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July 21, 2017
The Periwinkle Ribbon Flower from Quilt Obsession

The next block for my Ribbons of Flowers Garden Quilt is complete. I got sidetracked so many times while I was making this one that it’s hard to describe!

Periwinkle Frontwtmk

But before I say a word about the distractions, the Periwinkle Ribbon Flower block.

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And from the back. I’ve graded all the seams except where the pieced flower is added to the background. Once again, I pressed the background in behind the flower as I decided I definitely like what that does to the look of the block.

What was distracting me? I kept looking for fabrics for the ...

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July 17, 2017
The Iris Ribbon Flower from Quilt Obsession

When I was growing up, an iris was always the very first flower seen in the garden in the spring. After the months of drabness and seemingly endless days of grey skies that is our winter, that iris always seemed so rich and vibrant and such a wonderful burst of colour. When I started making the purple ribbon flower, it immediately made me think of that first iris of the spring.

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The iris ribbon flower from the front.

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And the back. I have graded all but the seams of the background pieces. This time I decided to press the background ...

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July 16, 2017
100 Blocks in 100 Days: Week 10 from Goer

With just a month left in the quilt along, I'm beginning to lose steam. For the first time in the project I nearly forgot to post a block, but at 11:20pm that night I remembered, finished it up, and posted it in time.

Here's week ten of the Tula Pink City Sampler quilt along, hosted on Instagram by Angie of Gnome Angel. I'm starting to use fabric I've recently been gifted which has been fun. I love that background print in block 65 (from Nest).

See all the blocks I've made on Instagram at ...

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July 10, 2017
Books on Monday – The Fussy Cut Sampler from 120 Blocks

I’m sorry I missed the fourth Monday of last month, but July is a new month so here we are – back to Books on Monday! Today we are looking at The Fussy Cut Sampler: 48 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Fabrics by Nichole Ramirez and Elisabeth Woo. The link below is an Amazon Affiliate link …

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Did you catch the Progress pictures? - Quilting on the go .... English Paper Piecing from Lilabelle Lane

"Quilting on the go ... English Paper Piecing"

Week one of the book your has kicked off with some amazing sneak peaks of whats to come.

Alex has been playing with "Celestial Star' for the last few months and I am so excited finally see her version come to life. Alex has such a fresh look to her work with her own signature style.

You can find Alex on Instagram by searching @alexouq.

Jess from Paper Pieces in the has also been playing.
I am so envious that she is already playing with Tula Pinks new range.

You can find Jess ...

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July 9, 2017
100 Blocks in 100 Days: Week 9 from Goer

I'm excited to be back ahead of schedule and these striped blocks go together so quickly!

Here's week nine of the Tula Pink City Sampler quilt along, hosted on Instagram by Angie of Gnome Angel.

See all the blocks I've made on Instagram at #sgq100blocks and check out everyone's blocks at #100days100blocks2017.

If you haven't seen my earlier posts, check out my week 1 blocks.


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July 5, 2017
Clamshell Dilly Bags from "Quilting on the go...English Paper Piecing" *Giveaway Alert* from Lilabelle Lane

Welcome, today is one of my days on the book tour for my new book

"Quilting on the Go ... English Paper Piecing"

and I am excited to share with you my two versions of the

"Strawberries and Cream Clamshell Dilly Bag"

The original was made in soft pinks and white with a touch of bold red, easy to see why I called it "Strawberries and Cream ..."

My new version that I have made is more a "Blueberries" inspired version.

For this one I have chosen to use the new range "Bloomsbury" from Franny and Jane for Moda.
This range is ...

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July 2, 2017
100 Blocks in 100 Days: Week 8 from Goer

We're done with all the triangle blocks! Don't get me wrong. They are totally cute, but they add some time to the process. And I'm excited to be into the stripe blocks (starting with block 56).

I did speed up the process by sewing all my triangle units in a batch. With those HSTs and flying geese done, the rest of the block construction went pretty quickly. And this week I was able to start using some of my new Tula fabric. I recently received some generous gifts from fellow Tula fans. :-)

Here's week eight of ...

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June 25, 2017
100 Blocks in 100 Days: Week 7 from Goer

Almost halfway done! Here's week seven of the Tula Pink City Sampler quilt along, hosted on Instagram by Angie of Gnome Angel.

See all the blocks I've made on Instagram at #sgq100blocks and check out everyone's blocks at #100days100blocks2017.

Check out my week 8 blocks.


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June 18, 2017
100 Blocks in 100 Days: Week 6 from Goer

We've dove into triangle blocks this week. I really thought they would slow me down. However, since I work assembly line style by cutting out many blocks in advance this has allowed me to chain piece the step for the HSTs and "snowball" piecing for many blocks, then on my second pass of piecing, I've been able to finish up numerous blocks at a time. It's a little bit slower than the precious blocks, but not too bad.

I'm not so sure about my decision on block 36 to swap out the piece of background fabric ...

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June 11, 2017
100 Blocks in 100 Days: Week 5 from Goer

Here's week five of the Tula Pink City Sampler quilt along, hosted on Instagram by Angie of Gnome Angel. This concludes the rectangle portion of the book and we're on to blocks with triangles (lots of HSTs and flying geese) next! I've cut out the next couple weeks of blocks and focused on the critters like I did here. Blocks 33 and 34 are my favorites this week. It was nice to finally cut into my squirrel fabric!

See all the blocks I've made on Instagram at #sgq100blocks and check out everyone's blocks at #100days100blocks2017 ...

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June 8, 2017
Become a Flying Geese Expert - How to Make a Double T Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers,

Obsessed with making flying geese? I know I am, which is why I decided to make the Double T Block featuring Indie Boheme fabrics. In this video we use the no waste method which gives you four at a time flying geese! The simplicity of this block and the fussy cut center makes this block super fun to make!  




Make sure to download the Double T Block PDF and enjoy the video below!  



In the comments box below let me know which block tutorials you would like to see next! To check out more fun AGF Quilt Block ...

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June 4, 2017
100 Blocks in 100 Days: Week 4 from Goer

I've completed week 4 for the Tula Pink City Sampler quilt along hosted on Instagram by Angie of Gnome Angel. More rectangular blocks this week. I have no idea what is on the horizon, since I'm currently zero blocks ahead. ;-) I'm really enjoying the challenge of fussy cutting and matching seams, as you can see in blocks 24 and 27. Some instagram friends thoughtfully offered me some fabric with critters so I can add some more cute little faces to my upcoming blocks. I received two packages today. :-)

See all the blocks I've made on Instagram ...

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May 28, 2017
100 Blocks in 100 Days: Week 3 from Goer

I had to work ahead this week so I could post a few blocks from Disneyland this week. I've finished all the cross blocks now, and I'm working on the blocks featuring rectangles. I think my favorite block this week is Block 21, both since it was fast to complete the day after vacation (while three of us had a stomach bug!) and because I could sneak in a bit of my single charm square of feather fabric. I think Block 17 came out a little wonky, but I'm not sweating it in general and I think ...

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May 21, 2017
100 Blocks in 100 Days: Week 2 from Goer

I'm completed another week of blocks for the Tula Pink City Sampler quilt along hosted on Instagram by Angie of Gnome Angel. Last week I showed you my first seven blocks. Next week I'll be moving into the next section of the book, rectangles, but here are seven more cross blocks for week two!

See all the blocks I've made on Instagram at #sgq100blocks and check out everyone's blocks at #100days100blocks2017.

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May 15, 2017
Miniatures from Quilt Obsession

I know that I’m in the minority on this, but I love working with small pieces. And while I continue working on piecing the blocks for the Pickled Ladies pieced border, I keep thinking about a miniature — hmm, something. What it might be, I have no idea quite yet.

Maybe I’ll keep making as many of these tiny Carpenter’s Wheel blocks as I can and turn this into something other than a 12″ miniature?

Maybe I’ll do something other than this with the 2″ clamshells. One idea that I can’t seem to stop thinking about ...

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May 14, 2017
100 Blocks in 100 Days: Week 1 from Goer

Last Fall I watched as hundreds of quilters participated in the Tula Pink City Sampler quilt along hosted on Instagram by Angie of Gnome Angel. Among others, I drooled over my friend Liz's blocks. So, when Angie was gearing up for another round, I knew I had to dive in. I knew I wanted to use my Tula Pink fabric stash. And I knew this quilt will be for me. I started by choosing a palette and pulled my Tula prints and Kona solids that were mainly green, blue or purple (with hints of pink).

Starting on May 7 ...

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May 10, 2017
Case of the Diamond Necklace from Quilt Obsession

The latest Inklingo mystery quilt is called Case of the Diamond Necklace and is made with the 1.75″ diamond collection – all but one of the shapes in the little top were printed with templates from that one collection. The one other shape was easily prepared using freezer paper templates to trace the shape on the back of the fabric. I used a teal and – of course – a pink batik to go with my focus fabric. My focus fabric was perfect for fussy cutting/printing diamonds for the kaleidoscope stars that are in the quilt. I decided to use a ...

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May 8, 2017
Pickled Ladies Completion from Quilt Obsession

The centre of the Pickled Ladies top is completed, that is. There’s still more to come for this top. But now all the half pickled clams have been added  and so the centre of the quilt top is done and I’m so excited that I can barely stand it!

There are bits at the edges that will get dealt with when the first of the two borders is attached. One of the two borders involves quite a bit of piecing, although I have that almost halfway done now. As long as I manage to stay away from distractions ...

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May 5, 2017
A Very Favourite Fabric from Quilt Obsession

Years ago (and I’m not sure quite how many years that may have been, but I think it’s at least eight), I bought a half yard of this fabric. I fell in love with it at the store the second I saw it.

It’s in Chintz Circles.

And Shabby Chic Joseph’s Coat.

It’s part of the shabby chic Yin Yang blocks, which is still a quilt top in progress with lots and lots more to be done.

It definitely became one of the Pickled Ladies. I had to force myself to do a little swiss-cheese ...

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