Category Archives: fun

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Beginner’s Luck: A Hand-Quilted Rainbow Coaster

Though I’m not the most experienced quilter (or sewer, for that matter!), I really enjoy creating things I can use to decorate my house or gift to the people I care about. Not only does the ability to give something that comes from my heart make me feel good, but seeing the improvements I make each time I pick up a needle and thread is icing on the cake! As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t use a sewing machine (for ...

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Book Review: Scrap-Basket Strips & Squares

I love looking through Scrap-Basket Strips and Squares because the projects have a good balance between modern and vintage-esque fabrics–and the yardage requirements are listed for both precuts and stash options. Kim Brackett’s quilts have a fun optical illusion to them. The blocks seem to appear to overlap and give dimension to the patterns. This book has clear instructions and illustrations ...

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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 – 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 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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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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Mystery Quilt 2016: Fabric Selection

The Mystery Quilt 2016 is almost here! Connecting Threads is offering a Mystery Quilt Along to celebrate National Quilt Month in March. Mystery Quilt 2014 was a big success with 356 enthusiastic and supportive members. Mystery Quilt 2016, our third mystery quilt adventure, promises to be lots of fun for all as well. We ...

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May Itty Bitty

Whether you are working from the May downloadable pattern or the Itty Bitty Quilts book, the construction of the May Itty Bitty is a little more detailed, however, I think you’ll love it! It is so happy and pretty with lots of freedom for variation in color. Here’s a rundown of the tools I used in the building ...

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