Creative Comfort Zone with Blair

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This post is sponsored by Blair, but all opinions are my own. It's fall season in my world and that means, life is busy!! From creative bursts of energy, new pattern releases, family activities, and my boys, I am always on the go. Toss in the major temperature swings we experience in the south and layers are a must. Even though the average day keeps me working in the studio, I like to feel … [Read more...]

Falling Leaves Easy Quilt Idea | Blocks 2 Quilt

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Somedays you just need to take a break, sit back and design a new quilt. So, I decided to pull out a Fall Leaves block from the Blocks 2 Quilt series and start designing in EQ8. Falling Leaves quilt layout is a new twist on a past block. I wanted to keep things simple so that it would be easy for everyone to make. To add visual interest, I mirrored every other block. The entire … [Read more...]

Tiny House Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt

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No matter how big or small, I believe in the famous line that Dorothy repeated in the Wizard of Oz; There's no place like home. That's why I think it's only fitting to include a Tiny House quilt block in the line up. “There is no place like home.”― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Growing up Mom always reminded me that no matter how big or small our space was the … [Read more...]

Turkey Trot Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt

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This time of year, we think of gathering together around the table with family and friends for that oh so special Turkey dinner. To celebrate, I'm adding a new quilt block to the Blocks 2 Quilt series, the Turkey Trot quilt block. Since moving to North Carolina from New Jersey, Thanksgiving has really changed for my family. Due to distance, we see less of our extended family and … [Read more...]

Halloween Treat Bags

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There is something about the simple act of giving that brings me great joy and this season offers so many opportunities. Let's take a look at these cute Halloween Treat Bags. They are easy to make, quick to put together and perfect for scrap leftovers. I made this little collection for the attendees of my Sew Scrappy Retreat earlier this month. The gift itself does not need to be … [Read more...]

Patchwork Pineapple Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt

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Last week I hosted friends from near and far at the Sew Scrappy 2019 Retreat. My goal was to show them hospitality, offer friendship and make sure they felt welcome. To celebrate their arrival, I created this Patchwork Pineapple quilt block. All of these things little goals remind me of all that the Pineapple symbolizes. The general history of the pineapples hospitality history. … [Read more...]

Sew Scrappy 2019 Retreat Recap

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Wow, what a weekend! It's hard to believe that it's already over but the Sew Scrappy 2019 Retreat is officially on the books! Just a few short days ago friends from near and far, as far as California, came to visit with me in Concord, NC. We stitched, we laughed, learned more about color theory with Lee, made memories and above all, stitched together a TON of scraps!! Even though I'm … [Read more...]

Patchwork Tree Quilt | Blocks 2 Quilt

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Allow me to introduce the next edition in the Blocks 2 Quilt Series, the Patchwork Tree quilt block. This simple block construction is perfect for using a wide assortment of scraps including tonal shades. Patchwork Tree Block Details The Patchwork Tree quilt block is available in 2 different finished sizes. 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm)12″ x 12″ (33 x 33 cm) Materials & … [Read more...]

Pretty Pumpkins Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt

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Pumpkin spice and everything nice, that to me speaks volumes for fall! As the leaves start to turn and the landscape colors change, I keep thinking about visiting one of the local farms to pick pumpkins. So this week is all about pretty pumpkins quilt block. This little tradition of picking out pumpkins at the local patch started when we lived in New Jersey, well before the kids were … [Read more...]