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September 22, 2021
Quilted gnomes for your home decor from Pieced Brain

Quilted gnomes for your home decor

Make quilted gnomes for your home decor or as gifts. These beginner projects are quick and will add a touch of playfulness to everyone’s day!

Mystical Friends by Denise Russell

I made two projects featuring these magical creatures and I am so happy with how they turned out! The first is this baby quilt called Mystical Friends. It measures 36″ x 43″ and the blocks finish at 6″. I used fabrics from the Story Time collection by American Jane for Moda Fabrics. I love making bright-colored quilts for babies!

To be sure, I made baby quilts with pastel colors ...

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August 16, 2021
Download these 2 free quilt patterns now from Pieced Brain

Download these 2 free quilt patterns now

Download these 2 free quilt patterns now and make these beginner projects that look complex but are a breeze to make! (And yes, last week’s giveaway winners are announced below!)

Mellow Yellow Quilt 1

Mellow Yellow Quilt 1 is the first project I designed for Blank Quilting‘s Mellow Yellow collection. It measures 60″ x 72″ and the block size is 9″. The timeless appeal of this color palette makes this, and the next project, ideal for any home decor and perfect as gifts. The fabrics are to die for! Here are some of them:

The textures include paisleys ...

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March 17, 2021
Make this quilt pattern with floral fabrics from Pieced Brain

Make this quilt pattern with floral fabrics

Make this quilt pattern with floral fabrics in one weekend! This beginner quilt will add pizzazz to your home decor or make a friend happy!

“In the Sunroom” is my newest pattern released and was designed with the Scented Garden collection by Northcott Fabrics. It measures 58″ x 70″ and the blocks finish at 12″. It is perfect to showcase your favorite prints, yet this collection with gorgeous flowers and butterflies gives In the Sunroom a romantic look, don’t you think?

No special techniques or tools are required for this project so it is perfect as a quick project ...

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February 5, 2021
Free quilt patterns with wildlife panels from Pieced Brain

Free quilt patterns with wildlife panels

Download these free quilt patterns with wildlife panels today for a perfect weekend project. They will become instant heirlooms!

It is snowing outside and I needed to focus on colors other than the drab brown grass I spied from my office window. So, I checked and found out that these amazing fabrics are shipping now and decided to let you know about my two newest free quilt patterns.

I designed two free quilt patterns with wildlife panels for the Wildlife Nouveau collection by Alaska’s artist, Jon Van Zyle for P&B Textiles. The quilt above measures 56″ x 64 ...

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February 1, 2021
The best floral quilt to welcome Spring from Pieced Brain

The best floral quilt to welcome Spring

Say Hello to Spring with the best floral quilt to welcome Spring with butterflies, dots, and daisies: a free quilt pattern to download and sew today!

I designed Quilt 1 for the gorgeous Whimsy Daisical collection by Keri Schneider for Blank Quilting. It is bright, bold, and beautiful! It measures 68″ x 88″ and the blocks finish at 9-1/2″. Twirl the blocks around and create exquisite flowers with butterflies, tiny daisies, and geometric shapes to finish a quilt that is sure to dazzle your friends.

This collection will be shipping to stores soon, just in time as you begin ...

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September 30, 2020
Fat quarter Halloween quilt pattern to make in one day from Pieced Brain

Fat quarter Halloween quilt pattern to make in one day

This Fat Quarter Halloween quilt pattern for beginners can be made in one day! Brighten your Halloween decor with this easy quilt, also perfect as a gift.

Witches Party

“Witches Party” measures 36″ x 36″ and the blocks finish at 8″. I used the Ghouls and Goodies fabric collection by Moda, yet you can use all your Halloween fabrics. It is Fat Quarter-friendly and very easy to make because you are only using regular piecing on the witch blocks, along with machine applique’.

The witch blocks come together easily as you can chain piece them. Instead of using templates for ...

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September 2, 2020
Halloween quilts – 2 fun patterns you will love from Pieced Brain

Halloween quilts – 2 fun patterns you will love

Jazz up your indoor Halloween decor this year with these Halloween quilts – 2 patterns you will love as they are easy, fast, and fun!

Photograph by Quilter’s World. Used with permission.

The first quilt is called Haunted House. It measures 37″ x 37″ and the blocks finish at 12″ and 6″. Simple log cabin blocks frame the center applique’, with the cat and bat adding movement to the design. I chose to make the quilt center lighter and the borders dark and bold for interest and contrast.

Photograph by Quilter’s World. Used with permission.

Haunted House is perfect ...

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July 10, 2020
Get this free quilting pattern for a Christmas wall hanging from Pieced Brain

Get this free quilting pattern for a Christmas wall hanging

Download today this free quilting pattern that I designed for Moda Fabrics and begin making a beautiful and easy Christmas quilt for the perfect Holiday home decor! It will look fantastic by the mantel or as a table topper – you decide!

Starry Eve

“Starry Eve” measures 59-1/2″ x 59-1/2″, the blocks finish at 20-1/2″, and the center block is machine appliqued. The gorgeous fabrics are from the Poinsettias and Pine Metallic collection by Moda Fabrics. It has all our favorite traditional holiday colors, with aqua for added brightness.

This Christmas quilt pattern is ideal to display all ...

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June 19, 2020
Christmas quilt patterns for the wall and lap from Pieced Brain

Christmas quilt patterns for the wall and lap

Let’s get ahead of the game and pull out our red and green fabrics to use with these two fun Christmas quilt patterns! Choose one (or both) and get it ready over the weekend. They have just been published in the Christmas Quilting book by Annie’s Quilting.

Photograph by Annie’s Quilting. Used with permission.

Holiday Stars on page 25 measures 51″ x 67″ and the blocks are 16″. I used fabrics from the Holiday Decadence collection by Hoffman Fabrics. The prints are beautiful with pine cones, robins, seasonal words… all wrapped in lots of gold trim.

This ...

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October 17, 2019
Itty Bitty Roses quilt from Pieced Brain


We've had beautiful Fall days in Utah with chillier weather, though this week the temperatures are back up into the 60s (F). Lest you think I am consumed by Christmas projects, here is a mini quilt I finished last week. It measures 12", the blocks are 2-1/2", and it shows off one of my favorite Fall fabrics!

I machine appliqued the tiny roses with matching thread and quilted it using monofilament and hearts. Hearts? Yeah, just to register the fact that I absolutely love this border fabric and this time of the year. Although the leaves on these ...

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