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quilt as you go tutorial

Quilt as you go Tutorial ~ Part 3

If you are following the Quilt~as~you~Go method this post covers joining the blocks into rows.  We will: 1 Cut the fabric sashing strips for joining blocks. 2 Join the blocks and spacers into rows using the qaug method. Need the pattern?  Find it here: Power of Nine Quilt Pattern  You can...

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modern quilt block of the month in kaffe fassett fabric

Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 4

 Quilt Block of the month #4 involves curved piecing… Color Circus You can find this block pattern in My Shop or on Craftsy. Here are some pics / tricks on my assembly… You can complete this pattern in two ways… You can use the template to cut and piece individual wedges…...

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Modern Quilt Block in Kaffe Fassett Fabrics

Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 3

Block of the Month #3 of the ‘Sew Scrappy Sampler’ is a patchwork applique block made with Kaffe Fassett fabrics… Patchwork Butterfly  You can find the complete block Pattern in My Shop or on Craftsy. ~Here are some Tips and Pics on assembly~ The pattern pieces will print for you in reverse,...

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block 3 of month quilt

Block 3 ~ Power of Nine BOM

Block of the Month 2015… My Block 3 is DONE! We are working on block three of this quilt… Here is the comparison with the solid version… If you’re just joining in, we are doing a ‘quilt as you go’ version of this quilt.  You can join in any time… I colored in...

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sew scrappy block 2

Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 2

Block of the Month #2 of the ‘Sew Scrappy Sampler’ is a wedge & applique block…  ~Tequila Sunrise~  You can find the complete block Pattern in My Shop or on Craftsy. ~Here are some Tips and Pics on assembly~ Start by cutting out all your wedges… accuracy and consistency are key.   I’ve got...

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tallahassee twist block of the month

Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 1

Block #1 of the ‘Sew Scrappy Sampler’ is a Foundation Paper Pieced Block…  ~Tallahassee Twist~ You can find the complete Pattern in My Shop or on Craftsy. ~Here are some Tips and Pics on assembly~ I made my block using this Velum paper… You can find the Vellum paper here on amazon: Simple...

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modern block of the month

Block 2 ~ Power of Nine BOM

Block of the Month 2015… Block 2 is DONE! We are working on block two of this quilt… Here is the comparison with the solid version… doesn’t this look SO different? I used this block 2 color diagram for keeping me on track with my colors and to get a rough draft of my quilting...

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quilt as you go tutorial

Quilt As You Go Tutorial ~ Part 1

If you’re following the Power of Nine quilt~a~long that’s fantastic!  I hope that you’ve done well with block one. If you are going to complete this quilt using the Quilt~as~you~Go method, then I have some additional information and things to think about.  This post is a bit long but please read through...

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Block 1 ~ Power of Nine BOM

Block of the Month 2015 My Scrappy Block 1 is DONE! If you’re just joining in, I’m on block #1 of this quilt… Here is a picture of both blocks, the solid version from the completed quilt (above) and my new scrappy block! I love how colors and values can change the entire...

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modern block of the month quilt pattern

Modern Block of the Month & Festival!

Here is my newest Block of the Month for 2015! Modern Power of Nine You might be wondering… What the heck is all this ‘Power of Nine’ business in a twelve block quilt?  Well I’ll tell you!  Every block in this quilt is a nine patch block!  Isn’t it...

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hand quilt with perle cotton

Hand Quilting ~ Bloggers Quilt Festival

I’m entering my Sampler BOM quilt into the Bloggers Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side ~ Hand Quilted Category! Here is a picture of the completed Sampler quilt…  Here are the quilt details: Scrap Happy Sampler BOM Quilt 60″ x 74″ with scrappy border Designed, Pieced and Hand...

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modern quilt patterns

Modern Bloom Quilt Pattern

Modern Bloom Quilt Pattern~ (and a free pieced back pattern!) I’ve got a new quilt pattern in my shop!  Isn’t it pretty?!?! Modern Bloom is for the girls!  It’s a sweet pattern that comes with two size options: lap/baby 48″ x 56″ twin 74″ x 98″ The one shown is a lap...

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modern memory quilt

Making Memories ~ Memory Quilt Pattern

Memory Quilt Pattern I’ve been spending a little time on Memory Quilt project… We lost a family member last year and I made this quilt in his memory, for his wife.  There are some of his ties and some shirts, some pj’s and even some boxers! (gasp!) I imagine it will...

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modern quilt patterns

Modern Quilt Pattern ~ Modern Gypsy

I have another new modern quilt pattern! ‘Modern Gypsy’  includes  TWIN/FULL and LAP size patterns The TWIN/FULL size (shown) is hand quilted using perle cotton #8.    If you would like to try hand quilting with perle cotton, go check out my complete tutorial here. You can purchase the pattern in my shop. Or purchase...

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grandmothers modern quilt pattern

Modern quilt pattern ~ Grandmother’s Modern Garden

I have a new modern quilt pattern! ‘Grandmother’s Modern Garden’  ~ includes  TWIN/FULL and BABY size patterns The TWIN/FULL size (shown above) is hand quilted using perle cotton #8.  If you would like to try hand quilting the tutorial is here. The BABY size quilt (shown below) is free motion quilted using Superior SoFine...

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Make Quilt Labels with Spoonflower

Recently I decided to try something new and print my own custom fabric labels using spoonflower.com.  I made some basic labels in four colors… You can write with a permanent fabric marker if you want to include your name/date/quilt title etc. I uploaded a simple design of four labels (one in each color)...

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how to bind a quilt

Finishing ~ How to Bind a Quilt

If you are ready to attach your binding then you should have your quilt sandwich all quilted.  If you need to make binding, check out the tutorial on making bias binding. For this demo I’ll be binding my quilt block from the quilt sandwich tutorial so it’s easier to photograph. Optional ~ before trimming...

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Finishing ~ Hand Quilting

We all have our favorite part of putting together a quilt.  For some it’s the piecing, or maybe you love the binding (I do!) or perhaps it’s the quilting?  Free motion quilting is definitely fun but if you don’t have all the right equipment, getting a large quilt through a...

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quilt sandwich tutorial

Finishing ~ Quilt Sandwich

After your quilt top layout is pieced and you’ve added a border (if you choose to) it’s time to plan out your quilt back and make your ‘Quilt Sandwich’.  My quilt top is scrappy, and I’m determined to use up ‘stash’ (even the big pieces)  so I decided to go with a scrappy...

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wedge quilt border

Finishing ~ Scrappy Quilt Border

If you have your quilt top layout finished and your looking for ideas for the border here is how I pieced mine… I made the border for my sampler quilt using a wedge ruler.  I absolutely love how this border came out, but I want to caution you that there will be some ‘left over’ wedges when you use this tutorial so...

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converging blocks

bliss circle ~ january block

Last month Rachel from Stitched in Color invited me to join the Bliss Circle over at ‘do. good stitches’ ~  The Bliss Circle is a charity bee benefiting children by Wrap Them In Love.  Every month ALL members complete 2 blocks for their circle and then they are sent to one of the members for quilting.   Linda Beth...

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block of the month quilt pattern

Finishing ~ Quilt Sampler Layout

FINISHED!! Time to start finishing your Sampler Quilt?  If you’ve pieced all your 12 blocks, I’m certain you’ve already been playing with your layout and you’ve probably come up with a couple (if not a few) possible layout options on your own.  I want to share my layout with you including the coordinating block/month numbers…...

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bom quilt 12

Scrap Happy #12 Block of the Month

Today I get to reveal the FINAL block!  Block number twelve in the Scrap Happy BOM is ready!  I’m calling this block Double Starburst.  It reminds me of those Christmas Crackers that are filled with treats ~ I don’t know why but that’s what I think of every time I look...

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ditty bag

Black Friday Sale!!

Sewing Patterns will be on sale this week on Black Friday!!  I’ll be having the sale in my Craftsy Store!  Most of my patterns will be  30-50% off all day (EST) on November 29th ~ Black Friday! If you’re not in a turkey induced coma ~ come back Friday!  These patterns will...

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bargello quilt block

Scrap Happy #11 Block of the Month

The November block is ready!  For November I made a Basic Bargello block! This block is made using strip piecing.  Precise seams are the key with this otherwise ‘easy’ block. If your just catching up here are all eleven blocks… Find all these blocks in my craftsy shop! Full Scrap Happy...

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