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May 27, 2018
House Hunt from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Not only are we outrageously far apart in the location of our retirement but also in the retirement home. This morning I sent him a link to this house. It needs some updating and the kitchen would have to be gutted because I do not want painted cabinets and I think I could arrange it...

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9 Reasons Why Your Longarmer Might Be Late With Your Quilt In The Spring, and My Fave From St. Jacobs from caledonia quilter

I don't know where you live, but HERE we had a bit of nice spring weather and then we got blasted TWICE with more winter.  Now that the temperature is finally Helen-friendly, I check the Weather Network and see that the pollen counts are off the charts - which explains the sneezing and stuffy sinuses.  Nevertheless... I love spring!!! When the weather gets warm and I can strip off the jacket, scarf and mitts I have a difficult time staying indoors.


1.  The asparagus is up ...

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Ask Me what I do NOT know about Chalk! from The Quilt Quine

There should be a prize for quilting Stamina – I put in some long days at the quilt frame, sometimes 9+ hours and finally reached the point where I could unload and turn the quilt to tackle the remaining 2 borders on the horizontal. 

For some relief from quilting I made some binding/flange samples, the idea being that the edge looks a bit like military ribbons. The skinny ones looked very smart and I will save that method for a future quilt bu I decided that ¼” flanges suit this quilt best with a wide ½” binding. 


I finally completed ...

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Crazy Quilt Block from High Road Quilter

I expected to take one fifteen minute stitching session to make my block for my crazy quilting class with Kathy Shaw, but it took a long time to pick out more fabrics since my planned pieces were too small, cut out the templates, arrange and rearrange the fabric in my mind, cut out the fabrics and cut more to balance out the colors, find and clean the baby iron, sew the blocks, press, sew, press, sew, press, sew, press, sew, press, sew, press, look for the lost piece, and finally cut something else to fit.

I chose a very neutral ...

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May 26, 2018
Triangle Quilt Top from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

After much cutting...well, really just cranking the handle on the Go! cutter:  lots of stitching: endless pressing and copious amounts of starch: My triangle quilt has been pieced: It's 51" x 61" and I wish it were bigger. I have more fabric, but I got tired of sewing those little 4 1/2" triangles. I'm pretty happy with it. Most of the points match well: A few, not so much

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Sewing Day from Quilting and More...

I’ve been neglecting my blog lately, mainly because my shoulder has been acting up, so I haven’t been able to do much quilting. I’m thinking I’m going to limit myself to smaller projects from now on to keep this from happening. At any rate, yesterday my granddaughter came over for another session of working on […]

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Clenching from Terificreations's Weblog

Several years ago while getting ready to have a bunion surgery I learned that the bones of my feet go off to the left/right accordingly, rather than going straight like they should. This creates a bit of swelling on the top of my feet, that sometimes makes standing, and walking annoying, painful, irritating. Problem is,… Continue reading Clenching

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Bunny Hop Baby Quilt and Book Question Answered from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

*In my previous post, I had a question in a comment from an anonymous reader. I thought I'd answer her question here since I didn't have any contact information. She asked where I stored all of our books. Bookshelves. Many bookshelves. There is one in every room. Each bedroom (3) has one - plus a 5' x 6' bookshelf in the office. There are two in the living room and one in the hallway. Oh, and one

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May 25, 2018
Rückseite / backside from quilts und mehr

Das ist der Rücken, noch nicht ganz fertig gequiltet, von meinem Ocean Waves. Langsam aber sicher komme ich zum Ziel.

This is the back, not yet finished quilting, from my Ocean Waves quilt. Slowly but steady I'll get the target.

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Charity block #5, a FREE pattern & a darling project i just ordered! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Block #5 in the Charity quilt along! I am sew along with my friends at The Fat Quarter shop and Moda fabrics.

Pat sloan charity block 5 button
The project supports St. Judes, which does amazing work for children.
There are six big blocks like mine above, and six smaller versions too in the original quilt. 

Pat sloan charity block 5 pic 3

All 5 of my big blocks!  The fabrics I'm using are

I am just making the large blocks. I have drafted the setting and will share it with you. My quilt will also be auctioned to support St ...

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Rainbow Panes from Liz Makes Crafts

I'm not sure why, but I've been on a mini quilt kick lately! (Okay, I know why. I want to fill up my new quilting studio's walls.)

After making L'arc en Ciel a few months ago, I had 6 little squares of each color left over.

These were the improv crazy blocks that I made, and they were far too precious to throw away. So I decided to sew them together to make a mini quilt. But as soon as I sewed 2 blocks together, I pulled them back apart. I realized I wanted to put ...

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Studio Lighting Upgrade from Becca's Crazy Projects

The overhead lighting in my studio was less than optimal. It was a smart bulb, but not a very bright one.
This is about the best it would get. Come evening, it was a struggle.
My Darling Husband bought me a smart fixture. The Haiku Home Premier light has a remote, is compatible with Alexa, has adjustable intensity and color, as well as a motion sensor.
Overall it is a great improvement over the last fixture and lamp.
Here they are side-by-side. Come evening, I'm sure I will appreciate it even more. Installation was super quick and easy. It ...

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Nine Patch and Hourglass Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Nine Patch and Hourglass Quilt

This week’s new quilt combines two classic blocks, so please be sure to gather all the supplies necessary for both. (You might want to grab a pen. I’ll wait.)

Nine Patch and Hourglass Quilt

Are you ready? Ok, in order to build an entire quilt’s worth of nine patches and hourglasses, you’re going to need: 10-inch squares. That’s it! The end! Finito!

Nine Patch and Hourglass Quilt

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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May 24, 2018
Weekly Recap of 15 Minutes to Stitch from High Road Quilter


15 Minutes to Stitch

I had a busy week at work, and on the time I did have off, I chose to rest instead of quilt. I did not manage to get all seven sewing sessions last week. I did quilt some, so maybe about half of the sessions.

I am still sewing rows of On Ringo Lake blocks and sashing, and debating whether I want to make the quilt as big as I planned.  The quilt is queen sized, but my bed is a double bed. I thought a queen quilt would be more versatile and could just hang ...

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Coming Soon! from Terificreations's Weblog

Quilt Market might be over but the fun is just beginning. I am eagerly awaiting images for a few fabric lines I fell in love with. One of them has the PERFECT yellows. It was one of the happiest booths. In the booth next door I may have picked up a fat quarter bundle and… Continue reading Coming Soon!

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Pin It Weekly #243 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Meet a few followers! Kathy Pearman Slater has a board on bungalows that has the cutest houses. Check these out:

Love this cottage home with the metal roof. I could so see myself sitting on that porch.

Pretty Old Houses: A Bungalow Dream House

Cute bungalow style

Bungalow House Plan chp-55061 at

Deb Coursey's board on journals has over 500 ideas.

Make time in your Bullet Journal for self-discovery and unlock your potential. (scheduled via

Bullet Journal Page Ideas - Routines

130316 ◦ my university bullet journal set up! a lovely anon asked if i could post up my set up so, here we go! “to preface, this is a really simple layout which i had pre-set up during the holidays! i have things laid out so that i have enough space...

Elizabeth Redmon's "Food" board is amazing!

the best baked chocolate donut recipe on

Rainbow veggie pinwheels are made with homemade ranch spread and a variety of fresh veggies for a colorful and healthy lunch, snack or appetizer. #ChooseSmart Ad

Perfect French Toast Casserole

Andrea P. has several boards but "Allsorts" is one of my favorites.

How to make tulle or net pom-pom. This would be good for making hair accessories.

Ideas for Scrapbookers: Another Prima flower Doop

Soak lace doiles in glue, arrange on a blown up balloon, brush on 1 more coat of glue & let dry for at least 24 hrs. Pop balloon, carefully peel away & voila! You have a lace bowl!Taking inspiration from the elongated shapes and clean lines of this season's serene aesthetic, our glass dome duo is perfect for creating a peaceful and calming setting in your home.

Literatura infantil...adivinanzas

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy some of these boards and find pins you want to add to your own boards.

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May 23, 2018
What’s on My Design Wall Today! from If These Threads Could Talk


I am having so much fun!  I don’t even have all the blocks designed yet, I keep going to the design wall.  This panel is Artisan Spirit, Water Garden by Northcott.  I am making it as part of Northcott’s Creative Club.  I can’t wait to finish it!  Have you ever made a One Block Wonder using panels?

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Big Shabby Chic Finish from Heart Desire Creations


Much of my stash has bright colors and bold prints. In contrast, I do love white on whites and off-white on off-whites.  A couple of years ago I gathered whatever of those two I had in my stash and bought many, many fat quarters. Apparently it was meant to be because I happened upon a warehouse type fabric shop that had a ton of these fabrics for just $1.25 a fat quarter – score!


I wanted the fabrics to speak and not an elaborate design.  I cut a ton of triangles (starched to avoid stretching) and proceeded to sew many ...

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Wish Upon A Star! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

Welcome! Today is my day to show you what I did for the Wish Upon A Star blog hop! First, let me thank Carol at Just Let Me Quilt for organizing another wonderful blog hop! Thank you!!  I have been super busy and all wrapped up in International Quilt Market prep so working on this project was a nice little break for me! As you read this, I will have just returned home from Portland, Oregon. I hope to share with you tons of pictures in a few days. After I collapse on the couch for a day or two ...

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Wish Upon A Star! from Quilt Doodle Doodles

Welcome! Today is my day to show you what I did for the Wish Upon A Star blog hop! First, let me thank Carol at Just Let Me Quilt for organizing another wonderful blog hop! Thank you!!  I have been super busy and all wrapped up in International Quilt Market prep so working on this project was a nice little break for me! As you read this, I will have just returned home from Portland, Oregon. I hope to share with you tons of pictures in a few days. After I collapse on the couch for a day or two ...

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