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August 7, 2016
Quilt Fiinish from Quilting in the South

Only 2 years in the making but this one is finally finished.  I got the quilting done last week but I didn't get the binding on until today.


The quilt is a jelly roll adaptation.  I would sew the 2 1/2" strips together and then every 3 or 4 strips would get a batik piece.  I love the splotches of color amidst all that black and white. 

The quilting came from someone online.  I knew who showed it when I first had it on the frame in September 2014.  But all the time that as gone on in-between ...

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August 5, 2016
New Friday Tutorial: The Autumn Stars Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Make the Autumn Sweet Stars Quilt Using 2.5" Strips! Free Video Tutorial!

Every year as the days get shorter, a new star shows up to signal the arrival of fall. Fomalhaut, also known as the lonely star of Autumn, is so far away that the starlight we’ll enjoy this fall had to start its journey to Earth way back in 1991! Thank goodness that the Autumn Stars in today’s new quilt can be completed in just a few minutes!

Make the Autumn Sweet Stars Quilt Using 2.5" Strips with Jenny Doan! Free Video Tutorial!

Here’s what you need to make this stunning quilt!

Make the Autumn Sweet Stars Quilt Using 2.5" Strips! Free Video Tutorial!

We’re making MSQC history here! For the first time ever, you can buy a kit to make the exact quilt ...

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August 1, 2016
2016 Week 30 Stash Report from Patchwork Sampler Blog

Not much sewing going on here this past week, but a spur of the moment trip “up north” to Minocqua, WI to visit some friends gave me some binding time in the car so I finished a couple of quilts.

The first one was the Rainbow Chevron quilt.  It’s not very big at 39” x 47” but is a good toddler or tummy time quilt.

Rainbow Chevron-1

The second quilt was one of my UFO selections for July and I am thrilled to have it finished.  I’m guessing it is at least ten years old because it was a Strip ...

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July 31, 2016
Flying Geese Log Cabin Tutorial Reboot: Featuring Guest Quilter Jen Van Orman from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Hello! I am Jen, and am a wife and mother first and foremost. My mother is a quilter and I learned so many things from her when I started showing interest as a teenager. Quilting is my heritage and I hope it will also become the heritage of my children and grandchildren. That is where my name comes from, Heritage Threads. Quilting binds generations together with threads of love. 

jen tutorial reboot

I am very excited to have the opportunity to share the Flying Geese Log Cabin tutorial reboot with you today. When I saw this tutorial, I could not get the thought ...

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July 8, 2016
The Carkai Quilt from Georgia Girl Quilts

Last week I shared this quilt, a gift for the newest addition to our family. This week, I'm sharing the quilt I made for his big brother, H.


H's room has pops of blue, green and orange - some of the exact shades that are in the Carkai collection.


Several months ago, I purchased a jelly roll of Carkai by Carolyn Friedlander because it was on sale. I'm trying very hard not to do that anymore - I have a shelf full of impulse bought fabric that is doing nothing but collecting dust. This purchase, however, turned out to ...

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July 7, 2016
The Carkai Quilt from Georgia Girl Quilts

Last week I shared this quilt, a gift for the newest addition to our family. This week, I'm sharing the quilt I made for his big brother, H.


H's room has pops of blue, green and orange - some of the exact shades that are in the Carkai collection.


Several months ago, I purchased a jelly roll of Carkai by Carolyn Friedlander because it was on sale. I'm trying very hard not to do that anymore - I have a shelf full of impulse bought fabric that is doing nothing but collecting dust. This purchase, however, turned out to ...

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July 4, 2016
DWM: Granny Squares from Patchwork Sampler Blog

Recently, I’ve seen many pictures and tutorial of granny square quilts.  It seemed like a good project for a jelly roll so I started on of my own.  Ten years ago I never would have thought I would use solid fabrics or white backgrounds in my quilts.  In the past two or three years I’ve used several bolts of white or near white solid fabric.  I’m a little tired of that look, so I decided to change it up a bit and used a Moda Bella solid called Peacock for the background.

Granny blocks

I think it works particularly ...

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June 6, 2016
Welcome to To-Do Tuesday! from Georgia Girl Quilts

Hello and welcome to To-Do Tuesday!

To Do Tuesday Button 200 x 200 

For those of you who are new to my blog, I'm Sarah; I've been making quilts and blogging about them for about 3-1/2 years. You can read more about me here and see some of my finished quilts here.

Last week I was able to finish the Chubby Hashtag quilt and will be sharing more about it in a TGIFF post this Friday. For now, here are a couple of sneak peaks for you:


This quilt was made with Joel Dewberry's True Colors line. I love this line and am ...

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May 6, 2016
Your Next African Quilt…As Easy as A-B-C! from Cultured Expressions

StripBundleFallFinally, the African Brilliance Collection is here! And now, it’s as easy as A-B-C to create your own African fabric quilt.  Play around with the 50 strips (2-1/2″ wide x 44″ long) in this bundle to create something special.

You’ll find lots of jelly roll quilt inspiration online (start here) –at least until I get my own samples done  ; )  Incidentally, I’m thinking of weaving the strips against a lightweight fusible batting, or pulling out some earth tones and turqs for quick quilt-as-you-go pillows…or maybe a Rail Fence spectrum quilt?  More ideas than time, can you ...

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May 3, 2016
Jelly Roll Slice {a finished quilt and a giveaway winner!} from Material Girl Quilts

First off today, I’d like to announce the winner of my Blogiversary Giveaway!  Kathleen McCormick won a copy of 75

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April 9, 2016
Gradient Burst Quilt from Mommy's Nap Time


Gradient Burst 53” x 59”
Quilt Now Magazine issue 20 (February 2016)

The desire to make this quilt started as more of a desire for the process. The intention was to create a unified work using a bundle of strips - I wanted a project where I could mindlessly sew strips, and use just a bit of concentration while trimming and cutting the pieces. I wanted something that would draw the viewer in, contain their senses for a moment. Following the continuity of line, and contrast of color I worked to create a striking quilt. Sometimes the simplest strips can do ...

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April 8, 2016
New Friday Tutorial: The Surprise Pinwheels from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Make a Surprise Pinwheel Quilt with Jenny Doan in her Video Tutorial!

Some of the best discoveries come from making mistakes.  That’s the case with this new quilting tutorial! it’s called Surprise Pinwheels and you’re just going to love it. Watch the tutorial and find out how this beautiful quilt pattern came to be!

Make a Surprise Pinwheel Quilt with Jenny Doan in her Video Tutorial!

Click on the button to watch the tutorial and see all the supplies you need to make your own Surprise Pinwheel Quilt!

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February 24, 2016
WIP Wednesday: Jelly Roll Quilt from Hobbies Up To Here

I needed a quick and satisfying project to get me back in the swing of creating yesterday.   I quickly went through my jelly roll drawer, and searched for the fabric that made my heart race the most.

I kept coming back to this Moda jelly roll called Sunflower Song.  Yup!  That was it! Civil War type prints in rich browns, greens, cream prints, blues and deep reds, was the ticket! 

I rewatched Missouri Star Quilt Co.’s YouTube tutorial Jelly roll race and then sat down at my machine and started stitching.  It took me more than the hour the ...

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February 19, 2016
New Friday Tutorial: The Crosswalk Quilt Tutorial from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Make the Crosswalk Quilt using 2.5" Strips and 5" Squares! Free Video Tutorial with Jenny Doan!

There’s nothing as quaint as a small town. (Of course, as small town folks ourselves, we may be a tad bit biased!) I’m talking about the kind of place where you can step off your front porch and follow the sidewalk to the library, the park, or the corner bakery. It’s the kind of place where kids can ride their bikes all the way across town and the neighbors are friendly and familiar. 

crosswalkquilt

Today’s new tutorial, The Crosswalk Quilt, was inspired by a beautiful line of fabric called Neighborhood. It’s simple and sweet, but intricate ...

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October 12, 2015
Picking Up Where I Left Off from Patchwork Sampler Blog

It has been a long time since I’ve done ANY sewing.  It was the summer of walking and walk we did, but now it’s time to get back to business.

When my husband Jim retired in July, he had never taken more than one week of vacation at a time so we planned a trip to change take advantage of his new found leisure time. We hiked England’s Coast to Coast path. To prepare for walking 10-18 miles a day, we walked all summer long.  By the time we left on September 16, we were regularly walking ...

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