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December 9, 2019
Christmas Decorating from Quilts....etc.

As I said we were busy all weekend and the Christmas decorating was done – now on to baking and the little bit of shopping that I do – last physical therapy on my neck/shoulders is today and I feel much better – now to try to remember to do all the exercises they tell […]

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December 8, 2019
One More Time Around from Cat Patches

Are you getting dizzy going around and around Semper Fi? I wish dizziness was the only thing holding me back from this finish. There was a lot on the to-do list yesterday, and so I didn't get into the quilting room until after lunch. Now I'm on the last border with three sides left.


One whole side is done, and I was just getting started on side two when I quit for the day. Really, I needed to walk away from it because I was tearing my hair out with frustration from thread breakages. (And, honestly, I can ...

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One More Time Around from ... Cat Patches

Are you getting dizzy going around and around Semper Fi? I wish dizziness was the only thing holding me back from this finish. There was a lot on the to-do list yesterday, and so I didn't get into the quilting room until after lunch. Now I'm on the last border with three sides left.


One whole side is done, and I was just getting started on side two when I quit for the day. Really, I needed to walk away from it because I was tearing my hair out with frustration from thread breakages. (And, honestly, I can ...

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Busy Weekend from Quilts....etc.

I don’t think much sewing will happen in this sewing room all weekend.  Yesterday I was at the library helping with a Christmas program and serving hot chocolate and cookies to kids and parents while other things were going on then later Mike and I were getting Christmas decorations out of the workshop where they […]

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December 7, 2019
Trying again... from Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor

I am going to try another come back to the blog. I have been doing a fair amount of sewing this year and sort of keeping up with my 2019 UFO challenge. I have been quilting. I have been teaching classes with my partner in crime, Tina, and we have been having fun with those. The last post on the blog was in April 2018 and there have been some big changes since then. The kitchen renovation is

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Quilts and Things from Quilts....etc.

I never did get around to getting the final border on the RSC19 Scrappy Stars quilt this week so I won’t be linking up to SoScrappy today – I really meant to – really – but life just got in the way it seems!  I do plan to get it done this coming week – […]

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December 6, 2019
Quilting, A Book, Yarn from Quilts....etc.

How about the yarn first!  I got a box full of new yarn to make a new afghan seeing as the girls cleaned me out at Thanksgiving!  This is the same kind of yarn that I used when we were traveling early this fall in the camper except it is a different color – this […]

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Creative quilting options for Fireside Modern Drunkards Path quilt from Quilt Social

In yesterday’s post, I demonstrated my method of quilt sandwiching. The time has come to discuss quilting and what I call, the appliquilting that I have referencing all week with my Fireside Modern Drunkards Path quilt made with the luscious Banyan Batiks Jungle Rose Cool fabric.

 

Fireside Modern Drunkards Path quilt

 

How to choose the quilting for a quilt

There are many things to consider for quilting whenever a quilt is completed and in my mind they are as follows:

  • Purpose of the quilt, i.e. is it to be used a lot and needs frequent laundering and ...

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December 5, 2019
FREE.Perfect 5 Sampler Layouts from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** My Sampler *** 

This has been SO MUCH FUN! I am thinking we need to do this again so more of you can join in. What do you think? 

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*** Quilting *** 

  • I wanted an overall that had a tile feel to it... love this! 
  • Quilted by Cindy and Dennis Dickinson 

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*** Backing *** 

  • Backing is my Bonnie Lane
  • So is the binding

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  • Made from the snickerdoodle Sew and Flip corners.
  • Down load directions along with the the 2 sampler layouts ...

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NEW Knits Spotted! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Welcome, fabric lovers! 

Happy to say that temperatures are going down in south Florida, which just calls for the coziest of clothes! Although each collection that AGF comes out with is exciting, today this is a very special occasion because we are releasing more prints to our KNITS substrate. You might've seen our knits in solid and striped, but by popular demand, KNIT SPOTTED has been added! Coming in two different types of polka dots- ranging in a softer pastel palette to classic black and white. There are options for any age! 

If you've sewn with our fabrics ...

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International Association of Quilters Guest Designers from The Cloth Parcel

We have some fun news to share today! For the month of December, we are the featured guest designers over at the International Association of Quilters! You can read a little bit about us in our designer interview: The Cloth Parcel Designer Interview. As part of our featured month, we have designed the Radiant Table […]

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Kaffe Fasset in Bath, Part One from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


A couple of weeks ago, I (Kara) wrote about a lovely quilt shop, Poppy Patch, over in England, with a little teaser of the Kaffe Fasset exhibit at the American Museum in Bath, UK. Wait no more, because today and next week, I will be sharing some of the amazing antique quilts and the Kaffe Fasset reproductions of those quilts. 

This was one of my favorite exhibits ever. For me, it was the best of both worlds—antique quilts and Kaffe Fassett fabrics. While Teri and I don't usually work with really bright colors, there is a "bright" side ...

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FREE Wreaths for Everyone! (pattern that is...) from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** Project ***

My FREE wreath pattern is very quick to do!  And I must say I gave myself a challenge with this one that I'll explain below.  The Fat Quarter Shop's button club kit is called 'Jolly' so I used the letters on the sashing! Then decorated the wreath with the super cute buttons. 

My Pattern Download is after my tutorial below along with the fabrics and supplies I used

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*** Fabric ***

  1. I started with this Fat Quarter bundle of Winterberry
  2. There were so many cute options! The text print is amazing.  But I had to narrow it down to ...

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Ein neuer Quilt - rechtzeitig fertig zu Kunst und mehr im Advent from Quilt Around

Et voilà:


Full Bloom II


Rechtzeitig fertig geworden zu "Kunst und mehr im Advent". Dort ist er dann im Original zu sehen neben meinem Quilt "Dunkelziffer", den ich im vorigen Jahr aus Betroffenheit über den massenhaften Kindesmissbrauch angefertigt habe, der sowohl hier in Deutschland als auch im Ausland stattgefunden hat und vermutlich auch noch stattfindet.


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In stimmungsvoller vorweihnachtlicher Atmosphäre freuen sich die fast dreißig AusstellerInnen auf zahlreiche BesucherInnen. Genießen Sie einen entspannten Einkauf bei Kaffee, Tee, Kuchen und Fingerfood. Stöbern Sie in meinen handgefärbten und handbedruckten Stoffen und netten kleinen Geschenkideen.


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A Slow Day in the Sewing Room from Quilts....etc.

And that is because I wasn’t home much!  In the morning I had a quick run to town to deliver Melanie to work as there are car problems, then I came back home briefly before I had a quick doctor appointment – home again for a short while then I was out all afternoon – […]

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How to sandwich a quilt for domestic machine quilting, the easy way from Quilt Social

All week, I have been explaining the process of making a quilt to showcase the beautiful Banyan Batiks Jungle Rose Cool Banyan fabric. Yesterday I pieced my quilt together and now I’m ready to demonstrate my method of quilt sandwiching.

For smaller projects and in particular this Fireside Modern Drunkards Path lap quilt. It’s great to use my domestic machine as I love the peaceful time of just sitting at my sewing machine and quilting. I love being able to focus in close and isolate just the area I’m working on. It gives me a real sense ...

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December 4, 2019
DEEP discount on Oliso Irons and How are you doing as we end November 2019? from Pat Sloan's Blog

I have a great Friday Roundup of things, Deals, Finishes, and blocks to do! Then a preview of what is coming up

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If you really want to try the Oliso Iron but want to spend less, you can purchase the blue model for 20% off and FREE Shipping. Blue Blue iron has a different sole plate and a few less features. It is still an amazing iron and a chance to try it for 20% off is a great way to see if you like using it! There are mine so you can see the difference is material. 

Use my ...

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Some Sewing Done from Quilts....etc.

The last two rows of the Scrappy Stars for the RSC19 have been sewn on now I need to press it very well and add a border to it. I hope to get to that today sometime, right now it is just folded over the quilting frame out of the way – if I don’t […]

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In this fashion, piecing a drunkards path quilt is a breeze! from Quilt Social

The last 2 days, I’ve been discussing fabric selection with Jungle Rose Cool fabric from Banyan Batiks and the supplies needed along with cutting instructions for the gorgeous Fireside Modern Drunkards Path lap quilt shown below.

Today, I’ll discuss how to applique the arcs and get moving on the piecing process.

Yes! You can make this just in time for Christmas, it’s so easy!

 

Fireside Modern Drunkards Path quilt design

 

1. Organize all the arcs and squares in groups of 2 with a light and a dark fabric in the order set up yesterday, i.e. black ...

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Humble Xmas Quilt from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

I've been promising photos of this quilt for a while now and finally got around to taking it outside looking for that perfect shot.  The day was dreary and my quilt sort of gleams against the brick wall and the wee bit of snow on the ground.





The backing on my quilt has deers on it.  So sweet!
Quilt Details:
Block size:  8" finished
No pattern name/source available.  Had the pattern, adjusted it to my taste and added the trees and then lost the pattern.  Oh well, that happens, eh!
Started:  April 2015
Top Finished:  January 2019
Quilt ...

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