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Selfsewn. Inside Quilters Newsletter. Lily's Quilts. Planet Patchwork - the Ultimate Address in Quilting. I'm a ginger monkey. The Zen of Making. NanaCompany. I almost feel like I should be hiding this bit of my history because it makes me sound dinosaur-old, but... when I was a kid, my friends and I would walk to a little antiques store after school and buy penny candy to stuff into our backpacks.

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Then we'd head over to the library to hang out. The beloved store, which we all called the "Red & White," was in a building old as dirt ~ rickety and possibly haunted, just like a lot of the old houses in the small Connecticut town of my childhood. Only recently have I learned the store was actually called, "The Homestead" ~ a sign hanging outside said so, clear as day, but I never noticed it. { Snapped this pic on a visit home in 2012 } "Perhaps built as early as 1815 by Danforth Richmond, the building at 46 Tolland Green in Tolland served as a general store for a century and a half. Flourishing Palms. Three days and two nights of almost non-stop sewing, away from home, were invigorating and draining.

Flourishing Palms

It's invigorating to be with 12 quilters who have different tastes, and fun to see them utilizing different techniques for creating quilts. Draining because I stayed up too late, including until 2 a.m. Sunday morning, sewing! Here are some of our Hope Quilters, minus one quilter who could come only for one day. That's me, lower right. Geta's Quilting Studio. Or how to turn dresden fan blocks into octagons.

Geta's Quilting Studio

I wanted octagons because it is easy to turn them into squares. My dresden fan blocks have 24 wedges. I use a 15 degre fan ruler to make them. An octagon has 8 sides so all I have to do is to turn 3 sides of the dresden block into 1.The first step is simple. Step2 Rotate the block counter clockwise and cut the next 3 sides. Step 3 (picture below). You can see below the vertical and horizontal sides aligned with the lines of the cutting mat. Repeat until you cut all the sides. Sarah did it! Anyone Can Quilt: Quilting. Modern Quilts, Home Decor, and Handcrafted Clothing — Fresh Lemons Modern Quilts. A Modern Quilting Blog » Pile O Fabric. Fabric Giveaway Friday // Aria Lane Pattern Giveaway Sponsor Aria Lane is a modern design company that produces original modern quilt and embroidery patterns for the crafting community.

A Modern Quilting Blog » Pile O Fabric

By purchasing an Aria Lane pattern you are supporting an independent designer in the sewing community. New Patterns This week we have launched two more new patterns at Aria Lane. Resonance Quilt Pattern Designed and […] Pile O’ Fabric Stash Share This post is part of a weekly series called Pile O’ Fabric Stash Share. Jaybird Quilts. From the blue chair. The confused quilter. Quilting Blog - Cactus Needle Quilts, Fabric and More. Sew Mama Sew. Elizabeth from Oh, Fransson!

Sew Mama Sew

Does it again with a fabulous project for your scraps. Enjoy this quick-piece technique and don’t forget about Elizabeth’s Charm Squares Baby Quilt for Scrap Busters Month. You can find all of Elizabeth’s other monthly tutorials on our blog: Advent Calendar, Stack & Nest Quilted Blocks, Laptop Sleeve, April Bags, Pincushion Organizer, Ponytail Scarves, Sawtooth Stars. Elizabeth also has a great selection of PDF patterns for sale in her Etsy shop and lots of fun projects and helpful sewing resources on Oh, Fransson! Thelongthread.com. A new quilting superstition? County Line Quilters. Free Pieced Wandering Foot Quilt Pattern & Wheel Quilting Design.

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Free Pieced Wandering Foot Quilt Pattern & Wheel Quilting Design

Making a quilt of this pattern was a way of sending a family member off to achieve his country's goals and/or to find his fortune. "1 About the Wandering Foot patterns Be sure to look at The Wandering Foot Quilt History page to learn the facts and myths behind this quilt pattern. Lectures. Lectures: (I use quilts and tops in all of my lectures.

Lectures

No slides or Powerpoint! Just real fabric) Length of all programs: 45—60 minutes. The Sassy Quilter - saving the world one quilt at a time... A quilt for baby xander » Stolen Moments. Making Sand...wiches! From fabric hamburger.... to rainbow sandwiches..... to Scrappy Sandwich blocks!

Making Sand...wiches!

The scrappy strips are 10.5" in length and 3.5" wide.... with 1.5" strips added to either side, based on a tutorial seen here. I finger pressed across the centre... Christa’s Quilt Along 5.6 – Hugs ‘n Kisses Pieced Backing – Christa Quilts. I just love creative quilt backs, don’t you?

Christa’s Quilt Along 5.6 – Hugs ‘n Kisses Pieced Backing – Christa Quilts

For today’s Quilt Along lesson, I will show how I made my pieced scrappy backing for Hugs ‘n Kisses using fabric from my stash. It took me 4 hours to complete my pieced backing. Step 1 – Choose Your Backing Fabric (30 Minutes) Life 4 - Hello Dear, What Did You Do Today? The quilt is now sold.

Life 4 - Hello Dear, What Did You Do Today?

Images of the quilt will shortly be available on tea towels, aprons, cards etc. Please contact Annabel on annabelrainbow@yahoo.com direct if you would like to purchase. (We -Laura Kemshall and myself - are just in the process of printing, and everything will be on the website shortly) Life 4 - "Hello Dear, What Did You Do Today" has been selected by Roxane Zand, Sotheby’s, Amy Mechowski, currently Sotheby’s Institute, previously Curator at V&A, Andrew Gwilliams, White Cube, and Len Massey, RCA, to be part of the Spirit of Womanhood Exhibition at the Oxo Tower, South Bank, London in March If you'd like to see it if you're in London, and give a rousing cheer for art quilts in general, the Exhibition will open to the public 20th - 30th March 11.00-18.00 at galleries@OXO, South Bank, London.

The Exhibition Private View is 18.30 on Tuesday 25th March, Opened by Melvin Bragg. www.annabelrainbow.co.uk. Childlike Fascination. Quilting Bear. How to Make Tumbling Blocks I used 2.5" strips, but you can obviously use any size you want. You'll need Light, dark and medium. I sometimes contrasted cool and warm, when the dark and medium were only slightly different in value. Sewaholic. Wow! What an amazing response to yesterday’s post on where to buy fabric online. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences. In Color Order. The Best Cyber Monday Deals for Artists & Designers: Adobe, Corel Painter, Apple, Wacom, Autodesk & more - News.

We’ve created a list of the best Cyber Monday deals this year for designers and artists, saving you from trawling through numerous sites. Most of these deals expire today, so you'll need to be quick if you want to take advantage of them. (To save on tablets, laptops, phones and other tech head to our sister site TechAdvisor, and for great Apple deals head to Macworld.)

Cyber Monday follows the crazy commercial holiday of Black Friday - with retailers slashing prices off their products to mark the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Sew Wild Inspiration. This giveaway is now closed. Thanks! Alisa Burke, mixed-media artist, painter, designer and creative spirit, joined us on the blog earlier this year with her fun Doodle Pillow tutorial. Live simply in a complicated world. Weeknight Quilting. Poppytalk. Piece O Cake Blog. Teaginny Designs. Modern quilts, clothing, fabric, and photos. Tanglewood Threads: 2012 Scratchings. The beginnings January 1 through 3 January complete. Posted February 19, 2012 Posted February 28, 2012 Posted March 3, 2012 Posted March 11, 2012 The backside Housed in Katherine's lovely wicker case Posted April 2, 2012 Posted April 16, 2012 My dye pots are a favourite A red letter day when Harry brought a girlfriend to the pond Posted April 23, 2012 Love those baskets Posted April 29, 2012.

A Group Gathering: Collar Piece: Nancy Nicholson. Bold and colourful with moreish motifs of birds, cats and fluid forms, designer & artist Nancy Nicholson's work is highly illustrative and joyful to behold. Homepage. Fan of MarketPlace wins a fair-trade quilt from MarketPlace: Handwork of India! Want to be the next winner? Fan of MarketPlace wins a fair-trade quilt from MarketPlace: Handwork of India! Musings of a textile itinerant. Harriet Seed. “I share my studio with my boyfriend Matt (Taylor) who is also an illustrator. The studio is the spare bedroom of our house in Brighton, England. It’s about 10 minutes walk from the beach which is a brilliant place to clear your head and let ideas come to you.

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