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Recent Posts by Kristin Gassaway

    Seasons BOM Month #3

    It’s hard to believe that we are going to be half way done with this quilt after sewing this month! Didn’t we all just start this project? I hope you are all having fun so far, because quilting should be fun! I have enjoyed seeing what all of your are doing with your previous quilt blocks on Facebook. Some of you are changing things up, adding embroidery, and other embellishments and I love it!

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    Annabelle BOM Month #2

    Hi Everyone! I’ts been so fun to see everyone’s photos from month 1 on the Facebook Group. It always makes me happy to see people enjoying my designs! This month we will be adding a couple of borders to our center medallion. It’ll be a breeze compared to all the piecing we did last month! The first part of this month’s directions is easy-peasy! Just sew on the border strips as directed. And just so you know, it’s ...

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    Seasons BOM Month #2

    I’m so excited to get going on the second installment of the Season quilt! This month we will sew another three blocks. Two are entirely pieced, and one has some applique. Let’s get started! Our first block is the Potted flower. The potted base is pretty straight forward, but the applique this month involves some layering. You can go about this ...

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    Welcome to the Annabelle Block of the Month!

    Hello and welcome! My name is Kristin Gassaway, and I’m the designer of the Annabelle quilt sold here at Connecting Threads. I’ll be posting tips and updates as we make this quilt together over the next 9 months. For this first month we will start with a *bang* by making the center medallion portion of the quilt. This will probably be the most technically challenging part ...

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    Welcome to the Seasons Block of the Month!

    Hello and welcome to the Seasons Block of the Month! I’m so excited to have you with on this 6 month journey as we make this happy little quilt together. Before we get started I have some important information. I inadvertently left off a few of the pressing arrows in the instructions for this first month (YIKES!). Needless to say, I was mortified, and unfortunately those patterns ...

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    Mercantile BOM Part 2 – Sewing with directional fabrics

    By now most of you have been sewing up the second set of blocks for the Mercantile Block of the Month. (And some of you are already working on your third!) It has been so fun to see everyone’s progress! This second installment has a diagonal stripe fabric that will be used in a few of the blocks. Some of you have had questions on how to work ...

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    Kristin’s Mercantile BOM: Part 1

    Hi everyone! I’m Kristin, designer of the Mercantile Block of the Month. I’m so excited to be partnering with Connecting Threads for their first ever BOM project! And I’ve got a confession to make: Even though I’ve been designing and writing quilt patterns for many years now, this is the first BOM pattern I’ve ever designed. So it’s just all kinds of new for everyone! ...

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    Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 7

    I’m so excited to share my Seasons Placemats with you. They can be found in the Fast, Fun, and Gifty book, or you can download the individual pattern here. As usual, when coming up with this project I couldn’t make up my mind which applique design I wanted on my placemats—so Anita at Connecting Threads suggested ...

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    Gifty Galore – Project 18

    Hi, I’m Kristin Gassaway of Thrilled to Pieces. I’m so excited to share my latest little project here on Gifty Galore. I love giving homemade gifts at Christmas time. But usually, when I’m done making ...

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