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May 24, 2016
Island Management: An Art Quilt from Pink Doxies


Island Management


If I tell you I've been neglecting everyone and everything for a few days, would you forgive me? I'm sorry if I owe you an email or reply. Soon, I promise. There's a story with a not-so-happy ending, too, if you want to read on, and I'm the only one to blame. Ready?

On Saturday night, I made up my mind to join an organization called SAQA. That is, Studio Art Quilt Associates. I've been visiting the site for some months, but hadn't made the decision if it was right for me ...

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The Spinning Square – A Machine Quilting Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Have you been out for a walk yet today?  Perhaps a Yoga Class or even Spin Class? Make a plan for moving more today and set an alarm–#NoExcuses! The hardest part is ripping yourself away from whatever … Continue reading

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Scrap Logs And Woolly Jumpers. from Sunburnt Quilts

I know I have commented in recent posts how we seem to have had an extended Summer, so it will come as no surprise when I say that Winter has finally hit. I think it really hits home when the mornings are cold enough for the heater to go on. Definitely time for slippers.

I am working on keeping with my finishing off theme and have completed a small quilt that will end up as a picnic blanket or table cloth.

Sunburnt Quilts - Scrap Log Cabin 2016) (1)

This was made from some log cabins I worked on in a scrap class and used the leftover fabrics ...

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Finished!  The Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake Fabric Challenge... from Living Water Quilter











Finished! 

The Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake Fabric Challenge quilt was completed in record time. 

The lovely texture you see on the Sashing Stash Matrix (38 X 43 inches) was created with a double layer of batting. The bottom layer is low loft bamboo and the top layer is wool.

The 2016 spring challenge fabric is called Sashing Stash by Eleanor Dugan. 

I was shaking in my boots when I began quilting the “bubbles” in the lower blue section. When I finished that section, I said to myself, “Girl, you made a BIG mistake with this design. But it’s ...

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May 23, 2016
Quilts from Paducah, continued from Beehive Quilts

More quilts to post:


 There were a lot of quilts submitted from people that reside in Japan. At first glance you would think this one was given the theme of the paneled quilt. It was made by Karen Turnbull from Laguna Niguel California. She named it Red Temples. I love how she hooked the three panels together with a pagoda style beam at the top.

The above quilt is named appropriately Skyline. Claudia Scheja from Werne North Rhine-Westphalia Germany made this beautiful quilt. Love the different skylines she incorporated in the border from different cities around the world.

Advance to ...

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Quilts from Paducah, continued from Beehive Quilts

More quilts to post:


 There were a lot of quilts submitted from people that reside in Japan. At first glance you would think this one was given the theme of the paneled quilt. It was made by Karen Turnbull from Laguna Niguel California. She named it Red Temples. I love how she hooked the three panels together with a pagoda style beam at the top.

The above quilt is named appropriately Skyline. Claudia Scheja from Werne North Rhine-Westphalia Germany made this beautiful quilt. Love the different skylines she incorporated in the border from different cities around the world.

Advance to ...

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Squirrely from Cat Patches

We returned home from our weekend at the beach yesterday to find this marauding marauder chowing down on the still green strawberries.


Check out his tail there...it looks like my permed hair when I get out in the rain. From the looks of things there at his feet, he's been having quite a feast. Release the cats!

This morning, Smitty invited him into the house for lunch. When I went down to the sewing room, I found Smitty camped out next to my cedar chest. I figured he had a mouse cornered, but I kept hearing a loud ...

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Squirrely from ... Cat Patches

We returned home from our weekend at the beach yesterday to find this marauding marauder chowing down on the still green strawberries.


Check out his tail there...it looks like my permed hair when I get out in the rain. From the looks of things there at his feet, he's been having quite a feast. Release the cats!

This morning, Smitty invited him into the house for lunch. When I went down to the sewing room, I found Smitty camped out next to my cedar chest. I figured he had a mouse cornered, but I kept hearing a loud ...

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Modern Selvage Quilting - Quilt Book Review from The Quilting Room with Mel

I'm so excited about today's post, I'm the next to the last stop on the blog tour for Modern Selvage Quilting book tour.  You all know that I hate to throw any fabric away, just look at all my string blocks, so learning how to use the selvage edges is something I've always wanted to do.  When C & T publishing contacted me to see if I was interested in reviewing Riel Nason's new book Modern Selvage Quilting I jumped at the chance.  My mind has been running full force since getting my copy of Modern ...

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scattered showers quilt top from Crazy Mom Quilts

I've been working on a lot of small projects lately, so completing a quilt top that has been in progress for a long time feels especially good! (It's been awhile!)
I don't often sketch out my quilts ahead of time, but when I do, it's super high tech. Ha! This was my original plan. I had a very deliberate plan for how many white patches were in each block, and the placement of those blocks. About 2/3 of the way through, I decided to just let loose and make blocks on a whim. You know ...

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WIN a Quilt! Challenge from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters and Fitness Buffs! How are YOU today?  Did YOU have a good week? More fruits and veggies anyone? A few long walks? Did you reward yourself with a little quilting time?  Or perhaps you bought yourself a … Continue reading

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Exhausted! from Quilts....etc.

My work on the porch continues with the power washer – I didn’t get done like I hoped I would – I took so many breaks yesterday – It is a very big area to cover and I just didn’t get done.  I will work more on it this week and hope to finish!  Or […]

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May 22, 2016
Quilt finished, Video, garden from Tim Quilts

I finished the treadle quilting on my feather quilt.

Here are some pictures (click picture to enlarge)

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I did a video of how I did the quilting (bad audio but you can see me working on it)

And the weather was great today so I got some more garden pictures

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Happy quilting

Tim

 


Treadle feathers

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Happy Wedding, Jeremy and Stacey!! from L&R Designs Quilting

Love's Woven Rectangles for the happy couple!Last weekend we celebrated my nephew, Jeremy’s marriage to Stacey.  I was happy to present them with this wedding quilt I call, “Love’s Woven Rectangles”.Woven RectanglesEven though I didn’t use a pattern, it’s easy to plan and execute the woven effect of the rectangles.wrapped for givingI’ve been having fun stitching names into my quilts in lieu of a label!DateJeremy will never forget his anniversary!detail 2The quilting is freehand pebbles in the white and back and forth lines in the blocks.quilt foldsLight green thread adds a soft cast to the white fabric that you have to ...

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A Bento Box Quilt! from Nita Dances

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a quilt finish to show off.

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My youngest nephew is graduating from high school next month, which I think warrants a quilt from Auntie Nita, don’t you think?My second-youngest nephew graduated this time last year, and he received a quilt, so fair is fair.

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Actually, I’d like to (before I die of extreme old age) make a quilt for all my nephews. All thirteen of them (wipes brow).

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For Ross, I chose the Bento Box pattern because it is modern and masculine. Now, let me tell you something about ...

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May 21, 2016
Quilts at Paducah [version 1] from Beehive Quilts

I have been back from Paducah for weeks now and I still have not gone through all my photographs! I am going to post them as I edit them since I took close to 600 photos my week in Paducah and traveling around Tennessee and Kentucky.

One of the cautions about taking photos at the quilt show was that if we posted them on the internet, we should give credit to the creator of each quilt. I will do that to the best of my ability here. Know also I did not take a picture of every quilt there. There ...

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Quilts at Paducah [version 1] from Beehive Quilts

I have been back from Paducah for weeks now and I still have not gone through all my photographs! I am going to post them as I edit them since I took close to 600 photos my week in Paducah and traveling around Tennessee and Kentucky.

One of the cautions about taking photos at the quilt show was that if we posted them on the internet, we should give credit to the creator of each quilt. I will do that to the best of my ability here. Know also I did not take a picture of every quilt there. There ...

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Happy Hippo - H2H Charity Quilt Challenge from Creatin' in the Sticks

is hosting
the
Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge.


This is my 4th year to participate and the first year I am finished before the link up deadline.  (:


Although I really wanted to make 2 quilts this year, I'm feelling great about finishing one.


 I used 5" charms in Kona Solids (mainly colors from the Sunset collection)
and stash fabric (giraffe print and animals).
I used Missouri Star Quilt Company's 
Wonky Star tutorial as my inspiration for the pattern.


This quilt, Happy Hippo, will be donated to 
an organization that ...

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May 20, 2016
Quilt o’the Day: Color My World from Quilter Chic

I owe this fun quilt idea to my friend, Shelley. In my church, children are baptized at 8 years old. Shelley has the tradition of having the child draw art work on fabric, which is then embroidered by her and other relatives. She has had me quilt several of these quilts, and they are absolutely darling! There is something magical about children’s artwork; it is so free and uncontrolled.

For Color My World, I decided to just have the children color with crayons on the picture blocks, although you could always use Shelley’s idea and have them draw ...

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Signing Off for the Weekend from Cat Patches

Yesterday I managed to finish up the laundry with some quilting between wash cycles. Although I'm feeling much better, my energy level is still dictating the terms of existence. I suppose that is always the case, but I'm used to a little more enthusiasm in my days.

As for the quilting, three of the four rows of blocks are finished now. Just the three flamingos and two palm trees at the top remain...and the border, of course.


When I finished the bottom row of blocks yesterday, I took it off the machine and downstairs to the living ...

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