The Smorgasblocks: Garden Fence

This is going to sound weird (I feel like you guys should be used to that by now) but easy blocks feel like chips and dip, or a frappuccino, or cake to me; they’re part of the food pyramid that tastes so good but leaves you feeling a little guilty afterwards. Now, I hope you don’t
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The Smorgasblocks: Whiskers

I present this week’s smorgasblock, Whiskers. She’s a mighty big kitty. A jungle cat even. It’s paper-piecing. I know I know, we’ve done paper-piecing. In fact, this is our third paper-pieced block. Let me explain my logic; each block or set of blocks used paper-piecing in different ways. In the No Y-Seam Feathered Star, you
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The Smorgasblocks: Barn Bats

Did everyone enjoy their restful catch-up week? Or were you itching for your next pattern? Never fear, back to the blocks! This week we’re doing Elizabeth Hartman’s Barn Bats free project. Elizabeth Hartman is one of my favorite designers, check out her blog here. Most people I talk to know her for her pieced animal
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The Smorgasblocks: Putting it All Together Part 1

Hello Smorgasblockerinis! Do any of you follow American Patchwork and Quilting aka @allpeoplequilt on Instagram? I was super excited to see that Lindsay Mayland, one of their lovely editors and also a Smorgasblocker, posted a picture of her beautiful smorgasblocks-in-progress during her Instagram takeover this weekend. Yay! I think Lindsay may have persuaded some new
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The Smorgasblocks: Twizzle

How’re your Smorgasblocks coming? I saw some great curved piecing with last week’s Scandi Windmills. Your quilts are inspiring! Keep it up! This week we’ll tackle half rectangle triangles with Twizzle by Heidi Grohs of Buttons and Butterflies. Heidi makes beautiful quilts and her blog is chock full of step by step pictures of her
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The Smorgasblocks: Scandi Windmills

Sunday Sunday Sunday means smorgasblocks smorgasblocks smorgasblocks. Doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, but oh well. This week we’ll tackle curved piecing with No Hats Quilts’ Scandi Windmills pattern. I haven’t done circular piecing in 10 years and I love this block. I’m going to make more of them. They’re not scary and it’s a lot
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The Smorgasblocks: Spinning Pyramids

Is everyone enjoying their holiday weekend? I’m not an outdoorsy person (pasty people don’t do well in sunlight), so while my neighbors blow up everything in sight I stay inside and sew. But in keeping with the holiday spirit, I watch National Treasure. Because it’s historical, obviously. And in National Treasure, Nicolas Cage guides us
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The Smorgasblocks: Raspberry Kiss

This week’s block selection is easier than last week’s, but last week’s wasn’t as scary as you thought, right? However, you will be making more than one block. Cue pictures! That’s right, it’s Raspberry Kiss time! You’ve probably seen this block by Rachel McCormack of Wooden Spoon Quilts before. I know I’ve seen it in
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The Smorgasblocks: No Y Seam Feathered Star

First up on our delicious Smorgasblock menu is this beauty, the No Y Seam Feathered Star by Jessie Ziegler of Threaded Quilting. Now before you think I’ve gone completely insane and this quilt is going to be way too difficult for you, let me explain. I have never made a feathered star before but this
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