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September 15, 2014
How to Rock a Teenager’s Quilt! from 3 am Inspiration

When we think teens, we think lots of noise and chaos. Here’s a great quilt for that favorite teenager! I’ve also made it for a little kids room because I think all kids come with noise attached! This quilt is called Visual Sound and gives the look of noise without adding to the commotion. looks great on a bed, as a lap quilt or use as a noise reduction piece on that teenager’s wall!

It’s Bargello!! But no looping/seam ripping nonsense attached! To ease you into this type of bargello, I played with precut 2-1 ...

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Last Week from Scraps of Life

I had a great week getting 3 Quilts finished
30's Baby Quilt for Teddy

 This HUGE King quilt is for Agnes ~ Lovely!
Quilted with Feathers in a Wave

Love the sweetness of this Butterfly Quilt that Connie made. 
Quilted with Flirty Butterflies

Friday I attended the Creative Stitches Show with my friend Donna. It was excellent!.... for the vendors!! I came home with quite a few projects to keep me going thru the winter.

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Eye Candy from Inside Quilters Newsletter

Mary Kate and I spent most of last week (September 9-13) at Quilting LIVE in Atlanta, Georgia, where we had a lot of fun. We had three stage presentations: one on Quilters Newsletter’s 45 years of history, one on Pieced Backs and one on my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) and how I sort and select the ones I’ll finish and the ones I’ll recycle. I came home excited about one of my PIGS and as soon as I finish the two quilts that I have going at this moment, I’ll work on finishing it. Watch ...

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2 days, 2 productive hours from Field Trips in Fiber

As I expected I spent too much time watching football this weekend (congrats to ECU for getting the Hokies back in perspective). I don't have much hope for the Eagles this evening but I'll be watching just the same.

I did try to be a bit productive during the games and got a label sewn on my Allegiance quilt. Now I can put 2 Quilts of Valor in the mail to Alycia tomorrow.

I did hear from Paula and she has the extra fabric I need to finish my Zombie Ball quilt the way I want. I should ...

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Log Cabin Quilt, Garden update from caledonia quilter

Log Cabin quilts are one of my favorites.  They are so traditional, but you can change them in many ways.


In this case, the background colour of the fussy-cut log center dictated the colour choice for the logs.  In the coloured sections this was quilted with stitch-in-the-ditch.  The mauve bands were done with a feather design - a triangle motif that was flipped this way and that way.

Pretty back.
GARDEN UPDATE
The ZUCCHINI is toast.  Done.  Finito.  Dead in the water.  Total count this year:  59 fruits.  Not bad, considering what a cool summer it has been.  Yeah - technically it ...

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September 13, 2014
SCRAPPY STAR PATTERN TESTED from The Quilting Queen Blog

Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy put a call out for pattern testers for her Scrappy Star.  I volunteered right away.  This is her pattern and her version of it. She made it for her project in the Kona Cotton Blog Hop.  She now offers the pattern for sale on Craftsy here.  Hop on over there and get your pattern.


The pattern called for a jelly roll and I just happen to have a .... wait for it.... red, white, and blue one  (a Moda Prairie Paisley) that I have had for a while.  You don't have to use a jelly ...

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SCRAPPY STAR PATTERN TESTED from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy put a call out for pattern testers for her Scrappy Star.  I volunteered right away.  This is her pattern and her version of it. She made it for her project in the Kona Cotton Blog Hop.  She now offers the pattern for sale on Craftsy here.  Hop on over there and get your pattern.


The pattern called for a jelly roll and I just happen to have a .... wait for it.... red, white, and blue one  (a Moda Prairie Paisley) that I have had for a while.  You don't have to use a jelly ...

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September 12, 2014
QUILTING EYE CANDY 09-12-14 from The Quilting Queen Blog

Jan must be a Texan at heart.  She actually lives in Washington but she always does Texas quilts.  






Gwen made the beautiful wall hanging.  She does amazing needle turn appliqué.



Jan made this beautiful star quilt.


One of my favorite edge to edge designs is the pattern from Wasatch Quilting called R & R E2E nested.  I love the feathery, pearly motion of it.


Kathleen has been busy with the next 3 quilts.  A cute Halloween wall hanging.


And spiderwebs are quite appropriate for this Halloween quilt in Neon Orange thread.


I love the oversized snowball blocks Kathleen used in this ...

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QUILTING EYE CANDY 09-12-14 from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

Jan must be a Texan at heart.  She actually lives in Washington but she always does Texas quilts.  






Gwen made the beautiful wall hanging.  She does amazing needle turn appliqué.



Jan made this beautiful star quilt.


One of my favorite edge to edge designs is the pattern from Wasatch Quilting called R & R E2E nested.  I love the feathery, pearly motion of it.


Kathleen has been busy with the next 3 quilts.  A cute Halloween wall hanging.


And spiderwebs are quite appropriate for this Halloween quilt in Neon Orange thread.


I love the oversized snowball blocks Kathleen used in this ...

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a Finish for me! from Scraps of Life

Remember the Jelly Roll quilt I started this Summer? Well I finished it up just in time for Fall.
This one is already draped over my chair, ready to cuddle under on a chilly evening.


And I made this table topper last weekend. I had 3 Mini Charm packs to use up so I came up with this. No pattern, I just did my own thing. Now to get it quilted up too

Now I must get back to Client Quilts, I had one customer drop off 6 and I have 5 waiting in the wings as well. Think I ...

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September 10, 2014
September??? from Scraps of Life

How did that happen? I have so much to catch up on and have missed blogging & visiting blogs too.
How have you all been?
I am trying the get caught up on Client Quilts, doing some projects of my own and keeping up around home. 
Here are a few quilt finishes
 This one is for my Grandaughter & it needs to be quilted before I can give it to her

 This Beauty is for Brenda

And another client finish


 I pieced these baby quilts while out at our Summer Home, now to get them quilt up too

Looking forward to the ...

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September 8, 2014
Inspiration From Vintage Quilts from Quilting, Piece by Piece

Many dealers at Brimfield have quilts even though they don't specialize in them.

Many dealers at Brimfield have quilts even though not all who feature them specialize in them.

I try to post on Thursday, which is also when I go to use the long-arm. This past Thursday, however, I was cleaning and prepping for the visit from a friend, and so I didn’t get to this blog.

It was the last Brimfield of the year and this time we went on Friday when more dealers were open. Saturday is good, but some of the dealers pack up earlier because they are traveling on Sunday.

Anyway, I had nothing I was really ...

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September 5, 2014
SCARLET TODAY QUILTING EYE CANDY 9-5-14 from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

The Quilting Eye Candy I'm about to show you is kinda special.  Well it was to me anyway.  Rosie at Scarlet Today, who lives not too far from me as Texas standards go, called me and ask me to quilt something for her for the Austin Quilt Show that's coming up in a couple of weeks.  Now when she called she just said her name was Rosie.  She didn't identify herself as the "Scarlet lady" or I would have know who she was.  It wasn't until I met her that I realized who I was doing ...

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SCARLET TODAY QUILTING EYE CANDY 9-5-14 from The Quilting Queen Blog

The Quilting Eye Candy I'm about to show you is kinda special.  Well it was to me anyway.  Rosie at Scarlet Today, who lives not too far from me as Texas standards go, called me and ask me to quilt something for her for the Austin Quilt Show that's coming up in a couple of weeks.  Now when she called she just said her name was Rosie.  She didn't identify herself as the "Scarlet lady" or I would have know who she was.  It wasn't until I met her that I realized who I was doing ...

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Off the Frame from Seeing Stars Quilting

The surprise gift came off the frame today and it just received a trim before the binding goes on.  Since it's a surprise, I'm not ready to show off the front side yet.  However, the back side looks pretty cool too.


And a the outer portions ... 
(This backing color is more accurate in the top photo.)


Some of the quilting stitches are cream: the continuous curves and the loops in the center, also the mums.  Other stitches are a dark purple : compass and the meandering swirls and the borders.

I'm excited to get this one off the ...

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September 4, 2014
QUILTING EYE CANDY 9-4-14 from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

Bear with me while I flounder trying to pick the perfect title for all the quilting I do and bring to you to see.  I called it simply "Longarm Quilting" at first but that was just too boring so I'm going to try "QUILTTING EYE CANDY" for a while.  

Donna made this beautiful Wedding Ring quilt using a jelly roll and a special template.  I like to think of it as a modern day wedding ring quilt.  Kinda has the traditional look but much easier than the traditional method.  






Jan made this huge Bento Box pattern quilt from batiks ...

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QUILTING EYE CANDY 9-4-14 from The Quilting Queen Blog

Bear with me while I flounder trying to pick the perfect title for all the quilting I do and bring to you to see.  I called it simply "Longarm Quilting" at first but that was just too boring so I'm going to try "QUILTTING EYE CANDY" for a while.  

Donna made this beautiful Wedding Ring quilt using a jelly roll and a special template.  I like to think of it as a modern day wedding ring quilt.  Kinda has the traditional look but much easier than the traditional method.  






Jan made this huge Bento Box pattern quilt from batiks ...

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Veterans quilts #22 and 23 from Field Trips in Fiber

More quilts done! Both of these are from the free Allegiance pattern. I'm really enjoying seeing the different color palettes for these quilts.

Sept 4 veterans quilt 1

Quilting these are so much fun. They are fast, easy and give me some great book listening time. I think I'm on track to have them all done before the new longarm gets here later this month.

Sept 4 veterans quilt 2

Sept 4 veterans quilt 3

This is the backing that I dyed for both of these quilts. All of the Allegiance quilts are getting a ribbon stipple. I tried to find a tutorial for you for this stipple. I can't find one ...

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Mini Dresden – Quilting from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Free Motion Quilting | ReannaLily Designs

Ooooh – I got to take my ELSPETH quilt top to my moms to use her super awesome Handi Quilter.  Normally, quilting a project this size would  have been done on my home machine, but the tension is doing something crazy. I need to take it in.  BUT can I just say, I love that HandiQuilter so much, maybe I subconciously broke the tension on my home machine so I’d HAVE to go to my moms….   Anywho, enough of my HQ-FanGirl-ness, let’s talk quilting.

The quilt is loaded horizontally, so I could tackle outlining the trapunto letters first.  Can ...

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Quilting in the Mountains from All Things Quilty

In a previous post, I wrote about setting up my Gammill long arm machine in the unfinished basement of our mountains cabin.  I decided that I could not wait until it was finished to start quilting again.   I had some projects I needed to get finished.  So, I drove up by myself last Wednesday morning and started cleaning up the sawdust and dirt down there.  That pile of insulation, plywood, and metal screening just had to stay in their corner and be ignored.



My husband's shop vac was up there.  Now this is a truly awkward machine, undoubtedly designed ...

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