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November 6, 2019
Next quilt on the list please.... from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

I'm trying to keep this roll going after the Sunflower quilt.  I managed to put two baby quilts together for Shala's newest grandchildren and enjoyed making something that was small and simple. The little pink quilt has an embroidered centre that I did while re-familiarising myself with the Janome MC500e Embroidery machine.  It was totally from my stash.  The boy's quilt is a little range of fabric I fell in love with in a quilt shop after Lucas was born.  Couldn't resist of course.

Now I have Kea's Star Wars quilt up on my design ...

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October 31, 2019
Prep & Progress from Heart Desire Creations

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Lots of prep has been going on here.  Saturday I leave for the mountains for the Fall Quilt & Sew-In! Even though I’ve been doing retreats for thirteen years, I still get a little antsy and anxious a few days before it begins.

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Blocks have been prepped for the charity quilts from the bin of precut scraps above. There are a couple of layout possibilities for one:

And here is the layout for another quilt:

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A bucket of blocks with instructions are available for anyone who chooses to complete one or more blocks. They then put their name in for ...

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October 20, 2019
Well that was fun............ from Exuberant Color














Anytime I can did through my stash is a fun day!  This is what I came up with for possibilities for 8" fill in blocks with the 16 patch blocks.  

The big pieces of floral fabric on the left and the right are in the 16 patch blocks and I have enough of both of them for serious backing fabric.  

The lower fabric on the left is a green print and might be too plain (click on photo for a larger view).  

I only have enough of the scenery one on the bottom right for about 8 blocks.  The 2 ...

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October 18, 2019
Black and white......... from Exuberant Color

I purchased a new batik, black on a white background.  The gray design is the black showing through from another layer.  I want to use a fairly large shape to show off the design better and think maybe my half hexagon die would be a good choice.
My older black and white batiks are on a shelf but I know there are more in a box a few shelves lower.  A lot of them are larger designs too.

Have you seen this quilt that Victoria Findlay Wolfe made?  It is in her "Modern Quilt Magic" book published by C&T ...

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October 14, 2019
Let the Sunflowers shine... from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

Way back in September 2011, I visited my online quilting friend in small town Kansas - Parsons to be exact.  It was a very special time for me and I so enjoyed meeting Barbara and her daughter Jackie.  Because of Parsons geographical position, it was easy to visit four states within a couple of hours - it sits near the crossroads of Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas.  Such fun!
While I was there, Barbara asked me to give a talk to her local guild, then it became a few of the little outlying guilds until we ended up with 70 plus people ...

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October 13, 2019
Baking and cleaning......... from Exuberant Color

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I finished baking the goodies for my granddaughter who just had her baby 9 days ago.  Someone is making the drive west to her town so I sent the goodies along.  I finished cleaning the basement for my art quilters group who are coming tomorrow.  

The photo is several of the Scrap bags for Crazies that Cherrywood Fabrics sells.  I worked for an aunt of the founder of Cherrywood and I started buying the packs when they first offered them many years ago so I have a great selection of colors.  As much as I ...

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October 12, 2019
Two Weeks – Week One! from Heart Desire Creations

Whew! I’ve been gone for the last two weeks.  The first week I went to a sew-in with some great gals, came home on a Saturday, and left on Sunday for a week vacation with hubby! Some careful planning made it doable and it was all totally worth it!

First, the Sew-In.  A good friend planned this time for us at the same place where I have the Quilt & Sew-Ins – at the Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock.  This place is like a second home to me so I was thrilled that we gathered there.  How convenient it was that ...

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October 10, 2019
Cutting little squares........... from Exuberant Color

 A few people have asked if I got tired of working on my postage stamp blocks.  The truth is I needed to cut some more 1.5" print squares, 32 for each block and that takes a lot of time.  I have repeated some fabrics as many as 5 times through the 40+ blocks I have already made but I needed some new variety.  I have solid color squares cut for 10 more blocks so that is 320 squares I need just for those.  And then there are the next 20 or so blocks that I will need another 640 ...

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May 6, 2019
Scrap Happy from Hills Creek Quilter

A couple of posts ago, I wrote about cutting my scrap fabrics into usable pieces like strips and squares. I cut up enough of them (100 different fabrics) to make this quick and easy scrap quilt. There are 99 blocks on the front and one on the back that became the label.

The pattern is "Boxed Squares" from maryquilts.com. Click here for the free pattern. Mary's site is filled with lots of free patterns.

(click on photos for a larger view)


I don't have much yardage left in my stash (or what I do have didn't ...

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March 30, 2019
Started a new one... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Thanks for the wonderful comments on my SIL's quilt.  :)  She gave it to my brother and he loved it.  :)

I worked on my applique block.  I had it ironed to the background but hadn't stitched around it.  I got all of the green done but not the tulips yet.  After I get this first block done I will prep another.
 While I was working on the applique Richard built a grape arbor for me!!!  He is just so awesome!!!  I love it!!!
 He's still on vacation and Thursday had some nice weather so we took the motorcycle ...

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December 21, 2018
red and white trees!-a completed quilt from Crazy Mom Quilts

I finished my red and white trees! quilt last week. It took me a few days to get around to hanging it up, but I think it was worth the wait. I LOVE how it looks in my entryway!!! It's so nice to have a seasonal quilt hanging there and I'm thrilled that I was able to complete it BEFORE Christmas. Amazing.

(There is a free tutorial here for the snowflake pillow sitting on the fireplace.)
Most of the fabrics in the quilt are red and white dots, with the exception of the asterisk print, which is from ...

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April 5, 2018
Scrappy Neutral Stars from Quiltifications


I must have lugged these blocks back and forth to retreats for two years, but finally, FINALLY, the quilt is done.  Most every scrap of gold and neutral in my stash got sliced up for this one.  Some of the blocks don't really seem to blend, but I'm still learning how to scrappy.


The quilting was kept simple as this one stays home with me.  The trapunto effect would probably have been better if I'd added a layer of poly batting on top of the cotton, but meh.  After a couple of washings it will shrink a ...

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November 11, 2015
Recent Echoes Quilts from Traveling Quilter

Echoes quilts is a term I use for quilts made from leftover fabrics from earlier quilts. Echoes quilts are donated to charity.

A is for Angela II
Created partly from leftovers of A is for Angela, made a few years ago.
Based on Craftsy class Dot to Dot Quilting. Quilt to be donated to Stanislaus Family Justice Center.
42" square
Completed 9/1/2015

Original A is for Angela
For daughter of coworker Margarita A.
Completed December 2011

Guitars
Improv quilt created partly from leftovers of Larry, made a few years ago.
Quilt to be donated to local agency.
45 ...

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Quilt Finishes from Traveling Quilter

Here are some quilts I've finished in the past few months.

Sew, How Do You Take Your Tea?
For retiring co-worker Karen L.
Original design
59" square
Completed 7/8/2015

Inspiration ideas provided by Karen: purple, royal blue, mauve, quilts and tea. Karen hopes to learn to quilt, and the quilt's title is a deliberate pun, combining sewing and tea.


Improv - Aqua Room
Pieced improvisationally. Color combo inspiration came from an aqua room seen on Pinterest. Completely from scraps. Free motion quilted. 
20" x 25"
Completed 8/21/2015
Inspiration image: 
http://www.notjustahousewife.net/2011/12 ...

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