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May 3, 2019
Classic & Vintage – Rocket Star FREE Pattern + Video Tutorial from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Happy Friday Quilters! We are back with another pattern in our Classic & Vintage series: Rocket Star! We have the FREE Rocket Star Block Pattern and Video Tutorial to help you make your version of this gorgeous quilt. For those who are unfamiliar with our Classic & Vintage series, we focus on traditional quilt blocks and add a modern twist!

Kimberly made her Rocket Star Quilt using Nova by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics. We’re using a Creative Grids Starburst 30 Degree Triangle Ruler to make this fun block that finishes at 12″, and we have the complete Rocket Star Quilt Pattern ...

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April 10, 2019
EQ8 Download – Treasure Hunt Quilt from Blossom Heart Quilts

Today, I shared a finished quilt that I made with my quilting bee. It was made using the free Treasure Hunt quilt block tutorial from my blog series, The Bee Hive Quilts, and is a foundation paper pieced block that I had fun colouring in a certain way. This is what each block looked like by itself:

Treasure Hunt quilt block in navy, mustard, teal and coral by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

And in the finished quilt, every second block was rotate 180 degrees to create a fun secondary diamond design:

Scrap quilt using Treasure Hunt quilt block tutorial in navy, mustard, teal and coral by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

If you’d like to know more about the process of deciding on what colours to use for a quilting bee, you can read ...

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April 5, 2019
Classic & Vintage – Union Square FREE Pattern + Video Tutorial from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Happy Friday Quilters! We are back with another pattern in our Classic & Vintage series: Union Square! We have the FREE Union Square Block Pattern and Video Tutorial to help you make your version of this gorgeous quilt. For those who are unfamiliar with our Classic & Vintage series, we focus on traditional quilt blocks and add a modern twist!

Kimberly made her Union Square Quilt using Susanna’s Scraps by Betsy Chutchian for Moda Fabrics, an 1800’s reproduction fabric. The block finishes at 12″ and we have the complete Union Square Quilt Pattern (a paid PDF download) with four different ...

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March 26, 2019
Stellar BOM: Blocks 6 + 7 from Blossom Heart Quilts

Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles⁣

I’m feeling very still⁣

And I think my spaceship knows which way to go⁣

Block 7 from Stellar BOM with AccuQuilt Qube by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

Download the free pattern for block 7 here

Block 7 is quite possibly one of my favourite non-star blocks… It’s a bit fun! A spaceship taking off into the sky, zooming through the stars and planetary bodies. Like block 6.

Block 6! Let’s not forget block 6, it’s a moon… or a planet… or where ever it is that the spaceship is headed. And that pink Alison Glass print with the symbols? Definitely a ...

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March 6, 2019
Life Happens from Quilting Solutions

Lots of unexpected things in my life lately, but not much sewing.

1.  I fell and broke my toe.  All healed now.

2.  I came down with shingles, but due to a vaccination several years ago it was mild.  The worst of it was the dragging lethargy and general malaise after the rash healed.  Too wussy to sew.

3.  My first great-grandchild was born four weeks early during the big Seattle snowstorm.  He was 6 lb 8 oz so all is good.  Can't wait to snuggle him.

His dad is responsible for the embedded caption!
4.  Though not unexpected ...

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February 13, 2019
Fuel Quilt Block – Live Well Live Strong Quilt from Stitching Through Life Blog

Fuel Quilt Block – Live Well Live Strong Quilt

Fuel Your Body & Mind with Adequate Sleep, Food, Water & Positive Environment

How could adequate fuel for your body spark joy?  Let’s talk about it!

Spark Joy In Your Life - Live Well Live Strong Quilt Sew Along

The Fuel Quilt Block is the first week on our Live Well Live Strong Quilt Sew Along!  It is so exciting to finally be here with all of you on this journey!

What fuel do you bring in to your body? Freedom Challenge Quilt Block for the Live Well Live Strong Quilt available exclusively at Stitches Quilting.

How we fuel our bodies makes a difference in how we feel.  The half square triangles in this block are so simple like the principle of ideally fueling our bodies.  It is easy to get ...

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February 5, 2019
Geo Diamond block from Charm About You


Geo Diamond quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics by Charm About You

As I was going through my stash to make this block inspiration struck. Isn't it funny how memories and things can suddenly come to mind and influence you. This wasn't my original direction but I am so pleased with how this came together!

Geo Diamond quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics

The block is called Geo Diamond and designer Naomi Clarke has just launched the Geo Diamond English Paper Piecing Sewalong! Click the link to get all the details, parcels start shipping in March and there are lots of options available.

It's a 12" block, so a great size! There are loads of layout possibilities ...

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January 18, 2019
Happy Trails Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Happy Trails Quilt

Snails come in an amazing variety of sizes. One species is so massive, its shell can be used as a trumpet. Another is tiny enough to fit through the eye of a needle with room to spare!

Happy Trails Quilt

Just like a real snails, a Snail Trail block can be big or small. And with Jenny’s brand new method (courtesy of quilting friend, Kathy), they’re easier than ever to make! Whether you use 5-inch or 10-inch squares, this easy block is fun and swirly as can be!

Happy Trails Quilt

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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January 16, 2019
Stellar BOM – Block 5 from Blossom Heart Quilts

Block 5 for the Stellar BOM is now out! This one uses squares, small and large HSTs, and quarter-square triangles to create a different look of a sawtooth star block.

Stellar BOM Block 5 with AccuQuilt Qube by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

Click here for the tutorial at AccuQuilt Australia

Did you know that there’s an AccuQuilt Addicts group on Facebook? AccuQuilt Australia run it and are actively involved, it’s great!

 

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December 20, 2018
Stellar BOM – Block 3 + 4 from Blossom Heart Quilts

The latest AccuQuilt BOM block has been released for the Stellar quilt. Which made me realise that in the midst of moving last month, I forgot to share block 3 with you too!

Block 3 uses the triangle in a square dies from the Angles companion set, and this is one pair of dies that I’m really itching to play around with some more! There are some fun options for this shape, and a four-pointed star should come as no surprise for being the first block I make with them. I love my star designs! You can download the ...

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November 28, 2018
Patchwork Block Mistake to Quilted Patchwork Pouch from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

I wanted a quick project.

I have a quilt waiting to be quilted. But I think there’s always room for a quick project.

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October 15, 2018
GINGERBREAD HOUSE SEWALONG from Charm About You

Gingerbread House Quilt by Gracey Larson in Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine

Who can resist such an adorable quilt pattern?! It is seasonal cuteness at it's best. This beautiful Gingerbread House quilt  by Gracey Larson features in the latest Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine, issue 66 out now.

The blocks are all traditionally pieced using easy methods like corner squares triangles. Row-by-row quilts are so appealing, the neat structure appeals to my organised side and the possibility of easily mixing things up pleases the rebel in me! Full of sweet blocks, the quilt is made up of the Gingerbread man, Candy cane, Gumdrops, Mint sweet, Tree cookie and Hot chocolate blocks. I ...

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September 25, 2018
Falling for Fall: Autumn Vibes Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Happy Fall, Ya'll!

Hope you're as excited as I am with this new season that's finally here!

Hands down, fall is my favorite time of year, even though we're here in Florida where we don't really have seasons..minus hurricane season! I still like to pretend the leaves change color and force myself to wear "cozy layers" despite the humidity. There's something so festive about this time of year that's super exciting! It's that time when you get to gather with your family and friends, eat a ton of pumpkin-flavored foods, continue ...

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September 24, 2018
hand pieced log cabins from Sotak Handmade


Many, many months ago I started a hand pieced log cabin quilt (blog post here). I was on a roll and enjoyed the slow process of hand piecing a lot. But then life happened, well mostly our move, and there was absolutely no time for slow stitching :(

Last week though I started feeling like things were finally getting back to normal and I decided to give my log cabins a try once again. 


You might remember I used red squares for the middle of my previous blocks, but I had no red on hand and wanted to stitch right away ...

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September 23, 2018
don't worry bee happy from Charm About You

I wrote on a quilt (and it wasn't the label)! I'm sharing how I added text to a recent quilt finish and having a little catch up...

foundation paper pieced fpp heart pattern

I sent this heart to Jenny for special secret quilt she's making. It's a lovely foundation paper pieced pattern by unicornharts, you can find the free Hearts fpp pattern in her shop on Craftsy. The print fabrics are from the new Autumn Vibes collection by Maureen Cracknell. You can find UK stockists through Hantex.

Despite it being a little way off, you may be already thinking of makes for ...

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September 5, 2018
Let's Bee Social #240 from Sew Fresh Quilts

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!

Things around here are absolutely going to the dogs!



French Bulldog quilt block pattern


I have so many dogs on the go right now..... There are 6 finished Dachshund Dogs rows that are waiting to be sashed and have the borders added....


BUT I wanted to get at testing these two dog quilt blocks. The first is the French Bulldog block.




French Bulldog quilt block pattern



The French Bulldog block provides instructions for two sizes - 11" square or 22" square.



French Bulldog quilt block pattern



French Bulldog quilt block pattern




Then there was ...

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August 30, 2018
Heart Tattoo Paper-Piecing Pattern from NIzhoni Workshop

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Here's my version of @happySEWlucky's Heart Tattoo Paper-Piecing Pattern. It took under an hour to make the 6" Block including the small amount of hand embroidery I added. Visit her Etsy to purchase the downloadable pattern (CA$5.00).

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August 26, 2018
sweet baby makes from Charm About You


embroidery hooded baby towel

I have a couple of cute baby projects to share that I made for Sewing Quarter in celebration of Natasha's baby shower recently.
This adorable hooded baby towel is based on one I had as a child, that my kids all used too! It's a combination of soft plush fleece fabric and towelling. Neither of which is easy to hand embroider but I used the brilliant Stitch-n-Tear with DMC perle cotton #5 and it worked really nicely!
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Hallowe'en Eyes: SFMQG - August BOM from madebychrissied

Halloween Eyes by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Yay, I made it to my second South Florida Modern Quilt Guild meeting and it's certainly reigniting my sewing mojo.   
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July 17, 2018
Quick Monkey Wrench Block from Quilt Books and Beyond

The Monkey Wrench quilt block is quick, fun to make, and looks great in both traditional and modern settings. Before we begin, let’s clear the air … the naming of quilt blocks can be fluid. It is part of quilt making’s rich history that a block design can have different names depending on where you [...]

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