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June 12, 2024
Positive Direction Quilt Remake Part 2 from Christa Quilts

I am enjoying sharing the making of this quilt in real time with no strict deadlines. If you’d like to follow along as I make this quilt, click here to read about Positive Direction Part 1.

Once I sewed the blocks together, I quickly got them up on my design wall following the quilt pattern layout. This wasn’t the final arrangement, but it let me see at a glance what it was going to look like.

Next, I spent a bit of time rearranging all of my blocks in a pleasing order. I wanted to keep the colors ...

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June 4, 2024
Snow-Capped Mountain Quilt Block from Expect Moore

I’m so happy to share this snow capped mountain quilt block! it is such a fun design, and can be combined with

The post Snow-Capped Mountain Quilt Block appeared first on Always Expect Moore.

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Sending Good Vibes & Free Quilt Patterns! from Christa Quilts

It’s fun to share some of the reasoning behind the fabrics I’ve designed. With my Good Vibes collection, I wanted to create a group of fabrics with an equal number of lights and darks so that they’d work well in lots of precut friendly patterns.

Click here to view all Good Vibes fabrics.

Good Vibes by Christa Watson for Benartex

Speaking of precut friendly patterns made from light and dark, have you downloaded my FREE Puzzle Box quilt pattern? It’s made from 2 sets of 2 1/2″ wide strip rolls – half light and half dark! The picture below was taken at our ...

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June 2, 2024
Sunday Stash June 2, 2024 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric out this week.

I’m working on decisions about the fabric I bought at my Guild’s sale. Here’s a picture of everything going into the charity box. I chose the top fabric as the backing for the Traffic Jam quilt.

The next picture shows the fabric I’m keeping.

Everything in the bag went together, and I picked it up thinking it would be a good add to the charity box. I didn’t look at the fabric, just threw the whole bundle into my bag. Once I looked at it, I decided to keep it ...

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May 30, 2024
Glorious, gracious gifts from Art In Search

      One of the super cool things about blogging is the people. I have met such wonderful people over the years. Sadly, some have stopped blogging and communicating. Boy, do I miss them! Because some readers know I make comfort quilts almost all the time, they have sent me fabric and quilt tops to finish. What a delight that is! I have been able to back quilts, finish quilts and quilt them with the generosity of others. Recently, I got a boxes of fabrics and I received tops from across the ocean. Can you believe it?

A big load from Gwen ...

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Have You Seen My Black, White & Bright Fabrics? from Christa Quilts

I have a little secret to share. I’m currently working on a followup to my popular Dazzle Dots fabric collection. But in the meantime, while I can’t share what’s new, I can revisit some of my earlier fabric collections, just in case you missed them the first time around!

Click here to view my Black, White & Bright collection.

I designed this grouping to add to my stash of black & white prints, but then threw in a few bright colors and fun backgrounds. In fact, the four prints shown below – called “Crackle” are my absolute favorites from the ...

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May 22, 2024
Pieces of Love from Becca's Crazy Projects

As I was working through the adult joy that is filing my tax return, I told myself I was going to buy myself something when I finished. That something was a copy of the quilt pattern Pieces of Love by Whole Circle Studio. Did I need another quilt pattern? Absolutely not. That didn't stop me. I bought and downloaded the pattern and starting thinking about the fabrics I wanted to use. 

A friend gifted me this bundle of Kona cotton solids. This is the Kona Cotton Fat Quarter Bundles 12 Pieces Peacock (affiliate link). I paired it with this ...

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May 19, 2024
Sunday Stash May 19, 2024 from Quilt Paint Create

It’s been a crazy busy week. I didn’t get much sewing time, but I did get another 1/2 yard out from the never ending sewing room declutter. I may be decluttering that room for the rest of my life because there is So. Much. Stuff.

My Guild had their annual fabric sale yesterday. I didn’t enter the sale area until a lot of people were finished shopping. I didn’t really want to buy fabric, but I did want to support the Guild. First I looked at panels, but there weren’t many left. Then I ...

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May 14, 2024
Have You Seen My Stitchy Color Bundles? from Christa Quilts

Stitchy is my fabric collection from Benartex that features 5 different geometric prints in 5 different colorways ranging from light to dark. I usually like to keep my fabric lines to about 20-25 prints so they don’t break the bank and that’s been working really great so far.

Click here to get your hands on Stitchy, my 8th fabric collection with Benartex.

I went with a “sewing & sharing” theme on this collection with fun names like Hashtags, Stitches, Sunny Day, Crossweave, and Threaded Lines. While supplies last, you can grab half yard bundles of any of the five ...

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May 7, 2024
My Dazzle Dots Fabric is Back in Stock from Christa Quilts

Have you added some of this bright colorful fabric to your stash yet? Dazzle Dots is my 9th collection so far with Benartex and it’s been the most popular one yet, which is super exciting! I guess folks love the rainbow colors and simple polka dot prints. Fawning over my fabric is like telling me my kids are cute – so I just eat it up!!

Dazzle Dots Yardage, Bundles and Kits

The exciting news is that Dazzle Dots is now on it’s 2nd printing and is ready to ship! Many of the colors, such as the neutrals and ...

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April 28, 2024
Stitching Stuff: Week 17 of 2024 from Life In Pieces

It's not been one of my better weeks.  Thank goodness for handwork.  I'm off the pain medication and can handle the stairs without a crutch.  So definite improvement.  It's still a bit uncomfortable to use the foot pedal on the sewing machine for very long, but I've been able to sew for hour long stretches the last couple of days. 

  • 15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
  • 15 minute days/April = 27/27 days
  • 15 minute days/2024 = 118/118 days
  • Success rate = 100%

With the handwork sessions, I've been able to keep my stitching ...

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April 13, 2024
A RACE to the finish from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

It's our show-and-tell for The Heartfelt Sampler, and I really wanted to have my quilt top done. I have the presentation ready to go for this morning. All I can say is—you have to wait to see what I accomplished. There is one thing I'll say—overall, I'm happy with the results, but there is definitely room for improvement. So, guess what? I'm down a new learning path! Or should I say REFINING the knowledge that I have. 

The girls don't know it yet, but I'm sacrificing some of their walk time this ...

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March 31, 2024
Finished Strip Mirage Quilt from Allen Quilts

I went to the ranch to check on Cookie, my very pregnant cow, due any time to have her first calf. She was happily grazing with the rest of the herd, which belongs to my cousin. While there, I got some pics of this finished Strip Mirage quilt I made for my great-nephew. The pattern… Continue reading Finished Strip Mirage Quilt

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March 23, 2024
What I love about Quilting Bees from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

I go away a couple of times a year with the most wonderful group of modern quilters. It’s a weekend of laughter and some serious sewing in the beautiful township of Boonah. Last year we started a Bee of 12 members where we make a block or two or ten for each other. Most of us have finished or in the throws of finishing our Bee quilts. I have to add the final embroidery touches to my quilt and then I can reveal the finished project. These are the blocks for 2024. You will recognise most blocks from popular ...

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March 22, 2024
Mission: Pack 4 Class on Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

Okay, show of hands, who out there gives a small groan when you get the supply list for a big quilting class?  25 years later and many, many 5-day quilting classes and I still get intiminadated when I first read the list.  You think to yourself, "Self!  Does she really want us to bring all this stuff?  Are we really going to use all of it? And how much fabric is actually enough?"  I mean nobody wants to get to class and think, "Gosh I wish I had  "insert the most perfect fabric here" with me."  But also you don ...

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February 26, 2024
More Baby Quilts from Modern Sunbonnet Sue

I need to stop & write more frequently. I begin and end a project and need to document it but, I don’t take the time. Just last week I began another baby quilt for my best friend’s first grandchild. And I’m thinking about what to make for a niece that’s expecting later this year. So, […]

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February 22, 2024
Flowers and Fabric, oh my! from Art In Search

      Two things I just love, fabric and flowers, have made an appearance around here lately. Two friends sent me fabric to help with making comfort quilts. Julie sent me some large pieces to help with backing and a whole load of 2 1/2" strips- some colors and a lot of low volume (yum) ones. I am trying to determine what quilts to make with them, paging through my collection of printed out ideas. Of course, then I had to rearrange two massive folders of printed out/purchased patterns. I arranged the strips by color and style for the photo ...

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February 3, 2024
A new Tattoo quilt—The Intro from A Prim and (not so) Proper Quilter

This project may prove my undoing or the welcome of epiphany moments—time will tell.

I have sort of a like-hate relationship with foundation paper piecing, and I’m hopeful this will be the gateway to a love of it.  I consider the technique a necessary evil in some situations, and have tried to avoid those situations.  But I learned of this particular quilt pattern when Tula Pink showed hers in her Tula Talk Tuesday videos on Facebook and Instagram in mid-2020 and was immediately smitten. This was during the Click Buy Now period; I bought the pattern and a ...

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January 22, 2024
Exciting News!!!! I opened a Quilt Shop!!!! from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Exciting News!!!!  I opened an online quilt shop!!!!  The Quilted Mule!!!  It's been a dream for a while, and I did it!  Currently, it is online only.  I want to offer quality fabric at affordable prices.

I just opened it a couple of weeks ago, so it's not fully stocked yet.  I will be adding new items weekly so please keep checking back often.  Currently, I only have fabric, but I will be adding more fabric, patterns, kits, notions, etc.  

All orders will ship out the following business day!  

FREE GIFT with purchase of $50 or more.  

Here ...

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January 19, 2024
New Machine Quilting Video: Quilting Walking Foot Wavy Grids from Christa Quilts

Did you check out last week’s tutorial where I showed how to quilt simple wavy lines with your walking foot? Well, guess what?? In this week’s video I’m taking that concept one step further and turning those wavy lines into a Wavy Grid. Click play below to watch, then scroll down for bonus goodies that will help you whip up a quick and easy quilt in no time!!

Easy Peasy Terrace Tiles Quilt Pattern

I designed and wrote Terrace Tiles to be the easiest quilt pattern I offer. It’s made from fat quarters and you can ...

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