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Possibly the most cheerful quilt Ive ever worked on and the timing

Possibly the most cheerful quilt Ive ever worked on and the timing

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Possibly the most cheerful quilt I've ever worked on and the timing couldn'

Looking ahead realistically, this project and the black blocks project will probably be all I'll have time to finish off this year. I'll have some fun ...

So fun! Fictitious Madeleine and I learned a lot and had loads of fun, dropping all projects to work on this sweet challenge.

So, I have nine blocks quilted and a lot more to quilt. I hope to work on it a little everyday this week and perhaps finish it in time to take to ...

The last thing I want to work on is making more of the Joyful Jumble blocks. I am making these blocks only using scraps. This book, Quirky Little Quilts by ...

It's really fun, and I'm excited to do more of them. I'm really gonna like this quilt.

The next step is to add the embellishments. I will be adding loads of buttons for the flower centres. And probably quite a few Yo-Yos as well.

I didn't follow Melissa's pattern completely. I decided to go with two colors in the background. I knew that teal was going to be a bit strong so ...

You've just quilted a quilt. You're probably already dreaming about your next one. Only thing is, you still need to bind that beauty!

This, dear friends, was a LOT of sewing — whew! But it was fun, and it's probably my most favorite scrap quilt ever!

Is it cheerful enough for you? I love it. It's going to go at the foot of my bed. And I know it's going to make me smile every time I go ...

I came across it while I was searching for something else, quite a happy find. I have started the process by stabilising the centre block ...

The book project I am working on is Joyful Jumble. I have 16 of the 42 blocks finished. I am slowly making these blocks, just a few at a time, ...

It has been SO long since I have done a blog post! Wow... October of last year! Can you believe it? I hope you can forgive me. Read More

It's been a great day at happy stitcher manor. The sun has been following me all around the house all day. I had the best time ever longarm quilting my ...

Using those prior settings, I was able to dive into quilting loops onto my baby size Tango Quilt after just a few small adjustments. Victory!!

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3. My post titled Unexpected, back in April, told about my experience with falling and breaking my wrist. No fun at all! But I sure appreciated my bloggy ...

Amy Butler Tote – I bought this fabric and pattern a few years ago after seeing the fabric at Quilt Market but have never made it.

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Valerie Quilt

So the photo above is a quilt i've been working on. I actually finished this the other night and will be sharing it soon along with a free pattern because I ...

... entire quilt, I do think I would replace the print with something more scale-appropriate…and possibly read the listings a little bit better next time to ...

Gearing up Quilt

Detail of Pam's border that mixes prints with my naturally dyed solids. Inspired by Pam's

I'm still working out the pattern and I'll probably change my mind a few more times before I start sewing, but I'm so excited to see how this cheerful ...

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Perhaps I'll get time to make a few more and create a whole set of birdie coasters. They'd make a fun Christmas gift, don't you think?

Look at all of those delicious crinkles that could only come from Pam's hand quilting!

Courthouse Steps Blocks – You might recognize these blocks from my most recent block exchange in December. Because we overcut the last row of logs, ...

Don't even ask me what I will do with my play time effort! I may add another border and then place it in a frame or possibly just square it off and ...

This book oozes beautiful eye candy. I spend a lot of time looking at quilting books and patterns and was blown away by how pretty all of the quilts are in ...

Michael Michalski, detail, "Cosmic ...

Mini Medallion is the only mini quilt in the book. Truthfully I wanted to make this block a quilt block but it's a little more time intensive so I kept it a ...

This quilt took about 12 bobbins and 12 hours to quilt (which was most of my free time this week) and I am so happy with the results!

This will make tummy time way more fun! I probably have enough fabric scraps and velcro to make this without having to purchase anything! Love that!

We can't wait until the next get together! Until then – Happy Quilting and Sewing!

... quilt show with my pal, Linda, we went to a JoAnn's store, which I hardly ever get to do (which is probably a good thing), and I bought this book there:

I made the ties extra long so they wrap around my waist and tie in the front. Of course they are red polka dots, right? I used the thinnest batting I have, ...

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This quilt took about 12 bobbins and 12 hours to quilt (which was most of my free time this week) and I am so happy with the results!

Custom sized jelly roll quilt? Here is the magic formula I use! Works every

Today don't forget to hop over to my friend Deb Tucker's blog. Wait until you see what she has done with her quilt, New Beginnings! Read More

If you have lots of excess batting and backing, start by trimming it down so it's manageable. Then use rulers for a more precise trim that leaves everything ...

Match your strip to the print you want it sewn next to, I matched all my strips at the same time

We can't wait until the next get together! Until then – Happy Quilting and Sewing!

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I really enjoyed this knit that took me a long time in the heat of summer. The colours were fun and the joy of self-striping yarn is that, ...

I plan on hanging this piece in a prominent place where I will see it every single day. It makes me happy whenever I look at it.

I had a lot of fun making the corners and probably over stressed what square blocks to use in them. I really wanted something that could include a fussy cut ...

This is the first time I have been part of a worldwide sew-along and it has been a really interesting journey so far. I feel more confident in different ...

Choosing my lights and darks was fun, I probably spent too much time on this but I'm happy with the outcome.

Quilting pebbling on a Grace Qnique Longarm

Now it is time for another Giveaway! I have so much more fabric that I can ever use that I am happy to share!

Family Medicine

Sal and I want to thank you so much for your generous and kind gift of the sewing machine. I cleaned it out and oiled everything that looked like metal on ...

Now it is just lunch time…what to do, what to do… start some new projects! Perhaps, a few more pillows, or bibs, or perfect my chicken-feed-bag-trash-can… ...

I am getting to the place where I really want start putting the top together. Just one more month of blocks then it will be time to start constructing the ...

... so sweet and happy to be a part of the shoot, the curation of rugs was seriously to die for. I probably spent the most time at this stop (surprise!)

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Click here for Kaye's tutorial to make the quilt.

But I guess what I am most excited about is seeing everyone's versions. What fabrics they have chosen. There are so many people that are joining in on the ...

I still have so many scraps to use up, I decided to make this one to help with that — it should be quick and easy, so surely I can manage it.

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It's probably a good thing that I don't have a lot of time to

Now it is time for another Giveaway! I have so much more fabric that I can ever use that I am happy to share!

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I am probably going to be doing more sewing for me in the coming seasons. I need a rest from sewing for other people and I'm feeling like I am the “ ...

My good friend Joan at Maple Leaf Quilters did the quilting for me. I picked a nice big swirly design to soften out all the angles of the squares.

This is the most technically challenging quilt I've ever made, and (probably related) has taken the most time ...

Quilting Time in Dixie

... I'm definitely interested in this and I'm buying this class.' It's going to take a whole lot more people to earn the same amount of money,” she said.

Here is a fun round robin quilt project that is suitable for guilds or quilting friends. We successfully ran this some years ago in our local guild, ...

I'm going to hand quilt this one – probably very s.l o.w.l.y, but it's the only way to do it justice. Hooray for happy hexies!

If you would like to design your own quilt – Just let me know! I would love to help you!

It's also veeeery fluffy and relatively easy to work with when quilting. Wool will never get fold lines or creases, even after months of being ...

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Finally, quilts don't use a zipper, which is a surprisingly heavy component of a sleeping bag.

She designs a variety of home goods and apparel from scarves, quilts, napkins, coasters, to table runners and more.

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I am probably going to be doing more sewing for me in the coming seasons. I need a rest from sewing for other people and I'm feeling like I am the “ ...

I have been collecting novelty fabrics for a long time - or call them I-Spy fabrics - which are great when fussy cut as a feature fabric.

I decided just to sew a few leaf blocks this month for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge garden quilt. I will probably make a few more of both of these blocks in ...

This is really the perfect time of year to enjoy this fuzzy, snuggly yarn. I probably wouldn't have bought it for myself but having knit with it, ...

Plus, our easy-pieced blocks make it quick and simple to create fun repeatable patterns for sew many possibilities!

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This was a fun exercise. I remember doing these exercises in junior high art classes and it was always fun. I ran out of time ...

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