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August 29, 2020
Bruised August from Sew Preeti Quilts

August is almost over and I am relieved.  It has been difficult and yet I feel guilty dwelling upon my insignificant issues when the country is aflame, while some of us look away and others fan the flames of unrest.


Fabric Selection


I feel beaten and bruised even when I have no visible scars.
The color for Rainbow Scrap Challenge August 2020 is reminiscent of just that - a bruise.


In progress


Here are my completed Picket Star Quilt Blocks for August 2020.

Java Plum
Paul: Purple?
Me: I call it Plum. Java Plum to be exact.




Eggplant

Paul: This has ...

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April 18, 2020
Picket Star Quilt Block from Sew Preeti Quilts

Hello Quilty Buddies,

Here are the detailed instructions for making the Picket Star Block, named because the star points look like slats of a picket fence.

For the 17" finished block.

Picket Star Block


Fabric Requirements

Background - Two squares 3.5", Two squares 9.5", Four squares 2.5"


Fabric A - Two squares 3.5", two rectangles 3.5" by 9.5"
Fabric B - Two squares 3.5", two rectangles 3.5" by 9.5"



I am using medium pink and dark pink.  My recommendation is to use two fabrics that have some difference in value - not too close and ...

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November 12, 2019
Are Straight Lines with Walking Foot Quilting Good Enough for this Quilt? from The Free Motion Quilting Project

We are quilting our very last block in the Friendship Quilt Along, and I had a bit of a struggle with this block because it’s so scrappy. The Hidden Hearts Quilt Block could win awards in the number of scraps I used to create it! But this makes for a challenging quilt block to quilt because it’s so busy. So this leads to the question – are straight lines quilted with walking foot quilting good enough for this quilt? See for yourself in this video:

Click here to find the pattern for the Hidden Hearts Block. This last block ...

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November 11, 2019
How to Piece a Super Scrappy Hidden Hearts Block from The Free Motion Quilting Project

For our final quilt block in the Friendship Quilt Along, we’re piecing the scrappiest block yet, the super scrappy Hidden Hearts block! Prepare yourself… this block is crazy scrappy!

Click Here to purchase this pattern, which also includes block 12. Remember, the Friendship Quilt Along is not going anywhere! You can join this quilt along any time and work at your own pace. All you have to do is pick up a copy of the pattern to get started. Easy peasy!

How to Piece the Hidden Hearts Block

To make the Hidden Hearts Quilt Block, you first need to ...

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November 4, 2019
How to Piece a Patchwork Daisy Block from The Free Motion Quilting Project

We’re ending the Friendship Quilt Along this month with this super cute Patchwork Daisy Block!¬†Join me below as we piece a patchwork daisy together.

Click Here to find this quilt pattern. This last pattern for the Friendship Sampler Quilt Along also includes a pattern for the Bonus Hidden Hearts quilt block. You’ll need to make this 13th quilt block only if you’re making a queen or king sized quilt.

With the holidays coming up, we’re going to change up our schedule for the remaining quilting videos. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing the quilting video of ...

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