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Travel log, plus shop hop

what a fantastic week! I have been missing for a few days from this blog because I went to visit my family in Salt Lake City. It was so great to sew and visit quilt shops and just BE with my mom and sister, Emily. (above, that's me on the right)The boys had fun going skiing with their dad. Even my younger brother, who had never skied before, went to the slopes and saw my little guys during their lesson.They also had a BLAST helping my older brother repair Mom's deck:I am so blessed that my brothers, sister and...

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Twirling Fan Quilt Along: Part 3

This is the third installment of the tutorial for creating the "twirling fan" quilt. If you are just tuning in, click here to see the first two steps. I hope you join me! At this point you have made the fan units. 1. Lay the pieced fan unit so that the straight edges line up with the edges of the background. Below is one option for setting the fans: four fans in the corners of a square block. 2. Apply the center arc unit (see  below) so that the straight edges line up with the corner of the white fabric and the curved...

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Navy, Gray, Green: palette play

I am totally crushing on this collection of fabrics right now, and plotting a future project:this is (part of) a fat eighth bundle of "Pure" by Stof fabrics. The prints also come in a red color way, which I have separated out because I am going in a different direction. Aren't these just fabulous?!The bundle came with a variety of prints in green, gray and navy, and just the one purple print (lower left in photo above). I added a few prints from my stash, continuing the color theme, including a bit more purple:Since I removed the red, I...

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A Pretty Happy Mini Quilt

This is a quick little WIP from the past week that is now a finish! I volunteered to teach this as a class in May at the quilt shop, so I thought I better stitch one up to make sure I could do it! The block is pieced with templates. I know the center circle is not perfectly "circular" but it is...almost.I pulled some fabrics out of my "happy" stash box and I think it lives up to that category pretty well.It is Sashiko quilted and I did something different with the binding:I sewed the binding on the back...

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A bit of weekend sewing…

Quilting on my Mom's hexi quilt. coming along nicely. hoping to finish this week and get it turned in to the quilt shop for display. I am going to teach this as a class in May. Don't mind the deconstructed furniture in the back of the photo: that is the makings of a pirate ship.a sneak peek at the blocks made with the fabric painted by first graders. I am thinking they look pretty good! Hoping to get this top done this week and get to long-arm quilter before we leave for spring break trip next weekend.I will be...

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All Righty, Then.

The winner of the book "Paper Piecing Picnic" that I offered during the blog hop this past week is:Tammy! She said:Oh my I am very interested in paper piecing. What a fabulous book. I would dearly love to wint his giveaway for sure, Thank you for the chance to enter.the patterns for the Village Green Quilt are also making their way to a new home with Sue!Enjoy, ladies!Thanks for all the comments! I really enjoy reading responses to posts, and we have lots of new members, Welcome!This week I have a new project. I volunteered to help the first...

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NY Beauty Class

I am finally getting around to telling you about my NY Beauty class a couple of weeks ago. Judging by the warm reception to my post about paper piecing for the blog hop last week, it sound like there are lots of foundation paper piecing enthusiasts out there.for my class at Quilt Beginnings, we were getting started on this quilt. I posted about this last summer when I finished it. It has been hanging at the quilt shop since September and I just got it back. I like it better than I remembered.I enjoyed a Sunday afternoon with three...

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Fan Quilt Along Pattern, part 2

If you are just tuning in, the first segment of this tutorial is published here. At the end of the first step, you should have fans like the units shown above. Today we will add the center arc shape to complete the fan units. cut arc pieces (gray floral) 1. use the arc template that you created during preparation for sewing to cut out the fabrics for the arc pieces. Remember that the template DOES NOT include seam allowance on the curved edge. Add 3/8" to that edge when you cut out your fabric. 2. on your ironing board, lay the arc fabric...

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How about a Picnic?

It sure doesn't feel like picnic weather, but one can hope it's coming soon!For this week's blog hop with Quilting Gallery, I will say "welcome, so glad you stopped by!"For my giveaway, I wanted to share a gift that says something about me as a quilter: I Love Paper Piecing! Would like to try it? or are you already hooked?Over the past six months I have been working on Mariner's Compass blocks as a personal block-of-the-month. Here is my favorite:see my tutorials for some tips on paper piecing techniquesOne of my favorite paper pieced quilts is the Village Green:I...

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