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March 23, 2020
Star Kissed Quiltalong: Square In A Square Centers from Wedding Dress Blue

If you are new to the Star Kissed Quiltalong, welcome!

No, you are not late.  Today is the perfect day for a new idea. You can find all you might want to know about the quiltalong HERE, or you can link from the button to the right or the menu above.

When you have some of those 25-patch centers sewn up, it will be time to add them to a “square-in-a-square”, or “economy block” setting.

For EACH block you plan to finish, you need TWO squares of background fabric.

If using 1-1/4″ base squares, TWO squares 3-1/2″ each ...

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Jason Yenter Quilt and the Caledonia Pandemic Update from caledonia quilter

This is one of those quilts that scares me a little bit... I used lots of the "stand-and-stare" technique.

I will probably NEVER tackle a quilt like this - so much applique and paper piecing, with an on-point medallion setting.

I think at one point I had seven longarm rulers out - straight rulers, curvy rulers, circles, ...

I also needed chalk, a blue wash-out marker, and the IQ.  Along with some collaboration from the Beach Girls. 

Beautiful back.

In my last post I mentioned that some things had been cancelled with the Coronavirus epidemic, and that the grocery store was out of ...

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March 22, 2020
Silent Sunday from The Inbox jaunt

The post Silent Sunday appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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March 21, 2020
Do you want some Quilt Day Fun! from Pat Sloan's Blog

**** Crazy Quilty March - Challenge 21 ***

If you are joining me from the Shop tour, thank you for stopping in!!!  I hope you will join my sew alongs and my online community!

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For Crazy Quilty March Challenge 21 is to Sew on International Quilt Day!

** What's below:

  • Scrap Happy Little Wishes Block download - Make this block or sew on a project you want to do
  • Designer Shop Hop - Get the first List to hop today!
  • Hang ...

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rsc row from Making A Lather

So glad to have a little bit of teal to brighten things up a bit. I worked on the rainbow row by row this week making a zigzag. the HSTs are 3 1/2 inches. And the first two I sewed together were wrong LOL. There is one more Saturday in March for the rainbow scrap challenge, and I am nearly done with what I want to get finished in teal.






I hope everyone is staying well and quilting.

My rainbow projects for 2020 with links:
 Irish chain
Shine
row by row
scraptastic star
country road

I am linking to ...

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National Quilting Day 2020 from Wedding Dress Blue

Quilting is both a social and a solitary hobby.  I am mostly a solitary quilter who socializes primarily through this blog.

But, for those of you who socialize more in person, while stores and guilds and shows and stitching groups might be closed, the sewing machine is definitely open.  And this is a great day to celebrate the obsession hobby we share.

I hope to have a few hours of piecing time today in between cleaning and serving others in my home and neighborhood.

Soon I will share what is accomplished.  I have been working on a leader-ender in the ...

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March 20, 2020
Let's Make a Car! Drive Down Bonnie Lane Car Video from Pat Sloan's Blog

*** Bonnie Lane Sew Along Assignments ***

In this post

  1. Drive Down Bonnie Lane 
    1. Car Video above  - This is my first video with a brand new tool, so let me know what you think of the format! I do have to adjust some things for next time. It was a learning experience. 
    2. Closed Caption at https://www.youtube.com/user/PatSloan 
    3. close up photos below
  2. Glow
    1. Just a very few kits available 
  3. Share your Bonnie Lane quilt progress photos at the end!

Goodies  

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“I Was Old In The Forest” from Eric the Quilter

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This one was quite the journey from start to finish. The photo the quilt was made from was done my a wonderfully talented photographer and artist, Cayton Cox. (Check out his Instagram here.) The quilt itself is broken up into 60 different squares and rectangles. It was kind of difficult, but it was fun watching it all come together. The final size is approximately 40 by 60 inches. (I still have to attach the hanging sleeve.) It’s made with over 50 different fabrics, in all sorts of textures ranging from tulle to heavyweight upholstery fabric. I’m scheduled to ...

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shoofly box from Making A Lather

I went to Sam's club Tuesday for, of all things, prunes. I was pretty sure they are not flying off the shelve and I would find some. I stopped at Aldi's first looking for prunes, and, found to my surprise, fresh produce and some canned fruit and vegetables, but, no prunes. It takes awhile after surgery to  - you need prunes.
I found them at Sam's, and I found this great plastic storage container begging to come home with me. It didn't have a fever so I brought it home.
Each container in the set of 4 ...

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Star Kissed Quiltalong: A First Finished Top from Wedding Dress Blue

If you are new to the Star Kissed Quiltalong, Welcome!  You are right on time.  You can get all previous posts and information by clicking the Quiltalong Button to the right (Thank you, Susan) or by going HERE.

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In the meantime, I have finished a Star Kissed flimsy.

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This is the original idea, based on 1-1/4″ squares.  But remember, you do not need to do that size.  There is also 1-1/2″, 2″ and 2-1/2″ to choose from.

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I like the super scrappy look, both in the colors and the backgrounds.  I even made each star point a ...

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Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

As the world becomes a surreal place, I have been quilting less. This isn't a problem, just a shift in focus. This is the stack of quilts waiting for another Annapolis Quilts for Kids meeting. The March meeting was canceled. I might try to quilt a couple more this weekend as I still have supplies and finished tops. Hang in there, folks!

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 ...

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Bright Poppy Table Topper for Vibrant & Vivacious from Mulberry Patch Quilts

It’s the very last challenge week for Project Quilting Season 11 (2020). A big shout out to Kim Lapecek (Persimmons Dreams);and her cohort Trisha Franklin (AKA Quilt Chicken) for making this challenge possible, and for cheering us up during a very unusual and difficult time.

They couldn’t have chosen a better challenge theme “Vibrant and Vivacious”. Working with bright colors was just what we all need to distract us from all that’s going on and to help cheer us on.

I chose a border print of red poppies from my stash. So bright and cheerful, the ...

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March 18, 2020
More Doodling with Scallops and Lines from The Inbox jaunt

Good Afternoon, Quilters! Today we will continue to doodle with scallops and lines. Basic shapes can be combined to create a wide range of patterns. Just keep your pencil moving! See how many different shapes and patterns you can create with scallops, tapered scallops, circles and lines. (Tutorials and ideas below.) Scallops Tapered Scallops Circles…

The post More Doodling with Scallops and Lines appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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what I'm working on today from Making A Lather

What I'm working on is catching up on some customer quilts. They have waited far too long. Hubby is sleeping in the chair and the quilts are calling me.


I love scrappy quilters - they leave happy surprises in the quilt which makes me smile.




I am linking:

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Call Me Badge Holder from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last year when we went to Relaxicon they handed out these badge holders with registration. I liked the idea of a badge holder that holds more than your badge, but this one really didn't hold all the things I want to carry, or not conveniently, in one place. If I had to pick one reason I didn't like it is the cord. Sure, it is adjustable, but once you put your cell phone inside that cord will cut into your neck more than you would think. 
I found a great pattern called Call Me from By Annie that ...

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March 17, 2020
WIP Wednesday #435 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

What an interesting week it's been! I hope you are all safe and healthy (and stay that way). I'm pretty sure that you've got enough supplies to stay home and create. 

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 ...

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FREE Shamrock Block, Challenge 17! from Pat Sloan's Blog

** Challenge 17 **For Crazy Quilty March Challenge 17 we are ALL a little Irish!  

  • I made up this little block that my Friend Jane Davidson Designed for our Splendid Sampler book.
  • Download it below and see the block in repeat for some cute Ideas Jane cooked up!
  • This block will use up some scraps, and if you make several of them like the mock up below you can get a cute quilt!
  • Our Challenge today is to make this block! I'll be quilting mine and putting binding on for a mug rug, do you think Gregg needs one?

** Goodies ...

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Connecting & Freeing Up from Terificreations's Weblog

Connecting While perusing social media Debby Brown posted this link for ways to connect with one another while we are refraining from in-person contact. I knew about one of the ways for personal contact, the other two were new to me. The Quilt Show is having a membership sale right now. I rejoined last night… Continue reading Connecting & Freeing Up

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more triangles to do from Making A Lather

Just as I was running out of triangles for shoofly, I found this cute little gifted pack of triangles.


I sewed and sewed ...


And then I started trimming to 1 1/2 inch.


Last week's to do:
1. go home from the hospital - done
2. rainbow row by row in teal - some progress
3. border pieces for frolic mystery quilt - some progress

Dare I even hope to get something done next week? Staying home is my normal, so it doesn't seem like a burden yet. Jeff was supposed to stay in for 2 weeks anyway.

next week's ...

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Thread Thread Glorious Thread! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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!

In This Show - Aired at 8:30pm eastern 3/16/2020

Quilt Behind Me - Hearts from my Splendid Sampler 1

** Fireside chat topics ** 

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