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May 22, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Half-Square Triangles from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I'm in a half-square triangle kind of mood. Pinterest is chock-full of them, so I thought I'd share some of the information and quilts that are available in the way of ideas.

First up: directions, tips, ideas, tutorials and cheats

half square triangles from two squares. Sew around the outside and cut on the diagonals. This is my favorite method!:

The Magic 8 tutorial - this is a great way to make 8 HST at once - She even does an easy equation to figure out how big to cut the original squares:

Cutting Half-Square Triangles from Pink Petal Quilts!:
Half square triangle quilt tutorial tube piecing:

half square triangles made easy  mind. blown.:

Half Square Triangle Pouch | Craftsy:

Retro Half Square Triangle Pillow Cover:

Amazingly simple way to mass produce HSTs- directions at

Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog: Half-square-triangle short-cuts and easy square-up:

Next up: 12 quilts, 12 settings (no two alike)

Quilting Blocks: Half Square Triangle Tutorial- different blocks that can be made with half square triangles!:

Beacon of Hope quilt pattern from Quilting Quickly Spring 2014 at Fons and Porter:

Confessions of a Serial Quilter: The Man Quilt - Finished!:

Freshly Pieced Modern Quilts: Modern Mini Challenge Quilt: HST Extravaganza

Half square triangles in a charm quilt

Down Grapevine Lane: Rainbow swirl quilt | Apple wall-art:

I really love this pattern! This version is 60" x 60". Seen at The Recipe Bunny: Auction Quilt Finished, posted 2-Apr 2014:

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Quilting Blocks: Half Square Triangle Tutorial- different blocks that can be made with half square triangles!:

We love the simplicity of this quilt made by @babynelldesigns!:

all polka dots -- when I finally master HST, this is a fun pattern - must find some black and white dot fabric:

great layout for HST!  Blog post:

Last up: Lagniappe (something extra) by Denyse Schmidt
Denyse Schmidt pattern - In This Corner quilt. clean HST layout                                                                                                                                                                                 More:

Did you choose a favorite? Not yet? Okay then, I've made a few HST quilts. You can find them on my Trunk Show Pinterest board. 

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May 17, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: L A K E S from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

We are spending the weekend on the lake. A wonderful quiet lake in the middle of the state with lots of inlets and pennisulas where fishermen tend to congregate. The park is run by the small town nearby and is well kept. 

Indian Creek Rec Area:

I thought about the fact that my family went camping here when we were children. Now our children and grands (and in my case, a great-grandie) are here for Mother's Day fun. Since my family from in Louisiana, and some of the most interesting lakes are here, I thought I'd share some Pinterest pictures from my ...

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May 16, 2017
Pinners Conference - AZ from edeenut

This coming October 6th and 7th Pinners Conference will be in Phoenix Arizona. I'm super excited (and a bit nervous) to be teaching a sewing class!
I'll also have a booth there so you can come take my class and you can come meet up in person!
Have you been to Pinners Before? What did you think; what was it like? I have never had the opportunity to go in person but have followed them online and others who have gone and loved seeing the photos and hearing of how awesome it is. Plus, it'll be so ...

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May 12, 2017
Pin It Weekly #203 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Pin It WeEkly #203! Fleur de Lis Quilts celebrates its fourth AnnIversary of 
Pin It Weekly in only 5 weeks! 
So we're shooting for 
25 pins a week until then! 

A big shout out to my newest follower, Veronika Kordics-Vjvári, who has a fabulous "virágok" board. Virágok is Hungarian for flowers.  
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Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album' - Google Search: Climbing hydrangea.... had no idea that this existed.  Have to have.:

Clematis "Omoshiro'. Elegant large-flowered Japanese variety has tepals of light pink suffused with delicate color originating from deep reddish pink edges and reverses. Anthers are reddish purple on white filaments. The cultivar name means "amusing, interesting". Both words are fitting for this lightly fragrant recent introduction.    Size: 6'-8' tall . Bloom time: Early to mid summer, late summer.. Plant zones: 4-9. PRUNE GROUP 2:

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Rose Zephirine Drouhin and Clematis Joseephine loving the clay soil in our garden:

Barbara has right at 1,000 pins on her "sewing" board, so I had to check that out. Guess what? I love it! Are you surprised any?

Protect hands and furniture from hot soup, chili, and oatmeal with a soup bowl cozy that’s as cute as it is functional! They’re fast and easy to make, which makes them ideal handmade gi…:

Crafty Gemini | Jenny Doan and Crafty Gemini Improv Tote Bag Tutorial |

Ironing board slipcover tut:

Free Projects The projects below can either be viewed on the site or downloaded as pdfs for you to make. Sewing/craft accessories - Bag Making -So Sew Simple (projects for beginners) - Gift ideas - Things for the House - Clothing - Christmas- Patchwork & Quilting - Kids/Babies - See more at: www.thesewingdire...:


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May 8, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: C L O C K S from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Singer's Clock Clydebank from the sewing machine factory roof. My grand father worked in Singer.:

from "The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock" by T. S. Eliot

There will be time, there will be time 
To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet; 

Watch is also a noun which reminds me of time and old. DIY Treasure Clock (this was one of many table markers/keepsakes for a wedding.. the time is the table number, and the couples pics are inside the book):

Make an abstract clock by inserting an art paper in it’s background.:

There will be time to murder and create, 
And time for all the works and days of hands 
That lift and drop a question on your plate; 

Featuring a heavily distressed blue and brown finish, this delightful wall clock is perfect over a mantel or on your gallery wall.   ...:

Time for you and time for me, 

Lenzkirch, Germany, model 676 "The Little Mermaid", walnut wall clock with profuse bronze decorations, 8 days, time and gong strike, serial #1Million, 219,792, c1899: so pop googie style:

And time yet for a hundred indecisions, 
And for a hundred visions and revisions, 
Before the taking of a toast and tea. 

A stylish wall is only a matter of time! Try turning back the clock with one of these vintage designs.:

driftwood, pebbles, sea glass maybe, and clockworks=beachy clock:

Vintage Blue Clock,

"J Alfred Prufrock" is one of my favorite poems. Its depth is such ...

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May 1, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: T R A I N S from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

First, some trains...

Essex Steam Train's "Engine 40" passing through the autumn foliage at Canfield Woods in Deep River, CT.: RailPictures.Net Photo: MILW 150 Milwaukee Road EMD SD40-2 at Peedee, Idaho by Center for Railroad Photography and Art:

Shasta Daylight

Vintage Steam Engine Photograph, Monochrome Photography, Gray, Train Art, Home…                                                                                                                                                     More:
Abandoned Train Graveyard Call to more than 40 countries Landlines and cell phones Monthly fee of only US$49.90 Try it now for 1 hour. IT IS FREE and First Month Free on me! E-Mail me the invoice#

RailPictures.Net Photo: BNSF 6762 Burlington Northern Santa Fe GE ES44C4 at Trinidad, Washington by Reed Skyllingstad:

Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scottland. - Click image to find more Travel Pinterest pins: RailPictures.Net Photo: CP 8907 Canadian Pacific Railway GE ES44AC at Jasper, Alberta, Canada by Tim Stevens:

Between the 450 m long Wiesen I tunnel and the 969 m long Bärentritt tunnel on the line from Filisur to Davos, there is a gap of only few more then 10 meter, where the passengers have a glimps of less then 1 second daylight, when the train cross the bridge of the creek, which fall down to the Zügen gorge. "C-C" or Rhaetian crocodil Ge 6/6 I # 415 with the "Davos-Landwasser special" caught in the right moment.:

LMS Coronation Class locomotives, introduced in 1937 to commemorate the coronation of King George VI. These streamlined trains were designed by W. A. Stanier.:

Then some train quilts...
Our kids are blessed with so many great family members who adore them {and spoil them.} This includes an abundance of grandparents. They hav...: Train Quilt Patterns | photo details eliot s advent calendar:

Cute and quicker way to put a train quilt together:

An awesome quilt Pics of my finished train quilt!!!! - JustMommies Message Boards:

My boy would think this was the best.:

Free pattern for Santa's Workshop Train Applique on

Train Station block.: Adorable train quilt:

Saw this train rag quilt online.  Amazing creation.:

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April 27, 2017
Pin It Weekly #202 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Pin It WeEkly #202the four year AnnIversary is only 6 weeks away! we're shooting for 25 pins a week until the anniversary! Stick with us and HAPPY WEEKLY.

Lili Collins is a follower who loves movies. How do I know? I've seen her Pinterest boards. My surprise! Of her 45-50 boards, all but about five are of particular movies. You really should see this. I spent too much time (of course) on her movie boards. Then I found this! - 1890 Victorian: Queen Anne - Historical Home in East Central Alabama in Roanoke, Alabama:

This looks like the perfect place to start my cat collection. More trees is all that is needed. The windows are so beautiful, and that door. Wow.: Beautiful house in Norway:

Victorian and stone, great combo!:

omg - I could actually see me on that porch, or upstairs, or inside or anywhere in this gorgeous home:

Lesa Bolman has 20,000 followers! Her board "That's Clever!" one reason why... 
glow sticks in balloons <3:
Love these balloons with ...

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April 24, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: G R E E N from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I spent most of today working on a green baby quilt. 

It's been one of the easiest quilts I've ever worked on. I started with scraps a few days ago and have finished the quilting. Only binding and label left to go. Since I have so much green in my head, I thought I may as well go with it. 

Green colour palets that stand out and are eye catching, compared to our forest green - Olivia:  

They let you order books by color, subject, size, or binding!  Librarian meets decorator.  My dream.  :

#3.  This photo represents the moss which the main character describes within the short story.  Notice how the moss takes on a yellow hue...always brushing off on everything.: A good reason to eat kiwi: KIWI fruit helps your digestions with enzymes, it contains actinidain, a protein-dissolving enzyme that can help digest a meal much like the papain in papaya or bromelain in pineapple. (Photo from P.S.- I made this...):

Color Palette #2820 | Color Palette Ideas | Bloglovin’:

green peppers: Emeralds are gem-quality beryls which are green to blue-green

This is our luscious silk/rayon velvet fabric. We sell by the yard, so let us know the how many you need in the "Quantity" field before submitting your order. All yardage will be one continuous piece

Brilliant Luxury by Emmy DE ♦ Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito' Alligator PumpsVintage green charm for my dream kitchen, because accessories really tell the story of who we are.:

Bright Green Fabric Bundle:

Green quilts? Oh, there are a few!
Curious Nature Crosses, Woods by CoraQuilts ~ MrsCarla, via Flickr

Triangle Garden by felicity.quilts, Quilting your Quilt tutorial @ <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>

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.:

Lone Star Log Cabin Quilt -- wonderful adeptly made Amish Quilts from Lancaster (hs6788):

beautiful green "Nearly Insane" quilt by Luann at Loose Threads

Urban Amish’ is a traditional Amish quilt design, which fits perfectly into our modern world. The Amish lifestyle is rich in beauty and tradition, where they have been creating many of their favorite

modern quilts | It's Easy Being Green Squares Modern Quilt by tanneicasey on Etsy:

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

Selvage Blog: Happy St. Patrick's Day! (Green Quilts):

Ocean Waves | green and blue quilt. half square triangles. quilted feathers:

Green Venus by Helen Howes.  Quilt Fest 2015.  Contemporary Quilt (UK).: Pretty!  Love the colors... so soothing and BEACHY!:

Twelve fantastic quilts and I've barely scratched the surface. If you'd like to see more quilts, visit my "Heart, quilts" Pinterest board.

What have you been working on lately ...

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April 19, 2017
Pin It Weekly #201 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Pin It WeEkly #201! the four year AnnIversary is only 7 weeks away! So we're shooting for 25 pins a week until the anniversary! Stick with us.

Let's start with Selma Tellez. This girl has a huge wish list and very good taste!
2015 New 925 Sterling Silver Bird Necklaces  Pendants Pure Sterling Silver Choker Necklace Jewelry Collar Colar de Plata
Gold Plated Stellux Austrian Crystal Heart Drop Earrings TE0056
Cute Exquisite Enamel Little Dog Brooches
Individuality Rose Gold Plated 7 Design with Austrian Cystal Leopard Rings TR0163
4 Colors Lace Wide Cuff Love Bangles  Bracelets for Women Rose Gold Plated Adjustable Bangle Jewelry
62017 Fashion Cuff Bracelets  Bangles for Women Hollow Flower Lady Emboss Charm Bracelet Femme pulseira feminina masculina
U7 Stainless Steel Bracelet Men Jewelry Wholesale Yellow Gold Plated Mens Bracelets Fashion Watch Band Bracelets Bangles H648
Wholesale Fashion womens 2016 big heavy metal chain colorful crystal flower necklace bib choker chunky statement necklace

Mildred Cappelli is a pinning bom! Check out some of her pillow pins.                                              9
love this pillow
Blissliving Home® Dahlia Throw Pillow -
11My latest cushion design  completed this afternoon, I'll be writing the instructions over the next few days for my Etsy shop.

12Neşe'nin gözdeleri
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Fräulein Gertrud: Cathedral Windows Patchwork-Kissen

Almofada de feltro

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Spring Day pillow .. a pillow I know but me thinketh i may have to do this as a full quilt for a little girl I know..... lovin the colors & rick+rackWOW! Look at that pillow! The detail on tha back is amazing! Classy! <3 it...

Sewing & Fabric Ideas dit is een kussen ja ja ik weet het maar het idee is leuk te verwerken in een tas.

Donna Ferguson has a cheesecake board! Really! Check out these pretties...
Bourbon Banana Pudding Cheesecake | foodsweet | foodsweet
These bite-sized mini cheesecakes are the perfect ending to any summer event.

Caramel Toffee Crunch Cheesecake
Raspberry Ribbon Cheesecake Recipe -Here's a mouthwatering dessert that's sure to impress family and friends. Not only does it taste wonderful with its chocolate cookie crust, rich creamy cheesecake and tangy raspberry center and also looks lovely!—Peggy Frazier, Indianapolis, Indiana
White Chocolate & Almond Amaretto Cheesecake
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake with Brownie Crust ~ delicious two-in-one dessert!
Mint Chocolate Cheesecake recipe from Food Network Kitchen via Food Network

Special thanks to the many followers ...

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April 17, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: HONEY from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Yes indeed, honey and honey bees! (of course) Starting with little honey-colored fabrics, accessories, even a honey covered barn...

Moda Bee Creative Beehive Damask White Gold from @fabricdotcom  Designed by Deb Strain for Moda, this cotton print fabric is part of the "Bee Creative" collection. Use for quilting and craft projects as well as apparel and home décor accents. Colors include white and gold.

honeybee barn quilt | Honey Bee KentuckySALE Bee Inspired Honey Yellow  Moda 19797 11  Gold by Jambearies

Large Leather Notebook Cover | Bee Garden | Oberon Design

Kim Schaefer's Calendar Runners by C Publishing, via FlickrBee Inspired is a beautiful nature inspired collection by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics available at Shabby Fabrics!

Stained Glass Honeybee on Comb by GlassStudio820 on Etsy

Bee Happy by Shelly Comiskey for Henry Glass Fabrics #buzzbuzz #honey #sweet

You know it...honey-colored, honey covered, honey bee, honey everything in the way of quilts.

Honey Bee Block, finished quilt, in yellows and golds

Ponderosa Pine quilt  -Brenda Smith

Faeries and Fibres: Hexagon Ideas! Tutorials and tips for how to do bees

Bella Bee Quilt pattern-Bella Bee Quilt pattern

Honey, I'm Home by Hope Johnson

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Free Applique Quilt Block Patterns | baby quilt patterns, applique, quilts, patterns, bears, ladybugs ...

bee quilts - Google Search

Blessed Bee QuiltA 1600 jelly roll quilt made special with colours and striped insets

40 x 40 I finished this simple baby quilt this week.  Yellow and Gray is so nice and soothing together, especially for a baby quilt. I cut 2 - 5 inch squares for each pinwheel from each the print and

Quilt Fabrication: Honey Bee and a Freebie

Honey Bee Lane Quilt Kit

love this scrappy quilt. I really like red and blue together plus all the white area

Lots of honey on Pinterest, y'all. Go take a look!

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April 14, 2017
A Week of Pinterest: Pass or Fail! from Hobbies Up To Here

This week was our Spring Break from school and work and we decided to stay home instead of travel. While I would have all this time at home, I realized it would be a great time to get creative! So I scanned my Pinterest boards and found  few things I wanted to try and share … Continue reading A Week of Pinterest: Pass or Fail!

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April 13, 2017
Pin It Weekly #200 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Pin It WeEkly #200! Can you beliEve it? 200 posts! According to Mary*math, we are weLl beYond three years of Pin it Weekly posts. ActuaLly the four year AnnIversary is only 8 weeks away! So I'm setting a goal: 
8 weeks + 25 pins = 200 for Four Years

Okay, so I can handle the weird color, but the weird font has got to go. I can celebrate only so much, ya know? That said, here are a few (anything goes) pins that I found recently...

What if winter is not a place outside?

Squaring up preparing for binding & enjoying my improvised rose wreath in the center of this quilt #quiltingamemory #freemotionquilting #longarmquilting #fmq #feathers #filagree #machinequilting #modernquilt:

Pat Sloan Mint button Project pic 2:


'Some Bunny Loves You', a baby quilt pattern by Gretchen Gibbons at Celebration of Life Designs.:

Abandoned barber shop, 539 Driggs Ave. Brooklyn, NY.:

A very fun word quilt.:

Find Joy in the Journey, Find Joy in the Journey Sign, Travel Sign, Travel, Wanderlust, Wood Sign, Hand Painted Sign:

Calvin and Hobbes, DE'S CLASSIC PICK of the day (10-8-14) - Calvin, one of these days your face is going to freeze like that.:

I am actually clueless. I recently have been doubting that my bestfriend, who is also my crush, and who has been by my side almost ever since we began to speak this year, still wants to be my frined or whatever crap i felt the need to think about :/:

The New York Tower / One Madison Avenue Tower, New York City designed by Daniel Libeskind Architects :: 54 floors, height 274m :: proposed, on hold:

Travelling - The Minerva Building, London #architecture ☮k☮:

Tea Towel Dolls How-To:

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April 11, 2017
Finding your color from Patterns by Jen

Do you ever struggle with picking colors? I do. Every. Time. So where do you go for inspiration? How do you decide on colors to pull?

I have a few different resources that I would like to share.

My local quilt shop (LQS) 
My own ideas
My testers

Let's explore these a bit.


Yes, yes, Pinterest. If I'm feeling like I'm not absolutely loving the colors I've put into a mock up, or if I'm struggling to even come up with a color plan, this is where I start. I highly recommend ...

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April 10, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: W O R D S from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

So true. Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog: Another Day at the Nursery: I heard an interview on the radio today while I was cutting out a project to take with me to an upcoming retreat. A song-writer (sorry that I missed his name) was talking about how he struggled for almost a month to write a song for a particular singer. In the interview he said something along the lines of not having the words for the song he wanted to write. "I have words. I have lots of words. I just couldn't find them," he said. 

That statement reminded me of my own epiphany about words. A co-worker and I ...

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April 6, 2017
Pin It Weekly #199 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Almost there! #200 coming up!

Isabella is a new follower who must really love mothers. Here are some of her pins from her "Blessed Mother" board.

Blessed Mother Teresa #stteresa #loveconquersall #stteresaofcalcutta #pinterest:

Faith quote

God speaks to those who take time to listen, and He listens to those who take time to pray.:

Marie Wilfinger is another new follower and she has many, many boards, some with over 4,000 pins apiece.  These are random pins, each from a different board.


Textile Design and Designer`s Platform:

Sonoma County wine grapes:

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Child's hammock swing:

And me? What am I pinning, you ask? Well, probably everything that Marie has pinned on her boards. 

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March 30, 2017
Pin It Weekly #198 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Happy Weekly! Here are a few things that I've pinned recently.

The Patchery Menagerie: The Last Bird:

I really like this art piece:

8 Nautical Map Decor Ideas by Anna Örnberg. Cover boxes..., lampshades, books, trays, building blocks and more:

I have a couple of new followers: Ellzie Reidel is one. She has a Dear Jane board. All I can say is I'm not ready for Jane! 

THE MORRELL QUILT: 86" X 86"This beautiful quilt was reproduced by Di Ford, of Primarily Patchwork fame, from an original by Sarah Morrell in the 1840s.:

Sue's Dear Jane Quilt, quilted by Telene Jeffrey | Lady Jane Quilting.  100 plus hours of quilting, approx. 8000m thread.  The quilting was done on the white fabric only; she stitched in the ditch around all of the colored pieces:

this blog gives a tutorial for each block on this quilt - some of hte little blocks have up to 40 pieces!  Someday I would love to make a baby jane quilt!!

Jan Carr is another new follower. Her sewing board has well over 4,000 pins, some quilts, some sewing projects, and some 

I love how the quilting has changed this dresden plate into a sunflower:

giant rick rack in the binding - I love rick rack Tutorial

Idea for a Table Runner:

Fantastic old piece!:

That's this week's Weekly. 

Visit my Pinterest boards anytime at Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories--you'll find all manner of fun ideas, patterns, tutorials and QUILTS!

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March 27, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Preeti's Bird from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

So I have a wonderful bloggy friend. You may know her. She is the sweet Preeti of Sew Pretti Quilts. Not long ago she posted pictures and a story about a flimsy she had just finished. This quilt top has oh, 63 birds on it, but she had made 64. What to do with the extra? Mail it to a friend, of course! She's generous like that.

My mention that her top reminded me of my mom, who was a birder, was the impetus for the sweet mail. How sweet can a girl be? Apparently very. 

And there's ...

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March 25, 2017
Technology Toys for a Renaissance Girl: iPad Apps for Virtual Quilting, Music, and Design Inspiration from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Beth asked a great question about yesterday's post, wondering which app I use on my iPad to doodle quilting designs like this one:

Auditioning Quilting Possibilities on my iPad Mini 4
I realized that it's been awhile since I've posted about my favorite design tech toys, so today I'm going to give an overview of the iPad apps I'm using most frequently for my right brain creative endeavors.

Apple 7.9" iPad Mini 4,9.7" Regular iPad, and 12.9" iPad Pro 
Currently I'm using an iPad Mini 4, the one on the ...

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March 23, 2017
Pin It Weekly #197 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

What are we pinning?  Well, MLaFoe is pinning to her board, "The Hebrides Vikings Celtics Scotland & Britain." 

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland. This was one of our favorite stops in our trip to Scotland this year. #castles:

Abandoned Boats. Salen. Isle of Mull. Inner Hebrides. Scotland.: Holyrood Abbey, Scotland:

Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye, Scotland:

Stonehenge, England, United Kingdom, great capture. An absolute wonder.: Loch Etive, Glencoe, Highland, Scotland:

Karen Cassidy is a new pinner who has two boards, but check out her "Projects" board. She has some cute ideas pinned.

"Tonight the music will play" By Ditte Sørensen, Denmark. Free motion embroidery on textile, photo transfer, and quilted. Size 30x40:

Foto: Take a photo and bring it into Photoshop Elements 3 and remove the background and add a drop shadow. Ta Da!:

TJ James has a board idea titled "beach quilts." There we are...a new reason to create quilts! (Because, you know, we all need that!)

Straight line sewing in two directions - I love this pattern.: Make this quick and easy quilt using just 24 precut 2 1/2" strips. You can also…:

This, that and everything inbetween:

Beach hut framed textile art. Would like to try doing this!:

Making Waves quilt pattern by Laura Nownes: And I? I've been pinning a few beachy ideas that I love for outdoor furniture, maybe ...

Three Beach Huts Cushion - Coastal Living:

and these cloche hats, which have eluded me for over a week! But I'm getting closer. (More on ...

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March 20, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: BIRD HOUSE from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Today we spent much of the afternoon at the Louisiana Nursery Festival in Forest Hill, a very small town that has probably 50 to 60 garden nurseries. It's the place to go if you want or need bedding plants, trees, seeds, or unusual, tropical plants. Everything in the way of green is in a small town with fewer than 1,000 residents. 

Forest Hill, Louisiana – Home of the Louisiana Nursery Festival! - News - Bubblews: The population nearly doubled after people discovered the advantage of having many nurseries in the same town. Most of those new residents are hard-working immigrant workers, who are always pleasant and willing to go beyond expectations to ...

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