Simply Moderne Issue No. 8

It’s been exactly one month since I came home to find some very happy mail. On Valentine’s Day, Issue No. 8 of Quilt Mania’s Simply Moderne arrived, you know the one WITH OUR QUILT IN IT! Bam! Painted Ladies is on page 68 in all of its gingerbread house glory. There are also some great close-ups
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16th and Baltimore

I have always wanted to do a Baltimore Album quilt. They are so pretty and intricate and classic works of quilt art. But the classic part was also the sticking part for me. The original Baltimore Album quilts exist in a very small period of time in a very localized place, which also means that
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Pacific Coast Highway

Fun story—my dad was a California surfer dude with a van in the 70’s, the kind of guy you wouldn’t want your daughter to date. He’s told me lots of things about his escapades along the Left Coast. And though I’ve never been to California, Pacific Coast Highway, or PCH for short, is my ode to his
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16th and Baltimore: Block 5

I have a confession: roses are not my thing. Rose bushes came with the house, but I told them (that would be the rose bushes) that I wasn’t going to baby them and they had to survive on their own. Well, my roses have lived a whole year under my lack of care and they’re
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16th and Baltimore: Block 4

Hey guess what I forgot to do? Tell you about the next 16th and Baltimore block which is my favorite one so far. Presenting blushing magnolia and bashful feathery astilbe, with a reverse applique lace-inspired handle. That sounds overly fancy for this block, but since it is inspired by a whole bunch of Scarlett in
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16th and Baltimore: Block 3

Here it is, the next 16th and Baltimore block! With rich showy peonies and fragrant eucalyptus branches, this baby is all about fabric selection. Which I found out the hard way when I made my first peony and it looked like a big red blob. All that work and you don’t even see it?!? I
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16th and Baltimore: Block 2

Our 16th and Baltimore block program continues with Block No. 2! The second block shows off those showy day lilies and limelight hydrangeas. Orange and lime. The perfect combination of sherbet-y goodness. You can download the pattern here from Craftsy. Or you can download the pattern here from Etsy. Don’t forget—if you finish a block
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16th and Baltimore: Block 1

When I say “Baltimore,” you say “Album!” Ready?! Baltimore! Album! Baltimore! Album! And the crowds go wild! Ok, now that we’re all pumped up, we can get started. It’s 2014, and this year marks the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore and the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. What does this have to
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