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September 10, 2019
My Favourite Quilt Block Hop from Stitchin at Home


Thanks to Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks for running this fun hop.


 It was an easy decision as to what block I would be showing you today, Star blocks hands down. I like all stars the LeMoyne Star or Eight Pointed Star, the  Ohio Star, Sawtooth Star, Friendship Star to name just a few.
Star blocks are one of the most common patterns used in quilts. They are by far my favourite block.

Shall we look at a few.


Ohio Star

The Ohio Star is a nine-patch block made of quarter-square triangles around a central square, the Ohio Star ...

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August 31, 2019
Applique Quilt Designs from Stof genoeg

Three applique quilt designs, based on a block from the EQ Libraries - XXX Annika Continue reading

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Shine Bright: an Island Batik quilt finish from Clever Chameleon

Shine Bright quilt as a bed runner at Clever Chameleon

I was beginning to think this poor project was slightly cursed!

The advice on this beautiful little quilt reads “Shine Bright”. There were times, however I felt like it should have read more along the lines of “Burn, Sucker!”. haha In short; the quilt is finished and it is good. Actually, it’s really lovely. It is exactly what I wanted and needed. The journey, however, was blessed with a few unwanted twists and turns. The long version of the story goes as follows……

Shine Bright inspirational wall quilt at Clever Chameleon

It seemed every time I settled into this project, something random happened to stop me getting ...

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August 29, 2019
Back to School Quilting Tutorials from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning Quilters! Today, we have four back to school quilting tutorials for your next project! ***If YOU like this post–PLEASE Pin to Pinterest!****** Thank YOU! Can YOU believe it’s time to go back to school already!  Where does the time go?! Summer flew by–and when I returned from my trip to Italy (more on…

The post Back to School Quilting Tutorials appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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July 12, 2019
Seeing Beothuk stars from The Academic Quilter

Hi everyone! It's been yet another hot and rainy week here, and really, it's starting to get old.  I wish it would pick one-- hot or rainy, but not both.  I know that some of you are rolling your eyes right now, but this has been one wet summer so far.  If I had a north side, it would be growing moss. 

Anyway. . .I have had some trouble focusing lately (can't think why that would be) but I did manage to put together the rest of the Beothuk Star quilt top, and I really like it!  See ...

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June 28, 2019
Gooseberry Pie Quilt | Finished {or Not!} Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

My Finish is some #SecretSauceSewing!  I can finally show you Gooseberry Pie, a pieced star design made from HSTs and the sweetest floral fabrics in aqua, red, pink, green, and navy.  


Gooseberry Pie was designed over 14 months ago.   Sometimes it takes fabric a long time to make the required number of trips around the world before it can be released from the fabric gremlins.  :)

Gooseberry Pie has been kitted by Bluprint and measures 84" square, a full ...

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June 12, 2019
Mariner’s Whirl Quilt Design – Rotations from Stof genoeg

Second version of an Inklingo quilt design in EQ8, combining Mariner's Whirl blocks with Waltzing Matilda blocks. XXX Annika Continue reading

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June 11, 2019
Mariner’s Whirl Quilt Design from Stof genoeg

An Inklingo quilt design in EQ8, combining Mariner's Whirl blocks with Waltzing Matilda blocks. XXX Annika Continue reading

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March 27, 2019
Stars in Quilts are Classic and Popular from Quilted Joy

I typed the words “stars in quilts” into a search engine and got 39,000,000 results in just a couple of seconds. Obviously I could not look at every one of the 39,000,000 pictures, but all of the images on the first few pages I looked through were of stars in quilts. Stars are one of the most popular images to put on a quilt by far. So here are some of the “Stars” that our longarm machine renters brought in recently.

Debbie's Baby Bella Quilt by Quiltworx

Debbie’s Star in a quilt

Debbie created this Baby Bella quilt by Quiltworx with ...

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March 18, 2019
Vintage Charm Fat Eighth Quilt from A Quilting Life

Vintage Charm Fat Eighth Quilt

Hello and happy Monday! Today I’m sharing my third new quilt from our Harper’s Garden fabric collection. This design had been in my sketch book since I saw an antique quilt with the setting. The antique version had open centers, but I thought it would be so much fun to add my favorite star block […]

The post Vintage Charm Fat Eighth Quilt appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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March 5, 2019
Samplers Full of Stars from Quilted Joy

I’m always talking about shapes in quilts. Whether it’s circles, rectangles, or triangles. Any art student will tell you that any design or picture is essentially made of these basic shapes. But a standard composite shape that many quilts are made of is the star. Now when I say a star, there are lots of different stars that can be made for a quilt. Some of them even have names like a friendship star, Ohio star, or a Sawtooth star. The variety is what makes them amazing. You can fill samplers of all sizes with stars.

Donna’s ...

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February 18, 2019
Starry Path Quilt Designs from Stof genoeg

Linda Franz keeps releasing new Inklingo shapes! I just can’t keep up. Not all of them are easy to draft and play with in EQ, so I am not showing designs with shapes from Willyne Hammerstein’s Millefiori books. I have … Continue reading

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February 6, 2019
Next quilt in line from The Academic Quilter

Hi everyone! It was 67 degrees today.  I think I have whiplash! Not to worry, though, because I understand it's going to be plenty cold again soon enough.

Since I finished off one of my piecing UFOs this past week (pictures to come Friday), I pulled another one out of the closet to finish it off.  If I keep doing this, eventually I'll get to the end of the UFOs, right? Here are the blocks I've pulled out:


These are the patchwork scrap stars that I made as part of last year's rainbow scrap challenge.  Somehow ...

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February 1, 2019
All Stars Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

All Stars Quilt

There’s a pretty big football game this week. Best of the season, they say. And while I do enjoy a touchdown or two, those yards of turf just can’t compare to a yard of brand new quilting fabric! So while those football stars are racing to the endzone, I’ll be stitchin’ up a team of my own all stars!

All Stars Quilt

The All Stars quilt is based on a design by Jenny’s cute husband, Ron. It’s a quick, modern pattern that makes use of two of our favorite precuts: 10 inch squares and 2.5 inch strips.

All Stars Quilt

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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January 25, 2019
Simply Color Star Lap Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

Another 2018 Finish - a Simply Color Star Lap Quilt made from half-square triangle blocks leftover from this quilt.  


The backing is pieced with prints from the collection with an aqua strip down both sides of the floral print.





Quilt Stats:
Pattern:  Washington Star {my design}
Fabric:  Simply Color by V and Co
Size:  59" square
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom cotton/wool blend
Quilting:  Canna on Gratitude in white thread

This quilt is for sale in my quilt shop!

Did ...

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January 16, 2019
Getaway Blog Hop with Island Batik from Clever Chameleon

Cat on a Wall quilt by Dione Gardner-Stephen of Clever Chameleon

Paisley Park meets Cat on a Wall

Welcome to my stop on the Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop. This is my last project as a 2018 Island Batik Ambassador, and accordingly, a biggie.

Back in July I received a “Surprise” package. Inside were glorious Paisley Park fabrics that had to be kept secret for the longest time! But today I can show and tell all. My instructions were to use as many of the different fabrics as I could to create a quilt of at least lap size. And if I wished, to incorporate themes of travel and destinations.

Paisley Park fabrics by Island Batik.
Paisley ...

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January 4, 2019
Moda Love Layer Cake Lap Quilt in Birch Farm | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

My Finish is a Birch Farm layer cake lap quilt!  This fabric has been in the stash for a long time, last used two years ago to make a Triple Barn Star lap quilt.


The coordinating backing is one of my favorite prints from the collection.  See those cute owls?  I used the owl fabric as the binding to create a frame of pop.


The pattern calls for layer cake squares, but I had only scraps to use ...

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December 29, 2018
Fancy Little Mug Rugs from Solid Stars from Amy Made That

Hello, Friends!
I have a fun little gift project to share today!



I made three little mug rugs, using
some 6 1/2" star blocks that I made
a short long time ago. 

{Ahem...time flies.}

You can read more about the Moda Sweetwater solid bundle
of fabrics that I used, in this post.




I had such fun stitching up these solid blocks!
I used one of them on the back of a little table runner,


Hmmm...solid blocks do tend to show "mistakes", 
don't they?
I'm pretty sure I've ...

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December 24, 2018
Merry Christmas! from Stof genoeg

  I’m wishing you a very Merry Christmas, or other Happy Holidays, and all the best for 2019! I have not done much blogging, EQ-ing or quilting in 2018, but I felt I had to at least put up a … Continue reading

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December 7, 2018
Island Batik Wonky Star Twin Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

My Finish is a twin size wonky star quilt in beautiful batiks!  Island Batik Ambassadors are given monthly challenges for projects to create with batik fabrics, and December's challenge is whimsical or wonky.  I settled on wonky stars because I had the perfect 10" square stack and some coordinating yardage for the star centers, border and binding.


While wonky stars may look easy peasy, free from rules, I found that was not the case.  I had to ...

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