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July 26, 2016
House Mini Mini Quilt and Card – Made with Crafted Appliqué from France Nadeau

In my search of patterns I can use to test the Crafted Appliqué method, I could not pass by the house pattern I have created to make House Keychains. The house is quite small and was perfect to make a … Continue reading

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July 25, 2016
Holiday Forest for Christmas in July from Quilt Fabrication

Today, it's my turn for the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop! I do hope you visit the other two bloggers presenting today, Beth at Cooking Up Quilts, and Linda at One Quilting Circle. I'm sure they have some fabulous items to show as well.

My Christmas project is Holiday Forest, a table runner with matching placemats.

Made with a variety of green batiks for trees and a pretty blue snowflake print for the background, this runner and place mat set celebrate the Christmas season in a modern, understated manner.

Constructed with easy to paper piece ...

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2016 Mid Year Review from Sew Fresh Quilts

Last December there was a fun planning party hosted by Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl. Now Yvonne is having a mid year review linky party so we can evaluate how we've been doing with our goals. Those who want to link up are welcome to join us! Did I mention.... There are prizes!

I enjoyed participating, and wrote a blog post here, sharing my goals for the coming year. Below you will see my predictions underlined and also my evaluation of how well I have done with sticking to my plan.

Prediction: The year 2016 will be.... The ...

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July 23, 2016
Balloons from On Point Quilter

"Is it hot enough for you?"  It is interesting how sayings you heard in childhood come back to you.  The next few days are projected to have heat indexes from 105 to 115.  I'm not even sure what the heat index is -- but for this ice skating girl I know it is definitely "hot enough". 
I'm using the heat as an excuse to escape to the ice rink in the middle of the day (and hoping everyone doesn't have the same idea).  At home I'm working on a number of quilting projects, including ...

Summer Olympics Mystery ...

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July 22, 2016
sewing with handwovens from Ellyn's Place

I've shared before that I am enjoying incorporating my handwoven fabrics into my sewing projects. I really like combining them with purchased quilting cottons. Here's my latest, a Lola Pouch (pattern by Sotak Handmade)
Having found no real tips or examples that suit me online, I've been experimenting and have come up with a method that works for me. I thought I'd share my tips here. Maybe they will help someone else? At the very least, I will have them documented for my future projects.

First off, I learned early on from my awesome weaving friend ...

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Antique Car Paper Piecing Quilt Pattern from Wisonsin Quilting

Chets Car color ways 2 Peggy Aare

It’s not a July outing without a few old cars!   Enjoy making this paper piecing project for someone you know.  Jazz up the colors or leave it in original condition; make a wall hanging or add borders and you’ve got a perfect picnic blanket.  Although this is an actual car from the collection of a wonderful community member, Chet Krause, my intent is for it to bring forth those memories we all have of a slightly slower paced time.  (Though you may not know it, Chet Krause started the publishing company that is now part of F&W ...

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July 21, 2016
Paper Obsessed Blog Tour from Material Girl Quilts

Hi all!  Today is my day on the Paper Obsessed Blog Tour featuring Heather Givans‘ latest line for Windham Fabrics.

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July 20, 2016
Summertime with Aunt Em from Quiltwoman Blog

School got out this week and Memorial Day was last weekend.  Its official, summer is here!  YEAH!  Time for picnic’s and gardens. Aunt Em’s Beeline quilt is perfect for both.

Bee Line Quilt Pattern

Beeline Quilt Pattern

And heaven knows when that garden gets going you’re going to have produce to share with your neighbors. There will also be block parties and BBQ’s. So here we have Suburbia.

Suburbia Quilt Pattern

Finally while the adults enjoy a little down time the kids will be busy creating their own space. A Club House of course.

Club House Quilt Pattern

So let ...

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Workin’ It Wednesday – Border Dilema from Heart Desire Creations

Pinwheel quilt

Leftover blocks from a split pinwheel quilt last year, so I sewed them up for another quilt top. I’m all about the borders lately, and don’t want to just “plain” border it again, which would be the easiest way to do it. I made some smaller pinwheels and am auditioning a couple of possibilities. Oy – what to do. A very thin red border and then the pinwheels on point with white print setting triangles? Or just the pinwheels with the white print and no separating border? WHAT should I do??? I need a quilt fairy on my shoulder ...

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July 19, 2016
Single Rose Mini Mini Quilt – Made with Crafted Appliqué from France Nadeau

I made those two mini mini quilts during the Make Modern Magazine challenge on Instagram (#miniminiquilt), using the rose pattern that is part of my Tea in the Rose Garden Mug Rug. To make those two little pieces, I went … Continue reading

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July 18, 2016
Pow Wow baby quilt from Ellyn's Place

This is my first documented finish for the third quarter of the Finish-along. I finished another before this but I can't share it just yet! Anyways, here it is, a baby quilt for the final KNOWN pregnant person in my life. It's a Pow Wow quilt by Cluck Cluck Sew. Baby's room is being decorated in black, white and gold. I used solid black Kona Cotton and white cotton with gold polka dots and triangles from Hobby Lobby. I chose to bind the quilt in black & white stripe which always makes me happy!
I did the quilting ...

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Brick Cottage Lane {2} {a New Pattern!} from Busy Hands Quilts

Meet Brick Cottage Lane {2} - an eye-catching quilt that's easier than it looks with strip piecing!  The pattern includes instructions for 5 sizes from baby to king, using yardage as well as scraps.  If you prefer traditional piecing rather than strip piecing, you'll find instructions just for you, too!

The quilt above is a king size in Bonnie & Camille lines Vintage Picnic, Miss Kate, and a few Daysail prints with Kona Snow.  The backing and binding are the extra-wide dark navy check from the Vintage Picnic line.

Brick Cottage Lane {2} replaces Brick Cottage Lane after a claim ...

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July 16, 2016
Super Show and Tell from The Inquiring Quilter

In the spring, I hosted a quilt along for my pattern Stepping Stones. I had a lot of participants, some of whom were also members of my local quilt guild. After we finished the quilt along, several guild members had the wonderful idea of having a super show and tell at a guild meeting once the quilts were all finished. Our guild is large, and we have three meetings a month—two during the day and one at night—so the plan is to have a Super Show and Tell at all of them.

I must confess. My last Stepping ...

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July 15, 2016
Garland Pattern Testers from Blossom Heart Quilts

In the middle of getting ready to move states, I quickly asked two Melbourne quilty buddies if they were able to whip up a Garland mini quilt to help pattern test. Jane and Erin did not disappoint! Erin aka @quiltbystarlight used some of her hoarded Tinsel by Cotton + Steel to make a super happy Garland.

Tinsel Garland quiltbystarlight

She finished it off with some intense pebbling – it can get a bit addictive when you’re in pebbling mode! And some gentle weaving through the half-square triangles, like intertwined leaves on a wreath.

Jane aka @behind_lilpipdesigns went for the non-Christmas approach blew my mind ...

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July 13, 2016
New in the Curlicue Creations Shop - July 13, 2016 from Curlicue Creations

Michaels Create! Magazine, May 2002 issue. This magazine features Fresh Decor Ideas for Spring, Celebrate Favors, Cards, and Decorations for Special Occasions, For the Bride - Headpieces and More You Can Make, Fashion Flair, and more.

This fabulous issue of Michaels Create! magazine is in used, but very good condition. 106 pages of great ideas for crafting.

Woman's Day Super Special Granny Squares Magazine, issue No. 7. This magazine features Heirloom Section - Great Grannies from Our Past, On-the-Go Crochet: Simple Squares & Lacy Motifs, Bold & Bright: Afghans, Rugs, Pillows ...

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Eco Pouches and Shop Update from Butterfly Threads

The eco pouches have finally arrived!! I'm so excited to let you know that they are now available for purchase in the shop. Just click HERE and see all the information and listing. I was thrilled when they arrived because they are even cuter in person than they are in the photos.

I've also updated the shop with almost all of my PDF patterns. The patterns will be immediately delivered to your inbox at the email you provide. I've priced almost all of them at $5 per pattern to celebrate the new shop and website.

I would ...

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Red, White & Green from Quilty Joyjoy

The clock keeps ticking down for the quickly disappearing Christmas in July sewing and quilting pattern bundle.  The links are only live for 72 hours, so Thursday at noon PST, the bundle deal is gone for the year.

I was hemming and hawing a couple weeks ago about not really being ready to accept the prospects of quilting for the holidays.  Mostly my reluctance was because I was still working on some graduation quilts (Yes, I realize graduation season has passed by!)  I might just be the queen bee of procrastinators!

However, after browsing through the PDF files from Christmas ...

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19th Anniversary & Remodeling Sale! from Bear Patch Quilting

Our annual Summer Sale has been super-sized!  

It has grown from 3 days to 9 WHOLE DAYS!  July 15 - 23!

25% off the following:
 all fabric on bolts, including already discounted sale fabric! 
(minimum 1/2 yard cut)
25% off in-stock patterns, including clearance
25% off in-stock books, including clearance 
25% off regular priced in-stock kits 
25% off wool on bolts

Please note that these items do not receive an additional 25% discount:
wool cuts already discounted for clearance
selected kits already discounted for clearance

This is going to be fun!  Don't miss out!

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Monday, Tuesday ...

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July 12, 2016
Let’s Jump Start Christmas Quilting in July from Stitching Through Life Blog

Let’s Jump Start Christmas Quilting in July

Let’s Jump start Christmas Quilting in July!!!

Christmas in July Sale Ended

Bundle Sale Header Details Zone PST

Here is over $170 worth of Christmas Quilting & Sewing patterns for only $25.00

Christmas quilting and sewing pattern bundle for only $25 with the value of $170 everything you need to make Christmas gifts including Christmas Tree Skirt, apron, oven mitt, quilts, tablerunners, purses and MORE Bundle Sale Contents

These patterns include items that would make the perfect Christmas gifts for family and friends.

Christmas in July Bundle Sale Border

Don’t miss this Christmas Bundle Sale for the low price of $25.00. I’m certain you recognize the names of these designers and quality patterns.

Christmas Pattern Sale Bundle Sale Participants

Click here to purchase and download your Christmas Bundle Pattern Sale!!!!

Christmas in July Bundle Sale Click Here

By purchasing this bundle it also includes:

Christmas Pattern Bundle Sale includes 15% discount to Sulky and Gotham Quilts!!!

All of this for just $25!  Are you kidding?  No ...

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Butterfly Mini Mini Quilt – Made with Crafted Appliqué from France Nadeau

During the weeks of the Make Modern Magazine mini mini quilt challenge (#miniminiquilt on Instagram), I made this little round quilt. I used the same butterfly pattern I created for the Butterflies in the Garden quilt I made for my … Continue reading

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