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Curved Piecing Secrets

It is no secret to those who have seen some of my patterns that I like curves. They can be so graceful and add such character to piece. However, I also understand the frustration of getting pieces to line up perfectly or even begin to look like a curve instead of a dot to dot […]

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Fall Framed

Most quilters have a project that they pick up and put down several times. This is one of those. Not because it was hard. In fact, it was easy! Other priorities in life just kept putting it on the back burner. I have made a goal for myself to reduce the number of UFOs sitting […]

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Dashing Americana!

Dashing Americana is a reimagination of the Churn Dash Block. This block is quickly assembled with strip piecing, half square triangles two at a time, and fused appliques. This was really a fun project from start to finish! There are so many possibilities to learn when you focus on one block. For examples, the stripes […]

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10 Easy Quilts

Are you looking for an easy quilt to make?  Emily Ravenberg Bailey of Aunt Em’s Quilts has compiled a list of 10 Easy Quilts to Make.  This list includes short descriptions and links for these quilts. There are quilts for pre-cuts, quilts that play on blocks, and quilts to build your skills. I highly recommend […]

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Etude 19

According to Merriam-Webster, an etude is a piece of music for the practice of a point of technique. I think we can apply the term to quilting as well! This month for the EQ8 Block Spotlight, Mosaic 19, I decided to practice the art of framing blocks. First, let me introduce you to Mosaic 19. […]

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Dashing Americana

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My Panel is Ruined!

Have you ever seen a quilt panel that you just had to have? So you hunt online or in your local quilt store until you find it. You are so excited, until you open the panel…. somehow it wasn’t cut right.. you can see the “cut here marks.” It isn’t quite even. Talk about disappointment! […]

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Shining Star Runner Kits!

A few days ago, I received a much awaited box of fabric from Hoffmans Fabrics of California. I was so excited to see what was came in this order.  In the past year, shipments from manufacturers have been like opening presents. You know what you requested, but you are not sure what you will get! […]

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Marmalade Sky

Have you ever seen a picture or scene that reminds you of a song? How about a quilt? Sometimes while I design, I have a song running through my head and that earworm inspires the quilt. This time, I was designing the quilt and it reminded me of a song, which my husband is kindly […]

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Whimsy or Chance?

As kids, we played lots of games. My dad loved to play cards, so we learned all sorts of games: Pitch, Poker, Rummy, Hearts, Spades, Cribbage, War, Solitaire, Euchre, Canasta, Pinochle, and more. It is amazing how many games you can play with a deck (or two) of cards! The only one of note that […]

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