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October 20, 2020
Where Did I Go? from The Quilting Hiker

You haven’t heard from me in a while. You might have been wondering where I went. Well, I’ve been busy redesigning my website. It’s almost finished. The site will have more quilting tutorials with printables for you to use. I will be launching the new site at the end of the month. Watch for more […]

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Patchwork Barn Quilt in Progress from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

A little more update on the progress of my blue and white Patchwork Barn quilt.

I have posted the previous progress HERE>  and HERE>

From the last post, I have made 12 more blocks and I am happy to say that I only have 9 more blocks to go to complete 72 blocks required for the quilt. 

There are affiliate links within this post in which I may earn a small commission from the links. 

Blue and White Quilt Pattern: Patchwork Barn by Edyta Sitar

The pattern is Patchwork Barn by Edyta Sitar but I may change the layout since ...

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October 19, 2020
Sewing Machines – How to Choose? from QUilting By-You

I will come right out and say that Char and I have Viking machines. It’s not the only machine that we have sewn on, but it is the brand of sewing machine that we currently use for our every day sewing needs.

This will not be a run down on every machine brand out there, because I’m sure there are some brands that I am not familiar with, and I’m not sure that would really be helpful. My favorite brand may not be what is best for you!

So, how do you choose? There are lots of ...

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Buckaroo Cross Quilt from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

I've had these fabrics for quite a few years. I'm pretty sure I bought them online at some point and 2 years ago I decided it was time to get them into a quilt. I settled on a Plus or Cross quilt because I've never seen one I didn't like. I paired it with this wood fabric from my stash thinking it'd make the crosses look like they were hanging on a barn wall:I cut 5 squares for each crossI used

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Which Witch is Which? from Made By Marney

I’ve just designed two new witch blocks just in time for Halloween…

WANDA THE WITCH

This is such an easy pattern…using a striped fabric for Wanda The Witch’s hair makes it look like it has lots of texture. Wanda has such a beautiful wonky nose! Very witchy indeed!

GOOFY WITCH

My Goofy Witch has 2 sparkling teeth and a giant wart on her nose. Wouldn’t it be fun to make potholders from these two lovely witches? Which witch is which????

Here are a few more adorable Halloween projects made from my paper pieced witch and cat ...

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Sunday Quilt Inspiration: B O O K S from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 

Since I've broken the news of my forthcoming book, A World So Fierce, I thought I'd take a look at the quilts that represent books. 



There are many bookshelf quilts. I knew that going in, but wow! I didn't expect to find so many more since the last time I pinned some to the "books" section of "heart, quilts." 



There are  over 150 pins on this board alone. I imagine there are a few duplicates, since it's difficult to remember them as I go along. 




Have you made or considered making a quilt with books? What ...

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October 18, 2020
DIVIDED HEARTS BLOCK 3 from Heirloom Quilting Co.

 Thank you Christa for sending me your block!



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Keep the Quilts Coming from The Quilt Quine

The rate at which customer quilts are coming in proves that Christmas is looming! I am not doing any in-person tuition or DIY quilts but I am able to offer simple all-over quilting and binding if requested. This week I have managed to complete 4 quilts for a Welsh customer and have got a really big denim one ready to do for a new client. Nessie thinks she is being helpful by trying to attack any wadding that hangs down or by attempting to chew the zips while I try to attach the backing.

I finished the binding on the ...

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October 17, 2020
Quilting Book Sale! - Deep DiscountsTake advantage of C & T... from Living Water Quilter



Quilting Book Sale! - Deep Discounts

Take advantage of C & T Publishing BIG SALE. Save up to 66 % on some of my favorite quilting books until Oct 19th. 

Free motion Framework by Jen Eskridge is at the top of list.  Why?  Besides being a great book to improve free-motion skills, I am a contributing quilter. 

Using Jen’s “framing design” I quilted free-motion quilting patterns in sections of the framework in the quilt above.

NOTE: I am a CT Publishing affiliate. I receive a small commission when you click a link on this website and make a purchase. It costs you ...

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Handi Felting Foot Kit from Essie's Quilts

I’ve been having a blast creating new fabrics and projects using my felting foot on my Amara. The Handi Felting Foot Kit transforms your HQ longarm into a felting machine with infinite possibilities! It creates new fun you can have with your Handi Quilter machine. I must give you the Sewing Surgeon General’s warning: felting is addictive.

Handi Felting Foot

 

What is Felting?

The Handi Felting Foot Kit puts a modern twist on an old way of creating embellished fabric by meshing fibers together so they interlock and become one. The kit includes a needle body that holds 5 barbed needles ...

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Handi Felting Foot Kit from Gwen's Quilts

I’ve been having a blast creating new fabrics and projects using my felting foot on my Amara. The Handi Felting Foot Kit transforms your HQ longarm into a felting machine with infinite possibilities! It creates new fun you can have with your Handi Quilter machine. I must give you the Sewing Surgeon General’s warning: felting is addictive.

Handi Felting Foot

 

What is Felting?

The Handi Felting Foot Kit puts a modern twist on an old way of creating embellished fabric by meshing fibers together so they interlock and become one. The kit includes a needle body that holds 5 barbed needles ...

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Victoriana from Heart Desire Creations

The fabric wasn’t bright and bold as is my usual choice, but somehow it spoke to me. It seemed somewhat Victorian andI chose to do a small wall hanging. I pieced four patches and then cut them wonky which I found to be a fun technique. I did the same with the borders, just much smaller.

The background is straight line quilted. Circles of a focused portion of the fabrics was then hand appliqued onto the center of each wonky block.

It all blended in a bit too much so I embroidered around each circle using no. 8 pearl ...

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October 16, 2020
Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Week 3 from From My Carolina Home

Are you caught up and ready for the next row?  This week for #AutumnJubilee2020 we do some leaves.  Note that the leaves are not the same size as either of the other rows.  I have deliberately made some variations in size for added interest in the rows.

The leaves row has five blocks with two spacers.  The blocks will finish at 9-inches.

Cutting instructions
Focus Leaf Fabric (cut five sets)
4-inch squares – 2
3-1/2-inch squares – 3
Strip 1-inch x 5-inches – 1
Background total for all five blocks
4-inch squares – 15
3-1/2-inch squares – 5
Sashing strips 9-1/2 x ...

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Triple Play! Ohio Star from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Triple Play! Ohio Quilts from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorials today.

Did you know Pablo Picasso was a classically trained artist? His traditional realism was as beautiful as any on earth.

Jenny’s Design

The Celebration Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

But, early in his career, he started to experiment—and that’s how he became one of the most famous artists of all time. Picasso said, “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

The Celebration Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Misty’s Design

The Starlight Mini Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

In this month’s Triple Play tutorial, the Doan ladies are “breaking the rules” with the Ohio Star.

The Starlight Mini Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Natalie’s Design

The Blue Ribbon Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

You will be amazed at the magic they create with the addition of ...

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October 15, 2020
Diamond Dash Quilt Finish from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Ya'll keep wondering how I get so much done, but I think there's a discrepancy between real-time and blog-time. It only looks like a lot when you write it down and read it. It seems like I'm showing a lot of finished quilts lately, but they've been in the works for years. I actually haven't even set foot in my sewing room in almost a month, but chances are good that I'll get to sew today. DH

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October 14, 2020
Looking for…… from Lisa H Calle's Blog

Hello all my lovely quilting peeps! As some know and some of you may not…. I am working on a class for January and it turns out I need some pictures that I think you all can help me with! Or at least I hope!

I am in need of pictures of quilt tops! I need busy ones, ones with open space… any and all! I am really in need of a sampler quilts! If you can help me out I would soooo appreciate it. They will be used in my design class.

If you are inclined to help and ...

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Missing These Birds, Golden October, Halloween Quilting, Thanksgiving Free Pattern from Canadian Needle Nana

Right now I am missing these little birds. I'm missing their song and the way they fly through the air snatching flying insects and return to the same spot to perch like on my lamp light.   In fact, sat there enough that a cleaning of the lights is now in order.   Eastern Phoebes have nested here every year using the various sheds and building distinctive nests with mud and moss.                             I'm also missing the hummingbirds. Though silent, they were a constant fixture this summer flitting about the two feeders.  

  I have to take in their feeders and clean ...

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Fall Quilt and Setting Pattern from Snowy Days Quilting

fall quilt with hay bales.jpg

I’ve finally finished my quilt from Fall into a Quilt Along! It was a quilt along that ran from May to November 2018 with block patterns from 10 different designers.

As a designer, I finished the quilt top during the quilt along thanks to some awesome pinch hitting by my wonderful Mom to help me get the sashing done in time (you can get the pattern for the sashing here). But even though the top was done, it took me quite a while to make the back since I was determined to use up scraps ...

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Sweet Persimmons from Nestlings By Robin

I have never had a persimmon 
and maybe I should try 
one now that I have named 
a quilt after them:)
New in the November
issue of AQ Magazine
meet Sweet Persimmons.
This sweet design started 
out in a 30s rendition.

Once I started thinking in Autumn
colors, I came up with this palette.
Still really like it and may have
to put this grouping to work
in another project!

Looks great, right?

Sometimes I can't see past my 
own vision but I also had 
this Sandy Gervais print sitting
around that I had been wanting 
to use in ...

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October 13, 2020
Christmas tree quilt pattern to make in one day from Pieced Brain

Christmas tree quilt pattern to make in one day

Here is a Christmas tree quilt pattern to display your favorite fabrics or to make as a scrappy quilt. Perfect as a wall hanging! I sprinkled it with stars and added the presents under the tree. No water required!

I have many large Christmas quilts and was looking for something I could hang on a wall or use as a throw. So, I designed the Tree of Joy Christmas quilt pattern. I finally got the binding done this weekend while listening to a book. Then, I left the house looking for a cool place to photograph it. I forgot to ...

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