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February 12, 2019
Baton Rouge MQG meeting from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Last Monday the Baton Rouge MQG met for our February gathering. We certainly do have some talented quilters in our group. This post is basically our Show and Share from that meeting.

Mother and daughter who attended a quilt retreat. They each
made a quilt using the same pattern but in different colorways.

Our mother and daughter team who each made a QOV quilt

The maker of this quilt bought a pack of grandmother's fans and decided to set them in this black background, which sets the fans off beautifully.

Lori's huge king size quilt. Imagine this on ...

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January 25, 2019
Pin It Weekly #266 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Hello to Weekly! Here are a few of the pins I've found recently.

Ooooh, love this crosscut quilt. Nice mix of light background with the bold colors.   Luna Lovequilts - Vinyle - Top finished

Luna Lovequilts - Flashback - A quilt inspired by designer and Street Artist Camille WalalaAegean Sea Quilt.  SO beautiful #quilt #quilting #longarmquilting #machinequilting #tinlizzie18

Everyday Fray: From K - Finished: Smitten for each other

Aurora Nights

Since we're doing modern quilts, here are a few modern quilt blocks. You can find these and more on my "quilt - ideas inspiration tutorials videos" board.
7 Stunningly Simple Quilt Block Tutorials

Modern Block of the Month tutorial ~ October || Alissa Haight Carlton for Sew,Mama,Sew!

100 Modern Quilt Blocks - Block 54 - Homeward Bound.

Hills Creek Quilter: SMS BOM. One of twelve blocks, but this is my favorite. Wonder how it would work to make a bunch of these and arrange them? =) Graph paper, here I come!

so rad, riffing on the current trend of geometrics and chevrons. Modern Block of the Month (BOM) ~ September Sew-Along « Sew,Mama,Sew! Blog

Some happy news on the home front is that our oldest granddaughter had her second baby on Saturday. A little boy, 8 lbs. so not that little, to give Miss Milly a little brother. Mom and baby Ryder are doing great.

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January 21, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: modern triangles from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Not just modern. Not just triangles. Modern triangles! 


To the Point Boys Quilt #quilt #triangle #boys #orange #blue #grey #limeMary Keasler - Triangle series #12 Like the machine quilting on this - very complimentary for HST

Modern quilt

rose+twill : caitlin on Instagram: “Just a few things I'm bringing to Thrifters+Drifters this Sunday! Be sure to check out @thriftersdrifters to see all of the other amazing…”


TGIFF! - Colour Pop! - I love the way the colors progressDare collection half square triangle quilt | Pat Bravo

Triangle strip quilt

All of these and over 8,000 more quilts are on my "heart, quilts" board. By all means, do visit!

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January 18, 2019
Sunrise Over the Horizon Lap Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

Another Finish from 2018 is a Sunrise Over the Horizon lap quilt!

This is the second Sunrise Over the Horizon quilt I've made, and I will be making a queen size as a custom order in the next few weeks.  It will have Kona Cerise {a beautiful purply/pinky solid!} instead of the gray, along with two matching pillow shams.  I typically do not make custom quilts anymore, but every once in awhile, my NO button malfunctions ...

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January 16, 2019
Long Arm Quilting Details from Becca's Crazy Projects

One of the quilting groups I belong to on Facebook shared this awesome post by Kimmyquilt on how to straighten and square up the leaders on the long arm frame. I wish I had this information a few years ago when I replaced the leaders.

In the end, I made some very minor adjustments to my leaders. It isn't 100% perfect, but I don't think a difference of 1/4" from one end of my 10 foot frame to the other is something I'm going to fret over. The difference in a pieced backing, or the piecing ...

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January 11, 2019
Triangle Table Runner Quilts | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

My Finish is two triangle table runners!  I'm still featuring finishes from last year's 70 quilts.  There just aren't enough Fridays to show them all in one year without doubling some up.  It's a good thing I took the month of December off from quilting and won't have any fresh finishes for a few weeks!

The quilts are quilted with different designs; one is a flame design, the other is diagonal plaid bias ...

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January 3, 2019
2018 – Ten Squared Plus Five from Lotus Cove Quilting

At last, the Rochester Modern Quilt Guild’s first show, “Taking Flight,” is over (September 29) and I’ve nearly recovered. It was a huge success; we had lots of visitors, lots of quilts, and lots of happy vendors. It was also a huge job creating a show out of whole cloth, a job I’m glad to pass along to another guild member.


“Taking Flight” – inaugural show by Rochester Modern Quilt Guild, September 29, 2018

So, here is a quilt I made for the show. You can also see it hanging lower center in the show photo.


Ten Squared ...

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December 21, 2018
Pin It Weekly #261 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Here's hoping that it doesn't take as long to get past the 260s posts. Those ten numbers in the 250s took much too long with all of the interruptions. For 261 I thought I'd show you what I've pinned lately. All quilts. All modern. All the time. 

Need to find info on this quilt.Avalon Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman

Modern Baby Quilt Nursery Bedding Crib Quilt Home DecorLynne's Scrap Slab Triangle Quilts

Delightfully minimalist "Shoot That Poison Arrow" quilt by Hollie Lobosky. (You may have seen it at QuiltCon 2015!)

Scraps III all done! This has been a nice journey where the design has gradually evolved during the work in progress.  #quilts #quilt #quilting #sewing  #patchwork #quiltinprogress  #logcabinquilt

converging corners quilt top | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

"heart, quilts" is the place.

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December 14, 2018
All That Glitters :: A Finish from Alamosa Quilter

I've got another finish thanks to a local longarm quilter.

This one is called All That Glitters. I finished the top back in the summer of 2016. Below is a close-up of the quilting design she used.

It turned out so nice! The finished size is about 63" by 76". Click here to see what it looked like before quilting and for the pattern information.

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December 13, 2018
Pin It Weekly #260 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Welcome back to Pin It Weekly! Let's meet a few more followers, shall we?

1. Melva Ysaguirre

Wall hanging batik, Handmade batik, Red Maasai batik, African art batik, Kenya batik, maasai wall decor, Office decor, Living room decor by wasaniicrafts on Etsy
2. Dama Crafts 4U

Kim Diehl’s Christmas Baubles can be fashioned from scraps of fabric and wool gathered straight from your stash - hang one on the tree, tie one to a gift, or nestle one in your garlands. Get the pattern for all three baubles in Kim’s book, Simple Christmas Tidings, available now.
3. Joyce Karas 

Library Books funquilts
4. Melanie Elkan

5. All Things Repurposed LLC

Want a super simple Christmas craft project this holiday season? Simply upcycle some clear ornaments into a no mess snow ornament using this amazing (and kind of CRAZY) craft tutorial from Sadie Seasongoods! You won't believe what she combines to create these sparkly, icy snow ornaments- it's positively GENIUS and won't get glitter all over your house. Get all the DIY details at . #upcycle #Christmas #ChristmasOrnaments #snow #repurpose #Christmascrafts
6. Lettie vNieuwenhuize

"Flower Pots" pieced by Gwen. Quilted by Judi Madsen, Green Firy Quilts The pattern was designed by Kim McLean, link to order pattern here.  I primarily utilized the freezer paper template technique that incorporates turning the fabric edge with starch applied to the seam allowances, then I machine-sewed the appliqué pieces down to the background.  Nearly all of the fabrics used for the appliqué were designed by Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler.
7. Pasque Flower Creations 

Simple to make, but looks great! Quilt.
8. Trudy Ouells

Image result for memory bear pattern free
9. Jackie Kauth

10. Nalan Gulec

Free Applique Patterns | FREE EMBROIDERY SUNBONNET SUE DESIGNS - Embroidery Designs

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December 10, 2018
Reflecting from Gray Barn Designs

In the middle of the joy and bustle of the holidays, I like to take precious moments to sit quietly and reflect on the lessons learned, the chances not taken, the mis-steps, the words spoken and unspoken, and the joys and accomplishments of the past 365 days. Hand sewing always gives me that chance. #quiltbonding time can be therapeutic.


The road to the farm under a December fingernail moon:


The post Reflecting appeared first on Gray Barn Designs.

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December 7, 2018
Pin It Weekly #259 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I haven't introduced followers in quite a while. That means it's time. Here's a 10 for 10 breakdown--the most recent 10 followers and a pins (10 total) with links, of course. 

Remote control holder from old blue jeans. Contains other craft ideas for recycling old items into new uses.
10. Lynne Peters 

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9. Yorge

8. Raj Ansari 

7. Anna Vandendries-Barr 

Un espacio para el Alma......: Preparándonos para el Eclipse Solar de Luna Nueva ...
6. Carme Calvetrei

Antique American Gem Cast Iron Toy Sewing Machine Very Nice and ...
5. Greciela Bolivar 

4. Yuli Armini

Alamosa Quilter: Lattice Quilt Tutorial
3. Janet Oneill

2. Andrea Winkler

Meets a lot of my goals in quilting... Black and White with Red pops of color.:
1. Shirley Carman
Wow! "heart, quilts" now has over 8,000 different quilts pinned!!!

Mary Marcotte (Fleur de Lis Quilts)

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Mystery in Black and White from Becca's Crazy Projects

Since I picked up backing during the after Thanksgiving shopping craze, I decided I should load up my 2018 Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild mystery quilt. I've been trying very hard to keep working on finishing things instead of starting things. I think it is a challenge for every creative person.
I quilted this one with a wavy hand-guided design with a few swirls to fill in some of the arcs. More wave than swirl overall.
I had some time this week to finish the binding. A finished quilt is a happy quilt.

As part of my quest to buy ...

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December 6, 2018
A most enjoyable challenge ~ from Marty's Fiber Musings

Every year one of the quilt guilds to which I'm a member gives us all a quilt challenge.  One of the major challenges is whether to participate or not!  This year, I did and loved the making of this paper-pieced confetti star Amy Friend of During Quiet Time design.   Thanks, Amy.

Confetti Star quilt by Marty Mason

Confetti Star quilt by Marty Mason

Confetti Star quilt by Marty Mason

While the fabric choices were (mostly) mine, the dominant colorway was not.  Susan asked me to name my favorite color and my immediate response was orange.  She then handed over an aqua fat quarter.....the basis of my challenge quilt.  Along with the challenge instructions I ...

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November 30, 2018
Pin It Weekly #258 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Whew! It's been a long time since the last Weekly post! So let's make this one count. To that end, here are a few of the most recent pins to "heart, quilts":

first up, themed quilts
For my sewing room. A Quilter's World by Lori Holt. Got the pattern at Long Beach 1012 Quilt Show.:

Lori Holt Trunk Show...gosh I never thought about putting a quilt in my laundry room, but this would be a winner, and I'd see it every day!Paper Dolls

Darling Valentine quilt by Lori Holt....I LOVE her work!!!XOXO.

This is too cute and wonderful quilting

secondly, modern quilts
 I'll slowly get to updating this with images of finished quilts!      Jeans Love         Working Style       String Bee Quilt      Reflect...

modern quilt made from a selection of fat quarters.

FliQS - from Lemontreetales by mamacjt, via FlickrStar Gazer Quilt Kit

QuiltCon 2017 Award Winners     Group and Bee: 3rd Place    Organic Mid-Century Mod  Pieced and quilted by Laura Bennett, Jessie Aller, Neva Asinari, Ashley Bander, Tracy Baird, Ruth Bass, Laura Bennett, Nicole Folino, Michelle Kochan, Jessica Levitt, Janet Schoenfeld, Robin Tillsworth, Colleen Wiest  Princeton, NJ, United States  Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild  @drlbennett  60 x 60 inches

Third, mid-century modern art prints by Thedor, of Etsy who is having a sale, so go. (No affiliation. I just like these.)
MOVE Giclee Print Mid Century Modern Danish Modern by ThedorCLUSTER Giclee Print Mid Century Modern Danish Modern by Thedor
Have a great weekend!

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November 24, 2018
International Quilt Festival #4: Fine Finishes (to be retitled to Bindings and Piping and Facings, Oh My!) from Art and Quilting in Camden

Bindings and Pipings and Facings, Oh My! class in Houston 2018:  Truth in teaching: this is usually what my teacher’s table looks like: a hot mess!

I LOVE teaching this class!  I LOVE that EVERYONE gets how to achieve a perfect mitered corner no matter what width your binding!  I LOVE showing students how to use Susan K. Cleveland’s Piping Hot Binding tool–students come into class thinking “I’ll try it but don’t think I’ll ever use it” and leave with the tool in hand planning how they CAN use it because it rocks!   Then ...

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November 20, 2018
Foothills Quilt from Marty's Fiber Musings

Today is the perfect day to post about a finished foothills quilt top.  The sun is out (for a change) and while the air is a bit chilled, my camera and I ventured out for a photo shoot.

I headed South a few weeks ago for a workshop with Canada native Mary Elizabeth Kinch, and finished one block that day.  Knowing that if I ever put this one away,  it would get buried deeper and deeper and never get finished so at every sewing opportunity, I set a personal goal of completing two blocks.   Block by block until almost to ...

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November 10, 2018
Baton Rouge MQG - November from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

My second meeting of the BRMQG was most informative. These women are a special kind of inspirational. The business part of the meeting could be a company board meeting. The presentations are well in keeping with the theme and ideas of what modern quilts are. And the show and share is, well, see for yourself. Just don't ask who the quilters are. I haven't a clue. (I'll probably never learn their names since my "muddled" brain, Dr. Hargrave's term, struggled to remember names before the BD meds.)

One quilter-four quilts

One quilt-two gorgeous sides
And a ...

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November 5, 2018
Orange You Glad You Are A Pinwheel ~ from Marty's Fiber Musings

My "Orange You Glad....." was just featured on My Quilt Place along with many other quilt wonders.

Orange Pinwheels 

and re-folded.....hour glass blocks become visible.

and pinwheels

One of the few times my binding is the same fabric that is within the quilt.

It's seldom I make a two-color quilt, but since orange is (one) of my favorite colors, it just seemed to be the color to add to the white I had on the bolt.  What a great way to end the month.  Thank you My Quilt Place.

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November 1, 2018
Dropcloth ~~ a modern finish from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I decided about a month ago that I wanted to enter a few quilts into QuiltCon. Hopefully, the jury will accept them, but for now I just want to try. I tried last year but missed the mark, so this year I decided to try a different tactic. I'd make a quilt especially for this purpose.

To that end, I read the rules. Several times. Then I pondered and mulled and thought. And I read the rules again. I decided. One quilt would meet the requirements of the two-color challenge, and the second would shoot for the requirements of ...

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