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April 21, 2017
Sweet Tweets Blocks and a Quilt Top from Needle and Foot

Yesterday I had the pleasure of introducing you to Kim Schaefer in my third Meet the Designer post. I hope you enjoyed getting to know her.  I have been playing with the fabrics in her Sweet Tweets line and have a few things to share with you.

First off, I have been making these cute stuffed blocks. I have shared a couple of photos on Instagram so you probably have seen these in process. I used a simple tutorial provided by Abby Glassenberg at While She Naps.

Cutting the panel into blocks, I used four critters and two black and ...

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180 Baby from Dueling Threads



This is known.  A new baby, especially the first is a life changing, schedule changing, priority changing event.  The smaller the package, the bigger the change! You might say life takes a 180-degree turn.

When I saw geometrics with these colors on a colleagues registry for their first child, I just couldn’t help it.  Instead of well wishes of diapers, I couldn’t resist “just” making a quilt!  The idea for “180 Baby” was born.

I was heading to a quilt retreat with the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild at the “Disneyland of Quilting”, Missouri Star Quilt Company.  This ...

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April 18, 2017
Disperse {a new quilt pattern on sale!} from Material Girl Quilts

If you follow me on Instagram, you have likely seen my latest quilt design, Disperse.  The pattern is now complete

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April 17, 2017
Another Baby from Wedding Dress Blue

Another teacher at my school (actually, there are two of them right now) is having a baby.  Here is the quilt top.


The pattern is Hundred Hugs in the tutorial section above. Just a lot of 2-1/2″ squares.  Most were already cut scrap in my squares bin.

Baby quilts are so satisfying–fun colors, quick to make, scrappy.  It doesn’t get any better!

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April 14, 2017
make music wherever you go ~ guitar baby quilt from Charm About You

When I saw the Fat Quarter Baby book I knew I was going to make the 'Kevin' quilt for my sister and brother in law (who loves playing guitar). At that point she wasn't even pregnant but I could have given it to them for the cat. Earlier this year, however, my sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and so I had a reason to finish the quilt, which I gifted last week. Prepare to be bombarded with baby cuteness...

Starshine in Nightfall, Rhoda Ruth by Elizabeth Hartman; Lined Grids in Yarrow, Dow by Carolyn Friedlander ...

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April 13, 2017
Play Ball, with Paper Pieced Polyhedra for Spring! from Gefilte Quilt

Last week I showed off some English Paper Pieced (EPP) star quilt blocks. The basic idea is to baste fabric around a cardstock shape, then hand-sew shapes together, to make a quilt block.

But EPP can also be used to make 3-D objects. And with baseball season, Passover and Easter upon us, this is a perfect time to make festive fabric balls. The first one is a fun novelty fabric ball - technically a dodecahedron, made up of 12 pentagons.

And the second is a light, fluffy, high fiber matzoh ball, aka truncated octahedron, made from 8 hexagons and 6 squares ...

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April 12, 2017
Digging in the Stash from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

While I'm cooking this week, I'm spending a lot more time inside until I've cleaned everything up after the noon meal and I make the feed run. That leaves me little pockets of time to sneak into my sewing room and see what kind of trouble I can get into. I'm attempting to use up some of the fabric I seem to have collected over the years. As quilters, it seems we're all trying to do that. You

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April 9, 2017
Quilt in a Day from The Cozy Quilter

My MIL asked me to make a quilt for a friend's new baby girl.  I was in the mood for sewing on Friday afternoon so I got to work.  The pattern for this quilt is from Diary of a Quilter.  I have had this fabric in my stash for a few years and decided it was time to use it in a quilt.  

After sewing the star together, I added a border...

I used only fabrics from my stash for this quilt.  I had enough white for the background and enough of this print for the backing. 

I pin ...

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April 7, 2017
Editorial Feature Overload #3: Cover Quilt and More in Fons and Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2017) from IVORY SPRING

Happy Friday, Friends!  I hope you have had a good week.  I am excited to share with one of my quilts made cover again in the current quilting publications!!!  That quilt is mine, and it’s Pound of Sugar!  A seriously sweet name for a quilt made with sweet 30’s fabrics, no? :)

This quilt uses the Feedsack fabrics from Windham Fabrics.  And I absolutely absolutely love for it turned out!

I don’t have this quilt back with me because it is going to be displayed at Spring Market next month in St. Louis.  But I am glad the ...

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F is for Finished…Friday Finished Quilt Reveal. from Alice Samuel's Quilt Co.

Happy New month friends, it’s already a week gone in the new month and I haven’t been here but I promise I have so many exciting things to share with you I don’t even know where to start. Let’s get right to it shall we? Remember the color theory experiment I did on that baby quilt... Read more: F is for Finished…Friday Finished Quilt Reveal.

The post F is for Finished…Friday Finished Quilt Reveal. appeared first on Alice Samuel's Quilt Co..

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April 6, 2017
Darling Little Dickens from A Quilting Sheep

Making baby quilts for the new babies at my church is a blessing for me. I get to play with sweet baby fabric on a regular basis and I love that!!

When my friend Amanda announced she was expecting again, I knew exactly what fabric I wanted to use... Darling Little Dickens by Moda. Such sweet fabric, don't you agree? Bunnies and bears and sheep, oh my! 

Amanda and Nate chose to reveal the gender after baby is born. I was thrilled when the announcement finally came and it was a BOY! 

I chose to let the fabric shine ...

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April 4, 2017
Finding Nemo Baby Quilt from Lovelea Designs

Finding Dory Baby Quilt

A while back one of my good friends told me she is pregnant!  While we were catching up and discussing the exciting news I found out that she planned to make the nursery a Finding Nemo theme and that they were not going to find out the sex of the baby ahead of time.  Of course I needed to make her a quilt so I set about trying to find the perfect fabrics.  Enter the Finding Dory collection from Camelot Fabrics.  I love that these fabrics could be either Finding Nemo or Finding Dory and I think they will suit ...

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Snowflake Applique from Quilting Momma & The Youngest

I must have a short attention span because I have to constantly switch up my projects and take on more and more and more.

My WIPs (work in progress) are getting a bit out of hand. Does anyone else have this problem? This was my latest WIP however I have motored along and got this one completed.

I love looking at Pinterest and getting new ideas and I came along a picture of a very simple snowflake design. These days I am determined to only use my stash! So I dug through my messy fabric stash drawer seeing if I ...

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April 2, 2017
STASH REPORT SUNDAY from The Proficient Needle

Fabric used this week  2.875 yards
Fabric used year to date  69.625 yards
Fabric added this week  0 yards
Fabric added year to date  51 yards
Net used 2017  18.625 yards

I completed another baby quilt made from a printed panel.  The backing is flannel with a train print - I've had it for a while, just waiting for the right project.

This will be my last report for a couple of weeks.  We'll be on the road north next week, then I'll be unpacking, restocking the larder, and hope to visit our grandson (and ...

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March 31, 2017
It’s written in the binding! Bind a baby quilt with baby’s name from Quilt Social


Yesterday, on QUILTsocial I showed you how great the Brother NQ900 is for piecing and machine quilting our Elephant Baby Quilt. Today, I’m going to use more of the machine’s decorative stitches to sew down the binding and make the label for the quilt.


The Brother NQ900 sewing machine.
Brother NQ900


Making the label

Back in November on QUILTsocial, I shared with you my new favorite way of making fast and easy permanent quilt labels. On that label, I just hand wrote the information with a permanent marker, but since this awesome machine can embroider letters, I decided to use the same method ...

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March 30, 2017
DIY Easy Baby Gift Ideas! from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

I love welcoming new bundles of joy to the world with homemade gifts from the heart. I just found out recently that I’ll have a new niece or nephew by this fall, my cousin’s pregnant, and so is one of my best friends! They seem to come in threes, don’t they? As you can imagine, I’ve already started dreaming about all the fun gifts I can make. 

DIY Easy Baby Gift Ideas from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

A baby quilt is always a wonderful option (we even have baby quilting kits and tutorials to help), but if you’re looking for something extra to go with ...

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That Baby Quilt from Wedding Dress Blue

A car ride with Husband on Monday night gave me time to stitch down the binding, so That Baby Quilt is complete.  The inspiration came from here:


Again the colors on the front were chosen to complement the back.


The back itself is pieced to use up the last little scraps of the frog fabric.  We do what is necessary with really good fabric.


I am so pleased and I hope the new family will be, too.


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Jumpstart your free motion quilting on this elephant baby quilt from Quilt Social


Yesterday, I showed you how I used many of the decorative stitches on the Brother NQ900 to machine applique the center of our baby quilt. I really loved how each of the different stitches looked on the applique shapes!

Today, we’re going to add the borders to the center panel!


The Brother NQ900 sewing machine.
The Brother NQ900


Piecing is a breeze!

The Brother NQ900 is great for piecing too! The ¼” quilting foot with guide is great for sewing accurate ¼” seams and the Thread Cutter Button is GREAT for when you’re chain piecing!!


Adding the borders to the baby quilt with the Brother NQ900 ¼" quilting foot with guide.
The ¼” quilting foot with guide


Adding the ...

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March 29, 2017
Eye catching machine applique with the Brother NQ900 from Quilt Social


Yesterday on QUILTsocial, I showed you how to prep and fuse your applique pieces to make the center of our cute baby quilt. Today, we get to use the Brother NQ900 to do the machine applique!


The Brother NQ900 sewing machine is set up and ready to sew.
Brother NQ900 sewing machine


Let’s select a stitch!

With 240 built-in sewing stitches, including 58 stitches that you can combine, it was hard to decide which stitch to start with!! Usually when I do machine applique, I use a blanket stitch because, let’s face it, my home sewing machine has a limited number of stitches available. But, after seeing the decorative stitches ...

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March 28, 2017
A Cheerful Finish from Needle and Foot

This is quite possibly the most cheerful quilt I have made yet. The colors are so bright, just to look at it makes me smile. I hope my niece and her husband will enjoy it when they receive it. My timing couldn’t have been better as my niece went into labor early this morning and is at the hospital right now. We should hear about baby’s arrival sometime today. How exciting!

The pattern, When You Wish, by Kristy of Bonjour Quilts is adorable. Simple HST’s and five inch squares make it a breeze to assemble. I think ...

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