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March 22, 2018
Pin It Weekly #238 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Are you pinning? What's of interest to you lately? Here are a few pins from readers.

Tracy Trainer's "Great Ideas" board has over 2000 great ideas!

Textile animals. I totally want one... OR can I make one? I doubt mine would even look like a dog. :):

Have some old silk ties? Wrap them around an egg, boil them for 15 minutes, and your Easter is complete.

Nice - | Check out more ideas for Ikea Hackers at | #ikeahack #ikeahackers #lifehack #bedrooms #bathroom #bathrooms #homedecor #beds #interiordesign #home #homedecoration #designSpring under Glass - Cottage at the Crossroads

40+ Temporary Room Partitions Wall Dividers Design Ideas

Dragonfly #mosaic #stool Tracey, we need to do this together! More

The horizontal asymmetry brings ambivalence to the design, yet is balanced as it its placed in the very center of the space. The block type in both halves portraits the ideas and feelings of the person. I appreciate the contrast of cool and warm colors in order to reinforce the message.Here's something a little different. Cheryl Gushue has a board titled "Branding."It makes all kinds of sense, but it's the first time I've seen a board exclusively for branding purposes. Smart!

ART RIOTS // LET IT RIOT OUT on the Behance Network #facetsFashion week A/W 2012 invitations | Fashion | Wallpaper* Magazine: design, interiors, architecture, fashion, art

LCA Prospectus 2011/12 - Workshop Graphic Design & Print - Harrogate & Leeds, Yorkshire

Amazing Multi-Level Embossed Letterpress Business Card

Here's hoping that you are inspired by what you see every day. 

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March 19, 2018
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: TURQUOISE from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

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(Like my brain can differentiate this beautiful mess) 
Do you find it difficult distinguishing between those blue-green colors that we call turquoise, teal, and aqua? I do. It seems that every time I name a color in this family, my artist friend reminds me that it's actually something else. 

The problem is not being corrected, it's remembering which is which even after the many, many reminders. Kind of like recognizing a face but not being able to put a name to it. Guess what? Google knows the difference! Of course, right. 

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Not only did I find an explanation ...

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March 9, 2018
Pin It Weekly #236 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Young Girl Combing Her Hair - Pierre-Auguste RenoirHow's your Pinterest? I've been struggling to get on the computer at all. I've been busy cleaning the studio (YAY!) and doing some sewing (happy dance!) 

All that translates to I haven't been pinning. 

But other people have. So let's take a look at their work, shall we? Let's start with some artwork from James McNichols' "Paintings" board.

Summer by Johanna Harmon

There will be blue days. - PicassoI. Davidi (1872 – 1935, English)

A Hundred Percent Cowboy ~ Jack Sorenson

Isn't this little fella cute? He reminds me of my boys when they were about this age. Cowboys in their bones. Then they grew up!

Image of Sherbet Stripe QuiltCamping Quilt, Modern Stripes, Bear Hiking Forest Canoeing, Camp Sur, Birch Fabrics, Organic All Natural Baby Boy Blanket

These quilts are on my "Heart, quilts" board and have ...

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March 5, 2018
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Ladders from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I know I'm stretching this a bit, but I love old ladders for storing or hanging quilts. So today I'm hoping to inspire you with some beautiful quilts on a few ladders.

I spent time arranging my oldest quilts on my ladder yesterday. Our foyer is two stories tall and has the stairway in it. I was able to tilt the ten foot ladder towards the first landing to place t…

Decorating With Quilts: I love this idea! I have an antique small ladder I used to put towels on in guest bathroom. I have a beautiful quilt rack my father-in-law made for us, but this is another option on a small bedroom wall. Read More at:

Simple design, basic power tools, and a few boards help you make this great quilt rack. You can hang as many as four quilts on the rungs of this graceful rack. The design of this ladder-style quilt r...Displaying quilts on old wooden ladders. Wide rail.. better for old quilts.

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Swinging-Arm Quilt RackA quilt ladder that hubby built for me has some festive quilts on it. #24daysofchristmasfromourhousetoyours2016  check out @yellowfarmhouse @myrty50 @sfeigner @basketnut1 @cfander8

I really like the idea in the picture above on  the right. The rungs swivel so that hanging the quilts is easy and each rung can be set so that all the quilts can be seen.

Great display idea ...found on yellowfarmhousetypepad

vintage store display ideas - Google Search

An Inspired, Bohemian Home in the California Desert | Design*SpongeElämää villa honkasalossa

Some ideas for ladders include 
  • old bunk bed, half of an old wooden step ladder
  • a wooden single-side ladder
  • turning a step ladder into a shelf by adding boards across ...

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February 28, 2018
Pin It Weekly #235 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Jade ProsserI'm terribly sorry that I didn't post a Sunday Quilt Inspiration this week. I just wasn't feeling it, as my students used to say. Tell a teacher that about an essay!

Anyway, I owe ya an SQI, but Wednesday is when I generally post a PIW (Pin It Weekly) and since I've not been feeling too Pinteresty, I thought it might be time to highlight a few ideas from others. 

Let's start with Kim Hyatt, who must love some of my quilt pins, because she's the first follower to show up on my analytics ...

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February 22, 2018
Pin It Weekly #234 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Want to see this one under a neon light.What's happening in your Pinterest world? Are you getting any pinning done? If so, what's pinning? 

I don't know why, but I've been all over the map pinning stuff that just strikes my fancy. One day I pinned baby animals--I saw a few and jumped into the fray. Another day I pinned more quilts into my "scrap, quilts" board. I've ignored that board for such a long time, avoiding moving everything into "heart, quilts." Now I have more to move. What? Why? 

Expression is the key to opening your heart to dance without expression dance would be dull and hard to watch
After taking Jolie to buy new pointe shoes, I went on a "ballet ...

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February 18, 2018
Challenge Day 4 – Connecting Strategy from AndiCrafts

Background vector created by Freepik Once I know who my peeps are (see this post), I need to find a way of connecting with you. The Day 4 #CreativePassiontoProfit challenge question is: What platforms do you use for connecting with your peeps? What strategy do you have in place? Since most of my customers use […]

The post Challenge Day 4 – Connecting Strategy appeared first on AndiCrafts.

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February 14, 2018
Pin It Weekly #233 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

After taking Jolie to get her new pointe shoes and hand-sewing the ribbon and elastic on them, I had ballet on my mind. Of course, that meant finding some ballet shots to add to my Pinterest.

Ballerina Anna Osadcenko - Stuttgart Ballet - Photo by Carlos Quezada Fotografía

Ballet Beautiful | ZsaZsa Bellagio - Like No Other
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See this Instagram photo by @zarelywear • 562 likesLia Cirio @msliac, principal dancer with Boston Ballet and Zarely Role Model, is convinced that seeing greater goal helps focusing on smaller steps towards it #IamZarely  #zarelywear  #zarely #zarelyz2

Ballet Beautiful January 23, 2018 | ZsaZsa Bellagio - Like No Other

elegantballetMilena Mikhalchuk, Bolshoi Ballet Academy student, photographed by Darian Volkova

Have you seen City.Ballet, the online documentary series about New York City…

When I had a minute to do some pinning, I added a few pins to my "ballet, dance" board.

Ballet, Swan Lake Pas de quatre

Marianela Nunez as Giselle
I guess I got a little carried away. My original intention was simply to pin a few pictures and share the board with Miss Prima Ballerina herself, but I just kept pinning. There are over 200 pins on ...

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February 12, 2018
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: B L U E from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Dulux has also developed a beautiful tonal colour palette to complement 2017’s Colour of the Year, featuring a spectrum of blues and blue-hue tones.I've been busy sewing blue scraps together to make small blocks of 4" and 6" squares. Tomorrow, if there's time, I'll begin making some 8" squares, but I also have to take Jolie to Lafayette for new ballet shoes and then to JoAnn Fabrics for enough black backing to finish the Harley Davidson quilt. I thought I could do it using pieces from the stash, but no. It can't be done. There's just not enough black solid, even if I were to piece together all of what I have.

Since I was playing with blue ...

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February 9, 2018
Pin It Weekly # 232 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Have you been pinning lately, or have you been fighting the flu virus? It's been the latter for the Marcotte group. Everyone, except Richard and me, has had the flu. They just keep spreading it around to each other. While I didn't get the flu, I got flu duty. All of the kids--no matter what age they are--were laid up for three full days. 

Image result for fluIn fact, I was really concerned about Lane. I didn't see him move. Bathroom, no.
Water, no. Sprite, no. Gatorade, no.
Medicine, no.
Whining, no.

I'll assume that he did some of ...

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February 5, 2018
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: motorcycles from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

macco-bonneville-t100-blackdog_020I've been working on a customer memory quilt for over a week now. Today it hit me (finally!) that the theme of my customer's quilt would serve as good inspiration for other quilts.   Apparently the customer has been a Harley Davidson fan for several years. The number of shirts and the places they represent tell me that he didn't just buy a motorcycle. This guy has probably seen all 50 of the states and has a shirt from each one.

One day I'll own one of these and I'll ride fast on long open roads. I can't imagine how much peace and freedom you experience from that.

2015 indian scout motorcycle

Triumph Scrambler

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Now, I haven't the foggiest of ideas what I've just posted. Other than to have ...

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January 28, 2018
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Easy Squares from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Patchwork Quilt Quilted Blanket Traditional Quilt by PeppersAtticWay back in 2013, when I started this series, I wrote about making quilts from simple squares. You can find that very popular post here. But it's been a while and I've discovered many more quilts made of squares, so I thought it would be nice to revisit the idea. I won't go through the directions of how to make a quilt like this; you can easily go back and read that.

Instead, I thought I'd give you a few reasons for making a quilt using one square blocks. 

  1. they are easy to sew together
  2. you ...

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January 25, 2018
Pin It Weekly #231 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Meet  m ore  followers!

Carol Corey KerKhoven is from Pennsylvania and has almost 500 boards. How is that possible? She must be a professional Pinterest pinner. Just kidding Carol. I am actually a big fan in part because you have accomplished so much with Pinterest. Congratulations!

Here are a few pins from Carol. Her "Sloppy Joes" board has 43,000 pins. Yes, sloppy joes!

Philly Cheese Steak Cheesy Bread with just a few ingredients is the taste of Philly for a crowd!

Life as I know it: Foodie Friday: Sloppy Joe Tater tot Casserole I will use a GF bbq sauce instead of ManwichPizza Sloppy Joes Recipe - hamburger or sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, pizza sauce - top with mozzarella cheese. Our new favorite way to eat sloppy joes! Ready to eat in about 15 minutes!

Another of her boards is "Making Space and Time," which she says is about "organizing and cleaning our homes." This one I like...lots!

Kitchen Composure: Small and Easy Upgrades To Organize Your Kitchen

this is the wooden crate organizer on my this piece!

Divide your pantry in zones to keep your food organized and to reduce your meal-preparation time. First, identify food and cooking categories that suit your lifestyle (weeknight dinners, portable lunches, baking, etc.) Next, designate an area for each, with the most often-used zones in easy reach. Finally, label each zone.Shoes

Lichens on Trees" board has only a few pins, but wow! These ...

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January 19, 2018
Post It Weekly #230 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

The weather here in Louisiana is unreal. The temps this morning were colder than at my sister's house in Minot, ND. Quite irregular indeed. On Saturday (which is only two days away) we will be back in the 70s.

New Wave 49MTIIn fact the temps plummeted from perfect 70s and a beautiful sunshine afternoon to snow and ice arriving at midnight. We woke up to 14 degrees this morning. The wind was downright mean--cold, wet, hard. 

Luckily, we have a great heater in the camper, so we stay warm and toasty. We also have a TV, wifi, electronics, and the occasional ...

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January 17, 2018
Pinners CA tickets are on sale now from edeenut

This year Pinners Conference is adding a new city to their lineup, San Diego, CA.
It will be April 13-14, 2018
Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego, CA
Fri 10am - 8pm | Sat 9am - 7pm

Tickets are on sale now and you can get a discount on your entrance when you use promo code: EDEENUT
I'll be teaching two sewing classes and hope you'll join me!
One class will be Pillow covers with an envelope style back on Friday.
The second class in on Saturday and we will be making a set of rope coasters.

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January 15, 2018
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Y O Y O S from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

One more look at yoyos. I have to get my act together and need all the inspiration I can get. That craziness that I dreamed up is already chewing on my backside. I have yet to really get started making the darn things. However, I did buy "a yoyo cheater."

Lazy Girl Designs » How To Make A Perfect Yo-Yo Every Time

Clover 8705 Large Heart Shaped YoYo maker

puffs using  plastic disc guide
Really they're not difficult to make either way, but my goal is to be able to make them faster once I get used to the maker. While we were at Joann Fabrics, Richard tossed the only other available size into the buggy. That makes small, no really small, yoyos ...

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January 11, 2018
Pin It Weekly #229 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

What have you been pinning? I've been pinning lots and lots of yoyos. Yoyos in wreaths. Yoyos in quilts. Yoyos on pillows. Yoyos in ornaments. Yoyos here, there, everywhere!

There's a reason for all this interest in yoyos. My guild is playing "The Great Yoyo Race." It's a game that I wrote about yesterday. You can see the game rules here.  

So cure -Yoyo dog, You'll find other creative works to do on this blog/site. :)

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yoyo quilt hair clipsAs yoyo flowers is one of my favourites,  so I decided to make this lovely wreath with cute yoyo flowers.              This yoyo wreath is...

A bunch of projects to make using yo-yos, which are so cute!

.would be great on a pillowcase.Charming Yo-yo Tree

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Yo yo dress - /angiefloyd9/sewing-little-girls/  BACKYoyo ideas

You can find these and about 40 other pins showing cute, fun ways to use yoyos on my Pinterest board, "yoyo, projects."

~ Beginner Quilting - Learn To Design A Yoyo Quilt ~  Visit and Like our Facebook Page
If you would like to join in with me and make some yoyos, let ...

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January 4, 2018
Pin It Weekly #228 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Happy first Pin It Weekly of 2018!

Playing FootsieOne of my bloggy friends sent a sweet card for the holidays. What a wonderful gesture! Preeti, of SewPreetiQuilts, has been a wonderful friend in other ways, but I want to focus on her card because it's so darling. Thanks sweet Preeti!

And since Preeti is definitely on my mind, I decided to check out her Pinterest site. She has one! Yay! These are from the board that shows her quilts. Aren't they something fantastic?

Esmeralda by Sew Preeti Quilts

Jelly Roll Twist pattern from Fat Quarter Shop

 Kaffe Fassett, Plus Quilt, Angel's Midnight Gardden, Big Block Queen Size quilt, Sew Preeti Quilts

She has another board of quilts that she is interesting in maybe making one day. Ah ...

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January 1, 2018
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: S T A I R S from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Are you wondering why stairs today, the last Sunday of 2017 and on the brink of a new year? Well, I had this idea that we'd all be going up in some way in the new year. May as well be positive, right? So, to go up, we need stairs. (Assuming you're a mere mortal, not able to fly.) So stairs. 2018. Stairs.

double stairway13 Stair Design Ideas For Small Spaces | A ribbon staircase is a great idea for a small space because it’s more vertical than a traditional staircase, it still has wide treads, and it creates a unique focal point in your home.

Get inspired by this vintage decor ideas! #vintagedecor #vintageindustrialstyle #vintagehomeideas

Fotografía escalera en palacio abandonado Pati Makowska en 500px

Staircase in the Bristol Palace HotelNamba Parks (なんばパークス Nanba Pākusu) is an office and shopping complex located in Namba-naka Nichome, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan, the south of Namba Station on Nankai Railway. #nambaparks #japanphotography #osakaphoto It consists of a high office building called Parks Tower and a 120-tenant shopping mall with rooftop garden. Namba Parks was developed by Jon Jerde of The Jerde Partnership in the footprint of the since closed Osaka Stadium.

Santiago de Compostela, Spain Triple Stairs by RicardoBevilaqua

Teal stairs wish i had some stairs to paint Too bad we just put new carpet on our stairs! I'm in love.Stunning Designs of Staircases (10 Pics) - Part 1, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney.

I happened across these rugs and thought you'd appreciate them. I really like both.
Santa Fe Geometric Chunky Woven Hemp Rug: 2 Colors Natural woven hemp with chunky texture is woven into a classic geometric design taking inspiration from Pueblo Americans and stairstep pattern quilts. Available in Mushroom Gray

Francisco Rug - Stairstep

But there are quilts in stair step designs also. Here are some of my favorites, but before you argue that ...

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December 28, 2017
Pin It Weekly #227 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Although I haven't been blogging as I should, I have remembered that there was a time when I had plans. I'll revisit those later in the week. I'm curious about how I (and you) have managed the plans we made way back in the beginning of 2017.  I wonder what those were?!

Frank Malan is a follower with a board called "Fashion Illustration." At first glance it seems to be men's fashion, but there are other pins tossed in, so I'm not totally sure. However, there are some interesting men's fashion pins included.

Street Style & more details

Street Snaps! Random Spring 2017 Street Style Inspirations. | Follow rickysturn/mens-casual for more Trending Men's Fashions is actually my ideal look, but it's super expensive. If I had a lot of money, I might go more for this always-dressy style, but alas!

See this Instagram photo by @tobilikee • 4,880 likes Women, Men and Kids Outfit Ideas on our website at #ootd #7ootd

So ...

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