Monthly Archives: March 2016

Mystery Quilt 2016 – Part 3

It is time for the final installment of the Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along pattern! 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: MysteryQuilt2016-Part 3 (Revised) – Error found: Step 20 measurement should be 21-1/2″ square (not 20-1/2″). You ...

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Lollipops and Gumdrops Dress

When I saw the Pretty Roses collection, I knew right away that I wanted to try sewing a dress for my granddaughter. I don’t do a lot of clothes sewing but I’ve done a couple of things for her in the past so thought I should be able to do this. I picked a pattern by Lilac ...

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Mystery Quilt 2016 – Part 2

WOW! It is already time for the second installment of the Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along pattern. For those of you following along here on Notions: You can download Part 2 PDF for free, here: MysteryQuilt2016-Part 2 Not Yet a Member? You may participate in Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along either on Notions ...

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Designing Pretty Roses Fabric Collection

Portland, Oregon – City of Roses. Roses grow phenomenally well here. We even have an International Rose Test Garden as part of our city parks, which is absolutely worth the trip in spring or even in parts of the summer if you are in town. Portland’s International Rose Test Garden Ladd’s Addition, a ...

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Fabric Memory Game Fun

When my two children were little, our family enjoyed playing the Memory Game—which consisted of matching pairs of sturdy cards with images like a goldfish, slice of pizza, bicycle, ice cream cone, teddy bear, etc. To play, when all the cards are placed image side down, players take turns turning over two at a time, trying to remember where all the ...

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Mystery Quilt 2016 – Part 1

The first pattern installment of the Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along is finally here! As you may already know, Connecting Threads is offering a mystery quilt along to celebrate National Quilt Month throughout March. You won’t know what the quilt looks like until Part 3! You can read more about the quilt along and fabric selection in the ...

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Itty Bitty June

Whether you are working from the June downloadable pattern or the Itty Bitty Quilts book, the construction of the June Itty Bitty is probably the most detailed of all the Itty Bittys, however, it’s just SO cute! It is so Summery and luscious. Here’s a rundown of the tools I used in the building of this

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Designer Interview: Jody Houghton

For Jody Houghton, the intention behind design is always the same: to bring joy and possibly even a little giggle to the quilters supporting her work.  Her motto has always been “Creating a Life, while Creating a Living”, and, after being in the gift business for 25 years, she expanded her interest in crafts to include quilting. Even after designing for 34 years, she is still creating whimsical and heartfelt patterns, labels, and greeting cards that her followers can gift ...

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Iron Cleaners Review

    My iron has never been so dirty! I am not sure what I did to cause such a brown build-up on the surface and in the grooves of my iron. I think it may be that I recently made a ...

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Rise and Shine Mini Quilt – Blue Room Project #2

Recently, I started a series of small projects done in a monochromatic blue palette for a new room being remodeled in our home. The first project was a Piccadilly Circus Mini Quilt by Thimble Blossoms. To read about this project, please click here.

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