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May 23, 2017
Quilt Shop: Quiltique, Henderson, NV from ... Cat Patches

Oh my goodness! What a fabulous place! And it was so much fun to meet up with my friend Heidi there yesterday. There was so much color and so much to look at, and I could not stop taking pictures. I have a lot to show you, so let's just get to it, shall we?

My quilt shop app led us right to the front door:


Just after I took this picture of the storefront, Heidi walked up. Do you think the camera gave me away?


Here's a link to their website. As we stepped inside the door ...

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Quilt Shop: Quiltique, Henderson, NV from Cat Patches

Oh my goodness! What a fabulous place! And it was so much fun to meet up with my friend Heidi there yesterday. There was so much color and so much to look at, and I could not stop taking pictures. I have a lot to show you, so let's just get to it, shall we?

My quilt shop app led us right to the front door:


Just after I took this picture of the storefront, Heidi walked up. Do you think the camera gave me away?


Here's a link to their website. As we stepped inside the door ...

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May 22, 2017
spring quilt market 2017 from Crazy Mom Quilts

Last week/weekend I had the opportunity to go to spring Quilt Market in St. Louis, Missouri. Quilt market is a twice-yearly trade show which is only open to people in the quilting industry. It's a lot of fun, but it's also tiring and completely over stimulating. I went to promote my new book, so I gave a schoolhouse presentation and I did a few book signings. I roomed with my long time blog friend, Thimbleanna. All around, it was wonderful!

(I actually remembered to take a quick photo before the signing started! Hurray!)
This booth by Sandra ...

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Design wall 5/22/17 string blocks from Always Quilts

Just a quick check in here for design wall Monday. I’m making another string quilt with the shadow look. I decided this time to make the strings rectangles instead of squares. 

I hope I can get this sewn together this week, so I can start the next string quilt I have planned. I’m addicted to these crazy strings!!

To see more design walls check out smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com

Theresa


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Improv Quilt-Making is Magical ~ to me ! from Marty's Fiber Musings







The sewing room is in a shamble, but that's okay....lots of good stuff being made.  OR, at least the good stuff is a work in progress....and, yes, that's progress. 








We, the HuMAn and I, got a bit of garden pruning done yesterday.  The shears are now dull and oh, what a back ache I have.  There's more to trim but thankfully, we are having a rain day to give us some recovery time. 








Here's what's on the design wall.....inspired by a Tonya Alexander pattern in the March/April 2014 issue of Fons ...

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New Project – the Peony Quilt from Quilt Obsession

I was convinced I’d stick with it and get finished piecing the Pickled Ladies border, but I suppose it was inevitable that I’d get distracted – I’m blaming the opening of that box full of 6″ sunflowers!

So a new project box is now in use.

Once I got the idea, I tried – really, I did! – very hard to resist but on the weekend resistance became impossible. So off I went to rummage through my batiks to see what I could find. Surprise, surprise – not! – there were lots of pinks, so I’ll be able to do a ...

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Modern Batik Challenge from Heart Desire Creations

An Island Batik Ambassador Adventure

For May, we were challenged with a Modern Batik quilt. My first choice was to do a small wall hanging – I find those a little easier for modern than a larger quilt, but then I decided it was time to break out of the mold and go bold so I chose to do a small lap quilt.

Modern Batik

I went through all my yummy Island Batiks and chose blues and greens, various neutrals for the top portion and a neutral for the section out of the main square. I love this color palette and doesn’t ...

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May 21, 2017
Hands 2 Help from Quilts....etc.

Sometime back Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict gave the call out for her yearly charity quilts drive.  I decided to make several quilts for children to donate.  I had already had one done and set aside as she does this yearly and I participate and I was in the process of making another […]

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May 20, 2017
Improv in Blue - H2H Charity Quilt Challenge from Creatin' in the Sticks

is hosting
the
Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge.

I call this quilt
 Improv in Blue
 and it will be a hug for someone in need.



Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

This is my 5th year to participate and I am just under the deadline.
  Although I really wanted to make 2 quilts this year, I'm feeling great about finishing one.

I have accumulated a lot of scraps over the last year and decided to use up as much as I could for this quilt.



I have had more blue scraps of every size and shape than ...

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Our booth at Quilt Market! #quiltmarket #sassafraslane... from Wolf Creek Quilting

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Our booth at Quilt Market! #quiltmarket #sassafraslane #Alligatoralleyquilt #Bugsybackpack #Claycourtquilt #Darbyroadquilt #Elsieavenue #Focusfreeway #quilts #rainbowquilt #colorexplosion #orange #quiltmarket2017 (at America’s Center)

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Christmas Smorgasbord from Romany Quilting

Finished at last – and now officially called “Christmas Smorgasbord”.  And what a smorgasbord of colours and fabrics it is.  Red and green, of course, with white, cream, tan, yellow and a little blue.  Stars of all shapes, mostly pieced, with a few appliqued as well.  The prints feature Father Christmas in many variations,  reindeer and holly, angels, wrapped gifts, bells, and baubles, Christmas trees, stars and teddies, in fact, everything Christmassy.

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It started out like this, Christmas stars and nine patch blocks received from a couple of internet block swaps I took part in ages ago.  One swap for the ...

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May 19, 2017
Playing with Pixels from Sew at Home Mummy

Singer 201 with Aurifil Spools - Sew at Home Mummy Chicago area Modern Quilter
Very slowly, I've been plugging away on a new project - a selfish sewing project! Yay for me! I'm playing with pixels again. In pretty saturated colors - mostly solids and prints that read as solids. Very exciting.

Every year I start the year saying I will make more quilts for myself but alas, I never do. So far, I've completed this one, my Christmas (minky backed!) JOL quilt, have been working on this Bella Solids quilt, and have started this pixelated gem - playing with lots and lots of 3" squares whenever I have a few spare minutes:

playing with pixels - sew at home mummy quilt ideas
I ...

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big nines-a completed quilt top from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I'm not completely sure, but I think the month of May just might be the end of me. Man, it's been busy! If I've been sewing, it's mostly been something that I can't show yet. So, for sanity sake, I whipped up this little quilt top. I needed to see something completed, and quick like! Something bigger than a pincushion. Hahaha!

I used 10 different solid fabrics from my stash in this quilt. The white blocks are Kona cotton (Snow) and the solids are from a variety of different ...

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Borders from Quilt Obsession

I think working on the Pickled Ladies border has me thinking of nothing but borders. There are a couple of quilts that I’ve decided need something added in the way of a border.

First is last year’s Inklingo mystery – Margaritaville.  There are two batiks that I know I have to save a bit of from each for a sunflower, but I think both of them have potential to be the border I want to add to this. The clues for Margaritaville are still all available and this March 6, 2016 post at the All About Inklingo blog has ...

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May 18, 2017
Glacier Star Reveal from L&R Designs Quilting

Janann's Glacier StarJanann’s Glacier Star palette is totally different from Mary’s and I love the desert look.The batting is a layer of Quilters Dream Blend and Dream Poly, which fills out the quilting designs nicely.

Now that I’ve figured out how to post from my phone,  yay!, expect more mini posts from me! 

Thanks!  Linda 

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No Sewing! from Quilts....etc.

I really intended to get some sewing done and I didn’t even get one border cut or one basket prepped.  But no I was not lazy – laundry was done, exercise was done, what else is beyond me but I stayed busy. One thing I need to share is this little dusting tool that I […]

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Take Flight Quilt from The Cloth Parcel

As promised, today we’re taking a look at the second of our newest quilt designs for Craftsy.  The Take Flight Quilt (affiliate link*) was designed for the Butterfly Blooms fabric line, and we had a lot of fun playing with this rainbow of colors and patterns. We love this shot of the quilt with some of […]

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May 17, 2017
Glacier Star Sneak Peak from L&R Designs Quilting

14950547478572105006652 Here’s a sneak peak at another Glacier Star quilt! Of course,  it’s the back.

I’m also testing using my phone to make this blog post!

Thanks for letting me run this test!

 

Linda

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Well, BLAST IT ~ from Marty's Fiber Musings

My grandmother had a potty mouth!  As kids, we new when Grandma shouted out "Well, Blast it all!", we better make ourselves scarce.  Grandma was mad when she started with her bad words.  Her other favorite potty mouth word was "Blame It"   I smile every time I think of my grandmother.

Grandma was a quilter and lived in near-poverty conditions in rural Louisiana.  Yet, she had a quality of life that most folks today do not understand. She was happy, knowing all her needs were fulfilled.  She laughed out loud and sang a lot. 

I watched Grandma gather her scraps ...

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Summer is Coming … and so are Sunflowers! from Quilt Obsession

Yesterday, I printed the last of the shapes I need for the pieced border of the Pickled Ladies top and, while I still have lots left to do on that, now I know what’s going to be next. And it’s going to be so appropriate, because it will be just as we go into late spring when I do get it finished. What better time to start working on sunflowers?

A few years ago, I began making 6″ sunflowers using various batiks. The last photo I can find of any of them grouped together was back in July ...

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