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December 16, 2014
Quilting Fractured Fragments from Field Trips in Fiber

I've barely done any quilting on FloMo since Thanksgiving. Laura was here for a few weeks and then Christmas preps had to happen and all that meant no quilting. I got back on track yesterday and had 3 solid hours to quilt after dinner. I needed to stay up until midnight so I could download 4GB of books (data is free after midnight) and FloMo kept me company.

I'm working on Fractured Fragments and you can see the whole quilt top here. I'm doing all ruler work in the purple sections first and then will do freemotion ...

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December 15, 2014
UFO, Placemats, Stash Report from caledonia quilter

In October, if you recall, I went up north with the Beach Girls and I managed to finish this top in spite of the puppy taking off with my stuff.


I was all hepped up on an Angela Walters quilting book when I got this loaded on the frame.
No.  None of the quilting shows on the front.  It's black polka dot fabric.  What did I expect?


But the back looks pretty darned gorgeous!  We are in the midst of dark and dreary December weather so it may be a while before I can photograph the front with any ...

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December 8, 2014
Christmas Quilts & a Doggie Story from caledonia quilter

These got me in the mood for Santa!
Christmas quilt #1.

Christmas quilt #2.
Christmas quilt #3.
Christmas quilt #4.

Now here's our little Doggie Story.

There once was a cutie named Sadie.
Who knew car rides should be viewed with suspicion.
Because sometimes the car brought her here. (note from mom - the best vet clinic, ever!)
Then mom & dad would go out to party.
They'd bring me home drunk on anaesthetic.  Whoo.  No, I can't do those stairs!
Piss on it.  I'll just stay here where it's warm.

Crap.  See what happens if they ...

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December 2, 2014
Appliqued Hearts & Technology Overload from caledonia quilter

Such a pretty, girly quilt.


Appliqued hearts mixed with embroidered butterflies & dragonflies.

The outer border is quilted with a feather & flower pattern.  The green border is butterflies.  The inner pink border is a filled diamond.  Inside the body of the quilt is a heart pantograph.

Real purdy on the back, too.
I have been spending countless hours updating all of our internet settings, getting rid of our old @shaw.ca email and resetting everything to our @gmail.com addresses.  Good Lord.  Between all my google stuff, including the blogs, and our online shopping stuff, and the internet banking, and the ...

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November 29, 2014
QUILTING EYE CANDY #2 from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

A day or so ago I posted some quilting eye candy and 2 of those quilts belonged to Ruby.  She sends me the quilt tops, I quilt them and send them back to her.  On the same day I send them back, she mails me a check and we each usually receive or respective mail parcel a day or two later on the same day.  Well, a couple of days went by and I didn't get Ruby's check.  She got my package with her quilt in it but no check from her for me.   I was about to ...

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QUILTING EYE CANDY #2 from The Quilting Queen Blog

A day or so ago I posted some quilting eye candy and 2 of those quilts belonged to Ruby.  She sends me the quilt tops, I quilt them and send them back to her.  On the same day I send them back, she mails me a check and we each usually receive or respective mail parcel a day or two later on the same day.  Well, a couple of days went by and I didn't get Ruby's check.  She got my package with her quilt in it but no check from her for me.   I was about to ...

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November 26, 2014
QUILTING EYE CANDY #1 from The Quilting Queen Blog

I had quite a time getting one of these quilts quilted.  First of all, have you ever wore out a surge protector strip?  I can say I have!

When I bought my machine, I was provided (sorta, I'm quite sure I paid dearly for it!) with a "heavy duty" surge protector to plug my computer into that runs my Statler Stitcher/Queenie.  I was quilting right along, things going so well, when all of the sudden the machine stopped and the power to it went out.  What the heck!  (ok, maybe that wasn't quite what I said but ...

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QUILTING EYE CANDY #1 from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

I had quite a time getting one of these quilts quilted.  First of all, have you ever wore out a surge protector strip?  I can say I have!

When I bought my machine, I was provided (sorta, I'm quite sure I paid dearly for it!) with a "heavy duty" surge protector to plug my computer into that runs my Statler Stitcher/Queenie.  I was quilting right along, things going so well, when all of the sudden the machine stopped and the power to it went out.  What the heck!  (ok, maybe that wasn't quite what I said but ...

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November 25, 2014
QUILT GUILD TUESDAY from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

Last Tuesday was the regular meeting of the Brownwood Quilter's Guild.  I had so many things to do that I almost didn't go.  However, I remember we were giving one of our members a special gift and it was the Brown Bag Challenge reveal so I really didn't want to miss it.  Plus it might be one of my last meetings with these ladies.... depending on how quickly the house sells.  So I went.  I'm glad I did.  Show and tell was fabulous as usual!

This is Doniene's second Christmas Quilt.  By Christmas she plans ...

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QUILT GUILD TUESDAY from The Quilting Queen Blog

Last Tuesday was the regular meeting of the Brownwood Quilter's Guild.  I had so many things to do that I almost didn't go.  However, I remember we were giving one of our members a special gift and it was the Brown Bag Challenge reveal so I really didn't want to miss it.  Plus it might be one of my last meetings with these ladies.... depending on how quickly the house sells.  So I went.  I'm glad I did.  Show and tell was fabulous as usual!

This is Doniene's second Christmas Quilt.  By Christmas she plans ...

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November 23, 2014
QUILTING EYE CANDY 11-23-14 from The Quilting Queen Blog

The house is officially listed for sale.  You can see it on here if you're so inclined!  Hey, you can buy it too... if you're so inclined.  It's a lovely house!  I love it and am going to miss it.  But it gives me opportunity to have a better set up for my studio/quilting machine.  I currently have my quilting machine in the building behind the house with a sewing machine area cramped up in the corner.  Then I have the remainder of my sewing area in the spare bedroom.  Oh and the overflow from that ...

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QUILTING EYE CANDY 11-23-14 from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

The house is officially listed for sale.  You can see it on here if you're so inclined!  Hey, you can buy it too... if you're so inclined.  It's a lovely house!  I love it and am going to miss it.  But it gives me opportunity to have a better set up for my studio/quilting machine.  I currently have my quilting machine in the building behind the house with a sewing machine area cramped up in the corner.  Then I have the remainder of my sewing area in the spare bedroom.  Oh and the overflow from that ...

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Holiday Lead-Up from Quilting, Piece by Piece

Photo on 11-13-14 at 4.14 PM

A new DNA quilt finally goes on the long arm. (This is the one with the pieced back, which is finally the correct size.)

Rather than complain about the Christmas decorations (most put up after Halloween, thank goodness!) I’ve decided to embrace the whole deal.

Now, of course, this does not mean I’ll be leaving the Thanksgiving table to go to the mall (or waking up at O-dark-thirty to get “deals.) It just means I’ve decided not to be grumpy about it… for today at least.

I mean, shiny tinsel and evergreen boughs are pretty! Be happy ...

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A Panel With Piecing & UFO Challenge Update from caledonia quilter

The birds and flowers in the center is a panel.


That was surrounded by patchwork blocks.  I did some large x-hatching in the patchwork and added a featherey flower motif that echos the flowers that are at the top of the panel.

The panel was all outline quilted with additional quilting along the design lines.

Mmm.  Very pretty on the back.
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE 2014 UFO CHALLENGE? 
Geez, I don't think I've mentioned this challenge here on the blog in... quite some time.  Ignorance is bliss, I guess.  Here is the current update.
As you can ...

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November 22, 2014
Quilting Panels from From My Carolina Home

I am never buying another panel. There, I said it.  I mean it.  Really.  I always have such a hard time deciding what to do with all the bits and pieces.  Do I sash them and fit them into a quilt?  Do I add them to other fabric for a tote bag like my Coffee Tote?  Well, this panel is the last one I have, and I decided to quilt all the bits and make a lot of little things.  I have had this thing for several years.  This year I am going to finish it up!  It is Autumn ...

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November 21, 2014
Finishes feel so good! from Scraps of Life

I have been busy getting more finishes out of the Studio
 This one is for Connie 

This Redwork quilt is for me. I worked on the stitching part of this quilt for a year & I'm so happy to have it done an hanging up in my front entry

I quilted it with Swirling Snowflakes design, it was perfect.

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November 18, 2014
QUILTING EYE CANDY from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

Ruby and her mom have been at it again with their string quilts.  This one is for Kristen.  


I quilted Deb's Swirl pattern in black thread.


Ruby had me quilt Kristen's name in the sashing.





Delia made this quilt for her daughter.  She requested no flower in the fabrics.


I quilted Wind Swirls in Kiwi thread.


Anita's house quilt.


Check out the houses, they are string pieced.



Beautiful applique.  I quilted meandering feathers in Prickly Pear green thread.




Rose made this quilt for her elderly friend in the nursing home.  She loves gardening.



I quilted lady bugs ...

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QUILTING EYE CANDY from The Quilting Queen Blog

Ruby and her mom have been at it again with their string quilts.  This one is for Kristen.  


I quilted Deb's Swirl pattern in black thread.


Ruby had me quilt Kristen's name in the sashing.





Delia made this quilt for her daughter.  She requested no flower in the fabrics.


I quilted Wind Swirls in Kiwi thread.


Anita's house quilt.


Check out the houses, they are string pieced.



Beautiful applique.  I quilted meandering feathers in Prickly Pear green thread.




Rose made this quilt for her elderly friend in the nursing home.  She loves gardening.



I quilted lady bugs ...

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QUILTMAKERS 100 BLOCKS VOLUME 10 BLOG TOUR from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

Welcome to my blog and Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 10 Blog Tour.  This is my third blog tour with Quiltmaker.  This time around I decided to throw in some Patriotic Flair (for those who know me I bet you were so surprised.... right?)   I called my block American Pride.  I did it with the intention of making a quilt for Quilts of Valor.


I put my block together just a little different than the instructions in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 10 Magazine (mine is on page 44).  I cut all three of my strips the same width of ...

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QUILTMAKERS 100 BLOCKS VOLUME 10 BLOG TOUR from The Quilting Queen Blog

Welcome to my blog and Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 10 Blog Tour.  This is my third blog tour with Quiltmaker.  This time around I decided to throw in some Patriotic Flair (for those who know me I bet you were so surprised.... right?)   I called my block American Pride.  I did it with the intention of making a quilt for Quilts of Valor.


I put my block together just a little different than the instructions in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 10 Magazine (mine is on page 44).  I cut all three of my strips the same width of ...

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