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May 28, 2024
State Fair Sampler Quilted!!! from Knitting Quilter





I finished quilting the quilt for my son and future daughter-in-law! The State Fair Sampler is done! I've been taking my time on these last few blocks. They're 12.5" blocks and easily finished in one sitting. I've decided it's always better to have a plan before I go to the longarm. It's quicker and I think I work better when my plan is already known.  I think my quilting improved as I made my way through this quilt. It doesn't matter because it's all done!! 

I think the blocks speak for themselves ...

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State Fair Sampler Quilted!!! from The Knitting Quilter





I finished quilting the quilt for my son and future daughter-in-law! The State Fair Sampler is done! I've been taking my time on these last few blocks. They're 12.5" blocks and easily finished in one sitting. I've decided it's always better to have a plan before I go to the longarm. It's quicker and I think I work better when my plan is already known.  I think my quilting improved as I made my way through this quilt. It doesn't matter because it's all done!! 

I think the blocks speak for themselves ...

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DO YOU LOVE MICHIGAN??? from ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP


 I love, love this panel and wanted to show it to you.  You can get it at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  

I saw it when the Happy Scrappers met this past Saturday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Since it was a holiday weekend, I wondered if anyone would come.  And was so pleased to learn that eight people came to sew and socialize that day.  And I can honestly say, that a fun time was had by all!  I love sewing and socializing with the Happy Scrappers.

We had some Show-N-Tell.  Donna M. showed us her latest finish ...

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Donation quilt from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

Here is my donation quilt, finished and ready to go.

Isn't it amazing what a little bit of applique can do to change the look from ordinary to sweet!  Someone will love this quilt.
I'm glad it is done and I can move on to making another one soon.

Quilt details:

Source:  none .... just made up as I went.  I do have a bunch of nine-patch blocks that I try to use up each time making a donation quilt.

Block size:  8-1/2" finished

Quilt Size:  60" x 75"

Started:  January 2024

Finished:  April 2024

Batting:  Hobbs 80 ...

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Etsy Store Update from Humble Quilts


I let the Facebook group know, but not on my blog. 

I've added new items to my Etsy store! Lovely reproductions and some hard to find prints! (A few of these are already sold, sorry)

Check it out  HERE if you'd like. Thanks


And a reminder, if you will be anywhere in the area this Pop-up shop is going to be amazing!



 

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Perry, Utah from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. Well...the best laid plans.... We find ourselves in Perry, Utah, this morning. While hitching up yesterday morning, Mike noticed another broken leaf spring on the RV. You might recall we had a broken leaf spring at the beginning of this trip while we were in Petaluma, California. (Sigh.) It probably broke because of a broken bolt that would have tweaked the spring and put pressure on it. These sorts of things are caused by the rough roads we've traveled. Hopefully, Mike can find the part he needs to replace it, and then it will ...

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Perry, Utah from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. Well...the best laid plans.... We find ourselves in Perry, Utah, this morning. While hitching up yesterday morning, Mike noticed another broken leaf spring on the RV. You might recall we had a broken leaf spring at the beginning of this trip while we were in Petaluma, California. (Sigh.) It probably broke because of a broken bolt that would have tweaked the spring and put pressure on it. These sorts of things are caused by the rough roads we've traveled. Hopefully, Mike can find the part he needs to replace it, and then it will ...

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How To Make Your Own Dresden Plate Template from Patchwork Posse

The Dresden plate is a beautiful and classic quilt block, known for its fan-like segments. Creating your own template gives you control over the size and shape of the petals, making your quilt truly unique.

Let’s take a look at the easy steps to make your own Dresden plate template.

You don’t need any special skills or fancy tools—just some basic materials you likely already have in your quilting stash. We’ll explain everything in clear, simple terms, so you won’t feel overwhelmed.

First, we’ll go over the materials you’ll need: a ruler, cardboard ...

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The Machine is Humming from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

 Hello Everyone,

When I'm not at my sewing machine, I'm working on applique for my secret project. This quilt design is unlike anything I have designed in the past.


I love combining a bit of applique with pieced blocks.  When I get tired of working on piecing, I switch to applique.  The entire time I'm working, I'm listening to audio books.  The hours just fly by and it's time to start thinking about fixing dinner before I know it.  We had company over for dinner last night, so dinner tonight will be the yummy leftovers ...

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Sew & Tell ~ May 27, 2024 from Melva Loves Scraps

Welcome back to Sew & Tell! Another week has passed by, and the unofficial beginning of summer is upon us.

Here in the United States, we are celebrating those that gave their lives in service as they protected our country with Memorial Day.  A few years ago, in 2021, I offered a brief history of the holiday... Go check it out here.  It really isn't about backyard cookouts, swimming and parties.  To those Gold Star Families, I'm so sorry for your loss... And I would be remiss in remembering those that returned from service but had lost a little ...

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Top 10 Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back with another Top 10 precut quilt pattern round up! This time, we’re diving into the versatile and beloved fat quarters. These 18″ x 22″ fabric pieces are perfect for quilters who love variety and flexibility in their projects. Whatever your quilting level, these patterns will inspire you to create something beautiful. Let’s get started!

1. Spangled Quilt Pattern

The Spangled Quilt by Kim Diehl almost sparkles and gleams with color. This rich quilt design works wonderfully with an assortment of contrasting light and dark prints for a star-studded affair, finishing at 60.5″ x 60 ...

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52 years!! from South Jersey Quilter

 Yesterday was our anniversary. 52 years! Yikes!



 My cousin Linda was my flower girl. She did a facebook post yesterday about how excited she was to be in a wedding, how much she loved her dress, and how I had the band and guests sing Happy Birthday to her and my cousin Billy. It brought back such nice memories. 

Doris, my matron of honor, died several years ago. Linda G and Carol are doing well. And cousin Linda is a lovely woman but will always be my flower girl to me.

It was a rainy day yesterday, and so much ...

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Quilters of the Night All Weekend! from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!


They quilt all day.  They quilt all night.

Some as late (or early) as 4am, or so I'm told.

How do they do it?  I'm not sure!

I'm worn out just thinking about it - but what fun we had over the long holiday weekend!
Click to Read the Whole Story!

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Slow Stitching from Adventurous Quilter

English paper piecing and many forms of hand sewing are often referred to as slow stitching but I think it's actually quicker than most people imagine! So I timed how long it takes me to sew a row onto my current project.
20mins to sew about 210 stitches
My last EPP quilt top a 1300 hexagon scrap quilt was completed in 115 days. 

60" X 60" scrap quilt
So it's really not that slow. I could make 3 per year at that rate! I always thought a hand pieced quilt would take me a couple of years to ...

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Love on a Whim from Happy Cottage Quilter


Love on a Whim by Suzanne Woods Fisher is a delightful story in the Cape Cod Creamery series. 

Brynn Haywood makes a impulsive decision to marry a man she has only know for 24 hours. She panics and heads to Cape Cod to figure out what she has done. Her best friend Dawn Dixon, feeling she knows what is best for her friend, is determined to help her out of the mess she has made for herself. All while making preparations for the wedding of Dawn's mother Marnie's boyfriends daughter. The plans are gruesome, with the mother of ...

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To Do List for the Week of 5/28/2024 from Life In Pieces

Hard to believe there are only a few more days left in May. In another month, we'll be half way through the year. Looking at where I'm at with my goals, I'm pretty happy with most everything except for finishes.  So I'm going to gear up on that front for a bit and see if I can make something happen there.  There were things on last week's to do list that helped with the finishing goals.


To Do List for 05/21/2024

1. 2023 SAHRR: Prep top for quilting ✔

2. Guild BOM: Finish May ...

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a new wrap taking shape from Karen Ann Ruane

hand embroidery on silk

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Murphy needs a backpack! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I got a chuckle from the comment on yesterday's blog. The minute something is in your hand, deal with it—toss, keep, and put it immediately where it should go. I'm trying very hard to do that. I'm still dealing with quantity at times, and it's overwhelming. I'm also still at the sorting stage, where I don't want to make decisions until I see the entire picture of that group of items. 

But I'm making progress, and YES -- when I have something in my hand, I try very hard to make that toss ...

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Safelight Project May 2024 from From My Carolina Home

Now that the quilt show is over and my basement is cleared out again, I am turning my attention back to Safelight. We have plenty of funds, case sets and cards to do a nice delivery next week. For new readers, this project is one that readers and I have done annually for 7 years. Most of those years have seen at least 2 deliveries. See the kickoff post Safelight Project 2024 to learn what the spa bags are all about, and the domestic violence shelter they support.

After our last delivery in February, I received this wonderful letter from ...

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Wound Care Supplies from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

My guess is that everyone already knows about these things but I did not. We keep a good supply of bandaids, antibiotic ointment, etc. but, with my finger, the cut goes down the right side across my finger and partially up the left side so bandaids we have here weren’t working so well. The ones...

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