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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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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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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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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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Book Review: Modern Vintage Gifts

Modern Vintage Books by Helen Philipps is filled with 27 projects exploring different techniques including patchwork, quilting, paper piecing, applique, color play, embroidery, and embellishment. Quilters will all agree that the amount of time and love that goes into handmade gifts can range greatly. Personally, I prefer smaller projects that can be done within 5-8 hours because of my busy schedule–and ...

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