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June 11, 2019
Caught Up (on 2 Projects) from 120 Blocks

Yesterday I managed to get a bit of sewing time in two separate parts of the day. This enabled me to put cut and assemble Month 10 of Sew in Love. And since Clue 5 of the Cotton Cuts Puzzle … Continue reading

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A Successful Quilt Show! from Simple Bird Applique

This past weekend the Quilting Corners Guild in Alliston, Ontario, held their quilt show, which happens every 2 years.  I was lucky enough to be a vendor this year and was on hand to spread the word about how easy and stress-free Prepared Edge Applique is.IMG_7200

Of course, I purchased a few goodies for myself.  Goodies that I know I could make, but would rather buy them already made (tee hee).IMG_7190

The quilts and wall hangings on display showcased the members talent, dedication and skill.IMG_7194

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I am thrilled and humbled that my quilt To Everything There Is A Season won ...

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Thumb Butte Quilt Show 2019 from From Edge 2 Edge

David and I participated in the 2019 quilt show that was hosted by the Thumb Butte Quilt Guild. It was held at the Prescott High School on Ruth St, May 31/June 1.

We had a great time meeting and talking to everyone that visited the show. People came from all over Arizona and even some from neighboring states. I even got a Viewer's Choice ribbon!

Since we joined just a few months before the show, we were not on any of the planning groups or committees. Instead, David and I helped set up the show and then break ...

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June 10, 2019
Campfire Quilt for kids – with no batting! from Lakardia

My favorite online fabric shop continuously lists items in their clearance section, and I browse it often. Not long ago, I came across two great sales: this kids’ flannel panel and a coordinating plaid (fabric specifics, below):

My son has so many quilts. So, I thought of how I could use these in a new-to-me way, and a no batting quilt came to mind. Something very LIGHT that can block just enough of an evening chill during summer adventures.

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You can make one, too! Here’s what I did:

I ordered two panels of the Campsite Critters and two yards ...

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More Sew in Love Progress from 120 Blocks

I wouldn’t have expected it to take me a whole week to complete these four blocks, especially since the nine patches are strip pieced, but it did. Now it’s on to Month 10. This is only one block. Once I … Continue reading

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Elephant Baby Quilts from Sew Grateful Quilts

This winter I was working on 2 baby quilts-one for a grandson (March birthday) and one for a great grandson (May birthday).

I did the great grandson first. Used the pattern Mommy and Me. All the fabrics were leftovers from Backyard Baby that came out several years ago. Wish it was still available. I love it. I custom quilted this one.

I quilted feathers around the elephants. I tried to quilt grass and bushes at the base as if the elephants were walking through the jungle. Some spots it worked, other places it just looks muddled. The aqua balloon strings ...

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June 9, 2019
Simply Pretty from Sew Grateful Quilts

The Queen Bee is always receiving donated fabric and we all have fabric we don’t mind using for projects for nursing and children’s homes, Habitat, etc. This one is just large squares of floral fabric with sashing and cornerstones of the same florals. Quilted with pantograph Camelias.

Pretty floral backing.

Thanks for stopping by.

Linda

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Joyful Sabbath from Wedding Dress Blue

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Stash Report from Jo's Country Junction

I got out on Thursday for my dentist appointment.  I ended up driving past a garage sale.  I was at a point that I couldn’t stop or I’d be late for the dentist so I noted where the sale was and went on to the dentist.

After the appointment I debated about going back…What’s protocol for a woman who just lost her husband?  Do you go garage saling???

That’s when I remembered who MY husband was and he’d likely be yelling from heaven, “STOP….it’s a good one.  Go to the garage sale ...

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June 8, 2019
Quilting Out of the Box from Essie's Quilts

It’s been a while since I’ve been to a quilt show. (TWO months!), so I was happy to be at the Quilter’s Unlimited Show in Chantilly, VA with Handi Quilter retailer, The Quilter’s Studio of Fairfax, VA. The Quilters Unlimited Guild hosts the show each year. It’s a wonderful show with LOTS of quilts on display and plenty of great vendors. I noticed a few quilts that caught my eye because they were great examples of quilting out of the box. Something unexpected, something totally unique. And I love that!

I love house quilts and ...

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Quilting Out of the Box from Gwen's Quilts

It’s been a while since I’ve been to a quilt show. (TWO months!), so I was happy to be at the Quilter’s Unlimited Show in Chantilly, VA with Handi Quilter retailer, The Quilter’s Studio of Fairfax, VA. The Quilters Unlimited Guild hosts the show each year. It’s a wonderful show with LOTS of quilts on display and plenty of great vendors. I noticed a few quilts that caught my eye because they were great examples of quilting out of the box. Something unexpected, something totally unique. And I love that!

I love house quilts and ...

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Trip Around the World from Sew Grateful Quilts

Sandy made this great quilt from leftover squares some time ago. She decided to get it finished so it could go to Carolina Hurricane Relief. Quilted with pantograph Ocean Froth.

Pretty back.

Thanks for stopping by.

Linda

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June 7, 2019
Quilt Book Review: The Big Book of Lap Quilts from Jo's Country Junction

Here’s the latest book I’m reviewing from Martingale Publishing.  They send them to me free in ebook form.  I’m a gal that loves a hard copy and at times find myself buying the hard copy even though I’ve been given the ebook copy but only if I like a lot of the quilts…So will I buy this one?  Read along and see.

The book features 51 patterns.  WOW.  That’s a lot.

Initially I didn’t look at the author.  I started judging it by it’s cover.  Ah…what can I say?  We all ...

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Family Update from Jo's Country Junction

From Kalissa:

As the dust settles… It’s been a whirlwind of a week. I see people out and about working through the work week and it is hard to process that the entire world hasn’t stopped like ours has.

We are now collecting memories, flowers from the casket spray, copies of the obituary, writing thank yous, saving pictures from yesterday, collecting the pieces and putting it together into the foundation of life after Dad. It still hasn’t hit yet. There are reminders everywhere that he is gone. Carver will ask about him, Father’s Day is all ...

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Diamond Pavers Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Diamond Pavers quilt was made for pretty prints. The blocks are so big and simple, patterns have plenty of space to breathe!

For this quilt, Jenny used Honey Run 10” Stackers by Jill Finley for Penny Rose Designs. It’s an adorable collection filled with bees, florals, and delicate geometrics. (Don’t miss the machine quilting on this one! It’s a bee-utiful honey bee stitch!)

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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Furry Friends from Made By Marney from Made By Marney

Two more adorable pups have been added to my paper pieced dog block collection. Betty sent me photos of her sweet AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD to inspire me to create this new dog block.

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Here is a side by side comparison photo of my block and Betty’s pup.

I love how expressive he turned out! Find the pattern HERE on Etsy.

It was also brought to my attention that I did not have an IRISH SETTER in the collection.

Irish Setter

Making an image that has wavy or curly hair is very difficult in paper piecing. It is all ...

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June 6, 2019
Missouri Star Shop Feature: Florals Shop from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

While spring may be nearing an end, it is always springtime in our Florals Shop, where once inside you will feel as if you have been taken to a lush garden full of beautiful floral prints!

Missouri Star Shop Feature: Floral Shop

When designing the shop, no detail was left out! From the light fixtures, to the checkout counter, and all of the floral themed decor, you truly get an immersive shopping experience!

Missouri Star Shop Feature: Floral Shop

Before our Florals Shop was what you see today, it was originally a bowling alley in the 1940’s and then later sold and converted into a Creamery Station in the 50’s ...

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Getting ready for the Disappearing 9-patch QAL from The Crafty Quilter

Let’s get a little head start on the Disappearing 9-patch Quilt Along with some fabric guidelines. It doesn’t officially start until June 15, but I thought I would give you an idea of how many squares you’ll need and some quilt-size options.

Disappearing 9-patch QAL @ The Crafty Quilter.  Get a head start with the fabric requirements and think about the color placement for each block.

We will be using 5″ squares as the base of the 9-patch for this quilt along. I won’t be giving instructions or amounts for any other starting square sizes. When all nine 5″ squares are sewn together, you’ll have a 14″ (unfinished) 9-patch.

Each 9-patch block will be cut into (4) 6 1 ...

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Turning Corners and Stash Jazz Pattern Launch from Carol Lyles Shaw

I am happy to announce the launch of TURNING CORNERS and STASH JAZZ,  two new modern quilt patterns available in my Etsy shop.

And, yes, I will also be teaching these patterns as workshops!  Contact me if your Guild or Shop would like to book 2020 or 2021 dates.

Turning Corners Pattern

Turning Corners is a fun quilt that you can piece in a day.  Each block is made from 10” squares.  It’s a great quilt for a coordinated precut packet or you can use leftover precuts from one designer’s line.  You can also use large print scraps ...

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Bloom Where You Are Planted from quiltingsbykathy

I entered the 2019 Pantone Quilt Challenge in late March of this year. The 2019 color of the year is Living Coral which was to be the star of quilts in the challenge. I met the June 5th deadline without a moment to spare as I completed hand stitching the facing just last night.

Bloom Where You Are Planted
32” x 39”
Milford, Connecticut
USA

By definition the term “challenge” means to engage in a contest of skill. I viewed this challenge as an opportunity to define my own process for art quilting as designing and assembling this quilt proved ...

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