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June 26, 2021
FLOURISH QAL: Fabrics from Nestlings By Robin

 The first exciting step in starting a new
project....FABRICS!! 
YAY! YIPPEE! YAHOO!

I had a lovely floral print, 
"First Impressions" designed by
Mary Anne Henderson 
from Red Hen Fabrics 
for Northcott 
that started it for me.
The color is true in the pic above.
I used the colors in the print
to pull my applique' and other
piecing fabrics.

 I placed a ruler over the 
fabric so you can get 
an idea of the print scale.
This print worked perfectly 
with the size of the templates.
You want a small to medium
print so that the fun details show ...

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May 29, 2021
Joy Quilt Block and Pattern from Curlicue Creations

This is the Joy quilt block.  It pairs with the Faith quilt block that I showed last week.
This is an update for a block pattern in my Etsy shop.  Here's how I made it:

I used a fusible applique method for this block,  Here's some of the leaf pieces laid out on the back of the green fabric.

These are the flower centers fused to the back of the yellow orange fabric.

Cutting out the fused patches.

Arranging leaves on the background square.

Arranging stems and flowers on the background square.

Adding more leaves.  At this point ...

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May 21, 2021
Faith Quilt Block and Pattern from Curlicue Creations

This is the Faith Quilt Block.  This pattern has been in my Etsy shop for a while.  I recently decided to make another block with it.  

This pattern is written for fusible applique, but could easily be adapted to other styles of applique.  What's your favorite?

Sometimes I enjoy making bias stems, but in this case, as the stem is one big circle, I used fusible applique for it, too.

The circle stem and the four flowers fused to the background.

Arranging the leaves.

Fusing the leaves in place.

Centering and fusing the ladybug in place.

After everything is ...

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January 9, 2021
A Hopeful New Year! from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Happy New Year, everyone! Our New Year's Day here in Germany was pretty quiet, due to our current lockdown. So far the lockdown has given me (Kara) extra time to stitch—especially for our latest Stitch-Along, which will kick off in just a couple of weeks. 


Last year, we created our Hopeful Bluebird wall hanging as something to do during the first quarantine. Our Facebook group started out small but has grown quite a bit since then, so now it is time to introduce another little project. Whether you are in lockdown or not, this project is made up ...

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November 19, 2020
All the Stockings Were Hung... from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Both Teri and I (Kara) have been working on all things stocking lately. Our Cardinals Christmas Stocking was released earlier in the week, and now we would like to introduce our Floral Christmas Stocking!

This flannel and wool stocking is simple in its color scheme but is full of little details that give it a unique charm. All the simple embroidery is done with Weeks DyeWorks crewel wool, giving the stocking a lot of texture. We have a limited number of kits available that include the flannel, wool, ribbon hanger, and a whole skein of the Weeks crewel wool. All ...

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October 12, 2020
#MondayswithMarcus Week 2: Deirdre Bond-Abel from Marcus Fabrics

You’ll love this pretty wall hanging by our second MWM designer, Deirdre Bond-Abel! Entitled “Betty’s Blooms”, the look is shown here in 1930s prints, yet would translate equally well in your favorite Marcus collections, including prints and basic texture lines for a more contemporary look! It’s a fun mix of piecing and applique that will add charm to any room setting.

To get the FREE PATTERN, just email deirdre@hatcreekquilts.com.au. Then, check out (and be sure to bookmark!) her companion video of applique tips and techniques!

Next Up: Pam Buda – October 19!

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September 17, 2018
Back Yard Beauty from Splendiferous

Back Yard Beauty
36 x 36"
Hand dyed (by artist) cotton sateen, hand painted commercial black fabric, cotton thread
fused applique, extensive thread work, machine quilted
To be exhibited at International Quilt Festival, Houston 2018, as part of the Power of Women exhibit.
Step-by-step progress photos at this previous post.



Also on exhibit in the show as part of the Hands All Around special exhibit:

Dizzy Miss Lizzy
52 x 54", cotton fabrics, machine pieced and quilted


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