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September 27, 2016
Vintage Utility Quilt and AHIQ September 2016 from Fret Not Yourself

It's time for another utility and improvisational quilt linkup. What have you been doing?

I've been away so long my sewing space looks very cluttered and crowded. I've been trying to clear out the partially finished pieces. Also, my fabric appears to have had babies while I've been gone. Time to sort through it.

DH's grandmother made this quilt in Wood County, Texas. I slept under it the last time we were there. Rod Kiracofe's collection includes at least one quilt from Wood County. There are a couple of places that need mending. I ...

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September 23, 2016
Cozy Flannel Quilts from Kat & Cat Quilts

You may remember a while back I was playing on the design wall with flannel scraps that I cut to standard sizes a long long time ago.  Rather than make one bigger quilt I opted to turn those into one medium and one baby quilt, which are finally done! 

The baby quilt is 32" square. Rather than traditional binding I folded the backing over to the front and sewed it down with a decorative stitch.  Both these quilts are exceptionally cozy due to the flannel.

The larger quilt measures 64" square.  I stippled them both, the larger one with a ...

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September 21, 2016
Pickle Dish Quilt from Selvage Blog

Here's another stunning quilt done in pink and cheddar. The little bits of green add a nice touch. See more photos and details about this quilt at Sane, Crazy. Crumby Quilting
This quilter (not identified in her blog) also made a beautiful basket quilt, shown below. Wow!

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September 16, 2016
Friday Finish: Sea Glass from Patchwork Sampler Blog

I really thought I would have more than one finish this week, but was lucky to even get the binding on this one.

Sea Glass

The pattern is Sea Glass from Kim Brackett’s Scrap-Basket Beauties book.  The original pattern was made from green and blue batiks (sea colors, hence the name).  I re-purposed some flannel strips that were cut for another project to make it.  Fabrics for both the setting triangles and borders were in my stash and worked really well with the scrappy fabrics.

sea glass closeup

This will be a donation quilt so I quilted a simple pantograph called Jilly.  This was ...

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September 15, 2016
Summer Solstice Quilt from Lily Patch Quilts

I am sneaking this in right under the wire. Please pardon the poor photo quality. Rushing to take photos is not recommended. It was so big I couldn't find a place to photograph it in time for the linkup over at Melissa's blog so moving furniture in the family room was required.  I will update with better photos when the quilt is quilted and bound. This one is definitely not going into the UFO pile. 

I am so happy I have finally finished this huge Summer Solstice quilt from Melissa's pattern and quilt-a-long. I was going to ...

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September 13, 2016
Nancy's Camelot Quilt from Selvage Blog

Nancy H. Sonneborn just finished this beautiful Camelot quilt. She made two rows of boys and two rows of girls. Each one is different. (From top to bottom: boy, girl, girl, boy.)  Great colors! She said this quilt was lots of fun to make. Nice work, Nancy!
To see the pattern for this quilt, click here: Camelot Quilt Pattern

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September 9, 2016
Friday Finish-Double Plus Quilt from Patchwork Sampler Blog

This quilt ended up being a fairly large lap size and it took me awhile to hand stitch the binding, but thanks to the car ride down to Milwaukee, it is finished.

Scrappy Plus Quilt

Lots of plus quilts have been showing up in my Instagram feed so I drew this up in EQ7, then made it.  Coral is my favorite color right now and this quilt is made from a scrappy pile of coral, aqua, and gold fat quarters, then toned down with the navy.  I like how it turned out and will fold it over the foot of my bed for ...

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Summer Solstice Blocks Five Through Seven from Lily Patch Quilts

I'm almost half way done with my Summer Solstice quilt blocks. I needed to go and buy some more background fabrics and about one more yard of the prints so I can cut the remaining blocks.

The decision at the moment is if I should add the sashing and borders because at first I was going to do just that but it will be at least 106". I would like it big but don't think I needed it that big. I'll have to do some measuring to make sure before I put the quilt top together.

In ...

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Summer Solstice Quilt Blocks from Lily Patch Quilts

Happy Labor Day! I've been sewing away making these Summer Solstice quilt blocks. I plan on sewing a total of sixteen blocks to make a large quilt just for me. I think it's about time I make myself one. 
I keep placing the half square triangles in the wrong direction and had to rip it out to fix it. I only caught it after I had the block photographed but thank goodness it was an easy fix. I am getting pretty quick putting these blocks together now that I've sewn a few. I usually chain piece to ...

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September 6, 2016
New Pattern in Magazine! from Snuggles Quilts

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to bring my newest pattern in a magazine to your attention! I'm really excited about this one because it combines my love of traditional blocks with my love of scrap quilts. The name of the quilt is called Churn Dash Checkers and it appears in the Nov/Dec issue of Quiltmaker on newsstands September 13th. That's next week!

Here is a few beautiful shots of the lap quilt from the magazine:

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If you are looking for the magazine on newsstands, here is what the cover looks like to make sure you get the right ...

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September 2, 2016
Friday Finish: Courtyard Maze from Patchwork Sampler Blog

A few months ago, I made a Courtyard Maze quilt using a jelly roll and matching charm pack.  After seeing that post, someone mentioned that this pattern would be a good  for scraps or stash.  I realized it would be a great stash quilt, so I made one.

Scrappy Courtyard Maze

This will be a donation quilt so I quilted it with a simple pantograph called Jilly.

Courtyard Maze closeup

I also finally finished this charm square chevron quilt.  It is made from the Hello Darling line by Bonnie and Camille—the same fabric as my Granny Squares quilt.  I must have really liked that fabric ...

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Friday Sewing from Lily Patch Quilts

I've been able to sew almost everyday for the last few days. It makes me sew happy! Where has Summer gone? I can't believe it's already September. I plan on doing lots of sewing and getting UFOs done before the end of the year. If you've been following me on Instagram, you know I've been doing lots of late night sewing. It's just so peaceful and quiet. Just me and the humming sound of my sewing machine.

As I was sewing along, I ran out of top thread. You know that feeling when happily ...

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August 28, 2016
Handing Down Quilts from Fret Not Yourself

I recently handed down two quilts. M-K organized a drive to help some families whose homes burned so Floating Squares went there.

As we were cleaning and reorganizing, Louisiana son found this older quilt and took it home with him. This photo shows the whole quilt but the colors are off...

Spiral Four Patch quilt
while this photo has truer colors but poor layout.
Spiral Four Patch quilt

Friends and I made the blocks in an exchange. They were a simple six-inch four-patch: finished measurements 3-inch square, two 3-inch triangles, and one larger 6-inch triangle.

The original plan was a ...

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August 26, 2016
Rod Kiracofe Presentation and August 2016 AHIQ Linkup from Fret Not Yourself

It's hard to get back to my old routine after taking off most of the summer. Quilts were left in progress  and I've had trouble remembering the plans.

While still a difficult time, this month has been more fun. We drove across the western US. As schoolchildren we learned a line called the Continental Divide separates rivers flowing east to the Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic from those flowing west to the Pacific. This is not quite true.

The Great Basin encompasses about a fifth of the country from the western Rockies to the eastern Sierra Nevadas. Water ...

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August 24, 2016
Summer Solstice Block from Lily Patch Quilts

I'd like to think that I am pretty good at piecing anything, but the drunkards path block was not my cup of tea. Those curves take forever because of all the pinning I needed to do to keep an accurate seam allowance. As I was sewing the drunkards path blocks together I noticed that one side doesn't fit as well on the small piece. Since the cut pieces are on the bias I didn't want to stretch it too much so I ended up clipping about an 1/8" along the curved side that doesn't fit ...

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August 19, 2016
A Scrappy Finish from Love Laugh Quilt

 It's always HAPPY DANCE TIME when a quilt is finished!
The dance is EXTRA jazzy when it's a QUEEN sized finish!!

I know some of you use tumblers that are cut with a machine...
but friends...
these are all HAND cut with a template and rotary blade.
LOTS of netflix helped me along.
If I could say this was HAND pieced as well......
well.... THAT would be something to brag about...
but I can't.
My little featherweight did ALL the work.

I am SO happy with this quilt top!
I wanted to emphasize the green and ...

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August 15, 2016
Scrappy Bow Tie Baby from Blueberry Patch

   Name:  Scrappy Bow Tie Baby
Design:  Inspired by Blue Elephant Stitches
Size:  39" by 39", blocks are 6"
Fabric: Stash fabrics and scraps
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white beside each square

So I saw this quilt on Jolene's blog, Blue Elephant Stitches.  I love so many of her quilts.  I had to make it.  I think the beauty of this one is in the variety of the background solids and not quite solids.  Lots of pale Kona solids in blue, pink and pale yellow with a dash of light grey dots and a few squares ...

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Design wall 8/15/16 Kaffe strings & new project from Always Quilts

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Donna Bruno's Park Place Quilt! from Selvage Blog

This gorgeous Park Place quilt is Donna Bruno's latest finish. Isn't it a beauty? The little pink dots on the light background are actually little flowers. I love the red inner border and the black floral border too. Nice job, Donna!
Donna lives in Torrington, CT. She was co-President of the Hearthside Guild in Harwinton last year.  
To see the pattern for this quilt, click here: Park Place.

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August 8, 2016
Design wall 8/8/16 string borders from Always Quilts

Here it is, another Monday has rolled around. I missed posting my design wall last week as we were on our way home from a quick vacation and then jumped right into work that needed to be done. Fruits and vegetables were ready to be picked and dealt with. I’ve got a freezer full of peaches, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and cantaloupe, all ready for smoothies! Yum!! The tomatoes are slowing coming around, but finally did get enough to can a few quarts yesterday.

We went through Omaha on our way home, so we stopped at Accuquilt and I finally ...

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