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April 23, 2019
Pat's Fireside Chat & Giveaway! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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General Store which I'll be using a FQ bundle plus other fabrics for the ...

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April 22, 2019
Hydrangea Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

The mother of one of my co-workers found out I am a quilter. She is a very new quilter and wanted some help quilting one of her quilts. After some back and forth through email, we agreed on the quilting and she sent the top, batting, and backing along to me.

I loaded the quilt up and looked at the great piecing and grabbed a couple colors of thread that I thought would work with the front and the backing. 
I liked the cream-colored thread better, and she agreed. I recommended an all-over flower design found in Angela Walter's ...

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Ready. Set. Go! Baby QuiltIsland Batik industry partner,... from Living Water Quilter

Ready. Set. Go! Baby Quilt

Island Batik industry partner, AccuQuilt, surprised each 2019 Island Batik ambassador, with a Ready. Set. Go! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System!  I was thrilled and anxious to try the Qube.


Ambassador challenge - Design a baby quilt with Island Batik provided fabric using Qube 8 dies included in the Ready. Set. Go! cutting system.


I used the Qube 8-inch Mix & Match set to cut fabrics for 10-inch finished blocks.  Yep, I went off road!  LOL :-D The Bazaar collection looks amazing against basic grey.


The pattern, Square Dance, is made with two blocks. Square Dance was design ...

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April 21, 2019
A visit to the Wadsworth Athaneum from Terificreations's Weblog

The last time I posted about the Wadsworth Athaneum I was in a different decade of my life. Going on Saturday with my sisters and mum was rather delightful. Emily Mae Smith Matrix 181 Exhibit. From Brooklyn and someone I’d love to get insider her head. Her work is fascinating and worthy of staring at… Continue reading A visit to the Wadsworth Athaneum

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Beautiful Double Wedding Ring, updated to-do, and blah, blah, blah from caledonia quilter

As you may or may not know, I have been working on a double wedding ring quilt for several years.  I complete one row per year when I'm on retreat up in Tobermory with the Beach Girls.  Every once in a while the Universe teases me, and has a customer bring one for quilting.

This is so pretty.  I just love these quilts and look forward to someday completing my own.

Nice plain back that shows off the quilting.

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April 20, 2019
word games from Making A Lather

Hubby and I had a fun trip to the Greencastle Indiana fiber fair. It was a wonderful splash of color at the festival and along the drive.
My Mother attended Depauw university and my Aunt Betty worked in the offices there. After all these years, I was still able to find my way to where she lived.

Time to play boggle with my alphabet letters for April rainbow scrap challenge.

dear ear tear hear near rear area era ere err art hat
tree heed need reed drear nerd here
hand rent rend heat red death dearth heart
the thee there ...

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Week 13 of 52 Weeks of Hot Pads |Highway of Flying Geese from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Welcome to the 13th week post of the 52 weeks of hot pads / quilted pot holders.

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April 19, 2019
Christmas Figs Sew Along Block #17 from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Pat Sloan Christmas Fig block 17 pic 2

The Christmas Fig Book is Required

After this block there are 3 more to do in my Christmas Fig Sew Along!  I have another winter theme book sew along coming up, stay tuned for details

For each block I've got tips with Something Blue Fabric  as I make a 2nd quilt

Pat Sloan Christmas Fig block 17 pic 1

TIPS for Making the Blue version

  • I am using a darker contrast to the ...

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Harry Potter Quilt Journey.. come with me! (Part 1) from Fabric and Memories

After a year away from sewing, I am happy to be getting back into the groove of making quilts! I can honestly say I have missed it. The creativity and the imagination that goes into making any quilt is the best therapy in the world! Anyway.. I decided to make a Harry Potter quilt for my oldest...

Click on the blog article title to continue reading this post or to browse to Fabric and Memories for more...fabric and memories!

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Tulips and TWO GREAT 20% off coupons for you! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Today I have My purple tulip top with a tip on auditioning  the stripe, and a Fantastic Site Wide 20% off coupon, if you were thinking of a die cut machine, this is the time to do it!  Let's get started...

Pat sloan gemini discount

I'm so excited to have this special offer of 20% off everything at Crafter's Companion with code PSLOAN at checkout! 

It is for the next 4 days, ends at midnight (eastern time) on Monday.  If you have wanted the Gemini Die cut machine and dies this is the time to do it.


Do you have problems ...

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tiny tuesday from Making A Lather

I had hoped to have a finish to show this week, but, it has been pouring down rain for 3 days, and I haven't gotten a picture. I did work on my tiny Tuesday blocks for the rainbow scrap challenge. I finished a green one and an aqua block that I didn't see how it was supposed to be set, so they are without the settings. They will finish at 4 1/2 inches

I finished the string umbrella. After I add the settings, they will finish at 7 inches.

And, I had a lot of fun making ...

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Charity Quilts from Becca's Crazy Projects

Well, almost.

I picked up this stack of quilt tops and backings last week at the Annapolis Quilts for Kids. The meeting was a week early so it wouldn't cut into the Easter weekend. I'm hoping to make some progress on these over the weekend. Wish me luck!

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April 18, 2019
What is a Fat Quarter?-Quilting 101 from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today from my notebook: Quilting 101 , What is a fat quarter? This post was requested by my daughters, Faye and Nora, who are just learning to quilt. Understanding the terminology of quilting is one of the details that experienced quilters take for granted, but cause confusion for new quilters. Fabric on…

The post What is a Fat Quarter?-Quilting 101 appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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April 17, 2019
fair and square from Making A Lather

Two Friday group sews, and all the 4 patches are attached for Fair and square, a quiltville pattern. I am thrilled with the scrappy goodness.

I have the framing pieces cut, and will start adding them to the blocks at the next Friday group sew. It won't be this Friday as hubby and I are off to a fiber festival for the day.

Yesterday was rug hooking guild, and I started mr. snowman. He is going to be so cute.

I am linking to:


midweek makers

Oh Scrap

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April 16, 2019
WIP Wednesday #387 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

I went to a quilt show this weekend and it was so much fun! Instagram and blogs certainly are fun but nothing beats being able to see the work up close. 

I spent 6$ on new-to-me scraps. Let's see how long it takes before I use them up!

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 ...

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new rug hooking project from Making A Lather

I have been very slow on rug hooking my circles rug. I started 4 circles in January, and have just finished them. I was doing this as an in between project. I had finished the Cleveland rug, and I hadn't decided what the next project would be.  I have some really great projects in the planning stages. I just couldn't decide.

It will be a big rug. Each of the bigger circles are 4 1/2 inches and I fill in with whatever size will fit. I have a long way to go, But, I have a new ...

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How to Quilt a Baby Chick-A Little Giveaway! from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today’s tutorial on how to quilt a baby chick is over at BERNINA’s WeAll Sew blog.  It’s a fun, step-by-step tutorial and it even includes a video! If you follow BERNINA or Lori Kennedy Quilts on Facebook or Instagram-you may have seen the video.  It has gone viral with more than  70,000…

The post How to Quilt a Baby Chick-A Little Giveaway! appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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April 15, 2019
Have you ever heard of Manx Quilting? Learn about that & MORE on my show today from Pat Sloan's Blog

Guests Denniele Bohannon, Sharon Wasteney, Julia Wentzell and Amy Smart join Pat for a chat!

CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 417 -- My favorite find at the end!

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 417 Denniele Bohannon

It is so fun to contact someone for the show and find out they took a workshop from me years ago! Denniele Bohannon of Louanna Mary Quilt Design made my day when she told me that! She has a wonderful design sense and I love the stories behind ...

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FREE beautiful Aurifil Designer of the Month block & the next Charity block! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Double the fun on the 15th, Aurifil day and Charity block day, So Let's get to it! 


My Aurifil designer this month is the dynamic duo of Kristy Wolf and her daughter Shayla Wolf of Sassafras Lane!.

Did you make and enter your block yet this year? You should! this is the perfect one to start with and you might win a box of thread! 

My Interview and block are At the Aurifil Website, read and come back!

Pat Sloan Aurifil 2019 block 4 pic 1

I always select a different color group to make my blocks in and this year I'm having a blast with ...

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sand castles from Making A Lather

I had the string piecing bug last week, and when it hits, it's best to go with it. I think I was primarily anxious to clean up the mess. I worked on sand castles. I am half way through the blocks I need, with most of them trimmed and depapered.

While I was cleaning I would pick up any stray small pieces, and add them to a strip of adding machine tape. I had found a bag of adding machine tape at goodwill recently, and thought I would try using them for string piecing. It was fun. It's ...

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