Friday, October 20, 2017

Mini Churn Dash Quilt

Hello and happy Friday! I am so, so excited today to share a new pattern that I just finished up last night! A couple of weeks ago I started thinking it would be really fun to do a mini version of one of my favorite The Front Porch fabric quilts...

And so I got to sewing...sent it off for quilting...and literally started sewing the

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mini Charm Patchwork Pillow

Hello and happy Thursday! I'm excited to share my most recent finish--a fun pillow that will look wonderful in any fabrics (I think you'll definitely want to make one of these, too)!  International Quilt Market is just over a week away, and I've been trying to think of some smaller projects I can finish fast to add some extra touches to the booth.  This got added to my to-do list in a hurry!

I'm actually going to be debuting one new mini pattern for market, too...and of

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Blue and Cream Quilt | WIP

Hello and happy Wednesday! As I mentioned last week (and yesterday) my plan was to do a lot of cleaning in the sewing room on Saturday.  It seems I did do some...but just enough so that I could do some sewing, too!  Oh, well.  Maybe the big clean up will come after market!

One of the projects I was able to work on a bit was my scrappy blue and cream 

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Christmas Cabins Quilt Along

Hello! Today I'm sharing something I'm pretty excited about...a Christmas Log Cabin quilt along!  This is a spur of the moment idea I came up with while cleaning up in my sewing room this weekend (I actually did a lot less cleaning than planned but a lot more sewing in return)!

There is a little back story to go along with this, too.  I can't remember the year

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Country Roads Block | Quilt Along

Hello and happy Patchwork Quilt Along day! Today the pattern for the tenth set of blocks in the Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork Quilt Along is being released.  Each month you make six blocks from one pattern; they are fast and fun blocks that you'll really enjoy sewing!

This month's block, "Country Roads," is simple but striking!  I'm continuing to 

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Christmas Layer Cake Quilt

Hello and happy Friday! I'm so excited to share this quilt with you today.  I know Christmas is still a little ways off, but now is the time to start holiday sewing, right?  Anyway...this is one of those quilts that I knew I was going to make early in June--it's just taken a little while to get it finished up!

You might remember that in June I released a super fun Layer Cake quilt along with a tutorial for putting it all together (yes, all of the blocks can be made from just one Layer Cake).  My Hometown quilt is one of my favorites, and as soon as I finished I started thinking about how fun it would be to make a Christmas version.

 I finally got it cut out a couple of weeks ago and sewed block pieces together in-between doing some secret Quilt Market sewing.  Then just last week I finished the blocks and started setting them together this week.

 For sashing I used the green dot from the Bonnie & Camille collection Little Ruby. It added such a fun contrast to the blocks and backgrounds!  The blocks and outer border are pieced from the Sweetwater Holly's Tree Farm collection while the sashing posts, setting triangles, inner border and backing are from their The Cookie Exchange group.

 I'm just a little bit giddy about this one and will be sending it off for quilting right away.  I'll be sure to share as soon as it gets back!  The pattern is available in paper and PDF in my Etsy shop.  Also...what is even more fun is that I still have scraps left over (I had cut my Layer Cake squares from left-overs of a Fat Quarter Bundle) and have some more fun projects in mind. These collections aren't readily available any more, but this quilt would be a lot of fun in the Sweetwater Hometown Christmas Edition Layer Cake or for a more modern look, the Merry Merry by Kate Spain Layer Cake!

 I hope you have a wonderful weekend...thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Quilting!

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Modern Table Runner

Hello and happy Thursday! Today I'm happy to share a modern table runner I made recently that has been published in the Winter 2018 issue of Quilts and More which goes on sale October 24th!

Used with permission from Quilts and More™ magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

We were sent a bundle of vibrant Fabri-Quilt solids in lovely teal, green, aqua,

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Managing Your Fabric Stash

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I've decided to finally write the post that has been on my "to do" list for quite awhile...a post on managing your fabric stash.  I've written on many related topics over the years...

including some posts on topics that are some of my favorites--

This post appeared first on A Quilting Life

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Christmas Works in Progress

Hello and happy Tuesday! I've been working on a few behind-the-scenes get-ready-for Quilt Market projects lately, but here and there I've found time to get started on my Christmas sewing...

I can hardly wait to start setting these blocks together...I'm making my

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Mini Quilt Finishes

Happy Monday!  Recently I had to send a magazine quilt out for quilting and at the last minute decided to send along two mini quilts I just haven't been able to get finished up.  I usually try to quilt most of my mini quilts myself, but these two were sitting quite a while!

Kaitlyn did a cute all-over clam shell design on one and simple straight lines on

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