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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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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Aurelia

Ahhh, Aurelia. This quilt has so many stories stitched in it, so let’s start with two. The spring of 2014 was our first spring in our first house. Our house is 80 years old, and I love it. However, that was a very wet spring, and we had a little bit of water in the
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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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Painted Ladies

Ahhh, we can all relax. The Full House reboot has been approved for a second season, so we can all enjoy more time with the Tanners. Full House, the original that is, was one of my favorite shows when I was little. And I loved the opening with all the houses around San Francisco! Who
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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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