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June 18, 2019
more pineapple blocks from Making A Lather

I was in the mood to put another round on the pineapple blocks. It is easier if I have a long strip that I can use for chain piecing. I am using a bag of scraps gifted to me by a fellow guild quilter.


For this round, the corners of the template are used for trimming by placing the center square in the right template square.



 I started it here.

I am linking to:


chameleon color linky

Oh scrap

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June 11, 2019
slotted trimmer from Making A Lather

I forget where I heard about this trimmer for HSTs. I had it in my cart forever, trying to talk myself into not buying it. I have a few bloc loc rulers for trimming HSTs once they are pressed, and I wasn't sure I needed to break from that system. I did buy them, and I am having a little trouble remembering to use it, since it is just habit to press them open and trim from there.


If I use my accuquilt to cut my pieces, I don't have any dog ears to trim, but there is ...

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June 4, 2019
template fun from Making A Lather

I grabbed a few spikey pieces to sew together using the bloc loc templates. They are small and will finish at 2 1/2 inches square. They are very cute and easy to do. I cut mine from small leftover scrap pieces. I need to cut the other pieces I need so that I can see a star together.


Usually, I avoid trimming down, if I can, but, with this template it is easy and I end up with a perfect block.

I used the florabunda blocks as leader/ender  as I was sewing. I made three from this floral ...

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April 8, 2019
Is it the Easter Bunny?? from Lisa H Calle's Blog

Barb Persing, barbarapersing.com, and I have been each others support in this crazy quilting business for years now.  So I’m not sure what took us so long to actually work together.  LOL . Barb is an incredibly talented designer, not only of patterns but fabric as well.  This little bunny is only one of the patterns you receive in her Babyhood pattern.  There are 3 other patterns as well, all equally as cute and super simple to put together.

Barb and I have completely different styles of quilting…. she is all freehand, no stitch regulator or rulers (I know ...

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March 19, 2019
birdsnest from Making A Lather

How did I spend national quilting day?  under the longarm.  It was fine, and then it wasn't. It was a customer quilt I really wanted to finish. Luckily, hubby was able to figure out I had thread and hair? around the bobbin shaft. He took the time to clean and oil better than I usually do, and we were up and running again. It may take awhile before I am not a bit upset with my machine again. I had changed bobbins, and needle, and rethreaded it 3 times and tried to quilt the same section 4 times. I ...

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March 5, 2019
faux hexagon from Making A Lather

When I opened a project box a bit ago, I found this Christmas table runner project in strips. I had to study it again and decide where I had ended, and where to go from there.


That evening, I sewed them together and added the borders. This was a workshop 7 years ago. We used a trace n create template from Nancy Zieman. The set includes a set for tumblers as well as hexagons, and in several sizes.


And this pattern


We cut strips and then traced the cut line with the template for the piece. Then we could just ...

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February 19, 2019
templates from Making A Lather

I am a tool person and so is my husband, so he would let me buy anything that was a tool. He is a machine repairman, and he knows that the right tool can make a huge difference. I made my first quilt with a homemade cardboard template. We have come a long way since then.

I did a quick check on the template inspired quilts I am piecing. I have taken the double wedding ring out of the box again and I have several of these parts I need to make.


I have been cutting 2 1/2 in ...

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February 18, 2019
Getting My Ducks In a Row, Or My Geese Lined Up In Circles from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Hello there, and happy Saturday morning!  I'm pleased to report that I've actually STARTED on my son's graduation quilt.  I haven't sewn a stitch yet -- just prep work so far, but I have a feeling the upfront prep work on this project will pay off with an accelerated pace once I do start piecing.

Precut Geese Patches, Bagged and Labeled

First things first: After the Disastrous Dye Bleed Detour of 2018, my first step had to be checking each of these fabrics to make sure there was no loose dye from the dark fabrics waiting to ...

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February 12, 2019
templates from Making A Lather

I've decided, the problem with templates, and why they stay in a drawer, is that they are not quilt patterns. And quilt patterns are so much easier to make. All the thinking has already been done, and my favorite part - the mindless sewing - is sooner. When I want to start something new, I look through my patterns and books, online, magazines, or what my friends are doing. I say ooo I like that one, and I am off to the races (quilting). But, I've noticed, a new tool or template interests me more than fabric anymore.
Like this ...

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January 30, 2019
new template from Making A Lather

I have challenged myself to use my templates this year, and decide which ones are worth keeping and which ones I won't. Last year, I ended the year using the scrap crazy 6 template. I hadn't even opened the set.
I enjoyed the different variations that I tried - Oriental pinwheel, scrappy twirl, and scrappy twinkle.

Then, in January, I tried the scrap crazy original template. I had taken a class 5 or so years ago, and had made a very cute child's quilt using the template, but, then, it sat unused. I used it to cut another ...

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January 28, 2019
I Cut It Twice and it's Still Too Short: Let's Pretend I Meant to Do That from Cheeky Cognoscenti

I should not have set foot in my sewing room at all yesterday.  If there was such a thing as a Quilter's Horoscope, mine for yesterday would have said "Avoid rotary cutters and scissors at all costs!  Spend the day looking at other people's quilts on Pinterest and Instagram!"


New Emergency Plan for Outer Borders: Pieced Corner Squares
So you may remember that I had my outer striped border print strips already seamed together along the stripe line, ready to be cut to size and attached to my quilt top with mitered corners.  I sat down to do ...

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July 17, 2018
It’s HERE!! It’s Finally HERE!! from Lisa H Calle's Blog

“Ain’t No Junk:  Trunk Tell All (TTA)” is LIVE!! Can you feel my happy dance?

Here are some Q&A:

When is the Facebook LIVE event?

The Facebook LIVE event will be held on July 26th at 1pm EST. 

 

 

What exactly is a Trunk Tell All (TTA)?? 

Initially, the concept behind placing my trunkshow “No Junk In the Trunk” on my website was to allow those individuals who were unable to attend this event an alternative to simply missing out all together. However, I soon came to the realization that when I host a trunk show the duration is ...

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July 9, 2018
Something Exciting is coming….. from Lisa H Calle's Blog

 

I can barely contain my excitement… you’ve asked and I’ve listened… Yeah…..

Make sure you are signed up to receive my newsletter, or follow my blog, instagram or Facebook… one of them or all of them… you don’t want to miss out…. I am hoping to be spilling the beans next week…. so stay tuned.

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June 26, 2018
TEMPLATES are here (no more having to make your own)!!! from Shawkl

Yeah...look what is available now. They're here!



Etsy Shoppe
Embroidery Stitch Templates

I'm so excited! For the past few months, Janet of Creative Impressions and I have been working on the production/distribution of a new set of Embroidery Stitch Templates.

Yesterday, a case landed on my doorstep....thank you UPS guy!

So, I've loaded all of the information into my Etsy Shoppe (link above)...and these are available now for all of my followers and students (and their friends).

The set comes flat and is about the size of a booklet...so ships in a ...

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June 15, 2018
My Dearest Cherrywood, from Lisa H Calle's Blog

My life would simply feel incomplete without special moments found in the presence of my quilting crush, Cherrywood Fabric.  Over the past couple of days not only was I fulfilling my passion of “quilting” but I also laid hands on the love of my life – CHERRYWOOD! Yes, Cherrywood Fabric ranks up there as my first love, but I also have a second love.  I mean, god forbid there’s no Cherrywood in my life I need to have options! So next in line would undoubtedly have to be feathers.  Oh, how I gush when I am quilting feathers into a ...

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June 2, 2018
Hello June, Hello Summer from Butterfly Threads


I love summer! It's my favorite season by far! And while I'm aware that the calendar doesn't say it's summer yet, it's summer in my mind and that's what matters to me!

I love long sunny days and being outside and the feeling of freedom summer somehow always imparts. I love having my kids home and having the house full of friends coming and going. I love fresh garden produce and salads and dinner on the grill. I love not having springtime allergies anymore. I love waking up to the sun shining in the ...

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May 30, 2018
Mini Square in a Square from Heart Desire Creations

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At my Spring retreat I began this mini quilt using gray print triangles I had in my stash together with a pack of 2 1/2″ squares I found when cleaning out a bin of precuts.  I attended another retreat where I finished all the blocks and then pieced the triangles for the border.

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I didn’t put it completely together until I got home because I needed to do a bit of math and design. I chose to do the little cornerstone squares in a square – and yes, they were a pain! I cut a template for a quilting ...

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May 10, 2018
Final Day to the X Block Hop + Giveaway from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Here we are at the final 
day of the


A huge thank you to Doris 
and the new owner of 
these fun templates, 
that come in a variety of sizes.

or


I chose to use the template pictured
above. 



I was able to play with 
a few designs in EQ8
and came up with this fun, 
and kind of crazy quilt.



Let's just say I stepped out of my comfort zone 
on this quilt as well.
The colors are way brighter and
more vibrant that any that I have
done before.


I just did a ...

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May 9, 2018
Day 2 of the X Block Hop + Giveaway from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Are you all ready for 
Day 2 of the


Each hopper will be using one 
of these fun templates, 
that come in a variety of sizes.


or

There will be some awesome
creativity, so go and check out today's hoppers.



Make sure to leave them a comment and
enter the fabulous giveaway!!
See below. 


Here is the complete schedule for the week.
May 8th

May 9th

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Day 3 of the X Block Hop + Giveaway from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Are you all ready for 
Day 3 of the


Each hopper will be using one 
of these fun templates, 
that come in a variety of sizes.

or

There will be some awesome
creativity, so go and check out today's hoppers.



Make sure to leave them a comment and
enter the fabulous giveaway!!
See below. 
Here is the complete schedule for the week.
May 8th

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