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May 17, 2021
Turkeys at the Hospital from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This morning was my annual mammogram except it’s been a bit longer than a year since the last one because of Covid. The hospital here has a long corridor . . probably where they’ve added another building to an older building. There’s a solid glass wall with a very long atrium type area with buildings...

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Cast Iron Ebelskiver Pan from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Chad found me a cast iron ebelskiver pan. Jotul is apparently a Norwegian company. Online, these pans are said to be for everything from poaching eggs to brownies to ebelskivers. This pan looks like it’s never been used. I’ll clean it up, re-season it and hope to make ebelskivers tomorrow for breakfast to try it...

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PCQ Community Sew Day from The Colorful Fabricholic

I had the pleasure of working with the girls who participated in Saturday's PCQ Community Sew Day. The theme this time was Quilts for Kids, and the quilts will go to the local family services agency. 

Due to Covid restrictions we were limited to 12 people in the sewing room, but we had a full house and it worked out quilt nicely. 

The committee had already prepped kits, so everyone had a kit with enough pieces to make a 45 x 60" top with 48 blocks. This is the Strippy HST block: 


I posted step-outs and samples so everyone ...

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Sewing Saturday from blocks to birds to abstract from Not Afraid of Color

 

see the sun peeking out at top right?
This is Saturday's weekly sewing round-up for the week, welcome!

I have been obsessed with the tumbling blocks. I found this project after I'd done about half the blocks that you see here

it was an english paper piecing project I could do in front of the tv, in colors of the month at RSC. I added in some red blocks for this month and thought I have quite a few, what would they look like laid out? Since I couldn't place them on the vertical design wall (paper ...

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Moda Blockheads 2020 on the Longarm! from Tink Squared

The Churn Dash quilt is still waiting for me to bury all the threads and turn the binding, but neither of those is a job I mind doing when I’m in the mood for handwork, or sewing with the girls, so it can wait. I thought while I was still somewhat motivated to quilt, I’d get started on the modified Moda Blockheads quilt from last year that’s also been waiting to be quilted.

I had already picked a pantograph out for this quilt, but I’m not loving Panto’s as much as I used to, even ...

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"In the Garden" Again: Cardinals and Holly from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

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We are certainly stitching through the seasons quickly! This week, we might stitch a bit of snow onto our holly leaves. When I (Teri) first made this block, it seemed to call for a few snowflakes glistening on the holly leaves. But I always thought this would make a lovely stocking, so last fall, I did a bit of rearranging and designed the Cardinals and Holly Stocking pattern. I skipped the snow on that one. So you see, there are always options, depending on your mood!


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Design Wall Monday - May 17 from My Sewing Room

 So close to having enough blocks made for 1 new Quilt of Valor, and a few more blocks made for a 2nd new Quilt of Valor.  These are on my design wall this week with the hope to have a flimsy done by Friday if I get some sewing time in.  


Twenty-six Jelly Belly Bar blocks are done, and the final 5 are cut out and ready to sew.  This quilt will need 31 blocks, with a few of those cut in half in the final layout.  EDIT:  Here is the link to this free block pattern from Moda Bake ...

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Before and After from Appalachian Quilts

Hubs asked me what I wanted for our anniversary.  I'm not a 'present' kind of gal.  I know we are in the middle of the remodel and I hate to ask him to do anything, but.....

I enjoy our back patio.  There is a huge tree for shade.  I have my porch swing out there.  We have all kinds of furniture out there, and I love having my morning coffee, listening to the birds and having my devotions....all out there.  There is an area I just stare at.  I can't stop thinking about what a mess it ...

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quilt monday from Quilt Nut Creations

 The baby quilts continue! 


I am super sad at how washed out this looks.
 The fabrics were the softest pastels and apparently hard to get pictured.

So soft and delicate.

quilted with Star Dance

I added the softest pink Grunge fabric as accent.

These prints.


This is the last bit of my favourite baby quilt flannel. 
I buy it buy the bolts from Joann's. 
Hopefully the border opens soon and I can get more!


Happy Monday!








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Celebrate National Walnut Day with a New Pincushion from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Cactus Pincushion from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Did you know today is National Walnut Day? Of course you did, who could ever forget such a major holiday! We here at Missouri Star Quilt Co. are big fans of this special day because walnuts can be your new best friend when it comes to quilting and sewing! Crushed walnut shells are often used as stuffing material for pincushions because, not only do they hold their shape and make a great pincushion, the oil from the walnut shells has restorative properties that keep our needles sharp.

So grab some fabric from ...

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Planting Push from ... Cat Patches

It was a warm day yesterday. We're expecting cooler weather today, and potentially rain by tomorrow. With rain in the forecast, it's becoming rather urgent that we get the garden planted and ready for the growing season. We have a trip to the beach planned at week's end. We'll be celebrating 46 years of marriage a week from today, and we have a special dinner planned for Saturday. Erik and Mae will be joining us, and so it should be lots of fun.

Getting back to the work at hand, there was much to do both ...

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Planting Push from Cat Patches

It was a warm day yesterday. We're expecting cooler weather today, and potentially rain by tomorrow. With rain in the forecast, it's becoming rather urgent that we get the garden planted and ready for the growing season. We have a trip to the beach planned at week's end. We'll be celebrating 46 years of marriage a week from today, and we have a special dinner planned for Saturday. Erik and Mae will be joining us, and so it should be lots of fun.

Getting back to the work at hand, there was much to do both ...

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Design Wall and Design Boards from Podunk Pretties

 Not much has change in the Studio. The design wall is collecting dust and looking pretty much the same.  After days of it looking the same I couldn't help but turn one of the blocks just so it would look different.  


My time has been split between catching up on spring yardwork and computer work.  Neither are as fun as quilting but both are necessary.  If I had to choose between them both, I'd choose yardwork.  There's so much color outside and it feeds my soul.


This morning I went out to check on the flower seeds ...

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Welcome Neddy, Vintage Tumbling Blocks Quilt, Bird Watching from Canadian Needle Nana

Our spring started with a bang warm enough to wear shorts for the shorts wearing crowd. Then it fizzled into these late weeks of weak almost nonexistent sun, low temperatures and chill bearing winds. It is just weather, though sad for us that it doesn't help to brighten our gloomy news on that other front. It seems our strict lockdown might have to continue into June. 

One morning the mallard on the pond was feeling the cold and kept tucking his neck in. From my great distance, I couldn't tell exactly what this was.

Another morning the mallards ...

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Cars and Trucks Machine Quilting Pattern from Craft Gossip

Quilting is not always about sewing small pieces of fabric.  The quilted pattern plays a large part in the process.  Sometimes people make whole cloth quilts which really show off the sewing design.  This wonderful design of cars and trucks by Lori Kennedy is a perfect example of that.

One look at it and you will see cars, truck, trees, houses, and other motifs.  Any child (or adult) would love this quilt.

The article takes you through the process of making this design and has links to tutorials for various techniques.

This piece was given to Lori’s grandson and ...

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Resizing Quilt Patterns Part 1 from Flying Parrot Quilts

A question I get frequently is whether or not one of my quilt patterns can be resized. So, I thought I’d put together a little guide on how you can do that! There are three ways to resize a quilt pattern:

  1. Adding blocks
  2. Resizing blocks (e.g. paper pieced blocks)
  3. Resizing the entire quilt design (or traditionally pieced blocks)

I’ll cover the first two here; the third will be another post!

Adding blocks

This is the easiest way of changing up your quilt size, and one that you may well have already done with a quilt yourself! This ...

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Weekly update: wildflowers, a small indulgence, a flimsy, and reading from With Strings Attached

 
Don't miss the previous post about the Bisa Butler quilts at the Art Institute!


On a clear day you can see the Chicago skyline from Illinois Beach State Park. 




On the same hike I saw an egret and prickly pear cactus. (Yes, it does grow this far north.) 

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On Tuesday we drove to Elm Grove, just west of Milwaukee, so I could shop for fabric at Patched Works. 52 miles -- the farthest I've driven in months.  Milwaukee highways are a spaghetti bowl and I was glad I was driving mid-day rather than at rush hour.

I could have ...

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#MondaysWithMarcus: Laura Berringer’s “Spice Bazaar” Coasters! from Marcus Fabrics

It’s May 17 already, and with today’s reveal, we complete the second series of Mondays with Marcus! Laura Berringer mixes strips of her own SPICE BAZAAR collection to create easy quilt-as-you-go coasters! You can even apply this technique to a matching table runner or placemats. DOWNLOAD the FREE PROJECT HERE.

The warm, inviting tones of this collection were inspired by Laura’s pre-pandemic travels to Singapore. In addition to the many decorative and ornate batik fabrics there, she discovered wonderful markets with rich colors and spices to excite the senses.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this latest series ...

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eliza from Making A Lather

I have found a large piece of red gingham in my stash that I like for the sashings for Aunt Eliza'a star. I think I want to do a nine patch in the center of the sashing. This is my may one monthly goal., and I need to get going on it if I want to get it done.


I have ALL the 16 patch blocks made for the quilted twins free pattern called swingin checkerboard. I am not sure if I will look to the next step or put it away for a bit. This has certainly been ...

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Precision Block Academy Open Registration Begins! from Quilting Affection


Are you feeling Overwhelmed, Not Confidence, and Uncertain in some of your quilting projects?

Do you have Studio 180 Design tools still sitting in the package and do not know how to use them?

Do you want to learn the Studio 180 Design tools and techniques but do not have a local quilt shop or Studio 180 Design Certified instructor to teach the tools?

New to quilting and what to learn more to expand your quilting knowledge.

Well, I have a solution to your problems that I’m So Super Excited about, and I can't wait to share it ...

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