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April 25, 2014
Good Fortune in Chicopee from Pmegios

My Good Fortune Quilt with Denyse Schmidt’s Chicopee Fabric is finished!  I finished it a couple of weeks ago but have not found time to share this with everyone. This is the quilt top that I put together at the BMQG retreat in March.

I used Patricia Ritter’s Baushaus pantograph for this quilt.  I know, I know, I should have just free motion quilted, but I am a big wimp and do not trust my skills for keeping things even and consistent.

I want more time to practice and play!  But, I am happy with what I have ...

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Sew and Tell from Farm Road Ramblings

After getting my heart quilt finished (yay!), I decided to turn my attention to this little quilt.  Since it isn't very big ( 46" x 56"), I thought I would try basting it on a large section of my kitchen counter.  I used tape and some large clamps to secure the backing, and pin-basted 1/2 at a time.  It worked pretty well!  

So, last night I started in on quilting it.  I decided to quilt curvy lines in the squares, and am doing all the white areas first. 

I really like how it's looking, and am wondering if ...

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April 24, 2014
Scrappy Quilts from Tim Quilts

I have another vintage quilt top to share.


It has a great variety of fabrics (click pictures to enlarge)

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I love this scrappy quilt, the overall look is scrappy but controlled.  The mismatched pieces are separated by strips of fabric that help tone down the jumble and make it less confusing and yet still scrappy.


Some scrappy quilts go to far in the scrappy and they become a confused mess (at least in my opinion)

here is one in my collection that I find harshly confusing….not calm or pleasing as I like a quilt to feel.


Your eye doesn ...

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Victorious from If These Threads Could Talk

I just finished quilting and binding my Studio 180 design pattern “Victorious”  I’m on my quest to branch out and try other battings.  Of course my preference is any batting by Quilters Dream.  This time I used the “Blend”, 70% cotton & 30% polyester, needle punched onto an ultra light scrim base.  It was created especially for machine quilters.


It was very nice to work with.  It didn’t stretch out of shape at all.  It stitched beautifully.  It held its shape throughout the washing and drying process.


Victorious is a beautiful traditional quilt pattern that uses the Deb Tucker ...

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Faulty Construction?!! from Marty's Fiber Musings's all your fault !

Several months ago my most generous friend Melanie, who in the process of getting rid of stuff, gave me a gallon zip bag filled with  blue and white star blocks.  Yesterday when I dug through the bag, I didn't know whether to thank her or curse her.   How stupid happy am I to have taken this bag off her hands!    As I filtered through the bag  separating the finished from the unfinished quilt blocks I found that she had completed  six 12 1/2" blocks and many 6 1/2" ones, enough to ...

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Applique and Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Some days I feel like I do not accomplish much and then at the end of the day I take some photos to share and realize that I have gotten things done after all. Now that the red and black small quilt is done I got Floral Fantasy back out to work on and the […]

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Cog + Wheel Quilt Finish from Cactus Needle

Several years ago I bought the pattern 
and fabrics
for Cog + Wheel Quilt
Then it sat in a box
even though it
called to me ever so much.
"Come and play with me!" it purred while hidden away.
 Finally, the best time arrived
to pull out the
wonderful Amy Butler fat quarters
and other matchy friends.
 12 inch blocks
The inner circles were a small challenge
while the outer circles sewed up easily.
Once I got started I couldn't stop.
 Cog + Wheel has the option of being made
in 4 different sizes.
I opted for Twin Size
created with ...

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April 23, 2014
Wet Wednesday from ... Cat Patches

Today was a day at home for me. In exchange for going to Zumba on Monday, I gave myself the day off from exercise today. April has been a busy month, and I haven't had many days to stay at home in my sweats. I've taken to referring to them as my "daytime jammies". Wasn't there a time a generation ago when women had clothing they referred to as "loungewear"? Or am I confusing that with something else?

For example, this pattern from the 1930's:

1930s vintage sewing pattern pajamas loungewear

Love ...

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Strip Piecing: It's all in How You Slice It from Threadbender's Quilt Shop

My father had a saying. If it's too hard, takes too long, or is to nasty, you're using the wrong tool or technique. This is always true in quilting.

Piecing little tiny bits of fabric may be a zen technique and may well sooth some souls, but most of us want to get on with it. It's a lot easier to sew and cut up strips than it is to sew tiny bits.
And Sew much more fun!

Remember all the wonderful blocks that we can  make out of half triangles. Take a collection of sewed strips ...

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Mid Michigan Quilters’ Guild from Tim Quilts

Last night I was honored to present a lecture and trunk show  at the Mid Michigan Quilters’ Guild in Mt. Pleasant MI.   It was so much fun to share what I do with such a great group!

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Thanks to everyone for such a great evening! ( and delicious treats!….I was particularly fond of the rhubarb!) I hope to see you all again. I have 200-300 more quilt tops to finish so It will be a new show in a year.

Back to work on this one


Happy Quilting


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Batik rail fence from Always Quilts

Sashings and borders are on. Yea! It’s now ready to quilt. I have to work on a few customer quilts before I can quilt it though.

I now have 2 of my own tops ready for an all over quilt job. I have the first of 2 black and white strip quilts assembled.
I am making progress on eliminating my stash. :)

Have a good day!!

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Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild/ April from Cactus Needle

 Saturday we met with the
Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild
 for our April meeting.
 Rebecca Whaling
provided a wonderful 
Square In A Square tutorial.
We have been asked as a guild
to make 8 inch finished blocks
with fussy cut centers
for charity quilts.
*I've already purchased
a fat quarter to get me started :)
 Rebecca brought her 
work in progress as inspiration.
I love how she is using 
low volume and text fabric 
for her backgrounds.
 More inspiration
 Nice job Rebecca!
Thank you for your help
in organizing our group
for a great cause.
 At the end of our meeting ...

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Next Winter's Quilt Project: May is One Week Away! from Quilting on the Edge

Image Next Thursday will be May 1 and on that day I will be posting the next steps for making your quilt to have on your bed next winter. Just a reminder that you should have your quilt pieces cut out and arranged and sorted into stacks with the pieces you will need for each block of the quilt. Obviously we will begin sewing the blocks but I have a few thoughts about how to approach that process. This photo is a quilt I made in 2001 and it's called the ocean waves pattern. This was a long piecing process ...

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Work-in-Progress - Where am I, Where am I going Several goals... from Living Water Quilter

Work-in-Progress - Where am I, Where am I going

Several goals have been reached in the last two months. Yippee!

So why do I feel like I am behind?  Could it be that the list of WIPs is too long. Affirmative. Correct. Yes. You got it.  :-)

So, looking at the photos (top to bottom) the status is:

  • Twisted log cabin is pieced, but not quilted.
  • Table runner is pieced & quilted. One side of the binding is attached.
  • Radiance Star wall hanging is pieced, quilted and one side of the binding is  done.
  • Sample baby quilting is pieced & quilted. One side of ...

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Diversions, Large and Small from Quilt Obsession


The two other diversions that were irresistible and took me away from Springtime in Paris. Both involving 45-degree diamonds. One very large and one very small.


First, the large diversion – a 9″ LeMoyne Star. A new Inklingo collection for 9″ LeMoyne Stars came out and I had to try one. I have a plan, I think, for a quilt made using shapes in this collection. But first I wanted to make one of these huge LeMoyne Stars. I actually printed enough shapes on two fabrics, using one of the combo pages, to make two of these 9″ stars and think ...

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A Wedding – Anniversary Quilt from L&R Designs Quilting

Wedding DayWhen Sheila’s daughter got married a year ago, quilt blocks were the guest book!  And for their first anniversary they received their quilt!Wedding - AnniversaryIsn’t this a great idea?  Many of the blocks have special messages, including their vows.Wedding Vows

The backing is a smooth Minkee and that was a learning experience!  The quilt is large, therefore the Minkee was pieced, which thankfully, was not an issue.  The issue was batting, Sheila initially didn’t want batting because of weight.  I started the quilt without batting but the first few stitches looked horrible!  They were very puckered and awful.  I ...

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April 22, 2014
Quilts of 2013 from AnneElizablog

When reviewing my quilting output for 2013, I discovered that I made far fewer quilts than I usually do and many more knitted items, clothing, and craft projects.  I will post pictures of those soon.  I am happy with the quilts I made this year and feel a bit re-energized to make more quilts in 2014!

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Sunshine of a sunny day from Mrs Moen

Our Easter break at the cabin was filled with all kinds of sunshine. Even though someone was sick, someone didn’t sleep very much, and the waffle iron didn’t work properly, we had a wonderful time. It was grandbaby’s first time sleeping at the cabin and after a few hours of busy exploring, he settled down very nicely. It doesn’t take much to entertain a two year old, does it.

The birches are getting tall, all lean and beautiful and just sporting a light shade of green on the top

providing a wonderful backdrop for our red ...

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Baby Elephants for a Baby Boy from Cactus Needle

 It reached 98 degrees here yesterday
in the Phoenix Metro
and it's only April.
Three words:
I'm not ready :(
Time to think about something
 Like a new baby boy quilt!
My daughter asked me
very nicely if by chance I would make 
something for someone
she cares very much for.
I hope baby Oscar
and his parents
are into 
 I may add another gray fabric into the mix.
I'll be making
Half Square Triangles
I'll take pictures along the 
way and even offer a free pattern.
Chevrons ...

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#DSTTchallenge revealed... from Flying Blind On A Rocket Cycle

I am not sure why I have been slacking on this reveal, I am normally rather quick off the mark to toot my own trumpet!  Sorry.

So back at the beginning of the month when I read about the Dear Stella/Timeless Treasures 'modern traditional' challenge, I had one idea in mind, an old fashioned block in modern fabrics, (I can see you all nodding off already!), but I just couldn't get enthused about that.

I went back to basics; in fact I went back to the V&A collection of quilts (online) that had got me so excited ...

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