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December 15, 2017
‘Tis the Season from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

It’s a heatwave here in Brisbane and the agapanthus is blooming, sun is shining and the air-conditioning is on. Perfect pool and beach weather. This week I will be starting my first of many Christmas lunches with family and friends in two different states. It’s a great time of the year to be with the...

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Updates from Tim Quilts

It has been a while since I posted, I have been busy, and still not quite up to par.  But the good news is that next procedure (to break up the pancreatic stones) is Monday morning.    I should be able to fee the benefits of that fairly quickly </p>
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December 14, 2017
December Goals from From Blank Pages . . .

In an attempt to not be overly busy or overwhelmed this month, I have decided that I don't want to start on any new projects, add anything to my to-make list, or add to my WIP list in any way. Instead, my goal is to finish up the *almost finished* projects that have been sitting in a pile for months on end, which ultimately consists of quilt and minis that have been basted but not yet quilted, and I think one that is just waiting for the binding. I'd love to start the new year off with a ...

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And More from Houston from Tales from the Raspberry Rabbits

Hi ya!

How's your week going? Do you have snow in your little part of the world? I'm actually visiting Florida right now. It isn't any warmer here. This morning it was 35! So much for a vacation to a warmer spot. hee,hee,hee. Oh well, it is December.

Here are some more quilts from Houston. I tell ya, it's been really fun looking at all of these again. Next week I will share some photos of my students work. They were amazing!

Here ya go!





 Check out this crochet detail on this border and ...

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December 13, 2017
Make This: Snowball Fight Quilt Tutorial from The Cloth Parcel

On the 13th day of Christmas, we thought it would be fun to gift you a free quilt tutorial!  We are so happy with how this fun Christmas quilt turned out.  We used Tula Pink’s holiday line, Holiday Homies, and threw it into a snowball pattern.  This is the perfect way to let those large-scale […]

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December 12, 2017
Quilt Shop: People, Places & Quilts; Summerville, SC from ... Cat Patches


Okay, so this is the last post I have to write to catch up on the days I missed. It seems as good a time as any to also tell you about our sewing/chill day. I'll tell you about the quilt shop in just a minute.

It was a chill day for Mike, and he caught up on some TV watching. I was doing mostly sewing (rather than cutting), and so I tried a different set up with the sewing machine. When I set up on the other side, I'm kind of in the way of the ...

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Quilt Shop: People, Places & Quilts; Summerville, SC from Cat Patches


Okay, so this is the last post I have to write to catch up on the days I missed. It seems as good a time as any to also tell you about our sewing/chill day. I'll tell you about the quilt shop in just a minute.

It was a chill day for Mike, and he caught up on some TV watching. I was doing mostly sewing (rather than cutting), and so I tried a different set up with the sewing machine. When I set up on the other side, I'm kind of in the way of the ...

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Aron’s Chevron Quilt Pattern from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

I am so excited to present to you my scrappy chevron quilt and pattern!!! It is another pattern release party day! Here I talk about the quilt, pattern, fabric, and giveaway. Yes, I said giveaway, so let’s start the party!

 

Aron's Chevron Quilt

Aron’s Chevron Quilt

The idea for this quilt came to me more than a year ago when I had a Moda scrap bag. As I thought about what I could create with the scrap bag, I kept coming back to a chevron. Something that I had always wanted to make but up until that point had never made ...

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Modern Freefall Quilt Finish from Pink Doxies



 Freefall Finish

The days have been gentle, and almost slow around here despite Christmas approaching. The major purge is over, and it's become more of a daily maintenance to keep things fresh. There are still small spaces that call for attention, but nothing is screaming. With this steadiness, it is easier to let go. I know they are just things--baggage holding me back from better things to come. I have control of them. Not the other way around anymore. I choose a few spaces each day to stay committed, but I'm back to quilting with new vigor. It ...

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Charleston, South Carolina from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We're still in catch-up mode here at the Traveling Three Cats Ranch. This morning I want to back up to Friday and tell you about our trip into Charleston, SC. It was raining on this day, but the rain let up a little bit for our trip into the city. Charleston is a very old city, having been founded in the late 1700's, and there is a lot to see there. We had just one afternoon, and so we chose a couple of things that piqued our interest. Our first stop was the Charleston ...

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Charleston, South Carolina from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We're still in catch-up mode here at the Traveling Three Cats Ranch. This morning I want to back up to Friday and tell you about our trip into Charleston, SC. It was raining on this day, but the rain let up a little bit for our trip into the city. Charleston is a very old city, having been founded in the late 1700's, and there is a lot to see there. We had just one afternoon, and so we chose a couple of things that piqued our interest. Our first stop was the Charleston ...

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December 11, 2017
Nuevo SAL Febrero 2018 Mystery Yoko Saito from La Vida en Patchwork

Nuevo SAL Febrero 2018 Mystery Yoko Saito

Ya sabéis lo mucho que me gusta coser con vosotras, y sacar SAL donde nos ayudamos a coser, y aprendemos, y lo mucho que me gustan los clásicos.

Llevo meses pensando en este SAL que hoy os anuncio, un clásico, que fue todo un éxito de la revista Quiltmanía y la diseñadora Yoko Saito.

Este quilt tiene algo especial, el pueblo en patchwork me encanta, sus calles, las empinadas cuestas, escaleras, sus casas, sus farolas, sus árboles, incluso la fuente y la bicicleta. Y sus habitantes, los animales, perros, gatos o pájaros.

Yoko ...

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Catching Up... from Indigo Threads

It's been such a looong time since I posted, and I'm not quite sure where to start.  Let's just say that Life has been busy!  And so have I.  It was a long, hot, smokey summer and a very busy autumn, with a visit to my sister, a quilt show and a visit to California, as well as having bronchitis, holidays and generally Life.  But I'm here now, with a few things to share.

First off, I have a finished quilt to share!  This one was a few years in the making.  The blocks were started ...

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December 9, 2017
A Quilted Art Piece from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


 There are many posts that need to be written, but it seems that though I completed a piece, I haven't shown it to you. So I'm using it as my finish for the week. Otherwise, I'll have to show you the holes in the walls, again. The only thing about those is that the pros are finished creating the holes. Not very interesting.

 The story begins back in June as we were preparing for our trip across the Southwest. I teased you with this little snippet. I finished hand-quilting the piece on the way home and let ...

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Goodies of Quilting & Purging from Pink Doxies


Lone Star Beauty

One of many red quilts currently on display at the 
Southeast Ohio History Center in Athens, Ohio





It's a Marathon--Not a Sprint!

The nitty-gritty of purging means finding out if things you are keeping still have meaning to you. 

Do they serve you now or will they in the future? If not, find a person or place where they can do some good. 

That was the mantra I had for the first many weeks of our house purge, and worked well for things that were cut and dried. You know, things that fit in either the ...

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Farmer's Daughter Ikat Quilt from Random Thoughts... do or "di"

My most recent quilt finish was made using two jelly rolls of The Farmer's Daughter fabric and a pattern by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic. To be quite honest using a jelly roll was a pain but the finished quilt made it worth it. I thought the quilt would end up very misshaped and wonky but all the wobbliness quilted right out.


I love the colors and prints in this collection. The sweet mix of floral and gingham prints combined with some text prints and basics make for a great quilt.


For the backing I found a great print ...

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One Quilt for 30 Blocks in 30 Days Challenge - Framed Up Quilt Top from Creatin' in the Sticks

Have you been following along with the 

Everyday a new super, simple quilt block is posted and

at the end of December we will have a quilt and hopefully a smaller scrap pile.

Keep in mind, these are super simple blocks but each one can make a beauty of a quilt.

Today I have a quilt top to share using block #5 and block #6.


I'm calling it "Framed Up."

It went together so quickly and I used up a lot of fabric scraps.



Each block is 10 1/2" square and ...

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December 8, 2017
Baskets to keep me warm! from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

Outside, a snow storm is raging but I got me some baskets to keep me warm!  LOL  Another quilt is finished!  Oh, this was a lovely quilt to work on and there are quite a few baskets that were all hand appliqued.  Eventually, some blue quilted pillows will be made to co-ordinate with this quilt and other quilts that are of the same fabrics.  These will do for now. A few years ago, these

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December 7, 2017
More Quilts from Houston from Tales from the Raspberry Rabbits

Hi ya! Is it cold where you are? It sure did get cold her today. We went from 72 yesterday to 48 right now! Yikes! Going to be drinking lots of hot tea for sure!

Today I wanted to share some more quilts from Houston. Gosh they really blow me away. So much incredible talent out there.





























Did you pick a favorite?

Hugs and friends,
Michelle and the Bunnies

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Compass Quilt from The Cloth Parcel

Ever since we saw this Compass Quilt at Quilt Market, we’ve been dying to make one.  It’s been a couple of years since that Market, but we finally finished this after having the top pieced and in our ready-to-quilt pile for the last eight months! (Now if we could just finish the several others still […]

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