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January 17, 2019
My Dutch Treat And my New book! from Pat Sloan's Blog

FIRST.. so excited to share with you my news book that is coming soon!!! 

Pat Sloan Celebrate the Seaasons

I can FINALLY tell you about my "Celebrate the Seasons" book!

It's my 37th book and I can't wait for you to get a copy. I created a full book of quilts, pillows, table runners and mats to decorate for each season. They are fun and can be tailored to fit you beautiful home. 

You can see the quilts and Pre-order HERE. 

My New book ships in March and then the fun begins!

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Pat Sloan Splendid Sampler Block 46 pic 2

Today is my day on the Splendid Sample tour! 

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January 15, 2019
FREE Aurifil Designer Block Challenge, 2019 Block #1 from Pat Sloan's Blog

I love starting the Aurifil Designer of the month each year! This is my 9th year hosting it. 

Aurifil Quilt Block (1)

Each year I pick a theme and give the designer a set of color criteria for their challenge block. Then I interview the monthly designer at the Aurifil  blog.

Our January designer is my friend Beverly McCullough of Flamingo Toes!  You got to know her during the book tour I did for her the other week. This is her block, isn't it gorgeous! 

And each month share your block at the Aurifil interview page to be in the running to win ...

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January 11, 2019
Christmas Figs Sew Along Block #10 from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Block #10, time to build a forest, are you ready?

Pat Sloan Christmas Fig block 10 pic 2


The Christmas Fig Book is Required

The Red & Green is just like the quilt in the book.

I am doing the tips with Something Blue Fabric  as I make a 2nd quilt

Pat Sloan Christmas figs blue block 10 pic 2

TIPS for Making the Blue version

  • I tossed in an extra blue fabric again this time to make it scrappy.
  • I also used one less white, going with just 2
  • IMPORTANT - I cut just what is needed. I do not subcut as the book does because my fabric is not an exact ...

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January 3, 2019
Are you ready for another of my Splendid blocks? from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Today is another of my Splendid Sampler 2 blocks. And I have a bonus mini quilt layout of them and a photo of my blocks so far!

Pat Sloan Splendid Sampler 2 Pat Star light

This week there are 4 blocks for you to stitch up

I had this stripe (still available HERE) that seemed just perfect to add into my quilt. I'd used it for my bees on the Honey bee block. Now I wish I'd used it sooner, but..it's not in the mix!

Pat Sloan Splendid Sampler 1 to 37 blocks pic 1

Here are all my blocks. I'm sewing ...

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December 31, 2018
Out of This World FREE Block #1 from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I am SO excited with my 2019 Block of the Month theme "Out of this World"!! Today is the day for Block #1..

Did you know this is my 6th year of designing, writing  and hosting a Free Mystery Block of the Month (BOM) for FreeQuiltPatterns.info.  If you are new to my sew alongs, read at the end to learn how this one works.

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Do you have a love of all things Space like I do?  

Did you watch the moon landings and get hooked? Do you work in the space industry? Do ...

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December 28, 2018
A fun FREE small quilt to make! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I'm the last month of the Fat Quarter shops year of color bundles, and my bundle is, I'm sure you know.... 

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Red!! I was so excited when the color choices came out and I was able to select the red month, yeah! I have a project you can do super fast to enjoy the bundle. Also it's fabulous to add to your collection to enhance your red stack. Mine seems get used up so quickly. Red Fat Quarter Bundle

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Here they are .... so yummy!

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For my project I'm pairing the red with ...

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December 23, 2018
Block #9 Christmas Figs from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Block #9 is FUN!!  Even if you do like me and make some wrong, which is pretty hard to make some wrong, but I did it and have a 'save' to show you.

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As always the Red & Green is just like the quilt in the book. I am doing the tips with Something Blue Fabric  as I make a 2nd quilt

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December 15, 2018
FREE Aurifil Designer Block Challenge, 2018 Final Block 12 from Pat Sloan's Blog

Our final block for 2018 is from the talented Fabric designer Amy Sinibaldi, you know I've used her fabric is several of my sewalongs this year!

 DOWNLOAD the pattern at the end of the interview and come right back as I have a tip!

Pat Sloan 2018 Aurifil DOM Dec block

Amy's block is inspired by a location I've not been to, and it's a block that is much easier to put together than  you might think, she did a brilliant job!

I have a tip for the middle section

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I fussy cut my fabric so that the image will be correct when ...

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December 9, 2018
Block #8 Christmas Figs from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I’m constantly inspired by how a squares, rectangles and HSTs can turn into about 5 million different blocks. Today, the pinwheel swirl takes us for a spin.

Pat Sloan Christmas Fig block 8 group

As always the Red & Green is just like the quilt in the book. I am doing the tips with Something Blue Fabric  as I make a 2nd quilt

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November 18, 2018
Behind the Scenes on my Antique Memories block + a Bonus Layout! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I'm so excited to tell you the story behind my Splendid Sampler 2 quilt block today.

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First the block!

It is a traditional log cabin in the Court House Step Setting.

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Because it's an easy block, I decided to try out 2 colorways for my 100 block quilt. 

I really love the taupe, it's soothing and I could see a whole quilt like this. I've never done one in all taupe. You can see them together at the end and tell me which you would use!

The Design boards help ...

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Block #7 Christmas Figs Sew Along from Pat Sloan's Blog

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How was your Thanksgiving? I had a wonderful time with my family, we all traveled to my brother's home this year. I could get used to the beach for Thanksgiving! Block #7 might have a new skill for some of you, so I'm doing a tutorial to help you out. It has appliqued stems that I made with the bias maker. 

Pat Sloan Christmas Fig block 7 group

This is a Gorgeous Block.  Joanna has a bonus project in her book using 4 blocks for a table topper. See the back . As always the Red & Green is just like ...

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2019 Mystery Project Announcements!! Are you ready for the fun? from Pat Sloan's Blog

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This post is FULL of things!

  • My 2019 Mystery BOM theme & Fabric
  • My First Weekly Mystery for 2019 Theme & Fabric
  • Let's Go Camping Quilt Show! Enter your quilt at the end to be in the running for a prize!

Pat Sloan Lets Go Camping top

I actually have the quilt quilted, but no binding on it yet.  I will get that done in December and take photos!

At the end, share your quilt (tops are ok!) so you are entered into my giveaway

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November 15, 2018
FREE Aurifil Designer Block Challenge, 2018 Block 11 from Pat Sloan's Blog

Our November Aurifil designer interview with my talented friend Sue O'Very!

 DOWNLOAD the pattern at the end of the interview and come right back as I have an ANNOUNCEMENT!.

Pat Sloan Aurifil 2017 DOM block 11
 

This years theme is blocks inspired by places. 

Sue O'Very and I both love her place, the historic fort at St. Augustine FL!

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Pat Sloan Aurifil 2017 DOM block 1 to 11

Last Month I had a lot of Paper piecing tips, Sue's block is very straight forward. If you need last weeks tips again GO HERE.

Just one more block for Amy Sinabaldi!

In January I'll have the setting, it ...

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November 9, 2018
Block #6 Christmas Figs Sew Along from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Here we go, it's time for Block #6 of our Christmas Figs sew along is the Milky way, reminds me of a ribbon!

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We are sewing from Joanna's Christmas Fig book.  Red & Green like the book and I am doing the tips with Something Blue Fabric  as I make a 2nd quilt

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October 25, 2018
Block #5 Christmas Figs Sew Along from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Here we go, it's time for Block #5 of our Christmas Figs sew along, the super fun to do 9-Patchwork block!

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Raise your hand if you want to make a WHOLE quilt with this block! FYI TRUE CONFESSION at the end

We are sewing from Joanna's Christmas Fig book.  Red & Green like the book and I am doing the tips with Something Blue Fabric  as I make a 2nd quilt

How This Works:

  • The Book is Required, it has the sampler of 20 blocks and the book has 10 additional projects using ...

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October 15, 2018
FREE Aurifil Designer Block Challenge, 2018 Block 10 from Pat Sloan's Blog

 am SO excited about the October Aurifil designer interview with the amazing Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio!

 DOWNLOAD the pattern at the end of the interview and come right back as I have Tips!.

Pat Sloan Aurifil 2017 DOM block 10 

This years theme is blocks inspired by places. 

Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill has a wonderful story about her block and again, it's NYC that inspires her, But not the whole city, just one special place that captured her heart.

This is a paper pieced block, but it's not hard. It is also not symmetrical. Below are some of my tips!

 

Pat Sloan Aurifil 2018 DOM block 10 pic 2  Pat Sloan Aurifil 2018 DOM block 10 pic 3

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October 12, 2018
Block #4 Christmas Figs Sew Along #4 from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Here we go, it's time for Block #4 of our Christmas Figs sew along, the Feathered Star, a beautiful and very classic quilt block. 

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We are sewing from Joanna's Christmas Fig book.  Red & Green like the book and I am doing the tips with Something Blue Fabric from my friend Edyta as a 2nd quilt.

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October 11, 2018
Fabulous Fabric Series - Kitties & a Jelly Roll Quilt from Pat Sloan's Blog

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My 'Fabulous Fabric' series continues with Halloween fabric in another few designs of mine, lets start with kitties!

Pat Sloan Halloween Kitties pic 4

I want to show you how to use that fabric you love.  Instead of putting it on a shelf, get out patterns and make up things! I love making simple fast projects to showcase these cute bundle, so I can enjoy the fabric in a quilt. 

Today is

  • Tips on Kitty making
  • A bonus layout of multiple kitties
  • And my 'Go To' Jelly roll' pattern at the end!

Pat Sloan Halloween Kitties pic 1

I applique using Heat n Bond lite to do my raw edge fusible applique ...

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October 3, 2018
Fabulous Fabric Series - My Halloween Boden w/videos! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I'm kicking off my new series 'Fabulous Fabric' with Halloween fabric. We all find fabric we love, then we have to figure out a project to make. I love making simple fast projects to showcase a cute bundle, so I can enjoy the fabric in a quilt. 

Pat Sloan Fabulous Fabric Series Halloween Boden

For my first Fabulous Fabric I selected a Halloween fabric line and bought the following

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October 1, 2018
Block #9 of my FREE Let's Go Camping Sew Along! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Block #9 of my 'Let's Go Camping'! My free sew along is made possible by  FreeQuiltPatterns.info.  If you are new to my sew alongs, read at the end to learn how this one works. 

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For Block #9 is ALL about the friends we make when camping. 

Below I have a few tips for putting the inner border on your quilt.. so come back!

After you read my article & DOWNLOAD the block at FreeQuiltPatterns come back!

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Pat Sloan trimming tips 1

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