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March 28, 2020
Ready To Roll from Quilt Paint Create

Another trying week over. I’m ready to chill and enjoy some quiet time at home.
I pressed all the sewn pieces for A Walk In The Woods and stacked them up, ready to sew.
awitw piecesI decided not to arrange them ahead of time, but just sew them how they are stacked. I’ll switch out pieces that look very similar so they are not next to each other, but I don’t plan to fuss with it any more than that. In the end the pieces will all blend together anyway.
Rain is forecast for the weekend, which means ...

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March 26, 2020
How to Enjoy a Quilt Show (Even if You’re Quarantined at Home) – Part 1 from Quilter Chic

Inside: Virtual Trunk Show

I sat there with sweaty palms, my heart beating quickly and I wondered if they would like me. Would they like my work? Would I have enough to show? It was my first trunk show, and it was circa 2008 after my first book was published. I was presenting to a local long-arm group, and I was nervous!

We, as quilters, love our quilt shows! And now they’ve all been cancelled. So sad! I thought maybe you would enjoy a virtual trunk show of my quilts. I’ll be calling it the Great Covid Trunk ...

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March 21, 2020
Fun with the letter “Q” and two more blocks from Chocolate Cake Quilt Designs

It’s quite something, this Covid-19 quarantine.

As the media quibbles over quantities

and we all avoid quorums greater than 10;

instead, remaining close to quarters

in a quest to quash its spread,

there is no reason for querulousness

if you are a quilter.

If you’re like me, you have a stash to outlast multiple quarantines, so now is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the peace and quiet and sew. In the last week, I’ve managed to piece two more vintage tree blocks. They’re still a ...

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Y-Seam Reality Check and a Refresher Tutorial from Cheeky Cognoscenti


You guys, how did I look at this block yesterday and think there were only 8 Y-seams?  


My 20" Block
There are SIXTEEN Y-seams in this block!  See below.  Ugh.  I liked the Y-seams better when I thought there were only going to be eight of them.


The Wicked Block Diagram
So this block is kind of like the news lately -- it's twice as bad today as it was last night, and the only way to get through it is to just focus on ONE seam at a time instead of worrying about the whole block at once.  

I ...

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March 12, 2020
Everyone’s a Kid Floor Cushions and Toss Pillows (part 2 of 2) from Art and Quilting in Camden

Today it’s time for part 2 of 2 in the “how to make cushions” tutorial! In this image, I’ve sewn the boxing strip–the bit on the edges/sides (black Galaxy fabric from Michael Miller Fabrics, Spring 2020) to one of the squares (top and bottom) to make sure I’ve got the fit right. Looks pretty good! The top on this one is the SuperFred fabric in gray (with this fun fox named Fred and a robot named Mike). Those glorious solids (SWOON) are part of the Cotton Couture collection. Colors are Acid (left), Yellow (top), Apricot ...

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March 9, 2020
Everyone’s a Kid Floor Cushions and Toss Pillows (part 1 of 2) from Art and Quilting in Camden

Today’s projects are floor cushions and toss pillows from Michael Miller’s adorable new fabric line, SuperFred and Space Pals. As soon as I saw them I knew I’d love to make some floor cushions for my daughter-in-law’s Kindergarten classroom! You can find part 2 here as of March 12, 2020.

Pigwidgeon was asleep in front of the wood stove but allowed me to move him to another comfy spot to be my model. I am a Michael Miller 2020 Brand Ambassador for 2020, for which this is a monthly project. I’m also a Janome Artisan ...

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March 6, 2020
Blocks done … from Quilting and More...

A couple of weeks ago I showed you the beginnings of a new quilt, called Interwoven, that I’m making. I’m very relieved to have finished making all of my strip sets (should I admit how tired I am of making strip sets?) and also all of the blocks necessary for the quilt top. Yay! There are […]

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February 23, 2020
Scrap Project from The Quilt Yarn

I am determined to make a dent in my scrap accumulation. It's just ridiculous how much I have got stuffed away all over the place.

So, I am working on these houses. It's a free Bonnie Hunter pattern called "Happy Scrappy Houses". Certainly not a super quick way to use up scraps, however it is effective once you get going. This is how far I got in the last few days.

I experimented a bit with the surrounds of the houses as Bonnie had given alternative measurements to do those houses without the sashings. Decided in the end ...

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February 22, 2020
Interwoven from Quilting and More...

I saw a quilt at my local quilt shop and couldn’t get it out of my mind. I love the soft colors and the interest and movement created in the way the blocks are put together. It’s a departure from the very colorful quilts that were my last couple of projects, but I do like […]

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February 18, 2020
Spirit Song Quilt: Are We Done Yet? (NO). But Blocks On the Move is Ready to Debut at Quilt Show! from Cheeky Cognoscenti

My progress on the Spirit Song Dress Code quilt has slowed way down because I'm at a tedious point in the construction.  After spending so much time planning my mix of colors and prints in my design software, I barged ahead with my piecing without bothering to create  a pressing plan...  So now as I'm joining the 4" inch Birds in the Air blocks together to form the large 16" composite blocks, none of my seam allowances "nest" where the blue triangle points touch one another.  As you can see in the completed block below, that happens EIGHT ...

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February 7, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects


A couple more great little quilts pieced by members of  Annapolis Quilts for Kids.

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2020.  

2020 Charity Quilt Count: 13

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February 5, 2020
Peek Into Batik Quilt Along from Art and Quilting in Camden

Michael Miller Fabrics is having a year-long batik quilt-along, and you’re invited! Each of the 2020 Brand Ambassadors (including yours truly) was sent the fabrics and invited to play. “My” block will be in October, but I made Miss January too, LOL! If you’d like information, go here to find more information, including free pdfs with yardage requirements.

If your local fabric shop doesn’t carry Michael Miller (ask them to!), you can order these exact fabrics from Fabrics.com. And let me tell you, MM Jet Black Cotton Couture fabric is famous for good reason…it isn ...

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January 31, 2020
Tutorial and Charts for Setting Quilts “on point” (Diagonally) from Quilter Chic

You’ve finished that wonderful block-of-the-month from last year, and now you have a lovely set of quilt blocks. Now what do you do with them?

One way to “set” your quilt is “on point”. This is when you set your blocks on the diagonal, as you can see with my quilt, September.

September quilt from Quilt Batik! ©2012 Cheryl Brown/That Patchwork Place

The confusing part of “on point” quilts is the setting triangles and and corner triangles. This post should help with that! When constructing an “on point” quilt, you lay your blocks out on the diagonal. Then ...

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Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I had a bunch of stuff going on last week so I only have one charity quilt to share this week.

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2020.  

2020 ...

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January 27, 2020
piecing paper and cloth [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

piecing paper and cloth

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adding scraps and little bits of stitch from Karen Ann Ruane

piecing paper, piecing cloth,

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January 25, 2020
hand pieced and hand embroidered pages [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

hand pieced and hand embroidered pages

karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/2020/01/four-hand-p...

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January 23, 2020
When to pre-shrink! from Art and Quilting in Camden

Over the past week to two weeks, I have been working on ….sit down and prepare yourselves for this… a **pieced** quilt. Yes, me. A very simple pieced quilt, but nonetheless.

Eye-candy…my 214 colors, test-driving super wide borders with possible squares or rectangles. I’m going with nothing to distract from that glorious grid of color. Hopefully the quilting will make the wide borders look good. Want them that big so they will fit on a king size bed–we’ve got a queen but the pug takes up a ridiculous amount of room for such a small dog ...

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January 17, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

More fun charity quilts for Annapolis Quilts for Kids
The border fabrics really pull this fun, one-block quilt together. 
I think this may have been a carpenter's star quilt that went somewhat sideways. I added the border fabric and quilted it as it is. A finished quilt is always better than a perfect quilt. I'm sure it will be loved.

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your ...

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January 12, 2020
Accuquilt GO! from Art and Quilting in Camden

Part of every new year should be learning new things…and I’m starting with the Accuquilt GO!

As part of the Michael Miller 2020 Brand Ambassador program, we received the Ready. Set. GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System from Accuquilt. It includes an AccuquiltGO! plus the 8″ Qube (a set of dies to cut shapes often used in piecing 8″ blocks) and a ginormous die to cut my own 2 1/2″ strips. I’ve never seen one of these used in person, let alone done it myself. They are supposed to be lots faster than traditional rotary cutting and ...

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