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January 17, 2018
Speedy Silent Garden Blocks from Quilt Obsession

Lots has been going on – including a computer that decided it wasn’t sure how well it wanted to work for a few days. Lots of nail-biting going on over that, I can tell you, as I couldn’t begin to think about dealing with all that might have meant. Although I do think it’s a wake-up call and I need to start thinking about a new one in the next six months to a year.

Then I got completely engrossed watching this video. But not because of what she was piecing. Oh, no.

It’s watching how quickly ...

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January 10, 2018
Ta-Da! Triangles On My Design Wall! from Cheeky Cognoscenti

The past few days have been busy, so I'm pleased to report that I've made some paltry progress on my new Tabby Mountain quilt.  

There are more triangles on my cutting table, along with a stack of other fabrics waiting to  be cut up.

More Triangles Ready For the Wall
I know this might not look like much to show for myself, but it's not like I've been holed up in my sewing room for the past five days; I've been busy as usual with other things.  Since my last post on Friday, I ...

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January 8, 2018
Brown & Blue Silent Garden from Quilt Obsession

First Brown & Blue Silent Garden Blockwtmk

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I love the look of this blue and brown Silent Garden block! I was amazed at just how much I liked it when I finished it.

Back of Blue & Brown Blockwtmk

The back, after pressing.

I let it sit for a couple of days and just kept looking at it and realized that yes, I really did like it and wanted to continue and make the quilt top using those blue & brown stars. So I started on a second Silent Garden block.

Second Brown & Blue Blockwtmk

And in short order I had this, the second blue & brown Silent Garden block ...

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December 29, 2017
Silent Garden from Quilt Obsession

There seems to be a garden theme to my quilts lately. But Silent Garden isn’t a reference to the Garden Gone Wild blocks having gone silent with no work being done even though that seems like it’s the case as I’m still dithering about how to set them and with what.


No, Silent Garden is a design in Willyne Hammerstein’s Millefiori Quilts 3 book and that is the perfect setting for 6-point kaleidoscope stars. And you know I’ve sewn countless kaleidoscope stars as I just cannot seem to get enough of them!

Lilac and Pink starswtmk

I knew there ...

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December 21, 2017
A Garden and Stars from Quilt Obsession

What have I been doing? Amongst other things, I’ve been trying out various fabrics for sashing/alternate blocks with the Garden Gone Wild blocks but have yet to find the solution.

These are the 22 flowers in the garden. One of them will be used as a label for the quilt and the other will be the cover of a stitching book, I think, so the top will be made of 20 of these Ribbon Flower blocks.

I used so many different background fabrics for the ribbon flowers that I think I may be limited to something like a ...

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November 24, 2017
Grading of Seams & Beginning of Capriccioso from Quilt Obsession

It took a while, but I finally got all the seams of the ribbon flower blocks graded. I had graded the seams on just about half of the blocks, other than the final seams from adding the background fabrics. I was sure I’d only graded the seams as I went for about five or six of the blocks so that was definitely a nice surprise!

Mason jarwtmk

I started out with an empty Mason jar and put all the little pieces from the grading of the seams of the ribbon flowers in it. This is what I ended up with.

Cutting from gradingwtmk

This ...

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November 22, 2017
Fussy Cut, Appliqué, Repeat- Indie Style Sewing Patterns from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers, 

Have you seen the Indie Folk fabrics lookbook yet?  Words can't explain how amazing the appliqué projects are! So I knew I had to create a blog post all about different ways you can incorporate the art of appliqué into your sewing and diy projects. I am totally  in love with the bold, rich colors in Pat Bravo's new collection Indie Folk fabrics, which I think will go perfect paired with any sewing project this time of year! Take a look below at some of the great ways to add applique to garments and home decor ...

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November 15, 2017
Holiday Sewing- Give Thanks Table Runner Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi there, 

Are you prepared for the holiday season? Thanksgiving is around the corner and we are all adding the final touches to our home. Looking for some last min projects to make for your home or as a hostess gift? The Give Thanks table runner will instantly add the perfect amount of  holiday spirit to any home! If you have a afternoon to spare I suggest you give this project a try! It was so much fun fussy cutting the letters, florals, birds and beautiful butterflies from the painterly fabrics by Bari J.  Head over the the weallsew blog ...

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November 4, 2017
Celestial Star - The Tula Pink Version from Lilabelle Lane

Celestial Star meet Tula!
Whoops, a new start  ;)

"My Original Celestial Star Quilt".

When I originally designed my Celestial Star Quilt I had Tula Pink Fabrics in mind but to keep with the theme and feel of my book I decided to make it in Liberty Fabrics.

Now the time has come for me to make my Tula Pink version :) I really do not need another project but if I don't start it now I feel that I may never, so now is as good a time to start as any.

One of my biggest tips for any project ...

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October 28, 2017
Fussy Cutters Club ~ We Are All Connected mini quilt from Charm About You

Angie Wilson AKA Gnome Angel is such a joy, her blog and social media are filled with gorgeous projects and the most wonderful fussy cuts! I was super excited when I found out she was writing a book and leapt at the chance to be part of the blog tour - or bribed her - either way I was thrilled to discover this book was even better than I thought it would be (and I had high expectations).

Fussy Cutters Club isn't a dry 'blah blah blah' book, this is like a clever friend explaining fussy cutting to you. With all ...

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October 23, 2017
New Book = Total Distraction! from Quilt Obsession

Millefiori Quilts 3wtmk

I have been totally distracted the past few days looking through the latest book by Willyne Hammerstein – Millefiori Quilts 3. While I loved lots of the quilts in Millefiori Quilts 1 and 2, the quilts in Millefiori Quilts 3 are all calling to me. I can actually envision making my own version of almost every single one of them.

When it first arrived, I was lost for a few hours going through it. And every single evening since it arrived I’ve been looking through it over and over again, identifying the quilts I want to make.


The best part ...

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October 10, 2017
Fussy Cutters Club: Super Star Coasters from Blossom Heart Quilts

It’s certainly been the year for Aussie quilt designers and their books! It’s such a thrill to see my friends succeed, and I know that there’s more to come. We’re too talented a bunch here Down Under to stop us </p>
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October 8, 2017
Geode QAL: Test Block + Cutting from Blossom Heart Quilts

Welcome back to the Geode quilt along! It’s week 2 of the QAL and first up, I need to announce the winner of the Keera Job set of Aurifil threads… Congratulations, @mlspaeth! I’ll DM you on Instagram to get in touch.

Geode quilt pattern fabric pull by mlspaeth

There’s still plenty of time to grab the pattern – from my store and also on Craftsy – and get started, as there’s even an entry option for making a Geode cushion. Be sure to check out the Geode QAL announcement post for all the details about the dates and prizes. A quick recap of the dates ...

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