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23 – Projects Galore!, A new Tote, Life Happenings and a Bit about Batting

In no certain order: Two call ins this week – Kim and Charlene The Grandmothers Flower Monstrosity Grows out of its box I start a crazy quilting project at a crazy time and cut up some fabric that I was holding onto Started my Moda Bake Shop sample submission and working on that while I wait on the flannel backing to come in Worked on a dog agility ribbon holder and loved how the appliqué turned out A quick baby quilt was made for a co-worker My sixth anniversary was celebrated with a trip to Orlando I got a new job! My NYC trip gets solidified and my search for a Bed and Breakfast leads to...
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15 – Hexagons, Pinwheels, Survey Results and Upcoming Trips

Better photos of my quilted fabric bowl: Hexagon Playtime Results of trying out the MSQC Charm Square Pinwheel technique: Stocking up on batting Craft Store finds and Free Pattern Friday inspired a future project idea Planning some new land vacation trips – need tips on where to go in Asheville, NC and New York City! Quilting Survey Results Dog Food Information
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Photo Update of Projects & Such

All the flowers I’ve sewn together so far and some new petals I’m thread basting. I really like it. Such a fun project. The growing tower of layer cake squares. I’m cutting the yellow fabric now so that will slowly grow to the size of the blue eventually. The cheater wall-hanging panels and the Martelli Quilting Hoops I’ve been talking about in the podcast Some pre-cuts waiting to be shown some love one day!
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08 – Cruise, English Paper Piecing, a Quilters Survey, Finished Top

Lots and lots of stuff to talk about! Lakeland Sewing and Quilt Expo Purchase made of a quilting hoop Demoing Long Arms Cruise Highlights English Paper Piecing & thread basting Results of the Quilter’s Survey (100 Quilters Surveyed) 1. How many years have you been quilting?  Average response: 9.26 years 2. What skill level would you consider yourself?   48% Intermediate, 31% Confident Beginner, 11% Beginner, 9% Advanced, 1% Other 3. Please describe the type of space you use for quilting/sewing/crafting, I.E. – Separate room in your home; corner of the bedroom; sunroom… etc.    A majority had a separate room.   4. Do you produce a quilting podcast?   90% No, 7% Yes, 3% I’m...
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A Travel Project – English Paper Piecing

What travel projects do you take with you for quilting?  Comment and let me know!  I’m curious! I’ve got a cruise coming up in March and I know I’d go nuts if I didn’t have some sort of travel project to take with me when I have downtime.  I posted in the Big Tent Quilting forum to see what other things people took as quilting handwork and English Paper Piecing came up a few times along with Hand Applique projects.  My mom gave me a Hand Applique book for Christmas so I need to take another look at that too. I’ve put in an order for 600 die cut 1″ hexagon paper pieces from PaperPieces.com.  My...
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