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December 7, 2017
Hoop Quilts with Improvisational Piecing from Gen X Quilters

Improv Hoop Quilt

I have so many ideas for Hoop Quilts, and I finally found a little time to put needle and thread together for this one.  Improv piecing.  Combining this technique with the modern black and white prints of Me+You Indah Batiks had been calling to me.

The pie shape of each Drunkard's Path block utilizes improv.  I was able to use the bright colors in contrast with black solid to make a block slightly bigger than the curved template.  Positioning and direction of the curve template on top of the block could drastically change how the pieced looked.  I ...

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November 19, 2017
AGF Quilt Block Tour of Makers - Hoop Quilt from Gen X Quilters

Indie Folk Hoop Quilt 2
Welcome!  Today I am sharing a project I made using one of the quilt blocks available in the Art Gallery Fabrics Video Tutorial Series on YouTube.  If you haven't stopped by their channel, take a look there the next time you need inspiration.  There are free PDF pattern downloads for quite a few quilt blocks, all with corresponding video tutes using your favorite AGF fabric collections.

I made the Morning Star quilt block.... and of course...... turned it into my favorite project..... a Hoop Quilt!

Indie Folk Hoop Quilt
I decided to use Pat Bravo's Indie Folk collection.  Indie Folk is very ...

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November 2, 2017
Bountiful Holiday Blog Tour: Hoop Quilt from Gen X Quilters

Bountiful Holiday Blog Tour graphic
Good morning!  Today I am sharing with you a special project that I've sewn up for the holidays as a part of the Bountiful Holiday Blog Tour.  Welcome to any newcomers to my little space!  Here you'll find that I'm busy making - sewing, quilting, and sometimes a little embroidery too.  There just are not enough hours in the day to keep up with the ideas!

I was honored when Sharon Holland asked me to be a part of the tour.  I almost always am in denial that the holidays are right around the corner, and usually end ...

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October 17, 2017
HOOP QUILTS workshops Now Booking 2018! from Gen X Quilters

Hoop Quilts Workshop Graphic JPGHOOP QUILTS are going on the road!  If your guild or shop is interested in hosting a HOOP QULTS WORKSHOP, I am now booking lectures and workshops for 2018.  I've spent most of 2017 making lots of Hoop Quilts, now I'm excited to share this mini quilt alternative with you.  It's a super project for trying something new, without having to commit to the time and expense of a huge quilt.  Want to HOOP it up with me?

WORKSHOP:  HOOP QUILTS Workshop (7 hours with lunch break) Break out of the Block!  HOOP QUILTS are a super ...

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