Fierce Protean

It all started last year when the lovely people at Andover asked if I wanted to play with fabric from a new designer. Her name was Sarah Golden, and her first line was to be Maker Maker. It was also going to be printed completely on Andover’s cotton linen blend, their tailored cloth. I’m a
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Protean

Word nerd alert! Why use a normal word when the $4 word will do. Sometimes we can’t help ourselves. Protean is defined as: readily assuming different forms or characters; extremely variable. changeable in shape or form, as an amoeba. a really cool quilt pattern that you should make right now. Our Protean actually started as
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Pearfection

Ahhh yes. Christmas is round the corner. Time for a Christmas quilt! Well, it doesn’t have to be. But mixing a couple of Cori Dantini Christmas lines with Kate Spade just made the perfect (pear-fect?) combo. Don’t you just love the quilting?! Vicki from Orchid Owl Quilts never disappoints. She’s done a couple of quilts
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Down and Dirty Quixote Sewalong: Marti Michell Templates with Richy

It’s the Down and Dirty Quixote Sewalong weekend and we’re stitching fast and furious. Yesterday, I gave tips for fabric placement for your blocks here. Now it’s time to cut. My friend Richy of Spazzy Cat Designs is a ruler and template fiend. He’s got a great post over on his blog for using the
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Down and Dirty Quixote Sewalong: Fabric Placement

Welcome to the Down and Dirty Quixote Sew Along! It’s down and dirty because we’re going to get right to it and get to stitching. We’re starting it today and stitching all weekend long. Think of it as a virtual sew-in with all your invisible quilting friends. If you don’t have your Quixote pattern already,
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Carpe Noctem

The idea for a full-sized Carpe Noctem quilt has been rattling around in my brain for the past couple of years. When I did my very first mini quilt swap, the first version of Carpe Noctem was born. I was really pleased with the overall idea, but I wanted the block to be bigger and
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Pin Primer

While at Quilt Market a couple of weeks ago, I was determined to wear my pins with every outfit. They’re new and shiny and they make me happy. Why not wear them all? But the questions I got over and over were, “How did you find quilt ones? Where did you get them?!” For most of my
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Candied Pineapple Free Pattern

When I was little, we had a punched copper pineapple in the entryway with “Welcome” painted across the bottom. I always wondered why a pineapple? What makes it so welcoming? Well, according to my mom, and a quick google search, pineapples have been symbols of hospitality since colonial times. As one of the quirky cool
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Fierce Quilter Enamel Pin

We have pins! Glorious, shiny, rose gold pins! Like the cool kids. Now you can proclaim to the world your status as the Fierce Quilter we know you are. This adventure started, like so many other things, with me wanting to be a cool kid. The 90s are back in style, and though I’ll forego the brown
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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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