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October 25, 2021
https://livingwaterquilter.com/post/666021747155468288 from Living Water Quilter

Quilt Paper?Quilters and sewers have many tools and supplies for making quilts, garments, home decor...

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October 23, 2021
Free Motion for Beginners – More Leaves from Essie's Quilts

More leaves are falling here in North Carolina and the air is crisp and clear. Since leaves are such a popular quilting motif, I thought we might explore some more designs, using more leaves.

Vines

photo of green leafy vines

photo by nothing ahead on pexels

 

Meandering leafy vines make great edge-to-edge designs, or a fill design for any shape on your quilt.

You can use the familiar leaf shape, simply attaching them to a vine as you meander and fill your quilt. Alternate adding leaves to both sides of your meandering vine.

Try it with just single leaves attached to the vine.

line drawing of a meandering leafy vine

Pro Tip ...

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Free Motion for Beginners – More Leaves from Gwen's Quilts

More leaves are falling here in North Carolina and the air is crisp and clear. Since leaves are such a popular quilting motif, I thought we might explore some more designs, using more leaves.

Vines

photo of green leafy vines

photo by nothing ahead on pexels

 

Meandering leafy vines make great edge-to-edge designs, or a fill design for any shape on your quilt.

You can use the familiar leaf shape, simply attaching them to a vine as you meander and fill your quilt. Alternate adding leaves to both sides of your meandering vine.

Try it with just single leaves attached to the vine.

line drawing of a meandering leafy vine

Pro Tip ...

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October 21, 2021
WIPs Be Gone: 25 Day Update from Goer

A few weeks ago I shared my new daily project, WIPs Be Gone with Leanne of Devoted Quilter. Here's a wrap up of all the works in progress I worked on during the first 25 days (of the last 100 days of 2021).

My commitment to myself is to spend at least 15 minutes (though often it's longer) making progress on a WIP. My goal is to finish 4 larger quilts before the end of the year as many of my finishes in the last year and a half have been mini quilts. You'll see that I ...

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October 20, 2021
https://livingwaterquilter.com/post/665567999264276480 from Living Water Quilter

Family TraditionsDoes your family have holiday traditions? If so, does it include candy or sweet...

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October 19, 2021
Ruler Quilting a Wavy Border Design from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Today I’m ruler quilting a wavy border design! Learn how to quilt these evenly spaced curving lines with the Super Slide Ruler:

Quick links to things in the video:

Janome Horizon 8200 Sewing Machine – This machine has an 11 inch harp space which will give you ALMOST 8 inches of quilting space on the frame. This means you can quilt 7 1/2 inch blocks or borders on this frame with no problem!

Super Slide Quilting Ruler

Hoop Frame Pro – This fun frame is designed to fit into small spaces, but still quilt big quilts. If you have 4 1/2 feet of ...

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October 18, 2021
Feathered LeMoyne Star from Quilting and More...

Ta-da! It’s done!

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October 17, 2021
https://livingwaterquilter.com/post/665253018182336512 from Living Water Quilter

Quilt Conversations LIVE On Amazon!Thank you! I could not have done it without you! QCL live...

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October 16, 2021
Free Motion for Beginners – Leaves from Essie's Quilts

We are going to stick with our S shape again and keep creating new designs with it. It’s the perfect shape for quilting leaves. We all love to quilt organic designs on our quilts, flowers, leaves, etc.  Organic images are very forgiving. No two leaves in nature are exactly alike. So you don’t have to worry too much about making these designs uniform. Another walk in the park! Or maybe this week will be a walk in the forest, amongst the leaves?

path through the forest surrounded by leaves

Photo by Fstopper from Pexels

 

You can create a leaf shape with simple curves.

line drawing of leaf

 

It works ...

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Free Motion for Beginners – Leaves from Gwen's Quilts

We are going to stick with our S shape again and keep creating new designs with it. It’s the perfect shape for quilting leaves. We all love to quilt organic designs on our quilts, flowers, leaves, etc.  Organic images are very forgiving. No two leaves in nature are exactly alike. So you don’t have to worry too much about making these designs uniform. Another walk in the park! Or maybe this week will be a walk in the forest, amongst the leaves?

path through the forest surrounded by leaves

Photo by Fstopper from Pexels

 

You can create a leaf shape with simple curves.

line drawing of leaf

 

It works ...

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October 12, 2021
Adding quilting from Quilting and More...

Wow! I just realized that it’s been almost a month since I’ve posted anything! Good thing I don’t really have a schedule, right?

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October 11, 2021
Planning and FMQ with Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Hi! I've finally started on my son's quilt. I've been planning the designs, which are loosely based on my mother's hand quilted designs from Stéphane's original quilt. I also free motion quilted (FMQ) the first little section.

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October 9, 2021
Free Motion for Beginners – Lazy S from Gwen's Quilts

If you practiced the Red Hot Hearts design from last week, you worked really hard. So you deserve a break this week. That Red Hot Hearts design takes good control of your machine and lots of brain power and guidelines to keep the pattern going right. Did you think of a mantra to use to help you? If you’re not sure how mantras and quilting go together read this previous post. We will learn some easy, free-flowing, no-guidelines-needed designs this week, using a lazy S, rather than the very-good-penmanship S we used last week. It will be like a ...

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Free Motion for Beginners – Lazy S from Essie's Quilts

If you practiced the Red Hot Hearts design from last week, you worked really hard. So you deserve a break this week. That Red Hot Hearts design takes good control of your machine and lots of brain power and guidelines to keep the pattern going right. Did you think of a mantra to use to help you? If you’re not sure how mantras and quilting go together read this previous post. We will learn some easy, free-flowing, no-guidelines-needed designs this week, using a lazy S, rather than the very-good-penmanship S we used last week. It will be like a ...

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October 8, 2021
Donkey Tote Bag... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


This is a commission...


Donkey Mare and Foal


I was given this panel and told

"do something with this."





I turned it into a tote bag





I kept the quilting simple...

the darling donkey and foal are the main focus.





Such a beautiful digital print...






I put some of my rust dyed fabric on the back...






Lining and Leather Handles...






I just fell in love with this

while I was stitching it together.



Guess What?


I found both of these panels on Etsy !

They came in the mail today.

Yes, I am making one for myself !






Moonlake Fabrics sells these ...

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October 3, 2021
Sunday Stash October 3, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No changes here last week, although progress continues on multiple projects.

We have three months left in the year. How are you doing on your fabric usage goals?

I expect to be back in positive numbers this month with the completion of this quilt.

It may not last though. My Guild’s fabric sale is the last Saturday of the month.

Fabric In: 7.125 yards

Fabric Out: 5.125 yards

Net Fabric In: 2 yards

How did you do this week?

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget ...

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October 2, 2021
Free Motion Quilting for Beginners – S shape from Gwen's Quilts

Continuing the series on free motion quilting for beginners, this week we will explore the S shape. You remember the shape of the letter S from kindergarten, right?

Elementary school Alphabet with the S circled

The perfect S with the nice, perfect, counter-clockwise curve at the top that transitions smoothly into the nice, perfect, clockwise curve at the bottom. That perfect shape works as a classic quilting design just as it is. It’s called by many names. One name is

“Red Hot Hearts”

because it looks like hearts flipping along a border or sashing.

image of red hot hearts quilting motif repeated 3 times

Red Hot Hearts

If you’re looking for a quick sashing or ...

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Free Motion Quilting for Beginners – S shape from Essie's Quilts

Continuing the series on free motion quilting for beginners, this week we will explore the S shape. You remember the shape of the letter S from kindergarten, right?

Elementary school Alphabet with the S circled

The perfect S with the nice, perfect, counter-clockwise curve at the top that transitions smoothly into the nice, perfect, clockwise curve at the bottom. That perfect shape works as a classic quilting design just as it is. It’s called by many names. One name is

“Red Hot Hearts”

because it looks like hearts flipping along a border or sashing.

image of red hot hearts quilting motif repeated 3 times

Red Hot Hearts

If you’re looking for a quick sashing or ...

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September 29, 2021
https://livingwaterquilter.com/post/663670950553862144 from Living Water Quilter

Free Motion Quilting Designs for EveryoneDo you find yourself wanting to finish a project but also...

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September 28, 2021
September OMG Finish from Quilt Paint Create

The Winter Pines runner was my OMG for September. I needed some free motion quilting practice before tackling a larger quilt. This was a perfect practice piece.

It was fun to quilt and I love how it looks. I can’t wait to put it out in a few months.

I’m linking to the Elm Street Quilts September finish party.

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