Monthly Archives: February 2016

Mystery Quilt Along 2016 is Coming Soon!

To celebrate National Quilt Month in March, Connecting Threads will offer a Quilt with Us (QWU). This is our third Mystery Quilt – yes we skipped 2015. I’m sorry – we did something else last year to celebrate. The response to the past two Mystery Quilt Alongs was quite positive with big groups following on ...

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Moravian Star Ornament

Moravian Star Before Christmas, my friend Nancy found a free pattern online for an English Paper Pieced (EPP) Moravian Star by Jennifer Strauser. Click here for a link to the free PDF of the pattern on the AQS QuiltViews page. Although the last thing I needed was another project, I was intrigued!  I enjoy EPP and having a hand project to ...

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Piccadilly Circus Mini Quilt – Blue Room Project #1

Blue, in all its different hues, is a lovely color but not one I often use in my quilts and never for décor in my home. That changed recently when my husband and I decided to fill in an open space on the second floor above our kitchen table to make a new 8′ x 10′ room—to be used as a quiet place ...

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Designing Sedona Sunrise

Sedona Sunrise Fabric Collection by Winthur Sempliner for Connecting Threads While working as a blanket designer for Pendleton, I had the privilege of traveling to Santa Fe New Mexico for the first time with the design team. As anyone who has visited the region themselves ...

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April Itty Bitty

Whether you are working from the April downloadable pattern or the Itty Bitty Quilts book, the construction of the April Itty Bitty is loads of fun and another one that is the easiest of the bunch. I particularly enjoy the needlework. Here’s a rundown of the tools I used in the building of this quilt… Itty Bitty Quilt book

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Introducing: Hayley!

As the newest addition to the Connecting Threads team, I am tasked with introducing myself to you. So, first things first: Hello! I’m Hayley, the new marketing coordinator for Connecting Threads. My role is a mix of traffic control and helping us communicate with you. I’ll be the one ensuring our plans get set into motion and go smoothly. You can also ...

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Designing Folk Blossoms Fabric Collection

Folk Blossoms Fabric Collection by Connecting Threads. Inspired by traditional Russian folk art. Kachka Restaurant in Portland, Oregon My inspiration for designing the Folk Blossoms fabric collection for Connecting Threads began with ...

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Hand Stitched Bamboo Scissor Fob Set

I was asked to make a sample of the Hand Stitched Bamboo Scissor Fob Set by Red Gate Stitchery. I did, but I lost it… for quite a while. Now they are in clearance. My bad! The good news is that they are still available and at 50% off! The lightweight bamboo flower has precise holes for counted cross-stitch.

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March Itty Bitty Quilt

Whether you are working from the March downloadable pattern or the Itty Bitty Quilts book, the construction of the March Itty Bitty is loads of fun and one of the easiest of the bunch. I particularly enjoy the needlework. Here’s a rundown of the tools I used in the building of this quilt… Itty Bitty Quilt book

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