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December 7, 2016
Pin It Weekly #182 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

What have you been pinning recently? As always, I've added some quilts (or quilt tops) to my "heart, quilts" board

Freshly Pieced: Wavelength pattern can be paper pieced or use a traditional Kite template.:
You'd think that I'd get all the quilts on Pinterest on that board and be, like, here. They are all right here. But somehow I keep finding more. 
Florette quilt made with all Kona Cottons.:

Sure, there are people who add more quilts to the collective (like me) but those should be easy to keep up with, right? 

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I should never say those kinds of things: they get me thinking! Now I wonder how many quilt pins are added to Pinterest each day. I ...

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December 5, 2016
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: L I G H T S from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights in Natchitoches, Louisiana. www.NatchitochesChristmas.com:

We spent this weekend in Natchitoches at the Lights Festival. Natchitoches bills itself as "The City of Lights," which has been celebrated since 1926. 


Creole Christmas in Natchitoches - Natchitoches, LA Christmas Festival - One of my favorite events when I lived in LA.:

One of my fondest memories is of my sisters and me playing and rolling down the hill in front of the lake. I also remember picking stickers out of my clothing, which adds to the humor. 


1. Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights:


Natchitoches Christmas Lights:

Now one of my sisters lives on the lake just beyond that hill, and she is loving enough to invite us (the whole crazy family) to her house for the first weekend of December, which happens to be the ...

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December 1, 2016
Pin It Weekly #181 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Happy Weekly! Know who's pinning what?


Rhonda Hedrick is pinning pretty teacups and cookies. Isn't that a perfect combination? Let's have a tea party!
Purple Violets Teacup & Saucer   c. 1900: Royal Albert tea pot. Thoughts? So lovely-I'd love to see the tea cups!:


Sunny Vintage Yellows! If you don't have matching china, it's just as beautiful…:

Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies: Cinnamon Roll Cookies:

Arpie Makdessian is pinning coussins (pillows) and hand fans.

French fan:

SWEATER PILLOW TUTORIAL If you can sew a straight line you can make these sweet sweater pillows!: encaje mosaico almohada ...  toque femenino:

Folding Silk Hand Fan Blue with Flower Pattern 9":

Pillow:

Anita Henry's pins are all about fashion. Want to know how to dress? This is the place to go. Anita and about 45 others have 50 boards about fashion. 

Boden Wrap Dress #SS15: LOUIS VUITTON BABYLONE MONOGRAM LEATHER BAG:

classy-inthecity.com Your Dose Of Classy!: All the New York Fashion Week Street Style Outfits You Have to See | StyleCaster:

|Lilshawtybad|: Leading Role Grey Suede Lace-Up Heels//:
Formal Evening Gowns by Mon Cheri - Fall 2016 - Style No. 216691 - blue evening dress with lace illusion cap sleeves and neckline and V-back:
The perfect booties:















It's easy to get lost in there and look at the pictures for a while, but I'll let you do that on your own. I warned you though.

Have a great rest ...

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November 28, 2016
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Puritans from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Yes, sure. Puritans deserve a moment. Besides I've been grading papers about the Puritans and The Scarlet Letter. Thank goodness that is over with, but it meant missing Sunday Quilt Inspiration. I'm trying to catch up before too many people realize it! 


Events | Massachusetts Bay Colony | Timeline | The Association of Religion Data Archives:

John Knox (c. 1514 – 24 November 1572) was a Scottish clergyman and a leader of the Protestant Reformation who brought reformation to the church in Scotland.In Geneva he met John Calvin, from whom he gained experience and knowledge of Reformed theology and Presbyterian polity. On his return to Scotland he led the Protestant Reformation in Scotland.:

In Puritan New England, adulteresses were subject to public humility, while their male counterparts were often allowed to quietly fade into the background, facing neither censure nor shame. The story of Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” made it clear that the social mores of the time badly needed an update, and Prynne’s humility, dignity, and grace inspires women even now. She didn’t long for revenge; she only wanted peace and to be accepted for who she was:

Charles Haddon (CH) Spurgeon (19 June 1834 – 31 January 1892) was a British Particular Baptist preacher. Spurgeon remains highly influential among Christians of various denominations, among whom he is known as the "Prince of Preachers". He was a strong figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition. Spurgeon produced powerful sermons of penetrating thought and precise exposition. Many Christians have discovered Spurgeon's messages to be among the best in Christian literature.:

Richard Baxter (12 November 1615 – 8 December 1691) was an English Puritan church leader, poet, hymn-writer, theologian, and controversialist. Baxter became even better known for his prolific writing. His devotional classic The Saints' Everlasting Rest was one of the most widely read books of the century.:

Relating the "Scarlet Letter" to real world matters...including pdfs for students

Here are some things you might not have known about the high school English class staple. - 10 Ignominious Facts About 'The Scarlet Letter' | Mental Floss:

I think I’m finished. Initially, I thought I would fill in some of the grey, but I kind of like the light, filigree look it has now. Gotta go find a frame for it.:

I bet you thought it would be difficult to find some pins for this motif. I did have to search under both Puritans and The Scarlet Letter. Pinterest has mostly embroidered samplers or sampler quilts. But I also found a few quilts that could easily have served the Puritans' needs and aesthetics.

Jane Atkinson from The Scarlett Letter.  Look at that border!:

Ann Grimshaw - I have this in my stash, and want to stitch it for my Quaker wall (which is yet to materialize)

Picnic Quilt  Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop, think I have to do this one

The Scarlet Letter - Vintage Hanky Red Letter A

SDW German Sampler 1710  Scarlet Letter: This stunning black and gray hand-quilted Trip Around the World quilt is Queen Size. The fabrics include a variety of swirls, florals and more

brown and blue:

black ,white,gray, and it is beautiful, I put it on this board because of the blue binding, could use any color that you love or that fits the room it will go in.:

Early American Antique Quaker Schoolgirl Needlework Sampler - 1798, USA (from rubylane.com):

And so now ...

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November 21, 2016
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Soft Toys from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I've been taking advantage of Sunday Quilt Inspiration to show some of the quilts that I saw at IQS in Houston. So I thought that today I would get back on track and use some of the pins that I found this week. 
Giraffe sewing pattern (affiliate link). Super cute stuffed animal sewing pattern

The Owl and the Pussycat Stuffed Animal Hand-Sewing PATTERNS, Felt Cat & Owl Plushie Patterns, Yellow and Gray:
pinterest soft toy patterns to sew | Patterns » Puppy Dog Pete Soft Toy Sewing Pattern INSTANT DOWNLOAD:

Elephant sewing pattern:

Google Image Result for http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VsgaSBc-MSI/T0y-OUAsklI/AAAAAAAAASg/EWYtL4bJz70/s1600/stuffed_animal_pattern.jpg:
Looking for your next project? You're going to love Fluffy Duck Pattern - PDF by designer Raggy Dolls.:

Circus Elephants sewing pattern:

Penguin Plush sewing pattern - Allsewingpatterns.net:
Cow Plush sewing by DIY Fluffies:
Love And Star Elephant Sewing Pattern:

These and other animal toys are on my "soft, toys" Pinterest board. The baby quilts below are on my "baby, quilts" board.

Ready for a dose of downright darling baby quilts? Start with simple patchwork backgrounds; add a dash of adorable appliqué animals. Click through for more “Awww!” inspiring quilts from the new book Animal Parade 2.:

Babyorbaba.com is the images junk of cute, sweet, funny, glorious, charming etc babies. You will able to find a nice, cute and sweet wallpaper of baby for your desktop, laptop, android and mac with...:

Oh-so-cute pattern that will make you squeal with delight!   This precious pattern makes the absolutely perfect gift for any expectant parents and their soon-to-be-born baby! Fun and easy to make, this pattern has 6 block backgrounds and appliques for 9 delightful forest animals, includes a fox, 2 raccoons, 3 squirrels, a hedgehog, a deer and an owl. Pattern includes instructions for assembly and attaching the appliques, as well as full-size tracing guides for each applique. Finished size is 43" x 56".:

the quilt I made baby Addi with Anita good design animal playhouse

Splash! Fun modern baby quilt with adorable appliquéd whale and fish. Easy to follow instructions and templates included in the pattern along with a guide for big stitch style quilting with pearl cotton.   This quilt was made with American Made Brand fabric 100% cotton solids.:

nice colours:

Awesome baby quilt made with a pattern from Shiny Happy World.

Safari Friends Baby Quilt with Fleece by artisticsouldesigns. How adorable is this!? <a class="pintag searchlink" data-query="%23etsy" data-type="hashtag" href="/search/?q=%23etsy&rs=hashtag" title="#etsy search Pinterest">#etsy</a> <a class="pintag searchlink" data-query="%23handmade" data-type="hashtag" href="/search/?q=%23handmade&rs=hashtag" title="#handmade search Pinterest">#handmade</a> <a class="pintag searchlink" data-query="%23babyquilt" data-type="hashtag" href="/search/?q=%23babyquilt&rs=hashtag" title="#babyquilt search Pinterest">#babyquilt</a>

My Dinosaur Baby Quilt- The footprints of friendly little stegosaurs trail across an appliqued quilt finished with a prairie-point border.:

[check out the cute bamboo quilting motif!]Cheering up with a Baby Quilt - caledonia quilter:

Hazel Hedgehog Elizabeth Hartman Quilt Kit with Modern Cotton and Steel Fabrics by PrivateSourceQuiltin on Etsy:

Personalized Baby Quilt - Pink Elephant -  35" X 40" with Green or Pink Minky Binding just under $100 - with a lot of detail and personalized, with some specialty fabrics - closer to being worth the money... And free advertisement for this person ;)

Have a great week and, for my American friends and followers, Happy Thanksgiving. Here's hoping you get a sewing break!

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November 20, 2016
Venture down the Rabbit's Hole from Stitchin' Therapy

  Have you ventured down the rabbit's hole?  You know the one I mean, don't you?  Pinterest....it's a handy tool for inspiration for design ideas, or it can suck up your time and deplete your vision.    I have shared many quilting hints, tips and finds on my Friday Finds posts.  Readers asked how I found that....here's a few things I  have learned/discovered along the way.

  •      I ran across a couple of small wood working projects that I showed Sir Old Man.  He said to save those......instead I had him create a new board ...

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November 17, 2016
Pin It Weekly #179 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

What am I pinning, you ask? Well, tonight I'm pinning something that I discovered this afternoon. It turns out that there's a name for the kind of quilting that I like most: graffiti quilting. It's that type of quilting that is...
well, a picture is worth a 1000 words, so


Karlee Porter: Life is Beautiful. Lots of pictures of Graffiti Quilting ideas. Karlee is amazing.:

LuAnn Kessi: Quilting Sketch Book.....FUN:

Krista Withers Quilting - Ghost Shapes Class Sample:

Karlee Porter:

Oh. My. WOW!  Look at these free motion quiltings by Miss Lily- just WOW again :):

LuAnn Kessi: Quilting Designs.....from My Sketch Book:

How Many Different Quilting Designs Does this Quilt Have? - TheQuiltShow.com:

One Tangle : Day Eighty Five:

IMG_20150423_131951. Machine quilting. xxxx:

Whole Cloth Quilting Design Template | Skill Builder | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLilyQuilts.com:

Class sample from Heirloom Feathers class.:

Explosion:

Had to give some #graffiti quilting a try today! So fun! #karleeporter…:

photo 10a:

3 hr Great Outdoors class by Joanie Zeier Poole:

Oh, yeah, lots of inspiration on this board! Check out "graffiti, quilting" on my Pinterest.

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November 7, 2016
Second Chance Quilts Super Scrap Project from Pink Doxies


 Made by Irene Krall
Second Chance Quilts Are My True Love!

There comes a time in every avid quilter's life when she or he ask themselves what in the world will they do with the growing heaps of left over fabric. This dilemma hit me last year so I made the quilt below for Hands2Help. It was made entirely from scraps and stash. The beauty above was designed, made, and donated by a friend, The Scrap Queen, Irene Krall. It came to me for quilting, and I fell in love with it!




Made for the 2016 Hands2Help project.





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Sunday Quilt Inspiration: V O T E from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Keep Calm and Vote:
Elections are already here! Doesn't it seem as though it all just got started only a few weeks ago? And surely it's not been months and months since the backbiting and accusations and ugly has been going on. 

Oh wait, this is America: land of the free, home of the brave. We don't do that. We're civilized. Human. Polite. Politically correct. I could go on. 

Instead I'll post a few "go vote" pins. These are not on my boards. I simply queried "vote" and found more than enough stuff. Enjoy! (And go vote.)

The Cat in the Hat looks at how we vote, why we vote, and who we vote for! In simple rhyme, the Cat in the Hat introduces early readers to the concept and practice of votingwith a focus on the America:

Vote 2012 | Print on BehanceEveryone’s doing it! #GoVote Ballot Box artwork by Eric Comstock Find hundreds of #GoVote & #Vota artwork at govote.org you can share to encourage your friends, family and neighbors to vote on November 4th. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for all the latest art and updates!:


Get out there and DO IT America!:


100,000 jobs gone if Hudak is elected.  Yes your future and your children's future depends on your vote!:

Vote.....REMEMBER PEOPLE......VOTE,  VOTE......."VOTE".....I'M VOTING FOR TRUMP, AND I DON'T CARE WHO KNOWS IT......THERE ARE SO MANY PROBLEMS TO FIX....THAT I THINK ONLY TRUMP CAN FIX EM'......I WANT TO BRING BACK THE AMERICA THAT I ONCE KNEW AND MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.....DON'T YOU.?.......OUR TIME HAS COME PEOPLE........VOTE TRUMP.:

And should ONLY be allowed to people that are UNITED STATES CITIZENS! (Obama lost in ALL STATES that had VOTER ID!):

Here, some ...

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November 2, 2016
Pin It Weekly #177 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

The second Pin It Weekly this week--to make up for not having one last week. Again, my apologies. But there is a silver lining: I found a few really good boards that you're going to enjoy!

From Quilts by Kandy's "Crafts" board

Hyacinth Quilt Designs: Envelope Quilt!:

PINK and SAGE Baby Shower Cookies Baby Carriage by lorisplace, $35.99:

Free Range Quilting - Custom Long Arm Quilting - Long Arm Quilting Sampler  freerangequilting.com:

Chanel crème and Rose java:


Heather Moor Ceramic Lotus Ring Holder Bowl by dgordon on Etsy, $14.00:


Books:

MICHAEL Michael Kors  Medium Jet Set Travel Striped Multifunction Tote:

Monowheel, 1933. Walter Nilsson inside the wheel.:

DIY Backyard Scrabble: The 5 foot square board doubles as a poured concrete patio floor. The letter tiles were made from adhesive backed vinyl letters stuck onto squares of baseboard trim and then sealed with spray lacquer! #DIY #Backyard_Projects #Scrabble:

And lastly from a few of Sherry MacDonald's 193 boards

Cheeky Cognoscenti: I'm Sew Inspired to Knock Off Mackenzie-Childs Jester Stockings and Christmas Tree Skirt!:

Pojagi:

Cute Basket Trays - with Buttons on the corners - NOT in English, but lots of photos.:

Piece N Quilt: Christmas Row Quilt xox:

Check out 15 Sewing Room DIY Organization | Giant Peg Board by DIY Ready at http://diyready.com/sewing-room-diy-organization/:

My bookcase quilt- right down to the dead plant.:

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November 1, 2016
Pin It Weekly #176 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

A few pins from new followers!

First up:  Zwigil Monari's DIY board.



    Black and red ukulele appliqué tote bag with bird print:

    Designed by Chance: DIY Wine Tote: AKA Booze Bag BOTTLES OR NOT, I LOVE THE SECTIONS TO KEEP MY GROCERIES APART:

    Love Tower Pillow Cover:
    This would be soo easy to make. Picture frame with wood slats. Nail polish holder.:


    scrappy patchwork potholder

    chickens:

    Gummy Bear Popsicles ~ Gummy Bears & Sprite... What little kid wouldn’t love a Popsicle filled with gummy bears? These are so fun yet so easy to make!:

    Pizza Muffins:

    and from Donna Fuchs' paper-mache' board 

    Juliana Bollini. I love her art!:

    paper clay over detergent bottles:

    https://www.facebook.com/129125573789241/photos/a.132708956764236.10621.129125573789241/132713196763812/?type=3&theater:

    Papie Mache, craft room by Veronica Piedrahita:

    This is last week's Pin It Weekly, so if all goes well, I'll have another later in the week (with requisite apology)

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    October 30, 2016
    Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Little Ones from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

    nice Cheerily 'The Snuggle Is Real' Tee // ProperHunt... by http://www.polyvorebydana.us/baby-girl-fashion/cheerily-the-snuggle-is-real-tee-properhunt/:

    You know you're getting close to retiring when former students become co-workers. When they begin having children in multiples, it's so much more fun. For me, it's a reason to continue working. For a little while anyway. I need time to get used to the idea of watching these children grow up on Facebook. So in honor of my "month of many children," let's be inspired by new babies.

    Amerikadan kolay alisveris! Amerikadan online alisveris yap, Amerikadan gönder, ekspres kargo ile 3 günde evinize teslim edelim. https://www.amerikadansiparis.com/ #amerikadanalışveriş #amerikadansiparis #amerikadaniste:

    INS large elephant pillows cushion baby plush toy stuffed animal kids gift #Unbranded:

    This baby naps so hard the mom dresses them up in a variety of costume.:

    Look at this Lil Miss Sweet Pea Lavender Floral Lace Wrap & Hydrangea Headband on #zulily today!:

    Ultra Soft,Cute and Warm Hooded Animal Sleeper www.destination-baby.com:

    Carter's Baby Boys' or Baby Girls' 3-Piece Little Lamb Cardigan, T-Shirt & Pants Set

    What a difference between this sentient being & the sentient being, the calf, pictured to the left. One is the recipient of loving care by its parents, & the other is considered merely a commodity by its owner who has no moral hesitancy in making a living as a monster.:

    Trendy Swaddle Blankets! 24 New Patterns! | $11.99 on Jane.com #newborn #baby #giftidea:

    So now that you're inspired....baby quilts!

    Homemade baby boy crib quilt - Nautical themed shark quilt or blanket - Bedding - Custom made to order:

    Patchwork Heart Baby Quilt Pattern:

    Mint, navy, grey and mint baby quilt with deer by Twin City Quilt Co. twincityquiltco.com Available for purchase via request.:

    baby alabama quilts | Roll Tide and welcome baby Joseph!:

    Yellow Nautical Baby Quilts nautical baby by BabyQuiltsbyRomiW:

    Baby Farm Quilt                                                                                                                                                                                 More:

    Baby Quilt, Boy, Moose, Bow and Arrow, Stag, Woodland,Birch Forest, Deer, Navy, Mint, Gray, Modern,Crib Bedding, Baby Bedding, Children:

    Another view of my ocean- themed baby quilt for our lil' Hawaiian baby ~ by Terri Reveles:

    The Nifty Stitcher: Scrappy Strings Baby Quilt:

    Tamarack Shack: Out of the Blue Quilt.  great kids quilt both in applique and appropriate quilting.:

    Owl Quilt I really want to try and make this if I ever get a nephew or a boy of my own. I would love to do a childrens room in a forest / earthy / nature theme:

    baby quilt patterns | ... up! You'll have a grand ol' time making this charming baby quilt:

    Aren't you inspired? I think I want to start a new quilt for one of those new babies ...

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    October 24, 2016
    Sunday Quilt Inspiration: S P A C E from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

    Watch out for the aliens! This week's inspiration: space. Especially those fun 1970s and '80s science book pictures. Wouldn't they make perfect fabric? I'd have so much fun designing a science/space themed fabric line with these pics as inspiration. And the quilt! Hold on, they are coming!

    Cover from “Stars” a Golden Nature guide 1951:

    Space Alphabet:


    by El Gato Gomez:

    All About the Stars by Anne Terry White, illustrated by Marvin Bileck (1954).:

    The Look-It-Up Book of Stars & Planets by Patricia Lauber, illustrated by John Polgreen (1967).:


     :

    You Will Go to the Moon by Mae and Ira Freeman, illustrated by Robert Patterson (1959).:

    Journey through space.:

    Eszter Schall - Planets:

    From the Earth to the Moon (1958):

    Science Fiction 1970's:

    The Walt Disney Story of Our Friend the Atom:

    Here they are! As promised. Are they some pretty amazing quilts. Imagine these in a room for a little boy. And a few of them would make great sofa quilts for a big boy scientist. 

    Sampaguita Quilts: Solar System / Space quilt If I ever actually learn how to quilt/embroider:

    Space quilt I made for little Nic:

    glaxy with 2 1/2 inch strips and many stars Sampaguita Quilts:

    How awesome does this look!!  Solar System Quilt - looks a little tricky but not as time-consuming as hundreds of tiny pieces - sew planets and stars onto the blue base, then quilt in circles/a spiral.    Pinned for Kidfolio, the parenting mobile app that makes sharing a snap.:

    Outer space quilt by c_nilsen, via Flickr:

    convergence quilts:

    Deep Space Baby Quilt  | The Land of Nod | "Pluto (not a planet, but still our friend)":

    Similar, but not quite it.  less "stars", more planets, less noticeable background (maybe embroider some stars with shimmery silver thread?):

    paper pieced quilt patterns | Handicrafty Sisters: Outer Space Quilt:

    Space Quilt, Baby Boy, Blast Off, Outer space Spaceship, Rocket Planets Moon, Crib Bedding, Nursery Decor, Blue Red Orange, Astronaut Space Quilt Baby Boy Blast Off Outer space by SunnysideDesigns2:

    Have a wonderful week, everyone!

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    October 21, 2016
    Pin It Weekly #175 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

    Tonight I am suffering with a horrid sore throat that has me fearing strep. I have an appointment in the morning, but in the meantime I'm feeling very under the weather. I decided that instead of a big deal for Pin It Weekly, I'll just post a few quilts from my board, "heart, quilts" which has over 6,000 pins.


    Squares Plus - featured in McCalls Quick Quilts Feb/Mar 2015:

    Very cute and easy 'Tumbling Charms' - free quilt pattern - needs 2 charms squares and some jelly roll strips for the white bits and the border.:

    Sweet Pea quilt ~ inspiration for a baby quilt:

    Cute Little House Quilt in Red, White & Creams xxx:

    Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt:

    Peas in a Pod: FREE Quick and Bright Twin Size Quilt Pattern:

    Grandma's Window Quilt Pattern / PDF on Etsy from the Vintage Clothespin Would be fun I Spy quilt


    Red Pepper Quilts: Liberty Tana Lawn and Collage Checkerboard Quilt:

    Love this pattern...first time I've seen it in this color selection....NICE!!:

    Cute quilt Nine Patches:

    Modern quilt  geometric print by dawnandgingersew on Etsy, $175.00:

    Modern Quilt // Modern Christmas Quilt // by ModernQuiltDesigns:

    ::Value Added::  Using Value in Modern Quilts:

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    October 17, 2016
    Sunday Quilt Inspiration: P H O T O S from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


    Don't you just love old photos? By old I mean the daguerreotype pictures of the 1800's. The black and white stereographic photographs that came after, and the sepia pictures of my childhood.   Have you ever wonder why some of the truly old daguerreotype sitters look creepy? There are a couple of reasons for the look: in some photos the sitter is actually dead. Another reason is that the sitter(s) had to remain very still for as long as ten minutes while the daguerreotype camera processed the view. 

    Vintage photo of girl hold young dog.:

    Victorian post mortem photography may seem strange, but for some families it was their only opportunity to have a memento of their loved one as photography was expensive at the time. Sometimes the dead were posed as if alive and sometimes are of children and babies due to the high death rate among this group at the time.:

    Adorable siblings...Dennis A. Waters Fine Daguerreotypes:

    Close up of little brat. Little brat in training. Obviously spoiled rotten. (love the hat and gloves and the pout):

    Ross and Thomson of Edinburgh. 'Unknown little girl sitting on a striped cushion holding a framed portrait of a man, possibly her dead father' 1847-60:

    1855 sewing machine.:

    chubachus: “ Daguerreotype portrait of an unidentified teacher and her students, American, c. 1840′s/1850′s. Source. ”:

    [Unidentified girl in mourning dress holding framed photograph of her father as a cavalryman with sword and Hardee hat]

    Daguerreotype Photograph, English / Manchester, 1853, ID'd Isabel Temple Eastall:

    Image result for daguerreotype photos


    Portrait of a Boy with Gold-Mining Toys; Carleton Watkins (American, 1829 - 1916), James M. Ford (American, 1827 - about 1877); March - September 1854; Daguerreotype, hand-colored; 11.3 × 8.3 cm (4 7/16 × 3 1/4 in.); 84.XT.406.1; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California:






    The last photos are called stereoscopic pictures. One could see ...

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    October 14, 2016
    Pin It Weekly #174 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

    Wow! Thursday sort of sneaked up on me! I almost missed Pin It. That would have been awful, right? Well, since we're running late, let's get right to it!

    Bayer Alewtina has 24 boards that I can easily figure out by looking at the pictures, which is a good thing because I can't read a word of Russian. I do like looking at the letters that make up the words--вышивка с бисером (embroidery with beads) is different, so is Укроп вышивка (dill embroidery). I tried to get Google translate to sound out the words, but no way ...

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    October 10, 2016
    Sunday Quilt Inspiration: GRAY and YELLOW from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

    Last night we attended our niece's wedding. It was beautiful: Father Travis gave a lovely (and funny) homily, the decor was simple but elegant with fabulous yellow roses tucked into unexpected places, and family and long-time friends gathered around wishing the happy couple well. Samantha and Kenny were both obviously giddy with happiness and love for each other and Lily, his daughter from a previous relationship.



    Լųxųɽƴ Լ¡ʄҽʂʈƴɭҽ #aromabotanical:
    Samantha chose gray and yellow as her wedding colors. Her bridesmaids wore steely gray dresses (with pockets!) and carried bouquets of yellow roses. The groomsmen wore elegant gray tuxedos with yellow rose boutonnières ...

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    October 7, 2016
    Pin It Weekly #173 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

    quilt:

    img_0270.jpg (1536×2048):

    IMG_7102.JPG (1600×1200):

    LOVE this wall: Wood Island #Lighthouse - #Maine http://dennisharper.lnf.com/:


    Beautiful Vintage Milk Glass Hobnail Table Dresser Lamp. $29.00, via Etsy.:

    That's what I've been pinning lately, but there are many others who are pinning, too. For example, Miki Orengo has been pinning inspirational quotes:

    dance gifts ideas https://www.gearbubble.com/gbstore/dancingfun: No matter what never forget to smile, Here are Inspirational quotes about smile that will help you smile and be happy more often:
     :
    Brenda Gossett has a board titled "Sew u say?" that has all manner of stitches, patterns and ideas.

    Szablon do pobrania, free sewing pattern.:

    Fleur de Lis Alphabet- A: Sonia Showalter:

    Sample Books. Love the blanket-stitched edges.:

    Renee Smith has a quilt board with 144 pins. 

    Urban quilt:

    modern quilt - Google Search:

    canvas, use masking tape to do pattern, splatter different colors of pink for Ashton:

    What have you been pinning lately? 





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    October 3, 2016
    Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Green from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

    Green colour palets that stand out and are eye catching, compared to our forest green - Olivia:
    As our leaves are beginning to turn their beautiful fall colors, I thought we might spend a few minutes looking at some of the green things in our world.

    Fav color... Beautiful!! Emerald Chiffon Dress.  This is so beautiful I gasped.  Really.: I once loved a young man who drove a Beetle in this color. We decided to call the car "Lymon" because of its lemon-lime color.:

    Meriendas- Las manzanas son buenas meriendas porque son delicioso y nutritivo:















    Peach-faced love bird Amazing World                                                                                                                                                      More:

    Inspirational Patterns that can be interpreted by #SICIS The Art Mosaic Factory and be created into a custom #mosaic:

    Before there was Tupperware there was Jadeite.  During the depression when housewives couldn't afford to waste a crumb glassware manufacturers turned out inexpensive jadeite with flat lids for storing and stacking all manner of ingredients.  This pin is from Martha Stewart's collection of jadeite.  #lifeinstyle & #greenwithenvy:

    "When I was six I posted two snails through a neighbours letter box" - Hannah from UK: living room color palette: bay leaf green, cinnamon & medium oak, black and white:






    adidas Originals Suede Campus 80s Sneaker - Urban Outfitters:


    And some quilts in greens...


    Modern Strip Quilt. This is exactly the style quilt I want to make for baby girl with the fabrics I bought!!!!!:

    Red Pepper Quilts: Spring Quilt.  (Might be fun for scraps.  4 strips 2 inches wide x 6.5 long.  End up with 6 inch block.: Emeralds Past Quilt Kit Blocks Pre-Cut:



    This quilting really gets showcased on top of such simple strip piecing. Bag detail by Judi Madsen of Green Fairy Quilts.:

    Since I'm heading to Ireland soon, I'm starting to research Irish quilting. Must get some fabric there!: Love the color, and the irregular border:  Quilt by Melody Crust:


    'Modern Curves' by Anita Shackelford - Green Tumbler Quilt:


    BARGELLO QUILT.............PC  second Two Fabric Bargello, sample for class at Quilts Bayou                                                                                                                                                      More:
    Nancy 2 by Lynn @ little red hen (possibly for pick a color kona and or scrappy palette?):





















    Curious Nature Crosses, Woods by CoraQuilts ~ MrsCarla, via Flickr:


    Rain Forest Exhibit... check out the other ones at the site.  Beautiful.  This one is by Janine Jones: navy and green equilateral triangle quilt, craftyblossom:

    The thing that started my thinking about green was a car that I saw on the way home this afternoon. It was an odd shade of emerald green that really caught my attention. So I thought I'd leave you with a green car. It's not exactly the right shade or even the same type of car, but you get the idea. 

    Chevy Camaro 2014:

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    September 27, 2016
    Sunday Quilt Inspiration: D E N I M from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

    Okay, okay, I know it's Monday. I spent too much time in the studio yesterday to get everything done. The good news--aside from being in the studio for quite some time--is that I got lots of papers graded, including the last of the essays! 

    Our favorite lace up pieces by LaurenConrad.com:

    adidas Originals Gazelle Gum-Sole Indoor Sneaker - Urban OutfittersCOMPOSITE TOP - Steven Alan:

    DAY OFF | TheyAllHateUs:

    DIY FURNITURE RENOVATION WITH JEANS. Don't like the pockets so much, but I like the worn denim with the traditional form.Who wants to bring back jean skirts as much as we do?! We are loving this throwback and want this style to be back in our lives ASAP!

    vintage <a href="/levisbrand/" title="Levi’s®">@Levi’s®</a>  soon to be RE/DONE . .

    Denim Hooded Long Sleeve Loose Coat BLUE: Jackets & Coats | ZAFUL:

    Click to zoomBlue jeans repurposed as a tote bag.                                                                                                                                                     More


    Quilts in denim . . . 

    Denim Triangle Quilt | Modern Handcraft                                                                                                                                                     More

    Brick Wall quilt, made with old blue jeans and flannel plaids.  Good college quilt.  Save jeans from high school.:

    Another faux cathedral windows quilt, denim circles with batik inside - lovely!:

    I was cutting out all the seams on the leftover jeans... Circleville Show Crafts by fluffetta, via Flickr:

    denim quilt. Cause heaven knows we have enough denim to make 10 of these...:

    Love the colors!                                                       …:

    Memory quilt from jeans & shirts:

    Diana Jackson’s Gee’s bend-inspired Red Square. 2014 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, photo by Reanna Rosemarie Alder:

    Use the boys' old jeans, shirts, and pjs to make a weathered quilt like this.:

    Denim Blue Jean Quilt Log Cabin Stars great idea for my dads jeans since he passed away:

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