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November 25, 2020
2021 Fat Quarter Shop Charity Quilt Kit from Craft Gossip

It’s time for the 2021 Fat Quarter Shop charity quilt and here it is: Serendipity.  Hosted in conjunction with Moda Fabrics, the proceeds from this project will benefit Make-a-Wish Central & South Texas.

Good for confident beginners and experienced quilters, this kit has practically everything you need.  Just see what is included:

  • 11.5 yards of Spring Brook fabric designed by Corey Yoder, enough for the top, borders, and binding
  • Foundation Paper Piecing Pads from It’s Sew Emma
  • Block and assembly patterns
  • Keepsake Box

The finished quilt measures 64.5″ x 74.5″, so it’s a nice large ...

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November 17, 2020
Dog Days: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Dog Days colour board at Clever Chameleon

Lunarcy Quilt: Year of the Dog Block Release Day

Dog Days: the hot, sultry, uncomfortable days of the Northern Hemisphere summer corresponding to the annual rise of Sirius (the Dog Star) over the horizon. Yuck.

Sirius (and its doggy constellation Canis Major) is a feature of the summer sky here in the Southern Hemisphere too. And since this past week was hot, sultry and super uncomfortable here… I’m proclaiming that our own Dog Days are upon us.

This was Arkaroola on Sunday. What you can’t see is the stinking-hot gales of wind to go with the humidity. It ...

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November 10, 2020
Lunarcy Pig: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Lunarcy Quilt: Year of the Pig Block Release Day

Another day, another dose of Lunarcy!

Ha! Ain’t that the truth?! Just for something different though, it’s the good kind of Lunarcy scheduled today – we are moving on to the next block of the Lunarcy quilt. Since we are working backwards through the Chinese zodiac (to arrive at the Ox on Chinese New Year 2021), our new block is the Pig. In the zodiac legend, the Pig finished last in the Emperor’s race. There are various versions, but one common story is that the Pig got hungry, had ...

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November 9, 2020
so many projects from Moda Lissa

I have always had more than one project going at a time but I don’t know if it is because of Covid or just my excitement to MAKE. I thought I would do a status check to keep me accountable.

half-square hashtags

Working on an all red version of Sheryl Johnson’s Half Square Hashtag quilt. As soon as Sheryl sent this quilt in for Sisterhood of Scraps, I knew I had to make it.

On-the-Go-SIH-050-Let’s-Fly-61×72

I signed up to make a sample for work. I thought this would be a fun quilt for one of my ...

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November 3, 2020
QAL By the Sea - Final Round-Up from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to the setting ideas post and the linky party for the Segment 3 Prize Giveaway and the Grand Prize Giveaway of the QAL By the Sea!

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By now you've downloaded all 4 block patterns for Segment 3 of our quilt along, and have made or are making all your blocks. If you’ve missed some, click here to catch up!

Although you don’t need to sew your blocks into a quilt or even sew them into small projects in order to enter any of our giveaways you might want to.

If you plan ...

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October 27, 2020
Rats! Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

2020 – Year of the Rat

In the beginning there was the Rat. And the Rat jumped the queue.

According to Chinese legend, it was the Rat who (somewhat dodgily) won the Emperor’s race that decided the identity and order of the Zodiac animals. And so it is the Rat who is the first animal of the 12-year Lunar Calendar cycle. As one version of the story goes, the Rat caught a ride in the amiable Ox’s ear to cross a river during the race, but then abused the favour by dashing across the finish line first, claiming the ...

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QAL By the Sea - Block 11 Crab from The Inquiring Quilter

Hi! Welcome to Block 11 of QAL By the Sea - Crab!

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You’ll find the details of the quilt along on the QAL By the Sea page. Here’s the short version: we’re presenting the blocks for this quilt along in segments. To win a prize, make all the blocks from that segment, then upload a photo of them at the end of that segment.



This is Block 11 in the quilt along and the third block in Segment 3. There are four blocks in this segment. To enter for the Segment 3 prize, you ...

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October 22, 2020
Modern Logs QAL Part 6: Free Motion Stipple Quilting from Christa Quilts

I love it when we get to the machine quilting part of a Quilt Along! I’ve just finished my fourth book on machine quilting so I feel like that is one of my specialties. I’m excited for you to try free motion stipple quilting like I did on my Modern Logs, or another quilting design of your choice.

I made a video with all my best tips and tricks for quilting Modern Logs. Just nine minutes but it’s packed full of help and guidance! Click play below to watch.

 

If you’ve never tried free motion quilting ...

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October 21, 2020
WIP’s and more from The Crafty Quilter

I feel like I should call this blog post “WIP’s and more WIP’s” or “The Battle of the WIP’s”. I have a growing number of works in process, but I’m enjoying myself immensely. So it’s not really a battle of WIP’s but a battle of time. I know we can all relate!

I’m co-teaching a block of the month class (via Zoom) and it’s getting towards the end of the year. This means I need to get all of my blocks sewn together, finish up the applique borders and… you know the ...

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October 20, 2020
QAL By the Sea - Block 10 Sunset from The Inquiring Quilter

Hi! Welcome to Block 10 of QAL By the Sea - Sunset!

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You’ll find the details of the quilt along on the QAL By the Sea page. Here’s the short version: we’re presenting the blocks for this quilt along in segments. To win a prize, make all the blocks from that segment, then upload a photo of them at the end of that segment.



This is Block 10 in the quilt along and the second block in Segment 3. There are four blocks in this segment. To enter for the Segment 3 prize, you ...

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Branches and Blossoms: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Branches and Blossoms colour board at Clever Chameleon

The Lunarcy Quilt continues today

Wasn’t the “It’s A Garden Party” row along this past month fun? I hope you were left with lots of resources and ideas. Now that that intermission is over though, we should return to our regular programming to see what the Chameleon’s been working on.

Lunarcy Quilt logo

The big event in the main ring at Clever Chameleon’s circus at the moment is the Lunarcy Quilt, and it’s definitely time to get on with it! So, Part Two of the Lunarcy Quilt pattern is available for you to download today. This new pdf ...

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October 14, 2020
Fall Quilt and Setting Pattern from Snowy Days Quilting

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I’ve finally finished my quilt from Fall into a Quilt Along! It was a quilt along that ran from May to November 2018 with block patterns from 10 different designers.

As a designer, I finished the quilt top during the quilt along thanks to some awesome pinch hitting by my wonderful Mom to help me get the sashing done in time (you can get the pattern for the sashing here). But even though the top was done, it took me quite a while to make the back since I was determined to use up scraps ...

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October 13, 2020
QAL By the Sea - Block 9 Sailboat from The Inquiring Quilter

Hi! Welcome to Block 9 of QAL By the Sea - Sailboat!

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You’ll find the details of the quilt along on the QAL By the Sea page. Here’s the short version: we’re presenting the blocks for this quilt along in segments. To win a prize, make all the blocks from that segment, then upload a photo of them at the end of that segment.



This is Block 9 in the quilt along and the first block in Segment 3. There are four blocks in this segment. To enter for the Segment 3 prize, you ...

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October 8, 2020
Stitch Pink and Sew Along for fire victims from The Crafty Quilter

Hi everyone. I want to update you on my progress for the Stitch Pink Sew Along and tell you about a new sew along for fire victims of the CZU Lightening Complex fires in California.

Sew Along for Fire Victims

I’m going to start with the new sew along, Jumpstart on Christmas 5-day Sew Along at Modern Handmade in Scotts Valley, CA. Sarah, the owner of Modern Handmade, knows first hand of the devastation the CZU Complex Lightening fires have brought to her customers. Her shop is located in the vicinity of these fires (it remains undamaged), and she ...

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September 29, 2020
QAL By the Sea - Segment 2 Round-Up from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to the project ideas post and the linky party for the Segment 2 Prize Giveaway of the QAL By the Sea!

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By now you've downloaded all 4 block patterns for Segment 2 of our quilt along, and have made or are making all your blocks. If you’ve missed some, click here to catch up!

Although you don’t need to sew your blocks into a quilt or even sew them into small projects in order to enter the Grand Prize giveaway at the end of the quilt along, you might want to.

If ...

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QAL By the Sea - Block 8 Compass from The Inquiring Quilter

Hi! Welcome to Block 8 of QAL By the Sea - Compass!

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You’ll find the details of the quilt along on the QAL By the Sea page. Here’s the short version: we’re presenting the blocks for this quilt along in segments. To win a prize, make all the blocks from that segment, then upload a photo of them at the end of that segment.



This is Block 8 in the quilt along and the fourth block in Segment 2. There are four blocks in this segment. To enter for the Segment 2 prize, you ...

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September 28, 2020
A finish and new project from The Crafty Quilter

I can never get ahead. I’m always starting something new before I’ve finished something old. Well, I finished something not-so-old, and I made progress on a few old UFO’s, so I gave in to the sparkly something new. But let me show you what I finished first!

Last night, I put the last few stitches on the hanging sleeve of my Patchwork Pumpkins wall hanging. Just in time for October!

Patchwork Pumpkins Wall hanging made and designed by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter.
Patchwork Pumpkins Wall hanging made and designed by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter.
Patchwork Pumpkins Wall hanging made and designed by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter.

I love this project so much! I designed it in 2018 and it’s still my favorite decoration for October and November. I used turned edge machine ...

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Modern Logs Inspiration from Christa Quilts

The Modern Logs Quilt Along is in full swing, and that means everyone has started to post their blocks, tops and finishes. This is one of my favorite parts! And I want you to explore your own creativity so I’m thrilled when you add stash fabrics or play around with the setting or otherwise add your own special touch.

Today I’m sharing a variety of other people’s Modern Logs in different stages so you can appreciate the versatility of this design. I hope you enjoy ...

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September 25, 2020
Sewcialities Sew Along- Harmony from Moda Lissa

Hello everybody! I am super excited to start off the Sewcialites SewAlong with the Fat Quarter Shop team and some of the best designers in the world. If this is your first time visiting my blog, I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself. I am the mother of 5, I have 4 grandkids and have been quilting for almost 40 years. EGADS! that seems like forever ago and I really am not that old. I started quilting before the invention of the rotary cutter, I made templates from cardboard and I quilted as I went – known as ...

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September 23, 2020
Modern Logs QAL Part 4: Optional Pieced Quilt Backing from Christa Quilts

Whenever I make a super scrappy looking quilt like Modern Logs, I often have a lot of leftovers that I love to incorporate into the back of the quilt. This allows me to use up more fabric, personalize the quilt a bit, and make the back (almost) as interesting as the front! If you prefer to use a plain pieced back, this week will give you more time to finish your quilt top.

Modern Logs pieced quilt backing, made from leftover Good Vibes fat quarters, 2 yards of Gumballs print in Coral and a few leftover odds and ends from ...

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