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May 11, 2021
What To Do? from Wedding Dress Blue

Some time ago I was gifted a complete kit with pattern of the Safe Haven Quilt by Thimbleberries. It wasn’t exactly my typical style, but I thought it would do me good to use an actual pattern, different color scheme, larger size pieces and a little applique.

So I made the blocks. And enjoyed it.

But, then I really looked at the setting and discovered I didn’t’ like it. It isn’t so bad in the pattern, but I have seen pictures of finished quilts on beds, and it isn’t for me. At all. I am sure ...

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May 10, 2021
What I’m Working On… from Jo's Country Junction

Today is the last day for the SewPad free shipping special.

Gary the owner of the company wrote and said, “We’ll be doing a Mother’s Day promo starting on May 7th and running through midnight on May 10th. Free priority shipping. Promo Code is MOMDAY.”

If you didn’t get the goodies you wanted for Mother’s Day, here’s the chance to treat yourself.

I had a great Mother’s Day weekend but I’ll tell you more about that in a post later this week. For now, I’m going to tell you what ...

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May 9, 2021
Happy Mother’s Day & more from The Crafty Quilter

Hello everyone! I don’t have any quilts to share with you today, but I wanted to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day! Whether or not you’re a mom or a caregiver or you still have a mom in your life, I hope you celebrate the amazing person you are. You deserve it!

I’m fortunate to say that my mom (and dad) are 88 years old and living on their own still. They are three hours away, and we saw them two weeks ago. My mom is next to the youngest of 13 children and the only ...

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Joyful Mother’s Day from Wedding Dress Blue

There are so many ways to “mother” in this world, and only one of them has to do with giving birth. I am grateful to both those I mother and to those who mother me. They have all changed my world.

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May 8, 2021
Quilter’s World – Summer Issue, 2021 from Kim Hanson Quilts

Good day everyone. I hope your spring is percolating along nicely.

I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing the mother/daughter quilting duo of Sherri McConnell and Chelsi Stratton. The article starts on page 64 of the Quilter’s World Summer 2021 issue. I’ve called it, “Living a Creative Life”.

Sherri and Chelsi work daily on quilt and fabric design from each of their home-based studios in Nevada. It’s likely, as a quilter, you’ve seen or purchased their work in the past. They are delightful, talented and very connected to family. You can read all about them ...

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May 7, 2021
Two Quilts-Special in Different Ways from Jo's Country Junction

I have two quilts that are special to me to share with you today.  The first one is a quilt made by a reader.

Debra sent me an email along with pictures.  Debra writes:
I made your gorgeous Bands of Color quilt from Spring 2020 Quilts and More magazine.

It is rare that I don’t change one or more things within a pattern but your example was exactly what I wanted to make. The aqua binding was genius.

I call it “Scrappy Rainbow” and it’s going to my granddaughter’s teacher- she went above & beyond, really helped my ...

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Baby Update from Jo's Country Junction

We have a baby update for you…but first I wanted to make sure I told you about the Mother’s Day sale SewPad is having.

Gary the owner of the company wrote and said, “We’ll be doing a Mother’s Day promo starting on May 7th and running through midnight on May 10th. Free priority shipping. Promo Code is MOMDAY.”

I’ll be honest.  I had bought myself a new sewing chair and thought I might give up my SewPad, after all the new chair is super cushy.  Why would I need an extra pad?


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May 6, 2021
NEW BOUTIQUE WORKSHOP from Limestone Quilter's Guild

We have been holding a boutique workshop each month, to learn how to make various items for our next quilt show.  Members are volunteering to lead the group, so we can learn from their experience in making the items.


(tablet or computer)


SATURDAY – MAY 15 – 0900

Join Tammy Bentley for these sew easy projects! 

There is a small project list, with instructions that can be adjusted to your technology.


Please contact Tammy for your fabric requirements list, and to receive your

ZOOM invitation.

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May 5, 2021
AccuquiltGo! Thoughts & Bear’s Paw Block from Mulberry Patch Quilts

I purchased an Accuquilt Go die cutter awhile ago and have made so many great projects with it, including tumbler block baby quilts and Dresden Plate table toppers. But I wanted to use a combination of dies to create some other basic, well-known quilting blocks.

My original purchase of my AccuquiltGo! included a combination die (above). It has on it a 2” finished square, a couple 2” finished half square triangles (HST), and a 4” finished square.

Hey, that’s all I need to make the basic Bear’s Claw block! Perfect.

I haven’t yet purchased any of the ...

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Michael’s Roses from Eric the Quilter

A quick little series I did over the last week is called ‘Michael’s Roses’. It’s 16 pieces, and now I only have 11 of them because the titular Michael has piece number 12. One of these days I’ll get a scan of it, but for now, you can enjoy pieces 1 through 16 minus #12. They are 8 by 10 prints, and soon you’ll be able to see some of them at Promise You Art House in Highland, In!

Michael’s Rose #1

Follow the jump for the rest of the pieces…

Michael’s Rose #2 ...

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May 3, 2021
Community Quilts from Jo's Country Junction

Before I get to today’s post:  Is there anyone willing to finish some quilt tops that is near or around New Franklin, OH?  I have someone who is finishing some quilt tops from UFO pieces I sent to her.  She can’t finish the quilt tops but would love for them to be finished and donated somewhere in her area.  (use the area loosely…like within 5 hours of there)  If you or know of a group that finishes quilts, please leave a comment in the comment section and I’ll get back to you.

Now on to today ...

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May 2, 2021
Mail Call… from Jo's Country Junction

Today’s mail call is not mail that came to me.  It’s mail you all sent to the quiltmakers and finishers.

First from Ray… He writes:
Just a quick note to let you know another of your blog readers mailed me a package that I received today. It is a cute top that Barbara L. in Decatur, GA made. She says she made it with charm squares, white layer cake squares, and some polka dot fabric for the border. She got the layout from google images. She included some light blue polka dot fabric for the binding and some ...

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Sew Thankful Sunday, May 2021 from The Crafty Quilter

{I love the idea of “paying it forward”. I think the world would be a better place if we could spread some joy and acknowledgement of good deeds done by others. I try to do that once a month for my Sew Thankful Sunday posts. I highlight some great content that I’ve found on other people’s blogs that I hope will inspire you and reward the originator by bringing traffic to their site. If your blog has been mentioned without your consent, please let me know and I will take you off the current list of featured bloggers ...

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Joyful Sabbath from Wedding Dress Blue

Daily Quote: Accomplish Your Goals | Latter–day Saints Channel

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May 1, 2021
In My Mail from Jo's Country Junction

Boy has mail ever been flooding in.  I don’t know that I’ve ever had so much mail.  I’m thankful I had a little time off taking care of Georgia as I would not have been able to manage it all otherwise and honestly, I didn’t manage it the best.

Case in point, I don’t know who sent this box.  It could have been anonymous, it could have been Penni, it could have been any other person.  I don’t know.  I opened the box before the babies came home from the hospital on a regular ...

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April 30, 2021
Ask Jo: HELP PLEASE. from Jo's Country Junction

I’m still deep in grandkids and helping Kelli.  I don’t have time tonight for a regular blog post so I am just going to quickly pop this here.

Sandie wrote and asked for help.  I don’t have any of these fabric so thought I would put this here on the blog and maybe one of you can help Sandie.  She writes:

Jo- I am hoping you may be able to help me. I was in the process of making a Dear Jane Quilt using only Kansas Troubles fabrics and had put it away for a while. When ...

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April 29, 2021
Wait, Wait, GO!! from Jo's Country Junction

I’ve had some projects on my to-do list.  They are big projects and I can’t do them alone.  They are actually construction-type projects.  I’ve had my name on a list for a long time…in some cases before Kramer passed away in 2019.

These are all things that I keep telling myself have to get done before I can retire…who am I kidding, I’ll never retire.  I’ll rephrase that, these are the things that have to get done before I can slow down…who am I kidding.  These are the things I want to ...

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MAY GUILD MEETING from Limestone Quilter's Guild

Date: Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Location : via Zoom

Time: 6:45 for 7pm meeting

Watch for your Zoom invitation!

Our guest this month is Darcy Hunter, from New Brunswick.

She will talk about her passion for art quilts and fibre art. She can be found on Facebook, and has an Etsy shop, with patterns, kits, and some supplies

Zoom Sew Day

Sew Day

April Boutique Sew Day

We had 17 members participating in our Boutique sew day. Mary Lou helped guide the group making double zipper pouches. We learned a new way to install a zipper, and everyone completed their pouch in ...

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FMQ lessons learned from The Crafty Quilter

Every time I free motion quilt something, I find there’s a lesson in the process. Today I’m sharing FMQ lessons learned (the hard way) during my most recent finish. This wall hanging was a bonus project from a class I taught last year. I wanted it to have lots of open space for free motion quilting, giving me the opportunity to practice more. I’ve been “practicing” for 20 years!

Free motion quilting by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

I’m really happy with how this turned out overall. In general, I practice a design on a whiteboard until I feel comfortable with it. Often I will ...

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April 28, 2021
What I’m Working On… from Jo's Country Junction

I’ve been a busy girl…it hasn’t all been sewing, in fact, much of it hasn’t been sewing.

Being I was done with all of the major projects I have been working on I decided to stop and get the sewing room tidied up.  If you remember I have been pedal to the metal so to speak in the sewing room since the beginning of the year.

Speaking of pedals…I bought a new “Foot Pedal Stay in Place” Pad.  I bought it from Amazon and it looks like this.

With the sewing room remodel I took ...

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