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February 28, 2015
February Blocks, Flimsy and Winner from Words & Stitches

So my month wasn’t nearly as productive as I’d have liked but I’m not going to bore you with tales of illness and 80-hour work weeks.  I am,  however,  going to celebrate what I did get done!
In part because of my fun star blocks,  I had a block total of 43 for February.

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I also finished this little guy this morning…isn’t he cute?

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He’s from the block of the month over at Quiet Play.
My finish goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes only made it to the flimsy stage but I’m ...

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The Quilt is in the Mail…. from All Pressing Matters

“Asian Breeze” is on its way to the BIL! Believe me, I am glad to have it out of here. It turned out pretty well and husband was happy…..I’m just so tired of looking at it!



The last time I mailed a quilt, about three weeks ago, it went on a weird detour.

I had finished a baby quilt for a dear friends daughter. I sent it out right after her baby was born and hoped it’d be there for him shortly after they got home. Well, the quilt was headed to Virginia, south and east of ...

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Quilt Show News from Ruth Powers Blog

Quilt show news to report–

“Snow Buddies” which is currently showing at Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival in VA has received an Honorable Mention Award.

“Splash”, which was rejected by Quilt National,  has been juried in to the AQS show in Paducah in April.Splash_40x40_full

I spent yesterday afternoon checking it over for loose threads ends and adding it’s documentation tag and re-blocking it to get rid of the facing marks so it would be ready to go when the time comes.

Then I prepared the backing fabric for the prairie fire quilt. I am using a piece of home dec ...

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The White Cupboard from Jo's Country Junction

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It’s funny…sometimes things around here get a name and the name sticks.  I think forever and for always, this cupboard will be know as the white cupboard.  It started out looking like this….


Then we stripped it and had our cabinet builders stain and varnish it…so we had this and that’s where I last left you.

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We were waiting on knobs and hinges as we couldn’t find them locally.  We ended up finding decent hinges.  We couldn’t find the twist door openers we wanted or more drawer pulls.

We needed to use it though ...

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Back to normal! from Quilting and More...

In my last post, I told you that my Mac had to go in for repairs. They actually shipped it out to a service center in Texas, but now it’s finally home again. Yay! The new logic board should solve the video problems I’d been having, so now that I’ve caught up on everything I’d […]

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February 27, 2015
Friday’s Fabric & Almost a Finish from All Pressing Matters

While we were in Shipshewana last week, the husband and I chose some fabrics. I went there with a list and a mission. He went with dread and Visa.



Here are some half yard cuts which are disguised as fat quarters. Pretty sneaky, if you ask me, but a happy surprise for this quilter! Do you LOVE those little sheep? I sure do!



This is a little kit they had bagged up to make a log cabin table runner (or whatever) then attach the horse and buggys. There are two in there. The yellow goes in the center, with blue ...

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Quilts with Skyelar from All Things Family Friendly

Skyelar and I went and saw a wonderful knit shop.  My 94 year old Mom, who thought she might be passed knitting, is knitting on a beautiful scarf. I saw so many patterns and ideas.  Next week Skye and I will look at a local Quilt Store. Quilt Stores for me, are like candy stores for kids.  We will take pictures.

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Craftsy Flash Sale! from 120 Blocks

Yep, it’s another Craftsy Flash Sale! This time it’s supplies that are on sale! You can click the banner below to be taken to the sale right this very minute, or you can read the rest of this post to … Continue reading

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Kathy K. Wylie Quilts – February from Quilt Social

Kathy K. Wylie Quilts – February

Kathy K. Wylie Quilts – February

February has arrived with colder temperatures and a lot of snow, but we can keep warm with thoughts of love as we snuggle under our beautiful quilts. In a month dominated by themes of love, we have two whole days to celebrate that beautiful emotion that bonds us together. Valentine’s Day: a celebration of romantic love, friendship, and parental love; and, here in Ontario, Family Day: a day off in the middle of winter to enjoy spending time with our loved ones. Speaking of time, I promised to keep you updated on my quilt ...

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Dreaming of Spring from On Point Quilter

This has been a cold month -- but I am choosing to be thankful that we don't have all the snow that has blanketed the rest of the country.  I've been able to keep my driveway and sidewalk shoveled with my Dakota Blade.

I can push it with my good hand and no need to do any lifting with my wrists.

I appreciate my brother and his family for gifting me with the shovel a couple of Christmas' ago.

Antique Tulip Applique Quilt

I was playing on my computer earlier this week and ran across this tulip applique quilt ...

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Celtic Twist Lap Quilt from McCall's Quilting

Patterson Kathy 70px Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Celtic Twist Lap QuiltThis week’s Friday FREEbie is a gem of a pattern from deep in the McCall’s Quick Quilts archives. The Celtic Twist quilt design by Susan Purney Mark was originally published as a wall quilt pattern in the April/May 2009 issue, and we loved the technique Susan used so much that we also offered a web bonus free lap quilt pattern adapted from the design. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, it’s time for an Irish-inspired design! Here’s the original Celtic Twist quilt:

Celtic Twist Large Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Celtic Twist Lap Quilt

The Celtic Twist wall quilt finishes just 24 1/2″ square.

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Tracking Health from Jo's Country Junction

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Each month I work with U.S. Cellular to share phone features with you.  Today is one of those days.

If you’re a regular reader of the blog you know a few things about me…one I wear a Fitbit and two I was recently diagnosed as diabetic.  I am happy to say that since the diagnosis and since the move to the new house I’ve made improvements on both my activity level and on my blood sugar levels.  That makes me happy!

Since we’ve moved I’ve been doing a little bit better of a job ...

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February 26, 2015
Wooly Day from On The Go Quilting

I know for some of you today is a Wooly Day because it’s so cold you must wear wool to stay warm.   I hope warmer weather comes for you.

Here in south central Florida our temps are fine but the sky is gray.  There have been raindrops here and there  throughout the day.   It’s a Wooly Day for me because I have had most of the day to myself, to work on my wool projects.

You won’t believe it if you’re not retired, but some days it’s so busy here I don’t get to ...

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QuiltCon: Part I from Wasn't Quilt in a Day

It’s taken me some time to process the time I spent in Austin, Texas for QuiltCon 2015.  In fact, I don’t think I’ll be done processing for a while-  for so many reasons. This trip was an opportunity of a lifetime for me, and I feel so incredibly blessed that I was able to go.  Since I have so much to say on the issue, I’m going to break my posts into three instead of one long post.  First up: the people, the experience, the fun. Austin, you were so good to me.

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Design to Reality: Grapefruit and Clementine from Factotum of Arts

My latest project/tutorial “(Pink) Grapefruit and Clementine” is now available on Sew Mama Sew. This is one of my more recent QDAD (quilt design a day) designs. This is a perfect project/tutorial to use on those mini quilt swaps (24″ square).

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Throw Something Thursday from All Pressing Matters

Today I will be working on quilting The BIL’s quilt, so I’m posting much earlier than I normally do. See the two previous posts to know what I’m talking about. (If you wanna, I’m not the boss of you.)



The making of this little table topper made me want to throw things. Oh, I love it and think it’s really pretty and all that sort of thing. But OH. MY. GOSH! Press, fold, sew, press, fold, sew. Crazy town! So after finishing this little lovely for my mom’s birthday a year or two ago ...

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Home from QuiltCon and a visit with my daughter from The Crafty Quilter

I had a great time at QuiltCon and a wonderful visit with my daughter and her husband in Austin, Texas.  I must have been busy while on “vacation” because I was so tired when I got home; it was the most wonderful feeling just to close my eyes.

I took lots of pictures of the convention and the amazing quilts.  QuiltCon is hosted by the Modern Quilt Guild and the show had a vibrant and energetic feel to it.  It was one of my favorite shows for that reason, but also because it wasn’t too big or too small ...

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Pressing Quilt Blocks: Tips for Flatter Blocks from Quilt Social

Pressing Quilt Blocks: Tips for Flatter Blocks

Pressing Quilt Blocks: Tips for Flatter Blocks

Our fast and easy technique for pressing quilt blocks creates flatter blocks with no special tools or products.

The post Pressing Quilt Blocks: Tips for Flatter Blocks appeared first on QUILTsocial.

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Lilli’s Pond: A Visit with Bev Getschel from McCall's Quilting

Meet quilt designer and author Bev Getschel! And don’t miss the book giveaway contest at the bottom of the page.

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Bev Getschel can’t remember a time when she wasn’t sewing. And her discovery of quilt making in 2003 opened all kinds of exciting new doors. Bev has now published many, many quilt patterns in national magazines, including McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts. Her newest design for us, Lilli’s Pond, is patterned in the March/April issue of McCall’s Quilting, now on newsstands. It’s a scrappy, fresh lap quilt pattern, easy to ...

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WIP Wednesday from All Pressing Matters

Of course it’s still a WIP! But it’s well on its way to being gloriously done! Remember yesterday’s mission? The quilt for the brother? Well, I’ve got almost all the ducks in a row! Here’s a pic of the top before borders.



Looking pretty busy, but that’s okay with me! Quick and easy are the key words in this story, friends. I knew I’d need a border as the brother, Billy is just as tall as the husband. At this point the top was only 54″ x 65″ or so. I chose a ...

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