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Karin Jordan
Exeter, New Hampshire
Stitch | Sew | Design | Create | Share | Enjoy
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Meet Melon Slice! I love tangerine and lime together, and this 20" quilted pillow has a subtle plus pattern in the Half Square Triangles. The design can be repeated to make a 40", 60" or 80" square quilt. Or, you could use smaller HSTs and customize it as you like.... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Hi and welcome to my stop on the Christmas in July Blog Hop hosted by Deby at So Sew Easy! It felt a bit funny to be making a Christmas ornament while wearing shorts here in New Hampshire, but once I started, I got into it and plan on doing... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Hi and welcome to my stop on the Sizzix Marisa Pawelko Modern Surrealist Blog Hop! We were sent these funky little purse-shaped die-cutting machines called the SophistiCut, and I used the Fashion Cuff die to make leather and Czech crystal bracelets with ribbon closures. There are a lot of photos... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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I don't always get it right on the first try. This is the second version of my July Supernova Swap block. I was so excited to get to the second round that I chose the fabric, cut enough for both blocks and happily sewed the first one together. I liked... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Hi, and welcome to my stop on the Riley Blake Designs Quilted Cotton Blog Tour! I have a tutorial for an easy-sew gadget cover with French seams. I made a sleeve for an iPad, however, this tutorial can easily be adapted to fit a Kindle, Nook or even laptop. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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When the editor of FaveQuilts asked me if I'd like to participate in their 2014 Project Linus Charity Quilt Drive, I knew right away that I wanted to make a version of my recent quilt Sun & Sand. I had fabric left over, and I hope it will make a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Here's what I made to accompany my Supernova quilt block that I sent to Jess. We were to share 25 random things about ourselves and I used a Sizzix Matchbook Notebook die to create this set of 25 cards. Now the cat's out of the bag as to why my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
Hi Kelly - Thank you, and I know what you mean! I almost didnt say yes to the Supernova Swap because Im already in do. Good Stitches and Modern Instabee. 5-6 blocks a month is a lot, especially with all the other things on my to do list. :) Thanks for visiting, Karin
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The 12 x 16" pillow is my go-to sham size. I've made many over the years — some embroidered, one covered in buttons sewn on by hand. The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays — that and Thanksgiving — so I thought a festive little... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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I honestly didn't need another project (sound familiar?), but when Jess from Quilty Habit posted on Instagram that she was looking for a partner in the Supernova Friendship Swap, I jumped right in and said yes. I'm so glad I did! Hosted by Stephanie at Late Night Quilter and Sandra... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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I throw crafty projects for kids into the quilting and sewing mix from time to time. If I can keep the children engaged in an activity or game, I can spend more time at the sewing machine. We made these tangrams last weekend. So far, it's kept Annabel busy for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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As luck would have it, the Stacked Windmill block was chosen from Modern Bee by Instabee hive 15 members for May and June. Instead of just doing the one that was due for May, I cut all the fabric for the two blocks at the same time and wound up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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The Riley Blake Quilted Cotton Blog Tour kicks off today. I'm at the end of the tour and want to share the schedule so you can check out the stops along the way. If you're here as part of the Plum and June New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop, hi! Please... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Welcome to day one of the 2014 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop, organized by Beth at Plum and June. If you're new here, hi and thanks for visiting! My name is Karin; I grew up in Portland, Oregon and now live in Exeter, New Hampshire with my husband and two... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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I thought of you the entire time I was working with all the yellow triangles!
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I have a new quilt pattern and tutorial out today, and it's my first quilt for Sizzix. For the past year or so I've been collecting crab, lobster and fish fabrics to make a quilt for Colton. He was so excited that it was difficult to bind — he wanted... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Fat Quarter Shop is having a whopper of a giveaway. It's so big they've even made a video of all the prizes! The total value of this giveaway retails at over $6,300 and is divided into twelve prize buckets. Prizes range from fabric bundles and books to notions and many... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
Thanks - I was worried it was going to require more than simple lint removal. :D
Thanks! I blow the lint out casually when I change the bobbin, but this time it required the screw driver. I was worried I'd have to take it in, but once I got all the fuzz out it was back to normal Whew!
I love that that was your inspiration! I find ideas everywhere - I once embroidered a floral pattern that I transferred off a piece of toilet paper! Truly a smart block that you designed - thanks so much for visiting!
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My May do. Good Stitches blocks are done early! This is only because my to-do list for the month is crazy long and there are only ten days left to complete everything. Our Harmony Circle queen for the month asked for use to make two Modern Maples blocks in fall... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Hi Kitty! My 4.5-year-old daughter and 2.5-year-old son are big 'helpers' too. :) Glad to hear your two year old still naps.. Thanks for visiting!
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A printable PDF of this paper-pieced pattern will soon be ready to share with you. I had watermelon colors on my mind, and I thought of the popular smart phone game Fruit Ninja, where you slice fruit for points with your finger, ninja style. It's a good paper-pieced pattern for... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Hi Lin - thanks for visiting my blog! I'm enjoying the discussion group, too. I have a tutorial for my design wall: http://www.leighlaurelstudios.com/my-blog/2014/03/design-wall.html There are two panels that lean up against a wall or bookcase but aren't affixed to the wall so they can be moved around.
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This is fun. It's been a while since I've done a figure-it-out-as-you-go project, and I'm looking forward to seeing how this modern medallion quilt turns out. I have a couple of half-baked ideas for the rest of it, and I'll keep adding until I feel it's done. The center paper-pieced... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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