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PatSloan
Virginia
Quilt Designer and Host of the only all Quilting Radio show, Fabric designer, teacher, author and obessed with quilting.. you too?
Interests: Quilting!
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And I put together the 2nd quilt for a little girl I know Instead of the Orange border I share HERE, I went digging into my scrap box of 'One for You, One for Me' to see what other larger pieces I already had cut from making the quilts to to with the fabric line. I found the large pieces of Aqua coneflowers, put them up on the wall.. and way I went! I did use a cream inner border because I liked the calm of it. Contact your favorite Quilt shop to see if 'One for You, One for... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior podcasts! Author, fabric designer, and amazing quilter Nancy Rink is back with me today to share her story about her book El Camino Real and the quilts in it. Plus she has some fun projects going on that you will want to know about! http://www.nancyrinkdesigns.com/ Latifah Saafir has been sharing her work for years as the Quilt Engineer and I have followed along to see the fantastic quilts she makes. She has in her bio that “I learned how to sew when I was six and took it up... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
I love that all of you stopped in to see how I do fabric auditions!
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Author, fabric designer, and amazing quilter Nancy Rink is back with me today to share her story about her book El Camino Real and the quilts in it. Plus she has some fun projects going on that you will want to know about! http://www.nancyrinkdesigns.com/ Latifah Saafir has been sharing her... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
Fabric 101 is my on going series where I share how I use fabric. It might be a tutorial, it might be how I work with fabric, or like today, it's how I audition. My fabric line 'One for You, One for Me' from Moda is arriving in stores and I wanted to play with the scraps a bit to celebrate! I'm using up scrap squares and strips for two quilts that will go to two precious little girls in my family. I shared the first part of the border audition the other day HERE. You can also find all... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Theresa I did make the lining, it's from Moda Bakeshop ..thimbleanna's pattern
I love your round up posts.. and now I want a lighted sign in my studio.. ha!
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Well sometimes I'm very chatty! When 'shuffling' my studio stuff (read here) I came across a pile of squares left over from making quilts for my next fabric line One for You, One for Me. I put those up on my design wall last night and asked at my online Quilt Bee and Facebook if I should replace anything with the ONE extra green block I had. If you have been reading along at my Quilt Bee you learn the insider scoop, only shared HERE ! Center done, now auditioning borders This is for my little great niece! Click the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Let's to the Shuffle... do dodo doooo dah... Hum along! The Studio Shuffle.. want a peek? Usually twice a year I resort my studio space so I can start new projects My work ALWAYS starts with a list usually on the computer, but for 'The Shuffle' I like to go old school With a pink pen! My bins are full of things Beautiful, glorious, things Many things I'm not using for the future projects. First I unload it ALL yes ALL Some went in the hall Some on the table Oh my This makes me what drop everything and sew!... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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About twice a year my work load shifts and I start new projects. Usually I try and clean up my studio space by putting away things, sorting and giving myself a fresh clear area for the next set of projects. But this last year it didn't happen and my main studio had collected a lot of things that shouldn't be stored in here. So I'm doing my job to clear things and found.... A Blast from the past! Two mini quilts. I'm not sure HOW they got put into my studio, but I imagine I discovered them and thought I'd... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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The portrait is very special.. I will need to get red glasses now!
Isn't it fun to spot your blocks in my quilt!! Thank you!!
Thank you Colleen!
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I have been deep into work with either travel or doing the things here in my studio that can only be done in my studio... and I've not been keeping up with my 'Word of the Year' I am falling behind and I had promised myself I wouldn't do that. I had wanted to do the exercises each month and be super motivated! But it didn't happen that way. Do you remember my word? It's NOT the one above.. my word is BALANCE I decided that I was going to change it up and get organized! I decided that and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
Thank you for the notes! I'm having a blast figuring out how to get all the blocks together!
Another section of my birthday quilt is ready to share! First I want to show you some of the size differences of the blocks sent. The wee little half square triangles will finish to 1".. 1"!! And the block from South Africa has amazing fabric and is much larger. I did get a good selection of sizes sent in! Let's get to the next group.... Once again I roughed out how many I'd like to set together and put them all up on the wall to get a placement and plan for sewing. For this project I've gone back to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior podcasts! Author and Quiltmaker Karla Alexander loves to make amazing quilts that look harder than they are. You know her Stack and Shuffle series of books with Martingale. Her technique is super fun to do and you create these spectacular quilts. Today Karla is going to tell me about her latest book Stack, Shuffle, and Slide … she has some tips for fabric picking and sewing for easier quilting! www.saginawstreetquilts.com I knew I was going to love Melanie Testa when I walked up to her booth at the show... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior podcasts! Author and Quiltmaker Karla Alexander loves to make amazing quilts that look harder than they are. You know her Stack and Shuffle series of books with Martingale. Her technique is super fun to do and you create these... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
Onto the next section.. the middle and it will be added to the right side... fun fun! This section does not reach all the way across.. I'm working it in parts. Added more spaces and playing with those baskets at the lower left. This went faster than I thought... which means.. some are going to take a LONG time.. ha! My buddy Jane made this AMAZING Panda block.. See Jane's work HERE This is a very tiny, precious heart, look at the little hearts on the fabric! My super creative and amazing buddy Victoria sent me this piece which was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Onto the next section.. the middle LEFT side.. this is where the fun begins! I already had blocks grouped, and I'm adding and taking out as needed, but the grouped blocks give me a starting point. Do see that large heart? It's Corduroy! How fun is that? I added spacers and fiddled around until I came to this point. I put a medium black/white dot in the one spot as Option A. Then the larger black with white spots as Option B Took photos to see which one I liked better.... which do you like better? I went with the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
My Birthday Quilt TOP row! CLICK HERE to see last post Based on the comments left yesterday (HERE) my size should be BIG or BIGGER as in Go Big or Go Home! My thoughts exactly This is the top row It's about 102" at the moment. I want to share how I thought about that left section I added. The sticking the blocks on the wall phase seems like enough Shuffle Add strips.. Like it Sew it up! Added to the LEFT side of the top row which is LONG.. 102 " I counted the blocks 201 blocks.. wheeee! and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
Extra's will go on the back!! Well if you have a size different than what I list... tell me.. be a rule breaker.. wink!
When I was in Cincinnati teaching two people in the workshop told me they had sent me blocks for my Birthday quilt and asked how it was going. Well NOW is the time to start working on it again! They asked me how many blocks I'd gotten, and I couldn't remember.. so today I got everything out. The row I already pieced, 20" x 80". click the photo to see a larger image at my flickr page The ROUGH diagram of the sections to sew together I already know that I have more blocks than will fit this diagram!... Back... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I was SO delighted when Olfa asked me if I'd like to make a block for their 35th anniversary quilt ... how fun is that! They sent me this box full of goodies, with the guidelines to make a 6" block with yellow and black to celebrate their anniversary. Don't you think 6" blocks are so adorable? I got out a notepad and did a little sketch of a block I like it! They sent along the small cutter for me to try It's great for going around small pieces! And here we go! All stitched with my 50 wt... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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WORK STYLE I just had a 'slap my forehead' ah-HA moment while taking a walk. I figured out that I am so happy with what I do all day, that I enjoy my work life so much and put so much energy into it.. that by 6pm I am tired of my work for the day. I'm Done creating. Lately...After dinner I have not been able to force myself to do work projects. For years I did. I was fueled by the feeling that I did the 'fun stuff' in the evenings.. which is what I had done for so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog