Yonder Quilt Along: Row 3

Back to the Hourglasses for Row 3 of the Yonder quilt along. Nothing new about this row since we did them a couple of weeks ago. You’ll need ⅓ yard of the color if you’re using all one fabric. Again, you can get by with ¼ yard IF, and it’s a big if, your fabric
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Yonder Quilt Along: Row 2

On to Yonder Row 2. You will need ¼ yard if you’re doing all one colorful fabric for this row. If you have no miscuts, this is what you will have left over. I’m using this big jellyfish print from Tula Pink’s Zuma line. I never get too precious about my fabric or trying to
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Yonder Quilt Along: Row 1

How did planning go? I thought the coloring sheet was helpful, or you just had fun coloring. Maybe a little of Column A and a little of Column B? I hope you got everything squared away and you’re ready and raring to sew. Since I’m doing all one background, I decided to cut my sashing
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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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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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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: 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: Arrow

All signs point to this being a very exciting smorgasblock, the arrow by Carla of Grace and Favour. Carla designed this to mix in with other blocks in a fun throw quilt, but since you can adjust the length. Think of using it in a row quilt. How about in a baby quilt? Or you could
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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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