Monthly Archives: August 2013

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Color Wheel Pincushion

Since yellow, gray, white, and black is the color scheme for the redo of my quilt studio, I decided to make a Color Wheel Pincushion with these colors from the pattern and kit by Sheila Sinclair Snyder of License to Quilt. Read more to see the finished project...

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Wonky Stars

It was fun to work with Jenni Calo’s Rest in Pieces collection when I designed Wonky Stars. The rustic but quirky contrast in the fabrics matched the traditional feel with “wonky” stars in this quilt.

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Vintage Churn Dash & Four-Patch Fall

    Rest in Pieces is another fun Halloween collection by Jenni Calo, this time with a rustic feel. Vintage Churn Dash and Four-Patch Fall, two quilts from the Connecting Threads archives, show the versatility of the collection.

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Rest In Pieces Collection

Last year’s Halloween collection was well received, so we were determined to do another Halloween group this year!  As many of you know by now, I try to be really versatile in my artwork, so I wanted to do a collection that was different from last year's.  Rest In Pieces has a  rustic feel which is a contrast to last year's All Hallows Bash that was bold in color.

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Merry Christmas Banner

I chose the “Merry Christmas” wall hanging from Nancy Halvorsen’s Ho Ho Ho Let it Snow for my project this year.  Having just moved into a brand new home, I’m not sure where all my Christmas treasures will fit, so my solution is to make new treasures to fit with the old treasures!This wall hanging was such fun to make, and went together very quickly once I had picked all the fabrics.  It will hang on the ...

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Obsessed With Spritz Cookie Ornaments

Spritz Cookie Ornaments I was looking for a project that was portable and could be done in my lap while watching Karate and cheerleading practices.  I also wanted something that didn’t require buying too many new supplies or would take too long to complete. Inspired by Tiny Obsessions by Vicki Bellino, I decided to give English Paper Piecing (in miniature) a try.  Rather than adding a split loop to the Keychain project, I thought a loop of invisible thread would turn these into terrific Christmas tree ornaments.

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Ann’s Quilt Studio Remodel – Part 2

A couple of weeks ago I wrote Part 1 about starting a major redo of my quilt studio to accommodate a newly acquired used Handi-Quilter 16 mid-arm quilting machine. This installment of my story will include the purging process (with some pictures of my out-of control clutter), choosing colors, flooring, and paint.

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It’s Time to Vote!

The submissions to our Fabric Design Contest are in, so it’s time to start voting for your favorites! If you’ve submitted designs, send the link (http://www.connectingthreads.com/cfDesignContest/Entries.cfm) to all of your family and friends and help get the word out. Remember that it’s the public’s votes that will get you to the finals! The best part about voting is that you can vote for as many designs as you want. This is great for us because we ...

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My Hand-Piecing Adventure

Prior to starting work here at Connecting Threads (CT) two years ago, I was a quilter who rarely did hand work other than sewing on binding. As I chose projects to make as samples for work, I discovered I really enjoy hand work! Here is the story of my first hand-piecing adventure...

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