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July 12, 2021
Weekly update: wildflower bounty, new scrappiness, and reading from With Strings Attached

 Wildflowers are in abundance at Illinois Beach State Park and the forest preserves (McDonald Woods).

Left: creeping juniper, also called Waukegan juniper because it is native to this part of the lakeshore; shrubby St. John's wort.
Center: evening primrose. Left: white meadowsweet.  Right: butterfly bush.

Soapwort, pinnate prairie coneflower, creeping thistle.   Turk's cap lily (twice), bladder campion, pale purple coneflower, sawtooth sunflower.  

This was new to me.  rattlesnake master, eryngium yuccifolium. Also called button snakeroot or bear grass.  Note the yucca-like leaves.  It's very invasive. The upper-left photo shows an entire meadow of them, with a few ...

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June 24, 2021
Stroked Flying Geese Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Welcome back!

Summer season is upon us and I'm sure everyone is excited to get started on their summer sewing list! The season is calling for fun and bright projects, and today we have something very exciting for you. If you are into quilting, you definitely have heard of Flying Geese, it's a lovely block unit that you see often in quilts and tons of patchwork projects alike! There are so many ways to create them, but here at AGF, we've discovered a whole new look. 

We like to call it the Stroked Flying Geese, a technique ...

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June 18, 2021
FLOURISH: New QAL from Nestlings By Robin

 Well-Loved Ladies was a Huge success
and we still have many that are 
working on it because it really
isn't a quick project:)

As promised many moons ago, 
a smaller more attainable project
would be next so that those 
intimidated or not up to the 
task of WLL would be able to
join the quilt along fun and 
sharpen their skills for when
they are ready to tackle WLL. 

Twice a month starting July 1st,
I will present a tutorial via a
post here & FB that prepares us 
for the next step in the quilt along.

You will need ...

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June 1, 2021
Serendipity  Make-A-Wish Charity QAL Week 6The Fat Quarter Shop... from Living Water Quilter

Serendipity  Make-A-Wish Charity QAL Week 6

The Fat Quarter Shop Serendipity Quilt Along is in the home stretch. We have made 5 quilt blocks and rows. With just two more rows to go we are almost finished.

If you missed a week, don’t worry. There is time still time to catch up. 

Learn more at Fat Quarter Shop. Get the Fat Quarter Shop exclusive fabric requirements PDF.  Every two weeks, they release a new quilt block.


My quilt features Lori Holt’s new fabric line Bee Cross Stitch. The colors are: Coral, Cayenne, Pebble, Pewter, Jazzberry and Denim

NOTE ...

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May 17, 2021
Two methods for oversized flying geese including cutting charts from The Crafty Quilter

Lately I’ve been making lots of flying geese units for various blocks. There are so many ways to make flying geese, but my favorite way is to make them oversized and them trim them to the correct size. Today I’m going to show you my two favorite methods for making oversized flying geese and several ways of trimming them. I’ve also included a cutting chart for each method that you can download and print for handy reference!

Method 1: 4-at-a-time oversized flying geese

The 4-at-a-time method of making flying geese is my favorite way to make them ...

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April 9, 2021
Mother’s Choice Remake Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Mother's Choice Remake quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Jenny is a rescuer of old, antique blocks. 

She sifts through stacks of orphan blocks at yard sales and antique shops, imagining the quilters who started – but never finished – so many years ago.

When Jenny spotted a long-forgotten Mother’s Choice block, she fell in love! And then…she used a sprinkling of Missouri Star magic to make that pattern new again!

The Mother's Choice Remake quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Mother’s Choice Remake is a beautiful, simplified version of the old-fashioned Mother’s Choice. This pretty jelly roll quilt is made easy with half-square triangles, flying geese, snowballed corners, and – best of all – zero Y-seams! 

You may ...

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March 30, 2021
Designer Chat with fabric designer Tamara Kate! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Today’s Designer Chat is super fun. We get to meet Tamara Kate who designed Aerial for Windham Fabrics which is featured in this month’s Stashin’ with Stephanie subscription club bundle.

Tamara’s fabric is a blend of the cultures and geographic regions she has spent her life. Born in Canada, raised in the Caribbean and then spending her adult life back in Canada, Tamara is always longing for the colors and warm weather of spring and summer. That love of warmth, foliage and the bright colors of her youth are on full display in Aerial.

Her career as ...

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March 29, 2021
Easy & Fast Wavy Line Quilting on the Longarm! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Learn how to do a super easy and fast wavy line quilting on the longarm. This stitch is seriously so fast that I finished an entire lap quilt in under an hour!

I cover how to quilt the stitch, how to plan your spacing so you have even density throughout the top and how to choose a thread color that will look good with all of your fabrics.

This video was filmed on a longarm, but we also have a version of this stitch on a home sewing machine that you can watch as part of our FREE Beginner Quilting ...

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March 21, 2021
A Whirlwind Week from From My Carolina Home

Seems like it has been a crazy busy week. How can this be when it is mostly spent at home? A lot is due to just having a bit of warmer weather, and getting a bit of cabin fever to dig in the dirt. We went on a drive to map out a route for a MINI club drive and had a delicious barbeque lunch in Dillsboro. My Sweet Babboo brought me a surprise this week. He thought I needed some fresh flowers for the kitchen and table. He chose this lovely bouquet of alstroemeria in a mostly green color ...

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March 11, 2021
Weekly update: Rainbow Geese, stash report, OMG, and reading from With Strings Attached

Each day brings about two more minutes of daylight. Sunrise was at 6:30 Saturday. I turned around to start for home and got a photograph of the just-beyond full moon in the western sky.The temperature got to 50!  The bulbs are beginning to poke above the soil.  (Granted, these particular bulbs were on the sunny south side.)

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Thanks again for your guesses and suggestions for the Rainbow Geese. I chose to set them in rows to emphasize each color.  

I liked these vintage prints so much that I didn't want to use them!  I told myself firmly ...

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February 16, 2021
Understanding Quiltworx Papers from Quiltnotes All Blogs

This set of 8 videos were the first videos I ever made and shared on YouTube in March of 2017. I had just become a Certified Instructor for Quiltworx, Judy Niemeyer Quilting. If you are a fan of Quiltworx patterns, I hope these videos help you!

This tutorial will help you understand how to use the paper piecing patterns published by Quiltworx.  It demonstrates how to cut fabric and paper piece the flying geese units shown here. 

Understanding Quiltworx Papers

The first 4 videos describe the different types of papers and how they are used.

Part 1 of 4: Units ...

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December 27, 2020
Grassy Creek--Part 5 from TheEclecticAbuela

I finished the units for clue 5!  Here are a few of them.


Grassy Creek--Clue 5

Included my buddy, Waldo, this week.

Waldo is easy to find here, but when the quilt is together, he will be a challenge!

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December 18, 2020
geesey geesey >> from Charm About You


This Autumn I had the pleasure of joining Rachel of Stitched in Color for the Geesey Geesey Sew-Along. Her Geesey Quilt pattern is a brilliant exploration of colour and I spent quite a while debating what sort of look to create and what fabrics to use. Over time I have been collecting black and white prints and ultimately thought it would be an interesting choice for the pattern.

Thinking about what to pair it with, my inner 80's child was screaming PASTELS! Thankfully I had quite a few of those too. My first inclination was to use the pastel ...

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A Blue Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I started noticing this summer that my blue scrap bin was nearing maximum capacity.  Of course I ignored it.  So when I got it out this fall, all of the scraps that I have been carefully tucking in would not go back into the bin.  I had to make a few quilts!

A lot of the scraps were fairly large and chunky - so I thought I would use my Well-Suited Scrap Mixology pattern to make a blue and white quilt.  I have been wanting to play with the "woven" layout with a flying geese center - I think it turned out ...

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December 15, 2020
Sparkling Table Runner Tutorial from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

New Year’s is right around the corner. Meaning the end of the year is less than 20 days away. Since I will be spending New Year’s hunkered down at home (in my bubble), I decided it would be fun to create an easy and fun project. SO… my New Year’s gift to you is a tutorial on how to make this Sparkling Table Runner. 

Spice up your table with a handmade table runner and decor from Crate and Barrel
Handmade Table Runner

The Sparkling Table Runner features large flying geese made up of half square triangles. For me, it is the perfect icon for the transition from 2020 to 2021 because I can’t wait ...

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December 7, 2020
Journeys Month 3 – Flying Geese from If These Threads Could Talk

Welcome to Stitchin Heaven’s Journeys BOM Month 3. This month you will be learning to make flying geese the Deb Tucker way, using your Wing Clipper I. My helper this month is Deb Tucker herself! As always use your best cutting, stitching and pressing skills. We will be using prints 1, 2 & 5. Carefully cut your starter squares and let’s go!

Prints 1, 2 & 5

Piecing Instructions Flying Geese Construction

Step 1 – Mark Squares. Begin with one large Print 1 square and two Print 2 and two Print 5 small squares. On the wrong side of each small ...

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December 1, 2020
It’s December! Time for Christmas Tree Quilts from If These Threads Could Talk

I love Christmas & I love Christmas Tree Quilts! Over the years I have made several and decided to share some with you. Studio 180 Design tools gives you several ways to easily make Christmas Trees.

I Believe

I made this 7 years ago for my Granddaughter Samantha. I Believe uses the V Block tool. Below is the supply list:

Deck the Halls

I made Deck the Halls for Northcott Fabrics in 2019. It is made with Tucker Trimmer I & Wing Clipper I. Below is the supply list:

Split Rects Christmas Tree

The Split Rects Christmas Tree ...

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October 30, 2020
Red wagon quilt patterns: free projects you must make from Pieced Brain

Red wagon quilt patterns: free projects you must make

Choose one of these red wagon quilt patterns or make them both! Bring back childhood memories of riding fun, and make one for each child!

This is Quilt 1 which I created for the My Red Wagon collection by Debbie Busby for Henry Glass. I am smitten by the textures and colors of these fabrics and so happy I was able to work with them! The prints spell ‘cozy’ with plaids and paisleys and are versatile as well because they include whimsical motifs for the entire year. Debbie was inspired!

Debbie worked with a primitive palette, imbuing each fabric with ...

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October 15, 2020
Aztec Dance BOM - Month 5 from Quilting Affection


I really can't believe we are already on Block 5 in the Aztec Dance block of the month. Next month (November 15th). I will be releasing the final block and finishing instructions so you can finish your blocks. 

You can now purchase Block 5.  Remember, you have two options for buying the pattern. First, My website is set up for both Printed and Downloadable PDF versions. For my International customers, I have an Etsy website.

Month 5

This month's block consists of two different Flying Geese color combinations and Triangle Pizazz units for the corners. There is no ...

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September 21, 2020
Quilting Tips YouTube Series - Sewing Half Square Triangles and Flying Geese from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers,

Team flying geese or Half Square Triangles? Both choices can create tons of different quilt designs and sewing projects. Today I am excited to talk about my new series on Youtube, dedicated to the beginner quilter. Learn how to choose fabrics from my Sewing with Color video and once you got your fabrics picked out it's time to learn some basic quilting units. In my next two videos I show you how to create Half Square Triangles (HST) in three different ways and Flying Geese in two different ways. 

I love that in quilting there are multiple ...

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