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September 18, 2014
Cloth Paper Scissors from Sisboom

Thank you to every one at Cloth Paper Scissors who made our dream come true ! We made it into the Studio magazine.    Jeanine Stein the editor is so lovely!!

7 pages was just so generous and we are extremely grateful!!!  If you aren’t familiar with the publication you will absolutely love to see other artists and their studios!!!  Such amazing talent out there! Purchase your copy here!!

Thank you to my beautiful daughter Katie for some amazing photography!!!


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September 17, 2014
Cover quilt at Love Patchwork and Quilting from Diary of a Quilter

This summer I had a SUPER fun invitation: to create a quilt for one of my favorite magazines, Love Patchwork & Quilting. And then, I ended up on the cover of the most recent issue (Issue 12)! (AAaaahhHH!) This is my first time ever as a cover girl and I must say, it is pretty fun! I'm not a super-squealy/giggly person, but I have to admit, I do get a little squealy and giggly every time I

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Holiday Show from Sisboom

That chill in the air could only mean one thing…The Sis Boom Holiday Sale is around the corner!


Wahoo!! Get excited because this year’s annual event will take place on December  4th, 5th and 6th! The sale, located at the address above in Wilton, CT, will feature many handmade items crafted by Jennifer herself as well as items featuring exclusive Sis Boom designs!

Handmade items will be easy to spot with this adorable tag attached:


FYI – If there are any business owners out there looking to make tags and save some money, here’s how we did the ...

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Love McKenna Ryan’ s Snow Buds Pattern from FabTalk

Snow Buds is a series of patterns by McKenna Ryan that together make a fabulous winter wall hanging, or look great quilted individually. Find great embellishment tips for Snow Buds here. Find these McKenna Ryan patterns at your local independent quilt and fabric stores!mcKenna Ryan 1

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Give Away Winner!! from Butterfly Threads

SPLASH pattern found HERE

That's right, I totally forgot that I was giving away a PDF pattern of SPLASH in honor of my birthday last week. Old age must be affecting my memory. I'm so sorry!

So later today I will be emailing the PDF to everyone who entered by the deadline of Sept 8. I mean how am I supposed to choose? You are all so sweet and I really appreciate your patience. The fact that you are still following my blog means so much to me! Thank you from the bottom of my little old forgetful ...

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September 16, 2014
fold over sewing pouches from comfortstitching

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Today I'm going to show you what I've been working away on recently.  I say recently but in truth this project started over a year ago.  I wanted to sew up a handy pouch where everything could be kept together but was compact enough to carry around too.  After a few attempts I came up with the idea of the fold over sewing pouch -  a pouch + pincushion + needle book + scissor pocket all in one.  It's the perfect thing for sewing on the go, English paper piecing, embroidery or just a handy kit all together when ever those ...

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September 15, 2014
How to Rock a Teenager’s Quilt! from 3 am Inspiration

When we think teens, we think lots of noise and chaos. Here’s a great quilt for that favorite teenager! I’ve also made it for a little kids room because I think all kids come with noise attached! This quilt is called Visual Sound and gives the look of noise without adding to the commotion. looks great on a bed, as a lap quilt or use as a noise reduction piece on that teenager’s wall!

It’s Bargello!! But no looping/seam ripping nonsense attached! To ease you into this type of bargello, I played with precut 2-1 ...

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September 12, 2014
SAQA 2014 Benefit Auction from Inside Quilters Newsletter

You like quilts, right? If you’re reading this, I’ll assume you do. And that makes us friends because I like them too! In case you didn’t know about it, friend, I want to tell you about the online auction that is being held by Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). The auction starts Monday, September 15, 2014.

Palmer Spilker SAQA 2014 Benefit Auction

The auction is to benefit SAQA’s exhibitions, publications and education outreach, so the money goes to a great cause. People will have a chance to bid on small art quilts made by SAQA members. While I’ve included a sampling ...

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Carribbean Crossing Quilt Pattern in Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks from Gen X Quilters

Good morning!  I'm just popping in real quick today to tell you that the next issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks (Fall 2014) is on newsstands now.  It's loaded with quilt patterns made from your favorite 100 Blocks.  You can check out what patterns are included in the issue here.

I designed this quilt, Caribbean Crossing, for the issue.  It's a sweet and simple throw size quilt (64" x 64") using the Double Crossed block of mine that was featured in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 7.  The stitch-n-flip corners are placed selectively to create ...

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September 11, 2014
The 28 strips quilt, a free pattern from Mrs Moen

This is a fun and easy pattern whether you already have a stash of strips, a jelly roll, or choose to cut new strips from any collection of fabrics. Mine is made from strips from my Treasure Box and measures 36”*36”. You can easily adjust the size to your needs.

(It is a beautiful sunny day today with a little wind which made my quilt dance. The light was a bit difficult; too bright in the sun, and a bit too dark in the shadow, but there you go. We'd better enjoy outdoor photo shoots while we still ...

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September 10, 2014
Washi dress from Ellyn's Place

I have exciting news to share! After many years of teaching young ladies to sew here in my home, I am able to officially add the title of Teacher to my resume! I have been asked to teach some classes at Stitched with Love, one of our fabulous local quilt stores. I will be teaching garment sewing classes, beginning with an intro to garment sewing class (tomorrow!) and then moving on to some patterns I selected.

After making my first Washi dress in the spring I knew I wanted to make more, and I knew it would be a great ...

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See You in September Blog Hop from Quilted Delights

My summer was mostly spent making memories with the family and playing in the lakes and waterfalls of South Carolina. We took several weekend trips and had one full week of camping fun.

As far as making things at the sewing machine, I spent a lot of time finishing up some UFO's, which I have been blogging about throughout the summer. I am always trying to whittle down my UFO pile but I always like to start new projects - probably why the UFO pile never gets smaller. Luckily this hop gave me incentive to start and FINISH three new ...

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September 9, 2014
Job Perks from Sisboom

Can you keep a secret? Since I totally trust my Paganelli Peeps, I’m going to let it all out…just don’t tell my boss…

You guys, I have the BEST job in the world! I get to be surrounded by incredible people and breathtaking fabrics all day. We chat, we work, we craft, there are puppies here…what more could you ask for? I feel so incredibly lucky and grateful to have landed a job with Sis Boom that if someone dared me to eat dirt, I’d totally do it!

So, what has me jumping for joy ...

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X Marks The Spot {a finished quilt and pattern!} from Material Girl Quilts

Let me introduce you to my latest quilt, X Marks the Spot.

X Marks the Spot

I cannot believe that it was almost 2 years ago when I first shared this quilt top with you!  Why did I let it take so long to finish it up?  At least this time it wasn’t folded up in a storage bin, but instead it has been hanging (all fancy like with painter’s tape) in my sewing room :)

X marks the spot quilting

I quilted it using Aurifil 50 wt. 4241 (black) and just echoed some of the lines of the star.  I loved the striking design made with ...

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Bright Sky QAL Coming Soon from Blossom Heart Quilts

Bright Sky quilt

October is going to be one bright, starry month with the Bright Sky quilt along! We’re talking giveaways and blog hops and fabulous linky prizes… I’ll be sharing all the details next week, and I hope you’ll be as excited as I am to hear all the news! So start pulling out your favourite fat quarters, because this is going to be fun!

The post Bright Sky QAL Coming Soon appeared first on Blossom Heart Quilts. If you are seeing this anywhere else it is without my permission, and please let me know about it!

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September 8, 2014
Fast Piecing Technique with some Faux Trapunto thrown in! from 3 am Inspiration

This project is a fun class, covering quick piecing and faux trapunto. I’ve demonstrated the piecing here on the video–showing you how to piece the border blocks, while constructing the main blocks. It’s a quick way to make this quilt and it fits right into the beginner quilters toolbox.


The faux trapunto featured in the center panel version–fabric by Katia Hoffman for EBI Fabrics–is an easy technique with tons of different applications. Let’s think about that. Accent a quilted feather in a border, draw ...

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September 5, 2014
Tonight at 8pm from Sisboom

The Sis Boom Collective market opens!!! 8pm for the US and 10 PM tomorrow Saturday in Australia!!!  I am beside myself with anticipation.  It has been so joyful to see all the contributions to this collective.  Karynne Johnson of Chook Shed Design and Christie of Christies Quilting Boutique have organized quite a fiesta!! I am so moved by all the love! Get there and if you see something pounce, it moves quickly..just write sold and its yours!!collective1



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On a Roll from Inside Quilters Newsletter

When I started making the Metropolitan Tree Skirt for the Best Christmas Quilts 2014 issue (check it out at the Quilt & Sew Shop if you haven’t seen it), I began thinking about how versatile and fun working with 60-degree triangles could be. I spent a little too much time arranging and rearranging the patches of the tree skirt on my design wall, because there’s so many cool ways to rotate and combine the different patches to get wildly different looks. So as a way to explore this idea, I decided to cut some smaller triangles after the tree ...

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Sis Boom, Baby! from Sisboom

Ooooh baby! Something very special is happening around our offices these days… Jennifer’s right hand gal, Madeline, is pregnant! Yaaaaayy to Madeline and her hubby, Jordan!!  Thanks to my fellow Sis Boom admirers (i’m talking about YOU!) and a one stop shop at Etsy, Madeline can spend her entire maternity surrounded by all things Sis Boom!

Need some bloomers? MaggieBogart has you covered:


Rattles? LoneCedarStudio saves the day:


Mama needs a coffee break? Protect your fingers thanks to ckstitches:


Ensure sweet dreams for your little one thanks to bailybelle:


Zurelli knows that no nursery is complete without some ...

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Pat Sloan: Moda LOVE Blog Tour from Pat Sloan's Blog studio aug 7

Moda does the BEST tours!! Each time we do a tour, about twice a year, we have a theme. It's so fun to see how each of us interprets the theme and uses our fabric lines. 

This is my 'Moda Love' Basket. I keep MY Moda fabric line scraps in here.. you can see all my lines HERE


This time the theme is LOVE and we have a FREE quilt pattern for you! you can use a Layer Cake, Charm pack or little Moda Candy.  Each designer also is hosting a LOVELY Giveaway..time to 'read on'... you will ...

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