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March 28, 2017
sunday stash on a tuesday from Charm About You

There have been a few parcels of loveliness dropping through the letter box so here are my latest could not resist stash additions...

Carolyn Friedlander's latest collection is just so cool. I wish I could have it all but I picked out some of my favourite prints and colours from Fat Quarter Shop. The Friedlander collection has some of the best colour combinations - the pistachio, pops of orange and lime - and I can't wait to cut into these prints!

I also bought some fabrics I had stashed in my online basket along with some yummy Cotton + Steel:

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The Rainbow Connection Update from Curlicue Creations

It's been a while since I've shown a progress update on The Rainbow Connection hexie quilt.  I've been working on it in the evenings here and there, I just haven't taken any recent pictures.  Here it is.  I'm contemplating sewing it into a star with an outline of black, white or gray and then filling in the missing triangle shapes with V's of more rainbow color, but that could change.

Have a super day!

Jennifer Thomas

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my new old quilt from Crazy Mom Quilts

Hello, hello! My kids went back to school today, so it's time to get back into a routine. We had a lovely spring break, but after 10 days I'm ready to get back to a normal schedule again. Phew!
Our family went on a little road trip south, in search of warmer weather. I'm happy to say that we were successful. :) I found a gem of a quilt at an antique store in Missouri. It's quite the souvenir!

I debated whether to buy it on not, because I certainly do not need another quilt...ahem....but ...

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IG Quilt Fest Week 3 from Snowy Days Quilting

Another week of March has come and gone. I'm still doing my best to keep up with the #IGQuiltFest on Instagram, hosted by @amyscreativeside. It's been interesting to come up with so many different kinds of pictures. If you've been thinking about joining in, there's still a few days left.

Day 16: Quilting Book Love
I really enjoy quilting books. There are quite a few I would like to get, but of the ones I have, these are my four favorites:
- Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison
- Shape by Shape by Angela ...

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Free Quilt Patterns Featuring Capsules by AGF from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey there, makers!

I hope you’re having a fabulous day! Have you had a chance to flip through the Capsules look book? It’s filled with tons of projects for any style and occasion. As you probably know, our Capsules consist of four bite-sized collections with 10 prints. Each collection brings together timeless textile trends with an AGF twist! We’ve experimented with classic plaid prints, bold geometrics, edgy typography, and even showed off a new take on low-volume fabrics.

And as always, with each print that was developed we kept our love for quilting in mind. Check out ...

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Tomorrow’s the day from Terificreations's Weblog

when I choose the winner from the BERNINA Ambassador Blog Tour Day 5. So if you’re interested in a small quilted piece, go ahead and sign up. Over the next few weeks I’ll be making and turning around quilts for friends with new fabric lines. This’ll be cool. Great lines, for sure. I have an … Continue reading Tomorrow’s the day

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My Vote is In from Quilting Solutions

I have been hand stitching the binding on my big-ish quilt, but it is so tedious that after awhile I switch to quilting the background for my dog quilt.  This is the quilt on which I tried the Modpodge technique instead of fusible (scroll back to last week's post for directions).

**Easy to prepare.

**Cut patterns right side up.  Easy.

**Fuses down nicely ("Glossy" version), although a couple of sharp points have worked loose, but only the tips.

**Edges don't fray.

**Does not gum up the sewing machine needle.

**Have to let it dry for an ...

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Repairing an Old Damaged Quilt from From My Carolina Home

One of the things I do is repair well-loved quilts that no one else will touch. Most of the time, someone that is truly using a quilt will not care that it isn’t museum quality, they just want the worst of the damage repaired.   But many quilters won’t touch these, believing they are too damaged to be repaired.  In my experience, these quilt owners just want to be able to keep using a family treasure.  Such was the case with this quilt, brought to me by a lovely lady named Stephanie. She loved to wrap up in this ...

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Exciting news! Aurifil comes to India! from 13 Woodhouse Road

I have some exciting news to share!

Today is Gudhi Padwa! The beginning of the Hindu new year! In India we have another reason to celebrate this wonderful festival!!! Aurifil, the beautiful, delicious, smooth, luscious and brilliant brand of threads has come to India!

Today marks the beginning of a new step in my relationship with the Italian thread company as I join them as a seller for INDIA! Oh yes! You heard it right! I will be selling these strands of made-in-Italy-with-Egyptian-cotton-grown-on-the-river-Nile threads in India!!!

I have been using these threads since I was first sent a box of ...

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Platinum Garden: Satin Wholecloth Quilt from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

I’m crazy for this platinum satin whole cloth quilt! It is named Platinum Garden and started out as a wild experiment. A 60″ x 60″ quilting adventure! What I wanted was one of those...

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

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Well, then here’s something inspiring from Terificreations's Weblog

So, as often happens, I’m scrolling through fb and find something really cool. and if you head here you can see Leslie’s full line. Today’s words of wisdom, Just Show Up. I’ll talk more about this later in the week. For now, If you’re a quilter who is in business and needs a bit … Continue reading Well, then here’s something inspiring

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New Quilt Project from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

I've been on the lookout for years for a special project. I've been wanting to make a quilt for a remarkable couple, but hadn't ever found the perfect pattern for them....until now. When I stumbled upon this one, I knew I had found it: It came in a kit and I'm not a big fan of kits. I've only made one other quilt using a kit so that's probably not a fair assessment, but I cut carefully and it

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White Wedding Quilting 4 from Virtual Quilter

White Wedding Quilting 4

I like it!

Filed under: Quilt, White Wedding Quilting Tagged: Applique, Double Wedding Ring, Pieced, Quilting, Wedding Ring, White Wedding

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March 27, 2017
Blair tells us how to use fabrics with meaning, awesome charity project with Jackie then jump starting creativity with Emily & Pat! from Pat Sloan's Blog

My guests today are Emily Herrick, Jackie White, Blair Stocker and Q&A with Pat!

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SHOW #334 Talk Show with Pat Sloan

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American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 334 Emily Herrick

I love chatting with fabric and quilt designer Emily Herrick of Crazy old Ladies, she is creative and always has fun projects! When I saw her Picnic baskets for the June 2017 American Patchwork & Quilting issue I get hold ...

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It’s Rulers For Rookies! from Lisa H Calle's Blog


My First Class of Rulers for Rookies!  

Eleven Students

One Longarmer

Ten Domestic Machines

These Students Were AMAZING!

This class was composed of students that would be entering the world of rulers for the first time.  I can only imagine the feeling of excitement and apprehension that filled each of them.  I was so eager to lead them on this new journey, one that I knew would bring unlimited possibilities to quilting.  They, however, weren’t so confident; and the hesitation that mentally consumed them was evident.

One of my students was a Longarmer who almost left before class started ...

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Finish Along first quarter finishes from Ellyn's Place

I'm so happy I have been playing along with the 2017 Finish-along! It really motivates me to get things done. This quarter I challenged myself to complete five specific items.
And I finished all five! Yay me! 

First up, my word of the year quilt (which still isn't hanging on the wall but it is FINISHED!)
My Liberty EPP Plus project became a beautiful pillow which I love to look at every day...
And another pillow finish! Our scrap swap project for the McKinney Modern Quilt Guild that now lives with Chris...
I love the way my Modern ...

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quilting and swirling from Making A Lather

I pieced the back and prepared the binding for my Fancy Forest quilt.

And I put it on the longarm frame. I was not sure if I wanted to use gray or cream thread. or what pattern I would use to quilt it. I decided on gray thread and a swirl design. The fabrics were busy enough, I didn't want to get too complicated. It's a pantograph called Primrose swirl, and I love it.
I was afraid I wouldn't like the gray thread in all the light areas, but I think it is working.

I was worried ...

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Playing With My New iPad Toys! from Paula Reid - Machine Quilter

Earlier this year, I decided to do what my husband calls a tech refresh.  Both my iPhone and iPad were a few years old and starting to malfunction in exceedingly inconvenient ways so it was time.  As I've been getting older, my vision certainly isn't getting better, so I had already decided to purchase the larger format iPad Pro; accessories I hadn't seen before were also intriguing and helped lead to this decision.

So I purchased the iPad, the cover with the built in keyboard (although that has to be exchanged because the space bar has died ...

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Scrappy Brickwork Quilt for DWM from Patchwork Sampler Blog

This scrappy Brickwork quilt came about from a UFO. In this case, it really was an unidentified object.  When I opened the project bag there was only a giant stack of 6-1/2” flannel squares and a cryptic reference to the pattern.  I have no idea the original intention for these blocks but Plan B quickly developed.  This weekend I sewed the top together. Next week will be my Quilt-a-thon and now this one is in the quilting queue.

Brickwork Flannel Quilt

About the same time I found the squares, Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict announced this year’s Hands2Help Charity ...

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In the Mail Monday from Becca's Crazy Projects

I promise to be more interesting later in the week. Right now all I've got is this thread. My subscription to So Fine! and some more color cards (they were on sale) to add to my collection. I love being able to see the color before I order.

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