Ann

Quilting is my passion! I have been a quilter for over 20 years and a quilt instructor, quilt designer and pattern writer for over 7 years. At Connecting Threads, my job includes designing and writing new patterns as well as recoloring and updating older patterns for upcoming fabric collections. As a quilter who loves many styles of fabric and techniques, I am always on the lookout for new toys...Oops! I mean tools. It is fun to discover a clever new notion or quilt book to expand one's creativity.

Recent Posts by Ann

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    Building Houses from Scraps – Blue Room Project #5

    Project #5 for the Blue Room is the last (maybe?) mini quilt for the walls of our newly remodeled bedroom for foreign exchange students/quiet place to read. To check out the previous projects – all done in a blue palette – please click on the links below. Project #1 Piccadilly Circus Mini Quilt Project #2 Rise and Shine ...

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    Spools Mini Quilt
    Spools Mini Quilt

    A couple of years ago, when I started redoing my quilting space, I was drawn to the Spools Mini Quilt pattern by Thimble Blossoms. I had lots of colorful scraps in my stash – so many that I decided to make four rows in each spool. I wanted each spool ...

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    Pinwheel Mini Quilt – Blue Room Project #4

    Blue Room Project #4 is a pinwheel mini quilt I made to use up LOTS of HSTs (half-square triangles) from Project #3 – the Graceful Stars mini quilt. The Blue Room is a small bedroom we added to our house by remodeling an open space over our kitchen table. It will be used for foreign exchange ...

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    Graceful Stars Mini Quilt – Blue Room Project #3

    Here it is! Blue Room Project #3 in my Blue Series – a group of  small projects done in a monochromatic blue palette for a new room we are remodeling in our home. To read about the previous projects, click on the following: Project #1 Piccadilly Circus Mini Quilt Project #2 Rise and Shine Mini Quilt My small projects ...

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    Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along Conclusion

    The Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along has officially concluded … BUT you and your friends can start the Mystery Quilt 2016 anytime by clicking on the following links: Quick Links: Mystery Quilt 2016 Fabric Selection Suggestions Revised 3-3-16 will help with choosing fabrics. MysteryQuilt2016-Part 1 is the first pattern installment. MysteryQuilt2016-Part 2 is the ...

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    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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    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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    Fabric Memory Match
    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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    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 series of miniature quilts with hundreds of little ...

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