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March 20, 2019
Sew Hot ~ GIVEAWAY! from Charm About You

I am thrilled to welcome Sew Hot as my newest sponsor. They are one of my favourite online shops, in part because of their amazing range of interfacing, notions and hardware, and (of course) the most gorgeous fabric collections. I don't know about you but when I'm ordering online I like to find shops that have everything I need. Sew Hot covers so many bases and also stocks Kona solids, Aurifil thread, Richard Hemming needles, Emmaline Bags hardware, Paper Pieces and much, much more.

Not only that but Sew Hot are now also open as a bricks and ...

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March 13, 2019
Text Effects - Project Quilting Season 10, Challenge 5 from Creatin' in the Sticks

This is the fifth of six challenges for Season 10 
Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in this challenge, "Abecedarius"

My entry:

Text Effects

Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.


  1. Your project must be about the alphabet.
  2. Projects need to be created during the week of the challenge (started on or after March 3, finished by March 10).
  3. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt ...

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February 18, 2019
Cool Pool quilt & QuiltCon schedule from Flying Parrot Quilts

This was not my year for QuiltCon acceptances, but I do have one quilt hanging in the upcoming show. Cool Pool is one of the patterns featured in QuiltCon Magazine this year, and you can see it in Nashville at the show!

You can also find me at the show; here’s my schedule. I’d love to meet you, so if you see me roaming the show floor, please stop and say hi (and trade pins)!

Thursday 2:30-3:15 pm: “Traditional Block, Modern Quilt: Designing with Negative Space” lecture

Thursday 4-5 pm: Book signing in the Intown Quilters ...

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July 25, 2018
Two Color Quilt Challenge from Jan's Quilts

American Patchwork & Quilting has issued the Two-Color Quilt Challenge to Modern Quilt Guild Members.  You can find all the info here and here.

I've never shied from a challenge, so I got designing.  I decided to make a bed-sized quilt and use Kona White and Kona Storm.  Kona Chartuese is one of my favorites but White won out because of the room I'm planning on using it in.  Above is the photo that inspired my design.  I researched and found that this tiled panel by Athos Bulcão, a Brazillian artist.

Using the 8-at-a-time tutorial from Blossom Heart Quilts ...

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February 12, 2018
Postcards From Sweden - Thinking and Contemplating from Midget Gem Quilts

Wednesday 14 February is the launch of the Postcards From Sweden quiltalong, hosted by Sandra, mmmquilts. Sandra is a great organiser. I blether, buy the Postcard, maybe even write the Postcard and then stick it behind the clock . Sandra talks the talk, and actually stamps and posts the Postcard. ~Why don't you check this out and jump in too?  Louise of Quilt Odyssey made a really cool button. Rather pleased that IT challenged me was able to add it to my margin first time. This takes you direct to Sandra's host page and all the prizes and news ...

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January 30, 2018
New Beginnings, Postcard from Sweden and Another Wedding Quilt from Midget Gem Quilts

 Back to the sexism again. Sir Harvey Goldsmith (a British businessman) once said, "when you marry the mistress, it creates a vacancy". This created an outrage when he said this, and also much smutty humour. Not popular with any of the various Mrs Goldsmith either I am sure. It is however, true of quilting. One project is finished, it makes room for another project. Are you not done with making quilts yet? My father once asked me that. No, there is always another quilt to make.

Now my #waywardtransparency is finished, I do have a vacancy. I have two quilts ...

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January 11, 2018
2 for 1 – Free Valentine Quilt Patterns from Gray Barn Designs

One blog stop, two free patterns…what’s not to love?

If you are looking for Valentine’s Day quilt patterns to share some quilting love, look no further!

We have two free and unique heart quilt patterns that are beginner friendly and can be used as a baby quilt, a wall hanging or a table topper.

Free Pattern #1 = Pixelated eHeart is the perfect quilt for all those red and pink scraps you have on hand AND it’s a jelly-roll friendly quilt.  Download a free pattern by clicking on this link:  e-heart_pattern_final-01-18-2017


Free Pattern #2 = Heartland Modern, is ...

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January 2, 2018
Fabric Feature: Kona Cotton Color of the Year 2018 from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The 2018 Kona Cotton Color of the Year is a bold and brilliant pop of color certain to awaken our creativity! If you haven’t heard, this color is called Tiger Lily, and it is sure to add a powerful punch of rich, warm orange to quilt tops and sewing projects throughout the year!

To jumpstart our creativity, Robert Kaufman invited five quilters to show off Tiger Lily by creating the wonderful quilts below! Each of these patterns is available for free courtesy of Robert Kaufman, and you can download by clicking on the image of the quilt below. You ...

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November 22, 2017
Great Deals on Fabric, Thread and Classes! from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! I hope you will have a few minutes between basting the turkey and setting the table to do a little early shopping! Craftsy has an AMAZING SALE –starts today and ends on Monday! Stock up on classes … Continue reading

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October 11, 2017
Woof Woof from Midget Gem Quilts

Woof! Woof! Can you hear him now? Barking? The Houndstooth quilt, (quilt design by is as near a finish as makes no odds. Today I drank copious amounts of coffee, looked outside at the rain, and hand stitched down 240" of black and white spot binding. Mr Pointer, the first finger on my right hand knows every stitch! It is actually throbbing. I am hoping there is no fussy cutting in Scrapbooking tonight. I'll make the tea!

I say it is nearly a finish as I have to just "dicky it up" as our Scrapbooking Tutor  says ...

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October 2, 2017
FAMILY Pillow – Free Pattern from Gray Barn Designs

Need a gift for the upcoming holidays or other special occasion?  You can make this quilted pillow to share your love of family with those around you!

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I wanted this pillow to look modern and sophisticated.  I think the Navy on White Damask by Riley Blake Designs helped me to achieve this look.

Kona White and Kona Navy for the letters and background helped to bring all three fabrics together for an outstanding FAMILY…ha!  Pun intended!

While testing and double testing the pattern, I made 5 pillows!  One of the pillows I made used Garden Girl Damask Pink by ...

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