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May 6, 2021
Tuesday Tips: AccuquiltGo Chisel Die & Braid Strip from Mulberry Patch Quilts

Since I last talked about my new obsession with my AccuquiltGo cutter (see last post) I’ve been busy trying out the dies I already own to make as many different blocks as I can. It’s fun to take apart a block and find the die shapes to make them. While playing, I discovered a new use for my Chisel Die.

Well, I didn’t really discover it—lots of other quilters discovered this… But I discovered their discovery (thank you Pinterest). So of course I couldn’t wait to give it a try!

Did you know you can ...

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May 5, 2021
AccuquiltGo! Thoughts & Bear’s Paw Block from Mulberry Patch Quilts

I purchased an Accuquilt Go die cutter awhile ago and have made so many great projects with it, including tumbler block baby quilts and Dresden Plate table toppers. But I wanted to use a combination of dies to create some other basic, well-known quilting blocks.

My original purchase of my AccuquiltGo! included a combination die (above). It has on it a 2” finished square, a couple 2” finished half square triangles (HST), and a 4” finished square.

Hey, that’s all I need to make the basic Bear’s Claw block! Perfect.

I haven’t yet purchased any of the ...

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Custom Cushion for Zoe from Samelia's Mum

I love making these sweet patchwork cushions, playing around with pretty fabric prints, lace, ribbon, ric-rac.

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April 28, 2021
verde e rosa from Ritacor

“me leva que eu vou sonho meu!, atrás da verde e rosa só não vai que já morreu”é impossível pensar em “verde e rosa” e não lembrar de imediato a música de Caetano Veloso dedicada a uma das escolas de samba mais famosas do Rio de Janeiro – a Mangueira. mas não foi o samba […]

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April 26, 2021
Wie die Zeit vergeht... trotz des immer noch andauernden Alptraums from Quilt Around

Hoppla, jetzt ist ja schon fast Mai und ich habe seit über vier Monaten nichts von mir hören lassen. Aber wenigstens kann ich behaupten, dass ich in den letzten Monaten fleißig war. Zwei Ufos sind fertig geworden:

Reflections on the pond of Monet's garden

Hintergrundstoff: handgefärbter Multicolor, Applikationen: Seide und Lamé
Nach der ersten Inspiration durch ein Foto in einer Zeitschrift, über einen Besuch in diesem sehenswerten Garten bis hin zur Fertigstellung hat es fast 4 Jahre gedauert. Et voilà!


Handgefärbte Stoffe, Seide und Lamé
Ich wollte schon länger mal wieder einen blauen Quilt machen. Entstanden ist er ...

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Design Wall Monday + Tuesday's To-Do List: Giverney Teleidoscope is Nearly a Flimsy from Cheeky Cognoscenti

As of Sunday night, here's what Anders' high school graduation quilt looks like on my design wall:

All Nine Rows Completed!

All of my 11" kaleidoscope blocks now have their corners attached, and they are all sewn together into nine horizontal rows with their points matching up neatly at the seam lines.  Now all I need to do is to sew those rows together into a finished quilt top (or "flimsy") before I can load it onto my long arm frame for quilting.  My One (Two!) Monthly Goal(s) for April was(were) to finish piecing this kaleidoscope quilt ...

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April 25, 2021
Boro Inspired Stitching from Joy of Quilting

 Hello there my Stitching Friends. Today I want to share with you my latest Boro Inspired piece of work. 

I find this Traditional Japanese style of stitching wonderfully relaxing. It's based on need rather than decoration but still manages to produce a visually strong finished piece of work. 

I'm making my piece of Boro fabric into a Bag. But technically that's the wrong way around! Boro traditionally didn't start It's life as Boro. It slowly became Boro over years of daily use and mending.....

Boro is filled with lots of lovely Hand Stitching called Sashiko ...

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April 21, 2021
Giverny Teleidoscope Quilt Progress + Custom Sewing Cabinet Modifications from Cheeky Cognoscenti

I'm still chugging along with my son's high school graduation quilt, in fits and snatches!  The real challenge is coming up with new pictures for each post about it, because it looks pretty much the same up on the design wall regardless of whether seams have been sewn together yet!  

Giverny Teleidoscope In Progress

You can't see the whole thing in the photo above, but the top six rows have corners attached and blocks sewn together into rows.  I have three more rows to go with attaching corners and joining blocks into rows.  There are no borders ...

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April 11, 2021
Nye toilettasker og nye projekter from Patchworkstuen

Jeg har syet små toilettasker fra SewSweetness.

2 stk Persimmon og 1 medium Bello Pouch.

Large Persimmon pouch
Small Persimmon
Medium Bello Pouch
Medium Bello pouch
Medium Bello pouch
Medium Bello pouch

Og så er jeg i gang med at sy Tula Pinks Tula Nova og foreløbig er der syet 2 blokke.

Tula Nova Quilt
Tula Nova Quilt

Jeg er også i gang med at sy “a place for everything bag” by Annie Patterns og den syes i Tula Pink stoffer. Er færdig med ydertasken og er ved at lave de løse lommer.

Den taske glæder jeg mig rigtig meget ...

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April 9, 2021
The Salvaged Quilt from Samelia's Mum

A couple of years ago, I joined a blog hop and made a quilt top.

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March 29, 2021
Oh-Ma-Goodness; My March OMG Goal Was Attained... EARLY! from Cheeky Cognoscenti

 Guess what?  If a quilter spends less time writing about quilting on her blog, she can get more actual quilting progress completed in her studio!  

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March 28, 2021
Giverny Taleidoscope Quilt Progress from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Hello, my lovelies!  Did you miss me all week?  Since my last post, I finished quilting my bear paw quilt (and I LOVE how the graffiti quilting came out), but it's still waiting to be labeled and bound because I had to play catch-up with my son's graduation quilt.

 4 Kaleidoscope Rows Completed, 3 Rows Remaining

I was thinking that I was right on schedule to have all of the kaleidoscope centers pieced by the end of March, and then I looked at my calendar again and realized that March does not have six weeks in it, after ...

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March 17, 2021
Make this quilt pattern with floral fabrics from Pieced Brain

Make this quilt pattern with floral fabrics

Make this quilt pattern with floral fabrics in one weekend! This beginner quilt will add pizzazz to your home decor or make a friend happy!

“In the Sunroom” is my newest pattern released and was designed with the Scented Garden collection by Northcott Fabrics. It measures 58″ x 70″ and the blocks finish at 12″. It is perfect to showcase your favorite prints, yet this collection with gorgeous flowers and butterflies gives In the Sunroom a romantic look, don’t you think?

No special techniques or tools are required for this project so it is perfect as a quick project ...

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March 15, 2021
Cozy Living with Soften The Volume Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Happy Friday, makers! 

The weekend is almost here and if you haven’t already, this is a friendly reminder to take a moment and breathe. Life can get a little crazy sometimes, and I believe it’s really important to find time for yourself and have some quality time with your sewing machine. Today, I’m excited to show you something new on the table, that brings me right into my happy place- low volume fabrics. If you’re not sure what that is, let me explain… they are usually white, cream, neutral fabrics that have subtle designs. You may ...

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March 11, 2021
Flores na Primavera from Ritacor

a primavera está mesmo aí à porta.ea minha nova manta tem tudo a ver com isso. comecei a fazê-la na primavera passada, mas depois aconteceram várias coisas pelo meio (inlcuíndo o primeiro confinamento) e acabei por não conseguir terminá-la a tempo da primavera. entretanto, ela tinha mais duas “irmãs”, feitas com a mesma coleção de […]

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Ask the Panel from quiltaholic

I love panel quilts. They allow you to get on with quilting without having actually to make a complicated quilt and they give you scope for experimentation without worrying about messing up a quilt that took hours to piece or wasting time on a bit of calico that you don’t know what to do with when it is finished.

I also once went on a thread painting course that was a bit of a waste of time but when I started to use a longarm I realised that panel quilts were the ideal material to practise on.

On this ...

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March 9, 2021
Weekly Progress: Kaleidoscope On Track With More Fabric en Route from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Anders' graduation quilt is starting to take shape on my design wall!  My goal for the past week was to get 23 of the necessary 63 block centers cut and pieced, and I pushed myself to get 8 block centers finished yesterday to stay on track with that goal.

11 inch Kaleidoscope Block Centers on my Design Wall

It's exciting to see the illusion of curved lines begin to emerge now that I have more blocks on the design wall.  However, it was SAD to take down my sampler blocks (again!) and put that project in Time Out.

One ...

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March 4, 2021
Vintage Jewel Block of the Month quilt from Pieced Brain

Vintage Jewel Block of the Month quilt

Don’t miss the sign-up at your local quilt store for the Vintage Jewel Block of the Month quilt that I designed for Blank Quilting. Must-make!

Here is Vintage Jewel right before I delivered it to Melissa from Sew Shabby Quilting for quilting. I designed it for and made it with the Jot Dot collection by Blank Quilting. How do you like the bright colors I chose?

Vintage Jewel measures 72″ x 86″ with blocks that are very easy to make. Follow the monthly program and put together a few blocks at a time. After 10 months, your quilt will ...

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February 28, 2021
In Which the Ghost of Claude Monet Wrests Artistic Control of My Kaleidoscope Quilt and Turns It Into Giverny from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Oh-Ma-Goodness; It's MARCH Already!  I'll save you the suspense and tell you right up front: Finishing all 63 blocks for my son's high school graduation quilt is my one-and-only monthly goal for March.  By which I mean, finishing the octagonal centers of all 63 blocks is my goal -- I'll be deciding on the corner triangles once all of the octagons are completed and arranged to my liking on my design wall.  

Nine 11 Inch Kaleidoscope Blocks Completed

Behold, 9 of the 63 block centers are completed and up on my design wall.  That's one row ...

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February 26, 2021
azul & salmão from Ritacor

um trio de almofadas a duas cores: azul e salmão.feitas inteiramente de materiais têxteis reciclados, a saber:ganga proveniente de jeans reciclados, algodão de duas camisas, aparas de linho e uma cortina reciclada a fazer as vezes do forro interior.são, como é agora trendy dizer-se, peças “sustentáveis” e “ecologicamente responsáveis”.mas também são apenas um bom exemplo […]

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