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Inspiration

Some of you may remember this quilt, made by my mom, from Em's blog when it was first being madeHow cute it that? She brought it out to my house to have it quilted by the same quilter who did my NY Beauty last month. I just picked it up, and it is super cute! love those googly eyes on that one block.Thought I would share what else inspires me this week, here are some of my favorites from blogs I follow.Check out the quilt that makes up the background on Ailsa's blog. The saturation of color and print is so...

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Simple Sundays

Don't you love a weekend day when you just stay home and putter? the boys and I spent much of our Sunday in the Sewing/Play room.H. was very busy writing his book on South American Rainforest animalsthe pictures were adorable and he wrote a little factoid about each, such as "Anacondas do not have venom, they constrict their victim". Yes, he actually wrote that. You can imagine the conversations we have. He is never not thinking about animals. "Mom, what is your favorite marsupial?"C., when he wasn't setting up wars between pirate ships, was alternately cooking for his baby...

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Saturday Sampler #2

Busy week. I haven't posted much, but been visiting other blogs. There are so many inspiring projects going on out there!I picked up one of my UFO's to work on:I started these fans last spring and was interrupted by another project with a deadline for a class. The palette started with this collection:these fabrics are just so darn cute! I added bunches of scraps (lots of Sweetwater, plus dots and more) and voila! A way scrappy quilt filled with adorable prints and happy colors.I have been in the mood to dig, so I am rearranging some plants in my...

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Pink and Orange: Palette Play

I am taking a break from my bikini quilt while I decide how to border it. I have to start getting ready for the classes I am teaching starting in October. Hopefully enough people will sign up so that they actually take place!One of the quilts is a sampler called "Color my World" by Project House 360 Patterns. I didn't make the shop sample, so I am starting from scratch...these are the fabrics I picked out. The picture makes them all look a bit yellowish, but it's pink, orange and blue and green, all in popsicle-like shades. They are...

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Saturday Sampler

Lookie! I sewed it up today. What do you think? I feel like it needs something to frame it, but not sure what to do for borders. Any Ideas? Maybe turn it on point and add corners...This is the first project I have made with solids. Can you believe it? It was a bit of a challenge for me because I love lots of pattern, lots of scraps....but I am happy with it.This came in my mail today:My monthly solids club pack from Pink Chalk (blue this month, a favorite), a garden mag (fun bedtime reading) and the newsletter...

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This ‘n That

In My Mailbox:I received this early birthday present from my mother-in-law today. She is very talented at stained glass, she made this window for me to put in a mirror frame/candle holder I have. The candles sit behind the glass (I haven't put them in yet). Isn't this beautiful? she does something like heat the glass, cool it, break it, then heat it again on top of another piece...On My Lap:here is another peek at my Reunion Charm quilt! I have finished quilting it and and now binding, so excited to show you the finish, maybe this weekend. Lots...

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Sixteen points in the middle!

Today is September 3, and that means that the blog hop giveaway has a winner....Audrey, of Hot Pink Quilts, is the winner of the two "oh, deer" charm packs. Congratulations!I have to admit I was surprised and excited by how many people participated in the blog hop. I started out trying to respond to every comment, but got overwhelmed! I apologize if you didn't hear back from me, I love every comment and thank you for visiting my blog. Welcome, especially to all the new members!I finished my second monthly Mariner's Compass Block! Can you say Sixteen Points in...

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Introducing….

The Members' GalleryI want to do something new for the month of September. You will notice I rearranged the furniture a bit on the site. I added a left column, including the members (Lovers) of this blog and a Members' Gallery.If you are a Lover (or become a Lover) of this blog, you are invited to add your project to the Gallery. The theme for September is Paper-Foundation piecing. If you would like to show off a bit, send me an e-mail that includes a photo of your finished quilt, top or w.i.p., along with your name as it...

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and Flowers

This week I have been working on my second monthly compass block.I have one fourth of it completed:I started this as an interval project last month, making my first block when I was in limbo between projects and deciding what to start next. I made progress on the rest of this block today and will share when it is completed. I am loving the fabrics and colors (did you notice that gold piece has chicken wire?)And, Flowers. My garden has felt neglected since I started blogging, the weather got hot, and I turned my focus to quilts. To pay...

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Something old, Something New

I cannot believe how many people have stopped by this blog since the beginning of the blog hop!I have been responding to comments for two days straight and it has been so much fun to hear all of the things that people are doing as their new experiences!Thank you for visiting my blog, I am trying my best to respond to comments and look at your blogs, too.I am really excited that tons of people said that their "something new" this month was trying paper piecing. I absolutely love paper, or foundation, piecing! You can do such amazing things...

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