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April 24, 2014
Mimi Announces the Winner! And everyone gets a deal! from Robot Mom Sews

Hello Human Friends!  Mimi here.  My mama said I must choose a winner for some pattern giveaway nonsense she is doing.  I don't know, all I know is if there are cheerios involved, I'll do whatever silly things most normal dogs don't do.  And besides, I am a very fair and impartial Pug.

The numbers were cut up and put in this glass bowl.  I was a little bit afraid of the bowl, don't ask why, I have my reasons.  I did spy some cheerios in the bottom, so I snouted around until I found one ...

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De la couleur et encore de la couleur from Patchworkrama

Aujourd'hui c'était atelier "couleur" et nous avons donc passé la journée à pratiquer la teinture et à découvrir les possibilités offertes par la geliplate. Et tout le monde est tombé dedans avec passion ! C'était juste addictif de se laisser surprendre par les résultats obtenus et je n'ai qu'une envie c'est celle de replonger là-dedans dès que j'aurais un peu de temps.

le retour de Christiane (365x423)Valérie essai de teinture (426x639)

un chouette résultat (268x350)

repassage après teinture (440x421)

geliplate (639x426)

geliplate 3 effet parchemin (639x426)

Dawn les mains dans la couleur (639x426)








geliplate 2 (639x426)









Et puis c'était aussi l'occasion de retrouver quelques "revenantes" qui n'avaient pas pu participer à nos journées partage des derniers mois. Merci Helga et Christiane... vous nous aviez manqué ...

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How to Sell Quilt Patterns on Craftsy from Sew Fresh Quilts

How to Add & Sell a Pattern on Craftsy

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I will be compensated if you purchase after clicking these links.

Did you know that, in addition to wonderful online courses and craft supplies, Craftsy also has an independent online pattern store that lets anyone upload and sell downloadable e-patterns with no fee!

As an independent designer, I am tremendously appreciative of the Craftsy site.  Craftsy is the leading authority on all things craft related and is a wonderful source of online inspiration!

I have been successfully selling patterns that I have created on the Crafsty ...

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My First Publication: Modern Patchwork from Fabrics 'n Flowers

"After the Rain" Quilt, by Sharon McConnell

Put your feet up and enjoy a great read! This season's issue of Modern Patchwork is here, and I could not be more excited to announce that I am in it! Well, my quilt and pattern are, anyway. This has been such a hard secret to keep the past six months, and I honestly I didn't really believe it was true until I actually saw the magazine.

Look! there's my name in print! My "After the Rain Quilt"
Last summer I sewed up this quilt using jumbo hexagons in all ...

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Jaybird Quilts Sew Along... from Flying Blind On A Rocket Cycle

I am over at Sara's today...

So please pop over and take a better look at this little beauty...

... and don't forget to check out all the prizes on offer if you come and join the fun.


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Jaybird Quilts Sew Along from Flying Blind On A Rocket Cycle

I am over at Sara's today...

So please pop over and take a better look at this little beauty...

... and don't forget to check out all the prizes on offer if you come and join the fun.


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Giveaway time! from Robot Mom Sews

I am so grateful for the love I have gotten on my pattern.  So, in honor of my pattern release month (yes that's a thing, cuz I just made it so) I want to giveaway a pattern!  It's PDF format, so the lucky winner will be emailed the pattern.  I will choose the winner on 4/25 (actually 4/24)!   To enter, please leave me a comment on what fabric bundles or color scheme you would use to make this pattern.  Good luck and may the force be with you!  (It's Comicon this week here in SLC ...

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Catching up from I Patch and Quilt

I took it really… S…L…O…W…

… but I finally finished the bluebird mini quilt!

I liked working on some PP again after taking time off from my trains in the Chugging Along Paper Piecing Pattern.

It has a sleeve at the back, that I still have to handstitch down.

I used the same light purple Aurifil Polyester thread for the FMQ pebbles and the stippling.

The green border I filled with more Rambling Rose FMQ.  It is sadly not very visible… I should know better than to create something so dense on a busy and high contrast fabric ...

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Antiquing from Sewn With Grace

Next to fabric shopping, nothings pleases me more than a good day at the antique mall.  It was a beautiful sunny day yesterday and I took a long drive on a route new to me.  The road was dotted with lakes and farms, sheep grazing and daffodils nodding as I went by.  I listened to a great sermon on "The God of the Impossible" on my Iphone using the Idisciple app.  By the time I got to the antique mall, I felt as if I was filled up with a tall glass of water on a hot day.

The mall ...

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Giveaway: Stitch ‘n Swap book from Craft Gossip

Stitch n Swap Book GiveawaySo excited. Jake Finch, co-founder of Generation Q Magazine, has compiled a new book, Stitch ‘n Swap. It’s not out yet, but soon; the publication date is June 1, 2014. The subtitle says it all, 25 Handmade Projects to Sew, Give and Receive. Jake and Melissa explain in the March-April issue of Generation Q.

 The 25 projects we collected are generally fast to make, allow for lots of creative expression and all are useful to the recipient.

I’m going to give away a copy to a lucky Craft Gossip reader. All you need to do to get a ...

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Ninepatch Pinwheel Quilt #8 from Wayne Kollinger's Quilt Blog

Look What Susan Did

She made this bed quilt using a variation of my Patricia/Ribbons quilt design. This is for a single bed. The piano keys along the border drape down the sides. The Patricia /Ribbons part is the rectangle in the very center.

I think this was a brave choice for a beginner quilter and very well executed.

You may be wondering about the /  in the name. I designed a series of blocks that I call Ninepatch Pinwheel blocks. They are based on nine patch designs that are rotated to make pinwheels and are named after places in ...

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Pieced Pillow from Wayne Kollinger's Quilt Blog

Signature Pillow


I made this signature pillow for my mother's and step-father's 40th anniversary which will happen very shortly.

It is sewn from 1" x 5" strips of fabric. Each of which is a box in which a guest can sign an make a comment.

The pillow is 20" x 20"

Applique Lettering


I used my Cranston alphabet on the back to mark the occasion.

The capital letters are ! 1/2" tall. The lower case letters are 1" tall. They are in a 7" x 10" box.

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Terra Australis from Quilt Vine

Terra Australis by Emma Jean Jansen has finally arrived.
We got the entire Outback Colorway; 16 bolts.

We also got in the two patterns that complement this fabric line.

I hope to get started on "Waratah Crowns"  this weekend for a shop sample.

I absolutely LOVE this fabric.
I can't wait to see Emma Jean Jansen's new line that will be debuting soon.

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Comment on Baby quilt by catrinmanel from I'd Rather Sew


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Comment on Baby quilt by machinegunmama from I'd Rather Sew


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Flea Market Fancy string quilt finished from Cascade Quilts

I actually finished this quilt over a week ago, but I had to wait until I got my clothesline back up to take pictures :)   You see, my clothesline was no-more after the 'tail hold' tree was removed due to it's lean over the garage.

So, I went and picked up a pressure treated 4x6 and some lag screws, and hubby cut a flat spot in the stump to bolt the timber to.  I am SO happy to have my clothesline back up!

I should have taken the ladder down before I took the picture, but you get the idea ...

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Hello...remember me? from Shawkl

Ha, that's what I feel like saying. It seems that it's been forever since I've really posted about anything associated with my needle-art...but honestly, I've actually be really, really busy. These cabochons are for my friend Maureen...and aren't they so pretty, with a couple of really unusual vintage ones. It was a joy to get back to some beading...and I was so happy to work on these for her. And, she sent me some very pretty cabs of my very own as a thanks...and they'll get beaded sometime. Ha!
I ...

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Well-played, Office Max from Quilty Pleasures

I ordered some organizing 
tubs from Office Max yesterday afternoon. Look what arrived by 9 this morning:

Nicely done! 

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In Progress from A Quilting Life

 There are a lot of "works in progress" going on right now...another "Sew Together" bag for me...out of my favorite Bonnie & Camille scraps (I'm giving my first one to my younger daughter for her birthday Saturday; she fell in love with it when I showed it to her the other day, and since it's so hard to pick fabrics for her I thought she should just have that one).

And a "Sew Together" bag for my older daughter who also saw my first bag and thought this might make a good gift for some house/dog ...

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Michael Miller Challenge from Cutting Corners Quilts

I am participating in the Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Fabric challenge.  Since it is a “challenge,” I decided to challenge myself.  I am using curves and “quilt as you go” to make this quilt.  I have completed four blocks.

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