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August 12, 2018
The Plaid Block and a Tutorial from Jan's Quilts



This month is my turn to present the Block of the Month at the Temecula Valley Modern Quilt Guild meeting.  Several of us take turns presenting and there are some who never do it, we're all different, but I love helping out.  My idea for this block came from the Boulder MQG's BOM programs, July Block.  The center of their block is different so I modified it with a new tutorial.  You can find it here.

As usual, two of the blocks will be donated to the TVMQG's BOM program to make Charity Quilts, and two will ...

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The Tile Quilt Top and a Tutorial from Jan's Quilts


This is the Tile Quilt Top.  I made it for the Two Color Quilt Challenge hosted by the MQG and American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.  I based the quilt on the tile work of Athos Bulcão, a Brazillian artist.  Below is a photo of his work.


I kept my blocks large, in the spirit of my inspiration. 

I'm very excited about getting it quilted by one of my quilt guild members, Nancy, she normally doesn't do commissions, but I'm grateful she's going to quilt this for me.  I love her quilting artistry.

I had a request ...

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August 9, 2018
Fussy Cutting Projects- Find the Perfect Prints! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

 Hello Makers, 

What is your go to quilting technique? EPP, scrappy quilts, foundation paper piecing, quilt-as-you- go?  There are so many ways to create a single quilt and whatever way you choose why not incorporate a bit of fussy cutting to add a dose of extra cuteness to your handmade creations. When I first started working at Art Gallery Fabrics about  4  and a half years ago, I was introduced to all things quilty! One of the first quilting terms I learned was the word "Fussy Cutting", which I thought at the time was a pretty silly name. When you ...

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August 2, 2018
How to Make a Good Friends Quilt Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

 Hi Makers, 

A new month has arrived and I feel like Summer has come and gone in a blink of an eye! August is one of my favorite months of the year because not only  is it my birthday month but it means the holiday season is quickly approaching once again! I always liked this time of year growing up because it meant a special trip to the store to buy all new school supplies and outfits for the year to come. I still walk through the back to school aisle's at target to see all the new fun ...

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Piecing Texas Stars from Quilt Obsession

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages and have run into all sorts of roadblocks. The biggest one was the fact I had made very detailed notes and taken loads of photos – all of which are on a hard drive from at least one or two computers and hard disks ago. After wasting far too many hours trying to find them, I finally made the decision to re-do the basic first steps and take lots of photos as I did so as I’ve been asked a few times for a tutorial on sewing these stars.

Ages ago ...

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July 30, 2018
Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World from Red Pepper Quilts

Work in Progress

Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World - tutorial available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #quiltblocktutorial #patchwork

Having previously enjoyed making a Bright Hopes Quilt in low volume (light/white) fabrics, it seems only fitting that I would go on to make a Bright Hopes Quilt using all colors of the rainbow. The Bright Hopes Quilt Block is a traditional patchwork block, and this block is not only a perfect introduction to sewing a block/quilt with partial-sewn seams, but it is also perfect for scrap busting. And I have plenty of fabric scraps! (Bright Hopes Block tutorial available here)

Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World - tutorial available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #quiltblocktutorial #patchwork
Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World - tutorial available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #quiltblocktutorial #patchwork
Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World - tutorial available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #quiltblocktutorial #patchwork
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Admittedly, in addition to sorting through ...

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Sew Early 4 Christmas – Snow Globe Coaster Tutorial and Give-Away from Clever Chameleon

Snow Globe Coaster (Mug Rug) Tutorial from Clever Chameleon

Welcome to the last stop on the 2018 Sew Early 4 Christmas blog hop

It’s finally my turn to host the Sew Early 4 Christmas tutorial series organised by the lovely Joy at Days Filled with Joy. Over the last three Mondays we have been gifting you quick sewing project tutorials that you can sew now and put away for December. So that you can have the last laugh when Christmas tries to  sneak up on you yet again…… I’m assuming it is not just me who sometimes gets surprised by that stealthy ninja of a date!

Sew Early 4 Christmas

So ...

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July 26, 2018
Friendship Star from Daisychain Quilter

This tutorial will make a 6" Friendship Star Block.  I used only two fabrics.  A cream tone on tone fabric for the background and a pattern blue fabric for the star block.

Background  
Cut two 3 1/2 inch squares
Cut four 2 1/2 inch squares
Star 
Cut two 3 1/2 inch squares
Cut one 2 1/2 inch square

Layer one background and one star 3 1/2 inch square right side facing and pin.  Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner.  Then draw a line quarter inch either side of diagonal line.
Sew on the ...

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July 24, 2018
12 Days of Christmas in July - Day 11! And More Giveaways! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

And now, the end is near....  does that make you as sad as it does me?  This year's hop has been so much fun, with so many great ideas! But we've still got two days to go, with some great projects, the announcement of giveaway winners for this blog, and a link-up to show off your quilt-along quilt, if you've come along for that ride!  That link-up will be open to anyone who has been quilting along, even if you haven't finished your quilt - show us what you've done so far!  That will ...

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July 23, 2018
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop - Day 10! And MORE Giveaways! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas....  I don't know about you, but a little snow and cool weather would be nice right now!  Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere can only dream of that, but maybe today's projects will help us think ahead to the holidays, when it will be lovely and cool!  

Our first blogger today is Brenda, who is the creative mind behind Songbird Designs.  She has some home decor ideas for us, to make for your own home or give as gifts.  Then Amy of Sea of Estrogen has some more ...

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July 22, 2018
Tutorial na najłatwiejsze szycie workoplecaków from Szycie Uli

Obiecałam, że stworzę roboczy tutorial na super łatwą metodę szycia workoplecaków wg. której powstawały workoplecaki na spotkaniu w Zielonej Górze. Zdjęcia robiłam nocą doszywając plecaki ze skrojonych tkanin a tekst jest z rozmowy, w której tłumaczyłam szycie więc proszę o ulgową ocenę całości ;) Autorstwo sposobu szycia należy do Joanny Szalpuk jarts


1. To jest schemat krojenia tkanin na workoplecaki który dostałam od Ani Sławińskiej z Warszawy


Duży prostokąt to wierzchnia tkanina i drugi taki sam na podszewkę
Pasek x2 to na tunele i tylko z tkaniny wierzchniej

Szlufki na sznurki nie trzeba szyć
Ania podsunęła genialny pomysł żeby użyć na ...

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12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop - Day 9! More Giveaways! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I'm thinking that I need to rework the words to my favorite Christmas song to be, "I want a bunch of minions for Christmas, only a bunch of minions will do..." because we've seen so many great ideas so far, and there just aren't enough hours in the day to do them all - but I'm going to try!  

And today we've got two more creative bloggers to share their ideas with us.  Anja of Anja Quilts has a beautiful Christmas decor idea to share with us, and Moira, who blogs over at The ...

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July 21, 2018
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop - Day 8! And More Giveaways! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It just occurred to me that by the 8th day of Christmas in the song, the poor object of the singer's affection had received 120 gifts - actually 128 if you count the 8 cows today's "maids a-milking" were milking!  Wow!  Now, we haven't had the same quantity of gifts through this hop as in the song, but we've certainly had some great quality, haven't we?  Fabulous projects so far, and so many more great ones to come! 

Today we are joined by Marian, who blogs over at Seams to Be Sew.  She has ...

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July 20, 2018
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop, Day 7 - A Blog Hijack and Giveaway! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Day Seven!  I feel like a little kid again, opening all kinds of wonderful gifts on Christmas morning!  So many wonderful ideas from our creative bloggers, and still more to come!  Today Wendy of Peaceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life will be sharing her Christmas vision with us.  Wendy is so fun and creative, I can't wait to see what she has to show us. 

And my blog is being "hijacked" today by Kristi, who has a fun project to share.  I'll be yielding the floor to her in a few minutes, but first I want ...

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12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop - Day 6!! And Yes, More Giveaways! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Today marks the halfway point in this year's 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop - are you in the Christmas spirit yet?  And we've got three more bloggers lined up for your enjoyment!  First off is Christina of Christina's Handicrafts.  She's dreaming of snow and has something wonderful to share with us!  Then you can go visit Sherry, who blogs at Books, Hooks, Sticks, Etc.  I'm really looking forward to her post, because I have a stash that will fit right in with her project!  And then drop by Danice at Homespun ...

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July 19, 2018
Braids and Quilting! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello my quilting friends!

Did you know that hair braiding has a special meaning? Weaving the three strands of hair represents the strengthening of the mind, body, and spirit! I was so inspired by this thought and so in love with the joyous Sparkler Fusion collection that I figured they would be the perfect match to make quilting braids using hexies ... a great way to create beautiful projects with a heartwarming meaning.

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I started by choosing three different fabrics; Crystal Pink for fabric A, Chads Sparkler for fabric B, and Doiland Gloss Sparkler for fabric C to cut 2” hexies ...

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July 18, 2018
Infographic: 3 ways to make a Quarter-Square Triangle with no math from Quilt Books and Beyond

Quarter-Square Triangles, aka Hourglass Blocks The Quarter-Square Triangle is an important component of many popular quilt blocks, like the Ohio Star and the Card Trick. Quilters often find them a little challenging because they often require sewing on the bias. They’re also a common component of quilt blocks and borders and, of course, there are [...]

The post Infographic: 3 ways to make a Quarter-Square Triangle with no math appeared first on Quilt Books & Beyond.

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12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop - Day Five!! And There's More Giveaways!! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, here we are at day five of the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop - are you having fun yet?  I'm finding so many great ideas that I actually don't know where to begin!  I may put them in a hat and draw them out one by one just to change it all up... 

We've got two more great bloggers for your enjoyment today!  Karrin, who blogs at Karrin's Crazy World is going to share some of her own favorite Christmas crafting, and Cindy of Stitching' At Home has something special to ...

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July 17, 2018
Beginner Friendly Piecing- How to Make a Building Blocks Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Hello! 

 How has your summer been going? I have been spending most of my weekends at the pool or  beach trying to stay cool. If you can't find me there you can find me behind my sewing machine sewing with Jessica Swift's new collection called Sirena! This underwater inspired collection is such a great collection to sew with this time of year. I definitely want to make some tote bags and throw pillows for the patio in this super happy collection. What would you make? Share with me in the comments! 

 

For all of you beginner quilters ...

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12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop - Day 4! And ANOTHER Giveaway!! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  My favorite time of the year, made even better when I get a head start on creating beautiful handmade things!  Today our list of bloggers begins with Sharon of Vrooman's Quilts.  Sharon has my undying envy - she has the greatest street address ever, living on Quilt Lane.  She's also a prolific scrap quilter, and does some beautiful piecing.  She'll be teaching some new-to-me techniques, as is our second blogger, Mary of Made by Marney.  I think Mary's project may get me off the dime on ...

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