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October 12, 2018
Whimsy Nostalgia: Little Clementine Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Is there a certain children's book that you absolutely loved as a kid?!

When I was a little girl, my mother or grandmother would lay in bed next to me with a book, and would read to me before I fell asleep, each night. As they read to me, I would let my imagination come to life, pretending that I was making friends with animals or mystical creatures in the story, and going on adventures to far off lands! Depending on the character in the book, my grandmother would change the tone of her voice as she read aloud ...

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October 5, 2018
Our Latest AGF Fusions: Rainforest + Trinkets from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers, 

With the holidays right around the corner, I know all of us are prepping or have already begun sewing gifts for our family, friends, colleagues and teachers. I think that as a maker, we're always trying to create gifts that are so personalized to the person we're giving it to, so if you haven't started sewing your gifts yet, don't worry! We just released TWO NEW FUSIONS that cater to two different themes that can turn into so many great gifts! 

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If you're new to AGF, our "Fusion Collections" are bite-size collections featuring ...

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October 3, 2018
Book Review Day: A Two-fer from Terificreations's Weblog

Today is a rare two-fer day I get to review two books, and give away a copy of one of the books. Celtic Woven Knots Raymond Houston 72 pages $18.99 availabe on Nacho Grandma’s Quilts link below. I first “met” Raymond Houston of Nacho Grandma’s Quilts on Alex Anderson’s first quilt show. He created a… Continue reading Book Review Day: A Two-fer

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September 28, 2018
Grid from I'm Studio Lou

Hello, Just jumping on the blog to share my latest makes… Grid quilt (there’s a few of them!) Grid is my latest pattern release and is a bold on point quilt design, that is actually a quick make too!! (You can visit my shop for links to purchase the pattern if you want to make […]

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September 20, 2018
Stepping out of your comfort zone to make great quilts! from Quilting with Claire

I urge you to try to make a quilt out of your comfort zone!  I was so happy to hear the news that my niece was expecting that I just had to make her a quilt!  But I almost backed out when she requested it to be in gray, black and white tones. That’s when … Continue reading "Stepping out of your comfort zone to make great quilts!"

The post Stepping out of your comfort zone to make great quilts! appeared first on Quilting With Claire.

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September 17, 2018
Mystery in Black and White from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last week I shared my version of my latest mystery quilt.

I finished up the center of the top with black setting triangles cut from some leftover quilt backing. 
I used some more leftover quilt backing to make a narrow (1.5" finished) inner border and a wider (4" finished) outer border. It measures about 56" by 68" which isn't a big quilt, but as big as I intend to go with it. This one will get set aside until I can either piece a backing or buy some. I might have something suitable around here somewhere. I haven ...

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September 10, 2018
Mystery in Black and White from Becca's Crazy Projects

Due to conflicting schedules, this is how my mystery quilt project has been languishing. This past weekend, I finally managed to get the rest of the clues. In truth, this project has been taking up two project boxes and I have new projects that want some of that project box real estate. I use the Iris 12" by 12" clear boxes for quilts, bags, and even yarn.
That meant I managed to get to work on this quilt. The directions for these blocks are written with the stitch and flip method of adding those corners. This is, in my opinion ...

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August 31, 2018
Trish & Birdie Blog Tour from Jackie's Art Quilts

It was a pretty fun email that came unexpectedly inviting me on a blog tour to introduce a new fabric line !

What happened after that was receiving a fat quarter bundle of this delicious fabric, we were asked to make something with it.
This is the collection called 'Trish and Birdie' by Deane Beesley at Sweet Bee Designs
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It is a delightful collection of all things sweet, flowery and full of sunshine.


I thought and thought of what to make. I didn't want to make something that would end up in my closet as the fabric was just too ...

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Trish & Birdie Blog Tour from Jackie's Art Quilts

It was a pretty fun email that came unexpectedly inviting me on a blog tour to introduce a new fabric line !

What happened after that was receiving a fat quarter bundle of this delicious fabric, we were asked to make something with it.
This is the collection called 'Trish and Birdie' by Deane Beesley at Sweet Bee Designs
.
It is a delightful collection of all things sweet, flowery and full of sunshine.


I thought and thought of what to make. I didn't want to make something that would end up in my closet as the fabric was just too ...

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Moroccan and Maple Leaf Quilts from Charm About You


It's back to work around here and, before I shower you with talk of the new makes, I want to share these quilts I made earlier this month. These featured as part of a 'trip around the world' theme on Sewing Quarter.

This design has a Moroccan tile influence, the colours and patterns give a rich jewel vibe too. The pops of pink add another dimension and create an interesting pattern themselves. It's a simple block I created using Creative Grids rulers. An important step in my quilt making process is to lay out all the blocks before ...

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August 28, 2018
New AGF Capsules: Craftbound + Stargazer Collections from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers! 

Hope August has been a productive month for you with summer vacations and back-to-school! :) I recently went on a trip to Yosemite in California, and came back flooded with so much inspiration to create new projects! Being surrounded by mountains and forests is amazing inspiration, just in case you need some! Luckily, fall and the holidays are quickly approaching..along with some other exciting events like bridal and baby showers, so I'll have plenty of good excuses to make some handmade gifts. 

Here at AGF, we’ve been working hard on crafting up sewing projects for you ...

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August 23, 2018
My HST quilt from I'm Studio Lou

Firstly, let me start by saying I am awful at naming quilts. I would just number them but I can’t remember how many I’ve actually made and if I can’t start correctly, from the beginning, that would bug me! Anyway, that leads to exciting quilt titles, such as this: My HST quilt. Because that is […]

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August 17, 2018
Fat Quarter Cubes Lap Quilt | Finished or Not Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a lap size Fat Quarter Cubes quilt - a Fat Quarter Shop Shortcut Quilt - in modern fabrics by various Free Spirit designers!


The backing is a zipper made from the leftover pieces from the front.  To see the entire backing, zip on over to my quilt shop for a full reveal.


The Fat Quarter Cubes pattern is free {!} and is perfect for a bundle of fat quarters.  Large prints work well, too, because the pieces aren't cut overly small.

You can see ...

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August 13, 2018
Pineapple Pillow :: A Finish from Alamosa Quilter

I got it finished and in the mail.


I had a cute green and white chevron fabric in my stash that I used for the back of the pillow. The binding is one of the greens from the pineapple tops - the only one I had enough of to use for binding. I put a piece of the chevron fabric on the back of the pieced top and quilted it from the back so I could use the printed chevrons as my quilting lines.

Happy Birthday Faith!


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August 6, 2018
Pineapple Pillow Cover from Alamosa Quilter

I have a niece with a birthday coming up who loves pineapples. Over the weekend I pieced her a pillow cover.


Now to get it quilted up, finished and in the mail this week.


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August 3, 2018
Garden Love: "Gathered" Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Just like sewing, gardening is so rewarding. You get to plant something with your own hands, then watch it grow and come to life! Ever since I can remember, I've always enjoyed being in a garden, seeing all of the vegetables and fruit start off so small in size and how with patience and dedication of tending to them, they would get bigger in size and eventually turn ripe. When you finally got the chance to eat them, it was satisfying. Growing up in Florida, my parents had a "tropical garden" that had tons of mango (my favorite), orange ...

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July 24, 2018
Walk Ancient Paths, Brainstorm Modern Quilts from Gefilte Quilt

Last week, my husband had a teaching gig in the French Alps, so of course I tagged along (devouring cheese). Afterward, we took a train to nearby Lausanne, Switzerland, where we had about a day to see the sights, before flying home. 

I was never someone who constantly takes pictures - not until this vacation. But now I have a new cell phone that hold its charge well. So I took many more photos than usual, and back home, I picked some favorites, to trace and mine for piecing and quilting ideas. 

The first sight we explored was the 13th century ...

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Bingo Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

The Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild is having a bingo event again this year. What is Quilt Bingo? Well, it is an event where you play bingo and the big prizes are quilts made by the guild. For a list of the kinds of prizes one might win at Quilt Bingo you should check out this great post, complete with links to free quilt blocks, bag patterns, and other quilty goodness.

I volunteered to quilt one of the quilts. I didn't make any of the blocks. They were made by members of the guild.
I quilted it with swirls and ...

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July 7, 2018
Star Light Star Bright from Girl x Fabric

Progress on Night Sky is coming along nicely!  All the stars are done…welllllll, I have six seams left on the white/silver stars but the stars are basically done.  Now I just have to add the sashing…frame….borders?  Whatever the black pieces around the stars is called.  That is my quilty goal for July.  To get the […]

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July 6, 2018
Tamara Kate of Kayajoy Designs, Janome Education Summit 2018 from Art and Quilting in Camden

An enticing bit of Tamara Kate’s beautiful quilts and style.  These are made with her fabrics, and the “h” and “L” are her embroidery and printed fabric designs.   I absolutely love her color palette!

Hi everyone…thought I’d rap up my posts on the Janome Education Summit in late May before they are ancient history.   One the first day, I noticed what this woman was doing across the aisle from me with Kimberly Einmo’s flying geese units and fabric, and was smitten instantly.  Turns out it is Tamara Kate Serrao of Kayajoy Designs.  Her quilts, embroidery and ...

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