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June 20, 2017
Design wall 6/20/17 string star quilts from Always Quilts

My design wall is bare today, I hope to fix that soon, as I am working on my next string quilt. 

Last time I posted, my design wall had the beginning of the string stars quilt on it. It is now finished. 

After finding an old string quilt top in an antique store I decided that it would be fun to make the same pattern with today’s fabrics. The old top (right) is dated back to around the late 1800’s judging by the fabrics used in it. (I’ve been told)  Mine (left) was made from scraps from ...

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June 19, 2017
Small projects and an addition from Stitchin' Therapy

  This week  I worked on putting together 2 small projects that were unearthed recently.
   I found a huge pile of 3 1/2'' squares and it made sense to make wonky stars to go along with them.   Star points are long, or fat, match or not.....that is the fun part of this technique.  I thought I had 12 stars but only 9 were found.  That is fine....just add more squares to get a nice lap size.   If I add a border it will make a good donation size single quilt.







   String blocks in two sizes were used to ...

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June 17, 2017
Surprise Baby Quilt from Fret Not Yourself

DH forgot to tell me one of his co-workers was expecting... He forgot for about nine months. The surprise was on me when he mentioned the birth. Fortunately one last log cabin top remained.

It only took a couple of days to quilt and bind this charmer. The larger light areas occur because some of the log cabins are entirely light fabrics rather than half light/half dark.

Half-inch logs in lights and darks create this scrappy quilt
Log Cabin baby quilt

Given all the tiny pieces and the fact that baby quilts must be washed frequently, each log is secured by quilting. I alternated groups of straight line with ...

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June 14, 2017
Scrappy Circles Quilt – Finished from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

This Scrappy Circles Quilt has been a long time in the making! Based on my blog, I made this quilt top back in December of 2014. I finally felt confident enough to quilt this big ‘ole thing....

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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June 13, 2017
Chinese Coins IV: Every Last Scrap from Fret Not Yourself

There was a childhood story about a magic pot that made porridge. Like the Sorcerer's Apprentice, the lazy child started the process but couldn't stop it. Porridge bubbled out of the pot, filled the house, and ran down the street until the cook came home and said the magic words.

That's exactly what my scrap bag feels like. It's only an old zippered, clear plastic bag that once held a set of twin sheets. Twin; not king size. {The small size and zipper pleased me enormously.} So how can it still have fabric? Will it ever ...

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Easy sewing and guild night from Stitchin' Therapy

  More discoveries in the stuff/stash/bins from the sewing room lead me to some easy sewing over the weekend.   I found 10 sample blocks from workshops that I taught several years ago on raw edge applique.  Not enough for much of anything by themselves.......so I  pulled out the string bin and found some neutral blocks to add.   Right now it is 22'' by 28''.....borders to come.








   Stacks of 3 1/2'' squares from past projects got turned into wonky stars.  I had seen Elizabeth's tutorial on these, and my scraps fit the bill.  I found some ...

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June 9, 2017
Perfectly Imperfect from Sew French

  Our family’s penchant for making, and appreciating, art comes from many places. There is no doubt these two ladies had an influence in that department. These two sweet ladies are some of the strongest women I have ever known. … Continue reading

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June 8, 2017
Chinese Coins III: Working Around the Medallion from Fret Not Yourself

My sewing room is a wreck. Fabric everywhere and as usual, the scrap bag is a swash zone of leftovers/rejects. On one hand is an urge to toss it while on the other hand, perhaps there's one more quilt in it. It's impossible to get anything else out so I can't start another quilt till I sew up or clear out this mess.

Most of the remaining strings are dark or light. Boring, but they might make a good string/piano keys/Chinese Coin medallion.

Originally I thought of Gwen Marston's quilt in this style ...

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June 7, 2017
Sunflower Fields from Quilt Doodle Doodles


https://www.etsy.com/listing/535477035/sunflower-fields-pdf-quilt-pattern-in-3
When I was a kid, every summer was spent at my Grandma and Grandpa's farm in North Dakota. Back in  70's I remember fields of sunflowers and wheat. It is burned into my memory how golden it was. It was a golden time in my childhood.... lazy mornings waking up to the smell of bacon and eggs, homemade sweet rolls,  4th of July fireworks, family barbecues, kittens, homemade cookies and grandma's apples and banana salad. I can always count on inspiration from my childhood and memories, so I have yet a new pattern, capturing the ...

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Sunflower Fields from Quilt Doodle Doodles...


https://www.etsy.com/listing/535477035/sunflower-fields-pdf-quilt-pattern-in-3
When I was a kid, every summer was spent at my Grandma and Grandpa's farm in North Dakota. Back in  70's I remember fields of sunflowers and wheat. It is burned into my memory how golden it was. It was a golden time in my childhood.... lazy mornings waking up to the smell of bacon and eggs, homemade sweet rolls,  4th of July fireworks, family barbecues, kittens, homemade cookies and grandma's apples and banana salad. I can always count on inspiration from my childhood and memories, so I have yet a new pattern, capturing the ...

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June 5, 2017
Hands 2 Help Quilt from Lily Patch Quilts

Hello Monday! It's been quite a busy time for me the last few months. I apologize to those I did not reply back from your kind comments. I appreciate the time you take to leave me a comment. It's just been so stressful with school and finals were a killer. I was able to squeeze in this quilt just under the deadline for Hands2Help. I also had some machine issues and was going to quilt this with my domestic sewing machine.

In the end, everything worked out and I was able to get this quilted. I did a ...

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May 31, 2017
The Carousel Quilt - Part 3 from Red Pepper Quilts

A Finished Quilt

Carousel Quilt | Part 3 - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

It's a celebration! Seven months in the making and it is done. My Carousel Quilt may have sat idle for some of that time but it was never far from my mind or even from my sight. This quilt has taught me many things, including how to hand piece, but more importantly, that it is a process, and that it doesn't matter how you get there in the end, as long as you are happy with the outcome. And I am!

Carousel Quilt | Part 3 - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Carousel Quilt | Part 3 - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Carousel Quilt | Part 3 - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

While I set out to hand piece this quilt top I ended up finishing ...

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May 17, 2017
Strip Quilts from SueLynn Designs

I was having a hard time getting back to sewing after the quilt show.  I tried to make a wallet for my sister, got about half done and ran into a problem.  I set it aside to think about.  I had/have a container of strings that I have been saving for a while.  I usually cut any scraps up into squares, nothing smaller that 2 inches, and then the smaller strips went in the container.  Some years ago, I had started the blocks for a string quilt, got about 4 done and then put it away.  Since I already ...

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Catching Up. from SueLynn Designs

Hi all.

I last posted about a string quilt I was working on.  Well, after looking at it for several days I decided the borders were all wrong.  So I took them off and changed them.  Here is what it looks like now.


I added a string border, another black border and then used a dark red for the last border.



I think this is much better.  The blue was just not dark enough for the border.

I used to have a "studio room" at the back of the garage.  About 3 or 4 years ago, I moved my sewing ...

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May 16, 2017
How To Align Quilt Sashing from Lily Patch Quilts

As I was working on the past couple of quilts, they both call for sashing strips to be attached to the many rows to form the quilt top. It reminded me that I needed to make sure to keep the rows that have the vertical sashing strips in line with each other as I connect the horizontal sashing strips to them.

This Ferris Wheel quilt not only did I need to line up the previous row of vertical sashing but I also had to line up the vertical seams in the quilt blocks. I have created a short video to ...

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May 14, 2017
Carousel Quilt - Work in Progress Part 2 from Red Pepper Quilts

Carousel Quilt | Work in Progress Part 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

How quickly time flies! It has been more than four months since my last Carousel Quilt update (see blog post here), and during that time the hand pieced circle blocks were never far from my sight. For four months these blocks moved from my sewing machine table back to my cutting table, as was required to make room for the other quilts I have worked on during that time. And with each move the task of sewing these circle blocks together became more and more daunting!

Carousel Quilt | Work in Progress Part 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Carousel Quilt | Work in Progress Part 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Carousel Quilt | Work in Progress Part 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Then one evening last week I decided that the time had finally come to ...

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May 12, 2017
Scrap Dance Two Step May Update from From My Carolina Home

Everyone is working on their units from April fairly quickly this time.  Lots of shares on Flickr show the variety of colors and choices, so fun for me to see it coming together!!  You know, if you haven’t begun yet, it isn’t too late to catch up.  The last two months will be really easy, so if you would like to quilt along, click HERE to see the beginning.  Each post has a link to the next one.  I give you a full range of sizes from table topper up to king size.  The next step is next ...

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May 9, 2017
One Hundred Sixty Eight from Wedding Dress Blue

Records indicate that I started the Sweet Sixteen quilt in February 2016.

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This has been my primary leader-ender project ever since.

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One hundred sixty eight blocks later, it is ready for assembly. I hope it looks as interesting in real life as it has in my imagination.

 


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May 2, 2017
Hattem Hexagon from Collector with a Needle

I finished another quilt from the book, Promenade in a Dutch Garden by Petra Prins and An Moonen.

The original quilt is dated c. 1840 and is still in the family.
The family is from the village of Hattem.  The quilt has passed through the female lines of the family. Sadly the original makers name is unknown.

The reproduction in the book used a neutral beige hexagon for the setting of the florets. I opted for the light blue setting hexagons to look more like the original.

The book has many photos of the original and reproduction.

For the border ...

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April 26, 2017
Be My Neighbor Block 8 from From My Carolina Home

I got a bit busy with other things, but finally got back to the Be My Neighbor block due next week.  Block 8 is on the right end of row two, so I got out the other blocks to pick fabrics. I was trying not to repeat the same fabric in adjacent blocks. This block has a flag, and I thought the star fabric would be good for that.

Be My Neighbor Block 8 @ From My Carolina Home

Cutting out the pieces took longer than usual blocks because of the number of fabrics and the pieces are all different sizes.

Be My Neighbor Block 8 @ From My Carolina Home

As before, I marked all the diagonal lines on ...

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