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February 19, 2019
Cutting fabric scraps for nine-patch blocks from Cut Stitch and Piece

A year ago, I posted a tutorial for sorting fabric scraps. I decided to supplement that post with a quick tutorial for cutting fabric scrap squares for 9-patch blocks. Because of their versatility, 9-patch blocks are great for making scrap quilts.  Below are only a few 9-patch blocks you can make with scraps.  INSTRUCTIONS FOR CUTTING 9-PATCH SQUARES FROM SCRAPS YOU WILL NEED A good

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February 16, 2019
Stitching Yellow RSC blocks from Romany Quilting

This month the colour for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is yellow.  This fun challenge is run by Angela of Sew Scrappy.   I didn’t have a lot of yellow in my stash at all, it’s obviously not a colour I use a lot of.  But I found enough to stitch up four Bow Tie blocks to add to my collection.  As an extra I’ve been stitching up my bonus triangles to make tiny HST blocks too, so these will be saved till the end of the challenge and I may be able to use them somewhere when the ...

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February 15, 2019
So many options for the Drunkard’s Path block from The Crafty Quilter

While I was making my first Drunkard’s Path quilt, I discovered there are so many options for this versatile block.  I got so excited about my discoveries, that I thought they would be worth sharing!

Drunkard's Path Block and Quilts. Many design options and piecing techniques are discussed at The Crafty Quilter

A little History

The Drunkard’s Path quilt block dates back to ancient Egyptian times when this design was discovered on several Roman artifacts.  Also know as Solomon’s Puzzle, Oregon Trail, Rocky Road to Kansas and others, this block has been tied to the Women’s Temperence Movement in the early 1900’s as well as a possible link to the Underground Railroad ...

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February 14, 2019
Pin It Weekly #268 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I missed last week's PIW because I was volunteering at Beta convention. Now that it's over, and I've recovered, I'll help babysit grandies while we pass the crud around like we're playing hot potato. Ryder is in the hospital, Marley and Sophie both are running fevers, and Milly's little nose is raw from being cleaned so often.

Let's meet a couple of new followers, shall we? Maria das Dores Lima's boards are all titled in Portuguese. I translated them using Google 
so I could figure out the language. (I'll assume that ...

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February 5, 2019
Seven Swoon Blocks from Goer

In Spring of 2015 I cut the pieces for my first Swoon blocks. By February 2016 I had three finished blocks. Then they fell completely to the back burner.

When I joined Miss Love's Finishing School for the Winter 2019 QuIP session I decided to mostly pick projects that were really old WIPs and would be fun to work on. And mostly that they are projects for me. Finishing School runs for eight weeks and I chose to put my Swoon quilt in two of those slots, planning to finish two 24" blocks each week. Well, naturally the week ...

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February 4, 2019
Two Blocks -LHQSQ 2.0 from Gene Black an Alabama Artist

For the Left-Handed Quilter Sampler quilt along,  I have made my first two blocks.  Since there are 99 blocks to choose from and we are only making 25 of them, we can choose which ones we want to make.
My fabrics for this will be mostly Kaffe Fassett by Free Spirit.  The 10" squares and some charm packs were on sale and I couldn't resist the colorful delights.

The pieces were cut with my Accuquilt Go! cutter using the 8" Qube set.  These are 6 inch finished blocks, but the 2" square and 2" half-square triangles from that set ...

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February 2, 2019
A Time For All Seasons - February Blocks from Creatin' in the Sticks

Yesterday was the first day of the
Block of the Month.

Our team of designers is so excited about this new 
Block of the Month
 and 
Amy started us off with 
2 super, sweet blocks:

Love at First Spike


and

A Piece of My Hearts



It was so hard to keep these blocks secret.
Aren't they the cutest?

Find Amy's pattern information by clicking HERE.


You can find a list of the fabric requirements and more information about the
Block of the Month
by clicking HERE.


I love printing the applique patterns right ...

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A Time For All Seasons - 2019 Block of the Month from Creatin' in the Sticks

Welcome to the 2019 Block of the Month


A Time For All Seasons!

In this Block of the Month,
 we will have two 10-inch blocks every month for one year.

One block will be pieced and one block will be applique.

The Quilt:

The quilt at the end will be 62" x 74"
with 2" sashings and border.
5 blocks across / 6 blocks down
There will be 6 bonus blocks for a total of 30 blocks.
With 2" sashings
you will need 4 yards of background fabric and 2 1/2 yards of sashing fabric.




I'm using scraps from ...

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February 1, 2019
beginner sampler from easypatchwork

Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you the sampler quilt I made for a beginner's patchwork class. I designed it from simple blocks that are essential for skill building. First, I searched for a nice mix of small, medium and large prints with a variety of values (light, medium and dark) and decided on a monochromatic color scheme of blues/grays/white. Fabrics from Makower, Moda and Robert

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January 31, 2019
Valentine Quilt Block Sew Along at Thermoweb - Jars of Love from Creatin' in the Sticks

I'm so excited to join with a few of the 
talented Thermoweb designers
 for a 
Valentine Quilt Block Sew Along. 

There are 4 quilt blocks and the patterns are all free.


Today I am sharing this quilt block:


The fabics are
and the thread I used to stitch around the applique is
Aurifil thread:  50wt # 2620



 I'm using HeatNBond EZ Print Lite to print the patterns right on the fusible adhesive to create the Jars of Love quilt block.  Just print, fuse, cut, bond, and stitch.  It's that ...

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Pin It Weekly #267 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

It's time for PIW. And we're almost at 4,000 followers on Pinterest! How crazy is that? Here are a few who have been pinning some interesting winter ideas.


Mary Black has a board titled, "Mary's to do list." You KNOW I had to check it out!
Just add white!



Snowy Pine Pre-Cut Quilt Blocks Kit 48x48

Darlene Young has several adorable ideas pinned to her boards. Here are a few of my favs.
Free sewing case project patternMyArty


DIY: How To Make A Drawstring Backpack

"Carved wood doors" got my attention. Check out Judy Miller-Kelly's really interesting board.

Carved Doors and PanelsHand Carved Doors

Carved Door


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January 26, 2019
Back at the Sewing Machine from Romany Quilting

It’s fair to say it’s been some time, but I’m back at the sewing machine again.  Before I start 2019 using my “List of Six” method when I roll the dice to see which one I will work on each week, I’ve decided to complete two long standing projects from my list which have been hanging around for ages.  I’m starting with finishing the piecing on Horse Quilt No 2.  No wonder this project seems to have been sitting around for ages – a quick check back on the blog reminded me it hasn't been ...

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January 25, 2019
Pin It Weekly #266 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Hello to Weekly! Here are a few of the pins I've found recently.


Ooooh, love this crosscut quilt. Nice mix of light background with the bold colors.   Luna Lovequilts - Vinyle - Top finished

Luna Lovequilts - Flashback - A quilt inspired by designer and Street Artist Camille WalalaAegean Sea Quilt.  SO beautiful #quilt #quilting #longarmquilting #machinequilting #tinlizzie18

Everyday Fray: From K - Finished: Smitten for each other

Aurora Nights

Since we're doing modern quilts, here are a few modern quilt blocks. You can find these and more on my "quilt - ideas inspiration tutorials videos" board.
7 Stunningly Simple Quilt Block Tutorials


Modern Block of the Month tutorial ~ October || Alissa Haight Carlton for Sew,Mama,Sew!


100 Modern Quilt Blocks - Block 54 - Homeward Bound.


Hills Creek Quilter: SMS BOM. One of twelve blocks, but this is my favorite. Wonder how it would work to make a bunch of these and arrange them? =) Graph paper, here I come!



so rad, riffing on the current trend of geometrics and chevrons. Modern Block of the Month (BOM) ~ September Sew-Along « Sew,Mama,Sew! Blog


Some happy news on the home front is that our oldest granddaughter had her second baby on Saturday. A little boy, 8 lbs. so not that little, to give Miss Milly a little brother. Mom and baby Ryder are doing great.


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January 23, 2019
Keeping It Quiet? from From the Strawberry Patch...

It all started innocently enough (don't all great adventures?), I was having lunch with Quiltkeemosabe and she mentioned to me that she had been playing with Deb Tucker's new Shaded Nine Patch technique sheet. "Do you have it yet?" she asked. That's all it took. No, I didn't have it, but now I knew that she did; and, of course, I wanted to play too! I had one of these technique sheets in my

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Keeping It Quiet? from From the Strawberry Patch...

It all started innocently enough (don't all great adventures?), I was having lunch with Quiltkeemosabe and she mentioned to me that she had been playing with Deb Tucker's new Shaded Nine Patch technique sheet. "Do you have it yet?" she asked. That's all it took. No, I didn't have it, but now I knew that she did; and, of course, I wanted to play too! I had one of these technique sheets in my

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January 16, 2019
The Importance of Being Accurate from Life in the Scrapatch


Nine Patch Tracks
12" Block, Finished
Jelly Roll Friendly


Yesterday a new  quilting friend in an online sewing group was struggling 
with the math and the 1/4" seam allowance
while making a 12.5" block unfinished.

It started a discussion in the group and
sent me to my machine
to illustrate my comments.
I am a hands on person
so I designed this simple block.



Start with 2.5" scrap strips

The question was how to make a block from jelly roll strips 
and what size would the units be after sewing.

It could be called a Nine Patch ...

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January 12, 2019
Jumping on the RSC Bandwagon from Romany Quilting

Each year I had read about the annual Rainbow Scrap Challenge organized by Angela of SoScrappy.BlogSpot.  And finally, this year, I have decided to jump on the band wagon and join in.  Angela writes, “Each month I will announce a color.  Your job is to use your scraps to make something.  A block, a few blocks, a small project, an entire quilt.   Hopefully, by the end of the year, you will have enough blocks for a quilt, or a finished project or two”.   This month the colour chosen was red. 

What to stitch – that was the question.  People seem ...

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December 25, 2018
Waterfall QAL: Preparing More Blocks from Goer

I shared my first twelve Waterfall quilt blocks last week. I haven't had time to stitch more up yet, but I did do the pre-sewing work of laying out the next dozen blocks. I find for the speediest chain piecing it helps for me to have numerous blocks lined up and ready to sew. Since all my cutting was done before I started sewing, this step is pretty quick.

This quilt is made improvisationally with blocks pieced in a variety of values to build the final gradation, so I found it helpful to build multiple blocks at once. I ...

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December 17, 2018
Waterfall QAL: Weeks 5 & 6 from Goer

I'm making the baby version which is a mere 4 blocks a week at this point. I realized just how quickly they sewed up when I pieced 4 blocks in a half hour on Saturday evening. I finished 4 more on Sunday and pressed them all up to share with you today. This makes me caught up to the QAL schedule. Woo hoo!

In my week 5 blocks I focused on making the darkest blocks I could.

In my week 6 blocks I made some of the lightest possible blocks. 

Here are my first 12 blocks all together. I ...

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Moda String Along + Giveaway from A Quilting Life

Moda String Along + Giveaway

Hello and happy Monday!  Today I’m sharing a little bit about the Moda String Along + Giveaway.  I have a string quilt I’ve been working on for a few years.  The funny thing is that I usually work on it at the end of the year and during the beginning of a new year.  So […]

The post Moda String Along + Giveaway appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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