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August 3, 2020
Aurora from Jean Swenson

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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Jolly Bar Row Along Week 6The fourth row for the Fat Quarter... from Living Water Quilter

Jolly Bar Row Along Week 6

The fourth row for the Fat Quarter Shop Jolly Bar Row along includes two Blissful Kisses blocks.  

I selected a Jolly Bar of Harvest Road fabric collection, which was provided by Fat Quarter Shop.


Two Blissful Kisses blocks are flanked by Due North Blocks in the fourth row. To learn more about the Jolly Bar Row along and how to sew this block visit Fat Quarter Shop blog.


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Paper Piecing Sew Along – Day 4 from Gray Barn Designs

Good morning!  It’s Cindy reporting in today with the 4th block of our Christmas 2020 Series.

Branded Gnome Green Bckgrnd

Sandy’s design for this little Santa Gnome is so cute!  I decided to make two versions, one with a dark background and one with a light background.

Branded Gnome White Background

Click on the link below for the pattern:

RC 2020 Sew Along Day 4 Santa Gnome

Branded Gnome Green Bckgrnd


The post Paper Piecing Sew Along – Day 4 appeared first on Gray Barn Designs.

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august goals from Making A Lather

My One monthly goal for August includes making a top from my letters for my quote quilt.

I want to finish Jametown landing, which is a top at this point, and, I want to quilt and finish my windmill quilt.

I want to find blue ridge beauty and figure out what it needs to become a quilt.
I participated in a swap last year, and I want to start piecing it. It was our version of circa 1880.

This may be pretty optimistic for the dog days of summer, but, I am sure I will at least make progress. All ...

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August 1, 2020
Heart Block from Monas Creativity

This block is an adjustment of Neverlansstiches "A second Scrappy Log Cabin Block"I have adjusted the size to fit a bed quilt, and added strips for on point sashing.

Heart fabric:
6    2,0 inch squares
3    3,5*2,0 inch strips
3    5,0*2,0 inch strips
1    8,0*2,0 inch strip
1    9,5*2,0 inch strip

Background fabric:
4    2,0 inch squares
1    3,5 inch square

Sashing (for heart blocks on point):
1    9,5*2,0 inch strip
1    11,0* 2,0 inch strip

Finished block ...

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something new from Making A Lather

Ack - never in my life, did I think I would make anything with 1 1/2 inch squares. strips maybe, but, not squares - too small and hard to get accurate. But, Cathy started making these adorable blocks, and I watched, and the next thing I know, I made one. And, then, another one was done. Oh no, what happened. I really like the blocks, and I like making them.....very much
I love the quilting community and all the inspiration floating around.

I have very few 1 1/2 inch squares in a cup by my machine. Usually, if I ...

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Tula Nova: avancée des vacances from Atelier de Cocopatch

bonjour à toutes! j’espère que vous allez toutes bien malgré la chaleur qui nous tombe dessus… les vacances sont l’occasion de ressortir les ouvrages au long cours qui se font à la main. Voilà où j’en suis! Il reste la dernière couronne mais elle est déjà bien commencée la preuve avec ce module: L’été est … Continuer de lire Tula Nova: avancée des vacances

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July 31, 2020
Shine a little from Making A Lather

I realized that I didn't have very many blocks done for one of my rainbow scrap challenge quilts, if, I was going to have all the blocks done by the end of the year. hmm. what was I doing wrong? I needed to  make 2 of every color, but, there wasn't 2 of every color cut. I didn't cut the whole thing at the beginning...sigh

It won't take long to catch up with the blocks, now that I have figured out what I need to do.

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Rhombus Gemstones Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Rhombus Gemstones Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Would you like to make a diamond? Here is my recipe: Add 725,000 pounds of pressure to ¾ cup pure carbon. Bake at 2000° for one million years. That’s it!

The Rhombus Gemstones Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Pro tip: If you’re short on time, stick with fabric diamonds! 

Jenny’s Rhombus Gemstones quilt is made with yardage, 2.5 inch strips, and the Missouri Star Large Rhombus Template. This pretty pattern is quick, easy, and absolutely dazzling!

The Rhombus Gemstones Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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July 30, 2020
more letters from Making A Lather

I went to quilt guild last night. It was short and everyone wore masks. We were at least 10 feet or more apart. There was no program. Our quilt show for October has been cancelled until next year. I will be leading a workshop on Saturday. There are only 5 signed to come, but, we will have plenty of room to spread and stay away from each other. I am having trouble hearing with masks on, so it might be interesting.
I have been concentrating  on the small words or parts of words for my quote quilt. I have a ...

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July 29, 2020
Puzzletje Quilt from Expect Moore

The Dutch Puzzle block is what inspired this quilt. The center of this quilt is a recolored version of a Dutch Puzzle, and then I added a ring of additional flying geese around the outside… since this is a wall-hanging size quilt, I named it the Puzzletje quilt. Obviously the “puzzle” comes from the Dutch […]

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July 28, 2020
WIP Wednesday #454 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Hot, hot, heat! Stay cool peeps!

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).

Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has to be public for others to see your work!

Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork ...

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to do: shoofly shoo from Making A Lather

Nothing like a new leader/ender project ( easy breezy ) to motivate making the old leader/ ender project ( shoofly). I feel a little pressure to finish the shoofly blocks I have kitted, before, I forget, and, move on to something else. These are the 4 1/2 inch size, and I don't think I would have another use for the tiny HSTS pieces. For a few years, Bonnie Hunter encourages us to try a new leader/ender project.

more  here and here and here

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Kassia's Quilt is finished from Jan's Quilts

When my daughter Sharon asked me to make a quilt for her sons' half-sister, I was happy to do it.  Kassia is a great girl and in addition to my grandson, she has 3 brothers.  She's surrounded by boys!

Sharon says that every time Kassia visits her home, she wraps herself in a quilt.  Of course, since I'm a quilter, there are plenty of quilts, but Sharon wanted her to have one of her own.

This is my 8th finish this year.

Started on May 3, 2020
Finished on July 25, 2020
Measures 48.5" x 57"
May ...

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Watchin’ Grass Grow 5, 6 from Virtual Quilter

I have been spending many hours in my real garden, and there are some weeds growing like crazy, but not many anymore!

Meanwhile the virtual weeds look as though they have been growing like crazy, getting a little bit overgrown.

Looks like the weeds have thinned out a bit, and I like the thinned out view better!

The blocks in this project file were just a low inspiration play time in Electric Quilt, but the ‘weeds’ might also be desirable grassy clumps amongst floral blocks in a future new project. They could also be fillers in floral arrangements. Pity life ...

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July 27, 2020
jamestown landing is a top from Making A Lather

There is a funny story to my Jamestown Landing quilt.
When I heard that Bonnie Hunter was going to be in Indiana at the heritage quilt show in Bloomington, I was on the registration page at the very first minute. Jamestown landing was already sold out. I did get into the pineapple blossom class which was first. It was a great class, and, I asked Bonnie if there had been any cancellations for the Jamestown landing class in the afternoon. She called the coordinator in and asked her. There was. but, I hadn't brought any fabric for that class ...

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Jolly Bar Row Along week 5The fourth row for the Fat Quarter... from Living Water Quilter

Jolly Bar Row Along week 5

The fourth row for the Fat Quarter Shop Jolly Bar Row along has three Due North blocks.  

I selected a Jolly Bar of Harvest Road fabric collection, which was provided b Fat Quarter Shop.


Due North and the Blissful Kisses block share the same row.  There are three Due North blocks placed on either side of the Blissful Kisses block. To learn more about the Jolly Bar Row along and how to sew this block visit Fat Quarter Shop blog.


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Scrappy Quarter Cabin from Becca's Crazy Projects

Friday I pulled this stack of fabric from the shelves of my fabric collection. These will be the the beginning of my Scrappy Quarter Cabin using the free and fun tutorial by Christina Cameli. You should check it out.
The first step was to cut some of those fabrics into 5" squares. I also grabbed some from my ridiculously tall stack of 5" squares to add some more variety. Pull in the three bins full of scraps and I was off and running on Saturday morning. 
I started sewing strips and crumb strips to the blocks and by lunch on ...

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July 26, 2020
A finish! from Espritpatch

I still find it very difficult to find some sewing time. Either I am spending my evenings looking for a job or, when I am not, I find myself lacking motivation, energy, brain space to do anything at all. I am lucky that I have had interviews and am progressing with a few companies for now until I get finally an offer that works for me and for all but it is rather a draining process. Anyway, over a few sessions, I have finally managed to sew the binding down on this long-time UFO. 

The string blocks came from a ...

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July 25, 2020
A Trip Around The World from Wedding Dress Blue

For some time now I have contemplated making a Trip Around the World (scrappy, of course) out of solids.  There have been some beautiful ones out there as inspiration and today (Friday) was the day.


I hauled out the solids bin and got the little pieces.  Ta-dah!  The first block.

You will notice that it is not strip pieced.  There are some scraps that will only give a single square, and I want to be able to use those also.  It might take a bit longer on the front end, but the results should be worth it.

It is based ...

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