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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
Text It! Blog Hop from Stitchin at Home

Welcome to my stop on the Text It! blog hop, sharing the gorgeous and fun projects from Sherri Noel's (Rebecca Mae Designs) new book, Text It!
Sherri's book has 10 Quilt and Pillow patterns as well as 7 full sized alphabets so you can personalize any project or make something of your own inspired by the book.




I was looking for a quick project as I have a lot going on, as I browsed through her book I found the perfect project. It goes well with my project from 'Dusting off a Quilt Book' .


I used some of ...

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February 19, 2019
My Day of Dusting off a Quilt Book from Stitchin at Home

It's my day too show an old a forgotten quilt book. This blog hop is being hosted by Beaquilter. The idea was to dust off, excuse me while I find the duster it's around here some place. Ahh dust bunnies be gone. Anyway the idea was to make a project from it.


After doing a big clean a few years ago, I thought I had given away my older quilt books. Imagine my surprise at finding a book from 1994. I think I kept it as I liked a couple of the projects in it.

1994 I think ...

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January 8, 2019
Monday's Strength. Book Dating. Pressing On! from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Monday's Strength

I picked up this lesson from Jana Alcorn's book, Don't Throw in the Towel, Hope Again.  She pointed out that perhaps by Hezikiah turning to the wall, he was turning away from distractions.  Let us prayerfully turn into our wall and away from whatever may be distracting us from our precious LORD's voice.  Then, after meeting with the Source of our strength, we can courageously fight the good fight (1 Timothy 6:12).

Book Dating

The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV
Though I fell behind in The Story, I'm still enjoying reading it!
Doing Busy Better: Enjoying God's Gifts of Work and Rest
Still reading this one!
Just started ...

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January 2, 2019
Monday's Strength. Book Dating. Pressing On! from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Hello There! 
I hope you all have a wonderful 2019!  There will be some changes here that I hope will bless you!  I'm also hoping they will help me "work smarter, not harder!"  Take good care and Happy New Year!

Monday's Strength.

Like I said in my last post, let us go forth into 2019 with the LORD's joy, confidence, faith, trust and hope!  Perhaps if we remember this Word, we will be better equipped to do just that!

Book Dating

The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV
Though I fell behind in The Story, I'm still enjoying reading it!


Doing Busy Better: Enjoying God's Gifts of Work and Rest
Doing Busy Better ...

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January 1, 2019
Pillow finishes from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I couldn't write about these finishes before Christmas as they were gifts for the daughters-in-law. First the backstory: I made a pillow for our living room like one I saw on Pinterest, and they all said how much they liked it. So, I put that on the to-do list and finished just before Christmas. In fact, it was so close that, except for a photo shoot, they didn't make it off the worktable. 



Rich just took them from the studio and handed them out. Unwrapped. Unceremoniously. "Here you go. DeeDee made these." Well, at least I got credit ...

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December 22, 2018
One pillow or two? from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


As promise earlier in the week, I want to show you the pillow I made for a customer. Her sister lost a child recently and she had a couple of his favorite tee shirts, which I quilted and made into one pillow. 


I used the backs of the shirts because both had beautiful wing motifs and challenged myself to use the wings for the quilting.  

The backing is this green/beige knit that was in my stash. It worked quite well and didn't pucker at all despite having a good bit of stretch to it.


The background has a ...

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December 20, 2018
Top 5 DIY Festive Pillows from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Festive pillows

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is get together with my family, and spend a day decorating the house while listening to Christmas music. We always split the tasks within our household. My mom always decorates the tree, my dad puts up the Christmas lights outside, and I”m always in charge of decorating the inside of the house. ‘Till this day, I love making my home feel all cozy with our festive table runners, fancy dinner plates, and filling the house with vanilla cinnamon spiced candles! Yum! Of course, we couldn’t forget the pillows ...

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November 29, 2018
Of Thanksgiving Travel, Needlework Memories, Embroidery, and Applique from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Hand Embroidered Pillows Made By My MIL circa 1959
Hello, my lovelies, and happy belated Thanksgiving to all of you in the States who were celebrating this week!  We've just returned from spending the holiday in Florida with my husband's family.  L-O-N-G drive, but well worth it.


More Needle Turn Leaves...
I shoved my Frankenwhiggish Rose needleturn applique project into my suitcase before we left and managed to get some leaves cut, prepped, and stitched down while visiting with Bernie's family, and couldn't help but notice striking similarities between my mother-in-law's throw pillows on the ...

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November 21, 2018
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Holiday Makings! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Scraps!  We've all got them, and no matter how hard we work at it, they never seem to go away, do they?  Well, today I'm going to share something a little different, but it's a technique you can use to use up those scraps, too, so it's all good!

I love the Target Dollar Spot. Every time the season changes, they put out new two packs of kitchen towels.  For $3, you can get some really cute stuff - usually one towel with a saying on it, and one in a coordinating print.  I love ...

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November 20, 2018
Custom Monogrammed Pillow {A Finish} from Little Pink Rose Quilting & Sewing


When I was asked to make a monogrammed pillow from a teal bridesmaid dress for an upcoming baby shower, I played with a few ideas of how to do the monogram. Reverse applique was the technique that gave the best results with the soft fabric.


I used Michael Miller's Cotton Candy Fairy Frost cotton Fabric for the top overlay and fabric from the bridesmaid dress as the under layer.


To create the Monogram I used Photoshop for Mac. After finding a font I liked I played around with the letters and how they connected to get the proportions.


Once ...

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November 8, 2018
Pick a Pumpkin Blog Hop - The Final Day, Giveaway, and My Day from Creatin' in the Sticks

We are celebrating fall this week
with the
Pick a Pumpkin Blog Hop.

Today is the last day and I'm sad to see it end.


My vision became a reality thanks to everyone who played along.

It has been so fun to see pumpkins take center stage for one week
and
to all that participated or commented -
Thank you so much!

It's been such a fun week.


It's my day to share my pumpkins
and
I made this pillow to remind me of this blog hop.


Just a little fusible applique with
on ...

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October 16, 2018
Halloween haberdashery from Polka Dots and Butterflies

My new favorite obsession is newsprint fabric.  And of course I love Halloween.  So this pattern by Melissa Mortenson at Polkadotchair was perfect for me.  It is called Halloween Haberdashery.  It went together very easily once I got the hang of the hats.  I also got to use my other new favorite obsession piping.  I used piping around the edges of the pillows.  I am so in love with these pillows I think I will make some for each season.  Changing pillow covers is such an easy way to make over the house for the different seasons.  Now to just ...

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October 11, 2018
Raindrops on Roses and Gumdrops on Cushions from Blossom Heart Quilts

Bright copper kettles and warm woolen… nope, can’t think of anything to rhyme with cushions! That little variation of the song has been going through my head this week as I was stitching up a sweet little cushion.

Rainbow Liberty cushion using the Gumdrops pattern in Love Patchwork Quilting by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

The fabulous quilting magazine, Love Patchwork & Quilting, are hosting a Gingerbread House quilt along to sew up the Gingerbread House quilt pattern by Gracey Larson in their latest issue (#66). It’s a super fun Christmas row quilt!

Love Patchwork Quilting Gingerbread House row quilt pattern

I chose to make one of the Gumdrop blocks, but then decided to add a few more sections to make it into a ...

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September 20, 2018
Gift Ideas for Retreats & Quilting Friends from A Quilting Life

Gift Ideas for Retreats & Quilting Friends

Hello and happy Friday!  I hope your week has gone well and that your weekend will soon be off to a terrific start!  Today I’m sharing some great gift ideas for retreats & quilting friends.  This is something I’ve struggled with over the years.  It seems I’m always trying to find the perfect gift for […]

The post Gift Ideas for Retreats & Quilting Friends appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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September 4, 2018
Make-A-List Monday - No Rest For The Wicked! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I hope you have all had a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!  It's been fun around here, lots of time spent with my hubby (two movies!) and started a new tradition this morning with the 1st Annual Labor Day Big Breakfast!  We had all the kids (big and little) over early and made waffles, biscuits, sausage gravy, scrapple, bacon, and of course, eggs.  We ate until we were wallowing and then went outside and the adults sat on the deck while the kids ran around in the yard.  A great time was had by all!  But ...

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August 31, 2018
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Small Victories... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Friday is upon us once again, and a holiday weekend, too!  I hope all of you have wonderful, fun plans for the weekend to celebrate the end of summer and beginning of fall (please send that cooler weather soon!) but first, let's get our whoop whoop on, shall we?

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It's been a busy week, and I've made lots of progress on projects...


The last of the memory quilt tops went from this pile of blocks...


...to this finished top!  And Lilli's annual quilt went from one small corner...


...to a whole lot more!  This ...

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August 28, 2018
DrEAMi! #19 from MMM Quilts

Yikes! Nearly forgot about DrEAMi!; how can August be nearly over? But next Saturday is September 1...

Welcome to the 19th linky for those squirrelly distractions in your quilty life. No guilt here, just pure celebration of our quilter ADD natures right? I was thinking just now of how my DrEAMi! came from a DrEAMi! of Anja's, and so squirrels breed more squirrels, just like rabbits....


Does that make my DrEAMi! this month a squabbit?!

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DrEAMi! #19 from MMM Quilts

Yikes! Nearly forgot about DrEAMi!; how can August be nearly over? But next Saturday is September 1...

Welcome to the 19th linky for those squirrelly distractions in your quilty life. No guilt here, just pure celebration of our quilter ADD natures right? I was thinking just now of how my DrEAMi! came from a DrEAMi! of Anja's, and so squirrels breed more squirrels, just like rabbits....


Does that make my DrEAMi! this month a squabbit?!

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July 29, 2018
HeatnBond EZ Print Lite Watermelon Truck Pillow - Life is Sweet from Creatin' in the Sticks

Today I have a
HeatnBond EZ Print Lite 
Watermelon Truck Pillow 
"Life is Sweet"
tutorial over on the



My grandpa raised watermelon on his farm 
and 
people would come from all over to purchase his sweet watermelon.  

A cherished picture of him with a truckload of watermelon was the inspiration for this pillow. 


Those were the days when people would go out to the farm,
weigh their own watermelon,
and
pay by putting money in the box by the house.

A fruit stand with much trust.

Watermelon was always a big thing in my family
and
I ...

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