Finishing the Miniature Quilt

Today I'll show the finishing of the miniature fans quilt. When I left off, the little top was fully assembled, pieced with 50 wt Aurifil thread. Now, how to quilt it was the question. This is the time when many of us just stop and stare, or put it away for later, creating stacks of …

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Working on the Miniature Quilt

Progress was made on the miniature quilt this past week. The paper piecing is going well. I had a few comments about working with tiny bits, and I do hear you! I usually use larger pieces than are needed, then cut off the excess as I go. It does result in a bit more waste, …

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Teacups Quilt Along – Block 16 Japanese Tea

As my regular readers know, I am fascinated with Japanese culture and way of thinking about the natural world.  So, I had to have a Japanese teacup design as the last block for this project.  It made sense too, since all of my fabrics are Japanese or Asian style prints.  This teacup has no handles. …

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Teacups Quilt Along – Block 15

Time for Block 15 for the Teacups Quilt Along, and this month we go back once again to a paper pieced block.  I've simplified one from EQ8 to eliminate a lot of tiny pieces on the handle.  You can do this with traditional piecing too, by cutting apart the pieces and adding seam allowances. So, …

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Teacups Quilt Along – Block 13 Mug

It's the first Friday of August, and time for the next teacup block for our quilt along. It is getting more difficult to find the right thing for the next blocks.  EQ8 isn't making it easy either, insisting on only printing one page for two page patterns.  So I have had to mess with it …

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Teacup Quilt Along – Block 9

I hope you are having fun with the Teacups Quilt Along!  This month we go back to a paper pieced block, a little more complex than the others.  Time to stretch a bit. Before we get to today's pattern, I wanted to show you last month's embroidery all done.  Did you get yours finished? The …

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Spring Tulip Mini Quilt

Spring's softer colors and all the flowers in bloom inspired me to get out some pretty pastels and create another mini quilt. It took only two afternoons to complete. I started with a paper pieced tulip that I did in a demo some years ago. Then I pulled some pretty spring pastels to go with …

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