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January 19, 2018
Boldly Sewn. from Dueling Threads

Whew, finished!   Do you know that feeling?

This quilt was based on the zipper quilt that I saw in one of the Missouri Star Quilt Company’s Block magazines.  You can watch Jenny Doan’s tutorial at the link below.

The Zipper Quilt – Quilting Made Easy

The main thing I changed was to start with 10″ squares (layer cakes) instead of charm packs.  I used one layer cake and some Star Trek yardage that my husband and I stashed away over the last few years.  The result is an extra long, king size, Star Trek zipper quilt.

A quilt of ...

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January 15, 2018
Easy Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt from Stitching Through Life Blog

Easy Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt

Easy Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt for a beginning quilter to learn basic quilting techniques.  The Easy Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt is perfect for the experienced quilter wanting to make something colorful,  fast while featuring favorite fabrics.

Easy Giant Half Square Triangle Quilt with Color Gradient

In the quilt that I will be making, I will be using Riley Blake Fabrics Bee Basics by Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet.  The bright colors and small print attract me.  There isn’t a featured fabric to the collection like a large floral or accenting stripe so I feel like all the fabrics ...

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January 12, 2018
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Sometimes I have to pull out all the thread. Okay, not all the thread, but several different threads and then decide which color, or colors, I want to use. I narrowed it down to four colors for this quilt.
This is the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild's charity quilt. The blocks were made by the members of the guild. I volunteered to do the quilting.
I decided to quilt with swirls, waves and whatever else struck my fancy.
There are areas where the quilting is specific to the block.
And others where it is more like a background filler.
I ...

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December 22, 2017
Pin It Weekly #226 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I haven't been posting as often as I'd like, but this upset in my already-crazy life has left me rather crumpled. We're all beginning to put things right in the sense that we're finding our places in this new order. More on our recovery from the fire at our son's home later. Let's enjoy a few pins and forget my insane world.


mixed media on found paperRecuerdos del alma. Bringing together media.

I've been especially interested in mixed media work lately. I think it may have to do with some of my "playing" in recent months. There are elements in these that are ...

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November 17, 2017
Make Modern from Becca's Crazy Projects

I made these blocks for a group project.

You can find instructions to make your own Cross-cut Blocks in this post from A Quilter's Table.

My blocks measure at 12.5" by 12.5" (finish at 12") but the idea is the same.

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November 16, 2017
little winter wonders - a new fpp pattern from easypatchwork

Hi everyone! I am happy you are here taking the time to read my blog post! I know that I don't blog much anymore, but I feel that I really have something to say before I can write a blog post. Since I am a woman of few words, today is the day I will speak more than my 2000. I have a running joke with my husband that he must speak 10,000 words and I just a mere 2000. According to the traditional

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November 15, 2017
Sweet Modern Baby One Patch from Pink Doxies




I was asked to make a baby quilt for a little girl soon to make her way into this world. I drove home with my fingers crossed to see if I had enough of my favorite fabrics still on the shelf, and this time I was in luck. These prints are whimsical, floral, and graphic all at the same time. I added a soft pink polka dot to keep it a little sweeter since this is for a new baby.



A Trip Around the World in pink, green, red and grey was an easy choice, but I wanted something tactile ...

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November 13, 2017
Celebrate Catastrophe! Turn UFO's into FrankenQuilts! from Gefilte Quilt

Presenting my new FrankenQuilt! 
Yes, sort of like that, except in fabric!
It's stitched together from old body parts stashed in my UFO* cupboard, a freakin' scary place. Said cupboard contains 25 years worth of aesthetic outrages, piling up since I started quilting.

I normally avoid this cupboard, to preserve my sanity and self-esteem. Occasionally I squint my eyes and shove things in, slamming the door shut quickly so nothing escapes.

But the demise of my computer forced a confrontation. The computer was behaving so badly that my DH had to send it to a computer meditation retreat, where ...

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November 10, 2017
Mini Charm Chocolate Big Sky Quilt from Sew Incredibly Crazy

I have really been 
enjoying piecing as of late.
Just the pure, fun, and
simplicity of sewing a straight line. 
It really has had a hold on
me for the last couple months.

When Fat Quarter Shop announced
that they would be holding a Quilt-A-Long
for a new pattern using mini charms, 
I was all in. A sweet little quilt
made from Moda Mini-Charms.
And with the release
of this new fabric,
I was in.


I absolutely love this fabric line.
It is Big Sky designed by Annie Brady
for Moda.
The colors and designs are
just my cup of ...

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October 29, 2017
Culcita Monthly Subscription Box from In the Boondocks


I recently received a wonderful surprise in the mail from Jessica of Culcita, a family run business!  I love subscriptions boxes!  I have a couple for myself already and this one delivers fabrics I know I am going to love and use each month, no surprises and extra that I already own.  Which is starting to make a lot of since to me!


Culcita 

(pronounced kul-see-tah, and the Latin origin of the word "quilt")
It is the brain child of two sisters and their parents to deliver 12 predetermined modern fabrics in a monthly subscriber box.  You can buy ...

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October 9, 2017
minimalist patchwork pillow from Sotak Handmade


I am a huge fan of Louise Gray's beautifully modern quilts and home decor. So, when I was trying to come up with an idea for a new pillow cover for our living room I decided a Louise Gray inspired pillow was finally in order :)



Super simple, isn't it? That's what I love about it.

I turned the pillow top into a small quilt sandwich by adding thin cotton batting and backing fabric, and did a bit of hand quilting using sashiko thread.


And then I used this lovely striped fabric from my stash for the pillow ...

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September 29, 2017
Modern Mini from Love Laugh Quilt

The Call went out for quilts.
The color palette was chosen.
The THEME was chosen.
The size was manageable.

I answered the call.

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12"x 12"
Log Cabin quartet

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May 15, 2017
Update 7 – 2017 Buckeye Ties from Lotus Cove Quilting

Will this quilt be finished by the Genesee Valley Quilt Club’s deadline? I have to deliver it on Tuesday, May 30 for judging for the 2017 QuiltFest. I’m averaging two stars a day, so in theory I have time to complete the blocks, sew them together, and quilt. There are 49 Ohio Star quilt blocks making one huge Ohio Star, so 50 in all. If you squint a bit, you can see the white star points beginning to emerge.

Buckeye Ties design wall May14

Buckeye Ties on Design Wall 14 May 2017

A map of Ohio is superimposed on the design, so the ...

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April 10, 2017
Solids and Cabbage from Quiltifications



It's not a healthy living hack of my blogger account, I promise.  There simply wasn't anything else to call this quilt!  Any suggestions for names will be taken seriously from my faithful readers.


I purchased two jelly rolls on clearance at a very nice little shop in Gainesville last year while on a quilting retreat.  Made some very quick strip blocks from them and zapped them together into a top.  I had to look around for a while, but I was CERTAIN there was a Kaffe Fassett fabric that would be perfect for the border.  :D found it ...

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July 13, 2016
Modern Art Quilt - Red, White and Pointy from I Love Baby Quilts!

My eight year old daughter recently picked this quilt out of some inspiration photos I had saved over the years as her big girl quilt. I wish I could find where I got the photo so I could attribute the praise properly, if anyone recognizes it, I'd love to give proper credit!


First, I took the photo and reverse engineered some measurements, based on how big I wanted the quilt to be.


Next I cut strips and started sewing and laying them out on the design wall.


 And voila, a top was born. I just eyeballed the measurements of ...

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June 28, 2016
Quilt it Modern Blog Tour from Trillium Design

Welcome Modern Quilters!  Today is my day on the Riley Blake Quilt-it Modern blog tour.  



When Riley Blake asked if I had an idea for using their Confetti Cottons solids with Crayola colors I knew immediately what I wanted to make.  Solids are such a huge part of Modern Quilting and I wanted to create a project that was fun, easy, and screamed summer! What is more iconic in summer than a VW Camper Van?! 



So I created a pattern with a couple of options for you. The Beach Bus block is a foundation pieced pattern that can be made ...

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February 9, 2013
Modern Circles and Squares Quilt from I Love Baby Quilts!


 
It's finished! This queen sized modern circles in squares quilt is done. It may be my favorite quilt so far. I based it off of this baby quilt I made last year and made it bigger and better. You can't see the quilting in this far view, but the quilting is the best part.
 

I thought I'd take you through the process, in case you'd like to make one for yourself!
 
First, decide on how many blocks and what sizes of circles you'd like. For the baby quilt my circles were smaller, but for this ...

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