Bordered Nine-Patch

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Pattern: Bordered Nine-Patch by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company Fabrics: The Good Life by Bonnie & Camille Difficulty rating: ★★ I love Jenny’s tutorials! She comes out with a new one every Friday and I always watch them and dream about making one of her quilts. Yesterday the Bordered Nine-Patch tutorial came out […]

Ombre Zipper Pouch

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Pattern: Ombre Heart Pouch by Sew Lux Fabric Fabrics: Grunge Hits the Spots by Basic Grey and Crossweave in Black by Moda Quilted by: Me Time to sew: 3 hours Difficulty rating: ★★ I love zipper pouches, in fact I have lots of them, and have made tons! They are quick, easy and make a […]

Card Trick – Done!

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Pattern: Card Trick Tutorial by Jenny Doan of Missouri Start Quilt Company Fabrics: Jinny Beyer “Galaxy” Time to sew: Just under 2 weeks Difficulty rating: ★★★ I have always LOVED this pattern but have heard about how difficult it is. Jenny did a tutorial and I knew I had to try it. I had this […]

Saturday Sewing

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Pattern: Card Trick tutorial by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company Fabrics: Galaxy by Jinny Beyer for RJR Fabrics Difficulty rating: ★★★ When I saw Jenny’s tutorial on the Card Trick block I knew I had to make one. I am fascinated by the “illusions” that you will see in some quilt patterns, and […]

Decisions, decisions

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Pattern: Patchwork BOM by Fat Quarter Shop Fabrics: From my stash Time to sew: Each month’s pattern, about 3-4 hours Difficulty rating: ★★★ How does one decide on a layout? I have finished all 12 months of the Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork BOM and now have to figure out how to sew the blocks together. […]

Pillowcase sewing

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Pattern: Roll-up pillowcase Fabrics: assorted flannel Time to sew: 1/2 hour I just spent a weekend with almost 40 teenage girls teaching them a variety of life skills. One of them was how to make a simple pillowcase. It started a bit rough, but pretty soon I had many of them hooked! I finally had […]

Sam’s Train pillow

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Pattern: Train and Caboose pattern by Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts Fabrics: flannel from my stash Time to sew: 1 day Difficulty rating: ★★ I read Lorna’s Sew Fresh Quilts blog and am constantly in awe of the patterns that she designs. I am amazed by creative people that can design something from nothing, that’s not […]

Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork Quilt

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I still have the last set of blocks to finish and this year’s Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork quilt along – (a fund raiser for Make-A-Wish) will be done. I can’t believe I’ve pretty much stayed up to date with it. I added a 7th set of colors because, hello, a Rainbow quilt needs all seven […]