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October 17, 2017
Myrtle's broken dishes quilt from Crazy Mom Quilts

This is one of the quilts that I made to showcase the prints in my Emma & Myrtle fabric line. I finished the quilt back in May, so that's why there is green grass and green leaves in my photos! :)
This quilt is based on the traditional broken dishes block pattern. I even added borders to this one....something that I don't do very often! It's good to change it up once in awhile.
The background fabric in this quilt is a solid Ivory by Connecting Threads. For a few of the blocks I used a light print ...

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Block 18 for the Garden Gone Wild Quilt from Quilt Obsession

I’m getting very close to the end of making flowers for my Garden Gone Wild quilt! Only two more to go after this one. What is block 18? It’s a zinnia.

Zinderella Zinniawtmk

But it’s not just any zinnia. This one is called the Zinderella Zinnia. Who could resist a flower with that name? When I saw pictures of it, I knew it had to be part of my quilt!

Zinderella Zinnia backwtmk

The back. Once again, it’s pressed but the seams are not yet graded. It seems I’m definitely leaving the grading of the seams for the very end ...

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Around the Retreat Walls from Just Sayin' Sew

I know, I know….. I said I was gonna blog again.  And here it’s already been a whole week!  But alas, life gets in the way sometimes.  And I had a retreat to pack for and things to get ready.  Because JSS Retreat is a major event!

But you all need to see quilts, don’t you?  So without further ado, here is what’s happening on the design walls so far.  Hopefully I am attributing them to the correct quilter!

Cookie’s.  Love these cool applique designs.

Lynda’s.  I think she is required to make a few ...

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October 16, 2017
Love Is In the Spotlight with Row 10 of In My Neighborhood from Quilter Chic

What do you love?  Your significant other or kids? Your dog, cat or fish? Chocolate?

Did you include yourself on that list? After all, we need to take care of ourselves if we want to take care of others! One way to take care of ourselves is doing something we love. Like quilting!

The latest row for In My Neighborhood is Love At Home by Sandra Starley.

Love At Home Row/ In My Neighborhood quilt-along

Love At Home row for In My Neighborhood by Sandra Starley.

And here is a close-up of the adorable fabric Sandra used.

Love At Home row/In My Neighborhood quilt-along

Close up of Love At Home row for In My Neighborhood ...

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Quilt Navidad 12 days of Christmas from La Vida en Patchwork

Quilt Navidad 12 days of Christmas

Un quilt rápido ya acabado, el resultado me chifla, éste es para mi, y lo mejor, pues que ya lo he estrenado anoche, un pelín de fresquito me vino de maravilla para tener la escusa perfecta. El problema, que no vi nada la tele, ni cosí, no podía dejar de mirar mi quilt de sofá nuevo.

He puesto un marco exterior clarito, de una tela de patchwork de Navidad, pues mi sofá es color nata, y estos colores claros me transmiten paz y calma, me gusta decorar mi casa con ellos. Este marco exterior ...

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Pinwheel Construction from Wedding Dress Blue

So many of you asked after the pattern for the pinwheel quilt.


Just to lead you further into temptation, here is the finished top.  Nine blocks resized to 12″ each.  The original pattern is based on 16″ blocks and can be found HERE:


The resize wasn’t too hard.  Just as a hint, the small squares start out at 2″ each.


I hope you will enjoy making one of your own.  This one should be a finished quilt in a week or so and I’ll share the final product then.

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October 15, 2017
A Woodland Quilt. from Sunburnt Quilts

Every now and then a particular fabric range catches your eye and becomes a must have. This quilt is a result of that must have.

It is small lap size at 41 inches square. I wanted to keep it simple so used the grey fabric in the large 8 1/2 inch blocks and the border.

I also wanted to repeat a few patterns. The green square in the centre is repeated in the first border and then in the binding.

I wanted the white squares to sit in each corner.

The smaller squares were fussy cut to make sure ...

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2017 Finish-A-Long ~ Meet the Global Host Team ~ Felicity from Charm About You


I'm Felicity

and this is my family - Husband of 17 years K and our nearly-10-year-old daughter G:

being silly, something we do very well

I am lucky enough to live in Naramata, British Columbia. It's a village of fewer than 2,000 people nestled on the Naramata Bench in one of Canada's fruit- and wine-producing regions, the Okanagan Valley.

As you can see, we're on the side of a lake, and it's a big tourist destination because our summer weather is hot and dry.

We moved to Naramata from Vancouver just over a year ...

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October 14, 2017
baby quilt from Ellyn's Place

This quilt has been delivered to a "soon to arrive"  baby in New York so I can share it here. The request was for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, not something I am fond of, but requested nonetheless.  Also, baby gender was a mystery to me, so a bright, gender neutral quilt was in order. The greens here are the turtles, found at my local Joanns. I pulled the other colors out of the turtle fabric and used all blenders from my stash. It worked out great.
The pattern is A Quilter's Table's Quarter-cut baby quilt tutorial which I ...

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October 13, 2017
1930s Baby Quilt from Romany Quilting

I’m so pleased to report another finish this week – the top for a cot quilt made from 1930s fabrics.  It all started out like this, a pile of blocks I had made some time ago, then put aside for a while.  As reported earlier, I received a gift of assorted 1930s fabrics when we caught up with my pen-friend Margaret in Birmingham, England, way back in 2008.  On our return home I purchased a few more fabrics and made these Cobblestone blocks.

Cobblestone blocks

I arranged and re-arranged the blocks till I was happy – can’t have the same ...

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A Busy Quilting Room, Is a Happy Quilting Room from Quilts....etc.

I have been much too busy lately but it is always so nice to end the day at the quilting frame again.  Wednesday night I sat down to get busy on Murrieta Stars.  I knew quilting flannel would be different and it will take some getting used to for sure – bigger stitches too! I […]

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October 12, 2017
An endless love for flowers: Wild Bloom by Bari J. from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello, beautiful sewists!

Raise your hand if you love flowers as much as you love sewing! I know I sure do! Ever since I was a kid, I have fond memories of gardening with my mom (who also loves flowers), visiting botanical gardens, and when I learned how to draw it was the first thing I was inspired by. It’s no surprise that flowers make the world more beautiful! Especially when you incorporate them in fabrics, quilts, and sewing projects.


I know that during the fall it’s not conventional to use many flowers; but I encourage you to ...

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Ranunculus from Quilt Obsession

Before I started down the path of making my garden of ribbon flowers, I had never heard of a ranunculus. Thank you to those who suggested it!


I’m glad to have this one added to my garden as I did need some yellow flowers and I love its cheerfulness.

ranunculus backwtmk

The back, after pressing but before grading the seams. I seem to be leaving grading the seams to the end on most of the blocks. Maybe it’s because I’m getting anxious to get to that 20th block!

I’ve begun the next block, the Zinderella Zinnia. Then I ...

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Fall Frenzy from Jinny's Corner

Fall is always busy for us at the shop. This is when we kick it into gear making kits, designing patterns and making all sorts of preparations for our annual shop hop, Quilters’ Quest. This is always a fun event. Our theme this year is “movies” and we selected “Around the World in Eighty Days” as our movie, so, of course, I had to design a quilt for our shop with the world somehow involved. I showed you bits and pieces of it in progress, but now it is complete, including the quilting.


Quilt Quilt for Blog 2017


Quilting on Quest 2017 Quilt

This quilt is foundation pieced and went ...

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October 11, 2017
Amelia’s Charming Quilt from The Cloth Parcel

Quilting with kids is both rewarding and a practice in patience.  Amelia, one of Audrey’s daughters, is a lover of sewing and quilting.  You might remember her from the Doll Backpack project we shared a while ago.  Her most recent project is a quilt! All of the fabrics and layout were decided upon by Amelia.  […]

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October 10, 2017
One Block Wonders of the World from If These Threads Could Talk

Early in 2006 I was looking through the Hancock’s of Paducah catalog I had received that day.  I poured over every page not wanting to miss a thing.  I got to section where the new books were being offered…and there it was “One Block Wonders, One Fabric, One Shape, One-Of-A-Kind Quilts”!  I was intrigued and ordered it right away.  I couldn’t  wait for it to arrive.  When I got it I immediately went shopping for fabric.  I attacked the online fabric sources and ordered several fabrics.  I read the instructions over & over.  I must admit I struggled ...

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Major Stash Busting…….. from Just Sayin' Sew

…is happening here!

Again, I cannot stress how major this is for me. Prepping for retreat ahead of time? What a novel concept. One that many of you discovered long ago. I’m a little slow in the learning curve apparently.

And now my entire stash of Christmas fabrics is cut into strips for a log cabin quilt. Or perhaps quilts. And it may or may not be the entire stash. I bet I will find more lurking somewhere.

Last night when I got home I found this on my nicely stacked strips.

Apparently Pebbles has already added a little ...

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A Wedding Quilt . . . . from The Red Headed Mermaid

My niece and nephew were married at the end of July in 2016.
Such a beautiful couple and yes I am biased.

I promised a wedding quilt,
and then life got in the way.

Fast forward to August 2017. 
(I know 13 months late!)

(I apologize for the upcoming photos, not the best lighting!)

I had pulled all the fabrics for this quilt last year.
Their palette is navy blues, greys, and whites.
Not my usual, but I have found I do my best work
when challenged!
It's great to be pushed out of your comfort zone.

I call ...

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Art Gallery Fabrics: Rayon Plus Quilt from Modern Handcraft

Hi friends! Today I am sharing a project using a material I never thought I would use in a quilt….RAYON!!! I was pretty confident prior to receiving the materials from Art Gallery, thinking I would keep it simple and it […]

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My Double Pinwheel Quilt has traveled to Chicago from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

PICTURE THIS: A country girl from New Mexico ending up in the heart of downtown Chicago by sheer chance. Now I consider myself somewhat urbanized. I lived in Phoenix for a few years and currently live in Tucson. Traveling is something that I love to do by myself and with others. I no longer use the phrase “I’m gonna head to town” mainly because now I live in town (I love that my parents say it). The meetings that I went to were right next to the O’Hare Airport so I did not have a chance to see ...

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