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October 24, 2016
The Road to Heber Valley, Utah! "Road Home" Row-Along from quiltscapes

Hello, and welcome to my stop along the "Road Home" Row-Along Blog Tour!

I'm happy to join 40 other wonderful quiltmakers and bloggers to give a little glimpse of our "Road Home" and share free patterns on this hop.

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October 22, 2016
Yellow Chevron ~~ Finished! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

A few weeks months ago I made this yellow chevron quilt to test a pattern, which I've written about a few several times. This one is a smaller, crib quilt that did not take long at all. It may have been one of the first quilts that I made with my "In One Day" pattern. This is the pattern that I used for "That Big Chevron." Of course, this top sat on the growing pile of tops waiting to be quilted. I just wanted to test out the pattern in a variety of sizes, so finishing was not a ...

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October 21, 2016
Week 2 Stepping Stones Quilt Along: Fabric Cutting from The Inquiring Quilter

Hi and welcome back to the Berry Cross quilt along! It’s been so much fun seeing everyone’s fabric choices on Facebook and in the linky photo gallery. If you haven’t checked them out, click here to visit the linky and view all the uploaded photos. So many beautiful fabric choices!

If you uploaded a photo to last week’s linky, then you had a chance to win last week’s giveaway! I compiled a list of all the participants and assigned a number to everyone. Then I used to pick a winner. And the winner ...

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Finished Or Not Friday {a Linky Party!} + A Sneak Peek at Castle Dreams! from Busy Hands Quilts

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

My first Not Finished is my next quilt pattern, Castle Dreams!  Here is a sneak peek! The pattern uses 10" squares along with yardage of two fabrics and a background fabric.  This quilt is made from Handmade by Bonnie & Camille with a background of Moda Cross Weave in black.  I will be using this as a background fabric again.  It is so soft!

My second Not Finished, which contributed to my first Not Finished being not finished, is this play quilting on a Statler computerized ...

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October 20, 2016
Quilt Block Tags from Eva Blake's Makery & Emporium

After going through about a million post-its over the past few years I finally got smarter. I’m sure you tag your quilt blocks while they are all laid out and ready to assemble right? Little pieces of pinned in place paper that end up everywhere but where they need to be. So, I finally gave up […]

The post Quilt Block Tags appeared first on .

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wonky dresden neighborhood from Ellyn's Place

Welcome to my Wonky Dresden Neighborhood! About a month ago I took this fun class from Martha Lindberg at Not Your Mama's Quilt Store. For me, one of the best parts of taking a class is seeing how different everyone's projects look just based on different fabric choice...

I started with a layer cake of all of the new grunge colors & I just love how mine came together. But everyone elses are so cool too! Makes me want to make another one. 

My finished quilt is 26 inches square.

And, I'm happy to say, this is my ...

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Hopes & Dreams Challenge for ALS 2016 from Nestlings By Robin

Quilting for Charity.....
What an amazing community we are fortunate to be a part of.!! Every so often I get out of my business hat to make quilts for charity and it is always rewarding.
Here are a couple of stories about my charity support:

This second link was just one of my mini quilts to support AAQI which raised money for Alzheimer's research.  My mother's family lost 3 wonderful women to this illness and right now I know another very strong ...

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50 Shades of Omni - The Sweet Feminine Side from Gen X Quilters

Omni is a quilt pattern I released earlier this year, challenging myself to work with black, white, and greys that pushed outside my comfort zone.  In the back of my mind, I've always had more plans for Omni.  :) It's time to start work on it.

I decided to try making her again with some completely different colors, and a little scrappy to see how it changes her attitude. This look will completely change Omni's personality.

Here's the stack I started with to generate a different vibe. I have a bolt of this white floral print from ...

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October 19, 2016
Downtown House Quilt – quilt top finished from France Nadeau

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All the houses are now assembled together. And ready to be quilted.

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Thank you fall 2016 -

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October 14, 2016
Berry Cross QAL Fabric Choices Linky from The Inquiring Quilter

Hello there fellow quilt alongers! Today’s a big day for me—I’m hosting my first linky party, and it’s just for my Berry Cross quilt along participants!

Berry Cross Quilt Along

If you’re just catching up, here are a few housekeeping items I’ll repeat.

  • First, notice that there’s a tab up there for the Berry Cross Quilt Along. Click it, and you’ll find all the quilt along info in one spot, including links to prior posts.
  • On the Berry Cross QAL page, you'll find a button you can put on your blog to support the quilt ...

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October 13, 2016
2016 Q3 Finish Along Recap from The Inquiring Quilter

Sorry I haven’t been blogging a lot lately, but it’s almost Quilt Market time and I’m busy writing patterns and making fabric samples for several fabric companies (my day job). Wish I could show you what I’m working on but it’s super secret stuff! The new fabrics and patterns are really beautiful and fun though, so expect a lot of wonderful things in your quilt stores soon!

Quarter 3 is over, and it’s time to recap my progress on my UFOs for the 2016 Finish Along. Actually, it's past time! I had this ...

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Let's continue having fun with Grey fabric prints from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello, beautiful crafters!

We hope that you love our selection of fabrics for October Color Fun! Today we want to share with you some projects made with a couple of featured grey fabric prints. We hope to inspire you even more with this cool, muted and elegant color! Pay attention to the colors that were combined with grey in these projects. As you remember from our previous Color Fun blog post, we explained how to mix match grey with other fabric prints. Take a look at the subtle addition of bright yellows, greens, or pastels in those projects. What a ...

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October 11, 2016
Wonderful Pumpkins, my newest Free pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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My tip for you... Always check out the Precut deal of the week and the Basics of the month! 

Then you won't miss a great deal!

Pat Sloan Free Pumpkin Runner

Pumpkin crusted buttons or just as accents.. either way I had to design something for fall and adding pumpkins is the best! This is a super fast and fun runner .. let's get going!

My Button Lover's club came in the mail and it is peachy orange this month, which is PERFECT for accenting my FREE project for you!


1 Charm Pack Spooky Delight

1 peach Button kit - it's your ...

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Downtown Houses – Block 8 with a pattern from France Nadeau

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This house is high in colors. The door, particularly exuberant, attract the eyes. Strangely, the door frame and the window frames are of different colors. But, as the various colors of the house are reflected in the garden, the whole creates a view the passerby enjoy to see.  The flower pot in the kitchen window announces that this is a happy house.

The pattern is available in French and in English in my Craftsy Pattern Store. This pattern has 7 pages and includes instructions about cutting the appliques, a guide for positioning the appliques, patterns in actual size and pictures ...

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October 10, 2016
Falling into Fall! from Buzzing and Bumbling

I am really feeling nostalgic today! I've been working on patterns and house renovations and I am weary! I need to see my grandkids! The photo above was taken 10 years ago when we lived on the east coast. We had built a great pond and deck and finished it just in time to find out we were moving. Our granddaughter loved putting her hand on the water and feeling the fish tickle it thinking she might have some food for them. I would love to have that pond and deck here. I would love even more to have ...

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October 9, 2016
Soft & Cuddly Baby Quilt from Heart Desire Creations


Baby quilts can be so cute – not as cute as the baby of course! My favorite baby quilts to make are flannel rag quilts. They are just so soft and cuddly.  This quilt has a bright fun patterned flannel on the back and a pretty flowery, mostly pink pattern on the front. No batting is used – I layer the flannel to make it warmer and give the quilt more dimension rather than just sewing squares together. There are squares appliqued onto circles appliqued onto the main block, and there are circles appliqued onto squares appliqued onto the main block. Not ...

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October 8, 2016
Mad Dash {Pattern Release} from Factotum of Arts

Today I am releasing my Mad Dash Quilt Pattern. It is now available in my payhip and craftsy shops.


Over some time, I had started to collect a significant amount of scrap and panels of Maze and Vale low volume, hand printed fabrics. Saving them for the perfect quilt. After playing around with dashes, inspired by the lines in a text document, I came up with this design.


In my head, I could envision the recently released Art Gallery Fabrics soft Denim for the dashes, and the Maze and Vale prints for the backgrounds.


I love how this quilt turned ...

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October 7, 2016
New 4 Block Sampler Setting PDF from Gen X Quilters

If you're like me, you have a stack of orphan blocks in the corner of your sewing room.  

They either came from bee blocks, samplers I started but never finished, samples I made to try out patterns, blocks I've made reviewing books, tutorials I tried to learn new skills...... and the list goes on and on.

If you've ever wondered how to use up some of those blocks, I have a simple beginner setting pattern for you!  This pattern provides the setting instructions for the quilts I made for the Patchwork Auditions Workshop I teach.  All you ...

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Week 1 Berry Cross Quilt Along: Fabric Requirements and Color Options from The Inquiring Quilter

Hi everyone and welcome to the Berry Cross quilt along! I hope you’re all ready to play!

Berry Cross finishes at 48” x 60” (lap size) and contains 20 blocks. During the quilt along, we’ll be sewing up the individual block units first, then assembling the blocks and finally, sewing the quilt top together. This quilt is definitely fast and easy! This week, we’ll talk about fabric selection and requirements.

Let’s start by taking a closer look at Berry Cross. The Berry Cross pattern features two different blocks that allow you to build the quilt you ...

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October 6, 2016
Sis Boom Patterns – Always a Perfect Fit from Sisboom

Long time Sis Boom fan, Rachel Berwick Hodges, was contacted by her friend Christiana Nelson recently to sew dresses for herself and her daughter. Rachel lives in New Hampshire and Christina is in Texas so they weren’t going to have a chance to met in person, pick a pattern together and take measurements. But luckily with Sis Boom Patterns, you always get the perfect fit.

Rachel said of the experience “These patterns are so great! Christy gave me their measurements and I chose the pattern sizes based off of them, which resulted in perfect fits! I haven’t seen ...

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