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March 30, 2020
Two more Paper Chain blocks complete from Freshly Pieced

IMG_2017Well, I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that it’s been a crazy month for me. We’ve been isolating for about two weeks now, and today was Day 1 of my girls’ online school, which involved no shortage of frustrations. But I’m trying to forge ahead and catch up on some blogging anyway—might as well carry on as normal in those few areas of life where we can! So without further ado, here are the February and March Paper Chain blocks.

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First up, February’s block is X Spot by Faith Jones. This is ...

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January 19, 2020
A Finish and Another Sew-Along from From the Strawberry Patch...

This finish has been a long time in the making. This small quilt is the result of the Temecula Quilt Co. 2015 Summer Sampler Sew-Along. I was diligent (in the beginning) about keeping up with the blocks as posted on their blog.  I decided to do mine using the black and white scraps (generously sized leftovers!) that I fell heir to after my mother finished her own black and white quilt.  She

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A Finish and Another Sew-Along from From the Strawberry Patch...

This finish has been a long time in the making. This small quilt is the result of the Temecula Quilt Co. 2015 Summer Sampler Sew-Along. I was diligent (in the beginning) about keeping up with the blocks as posted on their blog.  I decided to do mine using the black and white scraps (generously sized leftovers!) that I fell heir to after my mother finished her own black and white quilt.  She

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January 6, 2020
Today’s the day! The first Paper Chain BOM Block is here! from Freshly Pieced

 

January block of the Paper Chain Block-of-the-Month

Happy new year! If you’re looking to add another project to your 2020 sewing list, our Paper Chain Block-of-the-Month program begins TODAY! If you’re already a subscriber, check your email inbox for the January block pattern!

Paper Chain: A 2020 Block of the Month programIf you’re not already a subscriber: Twelve months, 12 foundation paper-pieced blocks—that’s so doable, right? Me and my Summer Sampler co-conspirators, Katie and Faith, have created this fabulous quilt, and it really wants to be your project in 2020. : ) We’ve got a great Facebook community for everybody who’s participating, and we’ll give you lots of paper-piecing ...

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December 4, 2019
Retreat Stitching Success from From the Strawberry Patch...

After my fabulous weekend away at the Quiltville Inn Retreat*, even with all the distraction of the beautiful and incredibly accommodating setting, there's more; believe it or not I actually finished quilt tops and have show and tell of my own! This little beauty (quilt measures 45" square) is the 2012 Summer Sampler Sew-along from the Temecula Quilt Company blog. I had half of the 4" blocks

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Retreat Stitching Success from From the Strawberry Patch...

After my fabulous weekend away at the Quiltville Inn Retreat*, even with all the distraction of the beautiful and incredibly accommodating setting, there's more; believe it or not I actually finished quilt tops and have show and tell of my own! This little beauty (quilt measures 45" square) is the 2012 Summer Sampler Sew-along from the Temecula Quilt Company blog. I had half of the 4" blocks

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November 25, 2019
Join us for Paper Chain, a 2020 paper-pieced block-of-the-month program! from Freshly Pieced

Paper Chain: A 2020 Block of the Month Program

You guys! I have an exciting announcement this morning: We’re unveiling a Paper Chain: A 2020 Block-of-the-Month program, and you can reserve your spot right now!

Paper Chain: A 2020 Block of the Month program

Yes! I’m once again joining forces with my Summer Sampler girls—Katie and Faith—to create another fun program for you all, which will take you allllll the way through 2020! So many of you have loved the weekly Summer Sampler blocks that we wanted to give you a monthly option for next year. And it features a favorite technique of the three of ours: Foundation paper piecing.

Paper Chain: A 2020 Block of the Month

Just $24.99 total ...

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November 4, 2019
Perfect HST BOM Block 11: Navigator Star from Freshly Pieced

Welcome to November! We started it out with a couple of inches of snow. Ugh! Winter is starting far too early for my taste.

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But November means it’s time for another HST BOM block, and yes, this month we’re tackling the big baddie in the center. It’s finally here!

I’m calling this month’s block Navigator Star. After 10 months of blocks named after various places that have been important to me throughout my life, this block basically the compass rose of this quilt. It points in all the directions that my life has taken. So ...

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October 22, 2019
Summer Sampler 2019: Piecing Bootcamp – a completed top! from Freshly Pieced

Summer Sampler 2019: Piecing Bootcamp. Learn to quilt!

Yessss!! I finished my Summer Sampler 2019 quilt top! Cue the confetti cannons and loud obnoxious music!

Summer Sampler 2019: Piecing Bootcamp. Learn to quilt!

Okay, but seriously, you guys. This year marks the fourth Summer Sampler quilt-along that Katie, Faith, and I have created (well, make that the fifth, if you count the original Summer Sampler way back in 2011). After spending the summer making all these gorgeous weekly sampler blocks, actually putting them together and finishing the quilt always feels like a HUGE accomplishment. Even for us—the organizers/designers—it feels huge! So for all of you out there who are still working on this ...

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October 10, 2019
Perfect HST BOM Block 9: Pinewood Star from Freshly Pieced

Okay, I’m just gonna come right out and say it: I’m not one of those people who looooovves fall. Honestly? I kind of hate the fall. I’m not a cold-weather gal, like at all (which admittedly is odd for somebody who lives in Wisconsin, but there you have it). So when autumn arrives, to me that just means I’m going to be freezing cold all the time for the next seven or eight months. Not really something to look forward to. So I’m just not a fan of autumn rolling in. Now you know. LOL ...

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October 7, 2019
Patchwork Picnic from Pieced Brain

How do you like my star block? I had been looking for a different star block for a quilt my friends Deb, Lisa, and I are working on and was so happy when I found this one! It is beautiful and, surprise, it is super easy to make! I made three blocks just like this one - super fast as it did not involve paper piecing.

Instead, we use the stitch-and-flip method and chain piece all the patches. I think a quilt made entirely with this star in many colors would look fantastic. Yes, I have just placed this idea on ...

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The last two Summer Sampler 2019 Blocks! Half-rectangle triangles and Y-seams from Freshly Pieced

Yes, fall is officially here—because it’s a wrap on Summer Sampler 2019: Piecing Bootcamp! Ahhhhhh, you guys! I can’t believe the last block dropped this morning!

(Of course, it’s not completely done, because we still have to sew all these bad boys together into a top. And quilt it. So, just a few things left to do, really. It’ll take us just one hot minute, right? LOL. Stay tuned for all of that!)

Summer Sampler 2019: Summer Kites by Katie Blakesley

Anyway, let’s take a look at the final two blocks! First up, we learned all about Half-Rectangle Triangles with the Summer ...

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The last two Summer Sampler 2019 Blocks! Half-rectangle triangles and Y-seams from Freshly Pieced

Yes, fall is officially here—because it’s a wrap on Summer Sampler 2019: Piecing Bootcamp! Ahhhhhh, you guys! I can’t believe the last block dropped this morning!

(Of course, it’s not completely done, because we still have to sew all these bad boys together into a top. And quilt it. So, just a few things left to do, really. It’ll take us just one hot minute, right? LOL. Stay tuned for all of that!)

Summer Sampler 2019: Summer Kites by Katie Blakesley

Anyway, let’s take a look at the final two blocks! First up, we learned all about Half-Rectangle Triangles with the Summer ...

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