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January 25, 2022
Patchwork Pillow from a 9-Patch Block Using Strip Piecing from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Hello makers! 

 

If you follow our YouTube channel, then you may have recently watched a video on how to make a 9-patch block using the strip piecing technique. If you haven’t seen the video, make sure you go watch it here: 

 

Easy 9-Patch Block Using Strip Piecing - YouTube 

 



This video is part one of the project that I will be sharing with you all below: a big fluffy patchwork pillow, which is part of our Patchwork Stories. To read up on our Patchwork Stories and the role it can play in our everyday lives, check out our past blog ...

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January 12, 2022
Pure Solids Selvage Pin Cushion Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Hi makers!

The holidays are coming to an end once again, so it’s time for cleaning, eating leftovers, and deciding on New Year's resolutions. One of my resolutions for this next year is to try and be more eco-friendly and reduce my carbon footprint as much as I can. I was recently shown these super cute pin cushions that use those scraps that almost always get thrown away due to no usage… selvages. Here at AGF, we have so many colorful Pure Solids with selvages that include the name of the color, so what a great idea it ...

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January 3, 2022
Pressed for Space? from From the Strawberry Patch...

Have you ever found yourself in need of a small, portable ironing table; one that you can keep right beside your sewing machine to quickly press open small seams as you go? I have. It seems that I am always up and down, from my chair to the ironing board and back; although it's good exercise, it's less than efficient. I was inspired by Lori Holt's tutorial on DIY ironing boards while watching her

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Pressed for Space? from From the Strawberry Patch...

Have you ever found yourself in need of a small, portable ironing table; one that you can keep right beside your sewing machine to quickly press open small seams as you go? I have. It seems that I am always up and down, from my chair to the ironing board and back; although it's good exercise, it's less than efficient. I was inspired by Lori Holt's tutorial on DIY ironing boards while watching her

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The BEST of 2021... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


Taking a look back...

 

January 2021







February 2021








Mary Blackfeather had the first baby of the year !






March 2021

















April 2021



have returned to Western Oregon



Making progress on the Orange Peel Quilt Top


May 2021


moving cattle to Spring pastures



Designed the borders on the Orange ...

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December 31, 2021
Twixmas? from From the Strawberry Patch...

A blog-reading friend sent me the link to another blogger  who recently had a most interesting post regarding Twixmas. The term was new to me, but once I read the post I understood fully why my friend had forwarded it to me. After that last post regarding the self-imposed "grace period" granted between Christmas and New Year's, I learned that, according to this afore-mentioned blogger, what I was

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Twixmas? from From the Strawberry Patch...

A blog-reading friend sent me the link to another blogger  who recently had a most interesting post regarding Twixmas. The term was new to me, but once I read the post I understood fully why my friend had forwarded it to me. After that last post regarding the self-imposed "grace period" granted between Christmas and New Year's, I learned that, according to this afore-mentioned blogger, what I was

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December 28, 2021
2022 Fairy Duo - Leticia and Jolean from easypatchwork

Hi there! I am really excited to share with your the newest set of easypatchwork Paper Doll Fairy, Leticia and Jolean. This collection of fairies is made with 16" foundation paper pieced figures, a great size to get into paper piecing and create a throw pillow for a special person in your life.

The 2022 fairy, Leticia, was just too cute not to have her sister, Jolean, join in the celebration this year. Each one has her own style. You can even mix the heads, bodices and dresses from both figures to create more if you wish.


 

Leticia - 2022 Fairy ...

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December 24, 2021
Holiday Blessings on Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre




I've been wanting to make a decent Christmas quilt for a while now but haven't found the right vibe for one.  I've made two before and never really "loved" them.  I want to find a design that will stand the test of time and will age well. Maybe one that is seasonal rather than holiday.  The funny thing is that I never think about it till it's Christmas and then it's too late.  I don't know...maybe it's because I I just haven't found the right one yet!  hmmmm...anyway since it ...

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December 18, 2021
Free Motion Quilting for Beginners – More Anything E2E Inspiration from Gwen's Quilts

Last week we got inspiration from fabric and created a design for stitching an Anything E2E. I hope it got you thinking about other designs and other places to draw inspiration.

Look around

All you need to do is take a look around your environment. There are quilting motifs everywhere!

 

I love this bird shape on a little wall decor.

photo for inspiration wall decor

 

Tableware tulip

photo for inspiration bowl with painted tulip

 

Teddy

photo for inspiration teddy bear

 

Leaf found on an autumn wreath

photo for inspiration wreath detail

 

Look closely at wallpaper, carpet, tiles.  Don’t forget about books and magazines.

 

Shapes

I’m interested in the SHAPES that I can create a design with. For instance, the bird ...

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Free Motion Quilting for Beginners – More Anything E2E Inspiration from Essie's Quilts

Last week we got inspiration from fabric and created a design for stitching an Anything E2E. I hope it got you thinking about other designs and other places to draw inspiration.

Look around

All you need to do is take a look around your environment. There are quilting motifs everywhere!

 

I love this bird shape on a little wall decor.

photo for inspiration wall decor

 

Tableware tulip

photo for inspiration bowl with painted tulip

 

Teddy

photo for inspiration teddy bear

 

Leaf found on an autumn wreath

photo for inspiration wreath detail

 

Look closely at wallpaper, carpet, tiles.  Don’t forget about books and magazines.

 

Shapes

I’m interested in the SHAPES that I can create a design with. For instance, the bird ...

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December 17, 2021
Out Of The Woods from The Snarky Quilter

As the sands in the hourglass that is 2021 run through to the bottom I want to finish a few pieces that have been in the fabric closet. So of course I began a new piece and finished it, jumping … Continue reading

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December 11, 2021
Free Motion Quilting for Beginners – Pro Tips for Anything E2E from Gwen's Quilts

As promised, I have some Pro Tips for you, so that you can get the most out of Anything E2E quilting.  This technique allows you to customize a design that is unique to each quilt.

It’s edge-to-edge, so it is fast and easy to stitch. Just choose a motif that compliments your quilt and connect repeats of that motif with  continuous flowing stitching.

One fun way to decide on a motif is to look at your fabric.

Flower Power

Maybe your fabric has a flower that you love and that might make a really cool quilting design.

fabric with a multi-color floral motif

I really ...

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Free Motion Quilting for Beginners – Pro Tips for Anything E2E from Essie's Quilts

As promised, I have some Pro Tips for you, so that you can get the most out of Anything E2E quilting.  This technique allows you to customize a design that is unique to each quilt.

It’s edge-to-edge, so it is fast and easy to stitch. Just choose a motif that compliments your quilt and connect repeats of that motif with  continuous flowing stitching.

One fun way to decide on a motif is to look at your fabric.

Flower Power

Maybe your fabric has a flower that you love and that might make a really cool quilting design.

fabric with a multi-color floral motif

I really ...

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November 26, 2021
The Idea Continues on Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre



 Last week I explained how I create an idea from the very beginning.  This week I actually put it into practice.  With the Sacred Threads Art Show deadline 7 weeks away, I really need to get my act together.  Of course, after the year I've had, sometimes I forget where my act actually is so I can get it together.  Luckily I found some creativity I had squirred away for a rainy day and the design is well on its way.  

Red and Orange Streak, OKeefe
#1 Theme - For Sacred Threads, it needs to be themes that explore joy ...

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November 25, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem.... Some Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Well, it's Wednesday night, the day before Thanksgiving, and I've been cooking all day.  Didn't think I'd have anything to share today, but as I glanced at Instagram in a down moment, I saw two pictures I just totally fell in love with!  And wonder of wonders, they are both scrappy and therefore perfect to share with you....


This first quilt was made by a local acquaintance who truly loves to make scrap quilts.  If you need inspiration, her Instagram feed is definitely the place to check out!  She calls this her Bitcoin quilt ...

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November 19, 2021
A Collaboration with Sarah from Ellyn's Place

 Several months ago, when Sarah Goer and I began our Zoom calls based on In Tandem Art (read more about that here) we decided to issue each other a challenge. We each chose a photo from our archives, sent our photo to the other, and then made mini quilts inspired by the photos. It was great fun and a good way to kick off our stint as pArtners. In case you are wondering, yes, we are still meeting over zoom every 2 weeks, holding each other accountable, inspiring each other and occasionally solving world problems (I wish!).

The photo I ...

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November 4, 2021
Egyptian Inspiration and Textiles from Where Art & Life Meet

First things first.  We are in Egypt!  Yup, you read that right.  More specifically, at this very moment, we’re floating on the Nile, taking in the sights as we make our way toward Luxor.  Everything about Egypt is inspiring, the history, the beauty, the art, the textiles, the carpets, the people… amazing.  I’ll give you […]

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November 1, 2021
Saying Good Bye to Summer... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

We are cleaning out the flower beds...



This is the view out the front door...





The hydrangea are even more beautiful

at this last stage of of blooming...





The blue blossoms have turned pink and purple





I capture lots of images of them this time of year...





I will miss them over the winter months ahead...





These images will keep me inspired 

until next spring...





The rain is coming and the flower beds

need to be put to bed for the winter...





We mulch the flower beds with

lots of leaves from the flowering cherry trees...











The Red Maple trees ...

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October 29, 2021
Idiosyncratic Quilting from The Snarky Quilter

It’s been a while since I bought a quilting related book, but I decided to spring for Paula Kovarik’s “At Play in the Garden of Stitch: thoughts that come while eyeing the needle.” Like the capitalization in the title, Paula’s … Continue reading

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