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September 12, 2021
Seasonals and Standards from My Quilt Infatuation

Hey there, friends!  I am so happy that today I get to give you a little overview of the final sections of my new book, Scrappy Improv Quilting.  The third section of the book is titled Seasonal Sensations and contains six adorable little seasonal quilts.

Every year, I go all out decorating for Christmas (I put up four trees!), but I don't have that same stamina when it comes to the other holidays and seasons.  Even though I don't decorate my entire house during the rest of the year, it is nice to have a little holiday touch ...

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August 25, 2021
NTT- The Official Release! from My Quilt Infatuation

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  I'm almost finished with the Halloween Spiderweb quilt I shared last week.  I just need to finish up the binding and get some great photos, but today, I have bigger news!  The official release of my new book, Scrappy Improv Quilting, happened on Monday.  YAY!

The official blog hop to celebrate the book release begins next week, but today I want to give you a quick overview of everything the book has to offer.  Scrappy Improv Quilting is the perfect way to dip your toes into improv if it's new to you ...

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July 25, 2021
30 Days of Improv QAL ~ Broadcloth Studio from Life in the Scrapatch


I (almost) cannot believe that I am doing this.

I am (really) going to take on another timed project commitment.

Well (as my followers know) my concept of time is my own. 

If I miss a day or get side tracked I am not going to stress about it.

I sew for fun and this looks like fun.

This Improv QAL is happening at

 Broadcloth Studio

I received an invitation in my email because I have purchased their patterns

 in the past and am subscribed to their newsletter. 

There is an information post  for this Improv QAL on the

Broadcloth ...

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June 4, 2021
I Was Serious About The Glue from The Snarky Quilter

In my last post I stated that less of my future work would actually be sewn, and I am making good on that. The piece I’m now quilting is made of fabric fused to felt, with edges left raw. I … Continue reading

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May 22, 2021
Love Conquers All with Open Heart Fabrics by Maureen Cracknell from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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One of the greatest things about being a part of this wonderful community is that we can always come together and share the love of quilting and sewing no matter your background. It’s collections like this one, that serve such a lovely reminder that love always wins! I am happy today to introduce to you Open Heart by Maureen Cracknell, celebrating love, respect, and beauty in everyone’s uniqueness. Expressing the power of love through the simple act of holding hands through an uplifting palette of pinks, soft greens & blues, and cheerful florals.

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March 4, 2021
Graffiti Quilting Fun from Liz Makes Crafts

I'm a huge fan of Karlee Porter, who is known for her unique and awe-inspiring graffiti quilting. Although I own all her books, I wasn't quite able to understand the concepts well enough, until I finally took a Graffiti Quilting Master Class with her awhile ago.

I've taken quite a few quilting classes over the years, but most of them are just fangirl moments for me. I'm excited to meet the instructor, but I rarely take away that much from the classes because I tend to learn best from books. However, Karlee's Graffiti Quilting Master ...

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November 9, 2020
Purple Improv Quilt from From My Carolina Home

It was a busy week last week, with some unexpected outings and a quick day trip to Greenville, SC, but I did manage to finish off the purple improv quilt. When we left off, I had some half square triangles and some four patches done. I had pinned them up on the design wall at the retreat to experiment with how to put them together.

I liked this setting, with all the lines running on the same diagonal.

An added benefit is that the blocks could be chain sewn.

So, I chain sewed sets of two, then into blocks of ...

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July 7, 2020
Quilted Hat Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello, my fellow makers,

Today I want to take you on my journey of making a quilted hat. Like most of my design stories, it started with scrolling over Pinterest and Instagram. For some reason, I was always drawn to the images of summery and beautiful hats with big brims. When the soft and feminine Rosewood collection came out, I decided to look for a bucket hat tutorial and jump into the adventure. I realized that I could just use my love for improv piecing and the Dresden technique to replace the small brim of the tutorial for a big ...

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March 30, 2020
Sunday Scrappy Sewing from Life in the Scrapatch

Sunday was a scrappy sort of day here in The Scrapatch.
While the rain dripped outside, I played inside with the pretty fabric.

Today these pretty new fabrics called to me.

These pretties are

I cut all the fabrics for a new quilt.

The I decided to do some improv sewing with some of the smallest scraps.

Soon I had this mini quilt made from the scraps from the box.

The I picked out some more scraps and sewed some more.

An hour later I had a finished an improv mini quilt.

I found a scrap ...

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March 15, 2016
Voices in Cloth and Stitch Modern. Two Great Quilt Groups and Two Great Quilt Shows! from On The Design Wall

I'll just say it - if you're a quilter, the San Francisco Bay Area is the place to be.  This area is blessed with great museums, great fabric stores and an even greater quilting and sewing community.  Just in the next month, there are two great quilt shows!  This weekend, March 19 & 20, the East Bay Heritage Quilt Guild will be hosting their bi-annual quilt show at the beautiful Craneway Pavilion.  Every member has a chance to show a quilt of their choice and the range of different types of quilting is really fun to see.  There will also ...

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