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March 3, 2015
The embroidered word and quilting from Quilt Social

Welcome back. I hope I didn’t scare you with all that editing stuff. I was just so exited about all the possibilities that one can do with the built-in software on the Husqvarna Viking Designer Ruby Royale. Today I’m going to have a look at the written word and quilting.

Words are powerful. Among other things, they can be emotional, they can be fun and they can be functional. Let’s have a look at how easy it is to build words into some quilting and sewing projects.

Built-in Fonts

The Designer Ruby Royale has four built-in fonts ...

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March 2, 2015
Learning CurveI’m learning to free motion quilt on a... from Living Water Quilter



Learning Curve

I’m learning to free motion quilt on a new-to-me used Babylock Tiara mid-arm sewing machine.  I have wanted a larger machine for free motion quilting for years. Since I began researching sit-down long-arm machines, Bernina, Gammill, Juki and other sewing machine companies have begun manufacturing their own.

I’ve had my Babylock Tiara, the first generation, for about two months.
It is essentially the same machine as Handi Quilter’s Sweet Sixteen.

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As seen in the  purple table topper above I’ve even tried some ruler work with Accents in Design, Fine Line Quilter’s rulers. I ...

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Valerie's Birthday Party from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday evening, we all headed over to the other side of town to help Valerie celebrate her Tuesday birthday. It was the first time Mike and I had seen her house, which was built in 1943. Valerie took the house down to its virtual skeleton and completely renovated it. It is adorable. My recollection is that it is about 750 square feet, and so it's a nice little doll house for the two of them and their three kitties.


We got the grand tour of the house and enjoyed some wine before heading over to the restaurant Valerie had ...

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Valerie's Birthday Party from Cat Patches

Yesterday evening, we all headed over to the other side of town to help Valerie celebrate her Tuesday birthday. It was the first time Mike and I had seen her house, which was built in 1943. Valerie took the house down to its virtual skeleton and completely renovated it. It is adorable. My recollection is that it is about 750 square feet, and so it's a nice little doll house for the two of them and their three kitties.


We got the grand tour of the house and enjoyed some wine before heading over to the restaurant Valerie had ...

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Calm Reflection from Jean Swenson

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Calm Reflection
March 2015

I love efficiency. And, this block is all about that! I came across the instructions for this block pattern on wont-to-be quilter’s blog, and was intrigued by its construction process. While it may appear that it took me a month (since my last post) to finish this, that was not the case, and when I finally got time to dedicate to quilting, this was pretty quick to complete. Fortunately and perhaps unfortunately, work had ramped-up during February, and quilting fell to the bottom of the priority list. I am hoping March is less hectic so ...

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More UFO finishes and a newbie from Grandma's Red Needle

HAPPY MARCH!

Can you believe we are already two days into March?! It feels good! Can't wait for cooler days in April! Not that January & February have been that bad, but it feels like 'Summer in March'! The last days have been hot; +31C / 88F and that is more than enough for me when 80-90% humidity is added. 

I have started walking... Well, I have always been walking (hiking), but now I walk 5 km / 3.10 miles every morning Monday to Friday. There's a nice park in walking distance from where we live and there's an ...

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Quilting from Quilts....etc.

It warmed up yesterday – it got up to — 38!  how nice the snow is melting, the yard is a mess, I can not walk out there if I wanted to – too mushy and rain or snow in the forecast all week – oh well this too shall pass and we will soon […]

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Sew My Stash 2015 March Challenge. It's on!! from Sew Psyched

Woo!!! It's March, the heat's back on (after three weeks, brrr!), and the Sun is shinin'! Now what could be better than that?? I know what!! Another Sew My Stash 2015 Throwdown!! You haven't seen me here for awhile, 'cause it was too cold to sit next to the window, without heat, and type. But that doesn't mean that I didn't accomplish anything during February! No, I and my handy dandy sit-upon

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March 1, 2015
Two Days of Stitching from Cat Patches

Today I'm going to do some cutting, which doesn't make for very interesting blogging. I decided I'd just show you the stitching I've done since yesterday.

I finished the top-stitching and stitched the name of the block for "Chicken Gumbo".


I had to get out the instruction book for my sewing machine to remind me how to program in those letters, and I let the sewing machine do the stitching for the name. That worked out pretty well, and the machine was surprisingly user friendly. These blocks are going to be terrifically fun to make.

Also ...

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Two Days of Stitching from ... Cat Patches

Today I'm going to do some cutting, which doesn't make for very interesting blogging. I decided I'd just show you the stitching I've done since yesterday.

I finished the top-stitching and stitched the name of the block for "Chicken Gumbo".


I had to get out the instruction book for my sewing machine to remind me how to program in those letters, and I let the sewing machine do the stitching for the name. That worked out pretty well, and the machine was surprisingly user friendly. These blocks are going to be terrifically fun to make.

Also ...

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March Goals and Progress Report from ... Cat Patches

Holy moly! Here we are into March already! Spring is coming. Don't you worry.

Time to check in on myself and see how my February goals went.

Quilting and Flimsies

1. Quilt and bind the Aspen Tree quilt. Complete!



This one now resides with a friend from high school who lives in Colorado. She gave me the perfect new name for it when she said it reminded her of her state's motto: Colorful Colorado. "Colorful Colorado" it is!

2. Bring the Dream Machines quilt to flimsy stage. Complete!


The top is complete, but still much to do before ...

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March Goals and Progress Report from Cat Patches

Holy moly! Here we are into March already! Spring is coming. Don't you worry.

Time to check in on myself and see how my February goals went.

Quilting and Flimsies

1. Quilt and bind the Aspen Tree quilt. Complete!



This one now resides with a friend from high school who lives in Colorado. She gave me the perfect new name for it when she said it reminded her of her state's motto: Colorful Colorado. "Colorful Colorado" it is!

2. Bring the Dream Machines quilt to flimsy stage. Complete!


The top is complete, but still much to do before ...

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Angel quilt finished from April Sewing Journal

Yes- finished.

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Embroidery Snow Men from Quilts....etc.

I decided to get started on the embroidery project but I know I will not be working non stop on it and I will be taking a lot of breaks.  It was easy to remember how to do it – I used to do it a lot.  I just took the top block off of […]

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One Last Time - The BQ Four-Patch Kaleidoscope Quilt from Thistle and Thicket Studio

I promise, this is the last time I'll post about my BQ Four-Patch Kaleidoscope Quilt (Just a quick recap, I substituted four-patch kaleidoscope blocks in the large block of the BQ pattern). But, I thought I'd share a picture of the finished product in my 5th-wheel camper - quilt, headboard, curtains and pillowcases. It looks so rich and luxurious - definitely not how I camped as a little girl!

 
Now this is the definition of a happy camper!
 
~Sharla

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QuiltCon - A Modern Look At Quilting from Thistle and Thicket Studio

QuiltCon. Even the name sounds modern. So I was expecting lots of young, hip women with pink and purple hair sporting lots of tats with fingers flying as they sent out tweets on their phones. What I got was a convention center full of women (and a few men, even my husband!) of all ages coming together to ohh and aww at a room full of quilts - almost like every other quilt show I've attended. Almost.

Yes, there was an occasional brightly-colored hairdo and a few tattoos. There was even a tattoo booth where people could get a new ...

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Finished Melon Patch Top from Tim Quilts

Yesterday I posted pictures of the finished blocks for the melon patch quilt.

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Teddy and I decided to add a border to make it a better size.

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It was 60″ x80′

Here it is after I placed the side borders .

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I know that red looks like plain dots but it really has more of a pattern

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To get the proportions I wanted I made the top and bottom border narrower

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It is Now 80″ x 88″

I think Teddy likes it

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It really looks a lot better once I erase the background.

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Now it is time to find a backing ...

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February 28, 2015
Let's Book It: A NewFO from ... Cat Patches

It's been a lazy, but productive day, if such a thing is possible. I decided to get my laundry going, and I need to do a little work in the kitchen. Other than that, I've just been sewing at an easy-going pace.

There's quite a bit of progress to show on my newest project, the Chicken Buffet.



It's been a while since I started any large quilts, but I've been making some progress at getting the oldest of my projects finished off. By my rules, that makes it okay to start a new one now ...

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Let's Book It: A NewFO from Cat Patches

It's been a lazy, but productive day, if such a thing is possible. I decided to get my laundry going, and I need to do a little work in the kitchen. Other than that, I've just been sewing at an easy-going pace.

There's quite a bit of progress to show on my newest project, the Chicken Buffet.



It's been a while since I started any large quilts, but I've been making some progress at getting the oldest of my projects finished off. By my rules, that makes it okay to start a new one now ...

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Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Playing with Pinks from Life In Pieces

Due to the three inches of snow and frigid temperatures yesterday afternoon, plus the forecast for more snow and freezing rain starting at mid morning today, the District Science Fair has been moved to next weekend.  So none of us will have to get out today.  You may think that's not enough snow to bother with, but we were out yesterday afternoon and the roads were pretty slick.  We had ice the morning of last year's fair.  There were reports of multiple accidents last year involving both participants and judges on their way to the fair, so I ...

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