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September 20, 2018
Big Bass Bob- who’s that? from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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I have been commissioned to make a fish quilt.  Not just any fish- has to be a big bass fish. But here’s the back story….
My boyfriend is an avid bass fisherman. He has fished with his buddy, Bob for 20 + years.  As a result I have learned way more than I bargained for about bass fishing, :).  Well, as a gift to his buddy, he asked me to make him an art quilt that documents his love for bass fishing.  Also, I ...

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September 19, 2018
September is Flying from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

I guess as we get busier and older, we say that about every month.
I'm trying to get in lots of time outdoors because I am always enchanted by the change of seasons.
This has been happening all along the southern shoreline of Lake Erie -- Monarch butterflies migrating!  Those delicate little things fly across the lake which is 57 miles across at the widest point.  We had a spell of very rainy weather and they do the sensible thing and just shut down the trip and wait out the weather -- the picture below was taken on a drizzly afternoon ...

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Latest Happenings from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

Not too much in the way of quilting is getting done this week.

Instead, the paint brush has come out of hiding and that is keeping me busy.  Odds and ends around the house that has been on hold for a year or two or three.  What can I say.  I'm a quilter and that is what I prefer to be doing!  The reason for this surge of house work is that our friends from Australia are coming to spend a week with us in October.  They just can't see the same blue painter's tape around the ...

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September 17, 2018
Bubble Gum - A finished quilt from Luna Lovequilts

That was hard to keep the secret for so long ... I finished this wall hanging last Winter as you can noticed it on the last picture. And no, we haven't already / still snow over here at the moment ... ;-)

C'était difficile de garder le secret si longtemps ... J'ai terminé ce panneau mural l'hiver dernier comme vous pouvez le voir sur la dernière photo. Et non, nous n'avons pas déjà / encore de la neige par ici en ce moment ... ;-)


Luna Lovequilts - Bubble Gum - A modern quilt inspired by a geometric Street Art work

This was my entry in France Patchwork competition on the theme 'Modern Quilt'. And now that the exhibit ...

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Back Yard Beauty from Splendiferous

Back Yard Beauty
36 x 36"
Hand dyed (by artist) cotton sateen, hand painted commercial black fabric, cotton thread
fused applique, extensive thread work, machine quilted
To be exhibited at International Quilt Festival, Houston 2018, as part of the Power of Women exhibit.
Step-by-step progress photos at this previous post.



Also on exhibit in the show as part of the Hands All Around special exhibit:

Dizzy Miss Lizzy
52 x 54", cotton fabrics, machine pieced and quilted


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Swamp Maple from Splendiferous

Swamp Maple, artistic interpretation of Swamp Red Maple, acer rubrum var. drummondi
42.5" square (30" square on point)
Cotton fabrics, silk and bamboo roving, textile medium.
Machine quilted, hand embellished and embroidered.
Leaves are individually cast from actual leaves
For step-by-step progress photos, see this previous post.


Recently shown at Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza 2018, along with
Passion For Color
48 x 66"
Hand dyed cotton sateen & black Kona cotton
Machine pieced and quilted


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September 14, 2018
Clearing my Head from Terificreations's Weblog

My sewing room hasn’t been functioning well for a little while. A non-functioning sewing room isn’t a good place for any quilter. We want so much to be in a space that simply doesn’t work. While on a vid call a few weeks ago I showed part of it, stuff I’d been working on and… Continue reading Clearing my Head

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September 12, 2018
Never Too Late from From the Strawberry Patch...

It's never too late to change your mind; at least not when it comes to finishing a quilt.  This one was a long time coming too, it had been loaded and unloaded off the rails more times than I can count; to quilt other quilts. Finally, last weekend, this Sampler saw that last quilting stitch go in and it was time for trimming and binding. I laid it out in the foyer to get some quick snapshots

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Never Too Late from From the Strawberry Patch...

It's never too late to change your mind; at least not when it comes to finishing a quilt.  This one was a long time coming too, it had been loaded and unloaded off the rails more times than I can count; to quilt other quilts. Finally, last weekend, this Sampler saw that last quilting stitch go in and it was time for trimming and binding. I laid it out in the foyer to get some quick snapshots

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September 11, 2018
Pumpkin Maze - Orange Fat Quarter Bundle + A FAT QUARTER BUNDLE GIVEAWAY!! from Piece N Quilt

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED! WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED!
Every once in a while I take a little bit of time and piece something that I get to keep. This quilt was so much fun to make and I'm so excited to have something fun and kinda scrappy to go on my home this fall season.
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September 7, 2018
It’s been a long slow week from Romany Quilting

It's been one of those weeks.  Robin has come down with some sort of lurgy, coughing, spluttering, aches and pains.  According to the Medical Centre when he went for his (unrelated) blood pressure check-up last week, it seems lots of patients who have recently returned from Australia have been presenting with the same symptoms.  Probably something picked up in the air flights, we all know that the circulating air picks up all sorts of bugs from travelers.  With a lot of TLC he is slowly coming right.  And then, wouldn’t you know it, the bugs jumped over to ...

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September 6, 2018
Hawaiian Miniatures from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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When I was a kid growing up in Boston, I remember going to the MFA and seeing the Persian miniature collection. I was so enthralled with the tiny details, the brilliant jeweled colors and the stories they told. Here is an example of one:

So that memory inspired me to create some miniatures of my own.

I like to use little 6″ x 6″ x 1″ canvases to mount small treasures to sell at parties and to give as gifts.  They have been ...

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September 5, 2018
progress on the broken dishes quilt from Crazy Mom Quilts

Last Friday evening I finished assembling my broken dishes quilt top. The blocks finish at 18", so the assembly went relatively quickly, even though I do pin at each intersection. Measuring 72" x 90", it's a generous twin size. (It's based on this quilt pattern, but this time I made 20 blocks rather than 12 and I skipped the borders.) This is a good stash buster!  
Yesterday I spent several hours prepping the quilt for quilting. It's just like painting....doing good prep work in the beginning pays off in the end. I used spray baste (on ...

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September 4, 2018
Plus - A finished quilt from Luna Lovequilts

Finishing this quilt was on my to-do list for a few months now and I am glad to check it off my third quarter list of 2018 Finish-Along!

Terminer ce quilt était sur ma liste "à faire" depuis quelques mois maintenant et je suis contente de le cocher sur ma liste du troisième trimestre du Finish-Along 2018.

Luna Lovequilts - Plus Quilt, made from Positively Transparent pattern by Paige Alexander of Quilted Blooms

This quilt is fully made from a pattern, Positively Transparent designed by Paige Alexander of Quilted Blooms.
Ce quilt est réalisé entièrement à partir d'un modèle, Positively Transparent dessiné par Paige Alexander de Quilted Blooms.

Luna Lovequilts - Plus and Vinyle quilts in the living room

I did not change anything about the ...

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September 1, 2018
$5 Friday: Wild Roses from Wasatch Quilting

Even though I’m so excited for Fall, I walked outside this week and was sad to see that my Rose bush is done for the Summer. It’s my favorite! Seeing my Rose bush wilt, and also the fact that my 21  year Anniversary is in a few days, inspired this weeks deal!$5 Friday

https://www.digitizedquiltingpatterns.com/shop/product/wild-roses-e2e/

We have quite a few Rose Edge to Edge designs on our site I absolutely love! Do a Rose search, and check out all the beautiful options!

As you know, $5 Friday comes with lots of fun gifts! I ...

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August 30, 2018
Mary's August Finish from Urban Quilter

This month's project, #10 on my 2018 Forward Progress list, was my Batik Jelly Roll Quilt which is now finished. I think it needs a better name.

Batik Jelly Roll Quilt, completed August 2018

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August 29, 2018
Working on different things from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

We are almost at the end of August.  Whew, that month flew by quickly!

August and September mean renovations and fixing things up around the house.  Well, the renovations are all done, just a bit of fixing things up to do.

First, though, this quilt is being machine quilted by me.  It is twin size and that I can manage.  This quilt is for a wee niece who is turning 3 soon and has moved to a big girl bed.  More on this quilt later.

Last week DH and I redid this office chair.  It turned out mighty fine!  I ...

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August 25, 2018
Did you see this? from Terificreations's Weblog

  An Interview with Gailen Runge Attending Quilt Market Why I am From a Retreat to You On Second Chances Happy Stitching, Teri  

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August 23, 2018
Commission is Nearing Completion! from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Welcome to the new readers!

Yes! The commission of the gate to the South Carolina cemetary is nearing completion. For those of you who like numbers, I have kept track of the hours I put in so far – about 28 from start to finish. Yesterday I put it up on the wall for  damp blocking. This is a process where I pin the quilt at regular intervals and spray it down until it is damp.

Once it is dry, it is pretty flat and there are no more ...

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Yoya Quilt meets Michael Miller from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Yoya Quilt

I love how this quilt turned out so much!! After I made the pattern for the Yoya quilt and tested it once, I decided it would be the quilt I make as the Michael Miller Challenge Quilt for QuiltCon 2018. Sadly it didn’t make the show, but I did go to QuiltCon in California this year and decided to bring my Yoya quilt with me. I thought about staying in a hotel but ended up subletting an apartment (think Airbnb or Trip Advisor) because what better opportunity to take some nice Quilty photos. My couches are really ...

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