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June 23, 2017
Canada Quilts, Red Hats in the Rain...rain...rain, the Potty Incident from caledonia quilter

Three great Canada quilts for the kids in this gal's family.
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#2

#3

This is (ahem) MINE.  When I was at Quilt Canada last week I bought the license plate panel, then came home and made up a quickie for the front door.  Now to get it bound and actually hang it on the front door.

Yesterday was Red Hat day.  Our outing was to Whistling Gardens.  Our admission included a tour and the water fountains choreographed to music.  What fun!  In the pouring rain!

It wasn't really pouring during the show.  But it was definitely raining ...

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June 22, 2017
Philippians 3:17 Part 1. For Marley! from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Philippians 3:17 Part 1
Scripture
Observation
Paul confidently tells the Philippians - and us - to 
1) join together and follow his example, 2)use him as a model and 3) keep our eyes on those who live as we do. 
Application
Again, unity in following Christ.  Awesome.
Do you have a model for your walk? Perhaps a sister/brother in the LORD that you admire?  

I'm blessed that I do.  In fact I have several. 

One particular comes to mind.  
I knew her when we lived in Clovis, NM. A close relative of hers had been found deceased.  The ...

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Wonky House Block Tutorial- So Scrappy! from Jacquelynne Steves

wonky  (ˈwɒŋkɪ) 
— adj  , -kier -kiest
1. shaky or unsteady
2. not in correct alignment; askew

Since our Block of the Month has appliqued and embroidered houses, I thought I’d share a project that I did a few years ago- Wonky House Blocks! I like the extra scrappiness that the Log Cabin block adds to my little house. The Log Cabin Block can be just a little wonky, or super-wonky, whichever you prefer.

This tutorial will show you how to make the Wonky Log Cabin, and then how to turn it into a house block. Let’s get started!

This ...

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Charity Sew Along Block #6 .. the blocks are so great!! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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This is my 3rd year making a quilt to be auctioned for Charity. It's an honor to do this and I am partnering with the Fat Quarter shop & Moda fabrics to raise money for Make a Wish this year. 

The Patchwork Quilt Along is a year full of quilting fun for a great cause! PLUS darling blocks that I'm doing in a totally different colorway than the original.
 
 
The Fat Quarter's shop quilt is so beautiful... soft and pretty. 
If you love this exact quilt you can Order the Patchwork Quilt ...

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June 21, 2017
A New Way to Win Fabrics: Show a bundle of AGF from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello, fabulous makers!

Today, I’m going to keep it short and sweet but exciting! I’m happy to announce a new Instagram contest you’ll love. As fabric enthusiasts we know that you probably have a stash of fabrics you haven’t looked at in a while. This is why we want you to dig through your stash and create a bundle of your AGF prints to win a new bundle from us! You'll get to rediscover all the beauties in your stash while getting new fabrics. Hence, show us a bundle to win a bundle!

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Here’s ...

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Houses (quilting and sewing) from France Nadeau

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First came the House Keychain. The same pattern was used afterward to make a card and a coaster.

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June 20, 2017
6 Projects You Can Make with Baby Blue Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello fab makers!

I hope you’re having a great day! As you might know the color of June is baby blue. We just can’t get enough of this soft and delicate color. It’s such a fresh shade that can be a nice alternative to white and it’s definitely gender neutral. Whether you sew garments or home decor with baby blue fabrics, you can be assured that your project will be timeless.

ColorFun collage baby blue

To give you a few ideas of what you can make with the baby blue prints from our ColorFun selection, we’ve chosen six projects ...

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Sail into the Button Club with my Free Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I am THRILLED to be designing a mini quilt each month to showcase year 2 of the Button Lover's Club! 

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Each month the buttons are a collection by color and theme.

I'll be posting the pattern prior to the buttons arriving from the club, that way you are ready to just stitch them down when they arrive! 

I am SUPER excited that this year we get all the cutie patootie buttons.. look at the strawberry!

Pat Sloan Button Lovers Club 2 pic 1

"Sail Into Summer" is fast & fun! (download my pattern at the end), mine is made with Sunday ...

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Let’s Have Fun Picking Colors For That New Quilt from Adele Mogavero

A fun exploration in picking colors for you next quilting project

part 1

Choosing fabrics and colors for a new quilt can be an overwhelming experience.

Let’s put a little fun into it and take out the doubts and worry.

First I’d like to just say, you can get away with a lot when you are choosing colors for a quilt. Quilts made of leftover fabrics can come out beautiful. Even with fabrics that you wouldn’t expect to like each other.

With that said, going into a large fabric shop or visiting an online shop like Fabric ...

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June 19, 2017
My guests today Erin Schlosser, Linda Thielfoldt, and Kim Niedzwiecki Chat with Pat! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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My guests today Erin Schlosser, Linda Thielfoldt, and Kim Niedzwiecki Chat with Pat Segment!

FREE Pattern at the end. 

SHOW #342 Talk Show with Pat Sloan

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American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 342 Erin Schlosser

Erin Schlosser found her calling as a teacher early on, and mixed with design background.. we are the lucky winners of her talent!

We talk about home sewing, fabric content, and that trying something ...

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Denim Dress from Lily Patch Quilts

Hello Monday! Today I have a special sewing project to share. DD has been learning how to draft sewing patterns. One of the projects she needed to draft was a dress pattern. These are some of the pieces she did.

She had a deadline to get her dress done so we stayed up till 4 am to get all the sewing done. She chose this beautiful denim from Art Gallery Fabrics to use for her dress. Although this denim is heavy it was perfect and drapes beautifully. This dress took 3 1/4 yards with the fabric being around 58 ...

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The Mermaid - Part Two from Becca's Crazy Projects

I made the time to get coloring with the Inktense Blocks and Inktense Pencils.
I colored with the blocks directly onto dry fabric and used the pencils to fill in finer lines and areas I wanted especially dark or intense.
When the fabric is dry, blending on fabric isn't that easy so I tried to lay down layers that could be blended when wetting the fabric.
Working with the blocks is messy business. Take this into consideration if you don't want "artist hands". The inks aren't staining on skin and clean up was as simple as soap ...

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TTMT 67 Packages, UFOs & Other peoples UFOs from Quilt in Piece

TTMT 67 Packages, UFOs & Other peoples UFOs Hi everyone, Today’s video contains mostly UFO’s and a work in progress of the Pink Geometric quilt. It is busy being quilted right now. And a tiny peak of my new extension table. More on that next week. What I also wanted to say in my video, is that I wish I could meet all of you in person. It is definitely on my bucket list for the future. Looking for the Geometric Quilt Pattern? Here is some links; Etsy or Craftsy: Or if you would like to follow or would ...

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June 16, 2017
Let's Talk Baby Shower Gifts: Nursing Pillow Cover Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello AGF Aficionados!

It’s been a while since I’ve written, but I’m excited to be back and ready to share some fun projects and helpful sewing tips! Now that I’m a member of the mommy club a whole new world of adorable sewing has opened up before me and I have a couple tutorials for projects in the works that you’ll want to sew for yourself or for someone you know (maybe for a little someone you know). Along the way, I’ll be highlighting construction methods that will help you with all your sewing ...

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Scout tee from Ellyn's Place

Hubby and I snuck away for a fun vacation in California last week. The main focus of our trip was baseball (we saw games at 3 of the 5 MLB parks in CA), but I did manage to sneak in one quilt shop. Driving from San Diego to LA, we stopped at Needle in a Fabric Stash in Temecula. This adorable little shop is jam packed full of goodies, lots of modern fabrics (I picked up some Cotton & Steel basics for my stash), and fun patterns. The staff and the owner were super friendly and knowledgeable. The shop is featured ...

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Minnesota Quilters' Annual Show from Frayed Edge

I had missed out on going to the MN Quilters' show for several years, but last Thursday I had a perfect chance to go with some friends to Duluth for the day.  
The quilts I am showing have a very distinct theme--scraps!
They also are quilts that are one-of-a-kind, in most cases.  
Maybe they will inspire me, or you, or anyone watching, to dig into those scraps or bits and pieces of fabric that just really need a home in a quilt.


This is a small section of a quilt with an overall neutral tone effect.
Mostly beige/tan/gray ...

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Take the Roundabout Sew Along - Sew Part 2! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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When I design quilt patterns I put my heart and soul into the design. For my fabric line Sunday Drive, I designed 'Take the Roundabout' in my signature multiple size block format. You've been doing my solstice, so you have an idea of how much fun it is do multi size blocks! 

Pat Sloan Take the Roundabout sew along button

Twice a month, the 1st and 3rd Friday, I'll assign a section of the quilt to make. If you are just joining me, there is loads of time! We finish just before Thanksgiving. 

This is created with a mix of ...

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June 15, 2017
Explore the Free Spirited World of Indie Boheme by Pat Bravo from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello, beautiful sewists!

Lately I’ve been thinking about how sewing is a craft that you can always experiment with. With so many designers, fabric collections, and beautiful free quilt patterns available you can never get bored! The style that has been catching my eye is the boho trend. There’s something so carefree about this style and it’s so stylish in a funky way (plus I feel connected to it because my mom calls me the “bohemian” of the family”).

One collection that portrays boho style beautifully is Pat Bravo’s new collection Indie Boheme fabrics. This collection ...

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June 14, 2017
Aurifil BOM Challenge, Block 6 by Sarah- Enter your block! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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My Favorite day of the month is Aurifil Designer Challenge day! Our theme this year is the rainbow of colors found in the color wheel. Each designer is assigned a color going around the wheel and June is my good friend Sarah Maxwell!

Pat Sloan French General

Sarah's color is ...Red-Orange, but I am not following the colorwheel for my quilt. I am using my Moda French General fabrics and this block I want to spice up my colors... and I need your help!

 DOWNLOAD the pattern at the end of the interview and come right back ...

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2017 Designer Mystery quilt and I'm Featured! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I believe I'm obsessed with Sew Alongs and to be a designer of one of the blocks, icing on the cake!

So I'm especially excited for the annual Designer Mystery kick-off!

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I am SO honored to b asked and this is such a fun happy quilt... and a mystery.... except for this peek!

Kimberly of the Fat Quarter Shop also did a video... 

I can't wait for you to see all the blocks... can you see they are larger blocks in the video? You know that I 'Love Big Blocks'! PLUS they are Very friendly blocks to ...

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