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Text Trapunto Technique

Text Trapunto Technique

on Oct 23, 2014 in Blog, quilt, quilting | 0 comments

I’m so excited to share the Text Trapunto Technique with you!  This workshop is coming to the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild on January 10th.  We’ll be making the Ampersand Quilt Block shown. Can’t make the workshop?  Grab the Text Trapunto Technique pdf over on Craftsy. We’ll be using regular home sewing machines to create this 15″...

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Celestial Star Quilt Along

Celestial Star Quilt Along

on Oct 14, 2014 in Blog, quilt | 0 comments

  Have you seen this Celestial Star pattern by From Blank Pages, Diane Bohn?  It is amazing.  It is so versatile and the block finishes at 24″.  THAT’S HUGE!  After seeing all the different variations all over instagram, #celestialstarqal, I had to try it.   Proud to say the block is made mostly from background scraps and color scraps  from the...

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Stitches Be Crazy Shirt Winner

Stitches Be Crazy Shirt Winner

on Oct 12, 2014 in Blog, contests | 0 comments

Stitches Be Crazy T-Shirt WINNER     Congratulations! to @WhatTheBobbin over on Instagram, who reposted the t-shirt picture to win her very own shirt!  Please email me, and I’ll be happy to drop your shirt in the mail.  reannalilydesigns@gmail.com If you didn’t win, not too worry – you can still grab your shirt over in the shop. Stitches...

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Taggy Blanket

Taggy Blanket

on Oct 8, 2014 in Blog, sewing | 0 comments

  Taggy Blanket ~~~~Let us call this the BEFORE picture.~~~~ I used the Scrappy Taggy Blanket tutorial and simply omitted the “scrappy part”.  Instead I had two pieces of fabric cut 16″ square.  One quilter’s cotton and the other one is dot minkie.  OH an my ribbons, those didn’t match anything at all…. Each ribbon is secured...

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Stitches Be Crazy T-Shirt

Stitches Be Crazy T-Shirt

on Oct 4, 2014 in Blog, fashion, Featured | 0 comments

  Are you laughing? You NEED this shirt. Stitches Be Crazy is a fun novelty shirt from ReannaLily Designs. Buy it in the Shop. Currently, the shirt is only offered in Dark Heather Grey with white print. The quality shirts are by . Available in size Large and Extra Large.  Please specify your size when you check out. (I’m having a web hiccup/operator error...

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New Monster Madness

New Monster Madness

on Sep 30, 2014 in Blog, pattern, quilt | 0 comments

  Just in time for Halloween.  I stitched up a sample of Monster Madness in Purple and Orange colors.   Of course, the free motion quilting really gives these monsters their personalities.  The FMQ design ideas are included in the pattern.  I cannot wait to quilt this Halloween Monster Madness quilt. Tell a...

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Seamingly Accurate Pajama Pants Waistband

Seamingly Accurate Pajama Pants Waistband

on Sep 25, 2014 in Blog, sewing, tutorial | 0 comments

Ever need to make the elastic waist band on a pair of pajama pants or shorts?  Need the top of a drawstring bag?  Check out this accurate way to make the hemmed fabric casing (for the elastic) using the Seamingly Accurate Seam Guide: ps- Sorry the video gets funky at the very end, but it is still a neat trick. Tell a...

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15 Minutes of Play – Quilted

15 Minutes of Play – Quilted

on Sep 16, 2014 in Blog, quilting | 0 comments

Oh my gosh.  I love quilting. Hum… I guess after the 6th year of running a sewing/quilting blog, that might be a bit redundant. But seriously.  I was lucky enough to get to quilt my 15 Minutes of Play scrap quilt on my mom’s longarm Handi Quilter.   If you haven’t flipped through the book, 15 Minutes of Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, I highly...

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Finished Mini Dresden Quilt

Finished Mini Dresden Quilt

on Sep 9, 2014 in Blog, commission, quilting | 4 comments

Here’s the Elspeth Baby Quilt.  Fingers and legs in the quilt photo.  Quilting has and assortment of Stripes, Crazy Worms, Pebbles and Trapunto.  The overall vertical design has three main bars, which is kinda cool because little Elspeth is the 3rd kiddo in the family. The dryer will be taking taking out those red lines in just a moment.      ...

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