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July 12, 2019
Finally...Some CIL Finishes from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Every time Kat over at Kat & Cat Quilts puts out a call for Covered in Love blocks, I always have the intention of making some.  Sadly, I rarely follow through with those intentions…



But this month I made it a priority and finished up some red, white and blue 12" maverick star blocks to send her way.  It is just a design I made up so I could use fabrics from my scrap bins.



I have a few bits of red, white and blue patriotic scraps and decided to start with those in the center of the blocks.  Then it ...

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June 18, 2019
4th of July Flag Block from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! I’m popping in today to share a fun little mini I made recently, the 4thof July Flag by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet. This block is a free tutorial as part of Lori’s Vintage Block Along series.


The finished block measures 13” x 20” and is just one of many blocks that will be sewn into the finished quilt in Lori’s newest sew along. I didn’t have enough time in my sewing schedule to join the Vintage Block Along, but I sure had fun whipping together this festive flag ...

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May 1, 2019
Patriotic Celestial Star Quilt from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Patriotic and Paper Pieced Paper piecing isn’t all that bad! It seems to be everywhere, and although I’ve foundation paper pieced in the past, I didn’t love it. That disposition has...

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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March 25, 2019
~ Stars and Stripes Forever ~ from Podunk Pretties

Over the years I've had many requests for quilt patterns of quilts I've designed and made.  So this year it's time to finally fill some of those requests.  The first of the requested  patterns was Bluebirds and Blossoms, you can find it here.  Stars and Stripes Forever is next and now available in my Etsy shop.


Stars and Stripes Forever is a throw sized quilt pattern that is the perfect size for Quilts of Valor.  The 69 x 79 finished quilt would also be a great little quilt to take along on a summer picnic or backyard ...

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March 20, 2019
Text It! Blog Hop - Freedom from Patterns by Jen

Welcome "Text It!" hoppers!




I'm so excited to be a part of the blog hop introducing you to Sherri Noel's new book "Text It!" I received a copy of the book from Martingale when I signed up to do the blog hop. As I scrolled through and came upon "Freedom" I knew this was the one for me.




A few things drew me to this quilt. 1) I love all things patriotic, especially in quilts. 2) I love all things hexagon. 3) I love all things Flying Geese. See, we were made to be, this quilt and me ...

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March 1, 2019
Unteraegeri Log Cabin Quilt Finished! from Patchwork Sampler Blog

My February OMG project, Unteraegeri Log Cabin, was a UFO for over 15 years but is now finished. Hooray for challenges that get things moving! It was the only thing I finished this month, but I’m happy for any progress. I’m just sorry it took so long to finish. Log cabin quilts are among my favorites and this design is very striking.

At the beginning of the month, the quilt was sandwiched and a little quilting completed. I finished quilting the top, quilted all four borders and added the binding. Since my longarm is still not working, I ...

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February 22, 2019
Red White and Blue Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

It is no secret I love to make string quilts.  In fact, no sooner than I start one, it seems I am ready to share it as a finished quilt.



Late in January, I shared these long rectangular string blocks I was starting to make. I started out with the color red and then added in some low volumes.



Since then some blue was added and before I knew it, a quilt was finished!
(I thought I would take advantage of our bright sunshine but it sure made it difficult to photograph this quilt.)



In the white area, I added ...

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January 27, 2019
Project Quilting 10.2 Red, White and Blue - Patriotic Windmills from Pamela Quilts

I totally surprised myself this week and got my project done early on!  When I saw the challenge for the week I knew right away that I would work on my bag full of patriotic fabrics.  I'm not too sure why all my patriotic fabrics are stored this way, I think it was a remnant from a prior project and I thought I would use them again, but I really haven't. 

First of all I dumped out the whole bag and pulled out the pieces that had other colors in them.  I came upon a bunch of pieces ...

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July 12, 2018
Flags for Sue from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I am a bit behind in my blog reading but I noticed this morning that Alycia (You might know her as Quitygirl) is putting a call out for flag blocks.  One of her Quilts of Valor volunteers has passed and it sure sounds like she had a giving heart.

I have always held generous people in high regard and I think it is so fitting to honor Sue (and her family) by making lots of QOV Flag quilts in her memory.




I have always wanted to make some of these blocks.  You can find the pattern here.  These blocks are ...

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July 10, 2018
Say hello to Primrose Cottage Quilts from Carried Away Quilting


This past weekend we celebrated Independence Day at my mom’s home on Lake Minnewaska in west central Minnesota. We had loads of fun, ate too much, chatted and laughed, watched the fireworks and enjoyed the beauty of the lake.  My Star Spangled quilt also made the trip so that I could take a few finished shots to share with you!  


It was a humid, hazy and slightly breezy afternoon as I tried to take these photos. It’s not the easiest task, let me tell you! But I love this quilt and the cheerful, festive vibe it gives off ...

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July 8, 2018
Old Glory Tutorial from My Quilt Infatuation

After many requests for a pattern for my Old Glory quilt, I decided to put together a little tutorial for it.  Because structured improvisation is included in my book in great detail, I am only including basic instructions for the components and layout for the quilt using solid color representation for the blocks.  If you want to make this quilt using your scraps with improv as shown, check out my book, Stash Statement, for three different easy methods!



This quilt is actually pretty simple in its design.  It only uses two classic quilt blocks, the half square triangle (HST) and ...

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July 4, 2018
Old Glory and NTT from My Quilt Infatuation

Happy 4th of July to all of my friends in the USA!  I hope your day is filled with family, fun, and maybe even a few fireworks.  I showed a peek at my latest quilt on IG back in March, but for a handful of reasons, I never actually revealed the full finished quilt.  Well, I figured that Independence Day would be the perfect time to share it, and you can see why!

ps- with today's holiday, I'm posting NTT early, so I don't forget!


I had lots of fun digging into my red and dark blue ...

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June 30, 2018
June OMG: Done and Done from Patchwork Sampler Blog

With Independence Day around the corner these patriotic quilts were perfect for June’s One Monthly Goal. After not completing May’s OMG, I needed the satisfaction of finishing something!!  It was another busy month but I had just enough time to finish the tops and quilt them. Then some hand stitching bindings while watching World Cup soccer was all it took. These were old, old UFO’s–so old in fact that I can no longer find the patterns for them in my sewing room.

I was pretty sure this was a Pat Sloan design, but I couldn’t ...

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June 14, 2018
Flag Day {a finished quilt!!} from Material Girl Quilts

In the United States, June 14th is Flag Day.  This day was created to commemorate the adoption of the United

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June 7, 2018
A finished top: the Star Spangled BOM with Fort Worth Fabric Studio from Carried Away Quilting


Back in January I jumped on the red, white and blue bandwagon and joined Fort Worth Fabric Studio and designer Lindsey Weight for their Star Spangled block of the month program, and I’m so glad I did! My top is finished and I’m one step closer to having my first patriotic quilt!


I took some quick photos on my lawn in a shady spot that was dappled with sunlight.  Although my Star Spangled top still needs to be quilted, I can already see that it will be a wonderful summer picnic/display quilt. It’s so festive!





Lindsey ...

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June OMG: My One Monthly Goal is to Get Back to Work! from Patchwork Sampler Blog

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May 9, 2018
Star Spangled BOM with Fort Worth Fabric Studio: Chain Blocks from Carried Away Quilting

Hello all! Today I want to share my Chain Blocks for the “Star Spangled” block of the month hosted by Fort Worth Fabric Studio and designer Lindsey Weight. These are the last five blocks in the program. Later this month we'll be assembling the quilt top. I can't wait to see it all put together!  


Lindsey’s instructions call for a scrappy chain block using a combination of all the navy and red prints used in the quilt.  But you know me, I had to change it up just a little bit. I really like my tonal red-on-red ...

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May 2, 2018
Quilt till you Wilt! from Podunk Pretties

Happy Hump Day sweet friends!  It's quilt till you wilt time.  I'm working hard to finish up this by the weekend.


Some of you may remember this quilt from a couple years ago.  I named her Patriotic Picnic. You can see more of the quilt here.  


The applique on this quilt is quite large but was really quick and easy using invisible machine applique.  You can see more about how I did the machine applique here. 


Finding the backing fabric for this quilt was a two week ordeal but was so worth the hours of searching.  I wanted ...

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April 6, 2018
Stars and Stripes Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Stars and Stripes Quilt

How patriotic are you? Do you plant your petunias in bold stripes of red, white, and blue? Does your doorbell chime to the tune of Yankee Doodle? Is your station wagon decked out like a 4th of July parade float all year long?

Stars and Stripes Quilt

This week we’re paying tribute to Old Glory with a beautiful patriotic quilt. Stars and Stripes is a quick strip project that was inspired by the beautiful “United” Tonga Batiks by Timeless Treasures. Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Stars and Stripes

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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March 26, 2018
Star Spangled BOM with Fort Worth Fabric Studio: Flying Geese from Carried Away Quilting


This weekend I finally got my sewing self in gear and made my flying geese units for the “Star Spangled” block of the month hosted by Fort Worth Fabric Studio. Designer Lindsey Weight posted the free instructions on March 13, but . . . well . . . Taunja got a little sidetracked! Luckily, the 48 over-sized flying geese were a snap to stitch together!




If you've been following along, you know that I’ve been sewing from my stash, using a combination of fabrics from Fig Tree & Company as well as Bonnie & Camille (both for Moda). I've really enjoyed the creative process of ...

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