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September 30, 2014
DEEP WOODS RETREAT from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

My SASSI Quilt Group (SASSI stands for San Antonio Statler Stitcher I don't have any idea what I stands for) had a last minute cancellation for their annual retreat.  I snagged up the opening.  These girls are so much fun to be  with and they know so much about quilting.  I needed to rub elbows with them for sure.  We were booked at the Deep Woods Retreat Center near Smithville, TX.  They weren't kidding when they call it Deep Woods.  It's kinda hard to tell from this picture but you cannot see this ...

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DEEP WOODS RETREAT from The Quilting Queen Blog

My SASSI Quilt Group (SASSI stands for San Antonio Statler Stitcher I don't have any idea what I stands for) had a last minute cancellation for their annual retreat.  I snagged up the opening.  These girls are so much fun to be  with and they know so much about quilting.  I needed to rub elbows with them for sure.  We were booked at the Deep Woods Retreat Center near Smithville, TX.  They weren't kidding when they call it Deep Woods.  It's kinda hard to tell from this picture but you cannot see this ...

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September 28, 2014
Kid's Bird Quilt, Zucchini Report (yay!) and random thoughts from caledonia quilter

This is such a cute quilt.  Purple and orange were my favorite colours when I was young.  Mom was so accommodating, she let me paint my bedroom HIGH GLOSS ORANGE and dress it up with purple drapes.


And I had the perfect pantograph.  Don't you just love the neon green set off with dark purple thread? This backing is minky.  Hoo baby!  So soft and slick, it feels like you dumped the whole bottle of liquid dish soap on the floor and then did a little dance.  Naked.  And you wondered what I did in the evenings.  ha ha ...

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September 27, 2014
My Little DIY Thread Cabinet from Seeing Stars Quilting

I'm really excited about this project.  It's taken me way longer than it should have, since it was built and painted around May or June.  So I finally bought the hardware to hang this thread cabinet yesterday.  Mr. SeeingStars gets applause for helping me with each step of this project. 

 I tried to build the box and realized it's not as easy to make it have right angles as I'd anticipated.  So there was a little disassembly and then supervised assembly involved.


I have kept The Creative Homemaker's blog bookmarked since it's my inspiration ...

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September 26, 2014
Mom's #3 is done! from Field Trips in Fiber

Sept 25 1 hour

You can see here how the center of the design isn't the center of the quilt and it faked me out. But it will be centered on her bed. Her walls are painted light aqua so I think this is going to be really pretty. 

She brought me Warm and Natural batting for both of the big quilts. I know it's not popular with everyone but we like it. But the queen size wasn't big enough for this quilt. I could have pieced it but decided that I didn't have time for that so I bought ...

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RUSH HOUR BLOG HOP from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

There's no such thing as rush HOUR.  It always last much longer than an hour.  I was RUSHING to finish my projects and I can assure you it was much longer than an HOUR.  And of course RUSH HOUR traffic starts around 3:00 p.m. and lasts well past 6:00 p.m. for me when we lived in the big city.  By my calculations, that's much longer than an HOUR.  But Studio E probably wouldn't agree that's there's no such thing as RUSH HOUR.  You see, they have a fabulous line of fabric ...

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RUSH HOUR BLOG HOP from The Quilting Queen Blog

There's no such thing as rush HOUR.  It always last much longer than an hour.  I was RUSHING to finish my projects and I can assure you it was much longer than an HOUR.  And of course RUSH HOUR traffic starts around 3:00 p.m. and lasts well past 6:00 p.m. for me when we lived in the big city.  By my calculations, that's much longer than an HOUR.  But Studio E probably wouldn't agree that's there's no such thing as RUSH HOUR.  You see, they have a fabulous line of fabric ...

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September 25, 2014
A Quilt for Kate from Seeing Stars Quilting

I've had this one on the to-do list for a long time.  Although the top was finished last Spring, it was quilted last week.  You can see that I'm using those neat little clips to hand stitch the last side of the binding.

The free pattern came from Moda Bakeshop


This is belatedly made for a sweet baby with a pink and orange room.  So I was asked to include those colors in her quilt.

Now I need some advice.  The quilting concerns me a little bit.  I made it less dense on purpose, but I'm not ...

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QUILTING EYE CANDY 9-24-14 from The Quilting Queen Blog

First of all HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to this baby girl.  Can't believe she has blessed my life for 28 years now!




You haven't seen any Quilting Eye Candy in a while.  These should bring you up to date.  It's amazing that you can actually get caught up when you stay home.  But what fun is that?

Christmas in July?  Linda is....



Quilted with snowflakes edge to edge pattern.


Sylvia's Blended 9 Patch.  I think some call it a Blooming Nine Patch.  It's hard to see the 9 patch blocks with her fabrics... which I believe ...

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QUILTING EYE CANDY 9-24-14 from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

First of all HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to this baby girl.  Can't believe she has blessed my life for 28 years now!




You haven't seen any Quilting Eye Candy in a while.  These should bring you up to date.  It's amazing that you can actually get caught up when you stay home.  But what fun is that?

Christmas in July?  Linda is....



Quilted with snowflakes edge to edge pattern.


Sylvia's Blended 9 Patch.  I think some call it a Blooming Nine Patch.  It's hard to see the 9 patch blocks with her fabrics... which I believe ...

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September 22, 2014
How to Apply Perfectly Square Quilt Borders – Without Waves or Puckers! from Late Night Quilter

Today I want to share a video tutorial that Michelle and I filmed this week about our favorite method of adding borders to a quilt.

Click the image below to check it out. With a little simple math, you can accurately put on borders and avoid getting wrinkles and puckers in your quilt.

 

Before I started longarm quilting, I had no idea that there was a special way put on borders.  I just pieced the quilt top, meaured the sides of the quilt, cut the borders and slapped them on. Lo and behold, many of the quilts I made ended ...

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September 21, 2014
9-Patch Quilt, Stash Report, Zucchini Report from caledonia quilter

9-Patch - a beautiful, classic quilt pattern.

It was quilted with a classic pattern too - Orange Peel design.  Also called Pumpkin Seed design.  There is stitch-in-the-ditch along both sides of the skinny border, keeping that nice and crisp.  Then a pretty border pattern.  I made no attempt to line up the circles with the 9-patches - there is not enough vodka in the world to calm that kind of crazy.
Mmm, nice back!
This past week I had TWO outings.  Whew - the social life is picking up.  On one adventure I hit the new Village Square Quilt Shop in Burlington, which is ...

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The Quilting Pioneers of Singapore - Quilts and Friends from Heather's Sewing Room

Today we are going to visit Brigitte in her shop at the Tan Boon Liat building. Her shop is called Quilts and Friends. Brigitte was born in Germany, with parents from France and Switzerland. In 1995 she relocated with her family to Singapore.


Quilts and Friends is located at 06-07 Tan Boon Liat. 315 Outram Rd, Singapore 169074


Who Introduced you to the sewing, crafting world and at what age?

While I was at school in Switzerland I did crafts at the age of 8. My mother did sewing and knitting at home as she had 4 children to clothe ...

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September 20, 2014
QUILT GUILD WEDNESDAY 9-16-14 AND GIVEAWAY from The Quilting Queen Blog

Tuesday was the regular monthly meeting of the Brownwood Quilter's Guild.  I wrote about our guest speaker Suzi Parron and her Barn Quilt Trail presentation earlier this week.  I thought I'd share with you some of the show and tell at Quilt Guild.  After all, show and tell is the most favorite part of the meeting.

This precious bonnet is 101 years.  It belonged to her dad and was made for him by his mother when he was born.


Wanda made this Blooming Bricks for a couple that is a good friend. Wanda says they are somewhat wealthy ...

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QUILT GUILD WEDNESDAY 9-16-14 AND GIVEAWAY from The Quilting Queen Online Blog

Tuesday was the regular monthly meeting of the Brownwood Quilter's Guild.  I wrote about our guest speaker Suzi Parron and her Barn Quilt Trail presentation earlier this week.  I thought I'd share with you some of the show and tell at Quilt Guild.  After all, show and tell is the most favorite part of the meeting.

This precious bonnet is 101 years.  It belonged to her dad and was made for him by his mother when he was born.


Wanda made this Blooming Bricks for a couple that is a good friend. Wanda says they are somewhat wealthy ...

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September 15, 2014
How to Rock a Teenager’s Quilt! from 3 am Inspiration

When we think teens, we think lots of noise and chaos. Here’s a great quilt for that favorite teenager! I’ve also made it for a little kids room because I think all kids come with noise attached! This quilt is called Visual Sound and gives the look of noise without adding to the commotion. looks great on a bed, as a lap quilt or use as a noise reduction piece on that teenager’s wall!

It’s Bargello!! But no looping/seam ripping nonsense attached! To ease you into this type of bargello, I played with precut 2-1 ...

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Last Week from Scraps of Life

I had a great week getting 3 Quilts finished
30's Baby Quilt for Teddy

 This HUGE King quilt is for Agnes ~ Lovely!
Quilted with Feathers in a Wave

Love the sweetness of this Butterfly Quilt that Connie made. 
Quilted with Flirty Butterflies

Friday I attended the Creative Stitches Show with my friend Donna. It was excellent!.... for the vendors!! I came home with quite a few projects to keep me going thru the winter.

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Eye Candy from Inside Quilters Newsletter

Mary Kate and I spent most of last week (September 9-13) at Quilting LIVE in Atlanta, Georgia, where we had a lot of fun. We had three stage presentations: one on Quilters Newsletter’s 45 years of history, one on Pieced Backs and one on my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) and how I sort and select the ones I’ll finish and the ones I’ll recycle. I came home excited about one of my PIGS and as soon as I finish the two quilts that I have going at this moment, I’ll work on finishing it. Watch ...

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2 days, 2 productive hours from Field Trips in Fiber

As I expected I spent too much time watching football this weekend (congrats to ECU for getting the Hokies back in perspective). I don't have much hope for the Eagles this evening but I'll be watching just the same.

I did try to be a bit productive during the games and got a label sewn on my Allegiance quilt. Now I can put 2 Quilts of Valor in the mail to Alycia tomorrow.

I did hear from Paula and she has the extra fabric I need to finish my Zombie Ball quilt the way I want. I should ...

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Log Cabin Quilt, Garden update from caledonia quilter

Log Cabin quilts are one of my favorites.  They are so traditional, but you can change them in many ways.


In this case, the background colour of the fussy-cut log center dictated the colour choice for the logs.  In the coloured sections this was quilted with stitch-in-the-ditch.  The mauve bands were done with a feather design - a triangle motif that was flipped this way and that way.

Pretty back.
GARDEN UPDATE
The ZUCCHINI is toast.  Done.  Finito.  Dead in the water.  Total count this year:  59 fruits.  Not bad, considering what a cool summer it has been.  Yeah - technically it ...

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