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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?

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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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September 25, 2021
Florida Sunset Quilt – quilting from I Patch and Quilt

This quilt of many colors, needs threads to match!

The plan was to use the thread colors as elements of the colors shift within the rows.

This did mean MANY thread changes on the longarm, which I really didn’t mind.

I used my longarm rulers to stitch straight lines and circles. I went over each line 3 times to build up the thread. I also used a really small stitch length on the longarm (16 stitches per inch instead of 11) With the straight lines this is doable, but as I later discovered, the circular lines gave me trouble ...

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September 23, 2021
Finally some tea! from I Patch and Quilt

So happy to announce that the ‘Tea with Kate’ kitchen quilt is finished.

This wall hanging will be on display hopefully soon on a wall near my kitchen. I am happy with how it turned out, even though all the stitching seemed to take for ever. </p>
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September 19, 2021
Sunday Stash September 19, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week.

I’m a little over half way through the quilting on Waugh Street Christmas.

I’d love to finish it this month, but there’s a lot going on this week. Some long days at work will cut into my quilting time.

Fabric In: 7.125 yards

Fabric Out: 5.125 yards

Net Fabric In: 2 yards

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September 17, 2021
Next Round of BOM Fabrics from Quilt Paint Create

Before I started quilting Waugh Street Christmas, I pulled fabric for the next BOM blocks.

These are bigger blocks – 18 inches. The pattern came out in January (2016), but I didn’t sew them first for reasons I can’t remember. Now I’m glad I waited because it gave me an opportunity to even out the color placement.

I think I’m short on one of the fabrics. I have a replacement chosen just in case.

Sewing these blocks is next on the list after quilting Waugh Street Christmas.

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September 12, 2021
Sunday Stash September 12, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

I finished the runner that served as a practice piece for the Waugh Street Christmas quilting design.

I enjoyed quilting this one and loved the design. It did exactly what I wanted it to do. Panels are such a great way to practice free motion quilting.

This project was my September OMG. I was determined to finish it over the long weekend rather than dragging it out.

No fabric in this week. I haven’t visited a quilt shop in months.

Fabric In: 7.125 yards

Fabric Out: 5.125 yards

Net Fabric In: 2 yards

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One for the brother. from I Patch and Quilt

My brother needed a new quilt, I decided.

A blue, teal and grey one to use on the couch while watching tv.

I found a great free pattern offered by Free Spirit. The design is by Tula Pink and it looks great in her fabric of course. But my brother is not really into pinks, oranges and greens, so I busted out my precious Libs Elliot and Giucy Giuce fabric collections and threw in some more extra goodies!

I started piecing just one type of the blocks and filled in the empty spaces with the second type. This way I ...

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September 9, 2021
My FMQ Fun – part 2 from I Patch and Quilt

Welcome back!

Are you ready for some more FMQ fun? As you may remember I started sharing some smaller samples of all kinds FMQ designs and ideas. Let’s continue!

The s-curve is one of the most versatile shapes there is! Flames, ferns, zebra stripes or peacock feathers can all be constructed using this basic shape. What have you used the s-curve for in quilting?

Thread buildup is unavoidable when traveling over the same stitched lines or when stitching lines closely together. Choosing the right thread color is important!

Do you prefer to match your thread with the fabric or ...

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April 10, 2021
My FMQ fun from I Patch and Quilt

April last year, I shared lots of quilty eye candy and tutorials based on ribbon candy and wishbone patterns. I really enjoyed stitching out the samples and creating the tutorials. Let’s do a project like this again!

I have come up with a list of patterns and tools connected to freemotion quilting (FMQ). Each word will be visualized in a quilted sample or video. All of the samples that I share will be on what I enjoy about FMQ, therefore this series is called ‘My FMQ Fun’.

I will share about three ‘words’ in each blog post. So, let ...

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March 27, 2021
Two new tutorials! from I Patch and Quilt

Welcome back everyone!

Thank you for taking the time to read this blogpost. It has been almost a year since I last added something to this blog. All of time and energy has been diverted to my day job in teaching high school. I fully intend to slowly pick up blogging again.

I have something fun to share with you today!

Have you ever struggled with quilting a feathered wreath consistently? Did your feathers not meet up in the end, or did it all look wonky once done?

Then I have the right tutorial for you!

I have developed a ...

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March 21, 2021
Sunday Stash March 21, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No changes this week, but soon.

I needed a break from the crazy quilting course. I hadn’t turned on the machine I quilt with since December. Pretty hard to finish quilts that way!

Being so out of practice, it made sense to pick a fat quarter, make a practice sandwich the size of the small table next to my computer and use it to audition the free motion design for the runner.

It came back to me with time. It also gave me a chance to play with scale before I quilt the runner.

Fabric In: 1 yard

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December 27, 2020
Sunday Stash December 27, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

Hard to believe it’s the last Sunday of the year.

The stash numbers saw some changes this week. I finished Tribes and a tank top made from fabric bought at Zinck’s in July. I also received a panel for Christmas, perfect for practicing free motion quilting.

We still have a few days to use more fabric, although I think those will be my last finishes this year.

Fabric In: 18.75

Fabric Out: 24.375 yards

Net Fabric Out: 5.625 yards

How did you do this week?

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April 13, 2020
Tea for Kate Kitchen Quilt. from I Patch and Quilt

It has been a while since you saw anything from this kitchen project. The blocks are from the ‘Tea for Kate’ set that I designed in 2016.

This is what I started out planning.

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I used lots of Alison Glass fabrics combined with lots of ‘pretty friends’. The blocks are 12x 12 inch and I added a 3 inch border. It will be a 30″x42″ wallhanging.  I used all different white-on-white fabrics for the background.

This quilt will go on a wall near my kitchen, and I decided to use a double batting: 100% cotton on the bottom an ...

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April 11, 2020
Quilting around the corner – type 5 from I Patch and Quilt

Happy Saturday!

The sun is out, the flowers are in bloom, enough fabric to quilt up, good music on the radio… Let’s focus on the good today!

Here is the fifth way you could quilt around the corner with a ribbon candy. I have dubbed it ‘Curl’ as that is last shape you stitch before reaching the corner.

Do you see how, in the drawing below, the blue Ribbon Candy (coming in from the left), turns into a purple curl? You stitch that curl when you are the closest as possible to the corner/diagonal (white dotted line). Finish ...

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April 5, 2020
Quilting around the corner – type 4 from I Patch and Quilt

Welcome everybody!

Today I will show you a fourth option for going around corners using the Ribbon Candy pattern.

The concept of this option ‘Flow’ is quilting up to the diagonal in the corner (white dotted line). Once you are close to that diagonal you quilt, in one fluent movement, a corner flourish.

You can create a full stop of course, before going into that flourish. I actually prefer that full stop, so I can have a moment to think and plan my next movement.

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You can merge your lines in the inner corner or use loops to get to ...

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March 25, 2020
Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 10 from I Patch and Quilt

Hello everybody!

I hope you are all safe and healthy. Many of you are homeschooling children, taking care of family members and / or friends and trying your best to stay healthy and shelter in place. I do hope you can make some time for yourself and enjoy some quilting or just look at pretty quilts.

I have new 4 pattern ideas with several variations for you today to feast your eyes on.

The first pattern is one that is pretty easy to grasp: a simple curl or swirl is added at the tops and bottoms of the Ribbon Candy. Click ...

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March 15, 2020
Quilting around the corner – type 2 + 3 from I Patch and Quilt

Welcome to the second post on quilting around the corner with a Ribbon Candy pattern. Thank you all for your positive reactions to the first post. I hope that the explanation of type 2 and 3 will be as equally motivating to go and tackles those corners.

In type 1 we worked our way to the outer corner of the border. Today I have two options for reaching the inner corner. In type 2 we will use the same principe as in type 1 with a straight premarked straight line. In type 3 we use a premarked curved line to ...

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March 12, 2020
Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 9 from I Patch and Quilt

Now that we have studied the basic shape of the Ribbon Candy pattern in part 8 of this series, we can ‘pretty it up’!

Start with a large Ribbon Candy and then add a second ribbon where you cross at the middle line of the pattern. Click here, to be direct to YouTube to see this pattern come to life.

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Animated tutorial 032 – Ribbon Candy – Lush

Yes, we can try that with three ribbons of course. Just make sure you have enough height in that border. In my sample the stitched pattern is 2″ high. I have found this it ...

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March 10, 2020
Quilting around the corner – type 1 from I Patch and Quilt

Several people who commented on my posts on my blog or on Facebook/Instagram requested information on how they could quilt around a corner using the Ribbon Candy pattern, just like you would do in borders around a quilt.

So I started drawing to see what I could come up with.  Almost directly, I came to the conclusion I had to order the corner options into different types. These types are not definitive as some options/types are similar, but I hope they will help you decide which ones you would like to try.

Today I will share a few ...

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