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July 10, 2022
Fans for Midori and Madame from Virtual Quilter

Many years ago I started drawing fan blocks, and decided to make a fan quilt, and couldn’t decide if I should use pretty florals or Japanese style fabrics. The solution was to draw a lady holding a fan, though she finished up with an umbrella instead.

However, I went shopping and found a lovely collection of Japanese fabrics, so had to change the overall look of the quilt, especially the centre block

All of the design work was done on paper, with pencil so I could rub out most of it from time to time, but eventually the quilt ...

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March 25, 2022
My Medallion 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

I haven’t made many medallion quilts, but have loved every bit of making them, especially the bit where I could change the design a little in each round … and sometimes changing it completely. The most special one was a Round Robyn … several of us made a central block, then it was passed around for others to add borders. Another started with a house block, and then followed instruction to add a path, a garden, and a fence.

I liked the idea of reinventing a block to use it in each applique round, with pieced borders separating them. I love ...

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November 20, 2021
Round Robin Medallions 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

Oh, so pretty!

Oh, sew pretty!

My favourite of the two is … mmmmm … the second, but it is oh, so close!

Love owls … and here is a lovely quilted one.

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September 14, 2021
Finished! Rise Above Quilt from Fabrics 'n Flowers

So happy to share (another) finished Rise Above quilt! I made my first version of this pattern last winter as

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August 15, 2021
Maria’s Medallion 3, 4 from Virtual Quilter

Very dainty florals … and I like them.

I love flipping and turning block designs to see what happens, and most of the time I love the results, including the two designs above.

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July 1, 2021
My Medallion Too 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

Looks old fashioned, and I like it.

Different colours, still old fashioned, but I like this one better even if it looks as if it is missing the binding.

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May 22, 2021
Focus Print Quilts, Medallion Quilt, & Gardening from caledonia quilter

These are the BEST quickie type of quilt.  Choose some gorgeous fabrics and add a border or two.

They make lovely lap quilts, sofa throws, bed coverlets, or tablecloths.

 I studied this one at great length.  I've never made a medallion quilt even though I've been quilting for 25 years.

It looks pretty straightforward, with large piecing.  I'm definitely giving this a go...

Gardening...I've been eating fresh kale, that lived over the winter.  The crazy thing is, it showed up all by itself last year - I didn't plant it.  Sometimes it pays to be ...

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May 3, 2021
You Don't Know Until you Try! from Humble Quilts

My thought was to have something similar in the center of my bird sampler quilt. 
Odd shapes are always difficult for me to paper piece. 

I persevered and actually thought it looked pretty good. 

I cut the pattern out for the center

It wasn't perfect, but it was good enough. 

Then I printed the frame pattern, made templates,  and sewed them together  and the plan was to applique it to the top of the block.  I knew it was the moment of truth.....

It started out pretty good....

Uh, but went south pretty fast! lol

I thought I pressed ...

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December 29, 2020
Triangle Medallion - Island Batik Ambassador December Challenge from Creatin' in the Sticks

  The December Challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is
"Medallion Quilt"
today I am excited to share my quilt
Triangle Medallion.

We are to make a medallion quilt which is all about a center block and borders
Island Batik fabrics.

I went in a different direction and may have stretched the challenge a bit.
I took my inspiration from an article in the Fall of 1995 magazine, Quilt, called Corn and Beans.
At first glance, the quilt in the article looked like a medallion quilt made of half-square triangles set on point.  After reading I learned the quilt ...

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October 31, 2020
Medallion Quilt, A Quilty Finish, Jenny Wren, Free Patterns, from Canadian Needle Nana

 One of the things I love this week was getting a photo of a wren. I've often caught sight of them down by the pond because I think they like the heavy shrubbery on three sides. There is a meadow there as well and loads of grasshoppers which I know wrens are fond of. However, it was right in front of my kitchen window that I managed to grab two quick shots of this little guy while he was checking out the decaying plants.

 In the third shot I took he was a complete blur.

This was my redworked ...

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October 24, 2020
Round Robin Medallions 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

I love this design … it only needs some very simple quilting to make it just the way I would like it to be.

I like this one too, though I am in the process of redrawing some of the blocks for accuracy, and would probably freshen up the gree, but not by much!

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October 22, 2020
Anns Album 67, 68 from Virtual Quilter

Lovely, neat design.


I am thinking of changing the fabrics in this project file … there are a lot of designs remaining, but the fabric choices lack interest.

I think I would freshen up the greens, and add some brighter flowery colours.

Any suggestions?

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October 1, 2020
Border Beauties 47, 48 from Virtual Quilter

Love it!

Also love the second design.

The cat prefers the second, but I refuse to play favourites with these two.

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July 23, 2020
Round Robin Medallions 5, 6 from Virtual Quilter

Oh, so pretty!

Oh, so Pretty!

I haven’t quite repeated myself … note the capital P for the second one!

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May 31, 2020
NEW PATTERN Fig Leaf and Flowers from Collector with a Needle

Pattern Cover
We are pleased to announce our new appliqué quilt pattern, Fig Leaf and Flowers.

The pattern is a reproduction of a 19th century quilt quilt in our collection.   The quilt finishes at 80" square.  The original quilt is not perfectly aligned by today's standards - but the pattern is!  The outer edge has a bit of a wave - the pattern does not.

For now, it is a digital download only, available on the pattern page here and on our Etsy shop.  It is designed to print on your home printer - no enlargements needed.  The full size pattern includes ...

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