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July 27, 2016
Summer Vacation Survival…. from Katie's Blog

When the weather heats up, it’s time to head to the sewing room for some great kid’s crafts! Around here summer vacation means mornings with dad and afternoons with mom. Now that we’re halfway through their break from school, the kids are starting to get a bit antsy.  Crafting to the rescue!

We’ve gotten some great crafting kits, tools, and patterns into the shop lately so I didn’t have to look far to find what I needed.  Izzy and I decided to give the new Clover pom-pom makers a try.


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Changing Quilt World –Modern Magazines Emerge from Carol Lyles Shaw


Changing Quilt World–An Icon Dies and Modern  Magazines Emerge!

After 47 years, Quilters Newsletter Magazine is being discontinued.  Wow…that is stunning news….

This magazine, along with Quilting Arts, really helped me understand the quilt world when I started making quilts back in the 1990’s.  I read every issue of both magazines to learn techniques.  I reached out to quilters that I read about and I entered quilt shows they featured. I saved every issue of both magazines for years.


When I heard the news today about Quilters Newsletter, I realized that I hadn’t looked at this ...

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Last Weekend – Part 2 from Katy Did Art

Free fabric!

DH, his brother and I made a quick trip over the weekend. Their aunt had some things they needed to pick up. She included some things for me. Woo-hoo! 

The wider fabric is almost four yards. The narrower is two yards plus some scraps. It is fortuitous that I just started work on my blue and cheddar quilt, so I have two more blues to add to the mix! Yay! Of course, I’ll only use 1 1/2″ of each one for this quilt, so there will be plenty for other projects!!!

I spent most of yesterday ...

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July 26, 2016
Fond Farewell from Quilts by Joyce

One of my quilting group’s favorite members moved from the beautiful north to the beautiful south recently. The ladies in the group did not want to let this momentous event pass without making a little signature quilt for our dear friend. We chose fabrics we knew Sharon would love and we kept it simple. Three inch Rail Fence blocks with signatures and memento inscriptions in the light colored center patches. All her local quilting friends signed and several of Sharon’s favorite quilt shops and quilting camps were inscribed. We thought the result was sweet if not quite as ...

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July 26, 198 from Jo's Country Junction


A post from Kelli–

July 26, 1986 was a pretty wonderful day.  In case you didn’t know, this was the day that mom and dad got married.  While I was there in utero, I wasn’t there in person to share in the wonderful events of the day.

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I’ve been told that it was a very, very hot day.  Mom and dad always tell the story of how the zipper in dad’s pants broke and my grandma (mom’s mom) had to pin them up.  Mom tells of how they got engaged and married so fast that ...

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Minor Life Update from 120 Blocks

Remember this picture? Well, this area now looks like this (for a day or two, at least): Here’s the rest of the room: Of course, the living room currently looks pretty bad: But that is temporary. Of course, I’m still waiting for the sewing machine table and cutting table that should be shipping soon. I …

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Slowly Getting My Groove Back from All Pressing Matters

It has been a slow process, getting it back! And it has been far too long since I’ve completed or started a project. So start one, I did. The auction for the children’s home is coming up in September so I wanted to make two quilts: a pretty one and possibly a Star Wars themed quilt. 

I’m starting with the pretty one!

My fabric choices….and I will be using the free Apricot Compote pattern by Riley Blake Designs. It’s a perfect fit for this fabric!

The small half square triangles are trimmed and ready to ...

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July 25, 2016
Summer Doldrums? Try New Fast Track 1 Hour Sessions! from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

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Hi Everyone! A big welcome to all the new readers!

Ah Summertime!  It’s hot and lazy here where I live.  Makes you want to lay about sipping cold drinks lying in a hammock with a good book, doesn’t it?  Or better yet, take a long nap like Huey.


But most likely you may be tied up with taking care of kids out of school or your grandchildren for a while.  Or on the road traveling. And that’s great.

But I bet part of you is itching to ...

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I Am a Sewing MACHINE! from Inside Quilters Newsletter

A couple of years ago, I got this cute set of pins from my friends at Quiltmaker magazine.

pin I Am a Sewing MACHINE!

Quiltmaker Pins

I like them all but my favorite is the one on the upper right because sometimes when I’m being extra productive that’s what I think of myself. I am a sewing machine! This weekend was one of those times. I introduced myself to one of my coworkers this morning as Superwoman.

I layered all my finished projects from the weekend on the wall in my office this morning and took a photograph.

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A Busy Weekend’s Play

When ...

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Design wall 7/25/16 leftover squares from Always Quilts

I’m working on a new string quilt design and ended up having some leftover 3 1/2″ squares. I sewed the squares together into blocks and now I need to decide on a layout for them. I’ve laid the blocks out several ways and This is  what I’m thinking…….now.

I took some small pieces of black fabric and filled in the background areas to get a better idea of the finished look.

I like it and this is probably the layout  I’ll go with…..but then you never know…..I could change my mind again.

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Books on Monday – Organizing Solutions for Every Quilter from 120 Blocks

Today we are looking at a book I’ve had since January of 2012 but have never really carefully gone through until recently. We are looking at Organizing Solutions for Every Quilter: An Illustrated Guide to the Space of Your Dreams by Carolyn Woods. The two links below are for the book and Kindle versions, in …

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Complete from Wedding Dress Blue

THE Hundred Patch quilt is complete.  Binding it has been the focus of my last few days.


Some people don’t like binding, but it might be my favorite part.  Why?  Because until the binding is done, all you have is fabric, batting and thread.  Once the binding is complete, you truly have a quilt.

More pictures and a full story coming soon, but I wanted to share this much so you can celebrate with me.

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While I’m Away from On The Go Quilting

I will be away from the reliable WIFI for about a week so there won’t be much posting.   If you wonder what I’m doing you can check it out at Instagram where I’m QuilterinMotion.  I do that with my phone but I can’t (won’t) blog from my phone.

There will be a Friday Finds as usual on the 29th which is also the day I return to normal activities here at the Park.

When I get back, I’ll have some photos to show what the Rally area looks like.  Hopefully, if it is a ...

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While I’m Away from Quilter in Motion

I will be away from the reliable WIFI for about a week so there won’t be much posting.   If you wonder what I’m doing you can check it out at Instagram where I’m QuilterinMotion.  I do that with my phone but I can’t (won’t) blog from my phone.

There will be a Friday Finds as usual on the 29th which is also the day I return to normal activities here at the Park.

When I get back, I’ll have some photos to show what the Rally area looks like.  Hopefully, if it is a ...

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Pokemon Go Hand Towels! from Eric the Quilter

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The bath towels were made a while ago, and I kept putting off making the hand towels, but I had the day off, and finally got around to it! Ahh! I just love them! I’m obviously Team Mystic, but I support all teams! I just listed them on Etsy so make sure to stop by and check them out!

For Pokemon Go Hand Towels Click Here!

Tagged: Etsy, Instinct, Mystic, Pokemon, Pokemon Go, Valor

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Now I Can Relax!!! from Simple Bird Applique

The contracts are signed.  The patterns are designed. I have stitched my class samples and submitted class descriptions and supply lists.  Now I can finally tell you my exciting news…..I will be teaching two classes at Barbara Blanton’s Academy of Applique!   Pinch me!  I must be dreaming, but the last time I checked, my photo is up there with some pretty amazing world-class teachers, so it must be true!


As much as I would love to show you my class samples, the teachers have been asked to keep their samples under wraps until the catalogue is published.  Sorry ...

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July 24, 2016
New Fabric Collection on PatternJam! from PatternJam

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I’m so excited to announce the addition of a beautiful new fabric collection on PatternJam!

Summer Floral by designer, Caroline Moraes


Check out these beautiful designs I created using her collection…

Clambake pattern using Summer Floral


Amy Smart Lattice pattern

Framed in Summer Floral

I love the intensity of these colors– don’t you?  I can’t wait to see what you create using Summer Floral!

Have fun using PatternJam…


The post New Fabric Collection on PatternJam! appeared first on Pattern Jam Blog.

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Joyful Sabbath from Wedding Dress Blue

Elder Robert D. Hales: "Through the Holy Ghost we experience the 'multitude of His tender mercies' and miracles that do not cease." #LDS #LDSconf #quotes:

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A different spin from Always Quilts

My friend Joelyn put a different spin on one of the patterns from my book “Sew, Slice, Spin and Sash.” She used a precut bundle of 2 1/2″ strips of Stonehenge fabric. She said she didn’t have enough different colors, so she used 2 of each of the colors and after cutting the strip sets, she altered things a bit and here’s how her quilt turned out.

Here’s the pattern in the book.

Once you learn the quick technique used, the possibilities are endless. 

Thanks Joelyn for letting me share your quilt! It’s beautiful!


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In Case You thought I Forgot How To Quilt from Eric the Quilter

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Embroidery has been my main focus as of late, so I needed to take a break from my embroidery machine and pound out a new quilt top. I’m really digging it! No pattern, just playing with fabric scraps and having a blast! Wish me luck!

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