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July 19, 2021
My Turn for 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop from High Road Quilter

Today is my day to post for the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop! Welcome to my blog!

After I told Sarah I would show you my Christmas quilts, I remembered that I have already posted my Christmas quilts in December so I will direct you to look at that post. In this post, I am showing you some quilts which were not shown on that post. 


In 2018, I made small gifts for every member of my family, so if you are looking for small gift ideas, you might want to browse them. 


All of these quilts ...

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July 18, 2021
The 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along Continues! from High Road Quilter



I wanted to remind you that Sarah Craig at Confessions of a Fabric Addict is hosting a blog hop.  Twelve days of Christmas goodness. My post will be on Monday.
Wednesday, July 14th

Thursday, July 15th

Friday, July 16th
Jamie of L'Fair Quilts

Saturday, July 17th

Sunday, July 18th

Monday, July 19th
Shasta of High Road Quilter (that's me)

Tuesday, July 20th

Wednesday ...

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July 15, 2021
The 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along Begins! from High Road Quilter


Sarah Craig at Confessions of a Fabric Addict is hosting a blog hop.  For the next twelve days, it'll be all about Christmas. Today you can visit Sarah who is sharing a quilt pattern and Joy who has holiday items every day this month.
Wednesday, July 14th

Thursday, July 15th

Friday, July 16th
Jamie of L'Fair Quilts

Saturday, July 17th

Sunday, July 18th

Monday, July 19th
Shasta of High Road ...

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July 14, 2021
Blog Hop: Just One Charm Pack Quilts ~ Cat's Eye from Liz Makes Crafts

This is probably a very common story, but I started my quilting journey with a single charm pack. Just one charm pack to try this quilting thing out. It led to a baby quilt, which then led to a new obsession, and now I have far too many charm packs in my stash. What to do with them?

This is why I was so happy with the news that Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Design has a new book coming out called Just One Charm Pack Quilts, and I was honored that she invited me to participate in the blog ...

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June 24, 2021
Fairy Tales Blog Hop from Quilting & Learning

 Thanks to much Joan for organising this blog hop, and I'm so sorry for being late to the party.

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May 9, 2021
Island Batik - Make it Modern Blog Hop from Sew Preeti Quilts

Welcome to Day One of the Island Batik's May 2021 Blog Hop - Make it Modern.

My assignment was to use the Farm Fresh Half Yard Bundle to make a modern project.  20 gorgeous colors!!! Oh. My. Goodness!!!

The fabrics

The inspiration, perhaps!

I felt like a dog walker with a dozen high energy puppies out for a walk. I was pulled in so many different directions - each more enticing than the other. In the end I made stopped at three quilts. 

1. I had an idea - Effervescence.  

The Sketch

Inspired by the warm and vibrant fabrics, I decided to ...

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April 21, 2021
Kitchen Stitchin from Stitchin at Home

 Another fun blog hop from Carla of Creatin in the Sticks, this one in the kitchen. 
We were to create something inspired by the kitchen. It could be pot holders, tea towels, coasters, placemats, table runners, mug rugs, or even a toaster cover. It was our interpretation of a kitchen project. Anything kitchen.

I have three quick kitchen projects to show you today. First up an apron for my granddaughter who is finding a love for baking and cooking. 

which first baking or cooking or maybe a little of both

I'm still shopping my stash and didn't have ...

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March 25, 2021
Coastal Vibes Hexie Pillow from Samelia's Mum

Welcome to my stop on the Salt n Sand blog hop, hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt. Carol always comes up with such fun ideas for blog hops.

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Salt and Sand Blog Hop from Stitchin at Home

 Starfish or more accurately Seastars were my inspiration for my project in the Salt and Sand Blog hop, organized by Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks
My starfish is hanging around in the rocks, usually, it's in my bathroom.
Did you know that all starfish resemble stars, the most common only have five arms, although some of them can grow up to 40 arms?  Interested in reading more fun facts about Starfish check this out.

Thread selection, not all of these made the cut

I drew out the shape of the starfish and traced it onto my fabric with ...

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March 18, 2021

 Stripy String Quilt

A little while ago Carla from Creatin in the Sticks put a call out to those of us that love stripes - any size any way, striped fabric, striped binding, strips of fabric to make stripes (here's where I come in) literally anything goes! 

There are so many fantastic bloggers taking part over the week(schedule at the bottom) and a whole host of different projects, ideas and inspirations that you can read about and try out - I hope you will join in and show me your stripes!

If you have read by blog for a while ...

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March 1, 2021
Cuttings Quilt {Dust off a Book - Blog Hop} from Samelia's Mum

I have a lot of craft books on my shelves. I don't think I've ever met a craft/sewing/quilting/crochet book that I haven't wanted to look through and make things from. 

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February 24, 2021
Tropicana Braid Table Runner from Samelia's Mum

Welcome to my stop on the "Show us Stripes!" blog hop. The challenge was to add stripes to our project. We could interpret this idea however we liked and some suggestions included using stripe fabric, stripe binding or strips of fabric to make stripes.

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February 23, 2021
Stripes Blog Hop from Stitchin at Home

Thanks to Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks for organizing 'Show Your Stripes' blog hop. We were asked to create something that had stripes in it. The stripes could be fabric stripes or striped fabric. Let the ideas flow. Stash using time, here I come.

These have only been in my stash since maybe 2014

I had a meter of each of these Northcott stripe prints, at least they look like stripes to me. Now I needed a pattern. I played in EQ8 and decided on this simple block.

I like this block with a little turquoise and pink going ...

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February 1, 2021
Island Batik Create for a Cause BlogHop + Giveaway from Sew Preeti Quilts

Welcome to Day One of the Island Batiks February 2021 Blog Hop - Create for a Cause. 

I used the Autumn Sunset half yard bundle designed by Kathy Engle and it is shipping to stores in February 2021.

Autumn Sunset includes 20 fabrics from the lightest beige, to lemon yellow, through orange, to dark brown.

As soon as I opened the fabric bundle I decided I would recreate Paulitiks in fall colors (with one whimsical design twist) and send it to Bernie for Mercyful Quilts. It was so simple :-) 

This was going to be so easy.  I felt confident.  I went ...

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January 25, 2021
Dazzling New York Beauty Blog Hop + Giveaway! from The Cloth Parcel

We’re thrilled to be included in the blog hop to show you a brand new book by our friend Cinzia White, called Dazzling New York Beauty Sampler. There are 54 different blocks in this stunning quilt, which is absolutely a masterpiece! Isn’t it simply amazing? For our stop on the tour, we chose to make […]

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January 22, 2021
Groove is in the Heart from Samelia's Mum

Welcome to my stop on the "Hearts on Fire" blog hop. 

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January 20, 2021
Shattered Heart from Stitchin at Home

 In Ontario, where I live, we are in a lockdown situation to try to curb the numbers of Covid cases. Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives. These lockdowns are hard for a person living alone. I have been trying to do more walking to keep myself active. I have also been slowly getting back into quilting. The blog hops I have been in recently have helped, I think my mojo may be returning.

Now let's get to the 'Hearts on Fire' blog hop, hosted by Carol of Just Let me Quilt. The rules ...

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January 4, 2021
What I learned in 2020 from Quilting & Learning

I suspect that everyone has been feeling a little off balance this year. I went from periods of incredible productivity to periods of total lethargy. Sometimes these periods lasted weeks and sometimes it was all within a few days or hours. 

Without consciously choosing it, my word of the year for 2020 was Frenzy!

What I learned in 2020

The year started as every other year. I had been working from home since the beginning of December 2019, but had no idea at the time that in a few months everyone else would be doing the same!

Small Projects

This ...

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2021 - My Stitching Resolution from Quilting & Learning

 My first resolution is to try to keep up with the dates in my calendar - sorry I'm late to the party Carla

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December 30, 2020
My Quilting Resolution Blog Hop from Stitchin at Home

   Thank you Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks for hosting this blog hop!  I normally do not make News Year's resolutions, I don't want the stress of not accomplishing them hanging over me all year long. This year, as we all know has not been kind to anyone. So out with the old and in with the new kinder, gentler, I hope year ahead. 

To avoid getting overwhelmed by my resolutions in 2021 my goals are simple, as the best resolutions are stress-free. I aim to not accomplish my goals in one month but over the course of ...

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