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December 31, 2018
good fortune - a new die from Making A Lather

The last day of  2018. Happy New year!
I have all of clue 5 finished for Good fortune mystery quilt. I had just received my 3 1/2 hst accuquilt die as part of my Christmas. I was excited it was the right one. Although, it was nearly the last one on my wish list.


For clue 6, I had these pieces of junk paper leftover from the Christmas snowflake quilt. so those are the size I am using for the string piecing. most of them are 4 inches wide x 9  so I will cut them in half for ...

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December 20, 2018
Stellar BOM – Block 3 + 4 from Blossom Heart Quilts

The latest AccuQuilt BOM block has been released for the Stellar quilt. Which made me realise that in the midst of moving last month, I forgot to share block 3 with you too!

Block 3 uses the triangle in a square dies from the Angles companion set, and this is one pair of dies that I’m really itching to play around with some more! There are some fun options for this shape, and a four-pointed star should come as no surprise for being the first block I make with them. I love my star designs! You can download the ...

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November 25, 2018
Animal Quilts (and reflections on humiliation) & One of My Own from caledonia quilter

I've seen some of the cutest animals this fall...




It's almost enough to make me want to be a kid again.  But... um, no.  Maybe not. 
Highlights of my childhood involve lots of teasing over my name (surname of Marshall was always being translated into either "martian" or "marshmallow").  Also being called "four-eyes" because of the glasses.  And being the shortest kid in class meant I always had to be at the head of the line.  Being the worst at sports meant I was always the last one chosen for any sports team.  I remember school being let ...

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October 30, 2018
Every day is a learning experience from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


Seriously - there isn't a day goes by that I don't learn something. Whether it's from the ladies I sew with, my own stupidity that forces me to get out of sticky situations or whatever.

I had not one but TWO AHA moments yesterday. Both were valuable lessons, but both were necessary and I'm SO HAPPY the two situations came up. I'll get to those in a minute.

I'm making good progress on the magazine quilt. It HAS to be in a box tomorrow. The top is currently in four pieces and then there's ...

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October 14, 2018
Posey Quilts grand opening! from Texas Quilting

Hear ye! Hear ye! Posey Quilts has officially opened its doors and is ready for business!  We literally just finished up the website redesign which means many of the products are still being added (that’s a manual process, adding them each individually) but we at least have a start.

We are starting off by selling digital quilt designs for computerized long armers. My goal is to have 1500 unique designs in there and I’m working to draw them as fast as I can.  I also plan to offer precuts using Accuquilt dies I have.  This can cover anything ...

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October 13, 2018
Acres of diamonds from Texas Quilting

PC quiltI remember in business school years ago one of the phrases we were taught about was called “acres of diamonds”.  The phrase was created by Russell Conwell in the 1800’s and it meaning was each person can find their own “acres of diamonds” in their own back yard.  Close to where they live, work, have relationships. The idea is that many of us look outside for success instead of within ourselves. If I won the lottery I would….  If I get promoted at work I plan to….  Once the kids are out of the house we are going to ...

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October 10, 2018
Aurora Sampler Quilt – Month 2 from Blossom Heart Quilts

Hands up who else is feeling the rapid increase of time lately?! And no, I’m not talking about the new season of Doctor Who starting (although, how awesome was that first episode?! I’m excited about where this season is heading!). Which is why I’m secretly a little chuffed that I’ve already sewn up this month’s blocks for the Aurora BOM. In fact, I got them done in the first week of October during school holidays!

Rainbow quilt blocks using Tula Pink and Aurora BOM by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

First up is the green guy, and some careful fabric orientation to make the bear print all face the same ...

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September 30, 2018
Stellar BOM – Month 2: Sawtooth Star quilt block and colour ideas from Blossom Heart Quilts

The pattern for the second quilt block for the Stellar BOM is now out! This one is a fun, basic sawtooth star quilt block, and is open for plenty of fun opportunities. My version continues my monochromatic scrappy prints and solids combo.

Stellar BOM Block 2 with AccuQuilt Qube by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

Download the pattern from AccuQuilt Australia here

But you could quite easily fussy cut something for that centre square, and then choose triangles in fabrics that coordinate with that print. I used EQ8 to pop in a pretty Pat Bravo print and some coordinating solids.

Stellar BOM block 2 Sawtooth star using coordinating prints using the pattern by BlossomHeartQuilts.com for AccuQuilt

And of course, this classic quilt block looks amazing in monochromatic solids. Choose ...

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September 29, 2018
Geometric Quilt from Texas Quilting

20180927_1342566751839943767264666.jpgI should have big news the next time I have an update. Okay, I can’t wait. I’m starting a new venture.  I’ll be selling digitized quilting designs for computerized long armers.  Once I get about 1500 designs uploaded then I’ll also be adding in laser cut quilt kits. No time frame on that second part yet (I’m hoping for early 2019) but I have a website and some products uploaded for the digital quilting designs.  Right now I’m have the website cleaned up so that it looks professional. Then in October I’ll start ...

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September 19, 2018
The New AccuQuilt BOM – Stellar from Blossom Heart Quilts

It’s time that I finally get to start sharing the new AccuQuilt BOM! Over the next 12 months, we’re making some space-inspired blocks. Now, I’m famous for loving a good star quilt block… And yes, I am definitely a big fan of star quilt blocks, but this time, I decided to step outside the comfort zone and make a space-inspired quilt design that doesn’t just include stars. I KNOW. Look at me grow.

The first block pattern is now out, and it’s a gorgeous yellow sun.

Stellar BOM with AccuQuilt Block 1 by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

This quilt is pulling from the scrap bucket, so ...

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August 22, 2018
Finishing Ideas For Sampler Quilts from Blossom Heart Quilts

It’s no secret I love a good sampler quilt – something new and different for each block you sew! And with my AccuQuilt Qubes, it makes it even easier to sew up different sampler quilts in 2 different sizes – I made my Patisserie BOM quilt from 8″ blocks AND 6″ blocks, and set them both very differently for the final quilt layout.

You’ve already seen this version (the 8″ blocks) before, with it’s tasty photo shoot…

AccuQuilt Patisserie Block of the Month sampler quilt by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

But now I’m sharing the 6″ block version, plus the finishing instructions for both, over on the AccuQuilt Australia blog here ...

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August 18, 2018
An Alison Glass Rainbow Quilt + Aurora BOM Relaunches from Blossom Heart Quilts

While I was teaching my Aurora BOM sampler quilt last year, I started another version myself using my pile of Alison Glass fabrics. It was a bit of a challenge, trying to make limited fat eighths and fat quarters work, but with a couple of small purchases and a little extra yardage for the scrappy low volume background, I did a Tim Gunn and made it work!

Alison Glass rainbow Aurora quilt by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

Late last year, Katrina quilted it for me, using a gorgeous pointed swirls design with the occasional 5-pointed star thrown in. It’s her go-to handguided design, and it’s the perfect mix ...

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July 3, 2018
Cleanliness is next to happiness from Texas Quilting

IMG_20180627_202245_305.jpgHi everyone!  I’m finishing up my final semester and I’m ending on a really busy note.  Each of my classes has a paper due typically each week.  These can range from 4 to 20 pages each for 3 separate classes and then there are discussion boards and responses which account for another 2 + pages for each class.  And of course, quizzes and tests! I can see the end of the tunnel but it’s too soon to wave the checkered flag.  In the meantime, I’ve been able to get small amounts of sewing done. My sister gave ...

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June 1, 2018
School is ... from Kelly Ann's Quilting

It's that time of the year ~ kids are getting out of school, and within a few weeks parents will be wondering when the first day of the new school year is because they are tired of hearing "I'm bored." Well at KAQ we are thinking about School with the Schoolhouse die from Accuquilt. The schoolhouses are appliqued ~, and this was so quick and easy to make ~ I prequilted the background,

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School is ... from Kelly Ann's Quilting

It's that time of the year ~ kids are getting out of school, and within a few weeks parents will be wondering when the first day of the new school year is because they are tired of hearing "I'm bored." Well at KAQ we are thinking about School with the Schoolhouse die from Accuquilt. The schoolhouses are appliqued ~, and this was so quick and easy to make ~ I prequilted the background,

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May 17, 2018
Patisserie BOM: Block 10 from Blossom Heart Quilts

The latest installment of my AccuQuilt block of the month, Patisserie, is up on the AccuQuilt Australia blog! Month 10’s block is a sweet little diamond shaped dessert.  As always, the fabrics are from the Solids Club provided by Jules at The Creative Retreat, with Kona Ash for the background.

Patisserie BOM sampler quilt block 10 by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

Grab the pattern for block 10 here!

The 6″ Qube version was made a few weeks later, and even then, I didn’t quite twig to something… As I was writing the pattern last month, I realised that there was a much more efficient way to piece this block ...

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May 15, 2018
May...starting off exhusting from Kelly Ann's Quilting

I was looking at my google calendar and the first week of May made me tired just reading it...crazy busy month...tell me what you think... Tuesday, May 1st 11am - Quilters Quest Shop Hop meeting in Winchester 4-7pm Work the polls for Sean Polster's re-election campaign Celebration party afterward, it's not on my google calendar, but Sean won, so there has to be a party. Wednesday, May 2

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May...starting off exhusting from Kelly Ann's Quilting

I was looking at my google calendar and the first week of May made me tired just reading it...crazy busy month...tell me what you think... Tuesday, May 1st 11am - Quilters Quest Shop Hop meeting in Winchester 4-7pm Work the polls for Sean Polster's re-election campaign Celebration party afterward, it's not on my google calendar, but Sean won, so there has to be a party. Wednesday, May 2

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April 29, 2018
Vintage Inspired - A Remake Of Winding WaysHere is the final... from Living Water Quilter



Vintage Inspired - A Remake Of Winding Ways

Here is the final installment of the Island Batik April Challenge. My Winding Ways quilt remake includes these modern elements:

  • A diagonally bisection to emphasize the two fabric
  • An overlapping square layout of the winding ways blocks

These elements add a little tension to the curvy design of the traditional quilt block.  The fabrics, Southern Blooms and Neutral Vanilla, were provided by Island Batik.

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If you missed the first and second installment, they are worth a look. They have the details of piecing the block using the AccuQuilt die, as well as ...

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April 17, 2018
Scrap Cutting Time from Quilts....etc.

I was just going to cut more tumblers from the scraps  but I found that most of the scraps in the first plastic shoe box that I took out were too small for the tumblers – I did get all cut that could – my box now looks like this – I try to organize […]

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