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June 30, 2020
to do: something new from Making A Lather

I uncovered a small box with 6 inch squares. I believe, I bought it at a quilt show garage sale. I often wonder what the original quilter was planning and thinking while cutting her fabric into squares.
By donating her scraps, she has brought pleasure to my little world.
I didn't want to cut them down to 5 inch squares, but, I did look for inspiration in the charm pack patterns. I would just make the squares bigger, and, then, the quilt would be bigger.


I thought the squares looked coordinated enough, to just use them scrappy.  The squares ...

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June 17, 2020
The Patriot Mini Quilt from Expect Moore

I’m so excited to share with you this month’s ruler of the month quilt! The Patriot Mini Quilt is a quilt inspired by the American Flag. This mini quilt makes a great wall hanging, but is also perfectly sized to hang on your door for a patriotic holiday (or anytime, really)! And as a mini […]

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June 12, 2020
Rockets Red Glare from Nestlings By Robin

LOOK what hit mailboxes
last week!!
The July issue is now out
and yours truly
has a new quilt within
titled, 'Rockets Red Glare'.
THANK YOU Connecting Threads for 
the perfect fabric line,
Hometown Americana II.
It saddens me that so many quilters
feel overwhelmed by applique' 
because, to me, it is such a 
creative and relaxing form of quilting.
Yes, there are sometimes
many pieces to handle but
no more than some of 
the pieced quilts I have seen.
There are times that even I look
at one of my designs and ask,
"who designed all this work?".
Then ...

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June 9, 2020
Ladybirds for Luck: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Ladybug colour board at Clever Chameleon

Ladybirds for Luck

So…… This week, things are going pretty well here…… Covid restrictions easing. My latest assignment written (and submitted!) on time. Three more blocks on the Lunarcy finished….. which gives me some breathing space to do some of the pattern writing for a change. And a four day weekend due to a public holiday yesterday combined with a student-free day today…. Puts me in the mood for a lighthearted look at Lady Luck, since that’s where the themes in my sewing room, the great outdoors and my linky inbox seem to intersect this week.

Why luck? The ...

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June 2, 2020
Finally--Some Photos! from TheEclecticAbuela

I am bad about putting off the photography of my quilts--and a blog post without pictures is a bit boring. I finally got some taken today--yay me!

Here is my version of Frolic--the Bonnie Hunter Mystery.

Frolic 88" x 88"

Frolic (detail)--I wanted to add Kermit the Frog because of a funny segment on Sesame Street that ended, "Everybody Frolic!"

Frolic (detail)--What's a busy scrap quilt without a Waldo to Find?

Frolic (border and backing detail)--Excuse the chalk lines; they will wash out.

Frolic (detail)--Cats, elephants, funny faces, and the Eiffel Tower

Frolic (detail)--Mary ...

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April 27, 2020
Adeline - a New Quilt Pattern in 4 Sizes + Quilty Sales! from Busy Hands Quilts

Meet Adeline, a new star quilt pattern in 4 sizes - Throw, Twin, Queen, and King!  


Adeline is a big block quilt with several designs created when the blocks are joined together.

Don'tcha love the floral fabric?  Oh my, it makes my heart sing, and I had to have it when I first saw it.  It's Country Fair from Connecting Threads.  All fabrics except one in this quilt are from the collection, and all are from CT.



While you don't see Flying Geese in very many of my quilt patterns, this one called for them in order to ...

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April 16, 2020
» TheEclecticAbuela

I'm doing Bonnie Hunter's Quilt Along entitled Unity. It is a medallion quilt with a new round added each week.

I have added round three this week. Tiny stars!

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April 10, 2020
Happy Easter! from Stof genoeg

Quilt designs with stars, rainbows and cheerful colors, to symbolize joy and hope! Stay home, stay safe! XXX Annika Continue reading

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March 27, 2020
EQ8 Project File for Willyne Hammerstein’s Raindrops Quilt Pattern from Stof genoeg

I have a downloadable EQ8 project file for Willyne Hammerstein's pattern Raindrops Are Falling On My Head (Millefiori 4 book by Quiltmania). Optional Inklingo shapes are also available, check www.inklingo.com! XXX Annika Continue reading

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March 25, 2020
The stars at night from The Academic Quilter

Hello everyone! I hope you are all feeling well and healthy, and that no one is going too stir crazy yet. This is a weird and challenging time, isn't it? It's like a slow-motion science fiction movie right now. Lots of stress and lots of strange things happening. Who ever thought we would live through a time when half our country is locked down? I hope you're all coping okay.

Well, I'll bet you can figure out my coping strategy! I've made myself a schedule since I'm teaching all online now and I want ...

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March 20, 2020
Les Fruits de Mer Willyne Hammerstein Quilt Design – EQ project from Stof genoeg

A colorful and fun downloadable EQ8 project for you to play with. My take on Willyne Hammerstein's Les Fruits de Mer quilt design from the Millefiori 4 book. XXX Annika Continue reading

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February 21, 2020
Winter Solstice Rainbow Throw Quilt! from Busy Hands Quilts


This week's finish is a Winter Solstice Throw quilt in a rainbow of Peppered Cottons.  The gray chains are made with two shades of gray for added texture.  These quilt blocks were made to test the pattern last spring, and they were set aside until this week.

Winter Solstice has been kitted by Connecting Threads in Faux Linen, a lovely textured-looking fabric in solid-ish colors.  Our color schemes are very similar which is amazing since I was just using a fat quarter bundle I had on hand.
Photo credit Connecting Threads

While I know you love supporting pattern writers ...

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December 30, 2019
Charm Quilts from Ann Quilts

Well, I think this is a great topic for this put-a-new-calendar-on-the-wall and make-those-happy-wishes time of year.

Charm quilts, as the name indicates, are made with thoughts of good luck in mind.  I'd heard the folklore that the magic happens because each piece is a unique fabric....but if one and only one fabric has been used twice, the quilt has a special magic.  So that's what I did.  My charm quilts were made for my babies because, as a quilter, I of course had to make them each a very special quilt.

I am prompted to think about ...

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December 5, 2019
Free Starry Lullaby Pattern from Expect Moore

I love creating quilts for Art Gallery Fabrics’ look books! And today I’m sharing my latest design as a FREE pattern for you to download! This Starry Lullaby Quilt is made using AGF Pine Lullaby prints. It is quick and simple to make – perfect for an easy baby gift! This pattern uses large blocks […]

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November 27, 2019
The Patchsmith's Sampler Sew-Along - blocks 1, 2, and 3 from Amy Made That

Hello, Friends!
Have you ever joined a sew-along?
I would highly recommend one that is going on right now

over at The Patchsmith's lovely blog:

To get started, order your copy of the book,
The Patchsmith's Sampler Quilt Blocks here on Craftsy.
There are 50 amazing blocks,
fun for anyone to create, 
whether you are an experienced stitcher, 
or someone who is just developing your sewing skills!



The book is priced at only $12.99 - what a bargain!
It's in PDF format, and you can choose to print any or all pages.
I'm just using the ...

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November 11, 2019
Happy Veteran's Day Star Quilt Pattern Sale! from Busy Hands Quilts


Thank you to all veterans of the armed forces, this Veteran's Day 2019.

In celebration, all Star Quilt Patterns have been deeply discounted for today only.  You can see the star quilt patterns in my shop right here.  Here are two of them - Night Sky and Sunnyside, both available in multiple sizes and fat quarter friendly.



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December 29, 2018
Fancy Little Mug Rugs from Solid Stars from Amy Made That

Hello, Friends!
I have a fun little gift project to share today!



I made three little mug rugs, using
some 6 1/2" star blocks that I made
a short long time ago. 

{Ahem...time flies.}

You can read more about the Moda Sweetwater solid bundle
of fabrics that I used, in this post.




I had such fun stitching up these solid blocks!
I used one of them on the back of a little table runner,


Hmmm...solid blocks do tend to show "mistakes", 
don't they?
I'm pretty sure I've ...

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October 25, 2017
Americana Bald Eagle Applique from Linda's Art Quilts

Framed Americana Bald Eagle with Flag - Felt Applique
A Little Background
 
A few years ago the process of felt applique grabbed my interest and I set about making five or six 9" x 12" works.  Until recently, they had become "lost" in my stash of unfinished projects.  After much searching, I did find them. 

There is going to be a local silent action for a political fund raiser and my mind went to the first felt appliqued piece that I made.  Because it is small and because the back shows stitching that isn't really appealing, I spray mounted a ...

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November 7, 2015
Scrap Happy Saturday from Driving Miss Stacey


It's all about the color indigo this month. 

I do not have a lot indigo in my scrap stash but I managed to come up with these few blocks.  They are as close as I could get to indigo.  I like the Roosevelt's Bow Tie block best.  It went together super fast.  I like it a lot.  It's shown front and center.  

I had to do some tweaking with the cutting instructions for the center Bullseye Block for it to finish at 6 1/2 inches.  It's the one on the far right.  I just switched ...

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