Thursday, June 29, 2017

Scrappy Nine-Patch Blocks

Hello and happy Thursday! I've been sewing some scrappy 9-patch blocks this week, and I realized that some readers might be interested in some tips on piecing this type of scrappy block.


A scrappy 9-patch block was actually the first block I sewed.  I made it into a

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Patchwork Resources

Hello and happy Wednesday! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful positive responses to the Scrappy Patchwork Quilt Along! I was excited to get sewing but had a really hard time deciding on fabrics!


After looking through fabrics and thinking of several different options, I finally 

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Open Wide Quilted Bags

Hello and happy Monday! Just before the weekend I was able to finally get my sewing room thoroughly cleaned up from all of the crazy quilt market sewing!  That means, of course, that I get to start new projects!


First on my list is to finish a few things I had ready to go...you might remember

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Scrappy Quilt Sew Along

Hello and happy Friday! I'm super excited to say that I've got everything ready to start the scrappy patchwork quilt sew along I mentioned on Monday's post about a couple of my grandmother's quilts!


I'm glad I looked more closely at my grandmother's quilt and found the pattern!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

House Quilt Blocks

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today is the day I get to share my project from the new book I Love House Blocks.  I had a lot of fun making this quilt a little over a year ago with our Desert Bloom fabric collection.


Now that I have Creekside fabric, I'm seriously considering making this again! My quilter Nathel did a beautiful job of customizing the quilting and added a lot of fun elements to the quilt!



And, there are 13 other fun projects included in the book which features 13 different designers. There are several projects I want to make (I really do love house blocks)!


My quilt is a great size for a wall hanging...and there are several other wall hanging sized projects along with lap-size and larger quilts.


One of my cute little houses made the back cover...so fun!  I highly recommend Block-Buster Quilts - I Love House Blocks: 14 Quilts from an All-Time Favorite Block! Happy house block sewing!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


 
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Grandma's Quilts

Hello and happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I was able to take a short trip at the end of last week to visit with my Mom. While I was there she brought out some treasures...some of my grandmother's unfinished quilt tops!


My grandmother lived with my mom for eight years before passing away about

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Patchwork Quilt Along

Hello! Today is  Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork Quilt Along day, and I'm sharing this month's blocks, the "Around the Corner" block design.


This month's design features a checkerboard design with half-square triangle


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tips for Organizing for Quilters

Happy Wednesday! I hope your summer is off to a great start! I've been busy working on designing the patterns for our next fabric collection, doing a bit of household cleaning and organizing, and especially getting organized in the sewing room! I'm not sure why, but the beginning of summer always seems like a great time for me to get organized!


http://www.aquiltinglife.com/2014/06/summer-organizing-series.html

So...I thought a round-up post of my favorite ideas and tips on the topic of 

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Pre-Cut Sewing Tips and Giveaway Winner

Happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Summer is the perfect time to go through your pre-cut fabrics and do some sewing with them. So...I thought today would be a good day to share links to some of my favorite posts with tips for sewing with pre-cuts.  Click on the photos or the links below to visit each post!


http://www.aquiltinglife.com/2017/01/10-tips-for-quilting-with-layer-cakes.html

I probably should have attached a link to this one in my Hometown quilt

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Hometown Layer Cake Quilt

Hello and happy Friday! I'm super excited to share my new Hometown Layer Cake quilt pattern...and yes, all of the blocks in the quilt are made with just one Layer Cake (or 36 squares 10" x 10")!


 A few weeks before Quilt Market I was lucky enough to receive a Layer Cake of

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