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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 10, 2021
Snowflake from Quilt Doodle Doodles...


 It's been hotter than Hades here lately, we're not used to this kind of heat in June. This is more like mid July- August weather. I have been spending a lot of time inside, only to venture out to water the plants and flowerpots. I'm babying my little veggie starts and so far I've only lost one whimpy tomato plant. While trying to keep cool in the house I worked on a chilly little snowman mug rug. It's quick, it's cute.... perfect if you want to get a jump on some Christmas stocking stuffers ...

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Snowflake from Quilt Doodle Doodles


 It's been hotter than Hades here lately, we're not used to this kind of heat in June. This is more like mid July- August weather. I have been spending a lot of time inside, only to venture out to water the plants and flowerpots. I'm babying my little veggie starts and so far I've only lost one whimpy tomato plant. While trying to keep cool in the house I worked on a chilly little snowman mug rug. It's quick, it's cute.... perfect if you want to get a jump on some Christmas stocking stuffers ...

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May 29, 2021
Poppy Pod Lane from Nestlings By Robin

I have a love of poppy flowers and 
have designed some larger quilts 
that the magazines maybe find
overwhelming...?

So I designed a smaller piece and
picked it up:)  YAY!
Their magazine is so full of beauty.

I started previewing my fabrics
to see how they would look
as quarter-square triangles.

Once the top was finished,
it was time to work on the 
embroidery for the 
applique' section.

Once all my applique'
was fused in place,
on to basting....

Yes, I pin baste 
small projects for 
machine quilting.

My quilting was straight
stitching along the diagonal line ...

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May 14, 2021
Bramble Blooms from Nestlings By Robin

 The May issue of AQ Magazine is out and you will 
find my Bramble Blooms within its fine pages.

Let's talk fabrics:)

My fabric supplier was very
generous with this HARLOW 
collection from Northcott.
There is some truth to having too many decisions:)

Sometimes you need to try a new
technique, quilt style, or in this
case, a new block.

I have an affinity for pinwheel
blocks and tried something new 
this time by splitting one square of 
a half-square triangle set up 
before stitching together.  
It gives some fun extra movement.

Then you chain piece
every step of ...

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April 2, 2021
SPLENDIFEROUS from Nestlings By Robin

Meet SPLENDIFEROUS!
www.nestlingsbyrobin.com

Thank you again to 
the Quiltmania team
for showcasing my work
so beautifully!!
If you click on the Simply
Vintage link above you 
can purchase your own copy.


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Here were the original layouts 
for this design and it would be
so fun to make a center pieced
medallion and add the applique'.
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Then I started playing with
a long wall hanging and 
layering the applique' sets
from the 4 way layout.
It is just so cheerful and a
 bit smaller.
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Then I was onto fabric selection.
One of the color ways was done
in peaches ...

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February 10, 2021
NEW Nasturtium Pattern and Class from Melinda's Cutting Garden

It's mind-blowing to me how many businesses have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and those of us in the quilting, sewing, and fabric industries have not escaped the pain.  Fortunately, the quilting business is made up of creative minds and that ingenuity, along with some tricky tap dancing, has kept most  folks upright and moving forward. I don’t know about you, but when I'm given a challenge, and I've faced  several big ones in my life, I need to overcome and conquer.  That does not mean I don’t have a good ...

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February 5, 2021
Dogwood Stars from Nestlings By Robin

Welcome Dogwood Stars
featuring Connecting Threads' 
new fabric line.......
https://www.connectingthreads.com/dogwood-stars-wall-hanging-kit/p/99367

During testing I made my
own version using these
fabrics because the 
color way spoke to me 
but wasn't available yet.
I am a sucker for pretty
much any fabric with 
script on it!!

This design has simple
piecing along with 
fusible applique'.

The diamonds in the border 
sections are all applique'
vs. piecing so cut and stick:)

These little tweezers make
placement of small pieces
so much easier.  
sheet so that these bits
are all applied making 
completed flowers BEFORE
fusing to ...

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November 28, 2020
Texas Wildflower Class Starts Today from Melinda's Cutting Garden

 Class starts today. I decide to just post the whole 2 1/2 hour class here and not break it up into 2 parts. You can watch this over and over if you need to review a technique. It's been a busy Thanksgiving weekend here which I'm sure you can understand. I hope everyone had a very blessed Thanksgiving. The video is at the bottom of this post.


 

If you need any supply to make this quilt. I have most of them on my Etsy shop.just click the button on the bar above. My shops has Steam-A-Seam ...

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September 29, 2020
Refresher Course's- How to work with and deal with Steam-A-Seam 2 from Melinda's Cutting Garden

Video's at at the bottom. So you will read the post!  

Let’s get educated. Iv spent the last month working on making some “how to "or Tips and Tricks videos on how I do my technique for making my Art. Or as some of you may call it Quilt Art or Art Quilting! Call whatever you want but I’m creating and making stuff so I call it, Art and I use my sewing machine so that quilting so we have Quilt Art!

I get asked a lot of question about how I do what I do, why ...

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September 8, 2020
Is It Orange or Is It Yellow? from Melinda's Cutting Garden


Video is at the bottom of this post.

I am not sure if this is an orange or yellow dahlia. But oh, I love them so much. There are some beautiful dahlias on show at certain times of the year at the Fort Bragg Botanical Gardens. I was in heaven. This is one of the pictures I took and started when I got home. Could not wait to make it into an art quilt. I did a video of the process of making this flower. I am also showing you the steps I take to make my art quilts. I ...

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September 3, 2020
Belvedere's Bel Air from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

It's certainly not too early to think about the holidays. I've had this new design drawn up and ready to try in my studio for a year now. It's not that I didn't want to make it, it's just other things had to come first and this sweet design featuring Belvedere kept getting pushed to the back burner. It wasn't until I got some extra help from my sis that I finally have some design, sewing time. My days fly by so quickly that it's been really nice having the extra help stuffing ...

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Belvedere's Bel Air from Quilt Doodle Doodles

It's certainly not too early to think about the holidays. I've had this new design drawn up and ready to try in my studio for a year now. It's not that I didn't want to make it, it's just other things had to come first and this sweet design featuring Belvedere kept getting pushed to the back burner. It wasn't until I got some extra help from my sis that I finally have some design, sewing time. My days fly by so quickly that it's been really nice having the extra help stuffing ...

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August 24, 2020
Baby Bear Trio! from Quilt Doodle Doodles

 I know, I know..... more bears. This is the last of my bear designs. I just needed to make a design with three baby bears playing in the woods. They could be playing peek a boo, or hiding from their mama. Last year when I saw this trio, they were crossing the road hubby and I were taking to go home from a vacation at the lake in Northern Minnesota. We saw mama bear cross the road first and then her babies, one by one. I was so excited I couldn't hold onto my phone right to take a ...

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Baby Bear Trio! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

 I know, I know..... more bears. This is the last of my bear designs. I just needed to make a design with three baby bears playing in the woods. They could be playing peek a boo, or hiding from their mama. Last year when I saw this trio, they were crossing the road hubby and I were taking to go home from a vacation at the lake in Northern Minnesota. We saw mama bear cross the road first and then her babies, one by one. I was so excited I couldn't hold onto my phone right to take a ...

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August 17, 2020
Papa Bear from Quilt Doodle Doodles

 Many of you know that I am in love with bears. I saw another bear just recently when hubby and I were on a trip up north in July. We were driving home on a rural road after visiting a shop that sold wild rice. I always try to pick up a pound or two when ever we are in Northern Minnesota. The bear was quite some distance away, but still a thrill to see! He had disappeared back into the woods by the time we were close enough to see him. While doodling the other day, I came up ...

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Papa Bear from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

 Many of you know that I am in love with bears. I saw another bear just recently when hubby and I were on a trip up north in July. We were driving home on a rural road after visiting a shop that sold wild rice. I always try to pick up a pound or two when ever we are in Northern Minnesota. The bear was quite some distance away, but still a thrill to see! He had disappeared back into the woods by the time we were close enough to see him. While doodling the other day, I came up ...

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August 11, 2020
Goldfinch from Quilt Doodle Doodles

 

We celebrated my nieces graduation a couple weekends ago. The tables were decorated with vases of wildflowers freshly picked that morning. It was such a beautiful detail and I was smitten with the yellow flowers which my sis told me were gray headed coneflowers.

 These lovely flowers were the inspiration for my new Goldfinch design. I dug thru my fabric and found the perfect shades of fabric to complete my design and I bet you have fabric that will work for this sweet appliqué design too! 

I spent a morning doodling and came up with an adorable design featuring a ...

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Goldfinch from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

 

We celebrated my nieces graduation a couple weekends ago. The tables were decorated with vases of wildflowers freshly picked that morning. It was such a beautiful detail and I was smitten with the yellow flowers which my sis told me were gray headed coneflowers.

 These lovely flowers were the inspiration for my new Goldfinch design. I dug thru my fabric and found the perfect shades of fabric to complete my design and I bet you have fabric that will work for this sweet appliqué design too! 

I spent a morning doodling and came up with an adorable design featuring a ...

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July 27, 2020
Harvest Basket: Our Wool Appliqué Methods from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

It's finally time to reveal our block for the Woolen Oak Mystery Stitch-A-Long! It has been SO hard to keep our Harvest Basket block a secret. We hope you enjoy making it as much as we did! To download your free pattern, click here. Just add the free download to your cart, be sure to add the promo code FREE when you go to the checkout, and the price will revert to zero. Best way to shop!


In honor of our Woolen Oak Block reveal, we thought it might be nice to show you how we prepare our wool ...

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