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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...

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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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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....

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I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 10!

Holiday lights are going up and snow is coming down!  It’s definitely winter here in Minnesota, and we are winding down to the last few blocks that are left in the QAL.  Block 10 is revealed today!  Diane Lomax of Cwilt designed this beautiful lantern block!  It uses templates rather than paper piecing. My fabric choices include Moda Grunge and a red accent fabric to...

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2018 Creativity Challenge

Happy Halloween! I hope you had some really fun costumes this year!  I have never been a big fan of Halloween.  Maybe it’s due to the lack of creative costumes, but truthfully I’m not really sure why.  I saw an image about creativity I liked that I think is very true.  It is from the zenchicmoda Instagram page. A little backstory on my creative life...

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I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 9!

Block 9 is revealed!!!  Bobbi Bridgeman of Snowy Days Quilting designed this super cute Rudolph block! My fabric choices include Moda Grunge Bison, White Paper, Red, Onyx, and Sunflower.  There are a lot of different pieces in this block, so make sure to use your design boards to keep them all straight!

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Flying Windmills Quilt Pattern!

I am so excited to share my newest pattern with you today!  Introducing Flying Windmills! Flying Windmills is an intermediate skill level pattern that is fat quarter friendly.  The sample quilt is Sugar Pie Fabric by Lella Boutique.  I used 18 different prints on the quilt.  The greens were paired with a contrasting pink, yellow, or orange.   This gives a gradient across the quilt while...