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July 25, 2017
Jewelry Store {Birthstone Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

When I finished my sapphire block last week for my Birthstone quilt, I still had the itch to do more paper piecing, so I decided to go ahead and pull the fabrics for my tanzanite block and work on that this month as well.

Tanzanites, at least those that are most valuable, are indigo in color. I pulled some blue-hued purples and some navy blues for this block.


Now I have nine of my twelve birthstone blocks done.


The three remaining blocks are my January garnet, my July ruby, and my October opal. I will likely try to work on ...

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July 20, 2017
Left Over Blocks from Quilts....etc.

Hmmm what shall these pieces be used for!  I normally do not have extra blocks to use up but several projects that were intended to be large quilts were turned into smaller quilts or the project was decided to not be continued at all! I have 3 applique blocks from what was going to be […]

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July 17, 2017
Project Pageant {Scrappy Project Review} from Little Bunny Quilts

While I might not be drowning in scraps, sometimes it feels like I am drowning in scrappy projects! As you know from my monthly "Brutally Honest" posts, I have quite a few. I've made quite a bit of progress lately on a few of them and rounded them all up for one post.

I was Queen Bee for the Stash Bee in June, so instead of requesting blocks for a new project, I requested more pineapple blocks. I have received just about all of them at this point, so here are all of the ones that I have from ...

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Tumalo Trails Top Done! from Quilts....etc.

Six weeks of work – fun – and the top is done – 104 inches square.  Now it is folded up and put in the box with the other quilt tops waiting for the quilting frame to come back out of storage and into the sewing room – maybe the end of summer? I really […]

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July 16, 2017
Handful of Scraps from Quilts....etc.

I have been very undecided on how I want to finish my Handful of Scraps quilt which you all haven’t seen for several months – that is because I have been taking a break from it while deciding how I want to finish it.  This is where I left it at in May –  Here […]

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July 15, 2017
When Life Gives You Scraps – Make Quilts from Quilts....etc.

I love that saying – I first saw it when a friend went to Golden Colorado and brought me back a book marker with it on it – she had visited the quilt museum there – ever since it really has given my sewing a meaning if you know what I mean.  I love scrap […]

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July 14, 2017
Working on Border – from Quilts....etc.

One side down and three more to go.  And I will need to cut out a lot more pieces – I sure miss counted the stack of pieces I cut yesterday – I don’t know how I did that! I laid all my pieces on the floor next to one side so I could get […]

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July 13, 2017
Scraps for Edna: July OMG finished! from With Strings Attached

To maintain the spirit of Edna's original painting (see Monday's post) I quilted diagonal lines through the patches and parallel horizontal lines in the borders.

The light fabric at the top left of the back is white with blue/yellow/peach tattersall stripes. 

I will link up with One Monthly Goal in a couple of weeks.




Fox Chapel Books distributes craft and cooking books for several publishers, including quilt books from Landauer and Design Originals  The books caught my eye at ALA, as did the "first time exhibitor" sign. I introduced myself to Ken, thanked him for being ...

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Tumalo Trails and Plants from Quilts....etc.

First thing I did yesterday was lay out sashing for the Tumalo Trails outside border – after moving furniture around that is – I wanted it all laid out so I wouldn’t put the same color/pattern next to another.  Decided this would work and got busy sewing. Now all that is left is the final […]

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July 12, 2017
Almost a Wasted Day from Quilts....etc.

What happens when you wake up at 3:30 in the morning and can’t fall back to sleep!  For me it is sitting around the whole morning like a zombie barely functioning with one cup of coffee after another.  Then finally by late morning I am wide awake, I go exercise, I vacuum, and clean the […]

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July 11, 2017
Tumalo Trails from Quilts....etc.

All of the blocks are now sewn in place – I thought I had enough sashing strips cut for all around the quilt but I didn’t – so I need to cut more neutral strips and then go all the way around the quilt with them – then measure and figure out the size of […]

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July 10, 2017
Weekly update: Scraps for Edna from With Strings Attached

Edna Andrade (1917-2008) was a Philadelphia-based artist known for creating op art.  I first saw her work in 2014  at the Philadelphia Museum of Art ( this trip ).  I thought immediately about  adapting her geometric designs to fabric.  Later that year I received a review copy of an exhibition catalog, called "Edna Andrade," edited by Diane Bricker Balken.  (Locks Art Publications, c2015.)

Andrade wrote, "In using geometric structures for organizing visual elements I make a connection with an ancient tradition in art. Artists have always used the pure and powerful archetypes: the circle, the triangle, the square, the pentagon and endowed ...

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Thread Basting & Questions from Quilts....etc.

Sunday was really and truly a lazy day for me – I read a whole book – (Joe Pickett series #16 C.J. Box) (I have not read them all and assume they are stand alone as this one did not seem to need anything to get into it – I do believe I have read […]

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July 9, 2017
Hexies, Flowers and Tumalo Trails from Quilts....etc.

I have been  working one row at a time on Tumalo Trails for sewing the rows together and that will be how I continue it.  I have one more row to add – that might get done today but I won’t be surprised if I skip today and work on it Monday instead – I […]

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July 8, 2017
Tumalo Trials and Crazy Hexies from Quilts....etc.

I don’t think I feel like attaching more than one long row a day – two more rows to get together for Tumalo Trails –   3 down two more to go.  I do pin long rows in place so it takes longer because of that.  The sashing in between the blocks I do not pin […]

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July 7, 2017
Three More Finishes from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I am still working away on all the Covered in Love quilt blocks sent in by so many of you.  I have three more finished quilts to share with you today.



I did get the colorwash layout all quilted up.


I quilted this one with some vertical loop quilting.  The piecing helped me to keep my quilting straight across the entire length. 



At first glance, there might not appear to be a pattern here but each row includes only two colors.



I put a soft purple backing on this one and quilted it with a squared off swirl pattern.



I ...

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Another Row from Quilts....etc.

Another day another row – row by row it is getting done.  First I lay it on the floor for color placement of the neutral scraps – I’m trying not put a like color next to each other. When I sewed the sashing on to the blocks I moved it to the living room to […]

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July 6, 2017
More on Tumalo Trails from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday I got done with a little but I was more in a reading mood then sewing. I have been reading a series of books by Dawn Lee McKenna – these books are very easy to read and the author has a very nice style – not strictly romance more family/female cop in small town […]

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July 5, 2017
Tumalo Trails from Quilts....etc.

The last 5 blocks for the Tumalo Trails are done!!  This quilt has been flying along. Then I got them pressed and squared up.  I got the coffee table moved out of the way and a layout done.  The rows are all numbered and stacked up and  I am ready to cut sashing and get […]

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July 4, 2017
Little Hexies and Nine Patches from Quilts....etc.

Happy 4th of July everyone in the states – have a good holiday.  Not sure how much I will get done today – Melanie is coming over for a little while and then we will see.  Might do hamburgers on the grill tonight but we are not having a big celebration and mainly just the […]

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