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January 11, 2021
My favorite 2020 quilt finish from Professional Quilter

Like many quilters, I love to make quilts for family members. The latest to receive a quilt is my niece Abby.

Abby is my youngest niece and she lives outside Chicago. She is also a college freshman and her quilt is going to college.

My other two nieces grew up five miles from me. I was blessed that they spent hours at my home being creative. They started sewing early on. If you search back through the blog, you’ll find photos of the work they did, from scrunchies to quilts.

When I started Abby’s quilt, I knew I ...

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June 30, 2020
Last Day to Enter the Electric Quilt Design Challenge + Andover Fabrics Giveaway! from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Good morning, my lovelies, and Happy Tuesday!


Today's post is just a quickie -- I stumbled across an Electric Quilt software design contest sponsored by Andover Fabrics to promote their new Century Solids line of solids.  The winner gets a free collection of beautiful muted, historically inspired solid fabrics to add to their stash, and you still have time to enter -- but today is the deadline.  

Here's my entry:



These are 20" star blocks that could be made from either a jelly roll or a honey bun (although you'd need to go skimpy on your seam allowances if ...

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June 19, 2020
Snapshot of a DesignerWow!  I am thrilled. Excited. Criss Cross... from Living Water Quilter



Snapshot of a Designer

Wow!  I am thrilled. Excited. Criss Cross Plaid is in the premiere issue of Fons &  Porter’s Quick and Easy Quilts!

“The premier issue features quilt patterns for everyone—from those who are new to quilting and tackling their first project to the more experienced weekend warrior who wants an ultra-fast finish. Submissions for this magazine were exclusively by invitation only. Our star-studded designers have created an amazing lineup of gorgeous quilts.”  Editor Tracy Mooney.

The new design features Giucy Giuce’s Declassified collection. Andover Fabrics generously supplied the beautiful fabric for Criss Cross Plaid.

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March 26, 2020
Pillow Talk Pillow Fight – We Have a Winner! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back to the Pillow Fight! This week our competition inspired by Pillow Talk:  25 Lovely Pillows for Your Home Sweet Home has come to an end. We’ve had 8 fun rounds of creative and lovely pillow designs from some very talented quilters! Each week, two contenders have faced off with their creations based on the patterns in the Pillow Talk book. You’ve been voting for your favorites each round, and now it’s time to reveal the winner!

Two weeks ago we put the final two pillows to a vote. It was Melissa Corry‘s colorful Chevron ...

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March 12, 2020
Pillow Talk Pillow Fight – Final Round from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back to the Pillow Fight! This week we’re nearing the end of our competition inspired by Pillow Talk:  25 Lovely Pillows for Your Home Sweet Home.

We’ve had 8 fun rounds and seen a lot of eye-catching pillows along the way!

Semi-Final Round Results

Among four very worthy competitors, Mister Domestic received the most votes! His rainbow Dot Dot Dot Pillow is picture perfect!

Final Round Voting

Now for the final round, Mister Domestic and Melissa Corry (Winner of Semi-Final 1) will go head-to-head with their creations. These two are in the running for Pillow Fight Champion ...

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March 5, 2020
Pillow Talk Pillow Fight – Semi-Final Vote from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back to the Pillow Fight! This week we’re nearing the end of our competition inspired by Pillow Talk:  25 Lovely Pillows for Your Home Sweet Home.

We’ve had 8 fun rounds and seen a lot of eye-catching pillows along the way!

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Round 8 Winner

Congratulations to last week’s winner, Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts!

Semi-Final Round Voting

At week 9 now, here’s where we are on the bracket. For rounds 5-8 we have 4 contestants to vote for. Click to vote on your favorite of the second four rounds and enter ...

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February 27, 2020
Pillow Talk Pillow Fight – Round 8 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back for round 8! This week we have another fun round inspired by Edyta Sitar’s book, Pillow Talk:  25 Lovely Pillows for Your Home Sweet Home. Corey Yoder and Sherri McConnell are going head-to-head with their creations!

Check out our announcement post to see all the talented participants.

Without further ado, let’s see what they made!

Sherri’s One Step at a Time Pillow

Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life sewed this design with prints from Walkabout, Harper’s Garden, Creekside and Clover Hollow. The quilting really shines on this one! Try the Pillow Kit with 28 ...

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February 20, 2020
Pillow Talk Pillow Fight – Round 7 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back for round 7! This week we have another fun round inspired by Edyta Sitar’s book, Pillow Talk:  25 Lovely Pillows for Your Home Sweet Home. Mister Domestic and Suzy Quilts are going head-to-head with their creations!

Check out our announcement post to see all the talented participants.

Without further ado, let’s see what they made!

Suzy’s Pillow

Suzy Quilts made the Mother’s Day pillow her own by adding organic leaf shapes and gilding each flower with hand quilting and three-dimensional floral details. It’s sewn up in knit fabric, which makes it the cuddliest ...

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February 13, 2020
Pillow Talk Pillow Fight – Round 6 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back for round 6! This week we have another fun round inspired by Edyta Sitar’s book, Pillow Talk:  25 Lovely Pillows for Your Home Sweet Home. Riley Blake Fabric designers Beverly McCullough and Sedef Imer are going head-to-head with their creations!

Check out our announcement post to see all the talented participants.

Without further ado, let’s see what they made!

Sedef Imer’s Mother’s Day Pillow

Sedef Imer of Down Grapevine Lane sewed with her lovely collection Rhapsody for Riley Blake and quilted it on her home machine. These happy candy colors jump off the pillow ...

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February 6, 2020
Pillow Talk Pillow Fight – Round 5 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back for round 5! This week our friends Melanie Call and Gina Tell are joining in our contest inspired by Edyta Sitar’s book, Pillow Talk:  25 Lovely Pillows for Your Home Sweet Home.

Check out our announcement post to see all the talented participants.

Without further ado, let’s see what they made!

Gina Tell’s Spectrum Pillow

Gina Tell of Thread Graffiti sewed with Spectrastatic by Giucy GiuceFragmented Stripe Yardage, and a black and white stripe from her stash. This pillow is inspired by the Spectrum design, with a little twist.

Melanie Call’s Ring Bearer ...

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January 30, 2020
Pillow Talk Pillow Fight – Round 4 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back for round 4! This week our friends Melissa Corry and Sherri Falls are joining in our contest inspired by Edyta Sitar’s book, Pillow Talk:  25 Lovely Pillows for Your Home Sweet Home.

Check out our announcement post to see all the talented participants.

Without further ado, let’s see what they made!

Melissa Corry’s Chevron Pillow

Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting turned up the volume on these low-volume prints! The Chevron Pillow also comes in a pillow kit with laser cut shapes.

Sherri Falls’ Mother’s Day Pillow

Sherri Falls of This and That Patterns sewed ...

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January 23, 2020
Pillow Talk Pillow Fight – Round 3 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back for round 3! This week our friends Minki Kim and Kristin Esser are joining in our contest inspired by Edyta Sitar’s book, Pillow Talk:  25 Lovely Pillows for Your Home Sweet Home.

In our Pillow Talk Pillow Fight two contenders go head-to-head each week with their creations based on the patterns in the Pillow Talk book. This competition among friends is accompanied by weekly voting, plus a monthly roundup with the chance for prizes and glory for that month’s winner and one lucky voter. At the end, the top two will go up for a final ...

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January 16, 2020
Pillow Talk Pillow Fight – Round 2 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back for round 2! Edyta Sitar’s new pillows from Pillow Talk:  25 Lovely Pillows for Your Home Sweet Home, sparked the idea for a fun contest and we’re rolling on with our second pair of contenders – Elise Baek and Jen Van Orman!

In our Pillow Talk Pillow Fight two contenders go head-to-head each week with their creations based on the patterns in the Pillow Talk book. This competition among friends is accompanied by weekly voting, plus a monthly roundup with the chance for prizes and glory for that month’s winner and one lucky voter. At the ...

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January 9, 2020
Pillow Talk Pillow Fight Starts Today! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Are you ready to rumble? Edyta Sitar’s new pillows from Pillow Talk:  25 Lovely Pillows for Your Home Sweet Home, sparked the idea for a fun contest and we’re kicking it off with our first pair of contenders – Kimberly Jolly and Edyta Sitar! 

Edyta Sitar worked with Kimberly Jolly and It’s Sew Emma to bring the Pillow Talk book to life!

Starting today, we’ll have ten rounds of the Pillow Talk Pillow Fight here on the blog and on Instagram! Each week, two contenders will go head-to-head with their creations based on the patterns in the ...

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December 9, 2019
Fat Quarter Friendly Modern Christmas Quilt Perfect for Using Up Holiday Scraps! Ribbon Candy from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our fourth make of Christmas we are replaying our tutorial for Ribbon Candy, a modern, fat quarter friendly holiday quilt that is perfect for using up all your extra Christmas fabric or that holiday fat quarter bundle you just had to have.

About half of the quilt is strip pieced so it goes quickly, it really shows off large prints well and a neutral strip between every fabric means you can pack a lot of fabrics in while still giving the eye a place to rest.

Ribbon Candy was originally designed as part of the Stashin’ with Stephanie Club ...

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November 9, 2019
Announcing the Pillow Talk Pillow Fight from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Are you ready to rumble? Edyta Sitar’s new pillows from Pillow Talk:  25 Lovely Pillows for Your Home Sweet Home, sparked the idea for some fun. These fluffy pillows are beckoning for a fight, and we’re going to give it to them! A “Pillow Fight” is in the making, with some of our favorite quilters and designers sparring for the glory of Pillow Queen (or Pillow King)! 

Edyta Sitar worked with Kimberly Jolly and It’s Sew Emma to bring the Pillow Talk book to life!

Starting January 9, we’ll have eight rounds of the Pillow Talk ...

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