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January 30, 2015
Popping In from Jo's Country Junction


I am swamped.  BUT I AM HAPPY.  REALLY, REALLY HAPPY.  I love the house.  Slowly every day it’s becoming exactly the home I dreamed for our family.

The move happened on Saturday.  I wasn’t really ready for it….mentally yes I was ready.  Actually ready with everything packed.  NOPE…Not ready.  The majority of the packing that I had done was done on the main floor.  I had boxes lining all the rooms.  I figured that those would get loaded up first and I along with Kelli would frantically pack rest of the upstairs.  Hubby had a different ...

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Friday Finds, January 30 from On The Go Quilting

Here we are to admire five fabulous Friday finds from some generous talented bloggers in our Blogosphere.  I have SUCH fun finding these tutorials and picking those that I think you might like as much as I do.   I hope I’ve picked correctly again.  Remember, I love hearing which tutorials really excited you and got your creative juices flowing so leave me a comment to let me know what you’ll be making from this list.

1.  Are you looking for a Welcome gift for someone with a new home or just something you yourself can hang on your ...

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I Started The Design Of My Latest Quilt from Eric the Quilter

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So, I wasn’t quite sure what to do for this quilt. I had wanted to do something with Jelly rolls for a while and figured I would cut my own and see what I can do. This design popped into my head around 4:30am and I just ran with it! I’m going to use some kind of sashing, but not sure on the color yet. What does everyone think?

Tagged: commission quilt, Jelly Rolls

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Ready to quilt! from All Pressing Matters

I have finished basting this quilt for a sweet baby boy who was born today! I should have had it finished long ago, but his granny and I decided to wait until he made his appearance.

You know, for the label….to make sure his parents didn’t change his name on the sly.

They didn’t.

So tomorrow I will finish it up and hopefully send it to him by Saturday!

Have a good Friday, friends!

Lynette L


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“A Dog’s Breakfast” from Simple Bird Applique

My favourite teacher in high school had an interesting saying.  If something was gross or disgusting to him, he used to say “It looks like a dog’s breakfast.”  I have been thinking of him a lot lately, because when I look at the back of my hand-piecing, I think “it looks like a dog’s breakfast…how am I going to iron that flat??”  So, here are a few simple pressing tips that everyone who hand-pieces needs to know.

First, go put the kettle on and make a pot of tea.  Everything is easier to do when you are ...

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January 29, 2015
Craftsy Winter Wonders Sale! from 120 Blocks

As you know, I’m a Craftsy Affiliate and dedicated Craftsy user. (I’m currently watching Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting (w/ Debbie Caffrey) in case you were wondering. And, yes, I know that the parentheses inside parentheses are a … Continue reading

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78 Degrees in Jan from Ruth Powers Blog

With the amazing weather we have been having it is easy to get distracted. I know it is not a good thing to get 78 degrees in Kansas in January, but when you do, you might as well enjoy it, right?  We did some tree trimming and watering.

I want some of that great grass fabric that I used in some of the other prairie fire quilts, but so far I haven’t found it and I didn’t think I had used it all up. The fabrics I am auditioning are just not quite doing it for me. The ...

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Cabin Window Quilt from Quilt Social

Christine Baker - Fairfield Road Designs: Cabin Window

Christine Baker – Fairfield Road Designs: Cabin Window

Our Cabin Window pattern is now available on both our website – or on Craftsy as a pattern download. It was featured in the Northcott ad in Fons and Porter magazine and is a fast and easy quilt to make as a gift!  Cabin Window pattern Just look at these yummy fabrics in the Stonehenge Wilderness line!!

The post Cabin Window Quilt appeared first on QUILTsocial.

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Paint, paperwork, pest control from Chocolate Cake Quilt Designs

Rhonda mentioned last week (ahem) that I haven’t posted all year.

That’s because we are being hammered to make decisions on selections for our new house, as in an everything-right-now kind of  hammering.

exterior selections

We’re doing our best to comply despite the lack of a permit. Last week, we asked for a moratorium on selection requests until we could wrap up the ones currently on our plate. The response? Add another decision to the list.

After reading the response and speaking to other people who have also built a home, we realize that the expectation is unrealistic so ...

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Shopping Local?? from Jo's Country Junction


Monday my mission was to get a range hood for the new house.  I need white and I needed 30″.  I went to a local town where three different places that sell appliances.  I thought the odds were good that one store would have one.  I do like to shop local when I can but sometimes it’s difficult and honestly sometimes not worth the hassle.

I stopped at the first place.  All workers were on their cell phones.  When someone did come to help I told the guy what I needed.  White-in stock-30″.   He was rude and not helpful ...

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January 28, 2015
Snowpocalypse and Other Thoughts from Pibble Pulling Threads

It seems that this is not the first blog entry that has the title Snowpocalypse…  Well, actually it is, but I have blogged about quilt-in/snow days here, here, here, and here!  By my count, that’s WAY too many!  I think we are in the wrong part of the country.  It’s now going on hour 50 where we haven’t been able to leave the house, and I think both the hubby and I have a little bit of the cabin fever.  Right now we are *still* waiting for the plow guy to come and get us out ...

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New year, new word from Quilting with Kimberly


Tink, tink, tink…… Hello? Is anyone out there. My goodness, it’s been a long time since I last posted here and my blog is sadly out of date. Sigh. Somehow that nasty thief called TIME has gotten away from me. Yet again. I’ve spent so many nights drifting off to sleep thinking I would update my blog first thing the next morning. I’d wake up thinking the same thing; except the hustle and bustle of the day would quickly sneak in and distract me from the intention at hand. (And I know you know where the road ...

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting March/April 2015! from McCall's Quilting

The 16 fresh-as-spring quilt patterns in the March/April 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine are ready and waiting for you! Grab your favorite beverage, put up those feet, and let’s dive right in…

Cover 500px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting March/April 2015!

Traditional quilters will recognize the classic Cross & Crown design of this lovely quilt, and modernists will embrace the contemporary fabrics by Denyse Schmidt and fresh aesthetic of Sandra Clemons’ version of the pattern. We liked this quilt so much we even downsized it for a FREE baby quilt pattern! Kits are available for the large lap size version featured in the magazine.

Cross Crown 300px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting March/April 2015!

The finished ...

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(wordless wednesday) from All Pressing Matters


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Taking Imperfect Action from Professional Quilter

Words IMPERFECTIONAre you an action taker? Actually we are all action takers; what makes us different is when we take action. Do you take action when everything is perfect or do you take action even when it’s not? I know lots of people who wait for everything to be perfect. The website must be perfect before we announce we’re in business. The pattern covers must be perfect before we market the designs. Even as I was writing this, I got a call from a colleague who was asking about a program I was offering. She thought she wanted to ...

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I’m Cutting The Fabric For My Next Quilt from Eric the Quilter

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It took me a while, but I finally got all the fabrics together and started cutting them for this amazing quilt! I’m super excited to start on it tonight. I can’t quite explain the design, but once I start it, I’ll post lots of pictures! Also, I think this is my first time using Jelly Roll size strips in a project. We’ll see how it turns out! Wish me luck!

Tagged: commission quilt, Jelly Rolls

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January from Quilt Social

Kathy K. Wylie Quilts – January

Kathy K. Wylie Quilts – January

It has been quite some time since I shared the progress of my quilt about time. But since the quilt depicts each month of the year, I thought I would wait until that month to reveal it. So here we are, in January. As winter kicks into high gear in January, and our activities are sometimes limited by the ice and snow, a serene stillness emerges within the space it creates. In this quietness, just like the dormant plants beneath the snow, new life, new ideas are percolating. This is a wonderful time of year ...

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School Bus from our Book Country Girl Modern from Jo's Country Junction


Each day we have been featuring one of our quilts from our book Country Girl Modern.  We’ll tell you the back story on each of the quilts over the course of a few days. If you are interested in pre-ordering our book, you can find that information here.

This is School Bus.  I love this fun scrappy quilt.  This one took a little bravery on both Kelli’s and my part.

The design process for this started with a quilt block.  Originally I was trying to come up with a jelly roll quilt.  We were thinking about doing a ...

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Black & White Blog Hop!! from The Studiolo

Good morning! I am so excited to be posting today as part of the blog hop for Jennifer Sampou‘s new Black & White collection from Robert Kaufman! I had the wonderful fortune to meet Jennifer at Quilt Market last fall, and she was incredibly generous in sharing her time and expertise. I was so flattered to be asked to participate in the blog hop for Black & White, and I’ve really fallen in love with the collection (as I know you will, too)!BlogHopBadge

Jennifer’s collection has many lovely blenders, as well as a coordinating line of yard-dyed designs, but ...

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End of January Finishes from On The Go Quilting

I’ve got a few days left of January before I will have to say I’m “behind” but I don’t feel like I’m behind.  I marked a certain number of BOMs and QALs that interested me but I know that it would come down to the ones that really spoke to me that would be chosen.  Are you interested in what I was initially interested in and what I actually decided to work on?

Here goes:

1.  Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM – This BOM (Block of the Month) started before January 1st and I’m all up to ...

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