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July 21, 2014
One Row Is Finished! from Seeing Stars Quilting

After seven months of quilting, the first row is complete.  Only 3 more to go!

No, I'm not quitting my day job any time soon!







I like the quilting more than I did when I first started.  Mostly, I think I've seen what digitized quilting is capable of creating and I wanted to see that type of precise work on this quilt.  Even with rulers, I haven't achieved exactly what I was hoping to see.  But with each block customized, I'm happy with the result so far.

Here are a few close ups.

The double triangle ...

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July 20, 2014
What’s Up? from Quilting, Piece by Piece

Not sure this blue is the way to go, but I'm liking the "every other" block layout.

Not sure this blue is the way to go, but I’m liking the “every other” block layout.

I’m still a slug (although I have been writing between 250 and 500 words each day since the beginning of the month.) I still have not taken a picture of the completed quilts and tops that I have mentioned in the recent past.

I have, however, been making my peace with the Airship blocks.

I’ve decided that they are just too “energetic” to be sewn side by side, which, to me, means either a secondary block, or a very wide ...

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TEXTURE MAGIC Flowers, Poverty, Zucchini Report from caledonia quilter

These flowers are very interesting.  They were made using Texture Magic.  Here's a link.  The taupe fabric on the right side is silk.  What a gorgeous look when it's quilted.


Pretty much every morning I spend my breakfast time checking out Facebook and a couple of forums and blogs.  This was a link on Facebook this morning.
Sipping my coffee and reading the story got me thinking.  Slow, morning-fuzzy thinking.  When was the last time I raised MY rates?  Two coffees and a bowl of oatmeal later, I blew off the dust from my 2010 shoebox of bookkeeping ...

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LONGARM QUILTING #10 - 2014 from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

It's been a while since I've seen my Queenie (aka Quilting Machine) but I took some photos to remind me of what a workhorse she is.  My phone has been ringing and I must get back to her soon!  My stack is growing, and growing, and growing. There's a saying that goes something like this

Well that's how I feel about my quilts right now.  Quilting and Sewing can wait till tomorrow, Babies grow up and go back home to Japan.... I'm playing with my babies and babies don't keep!

Lane knows all about ...

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LONGARM QUILTING #10 - 2014 from The Quilting Queen Blog

It's been a while since I've seen my Queenie (aka Quilting Machine) but I took some photos to remind me of what a workhorse she is.  My phone has been ringing and I must get back to her soon!  My stack is growing, and growing, and growing. There's a saying that goes something like this

Well that's how I feel about my quilts right now.  Quilting and Sewing can wait till tomorrow, Babies grow up and go back home to Japan.... I'm playing with my babies and babies don't keep!

Lane knows all about ...

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July 14, 2014
A Short Post to Pass the Time from Quilting, Piece by Piece

Quilt I saw at Brimfield

Quilt I saw at Brimfield

I have been really tired lately.  So tired I haven’t been able to get up early enough to photograph the quilts I’ve finished.

I did, however, drag myself to and around Brimfield this past Saturday. I didn’t get very far, but I did see more gorgeous quilts than I usually do (probably because I was in the “higher end” fields.

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Detail of Rose Quilt

As I was going to the bathroom, I should this beautiful rose quilt (I’m sure it has an official name, but I didn’t bother to look ...

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Design Wall Monday from Field Trips in Fiber

Could you tell that I was on vacation again last week? I try not to talk about our travels on the blog so that I'm not publishing when the house is empty. We were invited to another week at a different beach. It was a little too soon after the other vacation but how can you say no to a free beach trip? This time we were in South Carolina with the family of one of Chris' best friends. They love taking Chris along on vacation because he cooks for them! This time I got to go along too ...

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July 13, 2014
the Gift Quilt, Stash Report, and the first Zucchini Report !! from caledonia quilter

The gift quilt is done except to finish the binding.

I had some fun with the feathers.
The lightning zigs were first s.i.d. then quilted with 1/4" inside lines.  Then I added the cutest border design. (click on the pic for a larger image)
A few leftover blocks for the back.
STASH REPORT
Used this month:  19 m
Used YTD:          64.2 m
Added this month:  0.  Zero!!
Added YTD:       115.75
Net YTD:            +51.55

Now, we've waited all winter for this.  The first...
ZUCCHINI REPORT
Picked this week:  6 (teeny, finger sized fruits - just ...

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July 8, 2014
BLESSINGS OF SUMMER QUILTING from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

Recently I was privileged to be able to quilt this beautiful quilt as a store sample for B & B Quilting in Buda TX.  They will be offering this quilt as a block of the month.  The quilt is just too cute and screams SUMMER fun times!  The workmanship on the quilt is fabulous.  I really thought it was laser cut applique it was so perfect!  It's on my to do list for sure!













Are you having lots of summer fun?  The grands will arrive tomorrow so you know I'm going to have tons of summer fun with them ...

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BLESSINGS OF SUMMER QUILTING from The Quilting Queen Blog

Recently I was privileged to be able to quilt this beautiful quilt as a store sample for B & B Quilting in Buda TX.  They will be offering this quilt as a block of the month.  The quilt is just too cute and screams SUMMER fun times!  The workmanship on the quilt is fabulous.  I really thought it was laser cut applique it was so perfect!  It's on my to do list for sure!













Are you having lots of summer fun?  The grands will arrive tomorrow so you know I'm going to have tons of summer fun with them ...

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Practicing Freehand from Gayle Bong Quilts Too

My daughter's friend asked me to quilt this for her on my longarm. It is about 80" square. I've done little quilting this year sew I was concerned it wouldn't turn out well cause I wanted to do it freehand,or at least, not follow a pantograph. I can usually follow lines pretty well, but I wanted to do it freehand and I'm not real good at that, yet anyways.  I am just a bit concerned that I may never get very good at it if I don't do it more often. That and the ...

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July 6, 2014
Scrappy Quilt, Gift Quilt, Strawberry Jam, Stash Report from caledonia quilter

Here is a "Majestic Mountains" quilt that I made with the Scrappy Club.  Link to pattern here.


This was a nice easy quilt to make, but use caution - all the block edges are BIAS.
I used up some crap unfavorite fabrics on the back.  ($1/yd for the red stuff, about 10 years ago - the only thing I loved about that was the price)  Now it just needs binding.

Here's one that I'm making as a gift for my friend's daughter.  This is really cute (if I do say so myself, ha ha ha).  This is based ...

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July 3, 2014
Quilting Schedule from Cowtown Quilts

I am booked until October 24, 2014.  If you would like for me to quilt for you, you do not need to have your quilt top finished.  I can go ahead and add your name to the queue and will contact you when I am almost ready for your quilt.  If your quilt top is not ready when it is your turn, I will simply move on to the next person in line.  You will remain at the top of the list then until I get finish your quilt.  Thank you for considering me for your quilting projects and heirlooms!


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July 2, 2014
Spinning Stars Quilt from Field Trips in Fiber

I have another finished quilt! I actually finished this one 2 weeks ago but didn't want to share it until it had been gifted.

Spinning Stars Vicki Welsh

Spinning Stars

Approximately 60" x 85"

I started this quilt as part of a quilt along on Amy's Creative Side. She called this Dancing Stars but, for some reason I unconsciously started calling it Spinning Stars and that name stuck. It's made with 6" finished blocks set on point. I started with a large quilt backing dyed in a gradient. I cut that into strips and assigned each strip to a row of ...

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June 30, 2014
House Quilt, Slipcovers, Cucumber Pot from caledonia quilter

I had to interrupt the slipcovers for a few days because this House Quilt had a deadline.


I find house blocks to be challenging but fun.  The background sky & stars were quilted with stars and wind, and the trees have a tree design stitched over them.

This little row of geese got feathers.

The skinny borders were stitched with 'L's and 'E's, the wide piano key border was diamond x-hatched.
Tractors in the bottom green blocks.
Here's the 6-cushion couch, all slipcovered.

This is the 3-cushion couch.
If you are looking for some beautiful hand crafted furniture ...

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June 29, 2014
LONGARM QUILTING #9 2014 from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

It has been a while since I posted pictures of any longarm quilting.  I have been extremely busy and have plenty to share with you.  Before I do, I wanted to update you on my Picnic Quilt progress.  The quilting is completed on the Picnic Quilt, the binding is finished but I'm not ready to share it with you yet.  Raliegh and Kameron will be here in July and we are going on a picnic.  That's when I'll show it to you.  This Nana is sooo excited!  I've been seeing lots of pictures on Facebook that ...

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LONGARM QUILTING #9 2014 from The Quilting Queen Blog

It has been a while since I posted pictures of any longarm quilting.  I have been extremely busy and have plenty to share with you.  Before I do, I wanted to update you on my Picnic Quilt progress.  The quilting is completed on the Picnic Quilt, the binding is finished but I'm not ready to share it with you yet.  Raliegh and Kameron will be here in July and we are going on a picnic.  That's when I'll show it to you.  This Nana is sooo excited!  I've been seeing lots of pictures on Facebook that ...

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June 26, 2014
Unplanned Sabbatical from Quilting, Piece by Piece

My grandmother, at 20, just after she came to America from Scotland.

My grandmother, at 20, just after she came to America from Scotland.

Well, that I took a little more time off than I expected to. I guess it should refresh my store of tales to tell (even though here I mostly “talk” about what I’m doing now.)

First of all, I went to visit my mom in Pittsburgh.  We hung out and went through old family photos to see if she could identify some of the older generation.  I ended up coming back with an album of my father’s family’s pictures to scan and “clean up” and ...

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June 24, 2014
Almost caught up from Scraps of Life

I was able to get 3 client quilts finished already this week, hooray!

Isn't this a stunning quilt? Those itty bitty triangles are paper pieced.

Connie wanted simple quilting, not too tight so she chose Mod Dots. 
This design gives the quilt flow and is so different from the sharp angles of the quilt itself.

These next 2 are for Noreen. This first one is made from old clothes, fabric etc. 
Lots of florals in this one
 Quilted with Flirtatious

How fun is this orange quilt? 

 Quilted with Bauhaus which gives it so much texture. Love it!


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Join Me at The Quilting Bee from THE QUILTED PINEAPPLE

I have a big, exciting announcement!!!!  I am going to be teaching at The Quilting Bee located in Fonthill, Ontario Canada!!  2 days of "filled to the brim" workshops on September 26 and 27 2014.  I am thrilled beyond words for this opportunity to share my knowledge with fellow quilters!!  The Quilting Bee is a wonderful quilt shop, as well as an Innova Longarm Dealer located in Ontario, Canada.

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