2018 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop

I can’t believe that we are at the final week of the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop! It has been a fantastic few weeks of meeting so many talented quilters. And now, it is finally my turn to say hello!

But first, I want to give a big thank you to our hosts

If you head over to any of their blogs, you can enter to win some wonderful prizes.

Life is so very Good!

Hi! I’m Tracy, and I am from Arizona where it seldom snows, and quilts are more for show than for necessity. I blog because whether it is quilting, crochet, sewing, or baking, I enjoy having a place to share my creative passions.

I am a very social person. I truly do love being with others and basking in the light they shine all about them. I can think of no better way to spend a morning or afternoon than with a friend sewing or creating something beautiful together.

When I thought about what I wanted to share with you today, I knew it had to be a few of my favorite quilts that I have made with my friends, either in person or online.

Farmer’s Wife Quilt

I have a friend who assured me that we could not call ourselves true quilters until we had made a Farmer’s Wife Quilt.  Lol!  Well, I guess I am officially a quilter now!

Pins and Stripes-

I have a niece and several online readers who wanted to learn to Quilt. I designed this Pins and Stripes quilt along to teach them the basics of quilting. It was so fun to answer their questions and watch their quilting skills bloom!

Long Time Gone Quilt-

This quilt was a double dose of quilty fun. I joined a Long Time Gone Quilt Along online, and then a friend of mine said she had joined along as well! We had so much fun sharing techniques and finished quilts:)

The Splendid Sampler

This was an adventure in Quilting online with 50,000 other like minded quilters! Some of us were more experienced than others, but it didn’t matter at all. I met some wonderful people and learned that I really like embroidery on my quilts:)

Mystery Quilt Along

My online friend Cindy @ In a Stitch Quilting and I started a unique Mystery QAL.  It is unique in that the FABRIC is the same for all of the quilters, but the PROJECT is left to whatever you, the quilter decides. It is really fun seeing how the other quilters are using the same fabric you are!

The Be-Attitudes Quilt

This is my current, in person, QAL. I quilt with a good friend of mine every Wednesday. She always has such fun ideas for quilts to make, and I’m always willing to join along. This quilt is no exception.

I am sewing mine with a bright color pallet for a class room while my friend is sewing hers in the warmer muted tones that match her home.

Isn’t it fun to see the difference color makes? They both are beautiful and we are having such a good time:)

What has been your favorite QAL? I would love to hear about it!

1.  Have an extra sewing machine on hand for a friend to sew along beside you. ❤️ — How many machines do you have in your sewing room? I actually have six machines and use each one for different purpose. Hey, we don’t just have one cutting knife in the kitchen, do we?:)

  • My main stay Juki 2010Q for piecing
  • An old Pfaff for the zig zag that the Juki does not have
  • A Janome 9500 that I am babying for the embroidery feature
  • An Imagine serger
  • A Singer Featherweight for travel sewing
  • A Gammill Long Arm quilting machine.

2.  You do not have to point out your mistakes.  If a point is off, or you had to piece the fabrics together for enough fabric to finish, it’s okay!  We won’t even see it.  Enjoy the beauty of the 99% you did get right!

I have so enjoyed meeting you today! I hope you will take a few moments and visit the other wonderful bloggers in this week’s blog hop as well.

Tracy @It’s a T-Sweets Day! —That’s me:)

Joni @For the Love of Thread.

Cherie B. @Cherie’s Quilting Journey Blog

Cindy K. @Gray Barn Designs

Karen @The Quilt Rambler.

Sarah @9658 Textiles

Terri @Meanderings Along Lizard Creek

Liz @Savor Every Stitch

I am sure you and I are going to be great Quilting friends. Please feel free to click the follow button and join the fun!

121 thoughts on “2018 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop

  1. You’re so right about the No. 2 Tip. Why is it that quilters feel they have to ‘own up’ to every tiny imperfection, I wonder. Are they afraid someone will nitpick and point it out? We’re all much nicer than that, surely 🙂
    Lovely post, and fun to revisit some of your earlier quilts.

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    1. Thank you Kate! I think you might have hit the nail on the head here. Maybe they are afraid we are going nit pick—I agree, we are much, much nicer than that!❤️❤️. I actually think a little error on a quilt, shows that a real person worked on and loved it😊❤️

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  2. Of course there is a ‘need’ to own more than one sewing machine. We love each one for its own contribution to our creative journey. I stopped trying to be prefect some time ago so my quilts do not have to be perfect. The imperfections are what make them unique and crafted with love.

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by and commenting on my blog today! I’m glad to have a fellow multiple machine owner understand that need for different stitches and functions. Those who are new to sewing, or who do not sew at all, just don’t get it! :). I hope you have a wonderful day today! ❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog today and leaving a comment:). I agree with you about the patriotic feel to the Pins and Stripes quilt. It is a wonderfully fun pattern and tutorial. I hope you will give it a try sometime😊. Once again, thank you for dropping by. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!❤️❤️

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    1. Hi Cindy!
      Thank you for your comment today:). You can’t go wrong with a nice Bernina machine. The 145 has quite a few fun stitches and is a work horse of a machine! —I’m glad you liked the Pins and Stripes quilt:). It really is a wonderful beginners quilt. Once again, thank you for dropping by, and I hope you have a wonderful day!❤️❤️

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  3. I haven’t participated in a Quilt A Long yet – but hope to in the future. You made it look so fun! How many sewing machines? 4 – two older Janome – one my grandmother gave me in the early ’90’s when they were produced under the name New Home. I have these as spares and for sharing when friends come over to sew, a newer travel Janome from the Red Heart series around 2008, and last year I purchased my “big girl” New Horizon Janome. I also have an A1 Quilting Machine longarm circa 2005.

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    1. Hi Karen:). Thank you so much for dropping by my blog today! You totally should try a Quilt Along, they are so much fun! You meet so many wonderful people with your same interests. — You sound like a you are a Janome girl. I have a Janome as well, but my 9500 is totally jealous of your Horizon!! As far as Longarms go, not everyone has the space for these monstrous machines, but they are so worth it if you do:)

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    1. You’ve got me beat Karla! We really do need machines for our sewing businesses. I would LOVE to try a Babylock Gold someday. I’m jealous:). And a summer project with a young teenager is a wonderful way to spend the break❤️. I’m sure you will have sew much fun!!!

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      1. I have really enjoyed sewing with the Babylock Gold- got a great purchase price for it. I have 4 baby locks and 3 Viking machines- one being a serger. I’m thinking about buying a long arm but have no room for it!☹️

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  4. So nice to find your blog on the hop. Your quilts are gorgeous and your enthusiasm is wonderful! I agree that one of the great joys of quilting is sharing it with others, either in the making or in the giving of quilts.

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  5. Hi, Tracy! This was so fun to read. I love your Pinstripes quilt for beginners— a great idea to teach people together. I have two sewing machines: one at home and one at my cabin. I also have a serger that I haven’t used in years and think I should either sell it or start using it. Enjoy your week of the NQBBH!

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    1. Hello Tracie!

      Thank you so much for dropping by and commenting on my blog today:). I can’t think of a better place to sew than at a cabin. I can just picture the friends, food, and creative projects all in one place😊.

      I hope you have a wonderful day today! Thank you once again for your kind comment.❤️❤️

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    1. Hi Betty!

      Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment today! You are so SWEET! — I really do know what you mean about our own errors jumping out to us. But I really don’t notice the mistakes in someone else’s quilt. I just see a beautiful quilt made with time, talent, and love.❤️. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!

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  6. What a fun blog hop, I’m going to do a little hopping and meet some new folks I hope! When the girls were home, we had quite a stable of machines, but not so much anymore. I have Ms. Necchi, who does all my main sewing, Girl #2’s Janome under the table for emergencies, my Bernette serger and Granny, which is my Grandma’s 1954 Necchi. It needs a motor tune up, but has the best straight stitch in the world. I would like to get it upstairs and use it more. I also have my MIL’s old machine, but it doesn’t work, so I don’t count it. 😄

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    1. I don’t know that I have ever met Ms. Necchi! Maybe a picture or two would be nice to see someday:). It sounds like both of our Janomes are the emergency team. I am going to have to go online and look at a 1954 Necchi. Those old machines really did know how to stitch a straight line😊❤️

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  7. What a fantastic post, Tracy! I’ve enjoyed getting to know you better and to see all of your lovely quilts. Given the ones you’ve made, Farmer’s Wife included, you are definitely officially a quilter. So many beauties! I agree that different color ways are fun to see with quilts. My favorite QAL? Oh dear, it’s hard to choose. I have to admit, my current QAL with two friends, Gypsy Wife, is a current favorite; but really, I like them all! Thanks for sharing this post!

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    1. Hi Wendy!
      I’m so happy you enjoyed my little introductory post. I really appreciate you dropping by and leaving a comment❤️. That Farmer’s Wife Quilt has such fond memories of the times I spent sewing along with my friend. —As far as your QAL Gypsy Wife goes, I’m so jealous! I have the pattern and even the fabric, but I have not had the time to get started. Maybe next year…. I seem to say that a lot! Lol😊

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  8. Thanks for sharing all your colourful quilts with us. I love the selection of machines you have. I have 4 featherweights and a small simple machine for my 6 year granddaughter…She loves to use it when she visits.
    I was a participant in the hop last week and hope your enjoy this experience as much as I did. Linda cozy-quilts.ca

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    1. Hi Linda!
      Thank you so much for your kind comment today. I am having such a SWEET time meeting and talking with so many fellow quilt lovers! I remember your Canadian quilt from last week. I loved it!
      I was tickled to read that you have a small simple machine for your grand daughter to sew on when she visits. That is the VERY BEST kind of QAL there is! You are a good grandma:)
      Thank you once again for dropping by. I am so happy to have met you❤️

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  9. You sure have made some beautiful quilts, enjoyed seeing them. And your quiltalong looks just great ! Will have to try out your pins and stripes pattern !

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    1. Hello Eileen!

      I am so happy to meet you! Thank you for your kind compliments❤️❤️ I would LOVE to have you try my Pins and Stripes pattern. If you started in the next few weeks, you could easily have it finished this season. Yea!

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  10. Nice to meet you. You have made some wonderful quilts. I’ve wanted to make that be-attitudes quilt one day. I like the brighter colors too.

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    1. It’s nice to meet you too, Kathy! The Be-Attitudes quilt has really been so sew much fun to make😊. I have especially enjoyed sewing with a friend. You might want to invite one of your friends to join you. Friends sure keep you motivated!
      Thank you for dropping by today. I hope your day is as SWEET as you!

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  11. My favorite was @mmmquilts, the FreeFall QAL – I think. I became closer to a few of our new quilt bloggers from last year and how that community evolved. It has been quite fun. I love that you do a mystery QAL with a friend in person – so much fun.

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  12. I’ve got to queue up a Farmer’s Wife quilt so I’m official! I’m only sporting 2 sewing machines but hope to have a 221 someday so I can lug it around. *grins*
    It is hard not to point out mistakes but hard core quilters will certainly notice them.

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    1. Hi Tami!
      Thank you so much for dropping by and commenting on my blog! I love that the 221 is called a “Feather Weight” when it does feel a bit like lugging around the kitchen sink! Lol:)😊. As far as those “hard core quilters” go, I have never really liked them much anyway! They can go to their quilt shows and hold their noses up all by themselves while we smile and enjoy the beauty all around us .
      Really, my experience is that quilters are the nicest of people. A friend of mine, named Kate, just commented that “Perfection is for the Almighty. The rest of us just do our best”. I couldn’t agree more❤️
      Thank you once again for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderfully SWEET rest of your day!

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  13. We just got a Singer featherweight to add to our machine collection…all usable but some vintage. Love to follow a lot of QAL’s but I have not stitched any of them yet.

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    1. Hi Teri!

      Thank you for dropping by and commenting on my blog today:). You are going to love your new featherweight❤️. I have one and love the look, the convenience, and the beautiful stitch. You might want to use it when you start joining along with your QAL fun!

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  14. Thanks for an interesting show and tell. I think all of your quilts are bright and cheerful. Whichever machine I am currently using is my favorite but I have many. I parted with two I wish I’d kept. I know one is being well loved and still in my family. The other is no longer in my orbit. Making quilts are not perfect but they are made with love.

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    1. Hi Rochelle!
      Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog today:). I totally understand that feeling of wanting to keep my old machines in the family! I don’t know what it is about those machines….I think they must become like part a part of us as we spend so much time with them creating beautiful things. I’m glad one of yours is still in your “orbit”❤️❤️

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  15. Hi Tracy. I’ve really enjoyed checking your posts and love the photos of your quilts. Good to hear your wrist is feeling better! I love QAL and am just pulling fabric to do Tish in Wonderland’s Fireburst QAL. You see each QAL I do or want to do is my favorite. At the moment I have 4 machines in my sewing room, 3 Different Janomes and a Pfaff Grand Quilter on a Grace longarm frame. We are downsizing so I am unfortunately selling the Pfaff and one of the Janomes. It saddens me because it’s like parting with a child when they head to college. 😉

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment today! I know what you mean by loving each QAL as I am participating in them. I am going to have to head over to Tish’s site and check out her next one:)

      Oh! I feel for you in the downsize. Those longarms take up so much space! I’m sure you are sad to see it go. The Janomes seem to be the machine of choice today. I really do like mine too.

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  16. I love your pin and stripe!
    I am a beginner quilter, and I have only one machine (yet?).
    But maybe I understand better why so many quilter-bloggers can work on several projects at the same time!
    I am currently quilting one and have lots of ideas to start my next top but… the simple idea to change the thread, the foot, the tension on my machine… i’d rather finish the current work in progress!
    I haven’t participated in any QALs

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    1. Welcome to the Quilting world! There are no nicer people out there😊❤️. One machine is where we all start, but I warn you, Quilting is a wonderful addiction. You will have a collection of machines before you know it!❤️❤️

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  17. I love your tips; I have 2 machines and the only QAL (and thus my favorite) was the one my mother and I had together because we live so far apart. I love your Be-Attitudes quilt!

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    1. Hi Debby! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog today. You are so SWEET! 2 sewing machines are perfect. One for you and one for a friend:). —Quilting Along with your mother from a distance is a wonderful way to keep connected. Way to go!!😊👍🏻

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  18. Hi Tracy,
    Waaaaa, I don’t want it to be the final week of the hop. But I am so glad to be reading your intro today!! I didn’t realize you are from Arizona! Oh my, not only have you shared great quilts but Pins and Stripes for beginners – how fab is that?! I need to feature that on my blog at some point, if you don’t mind (I try to share Saturday tutorial posts). And your Splendid Sampler – so many beautiful blocks and it came together so well. OMG – I love your reasoning for having six sewing machines!! LOVE and ADORE it – and I’m going to use that excuse myself soon. HAHA! Oh, we don’t have to point out our mistakes? I did not realize that. Even when they are GLARING and I cannot focus on anything else?? Hmm. I’ll have to think and work on that tip for sure. My favorite QAL has been yours – truly the Fluffer Nutter experience was the best. I even LOVE how I quilted it and I’ve forgotten about the couple of mistakes. heehee ~smile~ Roseanne
    P.S. I have only three machines so I can buy a few to catch up – right?!

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    1. Oh Roseanne! You always bring a smile and a chuckle to my reading!❤️😊. I would be honored to have you feature my Pins and Stripes tutorial in your blog! Thank you very much❤️. —If you feel the need to catch up on the sewing machine race, I think it is time to go the store and bring home a new machine or two or three. Come on! You deserve it:)! — as far as glaring mistakes go… if they really are glaring, my dear, you won’t need to point them out. We will see them and love you for being human❤️. —And best of all, you enjoyed the Mystery Quilt Along:). I did too! I loved seeing the creative ideas that one fabric can inspire. Life is so very, very good! Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Roseanne! I’m so glad we are friends❤️

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  19. I have really only participated in a few quilt alongs. Only 1 that I fully completed the quilt. Happy Quilting Melissa has a quilt along and I made a Christmas quilt last fall and winter following her pattern. I love how my quilt turned out.

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    1. Hi Danette!
      Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment on my blog today:). I think Christmas Quilts are so much fun to make with all of the fun Christmas motifs. Your quilt sounds like it was the perfect first finished Quilt Along quilt!

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  20. I love your idea for a mystery QAL, same fabric different patterns. I’m a big fan of love the fabrics you work with and the will work in almost any quilt. You are a quilter after my own heart, a love for sampler quilts 🙂 With three machines I’m always prepared for sewing company. I love sewing company so much, I drafted my husband into quilting. It’s been great getting to read more about you.

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    1. Hi Tish!
      The Mystery Quilt Along is a very low key QAL. The fabric is used however way the quilter wants. I use mine kind of like an I-Spy by adding a little bit to everything. It is so easy to do because I am a very “scrappy” quilter anyway:). We would love to have you join along sometime!

      As far as quilting with friends, I would LOVE to hear more about how you enlisted your husband in the fun:). While my husband is very supportive of my quilting, he stays about as far away from the quilt room as possible! LoL!

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  21. Love those scrappy sampler quilts of yours, and the bright, happy, colours in them. As for sewing machines…5, although one is a serger that I can’t thread. Was thrilled to have a spare when my travelling sewing machine misbehaved at a retreat.

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    1. Hi Ann!
      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog today. I’m glad you liked my scrappy sampler quilts. I find that a sampler is like making a cute little quilt with each block. Every one is so very beautiful on its own. Sometimes I am a bit sad once I put them all together because then the blocks kind of all blend together. — As far as sewing machines go, I had to smile at your unthreaded serger:). I finally splurged on a self threading machine. It makes life sew much easier! And yes, I also totally get you about the gratitude of having a spare machine when your go to machine has to go to the repair shop. We quilters are always so prepared!

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    1. Hi Michelle! I’m glad you like the Pins and Stripes quilt. It is a very in depth tutorial on how to quilt. My very talented quilting friend followed along and loved it as well, so I am sure it is good for all quilting lovers! —. As far as QALs go, you really know how to win my heart! That Mystery QAL was really a fun one! I really enjoy sewing along with you:)!

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  22. This is the first year I’ve participated in some QAL. I did Roseanne’s Regatta QAL and had a good time with it. The best part is that it was go at your own pace and she is giving up plenty time to finish. I am also doing a BOM with my quilt club here in town but since we are just in May it’s not finished yet. I am enjoying seeing everyone’s blocks each month in their different color ways. It’s very interesting.

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    1. Hi Cherie!
      It sounds like you are having a fun time with Roseanne’s QAL. Isn’t it fun to see how everyone’s block is the same, but the different colors still create a beautiful quilt? I also like the friendships and memories a QAL creates.

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    1. Hi Melody!
      I am so glad you like my Be-Attitudes Quilt:). I am giving this to a friend who is a teacher. Won’t it be perfect in a classroom?❤️. —As far as machines go, I say the more people in the sewing room the better! Three machines sounds fun to me:)😊

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  23. There is only one machine set up at a time in my sewing area. There just isn’t any room for any more. Which is OK. If I had more machines out, that would mean more projects, and more messes at each one. I don’t point out my mistakes because everything I make is perfect!! lol !!

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    1. Hi Janet!

      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog today:). Maybe I should put a few of my machines in a box in the attic just to keep all of the many sewing projects I have down to a minimum! Great idea:)! — And I really need to take a few quilting lessons from you, perfect quilts are few and far between at my house. Lol😊❤️

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  24. I enjoyed your Blog…I love your rabbit panels! Not something on my bucket list, but love seeing this type of work, I looked back at some of your previous writings, thank you for the picture of Abraham Lincolns home, Congrats on Long Time Gone completion. I look forward to following you.

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    1. Hi Paula!
      It is so nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog❤️. I’m glad you liked Abraham Lincoln’s home. It was interesting to see the original horsehair furniture, large iron cook stove, and bed as well. I love National Parks!
      As far as appliqué goes, I totally understand and agree that some techniques can be admired from afar. I don’t knit, but I LOVE to see and drool over the beauty of what others are able to create:)

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  25. I have four sewing machines–three working and one treadle Singer from my husband’s Mom–I had the three serviced last fall and decided I’d better do a project on the oldest one which was a gift from my parents after I graduated high school (It’s a New Home or American Home–not sure as the emblem on it is gone). It’s also the one my two daughters learned to sew their 4-H projects on. Had to relearn the threading and bobbin winding, but am sewing a strip batik quilt on it which is fun!

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    1. Hi Barb!

      I am so happy to meet you:)! Isn’t it amazing how a sewing machine holds some of our dearest memories? They each have stories of projects and people we love. Graduations, parents, daughters, and 4-H projects all kept safe in a hard working, well loved machine which almost becomes like a member of the family itself❤️❤️

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    1. I agree that it is fun to hear about other people’s machines and their love of them. Our machines almost become an extension of who we are!
      Thank you for stopping by, your kind comment, and for following along. I hope you have a wonderful day!

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    1. Hello Shades of Random!

      It is so nice to meet you! You are in luck! There are so very many QALs online where you can connect with other like minded quilters like yourself:). I mentioned my Splendid Sampler that I Quilted Along with 50,000+ other quilters. I am hosting a Mystery QAL which only uses the same fabric. I think Sandra at mmmquilts.com is also getting ready to start a QAL that looks like a lot of fun. Really, once you try a QAL, you will have a hard time not wanting to join them all! Lol😊

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  26. My favorite quilt along was all 2 inter with my mom..I moved back to michigan last fall after living in maine the last 34 years..So she came down from the UP of michigan to hang with me all winter…Sew shop and make up for lost years….I have 2 sewing machines… happyness04431@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Anna!
      Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment:). I loved hearing about the 34 year reunion and sewing retreat with your mom❤️. Sewing together is a wonderful way to bond again. Having two machines is just the ticket for mother/daughter sewing!

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  27. I enjoyed seeing your quilts. When I do not have a friend to sew a quilt with, I always have the company of my fur babies. LOL. They bring a lot of love and laughter to every day of my quilting. I actually have 5 sewing machines, but use only two for the most part. Thank you for sharing and have a fabulous time sewing.

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    1. Hi Brenda!
      Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog:). Our furry four legged friends do make good companions while sewing! My puppy seems to make more of a mess thank my children ever did, but he will calm down eventually—I hope! Lol😊 — You and I are similar with 5 and 6 machines. I also use only one for most projects, but I really do need the others. They are very nice to have when needed:)

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  28. Hi Tracy,

    Thanks for sharing! I’ve been following your blog since I started blogging in September, and always enjoy your light and happy approach to quilting (and life). I own three sewing machines- a Bernina 1540 that I mostly use, and Singer serger that is used whenever I make PJ pants for my “guys”, and a Kenmore that is AWOL (last known location was at my niece’s house, but she doesn’t remember where it went from there).

    I haven’t really ever done a quilt-a-long, but my sister (Susan) and I frequently work together on our pattern designs and fabric choices for the projects that you’ll see on our blog. It is so nice to have a partner that is knowledgeable and will say what she thinks without being mean about it.

    Happy quilting,
    Sharon

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    1. Hi Sharon!

      It is so nice to have such kind followers like you! I appreciate your comments and support❤️😊. I laughed when I read about your AWOL sewing machine! I have a few AWOL items myself. They usually turn up at my sons house:)

      I think designing and sewing with your sister is a wonderful QAL. Only sisters can really say it like it is! Lol😊

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  29. Excellent post and I love your colour sense. I have a Brother machine that has every feature that I could possibly want. when I upgraded I kept my old machine and all it’s feet that I’d purchased over the years. I bring it out when my main machine goes for a service. It stops those withdrawals!

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  30. Hi Tracy!
    I love your tip #2 … and to add to it … often, after the quilt is done, it’s hard to find exactly where the “mistake” is!

    I like all your “sampler” type quilts … what great learning experiences!

    Happy Quilting! 🙂
    Gail

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  31. More than one machine is absolutely a necessity – I love that you compare it to having more than one knife in the kitchen. 🙂 I’m gonna have to use that when I’m ready to add another machine to my sewing room. LOL Sewing with friends is the best and I don’t get to do it nearly often enough. I’ve only ever participated in one QAL and it’s still a UFO….after um, three maybe four years! Your quilts are fantastic, and I can hear the joy you feel for quilting in your post. Thanks for participating in the hop this year!

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    1. Thank you for your time and effort in organizing this blog Hop, Beth! It has been so much fun to meet you and the other quilters:

      I’m glad you agree with me on the need for multiple sewing machines. Those who are not into sewing, don’t really think more than one machine is necessary. But we know better don’t we? Multiple knives and multiple machines make for happy creating:)!😊❤️

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    1. Hi Terry!

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog! What is a Farmer’s Wife Quilt? I asked the exact same thing when my friend wanted us to make one! Lol😊. There is a book called the Farmer’s Wife Quilt that is filled with Patterns for 6.5” blocks that were submitted by women in the 1930’s or 40’s Along with a letter in why they were happy to be a Farmer’s Wife. I loved the letters and the blocks ranged from easy to very difficult. I do believe my Quilting improved a lot by making this quilt. It is a lesson in patience and perseverance for sure!

      Here is the link for the book if you are interested in becoming a “true quilter” as well!

      The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt: Letters from 1920s Farm Wives and the 111 Blocks … https://www.amazon.com/dp/0896898288/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_9n5-AbZYZA7AB

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