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August 26, 2019
Confessions of a Quilter from Humble Quilts

Here was my first bird block- it was a fail! I have been quilting for more than 25 years and sometimes my brain doesn't work!

After I successfully printed a pattern on freezer paper for wool applique I got this great idea! I'd scan the bird pattern, reverse it for fusible, then print the pattern.  Sounds like an awesome idea, right?

Except for some reason my paper was NOT fusing. It was so strange. Pressing, vigorous ironing and stitching commenced and it still wasn't working.
I left it and went about my merry way. I don't ...

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July 30, 2019
Cozy Colors For Fall from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

You may not be able to see it just yet, but autumn is on its way. It’s going to creep in, sweep you off your feet and leave you to wonder where summer has gone. Don’t worry though, you aren’t missing anything with summer soon gone, you are just simply awaiting the next amazing thing. Welcome the season that awakens all the senses! Feel the wind, taste the cider, smell the spices, hear the rustling of the leaves, and see the colors change. Best of all… this is the season to break out all the quilts!

We ...

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July 11, 2019
Beginning Machine Appliqué from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Let’s talk about appliqué. If you’ve always wanted to try it out, but imagined it might be intimidating, we’ve got the tools, techniques, and tips to change your mind. Appliqué is a lot easier than it looks – and it looks pretty spectacular personalizing and decorating your quilt!

Beginning Machine Applique

Our newest class at Missouri Star is Beginning Machine Appliqué with Courtenay Hughes. In this online class, you’ll learn approachable machine appliqué tips that will build your confidence. You’ll learn:

  • Fusible appliqué techniques with two different fusible webs
  • How to layer multiple fabrics and shades to create your ...

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July 3, 2019
ROUND ROBINS from Nestlings By Robin

First let me say that I have NEVER done or participated in a Round Robin for this reason, I am a Control Freak!  The idea of putting some fabric in a box and letting someone else make my quilt decisions for me and add other fabrics just makes my brain seize up. I have seen some lovely ones and some not so lovely ones too.  The idea intrigues me and seeing the reveals is inspiring but the need to be involved hasn't taken root.

Then I read somewhere about a controlled one and that made me want to do ...

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February 4, 2019
Magnificent Minis with Island Batik from MooseStash Quilting

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Thank you for stopping by today.
We are kicking off our new year with Magnificent Minis.

With Valentines day approaching...
"Love is in the air"
This little mini started out with 3 paper pieced hearts and my "love" of finding 
the perfect "font", to turn into an applique.
Did you know you can use your computer fonts in a "word" program?
Click and drag them to the size your looking for.
It's a fun way to play with lettering.
Looking for more fonts to ...

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December 28, 2018
Winter Village Block of the Month Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Winter Village Block of the Month Quilt

A bear spends the winter months snuggled deep inside his cozy den. He snores away the chilly days with not a care in the world. I must admit, I do the same, but instead of sleep, I quilt! This year, I’ll be working on a charming new Block of the Month by Edyta Sitar.

Winter Village Block of the Month Quilt

Sign up HERE for this Winter Village Block of the Month Quilt Kit, and we’ll send everything needed for the first block. After that, you’ll continue to receive everything you need for a new block each month until your quilt top is complete ...

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August 3, 2018
Who Let the Dogs Out from MooseStash Quilting

Arf, arf, arf, arf!!

Do these guys just make you smile?
This is a smaller version of "Hound Dogs", from Antonie Alexanders book "Happy Quilts".
You can find that book 
If you saw my Patchwork Elephant quilt earlier this year, its the same designer.
Antonie also is known as "Red Boot Quilt Company"
Her sense of whimsy and color just blow me away.
Just add baby and this photo would be complete!
As this quilt is a commission quilt, for someone who is having a little boy very soon.
I hope he will grow up to love his ...

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August 1, 2018
Up Close with the Stars – National Quilt Museum Block of the Month Club – August 2018 from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

This summer is full of exciting news! I am the the designer of the August block for the National Quilt Museum Block of the Month Club!

I was so honored and excited to be chosen for the Museum’s first Block of the Month Club and I was really excited to try to figure out how to create a block that embodied a Van Gogh painting to be coordinated with The Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge, on exhibit through August 8, 2018, at the Museum.

I chose to recreate a portion of Van Gogh’s famous Starry Night painting using fusible ...

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June 25, 2018
Frogs... from MooseStash Quilting

snails and
puppy dog tails.
That's what little 
boys are made of...
This fun quilt is from the "Applique Garden".
I've long been a member of Angie Padilla's "Applique Garden"
 and "Angie's Bits and Pieces".
They are both subscription web sites with BOM's and tons of fun 
quilty things to stitch.
I always seem to find the perfect project when I need it, 
from my years of collecting her patterns.
Check out her sites for yourself...
Angie's Bits and Pieces
Applique Garden
PS:  She has a special on new membership at ...

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June 11, 2018
How to Make an Applique Quilt from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Our second post for the Eternal Love Quilt Along is up and ready for you! This week we're taking all the pieces we traced and cut out and layering them together to create the finished quilt top.

Click Here to find this new quilting tutorial.

This feels a lot like putting together the pieces of a big puzzle. I made a few mistakes with my quilt and had a near catastrophe at the end when I flipped it over to fuse onto the background fabric and the entire thing started to fall apart.

It ended up being a bit ...

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June 4, 2018
Let's Make a Goddess Quilt Together! from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It's Quilt Along time! I'm thrilled to be sharing a new goddess quilt with you this summer and I can't wait to see all the beautiful quilts we create together. Today I've shared the first post on Fusible Applique Basics to help get you started.

Click Here to find the video and quilting tutorial.

I admit, fusible applique isn't my favorite, but it is very fast! I challenged myself to create a second Eternal Love quilt using the fabrics in May's Quilty Box and managed to cut and fuse it together in just 1 ...

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May 29, 2018
May Quilty Box Challenge from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It's Quilty Box time! This month's box arrived and I decided it was time for a challenge, or technically a series of challenges. See what I mean in this new video:

Click Here to find the Eternal Love Quilt Pattern

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I honestly had no idea going into making this quilt what it would look like or if it would even work. I've never made a goddess quilt using printed fabrics ...

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May 22, 2018
What on Earth Was I Thinking????? Times 2 from 120 Blocks

Just a brief post to tell you I must be losing it! Seriously. The first What on Earth Was I Thinking is the quilting I chose to go into the border of the Christmas Jelly Roll Race. It is a … Continue reading

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March 19, 2018
Quilting "My Tweets" by Erin Russek from Quilted with Love

I fell in love with"My Tweets" an applique quilt by Erin Russek years ago and was determined to finish it. I thought this would be an easy project.  I was wrong.  In fact, I stuffed the quilt in a drawer and forgot about it.  I hated it.  I wanted to burn it but I'd put too much work into it.

I didn't hate the pattern,  Erin makes fabulous quilt projects so check out what she does.  I just was overwhelmed all those pieces, reverse tracing, fusible webbing, multiple fabrics and then all the satin stitching.  I didn ...

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March 5, 2018
Connecting Threads 'Autumums' from Nestlings By Robin

AUTUMUMS is now available in the
Fall Connecting Threads catalog!
This is the Gathering Wishes fabric line and all that
Autumn makes my heart sing:) 
It has been a year long adventure and
I am so happy to be able to share it with you now:)
You can always scroll to the bottom but how about building the anticipation with a quick tutorial on assembly.
Lately I have been cutting my HSTs to the next inch up vs. the 7/8".  This gives me a little wiggle room and an opportunity to trim if necessary.  Sometimes my personal seam allowance ...

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February 14, 2018
Mini Love with Island Batik from MooseStash Quilting

Happy Valentines day.
The Island Batik Ambassadors are showing the love this month, 
with our challenges.
While most people were watching the Super Bowl...
I was online shopping.
"Stitches of Love" had the perfect little "mini" pattern 
for Valentines day.
Sending you all loads of "LOVE" today.
I had to laugh as I was stitching...
when was the last time we sent anything in the mail for 18¢

I'm in love with these Island Batik fabrics.
They are fabulous fabric to work with, and the colors, oh my.
If your wanting an "eye" candy fix, check out their ...

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February 13, 2018
Galentine's Day with Island Batik from MooseStash Quilting

Galentine Day...
A day to celebrate with your gal pals!
The first of the Ambassador challenges, have begun.
Island Batik sent us these gorgeous fabrics,
with a challenge to make a "Galentine's" Day mug rug or post card.
Here's my "Love Letter" mugrug.
This pattern is from Angies Bits 'N Pieces.
I've long been a fan of her wonderful applique patterns.
You can see more of them 

It seemed like just the perfect little rug...
For us to share a bottle of wine and some truffles over.
Oh, secret is out!
Yes, my gal ...

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February 8, 2018
Put a Little Love in Your Quilt Blog Hop from MooseStash Quilting

Thanks Carol for challenging us to all "Put a Little Love" 
in our projects this month!
Mine has a double scoop of "love" in it.
The pattern  "Jungle Walk" from Harebrained Happenings, 
was designed as a comfort quilt for cancer patients and survivors.
These silly little critters are bound to lift any ones spirits a bit.
Roller skates on an Ostrich!
Can you just see someone you know, in socks and sandals?
You've got to know some kid who would hang from a tree and taunt you!
I sure do.
  A hippo in ballet slippers???
A turtle in ...

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November 14, 2017
Project Update from 120 Blocks

I finished the wall hanging for the church auction. I am happy with the way it turned out and hope it does well at the auction. I am fairly certain that I am not a big fan of fusible appliqué, … Continue reading

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October 5, 2017
Creative Borders and Binding with Island Batik from MooseStash Quilting

October brings us, my favorite time of the year...
I just couldn't possibly not do some kind of Halloween project, for this challenge.
This speaks of me lately...
running around with my head cut off.
Recently I've became acquainted with "Quilt Fusion",
who have such fun patterns from none other than
"Uncle Gravy".
Seriously, you've got to love a name like that!
They have the most incredible applique patterns...
check it out 
You can sign up for their emails and get a free pattern every Friday.
What's to loose?'s a border ...

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