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March 2, 2015
Bonus Feather!!! The Formal Feather.. from Lisa H Calle's Blog

or hump and bump as it is also known as.

Enjoy!  let me know if you have any questions!!

 

Quilt on, My Friends!

Lisa


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March 1, 2015
How to Quilt Multiple Placemats, and UFO Report from caledonia quilter

Here is a little tutorial on how to get a zillion placemats done for Meals on Wheels.

Start with a customer who gives you a large bag of remnants - mostly man-stuff like fishing & camping fabrics.

Add another customer who gives you a box of started scrappy quilt blocks.
Take those two items to your quilt guild, and guilt the members into taking some of that stuff home to make wee placemat tops that measure somewhere in the vicinity of 12-ish inches by 18-ish inches.  While they are groaning and rolling their eyes at you, remind them that they DO NOT ...

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February 28, 2015
All I Ever Do from Gayle Bong Quilts Too

I'm feeling pretty good tonight. I haven't written, but not because I wasn't quilting. I just didn't take any pictures.  When last I wrote  I  just wasn't in the mood for quilting. That feeling passed pretty quickly. Since then I finished 3 of the 5 tasks on the list and started two other small quilts. The piecing was done at Studio 3 and I didn't have my camera along. But tonight I finished quilting the 9-patch stars  and took it off the frame. I tried to get a photo that showed the quilting.  I ...

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February 27, 2015
Show and Tell from Quilting, Piece by Piece

Probably the oldest of my surviving quilts. Made in the 80s.

Probably the oldest of my surviving quilts. Made in the 80s.

I gave my “speech” at my Guild on Monday.  Actually, I decided to hold it as more of a Show & Tell than have a theme, etc. It was less nerve wracking that way.

I had set the quilts up in sort of a timeline from oldest to newest, but basically just talked about what was going on and what I learned from making each quilt.

What everyone doesn’t know is that this was my sly way of getting my friend Jeff from JnCQuilts to photograph a bunch of ...

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A Supernova Finish! from Late Night Quilter

Supernova: pieced by Gail Maddick and Nancy Swanwick, quilt by Stephanie Palmer

Supernova: pieced by Gail Maddick and Nancy Swanwick, quilted by Stephanie Palmer

I have a gorgeous supernova quilt to show off today…

unfortunately, it is not mine.

But I did get to quilt it for my lovely friend Gail Maddick! Gail is also a member of the Late Night Quilter’s group on Facebook, so if you’re a member there too, this quilt might look familiar to you.

That reminds me… we are all anxiously awaiting Lee Heinrich’s decision on the best finished Supernova quilt entry. Don’t worry, we have not forgotten about it!  I picked up ...

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February Feather Friday! The Flower Feather… from Lisa H Calle's Blog

is a beautiful and easy to execute feather… now, this is the last Friday of February but I still have one more feather that I’d like to teach so stay tuned as I am going to post the last feather on Monday…

If you’ve enjoyed February Feather Fridays, consider taking my Feathers for the Timid next time you are at a show!

 

Enjoy the Flower Feather!

Quilt on, My Friends!

Lisa

 


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February 25, 2015
MQX East 2015…. from Lisa H Calle's Blog

is right around the corner!  Have you signed up for your classes?  I am teaching a number of classes and would love to see you there…

Mastering the Mini and Making it yours is one of them.  This is a 2 part class.  The first part is on Wednesday April 8th  8-12p, we will be learning a simple method of designing.  This can be used for a whole cloth (which is what we will be designing), a simple block in a quilt or to design a spectacular border design… Day 2 April 9th  1-5p, , we move to the machines to ...

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February 23, 2015
Bad weather is great for productivity from Field Trips in Fiber

I know we didn't have the amount of snow that my friends north of Richmond got but we got plenty and it kept me at home for several days and that means that I got a lot done. Chris kept the wood stove cranking so the house stayed really toasty. It was really warm in the basement so I made some progress on my mosaic wall. I'll share the new sections later this week.

Feb 23 mosaic size

I had some friends visit this weekend and when they saw the wall the were both surprised that the clamshells were as big as ...

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Think Spring, Think Spring…. from Lisa H Calle's Blog

It’s right around the corner…. isn’t it?  I am so ready for some warmer weather.  This snow and cold is for the birds…

I am just about done piecing and appliquéing my spring flowers….

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Just need to machine applique them down.  Then add the geese…. speaking of geese…

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I ma wondering how many of you are like me and make theirs a little bigger than trim them down.  I really dislike the added step of trimming them but I LOVE the how perfect they are…. What about you?  Do you make them the right size or a little ...

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February 20, 2015
February Feather Friday: The Ribbon Feather from Lisa H Calle's Blog

This is such a pretty feather and very forgiving… I hope you all are following along and practicing!  It is so important to practice!!

Quilt on, My Friends!

Lisa


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February 19, 2015
FloMo update from Field Trips in Fiber

With a little quilting each day I've knocked out 3 more quilts on FloMo. Today I got to do something that I've always wanted to do. I took quilt pictures in the snow! What a pain in the neck. I won't do that again.

Feb 19 Mom quilt

First is Mom's Tell It To The Stars (free pattern here). Mom made this with the Forest Canopy gradient and coordinating mottled solids.

Feb 19 Mom 2

I sort of wanted to do custom on this one but I really couldn't come up with anything that wouldn't take 500 hours. This is going to ...

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no-name quilt & stash report (along with some cursing around technology) from caledonia quilter

Yeah, I'm sorry.  I have no idea what the name of this quilt block is.

But I love the colours.  Especially that pretty rose print.

The corner bits are not symmetrical, so figuring out the quilting there was a challenge.

The roses that were quilted in the border triangles started out as a free-motion design that I recorded on the IQ, then saved as a pattern.
I have a stash report for you, but let me tell you:  it was a serious struggle.  We got our new computer last week so I'm learning WINDOWS 7.  First I had ...

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February 18, 2015
MQX Class: In the Studio with Lisa H Calle….. from Lisa H Calle's Blog

I am so excited for this class!   What are we going to do, you ask?  We have 4 hours to talk about anything you want as you watch me progress through quilting through this sample!  This is a block from my new show quilt which is NOT done.  LOL   I am going to be putting on a border , not quite sure what yet but I want it to be something fun.

New Project

We’ll go through my Divide and Design Process and I’ll show you what I didn’t choose and why.  What threads and batting I like to use ...

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February 16, 2015
6 Hours of Therapy from Gayle Bong Quilts Too

I understand it is pretty normal behavior to start another quilt before finishing a quilt that was started earlier. That is just what I did on Thursday when I got together with the gals at Studio 3. We packed our lunches and worked on our quilts for 6 hours. Almost a mini retreat! I cut and pieced a bunch of Cracker blocks.  I think the reason for starting so many quilts is cause we are excited to see our latest idea of fabric and pattern, come together. And perhaps there are not so many finishes  because at some point we ...

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February 13, 2015
February Feather Friday: The Hook Feather from Lisa H Calle's Blog

Hi all, its that time again….. today’s feather is the hook feather!  Remember to practice …. doodle, doodle , doodle!!

In hindsight, I am quite happy with how my feathers turned out.  I like all of you might be too hard on myself.  Keep at it… once done, walk away and then come back.  I was impressed with mine after a short time away.  :)

 

 


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February 10, 2015
Wild Goose Chase Quilt from Field Trips in Fiber

Feb 10 Wild Goose Chase 1

Wild Goose Chase

70 x 82

Another finish for the weekend was putting the binding on this quilt. I started this quilt January 2014 as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I had a bin of 30's 6" charm squares and wanted to use them up. This block has also been on my "someday" list. This quilt checked 3 boxes.

Originally I planned this quilt to be a twin sized bedspread for the guest house. There are 4 twin beds there and the other 3 have very bright quilts and after I finished the top I realized that this ...

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February 9, 2015
Manic Monday from Lisa H Calle's Blog

I have been at Birds of a Feather all weekend! (More about that on Wednesday). Now what does that mean….. Unpacking….yuck! Laundry…. Double yuck!

Wednesday, I was lucky enough to have some spare time so I went to the Round Bobbin in Horsham, Pa. Love this store. I dropped off 5 bags of fabric for some charities, that means I had room to buy more fabric. That was nice.

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I was good… only bought a little….

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Quilt on, My Friends!

Lisa


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February 8, 2015
What I've Done from Gayle Bong Quilts Too

I've been playing on my wall. It's sure more fun than climbing the walls! I've made a bunch of the Penny's Irish Chain blocks and now I need to decide how I want to arrange them.  I thought I might like them placed in a Rainbow fashion rather than Randomly. It really helps me to decide when I see a photograph of them. I'm sharing the photos here but for kicks, I used the "auto contrast" setting in Picasa on the one photo. That feature doesn't usually deepen the tones so much. Which do ...

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What's the Deal About Stitch-In-The-Ditch, Anyways??? from caledonia quilter

DISCLAIMER:  I am a self-professed zealot when it comes to stitch-in-the-ditch (sid for short).  I occasionally will do custom quilting without it, but honestly, I have to grit my teeth.

When you finish reading this post, if you click on one of the pics it will open up a photo strip where you can see the pics more clearly.

This is my half-hexagon quilt, which has happily turned out really well, considering how sick and tired I was of all the blue and beige. In this first pic I have not done the sid, simply dropped in the bubble motifs ...

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February 6, 2015
To Do List from Quilting, Piece by Piece

DnA3

DnA3 (or is it 4) is ready for binding. The trick was finding something that looked good on front, but didn’t cause the pieced back to look bad.

Just a short post this week as I clear the decks for… well, I don’t know what since we’re supposed to have another multi-day snowstorm.

1. Binding for DnA3.  Thanks to Cricket, I now have enough purply-pink wisteria fabric to bind this quilt.  It took a long time to decide what to do with it since the original plan was to use black.

I still have to bury the ...

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