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What's the Deal with Color Blocks?

What's the Deal with Color Blocks?

Color Blocks 2021 Scrap Quilt Along was a great success!  So great, in fact, that I am running another year of Color Blocks.So how do you participate?  And where do you go for last year's patterns? 1.  You can still sign up for Color Blocks 2021 Scrap Quilt Along for FREE!  You will get all 12 patterns and 12 machine quilting tutorials as well as bonus content.  The free part was supposed to end on Dec 31, 2021 but I haven't finished all of the class content.  That means that there's still time to join for free (as of the...

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I solemnly swear I am up to no good

I solemnly swear I am up to no good

I've been slowly re-entering society as the nausea is lessening and spending the rest of my time knitting. I'm in a long-term relationship with Harry Potter.  I found this Harry Potter Knitting Magic book and now need to make everything in the book.  I decided to start with a Ravenclaw house scarf. I'm using some oh-so-yummy Wool of the Andes superwash yarn.  I now want to make everything from this yarn.  I'm using some delightful wooden foursquare circular needles that feel wonderful in my hands.  My hands are full of arthritis and sometimes knitting hurts.  Square needles to the rescue! ...

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It's been sew long...

It's been sew long...

... since I've been sewing.  I am focusing on my health right now (avoiding pain and regaining strength to stand/walk regularly again) and I've had no energy to sew.  Meds make me tired.  Physical Therapy makes me tired.  And by the time I have time to sew (health comes first), I have no energy left.This is temporary, thankfully, and IT'S WORKING!  I'm getting stronger and able to stand/walk for longer every day.  Sew thankful!Tonight I decided to take the bull by the horns, or the stag by the antlers.  I dove into my scrap pile, downloaded this fun, free elephant...

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Color Blocks July Pattern -- She Sells Seashells (flag variation)

Color Blocks July Pattern -- She Sells Seashells (flag variation)

Are you quilting along with Color Blocks?  I expected a hundred or so people to follow along with my free Color Block Scrap Quilt Along journey, but thousands of quilters are busting through their scraps and quilting along.  With every month's free pattern I include a blank quilt planning sheet that you can color to see what your quilt will look like.  Quilters have been very creative in making these patterns their own and they are inspiring me to try their color combinations! July's pattern is She Sells Seashells and instead of using only one color for the blocks, I used...

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A La Mode Cutie Quilt -- Making Waves

A La Mode Cutie Quilt -- Making Waves

Do you ever make a quilt just because you want to try a new-to-you type of machine quilting?  I do this ALL THE TIME, and this quilt exists for that exact reason. A La Mode is one of my easiest Cutie Patterns.  Choose any Cutie Pack (16 fat eighths), add 1 1/4 yards of background fabric, and get stitching this 48"x48" cutie!  The binding is cut from the fat eighths, too.  As Cutie Pattern designers, we pride ourselves on designing quilts with little fabric waste, and this one is super-duper efficient! I made this A La Mode from some treasured Fig...

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