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August 18, 2017
Paper or Digital Quilting Designs? from AndiCrafts

So while I’ve been quiet on the blog lately (well, okay, for a very long time!), I’ve had my nose buried in my computer creating new quilting designs and learning how to digitize. I recently purchased a wonderful program, Art and Stitch, which is just for digitizing quilting and embroidery designs. This program can do […]

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August 13, 2017
Dresden Plate Quilt, Selvages, and Garden Update with Zucchini Report from caledonia quilter

The Dresden Plate is at the top of my FAVORITE QUILTS LIST.

I have made two of my own and I have a third in progress.  This quiltmaker repeated all of the fabrics identically in each plate, and also positioned them identically in the background square.  She used different fabrics for the centers.

I quilted S.I.D. around the sashing, outside of the plates, and around the inside circle.  Mauve thread was used in the sashing and inside the plates; the rest was white thread.  The maker requested feminine quilting, so I went with flowers.  So pretty.

One of ...

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August 9, 2017
Cool Summer Quilt, Zucchini stuff including a recipe & "the weekly count" from caledonia quilter

This quilt is so fresh & cool looking - perfect for summer.

Beautiful batiks.

So, as you can clearly see, it is August.  This is the first four loaves of the season.  DH had some for breakfast with peanut butter, and he managed to choke out the words:  "good zucchini bread, wife".  If you want my recipe, it's in THIS post.
ZUCCHINI REPORT
Picked this week (up to Aug. 5th):  10
Picked YTD:  46

On one of my excursions down to the dungeon,  I mean the fruit cellar, I noticed that I still have LOTS of jars of diced tomatoes from ...

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August 7, 2017
I’ve Been Stitching! from Allen Quilts

Life has been sooooo busy. I think about my little blog, and I want to write more in it, but finding the time has not been easy. I will tell you that tonight I started a draft for the post I promised I would write … Continue reading I’ve Been Stitching!

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August 2, 2017
Linda’s Gravity Quilt from Prairie Moon Quilts

I recently finished quilting a Gravity quilt for my friend, Linda. You may have seen this pattern before — it’s by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts, and it’s 97″ x 96″ and chock full of glorious color!

This was my first chance to quilt a Gravity quilt, and Linda wants to enter it into some shows, so we agreed on some over-the-top quilting for it. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen a few sneak peeks of it as I was working on it, but today I’m here to show you a lot more pictures, so ...

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August 1, 2017
Colorado Avalanche Quilt from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Every quilt I finish for a customer poses its own unique challenges. This traditional Lone Star Quilt (90″ x 90″) was no different, until we added in the Colorado Avalanche logo* –...

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

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July 30, 2017
Cute Kitties & Zucchini Report from caledonia quilter

This is at the top of my "Cute Quilt" list for July.

The pantograph design is "Hip Kitties" (purchased from Urban Elementz).  And serendipitously, the cat motif lined up beautifully along both side borders.

Friday was our 33rd wedding anniversary.  We took a play day.
 Together!  Mini putt, then lunch, then the afternoon was spent throwing dirt at each other.
 No, no, no, not like that.  We finished weeding and hilling the potatoes out in the garden.  Thanks for the help, darling.

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July 25, 2017
A Quilting Motif and A Longarm Technique from MMM Quilts

As you know, I'm working on quilting the Cows quilt. I have four heifers left, a few churn dashes and the barn. Well, I also have to finish the other half, or two-thirds more like it, of the border.  As is usually the case when I quilt a quilt, I have a very, I mean very, vague quilting plan in my head.  Once the quilt is loaded, it starts to talk to, sometimes whisper to, sometimes cajole, me.  Such was the case with this one.  I had no idea how I was going to quilt the churn dash blocks ...

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A Quilting Motif and A Longarm Technique from MMM Quilts

As you know, I'm working on quilting the Cows quilt. I have four heifers left, a few churn dashes and the barn. Well, I also have to finish the other half, or two-thirds more like it, of the border.  As is usually the case when I quilt a quilt, I have a very, I mean very, vague quilting plan in my head.  Once the quilt is loaded, it starts to talk to, sometimes whisper to, sometimes cajole, me.  Such was the case with this one.  I had no idea how I was going to quilt the churn dash blocks ...

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July 23, 2017
The African Quilt, Today's Pet Peeve, and First Zucchini Report of 2017 from caledonia quilter

OMG, this African Quilt is quite a work of art.

 Where to start, where to start?  Well, GOOGLE is where we all start today, I think.  Because the little corner of my brain where "African designs & motifs" is supposed to reside is apparently empty.

Lots and lots of s.i.d.

After s.i.d. then it's time to add in some African background quilting.

I have a great deal of admiration for quilters who are so adept at applique.  It also appears that she has an embroidery machine that (wait for it...) she knows how to use.

TODAY ...

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July 19, 2017
Customer Quilt Collection from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Phew, customer quilts are fantastic! I love that each quilt is so different and poses different quilting challenges & ideas. Thankfully, the work flow has been steady here at ReannaLily Quilts. I...

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

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July 14, 2017
Sports Cards from Cowtown Quilts

I haven’t yet given this quilt back to Mary, but you know how I blog in spurts.  I didn’t want to forget about her quilt by the next time I get around to blogging.  The blocks on this quilt are the Card Trick Quilt Blocks, in this case, I’d call them Sports Cards.  </p>
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July 8, 2017
Vintage Hand-Embroidered Quilt from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

One of my most recent longarm quilting customers brought a hand-embroidered large quilt. You have to see the gorgeous work! My customer’s mother had stitched 30 identical blocks exquisitely....

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

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July 5, 2017
That 30-foot Quilt! from Prairie Moon Quilts

It’s called “A Garden for All Seasons”, and it’s the creation of my bestie, Victoria Findlay Wolfe.

It’s a quilt she made that is NINE feet tall by THIRTY feet wide!

It’s so big I couldn’t get it all in one picture:

It hung at the AQS Show in Paducah back in April, and standing in front of it hanging full out, you could get the real feeling of how truly massive this quilt really is! Way above your head (even Victoria’s tall head), and really, really loooooong!!!

You can read all about the ...

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July 4, 2017
A Sneak Peek At My New Quilt MN Pattern from Bear Patch Quilting

I've been spending lots of hours designing and making a new quilt for the fabric from the 2017 Quilt MN group.  Here's a little look at some of the quilting that I'm putting on it--


It's a medallion style quilt, and incorporates the Bear Paw block that is part of our store logo.  Medallion quilts are based on some type of center square, then bordered on all 4 sides.  I know that a lot of quilters would much prefer to make a rectangular quilt than a square one, so I have added some inches on the ...

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Moda Modern Building Blocks Quilt Porn from Pink Doxies



"Moda Modern in Print"


The Moda Modern Building Blocks came off the frame nearly 2 weeks ago. I needed to assess and mark the areas requiring more quilting, turn it 90 degrees, and put it back on. While it seemed simple, I was researching behind the scenes. I'd run out of my standard blue fabric markers, and was fairly uncertain I wanted more. I'd had a run in with one that refused to come out in this Costa Maya project, and wondered if there was anything new on the market.




An Amazon search ...

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July 3, 2017
PIGS – A List of What-Not-to-Dos from McCall's Quilting

As I write this, I’m absolutely delighted. By the time you read this blog, it will be July but I’m writing it in June. With the holiday and a family vacation, I’m working a bit ahead. So here it is, the end of June and I just finished my second PIGS project of the month. PIGS are Projects in Grocery Sacks and I have way too many of them. I’m determined to finish one a month but two is even better.

So here is my quilt, Wildflower Bouquet, my second June PIG.  It’s beautiful. The ...

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July 2, 2017
Remaining Spots in 2017 from caledonia quilter


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June 28, 2017
Sew Darn Cute Longarm Quilting with April Wells from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! Today I have a great interview with April Wells, the longarm quilter behind Sew Darn Cute Quilting.



April is a professional longarm quilter and can cover quilts of all shapes and sizes with beautiful quilting. She offers multiple levels of quilting to fit any budget. Check out April's longarm pricing here.

However, April didn't start out as a longarm quilter. She wanted to make a quilt for her son and learned the basics making that baby quilt. She was a stay at home mom and quilting made her feel good and was something she ...

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June 27, 2017
Strippie Sampler Quilt and Dear Universe...Knock it Off Already from caledonia quilter

Oh.  Love, love, love the red.

This is the first quilt she's ever made.  Nicely done!

Dear Universe!  Please!  Bugger off with the rain, already.
June 2016:  37 mm of rain.
June 2017:  67 mm of rain.
Thunderstorms forecast again for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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