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October 7, 2022
Fun While It Lasted from The Snarky Quilter

Here’s yet another “classic” post from 2016. You guessed it, I’m still on vacation. This post is especially pertinent as I have just dropped my Modern Quilt Guild membership. I don’t know why it took me so long. Maybe I kept hoping the direction would swing away from all the patterns.

With QuiltCon West underway in California it seems a good time to declare that I am over modern quilting, as defined by current modern quilt practitioners. Back in 2012 I had high hopes for a bolder, less pretty, more personally defined approach to quilting. I read ...

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September 14, 2022
Working on Wednesday from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

Well its been a little over a week and San Marco,  a BOM from A Different Box of Crayons, is not done, and the table is no longer clear!  But I can show a few progress pics.  I do hope to have it finished today or tomorrow for some Fresh off the Frame picks on Friday.  I will have a finish!!!  I won't be denied!

look at the shimmer of the silk, I'll have better pics the end of the week.

and the rulers, why why why do I have to pull out so many rulers when I ...

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September 7, 2022
Design Wall Monday - what a mess! from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

 Ok, it took me until Wed to share my messy unorganized design wall.  I really wasn't going to share for a couple of reasons.  One it really doesn't look like who I am as a quilter.  But then I thought, wait a minute, there were no little quilt fairies that put that stuff up.  But if there are quilt fairies, I must say I have a list of things they can do!! And number two the projects that I really want to be working on aren't there.....maybe this can be a goal for a future Design ...

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August 16, 2022
Quilt pattern with star blocks from Pieced Brain

Quilt pattern with star blocks

This quilt pattern with star blocks will brighten your home or make a friend happy! Choose your favorite fabrics and get sewing!

Photo by American Quilter. Used with permission.

I love everything about my latest quilt called Market Star: the fabrics I chose, the borders, the whole design. The geometric lines are complemented by the floral and dots prints and lend a modern vibe to the quilt. Change the palette for a traditional piece that will add happiness to any decor.

Market Star measures 72″ x 72″, and the blocks finish at 9″ and 12″. It is perfect as a ...

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March 15, 2022
AIRING OF THE QUILTS 2022 from Kwilty Pleasures

I have attended the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guilds outdoor show
several times.  I get sew excited just thinking about this one.

I don't have all the makers names, sew just enjoy the pics
and pretend you are there with me, enjoying all the amazing
makers and makes.

THIS was my favorite!
I am not usually a solid color girl.
These colors set on the charcoal gray...screamed
STOP and look at me.
The quilting in an of itself was amazing.
The maker sent it out for long arm quilting.

A beautiful  traditional Lonestar top
in a Modern remake.

I ...

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February 24, 2022
Organizing - before and after from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Ready or not -- I'm as prepped as I can be for my first session of serger events in French. Yikes --- it's like a whole new language! OK -- so it is a whole new language. I remember so many things in French, but I never sewed in French, and my vocabulary of things sewing is well -- limited. What are tweezers called? (pinces) - what are those loopers called? (boucleur inférieur and boucleur supérieur and boucleur chaine). (Sorry -- I don't have time for the accents!)  I mean -- it's one thing to talk about a subject, and I could go ...

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January 20, 2022
Drunkard’s Path quilt using interfacing from Pieced Brain

Drunkard’s Path quilt using interfacing

Make a Drunkard’s Path quilt using interfacing for a quick alternative to the slow traditional process of curved sewing! Check out a couple of projects I made with it: nope, I am not making money on this post – just showing you a product that I liked working with and that can be a great way to tackle projects that are a bit more involved to make when using traditional curved piecing.

I made this quilt a few summers ago using a Moda Fabrics charm pack (5″ squares) and yardage of a light cream fabric for the background. I love ...

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December 31, 2021
Ditto Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Ditto Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Mastering a new quilt block is like learning to ride a bike. You may feel a bit intimidated. Your uncertainty might cause a few wobbly stitches. 

Then, just like magic, you’re soaring across the fabric without a care in the world, cranking out quilt blocks like a pro! 

Ditto by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

This week, Jenny is working on a modern black and white asterisk quilt, and just you wait and see! Once you’ve conquered those first few seams, you can ride off into the sunset with a trail of beautiful quilt blocks in your wake! 

Click HERE to watch the Ditto quilt ...

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November 19, 2021 from Living Water Quilter

Modern Quilt Books & PatternsAre you looking for quilt books to add to your collection? How many...

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November 11, 2021
Free quilt pattern using 2.5″ fabric strips from Pieced Brain

Free quilt pattern using 2.5″ fabric strips

Download this Free quilt pattern using 2.5″ fabric strips and whip up this beauty in no time at all! Precut strips are perfect for this project!

Latticework for Timeless Treasures

This quilt is called Latticework, which I designed for the Sapphire fabric collection by Timeless Treasures. It measures 65″ x 76″ with 10″ blocks. The size is perfect as a throw quilt and would make a beautiful gift. This collection features deep blues, softer ones, and blacks with metallic touches bringing out the florals, paisleys, and scrolls in every print. They are so beautiful! Sapphire is shipping NOW so ...

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August 12, 2021
Corn maze and pumpkin spice on a quilt! from Pieced Brain

Corn maze and pumpkin spice on a quilt!

Check out this magazine cover for Autumn: corn maze and pumpkin spice on a quilt! Make this easy quilt for your home or as a gift. And, read on for a giveaway!

Yes, that is my quilt on the cover of the September 2021 issue of American Quilter magazine. How awesome! I made “Corn Maze” using amazing batiks from Moda‘s Sunny Day collection. The fabrics have all the colors I most love and fun textures that add lots of depth to the design, making it really difficult to choose just a few for a project. Batiks are my most ...

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July 9, 2021
My Pretty Mini Quilt Published! from Cut Stitch and Piece


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June 30, 2021
Flip Flip Dot from Quiltwoman Blog

While browsing the website I saw a classic pattern that I really liked. I liked it because the pattern looked very versatile. With just a quick change of fabrics it could be used for anyone. It is called Flip Flop Dot (MD-68) and was designed by Marlous Carter of Marlous Designs.

You can see our full selection of Marlous Designs patterns here.

Flip Flop Dot Quilt Pattern MD-68

The Flip Flop Dot pattern includes instructions for three size options: Lap/Throw, Twin, and Queen. The pattern is great for stash busting but would also work well with a ...

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June 8, 2021
Handmade Gifts for Dad from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello, Makers!

I'd like to start this day on a good note so it sets the tone for the rest of the week! It’s been a busy month especially after finishing up Mother’s Day projects, but now that Father’s Day is around the corner, it’s time to get those sewing machines running to make them feel extra special this year with the perfect gift, and what’s more thoughtful than a handmade one? Check out some of my favorite curated projects that are ideal for this special day! From quilts to fast and easy projects ...

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May 22, 2021
Love Conquers All with Open Heart Fabrics by Maureen Cracknell from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Open-heart_banner copy

One of the greatest things about being a part of this wonderful community is that we can always come together and share the love of quilting and sewing no matter your background. It’s collections like this one, that serve such a lovely reminder that love always wins! I am happy today to introduce to you Open Heart by Maureen Cracknell, celebrating love, respect, and beauty in everyone’s uniqueness. Expressing the power of love through the simple act of holding hands through an uplifting palette of pinks, soft greens & blues, and cheerful florals.

Hashtag copy*Available in 16 quilting cotton prints ...

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March 4, 2021
Vintage Jewel Block of the Month quilt from Pieced Brain

Vintage Jewel Block of the Month quilt

Don’t miss the sign-up at your local quilt store for the Vintage Jewel Block of the Month quilt that I designed for Blank Quilting. Must-make!

Here is Vintage Jewel right before I delivered it to Melissa from Sew Shabby Quilting for quilting. I designed it for and made it with the Jot Dot collection by Blank Quilting. How do you like the bright colors I chose?

Vintage Jewel measures 72″ x 86″ with blocks that are very easy to make. Follow the monthly program and put together a few blocks at a time. After 10 months, your quilt will ...

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February 25, 2021
Modern quilt with Christmas ornaments and trees from Pieced Brain

Modern quilt with Christmas ornaments and trees

Get this free quilt pattern and make a modern quilt with Christmas ornaments and trees. Work with the fabrics I did or your favorite or Christmas fabrics!

I can’t believe I forgot to write a post about the quilt Deck the Halls that I designed for Dear Stella Fabrics. I worked with their collection Sparkle All the Way but it would look great with any of their Holiday fabric lines (I love “Baby it’s Cold Outside”. No, wait… so many options!).

Deck the Halls measures 53-1/2″ x 64″ – a perfect lap quilt size. The blocks are large ...

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February 18, 2021
Lone Star Quilt from Let's Begin Sewing

A lone star quilt has long been on my bucket list of quilts to make. When I signed up for Sarah Bond 's workshop that was about variations with a lone star block, I decided to stick with the traditional pattern. 

I have lately been experimenting with colors I normally would not work with which includes darker backgrounds, non primary colors, hues and shades I rarely see in my Instagram feed. One of the best ways to pick these colors is that they are the ones that are usually not sold out at a fabric store. :)

Anyway for this quilt ...

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February 3, 2021
Orange Creamsicle {a finish} from Factotum of Arts

As QuiltCon Together approaches (02/18/2021) I thought I would share this quilt that made it into the virtual show but had not made it onto my blog so far. 

Say hello to Orange Creamsicle. Orange Creamsicle started with a single block that I had hoped would be a great compliment to the rest of the Sunday Best blocks.


To be honest the block just didn’t really work with the rest of quilt. Yes, that became the start to Orange Creamsicle.


I introduced some limits to this quilt after the first block, as I really wanted to try ...

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January 13, 2021
2020 REVIEW - A Year in Quilt Magazines Wow, 2020 was a... from Living Water Quilter

2020 REVIEW - A Year in Quilt Magazines

 Wow, 2020 was a wonderful year for sharing my quilt designs in magazines! Several of the quilts are large bed quilts.  Most are easy one or two block patterns. A couple are foundation paper-pieced.

Three Times Three (above)

The “Quilt Parade” begins with “Three Times Three” on the cover of Curated Quilts.  This is my FIRST cover on a quilt magazine.  Exciting!

NOTE: There are compensated links in the post. They help you find the things you need and costs you nothing.

Right Angles


Find “Right Angles” in the May/June issue of ...

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