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December 23, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Coxcomb from Nestlings By Robin

Welcome to Block 8.
http://www.nestlingsbyrobin.com/lectures--workshops.html
Lectures & Workshops - NESTLINGS by Robin

The photo above is a portion of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is cross hatch even
through the applique'.
So soft!

I went to search coxcomb for 
the plant information link and
look at this definition I found:
NOUN 
archaic: a vain and conceited man; a dandy.
synonyms: fop · beau · man about town · 
bright young thing · glamour boy · rake .

I laughed and laughed!!
Not sure why but I did:)

So, this was purchased this from 
a collector while in Paducah for my 
appraisal training when I fell ...

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December 7, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Laurel Leaves from Nestlings By Robin

  Welcome to Block 7.

The photo above is a portion of
a circa 1850 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is cross hatch with 
a FAB red applique' scallop border.
The leaves are done in 
various green prints.

I purchased this from a collector
in Maryland who only collects from
that region so we have a lovely
Mid-Atlantic quilt in 
the style of the day.

Let's talk Laurel Leaf variations.
There really aren't that many
variations as it is very straight 
forward in design.
When one varies it does
so in the shape of the 
red leaves at ...

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November 16, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Cherry Tree from Nestlings By Robin

 Welcome to Block 6.

We are now half way 
done with blocks:)
There will be a bit of a 
holiday break and I will 
be back with the next
block December 6th.
Gives you plenty of time
to catch up to us:)
www.nestlingsbyrobin.com
Above is my ca 1860 
Cherry Tree quilt.
I loved it the minute I laid
eyes on it just for how
unique it was and 
the QUILTING!!
Quilted in 1/4" cross hatch 
with feathered wreaths
at the intersections.
OOH LA LA!

It came to me early in 
my appraisal study so I 
went to the professional who ...

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November 11, 2020
Corinne et Cécile QAL : les courbes, idées modernes from Atelier de Cocopatch

bonjour à toutes, le thème visiblement vous plait ou vous inquiète un peu. Les courbes sont redoutées car on travaille souvent dans le biais du tissu, avec des marges de coutures à dompter dans le cas de l’appliqué. A la machine, le tissu semble ne pas se laisser faire. Et pourtant, il y a des … Continuer de lire Corinne et Cécile QAL : les courbes, idées modernes

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November 4, 2020
annonce du Corinne et Cécile Quilt Along from Atelier de Cocopatch

Bonjour à toutes, Je sais que certaines d’entre vous attendez avec impatience ce nouveau challenge pour 2021 ! Nous en sommes ravies. Mais d’abord quelques principes de fonctionnement pour les nouvelles : Le QAL démarre en janvier. Le but est de faire 16 blocs. Le calendrier est ainsi défini : Janvier – février, on coud nos blocs Mars : … Continuer de lire annonce du Corinne et Cécile Quilt Along

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November 1, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Turkey Tracks from Nestlings By Robin

 Welcome to Block 5.

http://nestlingsbyrobin.com/lectures--workshops.html

The photo above is a portion of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is triple rods in the 
background with echo quilting
within the applique' pieces.
This lady LOVED to hand quilt:)
I really love her winding border too.

Most often it was done only in red 
and green so finding a yellow
and green is fun & different.
Sometimes it was appliqued
and sometimes it was pieced.
http://nestlingsbyrobin.com/lectures--workshops.html
LOVE the border on this one!
Both of mine are applique'...Yay!!

The original name of this
block was Wandering Foot.
The fun MYTH that goes ...

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QAL Béa et Cécile 2020 fini!! from Atelier de Cocopatch

bonjour à toutes, en bonne élève et pour montrer l’exemple, je vous présente mon quilt du Béa et Cécile QAL de 2020. Le thème était les étoiles. J’avais utilisé un kit acheté aux USA en 2015. Voyage effectué avec Cécile justement! je vous avais présenté mes début ici et j’ai montré quelques étapes sur Instagram. … Continuer de lire QAL Béa et Cécile 2020 fini!!

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October 20, 2020
Annonce quilt along! et étape du challenge Purdy Bird from Atelier de Cocopatch

bonjour à toutes, les jours sont très moroses mais il faut se changer les idées! Cécile et Béa organisent tous les ans un QAL sur un thème particulier , l’objectif étant de faire 16 blocs au minimum. Il y a quelques cadeaux mais ce n’est pas la priorité de ce QAL. Pour 2021, Béa quitte … Continuer de lire Annonce quilt along! et étape du challenge Purdy Bird

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October 18, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Pomegranate from Nestlings By Robin


Welcome to Block 4.

The photo above is a portion of 
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is straight lines about
1/2" apart along with echo in 
the leaves and fruit.
Also fun to note that the cheddar
insert is pieced in NOT
reverse applique' as I had
originally assumed.

My first exposure to pomegranates
was from my grandma.
She loved breaking one open
and giving my brother and I 
a section in a small bowl.
We would watch tv with 
her and suck the pulp off
each little seed.
Very fun for a child!

My ...

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October 3, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Oak Leaf from Nestlings By Robin


 Welcome to Block 3.

The photo above is a portion of 
a circa 1900 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is a nice job of 
outlining the applique' and adding 
a larger leaf in some of the open areas.

Everywhere you see white leaves
and vines used to be green but 
the synthetic dyes of the day
sometimes faded away completely.
Again we see the familiar rosettes.

where I showcase the 
variations of designs and 
it is exciting to announce that 
this lecture will become available
in ZOOM format in 2021
for so many more ...

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September 24, 2020
September Monthly Color Challenge Link Up from Patterns by Jen

 It's Link Up Time!



What did you think of this month's block? Have you felt like the geese in the block, pulled in different directions? Did you straighten yours out and make them fly together?







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September 20, 2020
Encours sur les Quilt Along from Atelier de Cocopatch

bonjour à toutes, c’est le weekend et j’ai enfin approché ma machine à coudre!! Youpi!! C’est la 2ème semaine du Quilt Along de Purdy Bird de Campbell Soup Diary Il fallait couper les tissus en semaine 1: et assembler les blocs « pas de l’ivrogne » en semaine 2: les grands font 12 1/2 inches (32 cm) … Continuer de lire Encours sur les Quilt Along

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Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Whig Rose from Nestlings By Robin

                                 

Welcome to Block 2.
The photo above is a portion of 
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is applique' outline,
leaves, rosettes, and a gorgeous 
plant of some kind in the border.
The blocks are huge so I had
to reduce for my oversized blocks:)
Yes that is a blue polka dot
in the stems!!!
This is why there is blue in this
block only and I was just 
as surprised as you may be.

where I showcase the 
variations of designs and 
it is exciting to announce that 
this lecture will ...

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September 13, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Currants from Nestlings By Robin

                                                   http://nestlingsbyrobin.com/lectures--workshops.html
Welcome to Block 1.
The photo above is from the 
center of a circa 1860 
quilt in my collection.
The quilting is a cross hatch done
in 1/4" grid which gives it a 
fabulous look and feel!

where I wanted to showcase the 
variations of designs because
I am fascinated by how designs
have evolved over time.

Most of the time this block
is seen with berries added but
I do like the simplicity of this layout.

This plant was being grown here in
the US during the mid 19th century time 
allowing quilters ...

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September 6, 2020
Phillip from Jean Swenson


Phillip
September 2020

Here’s my blue version from Jacquelynne Steves Silver Linings SAL (sew along) that I participated in during the Spring. Like my pink version, Aurora, I stitched an owl to work with my overall owl theme. But instead of embroidering the owl this time, I did it as cross-stitch, since I’m much more familiar with cross stitching — much fewer stitches to know/learn than embroidery </p>
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August 31, 2020
Be the FIRST:) from Nestlings By Robin

IT'S HERE!!
After hours, weeks, years of work
 I am beyond excited to bring my
Well-Loved Ladies Sampler
quilt pattern to you!
Lots of information in this post
so please read to the end.
I am just GIDDY!!!!
Imagineered from my collection 
of quilts shared in my 
Well-Loved Ladies Lecture,
it really does show how they might 
have looked in their original time.

Still gorgeous (to me:) in their present 
condition, I know my lecture audience 
is trying to imagine this just as I do
whenever they get a night out on the town.

Now to the QAL:
I ...

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Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Supplies from Nestlings By Robin

We are only 3 days away 
from this fun and inspiring quilt along!
So Exciting!!
Last time we talked FABRICS!
If you are new to the conversation,
go read the introduction HERE
We will wait...
Some of my favorite supplies!
Ok, now that you are back, 
let's talk supplies.
I do a lot of hand applique' so
some of these are unique to 
that type of work.
I also like to design a lot
of swirly twirly designs:)

First up, bias vines.
This quilt has a lot of vine work on it.
The blue coil under the pencils is ...

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August 26, 2020
Quilt Along Purdy Bird from Atelier de Cocopatch

Bonjour à toutes, Allison du blog Campbell Soup Diary nous propose de réaliser son modèle Purdy Bird en nous aidant à chaque étape. J’y participe (Quiltmania est sponsor!). C’est une bonne occasion de travailler les courbes et les appliqués! Le patron coute 10 dollars et vous pouvez recevoir une newsletter pour ne rien rater. C’est … Continuer de lire Quilt Along Purdy Bird

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August 3, 2020
Aurora from Jean Swenson


Aurora
August 2020

Back in May, I joined Jacquelynne Steves Silver Linings QAL (quilt along). Each Monday, she would release a new block, for a total of twelve. There were also six  optional embroidery blocks as part of the project. Since I’m not overly familiar with embroidery, I only did one embroidered block. I used a coloring page for the pattern, and did an owl to work with my overall owl theme. Although the group QAL is ending this week, there is still time to download the block patterns here.

The first block was a nine patch, which I ...

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July 3, 2020
Mini Masterpieces QAL: Simple Curves from Blossom Heart Quilts

And now it is July… I saw a meme that said perhaps the person who said that “Hindsight is 20/20” was actually a time traveller referring to this year. Certainly makes sense! For those who haven’t seen the news elsewhere, we have recently found out that we need to move, and so my life is now a chaotic mess of boxes and tubs and bits and pieces everywhere. Oh, and did I mention it’s also school holidays here? And my city, Melbourne, is experiencing a second wave of the virus. So yes, 2020 just keeps on with ...

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