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March 25, 2019
New material coming! from Maria the Quilter

I know you probably come here for the photos, because, well let’s be honest: in the quilting world, words mean far less than photos. I can explain a stitch but when you see a picture of it, that’s WAY more meaningful. In person? EVEN better!

What I’m here to say is that I am here. I haven’t been posting pix – I had a bit of an issue with my tools but am almost back to full capability there. I have been busy writing on my personal blog (here).

So in the meantime, PLEASE please visit my ...

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March 19, 2019
Flock of Geese Quilt Finish & Kit from Needle and Foot

As you may know, I began to stock a fun selection of modern quilt patterns in the shop a few months ago. I have been working on building up a variety of patterns so that my customers will have plenty to select from. So far, I am carrying patterns by Meadow Mist Designs, Bonjour Quilts, Devoted Quilter, Quilting Jetgirl, and – most recently – Cooking Up Quilts. There has been really good response to these and I am enjoying seeing the gorgeous patterns from these talented designers.

Flock of Geese Quilt Pattern, designed by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs.

As ...

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March 5, 2019
Making Do ~ Snuggly Wuggly Garment Sewing from Curlicue Creations

 Generally I don't do a lot of garment sewing.  I'm a much better quilter.  But...recently I was complaining to myself about how cold I am at night due to not having enough winter sleepwear, and I thought, "why don't I just sew something?"  Surely, I have a pattern for that somewhere...and some snuggly flannel fabric....and a sewing machine...and thread.  I found the above McCall's pattern in my sewing collection.  What are those models doing in the pic?  They look funny-cute with their hair up in rollers like they are having some kind ...

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January 31, 2019
Urban Cottage Tied Blanket Kits! from A Little Bit Biased

I have some fun news for you guys!
Not sure if you saw my post yesterday about this fun, little, tied blanket I recently finished? 
If not, click HERE for all the details + a little tutorial. 

Well, I reached out to the owner of The Heart and Home Co on Etsy 
(where I purchased all my fabric from!) and she so generously agreed to make 
some kits up for you guys! 

The kits are normally $38 but today (January 31, 2019) they are on sale for 20% off
- making them just $30.40!  She only has a limited quantity available ...

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January 25, 2019
Bonnie's Blossoms with Island Batik Getaway Hop from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Welcome to the Getaway Blog Hop!

The 2018 Island Batik Ambassadors

 have been busy 
sewing with some beautiful 
secret fabrics. 
with some secret sewing.
Today is that day that I am able to show what I have 
been sewing.

Brookview is a beautiful fabric collection by Island Batik.
It has such a gorgeous variety of burgundys, greens, blues and yellows.  

There is a hint of peacock feathers and trees
throughout the prints.
It has to be one of my favorite collections.

Most of the fabric collection is found in this 
new quilt that I created called Bonnie's Blossoms. 

The ...

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January 10, 2019
Great start for 2019 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

for the Cotton Quilter's Guild, anyway! We had our first meeting of 2019 on Monday and started out right. For this meeting I asked (and reminded) everyone to bring in her favorite tool--only one or two. It was a rousing success! 

Not everyone felt comfortable talking in front of the audience, which turned out to be a good thing since I was rushing to wrap up the meeting. We had a round-robin with each person explaining why she likes her particular tool. They wanted to hear everything. A few people asked questions and took notes in the hopes that ...

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January 9, 2019
Where I sell now from Stitchin at Home

As has been mentioned Craftsy has made a number of changes. I still have a shop...2 out of more than 40 patterns remain, the rest gone. I haven't given up on Craftsy/Bluprint just yet. They are re-branding themselves and we will see what the future holds for them and me.  I have been weighing my options as to were I wanted to sell my patterns. For now that will be on Etsy, I have loaded a few there and will add more as time allows.

Most of the last few months I have done little to no ...

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December 11, 2018
2018 Blogger Bundles-Reader’s Choice & Giveaway from Needle and Foot

I have been so excited for this last Blogger Bundle event of 2018!  Throughout the year it has been such fun to share specially curated bundles of fabric with you. This has allowed me to work closely with eleven different bloggers as they created a collection and then made something special with it.  Many of you have bought them and enjoyed these unique bundles too.  As the year progressed, I knew I wanted to do something special to wrap it all up at the end of the year.  That is exactly what is going to happen today! Warning, this post ...

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November 19, 2018
Liberty of London and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - In Red from Red Pepper Quilts

The Finished Quilt.

Liberty of London and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - In Red | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #checkerboardquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt

Liberty of London and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - Red
The finished quilt measures 60 inches x 75 inches.
100+ different fabrics. 
I  have made 42 16-patch blocks + 6 8-patch blocks.
  A total of 720 patches of fabric (30 rows of 24 squares).
Each finished square measures 2½ inches x 2½ inches.
Printed fabric:
Liberty of London Tana Lawn
Background fabric:
2½ yards of Chambray in Coral by Andover Fabrics

Liberty of London and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - In Red | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #checkerboardquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt
Liberty of London and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - In Red | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #checkerboardquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt
Liberty of London and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - In Red | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #checkerboardquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt

Quilted on a domestic sewing machine
with a walking foot and quilting guide:
an all ...

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November 14, 2018
Snap Tab Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been stitching up more than a few snap tab designs. This fun little floppy disk design is from Designs by Little Bee. See those little curved craft scissors? I bought those to make applique easier and I'm so glad I did. Each of those little labels is a piece of felt appliqued onto the tab. I am really pleased with the finish.
I made a couple more large hand sanitizer holders with the baseball design. I like how this one finishes up. The one with the teal outline is what happens when you trust your embroidery machine ...

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November 7, 2018
November Blogger Bundle – Sandra Walker, MMM! Quilts from Needle and Foot

Good morning everyone!  You are in for such a treat today.  I am so excited to share the November Blogger Bundle with you.  This is the eleventh and final bundle for the year. In a grand finale sort of way, this bundle has it all.  Saturated jewel tones, florals and plaids, the magic of BariJ and the sweet fantasy of Bethan Janine.  But I am wayyyy ahead of myself.  First let’s meet the curator of this very special collection.

Sandra Walker is the blogger behind, Musings of a Menopausal Melon, or MMM! Quilts.  I remember specifically clicking through to ...

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October 31, 2018
Mug Rugs from Quilt in Progress

This is a good attempt at mug rugs. Again, a sleepless night last night gained me a couple of sewing hours. I used the paper-pieced awareness ribbon and small quilt block patterns to make these.

First is the burgundy ribbon for Multiple Myeloma, my cancer. I used the corners I snipped off the wall quilt I made late in the spring for a customer on Etsy to make the pinwheel block. The second is a pink ribbon (no explanation needed, and I’ll give it to my Mom who is a survivor) and did a simple string quilt block with ...

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October 25, 2018
Happy Birthday Sale! from Needle and Foot

Today I celebrate my 58th birthday – how that has come to be, I cannot explain.  Isn’t time the strangest phenomenon?  The older I get, the more quickly it buzzes by.  When I was young I would wish for the next age or stage.  In seventh grade my mother allowed us to begin shaving our legs and wearing panty hose.  At 12 or 13 (?) we were allowed to get our ears pierced.  Of course there is driving at 16, a very exciting rite of passage and voting at 18 (are we all voting in the upcoming election??).  I married at ...

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October 15, 2018
★ patterns ★ from Charm About You

I thought I would share some updates, I have expanded my shop and am working hard to create new patterns. It would be great if you could take a look and maybe give some ♡ to the listings if you can!

charm about you pattern

First up is the lovely tangible paper patterns, which I have listed in my Etsy shop. They are all printed on quality paper locally and carefully hand packaged by moi.

charm about you pattern

For the patterns with templates, these have been printed separately to allow you to easily make copies and keep the original in tact if you so wish.

charm about you pattern

It's been ...

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October 10, 2018
October Blogger Bundle with Kim Lapacek from Needle and Foot

Over the past several weeks, I have had the pleasure of working with Kim Lapacek.  She is the curator of the October Blogger Bundle! Just in case you are not familiar with Kim, she is a talented quilter who blogs at Persimon Dreams. She is also a wife, mom to three sweet girls, business owner (Lapacek’s Orchard) and all around crafter. Kim designs patterns, speaks and teaches on occasion, makes incredible quilts, and she is the creative force behind Project Quilting. Knowing how busy Kim is, I was tickled to see the photo she provided for the blogger bundle ...

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September 21, 2018
paper dolls pattern from easypatchwork

Hi Everyone! Thanks for joining today and reading my blog. I truly appreciate your curiosity and your support.  A couple of years ago, I came across a foundation paper pieced pattern (FPP) from Mary McGuire featured in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks. I loved the block so much, I redrew it in EQ8 and asked my bee mates to make blocks for a bee quilt. I was quite happy with the result. There

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September 12, 2018
The Best Tools: Brother 10-Needle from Becca's Crazy Projects

A fellow member of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild wanted to sell her Brother 10-Needle embroidery machine. I've wanted a multi-needle embroidery machine since I started using my Pfaff Creative Performance more often. A single needle machine is fine if you do designs with few colors, but if you want to make more than one of a thing, or designs with several colors, changing threads can be a full-time job. There are tricks you can use when creating, or combining designs, but you still have to change the thread for every color change. This was a deal I couldn ...

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September 11, 2018
Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

A Finished Quilt.

Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt
Click on any photo for a larger view.

My Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt is finished! I have thoroughly enjoyed making this quilt and I am pleased to have added another traditional patchwork block to my sewing repertoire. This quilt was inspired by the Rummage Quilt Pattern by Stephanie Dunphy, but I have made a number of changes, including reducing the block size, and alternating the Delectable Mountains quilt block with a Half Square Triangle unit. 

Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

Most fabrics were pulled from stash, others have only just arrived and were yet to find their way ...

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September 4, 2018
Instant Digital PDF Downloads from Kitty and Me Designs

Thought I'd let you know that I'm little by little making my Cross Stitch designs available on Etsy as Instant Digital PDF Downloads.

I just added these Inspirational Samplers yesterday:

Find them on Etsy at

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August 17, 2018
Friday from Love Laugh Quilt

This week I made a couple of lap quilts.

Happy color quilts!

I used the stash and the extra scraps.

I added some polka dots.

I dug around the scrap bin.

I did a LITTLE bit of measuring....
Not much.

I admired all that pretty color!!

The first quilt features a fabric line from Anthology fabrics.
It measures 50" x 62".

The second quilt features fabric gleaned from my scrap basket
which includes leftovers from various projects
and pieces from some discarded shirts.
It measures 46" x 49"

Both quilts were quilted with a diagonal cross-hatch pattern.
I used the ...

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