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June 18, 2019
Quilt Canada in Ottawa from Quilting & Learning

I'm thrilled that Quilt Canada was in Ottawa this year. I read somewhere that the last time it was here was in 2006 - so it was definitely due.

Quilt Canada

Quilt Canada is the Canadian Quilter's Association / Association Canadienne de la courtepointe's yearly show which includes a national juried show (NJS). This year the NJS included 150 wonderful quilts, predominantly from around Canada, as well as a few from other countries. Additionally, there were over 250 quilts in several concurrent quilt shows.

As with other shows, there were classes, demos and presentations on all kinds of quilting ...

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June 13, 2019
How to clean and care for your Full Line Stencils for free motion quilting from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We get questions about how to care and clean for your stencils, so we are covering that in today’s video!

I show you how to clean your stencil to remove the chalk between uses, talk about how I store the stencils to keep them nice and how to iron out any wrinkles so you can get them flat again if they get bent or creased.

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June 9, 2019
A new cushion from Quilting and More...

The other day I happened upon a lovely embroidery motif at Kreations by Kara, and it was on sale. Hmmm … how could I resist?

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June 7, 2019
Butterflies in the FMQ garden and pond from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to Free Motion Mavericks link-up (Week 232) - If you're looking for Throw Back Thursday, click here!

Free Motion Mavericks Link-up

I think that I'm finished! What do you think? Is there anything else that I should add to this free motion quilted (FMQ) practice piece?

FMQ garden and pond
I think that it has done quite well, considering its very humble beginnings as a gray FMQ piece three months ago!
Original FMQ piece
Here are a few details. I used the Kimono Silk Thread that I've been working with on my Gaïa's Garden.
A few ...

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June 4, 2019
New stencil tutorial! Easy star meander quilting design … Perfect for patriotic & kids quilts from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

It is summer … almost. And that means it is time for some patriotic quilting projects. And today we’ve got a quilting stencil that is perfect for all of your flag-themed quilts, #40070 Seeing Stars Overall from Full Line Stencil.

This stencil is a combination of a very basic meander stitch, with a few stars thrown in here and there. It is a great beginner stencil and looks fabulous on patriotic quilts and kids quilts.

In today’s video I show you how to mark your quilt top, which chalk colors are best for red, white and blue quilts, how ...

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June 1, 2019
Video Tutorial: How to Quilt the Lazy Daisy Border from Quilted Joy

Who doesn’t love a sweet daisy design? They’re super easy to quilt and they look so cute! In my latest video tutorial for APQS I’m showing you how to quilt the Lazy Daisy border design. Take a look at the video below.

Sweet, easy, and cute! The Lazy Daisy is a great free motion design for a beginner because it only has a few elements. Start with a curl, and be sure to give that curl a nice puffy head. As you come out of the curl, start quilting petals around it. The number of petals is ...

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May 31, 2019
On the Plus Side {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

This has been a very busy month and I'm relieved that I was able to finish this quilt up over the long weekend!

But first, take a quick peek at the pictures I showed yesterday -- does anything look different in my final quilt?

Yes, I added a grey border all the way around the quilt. No, this wasn't a part of my original plan and I'm very glad that my spontaneous decision worked!

The main reason I didn't add a border when I was finishing the quilt top was that I wasn't sure that I ...

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May 28, 2019
Free Motion Mavericks link up from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to Free Motion Mavericks (week 230).

I've only written one post since the last time I hosted Free Motion Mavericks - I've been really busy at work and sick with some kind of bug. Nothing serious but I feel like I've been hit with a ton of bricks! So this is going to be a very short post.

Here is a mini that I made three years ago when I was learning to write again. I followed a video by Joanne Sharpe, read her books and practiced writing my letters for a while.
Be Here Now - a ...

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Three of 3 on A Tuesday | 30 | from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Welcome to another “Three of 3 on A Tuesday”. I will have THREE things or links of 3 topics for you to visit/read on Tuesday to either showcase tutorials, inspirations, random daily thoughts or it could be any fabric/notion sales running that particular week. So for today, here are the THREE of 3 things:

It has been a while since I last posted three of 3, but you can always visit the archives HERE>

There are affiliate links within this post, in which I may earn a small commission if you take action. Please find my full disclosure ...

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May 23, 2019
Happy Thirteenth Anniversary to… from Terificreations's Weblog

Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee TerifiCreations started at the dining room table in Americus, Georgia during my first year as a volunteer at Habitat for Humanity. Having easy access to paper, coloring pencils, a few well chosen stencils, a bit of a creative bent and a desire to give unique birthday cards and not a lot of cash made… Continue reading Happy Thirteenth Anniversary to…

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May 22, 2019
Scrap Busting 1-8 from Quilt Routes

landscape quilts

A quick post to share with you the first of my scrap busting mini pieces that I introduced in my last post. I am having a lot of fun with these. They are a good warm up exercise before I get down to important stitching. I try and have the next one all planned out and ready to go after each finish. This makes it easier to sit down at the machine the next day and get straight to it. At the moment they are machine stitched but I am hoping to incorporate some hand stitching, at some point, when ...

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May 20, 2019
Color Wave is a colorful two-block pattern.  It was designed... from Living Water Quilter

Color Wave is a colorful two-block pattern.  It was designed with Island Batik’s cheerful Mermaid Cove fabric collection.  Mermaid Cove’s color palette soothes like a cool breeze. View the entire collection in the Spring/Summer catalog.

Island Batik provided the fabric for Color Wave.  Look out for Color Wave as it travels in Island Batik trunk shows at quilt shops selling Island Batik.


I use Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8) to design and preview fabrics to achieve a pleasing color combination. With EQ8, users can printout the quilt on a home printer. I like to have a printout on ...

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May 15, 2019
FMQ garden and pond from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to the Free Motion Mavericks link-up (Week 228).

FMQ garden and pond

You may have been watching this free motion quilted (FMQ) practice piece progress in the last couple of months.

Latest of the FMQ garden and pond
It started off as a quick FMQ drawing in grey thread.
FMQ garden and pond in grey thread

Adding colour to the FMQ garden and pond
Since this "practice piece" has so much potential, I've continued adding to it. I made a list of things that could be added:
Last night's results
  • more flowers ✔
  • shrub
  • grass ✔
  • butterfly
  • bird
  • rocks ...

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Four Easy Quilting Motifs Every Quilter Should Learn from The Inbox jaunt

  Good Morning, Quilters! Today, our goal is to keep machine quilting fun with four easy quilting motifs! Quilting does not need to be difficult! Many motifs add character AND are easy! I’ve chosen four motifs that are my favorites (today)—I may need to add to this list in the future. OOPS! The Rose and…

The post Four Easy Quilting Motifs Every Quilter Should Learn appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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May 14, 2019
Fantasy Flower Motif-A Machine Quilting Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today, we have a tutorial for another flower motif, the Fantasy Flower.  Stitch this fun motif as a background in any size, from small to very large.  I think an 12 inch Fantasy Flower would be beautiful in the center of a quilt block! The Fantasy Flower in the above photo was stitched…

The post Fantasy Flower Motif-A Machine Quilting Tutorial appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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May 6, 2019
Unusual Shapes Make Charming Quilt Tops from Quilted Joy

The thing about quilting, is that it’s all about shapes. I know I have spoken on this many times, but there is no way around it. A quilt is made up of shapes, colors, and 2 dimensional line designs in the quilting. While the largest majority of quilts consist of standard shapes like the square and triangle, on occasion we do see a quilt with an unusual shape. Sometimes you have to think outside the box, or the block.

Colleen's Kite Quilt after her Longarm Machine rental at Quilted Joy

Unusual shapes with Colleen

We start with Colleen. You might say that these are still just triangles. But they’re ...

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May 3, 2019
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Hygge Sparkle Pop Finished (And Explained!) from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Guess what?  Friday has rolled around once again, and you know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  I hope these beautiful spring days have inspired you to be creative - I can't wait to see what everyone is working on!  So let's get started!


Last week I showed you my linen quilt top...

Well, yesterday I loaded it up on the quilt frame and finished it up!

I had so much fun quilting this!  I thought about doing a geometric pattern, but in the end, preferred to just "doodle ...

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How to Piece a Scrappy Pinwheel Quilt Block from The Free Motion Quilting Project

This month we have a super simple Scrappy Pinwheel block to make for the Friendship Quilt Along! I’m sure you’ll enjoy piecing this block as much as I did, especially after how scrap-heavy and intense the last two blocks were. Learn how to piece this pinwheel block with me in this quilting tutorial:

Click Here to find the pattern for the Scrappy Pinwheel block.

I used 16 precut small squares to create the Scrappy Pinwheel block. I first pieced them into Half Square Triangles, and then into super half square triangles. Click Here to watch the video on ...

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Rocket Star Quilt Along is here! from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Another finished quilt of the year! Yeay, this one came together so quickly, part of the reason why I love accountability and due dates!

This is a part of the quilt-along that is hosted by one of favourite shop, the Fat Quarter Shop

If you are up to play around with a gorgeous block – come and join us!

Fat Quarter Shop Rocket Star Quilt Along

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Rocket Star Quilt Along (3rd May) prep:

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Rocket Star Quilt AlongHave you heard about the Rocket Star... from Living Water Quilter

Rocket Star Quilt Along

Have you heard about the Rocket Star Quilt block? It’s part of the Fat Quarter’s shop’s “Classic and Vintage” series. Today, learn about the Fat Quarter Shop Rocket Star quilt along.


Use the Fat Quarter Shop 30 degree Starburst ruler  or the template included in the free block pattern to cut the shapes for the star points.


The final block is 14.5 inches unfinished.


After adding a small border, I quilted the center with echoes to enhance the center star.


Would you like to make a Rocket Star block or quilt? Download ...

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