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August 6, 2019
County Fair Time Surprise from Sew Sunshine

Fair Time is always hot and always interesting. Usually I hang out with my friend Jen but she was off on a family vacation so I had to look for a sub. I found Eddie on the second day of the fair.  He was a bit boisterous but generally a pretty good guy. He was a blue ribbon winner so we had much to talk about. 

I entered 5 of my quilts in the fair and somehow I won with them all. 

Best Recycled award and blue ribbon-From the Mending Pile
Original post HERE

Best Modern and blue ribbon - Edit ...

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July 29, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: egg shapes from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Sometimes I look at an item and see a quilt. And sometimes I look at a quilt and see an object that probably is not meant by the maker. The first is a possible idea for a future quilt. The second is probably odd. Regardless, this inspiration comes from a quilt and manifested itself into an SQI. Or something like that.

It's no summer cookout without deviled eggs, and this patriotic batch will be a huge hit at your 4th of July celebration. #4thofjuly #4thofjulyideas #4thofjulyparty #4thofjulyfood #4thofjulyrecipes #fourthofjuly #fourthofjulyfood #summerrecipesDeviled eggs are hard boiled eggs where the yolk is mixed with mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper. A little sprinkle of paprika on top helps make these the best deviled eggs recipe.

So are you curious what kind of quilts might be deviled eggs incognito? Quite often they're modern, artsy, and colorful.

Seeds and Sun by J Luckhurst

Eccentric Concentrics Quilt - The Quilters Applique Workshop. Stunning applique art quilt by Kevin Kosbab.

Carbonated by Carolina Patchworks

Crop Circles #Quilt


by Elizabeth Hartman, from her Modern Patchwork book

Modern Shapes Quilt



Festival de couleurs | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

These quilts and over 600 others (though not devil egg incognito) are in the modern section of my ...

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July 21, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Quilty 365 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Be inspired by my "Quilty 365" board! There are over 100 pins of circle blocks, tops, and quilts, all part of the Quilty 365 challenge. I jumped in well after it started, but was still able to make enough blocks for a large quilt. Can you believe that these were made in 2016-17? Has it really been that long?

"The Quarry," my version of the Quilty 365 project quilted completely in circles (pebbles). It was a constant reminder of a quarry that we saw on vacation in 2015.
The Quarry, my quilt
2017 finishes   Half a Year           Quiet Quilt        At the Edge        2016 finishes   Scrappy 2        Walls           Build Me a Wall...
from Kaja of Sew Slowly blog
made by Carol in Oregon, shared by Audrey of Quilty Folk blog
crazy mom quilts
From Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts blog,
which she no longer maintains. Find her on Instagram.
smazoochie: Quilty 196
http://smazoochie ...

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July 15, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Circles from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

When I first wrote this SQI in May of 2015, I provided this link so that anyone interested in finding Modern Quilt Guild could find the 30 groups that had boards on Pinterest. Tonight the same search, "modern quilt guilds" brings up about 150 boards. That's more math than I can do, but I will safely say it's a grand increase in four years! I hope you enjoy this retro post of Sunday Quilt Inspiration.

Sort of Circles Open edition giclee print by EloiseRenouf on Etsy, $25.00

Minimalist Abstract Landscape Art Print, Mountains, Mid Century Modern, Purple, Circles

Circles - Abbey Withington...Scandinavian inspired fabric intended for interiors. Painted with ink and screen printed onto linenAlexander Rodchenko  Hanging Spatial Construction no. 9 (Circle in a Circle), 1920-1921/1993  Plywood of peach-tree. 90 x 80 x 85 cm  Galerie Gmurzynska Zug

This is a custom designed stained glass window panel that was created to hanging in a long narrow window or sidelight. It measures approximately 9 1/2 inches wide X 57 inches long.  We find these long bubble designs look great when hung or installed horizontally above French doors or vertically in the side light of a front entry door. They add color, interest and privacy to a home.Hiroyuki Hamada

I wonder if I could get my very artistic daughter to make me something similar in oil pastels or chalk????
organisatin de l'espace : répétition, superposition... Couleurs, motifs, différents matériaux...

Love these circles and here's a step by step tutorial for it! Me, With My Head in the Clouds: Painted Circles Tutorial

Quilts with circles. Aren't these awesome?

Bullseye Quilt by Lynne Goldsworthy for Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine issue 11

Jan's MQG Riley Blake Challenge Table Runner

Color Wheel Embroidery Sampler #embroidery #sampler

applique quilt DIY

English paper piecing rings

53 Gorgeous Quilts = Inspirational Eye Candy!

circle quilt by Thimble and Bobbin, based on the original pillow by Ryan Walsh (the link). His tutorial isn't available any longer but it's still pretty to look at.

Googly eyes!!

I just LOVE a circle quilt - simple to make, but oh so cute - - love this holiday version.  tutorial via Sugar Bee Crafts

Piece N Quilt: free tutorials. This could work with the prints I bought for Sophie's quilt, on a white ground.

Melinda Quilts ETC: Customer Quilts  - Circle quilt idea....could be a neat one to make into stars and planets on a black background

Baby Boy Quilt - need to find someone to make this for me out of caden's clothes

Okay, I loooovin' this quilt!  How about big Kaffe Fassett, etc prints on b/w???

Been trying to find pillows that would bring in several colors in my living room and I think this is a great idea for that. These are small enough you could even cut down quilting squares that come in so many colors/patterns.

Ta-Dot! Designer: Mabeth Oxenreider Experiment with gentle curved seaming, then reverse-applique embellished strip sets for an exuberant quilt. - Download free pattern here:

Threadtales: Circle Quilt with Bubblicious Digital Quilt Design by Lisa Calle

Have you made a circle quilt yet? If you're interested in making one, you'll ...

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July 11, 2019
Retreat Finish (the first one) from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I managed to sew up three quilt tops while on retreat last week. Despite the wine. And the shenanigans. And the huge amount of time we needed for eating. Oh, and we did sleep. Apparently I was a worker bee extraordinaire! 

The first quilt I worked on is this easy little quilt that consists of all these modern fabrics that I've been collecting. I cut 2½" strips of white from yardage, then pulled all the moderns I could find. Those I cut into three sizes all 6½" long. Pieces are 2½", 4½" or 6½" wide. I worked out the ...

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June 6, 2019
A New Free Pattern! from Gray Barn Designs

As I mentioned last week, I’ve been working on a new quilt design with a “Dot Crazy” jelly roll.  These fabrics were designed by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio.

Sandy and I collaborated over the miles on this design.  Thank goodness for cell phone technology…what would we do without it?  I would send her photos of different layouts and she would give me feedback.

Below is the result of our collective design strategy and we are calling this quilt “Corner Kick”.
Rock wall with logo

We love these fabrics because they are bright, bold and modern.  The blue ...

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June 4, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Sunday Quilt Inspiration is becoming more and more difficult lately as it's a struggle to think of anything new. I thought I'd take a look at a few of my older posts in the hopes that I'd come up with something. Then it occurred to me that there are a couple of posts that I could "rerun." This is one that I especially like. Anything in blue is my update from today. I hope you are inspired.

Let's take a look at a few inspiring quilts, shall we?  These come from two of my favorite quilting ...

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May 28, 2019
Island Batik Ambassador - Hobbs Modern Challenge from Quilting Affection

May's challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors was to create a Modern Quilt that was used Hobbs Batting.  

There are lots of different interpretations of a Modern Quilt.  The Modern Quilt Guild defines a Modern Quilt as the following, “We define modern quilts as quilts that are functional, include bold colors, and are inspired by modern design. Minimalism, asymmetry expansive negative space, and alternate grid work are often a part of modern quilt compositions, as are improvisational piecing and solid fabrics.”

Many of the Modern Quilts are pieced quilts,  I took my Modern a different direction, I did mine ...

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May 13, 2019
Wedding Dress Quilt for Whitney's Mother from Mary Manson Quilts

Whitney wanted a quilt for her Mother, who was married in 1951.  Mother's gown included ivory lace, long sleeve bodice and a satin, chapel length train. She wanted to include the lace and button elements and was interested in an asymmetrical design.

The quilt has a offset circular starburst design, with the center covered in lace, and buttons around the lace.  The lace border from her dress was incorporated into another circular pattern, and a feather border went around the outside.

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April 15, 2019
What's in a Name Tag? from Becca's Crazy Projects

To help people get to know each other, the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild coordinated a name tag swap.

I decided that I want to do some tiny paper piecing to make sure I got it right. I designed a stack of tiny flying geese. I used Electric Quilt 8 to design the paper piecing papers. There is an option to print as many as will fit on a page, so I went with it. There was a printing problem (the user) so I ended up with two pages of these.
I grabbed my bin of scraps and make a couple ...

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April 10, 2019
Pin It Weekly #275 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Time to check in with new followers and say hello, don't you think? You know how I love old buildings. Well, Melissa Walraven has a board titled Churches, Barns and Old Homes. You can make a safe bet that I'll be pinning a few of the 270+ pins that she has.


Keldur, IcelandTumblr

old barn

.Turquoise barn  from Genevieve Haudricourt photography

Purple Barn

Neide Cristina Paisan has a board called bonecas. I thought bonecas translated into bunny of some kind based on the many that are on the site. I google translated it anyway, because... 
Well, just because it's what I have to do. Anyway, I was wrong. It ...

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April 3, 2019
Abacus :: A Finish from Alamosa Quilter

Another Sew Kind of Wonderful pattern finish. I completed the top for this one back in March 2013! Click here to read that post.

I still have four more quilts waiting for binding! But I am making progress. Now I'm starting to worry about where I'm going to put all these completed tops. Some may go to charity or be given as gifts.

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March 29, 2019
Batik Urban Birthday :: A Finish from Alamosa Quilter

I'm still in the midst of my binding marathon! I'm very glad to be finished with the second and last of the batik quilts as hand sewing with batik fabric is not my favorite.

The top was completed back in May 2015. Click here for that blog post. I really like this pattern and have made two versions of it. This batik one and one using a French General layer cake. This pattern is a great one for a beginner to curved piecing so I'll be teaching it soon again, but this time at my shop.

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March 22, 2019
Pin It Weekly #273 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

A few of my most recent "heart, quilts" pins

Learn about Pamela Goeke Dinndorf’s beautiful art to play with color and stripes  - showcased by 12 projects in her book Parallel Lines.

petra - DQS13 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

#kaffefassett hashtag on Instagram • Photos and Videos


So not only is this quilt pattern in my new book, Seamingly Scrappy, I think it's pretty awesome. Obviously so since this is the third versi...

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A Splash of Color | blogged here | Rachel @ | Flickr

Edith Bieri (CH): Teximus Ausstellung des SAQA- Wettbewerbs Wide Horizons IV

Rinse & Repeat Quilt Featuring lots of Straight Line Quilting

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March 20, 2019
Modern Gratitude :: A Finish from Alamosa Quilter

The top was completed back in January 2017. It was a one of the scrap group projects at my shop that year. Click here to read that post.

I really like this one and I'm glad that it is finally finished so I can enjoy it. Once I started pulling out completed tops to take to the quilter I began finding them every where! I had lots more completed tops than I realized. I've emptied one storage area of completed tops but they keep turning up! Now instead of just putting them back I'm pulling backing fabric ...

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March 16, 2019
Brights on Whites from Quiltifications

I picked up two clearanced kits from Connecting Threads a few years ago and combined them to make this queen sized quilt.

The colors were just so cheerful!  The blocks and sashing were unusual and I found the whole thing enchanting.  I left off any outer border and simply extended the sashing stones around the edge for a non-standard binding.

There was so much fabric left over (one of the benefits of buying kits from Connecting Threads) that I could piece a back from it all.  Sadly, I didn't center it as well as I'd hoped, but it ...

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March 11, 2019
Metro Rings :: A Finish from Alamosa Quilter

Another finish. The pattern is Metro Rings by Sew Kind of Wonderful. If you've ever wanted to make a double wedding ring quilt but haven't yet because it's a hard pattern, I highly recommend this pattern instead. The rings are strip pieced and then the rings are cut from the strip sets using the Quick Curve Ruler.

I completed the top in October 2015 but just recently got it quilted and finished. Click here to read the post where I shared the completed top. I've actually been getting a lot of things quilted lately. So stayed ...

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February 22, 2019
Pin It Weekly #269 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Happy Weekly! Here are some recent quilt pins that I found. All modern, because you know, QuiltCon is happening right now!

This concept would make a good mini-quilt  quiltcon-juli Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration: 20 New Designs with Historic Roots (Stc Craft / Melanie Falick Book) (9781584799009): Denyse Schmidt, John Gruen: Books

Denim quilt II, wedding gift for N&K

Martingale - Piece and Quilt with Precuts (Print version + eBook bundle)

Bars Quilt 2016. Image courtesy of Tara Faughnan. The Creativity Project Week #33 Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper
MARY LOU...have this book...and lots of the black background...those blue flowers make my heart sing...Plainsong by Geri deGruy Fiber ~ 20" x 16"

Flying Geese anyone?

Wendy Hook 2015 50"x 75" "Static" hand dyed cotton

Portions & Possibilities: Old Forge Quilt Show

chezzetcook modern quilts: A Patch of Geese: A Finish

Monkey Business quilt sewing pattern from Abbey Lane Quilts  #quiltpatterns  #quiltspatterns #quiltideas #quiltingpatterns

All of these are on my "heart, quilts" board. It's getting oh, so close to 9,000 quilt pins. Isn't that something else?

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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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