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September 26, 2016
Modern Neutrals & tomato recipe from caledonia quilter

This lovely neutral quilt is destined to be a wedding gift.

Since this is for a young couple - what young person does not like music?

I pulled a nice co-ordinating sashing design to go with the musical border.

The brown panels hide the quilting (for the most part) but were stitched with a puzzle design.

I am in the throws of tomato season.  So far I've done 15 jars of salsa and 21 quarts of diced tomatoes.  Last night for supper I made a Tomato Tart, using a recipe from the newspaper.  If you google "tomato tart" you will ...

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September 21, 2016
Secret Sewing Becomes Secret Quilting from Pink Doxies

Can You See the Loose Threads?

Obviously, I could not before I took the picture or I would have removed them. They were from the first round of stitching that I did in the morning, and ripped out in the afternoon. I've had a lot of indecisiveness while designing this project.

Can I say up front that I don't do well with this Secret Sewing concept? I'd love to show you more, but the Hop isn't until January. If you're going to the Fall Market, this piece will be there. I've let a few ...

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September 18, 2016
Seasonal Silhouettes quilt and (ahem) Zucchini from caledonia quilter

This is one of "those" quilts that I wanted to keep for myself.  It is from the book Seasonal Silhouettes by Edyta Sitar.

I loved the border, so I quilted it to look like a column with a vine growing around it.

The blocks were all s.i.d. with a background fill.

Our summer was so hot and dry, this was the only practical use for an umbrella.  hah.   :-)

With fall upon us now, this block is quite timely.

And, the zucchini report:

picked:  5
picked YTD:  48

I previously mentioned that zucchini was not really prolific this year ...

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September 13, 2016
Lime Green Clamshell Quilt from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Lime Green Clamshell Quilt is Here! Wow! This clamshell quilt is really green! I think the lighting in the (above) picture have it tamed down a tiny bit. I’m talking green green green; mixed of...

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

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September 9, 2016
Melon Wedge Quilt & Garden Report (yes including ZUCCHINI) from caledonia quilter

I worked on a real beauty.

Appliqued melon wedges, with lots of clean, white background.

So pretty.

The garden is in the fall stages of decline.  There is preponderance of weeds (mostly grass) because I don't want to tramp through the potato patch.  (Which as you know is most of the garden.)  And, because it's September and I'm getting sick of the garden.  However the raspberries are in full swing, so I get about a pint every day now.  The zucchini harvest has been steady, but not a show-stopper this year.  The green beans ...

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My New Book!!! from Lisa H Calle's Blog

I am so excited!  My new book, Lisa H Calle’s Divide and Design, is coming out!  They are due to arrive here in my studio the week of Sept 19th!!

I am now accepting preorders for a signed copy….. all orders will go out the week of the 26th!  (hopefully sooner) If you order your book with any Quilter’s Groove Rulers, they will all go out at the same time so if you need your rulers, please order them separately.


This book will teach you my divide and design technique as well as give you 5 simple piecing ...

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September 6, 2016
Quilting Eye Candy - Judy Niemeyer Total Eclipse from The Quilting Queen Blog

Let me re-introduce you to Queenie, aka the longarm quilting machine.  It's been so long since I've even spoken of her that maybe you've forgotten who she is.   She's not been forgotten or neglected here at her new home at the Queen's Rustic Retreat.  In fact, she's been working as hard as ever!  Which is why I haven't spoke of her or been posting much the last few months.  Between quilting for customers and getting the house in order for the retreats, I've been working much harder than this old gal would ...

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August 30, 2016
Beautiful Embroidery and Never Too Old For A Little Excitement from caledonia quilter

Machine Embroidery was used to make the beautiful bird & butterfly blocks.

Quilting in the outer border doesn't really show on the busy fabric.  Everything else was s.i.d., with Egg & Dart in the blue border, then a motif in all the geese units.

Background x-hatching took f.o.r.e.v.e.r.
The embroidered blocks were quilted first by the quilt maker, then they were sashed and appliqued to the background.  I did not quilt inside them at all, except for the s.i.d. on both sides of the sashing.

It turns out that even at ...

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August 27, 2016
#41 Back in the Swing from Weezy Works On

The big reveal! My friend at work, Twila, is retiring at the end of the upcoming week. She was our solder trainer at work and I learned most of what I know from her vast knowledge. She played Mrs. Claus at Christmas every year and absolutely adores the color red. She and her husband are […]

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August 24, 2016
Bunny Hill Fun from Sharon's Seams 2 B

These beauties were pieced & appliquéd by Dianne. I love all of the Bunny Hill Design patterns. 
They are so fun to quilt!

This one is the Simple Pleasures pattern.

So many fun details. I really loved the bird picnic!

This one is Pumpkin Hill.

The back always show the quilting details.

If you hear a buzzing sound. That's me & my machine. Busy & loving it!

Here are a couple pics of sunset from this week. Don't forget to look!


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August 23, 2016
Continuous Path Quilting Design from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

How to Quilt Clamshells in a Continuous Stitching Line The quilting lines pictured above are in a continuous line. One single stitching line is made, without breaking or stopping, to create the whole...

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

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August 22, 2016
Bright! Stripey! and Cheap Entertainment/Red Hats/Zucchini Report from caledonia quilter

If this doesn't keep her warm and cozy this winter I don't know what will.

Oh, I just love these colours!

Great pattern - lots of movement.

I could get myself in all kinds of trouble now.  The new DSW has opened in Ancaster.  I stopped in after our Red Hat Pot Luck/Pool Party, where we got into complex discussions about things like folding & rolling your underwear.  Which I actually DID when I got home.   :-)

I made up for the shoe purchase by getting free entertainment.  Waterdown hosted a brand new festival this past weekend, so ...

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August 19, 2016
BERNINA Longarm…. Basting stitch from Lisa H Calle's Blog

Hi all,

I had a request the other day to see how I do the basting with my BERNINA longarm.  So bear with me….  I need to purchase a tripod adapter for my iPhone so videoing will be easier.

When I am working on a quilt of my own, I will make a minimum of 3 passes through the quilt.  My first pass will be all of my dividing lines and stitch in the ditch work.  If you are saying to yourself… dividing lines?  Here is a link to my DVD  Divide and Design.   Or if you like online classes ...

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August 17, 2016
T-Shirt Quilt Camp – Wrap-Up! from Quilted Joy

On Saturday, our fearless adventurers finished up their T-shirt quilts on the third day of T-Shirt Quilt Camp.  In their first session, they learned how to use the heat press to stabilize their T-shirts, then selected a layout for their tops.  In the second session, they cut out sashings and borders and assembled much of their tops.  Once their tops were finished, both students chose to go through longarm certification so they could quilt their quilts (as well as others in the future!) on our APQS longarm quilting machines.

Barb tests different layouts for her T-shirt quiltRent the Heat Press from Quilted Joy to interface your shirts for t-shirt quilts quickly and easily!

Liz discusses the different options for laying out T-shirts in a quilt at Quilted Joy

Pam brought T-shirts and other athletic clothing from her daughter’s ...

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Hello again! from Scraps of Life

Have you had a good Summer so Far? I sure have, and a busy one too as you can probably tell because there haven't been many posts here.  But that is what Summer is about right? 
Slow down and enjoy it!

We have had a family reunion, a couple of road trips & lots of time at our Summer Home at Trestle Creek Golf resort. Perfect!

I worked on a project for me
 Family Reunion in SK
 Hexies are perfect for  Road Trips 

A visit To Hamels Fabrics in BC on one of our trips
 The Grands came for 10 ...

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August 15, 2016
Saving a Relic, Zucchini Report & Recipe from caledonia quilter

Who can explain why we decide to "love" something?  The owner of this old coverlet doesn't know why she felt the need to save it, but save it we have.

It was originally hand quilted without batting, making it a summer coverlet.  It was still lovely though, and very contemporary (think Modern, Solid Fabrics, Geometric).  The original coverlet was left untouched. We added a thin batting of 100% cotton and a white muslin backing.  Then I did s.i.d.  Period.

Here's a shot of the new back.  The original Baptist Fan quilting is still evident on the ...

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My Quilting Project…. from Lisa H Calle's Blog

So I have taken some time to get back to my quilting.  It feels like its been ages.   I’d have to look but I think I finished piecing this 2 years ago.  I ‘m sure Facebook will remind me at some point . LOL  I remember piecing this center…. it just about killed me trying to make the corners work…


So it is loaded on my machine and this is where I’m at…

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doing some grid based quilting…. ala Gina Perkes…. also using my ProPebble ruler 1-2  to make the arcs…


Here is a great picture of the texture ...

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August 14, 2016
Renter Roundup – Chickens, 54-40 or Fight, and the Fence Rail from Quilted Joy

Time to catch up with the renters!  We get to know our renters more and more each time they finish a quilt on one of our APQS machines.  Tracie is an excellent example.  She has quilted several quilts recently and we’ve noticed a certain tendency towards…CHICKENS!!!  Backyard chicken farming has been very popular in the past few years so she’s on trend with these two quilts.

Tracie's applique chickens quilt with the Jessie's Swirls quilting design

In this first quilt, Tracie has combined large patterned setting blocks, blocks made up of four half-square triangle units, and solid fabric setting blocks with appliqued chickens.  If you look closely ...

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August 10, 2016
New York Beauty… con’t from Lisa H Calle's Blog

Here is where we left off on Tuesday… its worth repeating… if you don’t like your dividing lines (the scrolls on this design that are dividing up the areas) you won’t like your end product!!


You all know that I love feathers so that is what I decided to go with…. however, this design would look good if you skipped over the design work and just did fills…


I added some  feather and some little pebbles along the scrolls.


I then decided ribbon candy would look good in the 1/4 circle.  What do you think?  it will ...

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August 9, 2016
New York Beauty!! from Lisa H Calle's Blog

Hi all,

This post is a little late.  But better late then never.  :)

New York Beauty…. I think I am going to be making one of these now.

I thought for this one, I would go a little more in depth of my thought process so bear with me…



I wanted to start by dividing this block but I didn’t want to just go with curves or straight lines.  I love how scrolls can look especially when they intertwine and go behind things… The first thing I started with was the middle diamond.  I was unsure of how this ...

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