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August 30, 2014
My New "Craft" Table from From Edge 2 Edge

I have been creating art on my kitchen island for years, but mostly for smaller projects. Sometimes I work in the garage on a table I have but, you know, it is in the garage. This morning was so beautiful I decided to complete a project I have had on the back burner for a while. I will not admit how long...

Here is the history behind what I did this morning. A neighbor was having a garage sale and had a table without a top. The glass got broken and they wanted to get rid of the base. It ...

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Saturday Stuff – Quilt Show Wrap-Up from 120 Blocks

I will not be posting lots of pictures of quilts from the show. If you want to see some, Teresa of Fabric Therapy has several posts with lovely pictures if you are interested.  She didn’t spend a lot of time … Continue reading

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Quilty Secrets from On The Go Quilting

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Did you see this yet?   One of the blogs I read regularly, 627 Handworks, decided to participate in the “10 Quilty Little Secrets”. I read hers and really laughed at some of the things she wrote, actually that both of them wrote.  Do I have 10 quilty little secrets?  Let me see…..

1.  I really don’t care who designed the fabric I buy.  If I like it, I buy it.  If it’s ugly, I’m not buying just because a celebrity quilter designed it.

2.  I still use the rotary cutter without protection occasionally.   Yes, DH usually makes ...

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Labor Day Weekend Sales! from The Sassy Quilter

Happy Labor Day!

Here is a quick post to let you know some good sales for the holiday weekend!

Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Fort Worth Fabric Studios

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The Littles 40% off with code LITTLES40

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Toybox IV 30% off with code TOYBOX30

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Cotton Bliss

Spend $50 or more on regular priced* merchandise at Cotton Bliss and your entire order ships FREE anywhere in the United States (Including APO addresses).

Bear Creek Quilting Company

Bear Creek Quilting Company

Bear Creek Quilting Company

Lots of new inventory has been moved to clearance!

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Machine Quilting: Small Changes, Big Variety     The Twisted Irish Chain

Craftsy has 20 great classes on sale too!

Keep it Sassy

You can find and follow TheSassyQuilter  on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin ...

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Why I Am Grateful For Modern Quilting from Quilting, Piece by Piece

I've been sewing so much that another spool has "bitten the dust."

I’ve been sewing so much that another spool has “bitten the dust.”

I have been quilting for more than 25 years, so I can’t really claim to be a “Modern Quilter” and wouldn’t ever describe myself that way.  I am a quilter. Period.

But, for some reason, the term “Modern Quilting” doesn’t annoy me the way it does many of my contemporaries (i.e. quilters who have been quilting a while).  I see it mostly as a marketing thing, but anything that brings more voices in my art, and more fabric to my stash, I see ...

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August 29, 2014
House Update for Friday from Jo's Country Junction

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Well there is good news to report!!  My sister Judy and her husband George decided to come up a day and help us on the house.

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It was sure nice to have extra hands…as they say, many hands makes light work.  It was so true with the boards we have to clean.  Judy, Kelli and I scrapped boards most of the day and guess what???  ALL of the boards from the old farm house are scrapped!!

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There is a down side though…the original boards we harvested from our house still need to be scrapped.  There isn’t nearly ...

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Back From Hiatus from Eric the Quilter

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This week I have been so burned out, that I didn’t want to quilt or blog, but now I’m back and feeling refreshed. I would post something interesting, but I have to go to work for a couple of hours. When I gte home though, I have a top that is pinned and ready for me to quilt it! Wish me luck!


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Plain and Fancy II from Pibble Pulling Threads

I got my fourth block in my Plain and Fancy quilt done yesterday. I am loving the way my blocks are coming together! I started the BOM 5 months behind and am at least 2 blocks ahead of some of the ladies at the shop I am doing it through.

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Also, I am starting on a great fabric reorganization. I am a little nervous, there is a lot to do, but my stash has outgrown my current system (yardage on hangers in my studio closet, FQs in a shelf of my bookcase, scraps sorted by color in plastic shoe boxes ...

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Friday Finds, August 29 from On The Go Quilting

If you’ve been reading along this week, you know I’m at my one of my quilt-y cousins home ticking off my list of WIPs.   Nina works three days a week so I have had some extra sewing time.

We also do the newspaper Jumble and Crossword puzzles together….we’ve done it for years.   She makes a copy of both and we see who can finish it first, or who cries “help” first.  Then we finish the puzzles together.  It’s just a fun thing for us that started long ago when her husband first started handing off ...

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August 28, 2014
Pictures to share and destash update from The Crafty Quilter

I hope you don’t mind if I share a few pictures with you that are not about quilting, but I’ll leave with you with a destash update at the end.  Let’s start with the pictures.

A few weeks ago, Mr. Crafty Quilter and I celebrated our 30th anniversary – I know, I can’t possibly be old enough to say that!  We spent it with our kids and their spouses/fiances in the California Sierra mountains along the Feather River.

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We stayed in rustic cabins (no more tents for me) and had a blast!  It was beautiful and ...

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Interrupted Snail’s Trail Quilt from On The Go Quilting

When you put two blocks together to make a quilt; that is, when you put two totally unrelated quilt blocks together to create a quilt, finding a name for it is not always easy.    I joined my Snail’s Trail blocks from the Plantation Quilters Round Robin of 2013 with my Threadbias “Thread Divas” Interrupted Star” block to make a quilt.  When trying to decide on the name of this quilt, it just came to me:  ” Interrupted Snail’s Trail”.  What a fun name for this quilt.

I’ve pieced the quilt top together and am satisfied with the layout ...

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Quilter's Recipe Box: Rustic Summer Fruit Galette from The Unfinished Quilter

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If you’re like me, when you’re not having fun quilting, you’re having fun cooking. Summer food is the best -- from the small, impossibly sweet cherry tomatoes we grow in our garden to the rhubarb that yields fresh, lemony stalks all summer long.

"Galette" is a french term that can refer to a round crusty cake or, in Brittany, to a traditional buckwheat crepe made with cheese, egg and ham. As I learned to make it, a galette is more like a fresh fruit tart.

The galette I made at right features nectarines, blueberries ...

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Craft South part II – Anna Maria Horner and Alabama Chanin from Late Night Quilter

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Craft South Nashville

I was lucky enough to get to visit the Craft South workroom in Nashville again this past month for a special weekend learning the intricacies of slow design and handwork with Natalie Chanin from Alabama Chanin.

Here are some of the new friends I made from all around the country and their projects:

Anna Maria and Jude

Anna Maria and Jude

A close-up of Jude's edgy embroidery

A close-up of Jude’s edgy embroidery

Elizabeth and her work of art

Elizabeth and her work of art

Can you imagine how long this must have taken Elizabeth???? It's a true heirloom piece.

Can you imagine how long this must have taken Elizabeth???? It’s a true heirloom piece.

 

Delma enjoying a moment of stitching before being rudely interrupted by my IPhone camera

Delma enjoying a moment of stitching before being rudely interrupted by ...

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The First 100 Days ~ Stitch Meditation from Textile Evolution

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Today is day 100 of my friend Deb Prewitt's 100 Days to 100% challenge! I took on the challenge of doing a stitch meditation every day. If you have been following along you know I didn't stitch every day and have not achieved my 100% goal.  I did make great progress towards my goal of taking time to slow down and stitch or just be every day.

The progress is what is important more than the 100%. 

I pushed through some layers of excuses along the way. 

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I discovered ways around some stumbling blocks like not having everything ...

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Custom and Pantograph Quilting from Sew Grateful Quilts

First up is a sweet flower basket appliqué and pieced quilt by Marian. I love the colors-bright and cheerful. I outlined the flower blocks and then filled in with a leaf and loop design. The nine patches have large leaves quilted so that the center stem of the leaves is on point in the block.

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The back

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The next one is an adorable Dr Seuss quilt, quilted with the Popcorn pantograph.

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I plant tomatoes every summer in the backyard. It’s hard to find a place that gets enough sun but I’ve found two little patches where there’s ...

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August 27, 2014
Whole Cloth Challenge Update! from Lisa H Calle's Blog

This has been a busy summer!  Hopefully we are all in our final stages of our whole cloths… I can hear the clock ticking in the background here at my house.   Tick Tock Tick Tock… can you hear it?   Please send me your pictures @ [email protected]    Here are two that are done.  :)  Congratulations ladies, they are gorgeous!

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I am still working on mine as well.  ;)

Happy Quilting

Lisa

 


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Potpourri from On The Go Quilting

The definition of “potpourri” reads:

1. a mixture of dried petals and spices placed in a bowl or sack to perfume clothing or a room

2.  a mixture of things, especially a musical or literary medley

 

Let’s stretch things a bit and call this post “a literary medley”.  It’s definitely NOT a mixture of dried petals and spices but it definitely is a MIXTURE of things today.   You see, Tuesday was spent riding…. a lot…. to visit cousins who have recently relocated.  There’s a new house to see, others cousins visiting there to see also and you ...

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August 26, 2014
Star Crossed QAL August Block from On The Go Quilting

I’ve been working on the August block that is part of the Threadbias group’s Star Crossed Quilt Along.   We each bought the pattern and two of the gals agreed to administer the QAL.  Each month we do of the both blocks that make up the quilt.

So far, we’ve done Block 1 which looks like this:

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Block #2 looks like this:

IMG_8497Actually I think I reversed the order we did the blocks but those are the first of the four blocks.  I made one of Block 3 last night and I wasn’t satisfied with the completed ...

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Sunday Stash: Sewing Room Update from Factotum of Arts

Last week, I posted about my fabric stash and the organizing of my guest room which was serving as a fabric overflow room.
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On Saturday, I decided that I needed to move everything back into my sewing room and clean up that corner space. I added some shelving (from Target) on top of my book case and in my alcove space. The fabric is all moved back in, and my space is neat and tidy. I am doing a happy dance!!!

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Shhh, I even have some room now  for a bit more fabric. Linking up with Molli Sparkles for Sunday ...

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August 25, 2014
First Baby Shower from HummingBird Quilter

20140823_155440The first baby shower for my first great-grandaughter, Mia Lilyanna, was held this past weekend.  I am very pleased to pass on that it was very well received.  Kim (the mother-to-be) actually had tears in her eyes as Bill opened it up.  I’m so glad they like it!

There is always time to quilt!

The post First Baby Shower appeared first on HummingBird Quilter.

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