Quilt Now issue 14 featuring Festival quilt pattern by Sharon McConnell
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Festival Quilt, Pattern Corrections, Published Work, Quilting Interest

New Quilt Pattern: Festival, in Quilt Now

This month's issue of Quilt Now magazine features my new quilt pattern, Festival. My quilt (shown below) was made with fabrics from the "happy home" collection by Caroline Hulse for Art Gallery Fabrics (on sale now) as well as a couple prints from my Art Gallery Fabrics stash. I used Hobbs Heirloom batting and Aurifil thread for piecing. Long arm quilting by Darby of Quilted Squid. *note: there are some errors I found in the pattern in the magazine, see bottom of this post for explanation and corrections* I had fun making this quilt with all the bright cheery colors, and the Happy Home...

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Pops quilt by Sharon McConnell
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Pattern Corrections, Pops Quilt, Quilting Interest

Quilt Now, issue 10: “Pops” Quilt Instructions Clarification

I am happy to say the Quilt Now issue 10 has landed in the U.S., and even better: I got my copy! I will be back with more on the issue, but I wanted to write a post as soon as I could when I noticed some typos and a missed illustration on the instructions for my Pops Quilt. In the cutting instruction, for the solid blue, pink and yellow triangles, you must cut with template B and not template A as the instructions list. (There is only one triangle template, so it's pretty obvious this is a typo, but...

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Lone star quilt with hexagons, modern patchwork quilt, scrap quilt
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Finished Quilts

Finished Quilt! Hexagon Lone Star

Hooray! I finally have a finish to share. I finished the binding on my hexagon lone star quilt. I went back and forth a bit about how to finish this quilt, but I found this striped fabric in my stash and loved how it pulled all the colors from the quilt together. I was tempted to use a really light fabric for the binding to blend with the white, but I really love how this one frames the quilt so nicely. You can find a tutorial on how I do my binding Here. I am having a girls week away with...

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