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December 5, 2019
FREE.Perfect 5 Sampler Layouts from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** My Sampler *** 

This has been SO MUCH FUN! I am thinking we need to do this again so more of you can join in. What do you think? 

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*** Quilting *** 

  • I wanted an overall that had a tile feel to it... love this! 
  • Quilted by Cindy and Dennis Dickinson 

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*** Backing *** 

  • Backing is my Bonnie Lane
  • So is the binding

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*** Bonus Star *** 

  • Made from the snickerdoodle Sew and Flip corners.
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FREE Wreaths for Everyone! (pattern that is...) from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** Project ***

My FREE wreath pattern is very quick to do!  And I must say I gave myself a challenge with this one that I'll explain below.  The Fat Quarter Shop's button club kit is called 'Jolly' so I used the letters on the sashing! Then decorated the wreath with the super cute buttons. 

My Pattern Download is after my tutorial below along with the fabrics and supplies I used

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*** Fabric ***

  1. I started with this Fat Quarter bundle of Winterberry
  2. There were so many cute options! The text print is amazing.  But I had to narrow it down to ...

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December 4, 2019
DEEP discount on Oliso Irons and How are you doing as we end November 2019? from Pat Sloan's Blog

I have a great Friday Roundup of things, Deals, Finishes, and blocks to do! Then a preview of what is coming up

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November 20, 2019
Perfect 5 LUCKY #13 a BONUS & #14! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** My Blocks *** 

These were both super fun blocks from the Perfect 5 book!  On the left is the Fortune Cookie that uses 5 charm packs for the quilt. The block on the right is the Frosted cookie using 4 charm packs, i really want to make this one! Remember a Layer cake is 4 charm packs if you have one of those.

Scroll down for tip on making an extra star block & then my full quilt made with the book's Snickerdoodle pattern if you missed it last week.

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Fabric Organization - How to think about Scraps from Pat Sloan's Blog

 

I've wanted to do a series of challenges that will free us up to make more quilts, interested? Read on!

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*** Challenge #2 *** 

The main question everyone asks is 'what to do with scraps!' So let's talk about that

In this article you'll find 

  • A video
  • An Assignment
  • Links to the books i recommend 
  • How I cut up pieces for scraps
  • My Free Scrap busting quilts.
  • AND Share a photo of what you are dealing with below!  It's great to see your progress and keep yourself accountable. You can also share in my Facebook group https://www ...

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November 15, 2019
Winter Wonderland Block #12 All Wrapped up in a bow! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** About the Project ***

Block 12 perfectly 'wraps up' this sew along!  On Nov 22 we'll show off the full quilt! 

There is a gorgeous kit using the same fabrics I am using! Even if you don't start this year, grab a kit before they are gone!

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November 13, 2019
MY BLOCK on the Perfect 5 Tour is # 11 & #12! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** My Blocks *** 

This is MY week on the tour and my block is the smaller Snickerdoodle #11 which is also the cover of the book! Here are my sampler blocks, the large one is the Spritz cookie and it's SO fun to make,it's definitely on my list to make a full quilt with it! 

Scroll down for my full quilt made with Snickerdoodle!  

And of course ..CLICK for the cookie Snickerdoodle RECIPE - I'm partial to the Bon Appetit recipes, you'll find loads of other Snickerdoodle recipes online! 

you can see the other designers at the ...

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November 10, 2019
Perfect 5 blocks 9 & 10 with my favorite from the Charm pack book from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** My Blocks *** 

Have you ever made just one block from a pattern to see how you like it?  That is what I'm doing with the Perfect 5 book. The Fat Quarter shop has a whole sampler you can make, I'm going to do a smaller version as I'm making just one of each of the 16 quilts.. so far I have 2 favorites that I will be making full quilts from. 

  • The little block is .. drum roll... Chocolate Chip!
  • Larger block is, of course, Oatmeal Raisin, which is another family favorite ...

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November 1, 2019
Winter Wonderland Block #11 snow snow snow! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** About the Project ***

Block 11 is a beautiful snowflake! It is much easier than it looks.

See the full quilt down below

There is a gorgeous kit using the same fabrics I am using! Even if you don't start this year, grab a kit before they are gone!

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*** Be Organized ***

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October 29, 2019
Perfect 5 blocks 7 & 8 with my favorite from the Charm pack book from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** My Blocks *** 

Have you ever made just one block from a pattern to see how you like it?  That is what I'm doing with the Perfect 5 book. The Fat Quarter shop has a whole sampler you can make, I'm going to do a smaller version as I'm making just one of each of the 16 quilts.. so far I have 2 favorites that I will be making full quilts from. 

  • The little block is Pizzelle, and it IS my favorite one to make so far! 
  • Larger block is, of course ...

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October 24, 2019
Ultimate Beginner Quilt Series - Binding TUTORIAL from Pat Sloan's Blog

*** FIRST ***

My Bonnie Lane Table runner post & video will be tomorrow instead of today

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*** DETAILS in this post ***

The last step is to bind our quilt, in this article

  • Video from my friend Kimberly of the Fat Quarter shop
    • cutting binding
    • Sewing it on by machine
    • Doing the miter corner
    • Joining the ends
    • on hand stitching the binding as the final part
  • My tips for binding by machine
  • SHARE YOUR quilts at the end!

*** VIDEO Lesson ***

I am using this 100% cotton batting from the Fat Quarter shop's Happy Cloud brand.  I LOVE it because it's thin and ...

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October 22, 2019
Perfect 5 the cutest blocks this week, blocks 5 & 6 from the Charm pack book from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** My Blocks *** 

FIRST.. Be sure you entered my giveaway over at https://blog.patsloan.com/2019/10/fireside-chat-with-pata-few-qa-today.html

Have you ever made just one block from a pattern to see how you like it?  That is what I'm doing with the Perfect 5 book. The Fat Quarter shop has a whole sampler you can make, I'm going to do a smaller version as I'm making just one of each of the 16 quilts.. so far I have 2 favorites that I will be making full quilts from. 

  • The little block ...

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October 18, 2019
Block #10 is a Darling House! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** About the Project ***

Block 10 is the house, but it's more like a cottage, I love it!

Have you been wanting to start the Sleighbell sampler? There is gorgeous kit using the same fabrics I am using! Even if you don't start this year, grab a kit before they are gone!

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*** Be Organized ***

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October 17, 2019
Quilting Videos Today! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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This is the exciting moment, quilting all the layers!  In this article:

  • 3 videos from my friend Gina Tell 
    • One on Batting and Basting
    • One on walking foot quilting
    • One on Free motion quilting 
  • The quilt I'll be doing this week.
  • SHARE YOUR quilts at the end!

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*** Batting ***

I am using this 100% cotton batting from the Fat Quarter shop's Happy Cloud brand.  I LOVE it because it's thin and drapes. I like think battings that will hang nicely. Once I wash this it will be amazing to cuddle with.  I'm giving ...

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October 16, 2019
Perfect 5, blocks 3 & 4 from the Charm pack book from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** My Blocks *** 

I'm making one of each block from the bonus sampler that goes along with the Perfect 5 book.  The sampler sheet & photo are at the end. 

So as I'm making this weeks blocks I realized that I was thinking about how they are constructed. I was analyzing if this block was 'fun' to make, because if it was fun then I'll go back and use it for a full quilt. 

  • Top block is Sugar Cookies.. and I REALLY love it! this layout is like the full quilt in the ...

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October 11, 2019
UFO Friday..And a FREE Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** UFO BUSTING *** 

This is more of an 'in progress' but I want to have it done for this December. 

My FINISHES for last week - 2 binding done!

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October 10, 2019
Download the Beginner Layout from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** DETAILS in this post ***

I can't WAIT to see your blocks sewn into your quilt top! So many gorgeous blocks have been shown, you have really done a fabulous  job keeping up!

  • The FREE Layout Pattern to download at the end it's in PINK 
  • A Video from Kimberly at the Fat Quarter shop
  • Borders I auditioned
  • SHARE YOUR block at the end

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*** My Fabric for the Quilt along ***

I have not set the solid fabric blocks from the kit yet. That might be a winter project. Or I might just get it done soon!

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October 9, 2019
What IS a Perfect 5? from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** Coming Oct 9 to Dec 4- Perfect 5 Sew Along *** 

The 'Perfect 5' is a wonderful new book with 16 quilt patterns that use charm packs... thus the '5'!  Charm packs are 5" squares. 

The book has

  • All the quilts named a cookie, you had me at this one!
  • 4 quilt patterns using just 1 charm pack... perfect right? For that 'one pack' you bought. 
  • 4 that use 2 packs - this is the same as a jolly bar
  • 4 using 3 charm packs
  • and 4 quilt patterns using 4 charm packs, which is the same as a layer cake!

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October 4, 2019
Help me Pick & UFO Busting for the week from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** UFO BUSTING *** 

My status for last week... Pat 0 --- Binding  852 ... 

So once again... with feeling... I will vow to bind some quilts. 

Have you done better than me with UFOs?? 

I want to hang Witch's Night Out and change to fall quilts in my living room.. wish me luck..its only Oct 4.. I gotta get it done!

Share a photo of your UFO for the week at ...

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Block #9 makes me want to get my tree out! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** About the Project ***

Have you been wanting to start the Sleighbell sampler? You definitely need to join in and there is gorgeous kit using the same fabrics I am using! Even if you don't start this year, grab a kit before they are gone!

Block 9 is so darn cute! As I was making it I started to think about my own Christmas ornaments. 

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