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June 17, 2020
The Patriot Mini Quilt from Expect Moore

I’m so excited to share with you this month’s ruler of the month quilt! The Patriot Mini Quilt is a quilt inspired by the American Flag. This mini quilt makes a great wall hanging, but is also perfectly sized to hang on your door for a patriotic holiday (or anytime, really)! And as a mini […]

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April 24, 2020
✦ crossed orange peel cushion ✦ from Charm About You


Don't you love it when a plan comes together? Even better when you finish a project you have been meaning to work on for some time, when the initial plan you had changes and turns out better as a result. This version of my Crossed Orange Peel pattern was a challenge to myself, using slightly more difficult seam construction and it's my project for the April Aurifil Artisan challenge, which is to create a project using my favourite Aurifil thread. That is like a trick question though because I genuinely love and use all the different types of ...

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April 21, 2020
Make-A-List Monday - Show Me The Mini!! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I'm so excited - I can't wait to see who else made a mini this week! I had a lot of fun making mine, and it's already hanging up in my studio.  



I started with sixteen denim 5"squares from the scrap bin.  

 

 Then I whacked and re-assembled...


...turned it once, whacked and re-assembled again!



Then I whacked it again and added some strips of 1.5" square scraps sewn together, and ended up with this!  I love seeing the sun shining through it.


But I wasn't done there - I decided since I live in ...

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April 14, 2020
Make-A-LIst Monday - How About a Virtual Sewing Meet-Up? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I don't know about you, but I'm starting to get use to our new normal these days.  I've learned to grocery shop just one day a week instead of making three or four trips.  I'm enjoying taking walks on sunny days, and my dog loves going for walks!  I've even started doing jigsaw puzzles on the dining room while I eat breakfast and lunch. Thankfully, my daughter has a bunch of really good ones that I've been borrowing!

But I r-e-a-l-l-y miss sewing with my peeps!  It just doesn't seem right ...

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April 1, 2020
A MINI ADVENTURE from That's Sew Kerry

When I Met Tula! 

I don't think I ever told you about the time I met Tula Pink - major fan girl moment, I was really impressed with myself that I actually managed to get whole sentences out and they even made some sense!






There's always that worry that if you meet an idol or someone you greatly admire, they may not quite live up to expectations etc, but she really did! Tula was so kind and down to earth, she walked around the room before hand, talking to everyone, having a little sit down looking at the projects ...

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March 22, 2020
Project QUILTING 11.6: Vibrant and Vivacious from Goer

When I heard that this week's Project QUILTING challenge was Vibrant and Vivacious I immediately thought rainbow.

Before I forget, this is your official reminder that we're nearing the end of Show Me Something Rainbow! Be sure to link up your finished rainbow projects by the end of March. There's still time to finish something up in the next nine days. :-)

I chose a rainbow of fabric in lighter and more vibrant tones. I realized as I started piecing that my wonky, irregular log cabin wasn't really very wonky, but I went with it. My strips ...

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March 3, 2020
Party Pie Pattern + Kit from Blossom Heart Quilts

Last year, I had great fun designing some exclusive quilt patterns for Connecting Threads, and the first one is now out!

Drunkards Path mini quilt pattern

Party Pie is a 24″ mini quilt that uses a charm pack and a couple of fat quarters of background to create a fun checkered pattern with a sprinkling of pies… I mean, circles. Quartered circles.

Drunkards Path mini quilt pattern

For those outside Australia, party pies are a classic party food here in Australia. They are mini meat pies – beef and gravy baked inside flaky pastry, then usually smothered in tomato sauce. There’s no baking involved in making this mini quilt, though ...

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Mini Masterpieces QAL: Snowballs from Blossom Heart Quilts

Welcome to March, and month three of the Mini Masterpieces QAL! Thanks for your patience at the small delay of officially starting this month. I have been so touched with the support at the loss of Susanne Woods, the founder of my publisher, Lucky Spool. I can assure you that Mini Masterpieces (and all other Lucky Spool books) will continue to be sold around the world, and I am expecting more stock early next month after the Australian distributor had sold out of their first shipment (yay!).

So, February and strip piecing! You can find out the block and quilt ...

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February 23, 2020
Project QUILTING 11.4: Birds in the Air from Goer

Superfast Project QUILTING 11.4 post since I finished and photographed my quilt just 30 minutes before the deadline. Phew!

This one is just a twofer, the PQ challenge and a sample for my Creating a Scrappy Slab workshop, which I will be teaching at Bay Area Modern Quilting on April 24, 2020, in Palo Alto, CA. I wanted to create more samples of using a scrappy slab in a traditional block, so this was a perfect opportunity. I continued with my PQ theme this season of a limited palette of black, white, and one other color and turned to ...

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February 6, 2020
TGIFF and Project QUILTING 11.3: Put a Heart on It from Goer

I had such a great time making my project for Project QUILTING 11.2 that I knew I wanted to turn it into a series. I held back from starting a second one before this past Sunday in case I could make it work for PQ 11.3. Low and behold, I could! So I chose Kona Cerise (the February 4 Kona Color of the Day) as my starting point with a vague plan to make an improv log cabin with Cerise, white on cerise prints, and black and white prints. And I would work in triangles to the piecing ...

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February 2, 2020
Mini Masterpieces QAL: Strip Piecing from Blossom Heart Quilts

Welcome to February, and month two of the Mini Masterpieces QAL! I have been blown away by the amazing blocks and minis that you creative folk made last month for the Simple Squares lesson. You can find out the winners here, but here’s a quick snapshot of just some of the gorgeous makes shared on Instagram using #MiniMasterpiecesQAL:

Patchwork quilt blocks

You can find more in the Facebook group and also see the Playground version of the Building Blocks quilt I made here.

FEBRUARY – STRIP PIECING

This month is all about the quilting technique of strip piecing – a method where you piece ...

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December 28, 2019
My Five Favorite Finishes of 2019 from Goer

For the past two years I've shared my five favorite finishes of the year. Here are my favorites from 2019. In no particular order...

 

Modern Antique Tiles

I enjoyed designing this piece for my Island Batik challenge for the Vintage Reimagined prompt. I used the extending lines concept from Sylvia Schaefer's book, The Quilter's Negative Space HandbookRead more.

 

Enjoy Mini Mini

This mini mini quilt ties my smallest quilt ever made, measuring just 2 1/4" x 9". It was created in response to the Project QUILTING 10.5 challenge: Abecedarius. I enjoyed (ha, see what ...

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December 24, 2019
Mel’s Happy Hanukkah Mandala from Goer

Happy Hanukkah!

My good quilty friend, Mel Beach, recently finished up three winter/holiday mini quilts and I wanted to share her Hanukkah Mandala quilt with you. Be sure to visit Mel's blog to see her other two projects.

Mel's Hanukkah Inspired Mandala is a variation of her Mod Mandalas; in this workshop Mel teaches everything her students need to know to make their own mandala mini quilt, including bias tape appliqué and traditional piecing. She also teaches a variety of other workshops including free motion and walking foot quilting.

She used the pearlescent and glittery Fairy Frost ...

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December 20, 2019
A Pair of Mini Quilts from Thread Head

I enjoyed making the Tiny Tree quilt so much, that I couldn't resist the Temecula Quilt Company's Thanksgiving quilt too.


I loved the colours of the original one, that I made mine the same. After I was finished I realized that since my house is decorated for Christmas, one in Christmas colours would be nice.


So I made a second one. 


Both are quilted simply with a walking foot and 100 weight thread. They are about 8"x11", made with 1+1/2" squares and strips - a perfect way to use up the little bits of fabric from ...

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December 11, 2019
Quilts Not Going to QuiltCon from Goer

I submitted three quilts to QuiltCon and all three will be staying home with me come February. I'm bummed to not be able to attend the show this year due to a variety of schedule conflicts on my end. Congratulations to everyone who will have quilts hanging in Austin and to everyone who put their work out there and submitted to the show.

 

i mini

 

Pantone Ultra Violet All About Angles (also a workshop I teach)

 

Modern Antique Tiles

 

If you'd like to see more of the amazing quilts that aren't going to QuiltCon, check out the ...

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December 9, 2019
It’s Mini from Wedding Dress Blue

Using the cut-offs from the Hundred Hugs quilt made a while back, this Mini Quilt came about.

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It finishes at 10-1/2″ square.  So fun!

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I thought about making it into a potholder, but decided on a mini quilt instead.  It is hanging on the bulletin board in my sewing room for now.

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November 9, 2019
Playing With Color (More Catching Up!) from The Quilting Hermit

I've made several Mod Mosaic quilts (back between 2010-2012), though I apparently only blogged about one of them as a WIP. Still, it's a super fun block to do with scraps. When my quilt guild put out a call for quilts to auction at the quilt show in February of 2017 I made two mini mosaic quilts. The theme for the show was the color red, so I did both with my red scraps and did one with white spacers and one with black. I backed both with a plain unbleached muslin, nothing special, and bound them in ...

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November 5, 2019
Shoo Fly Mini Quilt Tutorial from Thread Head

I recently made a new mini quilt and wanted to show how I did it.


This is a Shoo Fly mini quilt with 3" blocks. It is 18"x24". It is a 5 by 7 block layout.
I chose a Shoo Fly block because it is a simple block that I think works well for such a small block.

For each 3" Shoo Fly block you need -

Print A -1 - 1+1/2" square (centre of the block)
               2 - 2" squares (for the half square triangles)

Print B - 4 - 1+1/2" squares
                2 - 2" squares (for the half square ...

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November 4, 2019
Happy Little Things BOM month 4 & giveaway from The Crafty Quilter

Today is the release of the Happy Little Things BOM Month 4 instructions and another terrific giveaway! You can still sign up for this free block of the month hosted by Jacquelynne Steves here, and you can visit Jacquelynne for all of the latest information about today’s block and giveaway here.

Happy Little Things BOM Block 4 designed by Jacquelynne Steves.

Happy Little Things Block 4

Happy Little Things BOM Block 4 made by Julie Cefalu and Designed by Jacquelyne Steves.

This is the last block for our quilt and it is very similar to last month’s. You should be getting good at those half-rectangle triangle units by now. I’m feeling quite comfortable myself thanks to the great instructions by Jacquelynne!

Happy Little Things BOM Block 4 made by Julie Cefalu and Designed by Jacquelyne Steves.
Happy Little Things BOM Block 4 made by Julie Cefalu and Designed by Jacquelyne Steves.

Just ...

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A Brilliant Cut Mini Quilt from Goer

This weekend was full of blue!

On my way home from seeing Blue Man Group (and enjoying a tasty blue cocktail) I realized that I needed to start and finish this mini quilt to share with you today for the Fat Quarter Shop Sew Solid Remix. Thankfully I already had a plan and had pulled the fabric above to choose from.

 

A Brilliant Cut is a mini quilt pattern available from Fat Quarter Shop as part of their Sew Solids series. I opted for a sapphire on a silver band since my engagement ring has a sapphire. The free pattern ...

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