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February 17, 2019
Blocks and Bread from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday's sewing time was taken up making blocks for the CTC Sew-along. My first task was to finish up the remainder of the Regent Star to make a 12-inch block:


That one was fairly time-consuming, but I like the design. The next one is called Wrapped Up. It seemed like a good time to use that flip-flop fabric since I had a nice big center block for the large scale of the print.


There are 25 blocks in this series from Moda, and the goal is to make all of them by the end of the year. One will ...

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Blocks and Bread from Cat Patches

Yesterday's sewing time was taken up making blocks for the CTC Sew-along. My first task was to finish up the remainder of the Regent Star to make a 12-inch block:


That one was fairly time-consuming, but I like the design. The next one is called Wrapped Up. It seemed like a good time to use that flip-flop fabric since I had a nice big center block for the large scale of the print.


There are 25 blocks in this series from Moda, and the goal is to make all of them by the end of the year. One will ...

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February 16, 2019
Halfway There from The Cozy Quilter



I have been adding stitches to my Frank Lloyd Wright cross stitch project this week and I am now about halfway finished this window.  Here is how it looked last week:


I often stitch  in the car as we travel to visit my MIL.  This week there was some car stitching as well as some evening stitching as I watched "Call the Midwife" on Netflix.  I am now working on the bottom half of the picture, which is a mirror image of the top part. 


This project is very easy to do in the car as I don't have ...

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February 10, 2019
Birthday Sewing Day with Friends from The Cozy Quilter

Friday was my birthday and my day off, so I invited a couple of friends over the lunch and an afternoon of sewing.  My husband gave me "Spelling Bee" by Lori Holt for my birthday so all of my plans for other projects went out the window and I started a new quilt with patterns from my new book.


I decided to make the sewing machine block first.  I dug through my stash and found fabrics and then spent a while cutting out all the pieces and labelling them.


Once everything was cut out, the block went together quite quickly ...

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February 3, 2019
Challenge Project and Frank from The Cozy Quilter

I've been working on my Frank Lloyd Wright Oak Park Office Window again this week and I have turned the second corner!  I will be working on Frank again tomorrow for Slow Sunday Stitching. 


This week, I have been working on a Black, White and one other colour challenge for the London Modern Quilt Guild Show in September.  Each person in the guild was given a half yard of three fabrics: black, white and one other colour--Here are my fabrics:


The task was to create a 20 by 20" modern quilt using only these three fabrics.  I have been ...

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January 27, 2019
Cats A-Plenty from Cat Patches

Since I'd neglected the Appalachian Memories barn for a couple of days, I gave myself plenty of time to stitch yesterday. Now the upper part of the roof is finished.


This morning I'll be able to fill in more at the bottom of the hoop, and then I think I'll move along to the next section. This being Sunday, I'll be linking up with


While I was stitching, Sadie was very busy enticing me to fill her treat bowl.

Purhaps you've furgotten something?


Pawsibly you'll notice me more if I show you my bedroom ...

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Cats A-Plenty from ... Cat Patches

Since I'd neglected the Appalachian Memories barn for a couple of days, I gave myself plenty of time to stitch yesterday. Now the upper part of the roof is finished.


This morning I'll be able to fill in more at the bottom of the hoop, and then I think I'll move along to the next section. This being Sunday, I'll be linking up with


While I was stitching, Sadie was very busy enticing me to fill her treat bowl.

Purhaps you've furgotten something?


Pawsibly you'll notice me more if I show you my bedroom ...

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Preparing for the Coming Home BOM from The Cozy Quilter

As I told you a couple of weeks ago, I have signed up for Sarah Fielke's "Coming Home" Block of the Month (it is actually a medallion quilt...) 2019.  She sent out an email this week to everyone participating recommending that we each make a Block Book to keep our appliqué pieces in as we work on this quilt.  She sent us the link to a short video explaining how to make the book.  


I had just purchased a set of 4 sewing themed fat quarters earlier this month so I decided to use them for my book.


This ...

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January 20, 2019
Stitching Like There's No Tomorrow from ... Cat Patches

It's raining hard today, and it looks like a day of rain ahead of us. It looked like that yesterday. Mike got out early to do some work on the trailer before the rain hit. By afternoon, it still hadn't hit, and Mike was finished for the day. I think he was waiting for a bail-out from the rain, and it never came. These two took advantage of the dry day and played outside for a good part of the morning.


They have become really good friends. Smitty still needs to assert his seniority occasionally, but for the ...

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Stitching Like There's No Tomorrow from Cat Patches

It's raining hard today, and it looks like a day of rain ahead of us. It looked like that yesterday. Mike got out early to do some work on the trailer before the rain hit. By afternoon, it still hadn't hit, and Mike was finished for the day. I think he was waiting for a bail-out from the rain, and it never came. These two took advantage of the dry day and played outside for a good part of the morning.


They have become really good friends. Smitty still needs to assert his seniority occasionally, but for the ...

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Frank and a Secret Project from The Cozy Quilter

Last Sunday, there was some stitching done in the car, and I have found a few moments here and there this week to add a few more stitches to Frank.  I am now at the top edge of the picture and moving counter clockwise around the window.  It's coming along!


My daughter did not get much stitching done this week...she was busy with work...maybe there will be some stitching time for her tomorrow and I will have a picture to show you next week.

I am participating in the Modern Quilt Guild Mini Swap through Quiltcon 2019 ...

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January 13, 2019
Frank, Prague and a new BOM from The Cozy Quilter


As you can see, my daughter has made a lot of progress this week on her Prague cityscape counted cross stitch picture.  I'm told that the blue parts are all water of some sort...I wonder what colour she will stitch next?  It will be interesting to see the buildings...


I have been working on my new cross stitch picture---this one is the office window in Frank Lloyd Wright's studio in Oak Park, IL.  Unlike the last picture I just completed, this one is only three colours plus the outlining.  I will be stitching in the car again ...

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January 6, 2019
A New FLW Project from The Cozy Quilter

I started a new Frank Lloyd Wright cross stitch picture today.  This one depicts the stained glass window in the ceiling of his office at his home in Oak Park, Illinois.  Our family toured FLW's home in Oak Park in 2013 when we were visiting Chicago.  I remember seeing this window in his office when were on the tour.


This is about 6" by 11" when finished so it should not take as long as the Fountain Glass Window to complete.


There are only three colours in this window and I am hoping I have enough of each colour ...

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December 30, 2018
Frank is FINISHED! from The Cozy Quilter

Today is the last Slow Sunday Stitching day of 2018.  In April, I started a counted cross stitch project,  Fountain Glass, a stained glass window designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  This past week, I finished the last few silver outlining stitches and this picture is done!  


This project represents a lot of time spent stitching in the car, in the gazebo and on the couch.  




I now have three counted cross stitch pictures finished and waiting for framing.  (two FLW windows and the snowmen) I will make getting these framed and up on the wall a priority in the new ...

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December 20, 2018
Two Trees from The Cozy Quilter

I must start off by saying I do not usually make the same quilt twice, but in this case, I made an exception.  You may recall a blogpost a few weeks ago about the London Friendship Guild sewing day at which I pieced this Bountiful Boughs wallhanging for myself.  I have taken two weeks off work for Christmas and I am spending much of my time in the sewing room, finishing off a few gifts and my Christmas tree wall hanging. 


I used a wavy stitch and my walking foot to quilt this project. The thread is a light green ...

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December 16, 2018
Frank Lloyd Wright and Prague from The Cozy Quilter

My daughter has started another counted cross stitch city---this time it is Prague.  She visited Prague earlier this year with a group of friends when they toured Eastern Europe.  She has decided to stitch only cities where she has been to visit.  This time, she is doing one colour at a time so it doesn't have any recognizable buildings yet.  


I continue to work on the silver metallic thread outlining on Frank...I spent some time in the car today and did some stitching.  There is more car time scheduled for tomorrow and I should be able to finish ...

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December 7, 2018
Christmas Sewing from The Cozy Quilter


This hexagonal table topper is a Christmas gift for my MIL.  The pattern is called "Picnic" by Jaybird Quilts. My MIL has a small round table in her kitchen and this is the perfect size for it.  This topper looks a little more wintery than the flowery one she has there currently!  She loves to put the quilted gifts I have made for her out each season.  Her Christmas runner from a couple of years ago is currently on her dining room table.  (if you know my MIL, please do not spill the beans!)


I just finished hand stitching the ...

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December 2, 2018
Slow Sunday Stitching from Quilting Reader's Garden

Feels like winter outside, and so I'm hanging out in the living room enjoying the warmth and stitching slowly.  I've finished another unit for my Bliss project.  One more unit and I can attach this donut to the center.  Donut you ask?  That's how I learned to add a round to my hexie centers and use one continuous thread.  Learned it from Karen at Faeries and Fibres. Making some progress on

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Slow Sunday Stitching from The Quilting Reader's Garden

Feels like winter outside, and so I'm hanging out in the living room enjoying the warmth and stitching slowly.  I've finished another unit for my Bliss project.  One more unit and I can attach this donut to the center.  Donut you ask?  That's how I learned to add a round to my hexie centers and use one continuous thread.  Learned it from Karen at Faeries and Fibres. Making some progress on

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Pincushions, NYC, Frank and Some Binding from The Cozy Quilter

Christine and I have been making some pincushions recently.  I had to buy more stuffing for mine so even though I made them a couple of weeks ago, they did not get stuffed and the openings sewn up until this week. The top 5 are mine and the two in the bottom of the picture are Christine's.  I would like to make a few more and, goodness knows, I have lots of scraps to use to make them!


My daughter recently finished her New York City counted cross stitch picture.  The background is white, like the other ones that ...

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