Monday, July 31, 2017

Quilted Pincushions

Hello and happy Monday!  I can't believe it's the last day of July...really...August already?!  I got a lot of secret sewing finished up this weekend, but I also made a little time to finish up some fun little pincushions I'd started earlier this month.

Carrie Nelson and Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts have both challenged 

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Christmas in July

Hello and happy Friday! Can you believe July is nearly over? I meant to start my Christmas sewing in July, but I'm currently sewing quilts with our upcoming fabric collection that we will be sharing in early August.  That hasn't stopped me from thinking about getting started on Christmas sewing, though. 

I should finish up with my new fabric quilts in the next week or so...and then

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

New Quilt Books

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Today I'm sharing some new quilting books that recently landed on my doorstep.  There is a lot of quilty goodness and inspiration in each one!

Just before I left town last week, Lori Holt's new book arrived. Her latest quilt 

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Quilt Fabric Finds and More

Hello! As I mentioned in my last post, I was able to find some fun things at the quilt shop last weekend.  I absolutely love this "Live Relax Sew" t-shirt with the cute orange sewing machine logo!

This is definitely my new favorite tee right now...

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Sew Sweet Quilt Shop

Hello and happy Monday! Late last night I returned home from a wonderful quilt retreat at the Sew Sweet Quilt Shop in Brunswick, Missouri.  I had a fabulous time and was able to teach two days, give a trunk show, and spend time with fabulous quilters!

There is just something about attending a quilt much creativity in

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Scrappy Quilt Finish!

Hello! This week I was able to finish a grandmother's scrappy quilt that I shared with you recently (and the inspiration for the recent scrappy sew along here on the blog)!

I chose a simple all-over orange peel design to be quilted on this quilt (quilting 

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Adding Patchwork into Sewing Projects

Hello! Today I'm happy to share some ideas on something that is dear to my heart...adapting some of my favorite patterns so I can use patchwork! I've always felt that with fabrics...the more the merrier!  Over the years, some of my favorite projects have been ones where I took patterns that called for single fabrics or yardages and substituted my own patchwork pieces.

One of my favorite projects where I used this technique is my scrappy 

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Fast and Fun Row Quilt

Hello and happy Monday! Today I'm excited to share a fast and fun row quilt I recently made for the American Patchwork & Quilting publication Quilts and More! This is another project for the Scrap Lab feature in the magazine which I really love working on; these projects are always a fun exercise in creativity!

Used with permission from Quilts and More magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

The fabric we were given for the projects in this issue was the new Literary collection 

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Patchwork Quilt Along

Hello! It's Patchwork Quilt Along day, and I'm happy to be sharing the blocks for month seven!

This month's block is the Propeller block, and it was a simple one to make!

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Scrappy Quilt Sew Along Part 4

Hello and happy Friday! Welcome to part four of the scrappy quilt sew along inspired by a wonderful scrappy quilt I found in my Grandmother's collection!  I've had a lot of fun figuring out this pattern from her quilt and sewing my blocks,  and today I am sharing the next step...the design to set the blocks together!

For the past three Friday's I've posted an assignment for blocks...the 

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Bernina Giveaway!

Hello! I'm just stopping in to let you know about an amazing giveaway from Fat Quarter Shop!  Imagine winning a special edition Cotton + Steel Hello Lovely B350!

No purchase necessary to enter.  Commenting on this blog post does not count as an entry.  Fat Quarter Shop employees, Bernina employees and bloggers paid or compensated by Fat Quarter Shop are not eligible to enter this giveaway.

To get more details and to enter the giveaway go here!

PS...I'll be back soon with the next step in the scrappy quilt along!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

How to Make Decorative Fabric Tape

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Today I'm sharing something fun I recently learned on to make cute as a button decorative fabric tape!  I wasn't really prepared for how much fun this little project would be...and before long I had made quite a bit! 

I can hardly wait to use some to decorate note pads, my planner pages, and to

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

More Scrappy Quilt Blocks

Hello! This weekend I worked on sewing up scrappy quilt blocks...and getting scraps ready to use for even more blocks! While looking for fabric scraps big enough to use for my Scrappy Patchwork Quilt I found another scrappy block project I started a little while ago--my scrappy square in a square blocks!

I made these blocks from a Layer Cake several months ago and put them in a 

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Scrappy Quilt Sew Along Part 3

Happy Friday!Welcome to part three of the Scrappy Quilt Sew Along!  I'm having a lot of fun making these blocks, and I hope you are too!  While I've been using mostly scraps from the upcoming Fig Tree collection Hazel & Plum for the blocks, I've been using any light-colored Fig Tree scraps I can find for the backgrounds.

Whether you've been quilting along or if this is your first time learning about  

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Quilting Bee Blocks

Hello and happy Wednesday! Last weekend I got caught up with some Bee blocks I'd fallen behind see I have a lot of secret sewing to do over the next few weeks, so I needed to make sure these were finished up and sent off!

The Confetti Star paper-pieced block is one I've made before. Now that I've

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Fourth of July!

Hello! Happy Fourth of July to my American friends!  And happy Tuesday to all!  I'm looking forward to some sewing and some fireworks later in the evening.  It will be a pretty quiet day for us since we're actually having a big family get-together on the weekend.

If you're looking for some red, white and blue inspiration today, you might  
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Monday, July 3, 2017

Small Projects for Summer

Hello and happy Monday! Welcome to the July Minis and More parade!  This month we are featuring projects perfect for summer sewing and display! And we have such a fun variety of projects to share that I could hardly wait to publish this post!

First up is Brenda's "Mini Camper" (pattern by Sherri Falls).  I love that she 

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Quilting Life Block of the Month | July

Hello and happy July!  Welcome to Mystery Block of the Month here at A Quilting Life!  The other day I sat down and finished designing all of the blocks for this quilt, and I have to say I'm super happy with how it's turned out! I'm actually hoping to finish up my quilt soon so that next month I can give you exact requirements for finishing your quilt.

This month's block is the traditional Duck's Feet I've been wanting to
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