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April 21, 2021
» Selvage Blog

This two-color scrap quilt is fast and fun to make, see pattern here: Far Horizon.

Cut a bunch of scraps by eye, using scissors. 
Trim with a rotary cutter after sewing the strips. 
This is the fast way to do it. No hassle.

Even though the scraps are different heights, it's easy to get a nice straight horizon. 
And I love that contrast line. I want to try purple and yellow next time.
This is a twin size. But a wall size for my quilt room would be nice.

And here's a tip for new quilters: When pinning ...

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December 23, 2020
Christmas Quilt Inspiration from Humble Quilts

I thought I'd share a few random photos of quilts that would be relatively easy to make for the holidays. (maybe not 2020 holiday) 

I'm inspired by red and white quilts all over again!
Look at this simple little cutie. (circa PA 1900)

International Quilt Study Museum
Kansas Troubles (circa 1999) From on line block swap.

Simple, but effective setting for pinwheel blocks.
1846 DAC Made by Amanda Carr. DAR Museum & the Quilt Index.
Triple Irish Chain (circa 2011)

Jo Kramer and her daughter made and designed this. It's darling! Free pattern HERE
So much inspiration in ...

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December 18, 2020
Swiss Cross Redeux from Humble Quilts

I've had a chance to sew, but am not ready to show it here yet, so thought I'd share this quilt from 2 years ago. I called it Swiss Cross and you can find the directions HERE

I think I need to make a few more red and white little quilts this coming year! This one is so charming!!

Have a great weekend!


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December 17, 2020
Quilt Reveal: Blue Ornaments from High Road Quilter

 As usual, in December, the photo quality is much diminished.  Today, I want to introduce you to Blue Ornaments, my mini quilt of the month for the month of December. 

This little quilt provided a little distraction from the Quote Quilt until I realized I am going to add fusible to the backing, and not the front of the quilt. This means, I can keep adding more stuff to the Quote Quilt while I prepare the backing and fusible. I'll show you my additions to the Quote Quilt in another post.

In the meantime, this little quilt is a ...

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September 23, 2020
Two color Quilts- The Sapphire Exhibit from Humble Quilts

I received my blue and white quilts back from Houston QuiltFest. I'm sharing them with you today! 

And if you prefer the link you can click HERE

Now a few photos from our week away. 
I'll let the photos speak for themselves. To get to the lake was a tough 9miles, but we stayed 4 nights and hiked around. It was nice not to pick up every night and move. 

Then we stayed 3 nights in a cute primitive cabin. 

When you see signs like this, you take is seriously and take precautions. When backpacking in bear country ...

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June 24, 2020
~ Stitching Sunshine Blog Hop ~ from Podunk Pretties

Hello Quilting Friends!  Today is my day in the Stitching Sunshine Blog Hop hosted by Carla over at Creatin' in the Sticks.  

When I saw the sign ups for this blog I knew I had to join in because I was already making something yellow. My project is a quilt called Hunkering Down. This quilt block is free printable PDF here on my blog.  You can find the post with the link to the PDF by CLICKING HERE.  

Unfortunately, my quilt isn't finished due to my decision to quilt it to death.  The quilting has a lot of ruler ...

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February 19, 2020
Orange peel blocks from Northern Deb Quilts

The orange peels blocks are coming along. I made a cardboard template, cut a bunch of ovals and started to applique them onto the white background. 
They're really quick blocks. I'll have quite a pile when I get back home. 

Al and I took a ride to Dunedin this afternoon. They have one of my favorite quilt shops there and it's going to be closing. Everything is 40% off. I REALLY don't need much fabric but it's fun to look.
I did buy this cute stripe. It's perfect for binding on a future quilt ...

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January 31, 2020
Next in line... from Northern Deb Quilts

I'm working on an old that I really love. Years ago I taught a class and sewed up a class sample. I made a few extra blocks as I taught how the blocks went together. I usually use solids to test blocks then when I get enough, I make a solid scrappy sampler quilt. But these were all in blue and white so I saved them for a two color quilt.
This block below is what I stitched up today after taking apart a block I didnt like.
I think this was "cups and saucers" block....usually ...

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January 22, 2020
Mesmerizing Two Color Quilts from Quilted Joy

Every year the Kentucky State Fair chooses to highlight a particular category of quilt. The style they choose is then its own category for the fair. In 2019 the category was two color quilts. There is something mesmerizing about many of these two color quilts. They are beautiful in their simplicity and intriguing in their complexity. Whatever they are, they are definitely a style worth trying sometime!

Two Color Quilts at the Fair

Carol shows off her brown and cream quilt after renting a longarm machine at Quilted Joy

For those that attended the fair this year, you might recognize this one. Carol made this specifically to enter into the fair. The pattern is “Diamonds in ...

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January 7, 2020
Two-Color Irish Chain QAL from A Little Bit Biased

Happy New Year!

You guys asked and I am delivering!  The other day on Instagram, I posted my plans for making a two-color Irish Chain quilt.  I had so many of you say you've always wanted to make one and a handful of you asked if I was going to do a quilt-along so here we are!  Let's do this!

Let me warn you though, this is going to be very informal.  No prizes and no pattern you have to buy.  Just a beautiful, classic quilt at the end of this!  Here are the details:


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November 4, 2019
Special Sapphire Exhibit from Humble Quilts

I'll let the quilts speak for themselves. 
Every time I walked by the quilts hanging high, I couldn't help but snap a photo!! 

My Brick Wall of Wabash County quilt directly above me in the middle,
 designed by Tara at Quilters Ridge. 

My 25 patch Road to Paducah quilt.

My Road to California quilt. (creative names, huh?)

Most of the others are vintage or antique blue and white. 

I hope you are inspired!

Let's have an amazing week!

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