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March 16, 2019
Pin It Weekly #272 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

The Bonnet Carre' Spillway (photo from the US Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District) haven't mentioned the rising waters in the Mississippi River. Of course, it's been all over the news recently because the Corp of Engineers has opened the Bonne Carre Spillway. 

This is important for several reasons, one is that it's the first time in history that the spillway was opened two years in a row. 

World’s Longest Bridge -Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Southern Louisiana

All of this water is normally controlled to prevent the Mississippi River from spilling over its banks, flooding New Orleans and rerouting itself. Rain, floods, and melting snow many miles north of Louisiana tend to come pounding along in huge volumes. The ...

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March 11, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Quilt Con (episode 4) from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Photos coming, but first a few personal notes from Quilt Con.

I happened upon Tula Pink of Pink Door Studios. She made it big with her Etsy shop and wild fabric lines. The huge vendor booth looked familiar (I passed by a couple of times) and I kept wondering what that familiarity was. Her fabric lines, of course! They are beautiful, colorful and happy. I take issue with some of the language that appears on her work, but maybe I'm just not that modern.

DEMO17 - My Obsession with Shibori Resist and Indigo with Debbie Maddy, Moda Fabrics + Supplies

I ...

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March 6, 2019
Pin It Weekly #271 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 I was pinning "a few" ideas a couple of night's ago while Richard watched one of his westerns, and thought it a good idea to organize my "quilting inspiration ideas..." board. Why I thought that rabbit hole was a good one to step into, I don't remember. Nevertheless, I did clean up the clutter somewhat.

Now that Pinterest has an easy, fast way to build sections and move pins, the organizing is not so time-consuming. When you move 50 pins in a minute or so, you almost get instant gratification. 

So for now I have two boards: one ...

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March 2, 2019
Pin It Weekly #270 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

New on my "heart, quilts" board:

 Triangle Log Cabin

Betty Hahn Fiber Art

Improv Diamonds

Mezzo - Digital NG-MZ_DIGITAL

Just getting my Friday graffiti groove on! Too much fun! </p>
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February 22, 2019
Pin It Weekly #269 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Happy Weekly! Here are some recent quilt pins that I found. All modern, because you know, QuiltCon is happening right now!

This concept would make a good mini-quilt  quiltcon-juli Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration: 20 New Designs with Historic Roots (Stc Craft / Melanie Falick Book) (9781584799009): Denyse Schmidt, John Gruen: Books

Denim quilt II, wedding gift for N&K

Martingale - Piece and Quilt with Precuts (Print version + eBook bundle)

Bars Quilt 2016. Image courtesy of Tara Faughnan. The Creativity Project Week #33 Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper
MARY LOU...have this book...and lots of the black background...those blue flowers make my heart sing...Plainsong by Geri deGruy Fiber ~ 20" x 16"

Flying Geese anyone?

Wendy Hook 2015 50"x 75" "Static" hand dyed cotton

Portions & Possibilities: Old Forge Quilt Show

chezzetcook modern quilts: A Patch of Geese: A Finish

Monkey Business quilt sewing pattern from Abbey Lane Quilts  #quiltpatterns  #quiltspatterns #quiltideas #quiltingpatterns

All of these are on my "heart, quilts" board. It's getting oh, so close to 9,000 quilt pins. Isn't that something else?

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February 18, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: graphic lines from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

In just a few days many of us will be traveling to Nashville, TN, for QuiltCon, which begins on Thursday. I pray that you all have safe travels and that you enjoy the show. If you're planning to attend QuiltCon on Friday, let me know. (Leave a note here or email me at I'd love to meet you, perhaps for lunch, and to have a chance to get to know you in person. It's almost always better, don't you think?

s.o.t.a.k handmade: blogger's quilt festival (fall 2016)QuiltCon Magazine 2018 - The Quilting Company

QuiltCon 2019 ++ Quilt Submissions

Emergent by Kari Vojtechovsky.  QuiltCon 2015.  Photo by Fresh Lemons Quilts.

I'm so happy to see that @qvilted's quilt made it into QuiltCon! She's one of my quilting crushes.  Check out her work! Congrats Yara! #quiltcon #quilt #modernquilt

The Modern Quilt Guild

Cabana quilt designed, pieced and quilted by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | Whole Circle Studio. Pattern available soon. Cabana exhibited in "Minimalism" category at QuiltCon 2017 in Savannah Georgia and selected for "Best of QuiltCon 2017" international traveling show.

On a New Path by Melody Baker QuiltCon 2017QuiltCon 2018 // Some of My Favorite Quilts

1st   Place: Urban Trek  60” x 72” Pieced and quilted by Heather Black Inland Northwest MQG, Spokane, WA

Warp and Weft  Pieced and quilted by Cheryl Brickey  Greer, South Carolina, United States  Greenville Modern Quilt Guild  @MeadowMistDesigns  43 x 41 inches  | QuiltCon 2017 Award Winners | MQG Community

Enjoy these quilts and over 8,000 others on my "heart, quilts ...

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February 14, 2019
Pin It Weekly #268 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I missed last week's PIW because I was volunteering at Beta convention. Now that it's over, and I've recovered, I'll help babysit grandies while we pass the crud around like we're playing hot potato. Ryder is in the hospital, Marley and Sophie both are running fevers, and Milly's little nose is raw from being cleaned so often.

Let's meet a couple of new followers, shall we? Maria das Dores Lima's boards are all titled in Portuguese. I translated them using Google 
so I could figure out the language. (I'll assume that ...

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February 10, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: college memories from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Having just spent most of my week with a bunch of teenagers who all plan to attend a college, I thought it might be a nice idea to take a look at some of the college memory quilts that are on Pinterest. 

An LSU commissioned quilt for a retiree from her coworkers.
I've made a couple, one LSU and one SLU, which are the first ones on this list. Everything else is just sort of randomly selected and not necessarily on my boards.

Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories: SLU Tee-shirt Quilt

Other, randomly selected, college tee-shirt quilts...
I like the mismatched pattern and border around the edges. Also like the black border between shirts and square edge pattern

I am going to do this with all my High School Sports shirts....Neat Idea!   T-Shirt QuiltTshirt quilt tutorials!!! I started mine (Mizzou, too, how funny!) a long time ago, but was only going to sew shirt squares together... I'm SO glad I kept my scraps, because this one looks SO much cooler!! I can't wait to get working on it! :D

Turn your old favourite shirts into a T-shirt quilt! | Craft projects for every fan!

How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt for Beginners a Step-by-Step Guide | FeltMagnet

Turn your old favourite shirts into a T-shirt quilt! | Craft projects for every fan!

How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt for Beginners a Step-by-Step Guide | FeltMagnet

As I leave Beta convention and all of that fun behind me, I can't help but think of all ...

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February 4, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Chinese coins from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Antique: Coin #FreeShipping antique Folk Ancient Chinese Dynasty Bronze Wealth Tong He Yuan Bao Copper Money Coin BiA couple of years ago AHIQ held a challenge to make Chinese coin quilts. Ann and Kaja made some gorgeous quilts; in fact, Ann made several. Today I ran across a couple of familiar-looking quilts on Pinterest. You probably guessed it. Two of their quilts! I'm not certain that they should be on Pinterest, but there they were.

Chinese Coin, a Feng Shui suggestion for AbundanceDa Ding Tong Bao bronze 1 cash coin cast in 1188 AD during the Da Ding reign (1161-1189 AD) of Emperor Shi Zong 1161-1189 AD, of the Jin Dynasty, S-1085. The S-1086 variety has the Chinese character 'Shen' of the reverse top side of the coin.

Since I was searching for an inspiration for today, I got straight to it. Here are both of those and several more. 

like this Chinese coin only about 3 coins wide...chinese-coin-quilt-for-mexico-001

Chinese Coins by Freddy Moran

Pocket Change quilt, a variation on a Chinese coin quilt, by Prairie Tallgrass Studio.

Nice way to use up scraps ~ inspiration

Chinese coins, it seems, is a popular pattern ...

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January 31, 2019
Pin It Weekly #267 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

It's time for PIW. And we're almost at 4,000 followers on Pinterest! How crazy is that? Here are a few who have been pinning some interesting winter ideas.

Mary Black has a board titled, "Mary's to do list." You KNOW I had to check it out!
Just add white!

Snowy Pine Pre-Cut Quilt Blocks Kit 48x48

Darlene Young has several adorable ideas pinned to her boards. Here are a few of my favs.
Free sewing case project patternMyArty

DIY: How To Make A Drawstring Backpack

"Carved wood doors" got my attention. Check out Judy Miller-Kelly's really interesting board.

Carved Doors and PanelsHand Carved Doors

Carved Door

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January 25, 2019
Pin It Weekly #266 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Hello to Weekly! Here are a few of the pins I've found recently.

Ooooh, love this crosscut quilt. Nice mix of light background with the bold colors.   Luna Lovequilts - Vinyle - Top finished

Luna Lovequilts - Flashback - A quilt inspired by designer and Street Artist Camille WalalaAegean Sea Quilt.  SO beautiful #quilt #quilting #longarmquilting #machinequilting #tinlizzie18

Everyday Fray: From K - Finished: Smitten for each other

Aurora Nights

Since we're doing modern quilts, here are a few modern quilt blocks. You can find these and more on my "quilt - ideas inspiration tutorials videos" board.
7 Stunningly Simple Quilt Block Tutorials

Modern Block of the Month tutorial ~ October || Alissa Haight Carlton for Sew,Mama,Sew!

100 Modern Quilt Blocks - Block 54 - Homeward Bound.

Hills Creek Quilter: SMS BOM. One of twelve blocks, but this is my favorite. Wonder how it would work to make a bunch of these and arrange them? =) Graph paper, here I come!

so rad, riffing on the current trend of geometrics and chevrons. Modern Block of the Month (BOM) ~ September Sew-Along « Sew,Mama,Sew! Blog

Some happy news on the home front is that our oldest granddaughter had her second baby on Saturday. A little boy, 8 lbs. so not that little, to give Miss Milly a little brother. Mom and baby Ryder are doing great.

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January 21, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: modern triangles from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Not just modern. Not just triangles. Modern triangles! 


To the Point Boys Quilt #quilt #triangle #boys #orange #blue #grey #limeMary Keasler - Triangle series #12 Like the machine quilting on this - very complimentary for HST

Modern quilt

rose+twill : caitlin on Instagram: “Just a few things I'm bringing to Thrifters+Drifters this Sunday! Be sure to check out @thriftersdrifters to see all of the other amazing…”


TGIFF! - Colour Pop! - I love the way the colors progressDare collection half square triangle quilt | Pat Bravo

Triangle strip quilt

All of these and over 8,000 more quilts are on my "heart, quilts" board. By all means, do visit!

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January 18, 2019
Pin It Weekly #265 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Happy Weekly! Here are what a few followers are pinning: 

Aegean Sea Quilt.  SO beautiful #quilt #quilting #longarmquilting #machinequilting #tinlizzie18

Image result for variations on log cabin quilt patternGarlic knot alternate design. I apologize for not making note of the quilter who made this great design. Will edit if I can find her again.

Love Links

ImageV I N T E R Visar lite bilder från Växthuset mjukt...

design hytte fjellet - Google-søk

Inspired by Bikablo, Neuland

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January 14, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: MQG past from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I'm getting so very excited at the prospect of attending QuiltCon in just over a month. I can't see enough modern quilts. Enjoy these moderns from previous QuiltCon exhibits and the people who make up the MQG.

Mountain Horizon Quilt Pattern

Most people take a quilt class to improve their skills and to spend time with friends. Both are excellent reasons to take a class, but there’s another, often-overlooked reason to take a class: you get to see how other quilters approach the design. And it’s not just the students in my classes who enjoy this—I do too!  Not long ago I taught Pick-Up Sticks, from The Quilter’s Practical Guide To Color  , at The Quilt Crossing in Boise, Idaho. The 8” x 8” finished-size blocks are cut and sewn im...

Organic Mid-Century Mod by Laura Bennet

Untiltled (Improv Half-Log Cabin) by Heather Jones

AUSTIN MODERN Quilt from Quilts by Elena

Modern Quilt Month 2018 (2)

Formation quilt sewing pattern Card from Purple Pineapple Studio #quiltpatterns #quiltspatterns #quiltideas #quiltingpatterns

Modern Triangle Quilts: 70 Graphic Triangle Blocks - 11 Bold Samplers – Bryan House Quilts

Equilateral Sampler {Modern Triangle Quilts} - Bryan House Quilts

QuiltCon 2019 ++ Quilt Submissions

My Curved Triangles #2 got accepted into 2019 QuiltCon Nashville. #QuiltCon2019

More quilts like these on my "heart, quilts" board

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January 11, 2019
Pin It Weekly #264 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

How is your pinning going? Apparently I've got lots of pin-friends. New followers welcome! Here are a few pins from my week. Pinterest is a good time filler when sitting in a doctor's office or standing in line.

These are watercolor sketches I painted of some desert cacti. I tried to use different shades of greens as well as bright pops of color. I have a plant stand in my kitchen with different succulents and cacti growing. I used them as my subject matter for this painting. <br/> <br/> cacti, cactus, succulent, succulents, desert, cactus painting, watercolor, watercolor painting, purple flower, orange flower, bright, modern, fun, pops of color, green, plants, plant love, cactus love, cacti love...

This 16 inch decorative pillow cover has teal, grey and mustard yellow dandelion flower heads and leaves on a soft white / cream background. This

@Cathy Hough-for you:)               New 18x18 inch Designer Handmade Pillow Case in cream with color birds.. $20.00, via Etsy.

Gorgeous Alencon Lace Trim in champagne Cream with by lacetimethe pollewop place, gorgeous

1930's trim and lace

Mixed media inspiration
 Exclusive Collage Portrait Art Works (7)

Rainbow Forest (99 pieces)

Have a great, wonderful weekend. Come back for Sunday Quilt Inspiration, which I generally post rather late on Sunday evenings.

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January 7, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: cacti from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


Oh my poor cacti. The little succulents that couldn't fill the pot. The ones I tried to save by putting into a terrarium and wrote about here. Those cacti.

Cacti and succulents are not heavy feeders but do benefit from light feeding during their growing period - usually the warmer months of the year...
They aren't doing well. I will likely have to start over in the spring if I ever want to see that pot spilling over like my inspiration from the International Peace Gardens. Thus, an ode to my pitiful cacti. (I can't show them to you. It's too pitiful.) Inspiration for cacti of a different description.

Urbanika Moda: Decorando con cactus y suculentas / Decorating with cacti and succulents

Let’s talk about Indoor Plants.  I will admit that I have had many a challenges with keeping them alive…from the Ficus Tree that I brought into the bathroom every time I took a shower so it can feel like it was in the Tropics…to the Countless Zebra Plants that I made Humidifying Tents to then …

How to Take Cuttings from Cacti and Succulents | World of Succulents

So you get the idea. There are some succulents that do not ...

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January 2, 2019
Pin It Weekly #263 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Sometimes I am truly in awe over what my baby (my beautiful machine) and I can create! #sewing #longarmsewing #quilting #quiltsofinstagram Now accepting orders!! DM me!Do you have a Pin Twin? Apparently after you've played on Pinterest long enough, their artificial intelligence finds other pinners who have similar interests and sends an email introducing you. I don't know if the other pinner gets an email singing your praises, but I do know that it gets me. Every. Time.

Dragonfly Party , love the design and the quilting. simple yet makes the design P O P!
How can I not be curious? Wouldn't you want to know who in the world shares many of your interests? Calling those pinners my "twin" works especially well. I've always wondered what it must be like to have a twin. Meet ...

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December 31, 2018
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: favorites from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


I thought I'd share our favorite quilts from the last few weeks. These, according to Pinterest, would be the most repinned pins (did I just coin a word?) from my "heart, quilts" board and blog posts. Should the photo be of particular interest to you, there are links in the captions which brings you back to the original blog post
Without further adieu: Your Favorites

Family Tree by Osami Gonohe, detail. 2013 Tokyo International Quilt Festival, photo by A Quilter By Night

Fracture. Best use of a panel that I've ever seen! ...

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December 26, 2018
Pin It Weekly #262 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Quilt of jars, urns, jugs , vases. Incredibly beautiful. The colours!
I hope you had a wonderful, joyous Christmas! Here the family, gift-giving, games, food--all of it!--was a blessing. We were able to gather all of the immediate family, children, grandchildren,great-grands, and Richard's parents, to the fold. We're getting to be quite a large number, so the house was full. Everyone pitched in and we managed a family event without even a slight hiccup. 

The #DMLQAL is coming to an end...⠀ ⠀ Over the course of this quilt-along I have shared lots of general tips and tricks I use to make my…
Of course, with all the cooking and cleaning and planning plus a wedding in the days before Santa arrived, I did ...

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December 21, 2018
Pin It Weekly #261 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Here's hoping that it doesn't take as long to get past the 260s posts. Those ten numbers in the 250s took much too long with all of the interruptions. For 261 I thought I'd show you what I've pinned lately. All quilts. All modern. All the time. 

Need to find info on this quilt.Avalon Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman

Modern Baby Quilt Nursery Bedding Crib Quilt Home DecorLynne's Scrap Slab Triangle Quilts

Delightfully minimalist "Shoot That Poison Arrow" quilt by Hollie Lobosky. (You may have seen it at QuiltCon 2015!)

Scraps III all done! This has been a nice journey where the design has gradually evolved during the work in progress.  #quilts #quilt #quilting #sewing  #patchwork #quiltinprogress  #logcabinquilt

converging corners quilt top | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

"heart, quilts" is the place.

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