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I’ve wandered away from my plan of sharing the tutorials I bookmark and then have too many of to make. I’m trying to get back to that, with a few quilt-y ones:

 

Improvised patchwork tutorial from Completely Cauchy

Framed fussy-cut blocks from Kate Conklin Designs

Do. Good Stitches blocks from Texas Freckles

 

 

Previous attempts at sorting through my list of tutorials: Getting Organized, Napkins and Such, the original (read: random) post

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One of my (many, many) ideas I considered for my month of my bee was to make square in square blocks, destined for some sort of floating non-grid layout like Ashley’s (Film in the Fridge) Greenfield Hill Quilt I ended up going in a different direction for the bee – but here are some of the quilts I looked to for inspiration.

1. denyse schmidt greenfield hill quilt top, 2. animal sherbet squares quilt, 3. Squares Front, 4. Pink and Brown square quilt, 5. { bento box quilt }, 6. strawberries & champagne baby quilt, 7. Pretty square quilt, 8. Lemon Squares Front, 9. Red and Aqua Square in a Square Quilt, 10. Georgia’s Quilt, 11. Hadley’s Quilt Front, 12. hip to be square 3, 13. what a bunch of squares14. Not available15. Not available16. Not available

 

 

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Starry, starry night…

I’m toying with ideas for my month in my bee, and I — of course — have too many ideas. One of them involves stars, so I went trolling through flickr. I’m not sure why I thought this would help me narrow down my choices – but, at least I decided to share some of the beautiful stars I found with all of you:


1. DQS #9 – Front, 2. Curly Boy’s Roundabout – 4 blocks, 3. dqs7 received, 4. Purple Passion Star quilt, 5. Kitty stars baby quilt, 6. Mini Lone Star, 7. mini three: ice star, 8. Fab 12 Stars, 9. Eight Pointed Star Quilt, 10. Amy’s Wonky Star Block, 11. Friendship Star – PTS4, 12. 60 BoS {15.60}

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Continuing my effort to pass my list of “some day I’ll make that” tutorials off to all of you.

 

I use cloth napkins: they feel  so civilized, and green, and I haven’t had to buy paper ones in years. I have a more than sufficient supply, but that doesn’t stop me from accumulating designs for more, and for napkin rings to go around them.

 

Fringed napkins from Purl Bee

Embroidered napkins from Design*Sponge

 

Reversible Napkin Rings from Craft

Autumn napkin rings from Heather Bailey

 

 

 

Happy crafting – and eating!

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Square in Square

I’ve been pulling out piles of fabric, thinking about quilt tops I could make. But I don’t have a clear inspiration, so I’m looking through my flickr favorites and delicious bookmarks.

mosaic on modern patchwork quilt photos - square in square patterns

1. WIPs-2, 2. Colored Planet Baby quilt, 3. trenton’s quilt, 4. Rectangles & Gray Lap Quilt, 5. modern munki munki martian quilt, 6. orange and olive quilt top

 

I think I’ve settled on a square in square pattern, and, thought I’d share some of the  inspiration with all of you.

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I doubt I’m alone in this, but I’ve been thinking about solids alot lately. My “Daydreaming” quilt – inspired by City Quilts –  still needs to be quilted – but I’ve been doodling more solids quilt ideas on envelop backs and the like. And, then, look what landed in my mail box for my Fresh Modern Bee II – some gorgeous colors and some black and white dots.

folded solid cottons and black and white polka dot fabrics for fresh modern bee II

And, did you know there’s a group on flickr that’s all solid quilts ? Here are a few inspiring examples:

mosaic of modern quilts with solid fabric

(Click through to flickr for the links to individual photos)

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