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

    Tissue Box Covers
    Blooming Tissue Box Covers – Blue Room Project #7

    Project #7 for the Blue Room – an extra bedroom we recently remodeled and decorated in a blue palette – is a tissue box cover. To read about the previous Blue Room projects, please click on the links below: Project #1 Piccadilly Circus Mini Quilt Project #2 Rise and Shine Mini Quilt Project #3 Graceful Stars Mini ...

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    Arbor Window Quilt and Pillow Shams

    In 2012, Connecting Threads had a wonderful neutral collection called Neutral Love. As it was a large collection, I was able to design a very big, very scrappy quilt I called Arbor Window using 27 fabrics! The block is called Grandmother’s Pride, but I named it after a variation called Arbor Window. I am drawn to scrappy quilts ...

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    Table Topper
    Quilt-As-You-Go Table Topper – Blue Room Project #6

    Blue Room Project #6 is a quilt-as-you-go table topper. We have almost finished the Blue Room – a remodeled addition to our home to be used as a bedroom for foreign exchange students or a quiet reading space. I wanted to make a table topper to cover a used night stand I  found. To read about the previous projects, please click on ...

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    Blue Houses
    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
    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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