieces. I can’t complain about that because with vinyl siding this is the first maintenance we’ve done since having it put up 15 years ago.

The internet has been acting up but when the repair guy came ...

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April 21, 2015
Rising From The Sick Bed from Sharon's Seams 2 B

Where did April go? I coughed up a lung & had no or little voice. Thankfully my voice is mostly back.
Here are some of the quilts I have been having fun with.

Jonne wanted something with medium quilting. I like how this one came out.


Norada made this Kaffe beauty. Danced with swirly leaf curls. 



JoAnne's daughter made this "Follow Your Dreams" quilt. You can't go wrong with leaves. 



Tammy made this cute Seahawk quilt for a Para-educator at her school. 
Complete with student signatures. 



Sally's SIL Doris helped her decide to buy this lovely set of ...

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April 19, 2015
Farmers Wife, Vanuatu Quilts = less UFO's from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

At last I have managed to grab a moment to say hello and that I am still around.  Easter came and went and I made a big effort to get two quilts done to donate to the appeal for Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam caused such devastation. I found these two in the pile labelled "Quilts to be Quilted" which has now been reduced by 2!!!  Woohoo.
This first one was a sample quilt I made way back when I first began teaching.  Was a scrap quilt class and I am really pleased how lovely it looks now that it is ...

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April 18, 2015
Quilting Eye Candy from The Quilting Queen Blog

Wow, I'm on a roll with this quilting... which means I'm not getting much done as far as the house goes.  But a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.... and that's get her quilting fix... and make my customers happy.  

Linda is a happy quilter.   She makes happy projects like this table runner.  She requested custom quilting on it.  She does pretty needle turn applique.





And Linda did this happy quilt too.  It's called Roundabout.  It's custom quilted too.  You might remember me posting about the trials of the quilting pattern ...

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April 16, 2015
Quilting a Patriotic Quilt from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

My friends came to visit recently and longarm quilted h […]

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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April 15, 2015
Wednesday from Lisa H Calle's Blog

So I think I have recovered from my trips….. the Bahama trip was wonderful, but ran right into the beginning of MQX.  Thank goodness I prepared everything in January.   What can I say about MQX?  It was awesome!  My students are so talented and I always end up learning from them.  I taught 6 classes…. Here are some pictures of what they were doing…

this was from my Divide and Design Class… If you are interested.. I will be teaching this technique at HMQS in Salt Lake City on May 8th from 6-10pm!  There is still room in the class ...

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April 14, 2015
Three Questions on Quilting from Quilting, Piece by Piece

Last week I went to a quilt show: MQX.  It stand for Machine Quilters Exposition, which, obviously, means that it’s focused on machine quilting.

Now, this isn’t a local Guild show, or even a small regional one. This show features quilts from people all over the U.S. and other countries (I think I saw ones from Germany and New Zealand.)

Going to a show of this caliber means, of course, that one could come away from it feeling that any effort you make as a quilter must be labelled as so much dross. It’s just as ...

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April 13, 2015
Flights and Fantasies from Prairie Moon Quilts

This September, the New England Air Museum in Connecticut will be hosting their 4th annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show.

Each year, they do a raffle quilt, and this year (and last year) they asked me to do the quilting on their raffle quilt for them. I’m truly honored, because they do fabulously wonderful raffle quilts!

This year’s quilt is made using Judy Niemeyer’s Fire Island Hosta pattern. It’s a gorgeous quilt! I don’t even know what else to say about it. What a creation!

NEAMRafflequilt

I blatantly stole some photos from Jackie to show you ...

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In between from Gayle Bong Quilts Too

I finished the quilting on this quilt. Still have the binding to do. Hoping for a rainy day to do that.

I gave up praying for a cleaning lady and right now I'd rather be outside working so it's hard to get much sewing done.  I appreciate the break from some of the work when it rains, but not if it means I have to do housework instead. It's still to cold and dark to be outside in the evenings but by then I am usually too tired or sore from work outside to be of much ...

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Quilting Eye Candy 04-12-15 from The Quilting Queen Blog

It's been a while since I've posted Quilting Eye Candy.  I can't tell you how good it is to be quilting again.  I have however, lost my fence that I hung the quilts on to photograph them.  So until I can come up with a ingenious way to hang the quilts to photograph, my great assistant William will have to do.

Margaret made this 30's reproduction print quilt.  It is the second time it's been quilted.  The first time it was quilted by another quilter and the quilter put the wrong backing on it.  Marjorie ...

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April 9, 2015
MQX Thursday (Thursday? Yes, Thursday) from caledonia quilter

You know how when you are out of town, you have NO IDEA what day it is?  Especially when you start your trip on a Tuesday.  Yeah.  That's me.  So.  Today I had two classes - the first was a Divide and Design class with Lisa Calle, who has a remarkably strong resemblance to my friend Jane.  Both of them are natural beauties.  Jane is a little bitchier. 😉  Anyhow...Ooh - good class.  Except for the part where my whole hand was completely BLACK from the pencil rubbing off the tracing paper.  And also transferring all over my WHITE sweater.  That ...

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Back in the Studio from Scraps of Life

Time to get back at the Quilts waiting for my attention in The Studio

This finish is for Bev. Its an X's & O's Quilt
 This next one is for Bevs Mom, Doris 
Isn't it stunning? And its huge too!

 I LOVE Dresden Quilts. Maybe I should keep this one :)


And this one os for Doris too. 
A beautiful Log Cabin

I have a flimsy completed for myself too. So as soon as I catch up on Client quilts, 
I will get it on the frame

I have more quilt waiting for my attention so stay tuned.

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April 8, 2015
How Many Days Does it Take to Quilt a Quilt from The Quilting Queen Blog

How many days does it take to quilt a quilt you ask?  Well, apparently more than I planned on it taking.  I put this quilt, Roundabout, in the frame on Wednesday.  My customer Linda wanted some very specific quilting and I thought it was easy enough I could manage it.  That's where I thought wrong....


She wanted meandering in the orange circles... no problem!  I CAN meander by hand but why would I want to do that when I can find a pattern that fills a circle with meandering.  Whoot!  Whoot!  That my friends is why I love my ...

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MQX from caledonia quilter

Today is the first full day for me at MQX - that's Machine Quilters Expo for those of you who aren't aware.  This morning I had my first class with Judy Madsen of Green Fairy Quilts - that is HER quilt in the pic, not mine.  I have two more classes with her this week, along with several more classes with other teachers.  After mom's passing, almost two weeks ago, I am totally exhausted.  I slept pretty well last night, and I took a delicious 90 minute nap this afternoon.   By the end of the week I may start ...

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April 7, 2015
Easter Happenings from The Quilting Queen Blog

I hope you had a blessed Easter.  We didn't do much of anything for our Easter Happenings and I didn't really cook a wonderful, fabulous Easter Dinner either.  I did take salmon out of the freezer so the King could grill it and I fixed a salad to go with the salmon.  And yes, it was quite tasty.

We did work on some projects around the house though.  I unpacked a few more boxes, fixed the bed in the spare bedroom with the help of William and the King, made about a dozen trips to Menards (the Illinois ...

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April 4, 2015
Another Finish etc, from Scraps of Life

I neglected to show you this finish from last month. This one is for Brenda and she is giving this quilt to a couple celebrating 50 years of marriage
Nice Gift!

While the grandkids are here we have done some playing in the kitchen. 

 They had fun making these Rice Krispie bird nests. 
And the were yummy too!

We also made a few visits to see my Mom, their Great Grandma. 
Im not sure if she recognized the kids this time. 
We gave her a silk floral bouquet and she seemed to like it. 
She wasn't very verbal this ...

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April 3, 2015
Happy April! from Scraps of Life

Hello again. Just a quick hello as this is Spring Break week and we have the 3 Grandkids here for the week so not much quilting going on.
However I do have a finish to show you.
I finished my Gemma Quilt & I love it! It looks awesome on my guest bed.


Then I finally received the book I have been wanting for a long time. 
Quilty Fun!


And Now I am eagerly waiting for the Farm Girl Vintage book. 
I received the fabric bundle but need the book!! 
  And look at this sweet bundle of Flower Patch yardage from ...

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