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September 13, 2019
enchanted paper dolls sal from easypatchwork

Hi everyone! Thanks for dropping by today. I bet you are really curious about the Enchanted Paper Dolls Sew Along as well as getting your hands on a copy of the pattern. Me too! There was (and still is) a problem with the printing. I had a special edition spiral bound version and booklets printed. The spirals came out fine, but the booklets had problems with the scaling. Over the course of 64

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August 21, 2019
Foundation Paper Piecing Class from Blossom Heart Quilts

Have you ever wanted to learn foundation paper piecing? Are you one of those local Melbournians who’ve asked for a class in foundation paper piecing?! Then September is your month! I am teaching at Nuno Nuno in Mont Albert and making a paper crane wall hanging.

Paper crane wall hanging

WHEN: Saturday 21st September
TIME: 10.00am – 1.00pm
COST: $52 (includes pattern)
TO BOOK: 9898 7104

ABOUT: Have you ever thought Foundation Paper Piecing looked intimidating and too hard? Then I’m here to help you discover the secrets to learning a new skill! Once you have made one block you can ...

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August 15, 2019
Kinship Fusion Sampler from In the Boondocks

Kinship FPP Pattern
By Angie Gnome Angel
also available in machine piecing and EPP!

A little behind but I am doing 
my best to catch up!
The blocks are not difficult and it is great to see what everyone is using for fabric!

Blocks 1 - 30
Sewn together 

Block 33

Block 32

Block 31

Block 30

Block 29

Block 28

Block 27

Block 26

Block 25

I am 8 days behind but not giving up!

We took a drive with our grandkids 
to Luray Caverns
They loved it!
So did we!
Y’all take care!

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July 8, 2019
Relaxing and Playing from Quilting & Learning

With its deadlines and general busyness, June was a pretty difficult month. I'm glad that the rush is over, but I'm sorry to see spring come to an end. I just love the cool weather and the beautiful early flowers - now it looks like the heat and humidity is back! Oh well, if I can't play in the garden, I'll just have to play indoors with my fabrics

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June 25, 2019
It's Carnival time at QuiltNSW Sydney Quilt Show from Wendy's Quilts and More

I'm very pleased to finally share some photos of my prize winning Carnival quilt on my blog. I just love how it's turned out.

This was my primary entry in the 2019 QuiltNSW Sydney Quilt Show - and it won two prizes!!!  Firstly I won a Judge's Commendation in the Pieced Quilt (Amateur) section, and then the Best Traditional Quilt Award (Amateur), which was judged across all of the amateur quilts in the show!

I was thrilled to win these awards, and very grateful to the sponsors and organisers.  My prize was sponsored by Lloyd Curzon Textiles who ...

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April 26, 2019
Stripe Me a Diamond - Be a Diamond Blog Hop and Giveaway from Creatin' in the Sticks

Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks
my day in the 
Be a Diamond Blog Hop.

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt is hosting this blog hop
the posts have just been incredible.

I never thought about how diamonds in quilts can be so different 
and add so much movement in a quilt.

My quilt is called
Stripe Me a Diamond.

It's string pieced on a foundation and then the diamond shape is paper pieced.

I started by drawing my own diamond paper pieced quilt block in Electric Quilt.

by Thermoweb
made ...

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April 9, 2019
Moose Cubicle Mini Quilt from Quilting & Learning

It's a cubicle mini - a little late because I didn't finish on time for the March One Monthly Goal (OMG) but not too late since my son is still working in his cubicle

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March 19, 2019
Diamond / The Birthstone Series from Quiltmanufaktur

Vor geraumer Zeit kam mir die Idee, dass es möglich sein müsste, die Fassetten von Brillanten als Foundation Paper Piecing auf Stoff zu bringen... Dass jemand so ein Idee schon hatte und dass es daher sogar schon Pattern gibt, wusste ich nicht.

Umso mehr habe ich mich gefreut, als ich bei meiner Suche auf MJ Kinman gestoßen bin. Sie hat sich genau diesem Thema angenommen und wenn man auf ihrer Website surft, dann funkelt und glitzert es wie verrückt! Man kann sagen, dass sie das Darstellen von Fassetten für Schmucksteine zu ihrer Passion gemacht hat.
Wie gut, dass sie uns ...

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March 18, 2019
Hanami QAL: Week 2 – Sewing Your Blocks from Blossom Heart Quilts

It’s been so wonderful to see so many people excitedly preparing to sew up their Japanese quilt blocks! Other than the Day When Instagram Broke, I’ve loved checking out plans, fabric pulls, and even some blocks sewn up already on the #HanamiQAL feed on Instagram.

Talking of which, it’s time to draw the winner for week 1… Congratulations Katie – @iamkateyz! I will be in touch to coordinate your prize.

iamkateyz Hanami QAL winner 1

On to week 2! This week’s task is to start sewing your blocks. You can see the full rundown of the QAL schedule and prize details on ...

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A Happy Week of Sewing from Life in the Scrapatch

My first foundation pieced block in a few years.

I started this quilt Here.
and I am really enjoying fussy cutting and sewing these blocks.

This is 

I bought a kit for this pattern about four years ago and never got to it.
I am happy that I am finally getting to it.

I felt all thumbs for the first few minutes,
but my foundation paper piecing skills came back 
like riding a horse.
I feel achy and accomplished now.
 I am pleased with myself for getting back in the saddle.

My FPP Tutorial may be ...

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March 14, 2019
Spring Fling quilt from Charm About You

spring fling quilt by Lucy Brennan | Charm About You

I'm so lucky that I get to have SO MUCH FUN creating designs with bright and beautiful fabric. For this quilt I picked out prints from Zuma by Tula Pink and a range of colours from Tula Pink solids.  A classic block in the centre and medallion style borders made with a mix of regular machine piecing and foundation paper piecing, make for a modern and dynamic quilt. My Spring Fling quilt pattern is in Issue 71 of Love Patchwork & Quilting - out now!

The detail in the prints is just amazing, there's so many that I thought were ...

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March 12, 2019
A Mola finish from Quilting & Learning

Funky Flower Mola

It's done! I've spent many hours embellishing the Funky Flower Mola that I started two weeks ago for the Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop. I really enjoyed the embroidery and the beading.

Funky Flower Mola - finished!
After the blog hop, I added another butterfly and embroidery to the top of the piece.

Second butterfly and vines
I also added tiny pink seed beads around the funky flower.
Beading the funky flower

One Monthly Goal (OMG) for March

It's been a while since I linked up to an OMG - so here goes!
I ...

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March 5, 2019
The Hanami QAL – A Virtual Cherry Blossom Picnic from Blossom Heart Quilts

During cherry blossom season in Japan, you will find parks full of trees that have quite simply exploded in pink and white blossoms. And underneath these trees, you can barely walk for all the picnic blankets and plastic sheets that cover the ground for excited picnickers sharing a hanami picnic.

Sakura cherry blossom tree

Hanami is the activity of viewing sakura (cherry blossoms) while they are in full bloom, and it is not uncommon to have several hanami booked during the week or so that the trees are in bloom – various friend groups, family groups, work lunches, and even evening events with lights strung ...

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February 27, 2019
Hinamatsuri Pattern Release from Blossom Heart Quilts

If you were to be in Japan this week, you will have seen beautiful displays of dolls set up to celebrate Hinamatsuri (Girls Day) tomorrow. These displays will feature, at the very least, an Empress and Emperor kneeling down and holding fans. The bigger and more elaborate displays will include tiers of attendants and musicians underneath the Imperial couple.


Nesnad [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

For my next Japanese quilt block pattern, I wanted to create a set of these Imperial dolls. They’re a little similar to the Kokeshi dolls, well, in that you have plenty of ...

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February 18, 2019
I Heart Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to Free Motion Mavericks (Week 215) link-up. As a tribute to Valentine's day, I have a 

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January 1, 2019
Forrest of Trees - It's a "Wild" Life Block of the Month - #12 from Creatin' in the Sticks

Happy New Year!

It's the twelfth and final month for the 
It's a "Wild" Life Block of the Month!

This month's block is a big one.

Forrest of Trees

It is a mixture of traditional piecing and paper piecing.
Forrest of Trees
12 1/2" x 60 1/2"
and Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy
 designed this month's block.

You can find the pattern information on Amy's blog by clicking HERE.

All of the blocks are now released
here is a suggested layout.

All of the patterns are available:

Here are my versions ...

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December 30, 2018
my last quilts from Charm About You

foundation paper pieced hot air balloon Liberty fabric

I have two quilts that I finished recently, both made for Sewing Quarter. These are the last quilts I will make for them (for now at least) as I start something new. This one is the pretty Hot Air Balloon quilt pattern by Sarah Ashford

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December 23, 2018
that time I forgot to photograph a quilt from Charm About You

It was bound to happen at some point. I completely forgot to photograph a quilt, therefore failing as a blogger. Thanks to the magic of screen grabs and YouTube though, I can at least show you the finished quilt (not quite in all its glory).

First let me share a pretty pincushion I made for Sewing Quarter. This is the Voodoo Feather Pincushion from the book Adventures in Paper Piecing by Sarah Elizabeth Sharp. I made it using fabric from a Tilda Bird Pond charm pack.

voodoo feather pincushion foundation paper pieced tilda fabric

The book is excellent. It takes you through everything about foundation paper piecing, including ...

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December 21, 2018
A finished birthday bear mini from Quilting & Learning

Birthday season in our family is mostly in the fall. This year I decided that I didn't want to keep buying birthday cards and that I would make each person a mini quilt. In theory it's a wonderful idea (and many of you agreed with me!), however.... it's much quicker to go buy a card than make a mini! So if you decide to do the same, you might want to add some "making" time to your mimi

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December 10, 2018
holiday spirited elves from easypatchwork

Hi everyone, Here is a quick note to say, yes. I am still here, alive and kicking. I have been totally in my design element designing all kinds of foundation paper piecing dolls. After I made the Paper Dolls -  Mini Collection and Winnie the Witch, I just couldn't stop and designed the Spirited Elves. This is probably the biggest collection I have designed so far too with sew many possibilities.

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