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August 25, 2019
Red is a Neutral becomes... finish from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Another Red Feather. So named because, though there were other titles in the running, this quilt wanted red feather quilting. And more red feathers. And more red feathers. In fact, every inch of red is quilted in feathers, with a few scrolls to break up the monotony. 
Detail of the back...just enough
pattern to make the worst of
the quilting less noticeable.

This one serves in all manner of challenges: the Cotton Quilters' Guild block-of-the-month, in which different quilters presented a block or two from January through July, and as the AHIQ "Red Is a Neutral" challenge. 

With encouragement ...

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August 19, 2019
Enhance Your Next Project with a Hint of Red from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

You know it’s fall when the scenery changes from green to brown with vibrant hints of red. When walking along a pond bank, you can’t see much under the waters, but you can always catch a glimpse of the red koi fish. The red line of a rainbow is always the first to draw in your attention and there are many kinds of fruit trees, but only the splotches of red in an apple tree are able to be spotted from afar.

Red is a color of intensity. It symbolizes passion, love, strength, energy, and desire. Make simple ...

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July 30, 2019
Cozy Colors For Fall from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

You may not be able to see it just yet, but autumn is on its way. It’s going to creep in, sweep you off your feet and leave you to wonder where summer has gone. Don’t worry though, you aren’t missing anything with summer soon gone, you are just simply awaiting the next amazing thing. Welcome the season that awakens all the senses! Feel the wind, taste the cider, smell the spices, hear the rustling of the leaves, and see the colors change. Best of all… this is the season to break out all the quilts!

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July 4, 2019
Pin It Weekly #284 July 4th from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

To my American followers Happy Independence Day!

How To Make A Barn Quilt:

Fourth of July Face Painting: 4th of July Food Ideas :):

America's Most Beautiful Gardens: patriotic pom-pom wreath I made for the 4th of July and it's so easy you'll want to get the kids involved. Everything about this wreath is simple including:

This would work for President's Day, Flag Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day....:

Happy Tuesday Everyone, In lieu of Independence Day next week I thought I’d make a patriotic door hang for all of you! It turned out so cute, especially with the bow, don’t you think? To get started you’ll need to pick up: -monogram -mini stars (I ended up using 16 but every letter is going...Read More »:

Independence Day Wreath @Monica Forghani Forghani Forghani Forghani Earp another pretty one!:

Flag Fruit Pizza:

AllThingsNew: 4th of July Party Decor. Napkin, silverware and beverage glass in one: Fourth of July Patriotic Oreo Pops--great idea!:

And what can a quilter do to celebrate? Be inspired with red white and blue quilts, of course!

Make and donate, if you wish, a Quilt of Valor. Diane Tomlinson made this one with a star block and easy strip-pieced stripe blocks. Allegiance quilt kit and digital pattern available!: red and blue and white quilt. is it too specific to have a 4th of july parade watching quilt? I think not. The people sitting next to us this year had one and it was precious!

sail boat quilt ~ this is so cute for a boy...and I love the red, white, and blue themed fabrics!:

Red White and Blue Quilt:
This is a Great look for a Quilts of Valor project. It has the proud red, white, and blue colors but with just a little difference that makes it more unique. (from Stitch by Stitch):
Chevrons and Stars - Quilted Living by Gerri Robinson - Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber:

Red, white and blue-so simple because it is done using all half square triangles:

Quilts of Valor, Wave Quilt Pattern by The Sweet Tea Girls!:

Stars & Stripes  This is absolutely beautiful and such a creative use of the Drunkards Path.:

PLEASANT HOME: Quilt No. 1, s sew as you go strip quilt for son #1 and his wife.:

Here's hoping you have a wonderful, family-filled July 4th weekend! And if you're a veteran, know that we appreciate your service always.

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July 1, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Red and Black from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

The last few weeks I've been trekking down memory hill, reviewing the more popular Sunday Quilt Inspiration posts. This one is from December 11, 2016. Enjoy the eye candy!

We still have a size 4 and 0 in this stunning style!! Give us a call today to help find your perfect dress for this prom 2016 season!!  (770)831-8795: ✯ Black and Red Rose....would never be my favorite. I want roses to reflect sunshine or delicacy, and these just don':

~ Scarlet Red Betta ~ by pattpoom, via Flickr Beautiful fish. The colors are beautiful. Incensewoman:

The Blackbird, also called the Black Stone Violin, is a full-size playable violin made of black diabase after drawings by Antonio Stradivari (Stradivarius), but with technical modifications to allow it to be played. The violin was conceived and designed by the Swedish artist Lars Widenfalk.:

checkered, vest, red and black, ryleigh rue, boutique, online shopping, online boutique, mommy and me

Red and Black M&M's® - Chocolates & Sweets -

10 Piece Queen Dawson Black and Red Comforter Set

These breathtakingly beautiful birds are Black-and-Red Broadbills (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos). They have a black head, back, and tail feathers with crimson underparts. The bill is most striking, as it is a wonderful light turquoise on top with yellow underneath.    Catch More Creatures Here:

Red and black quilts? Well, of course!

Scraps of Life: My Quilts   The use of red really makes this quilt pop. The narrow bands between the rows of larger black and white are a great design element:

red & white & black quilts | Black, White, and Red zig zag quilt | Quilts:

Modern Baby Quilt Black White and Teal by AllAboutTheDetail:

Black and Red plaid flannel quilt:

Disappearing nine patch - lovely:

Another finished top by Certified Shop, Mami's Country Quilts from Duck Lake, SK, Canada! Love the Black and Red! Very rich! Contact shop for kitting info!:

Meets a lot of my goals in quilting... Black and White with Red pops of color.:

I love black, white, and red quilts...this was fun to make :):

Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilting: What's Black and White and Red All Over?:

I love the graphic intensity of this one:

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June 23, 2019
Learning to sew from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I can't say that the marathon is over because it didn't feel like a marathon. It felt more like a pub crawl. Nice and slow with time to get other things done! I managed to get all the prep work completed for the four classes this weekend. There was a LOT of prep work as there are no classes in the summer, but they still have homework to do. Dare I mention that I'm UP TO DATE?? Today is the UFO club and I've got part of my homework done and since the class doesn't ...

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June 20, 2019
And on we go............... from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

This basement renovation has good news and bad news. The good news is that everything is going according to plan. The packing crew wasn't going to touch the bookcases so they had a carpenter team come in for that. They were here and the bookcases are gone. The painter was here yesterday to see the lay of the land.

The only problem is that these guys arrive with no details. It's like the restoration company said: "show up at this address and ask the lady".  Well, I have no idea what the total plan is and what is ...

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June 1, 2019
Red Is a Neutral ... more blocks from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

There are not many more blocks, but I put in a couple of afternoons to get these done. Tuesday's work: 
I made these Dutchman's Puzzle blocks. I needed only one but it's an easy block, so I thought I'd make two. As soon as I sewed the final seam on the second block, I realized that I had not arranged all four sections correctly. One was turned the wrong way. What an annoyance!

Once I started ripping the sections apart, I decided to play. Why not? I needed only one block. So now I have two ...

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May 11, 2019
And now my Red Is a Neutral challenge from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

AHIQ has a challenge going. Ann and Kaja discussed the possibilities and introduced readers to a couple of shows in which the makers used red as a neutral in their quilts. 

I love the idea! I really wanted to get started back in January but one thing and another got in the way. Finally, I lost my guild BOM blocks when they got caught in a flood of my doing. When that happened, it occurred to me that I could simply change the colors of the blocks and meet two challenges at once. 

So figuring it out took a while ...

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April 13, 2019
2019 Finish Along: Second Quarter Ambitions from Life In Pieces

We are already at the end of the second week in April,  almost half way through the first month of the second quarter.  The linky party for the Second Quarter 2019 Finish Along is up and running.

So it's time to focus on what might become a finish before the end of the quarter.  Back in December of last year, I put together a list of quilts to finish up in 2019.  So far only one quilt has come off the list, but I'm close too finishes on the next two.  So those will definitely go on the ...

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April 5, 2019
Ripped and restitched from The Academic Quilter

Hello everyone!  I hope you've all had a great week.  There was a lot of sunshine this week, so it was a good one for me.  The ground is even starting to dry out, if you can believe it!  Pretty soon it will be time to plant some fun things, like two different kinds of tomatoes and some geraniums. Gosh, that sounds so great, doesn't it?

Today's post is subtitled "how I learned to stop stressing and love my walking foot."  My friend Bernie over at Needle and Foot is having an event where we celebrate our ...

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March 24, 2019
Update 1 – 2019 Squares in Squares from Lotus Cove Quilting

2019 Squares in Squares completed top
I’ve completed piecing the top, measuring 72×108. The bottom two rows are tucked under – too long for my design wall!
Next step is using all the leftover fabric strips to piece the back. I’m hoping it will look like a giant square bulls-eye. Stay tuned for more!

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March 22, 2019
Finished paneling from The Academic Quilter

Hi everyone, and welcome to another weekend! I don't know about you, but I sure could use it.  It's been a very busy week around here.  Lots and lots going on behind the scenes!  Nothing quilt-related, just family and work stuff, and some of it not fun, but it certainly kept me running. Thankfully, I did have a major distraction that turned into this week's finished quilt top.  It's nice when that happens, isn't it?

Do you ever get a project in your head and for some reason it just captures your imagination and you ...

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March 9, 2019
2019 – Squares in Squares from Lotus Cove Quilting

Here’s a view of my design wall today. This project is using lots of fabrics from my stash. Only purchase so far was one yard for the center squares. The blocks should finish 12″ square, making a single-sized quilt.


Squares In Squares on Design Wall

Note on design walls: I used anti-pill fleece on this wall, wrapped over insulation panels. Fleece holds much better than flannel. Completed blocks would rarely stick to my old flannel wall unless I pinned them. No problem with the fleece.

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February 26, 2019
A VERY Full Post from TheEclecticAbuela

I've been sewing, but I fell behind on my photography, so hold on to your hats--lots of stuff in this post!

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February 19, 2019
Pigs Might Fly! Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Talk to the Pig mini quilt by Dione Gardner-Stephen of Clever Chameleon Quilting

Show Your Wings Blog Hop

When Carol from Just Let Me Quilt announced there was a new blog hop coming up in February, I did my usual mental dance with myself. Mature Me said “Nope, you’ve got too many more urgent important things on your plate”. Optimist Me said “But I’ll just do something little…. I’ll squeeze it in”. Mature Me said “Pigs might fly!”. And Stick It to Mature Me Me said “Oooooh….. pigs might fly – that’d fit the theme! Hahahahaha”.

The thought of doing a Pigs Might Fly appliqué motif based on my balloon ...

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February 2, 2019
Tiny little blocks from The Academic Quilter

Hi everyone, and happy Saturday! Well folks, it's February already.  I just don't know how that happens.  It feels to me like we just started 2019 and here we're already 8% done with it.  Pretty sure I would feel a lot better about it if it was warm and sunny, though!  Although I can't complain-- as you are reading this, I am snuggling with my new granddaughter, so it would be difficult to be happier!

For the RSC this year, I already have several projects, and I've decided to add one more and jump in ...

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January 26, 2019
seeing red from Making A Lather

I sorted through my red scrap drawer and used up any smaller pieces. The bigger pieces I sorted by whether they would look good with a white background or a cream background. So far, most of the rainbow quilts I am making use a white background. I may have to challenge myself to make a cream based quilt rainbow style. Oh, I just thought of something - squirrel

I made checkerboards in red for Cynthia Brunz's design woven checkerboard. She blogs at Quilting is more fun than housework. This is the second quilt of hers I am doing for the ...

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January 25, 2019
letters and words from Making A Lather

I have been having fun making letters again. I think they are really easy. I am using the Lori Holt spelling bee book. I have really enjoyed how well it is put together, and the instructions are great.
I especially like that I can cut a few strips in common sizes and then use off of them with each letter. So, most of the sizes are common among the letters. I don't feel like I am digging around for something else, or left with unuseable scraps.

My biggest problem is I am angle challenged. And I think the pictures ...

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Path Interrupted - PQ 10.2 from Sew Sunshine

"Path Interrupted"
 is my Project Quilting 10.2 for the 
red, white and blue theme.
20" x 27"
improv pieced
improv walking foot quilting in a woven pattern of organic lines
made in Ne.
I have to admit that red, white and blue are not my favorite combination of colors. I thought about just using 2 colors but I could not think of what I wanted to make for this challenge. In the mean time I was getting the email updates from Amy's creative Side on getting started with Improv. I adore improv and while I have not been ...

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