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August 24, 2016
Busy couple of days. from Mimi's Passions

Rainbow boxes was completed on Saturday and is being picked up on Wednesday.


Sunday was spent with my girls canning.



One daughter mentioned she didn't want to go overboard like we did last year when we did 4 1/2 bushels of tomatoes.  It was an all day job!

So, instead we did 2 bushel  which reaped 45+ quarts

AND then we did 20 quarts of pickled beans.

So, all-in-all....it still ended up being an all day job.  Seems to me that was six and one-half dozen of another.  Now to remember that next year so we don ...

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Long Arm Quilting Panel from Becca's Crazy Projects

I was asked by my guild, the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild, to participate in a long arm quilting panel.

I am not a professional long arm quilter. I would love to be a professional quilter, but with a full-time job it just isn't in my schedule. I do quilt for charity quite a bit and love, love, love doing it. I put together some informational cards and stuffed a bag with quilts for the panel. I sat on the panel with two professional long arm quilters. Their work is amazing. Their knowledge was impressive, too.
I figured I could ...

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August 23, 2016
2016 Christmas in July Retreat Recap from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

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Merry Christmas (in July) from Santa and Mrs. Claus at Missouri Star Quilt Company! July is the perfect time of the year for quilters to start preparing for holiday gift giving. It makes us feel like we’re ahead of the game for a while, and then by the time Christmas rolls around we’ll be scrambling to finish up a few less quilts on Christmas Eve. </p>
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In the Studio with Pat see what I'm working on! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Pat Sloan Crossroads Binding 1

I'm getting ready to bind my Crossroads quilt that will be auctioned off for charity.. woohoo!!  I took a few photos while I was getting things ready the other night and did a little slideshow for my classroom.  You can Watch the Slideshow HERE.

Learn more about the Crossroads Charity Sew Along Project Hosted by The Fat Quarter shop.

Pat sloan hexie on the go

I am also going to be 'one of those people' and do some hexies on the road using Helen Stubbings techniques and papers. The papers are SUPER thin, have a fusible on one side and you leave them IN the ...

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In the Studio with Pat see what I'm working on! from Pat Sloan's Blog

1 PrecutoftheWeek-header

Pat Sloan Crossroads Binding 1

I'm getting ready to bind my Crossroads quilt that will be auctioned off for charity.. woohoo!!  I took a few photos while I was getting things ready the other night and did a little slideshow for my classroom.  You can Watch the Slideshow HERE.

Learn more about the Crossroads Charity Sew Along Project Hosted by The Fat Quarter shop.

Pat sloan hexie on the go

I am also going to be 'one of those people' and do some hexies on the road using Helen Stubbings techniques and papers. The papers are SUPER thin, have a fusible on one side and you leave them IN the ...

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Home from Ellyn's Place

This year the theme of the Row by Row Experience is Home. I always collect a handful of the patterns from nearby shops & have been known to incorporate portions of rows into projects, but I've never actually made one of the rows before (much less made a whole quilt of them, but that's still true).  When I saw the row at Urban Spools this year, I knew I wanted to make it. Of course, the fact that it was designed by my friend Melissa made it even more special! And, I LOVED the fabrics they had chosen for ...

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FREE PATTERNS & KITS using Windham’s Rosewater …. and GIVEAWAY! from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, end of summer is imminent at our end.  Miss Baby starts school again this Thursday.  She told me yesterday she couldn’t believe she has gone through “three hard years of schooling” already!  Hard years of schooling indeed – I have to confess I rolled my eyes above her head! :o)  I have had fun having Miss Baby home this summer. We have had lots of reading, stitching, learning, lounging, daydreaming and Paddington Bear audio books!

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There’s always lots going on over here besides school starting — all will be shared in due time!  For today, I have a ...

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{ A Recent Bigfoot Sighting } from {The Sweetest Dreams}

I'm getting a start on Christmas sewing. The last two weeks I've been working on Legendary by  Elizabeth Hartman.
This pattern makes me smile.




Linking up with 


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A Whole Lot of Cutting Going On from Katy Did Art

Measure and Cut

One of my goals for August was to “kit up” some fabric for the Blue and Cheddar quilt, so that I would have it ready to sew whenever I might want to start. Specifically, if we go camping or I travel to somewhere and I want to have a project to take, it would be all ready to go with me.

In order to get everything ready, I’ve been having to cut some fabric. I need 1 1/2″ strips in blue and neutral. And I wanted to cut the cheddar triangles that are needed to make each block ...

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5 Reasons I think a Sampler Quilt Will Make You a Better Quilter from Adele Mogavero

Want to be a better quilter? May I suggest a sampler Quilt?

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Sewing with Kalissa from Jo's Country Junction

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Awhile ago Kalissa and I had an outing which brought us to a quilt shop.  She had loved the quilt she’s showing off and we ended up buying the panel to make it.  (you can read about the shopping trip here)

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At the time we bought it I really-really hoped that Kalissa would made the quilt herself.  She said she would and I offered to purchase the needed things if she would.  I’d be lying, though, if I didn’t half way expect to have to make it for her.

While I was off recovering from my foot ...

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August 22, 2016
Catch the Wa Shonaji Quilt Exhibit in Denver thru Aug 30! from Cultured Expressions

One of the many (and there were many) highlights of Cultured Expressions’ recent SewJourn Colorado Mountain Retreat was a visit to the Rocky Mountain Wa Shonaji Quilt Guild’s opening reception on August 13.  I wanted to share some detail shots of some of the quilts on view, see below.  And you still have until August 30 to catch it if you’re in the area!  The exhibit, “Color My World” highlights the talent and creativity of the Rocky Mountain Wa Shonaji Quilt Guild members, through the clever and creative theme of crayons:

“We can learn a lot from crayons ...

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Listen Learn Sew - An All Quilting Talk Show with Pat Sloan + Free pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Free patterns!.. My guests today are Kori Turner, Kimberly Bourne, Amanda Niederhauser, and Andy Knowlton! 

SHOW #313 with Pat Sloan

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 
American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 313 Kori Turner

I have friends that travel a lot, and some had stopped at Kori Turner’s shop, Olive and Grace. Then I saw her quilts at the trade show and was very excited she is able to talk to ...

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Observer Fabrics: The Beauty of Textures & Surroundings from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey, Everyone!

Lately, I’ve been thinking how in today’s society it’s so easy to live life on auto-pilot. We wake up, drink our coffee, get the ready for work, come back home, try to take five minutes to sew something (if possible), go to sleep, and then start all over again. Sometimes we get stuck in our routines and we don’t realize how beautiful our surroundings can be. We forget to admire the glistening morning dew on our gardens or how cute the buttons on our favorite shirts are.

I know it sounds silly, but we ...

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Bright! Stripey! and Cheap Entertainment/Red Hats/Zucchini Report from caledonia quilter

If this doesn't keep her warm and cozy this winter I don't know what will.

Oh, I just love these colours!

Great pattern - lots of movement.

I could get myself in all kinds of trouble now.  The new DSW has opened in Ancaster.  I stopped in after our Red Hat Pot Luck/Pool Party, where we got into complex discussions about things like folding & rolling your underwear.  Which I actually DID when I got home.   :-)

I made up for the shoe purchase by getting free entertainment.  Waterdown hosted a brand new festival this past weekend artsfest.ca, so ...

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Play with Me QAL: Coppit, quilting ideas from TweLoQ Designs


Let's play with quilting, on our new game board!!

If you didn't hear about the QAL before, please visit the Play with Me QAL page
This is a wonderful Skill Builder, because every month I will be featuring a different technique and we will have step by step instructions to walk you through the entire process, from cut to finishing.

Visit the QAL page to find all the quilt layout, all the future boards and rules to participate.
I recommend you to subscribe to the QAL announcements via email, so you don't miss out on future posts ...

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Hand Stitched Stars Progress from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Before I went down to help my mom as she recovered from hip replacement surgery,  I cut strips:


and prepped some a lot of diamonds and hexies for my EPP projects:


I am still smitten with these little diamonds


 and feel a little sense of accomplishment with the completion of each star:


The bright stars will have diamonds chaining them together using Kona Snow:


While the reproduction stars are being stitched to hexies using Kona Natural:


The lighting in my mom's living room is not conducive to hand stitching so I bought this Beam and Read. I've heard ...

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Summer Solstice Quilt Along WIP from Lily Patch Quilts

The Summer is ending shortly for us with school starting soon. The weather has been so hot. I've been trying to get some sewing done but all my family wants to do was head to the beach so off we go. Have to create those wonderful Summer memories while they're still home. 
On to the quilting or lack there off. I have been deciding on how to get my Summer Solstice blocks done. 


 Do I want it all to look the same or scrappy? Making it look the same would mean fabric shopping and that wasn't the ...

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Summer Solstice Block from Lily Patch Quilts

I'd like to think that I am pretty good at piecing anything, but the drunkards path block was not my cup of tea. Those curves take forever because of all the pinning I needed to do to keep an accurate seam allowance. As I was sewing the drunkards path blocks together I noticed that one side doesn't fit as well on the small piece. Since the cut pieces are on the bias I didn't want to stretch it too much so I ended up clipping about an 1/8" along the curved side that doesn't fit ...

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Love Is Shipping Quilts for Pulse from Becca's Crazy Projects

During the last Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild meeting I set out the four completed Quilts for Pulse so those that contributed blocks could sign the donation sheets to be included with each quilt.
I surprised myself by being able to cram two quilts into a large flat rate box. These were shipped off to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild to join the hundreds of other quilts that have been donated.
I love that quilters will come together to create such wonderful things. Thank you to everyone that helped with this wonderful projects. If you made one block you made a ...

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