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January 5, 2022
Sneak Peak! from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

Today I'm sharing a little sneak peak of the quilt I made for the upcoming book "Did Someone Say Cake?" being released next month and available at Shop Martingale.

These are the gorgeous fabrics I used. The batik colors are so rich and vibrant and the prints are the perfect scale, in my opinion.

The fabric line is Malibu Batiks and it's currently available from a huge number of quilt shops, but don't wait to get your stash. I expect it will sell out quickly.
Here's the last sneak peak I can share until the book ...

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January 3, 2022
Big News! My 1st Published pattern! from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

How would you react if you received an email from the Content Director at Martingale Publishing asking if you'd like to contribute a new quilt pattern for an upcoming book? 
 
Surprised? Shocked? Excited? Jaw dropped to the floor? All of these and more?
 
That was me in October 2020 when that email arrived in my inbox.  

I'm excited and humbled to announce that my first in print published pattern appears in Moda Bake Shop's Did Someone Say Cake? which arrives on book stands in February.
In the coming weeks, I'll be sharing a few sneak peaks ...

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December 1, 2021
Oh Scrap QAL- Sashing and nine patches from Moda Lissa

hello, Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving break. I so enjoyed the break and can never have enough food or family time. Not all my crew was able to come home but we did have a houseful.

I re-arranged my sewing room and did some SECRET SEWING and vegged on the couch some, so it was a productive break.

The countdown to Christmas has begun both at home and at work. At work we are working on getting the rest of Holiday 2022 out to our salesteam. They will be making their rounds showing stores fabric lines shipping info next ...

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November 10, 2021
Surrounded QAL- Blocks from Moda Lissa

I have had so much fun sewing with you on this QAL.   I have enjoyed the pictures you have shared and so proud of those of you that have already completed your quilt top. Kuddos to you!!

This stack of completed quilt blocks looks like a hot mess but will turn into a wonderful keepsake. What is your favorite part of the quilt making process? I love picking out the fabrics, planning what the project is going to be and making a test block. Then I am very inpatient after that. I just can’t wait to  see each part ...

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October 27, 2021
Surrounded QAL-Week 4- Center Blocks from Moda Lissa

 

 

I sew any chance I get. I quite often get up early so I can sew a little before work or stay up late to work on any project I am obsessed by. To be able to work on items in short little burst of time, I have a few processes to help keep me on task. Today I am going to share how I pieced the center section of the block together. The is somewhat a mindless, therapeutic method that lets me stop and start without loosing my place.

I shared with you that the main focus fabrics for ...

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October 20, 2021
Surrounded QAL- Week 3- 9-patches from Moda Lissa

How did you do on your four patches? Did you get them all done? I know it is a crazy time of year to try and tackle one more project, right? Just do what you can each week.

What is a 9-Patch?
9 squares joined together to make one block or section of a block.

For this quilt, we will be making
2 different sizes
and
styles of 9- patches.

This week is a simple basic 9-patch where all the squares are the same size. Next week will be a combination of different sizes.

If you have time and want ...

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October 13, 2021
Surrounded QAL- Week 2- 4- patches from Moda Lissa

WEEK 2 of  #OhScrapChristmasQAL

Wednesday, October 13th- 4 patches

Whew! that was a lot of cutting, right?

Last week when I mentioned cutting the biggest pieces for the quilt out first, we are going to do the opposite when it comes to sewing. Begin strip piecing lights and darks together. Sew, Sew, Sew. This is somewhat mindless sewing while binge watching your favorite show or listening to an audible book. This part seems like it will never end but just keep sewing.

GENERAL TIP: I like setting my seams by pressing the strips right after I sew them. This seems ...

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February 2, 2021
Season of Taste book from Moda Lissa

 I am joining Jessica Dayon on a book blog hop
for her new book, Seasons to Taste.
I received an advance copy and had a hard time picking which one to make. I choose Sunkissed. I love the yellow and white but
how could I scrap it up some?

 I knew the colors I wanted to use, so I started with scraps from one of my quilts in Sisterhood of Scraps  and combined them with a quilt that will be in Scrap School this Feb. Pulling these fabrics was fun to think about and how different they look with a ...

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October 19, 2020
Guess What? from Moda Lissa

GIVEAWAY CLOSED !!

I am so very excited to announce my new book coming February 2021, Scrap School. 9 designers have joined me by sharing one of their scrap quilts along with tips on color, fabric placement and more. Each quilt also has a color option  to inspire how you can use your scraps or fabric collections to personalize the quilts for your style.

Scrap School

Lisa Bongean, Gudrun Erla, Susan Ache, Amanda Jean Nyberg, Amy Smart, Sherri McConnell, Sarah Huechteman, Kim Diehl and Connie & Mary of Country Threads have joined me as “PROFESSORS” at Scrap School.

I have included link ...

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September 18, 2020
Cakewalk by the Moda All Stars from Moda Lissa

Sherri McConnell’s quilt shown on the cover. All photography supplied by Martingale Publishing.

I am so excited to share the newest Moda All Star’s quilt book, Cakewalk, Stock # B1553

You probably know that Moda’s layer cakes are my favorite cut of fabric. If you don’t know about layer cakes, they are 10″ squares of an entire collection totaling 42 squares. Layer cakes are so versatile and can be sewn together as is for a quick easy project or cut into all different sizes.

Designer royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Feed ...

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August 24, 2020
Zigzag Quilt- Sisterhood of Scraps from Moda Lissa

Orange Zigzag

It is finally finished. I had made the goal to share this before the first pumpkins were out and I think I made it.

  

When I asked some of my friends to join me in the Sisterhood of Scraps project, I was very honored that Barbara Brackman said YES. She shared her Orange Zig Zag antique quilt that had been on my bucket list to make. There was no time like the present to reproduce her version.

I am in love and I can cross something off my bucket list.

I am ready for the pumpkins.

Aren’t ...

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April 4, 2020
Blue and White book and a giveaway from Moda Lissa

It is never too late to share these beautiful quilts in the latest book series from Martingale Publishing, Blue and White.

The book’s release date was perfectly timed with Pantone’s color of the year release.

Don’t know how that happened, great minds or coincidence, probably both.

Country Surprise by Nancy Mahoney.

Nancy is a very prolific designer. She is a Bernina ambassador, has done several books on paper piecing, is published in magazines, teaches online and on cruises.

This one is mine!

The subheading of the book is 13 remarkable quilts with Timeless Appeal, so I planned ...

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Blue and White book from Moda Lissa

Give away closed. Winners have been notified.

Frances Reed and Kathy Stokes

It is never too late to share these beautiful quilts in the latest book series from Martingale Publishing, Blue and White.

The book’s release date was perfectly timed with Pantone’s color of the year release.

Don’t know how that happened, great minds or coincidence, probably both.

Country Surprise by Nancy Mahoney.

Nancy is a very prolific designer. She is a Bernina ambassador, has done several books on paper piecing, is published in magazines, teaches online and on cruises.

This one is mine!

The subheading of ...

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January 31, 2020
Sisterhood of Scraps- Barbara Brackman from Moda Lissa

Hello all,

I want to Welcome Barbara Brackman today as she does a guest post about her quilt in my new book, Sisterhood of Scraps.

“When Using Stripes and Plaids Buy Extra Fabric to Match.”

Someone ignored that good old HomeEc advice to make the Orange Zig-Zag. Lucky for us.

The quilt top came from a Topeka, Kansas thrift store in the 1970s. I asked church ladies in Garnett, Kansas to hand quilt it in the ‘80s. I’d guess the quilt dates to about 1920 due to two fabric style characteristics. The oranges are all cut from the same ...

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March 5, 2019
#GIVEAWAY Signed Copy of "Stitched So Sweet" by Tracy Souza UPDATE! from Sister Of The Divide

UPDATE: The WINNER of Tracy Souza's new book, "Stitched So Sweet" is Caitlin Taylor Braun of Philadelphia. Congratulations Caitlin! Be sure to check back frequently, we will have another giveaway soon! I had the pleasure of meeting Tracy Souza of Plumcute Designs a couple months ago at a get together hosted by Fabric Garden in Sacramento. Tracy is a talented designer who has been

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