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November 22, 2014
Pattern Correction from Twin Cities Quilting

The new GRINCH 2014 pattern has a correction!

In the cutting instruction change the size for the wreath rectangles.  They should be 5"x 4 1/2".  This means that the bold italic copy under "Creating the Border Blocks:"  should read "Frame the 5" wide x 4 1/2" high fussy cut rectangles:"

The cutting instructions for the "Solid Pea Pod Green" need to change:  You need only four, instead of five, 3 1/4" strips.  Cut four, instead of eight, 3 1/4" x 12" rectangles.

We're sorry for any confusion this may have caused.

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November 21, 2014
SCOOT! from Seriously...I think it needs stitches

I've been working on some quilts the last couple of months but hadn't had much of a chance to blog about them with everything going on.  But I've been trying to get back into the swing of things, though, so now I can share with you the scooter quilt that I made. :) I had so much fun figuring it out!! You have probably noticed by now that I like to make whole quilt-y kinds of things,

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November 20, 2014
Photo Heavy Post Part 2 from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 In my last post I left you with a photo that looked like this.  There was a sofa and table under there....somewhere. 
 Here is the after photo!  Better? 
 I moved my current hexie project to the table. 
 I also quickly prepped my little tub with a few more hexies for this project so that I can just grab it and go. 
 Sadly this is the table that was in the center of the room.  Like every other surface in the room, it ended up being a catch-all for everything.  I cleaned it off and removed the table from the ...

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November 19, 2014
Little Houses from France Nadeau

Little houses made of yarn. There is a town house: a country house: and a house by the sea (right below a cliff): I was having so much fun while creating those little houses that I decided to add snow. … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday: Obsessions from Freshly Pieced

You might notice a theme in this week's WIP Wednesday. That theme is red, white, and knitted. Or at least knitty looking. : )

Yes, my Fair Isle obsession continues, this week in the form of knitted Christmas stockings. Suddenly, I MUST have knitted Nordic Christmas stockings. There's just one catch: Here in Milwaukee, everybody celebrates St. Nick's Day by putting out their Christmas stockings on Dec. 6. Think I can finish at least two stockings by then? (Because, one for each girl. There must be either two, or none. One is not an option.)

And of course my ...

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November 18, 2014
Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2014 Blog Tour — Wrap-Up from Inside Quilters Newsletter

It seems like last week just flew by with all those beautiful quilts to look at and wonderful designers’ blogs to visit. I hope you enjoyed the Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2014 Blog Tour and that you found at least one quilt to think about making. BFQQ14Cover 200 Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2014 Blog Tour    Wrap UpPam Rocco, a regular contributor to Quilters Newsletter who does not have a blog, told me a couple of months ago, “Don’t think about making a quilt, do it!” and at the time I really took her advice to heart and started making a quilt I had been considering making for several months ...

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Shop Owners: Printed Patterns Now Available from Moda from Freshly Pieced

Shop owners: Did you know that I now have 10 patterns in print? And they're now available wholesale from Moda/United Notions as well as Checker and Brewer! Hooray! I would love to be carried in your shop, so please check out my patterns today!

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Santa Baby from Sisboom

How thrilling is this??  Tye Dye Diva Jen Hagedorn has come up with the sweetest Butterfly dress.  So then Teresa Abel Martin takes it a step further with her darling daughter in fabrics from Joann Fabric and Craft Stores and puts the Cheery in Christmas!!!  What a beautiful moment and it looks like it’s taken out of the cinema looks so dreamy and you can tell she has some things she’d like to say.  Oh and if Santa does exist, that has got to be him!!!

Jenny Eliza always had that Holiday sensibility and its marvelous that it ...

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November 16, 2014
Bright Sky QAL: My Finished Quilt from Blossom Heart Quilts

Bright Sky QAL quilt along

This is probably my most favourite quilt to date. I love my original Bright Sky quilt, but there’s something about making this one completely myself from design all the way through to binding, especially the quilting. I will have to share another whole post about all the quilting, because I am so proud of that journey, but for now, I will just share the pretty photos.

Bright Sky quilt

A big thank you to my husband for crouching and bending and hiding behind the quilt and still managing to hold it up – it’s not light!!

Bright Sky star quilt

We cycled all around the neighbourhood ...

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November 14, 2014
Raffle Time from Sisboom

So much going on at Sis Boom and Jenny Eliza  We have been developing fabrics for both the Independent stores and for JoAnn Stores  and we are loving the end result and we think you will tooooo!!!!  Good Company released earlier in the month and I am watching Facebook Daily for your wonderful creations..God I love my job!! Good Company has sent you all swooning and I am so appreciative of your positive responses!! Then I got the most amazing delivery from JoAnn Stores of our new release in January!!

….and finally the Sis Boom Sale is heating up ...

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An Interview With Kits By Kalt from Quiltwoman Blog

Genevieve Kalt is like many of us. We love using our skills to create things for friends and family. A few years ago, Genevieve decided to turn her hobby into a business and created Kits by Kalt. In our interview we learned that not only is she a talented ornament pattern designer, she is also an avid paddle-boarder and dog lover.

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Genevieve and her Sister Virginia

An Interview With Kits by Kalt How did you get started in designing your ornament patterns?

KBK: I first learned how to do this method at a class. I used to make ...

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Three Tiny Trees from Inside Quilters Newsletter

I hope you’ve been enjoying the blog tour for Quilters Newsletter presents Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2014. We’ve featured some of the great patterns from the issue on the tour, but there are even more to see in the pages! Check it out at the Quilt & Sew Shop if you haven’t yet seen it.

For me, the issue comes out at a good time because guess what’s coming up? Yes, Thanksgiving is, and I am very grateful for that. But as those of us who like to make things to give away know, we have to ...

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30 Quilts for 30 Years Blog Hop: My Picnic Plaid Quilt from Freshly Pieced

Psst, looking for the Fair Isle Sew-Along? Part 4 will run tomorrow (Friday).

Welcome to my stop on Robert Kaufman's 30 Quilts for 30 Years Blog Hop! I'm so happy to be unveiling my Picnic Plaid quilt today—and the Picnic Plaid quilt pattern is on sale for a limited time!

Kaufman recently asked 30 quilt designers (including me!) to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Kona Cotton Solids by designing a quilt. I'm a huge supporter of Kona solids—there's no question that Kona offers one of the best color palettes out there, especially with ...

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5 Tips Friday- How to Find More Time to Quilt Part 3 from Quiltwoman Blog

How To Find More Time to Quilt

We are back with our 5 Tips Friday series! This is our third and final segment of How to Find More Time to Quilt which features some great tips and techniques from our designers. Don’t miss the first and second segments of this mini blog-series.

If you like what you see, make sure you sign up for our mailing list to get new blog post notifications. We also offer free drawings from time to time and you are automatically entered if you are part of our list. You don’t even have to enter! Read on to discover some ...

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November 12, 2014
Bargello is not a 4 letter word! from 3 am Inspiration

Welcome to my blog! So excited to participate in Quilter’s Newsletter’s Best Fat Quarter Quilts Blog Tour! My quilt, featured in this edition is called Tilework…note I did not scare you off with the word bargello in the title! Just trying to ease you into that concept!

It's Bargello!

It’s Bargello!!!!

I like bargello because it’s an easy way to add texture and movement to a quilt–in the form we all have come to know and love–strip sets! I chose to combine bargello with a unique layout, almost like

Tile Work Closeup

Tile Work Closeup

tiles of bargello ...

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In The Presses: Stars and Christmas from Blossom Heart Quilts

Make Modern Magazine 2

This month, Make Modern issue 2 came out! In this issue, you can find the next 3 blocks from the Aurora starry sampler (you can see one block in the bottom right) and also my latest Maths and Methods article. In issue 1, we talked about how to resize quilt blocks, and this time we’re talking about the quilt math you need to know when cutting your re-sized quilt blocks.

Christmas Ornament Gift Tags

The latest Fat Quarterly magazine also came out and includes this quick and easy Christmas ornament gift tag pattern! It’s a great scrapbuster and is pretty and practical ...

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November 11, 2014
JK, from D is for Dovey

Photo by Jaffa quilts

I spotted this block on a New Zealand blog I recently discovered and was smitten!  I found the pattern online as locally no one had it.  It's a Jen Kingwell.  I know some of her patterns are somewhat involved but this one looked to be fairly simple.  So I put it in my shopping cart back in September (!) and kept telling myself I didn't need it.  I finally committed and it came today!

I had to order a few fat sixteenths that the shop had specifically cut for this pattern also. There was no ...

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Castle on a Cloud from Inside Quilters Newsletter

Hello, and welcome to another stop on the Quilters Newsletter Presents Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2014 blog tour! We worked very hard on this special issue, available now at newsstands and at the Quilt & Sew Shop. It’s got a wide variety of really nice patterns, designed to be made with fabulous and fun fat quarters.

BFQQ14Cover 200 Castle on a Cloud

Quilters Newsletter presents Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2014. Available in print and digital issues.

My submission for the issue is Castle on a Cloud. When I saw the fat quarter bundle of Storybook by Kate and Birdie for Moda Fabrics, it appealed to me ...

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November 10, 2014
Pillow Cases from Amalie's Armfuls

Yesterday, my son had a bad nap.  He never went to sleep and eventually when he had a messy diaper, he pulled it off in his bed.  Nasty, I know!!!  At least he just left it alone, but unfortunately he sat on his ladybug stuffed animal pillow.  Yep, it just went in the trash.  After sleeping with two kids over 3 1/2 yrs it was just time.  I simply didn't want to try and clean it.  So, he got a big boy pillow last night.  I was really sad.  It just means that he is growing up.   I ...

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November 8, 2014
How Do You Use Patterns? from The Littlest Thistle

Following a couple of discussions I had with a friend recently, and reading some recent reviews on the wonderful Purse Pallooza over at Sew Sweetness, I've been pondering patterns of late.

The conversation I was having started with the idea of following patterns.  When I thought about it, I realised that I've not made a pattern in years that I haven't altered in some way, whereas my conversant was merrily following her chosen pattern to the letter.  After that conversation I was looking at the Purse Pallooza reviews, and I had a real giggle counting up the ...

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