Pixie medallion quilt, quilt along progress: adding the first border. With Art gallery Fabrics
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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, Work in progress

Pixie Progress: Snowballs!

Here we are in December of out Pixie Medallion Quilt Along! If you are just joining in, all the posts for the QAL are Here. You can go directly to the first post with all the details and schedule, Here. I am having a lot of fun working on my little snowball blocks that make up first border around the center star. I decided to make all of my blocks in blue and pink, but use a variety of prints in those colors. These little blocks are really easy to make, (check out how you can pieces them fast by starting...

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Hexagon quilt blocks with Heartland fabrics by Pat Bravo Art Gallery Fabrics
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Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Quilt in Progress: Hexagon Evolution

So, I was really excited to get my hands on Pat Bravo's recent collection, Heartland, for Art Gallery Fabrics...the prints are beautiful and the colors are so soft and serene. I always love a primary color scheme: shades of yellow, pink (I am not a red person), and blue. I met Pat at Market in May in Salt Lake City and her booth for Heartland was amazing, as usual, so I knew I wanted to make something with her beautiful fabrics. This is one of those quilts that did not end up as I had planned. I had a design...

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broken v modern triangle patchwork quilt by Sharon McConnell
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Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Quilt in Progress: Broken V FMQ

Last week I shared that I am working on finishing some Quilts in Progress, and while I am working on getting my Talia quilt top finished, I am alternating some time for free motion quilting on my Broken V quilt. I am so excited to get this in the Finished column! and I am really proud of myself for getting out of my comfort zone a bit. The pattern for this quilt comes from Christa Watson's brand new book, Machine Quilting with Style. The book was just released from Martingale, so I am happy to be among the first to...

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free quilt pattern, talia quilt with Art Gallery Fabrics
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Work in progress

Quilt in Progress: Talia

I am a week into my University design courses and I am filled with feelings of excitement, but also a little overwhelmed! My classes are pretty demanding, more so than the art classes I took last semester...but from what we are talking about so far and the looks of the schedules, I am so excited by all that I am going to learn! My sewing time is definitely going to be limited in the next few weeks, but I decided that I want to focus on working on finishing some quilts in progress. This week I got out the fabrics for...

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Aviatrix medallion patchwork quilt
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Aviatrix Medallion Quilt, Work in progress

Aviatrix in Progress: X and + blocks

I was lucky enough to spend spring break at my mom's house visiting, and while my boys and their dad went skiing, us girls had sewing time! My sister came to visit, too, so it was extra special. Usually the three of us just quilt together "virtually" via text messages and phone calls. I spent part of our time together working on the X and + blocks for next Aviatrix medallion quilt border and got 16 of my blocks sewn. I decided on a pretty limited (for me) color palette for this border. I have said before how much I like...

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Etno Fabrics by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics
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Favorites, Work in progress

New Fabric = New Quilt in Progress

A couple of weeks ago Pat Bravo posted on Instagram that she was looking for sewers to create with her new fabric collection, Etno (for Art Gallery Fabrics), and be part of a blog tour to show off the possibilities for the prints. Of course, there were a ton of responses, I didn't think I had a chance...but I was thrilled when I got an email from Pat that I was selected! Hooray for new fabric, right?! So, I wanted to write a quick "W.i.P" Wednesday post today and share a bit about what I have planned for these. But first...the...

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choosing fabric for quilt, vintage and reproduction prints
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Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Keep it Classic: Drunkard’s Path Quilt

In December, Lynne Goldsworthy (Lily's Quilts) posted on Instagram that she was looking for quilt submissions to Fat Quarterly that used curved piecing. Of course, that was right for me. The bonus was that she would send interested folks a small collection of fat quarters from Jen Kingwell's upcoming collection, "Gardenvale" for Moda. That sealed the deal for me and luckily I was one that she chose to sew for her. The fat quarters I received are the prints at the top of the photo above:  cheery, vintage reproduction style prints. Now, you have never known me to make a...

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flying kites quilt, modern patchwork charm square baby quilt
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Giveaway, Work in progress

Charming Quilt in Progress, Charming Giveaway

Lately, I have been thinking about pre-cut fabric charm squares. What to make with them and how fun it is to get a small sampling of an entire fabric collection. I have some ideas for new quilts swirling in my mind, but it has been awhile since I really concentrated on getting some finishes, so first I am going to get this baby quilt quilted. This is the small version from my charm square quilt, Flying Kites. The pattern is available in my pattern shop and on Craftsy to download. This pattern is a great way to stretch just...

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cross patchwork blocks by Sharon McConnell, with Utopia Fabric by Art Gallery fabrics
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Work in progress

Quilt in Progress: Utopia!

Bright, Cheery Colors. Fanciful Prints. The title of this post pretty much sums it up, right? I received a bundle of the new Art Gallery Fabrics collection, Utopia by Frances Newcombe, last week. I decided to make another version of my Star Crossed pattern, using all the bright colors together (and adding more!) just to change up the look from the original Star Crossed Quilt. I do have to say: I am really happy to have the opportunity to sew with these prints. I knew I wanted some as soon as I saw them pop up on websites: those bright colors are...

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Hula Girl quilt with Michael miller fabrics by Sharon McConnell
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Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Quilt in Progress: Basting

So, I finished my little Hula Girl quilt top for the Michael Miller Fabrics challenge for Sewtopia. (Read about how I got started on this Here). Usually fall is my favorite time to take pictures of quilts because the colors outside are so pretty, but our weather has been nothing but wet for two whole weeks! So I am giving you a bit of a peek at this as I was basting it. I really want to quilt it with spiraling circles from the center of each ring. I love how that looks but never tried it. I think this...

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