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April 21, 2017
More Half Pickled Ladies from Quilt Obsession

The final eight half clamshell pickles are done – so now it’s time to start sewing them on to the top. But first, here are the final eight.

I was happy to find so many of my floral fabrics had flowers small enough for all the clamshell pickles, including all the partial ones. Some very small.

Some quite a bit larger.

Some light.

Some darker.

Lots of roses, large …

… and small.

Another light one.

And one of my favourites.

Now that all the half Pickled Ladies are done, it’s time for lots of curved piecing and continuous stitching as ...

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April 19, 2017
Half Pickled Ladies on the Side from Quilt Obsession

I had made the little strips of triangles for the side halves of the Clamshell Pickles a long time ago and they’ve been sitting waiting, all this time, for me to finally get the fabrics chosen and half Pickled Ladies printed for each one.

All that was left was some nice curved piecing to add the little strips of the triangles to the half clamshell pickles, which went very quickly, and all the ones needed for one side are now done.

Using the window template made it very quick to find fabrics that worked for the side halves. The ...

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April 17, 2017
Half Pickled Ladies from Quilt Obsession

Yes, I know it has been a long time since I blogged, but I have been busy sewing all this time. This post will be a bit short on words, but there are lots of pictures.

Part of the piecing has involved finally getting the Pickled Ladies top to the point I needed to choose fabrics for the edges so that I’d have a straight edge before I start attaching the borders.

So I began with window templates for the top and bottom pieces.

And window templates for the two sides.

Six and a half hours later, after auditioning ...

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April 11, 2017
Fussy cutting made easy with assorted plastic templates from Heirloom from Quilt Social


Welcome back! Yesterday on QUILTsocial I showed you how to make a quick and easy crib quilt and introduced you to the UNIQUE QUILTING Numbered Marking Pins.

Today, I’ll be talking to you about HEIRLOOM Assorted Plastic Templates – 8¼” x 11¾” – 6 pcs.


A package of HEIRLOOM assorted plastic template sheets, contains six sheets, four with grid lines and two without.
HEIRLOOM assorted plastic template sheets, four with grid lines, two without


Note: Don’t use with an iron.

The package comes with a total of six sheets, four of which have a grid and two which are plain plastic templates. Now, if you’ve been following some of my previous posts you know that I love ...

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January 30, 2017
Quilty Box Fussy Cut Frame Quilt and Napkins from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It's Quilty Box time! Yep, this post contains affiliate links that help support our business. This month has been so busy that I didn't have a change to play with the materials in my Quilty Box until last week. This is always a priority because I love challenging myself to create a new, creative quilt pattern using the fabric and supplies that come in the box.

This month's box was curated by my quilting friend Stephanie Palmer, who you may know as the Late Night Quilter. She's also the creator of the Quilter's Planner, and ...

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December 15, 2016
Seaside Steps - A McCalls Quick Quilts contribution from Patterns by Jen

I am so excited to introduce you to Seaside Steps.

You can find this pattern in the February/March 2017 issue of McCalls Quick Quilts. In an upcoming blog post I will have another idea for this pattern to be used for college students. Currently, though, there is a free download provided by McCalls Quilting to make this quilt in multiple sizes. Score!

Seaside Steps uses my favorite block, the Half Square Triangle, with a quick and easy block in between that is perfecto for fussy cutting. The HST and I have a love/hate relationship, but once the squaring ...

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September 8, 2016
sedona star quilt from easypatchwork

Hello my dear quilty friends! I would like to share my newest pattern with you, the Sedona Star Quilt for Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks on stands now!  Just pop on over to Quilty Pleasures Blog to see this exciting pattern for a throw quilt. If you live abroad and can't find the magazine, you can download the PDF directly from their website. Oh, and did I mention, I am also a guest

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August 24, 2016
Introducing Frayed Edges! (and a giveaway) from Patterns by Jen

I am excited to introduce the newest pattern in the PBJ family:

Using one simple block Frayed Edges gets it's real beauty from the HST sashing. 

The middle of the block is perfect for fussy cutting, as Sandy showed in her test quilt.

Dedee was feeling patriotic when she tested Frayed Edges.

I love her backing choice!

Kelly went with a bright, crisp look. 

If her daughter hadn't already claimed this one, I would. I still might. Designer privileges anyone?

This red beauty is featured on the back cover. So many choices, so little time! Pick up your ...

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