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April 23, 2018
Jingle Update: The Bloody Quilt Wrecker Has Been Apprehended and Disarmed! from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Good happy morning to you, stitchy friends!  Look who survived the bloodbath of Friday the 13th and is back on my design wall, ready to become a quilt top again!  It's the Jingle BOM (Block Of the Month) designed by Erin Russek, my first-ever applique project, which I started back in 2012.  In Quilters' Terminology, that makes it my oldest UFO (UnFinished Object) or WIP (Work In Progress).


YESSS!!!!  My Jingle Blocks Aren't Bleeding Anymore!
fabric haemophilia. /ˌhiːməʊˈfɪlɪə; ˌhɛm-/ noun. 1. an unpredictable disease, usually affecting only dark fabrics but lethal to any light colored fabrics sewn adjacent ...

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April 22, 2018
Nightmare On Quilter's Corner: "There's SO MUCH BLOOD!!!!!" from Cheeky Cognoscenti

That sounds like something out of a horror movie, doesn't it?  And it should, because what I'm about to share with you is a quilter's most gruesome nightmare.  This blog post might not be appropriate for young quilters, or for squeamish quilters, or for quilters who faint at the sight of bleeding fabric dye threatening to destroy hours and hours AND HOURS of painstaking hand stitching.  But I think it's gonna have a happy ending, so bear with me!


My Freshly Bathed Jingle Applique Blocks This Morning.  So Far, So Good!
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March 19, 2018
Quilting "My Tweets" by Erin Russek from Quilted with Love

I fell in love with"My Tweets" an applique quilt by Erin Russek years ago and was determined to finish it. I thought this would be an easy project.  I was wrong.  In fact, I stuffed the quilt in a drawer and forgot about it.  I hated it.  I wanted to burn it but I'd put too much work into it.

I didn't hate the pattern,  Erin makes fabulous quilt projects so check out what she does.  I just was overwhelmed all those pieces, reverse tracing, fusible webbing, multiple fabrics and then all the satin stitching.  I didn ...

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October 9, 2017
I Love This Quilt: Silhouette Stars from McCall's Quilting

I Love this Quilt!

Giving a published McCall’s Quilting pattern a different spin

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McCall’s Quilting January/February 2015

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Silhouette Stars, designed by Gerri Robertson

Russek Erin I Love This Quilt: Silhouette Stars

Erin Russek

Erin Russek, Associate Editor

I love finding ways to use fat quarter bundles to make quilts. I think that’s because I am looking for a way to justify buying them! My latest favorite bundle is Victoria by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics. Once I saw this bundle I just knew I needed to find a pattern for it and Silhouette Stars, designed by Gerri Robinson, featured in McCall’s Quilting  January ...

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September 19, 2017
Design Wall Tuesday – Easy Pieced Quilt Backing from McCall's Quilting

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday!

Hello, welcome back to Design Wall Tuesday. We’re so glad you stopped by to see what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker worked on over the weekend. We’re also sharing tips, techniques and any challenges from our weekend sewing as well. We hope you find some inspiration and advice!


From Content Director, Carolyn Beam:

Beam Carolyn 150x150 Design Wall Tuesday – Easy Pieced Quilt Backing

I didn’t get as much sewing done this weekend as I had hoped, but I did end up doing a little organizing in my sewing room. Working in a cleaner space seems to give me more ...

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September 12, 2017
Design Wall Tuesday – Christmas quilt from McCall's Quilting

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday!

Welcome back to Design Wall Tuesday. I hope your weekend was productive and you found time for sewing. The weather is getting cooler and the days a little shorter. Here’s what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker magazines have been working on.


From Content Director, Carolyn Beam:

Beam Carolyn 150x150 Design Wall Tuesday – Christmas quilt

design wall tuesday christmas quilt Carolyn 225x300 Design Wall Tuesday – Christmas quiltNow that my Stacked Bricks Halloween top is finished, I was able to spend time working on the charm square Christmas quilt I started a little while ago. This is another quilt for my Charmed, I’m Sure blog over at Quiltmaker.com. Most of ...

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