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June 25, 2024
Annie’s Point of Pride from Jo's Country Junction

Back in May I wrote a blog post about magazines a blog reader had sent me. Specifically, I talked about this magazine… …and specifically the cover quilt. Here is what I wrote:“Seeing this made me smile. I have a copy of this magazine saved. It’s from 2010. At the time I LOVED the cover quilt …

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June 24, 2024
Quilting and Cross Stitch Projects, Thrift Find and Bonita's Raisin Buns from Canadian Needle Nana

 It is always a treat to open the kitchen curtain in the morning. I never know what I might see. One morning recently -back when the sun was shining- this fellow was sleeping in the driveway. I watched him idly glance about, yawn and tuck his head back down for a few more zees. I wondered how long he'd been there; overnight would be unlikely as I know foxes have dens. I'm always surprised by how long and thin their snouts are and their bodies too. And what colour! Note: taken from a great distance and this is ...

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June 23, 2024
Saltwater Dreaming from If These Threads Could Talk

I’m playing around with a panel by Spirit of the Bush, Saltwater Dreaming. I want to see how many intricate hexagons I can make. They seem like they would represent tidal pools to me. The large hexagon on the bottom of the panel is 15″ finished. Can you tell what Deb Tucker techniques I used to make it?

@studio180design @debtucker #star60

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Sunday Stash June 23, 2024 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers.

I spent the week quilting Remember Me and stitching on Peace On Earth. Because I’ve shown so many pictures of Remember Me’s quilting, I will switch to showing my progress on Peace On Earth.

This is as close to a sampler as you will ever see me stitch. It has the flowery vine, a house and some Quaker motifs, although I haven’t started that part of the design yet. The vine stitched up quickly, but that house may be the death of me.

Fabric In: 11 yards

Fabric out: 20.25 yards ...

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June 21, 2024
Sample Sale from From My Carolina Home

From time to time, I have to decrease the amount of quilted and crafted items in the house or I would be covered up in them. So, time for a sample sale, to move some things into other hands. I have some cards left as well that were not appropriate for Safelight but still fun, so those are up for sale, too. This is a great time to pick up a gift for someone, or treat yourself. Particularly for my readers who do not quilt, you can have a handmade, unique item for your decor or to give to a ...

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The Book Report & Blog Tour from Terificreations's Weblog

Welcome to the Scrappy Wonky Quilt Block Extravaganza Book Tour Shannon Roudhan & Jason BowlsbyStash Books – $29.95 In this episode of The Book Report two exciting things: Debby Brown @debbybrownquilts is back and we talk about Scrappy Wonky Quilt Block Extravaganza. Debby is a scrap quilter extraordinaire and me, not so much and Scrappy… Continue reading The Book Report & Blog Tour

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Fabric Acquisition from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last weekend I popped over to Spring Water Designs to pick up some backing for quilts. I was very good and only grabbed a couple things extra. I picked up a small Accuquilt Go! mat for my 6" dies. Always nice to have an extra on hand.
This fun speckle was a good fit for my Pieces of Love quilt. I'm excited to get this one quilted.
I grabbed this fun print to back my Brown Bag Mystery Quilt

I also grabbed a medium gray backing for my second Brown Bag Mystery Quilt, and a yard of pink fabric ...

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June 19, 2024
Charming: Pheasant Hill from Becca's Crazy Projects

It's been a while since I posed an update on my Pheasant Hill charm quilt. I had more than a little yardage of a large floral print on a brown background that I decided would be a perfect backing for this quilt. I measured, cut, and pieced the backing. Then it was time to load it onto the frame and pick a quilting design.
Quilted and trimmed.
Now I just need to attach and finish the binding. 

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June 18, 2024
Finishing The Quilting from From My Carolina Home

After finishing the borders on the Kayla quilt, I loaded it on the longarm for quick quilting. I am using a light sage green Glide thread on top, with a matching green Bottom Line in the bobbin.

The pantograph is one of my favorites for quick finishes called Fascination. It has long sweeping curves, and there are two rows on the paper, so I can quilt two full passes before having to advance the quilt on the frame.

I like how the darker thread disappears on the darker tones and floral prints, while adding interest and texture to the light ...

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Beach Picnic from High Road Quilter


I was in the mood for a nice summer quilt and when I was looking at inspiration for my bird quilt, I saw a quilt that had a little bird near water, so I decided to make a beach scene.


I pieced the background, added a strip for the waves. Then I added the birds and the picnic. 



I used my usual method of sandwiching first and then securing the applique with quilting stitches. 



I quilted some waves in the water.

As per my usual M.O. , I finished this quilt late at night so these photos are taken with ...

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June 17, 2024
Free Motion Quilting – Sea Moss from I Patch and Quilt

Are you looking for a soft and wavy design that creates a lot of texture? Try this one out! This Sea Moss design can be quilted densely but also much wider apart. It would fill your quilt pretty quickly.

Sea moss is a type of sea weed that grows in tide pools and inlets. It is harvested and components of the moss are used as a gelling agent in various foods. It is alleged to have many health benefits. (source)

This design is based on wavy lines and gentle s-curves of the tendrils of this plant. The sequence of movements ...

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June 16, 2024
A Slow and Damp Summer Week from The Quilt Quine

We had a pleasantly low-key and damp summer week here in N E Scotland. It was cold and I had to use my electric blanket at night. Freya was here to get her front teeth fitted at last then she worked from home for a couple of days while Nella crafted. 

Fergus sent a great photo of him with some pals at the Scotland vs. Germany football match in a Glasgow pub. He is very homesick but knows that he has to be in Glasgow to give his music career a decent shot. Hopefully he will feel better when he ...

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June 15, 2024
#ChristmasAllYearRoundQAL Check-in #5 from IVORY SPRING

My Etsy Shop: – Check out pattern(s) of the month!

Fat Quarter Shop:

Connecting Threads:

15% off at Missouri Star Quilt Company:

Wendy Sheppard related offerings on Annie’s:

Emerson Creek Pottery:






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June 14, 2024
Sew Day Kayla Quilt from From My Carolina Home

It is always fun to get together with friends to sew. Our local guild Area A (small group) did a sew day last week to get started on twin size quilts for the Safelight Shelter. The coordinator of the charity sew challenged us to make a quilt with a Villa Rosa Pattern card. The card I got was called Kayla. This is the second Villa Rosa pattern I’ve done, and these patterns are fairly easy and quick. I showed the fabric pull in the previous post, but here it is again.

I cut all the squares the pattern needed ...

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Random Blocks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've had these five churn dash blocks hanging around forever. I decided to trim them, add matching borders, and put them into a charity quilt. Some left over blocks and I had something I liked. Now to piece it together and add some borders.
I've been gathering some 3.5" by 6.5" bricks to make a super scrappy quilt. I really like being able to pull a quilt together from a large selection of prints. Expect to see more of these.

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June 13, 2024
All in Good Time Quilt from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

This is my oldest UFO. I think I started it about 6 years ago. I found the floral print in a Texas shop in San Angelo and knew I was going to use this pattern. It's free here Spring Splash. I don't generally gravitate towards quilts with only 2 or 3 fabrics (although I do like ginghams quilts), but I thought this was a fun way to show off a fabric you really love. I've made a few versions of

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For the Horse Lover in Your Life… from Made By Marney

Giddy yup! I have 6 new horse paper pieced patterns. Previously all of my horse patterns were close-up face only block patterns, similar to all the horses in HAY GIRL.


But I’ve been busy creating some full body horse patterns…

For the Horse Lover in Your Life…

Everyone loves horses…

What could be cuter than kissing horses…

Use them for pillows and other projects…

Or use them all to make a quilt…

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June 12, 2024
Happy Birthday from Becca's Crazy Projects

Happy Birthday to me! Since I know what I like best, I bought myself this ruler for my birthday. From the Amazon description: "Created by Gudrun Erla of GE Design, this ruler includes all the features you expect from the original Stripology Ruler with the bonus benefits of the Stripology Squared."

This ruler is a monster. I've only cut a few strips with it and I'm adding this one to my list of favorites.

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June 11, 2024
Working on the Paris Quilt from From My Carolina Home

Finally, a couple of days of no meetings or appointments meant I could get back to the Paris quilt. I am doing a simple Disappearing Nine Patch pattern. I cut the strips 5-1/2-inches by width of fabric, and sewed the sets.

One tip for pressing, press to the common print in both strip sets each time so the block elements will nest. I like to use unscented Best Press, diluted 50% with water. I get it by the gallon at Amazon, and one gallon has lasted several years by diluting it. It works just as well as full strength ...

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June 10, 2024
Replacing a bag from Quilting and More...

About eleven years ago, I made a ByAnnie bag (Jewelry Travel Case — on the right here). It’s really nice, with pockets for various things (larger earrings, watchbands, etc.), along with a place for post-type earrings, a wonderful way to carry necklaces tangle-free, and all sorts of things. But it’s big! Closed, it measures 11″ […]

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