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September 26, 2018
Pin It Weekly #255 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I imagine it's time to get back to pinning. Question: was I on a herringbone/chevron thing before the computer crash? Well, whatever happened, it was hefty because there are easily 15 chevron quilts in one small section of my "heart, quilts" board


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What is a Jelly Roll in quilting terms? A Jelly Roll has forty 2½” x 44″ strips of fabric. These forty strips are layered, rolled up tight, and tied with a bow. Jelly Rolls are wonderful and save so m
Flourishing Palms: Reentering Reality Since Retreating "Picket Fences" quilt pattern by Elsie Campbell from String Quilts book

Modern quilt layouts - Google Search

Aren't they pretty? Also on the board are lots of easy scrap quilts. Something we all need if we're ever going to get those scrap bins under control, am I right? Here are a few:

Additional Images of Modern Quilt Magic by Victoria Findlay Wolfe - ConnectingThreads.comScrappy Strings HST layout 4

Stepping Stones pattern - love the colors of the homespun fabric in this quilt; black fabrics were used for the the centers....

Elsie Campbell, Artist, Dad's Plaids quilt http://www.elsiemcampbell.com/ - This is a pattern in her String Quilts book (2009).

Easy Plaids Scrap Quilt Pattern. So dynamic. I love the colours.

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August 18, 2018
Clementine from MMM Quilts

Orange is the colour of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge with Angela at soscrappy. One of the things I did over the past couple of weeks of blogging vacation was sew up my orange blocks.


Orange is not one of my go-to colours (sorry Anja) but man I do love it here! From the peach to the fiery intense oranges, I am happy with this block. Orange adds a little 'je ne sais quoi' to a quilt. Spice. Warmth. Mmmm! Smell! I will never forget the smell of a Florida orange grove in bloom, ahhh. We have a ...

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Clementine from MMM Quilts

Orange is the colour of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge with Angela at soscrappy. One of the things I did over the past couple of weeks of blogging vacation was sew up my orange blocks.


Orange is not one of my go-to colours (sorry Anja) but man I do love it here! From the peach to the fiery intense oranges, I am happy with this block. Orange adds a little 'je ne sais quoi' to a quilt. Spice. Warmth. Mmmm! Smell! I will never forget the smell of a Florida orange grove in bloom, ahhh. We have a ...

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July 14, 2018
Ketchup from MMM Quilts

Or Catch-up! However,  ketchup, which I really like, is red, and red is the RSC2018 colour for July...see the crazy way my mind works?!  I got my red blocks done over a week ago, super-early for me!


Once again, I love them. Memories abound, both old and new, probably the main reason I love scrap quilts so very much.
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Ketchup from MMM Quilts

Or Catch-up! However,  ketchup, which I really like, is red, and red is the RSC2018 colour for July...see the crazy way my mind works?!  I got my red blocks done over a week ago, super-early for me!


Once again, I love them. Memories abound, both old and new, probably the main reason I love scrap quilts so very much.
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June 21, 2018
Pin It Weekly #247 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Bible Verses About Faith: where there is hope, there is faith where there is faith miracles heppenHello Pinners!
I have some interesting news--apparently there are a couple of people who visit my Pinterest board. Check it out--


284.8k monthly viewers

That's what Pinterest counts, anyway. Well, they don't count it in red, I did little color thingy. But the numbers are all Pinterest bean counters. (I don't think I can count that high. I'd look away for a second and forget what I was doing. Ha)

What are they looking at? Well, that's interesting, too. According to the activity button info, Sunday Quilt Inspiration is having a bigger effect than ...

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June 19, 2018
Saturday Sewing from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Image result for vortex quilt amandajean nybergI've started a new quilt top. It's somewhat like  AmandaJean's "Vortex" quilt. However, I've made other quilts that use only scraps in them.

It's just a matter of sewing lots of scraps together. I tend to make sheets about the same size then sew those together to make larger sheets. "Murky Waters" is a good example of my process.

"Murky Waters" Mary Marcotte 2016 A scrap quilt in beige, tans, browns like the water in the bayous near my Louisiana home. www.fleurdelisquilts.blogspot.comWhat I have under my needle will be more colorful since I'm using scraps from every bucket in the closet.

Most of the scraps are some were cut into 2½" strips. Those too small to ...

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June 17, 2018
Small things from Granny Maud's Girl

I have a month-long break from study, so I hope to find a bit of time on the weekends to complete a few sewing or knitting projects. To celebrate the freedom, I allowed myself to make a couple of little things just for fun, without guilt about the unfinished projects that are still waiting for attention.

I made a simple bag from a pattern in a library book, Sew-licious Little Things by Kate Haxell. The bag needs a lot of fabric for not much carrying capacity, but it is so quick and easy to make that any novice could make ...

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June 15, 2018
Cat Mats Finish from MMM Quilts

This was one of my Q2FAL goals, to make four cat mats. My list is here. I'm happy to report that as of this week, I have completed that goal.

Here are two of them, modelled by the ever-cooperative Bella:

Seriously, she just loves to pose for the camera! She actually was a huge factor in the design process of these first two...

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Cat Mats Finish from MMM Quilts

This was one of my Q2FAL goals, to make four cat mats. My list is here. I'm happy to report that as of this week, I have completed that goal.

Here are two of them, modelled by the ever-cooperative Bella:

Seriously, she just loves to pose for the camera! She actually was a huge factor in the design process of these first two...

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June 10, 2018
It's Nice To Be Home Again from Quilting My Way

This morning it was nice to be home! I actually slept really well last night. I enjoyed being back in my own bed.

This morning I was up as usual. Played a few games. The Patrick was up and we headed to the casino. We played for a little while and then went to see mom.

Mom wasn't home when we got there, but she did show up while we were there. I went to get a few more buttons for my thread catchers. I picked up a few more buttons from here. Had a good visit with mom ...

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June 1, 2018
A Day of Volunteering Again from Quilting My Way

This morning was up and moving. I needed to get to the bank, Walmart (yea, I know), and mom's. I wanted to be there before 9 but the bank doesn't open till 9 am. I was at the bank right at 9 am. 

Headed to Walmart - yep, my favorite store (NOT) - and picked up some batteries for my camera. Had to get shampoo too, since I noticed this morning I had maybe one more wash to go and then no more. Thought we had plenty! Good thing I didn't get in the shower and find out we ...

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May 31, 2018
Keeping Busy....Getting Ready..... from Quilting My Way

Today I was up and running - so to speak. I played for about an hour, then I called Cherrill. We walked about 4,000 steps. So that's a little over a mile and a half.

Then came back home and went downstairs to get more thread catchers cut and sewn. I sewed about 18 more.


I have 16 completely done. I have another 24 to finish. That will give me 40 to sell at Seminar. I'm hoping they do sell. If not, I'll probably give them away to friends. lol



I sewed 4 of them completely today ...

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May 30, 2018
Worked On The Thread Catchers......... from Quilting My Way

Today was a good day. I was up and enjoying the day.

So, I worked on my thread catchers. I really need to get them done. I didn't realize it would take so long to get them done, but I'm going to work on it. So, I finished 5 of them today. I have more to do tomorrow since I have the day to myself again. It's really nice having days like this.


I have one more that is almost done. These will be ready for Seminar. I just hope I can sell them.

Then I was ...

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May 28, 2018
It Turned Out To Be A Good Day! from Quilting My Way

Even though I was up at 2 am and went back to bed at 4 am, today was a good day. Patrick tried to sleep in but Phil was texting me at 7 am. lol


So from 3 am to 4 am I was working on this piece. I got a little more done. I'm happy with what I did. I was frogging some of it but now it's doing fine. The funny part is when I've been cross stitching all these years, and can't seem to count!! I get off by one stitch. Then when ...

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May 26, 2018
I Made Myself Keep Busy from Quilting My Way

Not that I planned to do that, but I did make myself keep busy getting things done. Not like I really need to keep busy, but I do need to get things done. Not  only crafts but housework as well. Which ended up by my doing both!

I was up around 8:30 am - a good sleep that I needed! I haven't been sleeping good lately, so when I do get a good nights sleep, I just keep sleeping.

The first thing I did, was noticed that the house was looking pretty bad, since I have been home much ...

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May 25, 2018
Spent The Afternoon Volunteering With Mom from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and getting supper ready for the crock pot. I knew I wouldn't be home till after 5:30 pm and really didn't want to cook when I got home.

Then I was out the door to head over to moms. I arrived about 9:15 am. The cleaning lady was there. While she cleaned we worked on getting a couple of mom's tops ready to be basted. I told her she should get one done to mail to Las Vegas. That way she has one to work on down there. She'll ...

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May 24, 2018
A Day Of Volunteering from Quilting My Way

Today I was up and ready to go. I had to be at "Reborn" (thrift shop) by 10 am. I went to "Love's" to get a gift card for Art at "Carl's." Then I stopped and got a chai tea.

On my way to Reborn! I arrived and the doors were not opened. The gal with the key showed up and said we were early. lol - Of course I'm going to be early. I like to be early when I work. We did really good today. Sold a lot of clothes. Trouble was that I found out ...

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May 23, 2018
Another Tuesday Bites The Dust..... from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up early. I had to be up by 8 am when Sandy stopped by. She brought me some of her chicken eggs. She has chickens and has a hard time giving her eggs away. So, I told her I would take some and so did Cherrill. I was still in my pj's when she came. lol

After she left, I took some eggs to Cherrill. We chatted about our genealogy. She was asking how ancestry works. I'm amazed that she doesn't know much about ancestry, but she's done about 3 books on ...

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May 12, 2018
Even Though It Doesn't Look Like It........ from Quilting My Way

That's right, even though it doesn't look like it, I actually got some stuff done. I cleaned up my room, and I worked on a few things. It doesn't look like a lot, but it feels like a lot.

This morning I was up and went over to chat with Cherrill. We hadn't chatting in awhile, so I spent a good 2 hours over there. She loves to talk and we had things to talk about.

Came home around 11 am. Had to fold my laundry - those awful white clothes (hate folding those!). I was enjoying ...

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