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June 18, 2019
WIP Wednesday #396 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

I love June - kids' activities are finishing up when means I have more time to sew! Such a great feeling. 

My biggest triumph of the week was making a quilt backing. It took me two months to sew four seams. Progress!

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 ...

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I have an awesome 25% off discount on the Die cut machine for you! from Pat Sloan's Blog

I'm so excited to partner with my friends at Crafter's Companion on the Gemini die cut machine. I have a 25% discount for you on a bundle of the Gemini machine + the build a block set of dies that I use the most. But wait.. there's more!

Pat Sloan June promotion 3

Besides the machine and build a block, there are 5 sets of dies on sale and they are 30% off! And you can get a discount on additional metal and plastic plates, plus a few other useful tools. 

Use the code PATJUNE at checkout at https://www.crafterscompanion.com/offers ...

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Project updates and Giveway on my Fireside Chat today! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Happy June! I love the month of June... let's get chatting!

If you are reading this in an email, CLICK THE TITLE or the SEE MORE at the end to come to my website to watch my video!

Thank you for using my links, they support my small family business.

Enter my GIVEAWAY at the end

This week is an update on the sew alongs.  If you have a question for me, leave it at youtube so I can answer them next week.

NEXT FREE Sew Along HAS STARTED, JOIN in!

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Pieced Patched and Pretty Quilted 1 from Virtual Quilter

Another one from the lost and found box. I think my virtual quilt UFO collection is rivalling my real UFO collection.

I like the fabrics, like the mix of pieced and applique, like the border … and it would look right at home in our bedroom!

Another one to add to possible future real projects!

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June 17, 2019
Paper Piecing, Fast Quilting, Tool tip and the National Quilt museum from Pat Sloan's Blog

Guests Jeannie Jenkins, Pat Yamin, Frank Bennett, and Kimberly Jolly join Pat for a chat!

CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 424 - My favorite find at the end!

FYI IF THE LAST SEGMENT IS BLANK, come back later when I get it reloaded

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 424 Jeannie Jenkins

Jeannie Jenkins is an award winning quiltmaker, designer, longarmer, teacher and author. Her book Contemporary Paper Pieced quilts is full of not only very unique designs, but loads of wonderful tips for making ...

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Vintage Treasure #2 – Pattern Instructions from Gray Barn Designs

Good morning!  It’s Cindy reporting in from Ohio today.  Hey Sandy, give me a call when you have a few minutes and I’ll fill you in on our fun trip!

In our “Vintage Treasure #2” post on May 9, 2019, we shared a photo of a quilt we are finishing for a family friend.

Triangles in a row

Vintage Treasure #2

 

One item on our “to do” list was to draft a pattern of this quilt to share with everyone.

Last week I received the August 2019 edition of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine in the mail and a similar quilt is one ...

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Quilts by the Bay from Becca's Crazy Projects

I try to attend a few local quilt shows a year. The closer the show is to my house, the more likely I am to attend. The Annapolis Quilt Guild's Quilts by the Bay is one of my favorites. 
There are often used tools you can pick up, like this embroidery machine for about half the original price. (Similar to this one available from Amazon.) 
Or homemade treats such as this cornucopia of fudge. There were so many flavors!
It was great to see a trio of Good Fortune quilts hanging together. From the left: quilt-makers Marilyn O'Loughlin ...

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June 16, 2019
SEW along UPDATE - Winter Wonderland and Witches Night Out from Pat Sloan's Blog

Summer Book Sew Alongs!  Winter Wonderland's Sleigh Bell Sampler, My Summer Celebrate the Seasons' small projects and Witches Night out and the crazy trio of things to sew.   I have an update on all 3 today

Pat sloan winter wonderland sew the book

I'm ready to start this one!!  

The Fat Quarter shop and I created a great kit for this quilt with a super darling fabric line. The kits are IN STOCK so if you want one now is the time to get it.

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June 15, 2019
The FREE JUNE Aurifil Designer of the Month Block from Pat Sloan's Blog

Our June Aurifil Designer of the Month is the wonderful Annette Plog. If you have not meet her yet, you are in for a treat.  And if you like scrappy, you need to start following her!

Pat Sloan Aurifil DOM block 6

This is my version of Annette's block. Her block is really scrappy and wonderful!  And I love her family tradition that sparked her block, I need a tradition like that!  Today I have a family portrait of both  my 6 blocks and the Designer's 6 blocks. Plus my thoughts on fabric/color for my blocks. 

Remember to make and enter your block ...

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blue crayon from Making A Lather

I didn't get much blue sewing done this week for the rainbow scrap challenge. I had a steroid injection in my back and it was fine, but stressing over it had me a little blah. I did sew a blue crayon together for the crayon quilt.


I started making little tulip blocks, just for fun. It is a new Bonnie Hunter pattern in quiltmaker magazine called blossom time. Each block requires very little thinking or fabric, so I grabbed a scrappy bucket and cut a few just to try. My only problem is borrowing little 4 patches from the ...

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Stars, Stripes, and Dots Quilt - Fat Quarter Shop from Sew Incredibly Crazy

 Did you know that today is Flag Day?
So that makes it the perfect day to show off the quilt 
I have been working on for the Fat Quarter Shop.


This pattern is called  Stars, Stripes and Dots.
Mine is more like
Stars, Horseshoes, and Plaid.


 For the red stripes, I used Boots and Spurs Red Horseshoe
and for the blue, Farm Girl Vintage Denim Gingham






The Fat Quarter Shop's gorgeous 
version is this. 

You can find the kit available for 
purchase ...

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Quilting Jane’s Starr 4 from Virtual Quilter

The easiest way to design the quilting of a quilt … just use the lines of the block design, even when you use a solid block of the background fabric instead of the pieced block.

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June 14, 2019
Charity Quilts Up for Auction! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Pat Sloan Threadology front

** Charity Quilts Up for Auction!**

My Charity quilt is quilted by my good friends Cindy & Dennis Dickenson and is at the Fat Quarter Shop offices for the auction this summer to support this year’s charity Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas!

My quilt is made with Sweet Tea Fabric

Pat Sloan Threadology back

This is the back of my quilt, that could be yours!

Threadology - Stairs

My friend Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting also has her quilt up for auction and it's so cute and a totally different layout! 

Threadology - Quilting

look at her amazing quilting

********Auctions end July 1*******

CLICK to Bid on mine 

CLICK to bid ...

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Happy FREE Flag Pattern Day & Flag Roundup! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Did that get your attention?  For Flag day I have a fun round up for you!

First.... some that are not free but really awesome!

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American Jane's Sweet Harmony fabric line and her quilt with the flag.. i love this quilt!

TODAY I'm cracking open this kit and making the flag and getting one applique block ready to hand applique. I've not hand appliqued for awhile. I think I'll start with the vine and leaves under the flag or the set of 3 hearts. 

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progress from Making A Lather

I am not in a finishing mood....at all. I seem to want to drift from project to project. I did another round on some pineapple blocks, more here.


I made a few more florabunda blocks, more here.


I made another section of sweet land of liberty, more here.


I have a few more garden party blocks, more here.


I am linking to:



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Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

The latest charity quilts for Annapolis Quilts for Kids.
This scrappy beauty was pieced by Trudy.

This lovely heart quilt was pieced by Mary. 

I'll be dropping off this stack of quilts at Annapolis Quilts for Kids.

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 36

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June 13, 2019
lightening and liberty from Making A Lather

I have finished a few more blocks for my string block that I am calling lightening. I think I need 4 more blocks and then I will make it a quilt.... or not. But, I have cleaned up the area and even vacuumed, so I am hesitant to start the mess. I swear, the strings just go flying.


My women's group at church had a patriotic themed crafty evening. They said bring your own project if you want. Why not a quilt that I have started and need to finish. Other than my daughter's quilt, this is probably ...

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June 12, 2019
The Mermaid from Becca's Crazy Projects

Part 3

This is going to be so many parts. I'm still working through my collection of batik fabrics. I didn't expect the hair to read as red as it does in this image but I really like it.
Building up the layers from the bottom.
I finished up the hair. 
I don't know if I would have picked these fabrics at the fabric store, but when you shop your collection of fabric you make do. 
The applique is finished. Next up will be the quilting. I'm going to let her hang so I can think ...

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June 11, 2019
WIP Wednesday #395 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Only sewing I've done this week has been sewing Girl Guide badges to sashes. Go sew or stitch something on my behalf!

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 ...

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Be Dazzled from Jean Swenson


Be Dazzled
May 2019

The star of this quanket is the zebra fabric blocks which are alternated with a medley of grey blocks. The zebra fabric represents zebras not only as black and white – or white and black </p>
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