Crop Circles Table Runner
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2018 Finished Quilts

Crop Circles Table Runner {Design Bee Challenge}

Well, before getting started on the fox wholecloth quilt, I had a DrEAMi project (Drop Everything And Make It - coined by Sandra from mmmquilts); a design bee challenge. And since I just received the circle templates from Jen Carlton-Bailly, I had to use curves, right?? The design bee group that I had an opportunity to participate with in October...

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Outline Testing
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Quilts

Gaining Momentum and Curve Templates

I am continuing to build momentum to prepare myself to make the fox wholecloth quilt for my husband and me. I really want to make the quilt this month and have it done before the new year. Beyond getting comfortable with my thread choices, I needed to decide how I was going to outline the foxes. My husband and...

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Balancing Reflection - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Balancing Reflection

Hello and warm welcome to the reveal of the block I designed for The Splendid Sampler 2: Balancing Reflection! For those of you that are visiting for the first time, my name is Yvonne Fuchs and I am a quilter, designer, teacher, technical editor, blogger, and all around quilting community cheerleader and enthusiast. In my earlier career, I worked as an...

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Combinatorics Introductory Tutorial Mini Quilt
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2018 Finished Quilts

Combinatorics Introductory Tutorial Mini Quilt Finish

I couldn't let the blocks I made to create the Combinatorics Introductory Tutorial that I shared last month go to waste. They quickly sewed into a mini quilt top and over the weekend I was able to get it quilted and bound. I couldn't help myself and hung the new mini quilt next to the original Combinatorics mini quilt that I...

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Precession in Issue 68 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting (photo courtesy of LP&Q)
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2018 Finished Quilts

Introducing Precession {LP&Q Issue 68}

With a plan to start traveling in Wabi-Sabi Overland at the end of April next year, I have started tapering off on secret sewing (aka sewing for magazine) projects. Precession is my last publication in Love, Patchwork & Quilting for a while, and I am pleased to get to share it with you today. I actually designed Precession as a...

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2018 Finished Quilts, Giveaway

Aurifil Forty3 vs 40wt {Guest Post}

I am finally getting ready to get to work on my Fox wholecloth quilt. In preparation, I did a little bit of playful quilting to understand the differences between Aurifil's Forty3 and 40wt thread. You can read all about what I learned today on the Auribuzz blog: Aurifil Forty3 vs 40wt. In case you need a little bit of extra...

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Linky Party

2019 Planning Party {Coming Soon!}

Mark your calendars! For the 4th consecutive year, I will be hosting a planning party from December 15th-31st. It's time to look back on 2018 and think about plans and goals for next year! Curious about how it works? Here are the previous year's linkups for you to peruse if it helps: #2016PlanningParty #2017PlanningParty #2018PlanningParty How about a little extra incentive? Linking...

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Behind the Scenes
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QuiltCon 2019

2019 QuiltCon Submissions {Deadline!!}

Quilt entries for QuiltCon officially close today, November 30, at 11:59 pm Central. If you are planning to Submit a Quilt, today is the day to do it or you will have to wait to submit next year! I submitted 4 quilts for consideration this year, and I submitted them at different times this year; in the past I...

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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Antique Memories, First Aid, and Piece in Chaos

After the Thanksgiving break and 2 bonus blocks, the Splendid Sampler 2 is back with 4 blocks from the book revealed today. And I chose to piece 3 of them! Antique Memories is by none other than Pat Sloan. I carefully planned to get some of my fun prints to shine. First Aid is by Jane Davidson (Quilt Jane), and I...

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2018 Aurifil BOM Blocks Through November
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Quilts

2018 Aurifil BOM – November

Sue O'very (Sue O'very Designs) is the designer for the November Aurifil block, The Fort. As I am down to wanting to use only orange or purple with my blocks for the year, I spent a lot of time wavering back and forth on my fabric selection. In the end I decided to go with purple because Sue has been...

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Tips and Tutorials Festival

Fall 2018 Tips and Tutorials Festival {Winners}

Thank you so much to everyone who linked tips and tutorials or visited links during the first bi-annual Tips and Tutorials Festival!  Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and I had such fun and learned so much from the link ups. You voted on your favorite three links in each category, and based on the votes received, here are the winners. Please...

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Quilt Pattern

Combinatorics Pattern Release and Black Friday Sale

After sharing the Combinatorics Introductory Tutorial a few weeks ago, I am really excited today to release my first Combinatorics pattern today: Paper Airplanes and Stars! The pattern is an advanced beginner to intermediate level pattern and assumes basic paper piecing skills. Trust me: it's worth it! The pattern has instructions to create two quilts and you can choose to...

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Magic Squares - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Magic Squares

If you are celebrating today, Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful that Pat and Jane are offering another bonus block today to help lighten the holiday load. Today's block, Magic Squares, was designed by Pat. I am also thankful that the block offers larger fabric cuts to use for fussy cutting fun! I plan to be baking homemade cinnamon rolls and generally...

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Hexie Coasters
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2018 Finished Quilts, Sewing Project

Quick Gift: Hexie Coasters

The holidays offer us all kinds of opportunities. Like the last minute sew of a gift to give a hostess, right? Thankfully I was advised of favorite colors and the 5-minute hexie coaster tutorial by Sharla from Thistle Thicket Studio helped me whip up these coasters that I will gift later today. It didn't hurt that her favorite color is light...

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Modern Plus Sampler Rick Rack Areas
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quilt along

Modern Plus Sampler {Rick Rack Areas}

Like Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) mentioned when she and Paige (Quilted Blooms) introduced the Rick Rack Areas at the beginning of the month, how is it already November? Well, I was able to get my Rick Rack Areas pieced before Thanksgiving, so I'm feeling good about my piecing progress this month. The background fabric is a FreeSpirit Kaffe Fassett shot...

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Tips and Tutorials Festival

Fall 2018 Tips and Tutorials Festival {Voting Open!}

Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs and I have really enjoyed all the posts linked up to the Tips and Tutorials Festival this week! Have you had a chance to check them all out? If not, now is a great time to go visit them all because Voting is Open! (Note: voting takes place on the main link-up post, not this...

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The Last Leaf - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – The Last Leaf

Pat and Jane have a few bonus blocks planned to add to the Splendid Sampler mix, and this week is one of the bonus block weeks! Jane designed the fun "The Last Leaf" block and it comes together quickly enough to make a fun diversion in the midst of holiday season preparations. Be sure to visit The Splendid Sampler blog for...

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Life

Final Sale Announcement: Handmade with Love Super Bundle

Last November, I was honored to contribute to the Handmade with Love Super Bundle through Ultimate Bundles. With contributors like Alison Glass, it was really awesome to be included in the grouping. The bundle is on it's final sale days before it goes away forever. Handmade with Love Super Bundle Quick Facts: Final Sale Dates: Tuesday, November 13th at 12am ET to...

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Tips and Tutorials Festival

Fall 2018 Tips and Tutorials Festival {Linkup!}

Welcome to the Fall 2018 Tips and Tutorials Festival! The Festival runs bi-annually and I am lucky to co-host the event with Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs. I hope that you have fun learning some great new tips and tutorials! Fall 2018 Tips and Tutorials Festival Details Submissions close at 11:59 PM Eastern on Friday, November 16th. There will be 2 categories...

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Block Tutorials

Combinatorics {Introductory Tutorial}

Last July (2017), I shared the Combinatorics Mini Quilt. Then, at the end of September, I shared the Combinatorics: Paper Airplanes and Stars baby quilt. I have finally had a bit of time to pull some of my testing together and today I am looking forward to explaining more about what I mean by Combinatorics and share a fun block...

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