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August 20, 2017
Seeing and Sewing Stars! from Butterfly Threads


Our very first finisher is Dyann Cox from Arizona!! I am so impressed that she is finished and has it QUILTED and bound! Honestly, I'm still piecing my borders. I love her colors and fabrics and everything about her version, so she's getting a little happy mail from me this week! This stunning finish deserves a reward!


And my sweet friend Angie from Quilting on the Crescent is almost finished as well. Her blue and white version makes me smile every time I see her pretty post updates! Angie is so creative and always finds a way to ...

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August 13, 2017
little llama softie from Ellyn's Place

A couple of weeks ago, Jennifer Jangles had  a sew along with her little llama softie pattern. Since Ally loves llamas, I had already purchased the pattern. Naturally I decided to sew along!
What a fun pattern, and easy too! I used sherpa fur for her body. I hadn't sewn with fur in a long time, but Jennifer gave great tips and it was easy to do.
Wool felt for her muzzle. Also, I used the black safety eyes, not that Ally needs them, ha! something new for me. They worked out great . I put a bow on her ...

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August 12, 2017
New Quilt Patterns Featuring Quilting Treasures from The Inquiring Quilter

As usual, I've been working hard, designing new patterns for you! I just released three new patterns featuring collections from Quilting Treasures and I thought I'd share them with you.

First up is Glory on the Gridiron, which features the Gridiron collection by Quilting Treasures.

Glory on the Gridiron features two fabric panels so it's quick to make. The whole alphabet is included as templates, so you can customize this quilt to commemorate your favorite team. Wouldn't this quilt make a great gift for your favorite sports fan? It finishes 60" x 68" and utilizes fusible ...

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August 9, 2017
A Little Summer Fun from Butterfly Threads


We've been having a crazy fun summer around here. It's been so busy it's hard to keep track of all the stuff that is happening and who's going where and when. But I do have a little photo evidence of some of the things that are going on. First of all, I made the kids pose in their school shirts yesterday. They thought I was being silly, but I love this photo of them even if it's just a quick snap, it shows their happy personalities. They are all excited about school starting soon. Me ...

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August 8, 2017
Mary's August Start from Urban Quilter

My box of flag quilt bits as of today
The Number for August was 3 which on my forward progress list is flag quilts. I have made a bunch of these over the years both as gifts and to sell and they have proved popular. I have a box with lots of squares cut for this and half-squares sewn. I need to assemble the units into rows and make the star block for the corners. I probably have enough pieces cut to make more than one flag quilt.  I was also working on writing up the pattern for this. There ...

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August 3, 2017
Bella Skill Builder Quilt Along: August from 627 Handworks

I like big blocks!

August Bella Skill Builder Julie Hirt

The August blocks for Fat Quarter Shop’s Bella Skill Builder are awesome.

August Bella Skill Builder Julie Hirt 2

The top block is 24″ and this one is 20″.  Just for funsies I tiled them to see what they’d look like:

August Bella Skill Builder Julie Hirt 1

Umm… YES!  I totally want to make 9 of the bigger blocks for a 72″ throw. Super fun pattern that would make a good toddler quilt with 4 blocks.

August Bella Skill Builder Julie Hirt 3

You all know these patterns are FREE, right?  It’s not too late to make your own.  One more month and then on to assembling – exciting stuff!

 

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Bella Skill Builder Quilt Along: August from 627 Handworks

I like big blocks!

August Bella Skill Builder Julie Hirt

The August blocks for Fat Quarter Shop’s Bella Skill Builder are awesome.

August Bella Skill Builder Julie Hirt 2

The top block is 24″ and this one is 20″.  Just for funsies I tiled them to see what they’d look like:

August Bella Skill Builder Julie Hirt 1

Umm… YES!  I totally want to make 9 of the bigger blocks for a 72″ throw. Super fun pattern that would make a good toddler quilt with 4 blocks.

August Bella Skill Builder Julie Hirt 3

You all know these patterns are FREE, right?  It’s not too late to make your own.  One more month and then on to assembling – exciting stuff!

 

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UK TRAVELLING QUILT BEE Part 1 from That's Sew Kerry

An Epic Adventure!


If you are an avid Instagram fan/stalker like me you may have seen several amazing pictures and posts about Travelling Quilt Bees under #travellingquiltbee #travellingquilts and about 100 variations! These are just a few of my favorites....







The idea is not to dissimilar to a traditional bee but instead of having one month where you are the queen and everyone makes 1 block each for you and you receive them that month, you make a starter block send it off and don't see your quilt for a whole year!! Scary right??!  

You pick a theme ...

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New Quilt Books in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of July 29, 2017 from Curlicue Creations

This friendly book is filled to the brim with information and how to quilting projects featuring Cheryl Phillips' unique and popular style.

This book includes both helpful how to sections and patterns for fifteen fabulous quilt projects you can sew using the included wedge tool. Gorgeous, full color photography showcasing all the designs, plus diagrams, and instructions, will give you lots of ideas for your friends and family. Snuggle up!

Softcover book in used but good condition. 48 information packed pages. Copyright 1997. 

This friendly book is ...

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July 27, 2017
Boho shirt (and a bonus tip!) from Ellyn's Place

A while back I shared with you the Scout Tees I made, using a pattern I picked up at the cute shop, Needle in a Fabric Stash in California. Well here's the cool thing! The owner of the shop (Sue) designed an add on pattern for the Scout Tee, called the Boho Shirt, and I bought that too! You can pick up your own (along with the Scout Tee pattern) here. Once I knew I had the sizing right for the Scout Tee, I couldn't wait to jump in and try this variation.
I made mine a little ...

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July 20, 2017
It’s My Day on the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to my day on the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! The hop is filled with great ideas and patterns for gifts and decor you can make for Christmas, so you sure don’t want to miss it. The hop is also filled with awesome fabric giveaways, so be sure to enter by visiting the participating blogs and leaving a comment. You’ll find a list of participating blogs at the end of this post.

Thanks to our host, Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict! This hop has been wonderful thanks to you! Sarah is hosting a quilt along ...

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July 18, 2017
When Pumpkins become Apples from Butterfly Threads



I had hoped to share the finished quilt today but that isn't going to happen for a whole lot of reasons. But I can share some sneak peeks...


By swapping red strips for the orange strips, pumpkins become apples! Viola!!


Then by swapping out some of the block colors, Halloween becomes Autumn.


I'm only making one quarter of the quilt blocks, then making some minor adjustments to the setting and the big quilt becomes a table topper. I'm pretty sure I'll never get tired of playing with these blocks and trying new combinations.

The Pumpkin Quilt ...

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July 17, 2017
Baby Bear Baby Quilt from Heart Desire Creations

An Island Batik Ambassador Adventure

Mountain Bear 1 (Medium)

Our Ambassador challenge for July: Baby and Crib quilts. Wonderful timing as there is a family I know expecting a baby and of course I wanted to make a quilt. I decided to go with a mountain theme, “baby bear,” and picked out some great tan, brown and green Island Batiks. The piecing was done using Aurofil Thread and for the quilting I used two Superior Threads’ Fantastico, both variegated. They absolutely quilt like a dream!

Baby quilt fabrics (Medium)

Oh Baby! Crib QuiltsThis was not looking like your typical baby quilt with bright primary colors or batiks, but I really liked ...

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July 15, 2017
How to Channel Your Love of the Ocean in your “In My Neighborhood” Quilt from Quilter Chic

I love the ocean. I love being by it, in it or under it! 2 years ago my husband and I learned to scuba dive. I’m not good at it, and I’m always a little nervous, but once I’m doing it, it’s magical under there!

Last March we went diving, and I was having problems getting under and staying down. This isn’t new for me, but it was especially difficult. The dive master kept adding more and more weight to keep my down. Why was I having so many problems?

Row 7 celebrates the ocean ...

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July 14, 2017
NEW Mystery BLOCKS Revealed, CHRISTMAS IN JULY CELEBRATION and MORE NEW KITS & Patterns from Buttermilk Basin Design Studio

Happy "LUCKY" Friday!  What a fantastic day to give away some NEW Live Each Season Mystery BOM Block 7 KITS over on our Facebook page!!!!  We turned the corner and started my FAV season… FALL!  This row is going to be SO FUN to design & stitch!  Who doesn't love "pumpkin everything" season!!  We have the pattern on our website to click and print off FREE & kits to purchase!  Don't forget - we added the NEW JULY WOOL BUNDLE on our site too!  It is a gorgeous bundle with textured, striped & yummy colored wool!

Where have I been?  WORKING!  I ...

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Christmas In July Bundle Sale from Blossom Heart Quilts

**SALE HAS ENDED – SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT YEAR!**

It’s that time of the year again! The annual Christmas In July pattern bundle is such a fun event to be a part of, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it again. If you haven’t heard of it before, the Christmas In July bundle sale is when a group of quilters and sewers get together to off a huge bundle of patterns for just one low price.

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This year’s bundle includes 21 patterns + an eBook + discount codes + some great prizes to be won!* What you get ...

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July 12, 2017
Book Report: Pattern Making Templates for Skirts & Dresses from Urban Quilter

Pattern Making Templates for Skirts & Dresses: All You Need to Design, Adapt, and Customize Your ClothesPattern Making Templates for Skirts & Dresses: All You Need to Design, Adapt, and Customize Your Clothes
by Alice Prier

I'm not ready to jump into making my own patterns yet, but when I am this book is where I will start. I did learn a good bit about pattern design terminology and how a pattern is constructed. I recently began experimenting with modifying store-bought patterns and I think I will do more of this based on the concepts explained here about where the adjustment points are. I also found a few variations I want to try:

  • putting a ruffle ...

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July 11, 2017
Luisa Crossbody Bag from Ellyn's Place

Svetlana (sotak handmade) has done it again! Her newest bag pattern, the Luisa Crossbody Bag is my new favorite bag. (I know, I know, I say that EVERY time, but this time I mean it!
I always feel like I've hit the jackpot when I get to pattern test for Svetlana. Her patterns are so well written and easy to follow. Her bags have awesome details and always finish very professionally. This one is no exception!

I find I always learn something new when I make her bags. This one has an adjustable strap, which I assumed would ...

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July 6, 2017
Tiny Plants Pattern from Ellyn's Place

The pattern for my Tiny Plants mini quilt is now for sale on Craftsy! I hope to put some more of my patterns there for sale soon. Stay tuned!

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I See Patterns in Fabric - Brick Cottage Lane {2}! from Busy Hands Quilts

Do you see quilt patterns everywhere you look?  I sure do.  I've been known to tell people that the design on their clothes reminds me of a quilt pattern.  They do look at me kinda funny when I say it!  It's a compliment, really!

Today I was tickled to find some fabrics on sale that remind me of Brick Cottage Lane {2}, and I thought I'd share the beautiful fabrics and deal with you.  Here are four versions of BCL2.


These beautiful Indah Batiks are on sale today during Fat Quarter Shop's 24-Hour Flash Sale!  They ...

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