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April 18, 2014
Sew Down Nashville: Paper piecing and hand appliqué from Factotum of Arts

Sunday, the last day of sew down continued the wonderful classes, lectures, socializing and food. The first class of the day was Carolyn Friedlander’s paper piecing class using her aerial quilt.  We had a chat about layout, as I had chosen my fabrics based on the full quilt and the class was a mini quilt. Carolyn_Michelle_AerialQuilt

This mini version of Carolyn’s aerial is my favorite layout, and it is the one we are making in class. Paper piecing was not new too me, so this class was not challenging but I love the pattern. I was so excited and ...

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April 14, 2014
Modern Block Monday - Feathers from Quilt Matters

I've loved Anna Maria Horner's Feather Bed quilt for some time. For my OMQG bee, I chose the Feather block. Now what I didn't realize when I chose it, is just how tricky it would be to figure out how to make just one block. According to the free pattern (Thank you, Anna!), one block contains two feathers. A friend gave me this great link that makes the feather cutting simpler. I fiddled with Meredith's measurements and figured out that 10" strips will make two feathers. Here is my practice block:

March OMQG Bee 2 Block

The making of the strip ...

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Sunday Stash #13: A Sew Down Nashville special from Factotum of Arts

I have been missing in action for a couple of days, here on my blog; definitely not though if you follow me on instagram. The main reason for the absence…I was in Nashville for the Modern Quilt Guild Sew Down Nashville.Airport_SewdownI had a blast and will definitely sharing the fabulous time over the next few days. Today though, it is all about the goodies from Sew Down Nashville.

We received a few free goodies through-out the conference. Great Dear Stella Dots, a couple of Charm Packs and I won Elizabeth Dackson’s new book “Becoming a Confident Quilter ...

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April 11, 2014
Not a Feather Weight... from Simple Sewendipity


I've seen lots of Anna Maria Horner feather quilts out there and I wanted mine to be a touch different but I really struggled with how to accomplish that.  Messing around with some graph paper, I finally got it.  Instead of a typical block layout, I laid mine out to mimic the general outline of one single feather.  Love it.  But in doing that and figuring out how many rows I would need, the top turned out positively ginormous.

Queen sized to be exact - far, FAR larger than anything else I've ever done.  I can't even begin ...

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March 12, 2014
Pinwheels! from Ants to Sugar

Are you doing the Gypsy Wife Quilt?

These little pinwheels were bite-sized portions of fun.

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There were a couple of reasons I stuck with the pinwheel design instead of moving the HST’s around to a different configuration – both have to do with movement. When I look at the quilt as a whole, like in this version here, the pinwheel design draws my attention into the quilt on those spots.

Also, I like the spinning feel of the pinwheel, and I wanted to be sure that spinning movement is included in the variety of blocks that I add to the ...

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March 10, 2014
Retro Giant Star Quilt from On the Windy Side

A few weeks ago I learned that a colleague and friend was facing some health challenges.  I've worked with him for several years and he's always looked out for me.  I think many quilters will understand that when there's nothing else you can really do, you make a quilt.  I went straight for my go to pattern for when I want a quick but beautiful quilt, which is the Giant Vintage Star Quilt Tutorial from In Color Order.

Giant star bundle

I wanted to make something masculine but cheerful, so I had a look through my stash and found the ...

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Sunday Stash from Ants to Sugar

I’ve misplaced my pictures of March’s Intrepid Thread Gypsy Wife fabrics, so this Sunday Stash will cover my recent February stashing.

I’d never ordered from Marmalade Fabrics, but I had it in my mind that I want some of Denyse Schmidt’s deco fans before they’re gone. Anytime I see them in a block or quilt, they catch my attention and refuse to let go – in the good way. Marmalade Fabrics has some. And now I do, too.

Their packages come in beautiful wrapping! I used to pooh-pooh pretty packaging, but I’m starting to come ...

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March 9, 2014
Sunday Stash Report from Sew Fresh Quilts

This week has been rife with new fabric acquisitions.
Take me out to the ballgame style!

First up to bat....  Is this generous winning piece from 1 Choice 4 Quilting.


True Colors by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit.
It's a solid hit on the first pitch!  And she makes it safe to first!

Read about my progress with this little roll of goodness here.




Next up....  An order from Mad About Patchwork.


Picture Pie by Ed Emberley for Cloud 9 Fabrics.
Not sure what the plan is for this yet....  I'm thinking pillows.
But for now, I ...

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March 7, 2014
Granny Square Quilt Blocks from Sew Fresh Quilts

What a week!  What started out simple enough has turned into sew much more!

Since Monday, I have been working on my very first Granny Square blocks, made from a 20 piece jelly roll of True Colors by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit.  This yielded 20 blocks.  The finished quilt is approximately 33" x 41".

Looks easy enough.  How do you make Granny Squares?  A quick search of the internet resulted with two basic methods.  A strip pieced method and a no waste method.  I went with the no waste method, but did one set of blocks according to ...

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March 3, 2014
True Colors - Anna Maria Horner from Sew Fresh Quilts

Thank you, Jessica and Nicole!
This little roll of sweetness arrived to brighten up my weekend.
It's a 20 piece roll of True Colors by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit.





I won this lovely prize by taking part in the Sewing With Certainty Series,
hosted by Jessica on her blog, Quilty Habit.

Generously donated by Nicole of 1 Choice 4 Quilting.





I wondered what to do...
Granny Squares it is!



What are you working on today????

Happy Monday!
and...
Keep On Quilting On!



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February 28, 2014
One year on……blogiversary and a giveaway! from Cloud CouCou Crafts

HAAAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME !! Bit late…(no surprises there)….but last week was my blogiversary, yay! One year on and I can’t believe what I’ve managed to cram into a year. Here’s what kicked things off……….. This top and thoughts of … Continue reading

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Bees of a Feather quilt and a GIVEAWAY! from Charm About You

**The giveaway is now closed**

Ta Dah!

Here is my Bees of a Feather quilt:


Ok these are clearly not the grand reveal photos I was hoping for. No that's my 6' tall husband standing on a ladder after it totally poured with rain and was rather windy!



I did get some pictures earlier in the week before I washed the quilt. I snuck into my neighbours garden and threw it over their big fence and then their slightly worse for the weather shed!



The quilt measures approximately 85 x 100" and is VERY hard to take a nice ...

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Bees of a Feather quilt and a GIVEAWAY! from Charm About You

**The giveaway is now closed**

Ta Dah!

Here is my Bees of a Feather quilt:


Ok these are clearly not the grand reveal photos I was hoping for. No that's my 6' tall husband standing on a ladder after it totally poured with rain and was rather windy!



I did get some pictures earlier in the week before I washed the quilt. I snuck into my neighbours garden and threw it over their big fence and then their slightly worse for the weather shed!



The quilt measures approximately 85 x 100" and is VERY hard to take a nice ...

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February 20, 2014
We have winners! True Colors giveaway from The Village Haberdashery

We have four lucky winners this morning in our True Colors giveaway!

True-Colors-winners

Rohaise won the pink bundle!

Anna Maria Horner True Colors

 Anna won the red bundle!

Anna Maria Horner True Colors

Esther won the green bundle!

Anna Maria Horner True Colors

 Zrinka won the blue bundle!

Anna Maria Horner True Colors

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February 18, 2014
AMH Patchwork from Ants to Sugar

This is one of the first quilts I fell in love with.

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This a picture taken at my local quilt guild almost three years ago.

I fell hard.  Still not over missing the Anna Maria Horner Good Folks run, but I’m delighted that I now know a little more about quilting and see this pattern is a disappearing nine patch.

Later, I fell in love again with another AMH patchwork quilt I found on Flickr here. This time it was Loulouthi.  I hadn’t missed that boat yet.

I bought a half-yard bundle of Loulouthi, split it into fat ...

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February 14, 2014
Giveaway time! FQ bundles of True Colors by Anna Maria Horner from The Village Haberdashery

This dreary afternoon calls for a bit of fun. We have a fat quarter bundle of each of the four colourways from Anna Maria Horner‘s True Colors collection for FreeSpirit – and we’re giving them away!

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Each bundle contains five of her “not-so-basic basics.” Have a look and then let us know which one you want to win the most (feel free to tell us your second, third and forth choices too…) We’ll close entries on Monday night and draw four winners at random on Tuesday morning.

True Colors by Anna Maria Horner

Blue Colourway

True Colors by Anna Maria Horner

Green Colourway

True Colors by Anna Maria Horner

Pink Colorway

True Colors by Anna Maria Horner

Red Colourway

Stay warm and ...

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February 6, 2014
ScrapBeeLicious Rookie Mistake.... from Simple Sewendipity

Just a few days late, I finally got going on Rachel's blocks as her turn on the ScrapBeeLicious Queen Bee throne.  She requested Anna Maria Horner's feather block in bold jewel tones on a cream or neutral background.


Now, I've done this block before and my few finished blocks are sitting ignored in their very own WIP box...but instead of digging out my old templates, I went back and lazily just printed out new ones.  This seemed like no big deal at the time and I churned out my blocks fairly easily with a Kona bone ...

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Feather Frenzy 2.0... from Simple Sewendipity

Well I'm deep into another feather frenzy with a few very small changes...


First of all, I'm actually using my old (and correctly sized) templates.  Second of all, I made a very slight color correction in my fabric choices.

My original color inspiration
Looking over my few old blocks, I like all the fabrics individually but I was purposely trying to choose fabrics that had multiple colors and larger prints in my purple/magenta/orange color scheme.


These did all fit the bill, but especially in the photos I notice that the orange is really crowding out the ...

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February 2, 2014
Top of the Lake Quilt from On the Windy Side

Way back in May last year, I was inspired to make a quilt featuring the colours of the TV show Top of the Lake.  I used the St Louis 16 Patch tutorial to make my blocks and the quilt top went together at the speed of light.  I threw in a few rogue blocks for interest and to use my fabric to maximum efficiency - they blend into the top surprisingly well,

Top of the Lake Quilt 

I basted the quilt pretty promptly, but since then it has sat and sat in my cupboard waiting to be quilted. Initially, I started quilting 1/4" off the ...

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January 13, 2014
True Colors by Anna Maria Horner now in stock from The Village Haberdashery

FreeSpirit True Colors is a new, designer-driven programme featuring fresh, modern stash builders. Referred to by Anna Maria Horner as her not-so-basic basics, her True Colors prints and colourways are specifically designed to work beautifully along side all of her fabric collections and fill in any colour gaps you might have in your stash. It’s so much fun, isn’t it? Shop the collection or build a bundle!

True Colours by Anna Maria Horner

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