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January 12, 2018
Farmer’s Wife {a finished quilt top!!} from Material Girl Quilts

I can’t believe it, I finally have a finished Farmer’s Wife quilt top!!!  As I was piecing the center of

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January 10, 2018
Classic Meets Modern Kickoff! from My Quilt Infatuation

I've been looking forward to this day for weeks and weeks, and I'm thrilled that it's finally here!  It's time to kick off the Classic Meets Modern BOM Quilt Along.  I hope you're as excited as I am to get underway.

This quilt is fun from start to finish!  As the name suggests, each of the blocks in this quilt is a classic block in the public domain, but the modern sizing and layout give it a fresh twist.

I know I've covered some of these things in previous posts, but I want to ...

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December 22, 2017
Sampler Quilts for Elizabeth House from From My Carolina Home

I’ve been concentrating on charity quilts in for the past few weeks, and recently quilted two sampler style quilts meant for Elizabeth House, a local hospice. Both quilts are samplers of a block of the month, pieced by a lady who made two blocks a month.  The blocks were assembled into two quilts by my friend Marti with sashing and borders added to make them large enough for the hospice.  She is a perfect piecer, always giving me the flattest tops, a joy to quilt.  I loaded the first one on the longarm, and decided on a pantograph.

Sampler Quilts at From My Carolina Home

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December 19, 2017
Tuesday Archives:Drunkard's Path from Val's Quilting Studio

Hello! Hello! and Happy Tuesday Archives! 
The linky party that let's you rejuvinate OLD blogging posts.
Val's Quilting Studio
. If you are new to our linky, click over the here to read the details about this fun, weekly linky party. (You can also check out all our past Tuesday Archives themes by clicking right here.)

This week's theme is: Drunkard's Path
I had to dig deep into my own archives, but I DID find the one and only Drunkard's Path I've ever made. In was in my Underground Railroad Sampler quilt I made back in 2014. 
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December 5, 2017
The Color of Quilts from Quilted Joy

Besides stitching, there is real beauty in a quilt when you look at color and what fabrics were chosen to complete an effect. We have the pleasure of seeing all sorts of designs and color schemes from the artists that rent our machines.

Pink and Green Sampler

For Janet’s rental certification class, she brought in this beautiful pink quilt. I love the different shades of pink with green. And the pop of black just sets in so nicely. She completed it with a meander design board.

Disapperaing Pinwheel #5

Valerie created this blue green piece with a disappearing pinwheel pattern. The blocks are all uniformly oriented ...

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November 19, 2017
Classic Meets Modern QAL! from My Quilt Infatuation

My, oh my!  Where has the year gone?  It seems that the weeks around the holidays zoom by so quickly, which means that before we know it, it will be 2018.  Of course, the start of 2018 also means the start of the Classic Meets Modern Block of the Month Quilt Along.  It's time to get your fabrics picked out, because we will be kicking off in January.  Read on for more specifics, friends!

This pattern combines 22 classic quilt blocks in different sizes with a fun, modern layout to create a quilt that is a showstopper.  All of ...

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November 11, 2017
Christmas Quilt Finish from The Cozy Quilter

This week has involved a lot of waiting.  While I was waiting, I kept my hands busy by hand sewing the binding on my Christmas quilt.  This was a sew along with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.

I love this stage of making a quilt.

The red and white striped binding is just what I wanted!

The quilting is a pantograph called "Frost".

The background is Essex linen.

The sun shone long enough this morning for a photoshoot outside!

I will be linking up to Finish it up Friday and Slow Sunday stitching with Kathy.

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New Quilt Pattern: Column Sampler! from Selvage Blog

Just finished! This new Column Sampler quilt is so much fun to make. "Liberated" quilt-making methods remove the hassle of measuring. This quilt has Snowball blocks in three sizes, Bowties, Shoo-Fly blocks, Checkerboards, and Birds-in-the-Air (variation), 
See the pattern here: Column Sampler quilt.
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Little tigers by Cotton and Steel add some extra whimsy. I can't resist adding fun surprises like this.

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October 26, 2017
Sewcial Bee Sampler Quilt Finish from Needle and Foot

I am so happy with the finish of my Sewcial Bee Sampler quilt.  I loved making the blocks along with the billions of other quilters that followed along with this QAL hosted earlier this year by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell. I posted progress shots along the way as I made the blocks, but just in case you didn’t know, the QAL included 25 blocks but I stopped after making 20.  This quilt is a comfortable size for a lap quilt and I felt like if I went for the full twenty-five blocks, this would just be set ...

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October 11, 2017
A Blue Partridge from The Cozy Quilter

I made this Partridge in a Pear Tree block for my Holly Jolly Christmas quilt back in March. It has been on my design wall since then. I decided early on that I did not like it--the colours did not go with the rest of the colours in the other blocks. I was not keen on the idea of taking it apart and changing the colours of the partridge and played with the idea of making an alternate block instead. In the end, I decided to make a blue partridge. I took the block apart and remade the bird.  I ...

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September 29, 2017
Sewcial Bee Sampler Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I rarely make quilts from an entire collection of fabrics or by a specific designer.  But when I saw that Maureen Cracknell and Sharon Holland were going to host a Quilt Along last spring, I thought it would be fitting to break out my treasured Maureen Cracknell fabrics.

A new block was released each week.  I didn't always do a great job of keeping up but it never took me too long to catch back up again.  Some of the blocks have frames and some are without.  My goal from the beginning was to use a different fabric for ...

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September 11, 2017
Quilting the Pot of Petunias Quilt Block from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It's time to quilt the Pot of Petunias quilt block with many fun designs: Circles, Microstippling, Stippling, feathers, and Echo Shell:

flower block | machine quilting

As you can see I decided to stitch my flower block up a notch with extra Microstippling in the flowers. You don't have to do this of course, but I like to add that little punch of extra texture in a few areas. I also did this in the center of the Daisy Dresden Plate (Block 4) so by adding it to this block too, the quilting design is nicely balanced through the quilt.

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February 10, 2015
WIP's from Kara Rist Threads

Here are a few works in progress, as if i needed to start any more new projects... Scrappy Hexie's can be found in the march/april issue of McCall's quilting, this quilt was designed by Bea Lee. I love that it is scrappy and i have hope after making a half dozen blocks that this will be my first success working with scrap fabric. I believe my success is due to the fact that each block is done in the similar colour way, this is the perfect project to do now and then as, all fabrics can find ...

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