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March 27, 2017
Sis Boom Angie Hack-A-Thon Round Up from Sisboom

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Our Sis Boom Angie Hack-A-Thon is over and it was a great week. We are rounding up the week in one post so you don’t miss any of these great ideas. Thanks to all our bloggers who participated! We love all your takes on our beloved Angie.

Idle Sunshine Angie Hack

Idle Sunshine teaches you how to use knit for the Angie instead of the traditional woven.

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Anna’s Heirloom Boutique teaches you how to do a faux corset!

Angie with contrasting pocket

Inspinration shows you how to redraft the dart into a princess seam and add visible contrasting pockets.

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Cookies N Bees – gives the ...

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FMQ paper piecing Elephant from Wisonsin Quilting

How am I going to quilt this huge paper piecing project?

I’ve been stuck longer than I want to admit, trying to figure out how to quilt this behemoth… So a jumped at the chance when KathleenQuilts said she would give some online advice on her Free Motion Fridays.  Here’s  some of what she suggested: KathleenQuilts advice four

For the whole thought process see her post dedicated to this elephant pattern of mine

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I Love A Sunburnt Country: My Plans For Girt By Sea from Blossom Heart Quilts

I knew heading into designing Girt By Sea that I needed to make this quilt for myself (as opposed to just my border for the pattern sample!), but that I needed to make it in the colours of Australia. From a sunburnt desert centre through to the oceans that surround my island home, and deeply inspired by the poem My Country by Dorothea Mackellar. It’s a poem that has always filled my heart with a love for the landscapes of Australia, especially this verse:

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of ...

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March 24, 2017
Girt By Sea – A Modern Medallion Quilt Pattern from Blossom Heart Quilts

Late last year, some friends approached me with an idea – to collaborate with five other Australian quilt designers to create a new and exciting medallion quilt pattern inspired by our beautiful country. My heart leapt at the concept! I’ve always said that upon my return to Australia, I wanted to dig deep and get involved in the Aussie quilting industry. This quilt is pretty much the epitome of that desire! Working with other Aussie designers and using an Australian designer’s fabric to create a modern quilt pattern inspired by our stories and our lives that also teaches a ...

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March 21, 2017
Sis Boom Angie Hack-A-Thon Day 1 from Sisboom

By Idle Sunshine

Idle Sunshine Angie Hack

Hi everyone! Welcome to the first stop on the Sis Boom Patterns Angie Hack-A-Thon Tour! I am so excited to show you my version of the Angie, it’s definitely my new favourite dress.

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You might remember in my recent post from the Just For Me January Tour that I am an Angie fan and that I planned to make one in knit fabric!

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With most things in life, I like to do a bit of research and then just give it a go. Usually that works out fine… In this case I think I pretty much ...

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Milky Way Sampler Sale – 3 Days Only! from Blossom Heart Quilts

This week as I was doing some of my BHQ admin things, I noticed that the Milky Way Sampler patterns have collectively been downloaded over 3500 times. Um, what?! Mind. BLOWN! So I decided that I’d say a little thank you by putting the Bundle on sale for the rest of this week.

Milky Way Sampler QAL bundle with bonus block at BlossomHeartQuilts.com

The Bundle includes all 12 patterns, plus the bonus 13th block and the layout and finishing instructions to make a quilt like the pattern cover!

Rainbow quilt block foundation paper pieced from Milky Way Sampler by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

13th block by @jackiegillies

 

Foundation paper pieced rainbow star quilt block from Milky Way Sampler by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

13th block by @picosailors

Normally it’s $9.95 but you can now get it for $7 ...

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March 17, 2017
HOOP QUILTS Pattern Day + GiveAway from Gen X Quilters

HOOP QUILTS Day has finally arrived... break out of the BLOCK!
Quick, inexpensive, different, ROUND and super fun.

They are taking the world by storm!
Well, not really.  They're quite polite actually.

Hoop Quilts are sweet round minis, made with love and a little spunk.  And they want to be displayed pretty much anywhere you can possibly think of.  Sewing room? Yes please.  Bedrooms? For sure. Tiny hallway? Absolutely! Hoop Quilts fit perfectly in just about any space.

I plan on sneaking one into our bathroom downstairs and seeing how long it takes my husband to notice.  ;)
Want to ...

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March 15, 2017
Hoop Quilts Video Tutorial: How to Wrap a Hoop from Gen X Quilters

HOOP DAY is almost here!  Thanks so much for your excitement to see Hoop Quilts... Minis in the round are coming soon.  Soon as in FRIDAY  :)

With encouragement from you, I took the leap and gave a video tutorial a whirl.  It shows how I wrap the hoops for the Hoop Quilts and frame them up.  It's not hard at all - but I thought it may be helpful for you to see it in action before you try it.

PSST....This is a SUPER SNEAK PEEK at the samples I made for the pattern.

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Finished or Not Friday Linky Party | My New Pattern - Square Dance! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My finish is a new pattern, Square Dance, made in California Girl fabrics.  This is the large lap size.  The pattern includes 7 sizes from wall hanging to king, is fat quarter friendly, and uses strip piecing!  I love the subtle background chains.


The fabrics are California Girl by Fig Tree for Moda, all from my stash!


Shannon of The Flemings Nine proofread and tested the pattern for me.  Isn't her black, red, and white version so pretty!?!


Square Dance is on sale at ...

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March 14, 2017
Hoop Quilts are coming..... Friday 3/17! from Gen X Quilters

Indah Batiks by Me+You / Hoffman Fabrics

Ok guys.... HOOP QUILTS are coming to take the world by storm.  The WORLD!  Seriously.  You've made mini quilts before.  But NEVER, never has there been a mini quilt like this one.  Hoop Quilts will change your life.

Or at least, they've changed mine.  Annnnnd the look of my sewing room completely.  It's an addiction already.  Don't tell my husband, but a Hoop Quilt invasion is coming to an unsuspecting Ohio home right now.  He won't even know what hit him.

Quick, inexpensive, different, round and super fun ...

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6 Sewing Projects Made with Black & White Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello, fabric lovers! 

Today, let’s talk a little about black and white. For as long as I can remember I have loved this classic color combination. These colors are great for backgrounds, accents, or simply anything. With the release of our Capsules and collections such as Lagom, black and white fabrics have been in our sewing room waiting to be turned into lovely projects. We even had to devote the Month of March to black and white fabrics as part of our ColorFun series to show off our obsession.

ColorFun collage black and white

But the fun doesn’t end there! Check out all ...

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Rapt Quilt Pattern from Blossom Heart Quilts

This month, I’m the guest designer for a fun project – the International Association of Quilters! And for my month, I’m (finally) sharing the pattern for my Rapt quilt. No, not “raptor” as I kept accidentally typing, although using dinosaur fabric for this would be super fun…

Rapt quilt by Blossom Heart Quilts

This quilt was in part inspired by Laurie Wisbrun’s beautiful fabrics, but also my desire to finally make a Christmas quilt because in Japan, we could actually use them in December! Mind you, Melbourne’s idea of summer lends itself to using quilts too…

Rapt quilt detail by Blossom Heart Quilts

Anyway, it’s a great program if ...

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March 13, 2017
Design wall 3/13/17 more fun with strings & Triple play quilt from Always Quilts

Life’s been busy the last few weeks and I haven’t had (or rather taken) the time to post anything. I did finish my Triple play quilt top and it’s quilted and bound. Yea!

We held our annual mystery lock in day earlier this month. Everyone was busy sewing all day and appeared to have a great time. We had lots of show and tell of last years mystery quilt, Knotty Times.

Also lots of Midnight Magic quilts from the 2015 lock in. 
It’s always fun to see all the different colors that the ladies use. They ...

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My Patterns and AQS Daytona Show from Blooming in Chintz

Yes, it's been awhile. . . I think I will just skip past the subject of how much time has gone by or where I've been!  Yes, I've been busy and yes, I am way behind on blogging!  If you are really curious as to what I am making and want to keep up, I do try to post more often on Instagram (and simultaneously on my Facebook page) due to the fact it is just so much quicker and easier.

 

I've added a few more patterns to my Etsy and Craftsy stores since I last wrote in ...

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March 11, 2017
Holey Rings from On Point Quilter

I have some new great tips to share with you on the String Applique Circle quilt.  Did you know that you can create applique shapes with "holes" in them in Electric Quilt?  Read more below.

Also check out the next steps in constructing the String Applique quilt -- along with free templates for both the circles and the rings.

But first.......

New Online EQ Classes

Time is running out to get your early registration bonus for two brand new Electric Quilt classes.
What are the bonuses?
Early Sign-Up Bonus:  As a special bonus, if you sign up by March 13, 2017 ...

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March 8, 2017
The Jamie Pattern Review from Sisboom

We love hearing positive reviews of our patterns. Alison and her company, Sew Bee It Clothier, has sewn a lot over her 35+ years as a sewist and she loved working with our Jamie pattern for a client. If you are new to sewing patterns, or love to chat about sewing in general don’t forget to join our Sis Boom Pattern Co Facebook page. Give Alison a follow on her social media pages. She has an Etsy Shop and makes lovely robes perfect for bridal parties, bags, and custom dresses and maternity gowns.


The Jamie

I recently had the ...

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March 3, 2017
Minecraft Giveaway Bash / Show & Tell from Seriously...I think it needs stitches

A little over a year ago, I started a secret Minecraft quilt for my son, in hopes to do one block a week, and have it done for his 10th birthday. I decided to post each week's block tutorial, in case anyone wanted to join me and to keep me motivated.  At first, it was just Anita in Canada, and Eileen in NJ, and me. But soon, it blew up and turned into a full fledged sew-along/the year of

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March 1, 2017
Kits and New Arrivals from Twin Cities Quilting

Hi Everyone,

We have some great new kits that we are very excited about.  This is 'Bird Love'.  The back is so fun we had to show it.  The pattern and panel for the back is included in the instructions.  Final size is 40" x 48".

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Just in time for Spring, we have 'Bloom'.  The colors in this quilt are so calming and beautiful.  And the blocks are very fun to make.  Final size is 54" x 70".

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We have two new table runners/wall hangings.  This is 'Here... Kitty, Kitty'  Leave it to the Japanese to design such fun ...

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Chocolatier Block of the Month Club #3 from Gen X Quilters

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Hello hello.  It's March - and although March typically has us thinking green, I'm here with some Orange Pop for ya!  Thirsty?  I say pop.  I grew up in Cleveland.  Although my dad (from PA) was a big "soda" advocate, the local high school culture eventually converted me.) Month 3 of the Chocolatier Block of the Month Club is here and ready for the making.  

Today, the Month #3 Block Pattern for Chocolatier is now available.  Check your emails and mailboxes!

2 blocks again this month.  We have the Louisiana block and the Framed Plus this month.  Loving the ...

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Little Land of Rhyme – A Liberty and Linen Play Mat from Blossom Heart Quilts

Last year, I had the challenge of creating something applique for the Handmade magazine. So I collaborated with Ava & Neve to showcase the Little Land Of Rhyme Liberty collection together with some Essex linen to create a play mat.

Land Of Rhyme play mat pattern by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

It features eight different prints, fussy cut where possible, to create world of imagination – eight different lands connected by stepping stones. There’s animals and flowers and meadows and houses and toys, plus a free-motion quilted fairy ring right in the centre.

Land Of Rhyme play mat pattern by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

My daughter is so impatient to get it home so she can play with her dolls on it!

Land Of Rhyme play mat pattern by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

 

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