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September 13, 2017
Pix-elated Skull from Gray Barn Designs

I spent a fun weekend in Erie, Pa watching my roommate’s son-in-law run a marathon. SIL is a fast runner and the Erie race is a good one for qualifying for the Boston Marathon. The site of the race, Presque Isle state park, is lovely — I will definitely return to Erie for the beachfront, the shopping, the wine and the food.



Calm Lake Erie on the morning of the race. The weather was perfect for runners.

SIL qualified — in personal best fashion. As a former (much slower) marathoner, it was a thrill to see him cruise across the finish ...

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September 8, 2017
Lady of the Lake Quilt from Pieced Brain

I am loving my version of the Lady of the Lake quilt, a new pattern by Fat Quarter Shop from their Classic and Vintage Series. I made mine into a wall hanging measuring 34" x 50-1/2", perfect for an empty corner in my house. This has been a fun Sew Along!

I used fabrics by Marcus Brothers from their New London line (which I have had for quite a while) for the blocks, and a gray by Cloud9 for the background. The pattern, even though is from their Classic and Vintage collection, works very well with modern fabrics, too ...

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September 4, 2017
Improv Chinese Coins from Scraps from Pink Doxies

Pocket Change Improv

This project was born from scraps. The fabric is a combination of Kaffe Fassett, Moda Grunge, and batiks. Check them out as 9 patches in this post for A Lesson In Value & Fabric Choice and a Hop. I had separated the scraps in a box instead of mixing them into my scrap stash, and they were easily turned into this wall hanging based on the Chinese coins pattern.

Chinese coins is another name for the Roman stripe pattern in many areas of the U.S. But in here in the Midwest we refer to it most often ...

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New pattern: Pumpkin Sky wall hanging & pillow from Carried Away Quilting

As a Minnesota girl, I’ve come to love living in a state with four distinct seasons, but autumn is definitely my favorite. As a former farm girl, it is the time of year when I feel most connected to nature. It is the time of year that reminds us to be thankful, for the fall harvest and for our many blessings. So it is with autumn joy that I'm happy to share my newest pattern with you today: Pumpkin Sky.

This fat quarter friendly pattern includes the material list and instructions for you to make two projects: a ...

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August 31, 2017
bad kitty in the pumpkin patch from easypatchwork

As a good "American," I decided not only to get ready for the Halloween season early this year, but I also designed a new table topper that everyone can make. You see, my husband is getting onto me every year that I don't decorate the house a little bit better for Halloween. He knows this is one of my favorite holidays, but I am a bit lazy when it comes to decorating for a specific season other

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August 29, 2017
Details: Amish Inspired Roman Stripe Quilt from Pink Doxies

Amish Inspired Roman Stripe Quilt

I think it is important to show quilts in our homes in use, and for what they were intentionally created for--both warmth and beauty. This picture was not staged because I would have been a bit more careful with a dirty box full of sweet corn from the field, but was that a pretty sight when I opened the front door! Now let me tell you about the process of making this very traditional, Roman stripe quilt. 

All In One Afternoon 

The Roman stripe is a quick project. It is easy to understand why it ...

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August 16, 2017
Frankie Baby! from Hobbies Up To Here

To say that my husband is proud of his very first fully completed quilting project is an understatement!  From start to finish, he did everything…choosing the pattern, the fabrics, the hand embroidery, the appliqué process, the quilting, the binding and sewing on the buttons.  ALL OF IT!  And I’m sure you’ll agree it’s not only … Continue reading Frankie Baby!

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August 11, 2017
We’ve Got Updates and Progress! Episode #77 from Hobbies Up To Here

Welcome back hobbyists and crafters! Today we update you on some of our current projects and the process we are making on a lot of our quilts and stitching. My dad has made MAJOR progress with his Frank wall hanging. This is the second one after he ran into some issues with the first. Mom’s … Continue reading We’ve Got Updates and Progress! Episode #77

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August 9, 2017
Generosity from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Maria Billings is asking that people watch out for her missing quilt. On June 9, 2017, “Generosity” was last seen during the set up of the SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Association) exhibition entitled “Wide Horizons,” which was held in Fuerth, Germany. More than a month later, on July 20, Maria was informed that her quilt had disappeared. A quilt by Sandy Snowdon also disappeared.

This quilt is 40″ square. It is a hand-painted whole-cloth quilt that is hand quilted. She made it in 2014. It has two labels. Both include the name of the quilt, “Generosity,” and her name. One ...

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August 5, 2017
Recovered! Grandma’s Quilt from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Sara Flynn was looking for a quilt she made for her grandmother who recently passed away. Her aunt and cousin cleaned out the apartment at the assisted living building, and said they did not see the quilt. She suspected it was sent to the thrift store or sold at a yard sale in Bremerton, Washington during July 2017.

Thankfully, the quilt has now been found! It was in a box that had not been opened yet.

The main colors of this quilt are reds, oranges, pinks, and vintage fabrics. Some of the prints feature animals and roses. A light purple ...

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August 4, 2017
50th Anniversary Quilt from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Mallory Dubach is asking for help in locating this 50th Anniversary Quilt that she made for Del and BernaDeane. This quilt was last seen on July 24, 2017 in Goldendale, Washington. It was shipped from Goldendale to Vancouver. The package was stolen off the recipient’s doorstep on July 25.

This quilt is about 67″ square. The main colors are white, brown, blue, green, and red. She used the “River Journey” line of fabric by Holly Taylor for Moda Fabrics. The backing is Cotton Supreme Solids in shamrock green. There are buck, bears, fish, map prints, canoes, and other “Pacific ...

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July 28, 2017
Our Beautiful Native Birds from Romany Quilting

An easy finish this week – completing my New Zealand Native Bird Wall-hanging.  I soon got the machine quilting done, then applied the binding.  That’s quite a satisfying end to making a quilt or wall-hanging, I always feel.  Sitting down comfortably, folding the binding over to back of the quilt, adding plenty of pins, and hand stitching it down. I still haven’t got around to purchasing any of those plastic quilt clips yet, no doubt that would save me from sticking the occasional pin in my finger.


Adding the hanging sleeve didn’t take too long either – and there ...

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July 22, 2017
Bertha’s quilt from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Mary King hopes to locate a quilted wall hanging that was made by Bertha McPherson for her mother. Bertha’s mother passed away in 2005 but Bertha continued to work on it. When Bertha passed away in 2009, her daughter kept the still unfinished quilt. In 2010, it was stolen from Bertha’s daughter during a home burglary in Scio, Oregon.

If you see a quilt that looks like this, please contact Mary at

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July 19, 2017
bitten by the ungrateful fairy from easypatchwork

Today I logged onto to Craftsy to see what patterns I had sold. I quickly noticed I had one negative review of my "pattern" New York Beauty Alternate Cutting Instructions. I was reviewd with one out of five stars with the anonymous person stating it wasn't a pattern and wasn't worth the download. Hmmpf. Yes, I know this is not a free pattern but cutting instructions. I stated this on the

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July 18, 2017
Amy Smart’s Patchwork Forest Using 10″ Squares and Fat Quarters from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

CLICK HERE to watch the Facebook Live video that teaches this project!

A few years ago, our friend Amy Smart (Diary of a Quilter) came out with a free Patchwork Forest Wall Hanging Tutorial that people are still talking about and making in every which way they can imagine! We love it, especially the free improv method she uses for creating the tree shapes! Every tree is slightly different and that’s what makes it so fun to make and such a cute finished project! So, we’ve collaborated with Amy and are excited to be able to share these ...

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'Joy' it's Christmas in July from Stitchin at Home

I now have a pillow for my Christmas decorating, I know shocking right. It took this blog hop to accomplish something I've been meaning to do for the past few years...ugh yes I said years. But it is done and best of  all you can add some 'Joy' to your holidays too as the pattern is free. Thanks to Sarah of Confessions of a Fabric Addict for hosting the '12 Days of Christmas in July' blog hop and giving me the push to finally make a Christmas pillow or maybe it's a wall hanging.

'Joy' wall hanging ...

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July 4, 2017
Fireworks Wall Hanging from Quilt Fabrication

I'm celebrating the nation's birthday this July 4th with a spectacular Fireworks wall hanging!

Fireworks wall hanging

Created over the last week, I've teased everyone plenty with sneak peeks - hope it has exceeded expectations!

Inspired a week ago Sunday by this image from a craft store ad, 

Fireworks inspiration

I just knew I had to make a fireworks wall hanging. A 4th of July celebration just wouldn't be complete without one!

After working out the concept with paper templates, appliqueing with fabric was easy, as shown with the teaser pictures last week. And now it's time for closeup pictures of ...

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July 3, 2017
4th of July Weekend from Tim Quilts

I know it is the 4th of July weekend because the back yard is full of fireflies tonight.   They almost always start to really show up in my neighborhood this weekend.    There are always a few before but so many more now.   I  have tried getting pictures but my camera doesn’t want to cooperate.

I spent a few hours in the garden weeding and since the rain this year seems to always pass my garden by I had to water.   I can hardly wait to see my water bill.

Lately I have only been quilting bags but this weekend ...

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June 27, 2017
DIY Fabric Flag Holiday Decoration with Easy Gathering Technique – Step by Step Tutorial from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

During a recent Facebook Live video, we taught a simple technique for gathering fabric. It’s great if you don’t have a lot of time (or patience). You also have the option to find a gathering foot for your machine, but this way is my favorite! We featured a cute project we came up with just in time for Independence Day, so here are the step by step instructions to make it!

Let’s start with the fun part! Pick your fabric! We used fabrics from Freedom by Sweetwater for Moda (Picnic Apple Red Yardage and Bandana Vanilla Yardage ...

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June 23, 2017
Solomon Wedding Ring from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Ellen Mills is searching for a wedding quilt she made for her sister, Beth Solomon. This quilt was last seen on June 1, 2017 in Aurora, Colorado. It was stolen out of a storage unit along with other household items.

This quilt is about 24″ by 24″. The main colors are orange, mint green, and cream. Their names, the date of their wedding, a cross, and a Star of David are featured on the quilt inside the rings. This quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted. It was made in 2008.

If you find this quilt, please contact Ellen at ...

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