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Block 1 ~ Power of Nine BOM

Block of the Month 2015 My Scrappy Block 1 is DONE! If you’re just joining in, I’m on block #1 of this quilt… Here is a picture of both blocks, the solid version from the completed quilt (above) and my new scrappy block! I love how colors and values can change the entire...

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modern block of the month quilt pattern

Modern Block of the Month & Festival!

Here is my newest Block of the Month for 2015! Modern Power of Nine You might be wondering… What the heck is all this ‘Power of Nine’ business in a twelve block quilt?  Well I’ll tell you!  Every block in this quilt is a nine patch block!  Isn’t it...

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Hand Quilting ~ Bloggers Quilt Festival

I’m entering my Sampler BOM quilt into the Bloggers Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side ~ Hand Quilted Category! Here is a picture of the completed Sampler quilt…  Here are the quilt details: Scrap Happy Sampler BOM Quilt 60″ x 74″ with scrappy border Designed, Pieced and Hand...

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Modern Bloom Quilt Pattern

Modern Bloom Quilt Pattern~ (and a free pieced back pattern!) I’ve got a new quilt pattern in my shop!  Isn’t it pretty?!?! Modern Bloom is for the girls!  It’s a sweet pattern that comes with two size options: lap/baby 48″ x 56″ twin 74″ x 98″ The one shown is a lap...

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Making Memories ~ Memory Quilt Pattern

Memory Quilt Pattern I’ve been spending a little time on Memory Quilt project… We lost a family member last year and I made this quilt in his memory, for his wife.  There are some of his ties and some shirts, some pj’s and even some boxers! (gasp!) I imagine it will...

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Modern Quilt Pattern ~ Modern Gypsy

I have another new modern quilt pattern!  Half price this weekend! ‘Modern Gypsy’  includes  TWIN/FULL and LAP size patterns The TWIN/FULL size (shown) is hand quilted using perle cotton #8.  If you would like to try hand quilting the tutorial is here.   You can purchase the pattern in my shop. Or purchase...

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grandmothers modern quilt pattern

Modern quilt pattern ~ Grandmother’s Modern Garden

I have a new modern quilt pattern! ‘Grandmother’s Modern Garden’  ~ includes  TWIN/FULL and BABY size patterns The TWIN/FULL size (shown above) is hand quilted using perle cotton #8.  If you would like to try hand quilting the tutorial is here. The BABY size quilt (shown below) is free motion quilted using Superior SoFine...

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Finishing ~ How to Bind a Quilt

If you are ready to attach your binding then you should have your quilt sandwich all quilted.  If you need to make binding, check out the tutorial on making bias binding. For this demo I’ll be binding my quilt block from the quilt sandwich tutorial so it’s easier to photograph. Optional ~ before trimming...

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Finishing ~ Hand Quilting

We all have our favorite part of putting together a quilt.  For some it’s the piecing, or maybe you love the binding (I do!) or perhaps it’s the quilting?  Free motion quilting is definitely fun but if you don’t have all the right equipment, getting a large quilt through a...

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quilt sandwich tutorial

Finishing ~ Quilt Sandwich

After your quilt top layout is pieced and you’ve added a border (if you choose to) it’s time to plan out your quilt back and make your ‘Quilt Sandwich’.  My quilt top is scrappy, and I’m determined to use up ‘stash’ (even the big pieces)  so I decided to go with a scrappy...

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Finishing ~ Scrappy Quilt Border

If you have your quilt top layout finished and your looking for ideas for the border here is how I pieced mine… I made the border for my sampler quilt using a wedge ruler.  I absolutely love how this border came out, but I want to caution you that there will be some ‘left over’ wedges when you use this tutorial so...

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converging blocks

bliss circle ~ january block

Last month Rachel from Stitched in Color invited me to join the Bliss Circle over at ‘do. good stitches’ ~  The Bliss Circle is a charity bee benefiting children by Wrap Them In Love.  Every month ALL members complete 2 blocks for their circle and then they are sent to one of the members for quilting.   Linda Beth...

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block of the month quilt pattern

Finishing ~ Quilt Sampler Layout

FINISHED!! Time to start finishing your Sampler Quilt?  If you’ve pieced all your 12 blocks, I’m certain you’ve already been playing with your layout and you’ve probably come up with a couple (if not a few) possible layout options on your own.  I want to share my layout with you including the coordinating block/month numbers…...

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Scrap Happy #12 Block of the Month

Today I get to reveal the FINAL block!  Block number twelve in the Scrap Happy BOM is ready!  I’m calling this block Double Starburst.  It reminds me of those Christmas Crackers that are filled with treats ~ I don’t know why but that’s what I think of every time I look...

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Black Friday Sale!!

Sewing Patterns will be on sale this week on Black Friday!!  I’ll be having the sale in my Craftsy Store!  Most of my patterns will be  30-50% off all day (EST) on November 29th ~ Black Friday! If you’re not in a turkey induced coma ~ come back Friday!  These patterns will...

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bargello quilt block

Scrap Happy #11 Block of the Month

The November block is ready!  For November I made a Basic Bargello block! This block is made using strip piecing.  Precise seams are the key with this otherwise ‘easy’ block. If your just catching up here are all eleven blocks… Find all these blocks in my craftsy shop! Full Scrap Happy...

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Bloggers Quilt Festival ~ Cabin Fever Quilt

There is a quilt festival going on over at Amy’s Creative Side.  The link is open October 25-31, 2013 to enter quilts and to nominate viewers choice.  After the link closes on the 31st, voting begins November 1-8 for favorites!  Go check it out to vote for your favorite.  No judges, just the online...

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Countdown to Christmas ~ Hostess Gift

Ok the Countdown to Christmas has begun!   First off the checklist is a Hostess gift!  Today I have a Wine Bottle Gift Bag and a Mug Rug tutorial to share with you!  If you steppin’ out for the holidays you can’t just show up empty handed!   How about a bottle of your favorite holiday ‘spirits’ in a cute gift...

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Scrap Happy Sampler #10 – BOM

I can’t even believe we are at #10 ALREADY!  I mean… WHAT?  It’s been so much fun creating the blocks for this sampler and I just can’t wait for the big finish!!!! I’ve already been thinking of the coming year – I have so many projects on the table...

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Scrap Happy Sampler # 9 BOM

September is here and so is quilt block of the month number 9!  It’s all about the ‘Bubbles’ this month.  Sewing curves and circles can be intimidating, but here is a technique you will enjoy and likely use again and again…  It allows you to layer without any bulk – because the ‘bulk’  is cut...

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carpenters square tutorial quilt

Scrap Happy Sampler #8 Block of the Month

Carpenters Square is the block of the month for August!  Another great block for all those scrappy strips of fabric hanging around. I chose three colors to work with – red purple and blue.  Then I just picked scraps in each color!  When sewing this block you work from the center...

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SUMMER SALE

Craftsy Sweet Summer Sale!!

It’s that time of the year again – time for the Craftsy Sweet Summer Sale 7/17-7/21!  A different selection of classes will be on sale up to 75% off each day. Classes will be priced as low as $9.99! Check back each day to see which new classes are on...

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Scrap Happy Sampler #7 Block of Month

Log Cabin Twist is the Block of the Month for July! This block uses up lots of scraps – all those thin strips of fabric that are too small for much else… you know those ones you’ve been saving because you can’t bear to waste a scrap? (…or is that...

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Scrap Happy Sampler #6 June Block of the Month

Take it easy this month with an applique block – Fabulous Feathers! Summer is so busy so I hope you enjoy putting together this easy applique block. If you’re following along with the block of the month then you’ll want to make up two 7.75″ x 15″ ‘blocks’ to work into...

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Free Class Day @ Craftsy!

Saturday May 18th, Craftsy is hosting Free Class Day to benefit DonorsChoose. For one day only, new members can choose one FREE COURSE from a selection of favorite Craftsy classes, up to a $39.99 value! If you haven’t taken a Craftsy class yet, Saturday is your chance to sign up for your...

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