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March 29, 2015
I will get there!!!!! from Susan P Blog

It amazes me, when I read the blogs I am following, how quilters seem to be able to complete a quilt a day……….and I am taking weeks and weeks to plan and prepare, and I’m not even at the cutting stage yet :)

Today I have been sidetracked again. I couldn’t sleep last night and thought about a colleague who’s wife is pregnant. I decided, if it is a little baby girl, I want to make her a little smocked dress. So off to the fabric shop this morning and came back with fabric for a little ...

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Sunday Show and Tell from On The Go Quilting

It’s Sunday, the last one in March.   Spring has sprung, hopefully where you live.  Up North, I suffered from Spring allergies.    Spring here in Florida means allergy season for many.  I’m happy to say the allergens I suffered with up north are not down here.  Live oak pollen doesn’t bother me; orange blossom pollen doesn’t bother me.  I feel for my friends who are suffering from these allergies as both pollens are pretty strong right now.

I hope the snow is fleeing for those of you inundated with snow this winter; may Spring bring light winds ...

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He Returns Bearing Gifts…. from All Pressing Matters

Lately the husband has had to travel for work WAY more than I would like. But when he returns, he brings us presents. 


Last year when he went to Japan for the first time, I gave him an assignment AND directions to a fabric store. (Yes, I am helpful and thoughtful that way.) Friends, it was the first thing he bought! He texted me WAY early in the morning, like 4 am to tell me, “Got your fabric.” 

What a fabulous man!

So without further blah, blah, blah…here’s what he got me that first ...

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March 28, 2015
APRIL GUILD MEETING from Limestone Quilter's Guild

Date:  1 April 2015
Place:  56 Francis Street
Kingston Seniors’ Centre
Time:  6:30 for 7pm meeting

Guest Speaker  Valerie Miller of Quilted Covers

25th Anniversary Challenge is due at the meeting!

Tickets will be sold for our annual June dinner  $15

Assistance and snacks will be provided by the Log Cabin Group
Please check to see if your name is on the list!

Don’t forget…..

Completed Quilts of Valour blocks

Indoor shoes if the weather is nasty
mug for coffee or tea
items for “show and tell”
books to return to the library
projects and completed quilts for ...

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March 27, 2015
Sweet Floral Applique from Inside Quilters Newsletter

As I’m unpacking boxes that have been in storage for a while, I’m finding and examining some of my older work. I’m finding some things I like, some things I don’t like and some things I’d like to revisit.

This is one I’d like to revisit.

002 Sweet Floral Applique

Basket of Flowers

I made this in preparation for a class on appliqueing dimensional flowers. Parts of it I love, like the ruched flower and basket handle and rim.

0031 Sweet Floral Applique


But in the same photo, notice that I appliqued the other flowers and the leaves with monofilament thread ...

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Spring Petals QAL coming soon from The Crafty Quilter

Are you guys ready for a Spring Petals Quilt Along?  I know I am, so ready or not, here we go!

Spring Petals Quilt Along @ The Crafty Quilter, April/May 2015

I’ve been loving the spring weather here in Northern California.  Even though we desperately need the rain, spring has erupted with sunny skies and warm temperatures. Last weekend, my daughter, Nicole, went hiking in the foothills near our home and she took a picture of these wildflowers:

Northern California Spring flowers

Photo courtesy of Nicole Cefalu

California poppy and wild lupine are a pretty combo.  It makes me want to create something “springy”, and I had a fabulous idea!  My Winter Seeds ...

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Towels Of The House Targaryen from Eric the Quilter

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Even royal houses need some fun towels! Later I’ll start work on some of the other Game Of Thrones houses. Wish me luck!

Tagged: Game of Thrones, House Targaryen

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Backing for Batik Flower Garden Quilt from Hexy Lady

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I will be ready to baste the Batik Flower Garden Quilt in a week or so at the rate I am going. I’ll probably just be adding one more row of hexagons to all four sides, maybe another additional row to the left and right. However, soon I am going to have to back this baby and baste her.

I recently learned about the 108 inch backing fabrics that make it unnecessary to sew together lengths of yardage for large quilting projects. I decided to take a look over at The Fat Quarter shop to see what they had ...

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A Quick Pictureless Update from 120 Blocks

While attempting to go through some of the clutter in my sewing room last Friday, I ran across some Ombre strips and a pattern that I’d purchased from Hancock’s of Paducah last year. After spending so much time working with … Continue reading

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Building a town, one house at a time…Show n Tell | Crazy Quilter on a Bike from Quilt Social

More show n tell today – this time from our session at Sew Sisters his past Saturday.   I just love to see all the show n tell. So exciting to see how creative everyone is. We started with our Amish with a Twist Series II. Amish with a Twist II It is a gorgeous quilt and we are working our way through the blocks. This past month, we used the star blocks that we made the first month to complete the “day and night” blocks. They surround the ...

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Oopsie Daisy Wall Quilt from McCall's Quilting

Patterson Kathy 70px Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Oopsie Daisy Wall QuiltEven the name of this week’s Friday FREEbie quilt pattern makes me smile! Oopsie Daisy by Erin Russek was originally patterned in the June/July 2014 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, and it’s been a reader favorite wall quilt pattern ever since. So grab your machine or hand appliqué supplies…here is this week’s Friday Free Quilt Pattern!

Oopsie 475px Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Oopsie Daisy Wall Quilt

Oopsie Daisy finishes 45 1/2″ square.

Erin used her easy-to-learn hand appliqué technique to make the Snowball Daisy Blocks in the sample quilt, but the free quilt pattern includes instructions for fast fusible appliqué. Either way, this ...

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One More Easter Egg Tutorial from On Point Quilter

As you may have read in the last post, I have no experience using EQ Stitch.  I don't even have an embroidery machine.  I did own one for about a year -- but I really struggled with it and decided machine embroidery was not for me.  The post this week, may have me rethinking that decision.
I knew I wanted to offer the option of embroidery designs in the exchange as they really provide a wonderful way to decorate these eggs.  Since this wasn't my area of specialty, I reached out to Yvonne Menear.  She is an expert in ...

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Friday Finds, March 27 from On The Go Quilting

Thanks again to so many wonderful bloggers who share their tutorials.  I just have the best time surfing the web to find tutorials for my readers.   I’m grateful to each of you who take the time to let me know what kinds of tutorials seem useful to you.  It gives me help going forward in picking out things you all like.

1.  I’ve been listening to podcasts this week (it’s what I do when I have trouble sleeping if I don’t have an audiobook to pop in).  There was someone being interviewed who talked about how ...

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Moda Love x 2 from All Pressing Matters

After wrecking one of the table runners with freaky bad quilting, I decided to make a different type. 

The Moda Love Charm Quilt. I used most of a Fancy by Moda charm pack, and most of a Cotton Supreme Optical White by RJR Fabrics charm pack. The white is so bright and really made the Fancy squares look SUPER BRIGHT!!

I absolutely love this pattern, and I laid it out two different ways to see what I preferred. Here was my original thought. (Oh, and there are my snapshots blocks, acting like big shots….)


My counter is about two rows ...

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Sugar Bowl Is Quilt Block "113" from Home Sewn By Carolyn

Here is another great example of what you can do with half square triangles.  Sugar Bowl consists of squares and half square triangles. 

 I chose a beautiful blueberry fabric to make this quilt.   I have had enough of winter.  We were buried in snow this year and it still lingers. So I am thinking summer with the blueberries!  

  The sugar bowl block only calls for using two fabrics but I decided to use four.  

Of course, the most important thing about half square triangles is squaring them up.  That helps you get your points perfect.  I say "helps" because sometimes ...

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Here I am… from Quilt Expressions Blog

karen_donesketch_karenHere I am…decked out for snow. The bright orange pants are truly a bit of “artistic license.” In my block portrayal of Della, I went free-form. In other words, I just cut and sewed without much of a plan. Since my selfie was a bit more complicated, I made a small sketch of my idea–about 2″ tall, and then blew it up on my copier 400%. That sure made things a lot easier when I was trying to judge how to cut the pieces and put it together.

You can see the small sketch in the lower right ...

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March 26, 2015
Teaching and Lecturing Schedule 2015 from Tales of a Stitcher

It is almost the end of March, and it is about time that I share my teaching schedule for the year.

I am teaching all weekend at my favorite Anchorage quilt store THE QUILT ZONE.

March 28, 2015
1:30PM – 6:30PM
Circle and Curve Sampler.
In this class, I share everything I know about making improvisational circles and curves. This is a no-ruler class. We also be talking about building a palette and ways to take your samples and turn them into a quilt you will love.

Family Plaid 34H x 20W NFS

Family Plaid 34H x 20W NFS

March 29, 2015
12PM ...

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How to Use A Seam Ripper – Oh So Cool from Quilt Social

Hey Everyone, welcome back to Technique Tuesday. The other day Michael was watching something on his iPad and said come see this. So I did and it was all about what the little red ball on the end of the seam ripper was for. My mother who was a seamstress I don’t think used it in this fashion but maybe I just didn’t see her rip anything apart. If she knew what it was for she certainly didn’t pass it on to me. Maybe because ...

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WIP from All Pressing Matters


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March 25, 2015
The Antique Show from Jo's Country Junction


On Sunday Hubby and I headed down to the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls for the annual spring antique show.  We enjoy going but never buy anything.  Everything there is pretty expensive.  There is just row after row of antiques.  When we get to a place like this the first thing we always do is make a plan of attach.  Which end we start with and whether we do both side of the aisle or just one side of the aisle is always part of the decisions.


If you were in the market for a spool cabinet, they had  MANY ...

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