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January 22, 2021
Another Colorful Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I am definitely starting this year out with a bunch of colorful finishes.  This week I have another scrappy quilt made with my Kaffe Fassett fabrics.



For this quilt I used mostly warm colored scraps.  I chopped them all into 4.5" wide strips and just started sewing.  



I pulled a cantaloupe colored background piece I bought at Connectng Threads last year.  I looked to see if they still have it but couldn't find it.  They always have lots of Blenders to choose from and rotate the patterns often. 




This design is one of my Scrap-A-Pallooza designs.  I have ...

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January 21, 2021
Tumbler Quilt Block Quilts & Projects from A Quilting Life

Tumbler Quilt Block Quilts & Projects

Hello, friends! Today I’m sharing some of my Tumbler Quilt Block Quilts & Projects. I’m also sharing several different ideas and options for piecing these blocks. There are lots of different tools and templates available, and I’ve tried many different ones. The tumbler quilt block is the perfect block for making a scrap quilt, and […]

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January 15, 2021
Another Scrap Mixology Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 It is no secret that I love to play with scraps.  And when I do, I like to keep the designs simple, versatile and I always love to play with color.



Today's finish ticks all the boxes!

I actually completed this quilt late last year.  It is a design I have done a few times in the past, but this time I used just colors from the cooler side of the color wheel.




I love how the different shades of blue, green and purple are highlighted by the black.   This quilt design is such a great way to use ...

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January 12, 2021
Catching Up From Last Week from Quiltnotes All Blogs

The Five Oaks Retreat is open and ready for your reservations. For information about the retreat house and to see the booking calendar click here --> The Five Oaks Retreat.

Even though we are ready for your visit, there are still some things we want to do in the next several months. Last week there was a lot going on here:

  • The studio got some much needed lighting.
  • Several contractors came by to give us bids on adding an exterior door and remodeling a bathroom.
  • Open house was done.
  • Two quilts finished.

New Shop Lighting

Since the shop, which houses the ...

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January 11, 2021
My favorite 2020 quilt finish from Professional Quilter

Like many quilters, I love to make quilts for family members. The latest to receive a quilt is my niece Abby.

Abby is my youngest niece and she lives outside Chicago. She is also a college freshman and her quilt is going to college.

My other two nieces grew up five miles from me. I was blessed that they spent hours at my home being creative. They started sewing early on. If you search back through the blog, you’ll find photos of the work they did, from scrunchies to quilts.

When I started Abby’s quilt, I knew I ...

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January 9, 2021
A-MAZE-ing! from From the Strawberry Patch...

Last weekend, to usher in the New Year, I had a heavy date with my Accuquilt die cutter. Slowly and surely I worked my way through all of the scraps from 2020 that had accumulated in the bottom clear up to the top of my basket! By Saturday evening this was a most welcome sight: Each and every scrap had been cut into the largest, usable, pieces and the bins had been generously fed!As of today I

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A-MAZE-ing! from From the Strawberry Patch...

Last weekend, to usher in the New Year, I had a heavy date with my Accuquilt die cutter. Slowly and surely I worked my way through all of the scraps from 2020 that had accumulated in the bottom clear up to the top of my basket! By Saturday evening this was a most welcome sight: Each and every scrap had been cut into the largest, usable, pieces and the bins had been generously fed!As of today I

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January 8, 2021
The First Finish of the Year from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I decided in early December, that I was going to take the last few of weeks of the month "off".  I was ready to call an end to the year.  So that meant I was able to spend quite a bit of time on my own projects.

So I am pleased to say, I already have a finish to share!



I think I shared the improv blocks I was making from some Kaffe Fassett scraps I had.  Each block started with a red square with blue, green and purple scraps added.




I had divided my Kaffe scraps up into cool ...

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January 6, 2021
And Now There are Eight from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Did you see that Angela over at SoScrappy is hosting another Rainbow Scrap Challenge QAL this year?  It is called Full Stop.

Of course I decided to join in - so that means I now have 8 RSC quilts going on this year.   

Sigh....



I already have my pink scrap bin out so it took me no time at all to cut the pieces I need for the Hashtag block that was released for this month.  I finished up two blocks already.  I decided to use the same background fabric throughout the quilt.  It is hard to see from these photos ...

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December 27, 2020
2020 Recap and 2021 goals (maybe) from Pointless Quilter

 Here is my 2020 Goal list of quilt.  I updated in red.  It was not a good quilting year for me.

ow sleeves I started 2 years ago.  (February)

1.  Finish the remaining 9 of the 12  pillow sleeves I started 2 years ago for the boutique. Nope - didn't even touch them.
2.  Orca Bay (Started about 3 or 4 years ago)  Top finished in November.
3.  Straits of Mackinac (Green & White)   Haven't touched it since the class in the summer of 2019.
4.  Summer Swoon 16  - Finished.
5.  Boutique Items - Due to Covid, our boutique was cancelled ...

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December 18, 2020
A Blue Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I started noticing this summer that my blue scrap bin was nearing maximum capacity.  Of course I ignored it.  So when I got it out this fall, all of the scraps that I have been carefully tucking in would not go back into the bin.  I had to make a few quilts!



A lot of the scraps were fairly large and chunky - so I thought I would use my Well-Suited Scrap Mixology pattern to make a blue and white quilt.  I have been wanting to play with the "woven" layout with a flying geese center - I think it turned out ...

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December 12, 2020
Crumb Quilting - Another Insanity Project from Grandma's Red Needle

 Hello everyone!

We all have scraps in boxes and bins, don't we? Tell me if you don't have scraps! I am no exception! I find it very hard to throw pieces that actually can be used. I cut squares in sizes from 1.5 up to 5 inches. I have done pretty well with 1.5 and 2.5 inches, but the other sizes are still in boxes. 

For some years, I have saved HST's, 1.5 inches strips, error and leftover blocks. The idea was to make a scrappy HST quilt, but.... I love HST quilts ...

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December 11, 2020
A Quick Little Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I have a quick little finish to share with you today.



I finished up my little pink and gray baby quilt made from some leftover bits filling up my scrap bins.  It measures about 40" square.




I didn't have a lot of fabric so I had to cut sizes that gave me the best yield of the pieces I had.  The plaid is actually one of those digitally printed fabrics that came from a friend.  I am not a fan of the feel of these prints so I was happy to come up with a design that would use ...

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December 5, 2020
APQ UFO Challenge 2020: October and November Finishes from Grandma's Red Needle

The weeks since my previous post have flown by like a whirlwind! I've been busy painting the bath/wash room, TV-room and part of the staircase. I can't say the reno is completed; a few things are left to be done. The reno has kept me away from sewing and I have enjoyed the break from sewing and doing something else! The Christmas Quilt top is done, that's all the sewing I've done lately. 

During the lock-down (April & May), I was determined to finish as many UFO's as possible. What else to do when you ...

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November 27, 2020
Strawberry Lemonade from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Or, it can be called Kissing Pinwheels.  I think of both when I think of this quilt.



I had a bunch of trimmed or "bonus" triangles in blacks and whites so I decided to turn them into tiny pinwheels.  I knew they would be perfect for one of my Scrap Mixology designs.  Then I pulled one of my favorite color combinations of scraps.





There are so many ways to lay out these blocks - but I loved this one where the pinwheels "kiss".




Now this quilt just needs a sweet little girl to gift it too!




Even though I have been ...

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November 22, 2020
» Pat Sloan's Blog

It's Fireside Chat Monday!  

  • Make a Bonus Quilt
  • Video - airs at 8:10pm est with live Chat, show starts at 8:30pm est. Join for the live chat, it's so much fun! 
  • Elephant Stomp Pattern is READY
  • NOW READY - BOTH KITs with my Morrison Park
  • Bag ladies see these!
  • What do you think of this fabric? 
  • Which quilt are you doing for the Jelly Roll sew along?

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I talk about this on my video today, make a Checkerboard quilt for 'free' while you sew other things. A great scrap buster

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Oh Scrap! : Let the Scraps Lead from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I still have been busy sewing up blocks for a number of scrap quilts that are in the works.





The main project I have been working on is my blue Well Suited blocks.




As I make the flying geese components for the center, I have been using those bonus triangles to make a bunch of cute pinwheel blocks.  They look so cute all stacked up!  



I only have about 6 more blocks to finish and then I can play a bit more with the layout and sew up the blocks.  But I kept thinking about those cute little pinwheels....




Then ...

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November 20, 2020
Dinosaur Scraps into a Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework



What do I do with some bits of dinosaur prints?




I decided to cut them up into squares, pull a few coordinating prints from my stash and grab a couple yards of a background fabric.  Then I went to my go-to Wiggle Time pattern to make a small quilt.




For one of the dino prints I only had a few squares, so I just sprinkled them throughout the quilt.





I barely had just enough of the background solid - in fact, I made the top and bottom border a bit smaller than the pattern calls out so that I would have ...

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November 13, 2020
Scrappy Butterfly Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

You know those scraps that never seem to find a home?  I have been attempting to identify them and try and use them to make some quilts while I am waiting for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge to start up again in January 2021.




One of the first scraps I tackled was some novelty bits I had.  The butterfly fabrics I ended up framing with some blue scraps.



And I found a home for them in a fun little quilt.  I knew I wanted to pair these blocks with the blue border fabric I had in my scraps (it was some ...

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November 10, 2020
» Pat Sloan's Blog

Happy Monday!  

  • Charming Trees Sew Week #3!
  • Video - airs at 8:10pm est with live Chat, show starts at 8:30pm est. Join for the live chat, it's so much fun! - i have the Sew Sampler reveal! 
  • Elephant Stomp Pattern is READY
  • KIT using my Morrison Park is now READY
  • Little Wishes, full quilt!
  • Share your Trees fabric & final tees at the end

Pat sloan charming christmas

***Charming Trees Sew Along!***

So MANY wonderful trees being shown at my community page! Come visit at Quilt Along with Pat SloanOur Charming Trees sew along is in 2 sizes, the 5" charm packs and ...

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