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July 10, 2020
New pattern: Buffalo Check Autumn from Carried Away Quilting

If you’re a quilter, chances are you love buffalo check and gingham. These timeless fabrics exude a sense of warmth, comfort, and belonging. Buffalo check in particular has become a hot design trend, a contemporary classic. I’m excited to share a new quilt pattern with you today, one that pairs a buffalo check motif with oversized, modern pumpkins and bold, classic stars: Buffalo Check Autumn!

Buffalo Check Autumnfinishes at 72 1/2” x 84 1/2”. For your reference, in my photographs I have layered it atop a coverlet on a queen-sized bed. The quilt fits the ...

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June 30, 2020
Last Day to Enter the Electric Quilt Design Challenge + Andover Fabrics Giveaway! from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Good morning, my lovelies, and Happy Tuesday!

Today's post is just a quickie -- I stumbled across an Electric Quilt software design contest sponsored by Andover Fabrics to promote their new Century Solids line of solids.  The winner gets a free collection of beautiful muted, historically inspired solid fabrics to add to their stash, and you still have time to enter -- but today is the deadline.  

Here's my entry:

These are 20" star blocks that could be made from either a jelly roll or a honey bun (although you'd need to go skimpy on your seam allowances if ...

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June 20, 2020
☆ Land of Magic Quilt ☆ from Charm About You

Land of Magic quilt by Charm About You pattern by Kid Giddy

I'm popping in to share a finish, which was actually done last month but what with all the nothingness going on I got sidetracked. The quilt top finally got finished in April and I was excited to quilt it. Honestly it's been a while since I made a quilt, there has been some hand sewing / cross stitch / blackwork in my life and I have been working on piecing another quilt top but my other projects seem to have all turned into cushions!

quilt being quilted on an Elna sewing machine

The quilt pattern is the Land of Magic Quilt by Kid Giddy, you can purchase the ...

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June 6, 2020
Should I Jump Into BERNINA's Summer Sparkle QAL? from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Oh my gosh, you guys -- I'm so smitten with a new quilt idea that I'm tempted to mask up and head to my not-quite-local quilt shop right NOW to buy fabric.  Never mind that I'm still slogging away at the long arm machine on my Spirit Song quilt, or that my son's Beware the Ishmaelites sampler is still languishing, untouched and barely begun, and my Modern Baby Clam Shells quilt has been cut out and waiting for me to start piecing it for an entire year...  I have eight works in progress at the moment, and ...

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April 11, 2020
Daniel's Stars, Disaster averted from Art In Search

     Over 7 years ago, I made Daniel a baby quilt. He was born with a terrible disease called Nemaline Myopathy. He can't swallow food or have much muscle control. He has had a hard time but is a determined fighter. Back then, I made him a Laurel Burch quilt called Running with the Horses
     Now, it dawned on me, he needed another quilt. With schools closed down, he is not getting help and instruction and all his care falls on his mom. I asked her what he liked and she said super heroes, animals, and the color red. 
      I ...

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March 26, 2020
» Charm About You

modern quilted rainbow fabric star

Colour has a big impact on us, it can affect our mood and bring us happiness, especially when its in the form of a rainbow

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July 2, 2019
Star Spangled Banner 5-pointed paper pieced star in 2 sizes: 6″ and 12″ from Wisonsin Quilting

Celebrate a bit of US history with your own 5-pointed star. Paper piecing gives you precise points and lets you easily adjust the background to your needs. The original Star Spangled Banner, sewed in 1813 by Mary Pickersgill originally had cotton stars measuring 24″ across. Purchase the 6 inch and 12 inch paper pieced stars for $5 and pass down some history for your own family. The stars themselves measure 5-1/2″ or 11″ from tip to tip. Blocks finish at 6″ and 12.”

Mary Pickersgill, a flag maker in Baltimore in 1813 was commissioned to sew a huge ...

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April 30, 2016
Freedom from Sewn With Curves

How the year has flown by. I didn't believe adults when I was younger telling me that time just flies by as you get older but I am a believer. Now that I am 40, I can only imagine how quickly things will happen. Fingers crossed that I am ready for it.

I lost my sewing mojo for a while, hence the lack of posts in recent months. This was the first time in years that I didn't sew everyone's Christmas presents. I have decided to not put any stress on myself for any reason to finish ...

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