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April 17, 2018
Heading to Texas... from Butterfly Threads

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I'll be flying to Texas tomorrow and visiting the Golden Triangle Quilt Guild in Beaumont on Thursday, both the day and evening meetings. Then I'll be doing a workshop on Friday teaching curves. We will be making these two quilts.


Peppermint Pie

On Saturday, we will playing with triangles and a few applique options while we make this quilt.

Crazy Daisy

All of these quilts are found in my book Scrap Quilt Secrets.

Friday, April 209:00-3:30 - 
Saturday, April 219:00-3:00 - 
Crazy Daisy

To book a spot in these classes ...

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April 16, 2018
One more plaid quilt?............ from Exuberant Color

When I walked past my 3 tier container of triangles I noticed the stack of plaid 6" triangles left over from the Kaffe and plaid quilt.  I had a lot of pieces of plaid that weren't full width and close to a quarter yard so I figured this would be a good mindless sewing project for the next couple weeks.  I got out the die that cuts 4 at a time, 10 layers deep (Studio die cutter) and started cutting.
I divided the darks and lights because this quilt will need contrast.  In a couple weeks I'll start ...

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March 30, 2018
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Triangles for Baby! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Another week has flown by, and it's Friday again - and that means it's time to get our whoop whoop on!  Are you ready?  I actually was ready early this week - a miracle, I know - so let's get started!!


Here is my newest quilt, a simple triangle quilt made using the colors in the curtains of my great-niece's future bedroom!  I'm really thankful for that little color strip on the selvage of fabric and my Kona color chart....

I used the leftovers from the front to piece a scrappy back...

...and it shows off ...

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March 27, 2018
Make-A-List Monday - Time for No-Guilt Sewing! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Oh happy day - I have finished my taxes and filed them, so now I can sew without guilt!!!  Am I alone in feeling that way?  Surely not!  But boy, do I have a lot of sewing to do!  

First, let's look at what I got done last week...

1.  Make a back for the baby quilt and quilt it.
Done!  We haven't had any pretty weather yet to take pics, but I'll be posting about it on Friday with lots of pictures!

2.  Keep cutting scraps and working on the March scrap project.
Done!  The ...

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March 11, 2018
Back to Triangles from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

I'm back to working on this project.  Triangles.  A miscalculation in the length led to the project being shelved for a few months.  I was short 4 rows.  This is where two rows were added on the left side of the center.

The other two rows were added on the right hand side of the center.   Got to keep it balanced.  Now, I'm back on track.
When sewing the strips of triangles together, they get placed on this Styrofoam board to help keep me on track.  Still, there were problems along the way and a few .... a lot ...

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February 19, 2018
Our Renters Play with Shapes from Quilted Joy

The thing that makes quilting so much fun is the variety and possibilities that are out there of what you can do. From time honored classics, to more modern works of art, quilts come in all shapes and sizes. The following are a couple of quilts that used shapes as their inspiration.

Kim made this playful Staggered Strips quilt to practice both her piecing skills and her free motion quilting!

Kim created this top to practice on. The staggered stripes is a fun pattern that would be great to play with color and fabric choice. She practiced all sorts of different free motion designs on this. If you look carefully you’ll see what looks like our Honey ...

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February 6, 2018
Another One With Tips And Tricks Part 2 Quarter Square Triangles from knot what it seams

might be on a bit of a triangle streak at the mo. So to go with last weeks post on Half Square Triangles I decided to carry on the theme and do another mini-tutorial on Quarter Square Triangles. I made some of these squares, which are easy as, then learnt what they called and went wow! That sounds complicated!

It’s really not. They are incredibly easy as you shall soon see. I had a charm square pack that I was using, so my squares started at 5″ and ended up as 4 1/4″ unfinished, 3 3/4 ...

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January 30, 2018
The One With Tips And Tricks Part 1 – Half Triangles from knot what it seams

Does anyone remember the Boundless fabric I bought ages and ages ago? Like, a year ago? Well, I finally made things with them! The quilt from last week was the 6″ jelly roll, and the rainbow charm squares are a triangle quilt that I have mixed feelings about so its been relegated to the ‘I shall deal with it later’ basket. But I knew just what I wanted to do with the green and blue charm squares. And I cut 84 squares in half to have 168 triangles.

It took a lot of time, just to let you know.

And ...

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January 27, 2018
Project Quilting --- Triangles from Crafty Sewing and Quilting

This week's Quilt Challenge for Project Quilting is Triangular. See the details here:  9.2–Triangulation–Challenge 2 of Project QUILTING Season 9

I am a sponsor of Project Quilting. This week I am awarding a prize of a PDF Downloadable Pattern to each participant!  I call it "Everyone WINS"! 

Here is a link to the prizes and you can find out how to win: Prize List for Challenge 9.2 of Project QUILTING

Winners will be selecting a PDF Downloadable pattern from My Craftsy Pattern Store. If you haven't downloaded my FREE PDF Patterns, hop over and ...

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January 3, 2018
The One With A Resolution from knot what it seams

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Yahoo! It’s 2018! I’m a few days late, I know. My New Year resolution is to keep my sewing table clean. You may make bets on how long it will last, I am determined to surpass everyone’s expectations!

I’m very sorry, but one of the posts that I wrote a couple of weeks ago in our last week in New Zealand for some reason didn’t get posted. So you missed gushing on how remarkable the Remarkable’s were, lavish commentary on the cuteness of Queenstown, murmurings on the delectableness of Patagonia’s ...

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January 2, 2018
Nothing Is Finished! Let's Start Something New!!! Tula Pink's Tabby Mountain Quilt is Happening TODAY! from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Greetings from the oddly frigid winter wasteland of Charlotte, North Carolina!  I hope your new year is off to a better start than mine is.  I frittered away my New Year's Day baking cranberry orange scones for my family, shopping for fabric online, and falling down a flight of stairs because my socks slipped on the carpet when I was carrying down a laundry basket.  I caught myself with the railing and didn't hurt anything more than my pride, but this was NOT an auspicious beginning to 2018!  My biggest accomplishment for Day One of 2018 is that ...

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December 2, 2017
Working on two.............. from Exuberant Color

I spent a half day free motion quilting on this quilt with black thread.  About 2/3 of the blocks have black in them and I was just following the printed design for the quilting.  Then I did the border which was basically meandering around and between the motifs in the fabric.  I still have beige, orange, green, and red left to quilt.
I sewed the triangle squares for a border for this quilt (which has been on the design wall in the main floor studio for almost a year) in January.  Last night I started sewing them together in ...

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November 25, 2017
Waste Not from Wedding Dress Blue


In some cleaning and sorting I came across yet another bag/pile (this makes three) of waste triangles I had saved to do SOMETHING with.

This time I was determined to turn them into a project or to get rid of them.

And I couldn’t get rid of them.


It is just a little thing–about 21″ x 26″.

The large pieces started as 3-1/2″ HST and the smaller ones as 2″ HST.  Convenient how they fit together.  I did have to make 2 more large size and about 6 more small ones to get to this size ...

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October 25, 2017
Pressing triangle blocks.......... from Exuberant Color

It took almost 2 hours to press all 180 triangle squares last night.  They are 5" finished squares.  I was calculating how big of a quilt I can make with them.  If I do 12 rows across by 15 rows down it would be 60" x 75" using just these squares.  If I added some plain squares in I could make it larger.  I have a couple larger print Australian fabrics that I didn't cut into triangles.  Actually a 10" finished square would show off the print even better.

I was gone for over half of the day yesterday ...

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October 24, 2017
Triangles, triangles........... from Exuberant Color

I cut triangles (5" finished squares) from the Australian fabric back when I was making the Hunter Star quilt.  I sewed 180 pairs in the last 2 days.  Now it is time to turn on the iron ..........

and on the ironing mat are all of these 2" finished triangle squares, also waiting to be pressed.  It is supposed to be cold today so I guess it will be a good time to work on this.

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October 18, 2017
Final layout?......... from Exuberant Color

I took the last 3 blocks down to the design wall and then spent about a half  hour rearranging blocks so I could space out the blocks with red/pink and also the very dark  and very light blocks.  The only block I'm still questioning is the light one in the top row.  I could exchange it with the second star from the left in the second horizontal row.  It should finish at approximately 56" x 72".

Last night I just wanted some mindless sewing while I caught up on some TV shows.  I brought all of the 2 ...

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October 12, 2017
Triangles from Charm About You

It is always good to challenge yourself with different techniques. This table runner has y-seams, angled edges and a few points to keep pointy. Funnily the thing that I struggled with the most was the self cover button, turns out I had the back piece the wrong way round!


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October 10, 2017
"Prolific Pyramids" - a finish from Elaine Adair Pieces

This may be called "Thousand Pyramids" but 1000 is too many this time.  All from my stash, except the backing.  I practiced "ruler work" on this one and was marginally pleased with what I did.  The end result is much better than I expected.  These triangles/pyramids are using the triangle from Tri-Recs, a little more graceful than the 60 degree equilateral triangle.  I called it "Prolific" because every time I turned around, another triangle was needed, and then those baby ones started showing up!

I was surprised with how easy this was and how many different ways the triangles ...

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October 8, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: The Power of THR3E from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

It's true, three has some pretty special powers that no other number has in quite the same way. There's the most obvious, the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Can't be a Christian without knowing the power of this particular Three.

Types of Triangles |

But three is a cool number anyway. How about the three sides of a shape? That's what we'll deal with today. There's the triangle, which is the only (equilateral) real triangle. It's the only one I ever really remember because I finally made a neumonic for myself: equi means equal, and lateral ...

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October 6, 2017
Quilting the Supernova Quilt from Curlicue Creations

 So, I quilted about half of the Supernova quilt last week.  I'm planning on finishing the quilting today.  I chose this Olde Golde King Tut thread from Superior Threads.  I really like the way it looks against all the bright colors of the Supernova quilt.

 Life has been a little crazy at my house for the past couple of weeks, so I'm just doing a stress-free all over loopy meander design.  Here's how it looks against the black in the border.

And here is how it looks over the pieced blocks.  I'm feeling a little guilty ...

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