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Folded Ribbon Heart Block

Posted by on 2 June 2020 | 0 Comments

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Over the past week, I have been working with Anita on getting her newest pattern published. It's been a lot of fun discovering all the various ways her Folded Ribbon Heart can work in blocks and quilts or table runners so today I wanted to share some of the great points this pattern has.

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May's Christmas Block

Posted by on 25 May 2020 | 0 Comments

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This month's Christmas block I wanted to keep simple and the reason for that is because I wanted to be able to dress it up with alternative ideas. I chose a block with a 6" center so that when we make some 6" blocks later, we could include one as the center for this block. Here is the block....

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Quilt As You Go - How to Insert a Quilted Block

Posted by on 10 May 2020 | 0 Comments

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Most of my applique blocks are quilt-as-you-go because I prefer to do the applique stitching through all layers and it is just so much easier to quilt small blocks than it is a large quilt. My flower blocks which have added stitching are all done this way. After launching my new flower block quilt "Flower Garden" I had a customer ask "how do you add a layered block into a pieced quilt design?" .....I decided to share the answer here on my blog.

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A Flower Garden Quilt

Posted by on 4 May 2020 | 0 Comments

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Over the last week, I have been finishing off my "Flower Garden" quilt pattern. Coordinating the fabrics was the most fun and wording it in the pattern rather than referring to color makes it easy for you to pick your own set of fabric colors. Note: To learn more about color choices, I can highly recommend Elizabeth Barton's Color Course - it has a wealth of information and exercises to try.

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Half Square Triangle Blocks for a new Quilt

Posted by on 20 April 2020 | 2 Comments

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This week I've been making a new quilt using some of my blocks - I have lots of them! The design includes 12 blocks, four 10" square blocks and eight 8" square blocks. I decided to use my flower blocks for this quilt. These will work wonderfully although some blocks will be more suited to the 10" square size. This being said, it is easy enough to reduce the size of many blocks by simply printing the templates at 90% of the actual size.

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Tips for Constructing a Bargello

Posted by on 2 March 2020 | 0 Comments

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This week I've been working on my new Bargello. As you may remember a few weeks ago I talked about the fabric colors I was going to use which turned out to be a split complementary colorway.... so here's my progress report with a few tips for constructing a Bargello.

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Brunnera Flower Block

Posted by on 17 February 2020 | 1 Comments

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Brunnera is a flower in the Boraginaceae family or more commonly known Forget-me-not family. As with most flowers, there are many species of Brunnera. The best known is Siberian bugloss. Its interesting heart-shaped leaves grabbed my attention so I decided to make a new flower block.

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Christmas Block-a-thon block 2

Posted by on 20 January 2020 | 2 Comments

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For this week's blog, I decided to play with EQ8 to design my own block. It's easy to start with a block and move some lines around however it is always best to start with the size you intend using so you don't get funky cutting instructions. For example, if you want a 12" finished block, don't play with a 5-patch block. On the other hand, a 6" block would be fine because you can double it to make 12".

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Down on the Farm - Ducks

Posted by on 13 January 2020 | 0 Comments

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I spent Christmas down on the farm at my daughter's place in North Canterbury. It's such a different lifestyle than the big city! It reminded me of my Country quilt I made a number of years ago "A Day in the Country" which is not only a BOM series but also an online workshop.

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Christmas Block-a-thon - Block 1

Posted by on 10 December 2019 | 5 Comments

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I know it is a bit late for thinking about making a Christmas quilt, but I figured if I started now, then I might have it done by 2020. You see, I just love Anita's Christmas quilt and the great thing about it is you can make blocks as you like then later put it all together. That's what I am planning on doing.

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