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May 25, 2019
Block lotto quilt from Ellyn's Place

A couple months ago, I won a big stack of block lotto blocks at the McKinney Modern Quilt Guild! The blocks were navy and white rectangles. At first I wasn't quite sure what to do with them. Then, at a sew day with friends, they helped me shape them into bigger square blocks! Here are five of those big blocks, each one containing 8 small rectangle blocks....
I played with them on my design wall at home for quite a while before I came up with the final layout. Putting them on point and adding coral "kisses" triangles was ...

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May 24, 2019
Best Laid Plans from ... Cat Patches

It was a good day yesterday, even if things didn't go exactly as planned. It was a day for baking bread, and so I had bread dough rising when I wrote yesterday's post. This loaf is made from the No-Knead Crusty White Bread recipe from King Arthur Flour. I like this recipe because the dough can be refrigerated for up to a week, and it will make three loaves.


It's also very tasty...kind of a no-frills approach to bread-baking. The longer it sits in the refrigerator, the more tangy it gets. When I made this last ...

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Best Laid Plans from Cat Patches

It was a good day yesterday, even if things didn't go exactly as planned. It was a day for baking bread, and so I had bread dough rising when I wrote yesterday's post. This loaf is made from the No-Knead Crusty White Bread recipe from King Arthur Flour. I like this recipe because the dough can be refrigerated for up to a week, and it will make three loaves.


It's also very tasty...kind of a no-frills approach to bread-baking. The longer it sits in the refrigerator, the more tangy it gets. When I made this last ...

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May 23, 2019
Peter Pan from Ritacor

o meu stock de mantas de bebé já estava a ficar desfalcado, e por isso esta semana comecei a fazer 4 novas mantas para a coleção My First Quilt | A Minha Primeira Manta. duas delas já estão prontas e têm como tema uma das histórias infantis mais apreciadas tanto por pequenos como por graúdos: … More Peter Pan

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Let there be blue days too ~ from Marty's Fiber Musings



Perhaps I've never shared that I have blue days too!  As in indigo blue....perhaps I've never shared this quilt top with you....the one with my shibori hand dyed mixed in with other over-the-counter, yet wonderful fabric.



and life continues around here in many colors and hues ~ 

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May 22, 2019
My Secret to Matchstick Quilting from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

The Wonky Pinwheel Quilt

The Wonky Pinwheel Quilt in Honey Run

Last month, I showed off one of my new patterns, the Fan-tastic Quilt. This month, I got to preview Honey Run fabric and sew up the second quilt which is included in the Fan-tastic pattern. I call it the Wonky Pinwheel Quilt. Why? Well because there are big wonky pinwheels that repeat throughout the quilt, as well as some smaller pinwheels that also repeat throughout the quilt. It is such a fun and easy quilt to make. Its larger blocks really show off the fabric in the quilt. A great way to quilt ...

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Pin It Weekly #278 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Last week's Pin It was so popular that I thought I'd continue it. We met a few followers, so that's what we'll do again this week. 
Melinda Wingard Knox has many boards but her "home projects" board really caught my eye. Here are a few ideas that I had to follow.

DIY Concrete Fountain Instruction - DIY Fountain Landscaping Ideas & Projects #landscapingdiyWine Barrel with Flowers - Put Solar Lights in planters. Can't believe I never thought of this.

20+ Simple And Small Front Yard Landscaping Ideas (Low Maintenance) Add value to your home with best front yard landscape. Explore simple and small front yard landscaping ideas with rocks, low maintenance, on a budget.", "pinner": {"username": "VintageHomeDecorIdeas", "first_name": "Wood Home |..

BEST Kitchen Backsplash i've ever seen! | Just love the picture galleries <3 #Kitchen #KitchenBacksplash #Backsplash #KitchenIdeas #KitchenIsland #KitchenDesign #KitchenMakeover #KitchenDecor #BacksplashIdeas

Ginger Denise Salinas has a board just for squishes! And here are some pins from her "slime" board. 
Unicorn Ice Cream ~ Butter Slime - Scented slime ~ Charm slime

Homemade slime is all the rage, so watch one of these how-to videos and learn how to make your own from unicorn slime to glitter slime.

scented watermelon Mini Crazy Poo squishy by Puni Maru

Ellie Halliley has a Disney board. If you're a Disney fan, this is the board for you!

If you call Disney "home", this sign is made just for you

Personalised Chalkboard Countdown hanging Plaque Sign Holiday Days until Disney

Disney Shadow Box Savings Bank adding money

Of course, we need one board about quilting. Here ...

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Down by the Lake from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

That is the name of this quilt.  The greens and blues at the cottage in spring/summer months.  The red is for the maple trees that turn a glorious red in the fall.  We opened our cottage for the season this past Sunday and I took this quilt out for photos, but it rained and that opportunity was lost.  So, next best is out back of our home.

This was my inspiration.  Blues and greens.  The colours at our cottage.
This quilt has had a lot of revamping from start to finish.  I wanted to design something special, but ended ...

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Quilting and a Bear! from Quilts....etc.

We were gone a good part of yesterday – I should have put my crochet in a tote bag but I forgot to – the drive to Little Rock takes a little over an hour and I had a doctor appointment (just my usual check up – all is well) – Mike came along and […]

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Auftragsarbeit / commission work from quilts und mehr

Zusammen mit Gertrud erhielten wir einen Auftrag für einen weissen Quilt mit feinen, farbigen, diagonalen Streifen zu nähen. Es war eine Herausforderung, aber er sieht auf dem Bett super aus und macht der neuen Besitzerin Freude. Was will man mehr!

Together with Gertrud we got an order for a white quilt with fine, colorful, diagonal stripes. It was a real challenge, but now laying on the bed it looks great and the new owner is very pleased with it. What do we want more!



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May 20, 2019
The Worst Day of the Year from ... Cat Patches

It's the day I go to the dentist. (Sigh.) Who doesn't hate going to the dentist? I'm just going in for a check-up and cleaning...I hope. One never knows with the dentist. I think we should just dispel the notion that going to the dentist is ever good news. One can only be let down from the moment one walks in the door. It can be a "Look Ma! No cavities!" kind of day, and I suppose there's some relief in that. You still have to sit through the cleaning. I'm certain some of ...

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The Worst Day of the Year from Cat Patches

It's the day I go to the dentist. (Sigh.) Who doesn't hate going to the dentist? I'm just going in for a check-up and cleaning...I hope. One never knows with the dentist. I think we should just dispel the notion that going to the dentist is ever good news. One can only be let down from the moment one walks in the door. It can be a "Look Ma! No cavities!" kind of day, and I suppose there's some relief in that. You still have to sit through the cleaning. I'm certain some of ...

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Stars Finished from Wedding Dress Blue

The green binding seemed a unlikely choice, but I LOVE it.

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White is never a binding option in my book, black was too black, either red or blue would disappear…yellow also oddly didn’t really do it for me.  Then the thought of GREEN….YAY!

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So, the quilt is complete and delivered to its forever home.

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It is such a happy quilt.  And I am happy it is finished.

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May 19, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Greco Roman columns.



Camillo Boito-Ornamenti di Tutti Gli Stili, 1882  Doric Perfume Oil
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Back when I taught Fine Arts Survey at Bunkie High, I studied enough architecture to be able to know the columns of ancient Rome and Greece. When I was pinning earlier in the week, I discovered these drawings. Of course, I had to add them to my "architecture buildings construction edifice structure" board.

QUEST FOR BEAUTY

Rocallas
Here's the thing: now I love them for a different reason. Oh sure, the architecture is stunning, but the lines, feathers, and scrolls are all motifs that I love to include in my quilting. Studying these drawings may be helpful in preparing for my next quilt ...

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May 17, 2019
My TV Blanket/quilt...Red, White and Black..and Text! from Fabric and Memories

I have always wanted a red, white and black colored quilt. Well, I have finally made one! Still contemplating how to do the back.. flannel or fleece...but the top is done and I really like it!  The star is my favorite block to do.. it is made up of HSTs. You can make them with Flying Geese,...

Click on the blog article title to continue reading this post or to browse to Fabric and Memories for more...fabric and memories!

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May OMG: A Finished Flimsy from ... Cat Patches

It was a busy and enjoyable day yesterday. My first stop was to check on the poppy. Do you think it will ever open? I'm betting a day of warmth and sunshine will get it to spread its wings.


Okay, so no poppies yet. It was time to finish off the Snow Globes. I needed to sew together the bottom two rows of blocks...


And then I sewed them to the top half of the quilt, and I had myself a finished flimsy. Ta-Da!


The white snowflake fabric doesn't photograph well, and so the pink fabric, which is ...

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May OMG: A Finished Flimsy from Cat Patches

It was a busy and enjoyable day yesterday. My first stop was to check on the poppy. Do you think it will ever open? I'm betting a day of warmth and sunshine will get it to spread its wings.


Okay, so no poppies yet. It was time to finish off the Snow Globes. I needed to sew together the bottom two rows of blocks...


And then I sewed them to the top half of the quilt, and I had myself a finished flimsy. Ta-Da!


The white snowflake fabric doesn't photograph well, and so the pink fabric, which is ...

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Stars Over Tucson, Shining on Lake Havasu from If These Threads Could Talk

Life is good!  Here I am in Central, NY making a very special cactus quilt for a newly discovered sister.  I have a half sister (Mary) whom I have known my entire life.  Two years ago Mary wanted to submit our DNA to Ancestry.com to see if we really did have Native American ancestor’s as our mother said.  Turns out we don’t.

My mother used to tell me in a hushed voice “you have sisters in Canada”!  I always wondered if that story was true.  Turns out it is true!  I have two sisters on my Father ...

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Baby elephant pinwheel quilt from Granny Maud's Girl

My lovely neighbours are expecting a grandson any day now, and they asked me to make the new baby a quilt. I do not normally sew on demand, but I was happy to make an exception for them. We live in the best neighbourhood. The group of residents around me swap not only cups of sugar but also everything from stockpots to crayfish, and we spend a lot of time together socially.

Pinwheel baby quilt made by Granny Maud's Girl

The colours roughly fade from light to dark. Roughly.

From my stash, a blue and white elephant print caught Mrs Neighbour’s eye, and a raindrop print I ...

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Echo quilting with a walking foot adds visual appeal from Quilt Social

Welcome back to the fifth and final post on using a walking foot, SCHMETZ needles and Gütermann thread to create a whole cloth quilt.

Yesterday I talked about quilting in the ditch, practiced straight line stitching skills and examined how marking a few simple grid lines can help create complex-looking border designs with ease.

Today I’ll let the walking foot work its magic as we explore how effective straight line echo quilting can be.

 

Walking foot echo quilting adds the final finish
Walking foot echo quilting adds the final finish

 

Simple walking foot quilting can be oh so special!

In quilt design, it’s important to have ...

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