Author: poweredbyquilting

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Entering the world of Improv

I have always been intrigued by improv quilts, but due to my very square engineer brain I haven’t been allowing myself to experiment with improv… until now! I made a mini quilt using improv paper piecing techniques and I LOVE it! Remember my very square engineer brain, I needed a book to really walk me through some improv thought process rather than a pattern instruction. ...

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#365DaysOfArtPBQChallenge Week 4, Exercises 22-28

Welcome to the Week 4 wrap up of the 365 Days Of Art Challenge!  If you haven’t started yet, no worries!  The link up at the bottom of the post will be open all year so be sure to check back to see what other fellow creatives have made with this week’s exercises.  Read more about the challenge here. Without further ado, here are my 7...

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Frame It Up Volume 2 (Friday Foto Fun #16)

I have been away on business all week, but that didn’t stop me from being creative nor sewing my heart out last weekend!  I finished up my secret sewing faster than I planned so I decided to open up my Longitude fat eighth bundle to start working on my twin sized version of Frame It Up. (Read about Frame It Up here) The pattern has...

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January Color Challenge Revisited

January is almost over and the linkup for entering to win the January prize opens tomorrow on Pattern By Jen’s blog! If you missed the kickoff of the challenge, you still have time to make something RED and enter!  Read about the January Challenge here. I decided to make Jen from Dizzy Quilter’s block as well with a slight modification.  I did not have the...

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#365DaysOfArtPBQChallenge Week 3, Exercises 15-21

Welcome to the Week 3 wrap up of the 365 Days Of Art Challenge!  If you haven’t started yet, no worries!  The link up at the bottom of the post will be open all year so be sure to check back to see what other fellow creatives have made with this week’s exercises.  Read more about the challenge here. Without further ado, here are my 7...

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It’s Stitchin’ Time (Friday Foto Fun #15)

Happy Friday! Happy Embroidery! I joined the Cozy Blue Stitch club after trying one of their embroidery kits in December! I was able to do some stitching this week when I was recovering from being sick. It was actually a lot of stitching. I finished off this month’s stitch club and I LOVE this design! “Show Up, Be True, Be Kind, Keep Going” I think...

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Let it snow and let’s “Decorate A Snowman”!

Introducing my “Decorate A Snowman” block pattern!  YAY!  This is the pattern I designed for the I Wish You A Merry QAL that has been updated and had sizes added!  The pattern is now a paid pattern and you can get it from my Craftsy Shop. The pattern includes instructions and templates for a 12″, 18″, and 24″ block.  I used the 18″ block  as...

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#365DaysOfArtPBQChallenge Week 2, Exercises 8-14

Welcome to the Week 2 wrap up of the 365 Days Of Art Challenge!  If you haven’t started yet, no worries!  The link up at the bottom of the post will be open all year and be sure to check back to see what other fellow creatives have made with this week’s exercises.  Read more about the challenge here. Without further ado, here are my 7...

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I Wish You A Merry QAL – Completed Quilt

This quilt along has been such a great learning experience for me, and I even used this opportunity to stretch my quilting skills.  I am so proud of the finished quilt, as I straight-line and free motion quilted the entire thing! I used straight line quilting to stitch-in-the-ditch for outlining the different blocks and secure the basting before free motion quilting each of the different...