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June 20, 2017
6 Projects You Can Make with Baby Blue Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello fab makers!

I hope you’re having a great day! As you might know the color of June is baby blue. We just can’t get enough of this soft and delicate color. It’s such a fresh shade that can be a nice alternative to white and it’s definitely gender neutral. Whether you sew garments or home decor with baby blue fabrics, you can be assured that your project will be timeless.

ColorFun collage baby blue

To give you a few ideas of what you can make with the baby blue prints from our ColorFun selection, we’ve chosen six projects ...

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Liberty Quilting Bee Blocks from Blossom Heart Quilts

This year, I’m in a mini quilting bee with 5 other members from my local Modern Quilt Guild. With a Liberty theme! It’s fun to really put my growing Liberty stash to use, and to also use more than a little bit at a time from the pinks (like my mini Milky Way Sampler blocks)! For this bee, there are just six members, but we make two 12″ finished quilt blocks for each queen.

3in churn dashes quilt block by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

Our first queen bee, Kristy, asked for itty bitty churn dash blocks that finish at 3″ each using shirting or denim-look fabric for the ...

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June 18, 2017
He talks quilt talk from Romany Quilting

The conversation went like this:
Him – you’ve got lots of strips on the bed – what are you making?
Her – that’s a new quilt for us, and those are my leader and ender strips.
Him – I know what leader and enders are, you talk about them often enough!
Isn’t that sweet – he can talk quilt talk!

And the strips in question are these, all stitched as leaders and enders, as DH knows. 

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Something I prepared earlier – as the TV cooks say

This week I’m working on stitching a few more Soul Searching blocks together.  Although I’m ...

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June 15, 2017
More scrapping in blue from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

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You'd think that after making two quilt tops (one to be posted later since it's not complete) that I'd have caught up with some of those blue scraps. Well, guess what! I decided that I need more variety in the blue strips that are already cut. Yeah. Variety. That's the ticket.



So I was down to about half a bucket of scraps when I decided to use some 2.5" strips from an abandoned project. And since I was making one project, I may as well make two. All the same I ...

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June 5, 2017
one love + an overdue sunday stash from Charm About You


I'm writing about a day spent with my family... scroll down to fabric pictures if that interests you more :)

It has been an emotional day. Before the London attack last night we had already planned to go in to the city centre of Manchester today, it was made more poignant after another tragedy. I wanted to attend Quaker meeting, the girls decided they wanted to come too (for the first time). It was something I really needed and the testimony people spoke was moving. The children gave a short performance at the end and I was so proud that ...

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June 2, 2017
Phone book foundation piecing from Cut Stitch and Piece

Earlier this year, I was able to get my hands on a Layer Cake of With Glowing Hearts by Grace Noel before it was sold out from pretty much everywhere. I'm using this gorgeous line of fabric to create a commemorative quilted throw to mark Canada's 150th birthday this year. I decided to make my quilt using the Hunter's Star quilt block because I love the block and it ties in with Canada's

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June 1, 2017
Sun, Sand, and Sea - Block #5 from Creatin' in the Sticks

Today the fifth block of the 
Sun, Sand, and Sea Block of the Month is revealed
and
Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt
has the link to her pattern to share.


This is the big 18" finished block for the center of the quilt.
Carol is so talented and made such a sweet beach scene for the center feature.
Carol has the link for the pattern HERE.

Thanks to Clothworks, I'm stitching my blocks with for this quilt with
American Made Brand solid fabrics.
The colors are so vibrant and nice to stitch with!


To applique,
 I ONLY ...

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May 31, 2017
The Fussy Cut Sampler: Block 8 from Blossom Heart Quilts

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Elisabeth for a few years now, and have loooong admired her mad skillz at fussy cutting and incredible piecing, and I’ve even had the fun experience of being in a quilting bee with her. So it was kinda no surprise that when I found out she was writing a book with her friend Nichole that it was all about fussy cutting. Well, of course it would be!

Fussy Cut Sampler book

The Fussy Cut Sampler is a gorgeous book of 48 different 9″ finished quilt blocks, broken down into themed chapters, and with each block covering ...

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May 17, 2017
Pixel Beach Mini Quilt Pattern from Cut Stitch and Piece

Inspired by a day at the beach. Pixel Beach is a simple and elegant quilted wall hanging in a checkerboard of neutral tones. A lovely addition to your summer beach house.


Think warm summer sand, collecting pretty stones and sea glass on the shore while the gulls singing overhead. These were my inspirations for my new mini quilt pattern Pixel Beach.

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Amazing source of free quilt patterns - Download hundreds of quilt patterns for free on the AGF consumer website! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Quilt lovers!

Today we want to put a spotlight on the AGF collection of free quilt patterns, where you can find lots of easy quilt patterns that are designed especially for beginners, along with projects that are more challenging. If you haven't been taking advantage of this source yet, you are missing out so much! Are you looking for baby quilt patterns, modern quilt patterns, traditional quilt patterns or maybe you just want to get inspired? Then visit one of the most amazing free quilt patterns sources online and start planning your next quilting project! Take a look ...

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May 11, 2017
3 Dimensional Quilt Blocks from Patchwork Posse

3 Dimensional Quilt Blocks are one of the funnest blocks to sew.

Be warned– they eat up more fabric when you sew them….but they add so much fun to the fingers and eye that they are worth it!

3-D  – they are just that.

The points stick out, there are little pockets or flaps….they send the flat boring quilt block into a frenzy of dimension.

In the past I’ve sewn more than these 4 quilt blocks.  But, these are my favorite and they can be added in or they can replace your quilt block in your quilts.

Example ...

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May 10, 2017
How Long Does It Take To Arrange Lunch With 2 Friends? from Quilts + Color

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The answer is somewhere between 2 and 3 years!
Kathy Cray and Teddy Pruett were here for a visit and lunch.
With my crazy busy schedule it took me that long to make it happen.
It was so great to see both of them.
So many fun things to share and talk about.
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Kathy brought along this wonderful sampler quilt to show us. It is amazing and her own design. The blocks are very traditional. She used fabrics that she has spent years collecting which gave the quilt the look of an older quilt. The construction is perfect.
After lunch ...

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May 9, 2017
A Wonderland Tea Party from Blossom Heart Quilts

Last month, I finally bought some of my favourite print from Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton + Steel and a fat eighth bundle of their latest range, Wonderland. I soon added a few more fat quarters bought at AQC, and that night, started sewing with it all. Unheard of around here, for “just because” fabric purchases to be so quickly used!

Wonderland fat eighths and Les Fleurs fabric by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton and Steel

I knew I needed to fussy cut the Wonderland prints, with the little portraits, and the cups and saucers, and cakes… So I pulled out some leftover grey solid (I’m pretty certain it’s Kona Slate ...

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May 8, 2017
Playing Catch-Up from Jan's Quilts

I just realized that I've made two sets of  TVMQG BOM and not posted them.  I just made another set, so I'm playing catch-up and posting three sets in one post.

First, here are the blocks for March, the Four-Leaf Clover Block.




Next were the Modern Movement Blocks for April.






And finally, the Double Pinwheel Block for May.


All of the blocks are 12.5 inches square.  As I make the BOMs, I'm making 2 for our guild and 2 for a future quilt.  I'm always planning ahead.
May your bobbins always be full,

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May 7, 2017
Beginners Unite! A beginner's quilting series. from Patterns by Jen

How's that for a title? So much better than "Quilter's 101" or "How to Quilt", which are both fine titles, except... it's spring and the last thing I want to do is feel like I'm in a classroom. (My apologies to my children and teacher husband, currently in classrooms.)



A few weeks ago some fellow designers were helping me "find myself." Who am I as a designer, where is my heart? All along my heart has desired to bring new quilters to this wonderful craft. So here we are, at the very beginning. 

A few things ...

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May 5, 2017
More house blocks from Pieced Brain

This was the last house block I made for the Dwell Quilt (The Dwell pattern comes from the Simply Retro book by Camille Roskelley) Sew Along my friends and I are working on. It took me three and a half hours to make three blocks but, hey, they loved it!

The pattern for the topiary tree featured all green fabrics. I chose to use a bunch of fabrics from the Olive's Flower Market fabric collection by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics, which is the line we are using for this sew along. This tree can be found in the ...

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May 3, 2017
Minestrone from MMM Quilts

Seems rather odd to share a terrific soup recipe in the lovely Spring but there are days where the lovely Spring weather still has a bite in the wind and it feels like a soup day.  Such was the case here during the first few days of April, and again of late.  This is one some very dear friends in Alberta shared with us, both in edible and recipe form.

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Minestrone from MMM Quilts

Seems rather odd to share a terrific soup recipe in the lovely Spring but there are days where the lovely Spring weather still has a bite in the wind and it feels like a soup day.  Such was the case here during the first few days of April, and again of late.  This is one some very dear friends in Alberta shared with us, both in edible and recipe form.

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May 2, 2017
Sun, Sand, and Sea - Block #4 from Creatin' in the Sticks

Today the fourth block of the 
Sun, Sand, and Sea Block of the Month is revealed
and
Joan over at Moosestash Quilting
has the link for her block pattern to share.


This quilt wouldn't be complete without playing in the sand.
Joan captured it perfectly
with
this 12" x 12" pieced and appliqued block.
Joan has the pattern link on her blog HERE.

Thanks to Clothworks, I'm stitching my blocks with  American Made Brand solid fabrics.
The colors are so vibrant and nice to stitch with!


To applique,
 I ONLY use my favorite fabric iron on adhesive by ...

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May 1, 2017
Pincushions For Two Special People from Quilts + Color

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I made these two small pincushions for 2 very special people. The blocks are 4 inches square.
The third dimension is created by sewing the tops to a back that is exactly the same size but is rotated 45 degrees. This means you are sewing the corner of a square to the middle of the other square. I love the depth this creates.
I stuff them with leftover wool batting which gives them shape and also is a great filler to stick pins in. These were the smallest ones I have made and I have to admit it is easier ...

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