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July 31, 2019
July - An Island Batik Month from Creatin' in the Sticks

I had so much fun this month as an
Island Batik Ambassador.

I wanted to do a recap of the month
because the projects are some of my favorite to date.


The beginning of July brought the


Island Batik was super generous and provided the fabrics
from the new
Freedom fabrics collection designed by Kathy Engle
for my


I've always wanted to participate in the 
and this was the month I finally did it.
That post can be found by clicking HERE.

One of the biggest challenges for July was a video ...

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July 30, 2019
Merry Mini Christmas Quilt Sew Along Finishing Instructions from A Quilting Life

Merry Mini Christmas Quilt Sew Along Finishing Instructions

Hello and happy Tuesday! Today is the final week of the Fat Quarter Shop Merry Mini Christmas quilt sew along, and we’re sharing the finishing instructions for this fun quilt today! Merry Mini Christmas Quilt Finishing The blocks in the Merry Mini quilt are sewn together as shown. There is a simple inner border and […]

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July 23, 2019
Merry Mini Christmas Sew Along Block 4 | Tree Block from A Quilting Life

Merry Mini Christmas Sew Along Block 4 | Tree Block

Hello and happy Tuesday! Today I’m sharing the Merry Mini Christmas Sew Along Block 4 | Tree Block. This is such a fun block, and the perfect block finale for this mini quilt! The Merry Mini Christmas Sew Along Blocks Get the Poinsettia block pattern PDF here. Get the Snowflake block pattern PDF here. Find […]

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July 22, 2019
Artsy Fartsy - Patience, The Art from Creatin' in the Sticks

The July Challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is
Artsy Fartsy.

Today is my day to show
Patience - The Art


As Island Batik Ambassadors,
we are to get fancy with the Aurifil Artsy Fartsy Challenge!
Fabric is our canvas and Aurifil thread our paint!
The challenge is to
create a one of a kind art quilt or project with 3 different weights of Aurifil thread.


Well that sounded easy enough... NOT.
It's not that using different thread weights is hard, it's coming up with an artsy idea.

I went through magazines, books, and web pages
and still ...

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July 16, 2019
Merry Mini Christmas Sew Along Block 3 from A Quilting Life

Merry Mini Christmas Sew Along Block 3

Hello and happy Tuesday! It’s Merry Mini Christmas Sew Along Block 3 day! If you’ve been sewing along, you know the blocks have been super cute so far, and this one is a really fun one! It might be my favorite (but next week’s block is a really fun one as well). Merry Mini Christmas […]

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July 9, 2019
Merry Mini Christmas Sew Along Block 2 from A Quilting Life

Merry Mini Christmas Sew Along Block 2

Hello and happy Tuesday! Welcome to week two in the Merry Mini Christmas Sew Along! Fat Quarter Shop is offering the free patterns for this sew along and has also created video tutorials for each block. This week the pattern for block two is available, and it’s a cute snowflake block! This week’s snowflake block […]

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July 2, 2019
Merry Mini Quilt Christmas Quilt Along from A Quilting Life

Merry Mini Quilt Christmas Quilt Along

Hello and happy Tuesday! If you’re new here and are visiting for the Mini Quilt Christmas Quilt Along, welcome to my blog! My name is Sherri, and I’ve been blogging here at A Quilting Life for eleven years as of yesterday! I love quilting and fabric and sharing about it with the wonderful online community […]

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June 27, 2019
The life stages of a quilter from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I love all the comments and e-mails I get from all of you! Makes my day and gives me things to think about. And then I also find enablers! Susan is going to try and find me some pattern boxes at one of those Fabriclands that are closing.

I was reading an e-mail from someone yesterday who recently moved and had to downsize.

I'm going to quote from her e-mail because I think it's quite interesting. And she called me my mother's daughter!!!  ACK!!!  I can't disagree with her, but I'm not as bad as ...

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June 24, 2019
Patriotic Dresden {June IBA project} from Little Bunny Quilts

I've finally managed to dedicate some time to working on my Island Batik Ambassador project for this month!


My original plan has been slightly modified -- more in name and less in execution. Rather than making a mini quilt to hang for the patriotic holidays, I'm now planning to make a round table topper for my patio table. The rest of my plan is the same -- a Dresden Plate with strip pieced wedges on a white background. As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics, Aurifil thread, and Hobbs batting ...

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June 17, 2019
Fourth of July Mini Quilt from Pieced Brain

This is All-Star, a pattern I designed with beautiful fabrics from the Tonga Patriot collection by Timeless Treasures. I know you have seen this quilt before - it measures 74” x 88” and the blocks finish at 12”. They are so easy to make!

I had one of these blocks on my design wall for the longest time, made with scraps. Before I began working on another project, I pulled the block down and turned it into a mini quilt.

I made a sandwich and stitched in the ditch using monofilament.

Then, using 40 wt navy blue thread and large stitches ...

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June 7, 2019
Good Vibes Only blog hop from Flying Parrot Quilts

I’m so excited to be part of the Good Vibes Only blog hop today!

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May 22, 2019
NEW PATTERN! Easter Blessings Banner from Cut Stitch and Piece

Easter is coming up quick and I was so glad to get this beautiful pattern Easter Blessings launched before the celebrations. This is a very simple project if you have basic skills in foundation paper piecing. The optional tabs are a nice touch to create a banner for your home or church. Easter Blessings Banner Buy now at my PATTERN STORE

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May 18, 2019
Aotearoa Pink challenge from Wendy's Quilts and More

Aotearoa Quilters have been running 12' x 12' colour challenges for a number of years now.  The latest colour was PINK.

The winning quilt by Sonya Prchal



The quilts were on display at Tote and Gloat in Palmerston North, so I got to have a good look at them all.  It's just amazing the ideas that people come up with! Each quilt was different and unique, and there were so many styles of quilting on show.

Here are a few of my favourites:

by Dianne Dowd


by Merrilyn George

by Sandy Briggs

by Wendy O'Neill

by Gloria Scanlen ...

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May 2, 2019
Small Quilts: 9 Best Flower Quilt Blocks from A Quilting Life

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Hello and happy Thursday! Today is our Minis & More parade featuring small quilts…and the 9 best flower quilt blocks I’ve found. I hope you’ll enjoy this parade of projects and also find some inspiration for something you might want to make. Today’s parade has some really fun projects sent in by readers, and I’ve […]

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April 2, 2019
Spring-Themed Quilted Projects | Minis & More from A Quilting Life

Spring-themed quilted projects

Hello and happy Tuesday! Today I’m sharing spring-themed quilted projects for our Minis & More April parade. These projects have me wanting to drop everything and make something spring. Our beautiful weather also has me in the mood for spring sewing right now! I hope you’ll enjoy today’s parade of projects. I absolutely love this […]

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March 28, 2019
Let's Decorate for Spring - Easter Wall Decor Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog


Easter-Mini-Quilts--Graphic

 

 

Hello Makers,

Happy Spring! We are excited to share a great way to decorate your home this Spring Season by making Easter inspired mini’s.  We could never just make one mini so we decided to create a trio of 8” x 10” minis, a vase mini to store dried flowers or your palms on Palm Sunday, a bunny silhouette and an Easter basket filled with colorful eggs! Make all three or choose your favorites! We made all three mini's with  Bonnie Christine's collection for AGF called Gathered! This collection is a perfect match for all your spring ...

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March 13, 2019
Text Effects - Project Quilting Season 10, Challenge 5 from Creatin' in the Sticks

This is the fifth of six challenges for Season 10 
Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in this challenge, "Abecedarius"

My entry:

Text Effects


Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

THE RULES:

  1. Your project must be about the alphabet.
  2. Projects need to be created during the week of the challenge (started on or after March 3, finished by March 10).
  3. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt ...

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March 12, 2019
A progress report from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I have a LOT of topics for upcoming blog posts so stay tuned in case you're waiting for some show and tells and the book post. Also if you're waiting for a homework assignment from me - I'm having to recreate all my distribution lists. Not a fun task, but then I thought of an easy way. Now I'm browsing through my sorted inbox and creating a "contact" for everyone who has sent me an e-mail. Then it becomes a simple matter of recreating those distribution lists. Just takes a wee bit of time to create those ...

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March 8, 2019
Orphan Block Mini Quilt {A Little Finish} from Little Bunny Quilts

I made a mini!

This 12.5" block has been hanging around in my pile of orphan blocks since at least 2014. Yes, 2014! This block came to me as a swap block, when I participated in a monthly block swap on Flickr. (Takes me way back!)

I used many of the other blocks to make these baby quilts but this was one of the blocks whose color scheme wasn't exactly right.

I was just in the mood to do a little FMQ and burn through some batting scraps. I quilted this with white Aurifil in a meander. The ...

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March 6, 2019
Make a mini - make a friend from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


Today is the day! I'm excited. Seriously? Perhaps, I need some counseling. Today is the day I've scheduled to do some major tidying up. I can tidy up the sewing room if I want or I can finish off the stuff from M's room or I can tackle the office or I can do all three. But today is a tidy up day ONLY.

Why haven't I scheduled days like this before? I know that some people are very good at scheduling their time. I'm not. I say I'll do something and then I ...

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