Hang On
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2020 Finished Quilts

Hang On {Finished Quilt}

Many thanks to Kathe E. (@_duchick_) for the perfect name suggestion for the Sky Full of Stars bonus quilt: Hang On. Like many others, she saw a rope like shape and, in her own words, " is ready to be tied into a knot for that saying, ‘tie a knot and hang on’. Perfect thought for this peculiar year!" I...

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Quilting Prep
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Quilts

Bonus Quilt Progress

Last week was a long week of computer work. Between preparing to release the pattern for Mum's Garden and laying the ground work for the next few patterns (Sky Full of Stars, which will include instructions for this bonus quilt, is out for review with my technical editor, Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs), I didn't make too much progress...

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Sky Full of Stars Bonus Blocks
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Quilts

Sky Full of Stars {Bonus Quilt}

When piecing the curve star blocks and inset curve stars for the Sky Full of Stars quilt, (4) large convex scraps were created from each of the prints that I used to create the stars, for a total of (68) large scraps. I quickly trimmed them down using 5" finished / 5 1/2" unfinished convex templates. I looked through...

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Block Tutorials

Inset Curve Star Tutorial

I am really excited to share a photo tutorial today for inset curve stars. If you are comfortable sewing drunkard's path blocks, you can sew an inset curve star; the inset curve star does require partial seams, but I promise they are really gentle and easy to do! This tutorial will create a 24 1/2" unfinished / 24" finished...

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Block Tutorials

Curve Star Block Tutorial

Today I'm sharing a photo tutorial on how to create a 12" finished curve star block, like the 6" finished versions that I pieced in the borders of the Mum's Garden quilt. If you are comfortable sewing drunkard’s path blocks, you can sew a curve star block! I am really excited about the possibilities of what these blocks can...

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MQG Event (Modern Quilt Guild)

Curved Piecing: Beyond the Drunkard’s Path MQG Webinar

I'm just dropping in with a quick note today to let everyone know that I will be doing a webinar with the Modern Quilt Guild on July 30th at 2 pm Eastern / 1 pm Central / Noon Mountain / 11 am Pacific. I will be discussing curved piecing; specifically what you can do beyond just the Drunkard's Path...

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Sky Full of Stars Piecing Detail
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Quilts

Sky Full of Stars {Curved Piecing Explorations}

After finishing Mum's Garden, I dove straight into more curved piecing exploration. These ideas all started with the pieced stars in the borders of Mum's Garden: Instead of making four Drunkard's Path blocks and sewing them together into a block to create the star shape, I used a single piece of fabric for the star. Four curved seams later, and...

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2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge (Marsala): "Love and Loss"
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2015 Finished Quilts, Quilts

2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Marsala

When I saw Adrianne @On the Windy Side and Anne @play crafts announce the 2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge, I knew that I wanted to push myself and try the challenge. Today I am excited to share with you my completed entry, which I call "Love and Loss". In addition to the bundle of fabrics I purchased from Hawthorne Threads specifically to use...

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