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Jul 20

Q3 Finish-Along: First Finish of the Quarter

Here’s my first finish for the quarter, my husband’s birthday gift. This is the only t-shirt quilt I will ever make so look well! I’ll let you feast on the pictures of the front and back before I start complaining. And here’s the back. If you knew my husband, you’d know that after God and …

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Jul 10

Books on Monday – The Fussy Cut Sampler

I’m sorry I missed the fourth Monday of last month, but July is a new month so here we are – back to Books on Monday! Today we are looking at The Fussy Cut Sampler: 48 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Fabrics by Nichole Ramirez and Elisabeth Woo. The link below is an Amazon Affiliate link …

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Jul 07

Shipshewana Quilt Festival 3 – More Appliqué Than You’ll Ever See Me Do

This time we will look at some gorgeous appliqué quilts. And, as the title says, you will never see me do this much appliqué in one quilt or over a lifetime, unless something drastically changes. This first one is actually an in the hoop project from The Hoop Sisters. It is Sew and Seeds by …

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Jul 06

Shipshewana Quilt Festival 2 – More Winners

Here are a few more quilts from the Winners’ Circle at the Shipshewana Quilt Festival. Not all of these won ribbons, but they were located in the car museum that also housed the Winner’s Circle. There were two of these Gingerbread Village quilts. This one is by Patricia Welsh of Anderson, IN. It was quilted …

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Jul 05

Fourth of July Sew-In Results

Most of the weekend I sort of avoided sewing. I know that part of the reason for that was the project I really needed to be working on – the t-shirt quilt. I had done one block already and all the t-shirts were fused and trimmed but… so not excited to do this. Yesterday, I …

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Jul 03

Q3 Finish-Along Goals (or suggestions)

Now that the second quarter is behind us, it is time for me to decide what it is I’m hoping to finish this quarter. I usually pick five things or so. This year I’ve finished two each quarter, which honestly feels like a lot. Here are my goals for this quarter: Finish my husband’s t-shirt …

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Jun 30

Shipshewana Quilt Festival 1 – Fangirling

Last Friday, three friends and I went to the Shipshewana Quilt Festival. This was the second time that Carolyn and I have gone down for the day. Amy and Stephanie joined us this year and a good time was had by all. There will be a few posts on this trip over the next couple …

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Jun 30

The Craftsy Class Sale

The Craftsy Class Event is going on now, as long as you are reading this before July 4, 2017, 11:59 Mountain Time. And, yes, that says all the classes are under $20. (The fine print from Craftsy: *Not valid for classes from our special Startup Library series or classes from our partner, The Great Courses. Offer …

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May 22

Books on Monday – New York Beauties & Flying Geese

Books on Monday kind of snuck up on me this month, probably because this is the earliest date that can be the fourth Monday of the month. Sigh. Anyway, today we are looking at New York Beauties & Flying Geese: 10 Dramatic Quilts, 27 Pillows, 31 Block Patterns by Carl Hentsch. Yes, the link below is …

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May 13

Surrounded by Happy Scraps Is a Finish!

I have my first finish for the second quarter in the 2017 Finish-Along! This is also the third finish for the year, and all finishes have been quilts that are couch sized or more! Whee! Here is Surrounded by Happy Scraps as held up by my husband and son-in-law. Just to recap so I can …

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