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Giveaway, Quilting Interest

SMS Giveaway Week!

It is that fun time of year when people all over the world of quilty blogs meet at Sew Mama Sew for giveaways!I think this is a fun event because I get to find people I've never "met" before, and see their inspiring quilts and sewing projects. It also happens to bring new friends to my blog, so that's fun, too.I have two giveaways today. The first relates to a recent project here at Fabrics & Flowers, and that is "Quilters' Book Club". I just posted the last month (for this year) and am getting ready to start a...

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Patchwork, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Dear Stella/Timeless Treasures Challenge Quilt

If you are on instagram, you may have seen a bit of buzz about two fabric manufacturers, Dear Stella and Timeless Treasures, sponsoring a mini quilt contest. You can read more about it Here.The rules were to make a 20" mini quilt using only fabrics made by these two companies (no solids allowed). The idea is to make something traditional into something modern.Now, I don't need another project, but Minis are soooo much fun, and how about a reason to use some stash fabric? Also, I had Lasik surgery last week, so my eyes have only been up to...

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Announcements, Finished Quilts, Patchwork, Published Work, Quilting Interest, Recommended Reading

My First Publication: Modern Patchwork

"After the Rain" Quilt, by Sharon McConnellPut your feet up and enjoy a great read! This season's issue of Modern Patchwork is here, and I could not be more excited to announce that I am in it! Well, my quilt and pattern are, anyway. This has been such a hard secret to keep the past six months, and I honestly I didn't really believe it was true until I actually saw the magazine.Look! there's my name in print! My "After the Rain Quilt"Last summer I sewed up this quilt using jumbo hexagons in all kinds of gray scraps plus...

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Quilting Interest

Make a Joyful Noise!

Joy is... ...taking my sewing machine to pre-school to sew sails for homemade sailboats! …going for a ride with the window down after a long, cold winter. Canton Village Quilt Works…Quilt Day Sale! ….a bit of crafty shopping in honor of National quilting day! Craftsy classes are on sale starting today and Everything at Canton Village is on sale starting tomorrow!! …and a day sunny enough to spend it outside with my three favorites (it's still fun to through rocks "in" the river, even when they stay on top of the ice!) ….and receiving an email from Jocelyn telling me that she made a Twirling...

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Finished Quilts, Patchwork, Quilting Interest

Quilt Flashback: 2007

I haven't done a flashback post in a while, so tonight I want to share a quilt I finished in 2007. I love how the creation of a quilt helps me remember certain times in my life, they all have some association for me. This quilt was a collaboration. I found the appliqué blocks in a pattern by Hopscotch Quilts, but I wanted to create my own design around them. Since I didn't appliqué then (still don't), I recruited my mom to sew the appliqué blocks while I did the piecing. This quilt holds a happy memory for me as I worked...

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Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Lucky Number ’13

I know I am a bit late, but, "Happy New Year" to all. What a great year was 2013! I had lots of fun chronicling my quilting projects here. Just want to remember a few of my favorites of 2013… Above: Midnight at the Oasis (work in progress, check out the Quilt Along page!) "Polka Dot Bikini", a favorite with lots of color and gorgeous quilting by Jenny Pedigo "Modern Wedding Ring", this quilt was a bit of an undertaking but really fun! Love those colors "Treasure Map" Mixing funky Jen Ski prints with cross-weaves and linen blend solids (I will have this...

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Quilting Interest, Work in progress

A Rainbow of Color!

I am heading off to Sewing Summit in Salt Lake City tomorrow! so excited. Be sure and leave a comment and let me know if you are going to be there, too. I am taking fabrics with me to make a mini quilt based on the Flying Rainbow block from our September Book Club book, PillowPop. These beautiful rainbow scraps will be the geese. I am loving the colors!! It took me FOREVER to decide on the fabrics so that they made a nice blendy rainbow. Should be a fun, quick one to make during open sewing time. I won't be posting...

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