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May 22, 2017
Modern Batik Challenge from Heart Desire Creations

An Island Batik Ambassador Adventure

For May, we were challenged with a Modern Batik quilt. My first choice was to do a small wall hanging – I find those a little easier for modern than a larger quilt, but then I decided it was time to break out of the mold and go bold so I chose to do a small lap quilt.

Modern Batik

I went through all my yummy Island Batiks and chose blues and greens, various neutrals for the top portion and a neutral for the section out of the main square. I love this color palette and doesn’t ...

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May 19, 2017
Star Crossed Rainbow - a FREE Pattern! + Finished or Not Friday Linky Party from Busy Hands Quilts

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

My Finished and Not Finished are two Star Crossed Rainbow lap quilts.

Last Sunday I guest blogged at Confessions of a Fabric Addict during the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge and featured Star Crossed Rainbow in my post.  This is a free pattern in my pattern shop.

And here is the delicious backing.  It's Benartex Gradation in Rainbow.  It looked very weird on Craftsy's site, but I ordered it anyway quite awhile ago.  After I pulled it out for this project, I went ahead ...

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May 16, 2017
Spring Has Sprung from Quilting Solutions

I sit down to write about quilting, but must admit that I haven't sewed a stitch this week.  We have had our first bout of nice weather and just had to get out in the yard.  We emptied all the rocks out of our faux pond and cleaned them off.  Next we will lay down landscape cloth and put the rocks back.  It will be so nice to see the pond without weeds.  We have occasional heavy rains here in the mountains so we designed the pond as a catch basin to slow the water down and reduce erosion ...

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May 13, 2017
Stack Pattern Release from Modern Handcraft

So excited to announce that my Stack Quilt is finally available for purchase! Stack Quilt is the second quilt in my Solid Series, designs focusing on solid fabrics and negative space. This quilt is perfect for both beginner quilters and […]

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May 12, 2017
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a PDF Pattern Sale! from Sisboom

Mom wants a new PDF Pattern and a few yards of our newest fabric line, Sunny Isle, in stores and online now! Use coupon code #lovemymom for all your favorite Sis Boom PDF Patterns. Our patterns are great for veteran sewists and newbies alike. Got questions? Join our Sis Boom Pattern Co Facebook Group.

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May 9, 2017
Redux from Quilting Solutions

I have tried twice unsuccessfully to create a thread painted portrait.  The thread painting went great.  I find it easy and relaxing.  Color choice was the issue.  I took a class from Lea McComas awhile back and she suggested doing the portrait on fusible Pel-tex (or Tim-tex).  No quilting required except maybe the background.  I fused background fabric onto it,  printed my portrait on fabric and fused it down.  Everything was fine until I got to the shadow side of the face.  Way too dark.  By the time I knew I didn't like it, it was too late to ...

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May 1, 2017
2017 Summer Sampler: Summer Star Medallion from Freshly Pieced

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That’s right! Last year’s Summer Sampler block-of-the-week program was such a hit, we knew we had to bring it back again this year! This time around, we’ve got something really special for you guys: Our Summer Star Medallion. Seventeen gorgeous star blocks in two sizes, and this fun medallion/sampler layout—and it’s available for pre-order starting today!

summersampler2017logoscreenresIf you didn’t participate in Summer Sampler 2016, here’s the lowdown: I’ve joined my book co-authors Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts and Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt, plus five of your other favorite ...

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April 28, 2017
Oh My Darling | Finished or Not Friday Link-Up | TGIFF Link Ups from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!  I'm also hosting Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday {TGIFF}!

My Finish is a twin size Oh My Darling, a new pattern release!  This sweet quilt is made with Fresh Cut by Basic Grey for Moda.

The pattern includes 6 sizes from baby to king, including two lap sizes, and is jelly roll friendly with strip piecing instructions given.  It looks like this quilt takes a long time to make, but the strip piecing makes it much quicker than traditional piecing.

The quilting is ...

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Sirmilik National Park, Canada from Wisonsin Quilting

Sirmilik 8 colors

Sirmilik National Park in the land of the midnight sun calls for a palette of 8 blues, whites, and greys for this impressive remote Canadian Park.

The $8 pattern measures 32″ wide x 24″ tall and is composed of 84 pieces.

This is part of a series of Canadian park patterns celebrating Canada’s Parks 150th anniversary this year with free park admission.

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April 27, 2017
“Memories of Home” from Ruth Powers Blog

I love it when folks use my patterns as a base for their own ideas! Here Lois Kelly has taken my New Leaves pattern and created a wall hanging for her Canadian son and his Vermont girlfriend.

Perfect! It’s called “Memories of Home”

I’ve always though some of my patterns would adapt well to the “Modern” style. Check them out over in the Patterns section.

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April 25, 2017
The Legend of the Lick Skillet Quilt Guild from Butterfly Threads

Because you have asked where this wonderful name came from, I got the whole story for you and here it is...

Many years ago there was a small town in Alabama that was a frequent stopping point for folks traveling to and from Birmingham. It was a friendly little town that was known for it's hospitality. Hungry and weary travelers always knew they would be shown kindness upon their arrival. Now, the folks in this small town weren't necessarily wealthy, but they were generous. If anyone showed up at their door asking for food, even the most humble ...

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April 24, 2017
Explore the Beauty of the Midwest with Bountiful Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello wonderful makers!

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the beautiful landscapes that span across the US. To me it’s amazing how you can see deserts, plains, forests, and beaches in one country. Since I was born and raised in South Florida, it’s always fascinating to experience the unique landscapes that are outside of tropical Florida. One place that has been memorable to me has been the Midwest. The first time I was able to see the beauty of the vast mid-west countryside was during my plane trip to Minnesota for my first Quilt Market. From a bird ...

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Fusions by Art Gallery Fabrics // Boho Stacked Quilt from Modern Handcraft

Hi friends, I am excited to share with you my most recent finish – the Boho Stacked Quilt! My friend Mathew – or as some of you know him Mister Domestic – asked if I would like to join in […]

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April 21, 2017
Earth Day Sale on Busy Hands Quilts' PDF Quilt Patterns! from Busy Hands Quilts

Save 22% off all Busy Hands Quilts PDF quilt patterns this weekend in celebration of Earth Day!  Save a tree and consider viewing your patterns on your computer or tablet.  Of course you still have the option of printing the file at any time.  This sale is running in my Craftsy and Etsy pattern shops!

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Brick Cottage Lane 2 | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party from Busy Hands Quilts

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

My Finish is a king size Brick Cottage Lane {2} quilt.  I made this quilt top last summer, and it's finally finished!

Some of you saw this last week, but it's the only thing I have ready to share today.  My other sewing this week was my upcoming pattern, and it's not quite ready to share.

And here it is on a full size bed, so the overhang won't be this much on a queen or king.

The quilting is an ...

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April 19, 2017
Snow Fun! from Heart Desire Creations

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I recently traveled outside of my “box” and entered the Martelli Quilt contest.  There was a theme choice of Winter, Thanksgiving, Christmas or Autumn. I chose Winter and was sent these templates:

Winter Templates

There was no set criteria except for the size of the finished panel. My interpretation was that although we did not need to use all the templates, I should use as many templates as many times as I could. My guess was that the quilt panels would be displayed at market and/or shows to show how the templates could be used. I used the quarter round template ...

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April 18, 2017
Liberty Dainty Tote from Ellyn's Place

I'm still working my way through the glorious bundle of Liberty I bought last year. After piecing a quilt top, I had little pieces left over, just big enough for 1/2" hexies. I combined them with a solid aqua and soon I had this pretty panel...
in my usual fashion, I had no plan for it! Then I realized it was the perfect size to incorporate into a dainty tote. I hadn't made one of these in ages and it's my favorite little bag to make. I ended up cutting the panel in half so I ...

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Disperse {a new quilt pattern on sale!} from Material Girl Quilts

If you follow me on Instagram, you have likely seen my latest quilt design, Disperse.  The pattern is now complete

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A Rainbow Aurora Quilt from Blossom Heart Quilts

This past Easter weekend here in Australia was a 4-day long weekend. Practically everything is shut on Good Friday, and Easter Monday is also a public holiday (although a lot of retail is open). While many people go away, we had the most wonderful, relaxed weekend at home. Also, after a week with us, my mother-in-law left on Saturday. So in reality, the past week has been pretty chilled, relaxing and on my part – getting a bit of sewing done too. While some of that was with my kids (more on that another day), I also took the opportunity to ...

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April 15, 2017
BLOCK 4 Reveal! Live Each Season "MYstery" BOM * New WOOL Bundle from Buttermilk Basin Design Studio

Hey!  Happy “LUCKY” Friday!!!!!  Today is the release of BLOCK #4 of our Live Each Season BOM!  So of course, we are giving away KITS of this darling summer themed block over on our FB page!  There is nothing like a cold glass of lemonade and fresh picked strawberries!  Both are so refreshing on a hot summer’s day!  We are loving this BOM as well as the NEW Sweet Olde Summertime BOM!  It is so fun to offer you exclusive projects that are designed just for YOU!!!  You gals are just the best!  SOOOO glad you are loving the ...

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