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September 7, 2019
crayon from Making A Lather

I needed to catch up my crayons for the rainbow scrap challenge. I made a pink one from July.  I made lavender and purple for September.

We are off today to a rug hooking event.

I am linking to:
lots of purple inspiration at
rsc19 super saturday

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September 6, 2019
carolina chain blocks from Making A Lather

Last Friday, I was able to meet with my Friday quilt group. I took my away project which is carolina chain. I was able to get 28 blocks done.  I need over 300. and I have nearly 100 finished.

These are my favorites.

Some of the blocks, are just to use up scraps, but some of them I really like.

I am linking to:

Finished or Not Fridays

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Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Panels are always great for a quick charity quilt. 
Foundation pieced strips helps keep everything straight! Pieced by Mary. I love working with the wonderful members of Annapolis Quilts for Kids.

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 48

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September 5, 2019
Travelogue and more from Terificreations's Weblog

Before I get to the long overdue Travelogue I’m going to share something really exciting but I can only share part of it. Last night I received an image of the front cover of my book from the my Book Designer at C&T. You can understand why I’m exciting, why this finally feels so real.… Continue reading Travelogue and more

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swap blocks from Making A Lather

I didn't get all my swap blocks done for August and it is time to work on September as well.
I make them bigger and trim them down before I give them to my swap partners. Each month we exchange 30 blocks.

We are making them 4 1/2 inches unfinished. So far, the blocks I have received have been great.

The weather has been beautiful, but I can tell fall is coming. I look forward to cider and maybe a roasted marshmallow or two.

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Block #9 - Witch's Night Out from Pat Sloan's Blog

Block #9 is the CUTEST in our Witch's Night Out book Sew Along!

Pat sloan witch block 9

What do you think of this bat? I LOVE it!

** Missed a tutorial for a prior block? CLICK to my Project page **

** Be sure to see all the super cute blocks by YOU at the end! Share your Photos there

Pat sloan witch block 9 pic 1


** Design Boards, this ...

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September 4, 2019
Can you quilt with a regular sewing machine? from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

The short answer to the question is YES you can. You can quilt with a regular sewing machine. 
With the machine you already own.
Provided you have the tools and be ready to learn.
There are two ways you can do so, straight line quilting with a walking foot or any design you wish to quilt on those quilt with a free motion quilting foot.
Envy those beautiful swirly quilting you’ve seen on those quilts you see?
quilting on a regular sewing machine
Yes you can quilt that on a regular sewing machines too!
When I started quilting, this was my question too. Can that ...

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September 3, 2019
WIP Wednesday #407 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

School's back in and it's the start of the new year. Hopefully this will give you more time for sewing!!!!!

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 ...

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OLFA's Anniversary Quilt, My FREE Block from Pat Sloan's Blog

Final olfa quilt 40 aniversary sm

Have you been quilting for 40 years? My wonderful friends at OLFA designed their incredible rotary cutter 40 years ago and are celebrating with their 40th anniversary quilt, how exciting is that!

Can you guess which block is mine?

Tick ... Tock... scroll!

Pat sloan olfa anniversary blocks pic 2

The Sewing Basket!

OLFA make THE BEST rotary cutters by far! I own these (and a few more)

Pat sloan olfa anniversary blocks pic 1

I created the block in 2 colors to celebrate the classic yellow and the gorgeous Aqua Splash

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DOWNLOAD the Blocks at the OLFA website

Learn more about the project

** Buy yourself an Olfa cutter, you won ...

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Color Wave Color Wave made its debut at Spring Quilt Market! ... from Living Water Quilter

Color Wave

Color Wave made its debut at Spring Quilt Market!  The pattern is now available!  Combine your favorite colors into one beautiful wave of color. Color Wave, a 70 x 90-inch quilt, is a new pattern release featuring Island Batik Mermaid Cove by Kathy Engle.

The lattice like effect adds dimension to the quilt design while still allowing the beautiful colors of Mermaid Cove to shine. NOTE: Many thanks to Island Batik for providing the yardage and inspiration!


The zigzag quilting is just enough and not too much. It’s a happy place when the fabric, quilt design and ...

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one monthly goal from Making A Lather

I can't believe it is September already. And it's time for choosing goals for One monthly goal at elm street quilts. This is the month I am going to finally finish On Ringo Lake mystery quilt.....I hope.
After finishing the top last month, I had a few places I needed to flip the sashings. This pesky little guy was nearly in the center of the quilt. Fortunately, he was a lone wolf taunting me, and not part of a series of flipped pieces.

I plan to stay with the mystery quilts, and finish good fortune mystery quilt ...

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September 2, 2019
Block #7 of Winter Wonderland from Pat Sloan's Blog

I'm can't believe how awesome the fabric kit is for the Winter Wonderland's books cover quilt, the Sleigh Bell Sampler! It works perfectly 

Pat Sloan Sleigh Bell block 7

Block #7 is my favorite, the peppermint candy! My Na-Na always had a ton of these in her purse.

**** ON SHARING PHOTOS at the end- I've combined the Winter Wonderland and Witch's Night out in the same as many of you are doing both! If you are on Facebook share in my group. If you are on Instagram let's use ...

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Block #5 of the FREE Ultimate Beginner Quilt Along! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Block #5 of the Ultimate Beginner Sew Along is again a new technique! I thank  you for joining me and  the Fat Quarter shop! 

Pat Sloan Ultimate beginner block 5 banner

Each week I'll have

  • the FREE Patterns to download at the end it's in PINK 
  • The Video from Kimberly at the Fat Quarter shop
  • Tips and tools I find useful

Pat Sloan Ultimate beginner block 5 pic bk

All my tips and photos will be with my Bonnie Lane here are the 5 blocks together.  I'm also make the Solid Version with the Kit and the Blue version with my friend Christopher's fabric, see those after the tips.

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We are humbled, and please open for a status from Pat Sloan's Blog

Thank YOu (3)

Gregg and I are comforted and humbled by the many well wishes, we don't even know where to begin.  Your words are so kind, and they uplifted us as we remember Gregg's mom Madge with all our heart.  

One person suggested I make a memory quilt and I thought about that.

I like the idea and I have a pattern that my super talented friend Kitty of Night Quilter designed. 


This is a portion of an English Paper Piecing Rosette in her quilt called 'Pollinate'. I've not done a large English Paper Piecing (EPP) project... yet. 

They ...

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September 1, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: NEUTRALS from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Modern Neutral Quilt

It's time re revisit Sunday Quilt Inspiration from June of 2014. One reason for revisiting it is that it's the most popular post on my blog, but also it is still quite relevant for today. After all, who doesn't like a neutral quilt? I've made a few changes and added a couple of quilts to the mix, including two neutral quilts that I made. 

freeform neutral quilt using leftover blocks from previous quilts... I love this!

Earthy Neutral Color Scheme for a kitchen - what paints go good with different types of woods and stains.

neutral quilts | Quilt Neutral Colors by SWDesignsBaby on Etsy | My StyleYes, please.  And the porch and porch swing, too!

Probably wouldn't think of keeping your paint swatches somewhere for when it comes time to do a touch up!

Beautiful neutral quilt with ecru crochet edging. I love the neutrals, but I would love to see more intricate quilting on it.Star Quilt Pattern PDF and Free Pillow Pattern Easy Quilt | Etsy

Monogrammed Chevron throw pillow in neutral colors...yes, please!

Neutral Colors

neutral quilts | Lap Size String Quilt in soft Neutral Colors (Grays White Black ...

Designer Sabrina Soto's favorite paint colors.Façade from Fall Easy Quilts 2013 is a throw size quilt pattern featuring neutral strips of fabric. Quilt by LOQ Staff.

neutral quilts | Interesting almost neutral quilt | Quilts

Neutrals colors ideas...

Neutral quilt bed

5" squares with snippets at opposite corners, sewn into 4 patch squares - Cut.Sew.Iron.Repeat: Neutrals quilt
Improv in Neutrals quilt

neutral quilt

Baby Blanket Neutral Patchwork Baby Blanket / Quilt - Cotton and Organic Cotton Mix Fabrics-Chevron, Elephant, Giraffe. $98.00, via Etsy.beautiful

The Alex Anderson quilt that started my infatuation with making a neutral quilt.  Can you see the 16-patch and the alternating pinwheel patches?  

Neutral Quilt 1  we give credit to Alex Anderson

And lastly, here are two neutral quilts that I ...

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Block #9 of my FREE Out of this world Quilt Along! from Pat Sloan's Blog

If you have not done it yet... 

Pat Sloan Out of this World block 9 button

For my Block #9 is our Space playlist!

When I decided on a playlist for this month the very first song that came to mind with the theme to Space Oddity by David Bowie. I remember being totally fascinated by this song when it came out. It was so different than what I normally listened to .

  • Ground Control to Major Tom
    Ground Control to Major Tom
    Take your protein ...

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Virtual Challenge 11 from Virtual Quilter

I am not sure if this is a new challenge, but I should have used this as the first challenge with the little bit of editing I have done.

This post originally appeared soon after my Virtual Quilter blog first appeared, and way before I decided to challenge visitors to the blog to play with quilt design.


This sampler quilt is a random arrangement of a random selection of blocks from the Electric Quilt Block Library. I usually don’t look outside my own libraries for blocks to play with, as there are plenty there.

Not that there is anything ...

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August 31, 2019
Remembering Madge from Pat Sloan's Blog

Madge sloan first quilt signature

It's been a hard summer as my wonderful, smart, talented, and beautiful Mother-in-law Madge slipped away.  We said good bye to her yesterday which just doesn't seem enough for me.  I wanted to share what a great woman she was and how important she was in my life. 

She grew up in a log cabin without running water in rural Pennsylvania. Over her life time she was an artist who did many paintings, a banker, a mom, a seamstress, a quilter, a woman of great faith, and a firecracker of lady.  Anyone that knew Madge knew she was ...

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After Pompeii OP 26 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting. I think perhaps I would like it better with less bright colour in the body of the design, and more in the border.

The main point of interest is the Double Wedding Ring blocks used on point.

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August 30, 2019
Star Light Star BrightFrom concept to reality, the black, grey... from Living Water Quilter

Star Light Star Bright

From concept to reality, the black, grey and white star quilt was a fun project for the Island Batik Ambassador challenge.


Star quilts are plentiful, so I wanted to design an unexpected star quilt by playing with high contrast and a large scale design.  The Island Batik provided Batik Foundations fabrics, black, grey and white are the right combination.


Printing each foundation paper-pieced star block helped with color placement accuracy.

The dancing stars and thoughtful color placement created a secondary design, three four-leaf clovers.


The final element, thread, creates a beautiful texture across the surface of ...

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