Monday, September 26, 2016

Cross Hatch Quilting Tutorial

Hello! Today I'm happy to share the method I use for crosshatch and straight line quilting. These are the two methods I use most when doing my own quilting, and they are simple to do, even if you're a beginner quilter.


Crosshatch quilting is simple and classic and works well with a lot of different
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Favorites

Hello and happy Friday! I'm hoping to get a bit of sewing done this weekend, how about you?!  But first...some Friday favorites.

A few years ago I was absolutely smitten with Sandi Henderson's Henna prints,
 

and I was happy to learn she just recently came out with some mini versions of 

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Organizing and Storing Project Left Overs

Hello and happy Thursday! One of my goals for this week was to do a little sorting and organizing in my sewing room: the goal was to go through three project boxes and sort them into easily usable scraps. I feel like it's important to have a cleaning or organizing goal in the sewing room each week to stay on top of things!


Although I'd almost always rather be sewing than sorting and organizing, I've

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Summer Breeze Kaleidoscope Block Pillow

Hello and happy Tuesday!  A little while ago I was asked to quilt along and make a project using Fat Quarter Shop's new pattern, Summer Breeze. After seeing the pattern, I knew it would be just beautiful using our Desert Bloom fabric!




I'm a little late with my post, but so, so happy with my finished pillow!
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Six Inch Quilt Block Tutorial Round Up

Hello! Last summer I did a fun series on the blog with 6 different star blocks that could be made into a small sampler quilt. For quite a while I've been wanting to make it a little easier for you to find the tutorials...


http://www.aquiltinglife.com/2015/08/summer-sampler-martha-washington-star.html


so...I made some new graphics for each post and have compiled them all here,

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Works in Progress | Quilt Blocks

Happy Wednesday! Today I'm sharing a little bit of my weekend sewing! One of my goals last weekend was to get caught up on a few quilting bee blocks I'd fallen behind on! This strawberry block from Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage book was the first one I made.


I've had this book for a little while but never realized how cute the strawberry

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Splendid Sampler Update

Hello and happy Thursday! On Saturday I had the chance to work on my Splendid Sampler blocks! I have 29 finished now, and there are some really fun ones coming up that I can't wait to make!


This weeks blocks are both pieced blocks that are fun to make. Up first is the

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Scrappy Churn Dash Blocks | Free Pattern

Hello and happy Wednesday! 2016 has been a year for me to get organized and try to use my stash as much as possible in fun scrappy projects! Lately, I've been sewing up some churn dash blocks which are perfect for scraps of all kinds! I thought you might want to sew some too, so I have a downloadable PDF for these blocks at the end of this post.



I've been sewing these blocks in a variety of sizes and have been using different

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tool Tuesday: Reliable Iron Review

Hello! Today I'm very excited to share a review of the new Reliable Velocity 2001R Compact Sensor Steam Iron! While this iron was provided to me at no cost, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.



My most recent iron is less than two years old and is already leaking and having
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Monday, September 12, 2016

Fall Quilts and Decor

Hello and happy Monday! I finally got around to putting away all of my Americana quilts that I decorate with from Memorial Day through Labor Day this weekend. I really have a lot of quilts and quilted home decor items that I use throughout the summer, so things always look a little bare when I change things up in the fall.



This year I decided to make a list of fall decor items I want to make (and 

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