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February 17, 2020
Winterruption Recap from caledonia quilter

This year Winterruption took place from Feb. 13th to Feb. 18th.  Since Feb. 13th is GALENTINES Day, I made us all tiaras.  These girls are such a fun bunch, we wore them every night.

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High Five These Midwinter Thankful Things from Canadian Needle Nana

On that blustery snowy day, I had this in the oven. Old fashioned Seven Layer Dinner. This was a very common dish in homes in the sixties when casseroles became more popular. At home it used to be called Ship Wreck and you can read about why here at the Saltjunk site. Is this something you would have grown up with too?

It is so fitting to have comfort food on a bad weather day. A first for me making this for Hubby and he loved it.  I'd forgotten how much it is a vegetarian meal if you wish ...

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Octagon baby quilt from Granny Maud's Girl

With all the attention focused on my stepdaughter and her baby in 2019, I failed to make her cousin, my husband’s niece, anything for her newest arrival. Better late than never, right?

In December, I showed hubby a couple of pattern ideas from my scrapbook and pattern collection. Of all the options I showed him, he chose ‘Cameos’ by Fig Tree & Co. I do not know how many years that pattern has been sitting in my cupboard, so it is great to finally use it.

Baby quilt featuring octagonal design

There is a big crease down the middle, but you get the idea.

The ...

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Thank you, The Old Country Store from StitchinGirlMary's Blog

This weekend I taught a class on my quilted homes at The Old Country Store in Intercourse, PA. and had a wonderful time. I wanted to send out a special thank you to Donna, who found me online and took a chance on a new class. For those who attended, here is that further explanation of the stitching process…

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Thank you for attending my class. Once you have completed piecing your piece, you are ready to start adding life to it through stitching. Here are a few tips to help you successfully complete your project.

Tip #1. Make sure ...

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Clues to Future Posts from High Road Quilter


I have been stitching every day this week, but I can't show you what I am working on. I guess I could show you, but it is more fun for you to see the completed version.

I will be showing you my red quilt on the 20th for the Color It Red blog hop.  If you remember, my clue for that is that it uses yo-yos. It is already finished, so this week I worked on my mini quilt for March.

The March mini is also for the Dust Off an Old Book blog hop so I can only ...

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String Flying Geese from Heart Desire Creations

Although it’s not yet quilted, my Tula Strings is a flimsy that I am SO happy with! However, there were over 200 cuts leftover which I have now turned into triangles.

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Lots of solid shot cottons have been cut into more triangles to turn the strings into flying geese.  About half are even pinned! These will be going to a sew-in with me next month where I will be joining two friends for two evenings.

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Why such ahead of time prep?  I’ve been in the midst of a massive cleanout of our home – closets, storage, and workrooms.  The ...

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February 16, 2020
Warlis Everywhere and Pompoms from The Quilt Quine

I took a notion to making a small quilted throw out of the screen-print dyed, large doily on linen with mitred corners. It took me a while to remember how mitred corners work and they are not the most co-operative when using velvet and stretchy linen. I did not actually have enough decent linen left so I had to rummage around and find some some offcuts. This small quilt was literally thrown together and backed with some flimsy Indian indigo printed cotton. I thought it would be fun to add a pompom border under the binding so I ordered some ...

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Embroidery on the Quotation Quilt from High Road Quilter

I have been doing some embroidery.


The first step in making a crazy quilt is to piece the blocks, using a foundation which helps make the blocks. The foundation is also helpful in supporting the weight of the embellishments that will be added to it.

It's too late for my inspirational quote crazy quilt, because I decided to make a crazy quilt after the blocks were already pieced and the top had already been made. I decided to add an interfacing behind the quilt to serve as a foundation. In the photo above, I am testing the interfacing on ...

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UPS Angel – Judy Jackson Update from If These Threads Could Talk

I’m so happy, Judy Jackson called this morning to say she received the OBW quilt I made her. She is absolutely thrilled and loves the quilt. Included in our thank you to Judy were hats made by my sister and chocolates!

I am so grateful to you for caring and doing a wonderful job. Thank you for finding my quilts!

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February 15, 2020
FREE February Aurifil Designer Block! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** The Project ***

Our February Aurifil Designer of the Month is artist Kathy Ross from Ireland who does amazing thread painting! You are going to be blown away by her work!  I made her block WITHOUT the thread painting

My post today is a TUTORIAL on how to trace overlapping shapes and do fusible Applique.

At the END are both our blocks together!

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Here is a closeup of Kathy's. You are going to love her, go on over and read my interview ...

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making great quilts - quality vs quantity from easypatchwork

Hi! Thanks for stopping by today. If you stopped by last week, you might know I am trying to blog again on a regular basis. I will be talking about all subjects that mean something to me or something that I think needs to be addressed in the quilting world.

This week, I would like to address the quality of our work. Great quality quilts take time to make. They require skilled hands, love, attention to detail. If we concentrate too much on the quantity of our quilts we make, the reality is, the quality of those quilts will suffer ...

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February 14, 2020
Rulers for Rookies 2: The Next Step!!!!! 15% off this weekend from Lisa H Calle's Blog

So I realize that it’s been a while!  I apologize.  I have started to accept customer quilts again, it’s difficult  to try and get it all done but I’m trying!

I have had this new Rulers for Rookies 2 Kit in the works for quite a while now.  I can say as of today…. it is done!   I had so much fun designing this panel!  It comes with 5 different rulers.  ProCircle 7, ProEcho 12, ProPebble 3/4 – 1.75, Pro and my favorite…. the ProLine 8!

There is also a class to go along with this ...

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Charity Quilt Along Release #2 & FREE Pouch pattern from Pat Sloan's Blog

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** Happy Valentine's day, I love You! **

I intend to have a little sewing time today. Several friends in our community asked me about my FREE bumble bee pouch pattern. I thought that would be a fun one to make again today, I'd like to make it bigger this time by adding more squares

Get the TUTORIAL & bee download at pat-sloan-free-bumble-bee-pouch-pattern

Now onto the next Block in Bloom-Topia!

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*** Bloom-Topia ***

I've partnered with The Fat Quarter shop to sew along to make Bloom-Topia to support Make a Wish.

Here is what you'll find below on the 1st and ...

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Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects


A couple more great little quilts pieced by members of  Annapolis Quilts for Kids.

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2020.  

2020 Charity Quilt Count: 15

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Twirling at the Disco Quilt {FREE PATTERN} from Samelia's Mum

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My 'Twirling at the Disco' quilt was an idea I had to use up some of my 2.5" scrap fabric squares. 


Twirling at the Disco Quilt - Pattern by Anorina Morris

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February 13, 2020
Half Way Between Galentines & Valentines Day from If These Threads Could Talk

Last Valentines day I posted my Hearts Abound Wall Hanging for Island Batik. Today I taught this class and posted the photo of the wall hanging again. Everyone wants the supply list, So I am posting it here. Remember I’m a Dyed in Wool, Drank the Kool Aid Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor and this Supply List is based on Studio 180 Design Tools: Square Squared, Wing Clipper I, Tucker Trimmer I & Magic Wand. Enjoy

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What’s been happening & Happy Valentines’ Day from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, I hope you are well.  This week has flown by for me, and I can’t believe tomorrow is already Valentine’s Day!  And of course I hope you have a sweet day tomorrow.

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While I am pulling back on my magazine feature work, you can still find me regularly featured in American Quilter magazine (the publication by AQS).  My Cicle Symphony Quilt is featured in the latest issue (March 2020).  I have had more than 300 quilts featured in various publications, and this styled shot is probably one of my all-time favorites!

And the quilt is done ...

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Lifesaver quilt, the Cotton + Steel version from Zarkadia Quilts

It has been almost a year since I made this quilt, and we have been using it ever since. It is my favorite version of the Lifesaver quilt, which was designed by me when I started writing this pattern. This is the quilt that I gifted to my son, and he uses and cherishes it everyday ❤.

Quilt Process

I made an alteration when using the actual pattern and added one more row of lifesaver blocks on the quilt. I made this easy adjustment, while following the pattern to the letter.

Now the quilt fits perfectly on my son’s twin ...

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February 12, 2020
Dear Jane, Scrappy Hearts, Peace River Honey,Cardinals from Canadian Needle Nana

I've been doing lots of this...

after two snowfalls, but today we are in what we call Deep Freeze weather...-27C straight temperature. That's about -17 F for my American friends. Brrr...
But keeping our front steps all clear is one of my winter goals, so far, getting done.

I have to mention how much I'm enjoying this honey...Peace River which comes from Canada's largest organic apiary.  A little goes a long way, if you know what I mean.  Hubby prefers brown sugar on his oatmeal but I'm enjoying some of this honey on ...

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Quilt Exhibit from High Road Quilter

In my last post, I told you I went to a quilt exhibit, and then went on to show you a quilt I took to the park for a photo shoot. Today, I will show you the pictures from the exhibit

The exhibit is by the Columbus Metropolitan Quilters. They are going to have a bigger show, Quilt Spectacular 2020, “The Roaring 20’s” February 28-29, 2020 at the Franklin County fairgrounds, 4100 Columbia St., Hilliard, OH  43026, where they will have vendors, auctions, and more quilts on display.

Since I showed you 11 pictures of my quilt, I chose ...

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