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October 27, 2021
show and tell from Quilt Nut Creations

I have the best clients. 
Check out some of these recent quilts.

By Melody

quilted with Mod Dots

Also by Melody and one of my favourite's of hers.

quilted with Floral Meander

This one by Cynthia.

quilted with Flirtatious


By Connie

quilted with Ground Cover


By Fay

quilted with Maple Syrup

Love this one by Kelley

quilted with Dancing Daisies

By Joan

quilted with Trailing Vine

Julie brought in all these fun table runners.
All quilted with a stipple.

A fun winter one by Brenda.

quilted with Winter White

And this cutie by Monica

quilted with Calder ...

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October 26, 2021
Cover Story from Appalachian Quilts

Everyone who knows me well, knows that Fall is my favorite time of the year.  I love the smells, the textures, the tastes....  putting the garden to bed (pardon the pun) is always bittersweet.  I've picked just about all I am going to pick.  I have canned, dehydrated and froze about all I am going to preserve.  Seeds are saved.  What I have not done is clean up the beds and prep them for Spring.  I choose to pick a few Saturdays where the air is crisp and my body feels the need to be out there.  If you ...

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October 12, 2021
quilt monday from Quilt Nut Creations

 It's Thanksgiving here in Canada today 

so thought I would show some more recent client finishes. 


I love this one by Melody.

quilted with a meander

How did I miss the fabric line when it came out?

This cutie by Leona

quilted with Lovely

This beauty by Nicole

quilted with Lilac


By Shelley. 
With a furry guest appearance.

quilted with a meander

Love it.

A fun one by Sharon

quilted with WinterWhite

By Ginger

quilted with a meander

By Angie

quilted with FayFeathers

Simply gorgeous

Such a fun one by Denise

quilted with StarDance

By Fay

quilted ...

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August 13, 2021
back in january from Quilt Nut Creations

 I expected this year to be a slower quilting year than 2020; boy was I ever wrong! 

I'm actually busier than I was last year, any day now I will actually pass how many quilts I quilted in 2020. 

And it's August. 

I surpassed 2019 October 2020.


So, how about some quilts?

Joan made this absolutely adorable quilt for her grandson.

quilted with a stipple

Seriously adorable!

Some beauties by Adienna

quilted with Blowing Wind

The back is as fantastic as the front.

And this cutie.
I really love this one.

quilted with Contempo

Maxine has been ...

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July 14, 2021
something new from Quilt Nut Creations

 I have some longarm clients who have been keeping me very busy. 

So I thought the best way to show off their quilts would be to showcase them one at a time.

Today is all about Shirley. 

Shirley is the aunt of one of my neighbours and quickly became one of my favourite clients.

Shirley used to foster and makes numerous quilts for all her children and various grands.

Like this cutie.

quilted with Chantilly Lace


Shirley does such great quilts using panels.

quilted with AutumnLeaves

quilted with LushLeaves

How fun is this one?

quilted with a meander

For ...

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May 25, 2021
holiday mondays from Quilt Nut Creations

 Some upcoming sneak peaks.

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April 29, 2021
show and tell from Quilt Nut Creations

 Grab a coffee, it's time for more show and tell!

By Melody.

quilted with Pumpkins

You know how I love a good leaf quilt.

Mitzy does such fun quilts.

quilted with WinterWhite

I love her take on this.

By Hugette

quilted with Flirtatious

A cute one by Sherry

quilted with TimelessHearts

This stunner by Birgit

quilted with a meander


And this one by Shelley

quilted with a meander

By Joyce

quilted with NovayaZhizn

By Agnes

quilted with FlowerChild

I love this modern quilt by Lora

quilted with Rectangle

These fabulous panels by Margo

quilted with Fliratious

This lovely ...

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April 1, 2021
playing catchup from Quilt Nut Creations

 Work has not slowed down and the quilts my clients are making lately have been outstanding! Here are a few of my recent favourites.

Hugette made this beautiful quilt for here sister.

quilted with Timeless Hearts

I love this one by Shirley.
I'm not sure how I missed this fabric line because I love it!

quilted with Latte

By Terri

quilted with Heather

This panto is so old I couldn't find a listing for it. 
It's such a pretty one.

These next few were done by Melody.
One of my favs.

quilted with Linna's Charm

The ...

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March 22, 2021
The Land Before Time from Appalachian Quilts

When the kids were little one of their favorite movies was the Land Before Time series.  I think there were 3 or 4 movies and my kids had them all.  Even as small kids they would quote lines from those movies.  (They still talk to each other in movie lines as adults!)  The boys had dinosaur sheets on their bunk beds and we had all the soft plastic hand puppets that came out at the same time.  Kids are always fascinated with dinosaurs.

You can imagine how tickled I was when this quilt came in to the shop for us ...

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March 17, 2021
Giving the Dog A Bone from Appalachian Quilts

 The more quilts I longarm from this designer, the more I love them.  The same designer who brought us the cute hedgehogs and koalas also designed the quilt I am showing you today.  This customer chose the 'dog paw bone' allover and wanted a dark blue thread.  This quilt is absolutely adorable for the dog lover!

I tried to pick a point where you could see all of the elements of this allover design.  Sometimes I just watch the machine stitch out the designs.  This was one of them.  It's hard to explain, but I'll try.  You would ...

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March 10, 2021
Variety is the Spice of Life from Appalachian Quilts

We are still in the process of remodeling....Hubs finished his bathroom and mine is gutted.  Tile is laid and grouted.  Putting the tile around my tub is next.  Our house hasn't been updated since it was built in the 70s.  EVERY house we have lived in - we have remodeled.  It seems like we just get them finished and we have had to move.  *sigh*  Between job transfers, Pops getting sick, etc. there has always been something.  This little farm is supposed to be our retirement home.  We started with the outside because that was important to us.  Through ...

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February 22, 2021
Feeding the OCD Beast from Appalachian Quilts

I spent Saturday longarming in the shop.  Truth be told, I couldn't wait to get the quilt that was on the allover machine done so that I could put my Vacation Houses quilt on there.  I had an allover in mind.  I had been eyeing this allover for a while waiting for the 'right' quilt to put it on.  Finally I finished the beast of a quilt, got the customer invoice done and was ready to load my little quilt on there.  I just didn't want it to end up in the UFO pile for you to read ...

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February 8, 2021
A Little Aussie.... from Appalachian Quilts

It's in the 70s and 80s in Australia right now.  Our low tonight is 4 degrees.  I should really focus on what the weather will be there when we are having our summer, but it's hard when the air bites your face.  The ice hangs from the barns and the high tunnel looks more like a snow tunnel.  I reflect on the Spring flowers blowing in the breeze while I started seeds last year.  Patience grasshopper....

I quilted another Koala quilt.  Can you smell the eucalyptus?  

This time we quilted it with the Australia2 panto.  Here's a ...

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February 5, 2021
Having a Whale of a Time from Appalachian Quilts

Here's a random question....what is your favorite mammal?  I love hippos.  I know they are ruthless.  Here are some unneeded facts about hippos:  A hippo can open it's mouth wide enough to fit a 4' child.  Hippos sweat their own sunblock.  When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.  Hippos can't swim or float.  (They actually walk around.)  Hippos closest living relatives are whales and porpoises.  See, not only is my blog goofy, but it is educational!  LOL  

I have a grandson who loves whales.  When I saw this quilt...well, you know what happened.

I ...

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February 3, 2021
Owl Be Seeing You Soon.... from Appalachian Quilts

I remember in the 70s when owls were so popular.  Mustard and avocado green (even that orange - remember??) graced kitchens all around the country.  I think one of my aunts had canisters, cookie jars, trivets and towels all with owls on them.  I think I even remember another aunt who did macrame and made everyone an owl wallhanging.  Everything comes full circle, so they say.  Now owls are all the rage again.

So, I wasn't surprised when these owls showed up in the shop mail.

These guys are both huge and adorable!  I think the owls are around 30 ...

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February 1, 2021
Quilting Fatigue? from Appalachian Quilts

When I first started longarming, I wondered if I would get bored with it.  Would it start to feel like a job in a factory?  As I watched quilts come to life with each stitch, I just knew it wouldn't happen.  I remember how excited I was when I hit the 1000 mark - yes, that's 1000 customer quilts.  I've been longarming for customers for 18 years.  Guess what??  I'm STILL not bored!  Each and every quilt offers a learning opportunity as well as the excitement of bringing them to life.  When I bought the second machine ...

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January 29, 2021
Poetry in Motion from Appalachian Quilts

When April Cornell came out with the Poetry line of fabric, it was love at first sight!  What I wouldn't do to have some of those ticking fabrics right now.  Here's a little secret - ticking fabric is a weakness for me.  Look at this pic and you can see the 'feel' of the line.  (stolen from Google)

At the time, we were trying to take patterns and show them with a light version and a dark version.  I showed you the dark version of this quilt earlier this week Cornucopia

We made this as the lighter version of ...

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January 25, 2021
Cornucopia from Appalachian Quilts

When I was doing the sewing room clean-up and getting rid of the totes, I found this is in the tote of UFOs.  It looked done.  But when I pulled it out, there it was - all it needed was two more borders!  Seemed easy enough....I pulled it out and added the final two borders.  I was all caught up on customer quilts, so out to the shop it went to get quilted.

I remember when this fabric line came in.  I was in love with this shade of brown and this border print!  This was an April Cornell collection ...

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January 20, 2021
Star Blush from Appalachian Quilts

We had our guild meeting last night via zoom.  I sat there - just staring at the screen.  The presenter did a great job.  But, I sat there staring.  I've been to more than my share of zoom meetings, microsoft team meetings, etc.  I've even virtually baked cookies!  Is this what we have become?  I think I am getting old.  *sigh*  I used to say that social media has turned our younger generation into a generation that will lose it's warmth.  I've been concerned that they will not know how to handle face-to-face conflict or interaction.  In ...

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January 11, 2021
Just for Fun from Appalachian Quilts

What does being a diva mean to you?  Are you a diva?  Before you answer that, here is one of the dictionary definitions of a diva:

a self-important person who is temperamental and difficult to please (typically used of a woman).

That is just flat out rude.  LOL  Now, I know I am not a diva! 

I remember when the Quilt Diva craze started.  There was fabric.  There were patterns.  It was worse than the Red Hat Ladies!  Of course we had to make up a quilt with one of the patterns.  We did the Amy Bradley one, which was ...

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