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The Paintbox Quilt is finished! This quilt is made with 64 - 6.5" blocks in 32 color combinations (8 by 8 blocks with 1.5" sashing). Each combination is a Kona cotton solid and a monochromatic quilting print. One of the blocks in each combination is made with a printed center and outer ring and the other is made with a solid center and outer ring. I had a hard time deciding how to lay out the blocks for the quilt.

Finished Paintbox Quilt

Finished Paintbox Quilt

Red Pepper Quilts

Red Pepper Quilts I wanted to tell you that I don't have any Sunday Stash to share with you today and that I am awaiting the arrival of last week's purchases - like Hello Petal by Aneela Hoey and Catnap by Lizzy House - but I found some Quilt Market stash that I had tucked away in a safe place. This is the 2014 Echino Decoro collection - yet to be released. It is the medium to heavy weight fabric base (45% cotton 55% Linen) and suitable for home decorating, apparel and of course quilts. (And for some reason I cannot find a lot of information about this collection online.
Cluck Cluck Sew

Cluck Cluck Sew

I made a doll quilt before Christmas and realized I’d never posted a tutorial on this quick and easy binding method. Since I know a lot of you are beginners…this is a really great way to dip your toes into binding a quilt. I especially love it for small things like hot pads, table toppers, or a mini quilt. 1. Baste your quilt. Normally I would cut the batting the exact same size as the quilt top…but in these pictures using this method was an afterthought.
I'm steadily working on my goal of making 101 scrap projects. I finished some of these today, some have been done for months and some were done in between. It's high time I catch up documenting them! #29 This was supposed to be a pillow form, but I decided that the fabric is cuter than any cover that I could sew up! I bet you are thinking that it's an awfully big scrap. crazy mom quilts crazy mom quilts
Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog

Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog

A few images of Christmas this year. I don't have anything new or too thought provoking to share. But I do have a few thoughts that have been on my mind and I figure I might as well make a record of them. I had the usual plans to get a lot of Christmas sewing done this year.
p.s. i quilt okay, so forgive my sappiness. it's coming. i already feel the lump in my throat as i type. for real. when i designed my book, quilts made with love, of course i envisioned it being used by every day quilters. of course i wanted it to be the go to book for every occasion. p.s. i quilt

Moda Bake Shop

Moda Bake Shop Reader T. Baker shared an "out of the box" storage solution for in-progress projects - pizza boxes! They're large, lightweight, easy to find new (and cheese-free) online, and much cheaper than conventional plastic storage bins. You can find them in plain white or dress up the brown version with some decoupage. The only cuter way to store WIPs just might be a pink bakery box. For more storage ideas, check out {this post} from Oda May.
Handmade by Alissa | Modern Quilting Handmade by Alissa | Modern Quilting I’ll be honest – I don’t even know where to start. Every time I begin to write this post I start to tear up with the happiness of it all. QuiltCon was a.m.a.z.i.n.g. I’ve been working on it none stop for many, many months now and I knew all that was in store, but somehow it was all more than the sum of its parts… Positive, happy and creative energy was in the air and it was tangible. It’s what drove the whole staff as we worked many very, very long days during set up, the show itself and break down. I was in Austin for ten nights and we hit the groud running from the moment I arrived and didn’t stop until the evening before I left…
Hello...I didn't mean to stay away so long; I meant to get this post written before leaving on a little New Year's getaway to visit family. But there just wasn't time to get everything finished up before I left, and so here I am about 5 days later writing what I've been thinking about for a week now! Beginnings are the best, and with the start of a new year I always evaluate my life and my "quilting life" and make plans for the new year. My husband and I have a lot of decisions to make in the coming months as his retirement which always seemed so far away seems to be sneaking up on us quickly. So this will be an interesting year as we try to decide if we want to stay where we are or move to a cooler climate in the next year or so. A Quilting Life

A Quilting Life

Lazy Gal Quilting Hi, guys. How's everybody doing? I'm doing okay, just a terrible blogger is all. Thanks for the emails checking up on me. On Sunday I gave a demo to the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild which happens to be my guild. Lazy Gal Quilting