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December 14, 2017
Pin It Weekly #225 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Are you ready for Christmas? I sent a text to my sisters asking who had won the game that we all play at this time of year: the-get-it-all-done game. It turns out that everyone still has time to win: no one is finished. In fact, by listing all of the things we have done, we began to realize just how much is left to do. Ah, the holidays! 

Holiday Embroidered Christmas Table Runner | christmas | Pinterest | Christmas Runner, Runners and Christmas Table Runners

Very often, when I am looking at Pinterest, I begin with something I'm interested in, such as this gorgeous table runner. But then.
1880's Dresses | All The Pretty Dresses: 1880's Sage Green Bustle Dress

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December 11, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Christmas Glitter from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I love Christmas. The sparkle. The glitter. The beauty. 

Mercury glass balls are the perfect accessory...(really, balls of any type!) @Jen Hekhuis Nelson

Rose gold, gold, and silver Christmas treeI think white is an amazing colour because it is snow colour. White colour makes perfect Christmas decor. Well with the help of white you guys can have a wonderful white Christmas scenes at your homes. You must try the ideas given below.

Fill column vases with ornaments or silver and gold sprayed small natural items (nuts, little pinecones). Dollar Tree has these vases for only one dollar, although they're a small version, but could be grouped by the half dozen and raised to different levels with stacks of coasters or something underneath.

Floreros para decorar en navidad Vases to decorate at Christmas #Centrosdemesanavideños #Comodecorarennavidad #Decoracionesnavideñas #Florerosparadecorarennavidad #ideasparanavidad #Navidad2016

Christmas living room with silver and gold mantel display

Okay so not quite this intense but I love the colors. Imagine with just a hint of light teal!

Victorian Christmas Wreath, Silver and Gold Christmas Wreath, Elegant Christmas Wreath for DoorA trio of lantern filled with inexpensive silver and gold ornaments from HomeGoods for simple, beautiful front porch holiday decorations (sponsored pin)

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You may not find many large quilts in silver and gold, but you will find many quilted table runners, tree skirts, and stockings. 

Quilted Table Topper in Gold and Silver Christmas QuiltedRustic Glam Decor Quilted Table Runner in Neutral Shades of

Excited to share the latest addition to my #etsy shop: Silver and gold table runnerChristmas Table Runner, elegant, handmade, quilted, fabric from Kaufman Flourish Line Measures 46.5 x 15.25 inches Made by Chris This gorgeous fabric has beautiful brilliant silver and gold metallic with the most gorgeous ornaments, poinsettias, medallion and blue snowflakes etched

MAKE NEW FRIENDS by Wendy Sheppard: Pair classic silver and gold for a beautiful wall hanging quilt. To create this pretty wall hanging, Wendy Sheppard used triangles that seem to float!

Gold Regency Dupioni Quilted Stocking Main

Already dreaming of Christmas. Channel Quilted Velvet Stocking | Pottery Barn

Our sweet, snowy tree skirt features sparkly, embroidered scrolls on a bright white backdrop, wrapping your tree with the magic of a glistening white Christmas. It makes the perfect place to put your expertly wrapped presents.

Silver and Gold Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt

Gold tree skirt.

Do with silver and gold with driftwood! Love

Item #: C226 Holiday quilted ornament, no sew folded fabric technique, three layer ornament. This ornament is silver and gold themed. The center of the ornament is crafted with gold glitter cotton fabric. The second row is alternating gold glitter fabric and white/silver glitter

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

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December 10, 2017
Pin It Weekly #225 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

What colors have you been pinning?

I'm going with gray and a soft blue because I have to choose colors for our bedroom so that we can finish the bathroom. Since I'd like the two to coordinate, I have to decide now. Ah, the stress!

Soft blues have the ability to make a space feel tranquil. My favorite soft blues are those that have a grayish undertone. In my opinion, they look more sophisticated than that of a baby blue. Depending on the lighting and the other colors in the room, some may come across more gray or green. With that said, here are my favorite grayish blue paint colors. Sherwin Williams- Sleepy Blue Benjamin Moore- Summer Shower Benjamin Moore- Smoke Benjamin Moore- Yarmouth Blue Benjamin Moore- Sant...

Something neutral like this for a second guest room. Light blue with tan.

This room is aesthetically soothing by its use of a monochromatic color scheme. The use of varying tones of soft blues is a great way to freshen a space while the white adds a level of sophistication.

Bedroom with a Peaceful Color Scheme - Walls painted in Benjamin Moore's 'Silver Gray 2131-60'.

25 Shabby Chic Decorating Ideas to Brighten Up Home Interiors and Add Vintage…Pinspiration: Brighten Up Your Apartment Decor For Summer

Beautiful blue bedrooms for girls. Or for a guest room or anything!! So light and clean!

INSPIRATION: 10 Ways to Hotel-ify Your Guest Room | The Everyday Home

Andrew Howard Design -perfectly balanced bedroom retreat - Soothing palette of blues, whites, gray, soft blue, seafoam, sage - nailhead trim, bench - White Bungalow 5 three drawer side table - crown moulding - patterned drapery, panels

These soft, bluish grays seem to be winning out. I'd like for the room to have a calm, neutral feel so that I can change out quilts on occasion. I have several that we use in the camper, but because they don't fit in the bedroom decor, I've never put ...

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December 4, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Robot from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Richard and I visited our youngest son, Rory, earlier in the week. Seems he was a bit under the weather, so Wednesday we made a quick trip just because retired people can do stuff like that, just, whenever. (It's taking me a little while to get used to being retired.) 

Anyway, just under his newly-built (but still needing concrete) carport was this cute little guy. He's about three feet tall and does nothing except stand sentinel in the front yard. 

Apparently Rory had some sort of water-heater gadget and a few dead wires, etc. hanging around ...

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November 30, 2017
Pin It Weekly #224 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Baby animals to the rescue, because when you need to get out of your funk what could be more efficient? Or cuter? Baby people, sure, but these are some pretty darling little ones. Enjoy and pin to your heart's desire!

Baby ass lol. Actually its a donkey but ass sounds so much funnier.

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Baby Girraffe

Dachshund puppy

Aww... Fennec hare.


Baby Elephant ~ How cute is this?

sleepy koala

Tiger Cub by Josi  Lan!

Kid goats - my first pet as a child was a kid goat called Waggy.



Sleepy Tiger

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November 27, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Houston IQA {6} Animals from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I thought that you might like to see a few more of the quilts from the Houston show. These are all quilts that depict animals in some form. Pets, farm, and wild animals are all present. Enjoy!

As usual, you can find these on my "heart, quilts" Pinterest board
Have a wonderful week!

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November 22, 2017
Pin It Weekly #223 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

see yaHappy Thanksgiving to everyone whether you are in the U.S. or some place that doesn't really do the whole turkey thing. Enjoy your day, eat well, spend time with family, remember your many blessings. Do that and you've had Thanksgiving. 

A few pins to show you what I am thankful for. 

✯ Saturated sunribbons♡♥♡

Up in the air... somewhere in Germany (2009)

photography, travel, beautiful, girls, clouds, airplane, air planes, sky, air plane, *--*, tumblr, sunset, beautiful viewWant more photos of Amazing places from around the world? follow Clara ♥ ballet's board 'Amazing places.'

Dark clouds and pouring rain during a summer storm. Description from I searched for this on

Beautiful sunset. So many picture perfect moments can be captured at the beach.This is a breath-taking sunset.

Florida Sunsets

This is so cool. Took planning and patience.This site has beautiful nature photography

Artist-grade canvas is spline-finished over wooden stretcher bars by skilled artisans. Hand-coated with multiple layers of a UV finish insuring archival properties. Individually handcrafted canvas is

Happy Thanksgiving!

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November 20, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Giving Thanks from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta- this beautiful side dish is full of fall flavors and colors that is perfect to make for the holidays!If you are anything  like me, you'll be so very tired of holidays in just a few days. But the problem is that once they are gone, we have to wait an entire year before they return. So we try to push ourselves to do it all and do it perfectly.

Do you ever feel that way? Like a child worrying that the holidays will come and go so quickly that you'll miss them? Do you ever get tired of the decorating, company, food, noise and everything else that comes with the holidays? 

I feel both--I love the ...

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November 16, 2017
Pin It Weekly #222 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Dry-brining is a foolproof method that gives you tender, flavorful turkey every time. This recipe, infused with the flavors of garlic, lemon and thyme, is guaranteed to get raves as the centerpiece on your holiday table.Happy Pin It Weekly. Have you begun your countdown to Thanksgiving? What about your countdown to Christmas? I've started preparing for Thanksgiving because the entire Marcotte clan will be here for lunch. Our boys and their wives and children. The in-laws and their other son. Perhaps even a nephew and his family.

In other words I'll be prepping and cooking for a couple of days. Oh, did I mention that my oven doesn't work? It doesn't. It doesn't turn on. Or heat up. Or cook. Or anything else, except store things. It might work as ...

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November 14, 2017
Houston IQA {5} More ribbons! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

If you've been following along for the last week, you know that I've been posting some of the photos I took while at the Houston Quilt Festival. The quilts below are more of the winners, but honestly, every quilt was amazing. 

I spent most of my time looking at the "big" winners, MQG quilts, Tactile Architecture, In Full Bloom and Celebration of Color, but there were other exhibits, many of which I passed through, others I simply missed for lack of time.

I hope you spend a bit of time looking at these and enjoying them as much ...

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November 8, 2017
Pin It Weekly #221 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Are you pinning any of the IQA Houston pictures? I am! Well, I'm pinning my own photos (from Sunday Quilt Inspiration) and the winners I posted last night. I haven't pinned from other Pinterest sites, because I haven't had time and don't want to compare anyone's work to my own. The photos pinned so far are on my "heart, quilts" board. By all means, repin all you want!

These are more winners (continued from yesterday) that I found in the slew of digital photos in my phone. 

Pin away, my friends!  

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November 2, 2017
Pin It Weekly #220 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

What's happening on your Pinterest?  

30's Diamond Scrap QuiltVintage Antique ~ Jade Diamond Mountains ~ Quilt Top ~ Hand Stitched 77 X 68, eBay, ladybuggs1965

Love the old quilts that are somewhat faded and show that they were used and loved.

Vintage-30s-FARMHOUSE-Cottage-Feedsack-Broken-Dishes-QUILT-Pastel-Peach-GreenGrandmothers Flower Garden Quilt Vintage Flour Sack Fabrics

yellow Irish chain variation from Land's End

I've been too busy writing to do much pinning, but I have pinned a few vintage quilts to my "heart, quilts" board.  A few other folks have been pinning some interesting photos, however. Check out what Lou Cariveau pinned to her boards

fun little Norwegian gnomes
Image detail for -Nyform Trolls, Dancing Trolls, Troll Figurines, Scandinavian Trolls

Baba Jaga. Love his nose

and some pretty aprons
reversible pillowcase apronFloral Cobbler Apron

Repurpose and upcycle a vintage coat rack.  Use it to display a vintage linen collection.  I would paint it pink, white or green. Hang jewelry???

and these smart sewing room organizational ideas

great storage for craft roomRibbon spool organizer ~ take it further for my collection, drill holes in a lazy susan and mount the dowels.

My My 99cent store knockoff Rubbermaid-lovin heart is all a-flutter for this ORGANIZED wall!  #office

This last one is my favorite (can we say "Mary likes vintage"?
Where Women Create & Where Women Cook studio

Thanks, Lou, for your pins! 
And now, dear reader, what have you been pinning lately?

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October 30, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: T E A L from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Teal because it's such a pretty color. 

Teal is a medium-saturated, blue-green color, similar to medium green and dark cyan. It can be created by mixing blue with green into a white base, or deepened as needed with a little bit of black or gray color. The complementary color of teal is coral.

Walking up a teal spiral staircase. #TopToBottom #WearTeal #belabumbum                                                                                                                                                      More

Meh it's close enough to my favorite color. It's green, but blue at the same time... and I've learned that's apparently called teal. So... I suppose my favorite color is some shade of teal.
Azure Butterflies - Do you have an eye for color? Share it with us! Submit your own color palettes at!

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Teal quilts are just as pretty!

Daydreams of Quilts: Teal Pixel Heart in a Pixel Heart Quilt

Batik quilt ... teals, blues and greens surrounded by a border of white.

Tula Pink's Pancakes pattern in blues and seafoam. Girls in the Garden

Modern patchwork geometric triangle quilt teal grey white

freesprit website- free quilt pattern

Mostly Teal - front ...I like the idea to make plain sides more narrow and add length for a table runner, or make small for placemats; mug rugs could be made to match with a wonky block like center of this.....vwr

Teal quilt from 16-patch. Not hard to make!

Don't normally like selvage quilts but could be made with little strips. And the turquoise background!!!Easy Weighted Blankets from Leisure Arts makes it simple to create therapeutic quilts in just the right size for children and adults and avoid the high cost of readymade ones. Many people find a gentle touch to be comforting, so it’s no surprise that weighted blankets are becoming popular for helping with anxiety, sensory problems, restless legs, autism, and other disorders. Designs include Super Simple, Teal Squares, Charm Squares, Plaid Flannels, Rail Fence, Soccer Balls, Patriotic, Lap Bla...

It's Teal: FREE Quick Quilt Pattern

Heather Lair Designs - Art Quilts

Want to know where you can find these quilts? You got it! 

Have a great week, everybody!

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October 26, 2017
Pin It Weekly #219 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Bergen, Norway  A town made entirely of wood. Ancient and salty, this is such s beautiful city
Whoa! This Write 31 Days challenge is a serious venture. I'm enjoying it very much, but it seems to have hijacked my time. I mean I'm keeping up and all, but it's taking much more time than I anticipated and I haven't figured out how to remedy that.

I started out writing about three posts in two days, so I was getting ahead. Right now, I'm completing posts after my 6 p.m. deadline. Yes, it's my deadline, so I suppose I can break it or simply miss a day, but I really want ...

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October 22, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: DIAMONDS from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

DENIM AND DIAMONDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “DENIM & DIAMONDS” SHARE’S 60TH BOOMTOWN ANNIVERSARY Date 5/11/13 Time 8:00pm Address: (Beverly Hilton Hotel ) 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills 90210 Phone...
Cartier. Follow us @SIGNATUREBRIDE on Twitter and on FACEBOOK @ SIGNATURE BRIDE MAGAZINE ...repinned für Gewinner! - jetzt gratis Erfolgsratgeber sichern www.ratsucher.deColorful sapphire and diamond bracelet with 180 carats of colored sapphires and 2 carats of diamonds, all mounted in white gold.Diamonds, according the saying, is a girl's best friend. I'm not sure about that as I don't exactly have a safe full of jewels. But I do have quite a few diamond quilts in my Pinterest. Those are just as good, aren't they? Let's decide that after looking at a few jewels. 

110-carat yellow diamond originated in South Africa, making its way to the British crown jewels in 1907 under King Edward VII.I love sparkle and a dash of different and this beauty has them both.

And a few diamond quilts, all of which are on my "heart, quilts" Pinterest board. 

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend quilt - inspired by the quilt that Jane Austen made.

Love the fabric. Birch Farm by Joel Dewberry. Diamond Quilt Patterns to Dazzle

diamond trick - love the colors too!!
From Bolt to Beauty: Jolly Bar Blog Hop with the Fat Quarter Shop

475 Likes, 56 Comments - Sandra Cassidy (@rubylovesred) on Instagram: “He slept this afternoon  so I've managed to finish it! It's miserable outside so this indoor pic…”

STRIPPY DIAMONDS by Jean Nolte: We walk you through cutting out parallelograms and diamonds for this throw featuring 2 1/2″ strips from the Gentle Flowers collection by Quilt Gate. The neutral diamond shapes really showcase the brown prints in the quilt.

quilt modern - Google Search
The Patchery Menagerie  - color scheme and fabric choice makes me think of old books

Eidos Quilt Pattern $10 on

Gemology Quilt Block | Diamond Paper Pieced by SarahRoseQuilts

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October 19, 2017
Pin It Weekly #218 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Nancy of Grace and Peace Quilting has both a blog and a Pinterest site. I happen to follow both because both are terribly interesting. She is a long-arm quilter with a few winners under her belt. Visit her blog and see why. They are pretty awesome! 

The quilts below are some that she's pinned on her "Scrap Quilts" board.

Confessions of a Fabric Addict: I May Have A Scrap Problem... A Challenge For You!

Ring Cycles Quilt by Houston Quilt Bee | Addicted 2 Fabric

Quilt Fabrication

Confessions of a Fabric Addict: I May Have a Scrap Problem... Some Inspiration!

Little Crosses Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen

Another of Nancy's boards is "Medium Density Quilting." Yes, she has separated her quilting motifs by the density of the stitching. Brilliant, no? These are a few medium density motifs.

Baptist Swirls - 6" rows

Loopy Over You- Paper- 6" W6-JB-LOY

Americana Flourish -- 10"

Cinnamon - Paper - 6"

Modernish 2 - 12" wide

And since I'm there already, here are three ...

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October 18, 2017
Using Pinterest as Your Quilting Inspiration from Patchwork Posse

Quilting Inspiration….

There are a lot of resources out there for keeping track of inspiration and tutorials and everything else pretty!

One is Pinterest.

Today I thought I would share how I use Pinterest and how you can as well.

How to use Pinterest as your Quilting inspiration journal~

Here’s a quick review of what I cover in the video:

  • sign up for pinterest —account is free!
  • make boards that refer to a specific interest.  Don’t be afraid to break things down —like quilting- patterns, or quilting- machine quilting, or quilting- applique or sewing- bags, or sewing- pillows ...

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October 16, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: pun'kin from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Pumpkins are the gourd of the day at this time of year. I saw a family at Walmart pushing a buggy with five or six huge pumpkins and a net-bag with lots of small fake ones. But with Thanksgiving and Halloween coming along very rapidly, it's time to find a few. 

If you're going to decorate with pumpkins, you should at least know the different kinds!
Curious about why I wrote pun'kin rather than pumpkin? My daddy said the word that way, and he sometimes called us girls pun'kin. With eight daughters, he said it fairly often, so when I hear the word, I think of his pet name for us. E ...

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October 12, 2017
Pin It Weekly #217 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I have a wonderful friend who sews Greek letters onto tee shirts, blankets and other items for college students in fraternity and sorority organizations. Long story short, she broke her arm. Sewing is almost impossible until she has surgery and a hard cast. Guess who got a call! 

Are we surprised? No! And what do you do when your friend is crying on the phone while in the ER? I mean, come on. I had to help out. The picture above is of the two tee shirts and the one below of the three blankets.  

I've helped her in ...

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October 8, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: The Power of THR3E from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

It's true, three has some pretty special powers that no other number has in quite the same way. There's the most obvious, the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Can't be a Christian without knowing the power of this particular Three.

Types of Triangles |

But three is a cool number anyway. How about the three sides of a shape? That's what we'll deal with today. There's the triangle, which is the only (equilateral) real triangle. It's the only one I ever really remember because I finally made a neumonic for myself: equi means equal, and lateral ...

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