Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Little Ruby Sew Along Part 3 | Hexagons

Hello and happy Wednesday! I've slowly but surely been making these fun pinwheel hexagons for the Fat Quarter Shop Little Ruby Sew Along. The blocks are really a lot of fun to make!

I've been using scraps from the Sundrops collection by Corey Yoder for Moda, and I decided to use the fun large floral for my contrast hexagons and triangles. This quilt just says summer to me!

 The video for part 3 (you can watch it below) shows you how to lay out your half hexagons, blocks, and triangles. Then the pieces are sewn together in rows.

  I pressed all of my seams open, stopping after each seam to press.

 Then I sewed the rows together, again pressing the seams open.

 After the rows are sewn together the edges are trimmed so they are straight. Be sure to leave 1/4" for the seam allowance. (The untrimmed example is below, and my trimmed example is the first photo in this post).

 The final video shows the row/quilt construction.


My June Sew Sampler box arrived the other day, too! It's full of fun goodies...a pattern, Riley Blake solids in a rainbow of fun colors, a Frixion pen, blue Alpha bitties, a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square ruler, and some cute Fat Quarter Shop ribbon. It's always fun to see what is in the box!

Hope you're getting some sewing done...I'm off to do a little cleaning in my sewing room so I can start some new projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Scrap Quilt | Quilt Tip Tuesday

Hello! I've been working on a scrappy quilt that I'll be sharing a free tutorial for soon. I'll be sharing directions on the blog and will have a PDF available with material requirements and cutting instructions for two different sizes of this fun quilt. It's perfect for scraps or for left over jelly roll strips.

My quilt shipped off to be quilted today, and as soon as it's home I'll have the full tutorial available. I also want to share a little bit about a terrific ruler you

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Monday, June 27, 2016

American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast

Hi! I'm just popping in to remind you that I'll be appearing on Pat Sloan's radio show today! 

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Favorites | Fabric and More!

Happy Friday! I hope you've had a wonderful week and are looking forward to a relaxing weekend with quilting!

For today's Friday Favorites post I thought I'd start out with one of my favorite quilts from my book C&T Publishing Fresh Family Traditions: 18 Heirloom Quilts for a New Generation. This quilt is Sassy...and it uses just 42 charm squares and 42 strips 2 1/2" x width of fabric (a charm pack and a jelly roll plus a little extra of what you will be using for your binding or backing).

I've been wanting to make this one again for quite a while, and I finally

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Favorite Quilting and Sewing Notions

Happy Thursday! Today I have another Fat Quarter Shop video to share...this one was super fun to film because I got to share some of my favorite sewing and quilting notions and products. I think I was a little more relaxed with this

Photo from Fat Quarter Shop

video, too! We did it towards the end after I'd been filming for a couple of days,

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Few More Splendid Sampler Blocks

Hello! After catching up on a few Splendid Sampler blocks the other day I wanted to make a few I made one new release and two I was behind on.

I love the way that the blocks are such a mix of techniques and levels...

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Works in Progress | Blocks and Hexies

Hello and happy Tuesday! I worked on a few other projects along with my Splendid Sampler blocks, and I'm almost caught up with everything I was behind on!

 I'm still sewing on my Little Ruby Quilt along blocks...these hexagon pinwheels

have been a lot of fun to make! I've been sewing strip sets here and there and

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Quilt Blocks | Splendid Sampler

Happy Monday! Hope your weekend was a great one!  I've been trying to get caught up with my Splendid Sampler blocks...and I've got three more to share with you today!

 I'm up to 19 blocks, and I love them's been so fun sewing along with this

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Saturday, June 18, 2016


Happy Saturday! I've been trying to freshen up my blog over the last week or so...and that meant changing out the pictures in my blog header. It's been almost 8 years since I started A Quilting Life as a method to keep track of my projects, and I've only really changed things up once since I thought it was time!

I chose three special Mahalo quilt...our Desert Bloom bundle, and

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Moda Love Mini Quilt | Free Pattern

Hello..happy Thursday!  Today I have a fast little finish to's from a pattern that you can make mini, small or large!

I've been wanting to sew up the Moda Love quilt pattern for quite some time...

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