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September 25, 2019
Stroked Flying Geese from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello my fellow makers,

Coming up with new ideas for projects is always fun and challenging at the same time, specially when you have beautiful fabrics and want to make them justice. Today we will be using the playful Selva Collection to make the No Waste Flying Geese with a twist: The Stroked Flying Geese. I love this idea because it adds that extra something to the traditional and beautiful technique, and as they say "the devil is in details". So get ready to play with me!

The featured fabrics are Swaying Sloths Sky (Fabric A) for the geese, Elephants ...

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September 23, 2019
Deck the Halls from If These Threads Could Talk

I love Christmas Tree Quilts. I’m always looking for quilt blocks that look like Christmas Trees.

With this block and the Deck the Halls fabric that Northcott gave me to make this quilt, I have a winner.

What can be easier than Half Square Triangles made with Studio 180 Design’s Tucker Trimmer I & Flying Geese made with the Wing Clipper I!

I love designing with EQ8. Having the option of auditioning the actual fabric I will be using is awesome!

Perfect for cuddling up under in front of a warm fire. You can make this quilt using your ...

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Flying Geese Units: Summer Sampler 2019 Block 19, Heat Wave from Freshly Pieced

Another Monday, another block for Summer Sampler 2019: Piecing Bootcamp! And it’s block number 19! What!? The end is in sight – let’s take a moment to step back and appreciate everything we’ve done so far!

Summer Sampler 2019 Block 19 - Heat Wave

Done with your moment? Okay, good, because this week is one of MY design weeks, so we’ve got important things to do. LOL. I’m calling this block “Heat Wave.” Any guesses what this week’s skill is? If you guessed Flying Geese, you get a gold star.

If you’re like me, you have a love-hate relationship with Flying Geese ...

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September 13, 2019
Fancy Flight Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

What do quilters dream of? Flying geese with perfectly sharp points, of course! But sometimes those points get lost in the seam allowance, leaving your little geese tragically beakless. What’s a quilter to do?

In this week’s new tutorial, Jenny demonstrates how to preserve those points with one simple tip.

Psst!! This quilt will be featured in the upcoming issue of BLOCK Magazine (volume 6 Issue 5), subscribe to BLOCK Magazine HERE and don’t miss seeing this quilt in another fun colorway!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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September 3, 2019
Perfect Flying Geese Units that are quick, accurate, and NO STRESS! from Freshly Pieced

Perfect Flying Geese Templates for quick, no-stress flying geese

Today is the day! My Perfect Geese Templates are now available! Make Flying Geese units quickly and super accurately by paper-piecing them, using this collection of Flying Geese paper-piecing templates.

Most of you are already familiar with my Perfect HST Templates, which is a way to make half-square triangle units in bulk, quickly and perfectly, with no marking or trimming. Now I’m taking the same concept and applying it to the piecing unit that everybody loves and hates: Flying Geese units.

Here’s a video that shows exactly how the templates work!

Perfect Flying Geese Templates for quick, no-stress flying geese

Of course, you can’t make Flying ...

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September 2, 2019
Autumn decorating with my Fall Flight quilt from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! Fall has officially arrived in Minnesota. Not only has the calendar turned over to September, but we are already experiencing much cooler weather. That was my signal to start a bit of autumn decorating, which I wanted to share with you.


Last year when we moved into this home, I hung my Pumpkin Sky wall hanging in our dining room, and I really loved that look.  But this year I wanted to feature my new autumn quilt, Fall Flight. I decided to hang it over the antique door that leads into the room, and then decorate the ...

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August 14, 2019
Garden Enchantment Block 5 from Quilting Affection


Today is the release day for the Garden Enchantment BOM Block 5.  You can now download Block 5 hereOnly 1 more month left in this Block of the Month Program, time just goes by fast.  Can't wait to see everyone's' finished quilts.



Block 5 consists of making 4 blocks that use the following units: Half Square Triangles, Flying Geese, and Diamond in a Square.  



Since we have made all these units in the past months, today's tutorial will be a quick overview.


Half Square Triangles


For this block, we will be making two different colorways, white ...

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August 11, 2019
TIME FLIES from That's Sew Kerry

12 Months On

I can't believe it's been over a year since I last wrote a blog post! I was walking around Festival of Quilts a little over a week ago thinking it's been a good few months since I've blogged and I quite miss it, only to log on and realize it's actually been more than a year  - how time flies!

So much has happened since my last post it'll take all day to catch you up but in brief we got the dream house and said room is filled to bursting with ...

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August 3, 2019
Curved Log Cabin Quilt + Two Baby Quilts finished this week. from Jan's Quilts


I decided that this quilt needed a facing instead of a binding finish.  I thought binding it would stop the "movement" of the design.  I really don't like hand-stitching, but it's inevitable when attaching a facing.  It took a while, but I got it done, and I'm very happy with the results.


I used lots of FQs for the pieced back and I like the contrast with the front.  I kept the facing scrappy, too, in the spirit of the back.


I also finished two baby quilts this week.  Luckily binding worked well for them.  Below are ...

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July 30, 2019
GLAMOUR SHOTS?? from Q-BITS

I'm working on a program I am giving in October about my 60-year journey as a quiltmaker.  I need to update some of my quilt pictures; and intrigued with the idea of quilts in "glamour shots", I'm giving it a go! 




Success?  Who knows?

I'm joining the following:
Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday
Em's Scrapbag for Moving It Forward Monday
What a Hoot Quilts for BOMS Away Monday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday

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July 14, 2019
Garden Enchantment BOM Block 4 from Quilting Affection


It's that time of the month in the Garden Enchantment BOM.  Block 4 is now available to download and make.  Only 2 more months left in this Block of the Month Program, time just goes by fast.



Block 4 is very similar to Block 1 in a lot of ways, except for the coloring.  For this block, you will need your Tucker Trimmer® 1, V-Block® and Square Squared® tools. We will be making 4 blocks that have the following units: Half Square Triangles, SideKick & High/Low and Diamond in a Square unit.

Half Square Triangles

Let's start with ...

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July 2, 2019
2019 Shipshewana Quilt Festival 5 from 120 Blocks

I promise I will not show you every single quilt at the festival. But there are more coming today. But there are still several I want to share. First up, a lovely bright and colorful Jacqueline de Jonge design. And … Continue reading

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June 26, 2019
Summer Moon QAL: June blocks from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! We're nearing the end of June, which means it’s time for me to show you this month’s blocks from the Summer Moon Quit Along with Fat Quarter Shop. I’ve been having so much fun sewing from my stash of Moda fabrics from Lella Boutique and Corey Yoder. These cheerful, pretty prints are day brighteners, don’t you think?


The June quilt along assignment called for making a Capital T block (top), a Hidden Star block (bottom left) and a Pinwheel Geese block (bottom right).


This month I moved out of my comfort zone ...

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June 21, 2019
Flying Geese Quilts Have Landed from Kat & Cat Quilts


Happy weekend and welcome to another block drive wrap up for Covered in Love! These 5 quilts were made from blocks sent in during the  Nov/Dec block drive.


Two were assembled and quilted by me and three by Kathy.  It's been a long time since we did a feminine block drive since we usually need masculine quilts more, but I'm glad we did this one!


I love how the soft and saturated colors work together! I also had a great stash of feminine and purple backing fabrics built up to go with these.


Absolutely perfect backing fabrics ...

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June 14, 2019
Garden Enchantment BOM Block 3 from Quilting Affection


Welcome back to Block 3 of the Garden Enchantment Block of the Month. 



Block 1
Month 2

To recap Block 1, we used our V-Block, Square Squared, and Tucker Trimmer to make the following SideKick & High/Lows, Diamond in a Square, and Half Square Triangles units.  Block 2, we introduced the Wing Clipper tool to make Flying Geese units.  If you missed the first two blocks and would like to catch up, you can do so by clicking HERE and don't forget to purchase your pattern also.



Month 3

Month 3 


Month 3 is now available for purchase.  You ...

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June 7, 2019
New pattern: Fall Flight from Carried Away Quilting


Autumn is my favorite season. Like many of you, I cherish signs of fall:  the spectacle of leaves turning vibrant shades of red, gold and orange; the glimpse of a harvest moon hanging low in the sky; the sight and sound of geese migrating south; and, of course, fields of pumpkin patches and roadside pumpkin stands. In Minnesota, we savor every last bit of autumn in preparation for the long winter that follows.

Every year as summer draws to a close, I feel a thrill when I pull out my autumn quilts for display and snuggling. Today I’m excited ...

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June 4, 2019
Mission Impossible: COMPLETED, With Five Days to Spare! from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Ta-DONE: Mission Impossible, 68 x 90
Hello, Lovelies!  Happy Monday and Happy June to all of you!  I am happy to report that I DID complete the quilting on Lars's graduation quilt, Mission Impossible, in time for the church staff meeting last Tuesday!

Off the Frame!  Mission Impossible Quilting Completed, Ready to Trim
Memorial Day was my birthday, and I "celebrated" by spending 7 1/2 hours at the longarm machine in order to finish all of the SID (Stitch in the Ditch) around the flying geese so I could take the quilt off the frame before I went ...

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June 3, 2019
In the Heat of Summer and Twirly Birds on Exhibit from Life as a Quilter -- Julia Graber

Two of my pieces "In the Heat of Summer" ...

... and "Twirly Birds" ...

are included in the exhibit Mississippi Quiltings at The MAX in Merdian, MS through Aug. 11, 2019.

Here are the details of the exhibit.

Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints

May 25, 9:00 am – August 11, 5:00 pm

Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints,* the next changing exhibit at The MAX, focuses on the art of quilt making, and represents seven fiber artists from around the world. Curated by internationally renowned artist and teacher Nancy Crow, Material Pulsescontributes to the dialogue of contemporary textile arts. Says Crow, “Material Pulses ...

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May 17, 2019
Making a Start: Mission Impossible is Finally Under the Longarm Needle! from Cheeky Cognoscenti

I started quilting Mission Impossible last night and I'm SO EXCITED!!!  This is how it looked when I shut off the machine and called it quits for the night:


FINALLY Started Quilting Mission Impossible!
I spent four hours at the machine and got the purple background areas of four 12" blocks quilted during that time.  Since there are 48 of these blocks in the quilt, that means I have 44 hours to go -- and then I have to go back and quilt the flying geese, and then trim the quilt and bind it...  But maybe my pace will quicken ...

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May 15, 2019
Mission Impossible: Marked and Loaded, With 11 Days Left to Quilt, Label and Bind from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Mission Impossible is an appropriate name for this quilt on SO many levels.  It's a high school graduation quilt for my oldest son Lars and it's "due" to the church office in ELEVEN days (on May 26th).  I decided yesterday that I am totally okay with missing that deadline if it comes to that.  The Quillow Service at church isn't until June 9th, two weeks after that deadline, and that's the date that's more important to me.  So I'm adjusting that May 26th "deadline" to an Aspirational Goal, like how we "shoot for the ...

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