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May 27, 2019
Lots Of Animals. from Sunburnt Quilts

The Aussie animal blocks have come together to make a quilt top.

There are still no eyes but that will happen when the quilting is done.

This is the Land Down Under pattern from the Red Boots Quilt Company.

I was also able to stitch the banner together that was in my last post. All ready to display at the end of the year.

That’s it. Short and sweet for today.

I am taking a break from my blog but will be back in a few weeks. I may get to check on your posts but not sure if ...

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May 24, 2019
Is serendipity a noun? from Marty's Fiber Musings



so, you've been invited to be a local quilt guild presenter?  now what?  make a decision, get a grip!

who will be there?  some modern, some traditional, some spontaneous, some subdued,  some young, some still young at heart.   how does one provide food for 25 when some eat fish, some are off carbs,    some are gluten free and some eat it all?  same rules apply when prepping for a quilt meeting presentation - provide a little bit of a variety.







so, the hint to the presentation will be entitled (appropriately) 'serendipity to a 9-patch' .   using only donated fabric, i'm ...

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May 14, 2019
Pattern testing from Luna Lovequilts

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of testing 'Diaspora', a pattern designed by my friend Pachy @psbquilts.
Il y a quelques semaines, j'ai eu le plaisir de tester "Diaspora" un modèle dessiné par mon amie Pachy @psbquilts.

Luna Lovequilts - A finished quilt top - Diaspora pattern designed by psbquilts - Snap to Grid collection by Kimberly Kight

While at Quiltcon last February I bought a bundle of Snap to Grid collection by Kimberly Kight for Cotton and Steel Fabrics that I was very anxious to use. So I decided it was the perfect fabric pull for Pachy's pattern and combined it to matching solids :-) For the background I used two Essex Linen fabrics, Charcoal and Black ...

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May 8, 2019
Donation Quilt Top from Wedding Dress Blue

For the past few years, I make at least one quilt for donation to the local children’s hospital where Sparkle Jane had life-saving heart surgery when she was 12.

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This is the top for this year.  It is based on a tutorial you can find HERE.

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I sized it up and altered the colors.  Also, I cut setting triangles to size rather than trimming off squares. It does required mitered corners in the border, but they turned out better than I have done in the past.

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I love the look of the basic idea and look forward to getting ...

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April 16, 2019
Apple Harvest. from Sunburnt Quilts

Most of my posts of late are embroideries and stitcheries. I am working on several quilts but none are near completion as yet. So this is a mixed post in that it is embroidery but is part of a quilt.

This is the first block for a design from Fig N Berry named Round The Garden Path.

There are 9 blocks in all and each one is a different design. This one was obviously apples and caterpillars.

The next one has lots of lady bugs.

Each one has the circle of hexagons. I was able to sneak some Liberty print ...

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April 12, 2019
2019 Finish-Along Q2 from Luna Lovequilts


I finished two projects from the previous list and in case you missed them you can read the blog posts by clicking on the links below the pictures.

J'ai terminé deux projets de la liste précédente et si vous les avez manquez, vous pouvez lire les articles en cliquant sur les liens au-dessous des photos.

Luna Lovequilts - 2019 Finish-Along - Finished project of the previous quarter
Four Improv mini quilts - Divided baskets

Here are the projects I would like to complete this second quarter ...
Voici les projets que j'aimerais terminer ce deuxième trimestre ...

1 - Carried forward from the previous list, my Improv small quilt - Quilting is slowly progressing ... But ...

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April 9, 2019
Stitching Along In April. from Sunburnt Quilts

Stitching along slowly. Not a lot of big finishes, but several small ones.

This is the second block for Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs.

I have also completed the February blocks for the Gail Pan BOM.


I have nearly completed the March blocks so I am not too far behind.

School holidays have started here in Victoria so it is time for fun with grand children sleeping over and lots of playing. And of course there is some rain – always part of the holidays.

Hope you have a great week. Cheers, Karen


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April 5, 2019
I Never Would Have Believed It from Wedding Dress Blue

In June of 2017, I started my own Irish Stars Quilt.  The goal was to make a queen size quilt using 1-1/2″ squares.  The bucket of 1-1/2″ squares was positively overflowing and I knew I would cut as I went along. (It would involve a total of 9749 pieces, if I calculated correctly.)

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But, this week I realized that the bucket…was nearly EMPTY.

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Obviously, I have done some cutting as I go along, but still, the stock has fallen short. And I still have a long ways to go.

Unless I change plans.

The true queen would ...

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April 3, 2019
Rock On Assembled from Wedding Dress Blue

It is a finished flimsy!  YAY!

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And, because it is spring(ish), I was able to take pictures outside on our greening grass.

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No pattern or tutorial.  I just used random sized squares and strips to make 8″ blocks, then added a 1″ strip of white to the two outsides.  There are 85 blocks and the top is about 80″ square.

Quilting tomorrow and binding Saturday and Sunday.  Racing towards a finish.

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April 1, 2019
Spring (Break) Has Sprung from Wedding Dress Blue

This week is Spring Break for me from school.  While there are many things–house, yard, garden, errands, etc.–on the to-do list, quilting has a place, too.

I am scheduled for quilting time on Thursday, which means I must finish assembly of this quilt before then.

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And quilting on Friday, too, maybe.  We’ll see if that happens.

And then a flurry of binding over the weekend as I enjoy General Conference and a lot of TV time.  It keeps me focused and awake.

 

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March 24, 2019
These past three weeks from Luna Lovequilts

I have been a little quiet these past three weeks ... I got a bad flu (still not completely recovered by the way) and had to deal with a couple of health issues with my loved ones ... I have been following what was going on in the online quilting community but just had no energy for blogging myself. I spare some time for sewing though. I will write a separate blog post shortly to show you a few reading cushions I made.

J'ai été un peu silencieuse ces trois dernières semaines ... J'ai eu une mauvaise grippe (pas encore tout ...

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March 23, 2019
Messing Around With Scraps from Wedding Dress Blue

A bag of pieces-parts came from somewhere.  (I am embarrassed to say that I can’t remember.)  They have been sitting around for way too long.

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So I dumped them out and started to sort.

Hmm…what can I do with these?

Still not sure what I am doing, but something is happening…better than having them stuffed in that sack.

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March 21, 2019
Current Project from Wedding Dress Blue

After making enough Climb On practice blocks for a baby quilt, I concluded that I did not want to make a full-size quilt for a young child that way.  Too intricate for the application.  Not that every quilt isn’t important and deserving of my best work, but over 1,000 pieces for a quilt I really hope will be make into a tent, and wrap up a puppy, and be used as a cape…maybe not.DSC01382

So, I am doing this instead.

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Larger pieces and larger blocks, but the same mountainous shape.

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I should finish the blocks by the ...

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March 5, 2019
March Fires. from Sunburnt Quilts

It has been a hot and hair raising start to March in our area. Lightning strikes started several fires in the state park only a few kilometers from where we live.

This was the view from the car when I first spotted the smoke.

By the time I had arrived home the view had changed drastically.

An hour later the sky was black. The fire near us was in the Bunyip State Park. Unfortunately it moved into farm areas and at least seven homes were lost.

The fire is still burning but thankfully has slowed and no properties are facing ...

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March 4, 2019
Vintage Stars Top from Wedding Dress Blue

This idea was my first plan for the Shine On quilt, but I decided I wanted different sizes of stars.  Plus, there wasn’t enough of this color combination to make the size quilt I needed for Shine On. This idea was worth completing, though.

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It started as a bag of vintage (late 60s?  early 70s?) fabric squares that a friend bought at a yard sale.  They were not well cut and not all the fabric was usable, but there was a cheeriness to them that appealed.

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Adding the bright white stars and some solids squares scattered throughout seems to ...

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February 19, 2019
UFO Challenge from Snowy Days Quilting

The Challenge

Every year my guild hosts a UFO challenge. UFO stands for UnFinished Object. It refers to all of those projects that we started, but have somehow fallen aside as our priorities shifted.

I declared two projects for my guild’s UFO challenge this year. But it really got me thinking. As I started making a mental list of my projects, I realized that I have so many UFOs. It seems that despite my best intentions, I’m much better at starting projects than finishing them. Or else they’re multiplying in the closet when I’m not looking ...

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February 16, 2019
Shine On Top Complete from Wedding Dress Blue

A quilt for my grandson and upcoming tutorial is now a complete flimsy.

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You may recognize some of the same black and white fabrics used in my recent house quilt.

At 80″ square, it is tough to have enough room inside during the wet, snowy weather.  At night.

But you get the idea.

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Trinket Quilt Along is Coming! from Fabrics 'n Flowers

It has all the makings of a super fun community event! Alis0n Glass is organizing an epic quilt along featuring

The post Trinket Quilt Along is Coming! appeared first on Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell.

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February 12, 2019
Summer Sewing. from Sunburnt Quilts

When you live in or near Melbourne you do get used to the changeable weather. We have already had temps in the 40s this month and our aircon has worked overtime. This week we have returned to cooler days in the low 20s (70s). But today decided to play tricks with us and warmed up to a lovely 21c before rapidly dropping to 14 at lunchtime when a storm blew through. Who knows what the rest of the day will bring?

On to far more important things – stitching. Lots of bits and pieces on the go. I have completed the ...

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January 28, 2019
Work in progress and publication from Luna Lovequilts

Even though I planned to do it I did not post anything last week. Some of you maybe thought I was unwell but it was just laziness :-) So here is a round-up of my progresses these past two weeks.
In addition to finishing a secret project I will talk about mid February, I worked on three projects that are on my FAL list. I am almost finished with #1, binding four mini Improv quilts. More details about this shortly so stay tuned !

J'avais planifié de le faire mais je n'ai finalement rien posté la semaine dernière. Certains ont ...

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