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August 19, 2017
Ride the Wild Surf from ... Cat Patches

Finally, I made good on my promise to make the next block for the Chicken Buffet quilt. This is Block 7 of 12: Hawaiian Chicken.


The next time I work on this quilt, I'll be doing the Chicken Chow Mein block.


There are some good fabrics already in my stash for making this block. I figure some combination of these three.


Also yesterday, I took the first stitches on the 12th of 12 blocks for the Hocuspocusville quilt. These blocks were done in different sizes, with the corner blocks being the smallest.


This is one of the smaller ones ...

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Ride the Wild Surf from Cat Patches

Finally, I made good on my promise to make the next block for the Chicken Buffet quilt. This is Block 7 of 12: Hawaiian Chicken.


The next time I work on this quilt, I'll be doing the Chicken Chow Mein block.


There are some good fabrics already in my stash for making this block. I figure some combination of these three.


Also yesterday, I took the first stitches on the 12th of 12 blocks for the Hocuspocusville quilt. These blocks were done in different sizes, with the corner blocks being the smallest.


This is one of the smaller ones ...

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When I'm Away.....I Play ~ from Marty's Fiber Musings


I'm now back home from the most wonderful retreat house....the one called Tangi House....with a group of quilters who call themselves "The Pelican Partiers ."   We gather as a group, making our path over and down from Texas.... Monroe....Lafayette, Louisiana.  We call it meeting in the middle, twice a year for 4 glorious nights and days just sewing and laughing.  We mix it up with a little bit of a chocolate martini, mango margarita (or peach) or whatever the provider provides!  We always have a bottle or two of wine...and of course, have to finish the ...

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Sidestep Finished from Wedding Dress Blue

The Sidestep baby quilt is also a finish.  DSC00681

Just a happy-color baby quilt to keep a little one warm and not bored.

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Why go quiet when you can make it so scrappy-happy?

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Stain Glass Stars and 4-Patches from Quilts....etc.

The Stain Glass Stars wall hanging is finished – quilting took 10 days and the applique took 3 days I think – not bad for a little wall hanging made of left over blocks.  I put half square triangles in each corner for hanging.  Right now it is hanging the long skinny way – I […]

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August 18, 2017
Exciting news from Tim Quilts

The winners were announced today for the Quilt Alliance “Voices” quilt contest and auction.
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Quilt-Alliance-Contest-Winners-Announced.html?soid=1101594196900&aid=YEV7Wd8Q-jw

My quilt came in second place.

and I won a new sewing machine.     I am excited to learn to do quilting on an electric modern machine.    I will still be a treadle quilter but want to become proficient at electric as well so I can be a better teacher.

All the quilts will be auctioned off in November to help fund the Quilt Alliance.    Here is the link to the auction site to see all the ...

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Bee Finished! from ... Cat Patches

Three lengths of thread were all that I needed to finish off the binding on the Bee Loving quilt.


As I mentioned once before on this blog, I named it "Bee Loving" because it reminds me of the many happy hours I spent helping my dad with his beekeeping hobby when I was a little girl. On one of his deployments to Vietnam, he gave me instructions for adding the "super" to the top of the hive. The "super" is placed on top of the hive with a divider in between that allows the worker bees to pass through, but ...

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Bee Finished! from Cat Patches

Three lengths of thread were all that I needed to finish off the binding on the Bee Loving quilt.


As I mentioned once before on this blog, I named it "Bee Loving" because it reminds me of the many happy hours I spent helping my dad with his beekeeping hobby when I was a little girl. On one of his deployments to Vietnam, he gave me instructions for adding the "super" to the top of the hive. The "super" is placed on top of the hive with a divider in between that allows the worker bees to pass through, but ...

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Finding Your Sweet Spot In Quilting Pt. I from Pink Doxies


1930's & 40's Large Vintage 
Log Cabin Top--Hand Pieced

August 4, 2017 quietly marked Pink Doxies' 3 year blogiversary. I spent the day volunteering at the Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale in the Quilter's Corner. (Did you know this is an annual even happening the same weekend every year?)



It was a humbling experience to help sort and display bin after bin of vintage items, fabric, quilt tops, tatting, lace, and embroidery among the thousands of items for sale. 




Clean and Pressed

Many items had been donated locally, and trusted they would find the right home while also benefiting ...

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A Wander Through The Garden from Quilt Obsession

I decided to take a look at the flowers that have bloomed so far as I decide what other flowers to add to the Gardens Gone Wild quilt.

So far there’s the iris, anemone and sweet pea.

Then the marigold and chrysanthemum.

And finally, the periwinkle and wisteria.

Then there are these three that I don’t think are going to be in the Gardens Gone Wild quilt. Perhaps they’ll be the beginning of a table runner or a small wallhanging.

While I love the first pink one, the placement of the fabrics doesn’t quite remind me ...

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Stain Glass Stars from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday I got the wall hanging squared up, binding cut, machine stitched and started the hand stitching.    The light in the dining room is not a true color bulb I just realized that when this showed up so yellow – not so true! This fabric is the tail end of a bolt of fabric that […]

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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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Updates from Tim Quilts

Sorry to have been away for so long, I have been feeling very unwell the last few weeks.    I am going to see the Dr again on Monday to see if we can find out why.

I have not been very productive but since the last posting I did finish a few things.
Here is a purple leather wall quilt. https://www.etsy.com/listing/535506776/quilt-music-art-quilt?ref=shop_home_active_1

and   new large bag https://www.etsy.com/listing/548941881/quilted-tote?ref=listing-shop-header-3

 

here is the finished butterfly quilt (it sold)

working on testing some pencils to make quilt blocks…..more ...

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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.

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No words can describe the amazing quilt below.

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Another pinwheel quilt….love it!

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

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

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

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

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Color, pattern, texture ...

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Finishing Touches from ... Cat Patches

Time is growing short before we leave on our big trip around the perimeter of the United States. There's lots of preparation going on for that trip, including trying to finish up some close-to-the-end projects. Yesterday I was able to put the finishing touches on the Summer Holiday quilt. I needed to piece together and sew the outer border on, and then the top was finished.


As I mentioned yesterday, I was kind of excited about the idea I had for the back. There is another of Lynette Anderson's quilts hanging in our basement family room. This one ...

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Finishing Touches from Cat Patches

Time is growing short before we leave on our big trip around the perimeter of the United States. There's lots of preparation going on for that trip, including trying to finish up some close-to-the-end projects. Yesterday I was able to put the finishing touches on the Summer Holiday quilt. I needed to piece together and sew the outer border on, and then the top was finished.


As I mentioned yesterday, I was kind of excited about the idea I had for the back. There is another of Lynette Anderson's quilts hanging in our basement family room. This one ...

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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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Back to the Hexies from Quilts....etc.

Now that Primary Colors top is done it was time to get back to Handful of Scraps – and there was just a tiny bit of quilting left to do on the Stain Glass Stars wall hanging and I finished that last night – soaked the blue quilting lines out and left it drying on […]

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August 16, 2017
Summer's End from ... Cat Patches

We're closing in on the tail end of summer, and I'm closing in on the end of the Summer Holiday quilt. Yesterday's sewing consisted of finishing off the final two embroidery blocks with their borders. This one is called "A Day at the Beach."


This one is called "Sunset Picnic."


The cat was stitched using long and short stitches, which gives him some texture. I've determined that the best way to do satin stitch is to use three strands of floss, rather than two. It gives me better coverage. Using long and short stitches also worked ...

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Summer's End from Cat Patches

We're closing in on the tail end of summer, and I'm closing in on the end of the Summer Holiday quilt. Yesterday's sewing consisted of finishing off the final two embroidery blocks with their borders. This one is called "A Day at the Beach."


This one is called "Sunset Picnic."


The cat was stitched using long and short stitches, which gives him some texture. I've determined that the best way to do satin stitch is to use three strands of floss, rather than two. It gives me better coverage. Using long and short stitches also worked ...

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