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January 20, 2019
Joyful Sabbath from Wedding Dress Blue

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Stash Report from Jo's Country Junction

I was thrifting…SURPRISE ( I know it’s not a surprise at all).  These goodies actually came from two different thrift stores.  One rarely has fabric but the last two times I was there they had fabric!!  The other regularly has fabric.

The little bundle was okay.  I pulled what I wanted…everything in the bottom of the photo and will ship the things in the top of the photo on to charity.

This fabric was kind of fun.  I remember seeing it in the early 90s.  I’m pretty sure I had some.  It’s little feed sacks, see ...

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January 19, 2019
Card Trick Quilt from All Pressing Matters

I finally got some pictures of the Card Trick quilt I made for my husband, so I thought I’d share them today. A few months ago he started buying a few really cool looking decks of cards, so I looked for playing card fabrics…..and found ONE.

SERIOUSLY, one! So I got a couple yards to use for the border and binding and made him the Card Trick quilt using the pattern from Missouri Star Quilt Co. I had a grunge star jelly roll to use, and found a neat background fabric that worked with all of it. (it ...

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Get Away – Storm at Sea from Carol Lyles Shaw

Get Away is the Island Batik Blog Hop theme for January 2019. And, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to make Storm at Sea, a traditional block–but I ended up altering it in a modern way.

First…the Fabrics! My fabrics are from the Soul Song Collection by Island Batik.

This collection goes from brights to muted black/cream.

I decided to use these fabrics shown below in the project–you’ll see why in a moment.

I used these Island Batik Soul Song fabrics and added an Island Batik neutral called Whip Cream.
I love the words ...

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Color Variation from Quilt Paint Create

It’s been all hand work this week. Here’s the progress I’ve made on the penguins.
penguins1The face looks kinda creepy, doesn’t it?
I’m a little disappointed that the colors are a bit dull. As close as I can figure, the designer used a different brand of floss to stitch the original piece, and the conversion to DMC wasn’t quite on the mark.
If I had realized it before I started I could have made some changes. As it is I will stick with the colors in the pattern.
Here’s the project as shown ...

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January 18, 2019
I've finished those hexagons! (phew) from Claire Passmore

Well, I have finished with them - and I really enjoyed it (which completely surprised me!)
This is how the quilt 'Hexagonal Pavement' looks. It is a bit complicated, so there are several views.....

Several people have told me how nice it is, then gently asked "what is it?"
Well, it is a small quilt, although some may doubt it's 'quilt' credentials as it doesn't exactly look like look like a 'typical' quilt. As it is a textile, made from layers (created by many folds) which have been stitched, it is a quilt - allbeit an unusual one. 


When I ...

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Farmer’s Wife Friday: Week 20 from Hexy Lady

I spent my week finishing the Yellow section.

I am enjoying the green making its appearance along the edge of this section.

I had mixed feelings about the blocks with the color Daffodil in them. Those three blocks are pictured here. In comparison to the other colors, Daffodil appears ultra subdued along with the two other colors that are less intense in those blocks. I considered making those blocks over again, but decided instead to normalize the less intense colors by using Daffodil along the edge of the quilt so they will look as if they belong. At least I ...

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Ruler of the Month Club 4 – You don’t want to miss this one! from Gwen's Quilts

by Mary Beth Krapil

Have you heard about the Ruler of the Month Club? We are on round 4 starting this month (January 2019)! The HQ Ruler of the Month club is a great way to challenge your quilting skills and build ruler work confidence. Each month in the six-month series features a debut acrylic ruler paired with mentorship from your local shop, step-by-step video instruction and design ideas. You get exclusive access to a brand new ruler, and at a discounted price! And you will receive a special club member gift.

You can get involved at your local HQ ...

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Ruler of the Month Club 4 – You don’t want to miss this one! from Essie's Quilts

by Mary Beth Krapil

Have you heard about the Ruler of the Month Club? We are on round 4 starting this month (January 2019)! The HQ Ruler of the Month club is a great way to challenge your quilting skills and build ruler work confidence. Each month in the six-month series features a debut acrylic ruler paired with mentorship from your local shop, step-by-step video instruction and design ideas. You get exclusive access to a brand new ruler, and at a discounted price! And you will receive a special club member gift.

You can get involved at your local HQ ...

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January 17, 2019
The Arts & Crafts Quilt from Plain Stitch

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In the Quilters’ Guild Collection there is a fascinating quilt called The Ladies Work Society Coverlet. This quilt was shown at the QGBI Conference in 2016 and its striking layout and unusual applique shapes stood out to me. I read about its background – a quilt made in the early Edwardian period by a group of women who had formed a society to offer ‘respectable’ employment to ladies of ‘quality’ who had fallen on hard times. Many of these women had links to the Arts & Crafts movement of the late Victorian and early Edwardian period and its support of the handmade ...

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The 1820s Applique Quilt from Plain Stitch

photo-07-10-2018-16-03-00.jpgAt the start of 2018 I was involved in a radio programme for BBC Radio 4 called Moving Pictures by Cathy FitzGerald. This programme partnered with Google Arts & Culture to present ultra high definition pictures of works of art that can be examined online alongside the broadcast radio programme. The work of art for my programme was the Ann West Coverlet, a masterpiece coverlet from the V&A Museum, appliqued in breathtaking detail depicting biblical scenes as the centre of the work – but even more fascinating to me – around the outside she also creates scenes of characters from her life ...

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January 16, 2019
My Weekend…. from Jo's Country Junction

I had a great weekend.  It was busy and I didn’t accomplish much in the sewing room but that’s okay.  Family first ALWAYS.

Saturday morning Kalissa, Carver and I took off early.  Our mission was to find the big orange “H”.  That’s what we told Carver anyway.  He knows his uppercase letters now so we’re always making him look to find them out in public.

Kalissa had ordered online and we only needed to pick up her order.  Yes, we did end up with a couple more things but the things that were pre-ordered were things ...

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Big or Little, Iron or Not? from Jo's Country Junction

A bit ago I posted this photo on our Instagram account.  It was of the mystery quilt….a finished top, loaded and ready to go.
Mary from Country Threads left a comment on the post:
How in the world did you get that assembled so fast? I’m just to Border 2! I hate handling big quilts back and forth from the ironing board to the machine! And you’re probably doing day care at the same time! Yikes!

Mary is a hoot!!  We always tease each other back and forth.  Mary calls this a big quilt.  It was 72 ...

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Stringing Myself Along…. from Words & Stitches

One of my goals this year was to sew every day and, I must admit, I’ve done pretty well. My mom came to visit through winter break so I decided to do a little hand applique. I managed to get a face on the second nutcracker in my Christmas Carol row along quilt. (The bells were my row. ) I also started trying to sew my way through a lovely bag of strings and bits. So far, I’ve got 22 9″ blocks so far and the bag looks just as full!!!

I even used a few of those scraps ...

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January 15, 2019
Childcare Valentines Gifts from Jo's Country Junction

Since my sewing is clean, no place in my house is safe from a quick cleaning session.  This day, it was my laundry room.  I started cleaning and then ended up completely sidetracked with this….


Somewhere on the internet I saw that you could make crayon letters using molds and old broken crayons.  I loved the idea as most of my kiddos have names that they will never be able to get anything personalized.

I did them myself without the kiddos help and plan to give them as a valentine gift.  I was going to wait and blog about making ...

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Monday Making from 120 Blocks

I feel like I had a very productive Monday, and if felt awesome! First up, I made the Pershing block for the 2019 Gypsy Wife QAL. Then I started pulling out the project boxes to see how far behind I … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day projects to make and inspire you from The Crafty Quilter

As of today, there is exactly one month until Valentine’s Day!  I love anything with hearts in it, so I thought this would be the perfect time to share links to some Valentine’s Day projects to make and inspire you.

Valentine's Day Project to Make & Inspiration @ The Crafty Quilter

 

Two years ago I posted my Woven Heart Block tutorial.  I have to say that I love this one!  I made a table runner using four blocks and I’m just now getting around to quilting it.  Another UFO to cross off my list!

Woven Heart Quilt Block Tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter

 

I also made this small quilt using the same block and one charm pack ...

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January 14, 2019
Things I Shouldn’t Even Consider Doing from 120 Blocks

I’m so far behind on my BOMs that I should spend the next several days working on those to get caught up. After all, each month of Sew in Love is eight blocks. And I have three or four of … Continue reading

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Getaway Blog Hop + Giveaway from Carol Lyles Shaw

Hello Friends! The Island Batik Ambassadors are all taking part in a FABULOUS Giveaway and Blog Hop to celebrate the latest fabric collections. My Post with my project and GiveAway is up HERE.

In the meantime, here are all the Ambassador blog links in one convenient post!

WEEK 1

Monday, January 7 – Crystal Ball

Maryellen McAuliffe- Mary Mack’s Blog
Sandra Walker- Musings of a Menopausal Melon

Tuesday, January 8  – Ditty

Stephanie Jacobson – Steph Jacobson Designs
Michelle Roberts – Creative Blonde

Wednesday, January 9 – Elk Lodge

Connie Campbell – Free Motion by the River
Anna Branch- Ark Angel Creations

Thursday, January 10 ...

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350 Block Report from Wedding Dress Blue

Shelly has sponsored the 350 block project since 2013, and I have participated every year.

Somehow, it is satisfying to keep track of what I am doing.  You might want to join us.

Here are the 2018 results, as well as previous totals:

January: 56
February: 41
March: 32
April: 32
May: 26
June: 59
July: 31
August: 21
September: 42
October: 19
November: 62
December: 43
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TOTAL: 464
2017 TOTAL: 596
2016 TOTAL: 453
2015 TOTAL: 410
2014 TOTAL: 369
2013 TOTAL: 500

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