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Tru Inspiration! (Friday Foto Fun #9)

This week I was traveling for work in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and I stayed at Tru, a new Hilton brand family hotel. It’s a really trendy hipster more affordable hotel.  I saw inspiration for quilts everywhere with all the bright colors and designs throughout the hotel.  My favorite was this amazing wallpaper.  I actually want to make this into a quilt! (Who would have guessed?  It...

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I Wish You A Merry QAL – Finished Quilt Top

I’m so proud to present my finished quilt top!  I added basic sashing and a border to my quilt blocks!  Since I designed block 5, I decided to put the block front and center. Whenever there is sashing, having cornerstones will make sure the quilt gets aligned properly. My quilt finishes at 50″x64″.

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I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 12!

Last Block!  Can you believe that we are all finished?!  It seems like we just started this journey and now the 12th and final block is released.  Laura Piland from Slice of Pi Quilts designed this Christmas Lights Block.  You can get the pattern for this block on her blog post.  Be sure to check out my final quilt top blog post too! This block...

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Last Month of 2017! (Friday Foto Fun #8)

Snowed in October, but high of 50 on Sunday?! I’ll take it!  This was my first full week at home in awhile, and it was so productive!  Plus I released my latest pattern this past Tuesday, and I got shout out from Kate Spain, how cool!  I am so happy I got to meet her last QuiltCon even though I completely fan-girled. Anyway, on to...

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Frame It Up Quilt Pattern!

I am so excited to share my newest pattern with you today!  Introducing Frame It Up! Frame It Up is a beginner quilt pattern that is fat eighth friendly.  The sample quilt is Voyage Fabric by Kate Spain.  I used 24 different prints on the quilt.  I matched similar color and saturation together and made a gradient across the quilt.

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Black Friday!  (Friday Foto Fun #7)

Happy Black Friday everyone!!!  This day is always so dangerous for my credit cards because of the amazing deals all the retailers offer!  I hope everyone snags a great deal today (and tomorrow through Cyber Monday)!  I am having a pattern sale going on at my Etsy shop for Black Friday through the end of day Saturday!  Use code BLACKFRIDAY17 to get 30% off my patterns!...

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AnglePlay the Easy Way, the Book!!

Happy day before Thanksgiving to all my US readers!  Bonus blog post this week reviewing AnglePlay the Easy Way by Andi Stanfield and Mary McElvain!  I met Andi at Sew Pro Convention last year, and I couldn’t be more proud to be reviewing her self-published book! The book utilizes the AnglePlay templates, which are acrylic templates that have extreme angles, not just the standard 60...

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I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 11! (Half Rectangle Triangles Tutorial)

We’re at the second to the last block of this amazing QAL!  Block 11, North Star, is designed by Kathleen McCormick of Kathleen McMusing.  She has made instructions for both paper piecing and Tri-Recs rulers, so make sure to visit her page to download the pattern.  If you need help paper piecing, you can find my tutorial here. I started off this block thinking that...

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I got my baby back!!! (Friday Foto Fun #6)

Happy Friday indeed!  I got to pick up my baby from the shop yesterday!! I’m so excited to be able to sew with it again!  So the technician told me that he took the bottom portion apart and didn’t find the needle pieces.  Then he put it back together, retimed the machine and it worked.  Now how do I learn to fix that myself when...

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Sewing Expo Minneapolis 2017 Recap (Part 2)!

This past weekend I attended the Original Sewing Expo in Minneapolis.  This was my 3rd year in a row attending, and I was underwhelmed compared to the previous years. I was completely overwhelmed my first year since I had barely started quilting and didn’t know anything about sewing.  Last year, I could only attend one of the days but I remember enjoying it a lot....