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July 3, 2020
Show Me Something with Stars Linkup from Goer

Welcome back to the monthly Show Me Something quilt challenge and linkup. Stars are very prevalent in quilting. There are a wide variety of fabrics with stars on them, many traditional blocks that feature them, and stars can be easily free motion quilted. They can be paper pieced or foundation paper pieced. They can be featured in geometric quilts or landscapes. The list goes on. This month, Show Me Something with Stars!

Sometime in July please Show Me Something with Stars! Choose a quilt project you've already finished or use Show Me Something as a one-month quilt challenge to ...

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Dizzy With Laughter from Adele Mogavero

Do you remember when you were a kid, spinning around in circles until you were so dizzy you fell down? And giggled and laughed when you tried to walk. Throwing all your cares aside (if indeed you had any) giving into the joy of life ....

The post Dizzy With Laughter appeared first on Musings From The Bungalow.

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Black Lives Matter from Goer

In June, I paused from posting on my blog or social media to take time to reflect, educate myself further, and have conversations with friends, family, and people in my in-person community. We've come to a turning point of heightened awareness in our greater community of the systemic oppression that faces Black people every day in America.

I don't consider human rights to be a political matter. And I stand with the Black community. Black lives matter. I will do what I can to be the change.

Here is a list of some resources and organizations that I ...

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July 2, 2020
Quilting the Belconnen Beauty Quilt from Samelia's Mum



I've finished quilting the Belconnen Beauty Quilt project... and boy oh boy, I was out of practice. My shoulders are rather sore this morning.
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Yes I’ve Got the ‘Barn Quilt Bug’ from HummingBird Quilter

Just finished my second Barn Quilt and am looking forward to displaying it with our new (that is new to us) on our first trip next week.

Illusion Quilt: Wandering Star

We’re headed up to Clayton NY, along the St. Lawrence River. This will be the second time there is as many weeks. We enjoyed our first trip so much in our old camper that we decided to go again to christen the new one. During our stay we plan on visiting the Barn Quilt Exhibit at the TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate NY) Center in Canton NY.

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July 1, 2020
Belconnen Beauty Quilt from Samelia's Mum

Belconnen Beauty is a sweet pattern by Hugs 'n Kisses featuring the Colourque technique of using coloured pencils in the design.


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Done Some More Quilting – (with the help of a toilet seat) from Stof genoeg

More progress on the shirts quilt - the circle quilting is finished! XXX Annika Continue reading

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Last Minute July 4th Projects: Five fun, free and festive online ideas from Repro Quilt Lover

Are you inspired by the combination of red, white and blue and motivated to do some festive July 4th holiday creating? You don’t need to look any further than your internet browser to find an abundance of free and festive ideas. Since the safe thing to do these days is to stick close to home, I’ll be spending most of the holiday weekend cooking and quilting. And, since times are also a bit lean, I found five great FREE projects from generous and talented designers. Here are my suggestions, let me know if you wind up picking one ...

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June 30, 2020
Sew Sampler June 2020 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

The June Sew Sampler box couldn’t be any sweeter! We ‘handpicked’ a selection of new and top selling items that are sure to satisfy your quilty cravings. Let’s dig right in and see what we included this month! Watch Kimberly reveal this box here.

Orange You Glad Fat Quarter Bundle by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics
Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive

Savor the feeling of Summer to the very last citrusy sip! This sweet selection of five orange and green fat quarters from All Hallow’s Eve and Christmas Figs II, both by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda ...

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June 29, 2020
Tula Strings from Heart Desire Creations

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At last! This quilt was a fair amount of prep, much sewing and now it’s done! What’s even better – I love it! The solids are all shot cottons and the prints are various Tula Pink prints, all of which are now out of print and many considered rare. I was originally inspired to do this quilt by one done by Quilt Diva Julie that she calls Optic Strings. I posted about this quilts beginning here.

There are playful blocks!  See the racoon’s eyes peeking out?

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And one of my favorites – Prince Charming!

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Tula Pink fans could play ...

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Jolly Bar Row Along from From My Carolina Home

Today the Jolly Bar Row Along begins on the Jolly Jabber blog by Fat Quarter Shop.  I am one of nine bloggers invited to participate.  Now I can show you a bit of the secret sewing I’ve been working on for the past couple of weeks between the end of Scrap Dance Twist, the Vintage Christmas Quilt Along, and a few other projects.  This quilt is a few blocks from each of the designs in the book.  The finished size of the quilt is 51 x 56, and you’ll need one Jolly Bar plus 2-5/8 yards of ...

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Let’s Row Along with Fat Quarter ShopI’ve joined the Jolly Bar... from Living Water Quilter



Let’s Row Along with Fat Quarter Shop

I’ve joined the Jolly Bar Row Along, hosted by Fat Quarter Shop as a featured quilter.  Each week I will share the featured Jolly Bar block. 

I chose a Jolly Bar of  Harvest Road by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. For the background I selected Moda Grunge by Basic Grey.

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The first block is Sparrow Tracks. The row quilt uses 12 blocks. Each block in the Jolly Bar Row Along is featured in the new Jolly Bar Book Vol. 2.

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June 28, 2020
A Lone Star Beauty and Covid Update #582. OK, not really... from caledonia quilter


This beauty had been in-progress by the maker for quite a long time. The Lone Star block is perfect.  She pieced it using the pre-printed fusible interfacing product, which makes for a very exact block.  It gets a little bulky in some areas, but that's a small price to pay for great accuracy. 

 The diamond wedges were all quilted with c.c. (continuous curve), and the outer edge of the star, along with all borders, were stitched in the ditch.  I created some ghost blocks in the white background to break that space up into more manageable-sized areas.

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Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Kiddos from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I really started out thinking about the sewing camp that I had last week, but honestly, it's almost impossible to find quilts that children have made. Maybe I'm using the wrong search terms. Anyway, I did find more, yes more!, quilts specifically made for little ones. So let's go with that, okay?



Just for fun and because I generally begin with pictures of my inspiration idea, these are my own grandies. Well, the younger ones anyway.




Don't they inspire? Okay, then let's look at a few quilts for kids...
Baby Beluga Baby Quilt

Sparks Baby Quilt tutorial by Alissa Haight-Carlton from Handmade by Alissa. This is such a modern baby quilt!

Fresh Dew Drops: June - 12 minis in 12 months 2018 - Mini Charm Fun with Nest

Scattered Squares Pillow « Moda Bake Shop

Modern patchwork quilt with fairies | hand quilted girl lap quilt in pink | handmade baby quilt | fairy fabric | girl crib quilt


And lastly, quirky monsters seem to ...

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June 27, 2020
Urban Emergence from Ellyn's Place


I am just now beginning to be able to tell a story with my quilts. Until recently, often my story was "I wanted to play with triangles" or "these are the colors in my bedroom". Sometimes my story would come to me after a quilt was finished (or someone else would tell a story from my quilt!) This latest finish definitely has a story to tell!

It started months ago when I decided to ask my Solid Seven beemates to make me small, improv minimalist blocks with the prompts urban and architecture. I requested that they use any medium to ...

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I'm Thinking About Launching a NEW Long Arm Linky Party! Would YOU Participate? from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Good morning, my lovelies!  Before I share my custom quilting progress on my Spirit Song project, I'd love it if you'd take a second to give me feedback on an idea I've been kicking around for a new linky party.


When I tried to link up my last quilting post with Karin's Ruler Work linky at The Quilt Yarn, I was disappointed to read that she has decided to discontinue hosting her link-up due to low participation levels.  Like many of you, I already participate in quite a few linky parties (One Monthly Goal, Design Wall ...

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June 26, 2020
Interwoven from Quilting and More...

It’s done! Oops — *almost* done; I still need to make and add the label, but the quilting and the binding are finished.

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The Road to OZ – OBW #78 from If These Threads Could Talk

I love the Wizard of Oz! I know it is a very controversial movie, either you love it or hate it! In 2008 Quilting Treasures came out with the Wizard of Oz fabric line. The first fabrics were in sepia tones. I have made many, many Wizard of Oz quilts from my extensive Wizard of Oz fabric stash. This Road to Oz is for me!

I used Studio 180 Design’s Star 60 Tool to enhance my One Block Wonder. Aside from cutting the equilateral triangles I will share how to cut Whole Hexagons, Half Hexagons and make a Half ...

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Shop @ Home LIVE from Gwen's Quilts

Shop @ Home Live!  If you’re on Facebook you probably already know about this fun new event that Handi Quilter hosts on our Facebook page each week.

If not, I’m gonna get you up to speed!

It happens every Tuesday at 2p Eastern, 1p Central, Noon Mountain, and 11a Pacific time.

It is on our Facebook fan page. Facebook.com/handiquilter

It’s a LIVE video filled with quilting tips and education. You can ask questions in the comments. Some questions are answered LIVE on the air and others are answered in the comments.

There are chances to win ...

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Shop @ Home LIVE from Essie's Quilts

Shop @ Home Live!  If you’re on Facebook you probably already know about this fun new event that Handi Quilter hosts on our Facebook page each week.

If not, I’m gonna get you up to speed!

It happens every Tuesday at 2p Eastern, 1p Central, Noon Mountain, and 11a Pacific time.

It is on our Facebook fan page. Facebook.com/handiquilter

It’s a LIVE video filled with quilting tips and education. You can ask questions in the comments. Some questions are answered LIVE on the air and others are answered in the comments.

There are chances to win ...

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