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June 26, 2021
FLOURISH QAL: Fabrics from Nestlings By Robin

 The first exciting step in starting a new

I had a lovely floral print, 
"First Impressions" designed by
Mary Anne Henderson 
from Red Hen Fabrics 
for Northcott 
that started it for me.
The color is true in the pic above.
I used the colors in the print
to pull my applique' and other
piecing fabrics.

 I placed a ruler over the 
fabric so you can get 
an idea of the print scale.
This print worked perfectly 
with the size of the templates.
You want a small to medium
print so that the fun details show ...

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May 14, 2021
Bramble Blooms from Nestlings By Robin

 The May issue of AQ Magazine is out and you will 
find my Bramble Blooms within its fine pages.

Let's talk fabrics:)

My fabric supplier was very
generous with this HARLOW 
collection from Northcott.
There is some truth to having too many decisions:)

Sometimes you need to try a new
technique, quilt style, or in this
case, a new block.

I have an affinity for pinwheel
blocks and tried something new 
this time by splitting one square of 
a half-square triangle set up 
before stitching together.  
It gives some fun extra movement.

Then you chain piece
every step of ...

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May 20, 2020
New Pattern - Windswept View from Daphne Greig

I finished another quilt this week and this one has a lot of meaning for me. Some of my favourite vacations have been here on Vancouver Island spending time at the beaches. Watching the water and the birds is so relaxing for me. You too?

The fabrics are a new collection from Northcott called Swept Away. The amazing ombre fabrics are very effective for the shaded borders.

My new pattern is now available in the Patchworks Studio Store and fabrics are available in stores now.

Use the Northcott Product Finder to find a store that carries these fabrics. Here's ...

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November 28, 2019
QUILTsocial Giveaway 288: Jungle Rose 12-Fat Quarter Fabric Bundle! from Quilt Social

Enter now for your chance to win a a a gorgeous fat quarter bundle featuring prints from the luscious new Jungle Rose collection by Banyan Batiks!

What is a batik? Banyan Batiks Jungle Rose collection challenges this question by mixing a mottled, traditional batik look with what is considered a modern batik. With new textures, the saturation of color with a scattering of motifs, and the play of negative space, Jungle Rose will bring a lush, tropical vibe to any project!

Visit to view the entire line. Use the Product Finder tool on the website to find the ...

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November 1, 2019
Get your Banyan Batiks Baralla, we’re making a quilt! from Quilt Social

Check out the very new Banyan Batiks Baralla Collection, you’ll likely fall in love with all 7 colorways. Right off the bat, I know I love the Emerald Red colorway, BUT, given two more seconds to look at the other colorways, I know I love them all.


Banyan Batiks Baralla Emerald Red colorway


Join Michael Smith of The Sewcial Quilter, as he walks you through a fun and easy disappearing 9 patch quilt. He uses some fabric from three of the seven colorways. I’m guessing it was difficult to choose colors as they are all stunning!

The instructions ...

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October 28, 2019
QUILTsocial Giveaway 284: Baralla 12-Fat Quarter Fabric Bundle! from Quilt Social


Enter now for your chance to win a a gorgeous 12-fat quarter bundle featuring Banyan Batiks’ Spanish tile-inspired Baralla collection!

Inspired by the rich history of Spanish tile work, Banyan Batiks’ new Baralla collection captures this traditional art form by using a hand done screen effect to achieve an iridescent quality, truly unique to this collection. Look for Baralla at your local quilt shop to add a touch of Spanish flair to your next project!

Visit to view the entire line. Use the Product Finder tool on the website to find the local shops near you that carry ...

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October 11, 2019
5 tips to create the best ever quilt binding finish from Quilt Social

In yesterday’s post, I quilted my table runner so in this final blog post of the week, I want to share my 5 tips to create the best ever binding finish. This project, made with the beautiful Kayana Autumn Collection by Banyan Batiks is the perfect example of how you can play with the fabric in your binding to get the final touch just right in your table runner.


5 tips to create the best ever binding finish


I usually make a binding by adding the strips at an angle so that it’s virtually impossible to determine where ...

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October 10, 2019
The secret to modern quilting using the straight stitch from Quilt Social

In yesterday’s post, I used a short stitch to perfecting align my seams. As time was the essence for this project, I wanted to finish making the table runner in two days, so for quilting, I opted for a simple yet elegant straight line stitch with a solid beige color thread. The use of the beige color quilting thread was perfect again to show off the beautiful Kayana Autumn Color fabrics from Banyan Batiks.

Here is the secret to a straight stitch.


A simple yet elegant straight stitch with a solid beige color thread


In order to ensure I ...

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October 9, 2019
How a short stitch, in quilting, can save the day from Quilt Social

Welcome back to my fun and easy project made with the lovely Kayana Autumn Collection from Banyan Batiks. Today I’ll show my foolproof trick: the short stitch that saves the day.

So now I have six blocks as shown in yesterday’s post. I also have cut out six solid blocks from the main fabric piece. It’s now time to play with the positioning of the blocks to make the project. Now you may notice that this pattern isn’t as cookie cutter detailed as my usual posts. That’s because I really want you to play with ...

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October 8, 2019
How to choose a quilt design for fabric too beautiful to cut into from Quilt Social

I’m back and ready to show you how to not be intimidated by beautiful fabrics. If you’ve been following along this blog post, yesterday I cut up all the lovely pieces of the Banyan Batiks Kayana Autumn Collection and am ready to begin a beautiful table runner project that can be done in a weekend. I bet you didn’t have any time to feel intimidated as I made you cut the fabric out of the main piece without really knowing where they would go in the project.


Ready to begin this beautiful table runner project that can ...

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October 7, 2019
Falling in love with Banyan Batiks Kayana autumn fabric collection from Quilt Social

If fall is your most favorite season of all than you will love this project as it features the Kayana collection from Banyan Batiks featuring the awesome autumn colorway. It’s the perfect weekend project you can make, no matter your skill level, and gift without breaking your heart.


Falling in love with Kayana Autumn Collection from Banyan Batiks


The secret to this easy project is the beautiful masterpiece #80296-25 from the Kayana Autumn collection as its color changes from one selvage to the other. It’s the perfect key element for the pattern I have in mind.


The main ...

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October 4, 2019
Banyan Batiks Kayana Autumn fabric steals the fall show from Quilt Social

Friday is my favorite day of the week and what better way to celebrate it than in your company!

There’s freshness in the autumn air today and the leaves have already started to change color, red, orange, yellow, and green still persists. The crisp air entices me to make heartwarming soups and stews, as if the bountiful harvest at the farmers market weren’t enough of an incentive.

What’s missing in this autumnal picture?


Celebrating autumn with a quilting project using Banyan Batiks Kayana Autumn collection – Autumn colorway


Right! Quilting fabric! Banyan Batiks Kayana Autumn collection is perfect ...

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