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May 26, 2019
A Saturday Different From What I Hoped from Quilting My Way

Still haven't learned.....Don't plan ANYTHING when it comes to hubby's day off.


After waiting on him to get up, I was able to go downstairs to get to work on the first panel quilt. Got as far as the side panels. Had to add a small white strip to the side, because I messed up on the size I needed. Then Patrick came in to say he needed to go to moms to get her plants to her. Plus he was going to set up the watering system.

So, off we went. We stopped at Staples ...

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April 26, 2019
Almost What I Planned Today from Quilting My Way

Oh, wow! Did I actually say "Planned Today?" I still haven't learned not to plan......and I just talked about that yesterday.

Anyway, go my walking in with Sherry this morning. Got back home and got my laundry going. Then I sat down at the table and played some games. Then Sandy showed up with 5 pillow cases for QOV! I was thrilled to see her! We chatted and then she ran out.

I goofed off for a little longer and then went downstairs to get the heat going. Once it was warmed up, I went down and worked ...

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March 25, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Herringbone from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories



Herringbone Pattern Template via Grace + GumptionI've been pressure-washing around the house. Today the concrete between the back door and studio. Yesterday the patio bricks. It's amazing how much dirt and scum has built up since the last time I did this chore. Having a wet, muggy winter does it. We struggle with mold, mildew, and spores here. It's the downside to the green. So while we have azaleas, roses and other plants in bloom, we also have oak, pecan, and grass pollen. 

Image result for curado de pisos de ladrillo
Not my patio--it's too perfect!


Anyway, I've been cleaning. As I was washing each brick one at a ...

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March 24, 2019
A Touch of Teal ~~ Finished! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I've had this little pink top sitting in the quilt queue for a while now. It had everything needed for a finish: backing, batting, binding. 

"How easy and quick would this be?," I wondered. "Quite easy and especially quick," I answered. 

So I loaded it and thought about quilt motifs. I wanted, as Richard loves to say, "Quick, fast and in a hurry." 

While quilt my last quilt, I stumbled upon a motif I like that is fast and pretty. It has the look and feel of a pantograph, except that it changes at random rather than repeat in ...

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February 22, 2019
Pin It Weekly #269 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Happy Weekly! Here are some recent quilt pins that I found. All modern, because you know, QuiltCon is happening right now!


This concept would make a good mini-quilt  quiltcon-juli

Amazon.com: Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration: 20 New Designs with Historic Roots (Stc Craft / Melanie Falick Book) (9781584799009): Denyse Schmidt, John Gruen: Books


Denim quilt II, wedding gift for N&K

Martingale - Piece and Quilt with Precuts (Print version + eBook bundle)

Bars Quilt 2016. Image courtesy of Tara Faughnan. The Creativity Project Week #33 Leland Ave Studios/Kim Soper
MARY LOU...have this book...and lots of scraps...love the black background...those blue flowers make my heart sing...Plainsong by Geri deGruy Fiber ~ 20" x 16"

Flying Geese anyone?

Wendy Hook 2015 50"x 75" "Static" hand dyed cotton

Portions & Possibilities: Old Forge Quilt Show

chezzetcook modern quilts: A Patch of Geese: A Finish

Monkey Business quilt sewing pattern from Abbey Lane Quilts  #quiltpatterns  #quiltspatterns #quiltideas #quiltingpatterns

All of these are on my "heart, quilts" board. It's getting oh, so close to 9,000 quilt pins. Isn't that something else?

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February 14, 2019
Pin It Weekly #268 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I missed last week's PIW because I was volunteering at Beta convention. Now that it's over, and I've recovered, I'll help babysit grandies while we pass the crud around like we're playing hot potato. Ryder is in the hospital, Marley and Sophie both are running fevers, and Milly's little nose is raw from being cleaned so often.

Let's meet a couple of new followers, shall we? Maria das Dores Lima's boards are all titled in Portuguese. I translated them using Google 
so I could figure out the language. (I'll assume that ...

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February 10, 2019
Five Fantastics From Leftovers from Quilts + Color




I made all of these from the leftovers from the trimmings from this quilt that follows this picture. 
What I made was dictated by the shape and sizes of the pieces.

There are 3 zipper pouches and 2 pin cushions. The only thing left when I finished making all of these were scraps too small to use so they went in the garbage!

The quilt was a mystery quilt at a Jinny Beyer Seminar. It is the only mystery quilt I have ever made. I made it my own by the use of the lily fabric.




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January 31, 2019
Pin It Weekly #267 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

It's time for PIW. And we're almost at 4,000 followers on Pinterest! How crazy is that? Here are a few who have been pinning some interesting winter ideas.


Mary Black has a board titled, "Mary's to do list." You KNOW I had to check it out!
Just add white!



Snowy Pine Pre-Cut Quilt Blocks Kit 48x48

Darlene Young has several adorable ideas pinned to her boards. Here are a few of my favs.
Free sewing case project patternMyArty


DIY: How To Make A Drawstring Backpack

"Carved wood doors" got my attention. Check out Judy Miller-Kelly's really interesting board.

Carved Doors and PanelsHand Carved Doors

Carved Door


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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


Planning a new quilt | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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.

60183c664a08bef3eb210600464ef139.jpg 360×640 pixels

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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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