Stitched By Me

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Tag Archives: free motion quilting

Butterfly Baby Quilt

One of the ladies that I work with is going to be a 1st time Grandmother this Easter week-end. About a month ago, I made the baby (grandma) a quilt. I decided on a square in a square layout because it would be quick, easy and pretty besides. Plus it only required 2 different fabrics. …

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Arizona Quilters Guild 2014 Quilt Show ~ Part 2

2014 AZ Quilt Show ~ Part 2 In my last post, I shared photos of some of my favorite quilts at this years Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show. Once I got all of the quilt photos that I wanted, I visited the vendors and did a little bit of shopping. I only bought a few …

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Arizona Quilters Guild 2014 Quilt Show ~ My Favorite Favorites

2014 AZ Quilt Show ~ Part 1 My Favorite Favorites This was the week end that the Arizona Quilters Guild held their annual quilt show. I went with the intention of coming home with lots of photos. I enjoy taking the time to admire the beautiful quilts while I am standing in front of them, …

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Do You Love Thread?

Do you love thread? Do you love fabric? Do you love tutorials? Do you love creative inspiration? If you answered yes to even one of these questions, you are going to LOVE Leslie’s blog,  MarveLes Art Studios. I found her blog a couple of years ago and it is one that I visit regularly. Leslie’s …

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Hand Dyed Winding Ways Table Runner

Every time I see a photo of a winding ways quilt, I want to make one. I am getting closer to doing just that, after doing some sample blocks first. Since the piecing for the Winding Ways block must be precise, I wanted to be sure that the pieces were also cut precisely. I bought …

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Just Checking In…

I can’t believe it has been a full month since I made a blog post. It isn’t that I don’t have anything to blog about. I have been doing SO MUCH to blog about that I just didn’t take/make the time to actually blog about any of it. Hopefully, I will catch you up on …

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UFO Finish!!! My Poinsettia Wall Quilt

I made my first photo entry into Tanesha’s   UFO Finish Along on Flickr. The Poinsettia wall quilt was started in a private class in the fall of 2011. My friend, Carole, saw the original quilt on display in a local quilt shop.  Carole tracked down the designer/maker of the quilt (Betty Hahn) and asked …

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Reporting In for First Week of March-A-Long

During the month of March, Darla, over at Scientific Quilter Podcast and blog is hosting a Quilty March-A-Long. This is a 15 minute per day challenge to do something quilty each day. At the end of each week, she invites us to report our challenge results on her blog, which will then qualify participants to …

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Playing with the Hearts Template Set on my Baby Lock Tiara

Last week, I was able to use a 50% coupon at my LQS to purchase this set of concentric hearts quilting templates. This was the last set they had on the wall. They are by Creative Grids.  When I went to their website to look for design suggestions, I could not find any information on …

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Practicing on My Babylock Tiara

When I first brought my new Babylock Tiara home in early December, it was noisy.  After a moment or so of stitching, it would start to make a clackety, clunkety noise. If I adjusted the tensions, it would sound better, but the stitches looked terrible.  I would continue adjusting tension until the stitches looked good …

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