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April 17, 2014
Quilts and Color from The Unfinished Quilter

Quilts and Color

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This week's post is the second about the new quilt exhibit Quilts and Color at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. If you didn't read last week's post, you might want to check that out below.

In his foreword to the hardcover exhibition catalog Quilts and Color, Gerald E. Roy quotes a line from a pioneer woman’s diary: “I make my quilts as fast as I can so my children won’t freeze and as beautiful as I can so my heart won’t break.” She was ...

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April 16, 2014
“Blades of Valor” Brings the Immortals Series to a Satisfying Conclusion from Words & Stitches

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Picking up where “Martyr’s Fire” left us with Thomas still unsure who he can trust and still searching for answers, “Blades of Valor” opens in the Holy Land. With Isabelle stalking him with murderous intent and Katherine still a cause of doubt in his mind, he must negotiate his way through this foreign and often hostile land to find the answers he seeks.
Sigmund Brouwer weaves a skillful and entertaining end to this tale of Thomas of Magnus while leaving the series open to continue. The plot twists ...

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WIP: kilim quilt from Sarah Quilts

I haven’t technically started cutting or sewing yet, but I feel like I’ve already come a long way on this project (previously blogged here) just by figuring out the design and choosing fabrics.

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I spent a lot of time coloring in this rather large color & piecing guide. But I think it will be time well spent because now the design and color placement are all but finalized. And bonus: I can see it across the room.

I used double stick tape to attach the individual pieces to the wall so I can take the one I’m working ...

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Bald Eagle Paper Piecing from Wisonsin Quilting

Bald Eagle Silver Lake April 2014

It’s been a delightful (late) spring with the chance to combine photography and quilting ideas.

I designed this Bald Eagle paper piecing project from a photo of local eagles harassing a resident pair of osprey.

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All Inclusive from Maria's Quilt Scraps

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This is a must read for all quilters! Hunter has said it all so perfectly. Be sure to spread this to all of your quilting friends!

Originally posted on Hunter's Design Studio:

CoExist Stars 2

I recently attended a guild meeting, where the speaker began her talk by making a statement along the lines of “those ugly charity quilts some people make are not art.”

Yeesh. Talk about divide the room.

I’ve been quilting since the late 1980′s, and back then the argument was that if it wasn’t hand pieced, or at least hand-quilted, it wasn’t a ...

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MQX 2014 Part 3 from Lisa H Calle's Blog

My Divide and Design class is always one that f ills up.  This is great because I encourage people to walk around and see what everyone else is drawing.  It still amazes me how different everyone’s quilt top turns out.  Here are some pictures from class.

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I am teaching this class at HMQS in Salt Lake City , Friday May 9th … come join the fun

 

Happy Quilting

Lisa


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WiP Wednesday from Wasn't Quilt in a Day

You guys.  Last night, I got to eat dinner with Michelle of Factotum of Arts.  She and her mother are in NYC having fun, and they came into Newark last night to meet me after work.  It.was.awesome.  Bless her sweet mother, too, for listening to our quilt lingo for hours.  Last night was the best moment – it was such an window into why I’ve loved blogging and what the best part of this journey has been.  Now, I just need her to live closer all the time!

The husband’s quilt is almost finished.  Almost finished.  Woohoo ...

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Puzzled to Pieces from On The Go Quilting

I’ve been putting together April’s “In the Garden” block gradually this week.  I started with a few pieces on Friday and then a few more on Sunday and today I have finished the block, piece by piece.

Foundation paper-piecing is like that, little piece by little piece.  It’s frustrating for some folks; looks too complex for some folks to even try but me – I love watching the design come together.  It’s like building a jigsaw puzzle, piece by piece.

Here’s what all my sections, made of little pieces, looked like when I finally got all ...

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Layer Cake Rag Quilt from Heather Spence Designs

the truth is after the first two times i did rag quilts i wasn’t a huge fan. but, then again, i did use 2″ squares…on a twin size quilt. and i didn’t use the right scissors. seriously. what was i thinking?!? i’ll skip the long story between then and now but this is what i’ve come up with… isn’t it cute?? so here’s the tutorial […]

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April 15, 2014
Quilts for My Twin Baby Boys from Pippa Patchwork

OK, I’ve gone back and forth on whether I should share these just yet. I finally finished the quilts for my 28-week-old twin boys, which I’ve been working on over the past few weeks while they kick and wiggle inside of me (the best feeling in the world)! Thing is, I very much see these quilts as part of an overall nursery design, not stand-alone pieces. But it’ll be a few weeks before that room is ready, so here’s a sneak peak.

Twin Boy Quilts by Pippa Quilts

Very simple! Because like I said, the’re part of a larger design. I ...

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Nunn Designs Pincushion from Sisboom

Get out of TOWN. This is the cutest little thing we’ve ever laid our eyes on. It’s a ring, it’s a statement piece, it’s a pincushion, my friends!

Better yet, Nunn designs offers a sweet tutorial so you can make this little gem at home in your craft studio. Swoon.

happy crafting :)

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215 New Hoffman Batiks for April 2014 from Batiks Plus Blog

187 New Chops, 23 New 1895′s, 7 885′s – We think these are some of the best yet!  Make sure you go all the way to the end!  We really love the 2nd to last 2 headers!  Great Oranges!

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Nine Months until Perfection from KD-Quilts

Yup.  It’s been quiet around here.  Well, quiet on the blog at least, at home, not so much.  We have been busy adjusting to life as a family if four and soaking in as many sweet baby cuddles as we can!

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And this lucky little guy has the BEST quilt that was made for him!  The ladies of the VBMQG surprised me with an amazing quilt that they all worked on.  Knowing that I love Tula Pink, they used her modern alphabet pattern (and lots of Tula prints too!) and gifted the most perfectly sized quilt!

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This quilt will ...

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Precut Tuesday! from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

IT’S BACK!!

Did you miss me?

Collection for a Cause – Mill Book 1852

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Cotton Supreme Solids – Tree Trunk Yardage

CFAC Mill book 1852

1. Bella Solids – Ivory Yardage 2. Kona Cotton – Natural Yardage

3. Cotton Supreme Solids – Strawberry Red Yardage 4. Cotton Supreme Solids – Maroon Yardage

Ty Pennington Fall 2013 for Free Spirit

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1. Kona Cotton – Papaya Yardage 2. Kona Cotton – Navy Yardage

3. Designer Solids – Crystal 4. Designer Solids – Aqua Yardage

Verde by Studio 8 for Quilting Treasures

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Verde_solids

1. Kona Cotton – White Yardage 2. Cotton Supreme Solids – Silver Screen Yardage

3. Kona Cotton – Tarragon Yardage 4. Kona Cotton Solids – Grass Green Yardage ...

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MQX Part 2… from Lisa H Calle's Blog

One of my favorite classes to teach is Mastering the Mini, Wholecloth that is!  Someone told me that these Mini’s are like potato chips… you can’t just have one.  They are so much fun to design and quilt.  Here are some pictures from my class at MQX.. if you can’t make a class, the Mastering the Mini Classroom in a Bag is the next best thing…

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Each person totally grasped the concept and hit it out of the park.  There are still spots open at HMQS in Salt Lake City if you are interested in learning this ...

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Tax Day !!!! from My Heritage Fabric's

TOMORROW IS TAX DAY!!!

Did you realize that every date this week reads the same from front to back? Pretty cool! 4-14-2014, 4-15-2014, 4-16-2014, etc. Doesn’t happen very often.

To take your mind off the taxes you just paid – all sales tomorrow will be TAX FREE! I’ll pay your taxes for one day.

CLASSES THIS WEEK

Thursday April 17
Science Fair/Hexagon Quilt – 6-9 pm
Instructor: Barbara Cook
Skill level: confident beginner
Cost: $25 plus pattern (ruler recommended)
There are no “Y” seams on these hexagons! Learn the easy method using either templates or the Hex N More ...

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Books on Monday – The Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips from 120 Blocks

This post is a bit later than I usually post on Mondays. Sorry! So let’s get to it! Today we are looking at The Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips by Ebony Love. You may be acquainted with … Continue reading

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April 14, 2014
Crafting a Book: The Cover! from The Studiolo

I am so excited to share the cover of my book this month!! I actually got the email with the cover image in late February, but this is one of those aspects of the book that I’ve needed to keep under wraps until the right time. Based on the marketing schedule for my book, the right time to reveal is now! (Actually, a couple of weeks ago, when the book became available for pre-order on Amazon!)

CaseyYork_ModernAppliqueIllusionsI knew that all of the book design and photography would be taken care of by my editorial team at Stash Books, but ...

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Crafting a Book: The Cover! from The Studiolo

I am so excited to share the cover of my book this month!! I actually got the email with the cover image in late February, but this is one of those aspects of the book that I’ve needed to keep under wraps until the right time. Based on the marketing schedule for my book, the right time to reveal is now! (Actually, a couple of weeks ago, when the book became available for pre-order on Amazon!)

CaseyYork_ModernAppliqueIllusionsI knew that all of the book design and photography would be taken care of by my editorial team at Stash Books, but ...

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Orange Blossom Pillow from Modern Handcraft

In between catching up on Bee blocks, watching my son and finishing a quilt I have been playing with a fun new project that involves Orange Peels. These little seed shaped fabric pieces are so addicting and are great for scraps. I was working on a quilt top using a whole piece of fabric and ironing on the orange peels in a pattern, well…that has been driving me crazy. There really are an endless arrangement for those things, so it will have to wait. Until then I was playing around with a floral pattern and came up with this ...

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