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A Year of Batik

Delightful Stars – Basting with Pinmoors

Basting Delightful Stars

Michele Foster of Mishka’s Playground hosts fabulous quilt-alongs each year on  her facebook group, Aiming for Accuracy.  Each quilt along emphasizes improving cutting and piecing techniques to improve quilting accuracy. Delightful Stars is the wonderful pattern she designed for her 2014 quilt along.  I missed the beginning of the quilt along but purchased the pattern anyway late in 2014 after seeing what other members of the group were posting. I finished piecing the top in late July 2015. I set it aside while I got caught up on other projects. I further held off until I felt confident I had finally mastered tension on my Gammill Charm. That day has finally arrived and it’s time to baste and move forward with this baby. read more

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Ball and Chain

I love patterns with chain links…very modern looking with lots of open spaces for free motion quilting, a passion of mine. It looks complicated but is definitely one of those patterns that is easier than it looks.

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Free Motion Ruler Work Sampler Quilt

Free Motion Ruler Work Sampler

After watching Craftsy's Quilting With Rulers on a Home Machine and Machine Quilting With Templates, it was time to get some hands on practice.

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Penny Candy

Penny Candy

I recently joined the Mini Quilt Mystery Club on Mishka's Playground. The club runs for six months and each month introduces a quilt pattern that finishes at 24".

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Timeless

Timeless

I love taking antique quilt blocks and using them in a contemporary-styled quilt. The Kansas City Star Block used in this quilt was introduced in 1937.

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Hip to Be Square

Hip to Be Square

This basic two-block design is log-cabin like in structure and takes advantage of strip piecing to go together quickly.

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Cornered

Cornered

This wonderful quilt design, "Cornered" is by Karen Burns at WarpedSpinster.com. It's a one-block quilt design and I enjoyed the process of building each block.

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Charmed 3D

Charmed 3D

This pattern is charm pack friendly and a great beginner pattern for the novice quilter. I've included fabric requirements for crib, lap, twin, and queen sized quilts

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Slice and Dice

Slice and Dice

March's CUAQ Therapy challenge from Cut Up and Quilt is Moda's Slice and Dice. I chose Hoffman's Coral and Denim Batik fat quarters for the foreground and a Hoffman Bali batik in white for the background color.

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Cross Street

Cross Street

February's CUAQ Therapy challenge from Cut Up and Quilt is Moda's Cross Street. I chose Hoffman's Mercury Batik fat quarters for the foreground and an Anthology Chromatic Batik in a light peach for the background color.

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Luck of the Irish

Luck of the Irish

Moda's Luck of the Irish, the classic Irish chain, was our January CUAQ Therapy challenge. I used Hoffman's River Rock batik bali pop with Anthology Chromatic batiks for the center chain and background. Then I feathered away....

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