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December 3, 2021
Canna Blossom from Alamosa Quilter

 I have had this little pin cushion cut out for months! I finally decided to pull it out and get her done.

Canna Blossom Pin Cushion start

I have everything appliqued down now and have started on the embroidery. Hopefully I will be able to use it as a pin cushion soon!

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November 29, 2021
Flannel Plaid Star Quilt :: A Finish from Alamosa Quilter

 I received a bunch of new plaid flannels recently, Scrappenstance designed by Kim Deihl. They are so pretty that I felt I just had to design something using this collection. Here it is, Flannel Plaid Star.

Flannel Plaid Star Quilt

The quilt finishes at 64" by 80". We made up a few kits if you want to make one too. The kits are $99.99 and include all the fabric for the front plus the binding and the pattern. Backing fabric is NOT included but you will need 4 yards of regular width fabric or 2 yards of wide back.

Flannel Plaid Star Kits ...

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November 23, 2021
Whispering Pines Sidelights Quilt :: A Finish from Alamosa Quilter

 My long arm quilter takes a break every December so I am trying to get some things quilted before December. I even broke my personal rule of not taking her anything to quilt for me until I get all of the previous batch of quilts finished.

This one was a shop sample for the fabric collection Whispering Pines and the Sidelights pattern. I am completely out of the Whispering Pines collection in the regular width fabrics but I still have a little of the 108" wide back from the Whispering Pines collection.

Whispering PInes Sidelights Quilt

This quilt is now for sale. If you ...

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November 18, 2021
Block Talk Golf Version :: A Finish from Alamosa Quilter

Block Talk Golf Version

 I used two of the Golf themed Itsy Bitsy panels and the Block Talk pattern for this quilt. One of the panels was used for the center blocks and the second was used for the border. The framing fabrics I used are a black print, a gray print and a white print and the accent fabric is a grass print which I also used for the binding.

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November 16, 2021
Stargazer from Alamosa Quilter

 I made this fun quilt recently and decided to offer kits through my shop.

Stargazer quilt

I have it kitted three ways and am offering a special price for these kits this week only, November 15-20, 2021.

Deal One: The Stargazer Fat Quarter Bundle

Stargazer complete kit

The bundle includes the 24 Fat Quarters shown in the photo which are the exact fabrics used in the quilt shown in the first photo above.

The regular price is $84 plus the pattern. The deal price is $74.99 plus the pattern is included for FREE.

Deal Two: The Stargazer Low Volume Fat Quarter Bundle

Stargazer Low Volume FQ Bundle

The bundle ...

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November 10, 2021
Exciting Delivery from Alamosa Quilter

 I purchased new toy recently for my shop.

New Q20 in boxes

New Q20 in boxes

I currently have a HandiQuilter Sweet 16 at my shop that belongs to a customer. She brought the machine in so I could help her to get it working and then give her lessons on it. I've got it working and she has started lessons. I quilted a small project on it to make sure everything was working properly and realized how much I missed quilting some things myself. I also have a HandiQuilter Sweet 16 at home but I rarely have time to quilt something at home. So I decided ...

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November 8, 2021
Crimson Tweed from Alamosa Quilter

 I am making progress again on my Crimson Tweed project.

Crimson Tweed progress

All of the blocks are completed. I have them pinned to my design wall waiting for when I have time to sew them together. I still have to complete the borders. Two of the borders are plain; the other two require applique and embroidery.

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November 1, 2021
Binding from Alamosa Quilter

 My long arm quilter is back! I dropped off a bunch of quilts for her to quilt for me last week and she returned a few late last week when she stopped into the shop.

quilts to bind

However, I haven't finished ANY of them yet! I have one long side left to hand sew the binding to the back on the first one, not shown in the photo above. I have the binding sewn to the front of another and binding made but not attached to the front yet for a third. The rest will have to wait. So I'm ...

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October 28, 2021
Do you need a handmade gift, but don't want to make it? from Alamosa Quilter

 I added a new section to my online shop called Ready Made ItemsAll items listed in this section are ready-made items. This means that they are finished projects ready to be used and enjoyed. All items listed in this section are lovingly made by Alamosa Quilt Company employees in Alamosa, Colorado. All items are ONE OF A KIND. These are completed samples for kits, patterns or fabric collections that we no longer need for display.

Winter Family Quilt

The quilt shown above is just one of the finished quilts I have listed in my online shop. I want to be clear, I ...

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October 22, 2021
Art Group Project :: A Finish - finally! from Alamosa Quilter

 Well, I just did a search to figure out how long ago I finished the top of this project. 

Answer: Dec 7, 2016! 

It has been basted and ready for quilting since March of 2017.

art group project finished

I needed something to quilt recently to get someone's mid-arm machine working. This is all that I had that was already basted and ready to go. Sadly that is the only reason this one got finished, but I'm glad it is finally done!

You can read previous posts about this project by clicking the following link: Art Group Project That post says that ...

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October 19, 2021
2021 Ornaments :: A Finish from Alamosa Quilter

 My ornaments for this year are done!

2021 Ornaments

2021 Ornaments

I completed two sets of these adorable felted wool ornaments. I had a bag full of these little wooden "handmade" tags so I add one to the back of each ornament.

2021 Ornaments label

I wrote my initials and the year on each little wooden tag before sewing it to the back.

Ms. Spooky Boo is not impressed.

2021 October Spooky Boo

This is how she likes to lay on me now. Her paws are right at the base of my neck. It's really hard to sew anything with a cat sitting on your chest! Being photographed was not ...

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October 14, 2021
2021 Ornaments from Alamosa Quilter

 I didn't make ornaments the last couple years. Just too much other stuff going on. But I was determined to make some this year.

2021 ornaments

These are in progress but almost finished. When this photo was taken I needed to add a little embroidery to a couple of them but by now I'm just doing a running stitch around them to finish them off. I will hopefully have them all done soon and ready to be sent off.

I did have the pattern for these in my shop, but they are sold out at the moment. However, if you ...

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October 11, 2021
Itsy Bitsy Panels from Alamosa Quilter

Northcott fabrics has a new collection called Itsy Bitsy panels. These are one yard by width of fabric panels that each have 9 fabrics per yard.

Itsy Bitsy Panel

Itsy Bitsy Panel

Itsy Bitsy Panel

Itsy Bitsy Panel

What can you do with these you might wonder. Well, I show you two options:

One is called Stacked. The pattern includes instructions for three sizes of quilt: Crib (40.5" by 47.5"), Lap/throw (53" by 63.75") and Twin (74" by 87.5"). For the crib size you just need one panel, but you need two panels for the other two sizes. I made the crib size using the unicorns panel ...

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October 7, 2021
Constance from Alamosa Quilter

 I got in a couple new patterns and this one, Constance, is one of them.

Constance sample

One of the features I look for in a quilt pattern is does it include instructions for several sizes of quilt. This one does - lap, twin and queen sizes. The pattern is also well-written and easy to follow.

For our shop sample we just made four blocks. It's about 40" square, which is a great baby size. For fabric we mixed two collections with some basics, Wild and Aviary from Dashwood Studios.

My long arm quilter is on vacation this month so this one ...

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October 4, 2021
Monday Madness from Alamosa Quilter

 ****Limited time offer and limited quantities available****

I made this fun quilt recently. 

Movie Star Quilt

I've made up a few complete kits as well as some fat quarter bundles. For one week only, October 4, 2021 - October 10, 2021, I am discounting the complete kits and offering the pattern free with purchase of the fat quarter bundle. 

Shown below is a sample fat quarter bundle. All of the kits include a black batik for the border and binding with batik fat quarters similar in color to the ones below and the ones used in the quilt shown above.

Movie Star Fat Quarter Bundle

All of the ...

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September 30, 2021
Wild from Dashwood Studios from Alamosa Quilter

I'm just wild about this new collection - pun intended. The name of the collection is Wild, from Dashwood Studios.

The panel is just adorable.

Wild Panel

And the coordinates are so sweet!

Wild coordinating fabrics

The squares in the panel are large, about 14" by 14". A super simple and adorable quilt idea is the cut the panel into 14" by 14" squares. Pick 6 of the coordinates to cut two each of the same size squares. The layout will be four squares across by 5 squares down. Just mix them up! The seventh fabric from the collection would be the border. You'd ...

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Ruffle Duffle from Alamosa Quilter

 I found an adorable duffle bag pattern! It's a free tutorial from Bernina. Click the link to go to the tutorial:

  Ruffle Duffle Tutorial

Ruffle Duffle 1

Ruffle Duffle 2

Ruffle Duffle 3

The finished size of this duffle is 14.5" by 8" by 8" tall. I have kitted this project in case you want to make one too. The kit includes the laminate, the cotton webbing and a black zipper.

Ruffle Duffle Kit

You can click the link above to go directly to the item in my online shop. Or you can go to and click Shop>Kits and this one is probably the ...

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September 25, 2021
Southwest Quilt & Pillows from Alamosa Quilter

I made this sample back in June, but the fabrics just arrived last week.

Southwest Quilt

The panel has 6 squares, but only four of them are used in the quilt. The other two are used in pillows.

Southwest Pillow 1

Southwest Pillow 2

The colors in the pillow images are truer than the colors in the quilt image. The fabrics are shown below.

Southwest Fabrics

The quilt finishes at 60" by 60" while the pillows are 18" by 18". You can view all of the fabrics and the kit on my shop website. Click the following link to go directly to this collection on the shop website: Southwest

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September 23, 2021
Summer Mountains from Alamosa Quilter

 This was a "group" project. One of my employees pieced this, my long arm quilter quilted it and I put on the binding.

Summer Mountains Quilt

The pattern includes instructions for two sizes of quilt. We made the smaller version (36" by 48"). The larger size finishes at 72" by 96". The pattern is available both in store and in our online shop. Click the following link to go directly to the pattern in my online shop: Summer Mountains

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September 21, 2021
Have you tried ruler quilting? from Alamosa Quilter

 I started ruler quilting a few years ago after attending Quilt Market in Houston. I stopped by the Sew Steady booth and watched in wonder as it was demoed at the show by Donelle McAdams. I signed myself up to learn how to do this from Donelle and purchased all the stuff on the spot. Fast forward a few years and I've taught the beginner class I learned through the class with Donelle several times at my shop. When COVID hit Sew Steady pivoted quickly to offering high quality virtual classes. My shop has sponsored several of their virtual ...

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