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September 14, 2018
Clearing my Head from Terificreations's Weblog

My sewing room hasn’t been functioning well for a little while. A non-functioning sewing room isn’t a good place for any quilter. We want so much to be in a space that simply doesn’t work. While on a vid call a few weeks ago I showed part of it, stuff I’d been working on and… Continue reading Clearing my Head

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August 18, 2018
Quilterly love from Quilting and More...

I may have mentioned before that I enjoy free-motion quilting. One aspect of that is ruler work, which has only relatively recently been widely done on domestic sewing machines, though longarm machines have had the capability for quite a long time. The problem has been that availability of specialized feet for this technique simply weren’t […]

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August 17, 2018
Cute little Quokka from Romany Quilting

When is a rat not a rat?  When it is a quokka.  And what is a quokka, you may well ask?  A quokka is a marsupial the size of a hare or domestic cat, and as with other marsupials, such as the kangaroo and wallaby, the females suckle their young in a pouch. Rottnest Island, off the coast of Perth, Australia, has quokkas galore.  Rottnest Island was named by Dutch explorer William de Vlamingh in 1696, meaning rats nest, mistaking the quokkas for huge rats.   It wasn’t long before we saw our first quokka, there were plenty around the ...

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July 30, 2018
Storage from Quilting and More...

I have been collecting Bernina feet for a very long time. While some people don’t much like the “Barbie box” that comes with most Berninas, I’ve liked it quite well. The only problem with it is that I can no longer fit all of my feet into the box — not even close! I’ve found […]

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July 23, 2018
The New Kitten Keeps us Busy from Romany Quilting

We'd forgotten, or chose not to remember, jus how much of a time waster having a new kitten can be.  There’s balls to be rolled, cuddles to be shared, and antics to be exclaimed over.  And  keeping a good eye out on such a live wired little Missy when we are opening doors.  We don’t want her venturing outside until she has had her second vaccination, and been micro-chipped. 

Gemma loves patting those little balls around

Then last Friday we had an all day trip to collect a new to us car.  The dealer drove the car ...

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July 17, 2018
LMQG Swap: What is it? from The Cozy Quilter

Members of the London Modern Quilt Guild are swapping small quilts with members of the Ancaster Modern Quilt Guild.  Christine and I both decided to participate in the swap. We received the name and preferences of our swap partners in February and the quilts were due at our July meeting this past Saturday.  Now that my quilt is handed in, I can show it to you on my blog!

I started by making some random sized building blocks with some brightly coloured scraps.

I was on a roll and did not take any more process pictures as I put it ...

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July 8, 2018
Where has the Week gone? from Romany Quilting

This week has just rushed by, and I haven’t really got much to show for it.  With my sewing machine away been serviced, I thought I’d have plenty of time to do all sorts of things.  But that didn’t really go to plan, although I did a little hand stitching during the week.  And stitched on the label for my Winter Quilt Festival wall-hanging too.  Although one of my aims was to get my Christmas ABC quilt pinned ready for quilting, but that didn’t happen.  I took a trip up to the quilt shop to purchase ...

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June 29, 2018
Bye bye sewing machine from Romany Quilting

Today I waved goodbye to my sewing machine, as it was taken away to be serviced.  I’m sure it will come back better than ever and I can get back to my various projects.  Quilters tend to use their sewing machines continuously, so we shouldn't skimp of the cost of an annual service.

Off to be serviced

I’ve enjoyed a very social week, with one outing after another, which is a little unusual, but that’s the way it is occasionally.  So although I haven’t been rattling the dice and rolling it this week, I have ...

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June 28, 2018
We Quilt This City! from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Every summer we host thousands of visitors from near and far in our happy little town of Hamilton. Many of these visitors come to us as their end destination or as part of a detour on their road trip. No matter how our visitors get to us, we do all we can to make sure that they have the best experience in Hamilton.

If you needed another excuse to come visit Hamilton this Summer, starting June 21st we are participating in the Row by Row Experience again this year!

The Row by Row Experience is a wonderful program started in ...

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June 25, 2018
Sewing like Crazy from Romany Quilting

I’ve been sewing like crazy to get my Alphabet Noel top assembled.  The other day it looked like this, and I completed sewing the six rows in strips.


Then I needed more sashing strips to put the rows together, using a minty green for the .cornerstones.


Attaching the sashing and cornerstone rows

After a lot of pinning, stitching, and pressing, it  finally all came together and now looks like this.   I decided not to do any extra borders  as I felt it was quite big enough for a wall-hanging.  This is made up of the 26 alphabet blocks plus ...

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June 13, 2018
Sunshine on a Wednesday! from Humble Quilts

After the video from last week several people asked me about this little quilt. I started it in an applique class with Gwen Marston. She showed us how to make our own pattern to make our quilt unique. It was supposed to be a 4 block quilt, but I opted to stop at one. Wish I would have continued!

 A comment was made on Monday about small half square triangles getting pulled into the throat plate. Above is a standard throat plate. I have the wide one on because I've been doing machine applique.
Here's one that only ...

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June 7, 2018
One of those Days from Romany Quilting

Do you ever have one of those days when nothing seems to go right?  I wanted to do a quick bit of machine quilting “secret sewing” with my walking foot but the stitching just wasn’t going well at all.  Something was wrong, but what?  Perhaps it was the reel of thread I was using, I admit it was an old reel I’d picked up somewhere along the way.  No change, so I took the walking foot off and reattached it.  No difference, but the foot didn’t seem to be working as it should as the layers were ...

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May 26, 2018
Sewing Day from Quilting and More...

I’ve been neglecting my blog lately, mainly because my shoulder has been acting up, so I haven’t been able to do much quilting. I’m thinking I’m going to limit myself to smaller projects from now on to keep this from happening. At any rate, yesterday my granddaughter came over for another session of working on […]

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May 19, 2018
Sewing and a bit of cleaning from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

I've been sewing this week, but, it's been slow.  Here is one of my finished blocks (haven't taken pictures of the others, yet).
Crazy Quilt block
Instead of doing all of the embroidery work on a regular crazy quilt block, I'm adding decorative laces instead.  It is MUCH quicker.  It still takes a long time to make each block.  I made this one first, to see if I liked this method or not.  I did, so, the next 7 blocks are almost finished. 

These blocks are foundation pieced, kinda like paper piecing, so, I have to ...

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May 14, 2018
New Machine and Rulers from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

Today was a fun day!  I was offered a machine, back at the end of January, around the same time Mrs. Betty died.  Mrs. Betty was born in 1934, and so was this machine.  I had to get the machine.

I finally got the chance to go pick this machine up.  It had been stored in a barn for a long time, but, had been brought to my friends home, as her parents were trying to empty the barn.

Singer 15 #AD6934960
The cabinet isn't in great shape, but, it's still pretty.  It is 84 years old, and ...

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May 4, 2018
» Charm About You

Liberty fabric patchwork butterfly quilt

It's been gloriously sunny in Manchester and spring is in the air. The blue skies were a nice backdrop for this dancing Liberty butterflies quilt, even though it was a little bright to perfectly show off the pretty prints. Classic floral prints are quite delicate but look bold and modern framing the butterfly blocks. 

Liberty fabric patchwork butterfly quilt

I mixed the two print fabrics, swapping the borders in the four outer blocks and changing the butterfly wings. It's nice to play about with the wings, as they look different depending on the fabric combinations. You can also create another version of the ...

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May 1, 2018
Premier Prints fabric for throw pillow sewing classes from edeenut

A couple weeks ago I headed south to San Diego, California to teach a few sewing classes at Pinners Conference. This is always a great event, you should try to attend in a city near you, there are quite a few now to choose from across the country full of classes and hands on projects. Sewing is something I am passionate about. I love when people get excited about something they've made that I've taught them. I have learned a lot from the Pinners classes I've taught.

Friday April 13th was my first two classes, back to ...

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April 23, 2018
the Round Robin Edition 16- Let’s Talk Sewing Machines! from Patchwork Posse

happy monday….

(you can find the free pattern to this quilt here)

in the sewing room…

Things have slowed down just a little bit around here. After the pre-sell of the pocket edition and the retreat still in the works and the IAQ group heading into another round of new members in May….I’ve been trying a little harder to not over work myself. Almost to the point that I haven’t sewn much in the last week. gasp!

It’s time I think to get a few projects started and sew up some blocks….and quilt tops!  I ...

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April 19, 2018
"Aunt Sallie's Quilt," Samplers, and More Needle Treasures from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

A few months ago, my husband and I (Teri) spent a lovely afternoon wandering the small town of historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia. We passed the Entler Hotel, which houses a museum, and entered just in time to enjoy the exhibits—we had about a half hour until it closed. I had been there with a friend years ago and remembered seeing an album quilt on display. I was hoping to see it again.
Shepherdstown was founded by Thomas Sheperd in 1734. He was commissioned to start the settlement to create a buffer between the French and the Indians. The town ...

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April 9, 2018
My 2018 Sewing Goals from 3and3quarters

Did you know that 2018 marks my seventh year of blogging?! Seven years! Where has the time gone from when I was a shy 23 year old, tentatively entering the scary waters of online blogging? It seems like a life-time ago!

Anyhoo! A new year has started (even though we’re four months in already!! Eek!) and my precious little blog has been screaming out for some love and attention.

November… November was the last time I sat down, logged on and typed my little heart away catching you all up on my Sewing Room Adventures.

With lots of fun ...

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