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December 1, 2022
Christmas Tree Wall Hanging Tutorial from Tea Rose Home

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree... every year I see fun Christmas tree quilt ideas online and want to make one, but a year passes by so quickly and poof! It is already December. I tried coming up with my own pattern around October. I was sketching and experimenting with fabrics. After a few tries, I came up with this tree pattern. Wouldn't it be so pretty if I made 300 plus blocks and made a quilt with these cute trees? I was looking at several projects on my table and decided not to do that this year. Instead ...

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September 30, 2022
Arabella has a garden from The Academic Quilter

 Hello everyone! I hope you have been having a really good week. I'm still very down, but trying to work my way out of it. Our friend Preeti has released a new pattern, and she asked me to test it for her. I was going to say no, but some things happened, and I ended up saying yes. There is a story, but first, here is my version of Preeti's Arabella's Garden pattern:

Well, that's different, isn't it? But wait, there's more! Take a look:

Yes, I ended up making two. Preeti does not ...

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August 27, 2022
Maymont from TheEclecticAbuela

Maymont--A Bonnie Hunter design--80" x 92"


Earlier this summer, I began Maymont, a design by Bonnie Hunter. That post is HERE.

This quilt is a hodge-podge of fun fabrics.

Maymont (fabric detail)


Maymont (fabric detail)


Maymont (fabric detail)

 I had so much fun re-visiting some of these fabrics! They make an overall impression, but when you look more closely there is much to find.

I backed it with a favorite floral--to me, these look like the painted roses in Alice. I was fortunate to have a binding fabric that complemented the backing--the shades of color are almost identical!

Maymont (backing ...

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August 19, 2022
Positively handsome from The Academic Quilter

 Hi all! Every year I forget just how exhausting it is to get ready for a new academic year. How is this possible? I've done this a lot of times, so I should know by now, but somehow, I always leave things for the last minute. This is what I've been doing all week instead of sewing or literally any other fun stuff. I know you'll all understand when I say that I really need more summer. Come back, summer! We need more rest in the sunshine!

Ah, well. I've been trying to finish up the ...

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July 15, 2022
Handsome in red from The Academic Quilter

 Hi everyone! How was your week? I'm happy to tell you that my head is a bit better. It helps to stay indoors, away from the nasty allergens outside. Thankfully, it is plenty warm and humid, so I don't mind it so much. But I do hate the treadmill! It's much better to walk outside. 
So, I would have shown off this quilt top much sooner today, but Google was acting very strange. It didn't want to upload photos or save things, which seem to be among its primary functions. Anybody else have that happen? Maybe ...

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June 30, 2022
Red, White and Blue Decor from A Quilting Life

Red, White and Blue Quilt Decor featured by Top US Quilt Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, friends! Today I’m sharing some recent Red, White and Blue Decor finishes from the weekend. I was a little later than usual this year in getting out all of my patriotic quilts. And because I had moved some furniture around since last summer, I found I was in need of a few more table […]

The post Red, White and Blue Decor appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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June 9, 2022
Red, White, and Blue Quilts: Patriotic Favorites from A Quilting Life

Red, White, and Blue Quilts featured by Top US Quilt Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, friends! Today I’m sharing Red, White, and Blue Quilts: Patriotic Favorites. This post is a round-up of some of my favorite quilts in this color range to make now. I’m sharing some new quilts along with some older favorites, and some fun quilts using some of our fabric collections. I hope you’ll be inspired […]

The post Red, White, and Blue Quilts: Patriotic Favorites appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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June 5, 2022
A Start on Maymont from TheEclecticAbuela

 Maymont is a Bonnie Hunter design. I've just started it as a new project.

Maymont by Bonnie Hunter

So far, I've only made a couple of test blocks from scraps I had lying about, but I'm sewing strips now! :)  I'm planning to make all the centers and cornerstones in red fabrics. 

More to come . . .

Test Blocks for Maymont

Happy Quilting!

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January 30, 2022
January OMG and RSC-Red Goals Met! from Sew........This Is My Blog

I'm pretty excited that I've met my January goals.  A little motivation goes a long way it seems. 

My goal for OMG (One Monthly Goal) at Elm Street Quilts was to finish putting my Long Time Gone top together.  It was in five sections in December, and now it's a top.  I thought it was finished after I put the sections together, but then I looked at the instructions.  (Funny how important that is.) It seems it still needed borders.  Twelve.  Three on each side.  And pieced.  Aarrgghh!   At least I had plenty of strips in my ...

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January 11, 2022
Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Red for January from Sew........This Is My Blog

The first time I participated in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge was also my last time, and I didn't do great.  Well, I guess it depends on how you look at it.  I made it my goal to make a donation baby quilt each month, and I did make three.  That's not too shabby, but I was disappointed that I didn't do more.  For 2022 I'm taking a little more reasonable approach and just making blocks in the color of the month to use in projects towards the end of the year.

Angela at "So Scrappy" announced ...

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January 8, 2022
Twinkling in the snow from The Academic Quilter

 Hi everyone, and happy weekend! I know last weekend was the first weekend of the year, but this really feels like the first one for me, maybe because I worked all week. As you'll see in today's pictures, it snowed and was cold here this week, with a couple of days that were cold and clear. No huge traffic backups, thankfully, so the snow and cold made me unreasonably happy. Something about the sunshine and the crisp air just made me feel good. What can I say? I am a Midwesterner at heart, and January needs some snow ...

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January 5, 2022
Forever Stars Throw Quilt in Red White and Blue! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing a quick and easy Forever Stars quilt in red, white, and blue!  Forever Stars is a pattern released last year.  It is definitely a quick pattern with the large pieces.

The Forever Stars quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.

All the Sizes!

The Forever Stars quilt pattern includes all the sizes - Baby, Lap, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King. Whichever size you're after, the pattern has you covered.  And you'll use it again and again when you see how quickly it goes together and that it has every size you'll ...

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December 18, 2021
red letter day from Making A Lather

 I have the next word for my rsc project - this time in red.

can you believe 2021 is almost over? Time has flown and now for some odd reason, people are asking me if I am ready for Christmas. Christmas? what? umm no.

easy breezy - 1 1/2 in

 I am linking to:

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December 6, 2021
It's Mystery Time Again from TheEclecticAbuela

Every year, I look forward to Bonnie Hunter's Mystery quilt which begins the day after Thanksgiving here in the US. It is fun to quilt along with so many others from around the world.

I've completed Clues 1 and 2 of this year's mystery--Rhododendron Trail.

Rhododendron Trail (Clues 1 and 2)


I'm looking forward to seeing how this mystery comes together. 

If you would like to participate, it is easy! Simply visit Bonnie's blog and click on the Rhododendron Trail tab at the top. All the instructions will be posted there each Friday. There is ...

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November 20, 2021
Curated Star Spangled Fat Quarter Bundles in Red, White, and Blue! from Busy Hands Quilts

Gardenia Fabrics on Etsy has curated custom Star Spangled Fat Quarter bundles with 60 FQs in Red,  White, and Blue.  These are the very fabrics I used in the quilt on the Star Spangled pattern cover.

The Fat Quarter bundle is available right here at Gardenia Fabrics.

The Star Spangled quilt pattern includes two sizes - Twin and King.  Both sizes are the same design with different block sizes, and the King has a few less rows than the Twin; yes, less!  

The quilt pattern includes instructions using a fabric cutter, including diagrams for die-cut piecing which is different than piecing ...

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November 11, 2021
Star Spangled Quilt Pattern and 20% off All Quilt Patterns for Veterans' Day! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today America honors our Veterans.  I'm thankful for all who've served in our military to win and preserve our freedoms.

On Veterans' Day 2021, I'm happy to share a brand-new American quilt pattern called Star Spangled, an American flag design.  The Twin size qualifies for the Quilt of Valor program, a program with specific requirements for quilters to make quilts for veterans.

This quilt pattern includes two sizes - Twin and King - and is Accuquilt friendly, though a fabric cutter is not required.

All quilt patterns are 20% off in the Busy Hands Quilts shop today!

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August 25, 2021
Red Heart Quilt for My Friend from Tea Rose Home

A few months ago, I found out that one of my dear friends for over 23 years was going to have open heart surgery in August. I wanted to do something special for her and pretty much immediately, an idea to make a heart quilt came to my mind. I talked to our mutual friends about the idea and they were all on board.

When I went through breast cancer three years ago, I was gifted with a special pink heart quilt from a talented group of friends. I was so surprised and touched with everyone's generosity and every ...

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July 19, 2021
Goose in the Pond Wall Hanging from Just One Charm Pack Quilts Book! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm excited to share a really fun Goose in the Pond table runner / wall hanging quilt with you!  This quilt pattern is included in Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs brand-new book called Just One Charm Pack Quilts, and today is my stop on the book hop!  

The Book Hop runs through Thursday, July 29th, so be sure to head over to Meadow Mist Designs and sign up to receive blog post emails so you are sure you don't miss any of the featured quilts.  There are so many designs you don't want to miss.  :)

Welcome to ...

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July 10, 2021
Chain links from The Academic Quilter

Hi everyone, and happy weekend! I hope you all had a lovely week. I was mostly inside, because it is hot and rainy, but I did get a lot of things done. After almost two years, the house is finally starting to feel like home. Once I get the hallway done, I think I'll be finished with home improvements for a while. Until I get sick of something else and absolutely have to change it or paint it, that is.

Since I wanted desperately to stay in the air conditioning, I made some progress on the Color Chain quilt ...

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June 27, 2021
Positive progress from The Academic Quilter

 Hi everyone! Yes, it's a very rare Sunday post! I'm usually busy doing family stuff-- or scrubbing something-- on the weekends, but I took some pictures of the progress I've made on my Positivity quilts to share today, so that's what I'm doing. Always good to have a plan, isn't it?

 You probably know by now that my friend Preeti of Sew Preeti Quilts is running the Positivity Quilt Along to benefit Mercyful Quilts, which is overseen by my friend Bernie.  How could I not jump in and support some friends and contribute to ...

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