Finishing the Dahlia Panel

The Dahlia panel quilt is finished, and now hanging up.  I did the back differently than usual as this wall hanging is too large for the quilt clips I have in the den.  I have a curtain rod with ring clips for hanging quilts in my sewing space, but for this one, I wanted to …

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Quilt Block Mania Back to School

Where has this summer gone?  Staying at home is becoming a bit strange as the months are going by without the usual activities.  For many, this school year will be different too, and what better time to sew up a Back to School theme quilt with sampler blocks of all kinds.  Thank you to our …

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Jolly Bar Row Along Update

We are more than halfway in the Jolly Bar Row Along.  This is a weekly block and row quilt along on Jolly Jabber, the Fat Quarter Shop blog.  We began with the Sparrow Tracks block, making a bunch of those for the top and bottom rows. I'm using the Harper's Garden Jolly Bar to do …

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Quilting the Dahlia Panel – Part 3

The quilting on this panel was a challenge in more ways than one.  When we left off here, the top section was done, and the machine was acting up.  Thanks to a lot of help from both the excellent tech guy at A1, Randy, and My Sweet Babboo, the machine is now humming along and …

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Birdies in the Window

Sometimes things just come together when you aren't expecting it.  I had this pretty bird fabric out, trying to figure out something to do with it, when the nice folks at MadamSew sent me some happy mail.  In the box were two new things to play with, some Square Templates and a Rotating Cutting Mat.  …

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Christmas In July Pattern Parade and Blog Hop

Ready to have some fun?  Today, I am hosting a blog hop for your enjoyment with a Christmas theme for our hot days of July.  The Christmas In July Pattern Parade Blog Hop includes quilters from the US, Canada and Australia.  We are a group of pattern designers that have not done an event together …

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Quilting the Dahlia Panel – Part 2

Last week I began quilting the dahlia panel, putting different motifs in each petal.  I had hoped to be done with this by now, but the longarm machine had other plans.  Here is where we left off, with the top section nicely under way. On this petal, I planned a curved cross hatch with double …

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Beginning the Dahlia Panel Quilting

Since my block design motivation is taking a hiatus, I got out my dahlia panel in soft pastels, the Hoffman Dream Big Opal that I promised to show you.  I want to do this one for me.  It will be a practice piece for another one in the Sunset colorway to quilt for a Silent …

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