Patriotic Quilting Roundup

I have been working on secret projects lately that I cannot share yet.  Of course, one is the Scrap Dance Square Dance Mystery, and another is my new pattern (currently in pattern testing) for my new Chocolate Covered Cherries quilt.  I have some new readers, and maybe some long time readers, who have not seen …

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Easter Decorating

Easter is just days away now.  I didn't do a lot of decorating for this holiday this year.  One thing I do have to put out every year, though, is this adorable, now vintage, Happy Easter train.  Look closely and you can see the word Happy spelled out in twig letters held by the little …

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Patriotic Star Mini Quilt

I wanted a red,white and blue mini quilt for my quilt stand, so I got out some patriotic colors and prints and had some fun.  I did something really different this time, and I'll show you step by step.  Here's what you need - Four 2-1/2 inch squares each of blue and white, Four 3-inch …

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Mardi Gras Mini Quilt

The table stand needed something colorful for Mardi Gras, so time to bring out the scraps and make a new mini quilt.  The colors of purple, green and gold are gathered in this small quilt based on a single block.  The diamond shape created with the color placement is reminiscent of the harlequin designs used …

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Quickie Christmas Projects

Holiday decorating is so much fun!  I needed some extra pieces to add to the Quilt Along runner.  I wanted to do another runner for the little bookcase table in the kitchen, along with something for the kitchen counter. I have this adorable kitchen inspired print in Christmas colors, and I wanted to use more …

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Forest Paths Mini Quilt

Next in the series of mini quilts for the table top frame is one that is inspired by the forest around our home.  I went looking for a 6-inch block design, and  I found the perfect pattern at Quilt Blocks Galore, a six-inch block called Forest Paths.  The forests around our home are so green …

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Spring Tulip Mini Quilt finishing

The second afternoon, I finished up the table top mini quilt to fit the stand I have. This project is small enough to quilt on your domestic machine. Since I have the longarm, I use it even for small projects. If you missed the first post on paper piecing the top, click HERE. We left …

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