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November 20, 2017
Twas The Night Block 7 Released And Some Other News In The Spotlight… from Seams To Be Sew

Well it’s been nearly two weeks since the doctor let me remove the cast. I’m happy about how my arm is healing and can almost bend it in the “L” shape again. I still can’t lift anything heavy, but I … Continue reading

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November 19, 2017
Classic Meets Modern QAL! from My Quilt Infatuation

My, oh my!  Where has the year gone?  It seems that the weeks around the holidays zoom by so quickly, which means that before we know it, it will be 2018.  Of course, the start of 2018 also means the start of the Classic Meets Modern Block of the Month Quilt Along.  It's time to get your fabrics picked out, because we will be kicking off in January.  Read on for more specifics, friends!


This pattern combines 22 classic quilt blocks in different sizes with a fun, modern layout to create a quilt that is a showstopper.  All of ...

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November 16, 2017
"In the Garden"—Oak Leaves and Acorns from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

I (Teri) was afraid that the only autumnal color we were going to get this year would be that which I stitched. Here in Maryland, the days stayed warm and the temperatures didn't drop as much at night much later than normal, resulting in an October of primarily green trees. In the past few weeks, we have finally been seeing some color, though it was sadly short-lived, as many of the leaves have already begun falling.

While I love green, the autumn palette is my favorite, so it was with great pleasure that I stitched this month's block ...

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November 14, 2017
Another Block Almost Finished! from Simple Bird Applique

I have making very steady progress on my “Hugs and Kisses”, a quilt designed by Sue Garman.  I have chosen this quilt because it is a good example of a quilt made of very simple shapes, yet appears more difficult than it  really is.  Trust me!

All of the shapes are symmetrical, so that means I don’t have to trace a thing.  I am simply photocopying the pattern onto freezer paper to make my templates.  It is that easy.

Also, I am not tracing the pattern onto the background.  I am placing the background on top of the pattern ...

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November 10, 2017
Trim the Tree Online Event, NEW "Mystery" Block Released & NEW Hexi Designs! from Buttermilk Basin Design Studio

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Happy "LUCKY" Friday!!!! I'm BACK! Whoop whoop!!! I have SEW much to share with you! Before I begin... you know what today is??? It's the release {and GIVEAWAY TIME} of the sweetest & cutest block in our Live Each Season "Mystery" Block of the Month! Whether or not you're doing this with us... you should go to our website & print off block 11! Plus, it's FREE!!! If you prefer kits, we have them ready to go too for you!! Don't forget to leave a comment below for a chance to WIN a kit ...

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November 7, 2017
6 Köpfe – 12 Blöcke – Mein Layout from Lalala Patchwork, Quilting, and More

Zugegeben, als wir im Dezember letzten Jahres die 12 Blöcke zusammen gestellt haben, habe ich mit noch keiner Hirnwindung an mein Layout dieses entstehenden Quiltes gedacht!  War ich doch mit den anderen fünf Köpfen ganz damit beschäftigt das ganze Jahr vorzubereiten! Aber in der Mitte des Jahres zu unserem gemeinsamen Treffen Ende Juli stand es soweit fest, es brauchte nur noch ein paar Feinheiten. Ich hatte allerdings von Anfang an den Wunsch sechs verschiedene Möglichkeiten unsere 12 Blöcke im Layout zu zeigen. Und so ist es auch gekommen.

Hier und heute kommt also der erste Vorschlag von mir…

Mein Layout ...

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November 6, 2017
I Love Home BOM Block 4 is here! from Jacquelynne Steves

I Love Home Free Block of the Month, with options for applique, embroidery, and piecing only | JacquelynneSteves.com

Today we are releasing the last block, Block #4! Time for another free house quilt block! PLEASE NOTE- I realize that there is A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THIS POST! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THROUGH IT ALL- Answers to most of your questions will be found in this post. Thanks!!

The fourth block for the I Love Home Free Block of the Month was sent out a short time ago. If you are signed up, please check your email for your pattern. (Please note- sometimes it can several hours for the email to reach your inbox. If you ...

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November 2, 2017
Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM - Block #10 - Tips for a Successful Wave from Creatin' in the Sticks

Today the tenth block of the 
Sun, Sand, and Sea Block of the Month is revealed
and
has the link to her pattern to share.



This block is completely pieced and finishes 12" x 36".
You will find the link to download the pattern HERE.

I have a few tips to pass along while you put this month's block together.


Tips for sewing Block #10


#1  Use very accurate 1/4" seams or (like I did) scant 1/4" seams.

#2  After cutting triangles for A, B, and C press them in half ...

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October 30, 2017
Canadian Sue & Sam – Prince Edward Island Released from Seams To Be Sew

I am happy to finally release Sunbonnet Sue and Sam Canada – Prince Edward Island. This is a pretty simple design for the Island, but cute none the less. Sam is the Free block for this release The Flickr Turn … Continue reading

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October 24, 2017
AccuQuilt BOM: Patisserie Block 3 from Blossom Heart Quilts

Hmm, I’m not exactly sure what flavour a blue donut would be… blueberry? Blue Heaven? Fairy floss? Let me know what you think what flavour this block would be in the comments! In fact, talking of donuts, AccuQuilt Australia recently shared a delicious felt donut pillow tutorial. So cute! But anyway, you can now go download the pattern yourself from the AccuQuilt Australia blog.

The 8″ version features some pastel colours as usual, this time Riley Blake Medium Blue and Michael Miller Cloud from the Solids Club provided by Jules at The Creative Retreat, with Kona Ash for the ...

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October 21, 2017
Sue and Sam – California, and Halloween Sayings 9 and 10 Released… from Seams To Be Sew

As some of you know I’ve been trying to get these files for Sue and Sam released all week. I ran into an issue when finishing up the pattern for Sue. I realized that the key for the shapes was wrong. … Continue reading

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October 20, 2017
MODERN MAN SAMPLER from That's Sew Kerry

The Sequel...

Rather embarrassingly I started this quilt almost 2 years ago even though I had a set deadline life and many other things just got in the way and it sat on the side being ignored, you can see the beginning of the journey here but feeling newly motivated and with a new deadline for completion in mind, Modern Man Sampler currently looks like this 




This isn't anything like the final layout as I still have about another 17 blocks of varying sizes from 6" - 18" to go and I am also still in the process of trying ...

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October 19, 2017
Introducing "In the Garden": A BOM Series from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

For some time now, Kara and I (Teri) have wanted to design a Block of the Month series. We discussed a number of different themes, but we finally settled on a garden. Before Kara left for Germany, we mapped out our plan, and worked with Kathy Makers of Primitive Homespuns Wool & Needleworks to select our palette of wools for the project. We love to mix different materials, so we will be combining wool, a variety of threads, ribbon, and even some beads. The blocks will vary in size, and ultimately, we plan to create a quilt out of the blocks ...

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October 14, 2017
Giveaway, New BOM, NEW Fabric & Wool Line, New Block of the Month & More! from Buttermilk Basin Design Studio

Happy "LUCKY" Friday!!! Have you seen our TWO exciting releases for this week? Our first one is what we will be giving away today! It's our first block in our last row of our LIVE EACH SEASON “Mystery” Block of the Month!! I can't believe we just hit the last row! This row will not disappoint! I can’t wait to reveal it to you in the next couple of months! SEW… be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win a kit of Block #10 which features a pair of woolen mittens hanging on ...

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October 10, 2017
STARTS AND FINISHES from That's Sew Kerry

An Animal Menagerie 




It feels like an age since I've had the time to sit down and share my thoughts and adventures, not for want of intention simply to much life going on! I've not been idol in fact far from it I seem to have quilts and ideas coming out my ears! 

I finished Grans Fancy Forest and thankfully it went down a treat, although the deliberate errors still really annoy me, Gran didn't mind them.





Not only has it made a great addition to the chair, but the spot has now been taken over for ...

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October 2, 2017
6 Köpfe – 12 Blöcke – mein Joseph´s Coat – Tutorial – Applizieren mit Fuse Under from Lalala Patchwork, Quilting, and More

Auf diesen Block war ich so gespannt. Als Andrea {Quiltmanufaktur} ihn im Dezember bei unserer Planung vorgeschlagen hatte, waren wir alle irgendwie ehrfürchtig. Also ich hatte den noch nie genäht und wußte bis dato nicht, wie man den macht. Wir haben uns trotz einiger Bedenken dafür entschieden, denn  es gibt ja wieder etwas Neues zu lernen. Und das ist doch immer spannend! Toll ist ausserdem, dass ein weiterer runder Block nach dem Dresden Plate im April zu unserem Sampler hinzu kommt. Und dazu sieht er noch sehr elegant aus!

Andrea´s Block habt ihr ja nun schon gesehen, sie hat ...

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I Love Home BOM Block 3 is here! from Jacquelynne Steves

I Love Home Free Block of the Month, with options for applique, embroidery, and piecing only | JacquelynneSteves.com

Can you believe we’re already on Block #3?! Time for another free house quilt block! PLEASE NOTE- I realize that there is A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THIS POST! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THROUGH IT ALL- Answers to most of your questions will be found in this post. Thanks!!

The third block for the I Love Home Free Block of the Month was sent out a short time ago. If you are signed up, please check your email for your pattern. (Please note- sometimes it can several hours for the email to reach your inbox. If you ...

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October 1, 2017
Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM -Block #9 - Bathing Beauty from Creatin' in the Sticks

Today the ninth block of the 
Sun, Sand, and Sea Block of the Month is revealed
and
has the link to her pattern to share.


We can't have a sunny quilt without a swimsuit, flip flops, and sunscreen.

This block, 
Bathing Beauty,
 is super quick to make with only a little piecing and large fused applique pieces.  
This block is big at 12" x 24" finished.
The pattern is available by clicking HERE.
I pieced 1 1/2" strips for my swimsuit before I cut and appliqued it to the background.

Thanks to ...

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September 29, 2017
6 Köpfe 12 Blöcke – meine neun Blöcke from Lalala Patchwork, Quilting, and More

Stoffe und Farben zusammen stellen, das beschäftigt viele von euch nun schon neun Monate. Ein Dreiviertel des Jahres und somit ein Dreiviertel unseres Quilt-Alongs ist nun vorbei. Drei Blöcke sind noch zu nähen: Oktober, November und Dezember liegen noch vor uns.

Alle meine 6 Köpfe 12 Blöcke Kolleginnen haben ihr Collage mit ihren genähten neun Blöcken schon gezeigt. Am letzten Sonntag Verena {Einfach bunt Quilts}, am Montag Andrea {Quiltmanufaktur}, am Dienstag Gesine {Allie and me Design}, am Mittwoch Nadra {ellis & higgs}, am Donnerstag Katharina {Greenfietsen}. Heute bin ich nun an der Reihe.

 

Das sind meine neun Blöcke

6 Koepfe 9 Bloecke die Monate Stoffe und Farben

Ich habe meine ...

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September 28, 2017
Free BOM Block Two: Meadow Cranesbill from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye




We are excited to continue our free block of the month Sew-Along. If you are new to the blog, this free BOM will consist of 12 relatively simple blocks based on the German flora and fauna that I (Kara) see on my daily walks with our dogs. Last month's block was based on this butterfly that was gracious enough to allow me to take his picture.




I decided to do two different blocks to show a little variety in the materials that could be used; one with just fabric, and one with a combination of wool and fabric. You ...

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