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...]

Wyoming Valley | Starry Night Quilt BOM

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Wow, this year is flying by and today, I'm sharing the very last block in the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along. Wyoming Valley is our final make for this quilt top. Measuring at 12" finished, the Wyoming Valley quilt block is going to be a stunner of a focal point! To help you achieve block success, I've put together a few of my favorite tips. Wyoming Valley Quick … [Read more...]

Four Corners Quilt Block 9 | Starry Night Quilt BOM

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Woo Hoo, we are in the home stretch of the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along and this month's block is Four Corners. Not only is this block super easy to make but it's made from our scraps!! Remember in block 7 Split Geese I mentioned saving your scraps? Well, this block is the reason why!   We will be using those leftover bits of goodness to create two blocks for our Starry … [Read more...]

Block 7 Split Geese | Starry Night Quilt BOM

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It's a new month and that means it's time to stitch up another block in the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along. Block 7 is Split Geese. This block will help offer you an alternative to a traditional block. Let's take a look. Once you get the basic assembly down for this block, it's time to get busy. You will need to complete 3 full units.   To help speed my sub unit … [Read more...]