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January 17, 2017
Project Quilting, Challenge 2 from Words & Stitches

This week’s challenge was Carolina Lily and, in all honesty, my heart sank when I read that. It’s a lovely block and all but….so I read again and realized you could use the design as a jumping off point.   So I did.   I drafted the lily flower for paper piecing in a couple different sizes (3″, 2″ and 1.5″) and paper pieced them with scraps.   Here’s the pile I started with 

After paper piecing the flowers, I impromptu pieced them together using the rest of the blue/green scraps I’d pulled.  It was a ...

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Birthdays and Cupcakes from Wasatch Quilting

The January Masters Club patterns have been delivered! So many fun things to show off this month. The Colorado Log Cabin Quilt set is one of my favorites, and the Club Set comes with four different layout ideas that can be done with our patterns:

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This month our family is celebrating several birthdays! As I was looking through our patterns I noticed my mom has never designed a birthday pattern. So, of course, I requested cupcakes! Which, if you haven’t guessed, is the reason she named the cupcake patterns “Allison’s Cupcakes“. Very original mom.

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There’s just so much from Terificreations's Weblog

Several months ago this blog by Seth Godin resonated deeply. Each one of us has a unique lived experience, and that lived experience informs our quilt making experience. Here’s the post (follow the link for more Seth!) The foggy mirror Most people can’t resist a mirror. It makes the wait for an elevator more palatable, and … Continue reading There’s just so much

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Moving! Moved! from Susan P Blog

After all the packing the moving company picked up my stuff on Monday. I then cleaned the house, packed the car and caught the ferry at 10pm that night, departing Wellington at 2:30am. Because I booked a cabin I could board early and get some sleep, before arriving in Picton at 6am and then driving to out new house 6 hours away


The cats coped well, although they were totally confused by the empty house – they were in the closed bathroom while the movers packed and were surprised to see nothing but floor when I let them out. As ...

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Forrest Animals Baby Quilt from Sew Grateful Quilts

It doesn’t get any more adorable than this forrest animals baby quilt. Joanne’s excellent piecing skills are evident in this quilt of many, many pieces. She told me that this was only one quarter of the pattern. Makes me tired to think of it. Simplicity pantograph.

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Testing from Sunburnt Quilts

This is a test post

The post Testing appeared first on Sunburnt Quilts.

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January 16, 2017
Hanging with Kalissa from Jo's Country Junction


I told you earlier today that I had a busy last week.  Not much sewing was done but I did spend a lot of time with Kalissa.

I told you earlier that she was planning on picking up a second job and that the job was to be a LuLaroe consultant.  When I mentioned this before someone wrote in the comments that she preferred not getting an infomercial.  Heads up to that person and anyone else reading…I write about what I am doing and what my family is doing all the time.  This is simply another thing that is ...

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Design wall 1/16/17 Dutchman’s puzzle blocks from Always Quilts

We are having a row by row exchange next month at my guild and the theme is 1930’s prints. I decided not to procrastinate this time and get them done early. I still need to sew the 2 halves of the blocks together and then make 6 rows with 6 blocks in each of them. Good thing I started early on these. One down, 35 more to go……..</p>
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The Little Engine That Could from Quilting with Care

19 days! There are only NINETEEN days until our grand opening.  Between picking up fabric, ordering notions, planning greatness, and so much more, I have barely had any time to sit at my machine and have a sew date.  “Soon” I keep telling myself… soon.     Soon the shop opens. Soon I will be able […]

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January 15, 2017
Avoidance Therapy from Terificreations's Weblog

Did you ever do almost anything else, even cleaning, to avoid getting some kind of work done? I’m sitting in front of my machine, looking at all of the stuff that’s magically appeared on the flat surfaces over the last few days. This is all quilt and knitting related stuff so it belongs in this … Continue reading Avoidance Therapy

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Video of the New Piece Construction! from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the New Year!

Any spare moment I had last week went to working on my new piece, and I even videoed some of it!  (See below).

When I get started on something new, I’m like a dog with a bone.  I can’t leave it alone.  The excitement of working on it carries me along and I forget to eat, and pee.

Ever feel like that?

So we had a coupla “snow” days here in the great state of North Carolina.  Best part?  We didn ...

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Joyful Sabbath from Wedding Dress Blue

An image of a sunset and trees, coupled with a quote by Elder L. Tom Perry: “Obedience … is a choice between our own limited knowledge … and God’s … omnipotence.”

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January 14, 2017
Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Fat Quarters, or Plain Old Yardage…How Do I Choose?! from Dana Jo Forseth

Good afternoon, friendly quilters!   Happy new year and welcome to 2017!

How many of us are feeling a little shut-in from winter and unsure where to jump after finishing Christmas presents for all our loved ones?  With a freshly clean sewing room, ready to take on another year of projects?

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2017 Finish-A-Long from Sew Grateful Quilts

It’s time to list my goals for the first quarter of 2017. I am finding it to be so liberating to get some of my unfinished projects done. Last quarter it was a lot of little things. This quarter I’ll work on my large projects. I can’t wait to get started.

1. Quilt and bind Anna’s quilt. I made this top last quarter but the holidays made it impossible to quilt it.

2. Finish piecing, quilt, and bind Christmas wallhanging. I was disappointed I didn’t get this finished for Christmas, but I’m not putting ...

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Niemeyer Vintage Compass from Emily's Quilting

Judy Neimeyer Vintage Compass

Judy Niemeyer makes fantastic paper pieced quilt patterns!  This quilt is called Vintage Compass, and I had the pleasure of longarm quilting it!

Niemeyer Paper Pieced QuiltWonky QuiltPleasure, that is, once I decided how to quilt it.  Judy Niemeyer’s quilts are showstoppers!  Someone was trusting me to enhance their masterpiece.  I don’t take this lightly.  As someone who loves to sew, I know the hours this person took to get their quilt to this point.  Gulp….

Paper pieced quilts are wonderful in their precise points.  They’re not so wonderful because of seam bulk, however. Any seam not sewn perfectly will make ...

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2017 Q1 Finish-Along List from 120 Blocks

Yes, I’m going to try this again this year. Last year my best quarter for finishes was the first quarter – maybe because it is also my LQS’s UFO finishing contest also, so I’m extra motivated. So this year, I’m aiming high again for the first quarter. First of all, I am pretty sure I …

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Craftsy Class Event & Daily Special from 120 Blocks

I’m a little late posting this but better late than never right. (Yes, this is an advertisement. Yes, I could make a bit of cash toward supporting this blog. Thank you for considering it.) First: Two classes are better than one! Buy a Craftsy class and get a second class of equal or lesser value …

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January 13, 2017
Friday Finish: Winding Ways from Patchwork Sampler Blog

This quilt has been waiting for a binding for a couple of months. Initially I couldn’t find a big enough piece of a suitable fabric but came across one this week that was probably as good a match as I have in my stash.  I didn’t want to risk having that fabric buried again so I moved the binding to the top of the priority list.

I could write a book on how NOT to make a quilt with this one.  The homespun plaids were a little stretchy for the curved piecing (or sometimes ideal because I could ...

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Downton Abbey and a long December. from Lakardia

Things have changed a lot since my last post. My beloved grandmother, we called her Goggi, died a few days shy of Thanksgiving. She got to see her log cabin quilt, though. She liked it. I watched her hand touching over the quilting. My plan was to take a photo of her with it; That never happened. The family let me keep it after she passed away, and I think I will always look at it and be like, “I’m sooo glad she actually got to see it finished.”

In her final days and the weeks thereafter, I was ...

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Whew! I finished from Terificreations's Weblog

So, I’ve been quiet the last few days. I’ve been quilting! And quilting, and quilting, and quilting. This quilt is fun. Diane did a great job piecing this. This quilt game me a few tinsel highlights. I’ll talk more about that at another time, in another place. Yes, I’ll tell you when. This quilt reminds me … Continue reading Whew! I finished

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