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February 1, 2015
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Sew Along Update from Bonnie's Girl


Happy February all!  I am amazed at how quickly January flew by!  Today, I Just wanted to check in and show you how my EPP project is coming along.  I feel like I am really starting to find my comfort zone.  First, I settled on whip stitching the pieces together.  It seems to be my best choice at this point.  I also love the addition of red and am starting to think about a very bright, fussy, and more modern next project.  I love the little baby quilt in the back of my book, The New Hexagon, so I am ...

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Quilts of Valor design from Tink Squared

Quilts of Valor design

Since I don’t have any idea of when Jim and I will have time to visit Mama’s Log House and shop for fabrics for the future Asteria quilt, I decided this morning I would design and start on a Quilt of Valor for the monthly sewing group.

I was told they’re supposed to be something like sixty by eighty inches, but mine is going to be seventy-six inches square.  If the QOV foundation isn’t happy with that, I will happily donate it myself.

Because frankly, I love my design!  And it is one large block, made ...

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Fabric Report – Week 5, 2015 from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Again . . a little sewing was done but nothing was finished so there’s nothing to report as used and nothing to report as added. If I’m going to meet my goal this year, I’d better get busy. January is history . . 11 months to go! Used this Week: 0 yards Used year to […]

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Rainbow Scrap Challenge - The January Blues from Life In Pieces

Last week seemed to just drag and drag, I'm so glad it's the weekend.  It's supposed to rain all weekend.  My plan is to stay home and stitch as much as possible both days.  I got a good start on that last night by finishing up my blue blocks for this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge project.



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Tutorial by Andrea Feldbush of Soscrappy




























I'm happy with this first set.  Hopefully I can get a start on the pink blocks this afternoon. 

The plan was to finish up the 2014 Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler this ...

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Sofa pocket - crazy quilt from Ulla's Quilt World

I have dyed the fabrics (silk, linen, cotton) by plants. 

Olen värjännyt kankaat kasveilla. Värjätyt kankaat ovat pellava, puuvilla ja silkki.

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Stellar Wind – Finished Quilt from Goer

In July, I participated in the Astronomical Quilts! Block Challenge by completing a 9.5" wonky star block. I decided I really liked the block, but didn't want to make a ton of them. Hence, The Giant Wonky Star quilt (working title). I had enough of the background fabric to make the star 48" x 48". With the three additional borders, it measures 62" x 62". I had the quilt top and pieced back done in August. It went together so quickly. I even made a quilt label for it's September completion. Oops. (I've made a new ...

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Sewing holiday from Always Playing with Thread

I’ve been away over January.  I wonder if you can guess where  from the photos?
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Is it an English Country Garden?005
I think not – given the time of the year and the season!

Perhaps it is another country with this magnificent gum tree in flower?
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Or maybe it is a tropical island?
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No – none of the above. I attended the New Zealand Quilt Symposium Manawatu held in Palmerston North.146

I had a wonderful time and was able to do a two day classes with Karen Stone from the USA in “Clam Session – the decorative one-patch”.  Just so much fun ...

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“Black & White” Blog Hop from Better Off Thread

I’m really excited to be today’s stop on Jennifer Sampou’s Blog Hop for her beautiful new line of fabric, Black & White.  I am sharing the day with Angela Walters, so be sure to pop by her blog where she discusses the quilting for my Black & White quilt.

I have been a long time fan of Jennifer’s fabric designs and I have quite the collection of quilts using her past lines (click the links to see my other quilts): Shimmer, Color:Full, Studio Stash and now Black & White…

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Designing a value-based quilt has been on my to-do ...

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Spinning My Wheels from Quilting, Piece by Piece

My car was here...

My car was here…

We had a mighty snow this past week.  Our town got 31″, but it was light and fluffy.  Instead of shoveling, I just cleared off my car and drove out of it.

I wish I could do that with other areas of my life, but dry snow has so much more traction than some of the other things I’m up to.

First off, Drop and Give Me 20 starts tomorrow. Yes, tomorrow is a whole new month, and you can re-dedicate yourself to spending a little time with your quilting projects… as I am going ...

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Electric Quilt 7 Challenge from Wow I Like That

Seeing Spots @ wowilikethat

Hi All,

For anyone out there with EQ7, Moda is hosting a block challenge. The challenge ends February 2, 2015 and there are 3 winners. Grand prize is:

1 Fat quarter bundle
1 Jelly Roll
1 Charm pack

An EQ with Me book of the winner’s choice.

There is also a 2nd and 3rd prize too. Go here for more into and to enter.

I recently bought EQ7 and I’m having fun with it. I designed my first quilt shown below and I’m almost done piecing it together.  The block are 12-1/2″ so it is quick ...

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January 31, 2015
Rebecca Was Afraid of Borders. Now, She's Afraid of Basting from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Borders Attached, And I'm Still Alive!
It's absolutely ridiculous, but it took me almost two weeks to get the borders on this baby quilt because I psyched myself out about my imperfect piecing and the dangers of borders coming out ripply or wavy or whatever if I didn't measure correctly or if my math was off or if didn't pin the borders properly or if I fit the borders to the quilt top rather than fitting the quilt top to the borders -- wait, or are you supposed to do it the other way around?  Can you ...

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January 2015 Progress Report, ALYoF and 350 Blocks Project from A Prim and (not so) Proper Quilter

Here's what happened!

My goal was to finish the little lone star to gift to a girlfriend's new granddaughter. Here's what the quilt was like at the beginning of January:


And here it is now, a flimsy...not quilted and bound. The backing is ready and the whole shebang should be on the longarm by tomorrow:

Trick or Treat blocks--I wanted to make 5, I made 9! Here's part of the pile:

Shopping in my Stash: I have a goal to bust 50 yards this year. I managed to not buy any fabric during the great ...

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A January Re-cap…blocks and finishes from Words & Stitches

Oh what an exciting month this January has been! So exciting that I’ve been awfully quiet on here. So, let me tell you what’s been happening…
First, the news! My older daughter who just graduated nursing school in December took her national nursing boards and she passed on the first go! The very next day, she flew to Colorado to interview for a program that takes new grads right into critical care. She had an early interview because she was flying to Copenhagen that afternoon for a trip to Europe (that’s a whole other story) and they ...

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Bumble Bee Glass Plate from Field Trips in Fiber

I think you will be able to figure out why I named this one Bumble Bee.

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I will be making more plates like this one because I love  how this turned out. It's made with squares of yellow and black on a 7" white square of glass. Little 1/2" white squares are placed on the corners of the yellow and black and then it's all fired.

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Here's how it looked before it was fired. I was surprised at how long it took me to arrange all of those pieces!

Jan 31 bumble bee glass 2

After it was fired once to fuse ...

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A Finish! from The Champ Life

I say this every time, but… I don’t want to send it back!!

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This was incredibly fun! I’m happy to see it all finished, but sad to see it go. Thanks, Lindsey!

The post A Finish! appeared first on The Champ Life.

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Heart’s delight from Sisboom

I tell you when I saw this photoshoot I nearly wept.  So precious are these babies and their dollies . It’s all  very special. Prissy Posh Tots has created the most beautiful clothing from our Beauty Queen  and Good Company lines and we are so proud to show it to you here. Prissy Posh Tots has created a rumble on facebook everyone clamoring to see these beauties!!  The Photographer is near and dear to my heart met her awhile ago on facebook and she dresses her children so beautifully and is such a sweet soul Tracy Parnella Gardner from Love ...

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New Machine! from Quilting and More...

As a quilter, I’ve been drooling over sewing machines with a larger harp space. Of course. But who can afford one of these? And besides, I love my Bernina 630 with the adorable skin showing my cocker spaniel and its lovely stitch. Last weekend, though, something sort of fell into my lap. My LQS had […]

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Supernova update from One Million Stitches

I have some good news for any Supernova Friendship Block Swap participants out there: Stephanie (Late Night Quilter) and I have extended the deadline for entering your quilt until Feb. 14!

friendship-button-largeToo many of you expressed you’d like more time, and since neither she nor I have our quilts finished, it seemed like the least we could do.

Also, you don’t have to enter as partners to win. This way, if you get your quilt finished, but your partner hasn’t, you’re still eligible for the prize. (Sadly, your partner will not, however).

If you haven’t ...

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Winter Blues: Sneak Peeks from IVORY SPRING

Friends, it’s one thing when the weather is bitterly cold, but it’s totally different when a wind advisory is added to the bitter cold!  We had the cold and wind today.

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Here are a couple of sneak peeks of my Winter Blues quilt:

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I shall close out today’s post with just a few more visions of blues – my kind of blues! :)

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And here is a quilt named China Blue I made for Quilt Magazine in 2012.  Click here to read more about the quilt.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have yourself a lovely weekend, won’t ...

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