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July 26, 2017
Rust Panel from Creating Chaos

My first piece of "new work" is finished and mounted and I have to admit I am very pleased with it.

You may recall from a post last month that I have decided to work on a series of square panels inspired by a variety of sources.   This is the first one which started from the piece created as an experiment using rusting powder. 

I used a variety of different fabrics including some I dyed myself as well as commercial batiks.  Once pieced, I free machine quilted in lines inspired by the original rusted metal that was the starting point ...

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moinhos verdes from Ritacor

45/100 #100diasnoblogue a primeira peça depois das férias é uma encomenda à medida para iluminar uma casa de férias. tinha ficado de acabar até ao final do mês e hoje o sentimento é de missão cumprida! é uma manta de dimensões generosas (1,40m x 2,15m) toda em tons de verde. o desafio foi esse: fazer … More moinhos verdes

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Designing New Patterns - Fall Fabric Collections from Daphne Greig

Another task that has taken a lot of my time in the last few weeks is designing new patterns for upcoming fabrics. This can be a long and very detailed process.

These are the files for each pattern I have designed in the last few weeks. 
It's a total of 7 NEW PATTERNS!
I design all my quilts and projects using Electric Quilt software. Over the years I have become a very experienced user of the software. I can 'sing and dance' with Electric Quilt!

When I am designing I use scans of the actual fabrics that are in ...

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AHIQ Linkup Plus More! from Indigo Threads

Last year about this time, Debbie of A Quilter's Table blog hosted a quilt-along, mostly on Instagram, doing the Crosscut Quilt.  I had just gotten the prompt for my local guild's yearly challenge, which was "Get Creative With Black".  There were no rules for this challenge other than a minimum size of 24" x 24".  So, I decided that it would be fun to play along, using black fabrics for the background.  Maybe not the most creative way to use black, but I thought the quilt looked like it would fit the criteria.

I promptly ordered a good ...

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Less Logs in the Cabin 61, 62, 63, 64, 65 from Virtual Quilter

Less Logs in the Cabin 61

I like it … might be the favourite for the day!

Less Logs in the Cabin 62

What looks like sashing is really just the outer strip of a Log Cabin block. Like the variation of the width of the outer strips in the curved blocks … adds a lot of interest to the design.

Less Logs in the Cabin 63

Love the one above … now it is my favourite for the day. I think!

Less Logs in the Cabin 64

Or perhaps this is the favourite … sometimes it is hard to pick!

Less Logs in the Cabin 65

I like this one, but one of the others is my favourite!

More Log Cabin designs mid week, next week.

Filed under: Less Logs in the Cabin ...

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July 25, 2017
marmalade quilt--the beginning from Crazy Mom Quilts

Last weekend I had the opportunity to retreat with some of my friends at our annual Gruber's retreat. I believe that this was year 8! I'm so thankful for good friends from all over the country who were brought together through the internet and our common love of quilting! We have expanded our retreat to a 5 day stretch--what a treat that is! It still goes too fast. :)
My main project for this retreat, other than my pincushion a day (of course!), was to work on this quilt! I opened up a much loved (and hoarded) layer cake ...

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Charity Sew Along Block #7 - whirl along with this one! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I am pretty darn excited! My version of the Charity quilt came back from the 'Spa' and it's so amazing to see the dark navy background.  I promise to show part of it soon.. i want to get the binding on. This is my 3rd year making a quilt to be auctioned for Charity. It's an honor to do this and I am partnering with the Fat Quarter shop & Moda fabrics to raise money for Make a Wish this year. 

My Quilt will be auctioned, so YOU could own it! The Patchwork ...

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July 24, 2017
"VEULSTE lang",.... from Wilma's Homemade Quilts

Ieder vrij minuutje worden er hier klosjes in elkaar gezet
omdat ik deze top nu wel snel af wil hebben.
480 gezellige klosjes zitten aan de top!!

Soms op de bank terwijl wij televisie kijken 
of liever gezegd ik met 1 oog!
 En soms heerlijk buiten in het zonnetje,...

En wordt er stiekem een mandje genaaid om te kijken 
of dit de volgende wordt die ik af ga maken,...

En tijdens het opruimen van mijn heerlijke hobbyhok worden er wat mandjes gespeld op een damasten tafelkleed 
en weet ik eigenlijk al wel zeker dat deze kleine mandjes,
die al ...

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July 22, 2017
Er even tussenuit... (1) from Ellie's Quilt Place

Eze Côte d'Azur France

Het kleine, middeleeuwse dorpje Eze, dat hoog boven de Middellandse Zee ligt, is - met zijn smalle straatjes die naar het kasteel leiden en zijn wondermooie uitzichten over Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat - als je het mij vraagt, één van de mooiste plekjes aan de Côte d'Azur.

The small, Medieval town of Eze, that lies high above the Mediterranean Sea is - with its narrow streets that lead you to the castle and its wonderful view over Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat - according to my opinion, one of the most beautiful places at the Côte d'Azur. 

EQP Ellie's Quiltplace

EQP Ellie's Quiltplace

Niet verrassend dus dat Eze, net zoals vorig jaar, de eerste stop ...

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July 20, 2017
the potential of cutwork from Karen Ann Ruane

sampling cutwork      Related Storiesloopy buttons and a base for a...

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Beach Baby with the Button Club & my Free Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I am THRILLED to be designing a mini quilt each month to showcase year 2 of the Button Lover's Club! 

Pat Sloan July Button club pic 1b

Each month the buttons are a collection by color and theme. I'm posting the pattern prior to the buttons arriving from the club, that way you are ready to just stitch them down when they arrive! 

I love the beachy summer feel of the package for August.... so I HAD to do a sand pail! I have great memories of going to the beach each summer with a brand new sand pail ...

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Pet Angel from Ellie's Quilt Place

Het was dom van me...

It was stupid of me...

Ellies Quiltplace EQP Pet Angel Stitchery Patchwork

... om te denken dat ik deze Angel op de foto kon zetten met een paar kattenspeeltjes erbij...

... to think I could photograph this Angel with some cat toys in front of it...

Ellies Quiltplace EQP Pet Angel Stitchery Patchwork

... zonder dat er een kat volgde...

... without a nosy cat...

Ellies Quiltplace EQP Pet Angel Stitchery Patchwork

... die net daar (en niet met het hele leger andere muisjes dat door heel het huis te vinden is) heel graag mee wilde spelen.

... who really wanted to play with those toys (and not the numerous others that are lying around the house).

Ellies Quiltplace EQP Pet Angel Stitchery Patchwork

Wil je dan ook het ...

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July 19, 2017
Take the Roundabout Sew Along - Sew Part 4! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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When I design quilt patterns I put my heart and soul into the design. For my fabric line Sunday Drive, I designed 'Take the Roundabout' in my signature multiple size block format. You've been doing my solstice, so you have an idea of how much fun it is do multi size blocks! 

Pat Sloan Take the Roundabout sew along button

Twice a month, the 1st and 3rd Friday, I'll assign a section of the quilt to make. If you are just joining me, there is loads of time! I think we'll finish sooner than Thanksgiving, but there are parts ...

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July 17, 2017
Sue Marsh, Deborah Fisher, Annette Plog, and Mathew Boudreaux Chat with Pat + free pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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My guests today Sue Marsh, Deborah Fisher, Annette Plog, and Mathew Boudreaux Chat with Pat!

FREE Pattern at the end with a Video from Fat Quarter Shop!

SHOW #346 Talk Show with Pat Sloan

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 346 Sue Marsh

You know you are going to find fun and whimsy when you learn a designer started her business on April fools day! Sue Marsh of Whistle ...

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July 15, 2017
Aurifil BOM Challenge, Block 7 by Shruti- Enter your block! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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My Favorite day of the month is Aurifil Designer Challenge day! Our theme this year is the rainbow of colors found in the color wheel. Each designer is assigned a color going around the wheel and July is Shruti Dandekar who lives in India. 

Pat Sloan Aurifil July 2017 block

Shruti's color is ...true Orange and you will love hearing why at my interview with her. I absolutely adore her block design, it's so interesting and fun to make!

 DOWNLOAD the pattern at the end of the interview and come right back!.

Read on to see my tutorial ...

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July 14, 2017
pincushions 8-14 from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I've actually done a lot of sewing this week, but it is all for gifts, so I can't share the results quite yet. I have also been keeping up on my one-a-day pincushion challenge. Making a pincushion every single day is not for the faint of heart. Each pincushion takes on average about 1 1/2 hours...that's if things are going well! Ha! I have been enjoying the challenge, though. It really pushes me creatively and I love that!

Here are the pincushions from the last week....

 day 8
 day ...

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July 12, 2017
"Heerlijk plekje in huis",.... from Wilma's Homemade Quilts

Wat een regen hier vandaag.
Is het bij jullie ook zo erg?

Wel lekker om dan naar boven te gaan waar mijn heerlijke hobbykamer is,....

Er worden lapjes gezocht uit de mand waar ik in heb lopen rommelen voor mijn Stonefields
en kan je goed zien welke kleurtjes ik daar nu voor gebruik,...

Maar onderin die mand liggen nog wat donker rode stukjes die ik nu moet hebben

Er moet een taartpuntje gemaakt worden voor de Dear Jane
waar ik ineens weer zin in had om te doen.

Zal er waarschijnlijk mee te maken hebben dat er in de ...

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July 11, 2017
99 Squircles ~ A Quilt in Progress from Red Pepper Quilts

99 Squircles Quilt | Work in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts July 2017

It was time for some serious scrap busting and this quilt block has been on my mind for some time. The block is inspired by a vintage quilt ~ The Elizabeth Chapman Coverlet dating back to 1829 ~ which features a rectangular panel in the center of the quilt surrounded by a variation of the Drunkard's Path Block. 

99 Squircles Quilt | Work in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts July 2017
99 Squircles Quilt | Work in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts July 2017

The block is neither a circle nor a square, hence the reason I am calling it a Squircle block, and while the original blocks (in the Chapman Coverlet) were English Paper pieced, I have also come across reproductions of this block using applique ...

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July 10, 2017
My guests today Dora Cary, Deb Grogan, and Jacquelynne Steves Chat with Pat! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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My guests today Dora Cary, Deb Grogan, and Jacquelynne Steves Chat with Pat Segment!

FREE Pattern at the end. 

SHOW #345 Talk Show with Pat Sloan

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 345 Dora Cary

It’s always fun for me to be able to talk with future guest at a show where they have all their quilts for me to see.. well maybe not all but a group ...

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"Muizenoortjes",.... from Wilma's Homemade Quilts

De klosjes-bak werd weer gevuld met allerlei restjes,...

Werden er slierten genaaid in de tuin,....

Ging ook wel eens verkeerd,....

Onder toeziend oog van het kleine meisje,....

Werden de slierten geprikt in de dronkenmanspad,....

Veel klosjes werden er genaaid,....

Zelfs nog restjes van die te gekke quilt,..
de Nearly Insane!

Deze te gekke quilt-top is na de Hope-quilt aan de beurt om door te pitten!

Werd de klosjes-bak leger en leger!!

En werden er overal muizen-oortjes gestrooid waar ik zat te klossen!!

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