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March 25, 2017
Luck o' the Irish Table Runner: Celtic Twist block tutorial from Cut Stitch and Piece

Welcome some Luck o' the Irish into your home this St. Paddy's day with this elegant Celtic Twist table runner. My mother was Irish, so I have a strong affinity for anything Celtic. I particularly love Celtic knots. So, just in time for St. Patrick's Day, I completed my Celtic Twist table runner for my coffee table. I'm a big fan of neutrals and used the Woodland Wonder fabric line by Sarah Summers.

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Luck o' the Irish Table Runner 

celtic twist table runner

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March 24, 2017
Tulip Basket Mini Quilt Pattern from Cut Stitch and Piece

I'm excited to be introducing my newest mini quilt pattern, Tulip Basket, just in time for spring. The basket is two paper pieced log cabins, and the simple tulips are done in hand stitched appliqué. It measures 19" x 18" (47.5cm x 45cm). This mini quilt uses a soft taupe colour palette inspired by the beautiful quilts by Japanese quilt artist Yoko Saito.

I think the rich tones of the tulips are stunning against the quiet neutrals. If you have basic appliqué and paper piecing skills, you can make this cheery spring project in no time at all ...

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March 15, 2017
Inspiration: Modern Tuffet from The Cloth Parcel

We’ve been smitten by the tuffets everyone is whipping out these days, and so we decided to make a couple for ourselves.  We used the pattern and all of the finishing supplies from the Tuffet Source, because we thought we may actually finish this project if we did.  Then we gathered up some of our […]

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March 14, 2017
It’s a Blizzard… Let’s Make Mugrugs! from Marcus Fabrics

Our offices are closed today due to “Stella” the current blizzard along the East Coast. And even though we didn’t get as much actual snow as predicted (about 18″), the heavy, icy pellets, freezing rain and wind are even more treacherous! And what does that mean?  It’s Mugrug Weather, time to choose your favorite coffee, tea, hot toddy, cocoa or other warm and cozy beverage, and give it a pretty and proper place to sit on your table or desk.

It’s also a perfect time to show off some of the inspiring entries that have come in ...

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March 1, 2017
Easter Egg Table Runner Quilt Pattern from Cut Stitch and Piece

February is almost over and Easter is just around the corner! This year Easter falls on Sunday, April 16. That should give you lots of time to complete this adorable Easter Egg Table Runner for your Easter celebrations.

quilted easter egg table runner

I used solid fabrics for my egg, but there are many cute Easter fabrics to choose from that would be perfect for this project. Use this pattern as a table runner or hang it on the wall as a pretty Easter wall art. It measures 16" x 22" and the design is exclusive to Cut, Stitch + Piece quilt designs.

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February 12, 2017
Butterfly Garden Quilt Block Pattern: Get a taste of spring a little early from Cut Stitch and Piece

Spring can never come soon enough. Until it arrives, this pretty paper pieced Butterfly Garden block is bound to cheer you up. The finished block is 12" x 12" and the paper piece butterfly center block measures 7" x 7" when finished.

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paper pieced butterfly quilt block
Test Block for Butterfly Garden
This is a very versatile block. It would make a lovely pillow for a sun room or a girl's bedroom.

Create a pretty wall hanging for your spring decor . . .

. . . or a sweet and cheery table runner.

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February 5, 2017
Valentines Hearts, Roman Blinds, the Current Book from caledonia quilter

Here are your February hearts.

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February 1, 2017
Christmas Cactus Quilted Table Topper Pattern from Cut Stitch and Piece

I first introduced this pattern HERE this past summer and finally finished it. I really wanted to have it done before Christmas but other commitments took up a lot of my time during the holidays. The nice thing about this quilt is that it can be used year round because it's not too Christmasy.

This stunning quilted table topper was inspired by the Christmas Cactus that blooms throughout the Christmas season. The pattern includes instructions for both versions shown below. Finished size for both versions is 26" x 26" (65cm x 65cm) and the finished block size is 6 ...

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January 27, 2017
Sweetheart Placemats for that romantic dinner from Cut Stitch and Piece

Are you planning a romantic dinner at home this Valentine's Day? Why not make you and your sweetie these cute quilted placemats for that special night? You'll need five Fat Quarters to make two placemats. Fusible appliqué makes this project simple and quick.

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pattern for heart shaped placemats for valentine's day

I'm so glad to have this pattern complete for Valentine's Day. I think these are adorable. They would add a nice personal touch to a romantic dinner at home.  Also, this is such an easy pattern to make. Just fuse the pieces ...

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January 23, 2017
Bright Thread on Black Fabric & January Projects from caledonia quilter

I love the backs on both of these quilts...

Bright lime green on a black/deep purple backing fabric.

Bright harvest gold on a solid black backing.


  • Master bedroom painted. Check.  Next up on the list will be the new window treatments, starting with Roman Blinds (hopefully will start tomorrow?)
  • I'm attempting to put together a portfolio of quilts.  All quilts have been dragged out, lightly spritzed, and then rolled into tubes on the diagonal in an attempt to remove the fold lines so they can be photographed.  The photos need to be taken outside on an ...

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January 18, 2017
We Made It: Pixel Hearts Pillow from The Cloth Parcel

Diane’s front porch bench needed a Valentine-themed pillow for the upcoming holiday.  We used our Patchwork by Fusible Grid Tutorial to whip up this gorgeous and easy pixel hearts pillow, so check that post for the particulars on a project like this.  Arrange your squares in the design you want, and fuse them down.  It […]

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Red Cardinal Mug Rug from Cut Stitch and Piece

I love birds and came up with this quick little project for the holiday season. It would be a great last minute gift for the bird lover in your life. Combine it with a cute mug and a packet of hot coco mix.

Purchase it at MY ETSY or MY CRAFTSY

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January 17, 2017
The Storyteller Quilt and "business casual" fashion advice from caledonia quilter

Here is a Block of the Month from Connecting Threads:  "The Storyteller".

The central medallion gave me some challenges as far as quilting designs, but I think it turned out well.

Six borders.  Yah.

Gorgeous back.

This is the only way you can see the Celtic Braid design in the outer border.

This does not qualify.  My advice, if you are expecting customers, is to NOT dress like this.  I was painting the bedroom.  That took me longer than I anticipated, and the customers arrived earlier than anticipated, so, you know... I look bad.
Speaking of painting ...

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January 11, 2017
Travel to Arizona with Sage by Bari J. from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog


Hey there makers!

First off, you all had a HAPPY NEW YEAR and that you are ready to accomplish all kinds of goals this year! I know I sure am! I think this year I’m going to try to conquer garment sewing. One saying that has been lingering in my head since New Year struck is “when life gives you lemons make lemonade.” I know it may seem silly but, we have to be happy with how far we’ve gotten in life and we must take advantage of our experiences and move forward to make the New Year ...

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November 28, 2016
Jams + Jellies Pantry Quilt from Cut Stitch and Piece

I've always loved the Jar block and finally finished my version of the classic pantry wall quilt. I wanted my pantry to have a real vintage feel to it, so I used a medium floral print in the background for "wallpaper." I think the wallpaper really adds interest to the design. I also took away a few jars to break up the rhythm. This pantry is stocked with my favourites: cherry jam, orange marmalade, and grape jelly, but there are so many cool novelty food fabrics out there that would work great for this quilt.

This is a simple ...

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November 18, 2016
Decorating in November from From My Carolina Home

This is such a fun month to decorate, I get to see all my turkeys again. This year, the kitchen counter is graced with a lovely bouquet of flowers that DH brought me recently, just because. The pretty apricot color flowers went nicely with a large turkey and a small pie pumpkin.

November Decorating at From My Carolina Home

I like this grouping a lot. They are sitting on my Autumn Jubilee quilt along two-block mat. Speaking of quilt alongs, I have had a few new followers in the past couple of days, I think to participate with the Scrap Dance Waltz quilt along.  I want to ...

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November 15, 2016
A Contemporary Quilted Table Runner with Abstract Backing from Adele Mogavero

With the Abstract backing completed. It’s time to show you the front of this Contemporary Quilted Table Runner
Contemporary Table Runner Front with Abstract Pieced Backing
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November 14, 2016
We've Graduated to the Grown-up Table from Red Delicious Life

Earlier this fall, we pulled the trigger on a new dining room table. It was long overdue and it's certainly a step up from our 14-year-old Ikea table. My husband and I kept joking that with this purchase we can finally be called grown-ups. When it's fully extended it seats 12 which is perfect for a family of 3. :)  But in all seriousness, it's exactly what we need since we've hosted Christmas every year since moving to Florida. And this year we're hosting Thanksgiving too.

The moment this table was delivered, I slapped some old ...

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November 9, 2016
Finally Motivated from Red Delicious Life

Isn't it amazing how quickly you can finish a project when you finally dedicate the time to it? I had only just posted about it on Sunday and it was finished Monday evening. I'd been procrastinating on making the last window treatment in our living room for months and I'm not even sure why. Maybe it was because it required a trip to the hardware store, maybe because I was going to have to match up the pattern on the fabric. Whatever the underlying reason for putting it off, I finally decided to tackle it because we ...

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November 6, 2016
November's One Monthly Goal from Red Delicious Life

November is one of my all-time favorite months. Nature's color palette of orange, rust, deep red, and brown always makes me smile. I think that is why orange is one of my favorite colors. I love decorating the house for fall, with bright orange mums and pumpkins everywhere. Unfortunately, here in Florida, we don't see all of those brilliant colors in nature. Lucky for me, though, when it comes to decorating for autumn nobody does it better than Disney.

Of course, this is also when I go into holiday prep mode, trying to finish all those handmade Christmas ...

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