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February 14, 2019
A Valentine's Giveaway! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Happy Valentine's day! What's more fun than roses, chocolates, dinner out? Entering my giveaway!

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I just finished another quilt using 2.5" squares


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Cindy and Dennis of Pink Paw Studio quilted my piece with

 Vortex by

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So I think this type of quilt needs a name

And then I thought.. why not ask you to name it! 

Moda Prize 2

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I'm giving away this gorgeous bundle, courtesy of Moda Fabric, so the person who names my quilt!

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The Largest Quilt I’ve Ever Made from Expect Moore

Several years ago, I created a block of the Month Quilt for FaveQuilts. I put together a series of 12 blocks, and flew to their offices in Chicago to film the videos to go along with the series. To do this, I made the quilt for the series, and made what are called “step outs” of each quilt block. These are partially-completed versions of the block so that I’m not spending the whole time in the studio stitching seams that will not be in the finished video. But, it meant that I had a whole lot of partially-completed quilt ...

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pumpkin border from Making A Lather

I know I have lovely fall fabrics in my stash, but I couldn't find them fast enough - yes, I need better organization - so, I bought fabric at Joann for the border of my pumpkin jubilee quilt. And I am using the leftovers to make the binding. I have another quilt top in the to be quilted pile.

I am linking to:

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Chrysalis Pattern update from 3 Dog Design Co

We have updated the Chrysalis Pattern with new fabrics from Clothworks! The new fabric is Misty and is a reorderable basic from them. You can get the pattern here.

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Proof Positive Plus Quilt from The Cloth Parcel

One great thing about being quilters is that the new babies in our family never arrive to this world without a baby quilt.  It’s always so exciting to plan the quilts, and think about the sweet new guy or gal on the way as we sew.  We never feel quite ready for the baby to […]

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February 13, 2019
star blocks from Making A Lather

Sometimes, just the way I set my pieces to be sewn can make it a bit more fun and challenging so that it doesn't get boring. I was really struggling with the star blocks for the pumpkin quilt. I had sewn the same seams 3 different times and was a little antsy. So, I played a game of seeing how few moves I could make for each step.
If I put the hsts upside down, I could pick one up with each hand, and nest the seam, and start with the part that needed to match. So that it ...

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Quilt. Share. Care. from Terificreations's Weblog

One of the most beautiful experiences as a quilter is this moment when we gather together to use our best skills of compassion and quilt making to care for people in need in some way. When tragedies strike, we quilt and give. When babies are born, we quilt and give. When our friend marry, we… Continue reading Quilt. Share. Care.

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Fuel Quilt Block – Live Well Live Strong Quilt from Stitching Through Life Blog

Fuel Quilt Block – Live Well Live Strong Quilt

Fuel Your Body & Mind with Adequate Sleep, Food, Water & Positive Environment

How could adequate fuel for your body spark joy?  Let’s talk about it!

Spark Joy In Your Life - Live Well Live Strong Quilt Sew Along

The Fuel Quilt Block is the first week on our Live Well Live Strong Quilt Sew Along!  It is so exciting to finally be here with all of you on this journey!

What fuel do you bring in to your body? Freedom Challenge Quilt Block for the Live Well Live Strong Quilt available exclusively at Stitches Quilting.

How we fuel our bodies makes a difference in how we feel.  The half square triangles in this block are so simple like the principle of ideally fueling our bodies.  It is easy to get ...

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February 12, 2019
WIP Wednesday #378 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I asked about sew days/snow days? Guess what!? Today is day TWO of snow days here in Victoria. I can hear you laughing at me...

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 ...

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templates from Making A Lather

I've decided, the problem with templates, and why they stay in a drawer, is that they are not quilt patterns. And quilt patterns are so much easier to make. All the thinking has already been done, and my favorite part - the mindless sewing - is sooner. When I want to start something new, I look through my patterns and books, online, magazines, or what my friends are doing. I say ooo I like that one, and I am off to the races (quilting). But, I've noticed, a new tool or template interests me more than fabric anymore.
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February 11, 2019
Helping our Veterans through crafts + boho embroidery and Joyful creating all today! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Guests Janet Frisch, Nicole Volgelsinger, and Joe McClain join Pat for a chat!

CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 410 -- My favorite find at the end!

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American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 410 Janet ​Frisch

I’ve love Janet Wecker Frisch of Joy Studio’s work. She creates with an underlying theme of sewing in many of her pieces. I ...

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Fire Side chat, 4 things one of which is a darling project! from Pat Sloan's Blog

On the round up today... My latest fireside chat with stitching!  A new fast fun and darling project, Cross stitch and keep going right to the end to see the project I've been wanting to start for more than 5 years!

Pat sloan farm to garden pic 2

I'm sewing this cute kit because I really want to make a fun project from start to finish! There is enough fabric for one more block so I'm making a table runner. I'll be showing my steps at my Facebook quilting Neighborhood 

farm to garden kit -

Cupcake Mix #2 is separate ...

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good fortune - flakes from Making A Lather

We had a, surprise to me, snowfall after church yesterday. It was beautiful. And, I decided I needed to go out and enjoy it. We drove through Highland park. And even though, it looks like black and white pictures, it is not, and there still was it's own kind of beautiful.

Both my husband and I had so many fun times on this sledding hill and the creek use to freeze and we would ice skate. Now, it is too dangerous they say. And no one was sledding.

I have had the center of good fortune done for a ...

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golden galaxy quilt from easypatchwork

Hi All! Today, I am very thrilled to share one of my designs featured in the current issue of McCall's Quilting Jan/Feb 2019 named Golden Galaxy. If you haven't purchased this magazine, you will want to because there is all kinds of cool information about sewing with elegant fabrics such as silk dupioni and satin. It just makes you want to start searching for some glam fabrics! Do you have any in

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Amanda’s Fidget QuiltMaking a child-like activity quilt for my... from Living Water Quilter

Amanda’s Fidget Quilt

Making a child-like activity quilt for my 85-year-old mother, Amanda, was wonderful and emotionally difficult at the same time. Amanda, is a retired nurse, mother of five, grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of four.

She has vascular dementia.


Cookie, my sister and Amanda’s full-time caregiver, requested I make our mother a fidget quilt to help ease dementia anxiety.


So, I began with Island Batik’s Crystal Ball 10-inch pre-cut  fabric stack. I’m thankful for the generosity of Island Batik, which provided the fabric as part of the Island Batik Ambassador program.


I collected buttons ...

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Week 6 of 52 Weeks of Hot Pads | Warm Heart from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Welcome to the 6th week post of the 52 weeks of hot pads / quilted pot holders.


I thought it would be a great challenge for me to do a pot holder a.k.a hot pads every single week of 2019.

I am ...

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Blue Stars and Typical February Weather (with a little entertainment) from caledonia quilter

Mmm, pretty stars set into a white background.

S.I.D. around the stars and along the outer border.  Then motifs went inside the stars and into the setting squares.  The background around the stars was filled with some straight line quilting.

You can see the details more easily on the back.

Around these parts, February is known for it's particularly sh*tty weather.
Here's our kitchen door, Wednesday morning, 9 am.  The three customers I had booked all postponed until Thursday.

Here's Wednesday again, at 5 pm.  Lovely rain (?*#@!!?) and temps hovering just below freezing.

By ...

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February 10, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: college memories from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Having just spent most of my week with a bunch of teenagers who all plan to attend a college, I thought it might be a nice idea to take a look at some of the college memory quilts that are on Pinterest. 

An LSU commissioned quilt for a retiree from her coworkers.
I've made a couple, one LSU and one SLU, which are the first ones on this list. Everything else is just sort of randomly selected and not necessarily on my boards.

Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories: SLU Tee-shirt Quilt

Other, randomly selected, college tee-shirt quilts...
I like the mismatched pattern and border around the edges. Also like the black border between shirts and square edge pattern

I am going to do this with all my High School Sports shirts....Neat Idea!   T-Shirt QuiltTshirt quilt tutorials!!! I started mine (Mizzou, too, how funny!) a long time ago, but was only going to sew shirt squares together... I'm SO glad I kept my scraps, because this one looks SO much cooler!! I can't wait to get working on it! :D

Turn your old favourite shirts into a T-shirt quilt! | Craft projects for every fan!

How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt for Beginners a Step-by-Step Guide | FeltMagnet

Turn your old favourite shirts into a T-shirt quilt! | Craft projects for every fan!

How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt for Beginners a Step-by-Step Guide | FeltMagnet

As I leave Beta convention and all of that fun behind me, I can't help but think of all ...

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Antiques, machine quilting, plaids and why learning the basics is worth doing from Pat Sloan's Blog

Guests Mary Koval, Angela Huffman, and Kristina Brinderhoff join Pat for a chat!

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Bloc B5 Caswell quilt from Accroquilt

Making progress on that quilt, Caswell quilt will be a pretty one.  Fussy cutting  and fabric motifs help me for the look of that block.  Leaves, centers of the flowers, etc...

Je travaille toujours sur les blocs de cette courtepointe, dans l'ordre.  Elle sera magnifique.  Beaucoup de détails à regarder lorsqu'on les examine attentivement, un bloc après l'autre.  Soit du ''fussy cutting'', soit le motif lui-même du tissu, etc...  Ici, certaines feuilles ont un motif très adapté à l'appliqué.  Et le centre des fleurs est recherché.

À la prochaine!

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