Fierce Kismet

Brenda was inspired by antique cut glass buttons when she chose the color palette for Fierce Kismet. That black background accent fabric has touches of silver. Paired with the pale grey pearlescent Cotton + Steel background, as well as all the vibrant cross-weaves, Fierce Kismet glows. Though you don’t need a ruler to put Fierce
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Fierce Exhibit

After our block swap with Crafthouse in Lincoln last year, we’ve had our Exhibit quilt on the brain. It only made sense that the first fierce quilt we tackled was Fierce Exhibit. It’s a good graphic pattern that doesn’t lose any of its wow factor when you smoosh the size, and that chunky sashing lets you
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The Smorgasblocks: Borders

Ta daaa! A smorgasblock quilt top complete with borders! And the picture taken in natural sunlight, not the icky fluorescent light of my basement. I feel kind of guilty making you wait a whole week for borders, because they are so easy. All you need to do is to stitch chunks of fabric together that
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The Smorgasblocks: Putting It All Together Part 2

Didn’t it turn out so fun?! I love seeing all the different versions everyone does through Instagram and the smorgasblocks hashtag. Keep’em coming! Grab your smorgasblocks and let’s get to it. First, take eight of your Orange You Glad orange peels and stitch them into two rows of four. Pay attention to which direction your
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The Smorgasblocks: Orange You Glad

Greetings Smorgasblockerinis! It’s the last smorgasblocks! Well, not really. We have two more weeks of smorgasblock-goodness, but this is the last week that you will make new blocks. So without further ado I present Orange You Glad! Orange You Glad is a throw quilt and appliqué tutorial by Emily Herrick of Crazy Old Ladies, click
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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: 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: 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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