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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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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Fierce Chain Pattern Corrections

On the background cutting instructions for the block, the first two lines should read: (2) 2½” squares for piece C (1) 3” square for piece B Note that the C and B labels were switched and you should cut (2) 2½” squares per block. That means you will have (18) 2½” background squares total for
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Detour Worksheet

Yesterday I mentioned that you can tweak the Detour quilt ‘recipe’ to create a fun quilt out of leftovers. The first one I made using Alison Glass fabrics and leftover appliqué flowers. The center could be any size I wanted it to be, so I stuck with a finished 18″ square to give all my floral
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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: 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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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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