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August 20, 2017
Virtual Wholecloth Sirius 11 from Virtual Quilter

Virtual Wholecloth Sirius 11

Mmm! I haven’t got the corners of the border quite right, but other than that, I love it.

Life in general, especially unpacking boxes and trying to find a place to put the contents of each box, is getting in the way of virtual quilting computer time, not to mention real quilting time!


Don’t tell anyone, but I just had ten minutes playtime in EQ7!

Filed under: Quilt, Virtual Wholecloth Sirius Tagged: Quilting, Wholecloth, Wholecloth Quilt

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August 19, 2017
Santa's Trip Around the World Progress from Lily Patch Quilts

Happy Saturday! I have been trying to get some time to put this Santa's Trip Around the World quilt. It's not going to be as big as I would have liked it to be but I love how it's turning out. 

I did figure out what I needed to do to make this quilt workout with the rectangles. I might just make another quilt with the rectangles because I am really loving the look. I will share the process and changes I had to make for this to work so you can make your own.

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A Glimpse at Our SewJourn: Quiltin’ in Colorado! from Cultured Expressions

Check out these pics from our SewJourn — we were all-in and fully immersed! Catch a glimpse of  quiltin’ in Colorado!

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In addition to having our own time to create in our comfy mountain retreat house, we had the pleasure of visiting with the illustrious Valerie White for a trunk show of her beautiful work.  It was a special treat to tour her artfully appointed yet very comfortable home and studio space.  She even prepared a lovely lunch for us!

Next, we stopped in at the Rocky Mountain Wa Shonaji Quilt Guild’s opening reception for their annual quilt exhibition.  These ...

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August 18, 2017
Notions, Notions, EVERYWHERE! Episode #78 from Hobbies Up To Here

Welcome back! We sit down and share some of our favorite notions, both new and old! We’ve got some YouTube videos sharing what’s in my sewing/quilting kits. Definitely check those out and don’t forget to subscribe! Here is the list of the new items we spoke of today! Finger Cots Machingers Needle Minders Dome Threaded … Continue reading Notions, Notions, EVERYWHERE! Episode #78

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Fetch a Pail of Water ~~ finish from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I've been going through blue scraps like an addict. I've used skinny strips for "AmandaJean's QAL," more skinny strips for my version of the QAL, some 2½" strips for a wonky log cabin, and even more of those 2½" strips for a normal log cabin and a rail fence quilt. That's five quilts! Five. 

Front and back. All fabrics from the stash. Guess what? There are still *&%(& some strips and scraps and skinnies. I suppose I'll  never use up all the blue fabric in my stash. I'll just call it now before I go ...

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When I Gift a Quilt from Dana Jo Forseth

The best way to display a quilt you’ve received as a gift, as I told a friend the other day, is over the top of someone who’s cold.

I do not remember what I named this one. But, it is a silhouette of and for one of my favorite bass players, Nashville-based Jason Oliver. From October 2016

My quilts are not show quilts.  So, when I give a quilt to someone, it isn’t meant to take up her entire living room wall, or a coveted position in a cedar chest somewhere.  (This quilt is probably a bad ...

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One Down.... from Paula Reid - Machine Quilter

Posey Patch is in the washer to get all the marker lines out. I'm a big proponent of washing my quilts before I use them, show them in workshops or give them away. I got an email this week from my friend Paula Lidyoff about a nasty surprise she got when she washed a quilt. Her takeaway was: Always wash a quilt before you give it away so that any problems occur on YOUR watch! Bad situation, but good lesson. Sometimes we have to push through those teachable moments!

Next up: 


This must be Tiffany Hayes month! She did ...

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Star Block 4 – Summer Solar Eclipse from Patchwork Posse

Summer Solar Eclipse Quilt Along~ Block #4


4– 2″ X 2″ corner squares
1– 4 1/2″ X 4 1/2″
4– 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ corner squares
1– 7 1/2″ X 7 1/2″
Darker lights:
1– 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ center
1– 6″ x 6″
1– 9″ X 9″

Block #4 instructions~

You can find a full video tutorial on this process here.

Use the 4 1/2″ and 6″ squares for these smaller flying geese units

1- Lay right sides together, the smaller square on top of the ...

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Take the Roundabout Sew Along - Sew Part 6! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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When I design quilt patterns I put my heart and soul into the design. For my fabric line Sunday Drive, I designed 'Take the Roundabout' in my signature multiple size block format. You've been doing my solstice, so you have an idea of how much fun it is do multi size blocks for one quilt! 

Pat Sloan Take the Roundabout sew along button

Twice a month, the 1st and 3rd Friday, I'll assign a section of the quilt to make. If you are just joining me, there is loads of time to jump in.

This is created with a mix ...

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Travel the World With Us! from Jinny's Corner

This summer seems to have flown by and as usual I have been busy with garden, family and quilting. Sadness for all of the extended family was the passing of my sister, Linda. She had fought a long battle with cancer and finally lost. But her amazing spirit through it all was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. I feel so fortunate that I was able to fly to the west coast in June and spend a quality week with her.  I returned in July for another week for the celebration of her life.

As usual in the summertime ...

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August 17, 2017
2017 Ohio State Fair Quilts – III from Gray Barn Designs

I wanted to share a few more quilts from the 2107 Ohio State Fair with you.

Pinwheels are a favorite of mine and these batik fabrics were quite lovely.


No words can describe the amazing quilt below.


Another pinwheel quilt….love it!


The quilting below was as interesting as the colors and patterns!


This quilt depicts downtown Columbus, Ohio.  Lots of nice quilting details!


Below is a favorite of mine.  Notice the words quilted into the design.  They are all words relating to the State of Ohio.  LOVE!!!


Check out these Cathedral Windows…wow!  I mean wow!


Color, pattern, texture ...

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Progress on the Supernova Quilt from Curlicue Creations

 Only eleven more days until all three of the boys are back in school.  It's been slow going on the Supernova quilt, but I've made a little progress.  Here's a peek of the project box.  All pieces have been cut.  Most of the fabrics are batiks.

I made eight little yellow and black triangle squares.  So cute!

 They became triangle sections with the addition of black and pink triangles.

Lots of triangles, dancing across the design wall!

 A few more triangles added to get to this stage.

And, I ended with these pieces; almost enough to finish ...

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And the WINNER of the ABC Bundle Is… from Cultured Expressions

So of course, as I was basking in the glow of our easy-breezy summer SewJourn Colorado Mountain Retreat, I forgot to publish the winner of this mini ABC Bundle giveaway! Thanks for all of your great comments, they were fun to read.  And now, without further delay, the winner of the ABC Mini Bundle is…

Vanessa Peters of Houston, TX!

Congratulations to Vanessa…If you weren’t as lucky as Vanessa this time around, you can visit the CE Shop online for your own ABC fabric bundle.

BTW, the blocks from my garage session are coming along.  I was able ...

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August 16, 2017
Frankie Baby! from Hobbies Up To Here

To say that my husband is proud of his very first fully completed quilting project is an understatement!  From start to finish, he did everything…choosing the pattern, the fabrics, the hand embroidery, the appliqué process, the quilting, the binding and sewing on the buttons.  ALL OF IT!  And I’m sure you’ll agree it’s not only … Continue reading Frankie Baby!

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Indian Summer Quilt from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

This quilt began back in October 2015 when a friend and I spotted this fabric at our little local quilt shop:                          We both  fell for it immediately. I had been eyeing this pattern:                                            And the 2 just seemed like a good combination although I altered it a bit and used a single square for my square in a square blocks. I wanted

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How to Make A Great Hanging Sleeve from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

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Hi Everyone!

As I finish up Opal 2, I have the next task up, which is- make a show ready hanging sleeve. For this task, I always follow the instructions of Libby Lehman, the great quilter. Here is a link to her wonderful book: ThreadPlay.  

I bought this book many years ago, and it my go- to book for bindings, etc.  What follows is a step by step using her method. Why I like this method? It makes a standard size pocket, which any show will accept, that allows for ...

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New in stock at The Village Haberdashery from The Village Haberdashery

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Beautiful floral cotton lawn fabric from Lady McElroy

We’ve had the most beautiful new floral cotton lawn fabrics by Lady McElroy arrive in the shop, and we can’t wait to see what you make with them!

Beautiful floral cotton lawn fabric from Lady McElroy

This delicate Camelia design is available in two colours, Ocean and Blush, and is perfect for a 50s style skirt or dress.

Cotton Lawn - Camellia in Ocean

This ...

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NEW BOOK: Cake Mix Quilt Book Volume One from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

If you ask us what our favorite new goodies for 2017 are, there’s no question that it is the Cake Mix Recipe Pads from Moda Fabrics!  We’ve hosted a fun Bake-Off, we have released videos with Carrie Nelson on how to use each Recipe Pad, we came out with Cake Mix pads for our exclusive FQS Jolly Bars, but there is still more Cake Mix goodness baking up in our kitchen!  Today we’re giving you a whiff of the yummy quilts in It’s Sew Emma’s upcoming Cake Mix Quilt Book: Volume One!  There are now ...

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On the Mend from Paula Reid - Machine Quilter

After foot surgery on August 1, I wasn't able to sew -- still technically cannot sew or drive because it was my right foot. However, I have played around in the sewing room and, while I can't piece worth a crap, I can quilt on the Q-20 with my left foot; the Q-20 couldn't care less which foot is on the pedal, pressure on the pedal is only telling the machine that you're sewing, not how fast you want to go. The two built in stitch regulators take care of that!

So I've spent portions of ...

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Andorinhas from Ritacor

53/100 #100diasnoblogue a manta feita de camisas recicladas está pronta! e eu não podia estar mais contente com o resultado :) tal como contei na semana passada, quando mostrei este work-in-progress, foi uma peça que demorou tempo a ganhar a sua identidade. os tecidos das camisas reaproveitadas, de riscas e xadrez, parecem-me uma gaiola aberta … More Andorinhas

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