Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tips for Sewing with Strip Sets

Hello and happy Tuesday! Can you believe tomorrow we'll turn the calendars to March? This year is flying by for sure! I know the last couple of weeks have been going quickly for me as I've been sewing quilts with our upcoming collection. I'll be sharing next week, so make sure you are subscribed to my newsletter to get discount codes for the new patterns and kits!

Today I thought I'd share some tips for sewing with strips...jelly roll (or 2 1/2" 

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Scrap Quilt Block | Happy Trails

Hello and happy Friday! I'm always looking for fun ways to use my scraps, and today I'm sharing a wonderful scrap-buster quilt block that I'm in love with! I'm participating in the Fat Quarter Shop blog tour sharing ideas and projects about this wonderful scrappy happy block!

The Happy Trails block finishes at 16" which makes a scrappy quilt come 

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Quilt Binding Tutorial

Hello and happy Thursday! I actually did have one more finish this past week that I can share--I got the binding added to my County Fair quilt! I love the large black floral from the Fig Tree Chestnut Street collection and was happy to be able to use it for the binding!

It added the perfect touch to this quilt...it just had to have a black frame around

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Splendid Sampler Quilt | Borders

Hello and happy Wednesday! I try to post work(s) in progress projects on Wednesdays whenever possible, and I definitely have lots of works in progress right now. I'm currently working on my third quilt with our upcoming Creekside fabric collection for Moda, and I'm just in love with the whole collection.

Since I can't share any of those projects for a couple more weeks, I thought I'd revisit my Splendid Sampler one more time with you before it's off to be quilted.

I was able to get the borders added since I shared this last...and I'm very

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Monday, February 20, 2017

PIneapple Quilt Blocks

Hello there! You might remember that one of my last projects from 2016 was this fun pineapple mini quilt I made to hang in my sewing room. I had a lot of fun making this fun block and mini but just couldn't seem to put my yellow and green strips back into their bins...

I knew what that meant...that I needed to make a pineapple quilt one of these 

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Tips for Organizing your Sewing Space

Hello and happy Friday! On Fridays I share some of my favorite things, and today I'm sharing ideas on cleaning and organizing your sewing space! We all need to do this occasionally so we have more time for sewing and quilting, right?!

A couple of years ago I posted a summer organizing series where I gave twenty 

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

County Fair Quilt

Hello and happy Thursday! I have a finish to share! And I have to say this one feels great to be able to cross off the list because it sat in a drawer mostly cut out for over 18 months!

I absolutely love the flowery, loopy quilt pattern and how it perfectly 

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Patchwork Quilt Along | February

Hello and happy Wednesday! Welcome to month two of the Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork Quilt Along! Today I'm sharing my versions of the February block pattern.

I was able to stitch up this month's blocks last week while attending a quilt 

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Splendid Sampler Quilt Blocks | Giveaway

Hello and happy Valentine's Day! Today is the year anniversary of the release of the first free Splendid Sampler block pattern. Now that all of the patterns have been released, we are gearing up for the release of the finished book which will include all of the patterns!

I mentioned the other day that I was able to sew together my Splendid Sampler

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Retreat Sewing

Hello and happy Monday! I'm just a little bit excited this morning because sample yardage for our next fabric collection is arriving today. So after it arrives I'll be busy cutting out the new quilts I have designed for this fabric. I won't be able to share for a little bit, but I'll give you the hint that it might be my favorite so far!

On Saturday I returned home from a wonderful week at the Winter Quilt Retreat

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

More Tips for Classes and Retreats

Hello and happy Thursday! As I mentioned yesterday, one of my works in progress needed a fast finish so I could use it this week!  I had read recently that  using a quilted table mat under your machine helps keep the machine from wobbling and/or vibrating when sewing on plastic tables like most of us sew on at retreats.

Since I'm headed to a retreat in a snowy area where it's forecast to be cloudy 

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Works in Progress

Hello and happy Wednesday! I usually try to post about works in progress on Wednesday, which I'm doing today but with a slightly different twist...

You see, I'm headed out to a retreat where I'm teaching three classes and also 

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tips for String Quilts

Hello! Today I thought I'd share a new tip for string quilts. I don't know what it is about me and string quilts and February, but I seem to set to work on them at about this time every year.

Part of the reason I think I work on these blocks each February is because I 

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Monday, February 6, 2017

APQ Quilt Along

Hello! Today I thought I'd share a little bit about the 2017 American Patchwork & Quilting Quilt along. This is a fun event that I try to participate in every year. In fact, two of my favorite quilts are the result of participating in this quilt along!

My "Go Four It" quilt and my "Tone it Down" quilts are both the result of

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Quilting Life Block of the Month | February

Hello and happy Friday! Today I'm happy to share the second block in my 2017 mystery block of the month quilt! I'm having a lot of fun piecing my blocks and deciding on the design elements I want to incorporate into the quilt and can't wait to see some of the other blocks being made from these patterns.

This month's block is a little more scrappy than the first one, but you can easily 

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Log Cabin Trim Tool Tutorial

Hello! Today I'm sharing a tutorial for my favorite way to make Log Cabin quilt blocks. Log cabin blocks are one of my favorite scrap-using blocks, and this method makes it especially easy!

When I first started making these blocks I absolutely loved the technique, but

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Jelly Roll Quilt | Dreamin'

Hello! Today I'm sharing a fun new jelly roll pattern! This super fun quilt was on my design list for a while before I decided what to make it in...and I'm already planning a second version because I love this pattern!

I had a lot of fun piecing this right after Christmas, picked it up from the quilter 

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WIP Finishes Parade

Hello again! The first day of the month is always a busy day since Michele and I share our monthly parades for our Minis and More quilt along group.  This month's challenge was to share a work in progress that you finished in the month of January.

I know I've shared my County Fair quilt a lot this month...but it's because of 

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