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December 14, 2018
Paradox from Liz Makes Crafts

Paradox is my last quilt finish (and likely last project) of the year, and I think it is a very good one to end on! When Zen Chic announced the Fragile collection almost 2 years ago, I squealed with excitement because I was head over heels in love with it. But then, when the fabric eventually arrived, I could not cut into it. It was just too beautiful.

Around the same time, I saw Fat Quarter Shop offer a quilt kit called Paradox using Fragile precut into jolly bars. I immediately went for it so that I could get a ...

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October 11, 2018
Cross-it-Technik from Quilt Collection M.

Bereits vor 2 Jahren hatten wir mit Brigitte Heitland einen Kurs, in dem der Cross It Quilt genäht wurde. In dem Kurs habe ich Streifen eingenäht wie eine Wilde und seitdem lag der Quilt. Ab und zu zog ich ihn aus dem Schrank und schaute ihn mir an und überlegte und überlegte. Danach wanderte er dann wieder in den Schrank. Ich war mir nicht schlüssig, wie ich weiter vorgehen sollte. Ich möchte nicht so gerne einen riesigen quadratischen Quilt machen. Ich bleibe immer gerne bei meinem 1,50 mal 2,10m großen Formaten. Inzwischen haben einige ihre Quilts fertig gestellt ...

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August 15, 2018
Winding down the Summer from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

Summers pass along so quickly.
I've released most of the Monarch butterfly horde that have been eating my milkweed patch!
There are still a few left and I'll take on a few more during August and September to hopefully boost the migratory generation of these amazing creatures.  Seems like it should be a good year for the Monarchs -- I've released close to 70 and a friend has released over twice that many.
Hopefully, we are having a good impact! 
There was a big family gathering for 3 days at the beginning of August of my crew and ...

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August 10, 2018
Der Mega Star ist fertig from Quilt Collection M.

Ich bin wirklich erstaunt, wie schnell es ging: Der Mega-Star ist fertig gequiltet und auch das Binding ist dran. Tatsächlich ist diese Handnäharbeit, zu der ich mich bisher überhaupt nicht aufraffen konnte, inzwischen eine schnelle Arbeit geworden, die mir fast ein wenig Spaß macht- aber nur fast. Hier findet Ihr auch mehr über den Mega Star .

I am really surprise how fast this was. The Mega Start is totally done: quilted and with binding and this even though binding sewing is not my favorite thing to do. You can read more about the Mega Star here.

Hier ist der Quilt ...

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June 26, 2018
Quilting!! from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

Back at the end of May, I showed you my version of ZenChic's Bernina Triangle quilt along.
Even though I don't have a definite purpose/recipient for this quilt, I put it on my second quarter goal list for the 2018 Finish Along challenge.
Keeping it up on the design wall forced me to keep the momentum going -- it needed to come down in one complete quilt top or not at all since it took quite a bit of concentration to get it up there in the first place following the diagram that Brigette Heiland shared with us ...

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June 21, 2018
Ein Ufo wird zu einem Quilt from Quilt Collection M.

Es ist vollbracht: ein weiteres Ufo  aus dem Jahr 2016 ist zum Quilt geworden. Und ich freue mich sehr: Es hat tatsächlich etwas Befreiendes...

I finally made it: A further ufo is  finished and I am really happy about it.

Wir MCQs (Modern Cologne Quilters) sind ja in diesem Jahr in einem UFO-Rausch. Wir haben unsere Ufos in den diversen Kisten und Schränken gesichtet, notiert und arbeiten sie nun ab. Die einen schneller, die anderen langsamer. Ich habe einen großen Fehler gemacht: Ich habe nur einige Ufos in die MCQ-Liste genommen und deshalb stelle ich gerade Ufos fertig, die gezählt ...

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May 23, 2018
Spring Quilt Market 2018: Kimberly’s Favorite Finds from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

And to conclude our Spring Quilt Market 2018 experience, we bring you Kimberly’s Favorite Finds! These are the favorite collections, BOMs, notions and more Kimberly loved from this spring’s Quilt Market and items that will be making their way over to Fat Quarter Shop in 2018. So without further ado, here are Kimberly’s Favorite Finds:

1. Sew In Love Book and Block of the Month by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts for Andover Fabrics

2. Garden Sampler Block of the Month by Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company for Moda Fabrics

3. Christmas Figs Book ...

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May 21, 2018
Spring Quilt Market 2018: Favorite Collections from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

It’s the day after we got back from Quilt Market and are already experiencing fabric withdrawals! We had so much fun looking at all the gorgeous new lines at Spring Quilt Market 2018 and the team at Fat Quarter Shop chose some of their favorites! Here are the FQS Favorite Collections:

Kimberly loved the colors and patterns in the Garden Variety collection by Lella Boutique!

Kimberly also fell in love with the vibrant colors of Corey Yoder’s newest collection, Sunnyside Up!

Kevin was drawn to the Harry Potter collection by Camelot Fabrics!

And also loved the quilts made ...

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May 18, 2018
Spring Quilt Market 2018: Schoolhouse Thursday from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We packed our pencils, notebooks, and of course cameras and headed off to Schoolhouse at the Spring 2018 Quilt Market! We saw lots of new fabrics that will be on our site soon and can’t wait to share them with you!

Bigger is not necessarily always better and that is definitely the case with the Moda All Stars Mini Charm Quilts Book! With 18 clever projects to do with 2 1/2″ squares, you’ll be elbows deep in Mini Charm Pack projects. We even got a look at some of Lissa Alexander’s Oh, Scrap! Quilt Book quilts ...

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April 13, 2018
Our Top 5 Jolly Bars from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

The Jolly Bar is a Fat Quarter Shop exclusive that includes 42 5″ x 10″ cuts of fabric and a free pattern! Here are the top 5 sellers:

And we even have the Jolly Bar Book Vol 1 which includes twenty of our previous Jolly Bar patterns!

Happy Quilting!


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The post Our Top 5 Jolly Bars appeared first on The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog.

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March 20, 2018
Brigitte Heitland in Woerden from M. Brito de Campos

Vandaag was ik bij een trunkshow en workshop van Brigitte Heitland.
Zij ontwerpt stoffen en maakt er dan hele mooie moderne quilts mee.
Ze heeft ook een boek geschreven: Zen Chic Inspired.
Ze begint haar verhaal met ons te vertellen hoe ze via verschillende opleidingen, verschillende beroepen en banen tot quilten kwam. 
Ze heeft van haar oma leren naaien en wilde een kunstopleiding volgen.
Toen die niet helemaal naar zin was,
is ze gestopt en in een woninginrichting zaak gaan werken. 
Op een dag hield die baan op en werd ze elders secretaresse.
Een accountantsopleiding hielp haar aan een volgende ...

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March 7, 2018
6 & 6 Report for February from Sew........This Is My Blog

I haven't been doing great on my 2018 goals so far.  Maybe I set too many?  Hmmmm, I don't think so.  There have been years when I completed between fifteen and twenty quilts, so the goals aren't unreasonable.  I just need to get focused.  And centered.  And concentrate.  And stop cooking, cleaning, and doing laundry!  

I finally finished my 6 & 6 in 2018 goal for January.  I'm really happy with the Zen Chic quilt even if it did take a while to finish.  What can I say?  It is a finish, and that's always a ...

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March 6, 2018
More Finishes for 2018 from Daphne Greig

I'm on a roll!  Another pattern has been completed this year.

Zen Chic is a quilt you can make in a weekend! Two types of log-cabin style blocks are used in the quilt.

I made my sample while working in the Victoria Quilters' Guild tent at our Saanich Agricultural Fair last September. I finally had time to write the pattern for you.

Fabrics are Sophie from Banyan Batiks, a new division of Northcott. I love the florals and textures and the graphic fabric for the border of the small quilt was the perfect 'ending'. These fabrics are delivering to ...

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February 4, 2018
6 & 6 Report for January from Sew........This Is My Blog

It's the end of the first month of the 6 & 6 in 2018 Challenge.  This year I'll set a goal in odd numbered months to work on a new project, and in even numbered months to I'll set a goal to work on an old project or UFO. In this post I shared my January goal - to make a baby quilt from a Zen Chic jelly roll.  It took less than two weeks to sew, baste, and have it ready to quilt. 

I'm hand-quilting this one so I've been working on it in the evenings ...

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January 14, 2018
Jelly Roll Baby Quilt from Sew........This Is My Blog

One of the goals I set for myself for this year was to make a baby quilt using this Zen Chic jelly roll.  I love this entire collection by Brigitte Heiltand for Moda.

I decided on this pattern I found online.  The tutorial is available as a free download HERE.  

It took a while to lay out the strips in an order I liked. Naturally, once I started sewing I rearranged (and rearranged!) and then ripped out seams and rearranged again!  (Ummm, this wasn't the first time I've ever done that.)

There is nothing more boring than sewing ...

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January 2, 2018
6 & 6 in 2018 Challenge from Sew........This Is My Blog

Heaven help me I've found another challenge!  It should help me stick to my goals for the "Stash Attack" challenge and motivate me to get some new projects done.  Meredithe at pomegranate and chintz and Anne at frayed at the edge are hosting 6 & 6 in 2018 on their blogs.  The idea for this challenge is to work on 6 old projects/UFO's (during even numbered months) and 6 new quilts or projects (during odd numbered months).  

My 6 old projects will be --
1.  Josh's T-shirt Quilt UFO
2.  Debbie's Batik Quilt UFO
3.  Use Tom ...

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December 9, 2017
Farmer's Daughter Ikat Quilt from Random Thoughts... do or "di"

My most recent quilt finish was made using two jelly rolls of The Farmer's Daughter fabric and a pattern by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic. To be quite honest using a jelly roll was a pain but the finished quilt made it worth it. I thought the quilt would end up very misshaped and wonky but all the wobbliness quilted right out.

I love the colors and prints in this collection. The sweet mix of floral and gingham prints combined with some text prints and basics make for a great quilt.

For the backing I found a great print ...

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November 10, 2017
Mini Charm Chocolate Quiltalong from Life in the Scrapatch

Here is my Mini Charm Chocolates Baby Quilt.

My quilt is featured today on

I love this quilt!

I started Here with these wonderful

Fragile  fabrics

and added Bella Bright Turquoise Here


Fat Quarter Shop

Free Pattern Here

You may purchase this lovely quilt kit Here

or choose your own fabrics and follow the free video tutorial Here

The center of my quilt was made following the fun and easy pattern.
When it came time to finish my quilt top ...

I picked a few extra mini charms and sprinkled them into my border.
I used four ...

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October 15, 2017
A New Project??? from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

It's the otter's fault!
He sucked me into buying a fat quarter bundle of Down by The River by English designers, Lewis and Irene
And my new rule is to use the newest fabrics I purchase as soon as possible!!
So first I made a stack of pieces in my stash that "go with"!
And then, I found a project -- it's a Triangle Sew Along hosted on the Bernina blog by Brigitte Heitland -- Zen Chic!!  It's slow paced -- only need to make four of the current block and it's ...

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October 6, 2017
Shortcut Quilt: Fat Quarter Cobblestone from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

And back again with another Shortcut Quilt! We have a fun quilt along featuring a new, free pattern – Fat Quarter Cobblestone – and video tutorial! This quilt is fun to make and takes you right on the (yellow) brick road! It is also one of our fastest Shortcut Quilts! You go from cutting to sewing your rows together in no time and it is great for showing off big novelty prints!

The beautiful Quilt Kit used to make our version of this quilt features Fragile by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics. And finish off your quilt with the matching Backing Set ...

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