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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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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...

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My Best of 2017 and Quilting/Blog Recap!

My final recap of 2017 by the numbers: Quilts finished: 4 Mug Rugs, 6 Mini (<24″), 4 Small (<40″), 14 Usable size (>40″) Quilt tops finished: 8 Quilts/Works in progress: 10 Patterns released: 4 Other Works in Progress: 4 quilt tops from 2016 that still need to be quilted and finished! I didn’t take a count of all the zippy bags I made or other...

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January Color Challenge Block!

Happy New Year everyone! Let’s kick this year off with this Monthly Color Challenge.  This month’s color is RED!  If you want more details on the challenge read about it here. Jen from Patterns by Jen designed a block that can be made in 6″ and 12″ finished.  I opted to make all the blocks 12″ to match the blocks I designed.  You can get...

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2018 Planning Party

Yvonne at Quilting Jet Girl is hosting this year’s planning party! I figured this would be a great way for me to detail out my goals for the upcoming year. Looking back through my blog posts for my 2017 goals, the only tangible goal I documented was releasing 4 patterns this year.  I’m happy to say that I achieved that goal, and I would like...

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10 Last-Minute Gifts for Quilters!

Last minute gifts for your favorite quilters?  I’ve got you covered!  Here are my top 10 stocking stuffer gifts for your quilty friends!  All of these items are in my sewing/crafting room(s), and I personally use them daily!  A few items I wish I had more than one!

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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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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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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...