Monthly Archive: September 2017

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Friday Finish, WIPs, and UFOs Roundup

I’m home!!!! Time to have a quilting party!!!  Seriously so excited to be home and not traveling for work for the next two weeks.  Maybe my quilting life can get back to normal.  I decided to do a roundup this week to get my head wrapped around everything that is on my WIP (works in progress) or UFO (unfinished object) lists.  But let’s start with...

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I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 6!

Block 6 is revealed! Sandra Healy of Sandra Healy Designs designed Block 6, Hanging Star Angel Block. This block uses piecing for the background and applique for the stars and the angels. I ended up using a mixture of Moda Grunge and other metallic fabrics for this block.

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Happy First Day of Fall!

Autumn is my FAVORITE season of the year!  Too bad it’s almost 90 degrees today.  I’ve been so wiped out by my day job these last few weeks, I feel like all the quilting goals I’ve set for myself have been overly aggressive.  It seems like the only thing I’ve mentally be able to do is sew on binding.  I also apologize I’m behind on...

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Joining Binding and Diagonal Seams (A Tutorial)

One of my favorite parts of quilting is binding because it’s the last part that is needed to finish off the quilt!  I taught myself how to join the ends of my binding because I didn’t like the way the folded or tuck binding looked.  I also didn’t realize there was a huge market for all sorts of binding tools, so my method uses nothing...

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Sew Pro: A Year Later

Last year about this time, hundreds of quilters descended upon Chicago for the Sew Pro Convention.  The convention was unique because it was about being a professional in the sewing industry.  You can read my initial recap here. So what have I done with all I learned in the past year? I have a logo and a brand: Powered by Quilting I’m officially registered as...

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I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 5!

I am so proud to share the Snowman block I designed!  I used Moda Grunge Evergreen, White Paper, Onyx, and Red for the piecing portion of the block.  Mr. Snowman’s nose is a Moda Grunge Orange scrap. When we first started planning this QAL, I jumped at the chance to make a Snowman block!  Snowmen are my favorite thing about winter and the holidays, especially...

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T.G.I.F.

Finally Friday!  For a short week (Labor Day holiday), it definitely felt like a really long one!  I didn’t have much time this week to work on projects since I was traveling for work.  I didn’t even get much hand sewing in, shocking! So today, I’m going to share a little bit about how I test my designs without EQ7.  I do own EQ7 and...

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Making Connections Blog Hop

I Can’t Believe I’m Machine Quilting!  That is the title of my quilting story. When Dorie Hruska of Forever Quilting first asked for people to help her promote her new book through a blog hop, I was a bit hesitant because I am not a fan of machine quilting and thought I would just be embarrassing myself.  Well something clicked, and it’s like a light...

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Circular Illusion Quilt Pattern!

I am so excited to share my newest pattern with you today!  Introducing Circular Illusion!  When looking at this quilt from a distance, it gives an optical illusion of circles.  However, it looks like simple patchwork up close. Circular Illusion is a beginner friendly pattern made with fat quarters or fat eighths and would look great using collections as well as scrappy fabric from your stash!

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Happy 1 year Blogiversary to me!

Can you believe it’s already been a year?  For those of you who have been reading since the beginning, I very much so appreciate you, and thank you for reading! (I also appreciate those of you who may have found me during the last year as well!)  You may have noticed about 2 weeks ago, there were a few days that my blog wasn’t online...