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May 11, 2021
2 Cool Ideas for Halloween and Fall quilts from Pieced Brain

2 Cool Ideas for Halloween and Fall quilts

These 2 Cool Ideas for Halloween and Fall quilts will jazz up your home decor or make a friend happy as they are great gifts! They are my latest finishes and I am so happy to see how they turned out.

This is Witches Party, the Halloween pattern I designed with my favorite Moda Fabrics collection for Halloween: Ghouls and Goodies. This is the third quilt I made with this collection (here are the other two), and I am not quite sure it will be the last. Why? Because of the bright colors, the dimensions of the motifs, the variety ...

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May 6, 2021
Quilting Jagged Crazy Weave – Design #511 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

If a simple grid design seems to boring, you’ll definitely want to try quilting this Jagged Crazy Weave!

Quick Links from this free motion quilting tutorial:

Click Here to learn more about my home sewing machine – You don’t need a massive machine to learn free motion quilting. You just need a sturdy machine and a willingness to practice!

Deluxe Foot Set – This set includes two styles of walking feet, a darning foot, and a ruler foot! These are the feet I use for machine quilting on my Eversewn machine.

Click Here to check out the Grace Qnique 21 ...

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A Rainbow Free Motion Quilting Sampler Quilt from Blossom Heart Quilts

Over the past few months, I’ve made one of my most favourite quilts to date – a free motion quilting sampler quilt. Not only do I love the colours, but I also loved the experience of making it!

I have some prior experience with free motion quilting. I was self-taught with a dash of Craftsy classes (remember those?!) and played quite a bit back then… we’re talking while in Japan, and that’s over 5 years ago now! But since then, I felt like my confidence to do anything more than a loopy meander and some swirls was practically ...

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May 4, 2021
Shadow Stars Quilted and Bound from Fret Not Yourself

The wise response to intolerance is not more intolerance or self-righteousness; it is a coming together across the ideological spectrum of people who want to make democracies more effective. 
We should remember that the heroes we cherish 
- Lincoln, King, Gandhi, Mandela - spoke to the best within us.
~Madeleine Albright

Quilting


A few years ago it seemed time to make something with a white background for our summer bed. I recalled the Shadow Star quilt my great-aunt made and found the newspaper clipping my cousin sent. The first step was to redraft the pattern, an eight-pointed star variation. Next I wanted ...

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May 3, 2021
An Out of this World Finish on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to Free Motion Mavericks, week 329. After making the Pinwheels and Stars blocks years ago, putting them together to make a baby quilt and then using it as my free motion quilting (FMQ) project for almost a year, it's now finished!  

Pinwheels and Stars baby quilt

It's finally over

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May 2, 2021
Week 4 of #AtoZchallenge2021Quilt (Art) from Quilting & Learning

Wow, I'm keeping up with the #AtoZchallenge2021Quilt (Art) on Instagram. It's been a long, hard week but I managed it. This is the second last week of April and I'm going to show you what I posted, from P to U!

P is for Paper

The piece is Momigami tree and was created based on a workshop with Cas Holmes through TextileArtist.org in August 2020. Momigami is Japanese for cloth made of kneaded paper.  We adapted the process by using long-fibred paper and kneading it with a little bit of oil until it become more supple ...

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April 29, 2021
Double Loop Meander … Easy & Fast Free Motion Quilting Stitch from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Today I’m showing you how I quilted All the Pretties, our latest Stashin’ with Stephanie pattern.

I didn’t have a ton of time for quilting … we’ve all be there … so I pulled out one of my tried and true all over stitches for a fun, whimsical quilting stitch that is easy and super fast.

The Double Loop meander is very easy to master. You’re just making one loop, then a bigger loop around it going clockwise, switching directions and going counter clockwise for the next set of loops and repeating until your quilt is done.

I ...

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April 26, 2021
Homecoming quilt from Quilting and More...

It’s finished! Yay! Homecoming is a design from Lo & Behold Stitchery. I’d previously made another of the designs from this site, and the technique is interesting; different strips are combined in varying combinations and then cut into blocks of various sizes and shapes. It’s not always obvious where you’re going as you’re making the blocks, […]

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April 21, 2021
Finish a UFO before starting something new from The Crafty Quilter

Happy Wednesday! I’m in that place where I would love to start a new project, but I’m forcing myself to finish a UFO (or two) before I do. That sounds reasonable, right? If I did that all the time, I wouldn’t have such a long list of UFO’s (unfinished quilt projects). I think this could be another one of those perfect mottos, Finish a UFO before starting something new. It’s right up there with Finished is better than perfect.

Last week I finished my Possibilities Quilt with a flanged binding (my second this month) and ...

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April 20, 2021
Planets, Stars and More on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to Free Motion Mavericks, week 327. This is probably the last post on the progress of this Pinwheels and Stars baby quilt. I'm really hoping that the next post with be the big finish

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April 19, 2021
LWQ NEWS:  New Digital Pattern ReleaseI am pleased to announce... from Living Water Quilter



LWQ NEWS:  New Digital Pattern Release

I am pleased to announce the release of THREE digital patterns

  • Cross Over
  • Color Wave
  • Heading Home

Watch Quilt Conversations LIVE! Episode 10, Machine Quilting Plan and learn How Color Wave was quilted. Learn about four elements I use in my machine quilting plan.

Free motion quilting design, Plume Party is featured in each quilt.

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Don’t miss out on the fun quilt conversations. Join us every Friday at 7pm EST on the Living Water Quilter YouTube Channel.

Happy Quilting!

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April 12, 2021
Local Quilt Show from Quilting and More...

Last year our guild was forced to cancel our annual quilt show, due to COVID restrictions. It was sad, but of course it had to be done. This year, though, the show was back, though it was online to try to keep things under control, in terms of exposure and safety. The judging was done […]

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April 3, 2021
Orbiting planets and funky stars on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

I had a really fun time last evening doing some free motion quilting (FMQ) for this post. I can't wait to show you what I've been up to

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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 23, 2021
Here Comes the Sun on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to Free Motion Mavericks, week 323. I really hope that you are all seeing signs that spring is on it's way (or fall if you are on the other side of the equator

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March 22, 2021
A Simple Table Runner from Quilt Doodle Doodles

 I was playing around in my sewing room the other day. Just playing around with ideas and I came up with a very simple table runner or mini quilt. I took a piece of pretty flowered fabric that was cut to 14" x 18" and placed my Bunny Butt design on one end and then my Flopsie Bunny design on the other end. I appliqued around them using a buttonhole stitch. Then I layered with with a plain cream backing and a scrap of batting. I was thinking a small project like this is perfect if you want to play ...

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A Simple Table Runner from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

 I was playing around in my sewing room the other day. Just playing around with ideas and I came up with a very simple table runner or mini quilt. I took a piece of pretty flowered fabric that was cut to 14" x 18" and placed my Bunny Butt design on one end and then my Flopsie Bunny design on the other end. I appliqued around them using a buttonhole stitch. Then I layered with with a plain cream backing and a scrap of batting. I was thinking a small project like this is perfect if you want to play ...

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March 21, 2021
Sunday Stash March 21, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No changes this week, but soon.

I needed a break from the crazy quilting course. I hadn’t turned on the machine I quilt with since December. Pretty hard to finish quilts that way!

Being so out of practice, it made sense to pick a fat quarter, make a practice sandwich the size of the small table next to my computer and use it to audition the free motion design for the runner.

It came back to me with time. It also gave me a chance to play with scale before I quilt the runner.

Fabric In: 1 yard

Fabric ...

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March 20, 2021
Quilt Conversations LIVE ! We missed you!  We had a great quilt... from Living Water Quilter



Quilt Conversations LIVE ! 

We missed you!  We had a great quilt conversation. We talked about how Taffy Candy, the rainbow colorway, was quilted.

We discussed

  • Double batting technique
  • Decorative stitch accents
  • Decorative stitch binding
  • Free motion quilting patterns
  • Quilt batting selections

Every Friday at 7pm(est) on Living Water Quilter Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Watch the REPLAY on Facebook or YouTube.

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March 7, 2021
Celebrating Mars' Perseverance Rover Landing on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

It's a good thing that our last post's mission to Mars was postponed because there was a wonderful event last week as the Perseverance Rover landed on Mars. It was a huge success and is now immortalised in the Pinwheels & Stars baby quilt.

A Safe Landing on Mars

I never thought that I would be interested, but it's amazing what NASA has done since I was last interested in space (which was Armstrong's landing on the Moon which I watched at my Uncle's cabin in the woods). In my last post at the end of ...

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