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August 19, 2019
Beat the Heat Blog Hop with Island Batik - Weaving Stems and a Giveaway from Creatin' in the Sticks

Today kicks of Week 3 of the 
Island Batik 
Beat the Heat Blog Hop
where all the new fabric collections are showcased.

What better way to beat the heat than to visit all these fun projects
in gorgeous new Island Batik fabrics
 while sitting in the air-conditioned comfort?

I'm thrilled to share my quilt
Weaving Stems.







I was so excited to receive the fabrics in my first 
Island Batik Ambassador Box.



 Petal Pushers Collection
 by Kathy Engle.

I fell in love with the fabrics at first sight. 
 All that color made me want to use each fabric from the ...

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August 18, 2019
More on Morning Glory from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday I worked some more on Morning Glory and I got the pieces cut out for the other side of the corner piece but I didn’t get that glue basted down – right now it is pinned in place here and there to hold it down and I will work on that today for Slow […]

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August 17, 2019
Wo ist die Herde? / Where is the flock from quilts und mehr

Hier mein fertiger Quilt und natürlich war die Freude gross als ich hörte, dass er für die Ausstellung angenommen wurde.

Here my finished quilt and of course I was very pleased to know that my quilt was accepted at the exhibition.

Wo ist die Herde 31 x 71 cm / Where is the flock 12 x 28", Jan. 19


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Morning Glory from Quilts....etc.

I was busy yesterday working on my Morning Glory applique – cutting and glue basting – one side of the corner is ready now on to the opposite side today.    This is the last project I am getting ready for the trip.  Laying on the table letting the glue dry I pinned all the blocks […]

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Two at a Time from Romany Quilting

I’m pleased that I can show not one finish but two this week.  First, was the horse panel quilt which I’ve been working on.  This is what it looked like last time you saw it.

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I decided to add another border, to bring the quilt top up to single (twin) bed size. This will eventually be a donation quilt for an older child.  I rushed out between the showery rain to take some photos.  The next stage will be to layer it and pin it, ready for some of my simple machine quilting.

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Horse panel top finished

At ...

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August 16, 2019
Garden Path Samplers from Prairie Moon Quilts

The new Saturday Sampler Block-of-the-Month quilts for Sew Sweet Quilt Shop are ready!

The grand unveiling took place at the shop last Saturday, and I haven’t even had time to blog about them until now!

As usual, we do two color ways: one in a more traditional earthy color palette, and one in a modern bright color palette. Also, as usual, I include two different ways to set the 12 blocks together, which are completely interchangeable.

Coming up with a good name is always a challenge, but I’ve decided to call these “Garden Path Samplers”, since there is ...

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When life gets exciting ~ from Marty's Fiber Musings



I've been waiting.....and waiting  for life to get exciting.  Waiting for life to give me something to write about.  It hasn't happened yet and I'm getting into my third quarter.  So this morning, I took control and will make my life exciting for me.

I've been in this house (and garden) for almost thirty years and have spent the better part of those years adding on to my lush landscape.  Beds and borders filled to the brim with flora and fauna have given me immense pleasure - until age began to creep into my weary bones ...

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Lumberjack Aaron Fabric from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Ahhhhhh!!! Look at this quilt! I love, love, love it!!! This quilt has been on my list of makes for soooo long. It feels wonderful to have this finished. The pattern is called Legendary, which is the perfect name for it. Seeing Bigfoot on a quilt makes me smile and laugh. It stirs my imagination. As I drove up Mount Lemmon (here in Tucson, AZ) to take photos of this quilt, I envisioned Bigfoot frolicking through the forest and peeking out over the rocks. The fabric I used makes this quilt even more spectacular. It is called Lumberjack Aaron. In ...

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More Applique from Quilts....etc.

I decided I still have time to prep another applique to take along with me – I will get more glue basted in place for the corner on Morning Glory that I was working on – there will be a vine  with flowers going out from each side of this corner piece – I really […]

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Tidy topstitching makes the Sew Joy quilted banner sparkle! from Quilt Social

This has been such a fun week for me! I enjoy learning something new and trying free motion quilting with the PFAFF quilt expression 720 has been a rewarding experience. In yesterday’s post, I tried free motion quilting with the quilt expression 720. Today I’m finishing the quilted banner.

 

Quilted banner

 

To finish the banner we first need to sew the backing fabric to each of the sections. If you haven’t already, cut a backing for each fabric using the banner template.

To sew the backing fabric to each section I used my neutral thread.

The quilt ...

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August 15, 2019
Size Matters from If These Threads Could Talk

At least when it comes to One Block Wonders (OBW) it does. There are so many “Size” questions when it comes to choosing our fabrics. What size repeat should I choose? What size panel? What size strip width should I cut? What size design elements. The first thing I do when choosing OBW fabric is check the size of the repeat. Then I decide what size to cut the strips based on the size of the design elements. If I want to cut my strips 3 3/4″ wide then I want the design in the fabric to be larger ...

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Block 2 of the FREE Ultimate Beginner Quilt Along! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Are you ready for block #2... let's do it!

Pat Sloan ultimate beginner block 2 pic 2

Today is Block #2 of the Ultimate Beginner Quilt along, thank  you for joining me and  the Fat Quarter shop

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 2 pat sloan fabric 2

All my tips and photos will be with my Bonnie Lane and I'm also make the Solid Version with the Kit and the Blue version with my friend Christopher's fabric.  I love showing you the same ...

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Teri's Travels: The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

I (Teri) have been to a lot of quilt shows. And I've read about the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show for years and always thought it would be wonderful to attend. This summer, I was able to check off that bucket list item during our trip across the US. This show is not just a quilt show. It is an experience that is impossible to describe in words—or pictures—and even begin to do it justice. But I will try to give you a sense of the magic. 

Beware—you might be planning a trip to Oregon next July ...

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The Loveliest of All was the Unicorn from ... Cat Patches

Well, I could barely wait to get back to the Unicorn yesterday morning. In a flash, I had the final two seams sewn and the Unicorn quilt was a finished flimsy.


Of course, I still had the happy task of removing all the paper from the back. I think that took longer than sewing the whole thing together. When the paper was removed, I took another picture.


It looks pretty much the same, only now, with less crunch!

I picked out several different fabrics as potential backings. The Resident Engineer helped me decide on this one.


If you've been ...

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The Loveliest of All was the Unicorn from Cat Patches

Well, I could barely wait to get back to the Unicorn yesterday morning. In a flash, I had the final two seams sewn and the Unicorn quilt was a finished flimsy.


Of course, I still had the happy task of removing all the paper from the back. I think that took longer than sewing the whole thing together. When the paper was removed, I took another picture.


It looks pretty much the same, only now, with less crunch!

I picked out several different fabrics as potential backings. The Resident Engineer helped me decide on this one.


If you've been ...

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Block #6 - 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

Pat sloan witch block 6 like book

Who has been waiting on the Kitty on the broom? me me me!! 

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

Pat sloan witch block 6 tip1

MY TIPS:

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Projects from Quilts....etc.

I’ve been busy doing some prepping for our upcoming trip and been busy for sure.  Plus last night I planted all of my mint down in the garden to let it “winter” over in the garden this year.  If they all come back they come back and if I need to take drastic measures to […]

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User friendly free motion quilting with PFAFF quilt expression 720 from Quilt Social

It’s time to lower the feed dogs! This week I’ve been building my confidence using the free motion quilting features on PFAFF quilt expression 720. In yesterday’s post, I used the built-in stippling stitches to quilt several of the several sections of a banner I’m making for my sewing room. Today I’m free motion quilting!

What’s the difference between quilting a quilt and free motion quilting? Quilting is the term for stitching through three layers of fabric to secure them. Free motion quilting is when the quilter is fully in charge of moving the ...

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August 14, 2019
Four County Quilters Guild Talk from StitchinGirlMary's Blog

I wanted to thank the Four County Quilters Guild for having me out last night to talk about my quilts. I had a fantastic time with these energetic, inspiring ladies! It was wonderful to talk to a group of relative strangers and feel that shared connection ❤ I am looking forward to working with them again at my upcoming workshop at Simply Stashing on August 24th.

I also wanted to send a special shout out of thanks to my husband, who was my assistant and willing accomplice in my new venture. Thanks, Babe! You made fabulous night even more enjoyable

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Uniting the Unicorn from ... Cat Patches

Matthew and Lyndsay are here for a couple of days. They got in late night before last, and had the good sense to sleep well into the afternoon, which gave me plenty of time to finish up my housekeeping chores and get back to the object of my desire...the unicorn. You know how it is when you're on a roll with a quilt. It's hard even to take bathroom breaks.

My first task was to finish off the second of three large sections and get it all sewn together. And...voila!


With a few interruptions, visiting with ...

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