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July 26, 2021
Best July Photos from High Road Quilter

 I have taken a lot of photographs throughout the month, and have been showing them to you, but I still have more, so I will share them in this post. Most of these were taken in Cincinnati, Ohio, where we went to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. They are featuring a moving quilt exhibit, called "We are the Story: a Visual Response to Racism" but unfortunately we were not permitted to photograph them. There are a few quilts shown on their website.

The center had strict masking and social distancing protocols and is located right by the river where ...

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Pieces of the Santa Fe Trail - Shoo Fly from Melva Loves Scraps

 

In the words of Marian Russell...

Will and I soon fitted into the life at Albuquerque.  We played with the Mexican children.  We built make-believe forts with them and shot many an arrow at imaginary Indians.  The trail over which we had come held a fascination for us.  We played along it as far as mother would let us.  Sometimes we would find a dry land terrapin.  They loved to walk slowly along the trail that led westward.  We wondered if they had come all the way from Fort Leavenworth.  When we touched them they drew their heads back in ...

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Blue Bargello- Halfway from Art In Search

     As blogged a few posts ago, started with these (used 4):

     After lots of strip sorting and sewing, half of the quilt is sewn. The other strips are sorted and numbered and ready to make strip sets. The other half will be sewn next to this piece, where the pincushion is. Glad I used numbered painters tape.

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Design Wall Monday from Mel's quilting blog

  I'm linking to 



My Secret Quilter from the HCMQG gave me the "Scrappy Square" FQ bundle.
It uses Bella Solids in Pinks.

I'm using them as leaders/enders for the Patriotic Quilt


This quilt is for the ROAD Foundation in Cibolo.
They will be raffling this quilt to earn money for their program.

I've been gone for a week and want to get this finished quickly.
I need to frame the panel pieces and then sew them together.
Someone else is going to quilt it for ...

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New Quilt in Progress! from Podunk Pretties

 I didn't need another project to work on but I just can't help myself.  The ideas keep flowing in and I must make at least one of them.  I designed a quilt block a few years ago and made it into a wall hanging.  It's time to do what I wanted to do with it years ago...a larger quilt.  The plan is to use up some scraps from my favorites scrap bin to make the quilt.  Somehow it never seems to get any smaller even though I work from it often.


A three color quilt with ...

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More Big Dreams from ... Cat Patches

There was a lot on yesterday morning's agenda. Since there was much to accomplish, while still leaving time for quilting, I was out early to water the annuals. While I was out, I noticed some new reasons to get excited. The echinacea are really taking off now. It's one of my favorite flowers.


The bees love it too.


I have three colors, and I notice the third color is starting to open. I wasn't sure it had survived the winter.


In the greenhouse, the first tomatoes are beginning to ripen. I'm hoping to get plenty for ...

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More Big Dreams from Cat Patches

There was a lot on yesterday morning's agenda. Since there was much to accomplish, while still leaving time for quilting, I was out early to water the annuals. While I was out, I noticed some new reasons to get excited. The echinacea are really taking off now. It's one of my favorite flowers.


The bees love it too.


I have three colors, and I notice the third color is starting to open. I wasn't sure it had survived the winter.


In the greenhouse, the first tomatoes are beginning to ripen. I'm hoping to get plenty for ...

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More Appalachian Trail, More Ponies! from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!




This was our yesterday!

And we had enough folks wanting to go hike to see the ponies that it took us two vehicles - that doesn't happen very often!

My van will hold 7, but we had 8.  And no - we couldn't put anyone on the roof, or just let someone sit on the floor as we went.  Kind of illegal, you know?

And there were several that wanted to hit a grocery store when we were done. 
Did You Click to Read the Whole Story?

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Kathy's Pink and Black Flower Blocks Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

 When my customer Kathy brought me her adorable chickens quilt, she also brought this pretty Pink and Black Flowers Block quilt.

 

The combination of colors that she used is very vibrant and it just needed the finishing touch.

Unfortunately with the practically daily rain and/or overcast skies we've been having here, getting really good pictures of the finished quilts is nearly impossible but trust me when I tell you it turned out gorgeous.
Glide thread in Military Gold was the perfect choice for the top.
The panto Surf's Up was fitting and I really like the way ...

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Progress .. If You Call It That! from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

It’s kinda hard to call ripping stitches out progress but that has to get done before I can finish so . . while not fun, it is progress. The only way I can deal with something like this is just do it! It’s rare for something to interfere with my sleep but something like this...

The post Progress .. If You Call It That! appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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♪♪Ain't No Cure for the Summertime Blues ♫ ♫ from Humble Quilts

 Blues in my sewing room only! I love summer!

Here's the fabric for a project I'm slowly working on. 
Some fabric came from a friend. (thanks Phyllis!) 
Some I hand dyed in a class with Lori Triplett in Houston. 
The rooster I purchased in that class.

I'm not sure how they will all play and work together but I'm going to try it.

I got our fall quiltalong complete and basted ready for hand quilting. So excited to share it with you all! I hope you'll consider sewing along. I make it a mystery but ...

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Sewing Saturday... Summer Blues from Not Afraid of Color

 Welcome to this week's sewing round up!

I worked on scrap challenge blocks in dark blue, made a whole new piece, and finished borders on last week's piece. Let's get this party started, shall we??

the design wall was exciting this week!

I'll start with the wine bottles in dark blue scraps... here is the mock up, supply gather...

pattern free from Hoffman Fabrics

They are a bit close in value to the "bright blue" month at rainbow scrap challenge but that's okay, at least I got the labels different. 

Lesson learned
1. fabrics look ...

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Weekly update: wildflowers! , blocks assembled, and reading from With Strings Attached

 Signs of progress:  the Zion Woman's Club board and the AAUW Waukegan Branch board met this week. Both groups met in person for the first time in over a year.  It was so good to be together! 

(Left: though this is specifically AAUW, it's representative of the other groups I'm in.  Sitting next to one another in someone's living room after a potluck dinner!)





Stevens and I made several visits to different parts of Illinois Beach State Park and also to one of the forest preserves this past week.  Here are just some of the many ...

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My July Island Batik Challenge from The Inquiring Quilter

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The Island Batik Ambassador challenge for July was to create a quilt project for the holidays. After all, it’s never too early to get those done!

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When I learned about this month’s challenge, I thought about several holiday projects I might make but kept coming back to something I really need—a tree skirt for a set of small trees we always put in our entryway.

As you can see in the photo on the right the space where the trees go is pretty small. So I needed a similarly ...

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Weekend Progress from Quarter-Inch Capers

Mostly I was pretty lazy this weekend, but I did decide I would continue with the star blocks. I had already opened the layer cake and cut up a few for the first block, and it didn't seem like anything would happen with the rest of the layer cake if I didn't continue with the blocks. So....I got all the star points made and and all the 16-patch centers. The absolute worst part is all the trimming required for the hst's when doing the eight at a time triangles with the layer cakes, but it is ...

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Out of sight - out of mind from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 Wow!!!!   We had so much fun at the Virtual Retreat, and we got to meet someone new. Hello to Kathy from Winnipeg. A lot of the usual suspects were present, and so great to chat with everyone! It's canning season, and I'll leave my friends to make their jam and jellies and other preserves. It doesn't make sense for me to make them since I don't eat them. I was tempted the other day when I saw homemade jams for sale, but then, I don't eat bread (or very little) so that the jam would ...

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waffle progress from Making A Lather

 I have just a few more waffle stamp blocks. After my daughter and her family left for her home so very far away, I sewed some random blocks to keep from tears. It really didn't work. But, I made a little progress




I just realize that I have to start the upper right block of each block in the same direction for the waffle stamp blocks. sigh...

Scrapbuster 2020

tiny houses



1 1/2 inch size easy breezy

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It's a Guy Thing Blog Hop from The Colorful Fabricholic

I'm participating in the "It's a Guy Thing" blog hop hosted by Carol at Just Let me Quilt. The blog hop takes place July 26-30 so go over to Just Let Me Quilt and check out all the posts. 

My guy's most favorite quilt, made from repurposed flannel shirts:


My turn on the blog hop comes on July 29, but check out all the posts all week featuring quilts and projects for big guys, little guys, and guys of all ages. 

July 26

 

Creatin' in the Sticks

Storied Quilts

Quilted Delights

Samelia's Mum

Vroomans Quilts

Karen ...

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Announcing Well Loved Quilt Repair Program from From My Carolina Home

My new program Well Loved Quilt Repair is ready for presentation! The program is available for both Zoom and In Person presentations. I have pulled together my tips and tricks, and organized the program according to the types of repairs needed. The program is estimated to run just over an hour, with extra time for questions. I’ll show you how to repair anything from small tears and clean cuts…

to dog chewed areas…

and up to severe damage like this one.

This program adds to my offerings of programs now including Scrap Dancing for in-person and Zoom presentation, and ...

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Quilt Journal - Butterfly Churn Dash from Domestic Felicity

 The Churn Dash has gone by other names such as the Broken Plate, Monkey Wrench, Hole in the Barn Door & Shoo Fly. There are many other names published since early 1800 to the mid 1800's and it is so fun to research back to find bits of information about the quilt blocks and the woment that sewed them.

This one was made with a gorgeous butterfly print with a tiny bit of shimmer in it. It was most likely made in 2015 and finished in February of 2016. The binding was created with the same butterfly fabrics - finished out ...

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