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June 22, 2021
two pinned pieces [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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September 11, 2020
Pin It Weekly #331 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 Happy Weekly! Let's meet a couple of followers, okay? The first one is Ana Victoria and her board called "Diseños que me inspiran," which translates to "Designs that inspire me." How apropos is that?

Hello to Lorena Pazos. She doesn't have many followers, but she's got some beautifully inspiring boards. Here's one for Christmas.

And lastly, Marie LeBlanc (that's a South Louisiana name!) I'm pretty sure she is from La. just because I've look over her boards. But! She has one on immigration. Isn't that an unusual topic? Let's take a ...

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September 7, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Coffee and Tea from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Mello Joy Between Roast 

16 oz. Ground Dark Roast Coffee

Black Tea | Lipton

Cafe Du Monde Coffee and Chicory - 15 oz. 12-Pack

 Here in Louisiana, we are all about hot coffee and ice tea. Community Coffee is the ONLY one we drink here in Avoyelles Parish--it's a Louisiana product, after all. 

However, there are others. Cafe du Monde, for example from the famous NOLA French Quarter market. And then Mello Joy coffee which you can easily find in the Lafayette area. 

As far as tea goes, there's only one that's passable in the Marcotte clan--Lipton. It has to be sweet, ice cold and served with a real glass (made of glass as opposed to plastic) filled with ice. Yeah ...

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September 2, 2020
Pin It Weekly # 330 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


The weather has been quite blue/blah and gray/icky since the hurricane. We absolutely can't trust the sky. However, the temperatures make up for that. We absolutely CAN trust the temps. 

Hand Painted Oil Painting Abstract Indigo Wall with Stretched Frame 7 Wall Arts® – CAD $ 119.53

So I've been feeling a little gray and blah. I did load a quilt top on the long-arm and I've gotten in the groove. I had forgotten I had this top. It was in the bin waiting a turn. Apparently, there's no rhyme or reason to taking turns in my world. This is neither the oldest or the newest in the bin. So... 


But ...

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July 23, 2020
Pin It Weekly #325 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Check out this girl's Flickr page.... so much beautiful sewing!!
Have I told you that I'm really bad at math? Here's one example of many, embarrassing many: I always check to see what number the next PIW is before actually typing in the number. Sometimes I double check. About six weeks ago I did that. Well, I did something.
Design Trend: Neutral Walls with Pops of Bold Color - Modern Parents Messy Kids
I thought it was check the number and add one. Then I proceeded to number the next PIW by skipping a slew of numbers. I went from the end of the 310s to the 330s. How does something like that happen? I assume it the same way I can ...

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July 19, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Crosses from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I hope you are having a blessed Sunday. As Catholics we are watching with growing concern the destruction of Catholic churches and statues around the country. What happened to freedom of religion in the United States? This should be a worry for everyone, since burning one church means people can burn others. The anarchy in our country...I don't know quite what to say. But let's move on to today's SQI. I used crosses in SQI in 2014, but it seems apropos to cover it again with perhaps a few new pins. 

And a few quilts with ...

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July 17, 2020
Pin It Weekly #324 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Welcome back! It's Pinterest time. It has gotten too hot in Louisiana to sit out-of-doors. I managed a few minutes in the shade while a hot breeze and a cool drink kept me and the birds company. 

Bird Sounds and Songs of the Mourning Dove | The Old Farmer's Almanac

How the doves have the energy to fuss over the same feeder is beyond me. Of course, watching them peaked my interest in whether I had mourning doves on my bird board. I did not. So far as I could find anyway. So I searched out a few doves to pin.
Shepreth Wildlife Park: White Dove | White Dove | Chris Humphries | Flickr

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July 9, 2020
PIn It Weekly #343 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Hello Beatrix Bocanegra! Thanks for the beautiful shell art and sewing project pins.

Very pretty!!!!

Sew a non-slip sewing machine foot pedal pad - a genius idea to stop the foot pedal slipping away from you.

Hi Anna Paula Fontana! Thanks for the cute dishtowel pins.

Kitchen towels pots and pans geometric pattern in black, white and gold cotton fabric accent - set of two flour sack towels

Sweet Treat Guest Towels - Set of 4, Assorted

Kitchen towel sewing project. Instructions are in Italian, but photos are easy to follow. Hobby di stoffa by Hdc: Continuiamo con la cucina?

applique idea for kitchen towels, tablecloth

Bird Towel Birds on a Wire Applique on Cotton Huck by kakabaka, $16.00

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June 22, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Beach Houses from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Last week I posted about how beaches can inspire our quilts. That was because we had just enjoyed a trip to Galveston Island for a long weekend with our children and grandchildren. Along the way and also in Galveston, we admired the many beautiful beach houses. I began wondering whether there were many quilts on Pinterest that are designed around the theme. Guess what? I found a few! 


Almost all houses along the Gulf Coast are now built on stilts or pilings. That's because the water surge during hurricanes can destroy, flood, even move the homes. 

Elevator Beach House Plan. Tyree House Plans.

Built to resist ...

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June 11, 2020
Pin It Weekly #340 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Happy Weekly! I hope you are enjoying your week. We are set to vacay in Galveston soon. It's a family (the whole family) vacation. So I thought I'd look at some art that would help me get into the mood of beach, sun and water. These are from my board abstract art paint oil pastel prints

Painting by June Yan.

abstract art

Painting by June Yan.

Artist Jill Van Sickle  Painting, artwork, abstract

Carin Lundblad

Michele Hoben, Paintings and Drawings

These are pins from a quick search on Galveston Island.  

Best Things to Do on Galveston Island

Galveston Fun Maps – Galveston Island Guide

Beach Pictures: View Images of Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Galveston, Texas - cherished memories of many long summer days spent at Galveston Island State Park before hurricane Ike ravaged her beautiful shore

Things to do in Galveston - Besides the Beach

at moody gardens, galveston. - Picture of Galveston Island, Texas ...

Have you been to Galveston? It's a lovely island that packs lots of fun in a little space. Many of those places are within walking distance from our hotel. Of course ...

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May 31, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: B I R D S from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

After writing about the birds in our backyard yesterday, I decided that it would be fun to use birds as quilt inspiration, again. Are they beautiful?

Why Native Plants Are Better for Birds and People | Audubon

Why Native Plants Are Better for Birds and People | Audubon

The 2017 Audubon Photography Awards Winners

Pretty bird!

Fiery-throated Hummingbird - There are about 338 different species of hummingbirds. There are few other birds that rival the spectacular iridescence of the Fiery-throated Hummingbird. Found only in the cloud forest of Costa Rica and western Panama.

Why Native Plants Are Better for Birds and People | Audubon

And so bird inspired quilts.... 

"Flying Home" quilt in Pam Bono's book (I have this book)

Gradually, In Full Bloom came together with a large vase of cut flowers as the dominant theme. Description from I searched for this on

bird wall quilt; wool felt applique and hand quilting.

The Patchery Menagerie: Student Bird Quilts

Black Birds Quilt Pattern PDF Instant Download modern

paper pieced birds

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May 30, 2020
Pin It Weekly #338 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Welcome back to PIW! My sister has returned home from our impromptu visit. What started as a couple of days, added the Memorial Day weekend and then, well, a doctor's appointment that I had already committed to, so why not stay a few more days? 

We had a good visit, especially since we were able to visit with two of her kids and a grandson. It's always a blast when a one-year old comes by, right?

Back to PIW #338! These are a few quilts that I pinned to "heart, quilts" during the few minutes when C was ...

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May 17, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: 10" Layer Cakes from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

The last couple of Sundays I've been using fabric precuts to inspire you, so this Sunday we'll keep going with layer cakes. You can find the SQI post on charm squares here and the SQI on jelly rolls here

Personalized Photo Charms Compatible with Pandora Bracelets. Here is another great info chart from

10" squares are large enough that they can be cut down to any size that is at least ten inches. They are especially good for making disappearing patch quilts, such as disappearing four patch or disappearing nine patch. 

Disappearing 9-Patch With Layer Cakes BABY QUILTS
This D9P is a great example of how complicated they can look. Here's another in softer hues. Both use one ...

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May 6, 2020
Pin It Weekly #336 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I've been adding pins to my "heart, quilts" board. In fact, I've added a whole new section for precuts. There's a link at the bottom of the post so you can find it easily. (Because you know I put it in alpha order.) Already I have over 50 pins. I guess Sunday's SQI inspired me, too.

Ready to ship 100 percent cotton fabric baby quilt, lap quilt, Kaffe Fassett floral quilt, throw quilt,crib quilt. Wild and colorful modern patchwork pieced quilt featuring Kaffe Fassett floral, stripe, chevron, polka dot print fabric in hot pinks, reds, yellow, grey, orange, blue, white, green, aqua, teal, purple, all the colors of the rainbow. Colorful florals, chevrons, stripes combine together with a soft pink, white and floral fabric on the coordinating back. Highlighted with a lattice ...

FREE pattern: 'Bella

Gray sashing and straight line quilting

Remix/Ash Rail Fence

I just really like this and I would not have thought of the colors but love them

Saturated colors and x and +. Hooray!    Blogged:

Busy Hands Quilts: Layer Cake Custard Shortcut Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party!

Charm Squares Quilt Patterns 17 best ideas about charm pack quilts on pinterest charm pack | Quilt Pattern Design

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April 29, 2020
Pin It Weekly #335 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Welcome back! It's time to meet a few followers. Say hello to 
Bella Larreategui

Gorgeous Royal Staffordshire Blacksmith's Forge♥Blacky's Black Toile Cottage


French Country Window Treatment

And hello to Saniye Kaya. Does it get cuter than this board? I don't imagine.

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April 23, 2020
Pin It Weekly #334 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Beautiful Bird House Designs You Will Fall in Love with (13)

Birds and butterflies and bats, oh my! Houses and houses and houses... 

It will always be eight o'clock!

Butterfly Haven Wood Project Plan Attractive shelter for butterflies protects them from predators & bad weather. Front opens for easy cleanout. #diy #woodcraftpatterns

Wow! The Best Bird Feeders of Pinterest - Cate's Garden

Bee Hotel B&B - Red Candy

It's a birdhouse now, but it would make a great Smithy and Workshop if it was a little bigger.

Great use of tree stump. Just make sure you put bird houses and feeders at least 5 -6 feet above the ground. Otherwise they are easy prey for cats and other predators. :)

for the birdies.... Flickr - Photo Sharing!

 Church like the shape with the different "rooms" to create this church

Do you have a bird or bird house board? Let me help you find more pins. You can find these and about 100 more pins in my "bird house feeder nest" board.

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April 17, 2020
Pin It Weekly #333 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Hello Pinners! Meet some new friends. Introducing Toni Hall, who has a board titled "I Think I Can" and I love it. Here's why...

Not that I crochet, but I think I could. Maybe not well, however. :) Buzzin Bumble is a blogger who has some interesting pins and posts that you might want to check out. Lara is the author of Crafted Applique': New Possibilities. I do not have it, but I will look into it. Isn't this just the cutest cover? I bet that sweet camper is inside!
Image of Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities

She has a board called Polaroid Quilts that I ...

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March 26, 2020
Pin It Weekly #310 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Acquire excellent tips on "modern abstract art painting". They are readily available for you on our website. #modernabstractartpainting

Welcome to PIW! 
My most recent pins have been additions to the "mixed, media" board.
Italian collage and the garden of lovers, caterina giglio La Dolce Vita

by dailypoetics, via Flickr great use of a collaged ground with areas highlighted using the gesso.

Crossings - Strummel's work is inspirational.  I can learn a lot from her.

These pins are from Susan Camata. I didn't translate, but I think we can all figure out what she likes, especially considering that this is one of eight sewing boards.

And these are from Dawn Hunton's "floral applique" board. Talk about inspiring!
Small Flower (c) Vanessa Brisson 2005  19.5"x15"Ribbon Cone Flowers

Madam Quilter.  And this is a pattern you can buy!

Stay safe everyone. Remember, social distance helps to protect you and to avoid you from carrying the CoVid19 home to your loved ones. 

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March 19, 2020
Pin It Weekly #309 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Welcome to PIW! It's time to meet new followers. Thanks to everyone who follows Fleur de Lis Quilts on Pinterest! If you'd like to be featured, please let me know in the comments or at Include "Add Follower" in the heading, so I can distinguish it from all the other "stuff" that comes in. Let's get to it, shall we?

Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt Instructions | Valentine Quiltworks: Disappearing 9 Patch Quilt

Hello to Sharon Pinney! Look how fun her "Embroidery stuff" board is.

Mastajustin Buck has many weird, really weird boards, but there are a few not too-weird-for-me ones. "Miniatures" is interesting.

WILLIAM COMYNS SILVER CRANBERRY GLASS SCENT BOTTLE Victorian Cased Scent Bottle in Collectables, Vanity/ Perfume/ Grooming, Perfumes | eBay

Antique Style Empty Glass Oil, Perfume Bottle

And finally ...

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