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July 22, 2021
Photoshop Your Quilt into Different Quilts from Gefilte Quilt

My big idea was to create a building under construction, based on some of my New York City photos, especially of the building on the left.

To capture the sense of looking directly inside rooms, I drafted a foundation paper piecing patterns. It's constructed in strips. Here are the top portions of two of the strips. 

And here's what it looked like, all sewn up. It didn't give as much of a sense of space as I'd hoped.  

It's very small - most  pieces are an inch or less - so there was no obvious way to ...

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July 9, 2021
Foundation Paper Piecing: DO NOT start your next project before reading this. from Cut Stitch and Piece

Cutting Fabric Pieces Accurately for Foundation Paper PiecingI first saw this technique in RaNae Merrill's book Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts. I modified it slightly by using freezer paper. This is a simple, fool proof method for cutting your FPP fabric pieces. If you use this technique you're less likely to have frustrating surprises i.e. holes, splits, etc. when you go to flip your fabric piece

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June 15, 2021
Serendipity Charity Quilt Along - Week 7The Fat Quarter Shop... from Living Water Quilter



Serendipity Charity Quilt Along - Week 7

The Fat Quarter Shop Serendipity Quilt Along is in week 7.  Are you quilting along? If you missed a week, don’t worry. There is time still time to catch up or work on the quilt at your own pace.

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

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Week 7 -   Jackpot Block Row

This week, we make the Jackpot block. Below, is the mock-up of the Bee Cross Stitch colors I selected. Go, get the pattern. It’s ...

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April 30, 2021
A Funny Thing Happened on my Way to a Vaccination Quilt from Gefilte Quilt

Here's what I just made, instead of a quilt

There are two immutable quilting laws that correspond to Murphy's law: (1) Your bobbin is low; and, (2) Anything that can look like a phallic symbol, will.

The latter law kicked in when I decided I needed to make a quilt that would encourage people to get vaccinated.  I'd been thinking a lot about about friends who struggle with needle phobia, but desperately want a vaccine. I admire their courage, and want to thank and encourage them and others.

Would it be possible to make a quilt with ...

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April 26, 2021
Frosty Friends – Ice Cream Quilt Block Patterns from Blossom Heart Quilts

Happy Monday – it’s new pattern day! The next set of adorable food-themed quilt blocks is now available for purchase.

The Frosty Friends pattern includes six ice cream quilt block patterns – three scoops of ice cream, and three on a stick. Whether you call them ice creams, icy poles, popsicles, or any other name… these frozen treats are sure to be delicious whatever you call them </p>
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April 7, 2021
Stitch Sew & Show ~ Week 13 ~#AtoZChallenge2021 from Life in the Scrapatch


 Welcome to Stitch Sew & Show ~ Week 12

Here is my uppercase F Block.

For April I am joining in this blogging fun:

#AtoZChallenge Started Here on April 1st

I am making one uppercase block per day.

Plans are to make a twin size quilt "I Spy A-Z Quilt"

using my novelty scrap stash.

For April I am posting a quilting related post each day, except Sundays.

F is Fabric ~ I love fabric!

I have a lovely large stash and I love every scrap of it.

My blog is an ongoing testimony to my fabric love.

F is for Fussy Cutting ...

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March 18, 2021
SHOW YOUR STRIPES BLOG HOP from That's Sew Kerry

 Stripy String Quilt




A little while ago Carla from Creatin in the Sticks put a call out to those of us that love stripes - any size any way, striped fabric, striped binding, strips of fabric to make stripes (here's where I come in) literally anything goes! 

There are so many fantastic bloggers taking part over the week(schedule at the bottom) and a whole host of different projects, ideas and inspirations that you can read about and try out - I hope you will join in and show me your stripes!




If you have read by blog for a while ...

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March 17, 2021
3 Tips for Successful Foundation Paper Piecing from Blossom Heart Quilts

Whenever we’re talking about all things foundation paper piecing, I can practically hear you say, “Hey, Alyce*! What’s your top three tips for foundation paper piecing?” Well, that’s what I’m imagining, anyway…

*pronounced like Alyse/Elise, not Alice

Being a tad perfectionistic, I love foundation paper piecing – the accuracy, the lack of fussing around trying to perfectly cut out fabric with oddly shaped templates and all that jazz. There’s a map to follow, and you know where to go! And it’s definitely part of my core mission here at BHQ to convince you to ...

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March 5, 2021
Pin Crazy - Project Quilting Season 12, Challenge 5 from Creatin' in the Sticks

  This is the fifth challenge of Season 12 of Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in the challenge -  You're Crazy

My entry:
Pin Crazy



this is the 9th year I'm participating.
Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

The rules in this challenge are that the project must be inspired by the late 1800's "crazy quilt" movement. It must include either applique, piecing, or have 3 layers ...

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February 26, 2021
Mini Masterpieces QAL: Foundation Paper Piecing from Blossom Heart Quilts

Here we are, folks! We have made it to the final lesson in Mini Masterpieces! It has certainly been a long(er than expected) journey… thanks 2020, but we made it. A huge thanks to everyone who has stuck around this long, and also to those who have dipped in and out to make what they love and learn what they need to. I’m so grateful for all your support!

BUY THE BOOK

If you’re wanting to get your hands on a copy of Mini Masterpieces for yourself, I have signed copies of Mini Masterpieces available in store ...

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February 20, 2021
Pink Trail - Project Quilting Quilting Season 12, Challenge 4 from Creatin' in the Sticks

  This is the fourth challenge of Season 12 of Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in the challenge -  Snail's Trail

My entry:
Pink Trail





this is the 9th year I'm participating.
Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

The rules in this challenge are that the project must be inspired by the snail's trail quilt block. It must include either applique, piecing, or have 3 layers ...

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February 9, 2021
The Grocery Store Supplies You Need For Foundation Paper Piecing from Blossom Heart Quilts

I love foundation paper piecing – it’s so accurate, you can create amazing designs without fiddling with cutting out odd shapes from your fabric with templates, and it’s just like painting with numbers… but with fabric! Next up for the Mini Masterpieces QAL, we’re tackling foundation paper piecing, and because this is one of those techniques that quilters tend to be a bit wary of, I’m starting the prep work now to help build your confidence up ahead of time.

foundation paper piecing tools

And I’m also here to help prep your sewing kit… because here’s four tools and ...

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February 7, 2021
New Foundation Paper Pads Make the Best Quilt Blocks from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

For many quilters, foundation papers have become one of their staple pieces in their sewing rooms for stitching up the most precise blocks! Foundation paper piecing is a technique that uses thin papers to stabilize fabrics to achieve precise quilting or patchwork quilting.

Knowing this, we wanted to give you all a tutorial for how to incorporate foundation paper piecing into your sewing routines and demonstrate how you can use It’s Sew Emma’s new Flying Geese and Square in a Square Foundation Papers in the process!

Flying Geese Quilt Block Foundation Papers

Make point-perfect Flying Geese quilt blocks ...

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February 6, 2021
Stick a Pin in Me - Project Quilting Quilting Season 12, Challenge 3 from Creatin' in the Sticks

  This is the third challenge of Season 12 of Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in the challenge -  Virtual Vacation

My entry:
Stick a Pin in Me - I'm DONE!



this is the 9th year I'm participating.
Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

The rules in this challenge are that the project must be inspired by the theme of vacation. It must include either applique, piecing, or have ...

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February 4, 2021
Best Friends QAL – Finishing from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber


These past five weeks have been so fun for us as we have watched you and your quilting friends stitch these projects together, and we’re hoping that the Best Friends Quilt Along was able to put the “sew” back into your social life! Today we’re excited to join our quilty BFFs in creating a beautiful quilt together!

Make it a modern-day quilting bee as a block swap for everyone to piece their own quilt or pool your blocks together into one quilt to share. No matter which way you do it, every stitch of this friendship quilt will ...

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January 24, 2021
Fussy Words - Project Quilting Quilting Season 12, Challenge 2 from Creatin' in the Sticks

  This is the second challenge of Season 12 of Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in the challenge -  Fussy Cut
My entry:
Fussy Words



this is the 9th year I'm participating.
Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

The rules in this challenge are that the project must feature a fussy cut of some beloved fabrics and feature the best parts. It must include either applique, piecing, or have ...

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January 10, 2021
Practically Luminous - Project Quilting Quilting Season 12, Challenge 1 from Creatin' in the Sticks

 This is the first challenge of Season 12 of Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in the challenge -  Illuminating + Ultimate Gray

My entry:
Practically Luminous



this is the 9th year I'm participating.
Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

The rules in this challenge are that the project must feature Pantone’s Color of the Year 2021 – which is actually two colors: PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating ...

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December 13, 2020
I Spy Quilt Book Review from Expect Moore

I am so excited to share with you this super fun I spy book! I first heard about this book (that the ladies from On Williams Street wrote) a couple months ago, and when I saw pictures of the blocks, I squealed out loud! When my boys were little I made an i spy quilt […]

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December 4, 2020
I Spy Blog Hop from Goer

I'm excited to be today's stop on the I Spy Blog Hop! A couple months ago I was enjoying seeing the new blocks that Kimie and Missy were sharing. When they asked for volunteers to help promote their book, I was excited to make a couple blocks to participate. They provided the book to me and I eventually chose the hamburger and the watermelon to make.

The book has one hundred 4" finished foundation paper pieced blocks, in a variety of themes. The cover quilt (shown below at 51" x 51") shows a lovely option for putting them ...

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December 3, 2020
Have a Warm and Cozy Christmas from Creatin' in the Sticks

 It's going to be a warm and cozy Christmas
with this new quilt and pillow.

Warm Letter Quilt
and
Cozy Pillow Cover


 It's getting colder and colder.

My newest patterns over at Thermoweb will help you to stay cozy this Christmas.


They make great gifts too!

The fabrics are one of my favorite color combinations in
Art Gallery Fabrics “Merry & Bright” collective by AGF Studio.


These products really made it easy to piece this quilt and applique the scarf:
StitchnSew EZ Print Quilt Block Sheets 

iCraft purple tape

HeatnBond EZ Print Lite  iron-on adhesive 

Check out my ...

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