Monthly Archives: April 2014

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My Simple Sewing Space

Welcome to my work space! Not being a person who procures a great many things, I prefer a short-and-sweet way of living. My motto is: if I don’t use it regularly it gets thrown out. What you are about to see will not rival the polished and sophisticated work areas of quilting professionals. It does allow me to simply get the job done with efficiency, have some fun doing it and leave little to clean up when it all has ...

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Behind the Scenes of a Catalog Photoshoot

You might remember a previous post, “Behind the Scenes at Connecting Threads: meet Jenna, the Catalog Manager” where I talked about my job and what I do. Well, this blog post is kind of an extension to this. I’ve taken over doing the quilt photography from Jenni, our fabric designer. Styling and shooting quilts is definitely a team effort, and it takes quite a bit of planning, styling, and patience. We have a new team member, Dawn, who ...

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Sumptuous & Oh Gee! in Hampton Hues

Hampton Hues is one of my favorite collections because of the varied visual textures and the coral color. The collection lends itself to very different quilts as seen with two of my designs, Sumptuous and Oh Gee! Sumptuous Sumptuous is a 84-1/2″ x 100-1/2″ queen-size quilt made with five fabrics from the Hampton Hues collection:

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Ann’s Button Jars Visit Connecting Threads!

Recently I learned to make Kanzashi flowers. I had a collection of button jars with lids just calling out to be adorned with a matching flower! When all the button jars were decorated, I gathered them in my quilt studio and told them they would get to visit Connecting Threads and see where I work. They were so excited! Read on to hear more about their adventure....

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I’m Back!

As many of our wonderful blog followers know, I have been out on maternity leave for a couple of months – and what a couple of months it has been! I want to start out by saying how lucky I feel to have such awesome coworkers here at CT. During my time away, my colleagues took on so many of my duties and truly let me focus my energy on my new job: taking care of ...

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Mystery Quilt 2014 – Part 3 is Finally Here!

It is time for the final installment of  Mystery Quilt 2014! The mystery of the quilt’s design is unveiled and quilt along members may discover what they have been making! For those of you following along on Notions: You can download Part 3 PDF for free: Mystery Quilt 2014 – Part 3 You can download Part 3 Notes PDF for free:  Mystery Quilt 2014 ...

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No Foolin’–I Made My First Reversible Skirt!

I don’t usually sew clothing but when I saw the Annie’s Skirt Pattern by Quilt Story I thought it would look cute in our Hampton Hues Collection. So, I got brave enough to try and make it for my granddaughter. I’m happy to report it was a success! Isn’t that just the cutest thing you ever saw?  ...

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