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Recent Posts by Kristin Gassaway

    Seasons BOM Month 5

    Can you guys believe we are already on month 5? We are on the home stretch! This month we will be making the last three blocks for this quilt, so that next month we can finally put this beauty together and finish! Yay! Hearts and Pinwheels

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    Annabelle BOM Month 4

    If this month feels like Déjà vu, you aren’t going crazy. The blocks we are sewing this month are exactly the same as last month, only with different fabrics. So I won’t bore you by giving you another tutorial about how I sewed the block together. You can’ refer to last month’s blog post for help on that ...

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    Seasons BOM Month 4

    Hi there friends! Can you believe we are already on month 4? Time flies when you are having fun! This month we will be making FOUR blocks (which I guess is fitting since we are on our fourth month of this BOM). Our first block is a cute little Snowman trying to catch a Snowflake. First we are going to ...

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    Annabelle BOM Month 3

    Hi there everyone! As I’ve probably mentioned before, I LOVE LOVE LOVE  Star blocks! Which I guess is why this quilt has a lot of them in it. They are my design weakness! For this month we will be making eight of these little cuties. They are each 10-1/2” square, and will give you lots of practice with flying geese.  (I ...

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    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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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