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July 26, 2017
Comfort & Joy Fabric Tour: Log Cabin Tree Christmas Ensemble from quiltscapes

It's never too early to start thinking Christmas!

 Log Cabin Tree Tree Skirt & Ornaments by Deonn Stott & Debbie Proctor
featuring  Comfort & Joy fabrics by Dani Mogstad for Riley Blake Designs
{{Update:  Log Cabin Tree ~ Quilted Tree Skirt & Ornament pattern is now available!
Click 
HERE for a digital copy, and HERE for the paper copy.}}

I am happy to be participating in this fun blog tour - and even happier to have collaborated with my quilting friend Debbie for this project.

When thinking of what we could make with these sweet fabrics, Debbie showed me a tree skirt her mother had ...

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July 24, 2017
I wish you a Merry Quilt Along from Alice Samuel's Quilt Co.

Hi Friends! I am happy to announce a new Christmas mystery quilt along! There will be 12 blocks by 11 designers released every other Tuesday starting August 1 to December 5. Guess what, I am one of the designers and the best part, it’s free! There will be 11 hosts meaning you will get to... Read more: I wish you a Merry Quilt Along

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Christmas In July Blog Hop For Windham Fabrics from madebychrissied

Ellipse Quilt Pattern by www.madebyChrissieD.com

I'm delighted to be joining Windham Fabrics today on Day 1 of their Christmas in July 2017 Blog Hop, sharing their brand new Bread and Butter Joy holiday collection.
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July 22, 2017
Windham Fabrics Christmas in July Blog Hop & Giveaway: SPARKLE! from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  I am happy to be part of Windham Fabrics’ Christmas in July Blog Hop!  For this hop, I got to work with the Sparkle fabrics — it is a metallic group featuring gray(!), red and gold colorways!  Click here to view the individual fabric.

 

For some reason, I associate Christmas with all the different Christmas pillows.  So I have made quite a few Christmas pillows over the years, and would bring them all out during Christmas time.  It’s not a surprise therefore I made a another Christmas pillow with the Sparkler ...

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July 20, 2017
A New Project-Sneak Peek from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! I recently splurged on a collection of hand dyed fabric from Cherrywood Fabrics… They are sooooo pretty–the kind you don’t even want to cut! But I’ve learned my lesson about “saving fabrics”.  (I once saved a favorite … Continue reading

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July 18, 2017
'Joy' it's Christmas in July from Stitchin at Home

I now have a pillow for my Christmas decorating, I know shocking right. It took this blog hop to accomplish something I've been meaning to do for the past few years...ugh yes I said years. But it is done and best of  all you can add some 'Joy' to your holidays too as the pattern is free. Thanks to Sarah of Confessions of a Fabric Addict for hosting the '12 Days of Christmas in July' blog hop and giving me the push to finally make a Christmas pillow or maybe it's a wall hanging.

'Joy' wall hanging ...

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July 17, 2017
I wish you a Merry Christmas Quilt Along from Quilt in Piece

I wish you a Merry Christmas Quilt Along Hi everyone, Here is my introductory post for the first of many events coming up in the next 5 months. I am so excited to share this Quilt Along with you, because this quilt is going to be finished BEFORE Christmas. The Quilt Along starts August 1st. Every other Tuesday, a new FREE 12″ quilt block pattern and tutorial will be released. If you complete the block before the next pattern release, then you will be entered to win some AMAZING prizes! There are bi-weekly prizes and a mega grand prize too ...

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July 14, 2017
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop from Stitchin at Home


Once again, Sarah at Confessions of Fabric Addict is hosting the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop. And it starts today, July 14th and ends July 25th.  It's never to early to start thinking about handmade gifts and holiday decor.  Sarah has a great tutorial on her blog today!



And as if great holiday ideas and a tutorial weren't enough, this year we've got something extra special!  The lovely folks over at Free Spirit Fabrics have donated not just one item for a giveaway, but THIRTEEN!  And it's pretty drool-worthy stuff, too - it's ...

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July 12, 2017
Midweek Makers #80 from Quilt Fabrication

Welcome to Midweek Makers! Now that the 4th of July is over, the rest of the month becomes all about Christmas, so that everyone can get a jump on their decorations and presents. It all starts this Friday with the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop, hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Be sure to check out all of the great ideas everyone has been preparing!

Speaking of Christmas, Vicki at Vicki's Crafts and Quilting, has already gotten a head start with these cute snowmen -

                                      

be sure to grab a feature button for these ...

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June 30, 2017
Folk Art Fantasy Blog Hop {Bunny Patch Placemats Tutorial + Giveaway} from Little Bunny Quilts

Happy Thursday! Today I am your host for the Folk Art Fantasy blog hop, showing off Amanda Murphy's latest fabric collection!


I have long been a fan of Amanda Murphy's fabric, and this collection is no exception! The prints are fun and unique!


This one might just be my favorite because it has bunnies in some of the prints! I decided to use this as my inspiration to make some reversible patchwork and applique bunny placemats!



You will need:
One 10x10 stacker of Folk Art Fantasy (or approximately 2 yards total of various fabrics)
2/3 yard of ...

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Folk Art Fantasy Blog Hop – Kaleidoscope Windows {a finished quilt, tutorial and giveaway!} from Material Girl Quilts

Hi all!  Today is my stop on the Folk Art Fantasy Blog Hop featuring Amanda Murphy‘s latest line for Benartex

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June 19, 2017
Comfort & Joy Blog Tour: Star of Wonder Quilt {a pattern hack!} from Material Girl Quilts

Today I’m so happy to be sharing my latest quilt finish as part of  Riley Blake’s Comfort and Joy blog tour.  This

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June 7, 2017
Fat Quarter Blog Tour ~ books giveaway! from Charm About You



I am really excited to be part of the blog tour for Fat Quarter: Home and Fat Quarter: Quick Makes by Amanda Russell and Juliet Bawden. Two new books full of beautiful modern makes and a chance for you to win them both!


The books present ways to use those fat quarters of fabric we have in our stash to create something useful, practical and pretty. All the makes are suitable for beginners and cover a range of sewing techniques, with clear instructions. Each project has a step by step guide with corresponding photographs, which clearly demonstrate every direction, and ...

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May 19, 2017
Today's the Day!! from Simply Put Plus

   Welcome to simplyputplus.blogspot.com!  Today is my day to post my design (block #11) in the Farmhouse Threads mystery summer blog hop.    And here it is...

 To download the pattern directions simply click this  LINK then click the printer icon along with your own printer.   For appliqué' templates click this link.

Kits are available through my website.

The kit is $10.95, ships for FREE (within the lower 48), includes all wool for appliqué' and 4 cotton background pieces.  Thread and pattern are NOT included.  Thank you so much and I hope you have as much fun with this ...

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May 18, 2017
Anything Goes Mini {Blog Hop + Giveaway} from Little Bunny Quilts

I am happy to be back over at Benartex's blog Sew In Love With Fabric to share a tutorial for a quick and fun mini quilt made from the new line Anything Goes by Ann Lauer!


Here's a sampling of some of the fabrics in this line:


I used mainly the green and blue prints in this mini, which finishes at 20 inches square. I used one of my favorite blocks -- the Ohio Star -- and used partial blocks to give the design a little more pizzazz. Hop on over to the post to see the full tutorial!


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May 17, 2017
Quilter’s Laundry Day Mini Quilt Pattern: My crazy experiment! from Alice Samuel's Quilt Co.

Welcome back and Happy New Month! Thank you so much for all your wonderful comment on the blog hop post! Unfortunately my blog had a mind of its own and I was unable to get notifications by email. I believe I replied everyone one way or the other and if I didn’t, I apologize. Where were... Read more: Quilter’s Laundry Day Mini Quilt Pattern: My crazy experiment!

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May 13, 2017
"Game Day" Blog Tour from quiltscapes



More fun fabric by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake Designs!  I was so happy that Lori invited me to play on the Game Day tour as well as last week's Happy Day!  I immediately knew what I needed to make for some of my favorite Little Rascals!

Throw Me A Curve (Sports Throw)  PATTERN by Deonn Stott
featuring Game Day by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake Designs
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May 11, 2017
A little bit of this and a little bit of that from Terificreations's Weblog

  I finished quilting a quilt top this afternoon. It was so fun. The quilting is decidedly not my usual style, but the quilt is so fun and quirky. Along the top of the quilt I wrote “hello” all over it, and quilted in the hashtag #quiltsrule In a few places I wrote hello backwards, … Continue reading A little bit of this and a little bit of that

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May 5, 2017
I was gonna from Terificreations's Weblog

  Write a post tell you what I’m reading and trying to read. But reading a trashy novel, an inspirational book, or two isn’t all that exciting. The inspirational book that hasn’t grabbed me yet, surprising me a little bit because I like the writing style of this author. It’s due back at the library … Continue reading I was gonna

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May 1, 2017
Converge Block in Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Magazine from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework




I am so happy to announce another of my block designs is published in the newest issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks!  Volume 15 will be on sale tomorrow May 2nd and you can find instructions for my Converge block on page 37.








Here is a photo of my original block.  For fabrics I used Quilter's Linen for the solids and Widescreen by Carolyn Friedlander for the background (all by Robert Kaufman).



This is a block design I had drawn up using EQ7.


Using this program allows me to see how the block will look in a finished quilt ...

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