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June 18, 2018
Kelly’s Custom Quilts 8, 9 from Virtual Quilter

Kelly's Custom Quilts 8

A design for an applique quilt … love it.

Kelly's Custom Quilts 9

Love the little bit of quilting too.

When I started quilting it was essential to quilt heavily as most wadding we could buy was not bonded like modern wadding. I find it a bit sad that quilts are now quilted densely, which makes them stiff … and every line of quilting takes away some of the warmth as well as the comfort.


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June 17, 2018
stash report June 17, 2018 from Making A Lather

There was a $2.00 bundle at goodwill this week. Some of the fabrics went right back to goodwill, but I think I got my money's worth,

I had no idea the pieced blocks were in the bundle - serendipity

I kept 5 yards which about half of the bundle.

I have a great quilt to bind today for my slow stitching that I will show next week.

Stash report

Fabric Used this Week 13 1/4 yards Christmas lights
Fabric Used year to Date: 267 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 5 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 136 3 ...

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six-sided stitching . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

I'd made good progress on my challenge quilt . . . then ran into a snaffu, which has stumped me. Rather, I was trimming it down and trimmed it too much.  The minimum size has to be met, and I unwittingly trimmed 1/2" below that.  Ugh.  My last day to work on it will be Friday/Saturday of next week. I need to quickly figure out how to right my wrong.

I also made progress on my hexie quilt (and didn't then impede said progress with a stooopid mistake).  Our summer pattern for Fridays is to take the boat out ...

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Penny’s Patch Play 10 from Virtual Quilter

Penny's Patch Play 10

Very interesting.

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June 16, 2018
Modern Quilt Challenge - Taffy CandyThis was a super fun project... from Living Water Quilter

Modern Quilt Challenge - Taffy Candy

This was a super fun project from beginning to end. I designed Taffy Candy for the June Island Batik Ambassador challenge. The fun pink, red and black fabrics were generously provided by Island Batik.


The bold reds against the black fabric is striking. The black fabric is called Snowflake and the color name is called Gun Metal. It’s part of the Winter collection Alpine Ice.


Using Hobbs Heirloom Black batting makes a difference. I also used black thread for piecing.


Straight line quilting is perfect for a clean modern look. First, the quilt  sandwich ...

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You Rule! from Terificreations's Weblog

When the door bell rings, and the guy in brown leaves a box, quickly turning, dashing down the sidewalk before reaching the door, let alone getting it open. Boxes bring stuff, often quilterly stuff. Unless of course, you are my Sweetie then those boxes bring other stuff, not quilt related stuff. While the excitement builds… Continue reading You Rule!

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Free-Motion Framework Launch Party Recap from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Free-Motion Framework Launch & Book Signing Party Thank you to everyone who came out to the Free-Motion Framework Launch & Book Signing Party! I had a great time, even if I’m making...

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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Quilting at Eleven 16 from Virtual Quilter

Quilting at Eleven 16

Looks like an on point design, but the blocks are all set straight up and down.

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June 15, 2018
FREE Aurifil Designer Block Challenge, 2018 Block 6 from Pat Sloan's Blog


In 2010 I created the first original Block of the month for Aurifil and it was so much fun we've done it ever year since! 2018 is the start of my 8th year running this super fun program.  Learn more about how it works at our intro of the 2018 team

When our June Aurifil designer, Kerry Goulder. I love the inspiration behind her block!

 DOWNLOAD the pattern at the end of the interview and come right back as I have a tutorial for making the block!.

Pat sloan June 2018 Aurifil DOM block

I have a few tips that helped me keep this straight.

Pat Sloan laser light guide

My ...

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Like Kids in a Candy Store…Faye and Nora go Fabric Shopping from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Summer has been crazy here at The Kennedy Residence (read more HERE),  but Faye, Nora and I did sneak away to our local quilt shop, Bear Patch Quilting, for a little retail therapy! Be sure to follow … Continue reading

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Double Wedding String of Beads 12 from Virtual Quilter

Double Wedding String of Beads 12

Love it … but if I make it real instead of virtual, how to quilt it?

Double Wedding Ring and String of Beads make a great couple!

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June 14, 2018
"In the Garden"—Hydrangea from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

The gardens are bursting forth with blooms as the first day of summer rapidly approaches. This month's block in our In the Garden BOM series is the Hydrangea. I (Teri) have always loved the bountiful blooms of a hydrangea, and I am particularly partial to the blue/purple ones. I was excited to create these flowers, capturing their dimensional beauty.

We will be creating the mophead or French variety of hydrangea, the most common type. It has a large, rounded flower head that is composed of many single blossoms. I cut my purple wool into a pile of one-inch ...

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Snowflake corners from Making A Lather

This is the last part of the snowflake block.

It's time to make the corners. Here is a quick tutorial for foundation piecing. The wrong side of the fabric faces the wrong side of the paper. Each piece has been cut to size.

The piecing on the corner will use the prints in number order. #2 print is the same as # 1 on the wings. #5 on the corner is the same  #4 on the wings. # 8 on the corner is the same as # 7 on the wings.

The first set of rectangles is the smaller set. The next ...

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Where Flowers Bloom Hop from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Welcome to my day of 

This Blooming Fun Hop

Have you ever had buyer remorse?
The picture of the kit or fabric
you purchased looks totally different 
from what you thought it was.
Well, for this hop, 
I decided to break out a kit
that I had purchased a few years back.
And it had a whole bunch of flowers on it.

Let's just say a whole lot of flowers on it.
At this point, I am not
quite sure if I like it at all.
It might just be ...

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Gran’s New Fans 22 from Virtual Quilter

Gran's New Fans 22

Gran’s New Fans started when I simply replaced Log Cabin blocks with Grandmother’s Fan blocks. The combination of two old fashioned ideas has resulted in a rather modern looking design.

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June 13, 2018
70s Log Cabin 46, 47, 48, 49, 50 from Virtual Quilter

70s Log Cabin 46

This was named for the style of fabrics used … the ones I used in dressmaking BQ … Before Quilting.

70s Log Cabin 47

I hope I never have to use those fabrics for clothing again, but would love to have some scraps to use in quilts!

70s Log Cabin 48

I thought the one above would be my favourite for the day …

70s Log Cabin 49

… but changed my mind when I saw the one above.

70s Log Cabin 50

And then changed again.

That is the lot for this week … more Log Cabin designs next week, mid week.

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June 12, 2018
WIP Wednesday #343 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Hello again! I've pretty much recovered from my epic trip to Quilt Canada a week ago (see last week's post or my personal blog for awesome details!) Newly inspired by the quilts, people, and fabric I saw I'm spending a lot of time working on my projects and ideas.

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 ...

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Three of 3 on A Tuesday | 18 from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

.Welcome to another “Three of 3 on A Tuesday”. I will have THREE things or links of 3 topics for you to visit/read every Tuesday to either showcase tutorials, inspirations, random daily thoughts or it could be any fabric/notion sales running that particular week. So for today, here are the THREE of 3 things:

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3 Inspiration for Machine Quilting

I have to admit, with Eid coming near, I have not been doing a ...

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Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Three from Quilt in Piece

Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Three Welcome everyone to Block 3 for the Fall Into A QAL. Without further ado, here is block 3. The Bonfire Block is designed by Sherri of Powered By Quilting. Full instructions is in the pattern that you will download. You can download the pattern here. Plus clicking on the picture above will take you to the download page as well. As I am planning to quilt as you go for this quilt. The same as I did last year. Remember to come back and visit next week Tuesday, where I will show you ...

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Black and Gold Quilts 2 from Virtual Quilter

Black and Gold Quilts 2

I love it!

Uses just one quilting motif, with a few small modifications.

I said yesterday I had converted all my project files to EQ8 … I lied.

I found enough to fill in most of the next two weeks, not including all the Log Cabin ones yet to make the conversion!

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