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February 25, 2017
Roseate ~~ Finish! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

On Tuesday I finished up a pretty little pink baby quilt, which I'm calling "Roseate." It's a modern mash-up of all that I've been reading and enjoying for the last couple of months. 





Most of that has been modern quilting books and several blogs that also toy in modern quilting. Of course, I also read a few blogs that are serious about modern quilting. Together, all this reading and playing has sucked me into a spiral of scrap quilting. It's unbelievable how many pounds of scrap fabric I have. And I honestly don't think I ...

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A Winner and A Flimsy Start from ... Cat Patches

Before saying another word, I need to tell you how very much I loved reading the stories you all wrote about your start in quilting. Many of them were quite touching, and brought back memories of my own grandmother and her quilts. Thank you for sharing so freely. And now, I need to announce the winner of the book, Our Family Quilt. Thanks go to the book's author Rhonda Cratty for generously agreeing to sponsor this giveaway. Mr. Random number generator chose

#6--Sarah

as the lucky winner. Sarah, I've written you an email, so check your inbox. 

Yesterday ...

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A Winner and A Flimsy Start from Cat Patches

Before saying another word, I need to tell you how very much I loved reading the stories you all wrote about your start in quilting. Many of them were quite touching, and brought back memories of my own grandmother and her quilts. Thank you for sharing so freely. And now, I need to announce the winner of the book, Our Family Quilt. Thanks go to the book's author Rhonda Cratty for generously agreeing to sponsor this giveaway. Mr. Random number generator chose

#6--Sarah

as the lucky winner. Sarah, I've written you an email, so check your inbox. 

Yesterday ...

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Making A Pillow with a Pinwheel Quilt Block from The Quilting Room with Mel

When you end up with an orphan quilt block or you just want to practice a new block what do you do with the single block?  Today, we are going to turn our pinwheel quilt block into a pillow!  We are using the pinwheel block from here to make an envelope style pillow.  The envelope style pillow allows us to change the cover easily or even wash it since most pillow forms do not recommend you throwing them into a washer.

Pinwheel pillow tutorial


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How To Make A Pinwheel Quilt Block from The Quilting Room with Mel

One of the things that I get asked to do the most is teach how to make basic quilt blocks like the half square block.  These blocks are the building blocks of many different quilt blocks and once you have mastered the basic block you can start changing it up to make it your own.  The half square triangle blocks we make today are going to be used in a pinwheel quilt block.  With this tutorial, you are getting a two for one.  Like most traditional quilt blocks there are several variations on the pinwheel quilt block but today we ...

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February 24, 2017
Folk-Tails Quilt from Sew Quilt



It has been quite awhile since my last post, life got a ...

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Happy National CSA Day! from ... Cat Patches

This morning my friend Sue sent me this image.


Ordinarily we walk on Friday mornings, and we will walk rain or shine. Snow, though...snow is a different animal altogether. We wouldn't mind a walk in the snow, but driving in the snow is another matter. There was just a dusting (plus some leftover from Wednesday) when I got up this morning, but it's been snowing pretty much nonstop for hours. Seems like a good day to stay in and sew.

Yesterday I got to work on the Bee Loving quilt. You might remember this as the Bee-utiful ...

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Happy National CSA Day! from Cat Patches

This morning my friend Sue sent me this image.


Ordinarily we walk on Friday mornings, and we will walk rain or shine. Snow, though...snow is a different animal altogether. We wouldn't mind a walk in the snow, but driving in the snow is another matter. There was just a dusting (plus some leftover from Wednesday) when I got up this morning, but it's been snowing pretty much nonstop for hours. Seems like a good day to stay in and sew.

Yesterday I got to work on the Bee Loving quilt. You might remember this as the Bee-utiful ...

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How Can Quilts Tell a Story?-Open Line Friday from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! I believe that quilts that tell a story are more likely to be cherished by our family and friends and consequently, more likely to stand the test of time..(as in not become a painter’s drop cloth–read more … Continue reading

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February 23, 2017
Wirbel / Swirls from quilts und mehr

 
Genäht aus Saristreifen ist er nun fertig und hängt bei mir im Wohnzimmer und zwar so:
Sewn out of Saristripes it is now finished and is hanging in my sitting room like this.
 
Wirbel / Swirls
83 x 130 cm / 33 x 51"


Ursprünglich habe ich ihn in der Höhe aufhängen wollen, aber nun gefällt es mir quer besser. Was meinst du?

Original I wanted to hang it horizontal but now I like it more vertical. What is your opinion?

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The Blue House – Pattern for mug rug and coaster from France Nadeau

The Blue House - pattern at francenadeau.comThe Blue House - mug rug and coaster - pattern at francenadeau.comThe Blue House - mug rug and coaster - pattern at francenadeau.com

This is my latest pattern for mug rugs and coasters. This is a Blue House surrounded by Spring flowers starting to bloom. I had fun adding the flowers, but they are optional.

The Blue House can be made with the appliqué method or the paper-piecing method. I stitched the appliques by hand, but this could be done with a sewing machine. The binding was sewn with a sewing machine on top and by hand on the back. Of course, the binding can entirely be done by machine. You can see examples for both methods in the pictures (mug rug: appliqué ...

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Vintage Virginia Stitches from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

This week, Kara and I (Teri) are busy preparing to spend a quilt week in Virginia. First, we will go tho the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, and then we will spend the week in Williamsburg at the Academy of Appliqué, teaching our Floral Wreath and Secret Garden classes. 

As I assemble kits with lovely ribbons and threads, I am reminded of the trip to Virginia that I took with my husband in the fall. He is wonderfully accommodating when we travel and accompanies me to many a quilt shop, and sometimes even a museum or two. Last fall, we ...

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AGF stitched Featuring Wonderful Things Fabrics by Bonnie Christine from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Hello, hello!

This week we’re excited to share with you the latest episode of AGF stitched with Kimberly! In Kimberly’s tutorial, you will learn how to make a beautiful Filigree quilt featuring Bonnie Christine's newest collection, Wonderful Things Fabrics Filigree-1

Download the free pattern of this quilt and watch Kimberly show you how to make each block! If you would like to recreate the same quilt with Wonderful Things fabrics,  you can purchase the quilt kit at Fat Quarter Shop.

If you would like to see the same quilt design made by other makers, these are the makers ...

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2016 OPAM (One Project A Month) PROJECT FINISHES from A Quilter and The Chief

During 2016 I finished 40 ProjectS


Among my finishes I made 9 quilts of various sizes, 4 quilted table toppers, clothes for my grandkiddos, 12 hand knit projects, and more. While I finished fewer projects than last year, I did complete 3 big projects that I have been working on for several years, including this beauty, 

"Journey of a Quilter," which is hanging in my sewing room.
  • DECEMBER
  • (1) Knit V-Neck Vest for my grandson
  • (4) Knit Dish Cloths
  • (1) Flannel PJ bottoms for me
  • (5) Flannel PJ Bottoms for my grandkids
  • NOVEMBER
  • (1) McKenna Ryan Art Quilt Wall Hanging ...

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February 22, 2017
Speedy Sewing from ... Cat Patches

Before I get started, I wanted to say how much I'm appreciating reading all your comments for the book giveaway. It seems we all came to quilting in similar ways with just enough difference in the mix to make it thoroughly enjoyable. If you missed the giveaway, you can find it at that link I've given you back there. Be sure to read the comments!

Yesterday was an egg pick-up day and a grocery shopping day, and that left me pretty well wiped out by the time I got home. Also, it poured rain. Oregon in February...gotta ...

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Speedy Sewing from Cat Patches

Before I get started, I wanted to say how much I'm appreciating reading all your comments for the book giveaway. It seems we all came to quilting in similar ways with just enough difference in the mix to make it thoroughly enjoyable. If you missed the giveaway, you can find it at that link I've given you back there. Be sure to read the comments!

Yesterday was an egg pick-up day and a grocery shopping day, and that left me pretty well wiped out by the time I got home. Also, it poured rain. Oregon in February...gotta ...

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Splendid Sampler blocks and a few favorite rulers from The Crafty Quilter

Happy Wednesday friends!  After finishing up a few big projects, it’s always nice to have something small (and ongoing) to work on such as the Splendid Sampler blocks.  The last block, #100, was published last week and it’s one of my favorites.  It was designed by Kate Spain and it’s called “Centered”.  I love the detailed piecing and how it draws your eye to the center of the block.  I took a picture of the first Splendid Sampler block and the last one together; it makes me happy.

Splendid Sampler blocks 1 and 100 by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

 

I still have more Splendid blocks to make, but ...

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Potting Shed Quilt from The Cloth Parcel

Here is the third and last of our new quilt kits from Craftsy!  The Potting Shed Quilt (affiliate link*) is a large log cabin quilt.  It finishes to 95″ x 95″, which is nearly big enough for a king size bed. To jazz up the log cabin design, we decided to put the blocks on […]

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February 21, 2017
The Positive Aspects of a Slow Design Process from Pink Doxies


Blocks Are Together

Design Process seems to be my theme this week. I like hearing how other people make design decisions, and it actually helps me to share my process with you. Your feedback is another component to it, and I enjoy listening. The one thing that keeps resonating back and forth is design can't be rushed. I'm glad to know you put things up and take them down, too, waiting for inspiration. 

I think the negative feelings expressed about Works In Progress (WIP's) are far over-rated. I have many, and will bet you do, too! But ...

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Two more quilt tops done from Pointless Quilter

Two weeks ago I pinned 6 quilts.  I finished 2 easy ones right of way (see previous post) and this past week I finished two more.  The first one I finished was this one.  It's not my top.  It's for a lady from my friendship group who doesn't quilt much anymore but has a few tops she wants finished.  I just machine quilt for her.  (She's a hand quilter.)




I got the ruler machine quilting foot for my Bernina and decided to try using it with this quilt.  It will take a while to get more ...

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