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May 3, 2021
tried and true . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

Have I ever mentioned how much I enjoy binding?  I really do.  I love the rhythmic stitching motion.  It's soothing and settling. So I often volunteer to do the binding on group quilts.  (I dislike giving blocks for group quilts ... not because I don't want to give or participate, but because of comments someone once made about my blocks in a swap.  It hurt my feelings and I'm just afraid to stitch up bad blocks for a quilt someone else is having to piece. So I bind.)

I volunteered to do so for a quilt we were ...

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March 26, 2021
Pinwheel Frolic Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Pinwheel Frolic quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

When pioneers trekked west, they took only what could fit in one small covered wagon. Most worldly treasures were left behind. 

But quilts? Quilts were an absolute necessity. They were used as shelter; they were used for warmth. Quilts swaddled babies and protected fragile family heirlooms as they bumped and jostled along the dusty Oregon Trail.

The Pinwheel Frolic quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Those antique pioneer quilts were made from scraps, skillfully stitched by hand into simple 9-patches, log cabins, and pinwheels. 200 years later, we are making those same old-fashioned patterns, and they’re just as pretty as ever! 

This week Jenny is working on a ...

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August 7, 2020
Framed Pinwheels Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Framed Pinwheels Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The Framed Pinwheels quilt is a master of disguise. 

It looks like a tricky maze of itty bitty pieces, but don’t be deceived! This block is simply a disappearing nine patch! 

The Framed Pinwheels Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Here’s how it works:  Whip up a nine patch of charms and lil’ pinwheels. Slice up that block. Shuffle the pieces. Stitch ‘em back together. That’s it! 

This pattern was inspired by the creative genius of V and Co, and we’re so excited to share it with you!

The Framed Pinwheels Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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June 26, 2020
Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Have you ever made a disappearing pinwheel block? It’s easy! Simply stitch up a basic pinwheel, slice it to smithereens, rearrange the pieces, and sew it back together!

The Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

This week, Jenny is taking things one step further by spreading those lil’ pieces all across the quilt! The Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel is an intricate sea of half square triangles, bar blocks, and itty bitty pinwheels—and it all starts with easy-as-pie pinwheels! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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June 21, 2020
Pattern sale: Summer Breeze from Carried Away Quilting


It's finally summer, so let's celebrate the sunshine and warm weather with a pattern sale! For a limited time, my Summer Breeze pattern is available for $5 on my Etsy Shop!


This sweet little quilt features colorful pinwheels spinning in a soft summer breeze. Grab your favorite mini charm pack and some coordinating fabrics to create this cheerful scene, all wrapped up by a dancing ribbon. Summer Breeze finishes at 26 1/2" square, making it the perfect size for a seasonal wall hanging or kitchen table topper. 



The ribbon effect is achieved by selecting two greens that ...

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June 12, 2020
Make This: Folded Pinwheel Pillow Video Tutorial from The Cloth Parcel

Our first video tutorial is here! We had so much fun making this video for the Sewing Summit, but now that it’s over we can share with everyone. Learn how to make a Folded Pinwheel Pillow from start to finish: Download a printable tutorial to go along with the video below: You’ll also notice that […]

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April 1, 2020
MARIE: A FINISHED QUILT AND 2 OTHER GOALS MET from Dreamworthy Quilts

This quilt has been in the making for way too long, but I finally finished it. 






 The back is a little crazy, but I was able to use up the fabric that was left when I finished the top.



My second goal was to baste my New York Beauty and here it is all ready to machine quilt on my trusty home machine. It should be fun. I hope I don't ruin it. There is a lot of work in this quilt.




My third goal was to piece a pinwheel quilt, and here is the finished flimsy. It is ...

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February 21, 2020
Pinwheel Quilt - The Fabrics and The Repair from Ann Quilts

This quilt measures a whopping 93" x 109" !  The blocks are about 11 1/4".  I think many of the fabrics date to the 1860s and 1870s. 

 before restoration

after restoration

The good news is that this quilt is a beloved family heirloom.  For amazing family story and photos of the four generations of women whose lives are intertwined with this quilt, read Pinwheel Quilt - The Family Story and Photos.

The sad news is that it is a victim of the caustic nature of early black and brown dye processes.  Many of the early dyes added metals like iron to ...

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Pinwheel Quilt - The Family Story and Photos from Ann Quilts

 
I did a major restoration job on this heirloom quilt.  For before and after photos, close-ups of the fabrics I used, etc. read, Pinwheel Quilt - The Fabrics and The Repair.

The quilt owner supplied the history and this great family photo.

Here's the who's who:
"The old couple on the left are my great grandparents Col. Mark and his wife Nancy Wayne Mark. Several of their children are in the photo. My grandmother, Millie Mark Fitzgerald is standing directly to the right of two of her brothers. My mother is the little girl on her brother’s shoulders ...

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January 15, 2020
MARIE'S PROGRESS from Dreamworthy Quilts


I just wanted to post some photos of my progress.  I finished quilting two quilts last year that I failed to post on the blog.

This quilt is Deana's pattern called Shimmer Braid. I finished the top a long time ago, but just recently finished quilting it. I quilted this on my home machine and I did a lot of quilting on it--probably too much, but I am happy with the way it turned out.













The next quilt is my Optical Illusion Mystery Quilt. It has been pieced and waiting to be quilted even longer than the Shimmer Braid ...

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