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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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September 13, 2021
Setting goals is fun! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

What a GREAT day yesterday was! I did spend quite a bit of time (hours!) on the phone chatting to several people, but sometimes that's a necessity! I felt better; hopefully, they did as well. And one call was extremely motivating, and well, I'm just like my Dad -- I LOVE to talk. I think that's why Zoom works so well for me -- I get to talk! I don't need hugs - I just need to talk. But I listen also!

OK -- so I tried sleeping with the tape on my lips. It wasn't really a big ...

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September 5, 2021
Technology is GREAT!!! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Well, I guess you figured out by the title that I had an AWESOME day with technology. It was a fabulous day!! I love technology, and the more I learn, the better I become. Just don't mess it up! 

I have to say that I'm happy with figuring out my body clock, and I'm not good if it gets messed up! Thanks to an upset tummy from Miss Murphy, I didn't get a good sleep the night before, but last night? Perfect! Hence, I was up at ridiculous o'clock (for you), and I got so ...

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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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June 28, 2021
Christmas Quilts with 12-inch Quilt Blocks from Pieced Brain

Christmas Quilts with 12-inch Quilt Blocks

Make quick Christmas Quilts with 12-inch Quilt Blocks that you forgot you had! Simple layouts translate into fast gifts or holiday decor.

Last Saturday, after writing a pattern I decided I wanted to spend the rest of the day sewing. I actually wanted to see if I could make a quilt with some test blocks I had. You know that when I test blocks I try to use similar fabrics for many of them so, down the line, I can just put them together into a quilt. That was my mood that day.

The quilt above was the first one ...

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June 23, 2021
A sticky situation from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

Well, I did NOT get much done in the sewing department yesterday, and I'm OK with that. I went shopping instead! And there were two reasons for that. I have to take my car in today for a recall on the fuel pump. That requires that the gas tank be ¼ or less. I was at a half tank, so I had some gas to burn off. I'm just at the ¼ mark, so hopefully, that works for them. 

It was a good trip as I found something that I didn't think I would find! Let's ...

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May 11, 2021
2 Cool Ideas for Halloween and Fall quilts from Pieced Brain

2 Cool Ideas for Halloween and Fall quilts

These 2 Cool Ideas for Halloween and Fall quilts will jazz up your home decor or make a friend happy as they are great gifts! They are my latest finishes and I am so happy to see how they turned out.

This is Witches Party, the Halloween pattern I designed with my favorite Moda Fabrics collection for Halloween: Ghouls and Goodies. This is the third quilt I made with this collection (here are the other two), and I am not quite sure it will be the last. Why? Because of the bright colors, the dimensions of the motifs, the variety ...

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May 1, 2021
String of Beads 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

Love String of Beads.

The original design was popular in the 1930s, when there was no fusible webbing and was all done by hand. Now the beads can be cut from fabric which has fusible webbing attached, ironed onto the background and easily machine stitched.

The designs would also make a great quilting motifs for both hand and machine quilters.

Speaking of hand quilting, what sort of needles do you use?

Jinny Beyer tells us what she uses.

I love the second design.

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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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March 1, 2021
The best quilting tip EVER from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

Happy Birthday, M!!!!  It's hard to believe that my little kiddo is 25 today!!! I have to say that I'm quite proud of her. She's fiercely independent, although she's still just a kid - at least to me. She'll always be a kid! That way, I never age! 

She was born around 2:30 AM, and it's bizarre because I woke up at 2:30 last night. I NEVER do that. Perhaps I was reliving the moment 25 years ago. Have a great day today!!!! Love you lots!!! 

Yesterday was our Virtual Retreat, and oh ...

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February 17, 2021
More .SVG Play from Tink Squared

I’m really excited to play with the wool felt when it gets here. This morning, I have another design I would love to cut with the Cricut Maker using the rotary blade. This one is a bit more complicated than my first attempt (which I’ve not cut yet, I’m still playing in the software).

I went through a few of the appliqué libraries in EQ8 this morning and picked two to play with. I taught myself this process, which involved printing to .pdf from EQ8, when I made my schoolhouse quilt. All the floral appliqués in it ...

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February 16, 2021
Fat quarter quilt patterns I love for Spring from Pieced Brain

Fat quarter quilt patterns I love for Spring

Gather some precuts to make these two fat quarter quilt patterns I love: a modern quilt and one with machine applique flowers to welcome Spring.

“Spring Dance” was just published in the Late Spring 2021 issue of Quilter’s World magazine, and also in the Fat-Quarter Friendly Quilts publication. These colors are so beautiful! They are from the Balboa collection by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics.

It measures 54″ x 70″ and the blocks finish at 12″ and 4″. It comes together super fast so it is a fun weekend project. If you are a beginner quilter, this pattern is ...

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February 12, 2021
Applique Inspiration from From the Strawberry Patch...

Infused with inspiration by applique quilts on display at the National Quilt Museum I came home and planned a little wallhanging of my own. More on that after the back story. This quilt, by Pat Holly and Sue Nickels is entitled "Two of Us". They're quilting sisters,  both from Michigan, and draw their inspiration from folk art applique quilts of the 1800's. They celebrate the spontaneity of our

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Applique Inspiration from From the Strawberry Patch...

Infused with inspiration by applique quilts on display at the National Quilt Museum I came home and planned a little wallhanging of my own. More on that after the back story. This quilt, by Pat Holly and Sue Nickels is entitled "Two of Us". They're quilting sisters,  both from Michigan, and draw their inspiration from folk art applique quilts of the 1800's. They celebrate the spontaneity of our

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February 5, 2021
Fun on a Friday from Humble Quilts

I'm working on the final border! 

It is slow going since my sewing room is so chilly. 

Next weekend I am getting together with friends for a sewing retreat. This quilt top will be completed and backing made!


 


I'm preparing to do another string class with a guild and you can join in!  Find the link to Columbia River Gorge Quilters Guild HERE



I think I shared the link to the Iowa Quilt Museum special exhibit "String Theory"
It was just a sneak peak. Now you can purchase a look at all of the quilts! Angie shared the ...

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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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January 25, 2021
Machine Applique Class from Humble Quilts

I feel like Saturday's workshop was a success! Every time I do a Zoom class or workshop I'll get better and better. LOL That's the plan!

Here is Deborah's machine appliqued block. Nice work!


And Mary's completed block. Another beauty!

Thank you ladies who were able to make it and support me by taking this online workshop.

I already have an idea to make it better!

Have a terrific week!


 

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January 24, 2021
I Finished the Appliqué from Tink Squared

I worked on the last of the appliqué a bit at a time yesterday. Jim pulled out mid afternoon on Friday for his contract job in Georgia. It occurred to me, since he’ll be gone for about a year, why not pack up his desk top and put my embroidery machine there? Of course, I […]

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January 20, 2021
Machine Applique from Quiltnotes All Blogs

Applique means "to apply" and applique in quilting means to apply one or more fabrics on top of the other. Apply the applique by machine or by hand. This article looks at two machine applique techniques: raw edge applique and turn under applique. The two most popular machine applique stitches are the zig zag stitch (also known as the satin stitch) and the buttonhole stitch (also known as the blanket stitch).

Close-up of button hole stitch in machine applique. This is a decorative stitch that you want to see. Instead of matching the thread color to the background applique, the ...

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January 4, 2021
Monday ♪♪ Monday Machine Applique Class from Humble Quilts

 Here we go! 2021 is here and it is up to each one of us to make it a great year! Attitude is everything!

I'm going to start with a video on machine applique. I have several quilts I've hand appliqued, but most of mine now are done by machine. I just do not have enough time to do as much hand work as I'd like. 

Check out the You Tube video! Click on the photo above or go directly HERE.

Here is one block on an entire reproduction quilt that I machine appliqued. 

I've scheduled ...

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