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Karin Jordan
Exeter, New Hampshire
Stitch | Sew | Design | Create | Share | Enjoy
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Today is my stop on the Riley Blake Flannel tour. Our cat, Ed, is quite the character (aren't they all?) and I've been wanting to make him a personalized cat bed. Warning: I am not a professional pet photographer! :) This bed can be flipped over and used 'upside down';... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Jessica Levitt's new Cascade line for Windham Fabrics is fabulous. I grew up in Oregon with the Cascade mountain range in my peripheral vision everywhere I went, so I was most excited to see what Jess was up to. With its roots in Art Nouveau, Cascade has an aesthetic that... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Leigh Laurel Studios
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My Instagram bio says, "Mostly sewing and quilting but sometimes it involves glue." This is one of my no-sew projects that involves paper, a Sizzix die, ribbon and adhesive tape. Annabel recently turned five and she had a bounce house birthday party with her friends. I enjoy making containers for... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Leigh Laurel Studios
Your quilt is coming together so nicely, and I'm in love with the Kona Bluegrass!!
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To celebrate the first anniversary her book Quilty Fun: Lessons in Scrappy Patchwork (an It's Sew Emma publication) Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet designed this fun birthday cake quilt block. It's not paper pieced; it's all traditional piecing and goes together faster than you might think. For the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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The moment I saw this fabric I knew I wanted to make a Halloween quilt with it. It's Witch Hazel by October Afternoon, kindly provided for this tutorial by Riley Blake Designs. It was designed with Halloween in mind but could be easily adapted to any color scheme. For the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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I'm calling these blocks I made for do. Good Stitches my Murphy's Law blocks. You know, "If something can go wrong, it will." I love how they turned out; it was the process that threw me for a loop. First off, I misread the instructions. I overcomplicated things. If I'd... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Today I'm part of the Christmas Keepsakes Blog Tour hosted by Shabby Fabrics. This tree is one of nine blocks in the ten month Block of the Month quilt. My first thought when I received this tree block kit was where was this when I started quilting?! I chose the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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I would like to introduce Shabby Fabrics as a new sponsor. This online shop has been in business for nine years, and these are the lovely people who make it all happen. Led by owner / designer / commercial airline pilot (wow!) Jennifer Bosworth, Shabby Fabrics is known not only... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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This week the new Legacy brand launched its products in Spotlight stores in Australia. Many months ago Pellon asked me to remake two of my popular designs for tear sheets that would be available in Spotlight stores and for their new Legacy web site, using fabrics from Spotlight. This blue... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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I finally made a mini. There are a few low-light areas in the upstairs hallway that need cheering up and this flower petal-style Dresden will do the trick. I used the Sizzix BigZ L Die - Dresden Plate, Large with my Fabi to quickly die cut the 24 petal shapes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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It's almost October (?!) and I realized I never posted my bee blocks from August. I had so much fun with these improv inset stripe blocks for do. Good Stitches. The blue and yellow feels nautical — one with red stripes would complete the trio. My guess is that someone... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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I've been rather impatiently waiting to share these projects. I posted on Instagram that I was looking for pattern testers for Fruit Ninja (available for free here), and these talented ladies were kind enough to say yes. The diversity of projects is amazing. Thank you so much Cheryl, Elizabeth, Drea,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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I did it. I finally cut into my Wee Wander. What held me back? I'm not entirely sure, but my idea came together when I let go of my notion that I needed to cut it up into small pieces. This is part of my 'keep it simple, stupid' plan... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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As a thank you to all my supportive readers, I am offering Fruit Ninja as a free pattern. There are two pages — the paper piecing template and the cutting instructions. Based on what I've seen from my terrific testers, many variations can be derived from this simple pattern. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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It's National Sewing Month, and today I'm sharing a tutorial over at Seams & Scissors for a quilted jewelry drawer liner. I used three fabrics from the Cotton + Steel Basics line to make a liner with sections for different types of jewelry. It helps keep my bracelets and necklaces... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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1. Sea Glass Table Runner 2. Neon Ninja Star 3. Patchwork Sketchbook Cover 4. Tree Ornament 5. Scrappy Tumbler Baby Quilt 6. Laptop Sleeve 7. Sunny Throw Quilt 8. Bird Ornament 9. Sun & Sand Quilt I was tagged in the Around the World Blog Hop last week by Jennifer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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I made this quilt for a friend who had a baby recently and by 'recently' I mean about nine months ago. I pulled this fabric last March to make my daughter a quilt; all the paper piecing is done on that, I just need to put it together. There was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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It's nearing the end of summer here in New England, but I'm not ready to let it go just yet. This sea glass-inspired table runner brings beachy vibes indoors for when the days start getting shorter. Please visit the Sizzix blog here for the full tutorial. I used the new... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Just a quick post today to send you over to the new Seams and Scissors blog where I was interviewed as part of the FaveQuilts Talks series. I'm a designer on FaveQuilts. If you've never checked out their web site, I encourage you to do so — there are tons... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Mormor. I've been wanting to make something with it. When Fat Quarter Shop asked me if I'd like to participate in the Jelly Roll Jam II blog event, I chose this wonderful Lotta Jansdotter line to work with. Jelly Roll Jam II is the latest in Fat Quarter Shop's Shortcut... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Congratulations to #166, Joanna, the winner of Fat Quarter Style! She wrote, "Summer was ages ago for me! I love buying Christmas fabrics at 50-75% off. At the begninng of this year I bought enough cuts for backings for only about $4 :D". The Random Number Generator at Random.org chose... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Pretty new fabric can either be a great motivator or a terrible distraction. Cotton + Steel has managed to be both for me. It arrived and I immediately designed a quilt for it. Dishes? WIPs? Deadlines? Stinky children? Hungry husband? Garden weeds? As a weekend guilty pleasure I allowed myself... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Today is my stop on the Fat Quarter Style Book Tour - welcome! Fat Quarter Style is the second It's Sew Emma book to be released by Fat Quarter Shop. There are 12 fun quilt patterns in four sizes included in this new publication, complete with diagrammed cutting instructions. You... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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I'm thrilled to be able to finally share this Ebb and Flow quilt pattern. When Kate Spain's Sunnyside came out I immediately bought a lovely stack of fat eighth precuts from A Vintage Fairytale. Then I put it on a shelf and stared at it. It took me a while... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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