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May 23, 2017
Phone book foundation piecing from Cut Stitch and Piece

Earlier this year, I was able to get my hands on a Layer Cake of With Glowing Hearts by Grace Noel before it was sold out from pretty much everywhere. I'm using this gorgeous line of fabric to create a commemorative quilted throw to mark Canada's 150th birthday this year.

with glowing hearts fabric by grace noel

I decided to make my quilt using the Hunter's Star quilt block because I love the block and it ties in with Canada's fur trade history. Hunting and trapping, especially beaver, was how Canada began.

hunter's start block

There are several ways to make a Hunter's Star block ...

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Furry Friends from Celtic Thistle Stitches

I have been testing out two new paper-piecing patterns for Juliet as I couldn't resist them when she put out the call for testers!

First up

was this cute little Otter, isn't he sweet?

He was soon joined by

this spiky, little hedgehog. He looks a bit like an albino hedgehog in the photo, but he isn't really so pale in real life, I assure you :)

As ever with Tartankiwi patterns they were a breeze to put together and great scrap busters to boot!

I don't have any particular plan for the blocks, although the gorgeous ...

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May 22, 2017
Starlight Symphony ~ Ready to Quilt from Liz Makes Crafts

I used to say that I haven't met a batik I didn't like. And for a long time, that was true. But then I got into machine-quilting, and realized that my love of batiks started to wane a bit. I'm not really sure why, but it might have to do with batiks being more difficult to quilt over. However, after I watched the Scrappy Stars Quilt of the Midnight Quilt Show, I just loved the beauty of the batiks Angela used, and just like that, my batik fever is back.

Fabric audition is one of my favorite ...

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Summer Sampler 2017: Block 2 – Tilted Star from Freshly Pieced


Block 2 of Summer Sampler 2017 is here! This one is called Tilted Star, by Karen Lewis of Karen Lewis Textiles.

This is such a unique block—it’s like a star that’s trying to be a pinwheel. LOL. I loved making mine in the 6″ size.

In case you aren’t familiar with Summer Sampler 2017, it’s the block-of-the-week quilt-along that I’m doing with Katie of Swim Bike Quilt and Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts. Seventeen star blocks, all in two sizes each (6″ and 12″), plus one delicious layout for all these fun blocks. And ...

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May 21, 2017
Disney Princesses quilt...Les princesses de Disney... from Accroquilt

It's spring here, a lot of gardening to do, many times outside the town for short trips of pleasure!  That's why not so much was done in the sewing room.  But, I began to put together my Disney Princesses quilt.  Below is the beginning of the castle with princesses at the window.  It's the center of the quilt.  Two other castle turrets, at left and at right, with coral stacked stones like the middle one, will complete the width of the quilt.  There will have roof and sky at the top and grass with flowers at the ...

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May 17, 2017
Catching Up. from SueLynn Designs

Hi all.

I last posted about a string quilt I was working on.  Well, after looking at it for several days I decided the borders were all wrong.  So I took them off and changed them.  Here is what it looks like now.

I added a string border, another black border and then used a dark red for the last border.

I think this is much better.  The blue was just not dark enough for the border.

I used to have a "studio room" at the back of the garage.  About 3 or 4 years ago, I moved my sewing ...

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May 14, 2017
The last ones...Les derniers blocs... from Accroquilt

Here are the last 3 blocks for my Disney Princesses quilt.  Those little companions are waiting for their princess.  And maybe they will have to wait for me too because I have a busy week to come.  I'll be on the road.  No much time to sew but we'll see.

Mes trois derniers petits compagnons sont maintenant terminés.  À leur fenêtre, ils attendent leur princesse respective.  J'ai une semaine très occupée à l'extérieur de la maison la semaine prochaine alors il y aura peut-être un délai avant de voir une progression dans l'assemblage de la ...

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May 5, 2017
Pets for princesses... Compagnons des princesses from Accroquilt

In the  Disney princesses's Castle, there are some pets that appear at a window. Here are the first three of these little companions, the blue bird of Cinderella, the chameleon of Rapunzel and the little fawn of Snow White. I still have three little friends to sew and I'll be ready to finally assemble the quilt.

Dans le château des princesses de Disney, on retrouve quelques animaux de compagnie qui apparaissent à une fenêtre.  Voici les trois premiers de ces petits compagnons, l'oiseau bleu de Cendrillon, le caméléon de Raiponce et le petit faon de Blanche Neige ...

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May 1, 2017
2017 Summer Sampler: Summer Star Medallion from Freshly Pieced

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That’s right! Last year’s Summer Sampler block-of-the-week program was such a hit, we knew we had to bring it back again this year! This time around, we’ve got something really special for you guys: Our Summer Star Medallion. Seventeen gorgeous star blocks in two sizes, and this fun medallion/sampler layout—and it’s available for pre-order starting today!

summersampler2017logoscreenresIf you didn’t participate in Summer Sampler 2016, here’s the lowdown: I’ve joined my book co-authors Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts and Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt, plus five of your other favorite ...

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Christine's Kitchen QAL {Week 7} from Little Bunny Quilts

Welcome to Week 7 of the Christine's Kitchen QAL!

Today is our last paper pieced block and we are assembling Row #4! Next week we'll be doing our applique flowers. Click on over to Craftsy to download the FREE patterns!

Today we're making a fancy schmancy kettle. This block has the most sections of any, so be patient as you put this one together. (Note: the draft pattern I was working from had an error in one of the F sections that has since been corrected for you!)

Trimmed and ready to build my block!

Doesn't ...

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April 28, 2017
Modern Geometric Kaleidoscope Quilt from Quilt in Piece

The new pattern is now ready! Modern Geometric Kaleidoscope Quilt. There are so many modern quilts out there that I love so much and it inspired me to design one of my own. Plus I love the look of geometric quilts, they look so crisp and clean. And so Modern Geometric Kaleidoscope Quilt is now all finished. This is an easy paper pieced pattern, that went together super fast, the quilting actually a lot longer to do than it took me to make the quilt top. For my quilt I decided on varying shades of orange and a white background ...

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April 26, 2017
Christine's Kitchen QAL {Week 6} from Little Bunny Quilts

Welcome to Week 6 of the Christine's Kitchen QAL!

This week we're making our sugar bowl and creamer! Two small blocks this week and next week we'll be making our last paper pieced block! Click on over to Craftsy to download the FREE patterns!

Let's make our blocks! I made both of these blocks at the same time with the same color scheme so they are a matching set!

Two finished blocks:

Here are my blocks with sashing:

Here are Amanda's sugar bowl and creamer:

Click on over to Craftsy to get the FREE pattern ...

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April 24, 2017
Christine's Kitchen QAL {Week 5} from Little Bunny Quilts

Welcome to Week 5 of the Christine's Kitchen QAL!

This week we are making block #8 and block #9 and then joining together blocks #6, #7, and #8 (remember we made #6 and #7 last week!) to make Row #3. Note: we will not be putting together Row #2 until near the end when we make our applique flower blocks. Click on over to Craftsy to download the FREE patterns!

For tips today, I thought that I would talk about the controversial topic of removing your paper foundations.
  • Some prefer to not remove paper from foundations until an entire ...

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April 22, 2017
How to Paper Piece (video) from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

I really love this technique!! Paper piecing is truly addicting! There are some really cute patterns out on the market like this butterfly charm block. The pattern was created by Nicole and you can download it from her website The best part about this butterfly pattern is that it is free! Click here for a link to all of her patterns. The first time I ever attempted paper piecing, I used her feather pattern. That is why I thought it would be fitting to interview her about paper piecing. I wanted to show some progress photos, so I ...

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April 21, 2017
Spring Fling Quilt Show in Oshkosh from Made By Marney

Please join me at the Spring Fling Quilt Show this Saturday, April 22 from 9am-4pm. I will be giving 2 demonstrations throughout the day, at 10am and again at 2pm about Paper Piecing Basics, and Fabric Selection. Also stop in my booth to see my many patterns and quilts.

This show is FREE admission and is held at Lourdes High School, 110 N. Sawyer Street, Door 7, Oshkosh, WI 54902.


The post Spring Fling Quilt Show in Oshkosh appeared first on Made By Marney.

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you can't take the sky from me from Becca's Crazy Projects

In case you didn't know, I'm a big fan of all things Firefly. We rarely go a day without a Firefly reference in this house.

A couple years ago I bought Sam Hunter's wonderful book Quilt Talk. That book convinced me that paper piecing is not just possible, but much easier than I thought. I love the alphabet she created and I knew just the thing I wanted to make.

I don't remember how many different colors of red, orange, and yellow I used, but I'm pretty sure it was all of the three that ...

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April 20, 2017
Odświeżony pingwin paper piecing / Penguin paper piecing pattern from Szycie Uli

W 2012 roku stworzyłam swój pierwszy wzór Paper Piecing. Był to pingwin, ale dziś nawet nie pamiętam w jakim programie go zrobiłam. Wzór musiał być kiepski, bo po zmianach strony chyba usunęłam go z dysku. Wczoraj jednak pewna blogerka poprosiła mnie o udostępnienie tego wzoru, bo będzie szyła quilt dla wnuczki, więc poczułam się zmotywowana i odtworzyłam pingwina w nieco lepszej wersji. Odświeżony Pingwin szyty metodą Paper Piecing jest dostępny do pobrania w formacie PDF TUTAJ-KLIK i na Craftsy.
I made this penguin pattern in 2012 and it was my first paper piecing pattern. It wasn't a good one ...

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April 19, 2017
Alternate Way from A Quilting Jewel

Those of you that follow me on Instagram (@AQuiltingJewel) might have seen the flying geese blocks and quilts I've been working on lately. When I'm making these quilts, I tend to make extra blocks in case I want to alter my design. I find that having extra blocks comes in handy often. In this case I had 10 extra flying geese blocks, so I started playing around with them.

Using a design wall, I moved around the blocks until I realized what would happen if I organized the blocks around a square made of the same color as ...

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April 18, 2017
Paper Piecing Tutorial and Video from Patchwork Posse

Paper piecing allows you to get close to perfect quilt blocks.  It is a process that allows you to join multiple pieces, weird shapes, small pieces and perfect points.

It’s kind of like sewing by numbers all most.  Just follow the numbers (they tell you the order to place the fabric) and you’ll be good to go.

It’s a little backwards thinking, but once you kind of get the process- it’s great!


copy paper– this is really what I’ve used all the time. I know you can get thinner paper, but I find that ...

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April 17, 2017
Disney Princesses...Princesses de Disney from Accroquilt

The following is a work of almost 3 months to sew and embroider.
And I'm proud of the result. But it's not over yet. There will also be some small pets for some princesses.  
Links here and here

Avis à tous, ce qui suit est un travail de presque 3 mois à coudre et à broder.
Et je suis fière du résultat.  Tout n'est cependant pas terminé.  Il y aura aussi quelques petits animaux de compagnie pour certaines princesses.
Liens ici et 







Cendrillon, Cinderella

Blanche Neige, White Snow
Belle, Beauty ...

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