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December 17, 2014
modern fabric bundle ~ giveaway ~ from Charm About You


My stash is superabundant and so it seemed right to share it and join the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day!

I created a modern bundle of fabrics to giveaway that I think you'll love. There are bright fun prints, low volume and stash blenders.

I know you're probably all hopping around so I won't go into too much detail about what is there but the bundle includes a couple of FQs and plenty of scraps - all a useable size (though many have pieces cut out, it is my stash after all!). They are unwashed ...

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A Christmas Tree Skirt from Lily Patch Quilts

As we were putting up our Christmas decorations Thanksgiving weekend, we couldn't find our tree skirt. I remembered that it got washed and rolled up before being put away. I must have put it in a really safe place because we looked everywhere and still couldn't find it. I ended up making a new tree skirt for our tree. I drafted up the pattern and got to work. I pieced the backing using Kate Spain's In From the Cold fabric collection.

I managed to get this tree skirt done in two days, squeezing in whatever free time ...

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A Four Patch Frenzie from Jo's Country Junction


So in between the sewing I’ve been doing I have been working on some 4-patch leaders and enders.  Remember my spool quilt that I’m making??

It’s Spooling Around from Bonnie Hunter’s More Adventures with Leaders and Enders book.  Well it needs four patches for the outside border.

I had set the quilt aside when I pulled my Celtic Solstice quilt to the front burner…I didn’t want it to be completely set aside though so I thought I would just start sewing strips sets together to make the four patches leader and ender style figuring ...

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So a funny thing happened on my way to Clue #3 from Jo's Country Junction


My life since Clue #3 was announced has been the craziest last days of my life.  I really don’t want to get behind so Saturday I stole 15 minutes from my crazy life and started cutting out Clue #3.  This is the picture I showed you on Monday.

Monday morning Ruby had me up and out of bed at 6am which is a bit earlier than I usually get up so I started sewing thinking here was an opportunity to sew for a half hour.  So off to the races I went trying to make the very most of ...

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December 16, 2014
Missed Monday…. Rainy Tuesday from Lisa H Calle's Blog

I am not a cold weather person but I think I would prefer snow and cold to this dismal rain.  We here at the Calle house are officially decorated for the holidays!


this little pig stands guard at our front door.  Surely he is scary enough to terrify any would be intruder.. ok, maybe not.

When I was in Houston for Festival, I got a lot of question about my rulers and whether they would work on a sit down machine.  Yes, yes and yes!!!!  You can use the rulers on a domestic machine with care just as you need ...

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Looking Forward, Looking Back from Quilting, Piece by Piece

Rumi is fast becoming an integral part of the family... though mostly in an advisory role.

Rumi is fast becoming an integral part of the family… though mostly in an advisory role.

I finally got all the furniture back in the living area (from my bedroom) and all of the boxes unpacked after the flood.  The reason it took so long was I was trying to get rid of some of my stuff, and I did get give away quite a few books.

More are still to go, though, including about 3/4 of my “library” of flying books. I miss flying, but it’s unlikely I’ll be able to afford to return to it ...

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Liberty Coins Cat Quilt Block Pattern from Curlicue Creations

It's finally here.  The twelfth and final installment in the Basket Cat quilt block series - Liberty Coins Cat.  

The Liberty Coins Cat Quilt Block is a foundation piecing pattern.  Such a cute little kitty, peeking over the basket edge.  You could customize the cat by using the fabrics of your choice for the fur and eyes.  Sew a few to match your own furry family members!  

I chose to make my Liberty Coins Cat a bit of a rebel.  I added a little kitty "mohawk" on top of his head.  It was fun to quilt all those little spikes ...

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Quilting Fractured Fragments from Field Trips in Fiber

I've barely done any quilting on FloMo since Thanksgiving. Laura was here for a few weeks and then Christmas preps had to happen and all that meant no quilting. I got back on track yesterday and had 3 solid hours to quilt after dinner. I needed to stay up until midnight so I could download 4GB of books (data is free after midnight) and FloMo kept me company.

I'm working on Fractured Fragments and you can see the whole quilt top here. I'm doing all ruler work in the purple sections first and then will do freemotion ...

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finally some sewing (etc.) to share from Frayed Edge

I haven't put up much here lately about the creative side of my life, so here goes:

A young friend of mine, Molly, gave birth to her first little baby about a week ago (or so).  I had some fun making her pretty little crib sheets for the nursery and some pennants for her name (Ada) to decorate the wall.  When I first heard that her choice of colors for the nursery was gray and green and purple, I wasn't sure how that was going to work out.  I found out that the walls were painted a fairly ...

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The Purple Beast from Katy Did Art


I’ve finally got the purple beast loaded on the Fun Quilter frame. Now I need to get it quilted!! Fortunately for me, DH and I have finished all of our Christmas shopping, so I don’t have that hanging over my head. And, I’ve told you this already, DH has taken care of the decorating!! (We’re up to EIGHT Christmas trees in the house and one out in the yard, all lit up!!!)



Sunday afternoon I was able to bake cookies with DD and DS#3’s girlfriend, so that is taken care of (well, sort-of, if ...

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Big XMAS Gift to Myself from The Craft Divas

Hey Everyone,

I know everyone is finished with their Christmas Shopping, right?  I haven’t even started. I will be going shopping tomorrow to get all my gifts hopefully or that is the plan.


Guess what I purchased for my Xmas gift. I got the newest Scan-n-Cut.



I haven’t had time to play around with it.  The Rhinestone Starter kit is what I really want to test out.  I will be giving more reviews and tips once I have used it more.

Over the weekend I was able to complete 2 quilt tops. Hopefully I can get them done ...

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December 15, 2014
Swoon Finish!! from The Champ Life

Swoon is finished, and I am just ecstatic with how it turned out!



While I was quilting it, I couldn’t wait until it  was done and I could finally unroll it to see everything. The blocks are so big that I could really only see one row at a time while it was loaded on the frame. That moment of seeing the whole thing quilted and done was so exciting!

Now I’m on to the next one- pics to come!

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

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Sale on Select Fabrics, Patterns, and Kits | 2 Ways to Save! from The Shabby

We have two sales going on right now! TWO! Exciting right? Just in time for the holidays we are giving you two big ways to save at

 Shabby Fabrics | Buy More, Save More Discount Sale

Our Buy More, Save More discount is a great way to save if you are planning on buying several yards or some FQ sets or pre-cuts since, as the name suggests, the more you buy, the more you save! Here is the breakdown of how this sale works:

For pre-cuts and fat quarter sets

  • Buy one- Save 10%
  • Buy two- Save 20%
  • Buy 3 or more- Save 30%

For yardage:

  • Buy ...

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2015 Projects from Field Trips in Fiber

Dec 14 CSQ 6

Yesterday I was at Friday Sewing with Country School Quilters and I'll return today, hopefully to finish putting this top together. This is one of 2 projects that I worked on all year at Friday and Saturday sewing. I got the other one put together last month and is in the link below. While sewing yesterday I realized that I don't have anything lined up for next year and now I'm in a bit of a panic.

I really like having a separate project for these sewing days because it makes packing so much easier.  I know ...

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Weekend in review from Field Trips in Fiber

It's a great weekend when you get lots of sewing time. It's a perfect weekend when you get that time with sewing friends. My Friday and Saturday were spent in Montpelier at sewing days with Country School Quilters. I used that time this year to work on 2 projects following along with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. The goal was to use up 2 sets of charm squares that I collected about 10 years ago.  I’m so grateful to Angela for hosting the Rainbow Scrap Challenge because I have 2 less bins of fabric and I have 2 ...

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Random Block Christmas Quilt from Quilt Notes

Random block Christmas quiltThis was an easy and fun quilt. (Just like they’re all supposed to be!) And it was made entirely from my stash.

I had a jelly roll of Moda Christmas fabric and a jelly roll of Kona winter white cotton. I sewed a strip of Christmas fabric to a strip of white, then cut them into 2.5 inch pieces.

Because the colors were so random, I knew that it would take me forever to design the quilt. So I threw all of the pieces into a pillowcase and pulled them out one at a time. I sewed the ...

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UFO, Placemats, Stash Report from caledonia quilter

In October, if you recall, I went up north with the Beach Girls and I managed to finish this top in spite of the puppy taking off with my stuff.

I was all hepped up on an Angela Walters quilting book when I got this loaded on the frame.
No.  None of the quilting shows on the front.  It's black polka dot fabric.  What did I expect?

But the back looks pretty darned gorgeous!  We are in the midst of dark and dreary December weather so it may be a while before I can photograph the front with any ...

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Farmer's Wife QAL: Week 3 from Zarkadia

Lots of guests this weekend at home, and we had a great time, but little time for crafting. As Christmas approaches a rest from everything is needed...even from quilting!

But the Farmer's Wife QAL, cannot wait...I'm on a strict schedule about this quilt-a-long and I intend to follow it! For this week's Farmer's Wife QAL, I made these blocks, using foundation paper piecing, and Lecien fabrics.


You can find my video tutorials for these blocks here:

no. 41 Friendship Star
no. 111 Wrench

FWQ_Friendship Star

Have a great Monday!

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Graduation day! from Ellyn's Place

My handsome son graduates from The Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University today! Seems like yesterday he headed off to Phoenix for college and here we are. So proud of him! He was on the deans list every semester and has really worked hard.

I made him this quilt to celebrate graduation and Christmas. You might remember me working on the curved piecing here....
 Diann's awesome quilting really make it special....
 Quilt pattern: Metro Hoops
Fabric: Moda Figures jelly roll

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Design Wall – December 15, 2014 from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

There was a little bit of sewing this week . . not enough. I now have 17 blocks done but I forgot to take a picture and I have a dentist appointment first thing this morning so by the time I get myself ready, get the critters all taken care of .. there’s not going […]

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