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August 19, 2014
Hello Again! from Scraps of Life

Another couple of weeks have flown by & it seems that my lit is not slowing down yet!
I did manage to get a few client quilts finished up

 These ones were for Noreen, Strippy quilts. One quilted with Feathers in a Wave & the other is a Baby quilt done with Gummy Bears panto.
 Then I squeezed in a Table Runner for me 
 And then a Sampler Quilt for Teddy
 Luve the bright colors she chose!

And I started a quilt for my Grandaughter, well its cut & ready to sew ;)
 What have you been up to?

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August 18, 2014
Design Wall Monday from Field Trips in Fiber

Sometimes I feel guilty for not leaving the house all weekend but when I get to spend the weekend doing what I want I get over it. I had a great weekend that sort of started Thursday when Estelle and I were sun printing. I got my inspiration late in the afternoon and then the clouds came in so I finished up my sun printing projects Friday. I'll have all those photos edited and ready to share tomorrow.

Aug 18 - skirt

I also prepped a shirt for dyeing. This is a skirt that I'm wearing to an outdoor wedding next  week ...

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August 17, 2014
Parasol Ladies Quilt, Gimpy Cross-Border Shopping, Stash Report, Zucchini Report from caledonia quilter

I'm currently working on a Parasol Ladies quilt.  If you remember liquid embroidery, that is what was used here.  So you know it is a few years old.

We had our annual pilgrimage to Diane's in Grand Bend for Beach Day.  Which is really two days.  And we don't go to the beach.  I heffalumped out to the garden and picked a peck of peas to take with me.  It looks like I brought coolers, too.  :-)
There was no way I could shop the mall with my cast, so those crazy girls pushed me around in a ...

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August 15, 2014
Veterans quilts #14 and 15 from Field Trips in Fiber

We had a few good hours for sun printing yesterday. As usual I didn't really get any inspiration until I was half way through the day. I'll be finishing up today and will have something to share next week.

Back in April I quilted 13 veterans quilts for my quilt club. Now I have about 19 more to do and am starting to work on them again. I'll do 2 veterans quilts in between each of my own quilts for a few weeks and see how it goes.

Here are the first 2.

Aug 15 veterans quilt 1

I don't know ...

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August 14, 2014
Should-a, Would-a, Could-a from Quilting, Piece by Piece

Playing with Drunkard's Path blocks from my friend, Debbie, I have put about a third of them into this new top which I'm calling Dragonfly Path.

Playing with Drunkard’s Path blocks from my friend, Debbie, I have put about a third of them into this new top which I’m calling Dragonfly Path.

Last week I finished the quilting on Aiming for Accuracy.  I am happy that it’s done, but I wish I had picked a different  quilting motif.

I like the loopy ribbony part, but the lotus blossom seems a bit dense for the rest of the quilting. So, since I’m not enthusiastic about the way it turned out, I have been dragging my heels a bit.

The reason you don’t ...

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Ready to quilt some veterans quilts from Field Trips in Fiber

Aug 14 quilt 1

Mom came here Friday with a long list of things to accomplish and with this charity quilt we checked all of her boxes. This is a quilt she made from donated fabric and her own scraps. It will be donated to her local girls/boys home. I didn't have a lot of time to get it quilted si we agreed on a big wavy cross-hatch. The batting calls for a density of 8" or less. These lines are about 5" apart so it will be fine. It will also be very soft and cuddly.

Aug 14 quilt 2

This week I also started ...

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August 13, 2014
More work in the sweatshop from Field Trips in Fiber

Mom and I have made great progress in the sweatshop this week. We both finished our Tell It To The Stars quilts.  For those of you participating in the mystery you are going to love your quilts! I can't wait to show them in December.

Mom wanted one of her quilts quilted so I hurried and finished quilting the one that I had on Willie.

Aug 13 quilt back 1

Here's the hand dyed back. I'll get it bound soon so I can show the whole thing.

Aug 13 quilt back 2

Here's a little shot to show some of the quilting. It's a simple ...

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August 10, 2014
Scooting, Quilting, Cross-border Picnic-ing, Zucchini from caledonia quilter

I took a scooter ride through Costco.  And, of COURSE the battery died in the middle of an aisle and made everyone back up their overloaded shopping carts and work their way(s) around me.  Poor DH was embarassed.  For years now I've been pointing a finger at him every time he does something UN-healthy, and telling him: "I'm not changing your diapers".  He's been so good over the past several years with all my broken bones that I've granted him up to 6 diapers now.  He should be good for maybe two days.

Here's ...

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August 8, 2014
CHRISTMAS IN JULY from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

Karen made this fabulous Snowman Quilt and brought it to me to quilt.  So I'm having Christmas in July.... oh wait it's already August... but I quilted it in June.  Ok, so it's Christmas in the Summer!




I had to show you every block.   They are just too cute with all their quilts.  And Karen's embroidery is superb!



















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CHRISTMAS IN JULY from The Quilting Queen Blog

Karen made this fabulous Snowman Quilt and brought it to me to quilt.  So I'm having Christmas in July.... oh wait it's already August... but I quilted it in June.  Ok, so it's Christmas in the Summer!




I had to show you every block.   They are just too cute with all their quilts.  And Karen's embroidery is superb!



















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LONGARM QUILTING #12 - 2014 from The Quilting Queen Blog

How about some quilting eye candy?  Here are a few more quilts I finished before my little vacation with the grand kids from Japan.  It has been a sad few days.  I said my good byes on Tuesday afternoon to them.  They left early Wednesday morning and have arrived back home safely in Japan today.  What a long trip by herself with a 6 year old and a 9 month old.  But I've buried myself in my quilting and not letting my mind wonder for a little bit.

Kathy made this quilt.  Stars are one of my favorites.  Don ...

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LONGARM QUILTING #12 - 2014 from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

How about some quilting eye candy?  Here are a few more quilts I finished before my little vacation with the grand kids from Japan.  It has been a sad few days.  I said my good byes on Tuesday afternoon to them.  They left early Wednesday morning and have arrived back home safely in Japan today.  What a long trip by herself with a 6 year old and a 9 month old.  But I've buried myself in my quilting and not letting my mind wonder for a little bit.

Kathy made this quilt.  Stars are one of my favorites.  Don ...

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August 7, 2014
What i bought & more from Scraps of Life

I forgot to show you my purchases of late while on my travels
 I picked up this kit and some mini charms while in Canmore. The fabric yardage was in the clearance room for 60% off ~ great for backing
 While in Ontario I picked up some Canadiana FQ's
And at another shop, I got some 30's FQ's

It as good to get home and back to our Summer home last weekend.
Back on my deck enjoying the beautiful weather we are having

 I even started creating a quilt for Fall out of a jelly Roll last weekend ...

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August 3, 2014
When You're Growing Weeds: Bug Identification 101 (and weekly zucchini report) from caledonia quilter

I'm back at work.

I took a week off until my appointment at the fracture clinic.  Yes - the bone is fractured, but should heal in four weeks.  In the interim I have permission from the Ortho doc. to do whatever I like, as long as it doesn't hurt.  OK.  I can handle that.  The cast is going on and off, and the crutches are being used frequently but not always.

Monarch Butterflies are getting so much press these days - declining habitat and blah, blah, blah.  Like lots of folks I know, I am growing milkweed for them.  Poor ...

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August 1, 2014
Zipper Leaders from Cowtown Quilts

Cowtown Quilts:

An update to the original post, which is included at the bottom of this post…

For those of you who like using zipper leaders, I have found a couple more shortcuts.   Awhile back, when I was getting ready to baste the quilt backing onto the zippers, I had my 1/4″ quilting foot on my machine.  Instead of swapping out the foot, the lazy side of me decided to leave the 1/4″ foot on and try to baste the zippers on with that.  Guess what?  It worked!

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Another discovery has to do with backing that is not ...

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July 30, 2014
Glacier Star from THE QUILTED PINEAPPLE

Those of you who "know" me, know that when I take a blogging break it usually means that I will come back with something worth the wait.   And you are correct!!!  In the Midwest, we are having a particularly cool summer.  Truthfully, it is far too cool than I prefer.  I had to put a hoodie on today!!!  Yuck!!!  On the bright side, the super cool mornings have been perfect for running.  Nice and

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Paper-pieced Stars from Quilt Vine


This is Linda's quilt. She told me to quilt it however I wanted to. 



I had some fun in all of that negative space.


I quilted pebbles close to the stars. Then mixed pebbles with swirls, and furthest from the stars I quilted just swirls.














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July 29, 2014
LONGARM QUILTING #11 - 2014 from The Quilting Queen Blog

Yes, I'm still loving on my grand babies so there's no recent quilting but I told you I quilted like a crazy woman before I left.  Here are a few more quilts I quilted.  

Joy made this for her granddaughter for graduation.  Joy usually makes her grands a t-shirt quilt but this one requested a traditional  quilt.  I think it's beautiful!!!  It's the floating star pattern in red and purple batiks. 

Do you pre-wash your fabrics or batiks?  Here's testimony that you should.  Joy said she washed the red fabrics (with color catchers each time ...

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LONGARM QUILTING #11 - 2014 from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

Yes, I'm still loving on my grand babies so there's no recent quilting but I told you I quilted like a crazy woman before I left.  Here are a few more quilts I quilted.  

Joy made this for her granddaughter for graduation.  Joy usually makes her grands a t-shirt quilt but this one requested a traditional  quilt.  I think it's beautiful!!!  It's the floating star pattern in red and purple batiks. 

Do you pre-wash your fabrics or batiks?  Here's testimony that you should.  Joy said she washed the red fabrics (with color catchers each time ...

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July 27, 2014
A Recipe For Disaster (and zucchini report) from caledonia quilter

RECIPE FOR DISASTER:
1)  Start with one of these.  It doesn't have to be a zucchini, it could be any fresh vegetable.


2)  Get a cutting board to chop up the vegetable.

3)  Take the cutting board and the chopped vegetable over to the stove.
4)  Ensure you have the cutting board UNsecurely held, and then drop it on one of these.
5)  Voila.  Chipped bone.
In case you are unaware, you cannot prop yourself up on crutches AND push a quilting machine around.  So now you must call your customer and explain that her QUILT will take a ...

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