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June 22, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Beach Houses from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Last week I posted about how beaches can inspire our quilts. That was because we had just enjoyed a trip to Galveston Island for a long weekend with our children and grandchildren. Along the way and also in Galveston, we admired the many beautiful beach houses. I began wondering whether there were many quilts on Pinterest that are designed around the theme. Guess what? I found a few! 


CHP-51-103

Almost all houses along the Gulf Coast are now built on stilts or pilings. That's because the water surge during hurricanes can destroy, flood, even move the homes. 

Elevator Beach House Plan. Tyree House Plans.

Built to resist ...

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June 14, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: B E A C H from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 It's the BEACH! All beach! Sand, sun, water, sky, waves, sunburn.


20 Geniales fotografías que deberás intentar con tus amigos

Here's to a relaxing start to your week on Pensacola Beach </p>
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June 11, 2020
Pin It Weekly #340 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Happy Weekly! I hope you are enjoying your week. We are set to vacay in Galveston soon. It's a family (the whole family) vacation. So I thought I'd look at some art that would help me get into the mood of beach, sun and water. These are from my board abstract art paint oil pastel prints


Painting by June Yan.

abstract art


Painting by June Yan.

Artist Jill Van Sickle  Painting, artwork, abstract

Carin Lundblad

Michele Hoben, Paintings and Drawings

These are pins from a quick search on Galveston Island.  

Best Things to Do on Galveston Island

Galveston Fun Maps – Galveston Island Guide

Beach Pictures: View Images of Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Galveston, Texas - cherished memories of many long summer days spent at Galveston Island State Park before hurricane Ike ravaged her beautiful shore

Things to do in Galveston - Besides the Beach

at moody gardens, galveston. - Picture of Galveston Island, Texas ...

Have you been to Galveston? It's a lovely island that packs lots of fun in a little space. Many of those places are within walking distance from our hotel. Of course ...

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June 6, 2020
Should I Jump Into BERNINA's Summer Sparkle QAL? from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Oh my gosh, you guys -- I'm so smitten with a new quilt idea that I'm tempted to mask up and head to my not-quite-local quilt shop right NOW to buy fabric.  Never mind that I'm still slogging away at the long arm machine on my Spirit Song quilt, or that my son's Beware the Ishmaelites sampler is still languishing, untouched and barely begun, and my Modern Baby Clam Shells quilt has been cut out and waiting for me to start piecing it for an entire year...  I have eight works in progress at the moment, and ...

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June 4, 2020
Pin It Weekly #339 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Things for you to pin. Starting with ideas for your home: 







Custom Last Name & Monogram Vinyl Decal Set - Family Vinyl Wall Art Decal, Last Name Vinyl, Personalized Vinyl, Home Decor, Monogram, 26x16 by TheVinylCompany on Etsy


46 Cozy Farmhouse Living Room Decor Ideas That Make You Feel In Village - BUILDEHOME

And also crafts to keep the kids busy. 
These Birdhouse Crafts for Kids will be enjoyed by children of almost any age. #diyhomedecor


#gluedtomycrafts Paper Plate & Tissue Paper Tropical Fish - Kid Craft


Silly Monster Craft for Kids - Fun recycled craft idea with egg cartons, paper rolls, and more. Halloween craft idea!


Transform a humble toilet roll into a pretty princess all dressed to go to the ball. A beautiful princess craft for kids. A gorgeous TP roll princess craft for fairytale mad children. The tulle netting adds a little bit of extra pizazz to this fairytale craft. #paperrollprincess #TProllprincess #princesstoiletpaperroll #princesstoiletroll #princesstoiletrollcraft


Fun & creative ways for kids to paint with leaves.  Fall leaf crafts for preschool and elementary. #leafart #leafpainting #leafprintart #leafpaintingforkids #leafpaintingdiy #leafcrafts #leafcraftsforkids #leafcraftspreschool #leafartprojectsforkids #leafprinting #fallcrafts #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids

Have you ever used crafts to teach your children about God? That is exactly what Mary Kate from Christianity Cove does. With games and crafts you can teach your children bible lessons that they will remember! Today she is here sharing a Light of the World Paper Lanterns craft. It is cute, fun and easy to do! Light of the World Paper Lanterns Craft: Materials Needed: - Construction paper or patterned Scrapbooking Paper - 1 sheet for each child -


Painted Rock Photo Holder Craft for Kids: These make perfect homemade gifts for Christmas, Mother's Day or any special day! A fun art project for children of all ages! #buggyandbuddy #rockpainting #homemadegift #craftsforkids #kidscrafts #artforkids #artprojects



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May 31, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: B I R D S from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

After writing about the birds in our backyard yesterday, I decided that it would be fun to use birds as quilt inspiration, again. Are they beautiful?

Why Native Plants Are Better for Birds and People | Audubon

Why Native Plants Are Better for Birds and People | Audubon

The 2017 Audubon Photography Awards Winners

Pretty bird!

Fiery-throated Hummingbird - There are about 338 different species of hummingbirds. There are few other birds that rival the spectacular iridescence of the Fiery-throated Hummingbird. Found only in the cloud forest of Costa Rica and western Panama.

Why Native Plants Are Better for Birds and People | Audubon

And so bird inspired quilts.... 

"Flying Home" quilt in Pam Bono's book (I have this book)

Gradually, In Full Bloom came together with a large vase of cut flowers as the dominant theme. Description from vintageandvogue.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

bird wall quilt; wool felt applique and hand quilting.

The Patchery Menagerie: Student Bird Quilts

Black Birds Quilt Pattern PDF Instant Download modern


paper pieced birds


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May 30, 2020
Pin It Weekly #338 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Welcome back to PIW! My sister has returned home from our impromptu visit. What started as a couple of days, added the Memorial Day weekend and then, well, a doctor's appointment that I had already committed to, so why not stay a few more days? 

We had a good visit, especially since we were able to visit with two of her kids and a grandson. It's always a blast when a one-year old comes by, right?

Back to PIW #338! These are a few quilts that I pinned to "heart, quilts" during the few minutes when C was ...

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May 25, 2020
Sunday/Monday Quilt Inspiration: Mini Charm Squares from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

memorial day quotes ronald reagan

My apologies for not being here for the last week. I have a sister who has Alzheimers, and she's spending the week with us. She needs constant supervision. I hadn't realized how much ground she's lost since the last time she was here. 

Ways to use mini Charm Packs, on Craftsy

At first she seems the same, unable to hold a conversation but capable of answering simple questions. After a while though, it's apparent that it's a charade she cannot keep up for long. I know this charade bit is just a stage of Alzheimers, but it's still a surprise at how ...

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Just Kisses Quilt from Quiltmanufaktur

Ein Layer Cake Zen Chic Moda / A Day in Paris und ein das Pattern Just Kisses von Janice Zeller Rayn / Better off Thread - eine ideale Kombination, um daraus einen schönen, frischen Quilt zu machen, oder?



Letztes Jahr bekam ich diesen wunderbaren Layer Cake von Penny und Isis geschenkt. Die beiden sind Stewardessen und wenn sie gerade in Frankfurt Stop gemacht hatten, haben sie mich ab-und-zu in der Quiltmanufaktur besucht.

Was macht man mit so schönen Stoffen? Sie lagen eine Weile immer in meiner Sichtweite und ich hatte nicht so recht die zündende Idee.... bis ich meinen Pinwand bei Pinterest durchforstet ...

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May 17, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: 10" Layer Cakes from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

The last couple of Sundays I've been using fabric precuts to inspire you, so this Sunday we'll keep going with layer cakes. You can find the SQI post on charm squares here and the SQI on jelly rolls here


Personalized Photo Charms Compatible with Pandora Bracelets. Here is another great info chart from www.minnesotacharms.com

10" squares are large enough that they can be cut down to any size that is at least ten inches. They are especially good for making disappearing patch quilts, such as disappearing four patch or disappearing nine patch. 

Disappearing 9-Patch With Layer Cakes BABY QUILTS
This D9P is a great example of how complicated they can look. Here's another in softer hues. Both use one ...

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May 14, 2020
Pin It Weekly #337 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

This almost-weekly post started out as Pin It Wednesday. 


Lynette Anderson Designs: Festival of Quilts 2014...

Wednesday was soon changed to Weekly simply because I couldn't keep up with weekdays and also because I couldn't pull off a regular thing. And that was when I worked. How does one miss "Hump Day"? One sees over a hundred teenagers and attempts to impart knowledge to said teens. 


Retirement came along (finally), and I know when it's Sunday. 

I find this one intriguing - is it old?  New?


Then Coronavirus came calling, and even Sunday is not so reliable. So when PIW arrives at the end of the week, it should come as no surprise to ...

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May 11, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: 2½" Jelly Rolls from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Jelly Rolls, or 2½" fabric strips, are great inspiration for quilts. They are pre-cut, color-coordinated, easy to sew strips that make for super-fast sewing. 


free Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns …

Jelly Roll

One look at its namesake and it's easy to see the naming inspiration. Here's a recipe for Lemon Jelly Rolls from The PKP Way  that I happen to really enjoy. Notice that I've given you only a part of the recipe. Please visit their site for the full recipe. 

So Jelly Rolls in the world of quilting....
yummy, soft, pretty strips of fun!
How To Use Jelly Roll Strips for Quilting - A Quilting Life

And what, you ask, can a quilter make with these ...

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May 6, 2020
Pin It Weekly #336 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I've been adding pins to my "heart, quilts" board. In fact, I've added a whole new section for precuts. There's a link at the bottom of the post so you can find it easily. (Because you know I put it in alpha order.) Already I have over 50 pins. I guess Sunday's SQI inspired me, too.


Ready to ship 100 percent cotton fabric baby quilt, lap quilt, Kaffe Fassett floral quilt, throw quilt,crib quilt. Wild and colorful modern patchwork pieced quilt featuring Kaffe Fassett floral, stripe, chevron, polka dot print fabric in hot pinks, reds, yellow, grey, orange, blue, white, green, aqua, teal, purple, all the colors of the rainbow. Colorful florals, chevrons, stripes combine together with a soft pink, white and floral fabric on the coordinating back. Highlighted with a lattice ...

FREE pattern: 'Bella

Gray sashing and straight line quilting


Remix/Ash Rail Fence

I just really like this and I would not have thought of the colors but love them

Saturated colors and x and +. Hooray!    Blogged: www.bijoulovelydesigns.com/2013/03/x-plus-quilt.html

Busy Hands Quilts: Layer Cake Custard Shortcut Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party!

Charm Squares Quilt Patterns 17 best ideas about charm pack quilts on pinterest charm pack | Quilt Pattern Design


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May 4, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: 5" Charm Squares from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Charm squares. We love to admire their colors, stack them in piles, imagine them as quilts. How can you get more of them? Well, visiting your local quilt shop is a good first step (as though you needed to be told). And you can always cut your own. But if you want more charm squares …

What can you do with a pack of Charm Squares? Lots, actually. But it probably helps to know what Charm Squares are. Generally these five inch fabric squares come in packs of 42 pieces, so one pack will make a crib quilt. 

What Can You Do with a 5 Inch Charm Square? - Quilting Digest
A convenient little chart to help you
figure out how to use them.
Most often a pack will include all of the fabrics in a particular line, possibly even all the colorways, in one neatly cut, perfectly square stack.
Charm Squares Make These Place Mats Super Quick - Quilting Digest
Place mats
Amanda Jean from Crazy Mom Quilts shares a tutorial on Moda Bake Shop, showing how to use charm squares to make a tote bag.  Get the how-to. [tags]sewing, tutorial, charm, square, tote, bag[/tags]
Tote bags
25 Favorite Charm Square Quilts & Projects
Machine covers
Fig Tree Avalon quilted table runner
Table toppers and runners

And, of course, quilts.....
Rosey Half Square Triangle Quilt » Loganberry Handmade

25 Best Charm Square Quilts & Projects | Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog

Confessions of a Fabric Addict: I May Have a Scrap Problem... Got Charm Squares?

Turn One Charm Pack Into a Pretty Quilt - Quilting Digest


Charm School - 18 Quilts from 5" Squares – Lella Boutique



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April 29, 2020
Pin It Weekly #335 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Welcome back! It's time to meet a few followers. Say hello to 
Bella Larreategui


Gorgeous Royal Staffordshire Blacksmith's Forge♥Blacky's Black Toile Cottage

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French Country Window Treatment

And hello to Saniye Kaya. Does it get cuter than this board? I don't imagine.


Sevgili Müşterim Aynur Hanım'ın isteği üzerine ördüğüm degrade hırka ve degrade şapka takımım</p>
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April 26, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: quarantine from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

if its not the teacher or the school - could it be your kids behavior? homeschool meme

Happy Sunday! Here's hoping that you are safe and well and avoiding the pandemic. I know that some states and countries are beginning to open up and unquarantine. (I decided unquarantine can be a word.) Here are a few Pinterest memes to enjoy:

#quarantine #homeschooling2020 #coronavirus #covid19 #quarantinelife #funny #meme #humor

dear netflix quarantine meme

Funny homeschool meme about busy mom working and trying to homeschool during coronavirus quarantine


Have you been social distancing and are stuck in quarantine and need something funny to read? Never fear. We have collected the best corona virus memes and quotes in an attempt to bring some humor to your day.  Sorry, we're not giving ideas for your kids in quarantine or activities.  Just memes.

And to round things out, here are a few scrap quilts from 

One way to get a quick project quilted is to find a fast, easy, not-so-boring quilting motif that can be changed and played with. I have the solution!

"Les Baton" French for the sticks, is a scrap quilt completed in Dec 2016

Fun, easy Chinese coins quilt in pinks and teal. Makes a great scrap buster! Read the blog post here: https://fleurdelisquilts.blogspot.com/2019/03/a-touch-of-teal-finished.html


"Tranquility" Mary Marcotte 2017 www.fleurdelisquilts.blogspot.com


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April 23, 2020
Pin It Weekly #334 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


Beautiful Bird House Designs You Will Fall in Love with (13)

Birds and butterflies and bats, oh my! Houses and houses and houses... 

It will always be eight o'clock!

Butterfly Haven Wood Project Plan Attractive shelter for butterflies protects them from predators & bad weather. Front opens for easy cleanout. #diy #woodcraftpatterns

Wow! The Best Bird Feeders of Pinterest - Cate's Garden

Bee Hotel B&B - Red Candy

It's a birdhouse now, but it would make a great Smithy and Workshop if it was a little bigger.

Great use of tree stump. Just make sure you put bird houses and feeders at least 5 -6 feet above the ground. Otherwise they are easy prey for cats and other predators. :)

for the birdies.... Flickr - Photo Sharing!

 Church like the shape with the different "rooms" to create this church

Do you have a bird or bird house board? Let me help you find more pins. You can find these and about 100 more pins in my "bird house feeder nest" board.

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April 20, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: RVs from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories



Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/239869781/rv-decor-camping-rules-primitive-rusticRichard has been bing-watching RV shows. The last one is about luxury RVs in the 3-400,00 dollar range. Not something we are the least interested in for ourselves, but it's fun to see what is out there in the world of big-spenders. Of course, this got me thinking of quilts with campers and RVs. And guess what? Yes, of course, there are a few. 





Campers

lydia & Eli, caravan cot quilt 013

Campervan Pincushion

Row by Row 2016 Quilt "Home Sweet Home"


Camping Quilt | Bluprint


Set of 9 CAMPING BLOCKS Paper Pieced Block Patterns in PDF | Etsy

Amy Bradley Designs Campers Pattern




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April 17, 2020
Pin It Weekly #333 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Hello Pinners! Meet some new friends. Introducing Toni Hall, who has a board titled "I Think I Can" and I love it. Here's why...




Not that I crochet, but I think I could. Maybe not well, however. :) Buzzin Bumble is a blogger who has some interesting pins and posts that you might want to check out. Lara is the author of Crafted Applique': New Possibilities. I do not have it, but I will look into it. Isn't this just the cutest cover? I bet that sweet camper is inside!
Image of Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities

She has a board called Polaroid Quilts that I ...

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April 8, 2020
Pin It Weekly #332 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Courthouse Towers, Arches National Park, Utah, United States of America.
I fell UP a rabbit hole. :) It happens much too often. Open Pinterest and click on one pin (okay, several pins) and suddenly I'm unable to get out of Pinterest. It's as if my brain freezes, you know? Of course it happened again. Don't ask me how I got from writing this post 20 minutes ago to having renamed and organized the board now titled 
"summit tower spire pinnacle apex peak." Can you tell that I love, no, LOVE words? I do. I've been slowly changing the titles. Go check it out here as soon as ...

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