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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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June 13, 2021
3 Radiant Star Quilts, 3 Machine Quilting OptionsWe started... from Living Water Quilter



3 Radiant Star Quilts, 3 Machine Quilting Options

We started another 3 quilt machine quilting comparison series. This time we are looking at my Radiant Star quilt.

The first machine quilting option uses free-motion and ruler quilting to create a beautiful surface design. 

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Watch the replay of Quilt Conversations LIVE! Episode 4  to learn how it was quilted with rulers to create space for  free motion quilting.

The second Radiant Star quilt is a patchwork of color.  This option looks at using the patchwork to contain free-motion quilting. This is perfect for practicing new quilting patterns.  

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June 5, 2021
A Quilter’s Faith & CallingThis week in Quilt Conversations... from Living Water Quilter



A Quilter’s Faith & Calling

This week in Quilt Conversations LIVE! Episode 17, by request, I shared my quilting journey. This was first shared with Stafford Piecemakers Quilt Guild, Stafford, Virginia. 

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Be inspired by a story of faith. Learn how the latter part of  a photographic career and an artistic eye navigated to quiltmaking and teaching. The story weaves a tapestry of faith that encourages the hearer.

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From photographer to quilter - Getting to know women in her community after a move began in a quilting group.

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Learn how a brief encounter and a quilt for Jessica’s son ...

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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.

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

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May 29, 2021
Machine Quilting Pillow TalkBoy of boy, there are so many... from Living Water Quilter



Machine Quilting Pillow Talk

Boy of boy, there are so many decisions to make to machine quilt our projects. It can be daunting.

  • What machine quilting design do I use?
  • How do I stitch the design in a pleasing way?
  • What  thread color and a thread weight will I use?
  • Should the quilting be dense or light?

Let’s Make Some Decisions

We can take machine quilting and break it into manageable steps. When we concentrate on different parts of the machine quilting process it gives of freedom. With freedom comes courage. Courage to experiment and learn.

In Quilt Conversations ...

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May 22, 2021
Ruler Quilting Circles - A Few Design OptionsI love quilting... from Living Water Quilter



Ruler Quilting Circles - A Few Design Options

I love quilting circles.

In the latest episode of Quilt Conversations LIVE! we talk about circles as design and function in quilts.

Are you looking for new quilting design options for your projects? Have you considered circles? If not, you should. Watch Episode 15 to learn the design potential of circles.

The LIVE! episode is now available as a replay. Learn and see the progress of quilting designs from small quilt projects like table runners to large quilts.

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Large or small, circles are easy to stitch with acrylic rulers. I use Westalee Design ...

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May 15, 2021
Serendipity Charity Quilt Along - Week 5The Fat Quarter Shop... from Living Water Quilter



Serendipity Charity Quilt Along - Week 5

The Fat Quarter Shop Serendipity Quilt Along is in week 5.  Are you quilting along? Join the fun, make a quilt and raise awareness of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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 5 - Fateful  Block Row

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

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My quilt features Lori Holt’s new fabric line Bee Cross Stitch.

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May 6, 2021
Machine Quilting a MedallionA simple 9-patch comes alive with a... from Living Water Quilter



Machine Quilting a Medallion

A simple 9-patch comes alive with a medallion of circles, feathers and free-motion quilting.

It may look complicated, but it’s not.  Do you want to know how it was quilted?

In the last episode of Quilt Conversations LIVE! We talked about the process of quilting to showcase a medallion.

Watch and learn some tips and techniques

The episode includes detailed photos, the step-by-step process and more. Watch  Quilt Conversations LIVE! episode 12

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Westalee Design rulers - 12-inch Arc, Circles on Quilts and  Spin e Fex Feather are the featured ruler templates in the design.

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May 1, 2021
Serendipity Charity Quilt Along - Week 4The Fat Quarter Shop... from Living Water Quilter



Serendipity Charity Quilt Along - Week 4

The Fat Quarter Shop Serendipity Quilt Along began in March It’s not too late. Are you quilting along? Join the fun, make a quilt and raise awareness of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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 4 - Good Fortune Row

This week, we make the Good Fortune block. Below, is the mock-up of the Bee Cross Stitch colors I selected. Go, get the pattern.  

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My quilt features Lori Holt’s new fabric line ...

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April 15, 2021
Serendipity Charity QAL - Week 3The Fat Quarter Shop Serendipity... from Living Water Quilter



Serendipity Charity QAL - Week 3

The Fat Quarter Shop Serendipity Quilt Along began a month ago. Are you quilting along? Join the fun, make a quilt and raise awareness of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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 3 - Windfall Row

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

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My quilt features Lori Holt’s new fabric line Bee Cross Stitch.

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March 27, 2021
New Quilt DesignLove of Quilting May June 2021 issue features my... from Living Water Quilter



New Quilt Design

Love of Quilting May June 2021 issue features my new quilt, Lazy River!

Get a copy at Fat Quarter Shop.  The pattern is beginner friendly.

Love the colors? It’s made with Free Spirit  Kaffe Fassett Collective Fabrics. Some my favorites are  OMBRE LEAVES, MAD PLAID and SHOT COTTONS.

NOTE: Free Spirit provided the fabrics for this project.

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It is quilted with  Westalee Design Spin-e-Fex Snowflake templateThe template series has several shapes. This quilt features the circle.

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Check out my video on how to quilt the design featured in the quilt.

Bonus! Join me LIVE Friday ...

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March 10, 2021
Serendipity QAL - Make-A-Wish FoundationThe Fat Quarter Shop... from Living Water Quilter



Serendipity QAL - Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Fat Quarter Shop Serendipity Quilt Along has begun!  Join the fun, make a quilt and raise awareness of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Learn more at Fat Quarter Shop. Get the Fat Quarter Shop exclusive fabric requirements PDF.

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My Serendipity quilt features Lori Holt’s new fabric line Bee Cross Stitch. The fabric for this project was generously provided by Riley Blake Designs.

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Lucky Row One is released today. Above, is the mock-up of the Bee Cross Stitch colors I selected for row one.

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The half-square triangles in this block were quickly made with Thangles.

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March 2, 2021
International Women’s Day - Amazon Handmade Celebrates!Join the... from Living Water Quilter



International Women’s Day - Amazon Handmade Celebrates!

Join the celebration. Amazon Handmade celebrates women and shines the light on Amazon Handmade Artisans with curated collections!

Model, designer, wife, mom and founder of Women of Today, shares a curated collection of her favorite handcrafted items.

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A Handmade by Living Water Quilter basket set is included in Camila’s curated collection!  Help lift up women artisans and entrepreneurs and shop from women makers and businesses.

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February 22, 2021
Join The Quilt Conversation!LIVE!  Weekly conversations about... from Living Water Quilter



Join The Quilt Conversation!

LIVE!  Weekly conversations about quilting are happening on Living Water Quilter’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The first Quilt Conversation Episode 1 was a couple of week ago. Now, it’s available  to watch on YouTube. 

Each conversation includes machine quilting tips, Q&A, and fun surprises.

Join us EVERY Friday at 7pm (EST)

Watch Quilt Conversations Episode 2   and learn about an easy smartphone app to help with sewing machine needles.

SUBSCRIBE to the Living Water YouTube channel and get notifications so you don’t miss out on machine  quilting tutorials and Quilt Conversations ...

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February 8, 2021
Serendipity Quilt Along With Fat Quarter ShopI am pleased to... from Living Water Quilter



Serendipity Quilt Along With Fat Quarter Shop

I am pleased to join the 2021 Serendipity Quilt Along for a Cause, for Make-A-Wish.

The QAL runs March 1 - July 15, 2021.  It’s not too late to join!

“Our 2021 Charity Quilt Along benefits Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas. When the stars align, it can only be Serendipity! Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will be supporting Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas with a row quilt of sampler blocks that simply fall into place.”  Fat Quarter Shop (FQS)

NOTE: The fabric and foundation pads were provided by Riley Blake Designs and Fat Quarter ...

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January 25, 2021
2020 REVIEW - A Basket Making Adventure2020 was a year for new... from Living Water Quilter



2020 REVIEW - A Basket Making Adventure

2020 was a year for new online ventures and experiences. I joined many who transitioned more personal and work activities to online platforms.

It was exciting to start a new venture with an Amazon Handmade shop!  Living Water Quilter, is not just quilts!   lol  There are baskets made with cotton and nylon rope accented with Kraft-tex, batik fabric and/or beads.

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Kraft-tex is one of my favorite accents. I like to use the pre-washed designer colors.  The best value are the rolls available by CT Publishing.

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Baskets are functional, fun and add color and ...

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January 18, 2021
2021 Kraft-tex Calendar CoversWant to have a play day with... from Living Water Quilter



2021 Kraft-tex Calendar Covers

Want to have a play day with Kraft-tex and Accuquilt? Try making a batch of calendar covers for family and friends. 

For this new batch, I used AccuQuilt easy die cutter, the AccuQuilt GO! 

NOTE: The kraft-tex for this project was provided by CT Publishing.  As an affiliate of CT Publishing and AccuQuilt this post includes Compensated links. They help you get to what you need and cost you nothing.

First, cut appliques and windows with the heart, star and cat dies. Second, purchase a plastic grocery bag at the Dollar Tree.

I love Kraft-tex pre-washed ...

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January 13, 2021
2020 REVIEW - A Year in Quilt Magazines Wow, 2020 was a... from Living Water Quilter



2020 REVIEW - A Year in Quilt Magazines

 Wow, 2020 was a wonderful year for sharing my quilt designs in magazines! Several of the quilts are large bed quilts.  Most are easy one or two block patterns. A couple are foundation paper-pieced.

Three Times Three (above)

The “Quilt Parade” begins with “Three Times Three” on the cover of Curated Quilts.  This is my FIRST cover on a quilt magazine.  Exciting!

NOTE: There are compensated links in the post. They help you find the things you need and costs you nothing.

Right Angles

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Find “Right Angles” in the May/June issue of ...

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December 26, 2020
Making Plans & Planner Covers for 2021  A new year is... from Living Water Quilter



Making Plans & Planner Covers for 2021

  A new year is coming. It’s around the corner.

Each December I make planner covers from Kraft-tex. Each cover is the PERFECT time to try new techniques and to experiment. 

NOTE: As a C&T Publishing ambassador I received the Kraft-tex to make this project. As an affiliate for CT Publishing and AccuQuilt, I share compensated links at no cost to you.

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For my last 2020 Kraft-tex Ambassador project I made several Kraft-tex covers. In addition to other colors, I used  Turquoise Designer Kraft-tex, the color for December 2020

What’s new? Instead of using clear vinyl, how about using a colorful bag from the Dollar Tree store for cover insert sleeves?

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Dollar Tree has beautiful and fun designs on their plastic shopping bags. I saw this one a few months back ...

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November 26, 2020
In Everything Give ThanksYes, there are many reasons to be... from Living Water Quilter



In Everything Give Thanks

Yes, there are many reasons to be thankful. I am thankful for products like Kraft-tex that feed my NEED as a maker.

If you have been following me for a while you know how I like to design with kraft-tex, fabric and cotton rope.

I am a CT Publishing Kraft-tex ambassador. Each month I make a project with Kraft-tex provided by CT Publishing. 

I Love Fall Wreath

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This month it is pre-washed and hand-dyed Tangerine Tango Kraft-tex. Kraft-tex is a rugged paper that can be sewn, dyed, and washed.

Tools

1- Using AccuQuilt’s Go! Cutter ...

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