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February 24, 2017
Pin It Weekly #193 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Here's the catchphrase: What are you pinning this week?

Natures Doorways ~ Purple Allium:

Noelle Wingate has a lovely Pinterest page full of ideas and fun. One of her boards is called "Dollar Store Crafts" and I love, love, love it!

If you want to redecorate your home with new bits and pieces but you're on a budget, the dollar store can be your best friend. Most dollar store decorative items are going to be tacky on their own, but with a little bit of imagination, you can take something basic and turn it into something beautiful! Check out these ideas!

Another follower, Lucinete Silva, has only four boards, but you need to check out her collectible China board. If I ever go missing, that's where I'll be!

Razão de viver....: Cherrie:

Cantinho da Cristybel:

I want to hold this cup in my hand. I want to feel the texture and the weight of it, and run my fingertip along that top ridge. I want to see the colors ...

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February 20, 2017
Meal Prep Monday: Instant Pot Magic from Hobbies Up To Here

Instant pots cropped up in my world around Christmas time. Many friends were gifted the magical pot that cooked instantly and can cook just about everything. Having a kitchen full of items, I wasn’t really jumping at the idea of adding another one to my arsenal. While all the food cooked in it looked great and seemed like this … Continue reading Meal Prep Monday: Instant Pot Magic

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Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Kitchen Utensils from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

colorful whisks #AnthroFave: While I am writing this blog post, there are all manner of sounds coming from my kitchen. The red head loves to make how-to kitchen videos while making the daily dessert. Occasionally the dessert consists of three jelly beans (or some other candy) on a slice of bread. Seriously. It's delicious. We thank her profusely and put the bread back in the bag when she takes her bath. 

Anyhoo, all the clinking of kitchen utensils got me to thinking about how those utensils could inspire quilts. Let's give it try, shall we?

Fruity ceramic measuring spoons that'll put you in a good mood.:

15 Wooden Crafts for Home:

cute idea for the kitchen!:

Kitchen wood set with Holder. Holder can be wood burned with family initials…: The $19.99 Sockerärt vase is an elegant way to store your kitchen utensils.:

Girly kitchen utensils from Coco Rose Diaries ♥ They tend to inspire a little helper to stay & enjoy the experience.:

Strawberry Kitchen Utensils & Stand by MaMaMeMo on #zulilyUK today!:

#anthrofave: Love this little baking supply area! My baking supplies would take over this, but its cute!:

Clever idea: frame vintage kitchen utensils over a recipe background. Instant home decor!:

spray paint old kitchen utensils and hang on wall for a cute display!!:

Dish towel and kitchen wash cloth: cuteness!:

Wouldn't these make for some ...

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February 16, 2017
Pin It Weekly #192 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

It's time to pin! What are you pinning?

ruler box  So clever! Would be great in a craft room to hold embellishments.:

Fancy Fretwork sewing basket:

DSC_2833 adj blue:

Build a Cutting Table | sherry found a cutting table for her quilting studio the third bedroom ...:

Large Hexagon Quilt Tutorial ~ the polkadot chair. love the large hexies and colors here.: New Friday Tutorial: The Super Simple Squares Quilt

RARE Antique 1902 Soezy Our New No 10 Table Clamp Sewing Machine | eBay  sold  815.00:

Farmhouse Star Quilted Pillow 16" Filled

Quilted Pillow:

Patchwork & Cía: Table Runner - I love the soft colors of this one and simple quilting.:

Funny little machine on ebay now. It's a Class 123 W Needle Feed Short Horizontal Cylinder Machine. Kind of cool!

French 1812 - Sewing case with needle, thimble, scissors, et al in walnut case.

Humble Quilts: the designer of this quilt is Sachiko Yasuda. It is called Buds in A Basket - Picmia:

Overly ambitious borders. Just how I roll. #fmq #apqslucey #apqscanada::

Folk Art Spinning Wheel | eBay:

Blog — Willow Cottage Quilt Co.:

So, my pins this week have been mostly about vintage sewing: machines, items, a darling basket, some kind of strange spinning wheel (did you guess that?), and some not so vintage beautiful quilts and studio ideas. As always, you can find these pins on my Pinterest boards. Have a great week!

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February 13, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: C A N D Y from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Happy Valentine's Day! I thought we might find some inspiration from the candy that sweethearts tend to rely on as the perfect gift. I hope my sweetheart brings me one of these: 

A detailed, scrumptious look at the chocolates in Whitman's Sampler back on 1955.
maybe one of you could give him a call and tell him.  Be specific. Say, "Go to Walmart and buy a Whitman's sampler for Mary for Valentine's Day. No other kind. Whitman's. Just Whitman's." Then write it on a piece of paper and hand it to him. Yes, it's like that.

This was a tradition at our house at Christmas.  It still is today.  Whitman’s Chocolate Candy Ad Bob Hope (1950):

Forget that I told him what I'd like. Then I ...

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February 8, 2017
Pin It Weekly #191 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Welcome back to Pin It Weekly!

Window from J. G. Cross House, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1911  George Grant Elmslie: Ladder of quilts:

My Rainboots Are Red: :: farmer's wife sampler quilt -- use <a class="pintag searchlink" data-query="%23AccuQuilt" data-type="hashtag" href="/search/?q=%23AccuQuilt&rs=hashtag" rel="nofollow" title="#AccuQuilt search Pinterest">#AccuQuilt</a> dies to cut the shapes for this project at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>! by pris...

Quilt Story: Fabric Tuesday!

Would love to make one in these colors for winter....Brrr! Triangles Quilt by BlueElephantStitches, via Flickr:


This is Terry’s Broken Herringbone quilt and the pattern is by Violet Craft. I love the fabrics she used but don’t know the name of the collection.

Humble Quilts:


Free printable quilt pattern --- A Little Bit Biased: five fat quarter fun:

The Lazy Quilters Quilt - No Measuring Required! - Tidbits:

50 Amazing and Practical Craft Room Design Ideas and Inspirations.:

Hearts Intertwined - Quilt pattern:

I'll be at Beta Convention from Wednesday morning until Friday evening. I should probably ask you to wish me luck or say a prayer for me. I will have 55 or so high schoolers on a trip for three days and two nights. Imagine how exhausted I'll be.  

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February 6, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: L I N E S from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

22 landscape photographs that use power lines to great effects

I've found that I've been drawn to lines lately. I've played with some ideas of using lines in blocks. It's a work in progress, of course, but I'm hoping this quilt inspiration will help me to visualize what's in my head just a little better.

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WEAR YOUR INK: in a continuous line.Wire #tattoo design, art and culture:

Make math fun by integrating art in the classroom with this colorful geometry lesson.

Abstract Photography!! a ton of photo fragments that when in many pieces seem chaotic, but when put together correctly make up a picture:):


Here's a lesson plan that includes a foldable and sorting activity on lines, line segments, rays, and angles.:

Aleksandr Rodchenko, LInear Construction, 1919:

Gouache on paper - Henryk Berlewi:

this is an interesting image - the photographer had a very good eye:

Quilts with lines? Well, yeah! These are mostly modern quilts, but the lines are the most important thing to me right now. 

How so you add wow to a quilt made with super-simple-to-stitch blocks? Amp up the texture with rich prints; then quilt closely spaced parallel lines from side to side.:

Modern Trellis - Must Love Quilts:

One of my very favorite kinds of quilting is organic straight-line, and it's as low-stress as it gets. Though it's even simpler than doing actual straight lines, I've had enough people ask about it, tlove this- the stripes, the chevron placement, awesome - blueprint textiles:

'Tempest' - all in solids with straight line quilting.:

Oh Sew Sweet! Mini Charm Pack Pattern Book 2: little things to sew (oliver + s book) - travel quilt with modern overlapping bars:

Line Art Quilt by SVetne  Lots of possibilities, brights, neutrals or holiday,:

Debbie at A Quilter's Table Maisy Quilt ( pattern by Karyn of Make Something) is gorgeous and clam. "Quilting was organic straight-line with my standby Aurifil light gray 50wt."  To read more visit

Out to Sea Betty Quilt:

.make something small. LOVE this!!: Red Pepper Quilts Solid Stripes Baby Quilt

Since I've started this latest interest/infatuation, I've noticed lines in a huge variety of places: farm buildings, power line structures and towers, houses and ...

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February 3, 2017
Pin It Weekly #190 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Hey, check it out: almost at 200 Pin It Weekly posts! That's a lot! I know I have it in me; I just wasn't sure whether I would stick with it very long. Of course, it's still too soon to celebrate--ten weeks left before getting 200 posts of Pin It Weekly. But we'll get there, don't you think?

A new follower, S Sue, has a great quilting board, which I've added to the many that I already follow.  ha! You can never have too many quilting boards. 

WOW!: Impromptu Quilt Pattern - quick & easy. Showcases both prints and solid and doesn't break the bank with the cost of designer fabric.:

15 Powerful Hip Openers to Release Negative Emotions:

Rosa Solorio-Garcia, another follower, has a crafts ...

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January 27, 2017
Pin It Weekly #189 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Simple and Cheap Homemade Shabby Chic Decor | Shabby Chic Doily Letter by DIY Ready at
What a week! No time for pinning right now, but I managed a few minutes of play over the weekend. I've discovered that pinning on my phone is a good way to "pass the time" while I'm waiting in the checkout line or whatever in life requires that I wait. 

Don't you just love all the gadgets we have to entertain ourselves? It's probably healthier than getting angry because there are only two registers open. Here are a few things that I pinned while in said line.

quilted top~:

Old Leather Belt Art - love this. Found on FB:

Jennie Larsen at Craft-o-Maniac rehabbed a thrifted wooden cubby unit with a fresh coat of turquoise chalk paint, which she sanded to give an antiquated look. It's roomy enough to accommodate lots of paints, twine, and more. -

Mini Building Blocks Quilt Pattern PDF by SterlingQuiltCompany

At some point over the weekend, I remembered this ...

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January 23, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: O R A N G E from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

L'arancione trasmette subito vitalità ed energia! Basta guardarlo e sentirsi più frizzantini! :

It's been a while since I used a color for inspiration and it's possible that I've never used orange. Such a pretty, hot color that can be used with many other colors. It's one that was rarely mixed with anything other than its analogous colors: red and yellow. Today, anything goes, and I've seen orange mixed with just about any other color, so don't be shocked by some of the loud, wild colors that may appear.

Orange Symphony has an unusual orange bloom with a brilliant purple center. Beautiful blooms in spring or fall.:

Use black and white straws in orange soda or juice glasses for Halloween! How cute.: Vibrant orange & yellow paint. #abstract #inspired                                                                                                                                                      More:

<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a> <a class="pintag" href="/explore/seasons" title="#seasons explore Pinterest">#seasons</a> ...voy a borrar de la memoria  las sombras, se hará la luz, recuperando la esencia tomo aliento para saltar, respiro mi destino, sé lo que vendrá,  pasión que enciende el alma, ganas de volar. Sentada frente al sol sin nada que ocultar, respiro mi destino sé lo que vendrá...

Moroccan doorway. Maroc Désert Expérience tours

"FALL WELLIES"  We should all get a pair for the campfire......: mmm... cake!:

Haute House Mr. Smith Chair Alder wood frame. Cotton velvet upholstery. Handcrafted in the USA of imported materials.:

Orange:  #Orange gown, Giorgio Armani Prive: Runway - Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture F/W 2011/2012.: Orange                                                                                                                                                      More:

Orange painted dresser. You can get this look without primer or sanding by using Chalk Paint.: Summer Tanager by Let there be light (Andy)*:

Do you wonder about orange quilts? Well, there are a few....

I love two color quilts.  This is just so nice..  by Nate & Veronica Quilt:

oh yes...with all my orange fabrics

I love this!! I may not do blue and orange... but definately going to steal this idea! Simple HST placed just right...:

Diamonds in the Deep - I love the ombre effect that this pattern creates, just gorgeous in the orange too!Temecula Quilt Co -- I'm not crazy about the color, but I do love the pattern.:

Orange explains it all: log cabin quilt in orange and purple:

( post edit: go here for a much easier, quicker way to make these blocks.) Seeing as how I’m making this quilt pattern again, I figured I should share the dimensions of it as I go in case you…:

Such a simple design. Very easy to make. Great use for fat quarters.:

variations on The Tempest: several colors, not just  orange:

i like orange-a completed quilt:

Do you recognize this last one? It ...

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January 19, 2017
Pin It Weekly #188 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Happy Weekly! Here are some recent pins from my boards.

This is wonderful because the doors can be closed and everything hidden away...: Wow!!!!!!!  All those drawers!  I wonder what the measurements of the drawer interiors are?  Too small or too large for one's supplies could be extremely limiting.:

Graceful Modern Storage Idea In Wonderful White Home Interior Design, With Nice Skylights:

Forgotten Mansion in Maryland:

Abandoned Victorian glass house, I must have this! It would be perfect for tea parties and growing plants longer. I just love how beautiful it is!:

I chose this piece not because I felt like is showed proportion, but because it showed disproportion. The building looks as if it is upside down because the top is broader than the base which is uncommon in almost all structures. Despite this appearance of disproportion, the building appears to be old meaning it was functional and able to withstand time. The lines of the windows and levels though, create proportion in the structure of the building.:

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Pennsylvania bird's-eye maple sewing box, mid 19th c., with pin cushion, 6.5 H. x 4.5 W.: Antique-Pin-Cube-Neuss-Brothers-Germany-c-1910: - Gorgeous Antique Pierced Brass Button Twin Butterfly Flowers Design: Miniature vintage style sewing collection for 1/12th scale doll house on Etsy, $28.50:

Would love to make one in these colors for winter....Brrr! Triangles Quilt by BlueElephantStitches, via Flickr:

Quilt Story: Fabric Tuesday!:

"A dog will sit beside you while you work. A cat will sit on your work." --Pam Brown:

Using 3" curved seam units, designer Emily Bailey arranged them to create a modern floral design for this intermediate level quilt project.:

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January 15, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: C A M P I N G from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

After a day outdoors, nothing nourishes the body and mind more than sharing a hearty meal. Whether you’re a hungry hiker or a trailhead gourmand, if you lack the basics, you can’t whip up the dinner you’ve earned. Stock your pack with these items, and dig in! #LetsCamp: Marly and a friend had a campout. Let me rephrase that: Marley, a friend, Jenny and Adam had a campout. The girls are seven; they are not brave enough to sleep anywhere away from at least one adult. They also have not gotten to that age when a child wants to sleep anywhere so long as they are away from all adults. 

They asked to sleep in our camper, to which Richard agreed. Interestingly, they ate supper in the house, packed clothes then took baths in the house, and went out to the camper well past their bedtimes. Begging Adam ...

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January 13, 2017
Pin It Weekly #187 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Guess what going on in the world of Pinterest! For one, Carole Sklenar has some interesting boards. Here are some of the "Beautiful Bottles/Glassware" she has pinned.

Vintage Art Deco Cut Glass Perfume Bottle Amber Bohemian Czech Fragrance | eBay:

Unusual Blue ART Glass Perfume Bottle With Stopper 6" Bevel CUT FacetedPeacock perfume bottle:

Her "Pop Up Cards" board has well over 1,000 pins.

Pop Up giftbag card using We R Memory Keepers: Pop Up gift bag dies, Other supplies from: Papertreyink, SSS, Stampin' Up,:

Beautiful easel card I want to copy this one!:

Catarina Schuquel is a new follower with many boards and many, many pins. Definitely, you need to check out her Pinterest site.

Queria essa almofada fofa!  Jeito de Casa:

Merry Christmas Quilts eBook:

Sacs d'étéawesome tote with linen and scrappy cotton:

Lori Cariveau has boards from houses to kitchen organization to quilts (you know it!) and at least five boards on mug rugs. Definitely a Pinterest to visit.
sophisticated tree houses for grown ups!  but seriously....are those two toothpicks going to hold it up?

small kitchen...:

Love Heart Sun Catcher – A patina copper free-form wire design with agate and carnelian beads. This decorative window hang is suitable for both indoors and outdoors use. Hang in your window to see...:

Antique Football Team Digital Graphic Image Vintage Sports Printable Download Clip Art Jpg Png Eps 18x18 HQ 300dpi No.4304 @ #DigitalArt #Printable #Art #VintageRetroAntique #Digital #Clipart #Download:

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January 10, 2017
Pinterest for Makers from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey Makers!

I hope everyone has been able to start 2017 with tons of creativity! I know I am! I got an iPad for my birthday and I already started sketching out ideas for all kinds of craft projects. One app I can’t live without when I’m planning things is Pinterest. Their slogan is “the world’s catalog of ideas” and it’s so true!

Pinterest denim

As makers, it’s important to keep our ideas and inspirations organized so that we don’t get overwhelmed during the process. In addition, Pinterest is a great way to show people your ...

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January 9, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Onesie from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Guessing by all the things that have been given to Dusti, her little girl is not going to need clothes. Nevertheless, I spent this afternoon working on a little outfit for the new baby. She's not even here yet and already I'm sewing for her. Something tells me that there will be lots of these little projects. I imagine this is what happens when you spoil a grand and sew every little thing she wants.

I'm thinking that we'll have to trim the ribbon tails when Dusti sees it, but I love the ribbon when the ...

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January 8, 2017
6 Köpfe 12 Blöcke - #12blöckejanuar / Farben, die Qual der Wahl from Quiltmanufaktur

Vor erst 5 Tagen hat Dorthe ihren Block Rolling Stone vorgestellt und innerhalb der wenigen Tagen haben wir schon ganz außerordentlich schöne Blöcke von euch auf Facebook präsentiert bekommen. Vor lauter Staunen und Kommentieren kam ich noch nicht dazu, meinen eigenen zu nähen. Ganz abgesehen davon, das ich meinen ersten Plan verwerfen musste, weil mir mein Hintergrundstoff vor der Nase weggekauft wurde.... Eine neue Idee musste daher schleunigst her und der Zufall hat dabei geholfen, dass ich mich für komplett andere Farben entschieden habe. Darüber und wie man Farben auswählen und zusammenstellen kann, werde ich euch heute berichten.

Quiltmanufaktur - 6 ...

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January 5, 2017
Pin It Weekly #186 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

"#planwithmechallenge Day 15: Gratitude  I like to write down little tid-bits of what I'm grateful for in my dailies, but this is by far my favorite #gratitude page to date in my #BulletJournal  I just love looking back at it from time to time and smiling as I read all of the things that bring happiness and joy to my life ☺️" Photo taken by @boho.berry on Instagram, pinned via the InstaPin iOS App! (10/15/2015): At noon on Monday, the wind picked up and a tornado blew in. Actually seven (7!) tornados touched down in or near the Central Louisiana area causing insane thunder, lightening, rain and drastic changes in the temperature. Oh, and flood watch, again. One tornado destroyed many of the older buildings in the Bunkie area, then decided to go to Marksville to tear off roofs. Along the way, it terrorized another small town. Of course, electricity has been out for most people and still is for some. 

Hi, Theresa here with my second A Day in May project!I made a mini album with some old photos of my daughter.Thank you Marianne for the lovely flowers!The letter decorations are made with paper clay and very old foamstamps ;)Love to play with thread and pearls...Many thanks for…: We were barely affected, thank goodness, except for the electrical outage and this weird ...

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December 30, 2016
Build a Custom Vintage Mail Sorter-Inspired Cubby Shelf for Fat Quarter and Craft Storage from Sew at Home Mummy

While in the process of putting my basement back together after a very long and drawn out basement renovation, my mom decided I most definitely needed more storage space for my fat quarters and miscellaneous crafting gear. My solution was a custom built 32” x 55” x 7” wall cubby shelf with 7”x7” cubby slots, perfect for fat quarter bundle storage:
easy cubby shelf fat quarter fabric storage ideas
Once I had measured up and sketched out my plan, it was off to the hardware store for a bit of lumber (and a positive attitude in tow never hurts).

super easy to build custom fat quarter fabric notions craft supplies scrapbooking storage ideas wall shelf || Sew at Home Mummy
Powder blue UFO power bar from Amazon  ||  Pink ...

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Pin It Weekly #185 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

What does one do when a babysitter chooses to listen to her charge and attempt to make silly putty? Join in the "fun" to prevent real disaster. Nos to almost every request don't necessarily work, you see. Especially when both the sitter and the charge are grands. 

Dish Soap Silly Putty
They watched videos on how to make the silly putty and then decorate a glass jar to store it. 
Note a couple of problems: 
1. The recipe does not work. At all. 
2. Glass jar? For children? Who didn't think this through? 
3. Not every ingredient is readily available in the ...

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December 23, 2016
Pin It Weekly #184 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Welcome back to Pin It Weekly. I hope you're having a wonderful last few days before Christmas! Richard decorated the house last week. Then yesterday we went together to get our shopping done. And today we wrapped gifts together. 

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Our oldest came in from off-shore today, which means everyone is home, so we'll be seeing lots of them and the grandchildren over the next few weeks. In fact, supper tonight was at the Steamboat Warehouse Restaurant in Washington, LA. Oh my goodness! What delicious food.  Visit their website to see the beautiful old building (built in the 1820s ...

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