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Baby Chicks Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt

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Springtime is filled with new beginnings and depending on where you live, the sounds of tiny chicks. To honor them, this weeks addition in the Blocks 2 Quilt series is the Baby Chicks quilt block. Just like the Carrot Top and Bunny Hop blocks, this patchwork block is designed for scraps. When grouped together they are perfect for Easter! Baby Chicks Block Details: Each finished … [Read more...]

Hen House Oven Mitts | Video Class

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These days life is busy moving in all different directions but I still want to find time to sew. That's why quick hitter projects like the Hen House Oven Mitts are so important to have in my toolbox. In my latest Learn, Make & Create class with Annie's Creative Studio, I’ll show you how to make the oven mitt step by step. From the raw edge details to the quilting, we will cover it … [Read more...]

Carrot Top Block | Blocks 2 Quilt

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Last week was bunnies and this week is carrots, are you noticing a theme? I've got Easter on my mind! The next addition in the Blocks 2 Quilt series is the Carrot Top block. Just like the Bunny Hop block from last week, this simple block can be used for so many different things. I can see alternating these with the bunnies and making a festive new table runner for the season. … [Read more...]

Bunny Hop Block | Blocks 2 Quilt

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Nothing says spring like birds chirping, flowers blooming and bunnies in the backyard! That's why this week is all about the Bunny Hop block. This simple block can be used for so many different things. I just love the idea of grouping a few of the smaller 6" blocks together and stitching them in the color of peeps. (I'm feeling a project coming your way....) Bunny Hop Block … [Read more...]

New Machine in Town | Meet Jazz II

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Last month I added a new machine to my line up and it's been so much fun! Meet JJ, my Baby Lock Jazz II. This guy is a little different than my Destiny II. He is all mechanical, has no fear of fabrics and is a complete powerhouse in the stitching department! So far, this machine has not even blinked at what I've tossed his way. To get all up close and personal with any new machine, I … [Read more...]

Daffodil Flower Block| Blocks 2 Quilt

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Daylight savings time tells us to spring ahead and boy, Oh BOY is Mother Nature listening! In my area, the trees are budding and the early spring flowers are starting to show their colors. That's why the Daffodil Flower block is perfect for the season. Daffodils are early risers and even though they come in many colors, they are most commonly planted in yellow. Daffodil Flower … [Read more...]

Your Progress | Blocks 2 Quilt

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We are moving right along with the Blocks 2 Quilt series and this week is a pause week with a look at your amazing progress! Each time you send me an email or I receive a tag notice on Instagram, I smile. Seeing each design in your fabrics is so inspiring! Blocks 2 Quilt Progress Now, I know some of you are not on social media but would love to see what others are making. So, here … [Read more...]

Spring Quilting | Celebrate the Seasons

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There may be four seasons in the year but spring happens to be my favorite. Something about opening the windows and listening to the birds sing makes me way to start my spring quilting! So when my friend Pat Sloan reached out to ask if I would be interested in sharing the news about her new book, Celebrate the Seasons, I was all in. If you are not familiar with Pat's work you are … [Read more...]

Slice of Cake Quilt Block| Blocks 2 Quilt

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This month is a biggie for my family. Not only is it Valentine's Day but our daughter is a February baby! Actually, she was born on leap day. It's true, that day only comes around once every four years and our lucky girl was born right smack in the middle of it. Since we tend to celebrate birthdays in our family for at least a week, I thought it would be fun kick hers off with my Slice of Cake … [Read more...]