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February 9, 2021
Year of the Ox: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Year of the Ox colour scheme at Clever Chameleon

Lunarcy Quilt: Year of the Ox Block Release Day (Final installment)

Happy New Year! Happy Lunar New Year that is, wished for you for this coming Friday – the 12th of February 2021. Holy cow, it’s goodbye Year of the Rat 2020 and heeeelloooo Year of the Ox!

Why all the ox-citement? Well, today marks the end of our epic 2020 Lunarcy quilt pattern journey. It is time to release of the Year of the Ox pattern, the last of our twelve collectible animal appliqués representing the Chinese zodiac. With all twelve appliqués now available to you, they can be ...

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February 4, 2021
late out of the gate . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

So.  Obviously my resolution for 2021 wasn't to spend more time on the blog.  Ha!

In fact, I didn't make resolutions (I haven't done that for the past several years, actually).  I took stock of 2020 (for what it's worth, am I right?), and instead made a couple of goals. Really, I just made a goal.  I finished my complete read of the Bible on December 24, but decided it was a lot of reading (the Bible in a year) without a lot of study.  So this year I decided to start over again, read just ...

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February 3, 2021
Reset and New Start from Daisychain Quilter

Wow what a year 2020 turn out to be.  Never in a million years did I or anyone else expect that our world would be changed by a virus.

I had intended to blog regularly last year.  I was locked out off my blog and it has taken awhile to sort out the problem.  And then the virus added to my very very busy year.

So my word for 2021 is RESET.  Let's reset and restart a fresh new year.



 

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February 2, 2021
Tigerific: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Tiger colour scheme at Clever Chameleon

Lunarcy Quilt: Year of the Tiger Block Release Day

I was, for a very long time as a child and teen, fascinated with big cats; especially tigers. So beautiful, sleek, powerful, mysterious – I had tiger shirts, tiger jigsaws, tiger books, tiger toys….. I even had a real tiger whisker, given to me by a keeper at the Adelaide Zoo. I loved everything about tigers (except the smell!). I would have probably traded a kidney for a domestic orange cat with black stripes in the likeness of Jim Davis’ Garfield, just so I could pretend I owned a mini tiger.

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January 26, 2021
Killer Bunny: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Killer bunny colour scheme at Clever Chameleon

Lunarcy Quilt: Year of the Rabbit Block Release Day

The Chameleon is a Rabbit. He argued his case last week to be a Dragon, but the prosecution asserts that he first popped into existence in 2011. That is, during the most recent Year of the Rabbit. And a birthday is a birthday – so a Rabbit he is, and a Rabbit he must stay.

Year of the Rabbit appliqué pattern at Clever Chameleon

Actually, the Chameleon seems to be taking the rebuttal quite well now, really. He says he likes being a Rabbit after all. Rabbits are dangerous and scary. Super scary. Take the specimen on our latest colour scheme ...

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January 19, 2021
Here be Dragons!: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Here be Dragons colour board at Clever Chameleon

Lunarcy Quilt: Year of the Dragon Block Release Day

Should it be any surprise that the Chameleon thinks he is a Dragon?

A Chinese legend concerning the origin of the dragon tells of an Emperor who waged war with nine tribes. As he defeated each tribe he added features of their totems to his own. Thus the dragon ended up with a lion’s mane, bug eyes like a shrimp, a big mouth like a bull, a nose like a dog, whiskers like a catfish, antlers like a deer, scales like a fish, a long tail like a snake, and ...

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January 12, 2021
Sniggering Snakes!: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Lunarcy Quilt: Year of the Snake Block Release Day

What do you call a python with no clothes on?

Snaked.

Hissssterical, right?! Well, my 10 year old lad thought so. Bahahaha.

Just dropping in with some Chameleon hiss-trionics to distract you from real life. 2020 might be hiss-tory but it seems that some of the dramas are taking a while to scale back. So while we patiently ant-hiss-ipate better times ahead, how about some more Lunarcy?

I ...

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January 11, 2021
How are you doing? from QUilting By-You

How are your resolutions going? Are you finding it easier or harder to get into the swing of things this year?

I would like to say that I have dug right in to clean up my sewing room, but that hasn’t happened yet. The kids are getting ready to go back into school full time and my non shop days will no longer be spent supervising their education. That should give me some time to get back into my room, although I think first I would like to drink my morning coffee while it is still hot…..

Either way ...

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January 8, 2021
End of 2020 from Pebble Creek Arts

Well, for the end of 2020, I decided to get my art organized. I had been researching taking photos of my artwork. I had been practicing and trying different things. I finally found what I think is the correct formula for me. Once I did, I set out to re-take all the photos of the artwork I still had in my possession. I spent a long time trying to get it right. I feel like it was worth the effort. I now have photos of my artwork that will print off just right. I also catalogued and made certificates for ...

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January 5, 2021
Just Horsin’ Around: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

A little horse colour board at Clever Chameleon

Lunarcy Quilt: Year of the Horse Block Release Day

Happy New Year! I hope that 2021 will hold many moments of friendship, colour and fun for you all. Rainbows all round.

Having said that, I’ve already had my first small 2021 “scare”….. New Year’s Day: the Chameleon dragged himself dejectedly out of bed, claiming that it was time he started acting his age and being responsible. No more silly internet posts for him! On closer inspection, I noticed he was off colour and a little bit hoarse.

Thankfully he was just pranking me and trying to stirrup trouble ...

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January 4, 2021
Happy New Year! from QUilting By-You

Happy 2021! May it bring all of us some joy!

How did your Christmas sewing turn out? I did start some placemats, but I did not get them trimmed and bound. Which is okay. I’m just that much further along for next Christmas! I’ve included a photo of what I did accomplish just for a little show and share. After all, who doesn’t like a little show and share?

It’s that time of year when we all start to feel a little bit renewed. A new year feels like a new beginning full of promise and ...

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January 1, 2021
Happy New Year! from Life In Pieces


 

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December 31, 2020
You’ve Goat to Be Kidding Me: Colour & Inspiration Thursday from Clever Chameleon

You've Goat to be Kidding Me colour board at Clever Chameleon

Lunarcy Quilt: Year of the Goat Block Release Day

Welcome to a special edition of Colour & Inspiration….. yes, it’s a Thursday. One last curveball for you for 2020. Might as well finish the year in the manner to which we have become accustomed! </p>
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November 30, 2020
Year in Review – A look at 2020 with Missouri Star from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

As we look back over the past twelve months, we’re simply amazed! We were touched by the love from our followers, the support of our customers, the kind hearts of each and every one of our hardworking team members, and the selflessness within the quilting community. Despite this challenging year, we’ve been able to accomplish so much together.

Thanks to you, Missouri Star is celebrating yet another great year of quilting! It’s been filled with inspiring stories from quilters all around the world, brand new products created with you in mind, exciting tutorials that have inspired many ...

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September 8, 2020
Take that 2020! Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Take that 2020 colour board at Clever Chameleon

2020: What a Rodent of a Year!

Well, I think it is safe to say 2020, the Year of the Rat, has not gone to plan. I, for one, will be happy to draw a line under this year and recycle all my 2020 New Year’s hopes and plans for 2021. Easiest New Year’s resolutions ever and environmentally friendly too! </p>
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January 28, 2020
My Words for the Year. from Daisychain Quilter

A new month, new year and new decade.  The 'roaring twenties' has arrived.


Today is the first blank page of a 365 page book.  Write a good one.
Brad Paisley

A new adventure that I have learnt from the past 365 days.  Life and dreams are the pages of the same book. Every day is a new adventure. 

The last year and decade has disappeared so fast.  I am not sure where they went but I always love a fresh start.

So here is too the 'roaring twenties'.....

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Happy New Year from Daisychain Quilter

As the New Year approaches, not just another year but a new decade, I have to ask where has the last ten years gone?  Wow a new decade! Time is flying past me too quickly.

What have I been up too this last year? I have stitched several quilts for national exhibitions, make lots of bags and have designed several patterns too.  Mr D and I had a fantastic holiday in France, friends, food and weather was wonderful.

My beloved baby girl got engaged to a lovely chap.  They bought a house and are busy planning a wedding.  My little ...

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January 27, 2020
Big ideas are coming to life with the next issue of BLOCK Magazine from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

A Note from Jenny - BLOCK Magazine 2020 Winter Issue

This is the time of year that we think about setting goals. We want to be better and all of you constantly inspire me to keep trying. This brand new issue of BLOCK has been spruced up from cover to cover to start 2020 off in style! The design has been refreshed, exciting changes are on every page, more stories from our readers, and even more to come throughout the year! We hope you love it.

Starting new also means celebrating success and recognizing growth. BLOCK has been through a lot over the past six years and so have you ...

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January 16, 2020
And now, looking forward from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I thought that while I'm thinking of what I'd like to accomplish this year, I'd take a look at what  I wanted to accomplish last year. And whether I managed to accomplish anything at all. Sometimes it seems that I did very little, but I know from this post yesterday that is not how 2019 went down. 

Back in January 2019 I wrote that I'd like to try to

  • continue cleaning and organizing the studio
  • finish the last piece in my Bipolar series
  • continue work on the cotton series
  • make a low-volume, neutral quilt for our ...

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January 15, 2020
wednesday vibes ✿ hello 40 from Charm About You

patchwork squares, quilted with hand stitches, aurifil thread and needle

It seems going out dancing very much agrees with me as I am still glowing after my birthday weekend - although the large angry spot on my face that's appeared since my boozy night out is glowing very red!! I'll take the spot because it was worth it. I had a fabulous time and it felt amazing dancing the night away. New year and turning 40 has definitely given me a boost, things are clearer and I have renewed energy for what I want to do. There's a lot of thinking going on, I have plans but also ...

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