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October 16, 2020
The Umbrellas Continue on Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

 


Okay, I admit it.  This one got away from me.  And when I say away, I mean REALLY away.  Now I won't pretend that this is the first time a quilt has taken on a life of it's own...basically a life it was never meant to have.  Still, I'm a little shocked that this one did.  It was suppose to be quick little project that was to stir my creative juices and get me visiting my studio on a regular basis.  Next thing ya know, I'm spending hours and hours piecing bits and pieces of ...

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September 18, 2020
The Value in the Umbrellas - Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

 I'm so happy to be sewing regularly again.  I try to get in a couple of hours a day which goes a long way at getting a quilt done...go figure!  Progress Report on the Umbrella Quilt....40 Umbrella Blocks done ... 40 Fussy Cut Little Girl Blocks Done ... 10 Pin Wheel Blocks Done. (For the record I literally had to take out my first quilt book I ever used to remember how to do quilt block math and get my half square triangles to come out right .... how soon we forget!! )



I stopped right there and looked at all ...

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August 28, 2020
Guilty Pleasures on Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

 Yes, the umbrellas are continuing to take up all my free time and I can easily say that I've become addicted.  It's been so long that I've done this much hand work its so much fun albeit slow....I mean really....slow....so slow that I've only gotten about 12 blocks done.  Still the collection is starting to shape up!!  I have really love playing the pattern and color.  Some umbrellas make bold in your face


statements while others have soft edges that kinda just melt into the background.  Funny how this little block becomes an ...

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August 21, 2020
The Umbrellas Continue - Off The Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

Am I the only one that is kinda shocked that we are going into the third week of August?  It's starting to get darker earlier, ragweed season is plaguing me and all our customers are calling for fall clothes!  How did THAT happen???  Not to mention, this will be the first time since 2000, that August doesn't mean Back to School.  Instead my only daughter is starting a new job in her chosen field and she's out to change the world.  I repeat...how did THAT happen?!?

So with all that, I was glad to finally master ...

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July 8, 2020
Traditional Design Scrap Quilt from Quilts + Color

This is another time lapse quit probably started about 15 years ago.
Originally I had intended to add 2 borders and had the fabric for them.
I realized it didn't need borders and was a great size for a blankie for ME!
I love scrap quilts. I call this a controlled scrap quilt as I selected fabrics within a broad color scheme.


I am enjoying using this.
54 x 69 inches


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May 25, 2020
~ Spice Up The Hunker Down ~ from Podunk Pretties

Howdy!  Quilting Friends!  Today in Podunk will be spent piecing my Hunkering Down quilt blocks.  The Hunkering Down quilt block is a FREE tutorial available here on my blog.  It's a FREE to download and print.  You can find it by clicking here.


This is where I stopped last night around midnight. The plan is to find a good Netflix series and then let the stitching begin.  I hoping to have them finished and on the design wall by bedtime.  There's a few other things like laundry and feeding Mr. Podunk that I'll be working into piece-athon ...

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May 2, 2020
May's Block Grandma's Attic BOM 2020 from Quilt Doodle Doodles

May's Block
Happy May Day! Things are greening up here in Minnesota and I'm dreaming of warm days spent in my garden. I've made a big ol' list for the greenhouse and have started seeds here at home. I'm quite proud of myself for keeping them alive so far! I invested in some grow lights and it seems to be making all the difference. I started seeds at the beginning of the whole 'lock down' thing with the help of Amazon. I sorta went into prepper mode thinking what if this lasts longer then we ...

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May's Block Grandma's Attic BOM 2020 from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

May's Block
Happy May Day! Things are greening up here in Minnesota and I'm dreaming of warm days spent in my garden. I've made a big ol' list for the greenhouse and have started seeds here at home. I'm quite proud of myself for keeping them alive so far! I invested in some grow lights and it seems to be making all the difference. I started seeds at the beginning of the whole 'lock down' thing with the help of Amazon. I sorta went into prepper mode thinking what if this lasts longer then we ...

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April 1, 2020
April's Block! Grandma's Attic BOM from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

April's Block
Happy April! It has been a surreal few weeks... I've lost time and feel like I'm in the twilight zone. I can say though, quilting has been keeping me sane. I can actually relax if I'm quilting and listening to an audiobook. I'm sure I'm not alone! Many of us have been busy making facemasks, working on UFO's and actually completing them! I've enjoyed seeing the postings of last year's BOM completed by many quilters over the last couple weeks. It warms my heart to see finished quilts. This ...

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April's Block! Grandma's Attic BOM from Quilt Doodle Doodles

April's Block
Happy April! It has been a surreal few weeks... I've lost time and feel like I'm in the twilight zone. I can say though, quilting has been keeping me sane. I can actually relax if I'm quilting and listening to an audiobook. I'm sure I'm not alone! Many of us have been busy making facemasks, working on UFO's and actually completing them! I've enjoyed seeing the postings of last year's BOM completed by many quilters over the last couple weeks. It warms my heart to see finished quilts. This ...

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March 27, 2020
Corona Quilt Along - Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

So how are you all doing?  Are you as thoroughly sick of your house as I am? Normally, I'm happy to stay at home for the most part.  But with the first day of spring, it feels like it should be a time of rejoicing and renewal.  Nope.  We're stuck in the house as if its still January.


I have not  been wasting my time though.  Not only have I've been doing a bit of spring cleaning, but I took back out my Craftsy 2016 Block of the Month  Quilt.  I mean what better way to celebrate ...

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March 25, 2020
“Home is Where the Quilts Are” – Behind the scenes of BLOCK Magazine Volume 7 Issue 2 from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

A Note From Jenny BLOCK Magazine

Writing to you from the comfort of home is a privilege in this fast-paced world. I often find myself between places, driving long distances or flying to far-off locations to visit quilters around the world. It can be hard to feel comfortable in such circumstances, but I’ve found out something incredible about the quilting world. No matter where I go, as long as I can find a quilt shop, I feel right at home. After all, home is where the quilts are! 

Home is such a lovely place to be. I recently dug into my sewing studio for some ...

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March 1, 2020
March's Block! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

March's Block
Happy March! I apologize for the late posting.... I've been sidetracked with cleaning out a closet. Our oldest son's bedroom (who is all grown up and has a home of his own) had become the overflow closet so we are reclaiming the space for our exercise room....This room is full of my boys' childhood items.... old school work, pictures, games... full of memories. There's also tons of other junk too, Amazon boxes, old clothes etc. Luckily it's my husband that is going thru everything, deciding what goes to goodwill, what is boxed ...

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March's Block! from Quilt Doodle Doodles

March's Block
Happy March! I apologize for the late posting.... I've been sidetracked with cleaning out a closet. Our oldest son's bedroom (who is all grown up and has a home of his own) had become the overflow closet so we are reclaiming the space for our exercise room....This room is full of my boys' childhood items.... old school work, pictures, games... full of memories. There's also tons of other junk too, Amazon boxes, old clothes etc. Luckily it's my husband that is going thru everything, deciding what goes to goodwill, what is boxed ...

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February 1, 2020
Grandma's Attic January Block! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

January's Block
Welcome! There will be a new block design each month for a total of 12....  it will be a traditional sampler quilt. I'm planning it as a stash buster. It's based on two colors, a main color and a white/cream background color. You can choose any color for your main color, blue, red, green, anything....I'm making mine out of red fabrics. I have a lot of red Civil War fabric on hand, so that is what I'm using for mine. So go raid your stash for some fabric. You will need ...

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Grandma's Attic January Block! from Quilt Doodle Doodles

January's Block
Welcome! There will be a new block design each month for a total of 12....  it will be a traditional sampler quilt. I'm planning it as a stash buster. It's based on two colors, a main color and a white/cream background color. You can choose any color for your main color, blue, red, green, anything....I'm making mine out of red fabrics. I have a lot of red Civil War fabric on hand, so that is what I'm using for mine. So go raid your stash for some fabric. You will need ...

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January 15, 2020
Grandma's Attic BOM from Quilt Doodle Doodles

Coming January 15th
The Grandma's Attic BOM will begin January 15th and then the 1st of each month after that. There will be a new block design each month for a total of 12....  it will be a traditional sampler quilt. I'm planning it as a stash buster. It's based on two colors, a main color and a white/cream background color. You can choose any color for your main color, blue, red, green, anything....I'm making mine out of red fabrics. I have a lot of red Civil War fabric on hand, so that is ...

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Grandma's Attic BOM from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

Coming January 15th
The Grandma's Attic BOM will begin January 15th and then the 1st of each month after that. There will be a new block design each month for a total of 12....  it will be a traditional sampler quilt. I'm planning it as a stash buster. It's based on two colors, a main color and a white/cream background color. You can choose any color for your main color, blue, red, green, anything....I'm making mine out of red fabrics. I have a lot of red Civil War fabric on hand, so that is ...

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December 1, 2019
December's Block! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...


http://www.quiltdoodledesigns.com/BOM-2017.html
OMG.... it's December.... and it seems Christmas is right around the corner! Now... I have been agonizing over a dilemma the last couple months... While going over my notes and recapping the blocks that we have done so far, I realize that I have forgotten TWO blocks.... Since I am the captain of this ship, I have made the decision to extend this BOM into 2020 for the month of January and then start a new BOM project in February. I thought it would be unfair to spring two additional blocks on you with the holidays just around the ...

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December's Block! from Quilt Doodle Doodles


http://www.quiltdoodledesigns.com/BOM-2017.html
OMG.... it's December.... and it seems Christmas is right around the corner! Now... I have been agonizing over a dilemma the last couple months... While going over my notes and recapping the blocks that we have done so far, I realize that I have forgotten TWO blocks.... Since I am the captain of this ship, I have made the decision to extend this BOM into 2020 for the month of January and then start a new BOM project in February. I thought it would be unfair to spring two additional blocks on you with the holidays just around the ...

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