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March 24, 2018
Prize Winner! from High Road Quilter

I won a charm pack from Brooke at Silly Mama Quilts. Seriously you should go visit her because she has these drawings for prizes quite often, and all you have to do is comment.

This is such a sweet fabric with cute little motifs. I am going to have to find something very special to do with this. I am thinking of Kathleen Tracy's small quilts.

When I got the package though, I found that she had included a lot of other beautiful goodies in the package.  There is a cute pattern by Elizabeth Hartman. 

There are beautiful pink ...

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Nested 9-Patch Quilt Finished by Jen Eskridge from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

  Custom Quilted Nested 9-Patch Pattern In early October 2017, I had the honor of quilting Nested 9-Patch Quilts for Nancy Zieman. I work as the free-lance blog and social media person for Nancy...

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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QUILTING: Let's all make a 'Scrappy Happy Rainbow Quilt' together from Samelia's Mum

Scrappy Happy Rainbow Quilt - #SHRQuilt I've had this idea for a scrap quilt, playing around in the back of my mind for quite a while. With so many scrap fabrics and the inability to get rid of them, this could be a wonderful way to use up a whole bunch of them. How is your "scrap situation" going?  Do you even have a "scrap situation"? The idea for this quilt is to separate the scrap

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March 23, 2018
Quickly zipped up from Quilting and More...

Remember the zippers I showed you yesterday? I made some cute little bags with a few of them today. I adapted a pattern I found online, though I changed a couple of measurements and quilted Soft and Stable to the pieces instead of using interfacing; I much prefer the body S&S gives a bag. The […]

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Another Memory Quilt ~~ finished! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Memory quilts seem to be the most requested commissions I get. I'm a little tired of them, but this particular quilt is really special because I've done work for this mom before. She brought this one to me in the fall, so I pushed it back a few times to get other quilts done.  

This little family has seen a few changes: mom got remarried and had a baby. An older brother started college. Another is graduating in May. And somewhere between this graduate and the baby, there's another boy. So mom was not shy about ...

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What I’ve Been Working On from Heart Desire Creations

I’m a planner. It seems to be my nature. Some of it probably comes from years of administrative work and deadlines. I’m the one when going on a retreat or trip is packed days ahead of time. (Spring retreat is in four weeks and my projects are packed!) I do think it’s a good thing although it tends to make a few folks think perhaps I’m a bit off balance!

As an Island Batik Ambassador, we’re sent the year’s calendar events with project themes.  I’ve combined getting ready for retreats with my Island ...

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a little bit vintage from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I'm still plugging away quilting my huge log cabin quilt, so that's where I've spent the bulk of my sewing time this week. I did have time to finish up (and gift!) a few items this week, so that was fun!

This pouch was something that I made around the holidays, I think, but I finally sent it off to it's new home this week. (It was so nice to have it ready to go!) The fabrics for the pouch were acquired from the free table at a retreat last ...

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Skyline ~ A Sampler Quilt in Progress from Liz Makes Crafts

I grew up in Shanghai, (now) the most populous city in the world, so I've always been a city girl at heart. Even though I live in the suburbs right now, my heart always beats a little faster whenever I see pictures of a skyline. It's been on my mind to make a skyline quilt, but I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do until I saw pictures of the Art Gallery Fabrics booth at QuiltCon 2017. AGF built a cardboard backdrop inspired by the Miami skyline, and when I saw it, I knew then that ...

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Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last weekend I grabbed the stack of quilted charity quilts (five total) and headed to Annapolis Quilts for Kids. I dropped off these little quilts for binding.
I also picked up a couple more finished tops for quilting. 
On Sunday I loaded up and got quilting. 
Two more charity quilts ready for binding.

2018 Charity Quilt Count: 19

Find your local Quilts For Kids by finding your local chapter on the Quilts for Kids website.

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TGIFF! Project QUILTING 9.6: SCRAPtastic from Goer

Thank Goodness It's FINISHED Friday!

Welcome to TGIFF! Thanks for joining us this week!

It is nearly the end of the last one-week Project QUILTING challenge of the season. The challenge for this week is SCRAPtastic and requires that we use at least 12 fabrics. I started with one of my newsletter palettes from this week and built a fabric pull from my stash around those colors.

At this point I didn't have a solid plan for what I'd make and I had one day. I considered a workshop sample or another mini quilt based on a ...

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March 22, 2018
I couldn't get this idea out of my head from Crazy Mom Quilts

The day after I made my latest scrappy churn dash block, I had the bright idea of making another version of it, but this time half-sized. Yesterday, after weeks of the idea rattling around in my head, I took some time to test it out. It was so fun to make!!! Turns out I like the smaller size better. (I'm sure that no one is surprised!!!)
This block will finish at 4 1/4". I purposely made it this size so I could combine 4 small blocks and alternate them with one larger block, which will finish at 8 ...

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Painting on Silk Part 2 from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art


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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new readers!

I’ve made some progress on the silk painting.Here is the mock up of the design again:
One of the things I discovered was to make the black darker I had to paint several layers and mix brown, blue and yellow into the black to make it richer and darker.  It took several tries. I used a wide flat brush to paint it on the silk which was ironed to the freezer paper pattern.
Next I mixed up some Pearl EX silver ...

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The Rules of Quilting from Terificreations's Weblog

And she said Flowers are red young man Green leaves are green There’s no need to see flowers any other way Than the way they always have been seen Harry Chapin Flowers are Red The other day the topic of Community came up on the Faith blog as a result of leaving a quilting group.… Continue reading The Rules of Quilting

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zum verzweifeln / it becomes exasperated from quilts und mehr

 Manchmal könnte ich schon verzweifeln! Warum es mir beim quilten immer wieder den Faden "geschält" hat, weiss ich nicht, vermute aber, dass ich durch zuviele Lagen gestochen habe oder dann stimmt etwas an meiner Maschine nicht! Viel ausprobiert - wenig Nutzen!

Sometimes I could desperate! Why the thread while quilting got peeled, I have no idea. But I guess that I quilted through to many layers or then something doesn't work properly on my sewing machine! A lot of trials - but nothing really worked!

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March 21, 2018
Listen While You Sew from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi There, Makers!

Hope you're having a fabulous week, creating lots of new projects!

I’m always curious in hearing how others go about their creative process, especially when it comes to what they listen to while they’re working on a sewing project. Is it the sound of crickets outside, classic rock music, a favorite movie playing in the background or perhaps it’s a podcast? In recent years, I have found myself listening to podcasts while working on projects. I really enjoy the unexpected topics they cover, and that magical human connection that they create.

I always ...

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My First Quilt: Nichole Spravzoff from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The next installment of our “My First Quilt” series for National Quilting Month comes from one of our wonderful Missouri Star Quilt Co. team members. Nichole is our fearless senior copywriter, who spends her workdays crafting quilty stories and quips for all of us to enjoy! Read on to learn all about Nichole’s first quilt and why she made it.

My First Quilt: Nichole Spravzoff

Back in 1999, I was a moody teenager, more interested in tattooed boys than my school work. Most Friday nights I hung out at all-ages clubs full of spiky-headed youth, but occasionally I would spend my time pursuing milder ...

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Modern Plus Quilts from From My Carolina Home

Today, I am happy to be a part of Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander’s book launch for their new publication Modern Plus Sign Quilts.  This new book has sixteen patterns for all kinds of projects, all using the plus sign as part of the design.  I picked the Pinwheel Plus design to quilt.  I liked the way it blended traditional blocks into a more modern design.

Pinwheel Plus from Modern Plus Quilts at From My Carolina Home

The size in the book is larger, but I made a smaller version for a special project.  I decided to use a floral print for the plus signs, a pretty green for the ...

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March 20, 2018
February Come Back! from Lisa H Calle's Blog

February where are you, where did you go?  And did you take half of March with you? Will someone please find February, and for that matter, the beginning of March.  I need them returned to me ASAP!

Goals,  yes I have a few.  You may be wondering why I’m sharing such things with you.  Well, in order to accomplish these objectives, I felt if I shared them with all my quilting followers they would become a reality sooner rather than later. Nothing wrong with a little peer pressure.

The first on my little list “to do” is launching my ...

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Hunger and Snow are Related from Canadian Needle Nana

I know for certain now that weather triggers my hunger.

  The idea of food for comfort is a real thing for me.
 Our snowiest day last week saw me getting out the bread machine and making a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread, making a batch of those brownies with coconut topping and putting a casserole of sliced potatoes, carrots, onions and pork chops in the oven.  I haven't spent all morning in the kitchen in a while, but looking out at the snowy scene framed in every window, it seemed to be the right thing to do.

And I ...

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A change will do you good from A Prim and (not so) Proper Quilter

It's funny how turning a certain age makes you think about things.

The Hubs and I have big birthdays this year. Mine's next month. And after years of trying to figure out what we were going to do when we retire, it all came to full focus for us last month.

My retirement dream had always been to quilt all day. Doesn't that sound like heaven? But a few months ago, the Hubs and I discussed retirement and the fact that he doesn't have any type of hobby that fulfills him, and he did not want ...

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