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January 3, 2019
Are you ready for another of my Splendid blocks? from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Today is another of my Splendid Sampler 2 blocks. And I have a bonus mini quilt layout of them and a photo of my blocks so far!

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This week there are 4 blocks for you to stitch up

I had this stripe (still available HERE) that seemed just perfect to add into my quilt. I'd used it for my bees on the Honey bee block. Now I wish I'd used it sooner, but..it's not in the mix!

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Here are all my blocks. I'm sewing ...

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December 31, 2018
Out of This World FREE Block #1 from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I am SO excited with my 2019 Block of the Month theme "Out of this World"!! Today is the day for Block #1..

Did you know this is my 6th year of designing, writing  and hosting a Free Mystery Block of the Month (BOM) for FreeQuiltPatterns.info.  If you are new to my sew alongs, read at the end to learn how this one works.

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Do you have a love of all things Space like I do?  

Did you watch the moon landings and get hooked? Do you work in the space industry? Do ...

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December 28, 2018
A fun FREE small quilt to make! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I'm the last month of the Fat Quarter shops year of color bundles, and my bundle is, I'm sure you know.... 

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Red!! I was so excited when the color choices came out and I was able to select the red month, yeah! I have a project you can do super fast to enjoy the bundle. Also it's fabulous to add to your collection to enhance your red stack. Mine seems get used up so quickly. Red Fat Quarter Bundle

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Here they are .... so yummy!

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For my project I'm pairing the red with ...

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November 18, 2018
Behind the Scenes on my Antique Memories block + a Bonus Layout! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I'm so excited to tell you the story behind my Splendid Sampler 2 quilt block today.

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First the block!

It is a traditional log cabin in the Court House Step Setting.

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Because it's an easy block, I decided to try out 2 colorways for my 100 block quilt. 

I really love the taupe, it's soothing and I could see a whole quilt like this. I've never done one in all taupe. You can see them together at the end and tell me which you would use!

The Design boards help ...

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2019 Mystery Project Announcements!! Are you ready for the fun? from Pat Sloan's Blog

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This post is FULL of things!

  • My 2019 Mystery BOM theme & Fabric
  • My First Weekly Mystery for 2019 Theme & Fabric
  • Let's Go Camping Quilt Show! Enter your quilt at the end to be in the running for a prize!

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I actually have the quilt quilted, but no binding on it yet.  I will get that done in December and take photos!

At the end, share your quilt (tops are ok!) so you are entered into my giveaway

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October 11, 2018
Fabulous Fabric Series - Kitties & a Jelly Roll Quilt from Pat Sloan's Blog

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My 'Fabulous Fabric' series continues with Halloween fabric in another few designs of mine, lets start with kitties!

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I want to show you how to use that fabric you love.  Instead of putting it on a shelf, get out patterns and make up things! I love making simple fast projects to showcase these cute bundle, so I can enjoy the fabric in a quilt. 

Today is

  • Tips on Kitty making
  • A bonus layout of multiple kitties
  • And my 'Go To' Jelly roll' pattern at the end!

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I applique using Heat n Bond lite to do my raw edge fusible applique ...

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October 3, 2018
Fabulous Fabric Series - My Halloween Boden w/videos! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I'm kicking off my new series 'Fabulous Fabric' with Halloween fabric. We all find fabric we love, then we have to figure out a project to make. I love making simple fast projects to showcase a cute bundle, so I can enjoy the fabric in a quilt. 

Pat Sloan Fabulous Fabric Series Halloween Boden

For my first Fabulous Fabric I selected a Halloween fabric line and bought the following

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August 21, 2018
Are you ready for my new Sew Along with a quilt i fell in love with! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Sometimes I go stop in my tracks when I see a quilt, this is one that did it for me! My friend Joanna of Figtree Loves antique quilts. She designed this quilt using vintage blocks in a gorgeous and classic Red/Green/Cream.  

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The blocks seem to float as she used the same cream for ALL the block backgrounds and I love the effect!

She worked created this gorgeous book with all the blocks, and 10 bonus projects using single blocks, it's so cool!

And I decided..... 

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I HAD to make it

And sewing is WAY more fun with ...

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June 30, 2018
Charity block #6 and a 6 big block layout! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Block #6 is the last for the Clementine Charity quilt along! I am sew along with my friends at The Fat Quarter shop and Moda fabrics.

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The project supports St. Judes, which does amazing work for children.
There are six big blocks like mine above, and six smaller versions for the original quilt. 
 

All Six of my big blocks!  The fabrics I'm using are

My quilt will be auctioned to support St. Judes, so honored!

Block #6 is Strawberry Star.. and the videos by Fat Quarter Shop shows ...

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May 22, 2018
Download my free Button Club Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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So I had to look for some fabric that had waves...

but not just any fabric would do! 

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Your June Button collection is the last of  year 2 of the Button Lover's Club series. 

Also this is the last of button club #2 but ... You can order #3! KEEP reading!

I've LOVED creating one each month using the buttons as an inspiration and I am excited about the Words with Buttons that comes up next!.  I've done all the sewing with  Aurifil 50wt .

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Button Club #3 the Just another button company is making a project from our ...

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April 18, 2018
We are blooming ... Buttons? Download my free Button Club Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

For our May button club I'm all about SPRING!

My free banners are designed for the Fat Quarter shop to showcase year 2 of the Button Lover's Club

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The May Button collection is all about pink with some DARLING special buttons in the mix.

I'm using Aurifil 50wt this time, there are small kits if you want to try some out

The Florals are all Lemon Tree.. I love them! Aqua is a batik (here are similar) and a cream background.

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The lady bug in your kit is so darling!

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Here is my tree that I was ...

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February 20, 2018
A cottage Garden, with Pat's Button club FREE Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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For your March button club, I designed a little cottage.. or two...  My free banners are designed for the Fat Quarter shop to showcase year 2 of the Button Lover's Club

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The March Button collection is darling with the promise of spring in it's flowers! 

I'm using Aurifloss, using 2 ply.  I LOVE the little wooden spools it comes on. If you want a kit of colors, the Macaroon box is perfect ...

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February 2, 2018
Block #2 of my FREE Let's Go Camping Sew Along! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Block #2 of my 'Let's Go Camping' is here! This theme has really gotten a lot of you sewing camping blocks with hundreds of block #1 shared, woohoo! My free sew along is made possible by  FreeQuiltPatterns.info.  If you are new to my sew alongs, read at the end to learn how this one works. 

Pat Sloan Lets Go Camping block 2 button

For Block #2 the Campfire takes center stage, who can go camping without one?

I have a few tips for this block, after those is the link to FreeQuiltPatterns to read my campfire thoughts & download the pattern ...

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November 18, 2017
Trim the Tree with the Button Club & my Free Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Finally it's here, the Christmas buttons!! I' can't wait for you to see them and make my mini quilt to showcase year 2 of the Button Lover's Club! 

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The Christmas Button collection has a stocking and wreath, lights, a wee tiny bird and a coffee cup just for me!

I am using Aurifil floss and they look amazing in my granny's white poinsettia bowl, which chocolates, have to have chocolates.

I'm using Berry Merry fabric, LOVE it!

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This job needed a iced Americano with a splash of soy to finish it off

Perfect? Why yes ...

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October 20, 2017
Fall Leaves with the Button Club & my Free Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I had loved designing with vintage looking fall fabrics this month for my mini quilt to showcase year 2 of the Button Lover's Club! 

Pat Sloan Oct Button free fall leaf pattern

The fall Button collection has darling pumpkins, a chunky acorn, cute sunflower, and an OWL!! I love owls! 

The classic leave blocks is really fun and fast to make, now I want a whole quilt of leaves.

I'm posting the pattern PRIOR to the buttons arriving from the club, that way you are ready to just stitch them down when you find them in your mailbox.

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September 20, 2017
White Pumpkins with the Button Club & my Free Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I am THRILLED to be designing a mini quilt each month to showcase year 2 of the Button Lover's Club! 

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Each month the buttons are a collection by color and theme. I'm posting the pattern prior to the buttons arriving from the club, that way you are ready to just stitch them down when you find them in your mailbox! 

I am obsessed with White 'Boo' pumpkins! I love my orange ones, but... white ones are so cool! 

This month I'm giving you a little tutorial on patchwork applique, read on!

Pat Sloan Button club Sept 2017 tut

  1. To use patchwork for an applique ...

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