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April 18, 2022
A finished UFO and What Came Out of the Rest from Grandma's Red Needle

 It's early Easter Monday morning. I've had my breakfast and brewed coffee. I love early mornings; enjoying the first cuppa of the day, the quietness (hubby still sleeping) and the best of all; reading latest blog posts to see what dear quilters have been up to lately. You all are so creative and especially I love the RSC challenge many of you participate in. Lots of great projects!

What have I been up to the last weeks? Busy sewing, of course! The best of all, I have a FINISHED UFO; kitchen wall organizer! 

It became a UFO because ...

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March 16, 2022
Two Finishes from Elsie Quilts

Finally finished two projects. This 'tree of life' is quilted now and ready to go back to our guild. I was given the blocks and told "make something from these" but it took me a long time to decide how to quilt it. It is about 72" square. I call it Almost Autumn.

This is a gift, but doubt the recipient is checking my blog so feel safe to post it. I saw similar patterns online but drafted my own versions to suit the amount of fabric I had. The place mats and table runner might only get used once ...

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March 6, 2022
Place Mats finished from Romany Quilting

I’m pleased to say that my set of placemats for the caravan are now finished.  The stitchery portion had been completed a while ago.   After machine quilting, the final job was to hand stitch the binding down.  I always enjoy this last part, and stitched away sitting outside on the patio in the warm Autumn sunshine.  These place mats will be used on our table during our next caravan trip away.


Place mats all done

This great outdoorsy design is from Stitcher’s Revolution Camping Adventures, and I thought it was just right to use in the caravan.   Now ...

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January 21, 2022
Simple Star Block Place Mats from A Quilting Life

Simple Star Block Place Mats featured by Top US Quilt Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, friends! Today I’m sharing some fun and Simple Star Block Place Mats I made last fall in our Seashore Drive fabrics. The pattern for these place mats is in the Spring 2022 issue of Quilts & More magazine which is on newsstands today, January 21, 2022. Keep reading for details on this fast and […]

The post Simple Star Block Place Mats appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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January 16, 2022
I Love Camping from Romany Quilting

I've enjoyed the slow stitching on my current project from Stitcher’s Revolution Camping Adventures, the iron on transfer is called “I Love Camping”.  This will be the middle section of  a pair of place mats to use in our caravan.  Featuring a cup of coffee, trees in the forest and the full moon rising over the mountains, it was very enjoyable to stitch.


Then they were trimmed to size, and borders added which features a leafy print.  I’ve had a rummage through my batting offcuts and will be stitching together two small franken-battings to suit.  And with ...

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December 11, 2020
Easy Quilt-As-You-Go Place Mats from A Quilting Life

Easy Quilt-As-You-Go Place Mats

Note: This post was originally published 24 April 2017 and updated 10 December 2020 with a video tutorial.  I recently made some new Easy Quilt-As-You-Go Place Mats with Christmas fabrics and with the new Folk Tale collection by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. (I previously made some with our Creekside fabric). And when making the […]

The post Easy Quilt-As-You-Go Place Mats appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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November 20, 2020
Triple Play! Best of BLOCK from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Triple Play! Best of BLOCK from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorials today.

BLOCK Magazine is a simple thing. Just 100+ pages of pretty pictures and words.

Jenny’s Design

The Half-Hexi Braid Place Mat from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

But when you open that front cover, the heart and soul of Missouri Star come rushing out like a flood of inspiration and creativity!

The Half-Hexi Braid Place Mat from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Misty’s Design

The Charm Pillow on Point from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

For this month’s Triple Play tutorial, Jenny and the girls gathered ideas from the December 2020 BLOCK to design a treasure trove of quick and easy projects that are perfect for holiday giving!

The Charm Pillow on Point from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Natalie’s Design

The Rhombus Garden Table Runner from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Click HERE to learn how to make BLOCK-inspired placemats, pillows, pincushions, and table runners with your favorite precut charm ...

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May 1, 2020
What happened in April from Romany Quilting

Looking back, it  seems that April has been a very productive month.  Mind you, we have all been in Level 4 Lockdown here in New Zealand, just moving to Level 3 with similar restrictions, so hardly any tripping around at all.  I remember that I often used to comment on my lack of stitching endeavours, saying something like “not much time for sewing as we will be away in the caravan this weekend etc”.  Well, during Lockdown that hasn’t happened for a while and all weekends lately have been spent at home, including Easter and Anzac weekends.  So….. a ...

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April 5, 2020
Finished – Caravan Stitching from Romany Quilting

It’s Sunday, and I’m so pleased I finished my “roll the dice no 4” this week, which were a couple of items for the caravan, using caravan themed fabric.  I had been gifted two lengths of fabric a birthday or two ago, so was happy to finally get on and use them.   I’d decided to make placemats with the grey, and an apron with the blue.  Messy cooks like me need aprons, even away on caravan trips!


I had to piece the blue fabric to get the length I needed, and couldn’t match the pattern, but ...

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March 25, 2020
Curfew UFO Sewing from Grandma's Red Needle

Hello everyone! 
I hope you all are safe and staying at home sewing in this crazy CoVid-19 times. Mauritius has been on lock-down for some days (except grocery stores, supermarkets, bakeries etc), then curfew and from today there's a 7 days complete lock-down (curfew) all over the island. 

I've been stuck at home since last Thursday (when I had to get some groceries). I've been busy with this and that, finished a few items for my shop (no photos yet). 

As most of you know, I love log cabin quilts. Recently I have finished two scrappy log ...

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October 22, 2014
Two Finishes, Two UFOs from Quilt Talk

Halloween is just 10 days away; this UFO needs a border and a finish STAT!
My first on point project.  It won't be for sale -  it'll be made by Chris for Chris.  

Hot Pepper Hot Pad is below.  Note hand stitched binding.  
Is it ready for Etsy alone, or does it need a mate?

 The following are already posted in my shop.
Food fabric place mats (6).

Food fabric mug rugs (6).

Now back to my runner...time's a wastin'. :)

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