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July 12, 2020
A Surprise Visitor from Heart Desire Creations

Being at home so much has renewed my passion for gardening. The cooler spring temperatures and abundant rain certainly helped! Everything in the garden has just burst forth.

The ferns are amazing and there are two large patches, one in the back garden and one out front. The daylillies have set so many blooms. Last year they were such a disappointment that I thought I’d be digging them out this year. They redeemed themselves!

The hostas have been pretty happy too. In the past I’ve lost many a hosta plant to voles, but thankfully, the two outdoor cats ...

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July 11, 2020
The Appeal of Quilt Retreat from Kim Hanson Quilts

Good day everyone. Hope you’re doing well.

The Autumn 2020 issue of Quilter’s World magazine is out in print. I love working for Quilter’s World; they approve my idea and then let me run with it. That’s truly the best way to work!

My piece is entitled, The Abiding Appeal of the Quilt Retreat and begins on page 66 of this issue. As with all my writing, I’m so very fortunate to engage with some wonderful people. For this article, thanks go to the following ladies: Angela McPherson, Vivian Sergeew, Donna Bonn and Alvina Saliken ...

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Quilt Stories from Gwen's Quilts

 

At Handi Quilter we love to hear quilt stories. How a quilt came to be, what techniques were used, how the maker came to quilting. This curiosity is the inspiration for our And I Quilt campaign. Getting to know quilters is fun and fascinating!

quilt stories with Lisa Walton

Lisa Walton is a textile artist living in Sydney, Australia and she is doing a series of YouTube videos called Quilt Stories. In this series Lisa is interviewing accomplished quilters from around the world. I’d like to highlight two of the quilters here. Both of them quilt on Handi Quilter longarm machines.

Birgit Schueller

Birgit ...

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Quilt Stories from Essie's Quilts

 

At Handi Quilter we love to hear quilt stories. How a quilt came to be, what techniques were used, how the maker came to quilting. This curiosity is the inspiration for our And I Quilt campaign. Getting to know quilters is fun and fascinating!

quilt stories with Lisa Walton

Lisa Walton is a textile artist living in Sydney, Australia and she is doing a series of YouTube videos called Quilt Stories. In this series Lisa is interviewing accomplished quilters from around the world. I’d like to highlight two of the quilters here. Both of them quilt on Handi Quilter longarm machines.

Birgit Schueller

Birgit ...

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Private Quilt Coaching! from Lisa H Calle's Blog

I am so excited that I can barely contain my excitement! The past few months have been challenging to say the least. We are all in a similar boat… our quilt shows have been cancelled which means that all of those classes that we all signed up for just went POOF! So what’s a quilter to do… we turn to our online options. Sometimes these are good and other times not so good. I have the perfect solution!

Private quilt coaching… you are in your studio, I am in mine and we come up with a game plan specific ...

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Important Inspiration, Another Thankful Thursday List from Canadian Needle Nana

I love being the first one up in the morning.
 Doing all the tiny chores to start the day. With those done, lately I've been heading out to the veranda with my cup of tea and just sitting drinking it all in (literally and figuratively).   It being the summer-ness of it all with the greens, flowers, bees, birds and blue sky. 
 Just now two ravens checked out the water tub, took turns taking rather dainty sips for the size of those beaks, and then flew silently, swiftly low to the ground up the laneway.  What will those two get ...

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Symone Quilt : FREE PATTERN from Samelia's Mum

Symone Quilt by Anorina Morris
I decided to go through and document (list) all of the projects which I've had published in magazines over the last few years.
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July 9, 2020
HOME from Nestlings By Robin

The Autumn issue of Quilter's World
will have my new quilt design
that I started this past January! YAY!

It is so bothersome that I 
have to keep so much secret 
from all my quilting friends
when I am working.
Once the design is planned, 
it is time to go fabric hunting!
As you can see, I wanted a muted
selection of neutrals in 
gray and taupe.
Look at the perfect and gorgeous
Barbara Brackman fabrics 
I found along the way!
Giddiness!
Have you ever tried to pay attention
to what you are doing at a retreat?
~LOL~
I ...

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Happy 4th of July from Lisa H Calle's Blog

Yes, I know I’m a little late! But I wanted to wish you all a happy 4th of July! I know it might not have looked liked the parties and celebrations of the past but things will eventually return to normal whatever that might look like.

I am holding my first 3 day Virtual Design Retreat on Monday! I am so excited. It filled up so fast that I have already scheduled the next one. So Mark your calenders for Sept 8,9 and ...

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Spirit Song Progress: Blue HSTs Nearing Completion + Tentative Plan for Background Fillers from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Good morning, and Happy Thursday!  I have been doing a pretty good job of squeezing in at least an hour or two at my long arm machine each day, so my Spirit Song quilting is progressing.  



I am starting to really enjoy this little motif in my little blue HSTs that I think of as a "lollipop flower."  Of course, the first couple I quilted didn't look this cute, but every time I start a new design I see it progress from "Oh, ick" to "maybe it's okay from a distance" to "meh" to "hey, NOW it's ...

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Custom Cushion for Theodore from Samelia's Mum




It's the first week of the winter school holidays here and sewing time has been a bit limited. 
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New Living Water Quilter Videos  I am excited to share I am... from Living Water Quilter



New Living Water Quilter Videos

  I am excited to share I am finally making time to record  free-motion and ruler quilting video demos.  I hope they will be a source of inspiration and you will find designs you can use to finish your quilt projects.

The videos live on Living Water Quilter’s YouTube channel.  Please visit the channel and subscribe. Then watch, like and comment on your favorite designs.

BONUS: In every video description box there is a list of quilting and sewing tools used in the video and links where to find more information and where to purchase ...

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July 8, 2020
Quilting the Dahlia Panel – Part 2 from From My Carolina Home

Last week I began quilting the dahlia panel, putting different motifs in each petal.  I had hoped to be done with this by now, but the longarm machine had other plans.  Here is where we left off, with the top section nicely under way.

Quilting the Dahlia Panel at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

On this petal, I planned a curved cross hatch with double lines.  To mark the quilting lines, I used a Clover White Chaco Liner, a chalk lining tool that makes a nice thin line, and my curved ruler.

Hoffman Dahlia Panel at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Then, I used the curved ruler as a guide for the hopping foot, following the lines.

Hoffman Dahlia Panel at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Horizontal lines ...

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July 7, 2020
Quilted Hat Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello, my fellow makers,

Today I want to take you on my journey of making a quilted hat. Like most of my design stories, it started with scrolling over Pinterest and Instagram. For some reason, I was always drawn to the images of summery and beautiful hats with big brims. When the soft and feminine Rosewood collection came out, I decided to look for a bucket hat tutorial and jump into the adventure. I realized that I could just use my love for improv piecing and the Dresden technique to replace the small brim of the tutorial for a big ...

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Announcing: QAL by the Sea from Snowy Days Quilting

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It’s time for a quilt along! Partners in Design is thrilled to announce that we’re bringing you our fourth quilt along. This time, we’re doing an ocean theme. We always learn from our previous quilt alongs and change things up a bit, so you’ll want to keep reading for all of the details.

The best thing about this quilt along is all of the support you can expect. We have 11 Partners in Design working together to make this a success, and we're all here to answer your questions and cheer ...

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July 5, 2020
Paper-Pieced “No Ordinary Love” quilted tribute from Wisonsin Quilting

This paper piecing project is in recognition of all those nurses, doctors, family, and friends who dedicate their lives to caring for others. We owe deep gratitude.

Order this $8 pattern to make an 18″ x 28 wall hanging perfect as a gift.

It comes with a color chart for the 9 colors, an exploded assembly diagram, 2 single sheets with the pattern for you to color your own scheme, and 9 pages to print on freezer paper, plus general and specific instruction sheets.

Write to me at PaperPiecingheartlandATgmailDOTcom if you would like to make the larger 24″ x 38 ...

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The Making of Tula Strings from Heart Desire Creations

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There have been questions regarding how I made the Tula Strings blocks and border. Unfortunately, I’m not very good at keeping notes and drawings, so I will do my best to recreate the pattern. First, I laid out the various colors of shot cottons from my stash, then pulled out coordinating Tula prints. One and one half inch strips were cut – solids and prints.

img_0062 The strips were paper pieced onto a 10 1/2″ square of paper, beginning with a solid strip in the center. Was the paper necessary?  For me it was because the shot cottons definitely lend ...

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July 4, 2020
Patchwork Maple Leaves, Hand Piecing Stars, Free Pattern from Canadian Needle Nana

A special day. It is Canada Day today Wednesday, July 1.  I have a couple of Canadian things to share. One of the Quilt Bible blocks is a maple leaf, rather an iconic symbol of Canada. It pleases me to see how many maple trees are growing on this property.  I pieced one block to get a hang of it and in colours that match the others. A couple of things could have been done differently so I guess I'm still learning.

Then I thought of making one to match the Solidarity blocks, in reds and pinks.  After all ...

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Adventures in Learning to Longarm Quilt from Gwen's Quilts

It has been a few weeks since we visited with Diane and the HQ Stitch blog. We are following my friend, Diane’s adventures in learning to longarm quilt on her new HQ Capri. If you haven’t read the prior posts you can catch up here. Look on the right side and you will see Previous Blog Posts. We started back on April 11, 2020 with the post titled Getting Started with Longarm Quilting.

Diane has come along way in her quest. She overcame her fear and she has experimented with many types of quilting. She’s gotten familiar ...

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Adventures in Learning to Longarm Quilt from Essie's Quilts

It has been a few weeks since we visited with Diane and the HQ Stitch blog. We are following my friend, Diane’s adventures in learning to longarm quilt on her new HQ Capri. If you haven’t read the prior posts you can catch up here. Look on the right side and you will see Previous Blog Posts. We started back on April 11, 2020 with the post titled Getting Started with Longarm Quilting.

Diane has come along way in her quest. She overcame her fear and she has experimented with many types of quilting. She’s gotten familiar ...

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