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After a week cooped up in the house, I know you are wondering how many projects I finished with all that time on my hands. We had power at home from Sunday on, so there really was no excuse not to knock out some projects. well…. it was a mini-vaca from working the first day or so [ok, I was resting the twisted knee from my ice capade}. I cleaned my sewing room at the house. That took a whileread more
I just found this blogger Hibiscus Stitches and was poking around with her pages and I found this page of surprises.
This blogger has a bundle of really cute patterns from single patterns to a book as well.
I have found this great pattern in the Quilts magazine Jan/Feb 2015.
You must check it out. Click on the link below. Enjoy, Carli
I’m excited to share a free block pattern with you over at Blossom Heart Quilts! I designed the Wanta Fanta block for Alyce’s Bee Hive Series and here is how several blocks look together:
It’s partially paper-pieced, but no curves to sew!read more
It will be a layer cake friendly quilt pattern.
The math didn't equate into a cool new block the way I ...
Do you remember the quilt top that I made on a whim recently? Well, in a fit of productivity, I went ahead and finished it! Would you like to see? Here’s the top, in case you missed it the first time around.
For the quilting I did a combination of free-motion circles and wavy lines done with a walking foot. I put the circles in each of the little charm square patches first, so they sort of link all the way down the quilt. Then I switched to the walking foot to go back and forth across ...read more
The Boston Modern Quilt Guild is making charity quilts this year and members have been asked to donate blocks made with fabrics that are from the same color family. The quilts will then be made with a rainbow of the different color grouped blocks.
I came up with a strategy for my blocks which involved sorting all of my fabric scraps by color and then selecting strips from each pile and sewing them together.
After sorting the strips I trimmed them so they were all about the same length and so that each strip was a uniform width, but the ...read more
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I am so excited to finally show you this finished quilt that I made what seems like ages ago—I had to keep it under wraps until now, because it’s coming out as a pattern in the April/May issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts!
The quilt is made using fusible appliqué and actually comes together relatively quickly. The size is 52″ x 52″—great for a wallhanging or crib quilt. It’s got plenty of negative space to highlight your quilting, too. I quilted the outlines of the ...read more
So my cute friend Nancy wanted to learn how to paper-piece and came by to spend the day with me in the sewing room. Yes, I was "Sewing with Nancy"!! *Ü*
Her adorable wonky house pattern gave instructions for "Template piecing", aargh!!
1) TRACE all the lines of each of three patterns on to separate papers.
2) CUT out each individual section for every little piece of three different houses.
3) ADD 1/4" to each and every side of each and every little template for all 27 pieces.
4) TRACE around each piece on your fabric, then CUT out ... read more
The paper piecing pattern includes three sizes (baby, lap, and queen), along with quilting and binding suggestions. Or use the block to do your own thing! Please be aware that familiarity with paper piecing is assumed; if you’ve never paper pieced before, check out the resources here first.read more
Well, instead of finishing quilts in progress, I went ahead and made another quilt top. It’s just so fun! Now I have one more work in progress that I’ll have to get basted and quilted, but I figure there are worse things to have so I’ll just put it on the list and hopefully get it completed soon.
What inspired me to start a new design was a little mini charm pack I received. It’s from Moda, and the collection is called Field Guide by Janet Clare. Precut fabrics are so great, I think. They come ...read more
January has started off a little slowly for me. I've been doing a lot of sorting through and organizing type stuff and also quietly working away on a new pattern.
This one is my hold it all pouch and it's taken me about three months to put together. There's been a lot of sewing and seam ripping and starting again going on over here. I've made pouches like these in the past but even though they came out looking quite nice in the photo's I was really disappointed with them because they were really flimsy ...read more