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February 23, 2021
SHOW YOUR STRIPES BLOG HOP from That's Sew Kerry

 Stripy String Quilt




A little while ago Carla from Creatin in the Sticks put a call out to those of us that love stripes - any size any way, striped fabric, striped binding, strips of fabric to make stripes (here's where I come in) literally anything goes! 

There are so many fantastic bloggers taking part over the week(schedule at the bottom) and a whole host of different projects, ideas and inspirations that you can read about and try out - I hope you will join in and show me your stripes!




If you have read by blog for a while ...

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February 20, 2021
Pink Trail - Project Quilting Quilting Season 12, Challenge 4 from Creatin' in the Sticks

  This is the fourth challenge of Season 12 of Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in the challenge -  Snail's Trail

My entry:
Pink Trail





this is the 9th year I'm participating.
Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

The rules in this challenge are that the project must be inspired by the snail's trail quilt block. It must include either applique, piecing, or have 3 layers ...

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February 9, 2021
The Grocery Store Supplies You Need For Foundation Paper Piecing from Blossom Heart Quilts

I love foundation paper piecing – it’s so accurate, you can create amazing designs without fiddling with cutting out odd shapes from your fabric with templates, and it’s just like painting with numbers… but with fabric! Next up for the Mini Masterpieces QAL, we’re tackling foundation paper piecing, and because this is one of those techniques that quilters tend to be a bit wary of, I’m starting the prep work now to help build your confidence up ahead of time.

foundation paper piecing tools

And I’m also here to help prep your sewing kit… because here’s four tools and ...

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February 7, 2021
New Foundation Paper Pads Make the Best Quilt Blocks from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

For many quilters, foundation papers have become one of their staple pieces in their sewing rooms for stitching up the most precise blocks! Foundation paper piecing is a technique that uses thin papers to stabilize fabrics to achieve precise quilting or patchwork quilting.

Knowing this, we wanted to give you all a tutorial for how to incorporate foundation paper piecing into your sewing routines and demonstrate how you can use It’s Sew Emma’s new Flying Geese and Square in a Square Foundation Papers in the process!

Flying Geese Quilt Block Foundation Papers

Make point-perfect Flying Geese quilt blocks ...

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February 6, 2021
Stick a Pin in Me - Project Quilting Quilting Season 12, Challenge 3 from Creatin' in the Sticks

  This is the third challenge of Season 12 of Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in the challenge -  Virtual Vacation

My entry:
Stick a Pin in Me - I'm DONE!



this is the 9th year I'm participating.
Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

The rules in this challenge are that the project must be inspired by the theme of vacation. It must include either applique, piecing, or have ...

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February 4, 2021
Best Friends QAL – Finishing from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber


These past five weeks have been so fun for us as we have watched you and your quilting friends stitch these projects together, and we’re hoping that the Best Friends Quilt Along was able to put the “sew” back into your social life! Today we’re excited to join our quilty BFFs in creating a beautiful quilt together!

Make it a modern-day quilting bee as a block swap for everyone to piece their own quilt or pool your blocks together into one quilt to share. No matter which way you do it, every stitch of this friendship quilt will ...

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January 24, 2021
Fussy Words - Project Quilting Quilting Season 12, Challenge 2 from Creatin' in the Sticks

  This is the second challenge of Season 12 of Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in the challenge -  Fussy Cut
My entry:
Fussy Words



this is the 9th year I'm participating.
Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

The rules in this challenge are that the project must feature a fussy cut of some beloved fabrics and feature the best parts. It must include either applique, piecing, or have ...

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January 10, 2021
Practically Luminous - Project Quilting Quilting Season 12, Challenge 1 from Creatin' in the Sticks

 This is the first challenge of Season 12 of Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in the challenge -  Illuminating + Ultimate Gray

My entry:
Practically Luminous



this is the 9th year I'm participating.
Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

The rules in this challenge are that the project must feature Pantone’s Color of the Year 2021 – which is actually two colors: PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating ...

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December 13, 2020
I Spy Quilt Book Review from Expect Moore

I am so excited to share with you this super fun I spy book! I first heard about this book (that the ladies from On Williams Street wrote) a couple months ago, and when I saw pictures of the blocks, I squealed out loud! When my boys were little I made an i spy quilt […]

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December 4, 2020
I Spy Blog Hop from Goer

I'm excited to be today's stop on the I Spy Blog Hop! A couple months ago I was enjoying seeing the new blocks that Kimie and Missy were sharing. When they asked for volunteers to help promote their book, I was excited to make a couple blocks to participate. They provided the book to me and I eventually chose the hamburger and the watermelon to make.

The book has one hundred 4" finished foundation paper pieced blocks, in a variety of themes. The cover quilt (shown below at 51" x 51") shows a lovely option for putting them ...

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December 3, 2020
Have a Warm and Cozy Christmas from Creatin' in the Sticks

 It's going to be a warm and cozy Christmas
with this new quilt and pillow.

Warm Letter Quilt
and
Cozy Pillow Cover


 It's getting colder and colder.

My newest patterns over at Thermoweb will help you to stay cozy this Christmas.


They make great gifts too!

The fabrics are one of my favorite color combinations in
Art Gallery Fabrics “Merry & Bright” collective by AGF Studio.


These products really made it easy to piece this quilt and applique the scarf:
StitchnSew EZ Print Quilt Block Sheets 

iCraft purple tape

HeatnBond EZ Print Lite  iron-on adhesive 

Check out my ...

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November 5, 2020
Economy Quilt Block Made Easy from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

The Economy quilt block is a beloved vintage quilt block, and Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet is thrilled to revive it with foundation paper piecing! This beginner-friendly pad gives simple measurements and cutting directions to achieve point-perfect and impressive blocks every time. The Economy Quilt Block finishes at a sweet 6″ and you can also combine it with the Economy PLUS 12″ Quilt Block for even more possibilities.

We’ve put together a quick tutorial for all you quilters! Read on to see some project inspiration and tips for the 12″ Economy PLUS Quilt Block and 6″ Economy ...

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October 9, 2020
We Built This City from Wendy's Quilts and More

What a thrill it was to see my quilt hanging in our guild's exhibition last weekend.  It really glowed in the dark exhibition space. And the rosette on it matched the colours in my quilt perfectly!





Some months ago I mentioned that I was going to repurpose my blocks from Jen Kingwell's Marshall Mystery Quilt - published in Quiltmania during 2019.  I didn't really like the layout in the magazine when the quilt was finally revealed.  I came to the conclusion that I would prefer to make two quilts with my blocks, rather than to try and use ...

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August 24, 2020
Scary Unfinished Quilt, Happy Ending, Don't Look Too Close from Gefilte Quilt

This is a mystery quilt adventure. If you hate suspense, scroll to the very bottom of the post to see the finished quilt. If you enjoy mysteries, read from the top. 

I'll begin this story in front of my UFO (unfinished object) cabinet, a terrifying place, in a far corner of my sewing room, under the ironing board, behind/beneath my Featherweight table. 
To open the cabinet's doors, I have to curl myself into in a fetal position - then, the doors open only halfway, before smashing into my knees. Fetal position also describes my emotions, when I look ...

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August 14, 2020
Double Wedding Ring Quilt from Quiltmanufaktur


Vor ziemlich genau zwei Jahren habe ich einen neuen Workshop für das BERNINA Creative Center konzipiert, den Double Wedding Ring.

Ich bekomme bei der Gestaltung von neunen Workshops immer freie Hand und kann Sachen ausprobieren, die ich selber interessant finde, aber noch nie gemacht habe. Das ist ein spannender Prozess, denn das Aussuchen und Ausprobieren klappt nicht immer auf Anhieb.....

Den Double Wedding Ring hatte ich schon lange im Auge. Das ist so eine romantische Idee hinter dem Motiv, oder? Die vielen Varianten, die man im Netz findet, sind für dich gesehen schon eine Herausforderung und sich dann seine eigene ...

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August 4, 2020
Lots of catching up . . . help is on the way from easypatchwork

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by and reading the blog today. There is so much to catch up on since my last post in February 2020. I had big plans for the blog with new and exciting posts, but one thing led to another, and we were all plagued by COVID-19 and the ramifications. I will admit, it wasn't at all easy for us. We were thrown quickly into a lockdown in early March and lasted for a good six weeks. My teeangers were stuck in "home-office" as well as my husband, and I was, unfortunately, thrown into the ...

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June 20, 2020
☆ Land of Magic Quilt ☆ from Charm About You

Land of Magic quilt by Charm About You pattern by Kid Giddy

I'm popping in to share a finish, which was actually done last month but what with all the nothingness going on I got sidetracked. The quilt top finally got finished in April and I was excited to quilt it. Honestly it's been a while since I made a quilt, there has been some hand sewing / cross stitch / blackwork in my life and I have been working on piecing another quilt top but my other projects seem to have all turned into cushions!

quilt being quilted on an Elna sewing machine

The quilt pattern is the Land of Magic Quilt by Kid Giddy, you can purchase the ...

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May 11, 2020
Kokeshi cushion from Granny Maud's Girl

I have finished another UFO! This one dates from 2018.

My April goal was to turn this kokeshi panel into a cushion. I made it originally as a humidicrib cover with fabric remnants I had bought in Japan, but when the hospital advised that they did not want any more humidicrib covers, I changed the plan into a cushion.

'Kokeshi Doll' pattern by Blossom Heart Quilts

I was so happy when I found the Japanese scrap packs.

I hand quilted it during April and early May, wearing a hole in my thumbnail in the process. Despite the wear and tear on my hands, you cannot easily see ...

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May 8, 2020
A Finish & A Giveaway from Sew Preeti Quilts

One lucky reader (commenter) will get a free pattern - All the Diagonals, from Mell Meyer.
Just leave a comment, completing this sentence.  After the Covid induced coma is over, I will...

And now, let the eye candy begin.  You heard about Quarantina earlier and saw her glimpses on Instagram.  Here she is - my Covid Child (thus named by Rebecca of Cheeky Cognoscenti).

Paul is promoted to Model

You know when you cannot decide between cake and pie?
When you want both chocolate and strawberry.
When you don't want to choose between the ocean and the mountains...hold that thought ...

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March 19, 2020
Makers' Manifesto + Typecast Fast from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Hello Makers, Sewists, and Quilters!

My name is Sheri of Whole Circle Studio and I am a designer, independent quilt pattern publisher, professional quilter, and teacher. I’m super excited to share the evolution of my latest quilt block pattern—Typecast Fast and some fun projects that Art Gallery Fabrics and I collaborated on.

Typecast Fast is a foundation paper pieced (machine pieced) pattern that includes all 26 letters of the
English alphabet, all the numbers, punctuation, and special characters — a total of 50 block designs!

I made this quilt, incorporating all 50 blocks included in the pattern, with Art ...

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