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February 22, 2020
Quilt Reveal: Color It Red from High Road Quilter


Welcome to the Color It Red blog hop!

 I really like red and white quilts so for my Blog Hop day, I was originally going to finish an old project that had red in it, but decided to make a brand new red and white quilt. Starting new quilts are so much fun, and since I have an excuse, I may as well take advantage of it!




My quilt started with some red yo-yos I made for my yo-yo coverlet. I decided that the red yo-yos were too bright for my coverlet.

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Join me for the Charming Baby Sew Along! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Who did you make one of your first quilts for? Many us made them for a baby! My friend Melissa Corry wrote this awesome new book 'Charming Baby' quilts where all the quilts start with charm packs, so fun!

We are going to have a sew along to make a sampler quilt using the one or a couple of blocks from each quilt. This is a fantastic way to try the blocks and you'll have a quilt when done! See below for the layout and fabric I'm using

In this Post

  • Sampler
  • Supply List
  • Fabric I'm using ...

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Interwoven from Quilting and More...

I saw a quilt at my local quilt shop and couldn’t get it out of my mind. I love the soft colors and the interest and movement created in the way the blocks are put together. It’s a departure from the very colorful quilts that were my last couple of projects, but I do like […]

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February 21, 2020
A Few of My Favorite Things from If These Threads Could Talk

World Wide Quilting Day is March 21, 2020. I will be participating in a Blog Hop to celebrate. The theme is “Making Us Laugh”.

My assigned day is Friday March 20th. I was working on my secret project for the blog hop and using my Reliable iron and started thinking about some of the tools I love while making quilts (besides my all time favorite Studio 180 design tools)! Is it too much to say I’m in love with this iron? I love a substantial iron that produces great steam!

The Velocity 260IR’s patented built-in steam generator produces ...

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The Quilter's Field Guide to Color ~ Context from Charm About You

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This is not just any book about colour, this is The Quilter's Field Guide to Color by Rachel Hauser.  I am not exaggerating when I say that this book is a game changer for me. I have learnt so much from reading it and not only through the practical advice Rachel gives but the actual EXPERIENCE of working through the exercises in the book. It's so much more than just information about colour (although it has got lots of that), it is packed full of genuinely helpful topics around colour. With excellent examples, tips and exercises to get ...

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Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last week I dropped off seven quilted charity quilts for Annapolis Quilts for Kids.
I also quilted up a couple more for next time.
Mary made these fun butterflies. I wonder if I got them right-side up?

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my ...

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February 20, 2020
Wandering Around: Mayfair from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Hello Fabric Lovers,

Our newest collection called Mayfair by Amy Sinibaldi takes you straight to London! Inspired by the neighborhood of the same name in Central London. A small interesting fact, the name Mayfair comes from a 17th-Century springtime celebration once held in that area. In this lovely collection, fabric patterns range from small dainty to big and expressive florals. Pastel to deep rich tones. Super versatile and perfectly suited for upcoming seasons like spring and summer.  

Reminiscing on her visits to Shepherd Market, Piccadilly, Hyde Park, and Covent Garden. Amy sketched the flower-filled neighborhoods that surrounded her beloved hotel ...

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Free Patterns, Dear Jane Cross Stitch, Quilt Sandwiches from Canadian Needle Nana

I've been making sandwiches lately...quilt sandwiches.  Another panel of the Dresdens is all ready for the hand stitching to begin. I'm happy with how the first one worked out and fingers crossed, both pieces will fit together in this quilt as you go bigger project.
I've also layered up the Very Scrappy Valentines runner. Thank you all for the encouraging words about this. I'm going to hand applique around those valentines probably with the red perle cotton since I'm enjoying using it so much.

I spent a happy hour yesterday trailing through the pattern ...

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Wow!!! Just WOW! from Lisa H Calle's Blog

I received and email from a student, Sylvia Snyder, the other day.  First off, I absolutely love hearing from students!  To know that I have made a difference in their quilting …. well, it makes what I do all worth it.

So Sylvia took my Divide and Design class when I taught it in Maryland at the Bayside Quilters Guild.  This is one of my favorite classes to teach as we cover a lot!!  Most quilters struggle with what to quilt on their top once it is completed.  That’s what this course is all about.   I use a 3 step ...

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WHERE LOVE GROWS from Nestlings By Robin

Thank you SIMPLY MODERNE for publishing this fun 
combination of paper piecing and applique'.
 Meet WHERE LOVE GROWS!
I did pretty well matching my colors
to make it cheerful.
Paper piecing trick: 
I collect notions and such and one of 
the items are the old heavy metal irons.
They are great weights for pressing
a pile of paper pieced blocks FLAT!!

There is an addition of some bias strips 
to the simple paper pieced blocks 
 to create the larger branches. 
I also stitched in some 
little skinny ones for texture.
Then my favorite part...the APPLIQUE'!!!
This is raw edge ...

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Piecing quilt blocks – what works for me from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends,

I hope you have been well.  I am happy to back again to visit with you and chat about the joy of needle and thread.  Before I really get into sharing about what works for me in piecing quilt blocks, I want to share with pictures of my daughter’s current stitching project.  Gwen is stitching the Beatitudes by Little House Needleworks, and absolutely loves improvising on the design and adding her own touches (like stitching the climbing rose).

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In case you missed it, Gwen is an Aurikid, who curates her own thread collections for Aurifil.  She has ...

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February 19, 2020
Wednesday from Samelia's Mum

It's a brand new day. After a very stormy night with a crazy thunder, lightning and hail storm, we've woken to a glorious day. 



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Churches in Attic Windows Quilt from From My Carolina Home

Fresh off the frame is this customer quilt that I just had to show you.  She did such an interesting thing with her borders!  I loaded her backing, batting and top on the longarm and got busy quilting.

Attic Windows Churches Quilt at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

The quilt top is fussy cut churches in attic windows.

Attic Windows Churches Quilt at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

She chose a small looping pantograph that worked well with the small windows.

Attic Windows Churches Quilt at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

It is called Chantilly Lace, by Simple Quilting Stitches.  This small pantograph came with my longarm when I bought it.

Attic Windows Churches Quilt at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I used a grey Glide thread in top and bobbin.  It blended well with all the colors in the ...

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February 18, 2020
long weekend fun from Quilt Nut Creations

We just had  a long weekend, Family Day. 
I was thrilled to get to spend some time with some fabric.

I decided to make a baby quilt for a teacher at school and wanted to use just stash fabrics.


While pulling fabrics for that, I got sidetracked by something else.


And started a (late) Valentine's day quilt.


A very productive weekend!



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Video: Make This “Joseph’s Coat” Project with Patch-It Fabrics! from Marcus Fabrics

We know you’re gonna love Vicki McCarty’s expert tips for creating with her Patch-It fabrics! These pre-printed 5″ stripe designs are designed for fussy cutting and creative piecing. Watch above to see how she creates a modified (and simplified!) Joseph’s Coat design.

You’ll find three of Vicki’s Patch-It collections in quilt shops now: Patches of Autumn, Patches of Joy, and Patches of Americana. Each includes a coordinating panel along with the 5″ stripe fabrics, for more easy project options.

Enjoy, and be sure to visit Vicki online at Calico Patch Designs for her patterns, rulers ...

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A Magical Journey: Foresta Fusion from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Hello Makers!

I’m here to bring you exciting news, our second fusion collection of 2020 called Foresta Fusion is available! This collection is perfect for all the nature lovers out there. What I love about this collection is the color palette and fabric prints immerse you into the coziness and atmosphere of being in the woods. Being a Florida native, I’ve been surrounded by beaches all my life, but always preferred a more forest scenery. There is something magical about the peacefulness and vibrant colors from nature that you experience by exploring.

Foresta Fusion Fabrics will make you ...

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Such a cool new book from my friends! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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** Quilt Modern Curves & Bold Stripes  **

My friends Heather Black and Daisy Aschehoug  have a wonderful new collaboration book out called "Quilt, Modern Curves and Bold Stripe".. and I love it!  I've been drawn to their work for it's wonderful designs and fearless use of curves.  I was so happy they agreed to an interview to tell you about their books!

I have a few 'behind the scenes' photos to show you below.. it's fun to see how things come together!

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  • When you decided to write this book together, how did you come up with what it would ...

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The Low down on getting an accurate quilt block! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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In This Show - Aired at 8:30pm eastern 2/17/2020

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Red Braid Table Runner {FREE Pattern} from Samelia's Mum

Red... the colour of passion. Violence. Lust. Love. Danger. Strength. Power.

Red is also the theme for this months "Color It Red" blog hop, hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.




I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to make, but when I stood at my fabric shelf looking at the red prints, a few little orphan F8's caught my eye. They were originally part of a bigger bundle which I'd used years ago. Lucky for me, these remained. I chose a couple of those F8's and then a few other scrap strips which had ...

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February 17, 2020
Handwork Happiness – A Review from Hooked on Quilting

Given that it’s still too cold in most places to get out and do outdoor things, sitting inside with a project that can be done indoors, either at home or elsewhere, is the perfect solution to keeping yourself busy while possibly multitasking by listening to podcasts, audio books, or that movie you just love and have seen 100+ times to the point of not needing to actually look at the screen because your memory takes over and plays it in your head without ever having to look up. You know the ones…

On a particularly cold wet day last ...

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