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December 31, 2021
A Year in Review - Quilt Finishes from Appalachian Quilts

Sometimes I just don't feel like I've accomplished much when it comes to my quilting.  I have so many patterns laid out that I want to make, but I've been challenging myself to finish some of my old UFOs and flimsies first.  Then, I take a step back and look at what I did get done, and I don't feel so bad.  

The first UFO I got done this year was Christmas Ribbons.  You can bet I had it on the bed for the holidays!  I loved this fabric line.


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December 30, 2021
Woven Palette Charm from Appalachian Quilts

 I was going to name this blog post "Lesson Learned".  When I first opened the shop in 2003, Jinny Beyer fabrics were a 'big thing'.  I ordered the entire fabric line.  The shop was smaller and the only wall space I had to hang samples was the distance between the top of the fabric racks and the ceiling.  I was scrambling to get samples made and found this pattern that showcased all of the fabrics in the line.  It was perfect and I was excited to get it made up and hung.

A group of ladies came in to scope ...

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December 27, 2021
Fancy Baskets from Appalachian Quilts

 Hello friends and beautiful people!  I pray you had a Merry Christmas!  Ours was full of faith, family and friends.  Thursday night we had our large family dinner with the kids and grands.  Friday night we had friends over for dinner before we all headed to church for our Christmas Eve service.  It was quite relaxing.

I did finish quilting and binding this quilt called "Fancy Baskets".  It is another older Thimbleberries pattern with Thimbleberries fabrics.  The fabric line was called Cottagewood and I really loved it - especially the plaids.  (We do have one pattern left on our website, and ...

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December 21, 2021
Star Table Square from Appalachian Quilts

 This one was waiting to be custom quilted.  I've always known how I wanted to quilt it.  So, I waited....I finished quilting it last week and got it bound last night.  I was originally going to bind it in the green.  After I quilted it, I felt like it needed a *pop* of color, so I grabbed a red!


It is called Star Table Square from the book Calendar Table Toppers by Thimbleberries.   (We do have this book in stock!)  This is why I get side-tracked and we made so many quilts in several colorways.  I can see ...

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December 20, 2021
Fall Cover Story from Appalachian Quilts

Believe it or not, I am all caught up on my Christmas longarming.  All of my customer quilts that were needed for Christmas have either been picked up or mailed and business usually dies down for the rest of the year.  It's a time to get caught up and catch my breath before the first of the year.

I loaded more of our allover designs on the Facebook page and am getting ready to load some more fabric and patterns on the website.  Then, it will be time to start paperwork for the accountant.  I love year-end!  Truly I ...

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December 7, 2021
Sage and Sea Glass Stars from Appalachian Quilts

 Another flimsy is a flimsy no more!  When Kim Diehl's Sage and Sea Glass Stars line came in, I just saw this design as a good way to show off all the fabrics in the line.  I love scrappy.  For whatever reason, this one just screamed farmhouse decor to me.  Maybe it is the muted colors.  This line didn't feel like a 'typical' Kim Diehl line, but I did love it!

It was fun matching up backgrounds for the star blocks, but I had to let me OCD go when I worked on the nine patches.  For a ...

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December 3, 2021
A Day Late And A Dollar Short from Appalachian Quilts

I giggle on the insides when I catch myself using phrases or sayings that Pops used to use.  When I started quilting this topper, I knew I wouldn't get it done in time for Halloween decorating.  So, I knew I was going to be a 'day late and a dollar short'.

Now that the house remodeling has progressed to a good point, I really want to get back into decorating for different holidays.  Non-specific quilts are a good addition for this.  What do I mean by that?  For example, red & white quilts can serve for multiple holidays.  They can ...

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November 27, 2021
Bringing it to Life! from Appalachian Quilts

One of my favorite things about being a longarmer is when that quilt is loaded and you start quilting it, there is a 'change' that happens.  The top comes to life as it morphs from being a flimsy to a quilt.  When I am custom quilting I let the quilt tell me what it wants - usually....if a customer has a vision for what they want, I try to make that a reality.  

This time of year there aren't a lot of customer quilts that I get to show you, because they are intended Christmas gifts and we don ...

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November 11, 2021
Straddlin from Appalachian Quilts

In my quest to finish up more of the UFOs, I grabbed this little guy off the hanger.  He's been hanging out and beckoned to be ready for the holidays.  The name of this pattern is Straddlin Santa by The Wooden Bear.  


I quilted him with stitch-in-the-ditch and added some snowflakes to the background.  He's already hanging up in the shop and ready for the holidays.  Sadly, we are now out of this pattern, but we do have his friend Straddlin Witch in stock.  Here is what she looks like:


They are whimsical patterns and also make great ...

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November 6, 2021
Cheddar & Coal from Appalachian Quilts

It's no secret that Fall is my favorite time of year.  I've talked about it many times on my blog.  When it comes to ordering books and patterns, if there is a pumpkin on it I am a sucker!  As I was shopping for new fall fabric lines, this free pattern showed up.  I instantly saw a cute table topper or wallhanging, and since it had pumpkins....I had to order the whole fabric line!


Just as the food shortages are real, so are the shortages/delays with fabric.  There just isn't a lot of fabric available ...

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November 1, 2021
Eureka! from Appalachian Quilts

There are a lot of quilts hanging in the que that hang there for a long time.  I have it in my head that I want to custom quilt them.  I don't want to tie up the machine for that long because of customer quilts, so they just sit there.  I've always had it in my head that I wanted to custom quilt Eureka.  It told me it wanted lots of feathers.   Momma was in the shop about a month ago and was looking at it.  She thought it would look great in her lake house.  (That's ...

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October 28, 2021
Quilt the Seasons from Appalachian Quilts

If you Google "Quilt the Seasons", you will see that a LOT of designers have coined a book with this name.  (I know it is hard to come up with something unique, and I get it.)  By far our most popular book was the Quilt the Seasons book by Pat Sloan.  We whipped up samples of a few of the projects to sell the books and sold out of books long before we even thought about getting them quilted.  Sadly, the book is no longer available.  I regret not grabbing one for myself.  :(

I've mentioned this before...we keep ...

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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

Gorgeous!


By Connie

quilted with Ground Cover

Stunning!


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. 

Enjoy!

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

Beautiful!

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.

 Crazy.

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

Adorable.

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

Looooooove

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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