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Mini Dresden – Trapunto

Mini Dresden – Trapunto

on Sep 2, 2014 in Blog, commission, quilt | 0 comments

  Ok, this is the quilt layout.  I needed a design with enough white space to add in the baby’s name into the design.  I did this before on these quilts:  the Tessa Baby Quilt and the Weaver Baby Quilt.  In fact, this quilt is going to be for Tessa’s little sister, Elspeth. Neat name, right? My plan is to trapunto the letters, vertically on the...

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Mini Dresden – Applique

Mini Dresden – Applique

on Aug 28, 2014 in Blog, quilt | 0 comments

  Ok, I need a layout for the mini Dresden Modern Baby quilt design.  I made all my mini Dresden circles before I decided on a composition.  I really didn’t calculate how many circles I’d make from my two charm packs.  Turns out,  I had 7 complete circles.   Let me tell you why I wrote the name “Elspeth” on the quilt designs.  This...

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Mini Dresden – Facings

Mini Dresden – Facings

on Aug 26, 2014 in Blog, Learn To Sew Easy Curves, quilt, tutorial | 0 comments

  I’m working on my Mini Dresden quilt and I wanted to share with you how I got to the image above.  I will be appliqueing my Dresden circle shapes onto a solid white background.  I needed to prep them for machine-stitched applique. Using the techniques in Learn to Sew Easy Curves, I’ll show you how I did it. Learn to Sew Easy Curves –...

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Mini Dresden – Assembly

Mini Dresden –  Assembly

on Aug 19, 2014 in Blog, blogging others, commission, quilt | 0 comments

  I’m making a baby quilt.  I don’t have it completely planned out yet, but that isn’t unusual. Here’s what I know:  I want to make mini Dresden Plate circles cut from a charm pack. 3 Dresden wedges can be cut from one charm.  The pieces are only 3 1/2″ tall, but they are so great and scrappy looking.   I started out cutting a...

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Pet Postcards 2014

Pet Postcards 2014

on Aug 12, 2014 in blogging others, charity, SAMQG | 0 comments

      ‘Tis the season to whip up some Pet Postcards.  You can read more about the Pet Postcards from last year here.  And read more about the fundraising event on Pokey blog here.  Last year the fundraising event raised more than $40,000 for Friends for Life No-Kill Animal Shelter in Houston. These postcards are made of fabric and have 3...

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Butterfly Mini Quilt

Butterfly Mini Quilt

on Aug 6, 2014 in Blog, contests, quilt, quilting | 0 comments

I made a crazy little Dragonfly Quilt for my Michael Miller MQG Challenge 2014 entry.  You may have already seen it on the blog, here.   The concept was to take some of the basic “swirl + pointy” shapes of a tribal tattoo and make something with fabric.  I needed a rough draft before I cut into the challenge fabric. Enter: Butterfly Quilt The method...

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The Serger Strip Quilt

The Serger Strip Quilt

on Jul 29, 2014 in Blog, quilt, tutorial | 0 comments

  After I folded my fabric in the Great Fabric Re-Fold of 2014, I decided I really needed to make up a few quick quilts.  I found a tutorial for really fast half-square triangles (which are really quarter square triangles – anywho).  I decided to take the same idea and make big ole quilt blocks with it. Scrappy Strip Quilt Tutorial Here’s a little...

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Swoon Block Quilt

Swoon Block Quilt

on Jul 22, 2014 in Blog, quilt, quilting | 0 comments

  While on vacation this summer, I had the opportunity to quilt my 60″ Swoon Block.  I made the block/quilt in 2012.  Yes, this project was rocking some serious UFO status, until a couple weeks ago.   My mother-in-law has a 28″ Gammel.  That dude is heavy.  Really, heavy when you consider I’m generally sewing on a 9″ Juki on a...

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15 Minutes of Play QUILT

15 Minutes of Play QUILT

on Jul 17, 2014 in Blog, fabric stash, quilt | 1 comment

15 Minutes of Play Scrap Quilt So I told you about the 15 Minutes of Play book, right?  I LOVE the quilt that came from “yeah, just sew your scraps together however you want.”  It is such a liberating process. I opted to sew all my scraps together in color families.  I made the finished “Made-Fabric” pieces any size.  Really, whatever size...

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Celebrate Christmas Winner

Celebrate Christmas Winner

on Jul 14, 2014 in Blog, contests | 0 comments

  Big Congratulations to  Linda Webster!   She has won a copy of the eBook from Martingale. Linda, be on the look out.  Check your email soon. Thanks to all the other blog hoppin commenters.  You guys rock. Tell a...

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Always Plan Ahead Quilt

Always Plan Ahead Quilt

on Jul 9, 2014 in Blog, blogging others, fabric stash | 0 comments

  Funny because it is ironic.  =) I think I’m going to hang it in my office.   I first saw the: Always Plan Ahea d phrase online.  I think it was some graphic/typeface/font website where I found it.  It cracked me right up so, of course, I needed to make it in fabric. Gathered the scraps and set forth to make improv letters from the Word Play Quilts...

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