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July 14, 2019
Week At A Glance from From the Strawberry Patch...

I had all sorts of good intentions to keep up with this blog. Really. But, then, life has a way of interfering. It's okay, it's all good! And so, a random post detailing the week at a glance. Our two youngest grandchildren have returned from Florida, their precious little family is reunited once again. They're all staying here until their major home renovation becomes a habitable home once

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Week At A Glance from From the Strawberry Patch...

I had all sorts of good intentions to keep up with this blog. Really. But, then, life has a way of interfering. It's okay, it's all good! And so, a random post detailing the week at a glance. Our two youngest grandchildren have returned from Florida, their precious little family is reunited once again. They're all staying here until their major home renovation becomes a habitable home once

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May 29, 2019
Just Add Insects from From the Strawberry Patch...

The newest porch quilt to be added to a growing collection; they're all from Kim Shaefer's Calendar Quilts and measure in at the same size; 20.5" X 28.5". This one just needs bugs. I messed up when copying the shapes onto the fusible web and forgot to reverse the images, my version is a variation on the pattern as published. Oh, well; it's an original. I finish all the raw edges so that

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Just Add Insects from From the Strawberry Patch...

The newest porch quilt to be added to a growing collection; they're all from Kim Shaefer's Calendar Quilts and measure in at the same size; 20.5" X 28.5". This one just needs bugs. I messed up when copying the shapes onto the fusible web and forgot to reverse the images, my version is a variation on the pattern as published. Oh, well; it's an original. I finish all the raw edges so that

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May 10, 2019
A sleeve and the binding, and the May Flowers wallhanging is done! from Quilt Social

I hope you’ve had a chance to explore modern machine quilting from yesterday’s post. If you’re finished, on to the binding!

For the binding, I chose an amazing bright yellow-green from Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes. I absolutely love it!

To make the binding, cut 3 strips at 2½” wide x the width of the chosen binding fabric (approximately 42″ on average). Sew strips together at a 45 degrees angle. Press seams and trim.

Press length of binding in half and make a 45 degree cut and fold at the start of the binding, as shown below.

 

When you begin your binding, make a 45 degrees cut and fold.
When ...

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May 9, 2019
Let’s try modern machine quilting! from Quilt Social

Congratulate yourself! Yesterday you did a lot of work! Applique can take time but the effect is wonderful. The quality of your applique is bound to be beautiful when using Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes.

Today we add some quilting to the background and prepare the ‘quiltlet’ for binding and hanging sleeve which I’ll get to tomorrow.

Press the quilt well and thread your machine with a color to match your background, in my case white.

Set the sewing machine at a slightly larger stitch length for machine quilting. If you usually have your stitches at 2.4, bring them ...

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May 8, 2019
Making May Flowers wallhanging bloom with heirloom applique stitches from Quilt Social

Yesterday we prepared our applique pieces with Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes. Today we applique!

The first step is to prepare a piece of backing fabric at 26″ square. The design is for a 24″ square ‘quiltlet’. Next, add a 26″ square of cotton batting. Finally add your background fabric, also measuring 26″ square. Smooth your quilt sandwich and ensure there are no folds or ripples on the backing.

 

Arranging your applique flower design
Arranging your applique flower design

 

Next, create the complete arrangement on the backing. Take a photo to help you remember how you made your composition. I didn’t remember this and my ...

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May 7, 2019
Sowing the seeds of the quilted May Flowers wallhanging from Quilt Social

Yesterday, we looked at the colorways that make up the NEW and vibrant Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes collection. I also gave you the list of fabric requirements for the May Flowers wallhanging. Now that we have picked our colorway, onto making the May flowers!

I often use fusible applique and I encourage everyone to try it! It’s the perfect technique when you want something simple and achievable. The added advantage to using Banyan Batiks fabric for applique is that the high thread count ensures minimal fraying and maintains its shape beautifully.

Below are the three template pages you will ...

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May 6, 2019
Bringing on May flowers with Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes! from Quilt Social

Bring on those lovely May flowers by stitching up this fabulous floral wallhanging using the NEW Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes! I created this new design for you!

This simple pattern will show you how to make fusible applique circles and other simple shapes and finish them with decorative stitches. In only a few hours you’ll have a beautiful fabric floral vase to celebrate the new season.

 

May Flowers Applique Design!
May Flowers Applique Design!

 

You may remember my post back in January 2019… the marvelous mushroom table runner!

And you may also remember that I encouraged you to audition fabric before starting your ...

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May 3, 2019
Fabrics with pop! The NEW Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes from Quilt Social

I don’t know what the weather has been where you are, my precious QUILTsocial follower, but where I am, it has rained for weeks. The sun has dared to show itself but rarely. The only positive perspective is that after April showers, come May flowers, and more sunshine wouldn’t hurt either.

Welcome to another exciting week of quilting fun! And how timely for quilter Tania Denyer of gingerquilts.ca to introduce the new Banyan Batiks collection, Floral Boxes starting Monday. This line of fabrics boasts vibrant colors with delicate prints that will make any quilt pop!

 

Introducing the NEW fabric collection Banyan Batiks Floral Boxes
Introducing the ...

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January 8, 2019
Rainbows On A Cloudy Day from Indigo Threads

Yay!  I have finally finished and am able to post my project that I started back in March of 2017, in a class (the last class!) with Gwen Marston.  You can see where I started this project on this post.  

I actually had this finished for the guild quilt show at the end of September, but this is the first it's been posted anywhere.  It's so difficult to get a decent photo here - it's usually so dark and gloomy.


Rainbows On A Cloudy Day
37" x 45"
Hung sideways at the quilt show

That's why I ...

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December 14, 2018
Mini quilt with buttons becomes very adorable from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday I showed you how to use buttons from the bottle o’ buttons purple collection to make a small button wall quilt. Today we’ll be using buttons from the blue collection for another quick and easy button quilt. This quilt is 14″ square.

materials

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December 13, 2018
Using buttons instead of applique for a small quilt! from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday I showed you how to use some blue buttons from a bottle o’ buttons to mount a small modern quilt on artist’s canvas.

Today I’ll show you how to make this little quilt using some purple buttons for flowers. In this case, the buttons take the place of applique.

 

Use buttons to create flower designs.
Use buttons to create flower designs.

 

 

Purple buttons - one of the many "Bottle o' Buttons" collections
Purple buttons – one of the many “Bottle o’ Buttons” collections

 

materials for a small quilt measuring 12″ x 16″

fabric

  • 9″ x 16″ piece of purple fabric for top of quilt
  • 4″ x 16″ piece of gray fabric for bottom of quilt ...

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December 12, 2018
How to mount a quilted piece on an artist canvas from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday I showed you how to make the blocks for your modern button quilt. Now, let’s put everything together to create this little quilt.

  • Sew the blocks together, alternating block 1 and block 2.
  • Sew a 6½” x 12½” black border strip to each side.
  • Sew a 6½” x 20½” black border strip to the top and bottom.

 

Sew on the black borders
Sew on the black borders

 

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December 11, 2018
For the love of buttons – making a modern button quilt from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday I gave you the cutting instructions for the little button quilt. We’ll be using buttons from the bottle o’ buttons blue collection. Now, let’s start sewing!

 

Button quilt mounted on a 12" x 16" Artist's Canvas
Button quilt mounted on a 12″ x 16″ Artist’s Canvas

 

For each block 1 you’ll need

  • 1 – 1½” square from fabric 1
  • 2 – 1″ x 1½” and 2 – 1″ x 2½” black strips
  • 2 – 1½” x 4½” and 2 – 1½” x 2½” strips from fabric 2

For each block 2 you’ll need

  • 1 – 1½” square from fabric 2
  • 2 – 1¼” x 1½” and 2 – 1¼” x 3″ black ...

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December 10, 2018
Button, button…bottle o’ buttons from Quilt Social

 

I recently received these ‘Bottle o’ Buttons’ jars. What fun! Little jars of color-coordinated buttons just waiting to be used for some quick and easy projects.

 

bottle o' buttons - just 4 of the many colors available
bottle o’ buttons – just 4 of the many colors available

 

Button blankets have been around for hundreds of years. A button blanket is a wool blanket embellished with mother-of-pearl buttons, created by Northwest Coastal tribes in North America, that is worn for ceremonial purposes.

Ceremonial robes and their associated regalia have been among the most spectacular creations of the Indian people of the Northwest Coast of North America. For generations, these robes have served ...

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October 1, 2018
Making a batik skyline quilt from Quilt Social

 

The inspiration for this design came from my son – in fact, he did the drawing and I did the pattern writing! I have involved both of my children in different aspects of my quiltmaking and it has led to some very interesting collaborations. This time I showed my son these very dramatic batiks from the Broken Glass line by Banyan Batiks which will be making an appearance in your local quilt store this month.

 

Banyan Batiks Broken Glass fabric
Banyan Batiks Broken Glass fabric

 

I knew Halloween was coming up, but while we were trying to decide what to design it was still summer which ...

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July 6, 2018
Using leftover Banyan Batiks to create an original wall hanging design from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday I showed you how to use a pieced block made from Banyan Batik Visual Sound fabric as a background for some flower and leaf shapes made using fusible web and scraps of Banyan Batik fabrics. The small scale of the Ketan fabrics was just right for the leaves and little circle flowers.

 

Create an original design with a leftover pieced block and Banyan Batik scraps.
Create an original design with a leftover pieced block and Banyan Batik scraps.

 

If you’ve been making the projects from my last QUILTsocial post in May and the ones from this week, using Banyan Batiks, you’ll still have a few scraps left over. These are ...

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July 5, 2018
An original wall quilt from Banyan Batik leftovers from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday I showed you how to prepare some flower, leaf and stem shapes made from Banyan Batik Visual Sound and Ketan scraps and fusible web. The small scale of the Ketan fabrics was especially suitable for the little circle flowers.

Now it’s time to start arranging the applique pieces on the background fabric which is really the leftover block from our QUILTsocial project on July 2nd and 3rd this week. The flower shapes can be combined in many different ways. Be creative!

I chose a vertical setting for my little quilt, but you could also arrange your flowers ...

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July 4, 2018
Creativity with a leftover Banyan Batik block from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday, I showed you how to make a small modern wall quilt using 3 blocks made from 4 fat quarters of Banyan Batiks Visual Sound collection in the Blue-Green colorway.

 

Modern quilt from just 5 fat quarters of Banyan Batiks Visual Sound
Modern quilt from just 5 fat quarters of Banyan Batiks Visual Sound

 

There’s 1 block left from yesterday’s improv quilt project which will make a great background for some applique. And, after making my QUILTsocial projects in May, I found I had lots of small pieces of Banyan Batiks left over. These will be perfect for fusible applique!

 

Leftover Banyan Batik scraps. Perfect for appliqué!
Leftover Banyan Batik scraps. Perfect for appliqué!

 

I like to ...

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