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December 31, 2018
Shaded Star Debut from Living Water Quilter

Woohoo!  One of my quilts is featured in McCall’s Quick Quilts! Shaded Star is a fast, easy and...

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December 24, 2018
Whimsical Winter Table Runner The theme for the Island Batik... from Living Water Quilter

Whimsical Winter Table Runner 

The theme for the Island Batik Ambassador December challenge is Whimsical and Wonky.  The  Island Batik supplied Alpine Ice 10-inch stack of pre-cuts is perfect for my Whimsical Winter table runner.


Two traditional quilt blocks, the Churn Dash and Snowball, are constructed with wonky and random patches. The Churn Dash has Alpine Ice trees. The Snowball blocks feature Island Batik Blender, Ravine.


Stars fill the center of the Churn Dash and  wonky snowflakes fill the Snowball blocks. The Westalee Design mini Crosshair Square, top left image, helps mark evenly spaced reference lines quickly and accurately.


The ...

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December 10, 2018
Fast and Easy Christmas Stocking Easy quilt projects for... from Living Water Quilter

Fast and Easy Christmas Stocking

Easy quilt projects for Christmas are on the top of “Christmas to do lists”.  June Tailor gave me a few Quilt-As-You-Go stocking so I could experiment and have fun.


The batting is pre-printed with seam guides for 2.5-inch fabric strips. The package includes step-by-step cutting and piecing instructions. Visit June Tailor’s YouTube Channel to view videos of this fun technique.


I used fabrics from Island Batik’s new Candy Cane Lane collection. Of course, I had to add some ruler quilting after the strips were quilted to the batting and backing. One pieced ...

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November 26, 2018
Practical and Easy Project PouchWe always need something to... from Living Water Quilter

Practical and Easy Project Pouch

We always need something to carry our “stuff”.  Recently, a fellow Fredericksburg Modern Guild member posted a cute vinyl project pouch. She used the free pattern by Kristina Brinkerhoff.  Find the pattern here.


I had fun making the pouch with some modifications in size and design. Instead of the 2-inch pieced fabric grid in her pattern, I choose to add ruler quilting to a 15-inches square piece of fabric.


Several Spin an Echo templates were used to create the above designs. The designs are surrounded by free hand free-motion quilting.


This was also an opportunity ...

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October 6, 2018
Power Lines - A Ruler Quilting WorkshopI am thrilled to share my... from Living Water Quilter

Power Lines - A Ruler Quilting Workshop

I am thrilled to share my new ruler workshop, Power Lines. The workshop features designs and techniques using ONE acrylic free-motion quilting ruler. Power Lines is a foundational ruler quilting workshop. We explore basic ruler quilting techniques, straight and curved line designs. Some of the designs learned are featured HERE.


To make it a fun and easy one-day workshop, I’ve designed two pre-printed panels exclusively for the workshop. The 16-inch square panels are designed so you, the quilter, can apply techniques and designs learned in the workshop to a fun mini quilt that ...

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September 7, 2018
ABCs of Ruler Quilting, A Design WorkshopFinally!  It’s been a... from Living Water Quilter

ABCs of Ruler Quilting, A Design Workshop

Finally!  It’s been a year from conception to completion for my first pre-printed panel design. Starburst is a 16-inch by 16-inch panel designed with ruler quilting in mind.


Starburst is the canvas for my new workshop, ABCs of Quilting, A Design Workshop. Quilters learn design techniques using the Westalee Design Crosshair square, 12″ Arc, Sampler Set 1, and Circles on Quilts templates.


In the ABCs of Ruler Quilting, A Design Workshop learn how to combine templates for multi-layered designs.

Plus learn new ways of using rulers to make designs for quilt blocks ...

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July 9, 2018
Modern DecorWhen my niece, Amanda and her husband, Darnell,... from Living Water Quilter

 Modern Decor

When my niece, Amanda and her husband, Darnell, came for a visit a few months ago they requested I make a pillow.  The young couple have been diligently making their house a home.


Before I made their pillows, (pictured above), I did a little experimenting with stitch patterns.  The fabric was the inspiration for the surface thread design so any added elements should be simple and elegant. 


After I finished her pillows, I decided to experiment a little more and use the new Westalee Design Decorative Ruler Foot to stitch rattail cord. The black cord was used to ...

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April 9, 2018
Line Drawing with Thread - Third in a SeriesThe Butterfly is... from Living Water Quilter

Line Drawing with Thread - Third in a Series

The Butterfly is third in a series of Line Drawing with Thread mini quilts.  Have you seen the tree, Abide and The Ladybug? Have you noticed they are all on a Log Cabin block? While it’s a series of stories on the garden it is also a study on Log Cabin blocks and different free motion quilting techniques.


The Butterfly is stitched on a Log Cabin where the center fabric is BIG surrounded on three sides with narrow strips. The traditional Log Cabin has a small center square that is historically ...

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November 12, 2017
Small Designs Big ImpactI’ve dipped my toes into miniature ruler... from Living Water Quilter

Small Designs Big Impact

I’ve dipped my toes into miniature ruler quilting designs and it feels good!

Westalee Design has mini ruler templates that have the potential to give our quilt project impact and awesome texture. Our first inclination maybe to use it as a background fill for applique. It’s a good beginning, but let’s venture into uncharted territory. 

The sampler above includes templates from the Mini Fills Sampler Set and the Mini Baptist Fan Set.


The Mini Fill set includes 5 templates.

  • Mini Fill Zig Zag
  • Mini Fill Bricks
  • Mini Fill Clamshells
  • Mini Fill Tiles
  • Mini ...

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October 15, 2017
Filling the Background Have you heard about Westalee Design... from Living Water Quilter

Filling the Background

Have you heard about Westalee Design Mini Fills template set? The set includes five different patterns. Each template pattern includes four sizes.

Building a brick wall without marking a million lines made for quick and accurate quilting!

I chose to build the wall first and add the appliquéd vine after.

Considering appliqué is not my forte or cup of tea I gave it ago. Not to shabby for a novice.

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