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January 21, 2021
Meine Pläne für 2021 from Quilt Collection M.

 Wie in jedem Jahr gibt es gute Vorsätze und Pläne für das Neue Jahr.

Sprappy 2021

Mir hat das scrappige Thema im letzten Jahr sehr gut gefallen und das werde ich mit ins Neue Jahr nehmen. Aus meinen Stoffresten mache ich weiter Quilts und Kissen. Es macht mir Spaß die Reste zu einem besonderen Teil zu verarbeiten. Ich werde mir nicht verbieten neue Stoffe zu kaufen, aber es werden wohl nur ausgesuchte Stoffe sein und neutrale Hintergrundstoffe.

 


 

I liked the scrappy topic of last year and therefore I will follow that scheme again. I want to make scrappy pillows and ...

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January 19, 2021
Here be Dragons!: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Here be Dragons colour board at Clever Chameleon

Lunarcy Quilt: Year of the Dragon Block Release Day

Should it be any surprise that the Chameleon thinks he is a Dragon?

A Chinese legend concerning the origin of the dragon tells of an Emperor who waged war with nine tribes. As he defeated each tribe he added features of their totems to his own. Thus the dragon ended up with a lion’s mane, bug eyes like a shrimp, a big mouth like a bull, a nose like a dog, whiskers like a catfish, antlers like a deer, scales like a fish, a long tail like a snake, and ...

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January 15, 2021
Possibilities Quilt from The Crafty Quilter

I’ve been busy behind the scenes working on a new project that I can finally share: The Possibilities Quilt. The name says a lot for this project. It’s a quilt with possibilities and options!

I’ve wanted to teach a skill-building class that doesn’t last too long, but it’s long enough to give you a lap-size quilt in the end. I designed this quilt with four different quilt blocks (10″ finished) that range in complexity and skill level. But that wasn’t enough. I wanted you to have options as to how to set the blocks ...

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January 12, 2021
Sniggering Snakes!: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Lunarcy Quilt: Year of the Snake Block Release Day

What do you call a python with no clothes on?

Snaked.

Hissssterical, right?! Well, my 10 year old lad thought so. Bahahaha.

Just dropping in with some Chameleon hiss-trionics to distract you from real life. 2020 might be hiss-tory but it seems that some of the dramas are taking a while to scale back. So while we patiently ant-hiss-ipate better times ahead, how about some more Lunarcy?

I ...

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January 9, 2021
Progress Report from Moda Lissa

There were times in my life that I hated the term progress report. You know, there was always that one class that was problematic or maybe I was problematic as the student.

I can’t think of any better term for holding myself accountable and logging my progress than “progress report” to keep me on track.

The cool thing is that I get to give myself my own grade.

This week I received a B-.

I  have finished a few projects, started a few new ones and completely ignored others.

UPDATE:
More blocks for my red and white quilt.

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January 5, 2021
Just Horsin’ Around: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

A little horse colour board at Clever Chameleon

Lunarcy Quilt: Year of the Horse Block Release Day

Happy New Year! I hope that 2021 will hold many moments of friendship, colour and fun for you all. Rainbows all round.

Having said that, I’ve already had my first small 2021 “scare”….. New Year’s Day: the Chameleon dragged himself dejectedly out of bed, claiming that it was time he started acting his age and being responsible. No more silly internet posts for him! On closer inspection, I noticed he was off colour and a little bit hoarse.

Thankfully he was just pranking me and trying to stirrup trouble ...

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January 4, 2021
2020 - Mein quiltiges Jahr from Quilt Collection M.

 Ich blogge seit 9 Jahren und somit schreibe ich seit 9 Jahren über meine Quilts und sonstigen genähten Dinge. 9 Jahre - das  hat mich gerade sehr beeindruckt! In den letzten Jahren habe ich in einem Rückblick das Jahr Revue passieren lassen. Das war für mich immer interessant. Und deshalb mache ich das auch in diesem Jahr wieder.

In diesem Jahr 2020 gab es wieder einige Quilt Alongs, einige Aktionen der Modern Cologne Quilters und dann gab es Corona und damit noch mehr Zeit für Quilts...was für ein Jahr! 

Wie so viele andere haben wir Quilter unsere Kontakte kurzerhand im ...

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December 31, 2020
You’ve Goat to Be Kidding Me: Colour & Inspiration Thursday from Clever Chameleon

You've Goat to be Kidding Me colour board at Clever Chameleon

Lunarcy Quilt: Year of the Goat Block Release Day

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December 22, 2020
Monkey Mirror: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Monkey in the mirror colour board at Clever Chameleon

Lunarcy Quilt: Year of the Monkey Block Release Day

And bad Christmas-cracker joke day!

What carol do monkeys like to sing at Christmas time?
Jungle Bells, Jungle Bells!

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December 15, 2020
Rising Roosters: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Rising Rooster colour board at Clever Chameleon

Lunarcy Quilt: Year of the Rooster Block Release Day

What a fowl year it’s been for many. With a bit of luck though, our collective year of rising roosters is coming to an end. And I’ve got a fitting appliqué to send it on it’s way. Today I am releasing the Year of the Rooster block for the Lunarcy quilt.

Year of the Rooster appliqué for the Lunarcy quilt at Clever Chameleon

It’s been a few weeks since I managed to put out a blog post. Time flies (much more effectively than a rooster) at the best of times… and November/December always have us in an extra ...

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November 25, 2020
2021 Fat Quarter Shop Charity Quilt Kit from Craft Gossip

It’s time for the 2021 Fat Quarter Shop charity quilt and here it is: Serendipity.  Hosted in conjunction with Moda Fabrics, the proceeds from this project will benefit Make-a-Wish Central & South Texas.

Good for confident beginners and experienced quilters, this kit has practically everything you need.  Just see what is included:

  • 11.5 yards of Spring Brook fabric designed by Corey Yoder, enough for the top, borders, and binding
  • Foundation Paper Piecing Pads from It’s Sew Emma
  • Block and assembly patterns
  • Keepsake Box

The finished quilt measures 64.5″ x 74.5″, so it’s a nice large ...

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November 17, 2020
Dog Days: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Dog Days colour board at Clever Chameleon

Lunarcy Quilt: Year of the Dog Block Release Day

Dog Days: the hot, sultry, uncomfortable days of the Northern Hemisphere summer corresponding to the annual rise of Sirius (the Dog Star) over the horizon. Yuck.

Sirius (and its doggy constellation Canis Major) is a feature of the summer sky here in the Southern Hemisphere too. And since this past week was hot, sultry and super uncomfortable here… I’m proclaiming that our own Dog Days are upon us.

This was Arkaroola on Sunday. What you can’t see is the stinking-hot gales of wind to go with the humidity. It ...

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November 10, 2020
Lunarcy Pig: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Lunarcy Quilt: Year of the Pig Block Release Day

Another day, another dose of Lunarcy!

Ha! Ain’t that the truth?! Just for something different though, it’s the good kind of Lunarcy scheduled today – we are moving on to the next block of the Lunarcy quilt. Since we are working backwards through the Chinese zodiac (to arrive at the Ox on Chinese New Year 2021), our new block is the Pig. In the zodiac legend, the Pig finished last in the Emperor’s race. There are various versions, but one common story is that the Pig got hungry, had ...

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November 9, 2020
so many projects from Moda Lissa

I have always had more than one project going at a time but I don’t know if it is because of Covid or just my excitement to MAKE. I thought I would do a status check to keep me accountable.

half-square hashtags

Working on an all red version of Sheryl Johnson’s Half Square Hashtag quilt. As soon as Sheryl sent this quilt in for Sisterhood of Scraps, I knew I had to make it.

On-the-Go-SIH-050-Let’s-Fly-61×72

I signed up to make a sample for work. I thought this would be a fun quilt for one of my ...

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November 3, 2020
QAL By the Sea - Final Round-Up from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to the setting ideas post and the linky party for the Segment 3 Prize Giveaway and the Grand Prize Giveaway of the QAL By the Sea!

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By now you've downloaded all 4 block patterns for Segment 3 of our quilt along, and have made or are making all your blocks. If you’ve missed some, click here to catch up!

Although you don’t need to sew your blocks into a quilt or even sew them into small projects in order to enter any of our giveaways you might want to.

If you plan ...

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October 27, 2020
Rats! Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

2020 – Year of the Rat

In the beginning there was the Rat. And the Rat jumped the queue.

According to Chinese legend, it was the Rat who (somewhat dodgily) won the Emperor’s race that decided the identity and order of the Zodiac animals. And so it is the Rat who is the first animal of the 12-year Lunar Calendar cycle. As one version of the story goes, the Rat caught a ride in the amiable Ox’s ear to cross a river during the race, but then abused the favour by dashing across the finish line first, claiming the ...

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QAL By the Sea - Block 11 Crab from The Inquiring Quilter

Hi! Welcome to Block 11 of QAL By the Sea - Crab!

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You’ll find the details of the quilt along on the QAL By the Sea page. Here’s the short version: we’re presenting the blocks for this quilt along in segments. To win a prize, make all the blocks from that segment, then upload a photo of them at the end of that segment.



This is Block 11 in the quilt along and the third block in Segment 3. There are four blocks in this segment. To enter for the Segment 3 prize, you ...

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October 22, 2020
Modern Logs QAL Part 6: Free Motion Stipple Quilting from Christa Quilts

I love it when we get to the machine quilting part of a Quilt Along! I’ve just finished my fourth book on machine quilting so I feel like that is one of my specialties. I’m excited for you to try free motion stipple quilting like I did on my Modern Logs, or another quilting design of your choice.

I made a video with all my best tips and tricks for quilting Modern Logs. Just nine minutes but it’s packed full of help and guidance! Click play below to watch.

 

If you’ve never tried free motion quilting ...

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October 21, 2020
WIP’s and more from The Crafty Quilter

I feel like I should call this blog post “WIP’s and more WIP’s” or “The Battle of the WIP’s”. I have a growing number of works in process, but I’m enjoying myself immensely. So it’s not really a battle of WIP’s but a battle of time. I know we can all relate!

I’m co-teaching a block of the month class (via Zoom) and it’s getting towards the end of the year. This means I need to get all of my blocks sewn together, finish up the applique borders and… you know the ...

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October 20, 2020
QAL By the Sea - Block 10 Sunset from The Inquiring Quilter

Hi! Welcome to Block 10 of QAL By the Sea - Sunset!

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You’ll find the details of the quilt along on the QAL By the Sea page. Here’s the short version: we’re presenting the blocks for this quilt along in segments. To win a prize, make all the blocks from that segment, then upload a photo of them at the end of that segment.



This is Block 10 in the quilt along and the second block in Segment 3. There are four blocks in this segment. To enter for the Segment 3 prize, you ...

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