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March 9, 2019
2019 – Squares in Squares from Lotus Cove Quilting

Here’s a view of my design wall today. This project is using lots of fabrics from my stash. Only purchase so far was one yard for the center squares. The blocks should finish 12″ square, making a single-sized quilt.


Squares In Squares on Design Wall

Note on design walls: I used anti-pill fleece on this wall, wrapped over insulation panels. Fleece holds much better than flannel. Completed blocks would rarely stick to my old flannel wall unless I pinned them. No problem with the fleece.

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February 28, 2019
Top from Japanese Sewing Book from Tea Rose Home

I fell in love with this top when I first saw the cover of this Japanese Sewing Book (I don't think it is translated to English) and it was put it on my "things to sew" list...
When I was visiting a local shop, I found a beautiful shot cotton in a similar color, I immediately thought about the top.

Ok, it is a little bit brighter, but I still like how it turned out. It was a very straight forward and easy to make pattern; I enjoyed making the shirt.

I used left over faux fur from another ...

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February 16, 2019
New pattern: Lakeside Star, a fat quarter quilt from Carried Away Quilting

Last fall I wrote about how my new surroundings were inspiring my quilting decisions. We moved to a new home on an intimate lake encircled by peeling birch trees and majestic oaks, with native reeds along the shoreline, a lawn dotted with tiny acorns, and birds of every kind and color . . . it was both simple and wonderful. 

The indigo water and the reflection of the butterscotch-colored oak leaves on the lake’s surface really spoke to me. I wanted to create a quilt that reflected the beauty of those colors and also honored the simple but beautiful views. From that ...

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January 21, 2019
Basket Project – 2018-19 from Lotus Cove Quilting

It started with a gift exchange at Rochester Modern Quilt Guild. We were to make a small container or basket to exchange with other members at our January meeting. Here’s the one I made for the exchange:











The interior fabric is from Mali, and the handles are riveted-on leather tabs. The pattern I found was so great, I also used it to make some Christmas gifts.


These went to my sister-in-law and husband, to coordinate with her MacKenzie-Childs collection. Handles were made from the same fabric as the binding, with wire inserts.


These cat-themed baskets were gifts for my ...

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December 4, 2018
Scrap Sewing Project from Goer

My son and I are working on a little scrap sewing project. The first step of our project was to sort through all of my bags of scraps. (My scraps are currently housed by color in gallon zip lock bags.) It's a bit of an "I Spy" project, so we wanted to pull any interesting scraps that had fun pictures on them. In a few cases, we pulled a piece of interesting fabric from my stash, like those awesome giraffes that I haven't used anywhere yet. We're piecing them together in monochromatic blocks which are rounded out ...

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November 6, 2018
Pick a Pumpkin Colour Inspiration Tuesday and Link Party from Clever Chameleon

Pumpkin colour scheme by Clever Chameleon

The Pick A Pumpkin blog hop is here!

Carla from Creatin’ in the Sticks has organised you yet another fantastic blog hop. This time around the theme is pumpkins…. big pumpkins, small pumpkins, friendly pumpkins, mean ones….. Ok, so she didn’t really give explicit permission to quilt nasty pumpkins, but she did say any quilt, any size – so long as it has a pumpkin on it somewhere. 


Pumpkin Stack color scheme from Clever Chameleon

I really like pumpkins for decorative purposes – so many colours, shapes and textures! Like many Northern Hemisphere seasonal traditions, this is not really a thing we do well in Australia. But I ...

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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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September 6, 2018
No rest for those who can't schedule properly! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

It was up early yesterday, had breakfast with my brother and SIL and then I hit the road. I needed to get to the airport to see if I could get on an earlier flight. It would appear that there is no such thing as standby anymore (on Air Canada), at least in the smaller airports. For a fee (of course), you can make a "same-day" change and you'll get a guaranteed seat (if available).

The flight actually left the airport 10 minutes early and we were off. Of course, we lost those 10 minutes when we arrived in ...

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August 25, 2018
squared away orange from Making A Lather

Trying to stay with just orange this month, I made choices for squared away block. Two of them, I liked but the small dot, and the slightly darker orange print, ummm no.


this is me sewing in the middle of my double wedding ring mess. Which is why I hadn't worked on the squared away blocks until the last minute.

 I didn't want to mess with my piles for the double wedding ring, but stuff was mixing up any way, so I did a bit of cleanup. And finally, we had blocks.

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August 23, 2018
Fabulous Freebies – Quilt Binding Resources and a Free Appliqué Pattern from Clever Chameleon

Have a Really Great Fall appliqué pattern at Clever Chameleon

Today is the fourth day of the Fabulous Freebies blog hop. Isn’t that Great!?! 

This is the hop where we get to tell you about our favourite online quilting freebies….. resources we have found or written in the past and still love now. And there are plenty of new freebies going around too! This generous hop is hosted by the very interesting, funny and talented Joan of Moosestash Quilting. If you are not already a regular at Joan’s you are missing out, not just on fun quilting banter, but her unique garden and her adorable kittens too. Do ...

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August 21, 2018
Fabric of Nepal – Colour Inspiration Tuesday and Link Party from Clever Chameleon

Nepal Colours color scheme at Clever Chameleon

Gifts from Nepal

At times my husband travels overseas for work. One of the conditions of him being granted domestic leave to do so is that he brings back something interesting from the country(s) he’s visited. </p>
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August 18, 2018
orange you glad it's not banana from Making A Lather

The plan for this month's birch trees was to do two light and two dark orange, but I didn't have another light orange. I am thinking it might be time to start assembling this quilt. I wanted 42 blocks - 6x7, and I might have that many now. A count is in order. And then a plan.

I worked on birch trees at Friday quilt group. Have you noticed how much faster a project goes when in the company of other quilters?

Since Linda and I are also working on our wedding ring quilts. Sue brought her Mother's ...

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August 11, 2018
orange and tokoyo subway quilt from Making A Lather

Time to add orange to my Tokoyo subway quilt. Orange is the color for the month of August at Rainbow scrap challenge. Can it be August already? There were 8 blocks that included orange in them.

just a little bit of another color and this block will be done.

There were two blocks that orange finished. woohoo

I just had to see them sewn together.

I now have four of the 25 blocks completely finished. I am using a fusible grid, and it does seem a little stiff.....

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August 4, 2018
soul searching from Making A Lather

I only have 1 more block to make for soul searching. Today was orange day for my rainbow scrap challenge. Orange is one of my favorite colors, but I don't use it much, so I don't have as many scraps as I would like.

It was a sunny windy day, Photos were challenging.

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rsc18 super saturday

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August 1, 2018
Beary Colourful BOM: Loving Friends Yellow-Orange Bear from Clever Chameleon

Yellow Orange Bear of Loving Friends appliqué by Clever Chameleon

Did you know that Sunday just gone was World Friendship Day? How very appropriate, because it’s our Yellow-Orange Bear’s favourite day of the year!

Yellow-Orange Bear knows that many of the most precious things in life are people – family and good friends. In fact, building great relationships is his speciality, And right at the top of his list of great relationships are the respectful, fun, mutually supportive, loving friendships that make the world go around. 

Please welcome the very cordial Yellow-Orange Bear of Loving Friends to the Beary Colourful family. Since you will be creating him, he will ...

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July 31, 2018
Cheerful Orange: Colour Inspiration Tuesday and Linky Party from Clever Chameleon

Cheerful Orange color scheme by Clever Chameleon

Welcome to the little Tuesday wedged in between my Sew Early 4 Christmas tutorial yesterday and our next Beary Colourful Bear pattern tomorrow!

Poor Tuesday! He had his big turn last week, with the Christmas in July blog hop…… but just because he is not the star of the Clever Chameleon blog this week doesn’t mean he can’t be inspiring.

He most certainly can!

Today’s blindingly bright colours are inspired by a little charity quilt that has just passed through my sewing room, cheering the place up as it went. I don’t know if I’d ...

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June 24, 2018
A Two-Faced Pumpkin Quilt Facing Tutorial (and Modern Winding Ways finished) from Clever Chameleon

Modern Winding Ways quilting detail

Island Batik ambassador button

Modern Winding Ways is finished. 

Quilted, faced (invisibly bound) and hung. </p>
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June 12, 2018
The Red Buoy – Colour Inspiration Tuesday and Linky Party from Clever Chameleon

The Red Buoy color scheme by Clever Chameleon

Colours good enough for Paul Signac are good enough for me!

On the weekend I was treated for my birthday with a ticket to the current exhibition at our state art gallery. This exhibition has my name all over it – it is called “Colours of Impressionism”. A collection of masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay, this exhibition shows the progressive use of colour over time by Impressionist and then Neo-Impressionist painters.

The Red Buoy (La bouée rouge) was painted by Paul Signac in 1895. It is one of the attention grabbers of the Colours of Impressionism exhibition and is featured ...

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May 4, 2018
Shadows of Auntie Green Finished!! from Clever Chameleon

My sincerest thanks to all the amazing people who gave me their two cents worth on how to finish “Shadows of Auntie Green”!

Shadows of Auntie Green    

It is done! Shadows of Auntie Green – my April Island Batik Ambassador quilt is finished. A few days late, as forecast, but I hope you’ll agree, they were days well spent. 

There were two parts to the finish of this quilt that I asked you to help me with. The quilting and binding decisions.

I had wondered whether the background of this quilt should be more heavily quilted to emphasise the appliqué. My gut feeling was ...

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April 10, 2018
Colour Inspiration Tuesday: Vintage Port Adelaide from Clever Chameleon

Vintage Inspiration from an Adventure Day to Historic Port Adelaide

On the weekend, our Joey Scouts (6-8yo) had a transport-themed adventure day. We went on a bus, then a tram, then a train, then a boat. Then we went to the Aviation Museum to look at planes, and finally took two more trains back. I don’t know about the kids, but by the time we got home, I was exhausted!

Vintage Port Adelaide color scheme by Clever Chameleon

The major destinations of our day were located in historic Port Adelaide, one of the oldest parts of our city. Since the Island Batik Ambasador challenge for April is ...

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