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May 21, 2018
Sweet Quilt from Hills Creek Quilter

Here's my latest finished quilt, made using the same gingham fabrics as in this quilt that I showed last month.

I think it looks like pieces of candy. The free pattern is appropriately called "Candy Swirls" and can be found on the Moda Bake Shop site. It comes together very easily.



Here's a closeup shot of the quilting...just easy, loopy meandering...



And the fun backing and binding...


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May 4, 2018
Last Finish for April from Hills Creek Quilter

I spent most of the winter going through my stash and making lots of quilt tops, and I finally had a chance last month to buy some backings. Most of my time this month has been spent finishing up those quilts. This is the latest -- just scrappy gingham stars. (click on the photos for a larger view)




The binding fabric had the strips printed on the diagonal, which makes cutting binding strips so easy. I love the look of bias-striped binding...


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April 28, 2018
Deja Vu All Over Again from Hills Creek Quilter

One more fun quilt finished using a favorite pattern (can be found by clicking here). I'm at the point where I can probably make this pattern with my eyes closed.

Click on photos for a larger view.



The colors are much better in this closeup shot...


And here's the backing and binding...



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April 15, 2018
Another Easy Finish for March from Hills Creek Quilter

 I'm starting to be predictable. If I buy fun fabric, it usually winds up in a Quick Strippie quilt (free pattern can be found by clicking here). This one is made using Dr. Seuss fabric.




Here's a closeup...


Fun striped bias binding...


  And a shot of some of the backing...


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March 27, 2018
Christmas Is Right Around the Corner, Right? from Hills Creek Quilter

It's never too early to start on a Christmas project...


Slowly, but surely, my stash is sort of decreasing in size...sort of.

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March 22, 2018
Easy Finish for March from Hills Creek Quilter

One of my favorite quick quilt patterns -- it's called Quick Strippie and can be found here.


Here's a closeup of the big meandering quilting with lime green thread, one of my favorites...


And a shot of the backing and binding...


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February 9, 2018
Yes, Another Quilt Project from Hills Creek Quilter


I keep finding more and more projects that I want to work on while I wait until I get to a fabric shop to buy some backings for quilt tops that are already done.

I've decided to finally make the blocks in this book, Tula Pink's City Sampler --100 Modern Quilt Blocks. All the blocks are pieced, so I don't have to worry about having to applique anything. And since all the blocks are just 6 1/2 inches unfinished, most of the pieces are small and can come from fabrics that I already have. My goal ...

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February 8, 2018
How I Spent My Christmas Vacation from Hills Creek Quilter

Well, since I don't work outside the home, I don't really have a "Christmas vacation", but I am fortunate enough to have time to do what I'm passionate about -- sewing and quilting. And during the cold winter months, I spend the time doing just that.

In December, I managed to finish four quilt tops and start on a fifth, all using fabric from my stash. I have the batting and binding all ready for them, but I don't have any fabrics in my stash that I want to use for backings, so that will wait until ...

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