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July 31, 2021
Blue Cobblestones and Sea Creatures from Romany Quilting

My sewing machine came back from it’s service so I’ve done some RSC stitching this week, just taking my time over several days.  My cobblestone strips of blue and cream were cut one day, assembled over the next day or two.  Nice easy blocks to put together, and they always look so good, I think.  I don't have all the colours of the rainbow in my big bag of batiks, so I'm just using what colours I have.


Blue and cream cobblestone blocks

You may remember that I’ve also been stitching simple little boat blocks ...

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Saturday Seven 192: Lifestyle + Inspiration for Quilters from A Quilting Life

Saturday Seven 192 featured by Top US Quilting Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, and happy Saturday! Welcome to the Saturday Seven 192: Lifestyle + Inspiration for Quilters post where I share a variety of things I’ve been inspired by this week. I share good articles, recipes, sewing and quilting inspiration, and more. I hope you’ll enjoy today’s post and have a wonderful weekend. Saturday Seven 192 1. […]

The post Saturday Seven 192: Lifestyle + Inspiration for Quilters appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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Saturday's Smile!! from The Quilting Garden


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Saturday's Smile!! from Lavender Quilts


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A Little Piecing from Quilts....etc.

And some quilting of course.  First the piecing – I had started another Rose Garden block the other day and meant to get finished on a block yesterday but got busy with other things and didn’t I need to press these flying geese units and then finish up the block – maybe today – should […]

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One more group of blocks............ from Exuberant Color

 This group of Economy blocks are intended to make a baby quilt.  I had auditioned a narrower sashing strip than I used on the other quilt and using the black and white Sharks Teeth print.  There is black and white in 5 of the blocks.  I don't think this one will have a border.

I spent a lot of the day yesterday packaging items sold in my pop-up shop so I didn't make it to the sewing machine.  I have mailed 6 packages so far and hope to mail a big bunch today.

If you want to visit ...

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More quilting - from A Left-Handed Quilter

Of the Ladies -  First -  Some "sort of straight" lines - LOL -    Then some wavy lines in a wonky 9-patch -   Similar to the other one to the left and below it -  But going in the opposite direction -    Then a section of wedges -  Where I started at the bottom - And worked my way up the section - First from left to right - Then from right to left -  I'm better at left to right - But right to

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Triangle Shuffle from Expect Moore

This month’s Ruler of the Month quilt is super fun! It is a quick and easy quilt to make! 6 fat quarters, 2 yards of background fabric, one specialty ruler, and a dose of serendipity come together to make the Triangle Shuffle quilt! As part of the process, you shuffle up the blocks to randomize […]

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Community Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

Ray had been busy not only longarming but sewing too!!  Read along and check out the three great quilts Ray finished.

Ray writes:
Between all the long arming of quilts, I managed to actually make a quilt.

I was doing some shopping at a discount store and came across the fabric aisle. They had 20 count jelly rolls for less than $7 each and I could not resist buying two of them. I decided to sew two strips together and then cut them into 4-inch blocks. I grouped four blocks with the same fabric in them to make 8-inch blocks ...

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Tech Know Quilters Showcase Their Work from On Point Quilter

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Tech Know Quilters Showcase

Current Tech Know Quilter members have been sharing their class projects along with their original designs in the membership's private Facebook group.  Enjoy this show of some of their recent creations ...

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A SHOW TO BEHOLD from Kwilty Pleasures

I was recently involved with a lovely quilt show.
My BFF, Shirley Haller, lives in Evansville, IN and
for the lasts 2 years she planned, coordinated and executed the show.
ALL THAT during COVID and battling BREAST CANCER !

It wasn’t JUST a quilt show!
The St. Boniface Parish Quilters in Evansville
have members from the 3 Catholic Churches.
This show was held at Sacred Heart Parish.

A highlight of the show was a Quilts of Valor with a
special ceremony to present Veterans of War Recipients.
The quilters did a lovely job making, presenting 
honoring local recipients.

Every pew ...

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Linear Blocks—Line into Shape Workshop and MORE from Tales of a Stitcher

I hope everyone is having a great summer. I have been enjoying getting outside as much as I can. Alaskan summers are always short and often cool and rainy. Every day of sunshine is a gift.

But I doubt that is why you are reading this. I think, I hope, you might just want to sign up for one of my Virtual Indie Quilt Workshops.

Amy Krueger

While you check your calendars, know that every session is recorded and available for you to view for approximately 30 days after the last session.

Margaret Fleisher

I also hope you will drool ...

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Concert At The Park from Quilting My Way

This morning I was off to moms. I picked up a coffee for Nancy. Picked her up and took her to moms. It worked out great, because I could leave on time and not have mom say, "Hold on....." "Can you help me a sec...."  I pulled out my block that I haven't worked on for at least 4 years.  

I wanted to get started on the background. This is one of the leaves. 

I put one of the "buds" on this piece. I decided I'm going to sew this on and then add the other three. It ...

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August Approaches from Bayou Quilts

I'm so proud of granddaughter Mila!  She will be working as a creative operator at Meow Wolf Denver.  I have no idea what a creative operator is, but she will start training soon, and I will find out more.  

Incoming Mail

I was so glad to get this postcard today (7.30.21)!  I'd been wondering what happened to  Annie (Scribbling Glue) and it turns out her last letter went astray and I never received it.  Her postcard was checking in, just as I was wondering why I haven't heard from her in so long.

I love ...

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Lovin’ Spoonful 51, 52 from Virtual Quilter

Love the spoon which inspired this series of designs … love the design above.

The title for the series had a different inspiration, from a different era to that old spoon.

Love the second one more!

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A Plan from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Stop laughing. I might stick with it through the entire month of August. I may scrap it on August 2. It may work for me for the rest of my cross stitching days! You never know til you try. I am one of those people who has to have a plan. I need a meal...

The post A Plan appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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July 30, 2021
Survivors’ Guilt Part Three, Reading, Stitching, and Gratitude from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Hello There!

I am grateful you've come for a visit.  I'll be continue our Survivor's Guilt Series inspired by this post at Parkview Health, sharing some books I'm reading, finished and plan to read, and my crafty life which is in a bit of a fluid state at the moment.  At the end of this post, you'll find a pictorial journal of moments that brought me joy and gratitude this week.  Please, grab your favorite drink, settle in and enjoy your visit!   


Survivors' Guilt Part 3 ...

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The Real Work Begins! from Just Ramblin'

 Top is pieced, running reindeer traced and waiting to be embroidered.

Because the embroidery floss I will be using is in darker shades, I traced this with my red pen.  Not sure if I like it, but am hoping it will be easy to follow.

"Running Reindeer" pattern is from Lynette Anderson.
If I'm lucky, may just get it finished to enjoy for Christmas.  Think this is going to take me some time to stitch!


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Made By You! from Jo's Country Junction

Welcome to a regular feature here on the blog called “Made by You!”  We have free patterns listed on the right sidebar of the blog, we have a book Country Girl Modern, we have patterns in our online shop and we have patterns often featured in magazines.  We have so many of you taking those patterns and making them in your own way and your own style.  The blog series features YOUR quilts made with our designs. We love the series as there is no higher compliment to a designer than to know you like our design well enough to ...

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Mostly Quilted from Gene Black an Alabama Artist

The table topper is mostly quilted.  The outside border still needs to be done.  I am undecided as to what quilting design to use in it.  Or, maybe I want to do more than one design in it.  Until that decision is made, this quilt is in limbo.  Ha ha. 

Here is a photo of it on my cutting mat, and hanging off the edge. 

I thought you might want a straight on look at the center panel.  So I took another photo of it. 

The red "bumps" that were fused on, were quilted down first with red thread around ...

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