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January 11, 2019
Confetti Quilts from Thistle and Thicket Studio

As of the beginning of the year, my mom and I assumed roles as the officers of our local quilt guild (me - president, she - secretary/treasurer). We've been doing lots of planning and yesterday was our first month's meeting. One of the things we planned was to get everyone's creative juices flowing by making confetti mini quilts. Although it made for a long evening, I think those that participated had fun. 

Confetti Quilt by Thistle Thicket Studio.
Have you made a confetti quilt? They are really quite easy and fun to do - and you don't have to be a fine artist to ...

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December 14, 2018
Burlap Christmas Stocking Ornament from Thistle and Thicket Studio

burlap, christmas stocking, Christmas ornaments, Christmas craft, crafts, DIY, Christmas Decor
Last night my quilt guild celebrated Christmas with a carry-in dinner and gift exchange. Always a night of good food and catching up with quilty friends. I may have mentioned that next year I will be president of the group, so I wanted to do a little something to give them a sneak peek of some of the programs and activities that they can expect in the coming year. I ended up putting together Make It & Take It gift bags with kits to make a burlap Christmas stocking that can be used as an ornament, package adornment or gift card ...

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December 12, 2017
Oh Lil Christmas Tree Block: Moda Bake Shop from Thistle and Thicket Studio

The hubby and I arrived home last night from two weeks of spoiling the grandkids - just in time for my turn on Moda Bake Shop's Countdown To Christmas Sew Along and I'm pleased to share with you my block "Oh Lil Christmas Tree". 

Don't let the small pieces intimidate you, this block goes together very easily!

I share instructions for both a 6" and 12" finished block. You can use this block to make a variety of things, like this pillow decked out in red ball fringe.
Oh Lil Christmas Tree Pillow By Thistle Thicket Studio.

I think this block would make a cute mini quilt ...

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November 13, 2017
The Quilter's Planner Featured Block This Week from Thistle and Thicket Studio

This week in The Quilter's Planner, my Spinners block is the featured block of the week.

Spinners Block Designed By Thistle Thicket Studio.

I designed this block for Paintbrush Studio's New Block Blog Hop in March of 2016 and you can get the free pattern and read more about it here. I designed this block when I was exploring different block ideas that created secondary patterns. I really like the idea of secondary patterns and should really do some more exploring!
Spinners Quilt Mock Up By Thistle Thicket Studio.

In the book, this block was recolored and I really like it. Maybe one of these days I'll have to make a quilt ...

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September 22, 2017
Circle Quilt Block Tutorial from Thistle and Thicket Studio

I'm back as promised to share a tutorial on how I made the inset circles in my Molecules of Moda quilt. This technique will give perfect circles that are inset rather than appliqued. These are easy peasy and I made them up to 17" in diameter for my Molecules quilt.

Inset Circle Block Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio.
For this tutorial, I am going to make a 6" finished block with a 4" circle, but as I mentioned, you can make them as big as you want. 

Inset Circle Block Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio.
Cut one background square 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" (or cut them 7" x 7" and square up ...

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