Dandy Drive Flower Block | Sew Along

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You know I love to sew with friends so when Pat Sloan & Sarah Maxwell asked me to a ride on the Dandy Drive, I was all in! Last week I shared my 9 patch blocks which I used as the center of my flowers. Here is a quick look back but you can see more here. Today is all about turning those blocks into flowers! These blocks are a great way to practice your points. I kept my … [Read more...]

Dandy Drive Sew Along | 9 Patch

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It's always fun to sew with friends so when Pat Sloan & Sarah Maxwell asked me to join the fun of the Dandy Drive, I was all in! Each week, I'll be sharing a few pictures of my blocks for the Dandy Drive quilt. I'll be keeping my version scrappy in hopes to clear out my stash becuase let's face it, I want an excuse to buy more fabric!! It will be fun to stitch together and watch this … [Read more...]

Sugar Bloom Block Assembly | Quilt Along

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Welcome back to the quilt along. Today we are going to focus on the Sugar Bloom block assembly. By now, you have gathered your supplies, cut your fabric and are ready to get stitching! For those of you just joining us today, do not worry. You can catch up here: Supplies Cutting  Sugar Bloom Block Assembly   Supplies needed for lesson 2: 1 pattern jelly roll 26 … [Read more...]

Sugar Bloom Block | Quilt Along Cutting

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Welcome back to the Sugar Bloom Quilt Along. By now, you have gathered your supplies and are ready to get to work! Today, we are going to focus on prepping and cutting all of the pieces needed to create the Sugar Bloom quilt top. Since we are using jelly rolls, this should go fairly fast. Let's get to work. Sugar Bloom Block Prep Supplies needed for lesson 1: 2 jelly rolls 1 … [Read more...]

Sugar Bloom Quilt Along | Supplies

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If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed a few sneak peeks of my new Sugar Bloom Quilt pattern in the making. Well, today is the day that I get to give you the full reveal and share the news that it's time for a quilt along!! That's right, spring is around the corner and this quilt pattern is perfect for picnics in the park, catching fire flies in the summer and mid afternoon naps in the … [Read more...]

Binding Detail | Starry Night Quilt

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Over the last year we have stitched blocks, made backings, quilted and now, it's time to add the binding details. The binding is the final detail to finish this baby off.   Quilt Binding Details   Binding can be cut on straight grain or on bias but since my quilt is a rectangle, I chose straight grain to save fabric. By now, it's pretty safe to say that I love to use every last … [Read more...]

Starry Night Quilt Backing Details

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Last month we stitched together the blocks in our Starry Night Sampler and now, it's time to make the quilt backing.   For me there are two different types of quilt backings: whole cloth and pieced. The differences are pretty straight forward and I am over on Fairfield World's Blog today sharing my thoughts along with the pro's & con's of each. Quilt Backing … [Read more...]

Splendid Sampler Block Progress Update

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Like many others, earlier in the year I started working on the Splendid Sampler Block patterns. I had high aspirations of turning this amazing fat quarter bundle box of Cotton & steel fabrics into something beyond words.   I got to block 2. Life got busy and my best intentions fell to the way side. Well, last week on Instagram I shared this photo and officially announced that I am … [Read more...]

Starry Night Quilt Top Assembly & Layout

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Wow, this year went by so fast!! Last month I shared the very last block in the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along, Wyoming Valley and now it's time to start stitching the Starry Night Quilt top together. I can hardly believe that we are in the final phase of our Starry Night Quilt Sampler.  When I designed this quilt, my goal was create something beautiful that would help improve your … [Read more...]