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I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 3!

Block 3 is revealed!  Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts designed Block 3, Santa’s Belt.  The week is a doubleheader so there is another post to show Block 4. (and there are separate prizes for that one too!) Santa’s belt is a block that is constructed only with piecing.  I used Moda Grunge Basics Red, Onyx, and Sunflower for my 3 colors of the...

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S.W.A.K. Revealed (Piece and Quilt with Precuts Blog Hop)

S.W.A.K. is the 4th quilt in the Piece and Quilt with Precuts book by Christa Watson.  I am so happy to finally be able to share my finished quilt after all the sneak peeks on my Instagram! This quilt uses Charm Packs for the half square triangles (HSTs).  So keeping with the spirit of the precuts theme, I decided to use Airmail (quantity 2), Modern...

I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 2! 9

I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 2!

Block 2 is revealed! April Adams from JANDA Bend Quilts designed this amazing block! The block is made with templates or paper piecing. Sticking with the Moda Grunge theme, my tree tops are Grunge Evergreen, the trunks are Grunge Basics Bison, and the background is Grunge White Paper. I am not a big fan of making templates due to my lack of experience, but I...

Backstitch’s Back Alright!  (A Tutorial) 6

Backstitch’s Back Alright!  (A Tutorial)

Pardon my ’90s parody title, but I couldn’t resist tying back to the Backstreet Boys. I also must preface this post that I do not regularly do any hand embroidery.  However if I do, it is a simple little backstitch to embellish my piece.  This may or may not a handy little technique that will be used later in the QAL I am currently hosting....

I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 1! 9

I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 1!

Today is the day! Block 1 is released, and I am so excited to share my version of this week’s block.  Vanda Chittenden of Quilt in Piece is the designer of this week’s Snowflake Block.  Check out her blog post for the tutorial and the pattern of the block. My block is made of Moda Grunge Basics Navy with the snowflake in Grunge White Paper. ...

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Start up Library: Quilting Craftsy Class Review

Start up Library: Quilting is a new Craftsy class by Christa Watson of Christa Quilts.  Craftsy is a website that has free and for-purchase video classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, cooking, cake decorating, and many more subjects.  They also sell supplies for each of the areas as well.  For the video classes, there are opportunities to interact with the instructor for questions and clarifications.  Full...

I Wish You A Merry Quilt-A-Long! 10

I Wish You A Merry Quilt-A-Long!

I wish you a merry quilt-a-long, I wish you a merry quilt-a-long, I wish you a merry quilt-a-long, and a happy new year!  I’m already caroling for this holiday season!  Join me along with a dozen other bloggers in this fun quilt-a-long adventure this fall to get a Christmas Quilt done before Christmas! So what exactly is a Quilt-A-Long? A Quilt-A-Long (or QAL) is a...

Nominated for the Liebster Award! 7

Nominated for the Liebster Award!

I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by my fellow quilter Liz of Savor Every Stitch.  Liz also participated in the  New Bloggers Blog Hop earlier this year, and we bonded via our engineering backgrounds!  She is so inspiring with her quilting and how much she’s done in such a short time. The Liebster award is a blogger to blogger nomination to help blogs gain...