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November 24, 2015
Evergreen-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! If it weren’t for the Evergreens, Minnesota’s landscape would be pretty bleak by now… So let’s celebrate their faithfulness with a Tuesday Tutorial! These motifs are Easy and have Modern flair–but don’t hesitate to use them on … Continue reading

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November 17, 2015
A Mountainscape Workshop from Quilting & Learning

Another Landscape Art Quilt for the Challenge? You bet!

This Remembrance Day, our guild offered a workshop with quilter Hilary Rice. We worked on a mountainscape quilt full of curves. It was great fun! Hilary has created her own patterns and teaches the technique based on Vikki Pignatelli's Crazy Curves Technique.

From a lovely kit of hand-dyed fabrics purchased from Hilary, we made our own mountainscape quilt. It took me most of the day to put the quilt together. It's now pinned and ready to sew.

Mountainscape quilt pinned and ready to sew

The next step is to ...

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Scrappy Trip Along Beige Quilt from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

My First Scrappy Trip Along Quilt is Quilted! I joined the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild’s Scrappy Trip Along project over the summer. You might remember me working on the quilt top and...

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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November 8, 2015
Swap blocks and more from I Patch and Quilt

Hello hello hello!

I would like to share some cute little projects with you this evening!

First up are the three blocks I paper pieced for the Foot2Freestyle swap. Lynn from Tialys requested dark grey backgrounds with turquoise/teal, light grey, white and a sprinkling of coral. All blocks are my own design.


Block 1 ‘October Sky’:

You may recognize the first block, as it was already revealed in a previous blog post. The pattern is called ‘October Sky’.

This block is being tested at the moment by a lovely bunch of quilters. Any day now I will receive their ...

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No Fear FMQ (or, just TRY, dammit!) from Seams to be you and me

Angela Walters is one of my heroes. Her quilting is to die for. I recently signed up for her “Machine Quilting Negative Spaces” on Craftsy, and decided to give it a whirl. I love her teaching style. She’s calm and … Continue reading

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November 7, 2015
Uusi ystäväni - My new friend from Tikkutaiwas

Opiskelukiireiltä en ole ehtinyt tähän blogiin pariin kuukauteen, mutta ajattelin kuitenkin vilauttaa vähän uutta ystävääni. Yhteistyömme alkoi juuri, tässä ensimmäiset yhteiset harjoituksemme. Turkoosi kangas näyttäytyy oudosti koneen valon ja lisälamppujen alla, viimeinen kuva on väriltään lähinnä totuutta.

Haluan säästää Berninaani turhilta kuljetuksilta, joten tarvitsin kunnollisen kakkoskoneen. Juki ei ole elektroninen, tekee vain suoraa ommelta ja omaa muitakin teollisuuskoneen ominaisuuksia, mutta on kuitenkin tarkoitettu kotikäyttöön. Vähän on ollut totuttelemista "herkkään" kaasupolkimeen, sillä konehan painelee aika hurjaa vauhtia, jos talla on pohjassa - eikä vakionopeuden säädintäkään ole :)

Tällekin nimi pitäisi keksiä, vaikkei isovelikään ole vielä nimeä saanut... Paitsi että nyt juuri juolahti päähän ...

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October 29, 2015
Finished! from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! I’m delighted to tell you that The Wedding Quilt is complete!  Celebrate with me! We will spend most of next week discussing “Quilting the Big Quilt”  including:  Choosing Motifs, Sewing Order, Choosing Thread and much much more! … Continue reading

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October 23, 2015
Tied to My Sewing Machine! from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! This week I’m focused…(A noteworthy event!) I am working on my daughter’s wedding quilt…(She’s been married for over a year!) My vow…no more Tuesday Tutorials, pin cushions, or vase quilts until this is quilt, bound and mailed! … Continue reading

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October 19, 2015
Tutorial and Giveaway - Chickadees and Berries Gift Trio from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Greetings and Welcome to
Christmas in September !!

If you've been following along on Instagram and/or Facebook you know I've been working on a surprise using the awesome Chickadees and Berries Fabric Panel by Jackie Robinson for Benartex.

I'm excited to share my creation with you today on the Bear Creek Quilting Company Blog.
The neat thing about this fabric panel and tutorial is that, with just one panel and a bit of yardage, you can make a beautiful coordinating Christmas Gift Trio that includes a wall hanging, a table runner, and a set of 4 coasters ...

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October 14, 2015
What's On The Bookshelf Wednesday - Instant Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's Wednesday again, and that means it's time to see what's on my bookshelf!  I decided to show you one of my favorite "inspiration" books, particularly in light of the recent trend in "graffiti" quilting.

"Modern Quilting Designs" by Bethany Pease is chock full of great designs - more than 90 of them - to help you take your quilting to the next level!

The section on design inspiration shows how the author translates everyday sights into quilting designs...

This book contains page after page of continuous line designs...

...beautifully drawn...

...fanciful and inspiring...

...drawing on nature ...

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October 13, 2015
Guest Blog – A Unique Wedding Present from Quilting & Learning

I have a guest blogger today. Kathy Lajeunesse is a colleague and friend. We quickly found out that we had a common interest in art and textiles. Here is her blog:

While I consider myself creative, I do not consider myself much of a quilter with my one and only quilt project still unfinished after 15 years!  Recently though, my interest in quilting has been piqued in two ways.

The original wedding invitation
Every 3 to 4 weeks, I am inspired by Andrée when she brings in her latest quilt project to work. As her readers know, she is prolific ...

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October 12, 2015
Monday Morning: Coffee and… from The Inbox jaunt

  Good Morning, Quilters! Are YOU ready to start your week? I’m procrastinating….and would LOVE it if you would join me for a cup of coffee, a little light reading and a bit of doodling! As you may recall, I … Continue reading

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October 3, 2015
Hubba Hubba Quilt Follow-Up from Little Mama At Home

I first posted about this cute quilt back at the end of July (see here), but got busy with my special request quilt and working the new school term. Today however, I finally finished it and am ultimately happy with the results.
Seam pressing took forever!

Basically, I cannot believe so much effort went into making such a small quilt. It's about 40 x 60 inches which is fine for its destination, but this sort of fiddly piecing is not something I'm signing up again for in a hurry. I was so disciplined pressing all the seams the ...

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October 1, 2015
Pumpkin FMQ Tutorial and Challenge from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today I am blogging over at QuiltShopGal… We are offering a tutorial for The Pumpkin Sampler. So pop over to QuiltShopGal Follow the tutorials and read the options. Choose any of your favorite motifs to fill in the … Continue reading

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September 30, 2015
What's On The Bookshelf Wednesday - An Old Friend! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's Wednesday, and that means it's time for What's On The Bookshelf Wednesday!  Only one problem - I spent Tuesday doing this...

...a quilting marathon that generated ten new quilts for the quilt ministry!  But when I finished I realized that I hadn't done anything about a book review for the Wednesday post.  Then I saw Christina Cameli's book, First Steps to Free Motion Quilting, on my worktable.  I shared that book with a friend who came over with some quilting questions on Monday, and it's such a great book I'm going ...

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September 25, 2015
Churning it over. from I Patch and Quilt

Sometimes you make a quilt for someone who just NEEDS it. Need in the sense of object to keep that person warm, need in the sense of the act of caring for that person.


This is one of those quilts.

Earthy warm colors combined with blacks.

A bit of vintage floral ’70s fabric that I had saved for something special.

The quilt needed to be bigger… so I added the plum Moda Marble between the rows of churn dashes.

These dark colors were actually way out of my comfort zone. I had to keep myself motivated to keep going ...

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Back, back again from I Patch and Quilt

Hello everyone!

I am back. Back again..

I had to take a break. A break from blogging.

Nothing mayor has happened, but I decided that I wanted to spend my free time not sitting at the computer. Blogging felt like an obligation for a while. That just was not right. Sewing and blogging is something I want to enjoy. So I stopped blogging for a couple of months. I didn’t stop sewing… I know you understand.

Now I am back, back again!

Back with lots of things to share!

Let’s start with two cute little projects!

It is ...

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Too Much Quilting? from Quilting & Learning

My version of the Charley Harper Quilt
I finished quilting almost every inch of my version of the Charley Harper quilt, designed by Melissa Lunden. The original was on the cover the the International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene magazine (2013\2014). I originally wanted this to be the front of a quilt with a pieced back, but I just couldn't do it. I'd rather have two quilts to FMQ than one!

This is the first quilt larger than a wall hanging that I quilted so densely. I had an absolute ball quilting it. Free motion quilting (FMQ) is ...

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September 23, 2015
Color in the quilt-lines placemat from Craft Gossip

Coloring Mat for AdultsClever use of stash here. Rumi of 3Patchcrafts transformed some IKEA fabric she had on hand into this coloring mat. She used black thread to FMQ (free motion quilt) the outline of flowers and leaves. Imagine an adult dinner party with a table full of these and a pile of fabric crayons. Fun!

She shares step-by-step instructions on how to make one. Click the link below to get the know-how.

Coloring Mat for Adults, by Rumi

{Image credit: 3Patchcrafts}

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September 21, 2015
Yellow Kayak Landscape Quilt from Quilting & Learning

The Yellow Kayak landscape quilt for August’s challenge is done!

August's Landscape Art Quilt - Yellow Kayak
August's Landscape Art Quilt - Yellow Kayak (11½ x 12½)
I wrote about most of my process a week ago. I did get a question in my comments, do I thought I would address it here.

Did I fuse the fabric pieces together? In this quilt, I did. I don’t always but I knew that I probably wouldn’t work on it soon after I layed it out, so I added a little bit of fusable web to the pieces to keep them in place. I do use ...

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