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May 25, 2019
What could be sweeter than a free pattern? from Pat Sloan's Blog

For my Button club project this month I went for up sized pieced block using a charm pack, so fun to do!

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The Fat Quarter Shop button box this month has a theme of 'SWEET'. I decided that I had to use my friend Heidi's Shortcake fabric with darling flowers, flower baskets and jam jars! 

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The button box this month as the darling cupcake, macaroon, roses and beautiful Blue and Pink buttons

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Triangle Hexie quilt, a solid version from Zarkadia Quilts

I know I haven’t been sharing a lot on the blog the past year or more, but I have a feeling that my blogging time is not over and it will evolve somehow.

I started the #trianglehexie quilt almost a year ago and as always I was waiting for a revelation to come to me so that I could finish it. And it came. And it’s over!

But I do not want to do the pattern wrong. The quilt top finishes super fast, and it is a very satisfactory finish. If you already know how to piece triangles ...

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Block lotto quilt from Ellyn's Place

A couple months ago, I won a big stack of block lotto blocks at the McKinney Modern Quilt Guild! The blocks were navy and white rectangles. At first I wasn't quite sure what to do with them. Then, at a sew day with friends, they helped me shape them into bigger square blocks! Here are five of those big blocks, each one containing 8 small rectangle blocks....
I played with them on my design wall at home for quite a while before I came up with the final layout. Putting them on point and adding coral "kisses" triangles was ...

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May 24, 2019
From Bargello to Irish Chain from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello my friends!

How about mixing and matching traditional techniques with the dreamy and mythological fabrics from Mystical Land?! Today, we will be using 2 1/2" strips to create an Irish Chain look using the Bargello technique.

The featured fabrics are Magical Fauna Mystique (Fabric A), Secret Seeds Whisper (Fabric B), Secret Seeds Solar (Fabric C), Enchanted Flora Ablush (Fabric D), and Snow (Fabric E).

To make this 20" x 20" block you will need 1/6 of a yard of each fabric.

 

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Cut width of fabric x 2 1/2" strips from each fabric, then join the strips ...

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Links, Woolworths Famous Cheesecake, Flowers at Last from Canadian Needle Nana

Neither fine nor entirely foul lately. We seem to be enduring a new season composed of sunlight in thin bursts, cloud cover, rain showers and winds at times cool enough to make us shiver. Overnight temperatures dipping down almost flirting with freezing. Springish, I guess you could say but keep a coat/umbrella/duck boots handy.

In spite of it all, we have flowers! In the garden!  They ignored the frost warnings and decided to bloom anyway. We have a number of small bunches of daffodils dotted throughout the flower beds adding just a touch of colour here and there ...

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Choosing Colors and Fabrics for Quilts from From My Carolina Home

Choosing fabrics for quilts can be a fun experience, but so many times quilters are frustrated by this process.  I am often asked about this while speaking to quilt groups.  Just looking around a quilt shop can be a daunting challenge. Fabrics and prints catch the eye, but do they go together? Will these look good in a quilt? Maybe you need a particular color, but when you get it home it just doesn’t look right, and you cannot figure out why. That is the focus of this post today, how to choose colors and fabrics so you are ...

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Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been working through the quilt tops I picked up at the last Quilts for Kids meeting. Everything from fun string-pieced blocks to log cabin blocks. 
Both of these were pieced by other members of the group. I trimmed them so they will be ready for binding when I drop them off. 
I'll be dropping off this stack of nine quilts at Annapolis Quilts for Kids tomorrow.

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 30

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May 23, 2019
Happy Thirteenth Anniversary to… from Terificreations's Weblog

Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee TerifiCreations really started at the dining room table in Americus, Georgia during my first year as a volunteer at Habitat for Humanity. Having easy access to paper, coloring pencils, a few well chosen stencils, a bit of a creative bent and a desire to give unique birthday cards and not a lot of cash… Continue reading Happy Thirteenth Anniversary to…

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How to Make a Quilt Sleeve from Patchwork Posse

Learn how to make a quilt sleeve that you can secure with pins or hand stitching. Great for quilt shows or hanging in your own home.

For the past couple of years I’ve entered my quilt into a quilt show.  Nothing fancy or crazy— in fact, they are non-judged. 

No matter the category, they need to have a quilt sleeve to hang.  

So, Today I’m sharing how to make a quilt sleeve for your quilt!

Learn how to make a quilt sleeve that you can secure with pins or hand stitching. Great for quilt shows or hanging in ...

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May 22, 2019
Fireside Chat about what I did at the trade show and a GIVEAWAY! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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So excited to share my fireside chat with you! I'm showing you these two projects in my video today

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May 21, 2019
Wildflower Boutique from Trends and Traditions

Reveal time!   Today I get to share more about my new fabric line, Wildflower Boutique.  But before I do that, I need to announce the winners of the new book.

The first winner is Kristi Castanette

The second winner is Kay McCaffery

Please contact me at hmulder@wecnet.com with your shipping information and I will get them sent off right away.  For those of you that didn’t win, please ask for the book at your local quilt shop or you can order it from us here.

 

Back to my new fabric preview –

I’m happy to announce that ...

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Club Members from Live a Colorful Life

Six months ago, a young man in our church, Kyle, and I became members of a new "club"--one that neither of us would ever have wanted to join. I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and Kyle was diagnosed with brain cancer. Oh my, such a devastating diagnosis for a senior in high school, just at the brink of so many new and exciting things in his life.
At that point, I doubt that I was ever on Kyle's radar. Other than being friends with his parents, why would I be? He was the lead drum major of a ...

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Club Members from Live a Colorful Life

Six months ago, a young man in our church, Kyle, and I became members of a new "club"--one that neither of us would ever have wanted to join. I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and Kyle was diagnosed with brain cancer. Oh my, such a devastating diagnosis for a senior in high school, just at the brink of so many new and exciting things in his life.
At that point, I doubt that I was ever on Kyle's radar. Other than being friends with his parents, why would I be? He was the lead drum major of a ...

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Listen to Pat's newest Podcast for May 20th! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Guests MJ Kinman, Riane Menardi Morrison, Teresa Wong, and Cassandra Beaver join Pat for a chat!

CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 421 -- My favorite find at the end!

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

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I saw MJ Kinman’s gem quilts and was very intrigued. How did she come up with those and how does she design them?

Visit her at  http://www.mjkinman.com/

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 421 Riane Morrison

I love Riane Menardi Morrison style, very focused on shapes and color. She specializes in big ...

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Sew Let's Quilt Along: Binding Clips from Snowy Days Quilting

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Welcome back to Sew Let’s Quilt Along! We’re starting segment 2 today, but you can still get all of the previous blocks until September 24, 2019. Check out my quilt along page for links to any blocks that you might have missed.

I’m thrilled that we’re kicking off segment 2 with one of my very favorite tools - binding clips! When Jennifer chose this theme for her block, I really didn’t know how she was going to pull it off. I was floored when I saw the design. It’s absolute perfection! I loved it so ...

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May 20, 2019
Good Morning! from Terificreations's Weblog

It’s Monday, the start of a great week. I’m heading home from beautiful Kansas City this afternoon. Sometimes really cool conversations happen at Market. I loved each one of those conversations. When signing in to get my Media Badge I gave my title as Chief Creative Weirdo. Rhianna changed my name tag to reflect my… Continue reading Good Morning!

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Baby Elephants from The Quilting Hiker

A Quilting For Customers Continuation I have a few very prolific customers.  One of which made a quilt for a new baby in her family.  It was a sweet quilt with applique elephants.  This customer is one who lets me do whatever I feel the quilt needs.  While I personally do not make “cute” quilts, […]

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Color Wave is a colorful two-block pattern.  It was designed... from Living Water Quilter



Color Wave is a colorful two-block pattern.  It was designed with Island Batik’s cheerful Mermaid Cove fabric collection.  Mermaid Cove’s color palette soothes like a cool breeze. View the entire collection in the Spring/Summer catalog.

Island Batik provided the fabric for Color Wave.  Look out for Color Wave as it travels in Island Batik trunk shows at quilt shops selling Island Batik.

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I use Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8) to design and preview fabrics to achieve a pleasing color combination. With EQ8, users can printout the quilt on a home printer. I like to have a printout on ...

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Geisha Quilt and My Thoughts On Politics-and-Religion from caledonia quilter

This lovely geisha quilt was made using a center panel and co-ordinating fabrics.

As per my normal process, this got s.i.d. along the border, around the outside of the kimono shape, and outlining of the geishas.  In the kimono I used an Asian-style design with flowers and flowing lines.  The geishas have some quilting along the design lines - enough to keep them hanging nice and flat once this goes on the maker's wall.

The burgundy area was quilted with hanging diamonds, and there's a floral border design in the outer border.

Ok, here we go with ...

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May 19, 2019
Play Time from Hobbies Up To Here

At the beginning of each year, my mom and I choose words to live by. They can be actions or descriptions but the purpose is to guide us throughout the year. My word this year is practice. I’ve learned a lot over the last four years here at Hobbies Up To Here and I realized … Continue reading Play Time

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