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Hello Quilters! I can’t believe it’s October already! We had a bit of an Indian summer here in New England but the crisp air has arrived and the leaves are falling… a sure sign that winter will be upon us soon! I like the cool air, but the winter… not so much! But it does …

Hello Stitchers! The September pattern update went out last week for the Jul i Scandinavia Project and I couldn’t be happier with how this is coming out!!  This months pattern includes the applique instructions for the bottom left corner. I outlined the house with the Pekinese stitch and stitched some bullion knots around the door. …

Hello Quilty Friends! I’m back with another book review and giveaway for you! This month I had a chance to check out Making Connections, a free-motion quilting workbook. As chance would have it, I happened to meet the author, Dorie (foreverquilting) and at Spring Market earlier this year. We had a great time and met …

Hello Quilters! Today is my day on the Blog Tour for Piece and Quilt with Precuts by Christa Watson! I have lots to share and…. I have some AWESOME GIVEAWAYS! WOO HOO! Let’s get started! I met Christa when I went to Chicago for Sew Pro and became a fan. When she reached out about her …

Hello :) I’m sharing my progress on the Scandinavia Block of the Month project today! As most of you know, I’ve been working on this all year and I’m excited to see it hanging up for Christmas! This month we added the star and berries around the topper. Here are some close-up pictures… We are …

Getting caught up and sharing my pictures of the latest Cabin Fever blocks with you all! Block six and Block seven are complete! Only 5 more to go! If you want to join in you can find the pattern in my shop! RELATED POSTS:    

A quick post to share a little Christmas in July! I’ve been busy making a Tomte wall hanging in the new Holiday Homies collection from Tula Pink! I decided on a wood grain pattern for the quilting ~ which is perfect! Especially since it’s one I enjoy free-motion quilting. Merry Christmas in July!! PS the Tomte pattern …

Hello! I was getting some photos together for the July post and realized I didn’t share my progress from last month here! In June I completed the top branch of my tree. All basic stitching on this branch, some back-stitches to outline and a few french knots and running stitches on the stars and leaves. …

Last year I went to see The 12th Quilt Nihon on display at the New England Quilt Museum with some of my quilty friends. I took tons of pictures to share and I’m just now getting them posted, it’s totally worth waiting for!  I was really inspired and blown away by all the beautiful work and detail. …

Hi Quilters! This was my first time ever going to Quilt Market, and wow, what a time I had! I flew into St. Louis on Wednesday, and got all registered and received my official name badge ~ another first, so exciting! :) Everyone needs a quilty buddy to experience the show with so I met …

We are up to month five of the Jul i Scandinavia quilt-a-long! You can find the pattern (to date) and some supplies in my shop! I’ve continued using all the same stitches found in previous months.  You can find the tutorials with these links: pekinese stitch bullion knots whipped woven circle I hope you enjoy …

Hello Quilters! I’ve been moving along with my Cabin Fever Block of the Month project and I’ve got block four to share with you! Plus some paper-piecing tips. The center star is assembled a little different than the three previous stars and I thought I’d share a little about how I paper-pieced mine in case …

Hello Everyone! Things are moving along with the Cabin Fever Block of the Month. The March pattern went out on the 30th and here we are already in April! All the monthly center blocks in this quilt involve curve piecing and when you are cutting curves its best to have the curve on the fabric bias. …

Hi! Today I have a quick tutorial on the Whipped Woven Stitch that I used as part of the stitching on this months applique. But first I have to share some pics of the progress! WHIPPED WOVEN CIRCLE: To begin, I whip-stitched a white wool circle to my background.  You don’t actually need to do …

These little guys now have Ear Muffs! I knew they were missing something!   HERE IS THE DOWNLOAD FOR THE EAR MUFFS! EAR MUFF TEMPLATES Looking for the pattern? You can find it here… THE BIG CHILL PATTERN

Yesterday I sent out the February update to subscribers of the Jul I Scandinavia quilt-a-long!  Today I have some pictures and stitching tips to share!   If you want to subscribe, you can find the pattern here: Jul I Scandinavia Pattern   We are beginning with the lowest branches and working our way up. Last month I gave …

I just finished a new Penguin quilt pattern!  The Big Chill is full of chilly penguins and includes two sizes.  The Large 58″ x 68″ version pictured here has 9 penguins… We’ve had a mild winter here in New England, but just in time for The Big Chill release… we had a Snow Storm!  I …

January was gone in a flash… We are already one month into 2017, and I have the first month of Cabin Fever Done! Emails and Updates went out this morning… please let me know if you have any trouble with receiving them… email me at rebeccamaedesigns@gmail.com if you need assistance. If you’d like to join …

The Jul i Scandinavia Quilt-a-Long is underway! This is a non-traditional block of the month pattern that’s all applique. Originally, I had purchased some red flannel for the background fabric for my sample but I happened upon some red wool and I was hooked… but I’ll let you in on a little secret! I’m in a …

Join me for the 2017 Cabin Fever Block of the Month! I am hosting two Block of the Month programs this year. I already shared Jul i Scandinavia (a Christmas applique BOM) with you… AND Cabin Fever is a Block of the Month Quilt that’s a little more traditional and will have a lot of… you guessed …

Hello! I hope everyone is enjoying the Holidays! My Dear Daughter BOM Quilt top is done and I wanted to share! I also wanted to say Thank you to the quilters from all over the world that participated! Of course we had lots of quilters from the US and Canada ~ Woo Hoo! – (I …

Hello quilters! Here we are at the FINAL Chapter of the Dear Daughter Block of the Month Quilt!  If you subscribe to this QAL you should have already received the final pattern a few days ago. You can find the pattern In MY SHOP! The Fat Quarter Shop and The Warm Company are generously sponsoring this …

Happy Holidays! Today is the annual December give away day (today through 12/11!) hosted by SewMamaSew and I’ve got two bundles of goodies ~ one for USA residents and one for International… PLUS i’m offering 20% off All Quilt Patterns in my shop! Use the code GIVEAWAY! First for USA 1) An 8 1/2″ Scrappy Bundle from my Block …

TOMTE A mythological creature from Scandinavian folklore  typically associated with the Winter Solstice and the Christmas season. You may have seen my Scandinavian Tomte quilt pattern in a couple previous posts but I’m excited to share that it’s been published in the latest Simply Moderne issue from Quiltmania! This is a big deal for me, …

Hello Stitchers! I will be hosting two Quilt-a-Long Programs this year! One will be a traditional Block of the Month (announcement coming soon) and one will be a Christmas Quilt! Jul i Scandinavia Jul i Scandinavia is an applique quilt measuring 32″ x 40″. I will be making my quilt on a red flannel base using …