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May 4, 2021
Quilt Block Mania - May is Graduation from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to my stop on the Quilt Block Mania Blog Hop. Each of the designers participating in the hop are sharing a block pattern inspired by this month’s theme, which is Graduation.

When I heard that the theme was Graduation I thought of my daughter’s joy upon graduating two years ago. So I used that feeling to design my block—Success.

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She had so many hopes and dreams that day, including going on to grad school. Little did she did she know that COVID other ideas. Still, she’s made it work and is ...

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May 3, 2021
The Island Batik Quilt Modern Blog Hop Week 1 from The Inquiring Quilter

Today marks the first day for a new blog hop with Island Batik called Quilt Modern!

The month-long celebration of all things batik starts today, May 3rd. Every week you’ll be able to visit select Island Batik Ambassadors to see the newest batiks and to enter to win them!

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All month long, Island Batik Ambassador will be designing and making modern quilts using batiks featured in the Winter 2020 Island Batik collections, arriving in stores now.

Click here to use the Store Locator to find a quilt store near you that carries Island Batik.

My ...

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Blog Hops Announced for the Year!!! from Creatin' in the Sticks

Today I am happy to announce a bunch of new stitching blog hops.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt, Joan at Moosestash Quilting, and I
have been brainstorming and have set the rest of the year's blog hop schedule.


What is a Blog Hop?

It's like a "show and tell" online.
Our blog hops feature sewing and quilting and are like joining a quilt guild without leaving home. 
Carol, Joan, and I come up with a challenge
and invite bloggers to email with their blog information if they want to join our hop ...

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May 2, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 40 Delaware from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Delaware!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Laura @ Orange Blossom Quilt Design Studio who is sharing her Delaware block today!

Her block features the state flower, the peach blossom.

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Her block uses foundation paper piecing and fusible applique in it’s construction. Here are tutorials on foundation paper piecing and fusible applique if you need help ...

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April 25, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 39 Maryland from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Maryland!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts who is sharing her Maryland block today!

Her block features the state flower, the Black-eyed Susan.

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Her block uses foundation paper piecing in it’s construction. Here’s a tutorial on fusible applique if you need help with this technique.

I hope you’ll continue ...

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USA Block Tour: Maryland Quilt Block from Flying Parrot Quilts

Welcome to my stop on the Around the US Block Tour, where a new state or territory is featured every week! If you have not been following this tour, you have some catching up to do.

If you haven’t stopped by before, welcome! I’m Sylvia and I love modern quilts, science quilts, and paper piecing. You can find all of my patterns and my book on designing quilts with negative space in my shop.

Okay, on to the block! I moved to Maryland shortly after my fifth birthday, and although I wasn’t born there, I consider it ...

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April 22, 2021
Patchwork for the Kitchen - In The Kitchen Stitchin' Blog Hop from Creatin' in the Sticks

 Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks 
and
my day - the final day for the In the Kitchen Stitchin' Blog Hop.

To all that participated or commented -
Thank you so much!
I enjoy hosting blog hop events so much.

My head is swimming with all kinds of ideas
and I can't wait to get to stitching.

But first, it's my day to show my
Patchwork for the Kitchen.


My kitchen has been undergoing a floor renovation so I had to take my pictures outside.
I didn't want sawdust in my new kitchen pretties...


I'm working on using ...

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April 19, 2021
In the Kitchen Stitchin' Blog Hop This Week from Creatin' in the Sticks

 We've all spent a lot more time at home the last year.

I've spent more time cooking than I ever have.

I've realized my kitchen could use a few new pretty things so I've invited my blogging friends to show off some kitchen stitching projects to inspire.

The
In the Kitchen Blog Hop
is this week.


What is a Blog Hop?

It's like a "show and tell" online.
Our blog hops feature sewing and quilting and are like joining a quilt guild without leaving home. 
Carol at Just Let Me Quilt and I come up ...

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April 18, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 38 New York from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with New York!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Kathryn @ Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio who is sharing her New York block today!

Her block features the Statue of Liberty.

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Her block uses applique in it’s construction. Here’s a tutorial on fusible applique if you need help with this technique.

I hope you’ll continue ...

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April 16, 2021
In the Kitchen Stitchin' Blog Hop - Next Week from Creatin' in the Sticks

  Next week we are celebrating the kitchen
with projects during the
In the Kitchen Stitchin' blog hop.


I've invited a great group of bloggers to show us project inspired by the kitchen and for the kitchen.

There will be 
pot holders, tea towels, coasters, placemats, table runners, mug rugs, or even a toaster cover.
It's the bloggers' interpretation of kitchen projects.

What is a Blog Hop?

It's like a "show and tell" online.
Our blog hops feature sewing and quilting and are like joining a quilt guild without leaving home.  Once the theme (challenge) is presented we ...

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April 11, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 37 New Hampshire from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with New Hampshire!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Linda @ One Quilting Circle who is sharing her New Hampshire block today!

Her block features a the state flower (lilac) and state tree (birch).

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Her block uses applique in it’s construction. Here’s a tutorial on fusible applique if you need help with this technique.

I hope ...

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April 6, 2021
Quilt Block Mania - April is Rain from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to my stop on the Quilt Block Mania Blog Hop. Each of the designers participating in the hop are sharing a block pattern inspired by this month’s theme, which is Rain.

When I heard that the theme was rain, I had several ideas all at once—maybe an umbrella? Maybe rain puddles? Then as I glanced over at Zora, it hit me—a cat watching the rain.

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Zora, like most cats, loves watching things. So we long ago made a space for her in the kitchen, where there is a low, wide, windowsill perfect ...

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April 5, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 36 New Mexico from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with New Mexico!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Liz @ Windmill Quilts who is sharing her New Mexico block today!

Her block features a hot air balloon for the International Balloon Festival held every year plus the Zia Indians’ sun symbol from the state flag.

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Her block uses applique in it’s construction. Here’s a tutorial ...

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March 28, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 35 Maine from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Maine!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Susan @ Quilt Fabrication who is sharing her Maine block today!

Her block features a Maine pine tree.

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Her block uses foundation paper piecing in it’s construction. Here’s a tutorial on paper piecing if you need help with this technique.

I hope you’ll continue to stop by ...

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March 22, 2021
Miles of Beach - Salt and Sand from Creatin' in the Sticks

  Welcome to the first day of the

Salt and Sand Blog Hop!

I'm happy to kick things off with
Miles of Beach!


Carol of Just Let Me Quilt has invited bloggers to make an ocean/sand-themed project. 
After all, we are all dreaming of vacation and the beach would be a great place to escape.

Thank you, Carol, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!


Visiting with my hubby one day, I told him my favorite place to run is on the beach.
His response was, "I'll take you to the river bed where ...

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March 21, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 34 New Jersey from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with New Jersey!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Becca @ Pretty Piney Quilts who is sharing her New Jersey block today!

Her block features the bridge into Trenton, New Jersey.

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Her block uses foundation paper piecing in it’s construction. Here’s a tutorial on paper piecing if you need help with this technique.

I hope you ...

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March 15, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 33 Connecticut from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Connecticut!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Kate @ Seams Like a Dream Quilts who is sharing her Connecticut block today!

Her block features lighthouses!

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Her block uses fusible applique and regular piecing in it’s construction. Here’s a tutorial on raw edge fusible applique if you need help with this technique.

I hope you’ll ...

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March 7, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 32 Ohio from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Ohio!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Carolyn @ Applique Quilts and More who is sharing her Ohio block today!

Her block features the state bird (Cardinal) and tree of Ohio (the Buckeye)

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Her block uses fusible applique in it’s construction. Here’s a tutorial on raw edge fusible applique if you need help with this ...

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March 4, 2021
Hello Buttercup - Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop from Creatin' in the Sticks

 Today is my stop in the 
Dust Off a Quilt Book
Blog Hop
Hosted by Bea at Beaquilter.

So, Hello Buttercup.



The idea for the hop is to find an old quilt book on your shelf and make something from it.

Here is my lovely:


Quilts, Quilts, and More Quilts by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes
copyright 1993

To be honest, I don't know how I came about owning this book, but it was in a stack and it just called to me.  Especially this page:


I decided to change the layout of the blocks and make it my ...

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March 2, 2021
Quilt Block Mania - March is Flowers from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to my stop on the Quilt Block Mania Blog Hop. Each of the designers participating in the hop are sharing a block pattern inspired by this month’s theme, which is Flowers.

I love snow, but I must admit I can’t wait to see the crocus, tulips, and daffodils make their appearance! All of these are lovely flowers of course, but my favorite is the rose.

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I call my pattern Everything’s Coming Up Roses. My dh gives me flowers for just about every occasion—birthday, anniversary, or she’s just feeling blue and ...

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