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September 11, 2019
Candy Quilt Block from Samelia's Mum

On one mystic, magic night,
Jack O Lanterns glowing bright,
kids with bags of candy sweet,
roam door to door and street to street,
all dressed up for trick or treat!

- Patricia L. Cisco



The Candy Quilt Block is one in the new series of Halloween inspired quilt blocks by Nadra of Ellis and Higgs. There are 16 new quilt blocks to sew and celebrate the season.

I love that this block is make up of rectangles & triangles but it looks round. This would make a fabulous quilt, don't you think?

I made the blocks in both the 12 ...

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August 28, 2019
X MARKS THE SPOT from That's Sew Kerry

Treasure Hunt 




Treasure Hunt Block Tutorial

12.5" finished block
This block is part of the great series by Blossom Hearts Quilts called The Bee Hive there are 12 blocks in the series, all completely free. The template for this block can be found here.



Cutting:
A1 and A4 2 1/4" x 9 1/2" 
A2 and A5 2 1/4" x 7"      
A3 and A6 2 1/4" x 4"

4 of each is needed to make one complete 12.5" block.



Assembly:

This block is put together in 4 units very simply by foundation paper piecing.

I ...

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August 26, 2019
Disappearing Quilt Blocks Quilt Along | Block Row #5 from Patchwork Posse

QUILT ALONG WITH THIS DISAPPEARING QUILT BLOCK ROW ALONG! YOU’LL EXPLORE NEW FUN TECHNIQUES AND BY THE END YOU’LL HAVE A COMPLETE QUILT!

This month we’ll be sewing up nine patch quilt block and then cutting it up to make it disappear.  

It’s end result is really nothing like what it started out as!

Hope you have fun finding the right combination for your blocks— and what they turn out to be. 

HOW TO MAKE THE DISAPPEARING QUILT BLOCKS – 

STEP 1: GET MY DISAPPEARING QUILT ROW #5 FILE

Download the Disappearing Quilt Blocks – Half square triangles ...

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Disappearing Quilt Blocks Quilt Along | Block Row #5 from Patchwork Posse

QUILT ALONG WITH THIS DISAPPEARING QUILT BLOCK ROW ALONG! YOU’LL EXPLORE NEW FUN TECHNIQUES AND BY THE END YOU’LL HAVE A COMPLETE QUILT!

This month we’ll be sewing up nine patch quilt block and then cutting it up to make it disappear.  

It’s end result is really nothing like what it started out as!

Hope you have fun finding the right combination for your blocks— and what they turn out to be. 

HOW TO MAKE THE DISAPPEARING QUILT BLOCKS – 

STEP 1: GET MY DISAPPEARING QUILT ROW #5 FILE

Download the Disappearing Quilt Blocks – Half square triangles ...

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August 22, 2019
8 Free Pineapple Quilt Block Tutorials from Patchwork Posse

Free Pineapple quilt blocks that you can get sewing right now! Super cute and quick to sew…with a few fun additions you’ll love!

I’ve seen these fun pineapple quilt block tutorials around for a bit and have saved them for a rainy day or project….and I thought that instead of keeping them to myself, I would share them today!

There are quite a few options when it comes to sewing a pineapple quilt block – full squares, half square triangles, long green tops, funky colors…you name it! 

Depending on your style and what you are going ...

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8 Free Pineapple Quilt Block Tutorials from Patchwork Posse

Free Pineapple quilt blocks that you can get sewing right now! Super cute and quick to sew…with a few fun additions you’ll love!

I’ve seen these fun pineapple quilt block tutorials around for a bit and have saved them for a rainy day or project….and I thought that instead of keeping them to myself, I would share them today!

There are quite a few options when it comes to sewing a pineapple quilt block – full squares, half square triangles, long green tops, funky colors…you name it! 

Depending on your style and what you are going ...

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August 11, 2019
TIME FLIES from That's Sew Kerry

12 Months On

I can't believe it's been over a year since I last wrote a blog post! I was walking around Festival of Quilts a little over a week ago thinking it's been a good few months since I've blogged and I quite miss it, only to log on and realize it's actually been more than a year  - how time flies!

So much has happened since my last post it'll take all day to catch you up but in brief we got the dream house and said room is filled to bursting with ...

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August 6, 2019
Drunkard’s Path: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Northcott fabric colour board at Clever Chameleon

Before we head down the Drunkard’s Path, let’s talk colours

Once upon a Story with Seams to be Sew

Today’s colours are brought to you by Northcott. These are the fabrics for one of my upcoming projects, and all but the brown Shadow Play (by Maywood Studio) are silky cotton fabrics by Deborah Edwards, Northcott Studio. The red, dark green, blue and purple Bold Beautiful Basics have been supplied to me specifically for the project, which is a quilt block for Marian’s Once Upon A Story Row Along at Seams to be Sew. This hop is coming up soon in September.

I love the feel ...

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August 1, 2019
New things are cooking from The Crafty Quilter

Hey all! The last day of July is here and the second half of 2019 is underway. I thought I’d get you caught up with some new things that are cooking in my house. And I’m talking about in the sewing room, in the kitchen and in the family!

I have multiple projects going on in my sewing room, and it’s always the newest and shiniest that gets most of my attention. I just finished a new quilt block and I’m super excited about it. Now I need to decide if I want to make it ...

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July 26, 2019
Sewing ✖ Orange Peel from Charm About You


This is the stack of quilts I took to Leicestershire and Rutland Guild, where I was invited to give a talk and teach a workshop. It's always exciting and slightly nerve wracking for me to visit somewhere new. All the ladies that weekend were so welcoming and it was great to arrive on their Area Day at the end of last month. It began with everyone working on their own projects and there was a wonderful show and tell. I really enjoy seeing peoples creations and hearing stories of how it was made. Sadly I didn't take pictures ...

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July 18, 2019
Adding Borders and Quilt Blocks to a Collage Quilt from Patchwork Posse

For the past little bit I’ve been working on the Horse Quilt for Eliza.

I had picked up the pattern at a local quilt show and knew it would be perfect for her.

She loves horses, but I didn’t really want something that was all the traditional horse room.  Right now her room is a grouping of cute eclectic things and they all work together.

There was one wall though that needed something.  A quilt was the answer– (of course) and a horse quilt fit right in.

The center features a large horse that is layered applique fabrics ...

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Adding Borders and Quilt Blocks to a Collage Quilt from Patchwork Posse

For the past little bit I’ve been working on the Horse Quilt for Eliza.

I had picked up the pattern at a local quilt show and knew it would be perfect for her.

She loves horses, but I didn’t really want something that was all the traditional horse room.  Right now her room is a grouping of cute eclectic things and they all work together.

There was one wall though that needed something.  A quilt was the answer– (of course) and a horse quilt fit right in.

The center features a large horse that is layered applique fabrics ...

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July 10, 2019
Double Four-Patch from Humble Quilts

The double 4 patch went together pretty quickly, but deciding on a border did not!


Medium blue, dark blue....


Red....pink...
Okay, neither!I liked pink but couldn't make it work.

So I went with cheddar and brown! Weird combination, but one that said quirky and humble. I have one other quilt with a border like this and it was an accident, this one was on purpose. 
As I mentioned before a double 4 patch is an old pattern but this setting is from Red Crinoline, called Wilderness Road. It was a fun one to swap with friends and ...

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June 28, 2019
This, That and The Other from Humble Quilts

Here is my double four patch  laid out as I pieced the blocks together.  Up close it looked like a jumble....


We were thinking the lights should have been more light all the way through. 
Trying to get some good lighting. 

 I plan on adding a border. I like it because it was a friendship swap, not because I love the layout.
Thanks Kevin and Kathy!!

My first project was Almost Amish, our fall quiltalong. I'll baste it and quilt it over the next few months. This came straight from my solid bin. I recommend use what you have ...

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June 22, 2019
A Tardy Tutorial from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Better late than never is not our normal life mantra, but sometimes that's just the way life is—especially when it comes to blog posts! Thankfully, there are no blog police out there and we can just roll with what the week brings and deliver a blog post a day (or two) later than we normally do.

We are working feverishly on quite a few projects for next year and as we do, we try to be diligent about taking pictures for our handouts. When we teach a class, we feel it is important to give our students all ...

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June 19, 2019
Double Four Patches Once More! from Humble Quilts

Many of you were asking about the quilt I am making the double 4 patches for, so I thought I'd share with you.

 A double four patch is a very straightforward and simple block. Here's the EQ directions for a 4" finished block.
Red Crinoline designed this fun setting using the db four patch block. There quilt pattern is called Wilderness Road HERE is the pattern. 
I'm packing for Ohio and I do not recall what their block size is. I think it is 6" finished, which was larger than we wanted.  A simple block starts to ...

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June 3, 2019
How to Piece a Bears Claw Quilt Block from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Today we’re piecing the ever popular Bears Claw quilt block for June’s Friendship Quilt Along!

This is another scrappy block with lots of half square triangles. Click Here to learn how to make your half square triangles.

The extra border to the outer edge really makes this block pop.

We’re now officially halfway down with our Friendship Quilt Along! Remember, you can join in the fun at any time as all the patterns and video tutorials will be online forever. The best part about our Quilt Along is you can make a crib, throw, twin, queen, and ...

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May 30, 2019
Striped Landscape from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello my friends,

Do you love to show off complex looking projects that are truly easy to make? If so, me too! For the romantic and delicate Everlasting collection, we will be making an 18" pillow top combining the improvisational and the strip piecing techniques.

Just so you know, the reason this tutorial is called "Striped Landscape" is because once I finished it, it reminded me of the vacation I want to take in a quiet beach with beautiful sunsets! ;)

The featured fabrics are Something Blue (Fabric A), Creme de la Creme (Fabric B), Snow (Fabric C), and Cherished Wishes ...

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May 29, 2019
My First Time on the Sewing Machine from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello makers,

The last few days, I’ve decided to tackle something I never thought I would try (at least by myself)... sewing on the sewing machine. As a kid, my grandma loved to sew but she never used a sewing machine, everything she ever did was by hand, and she passed those skills down to me. Growing up, she would have me sit next to her on her bed, set down a pile of socks, shirts, pants, anything with holes, and have me sew up the holes to practice. I really enjoyed that time with my grandma, it was ...

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May 24, 2019
4 Patches from Humble Quilts

Who doesn't love a simple 4 patch? And a double 4 patch is double the fun!
I'm swapping with my friends Kat and Kevin next month when I go to Ohio. (I won't be seeing Kevin in Ohio, but he is still swapping with us)  I better get busy if I want to get all 200 of them made before then! These will finish at 4" and this will not be the setting . 

I generally don't piece lots of blocks at one time except in these circumstances. 

Oops.... 

 This is what goes on at home most ...

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