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January 13, 2022
In the bleak winter...P.Q. 13.1 All the colors from Sew Sunshine

Time for Project Quilting 13.1 first challenge of 2022All the colors is the theme over at Persimon dreams website. I have been doing quite a few of these challenges since some of the first seasons. Sometimes you need a boost to get started on something. This challenge was perfect to start because it is so cold and blah outside right now. This quilt is 40" x 55" fabric from stash, low volume

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January 7, 2022
Filling the Work in Process Drawers from High Road Quilter

There are five drawers in my new WIP cabinet and I am trying to figure out what to put in them. In no particular order, but numbered for clarity, here is how they will be filled:




Drawer One will be for the current Work in Progress. Right now, it is the Postage Stamp quilt.

Drawer Two will be for the current Leader / Ender. Right now, it is the Dots and Dashes quilt. Even though this is the current Leader / Ender, I am using Postage Stamp quilt as a Leader / Ender while working on my mini quilt.

Drawer Three will be ...

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December 28, 2021
Quilt Progress from High Road Quilter

 

I finished another Postage Stamp block as a Leader / Ender while I was working on the Representation Quilt. In case you missed it, I drew names and our family is sharing art that represents the gift recipient..

We decided to hold our family gathering virtually because of schedules and the virus. This means that we have to give some time to mail our representation gifts. I will let you know what fun ideas everyone had after we distribute them and hold our gathering.


I finished my Representation Quilt and sent it off. I will show that one to you later ...

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December 25, 2021
Postage Stamp Quilt from A Little Bit Biased

 Hi friends!  Today I have a really special (long) post for you!
Today I want to share a quilt that took me two years 
and about 85 hours to complete - my Postage Stamp quilt!


I got so many questions on Instagram every time I posted pictures of this project 
so I will try to cover all the FAQ's here.  First, let me start at the beginning...

THE INSPIRATION

My grandmother passed away in October 2019.  
She was the one who taught me how to quilt and who my pattern company is named after.
After she passed, my mom and ...

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November 23, 2021
2021: Week 47 of 15 Minutes to Stitch from High Road Quilter

 




2021:  Week 47 of 15 Minutes to Stitch

It's been busy at work while we gear up to meet with the customers. I am hosting the Thanksgiving gathering this year, so I have been spending time getting ready for them. This means that there hasn't been a lot of sewing, but I did have all those loose pieces I needed to press for the October house mini quilt. I decided that it would be better for me to go ahead and lay them out and press them down instead of leaving all these little fused pieces all loose ...

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November 14, 2021
2021: Weeks 45 and 46 of 15 Minutes to Stitch from High Road Quilter

 


We had a nice extended colorful leaf season. It has been wonderful to see all the different hues of autumn and see the colors fall in the breeze.

The cold season has begun.  First we had frosted tips on the leaves.

It's getting colder now and we had snow showers yesterday and big puffy snowflakes this morning.





Let the animals eat the Halloween decorations.

2021:  Week 45 and 46 of 15 Minutes to Stitch

I didn't get around to posting my status last week, but I did a lot of quilting. Besides making the red postage stamp block ...

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October 31, 2021
2021: Week 44 of 15 Minutes to Stitch from High Road Quilter

 

I continued taking lots of photographs this week, and have gone through my October folder to see if there were any other photos to show you. 

 

Most of these photos are taken with an iphone. Since I am taking so many photos, I thought I would try to submit some to Shutterstock. 

 

They rejected all of the ones I submitted, mostly due to compression and focus. It's okay. I am not upset. I figured that if they were usable, I should try. If they aren't, I can share them on my blog without worrying about it. 

 

I think ...

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October 27, 2021
2021: Week 43 of 15 Minutes to Stitch from High Road Quilter

 

With the shorter days and cooler weather, I have been focusing on getting my house ready for the winter. Even though I have been spending most of my time at home anyway, I feel the need to be ready to continue to do that for the winter.

I am also working full time, doing my favorite part of the project.

Most of the photos in this post were taken while I was looking for closeup photos.

2021:  Week 43 of 15 Minutes to Stitch


Another wimpy report. I started the purple postage stamp block. I have the rows done, just ...

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October 22, 2021
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? Another WIP Finished! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

It's Friday, y'all!  It sure seems like the weeks are just flying by, doesn't it?  I'm sure many of you are working on Christmas presents already, but I hope you'll have something to share that you are whooping about this week - so let's get started!

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Earlier this year I decided I was going to cut into my precious hoard of Kate Spain fabrics and make a king size summer weight quilt for my own bed.  For those of you who have asked, a summer weight quilt is a little lighter/cooler than ...

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October 20, 2021
2021: Week 42 of 15 Minutes to Stitch from High Road Quilter


 The solids I have in fat quarters are pretty calm, browns and beige. I made the green block from the fat quarter. 



I like the mood of the fat quarters. Mature and sophisticated. But it doesn't entice or motivate me to make the blocks.


I have some yardage of solids which are brighter which entice me more.  They look fine in this picture, but when I was looking at them earlier, I decided that I could use the tamer fabric, and stay sophisticated while adding a little zing. So for now, I will keep the fat quarters in the ...

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October 10, 2021
2021: Week 41 of 15 Minutes to Stitch from High Road Quilter

 

Fall is in full swing here in Ohio.


 The temperatures are cooler, and the rain pools on the colorful leaves.

 

I've shown you silver dollars before. This one made me think of a ghost with the two eyes.




2021:  Week 41 of 15 Minutes to Stitch


This week, I sewed up the columns of Tuxedo Vest and completed the quilt top. I also completed a block for the Postage Stamp quilt. I pressed both of them and photographed them and showed both of them to you in my last post. Then I started the next Postage Stamp block.


15 ...

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October 8, 2021
Quilty Content from High Road Quilter

 For the last few weeks, I have been telling you that I stitched a seam here, I stitched a seam there, but didn't have anything noteworthy to show you. I have finally reached a point where I have "finishes" to share and want to show them to you now. 

First up is a finished postage stamp block. This is the third block. I am now thinking about what color / fabric to use as a constant for the next block.


I also have a finished quilt top. Tuxedo Vest.I had to take the photo from this angle to avoid ...

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October 7, 2021
A Finish for a Friend from Fret Not Yourself

Life with God is not immunity from difficulties, but peace within difficulties.
~ C.S. Lewis

Quilting


The quilt is finished and gifted to a young man who's been waiting patiently a couple of years. The design looks masculine to me and blue is his favorite color. About a quarter of the squares are still scrap squares but the rest was pulled from my stash. 

Postage Stamp quilt with blues

I wanted the back to reflect his love of blues so pulled more yardage from my stash. The largest dark blue is a yard printed with boat-making blueprints. The rest ...

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October 3, 2021
October Pictures and Weekly Stitching Recap from High Road Quilter

 

 We are just a couple of days into October, but Zeus and I walked a different route, so there are plenty of photos to share, even if some of them are weeds.



I was able to fit even more burgers into the pan after I took this photo. So nice to be able to make the whole batch at once. 

My go-to recipe is to smash one or more (usually precooked) grain (oatmeal, quinoa, bulgur, bread, etc) and one or more type of beans (chick peas, black beans, kidney beans), and some spices or sauces.  The spice combination determines whether ...

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2021: Week 39 of 15 Minutes to Stitch from High Road Quilter

 

Last week's photo challenge was A Wild Animal.  This is a difficult subject for me, mostly because I take my photos when I am walking my dog, so I can't sneak close to any living creature without it getting alerted by my dog. He doesn't run or bark, but he does breathe heavily at his age.  I cropped this photo since we were so far away, but it reminds me of the Beatles cover even though the geese are on a sidewalk and not a street crossing.

 


 

Next week's choice is item of clothing.  This isn ...

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October 1, 2021
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? WIP Progress! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Welcome to the first Friday in October!  Have the leaves started changing color where you are?  I love this time of year, probably because I grew up in Miami, FL where the leaves NEVER change, and I'm enjoying watching the tree outside my sewing room window.  Every day there's a little more color showing!  While that's whoop-worthy, I bet I can come up with some sewing whoop-whoops, too, and I imagine you've got some too.  So let's get started!

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It's been a busy week at my place!  I've been having so ...

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September 1, 2021
Postage Stamp Continued from High Road Quilter

 

 
I can't picture what this quilt will look like with an uneven number of rows, but I had a bright idea. I hopped out of bed and tried pinning the centers to see what the center of four joined blocks would look like.Maybe it will look like diagonals from the center four patch, like Wanda said.I can't tell if that is better or worse than the checkerboard using an even number of rows. It's just hard to tell with everything the same color.
 

I made another block. I still can't see what the overall ...

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August 29, 2021
2021: Week 35 of 15 Minutes to Stitch from High Road Quilter

 

 

It's been a hot, rainy week, which means there has been lots of stitching.


2021:  Week 35 of 15 Minutes to Stitch


This week, I have been cutting postage stamps and sewing them together. I wrote a bunch of blog posts, one of which showed you a postage stamp block. I've made good progress on two additional blocks.

I also joined the binding strips and pressed them for the Quote quilt.


15 minute days this week --7 out of 7
15 minute days this year -- 219 out of 241 days
Success rate  = 91%
 

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August 28, 2021
Postage Stamp Quilt Started from High Road Quilter

 


I have started another quilt. I've been wanting to make it since at least September 2019.  I had to do some digging on my blog to find that I called it postage stamp and not checkerboard.

I started cutting some 1 1/2" stamps, but then I got distracted with other projects. I started sewing these on Tuesday so I am starting the clock on Tuesday. 

My plan is to use a very saturated color for a constant, and use up all my scraps for the alternating block. This is based on a quilt that Lynn made.

My current ...

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May 21, 2021
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Some "Me" Sewing! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Another beautiful spring week has gone by, and it's Friday again!!  That means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on - are you ready?  Let's go!

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This week I finished up the last binding on the last graduation quilt, which meant that I got to do some "me" sewing!  

My "Me Sew Happy" quilt, which I started as part of a quilt-along, had been languishing away on the design wall, because I had not had any time to work on the large and small hourglass blocks.  So it was the first thing I ...

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