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August 23, 2019
Triangulation from ... Cat Patches

With the half square triangles I made yesterday, I could populate a small country. There are 256 in all. If that sounds boring to you, just imagine how my cat felt.


I worked on them the whole live-long day, taking breaks for lunch and...well, you know. By day's end, I had sets from four out of five fabrics.


Only this color was left to do...36 of these.


We had dinner, and Mike had some things to do outside. As for me, I really wanted to finish them, and so I went back into the sewing room and ...

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Triangulation from Cat Patches

With the half square triangles I made yesterday, I could populate a small country. There are 256 in all. If that sounds boring to you, just imagine how my cat felt.


I worked on them the whole live-long day, taking breaks for lunch and...well, you know. By day's end, I had sets from four out of five fabrics.


Only this color was left to do...36 of these.


We had dinner, and Mike had some things to do outside. As for me, I really wanted to finish them, and so I went back into the sewing room and ...

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More on Tiny Pieces from Quilts....etc.

Now that I got my template cut the right size progress was made!!  Almost 120 of the 364 needed have been cut.  I stack about 4-6 strips together and put them on my smaller rotating mat on the desk to work from – I sit while I work on these – I’m not going to […]

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August 22, 2019
Sew Much Cutting from ... Cat Patches

It was so early when I posted to my blog yesterday, I wasn't able to share the sunrise with you until today. We had rain yesterday, and the clouds were looking ominous with the rising sun.


The rain didn't start until late in the afternoon, and so I was still able to get out and pull some weeds before I left to drive into town. Also, there was time to put the truck camper bedding back together. If you've ever made a bed in a truck camper (or, indeed, most RV's), then you'll appreciate this ...

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Sew Much Cutting from Cat Patches

It was so early when I posted to my blog yesterday, I wasn't able to share the sunrise with you until today. We had rain yesterday, and the clouds were looking ominous with the rising sun.


The rain didn't start until late in the afternoon, and so I was still able to get out and pull some weeds before I left to drive into town. Also, there was time to put the truck camper bedding back together. If you've ever made a bed in a truck camper (or, indeed, most RV's), then you'll appreciate this ...

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Block #7 - Witch's Night Out from Pat Sloan's Blog

Here we go for a Fun Witch's Night Out book Sew Along!

THE book is in a new printing and will be back in stock soon

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It's a Fun with Triangles kind of week!

** Missed a tutorial for a prior block? CLICK to my Project page **

** Be sure to see all the super cute blocks by YOU at the end! Share your Photos there

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** Design Boards, this is the 14" size ...

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Block 3 of the FREE Ultimate Beginner Quilt Along! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Are you ready for block #3... this means first row done! Thank  you for joining me and  the Fat Quarter shop! 

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I adore Block #3 of the Ultimate Beginner Quilt along I am seriously thinking a full quilt of this block.

Each week I'll have

  • the FREE Patterns to download at the end it's in PINK 
  • The Video from Kimberly at the Fat Quarter shop
  • Tips and tools I find useful

Pat Sloan ultimate beginner block 3 Bonnie Lane

All my tips and photos will be with my Bonnie Lane here are the first 3 blocks together!  I'm also make the Solid Version with the ...

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An Interview With: Linda Pearl of One Quilting Circle from Terificreations's Weblog

I don’t quite remember how I met Linda, it’s one of those relationships where I’m not quite sure that matters. Linda and I talked on the phone a few times about quilterly business stuff and have simply connected. Linda is a key behind the scenes person and a fab quilter. How did you start quilting? … Continue reading An Interview With: Linda Pearl of One Quilting Circle

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Last Hurrah: How Did I Do That? from Wedding Dress Blue

TUTORIAL (Sort of):  Last Hurrah Quilt

48″ x 70″

Many of you have kindly asked how I do a quilt like Last Hurrah that I shared with you last week.  If you look closely, it is not strip pieced.  Yep, all single blocks.  But, don’t let that scare you off.  It isn’t that bad.

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Here we go!

  1. Color Scheme–I wanted something sort of like a rainbow, but not a rainbow.  You can pick anything, really.  If you are relatively new to scrap quilting, you might find the backing fabric FIRST and then pick colors to go with ...

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364 Tiny Little Squares from Quilts....etc.

And that is for just one round of The Hertfordshire Quilt!! plus 112 tiny little triangles of one size and 112 of another size and 112 of another!!  I wonder at times why I thought I wanted to make this quilt LOL  Well I got started – here is what the size of one little […]

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Pink Ladies and the Thimblelinas from Romany Quilting

Yesterday I met up with my Pink Ladies group for a lunch out at a local café.  Pink Ladies is a support group for those experiencing or have had breast cancer and is aligned to the Breast Cancer Foundation of New Zealand

The Thimblelinas were invited too.  This group of local ladies have been busy making lap quilts for  ladies diagnosed with breast cancer in the community.  There were plenty of quilts looking for homes so our members were invited to put their name down on a quilt they would like, if they hadn’t already received one.

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A lovely ...

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August 21, 2019
Playtime Pals from Kim Hanson Quilts

In 2013, I blogged about a quilt pattern designed by my all-time favourite designer, Mary Engelbreit. It was called “Playtime Pals”. I originally made a quilt from this pattern for my baby daughter, Shawna in 1982. It lay on her single bed once she graduated from her crib. She slept covered by it every single night. It was washed a million times, used to make forts in the living room and became an outdoor picnic blanket when the need arose. After ten years or so, after having been dragged everywhere, it was tattered and torn, reduced to a few pieces ...

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An Unscheduled Day from ... Cat Patches

Today was set aside as a canning day, but all the canning was finished. It was nice to just decide what I wanted to do without the burden of needing to do something. Matthew and Lyndsay left fairly early. It's unlikely we'll see Matthew again before Thursday, but one never knows. In any case, I spent the morning pulling weeds. I have a goal to pick a bucket full of weeds every morning until we leave on our trip in September. When I'd filled my bucket, I walked around checking on other things.


The plums are turning ...

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An Unscheduled Day from Cat Patches

Today was set aside as a canning day, but all the canning was finished. It was nice to just decide what I wanted to do without the burden of needing to do something. Matthew and Lyndsay left fairly early. It's unlikely we'll see Matthew again before Thursday, but one never knows. In any case, I spent the morning pulling weeds. I have a goal to pick a bucket full of weeds every morning until we leave on our trip in September. When I'd filled my bucket, I walked around checking on other things.


The plums are turning ...

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A Little of This and That from Quilts....etc.

Panama Pyramids is all sewn up in the light/bright blues and added them to the stack and rearranged them on the floor scattering the colors around.  I took pictures – but I’m not sharing them until Saturday for the link up – sorry! So instead here are a few more things I worked more on […]

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August 20, 2019
Panama Pyramids from Quilts....etc.

Just a little work done yesterday – would you believe it was almost 100 degrees! yuck.  Even though it was hot I had a bit of running around to do and I’m tired so not a lot to write   I got my August Panama Pyramid blocks cut out – now can I get them sewn […]

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Help Me Pick the sashing on my Fireside Chat from Pat Sloan's Blog

If you are reading this in an email, CLICK THE TITLE or the SEE MORE at the end to come to my website to watch my video!

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This week I have an amazing find for Snack Chat, talk about designs, and show ...

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August 19, 2019
Wildflowers from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

Another quilt done .... yippee!!

My husband has been working hard on our terraced hill flower beds since we moved here seven years ago.  I drool over fabulous photos shown on blogs and on Pinterest and often wish that I had someplace nice too.  Well .... duh .... I do have a fabulous spot up the hill in our backyard now.

DH is holding the quilt.  Thanks Hon!
How about in the tree?  Oh yes!  I'm so glad that I persevered and put the applique in those setting triangle spaces.  The pattern did not have them, but the top just didn't ...

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Last Hurrah Of Summer from Wedding Dress Blue

In a burst of celebratory energy after finishing the Irish Stars Quilt, I opened the 2-1/2″ squares box and threw this together.

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It is fun to play with color.

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Finished size is 48″ x 70″.  Just a happy throw.

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With bicycles.

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Class starts today (8/19).  I am ready!  What a great summer it has been!  Thank you for sharing it with me.

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Projects are Packed from Quilts....etc.

Yes I am finally done prepping projects for the road – I’m sure I have enough and all the threads and notions to go with them but I’m sure I will be checking through things one more time before I pack them in the camper!  I got done with the glue basting on Morning Glory […]

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