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September 17, 2021
Material Girl from Wendy's Quilts and More

I have another finish to share with you today.  

This is "Material Girl", a quilt that I started in a class with Anna Maria Horner back in November 2019, in Wellington, New Zealand.  It's based on Anna Maria's pattern called Cross Country. 

My plan was to use a lot of Anna Maria Horner's fabrics in this quilt, but somehow I gravitated back to my Kaffe Fassett favourites as you can see below!

I spend so long dithering over what to put in the large side triangles.  I eventually decided on Cactus Flower by Kaffe Fassett and I ...

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September 12, 2021
Anna Maria Horner Hexagon Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

A Finished Quilt.

Anna Maria Horner Hexagon Quilt ® Red Pepper Quilts 2021

Here's one that I made earlier! I finished this quilt top back in March of this year. It seems like only yesterday, and also a lifetime ago. Back then we were living in a covid "normal" world where you could leave your home and visit friends and family. Right now, we're back in a covid lockdown situation whilst we wait for the largely unvaccinated population to get vaccinated. There is plenty of time to sew, and I have been taking advantage of that, plus this week I have dusted off my camera and taken photos ...

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May 1, 2021
Meet Monika Forsberg illustrator and fabric designer for FreeSpirit, Anna Maria Horner Conservatory from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We’re rounding out our Stashin’ with Stephanie week with an interview with Homeward fabric designer Monika Forsberg.

Monika is an accomplish illustrator who was recruited by Anna Maria Horner to become a fabric designer when she was building her Conservatory Craft collective for FreeSpirit Fabrics.

We talk about the development of her career, how she made big changes when she became a mother, how she manages to stay diversified so she can make a living as an artist and how creating a fabric collection was a long-time dream since she sewed with her mother as a girl in Sweden ...

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April 27, 2021
Perfect Pattern for Fabrics that are TOO PRETTY to Cut Up! Fat Quarter Friendly! All the Pretties from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

This month’s Stashin’ with Stephanie pattern is perfect for all those fabrics in your stash that are labeled, “Too Pretty to Cut Up!”

The fat quarter friendly pattern uses strip piecing and just a teeny bit of mindful cutting to make sure your favorite motifs are front and center in the final quilt. That means you can show off your favorite prints with NO FUSSY CUTTING!

I turned in my third book to my publisher last week so I got a late start on the quilt and was able to make the entire quilt start to finish in two ...

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April 23, 2021
Friday Quilt Finish: Color Outside the Lines is Ta-Done at Last! from Cheeky Cognoscenti


63 x 63 Color Outside the Lines, Bear Paw + Sawtooth Star Blocks

Happy Friday, y'all!  I have a quilt finish to share with you today!  I finally put the last hand stitches into the binding of my Color Outside the Lines quilt last night, wrapping up a languishing WIP (Work In Progress) that I started way back in 2014.  Woo-hoo!

I Hope You Appreciate the Azaleas...

I goaded my grouchy and reluctant husband into driving around with me to find a photo location with azaleas in the exact shade of pink as the hand dyed fabric patches in the ...

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April 18, 2021
The Wheelhouse Medaillon Quilt d’Anna Maria Horner from Atelier de Cocopatch

bonjour à toutes! Tout d’abord, je tenais à vous remercier pour vous nombreux messages de voeux de santé! Je vais mieux , j’ai eu de la chance de ne pas avoir une version dure de la Covid. Je n’ai pas encore retrouvé une énergie folle, les beaux jours vont y remédier! J’avais eu la chance … Continuer de lire The Wheelhouse Medaillon Quilt d’Anna Maria Horner

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March 15, 2021
The Supreme Yumminess of the Hand Marbled Fabrics and the Graffiti Quilting from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Earlier this week, since I was all caught up with customer quilts and right on-track with the kaleidoscope blocks I'm making for Anders' high school graduation quilt, I finally -- FINALLY -- got my UFO Bear Paw quilt out of the Purgatory closet and loaded it on my frame for quilting.  I am so excited to finally be finishing this quilt for myself!  I stewed over how to quilt this one for three years, but when I discovered this digital edge-to-edge quilting design, Graffiti E2E #7, by Karlee Porter,  I knew it would be perfect for this top.  

I'm Loving ...

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December 29, 2020
Wee Billow Bag from Charm About You

I have long been a fan of Sweet Cinnamon Roses and her pattern the Wee Billow Bag is utterly fabulous! It was the most fun choosing fabrics and making something for myself with all the brown and florals and leopard - all beautiful Anna Maria Horner prints. Recently I have been USING my favourite fabrics and it's really lovely to be able to see them all around me rather than stored away in a cupboard or basket. Especially for every day items like this bag, it's happy inducing. Mine is a pouch version but you can see Laura's ...

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May 22, 2020
Endless Lockdown from Wendy's Quilts and More

Look at this! It's a finished quilt!

This is the Endless Summer pattern by Anna Maria Horner. But I've decided to call my version Endless Lockdown to reflect the fact that I made it during the COVID-19 lockdown of March/April/May 2020.

I first saw this quilt when Anna Maria came to New Zealand in November last year.  It was one of the quilts Anna Maria showed during her trunk show.  I just loved the quirky images and the way that they were used in the quilt, so I bought the kit as a Christmas present to ...

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May 9, 2020
Rainbow Blur II from Sew Some Sunshine

Sometimes you make a quilt and you're done, you've gotten either the pattern or the fabric out of your system.  Other times, you just can't get enough.  Often, with a favorite fabric designer you find yourself really falling in love with something.  This happened to me with Anna Maria Horner's Sweet Dreams fabric and her Rainbow Blur pattern.

I started off with a set of fat quarters and a few half yards to make this Rainbow Blur quilt just as the pattern prescribed.  It was a fun sew, quick and easy, with lovely fabric to keep ...

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April 10, 2020
Cross Country Quilt from Wendy's Quilts and More

This week I've been working on my Cross Country quilt, designed by Anna Maria Horner.

I attended a wonderful lecture and class with Anna Maria back in November 2019.  You can read all about it here.

Anna Maria showed us three different versions of her Cross Country quilt (see above).  They all have the giant "X", but the arms of the X are worked in different ways.  I decided to make the version on the right that looks like this:

However, when I got home, I decided that I didn't really want to piece the centre of the ...

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March 31, 2020
Sweet Dreams Patchwork Pillow from Sew Some Sunshine

Times like this can remind us of what we are grateful for.  Just yesterday I sent the final version of my dissertation to the dean's office at my university.  It feels so good to have achieved my goal of becoming a Doctor of Education.  After a long road I can get back to focusing on my family, friends, and sewing!  It also feels like a good time to do some blogging.  While many of us are apart physically, we certainly are lucky to have virtual places to socialize.  

My sweet niece was the recipient of this Anna Maria Horner ...

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February 7, 2020
Rosewood Lane Quilt Pattern Update! from Busy Hands Quilts

It's Rosewood Lane's turn for an update!  Last year most of my pattern covers were updated, some patterns were also overhauled inside, and I'm down to the last few needing updated.  Now there are only three pattern covers awaiting updating - Home Awaits, Picket Fence, and Falling Stars.  

Joyce of Liberty Green Quilt Shop in Akron, Ohio has been a consistent wholesale customer of my quilt patterns.  She requested printed copies of Rosewood Lane after seeing the Rosewood Lane in Anna Maria Horner fabrics that sold in my quilt shop last year and requested an AMH quilt for ...

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January 18, 2020
Where Do You Get Your Design Inspiration? Appliqué Inspiration From Interior Design Fabrics from Cheeky Cognoscenti

I'm still plugging away at my Spirit Song quilt top, albeit intermittently.  So far I have four of the twelve 16" blocks completely assembled:

Four 16 Inch Blocks Assembled, Eight More to Go
It's tedious piecing at this point because I'm matching up triangles with seams that don't nest.  Lots of unpicking and finessing to get those triangle points to match up to my satisfaction!  But meanwhile, my mind is on other projects, inspired by everything I see around me.  If you're one of those sensible people who has made a resolution not to start ...

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December 30, 2019
Rainbow Blur Quilt from Sew Some Sunshine

Welcome back!  I know these posts have been few and far between, so thank you for visiting or visiting again if you've been here before.  I continue to be occupied with graduate studies and am happy to fit in any sewing or quilting possible. 

This quilt is a free pattern from Anna Maria Horner and Free Spirit called Rainbow Blur.  It is an easy quilt to put together with the large blocks of fabric.  I love this Sweet Dreams line, the large Source Code print in navy is spectacular.  Even though it is a large scale print I used ...

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December 27, 2019
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Wendy's Quilts and More

2019 is almost over.  I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas with family and friends.  We certainly did here.

I cleared my sewing table in the family room and we put the presents on the table, rather than under the tree this year.

I got 3 new Mill Hill Santas to join the one I've already made.  I love making these little decorations and they look so good on the tree.  Here are some other Mill Hill kits I've made in previous years.

I gave mum some of the new Land Art fabric by Odile Bailloeul ...

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November 29, 2019
Anna Maria Horner (and the Peacock Party) from Wendy's Quilts and More

This week was so special.  I got to attend a lecture AND a class with Anna Maria Horner.

New Zealand really is a very long way away from all the quilting action in America, so when a quilting celebrity chooses to visit our country we all rejoice.

Anna Maria Horner with the quilt I made on her behalf

On Monday night I went to the lecture and heard about how Anna Maria journeyed from Art School to designing quilt fabrics.  Unlike many people who would give their right arm to be signed by Free Spirit Fabrics, Anna Maria didn't ...

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November 1, 2019
Tongariro Crossing (and the Peacock Party) from Wendy's Quilts and More

I've finished my Sue Spargo quilt and I love it.

Sue Spargo has called this pattern "Nature Trail", but my quilt doesn't look anything like a walk in the woods.  The colours in my quilt make me think of a volcano, so I'm calling my version "Tongariro Crossing".

The Tongariro Crossing is 20km (12 mile) hike across an active volcano in the middle of New Zealand's North Island.  Click here for details.  There are trees and birds at the start and end of the track, but up at the summit it's very barren and you ...

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January 11, 2019
A little accountability.... from Tuppence Ha'penny Quilts

I'm sure we've all seen the meme on Facebook or Instagram this New Year about a resolution to finish the things in 2019 that I started in 2018, having bought the fabric in 2017 and the pattern in 2016, and had the idea in 2015..... you get the picture.

Well, I have a confession - I am a starter of new shiny things....... and I know I am not alone in this. So this year, in an effort to get all the things I've started to a point where I might be able to a) call them finished ...

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