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November 23, 2021
From Miamas with Love from Sew Preeti Quilts

I have a new finish, a giveaway and an announcement. But first I must tell you about this book - "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell you She is Sorry" by Frederik Backman.

My favorite!!!

Full of heart, hope and more...

Elsa, who is seven, (almost eight) had a bad day at school.  Three older girls tore her Gryffindor scarf and threw it in the toilet. The very same day, Elsa's Granny breaks into a zoo and throws turds at the police when approached.  The following conversation happens.

“I didn’t want you to remember this day because of the ...

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November 3, 2021
Surrounded QAL- Week 5- Side Bars from Moda Lissa

Side Bars- That is kind of a funny name for the pieces we are going to be working on this week, but I had to name them something.

These little side pieces are interval in making the design happen. Thought I would share a little history about this quilt design and my inspiration for this color option.

The geometric pattern of this quilt–commonly known as Burgoyne Surrenders or Burgoyne Surrounded–is said to refer to one of the most pivotal events in the American Revolution. In 1777, the British failed in their attempt to take control of the strategic ...

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October 27, 2021
Surrounded QAL-Week 4- Center Blocks from Moda Lissa



I sew any chance I get. I quite often get up early so I can sew a little before work or stay up late to work on any project I am obsessed by. To be able to work on items in short little burst of time, I have a few processes to help keep me on task. Today I am going to share how I pieced the center section of the block together. The is somewhat a mindless, therapeutic method that lets me stop and start without loosing my place.

I shared with you that the main focus fabrics for ...

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Birthday Giveaway from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

I love birthdays! Next week I celebrate another year on this earth and I want to share the love with you by giving away a $75.00 Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate. To enter you must Follow me on Instagram Tag a friend on Instagram (or many friends) Do something kind for someone (I will never […]

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October 22, 2021
Terracotta Fiori Quilt Along: Week 3 from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Can you believe it’s already Week 3 of our Terracotta Fiori Quilt Along? Last week we cut our fabrics and this week we’ll work on making all of the triangles for the quilt. Next week is a free week, so if you just received your fabric there’s still time to jump in and catch up.

Terracotta Fiori Quilt

Foundation Paper Piecing vs. English Paper Piecing

The Terracotta Fiori Quilt is a Paper Pieced Pattern, also referred to as Foundation Paper Piecing. This is very different than English Paper Piecing. They all sound so similar, which can get confusing. 

Paper Piecing ...

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October 16, 2021
Masala baby from The Academic Quilter

 (There is a giveaway at the bottom of this post for those who are interested!) 

Hi everyone! Odd to hear from me on a Monday, I know, but my friend Preeti has a new pattern that I tested for her, and it's my pleasure to share it with you today. The pattern is called Masala Box, and it makes a very fast and easy quilt that turns out to be striking no matter what colors you make it in. I made the baby size, because I knew it would be a donation quilt, and had a good time creating ...

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October 8, 2021
Picking Out Fabric – Terracotta Fiori Quilt Along from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

The Terracotta Fiori Quilt Along Starts Now!! This quilt along starts today and will be going on until Nov 26th. If you missed the beginning of the quilt along, don’t worry — you can join in at any time. Get your copy of the pattern in my Etsy shop by clicking here. Today we are Picking out fabric.

Are you ready for the quilt along?? Are you new to paper piecing?? Tell me in the comments below if you have ever paper pieced… and how you feel about it! 

Quilt Along Supply Recommendations

First thing first, in case you want ...

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String Quilt Supplies WINNER! from Wedding Dress Blue

I wish I had more strings to share. The response was surprising.

But, there is only one winner (selected by Random Number Generator) and it is KT…the box will be heading her way on Monday.

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October 4, 2021
GIVEAWAY: String Quilt Supplies from Wedding Dress Blue

I have a large tub (probably will fit in a size Large Priority Mail Box) of strings. Most are between 1″ and 2″ wide.

Would you like them? I’ll box them up and send them your way. US Postage included.

I have made a number of string quilts and really enjoy them. But, I have more than enough and would like to share.

The giveaway runs through Thursday, October 7. Winner notified and announced here on Friday, October 8.

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September 17, 2021
Terracotta Fiori Quilt Pattern Party & Giveaway from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Over the pandemic, my love of indoor plants has become an obsession… I’ve been researching the plants I already have, and watching house plant tours on YouTube to learn about ones I’ve never seen or heard of. Terracotta pots have, found their way into my heart and living room. They are the inspiration behind my Terracotta Fiori Quilt Pattern. Grab yourself a drink and some snacks so we can toast to a pattern release day! I’m getting myself a glass of Ginger Lemonade — a little sweet, a little tart, and a whole lotta spicy. Plus a few ...

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September 6, 2021
Sew the Stars! from Fabrics 'n Flowers

<<update: Giveaway closed, the winner drawn was Linda Douglas. Congratulations, Linda!>> I couldn’t resist choosing stars as our first week

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September 2, 2021
September of Sewing + Giveaway! from Fabrics 'n Flowers

It’s my favorite time of year! Why? Because as much as I love summer, autumn is so refreshing. Just-right temperatures

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July 25, 2021
The Positivity QAL - Finished Flimsy Winners from Sew Preeti Quilts

Bernie joins me in thanking all of you who completed the Positivity Flimsy and participated in the Linky Party.

We also thank all the designers who offered their patterns as prizes. See full announcement here

Here are the winners - Numbers 2, 9, 11, 13 and 19.

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July 22, 2021
"In the Garden" Again: A Final Walk and a GIVEAWAY from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

What better way to wrap up our revisit In the Garden than with a giveaway? We have been thrilled to see some of the blocks you are creating with these patterns, and are so grateful to those who have shared their progress in our Hopeful Stitchers Facebook Group. It is never too late to join our garden visits. Printed patterns with ribbon are still available, as are digital PDF downloads, and we have shared our original post below, which includes photos of each block.

To celebrate our gardening, we thought we would offer a free pattern set ...

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July 19, 2021
Winner, Winner! from Wedding Dress Blue

And the winner of the Safe Haven Pattern and Thimbleberries Fabric Giveaway is…..

Sherry Bobak, who wrote: Safe Haven is such a beautiful quilt. I used to have a couple of Thimbleberries books but I’m not sure where they went. I’ve always wanted to make a village type quilt with different houses, a church and barn. I tried searching for that pattern but it seems to be hard to find. Yours is very beautiful and I love the colors. Thank you for the chance to win the pattern.

Well, Sherry, your search is over. Now you just have ...

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July 15, 2021
Safe Haven Alternative Finish Celebration: GIVEAWAY! from Wedding Dress Blue


Now that the Safe Haven top is complete, and I have fabric set aside for binding, I am ready to find a new home for the rest.

Leave a comment by the end of the day on Saturday, July 17, 2021 to enter for a chance to win a COMPLETE PATTERN SET and ALL THE FABRIC YOU SEE HERE. It isn’t enough the make the quilt, I’m sure, but it is a good start. You could easily add other Thimbleberries or Repro fabrics to complete the project.

I will notify and mail the ...

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July 5, 2021
Independence Day Giveaway! from Humble Quilts

I realize many of you may have an extra day off, so I'm still calling this Independence Day. 

I found an extra one of these panels

And 2 small George Washington panels.

I'll draw 3 names and announce the winner Friday. 
Continue reading to see more "rules"

4th of July traditions include a memorial race in town.  This photo is the cleaned up version! LOL

And let's remember why we celebrate.

America and its founders made mistakes and had issues, (haven't we all?) but they were independent, strong, hardy individuals that laid the foundation of the ...

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Island Batik July Challenge - The Holly Family from Sew Preeti Quilts

The Island Batik Challenge for July urged us to get an early start on Christmas and other end of the year holiday projects!

In my first Island Batik Ambassador Box, I had received a strip set of Holly Holiday fabric, designed by Kathy Engle. With deep red/dark green colors and reindeer/pine shaped trees it screams Christmas. Naturally I set it aside for the July challenge.

Holly Holiday Strips


I chose to make a tree skirt.

We have a small Christmas tree and some years we even put it up, when we are not traveling. If I make ...

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June 22, 2021
Janome, Military Makeovers, and GIVE-AWAYS! from Quilting with Kimberly

Several months ago, I was invited to participate in an incredible effort to honor and support a very deserving veteran and his family by the television show, Military Makeovers, on behalf of Janome-America. Due to contractual obligations, I wasn’t allowed to share anything publicly until after the episode aired but now that it has been featured on network television, I can share the behind-the-scenes story and some photos with you all! 

Daniel Burgess, his wife, Genette, and their two daughters were the recipients of a complete home makeover by Military Makeovers, hosted by Montel Williams. Dan was severely injured ...

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June 8, 2021
EQ Pearls of Wisdom + Giveaway from easypatchwork

Have you hear the news? The Electric Quilt Company is celebrating 30 years of business! It is hard to believe that another five years have gone by. It seems like just yesterday the new EQ8 version came out. What is EQ8 and the Electric Quilt Company? The EQ Company produces the leading quilt design software (EQ8) which I use just about daily in my own designs. It doesn't write the patterns for you, but it takes out all of the math guess work, cutting and dimensions are easily adapted from line drawings in the program. It even prints out ...

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