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Blog: Oh Joy!
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{Mini: Whistle & Flute ice cream tank, Thief and Bandit leggings, Zara sandals. Me: Urban Outfitters earrings, Boden floral top, Gap shorts, Loeffler Randall sandals.} Continue »
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I Love to have a reason to QUILT!!! To Celebrate National QUILT Day I plan to finish sewing Scrap Happy Shoofly blocks! Not many more to do, but I am thinking I want a queen size quilt, so that means sewing up just a few more blocks than you see. I find it SUPER exciting to get blocks up on the wall.. what about you? Ta Da!!! PLUS a PS .. because I can.. wink! When you are sewing scrappy blocks.. do you start to have favorites? Two of these have become Favorites of my.. the Aqua/Green block.. and the... Continue »
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The design wall has by far been the most valuable addition to my studio. I don't have a wall large enough to dedicate to permanently attached panels, so I wanted to make a sturdy, two-piece design wall that could be moved around the house as need be. It was important... Continue »
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Welcome to the Typepad Master Class! If you've ever wanted to delve into more advanced trickery with your blog's design, the Master Class is for you. Topics covered in this series are for the adventurous... Continue »
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Blog: Craftside
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A while back, I posted a cute page from 20 Ways to Draw a Cat and 44 Other Awesome Animals that featured 20 ways to draw a hedgehog, and today I have another inside peek into the new book Drawing... Continue »
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We recently announced that we were beginning to roll the sidebar image uploader and author photo configuration options out of Beta. We're happy to announce that the rollout is now complete and all users should... Continue »
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Blog: U-handblog
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Hi guys, it's Skye here! Lisa is super busy writing again at the moment. In case you didn't already know Lisa is designing girl's clothing patterns. They will be published by the same folks who published her books. The patterns... Continue »
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Riley Blake Designs is the sponsor of the 3rd annual Modern Quilt Guild members fabric challenge. Several months ago we each received six fabrics, the five you see above in the paper pieced pattern and a solid grey. The challenge was to make anything we wanted with the fabric, as... Continue »
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A few weeks ago, we announced two new features for our Beta Team to try out: the sidebar image uploader and author photo configuration options. We're pleased to announce that testing has gone well for... Continue »
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We are having a super lively discussion OVER HERE and how to make scrappy Quilt binding came up. I so happen to be finishing a UFO with scrappy quilt binding.. so I thought I'd share what I do! x I am doing single binding, straight of grain, cut 1.5" wide. BUT you can do this with any width binding. I am using random lengths. I do happen to have more of the paisley fabric. So I have cut that into chunks so they will be set every other one with the other fabrics. I don't want a whole SIDE of... Continue »
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For the show today you are going to love meeting Janet Clare, learning about Antique spool cabinets (swoon worthy stuff!) and then spending time with me and Sue Garmen chatting the quilt life. Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior shows! One of the true delights... Continue »
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I am honored to again be the host of Aurifil's FREE block of the month! Each month I'll interview the designer and I'll make my version of the block. Theme for this year's block is a woman that inspired the designer. I'm looking forward to learning about all the women in these designer's lives. Our January Designer Brigitte Heitland is from Germany and her company name is Zen Chic. I've decided to use the grey fabrics in my Bobbin's and Bits line along with some green and orange Brigette used the 'Flip and Sew' method, which I LOVE. I have... Continue »
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Confession.. I've never made a dresden plate.. well maybe one.. in my first sampler.. and I think 2014 is my year to make one! So how do you make a Dresden Plate block? There are many versions of the plate and just as many ways to assemble them. I selectd several Dresden plate tutorials that I really like .. I like the mulitple sizes here and the layout of the fabrics for the blades. I think the blade color placement makes a huge difference in what the plate looks like http://www.polkadotchair.com/2012/08/tutorial-dresden-burst-baby-quilt.html/ Ann has a whole series of PDFs on how... Continue »
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Welcome to Typepad 101! Whether you want to add some new features to your blog's design, or simply make your blog more functional, Typepad 101 has you covered. This tip is suitable for bloggers at... Continue »
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Welcome to Typepad 101! Whether you want to add some new features to your blog's design, or simply make your blog more functional, Typepad 101 has you covered. This tip is suitable for bloggers at... Continue »
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Following on from what I mentioned about routine, I have been wanting to alter parts of how my day flows. And friday i wanted to do a gentle activity that... Continue »
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Eight blocks really starts to give a sense of what the quilt will look like! I'm excited to introduce you to the Aurifil August Designer of the month, Jill Finley and her block "Take it Easy" Jill gave us a light of 'light space' on this block. Let's look at all my blocks together When I went to select the fabri for my block I made sure to have all the other blocks up on my design wall. I wanted to see how the color was going. Some blocks have a lot of the background, some have purple, .... some... Continue »
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Blog: Simplify
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Okay, these are in progress photos, not after photos. (I feel like I've said that before?) After I've hung some stuff on the walls, installed hardware, fluffed pillows, made children get dressed, etc. I will post a few more. And... Continue »
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Finally! Today we are showing you our new fabric for the first time. But before we do, here is what inspired the collection. If you regularly read our blog, you know that my mom and dad recently moved. What you might not know that they moved from the house my family has called home since my dad was little. More than 60 years ago. The whole thing has been bittersweet for me- happy my mom finally got a new house that she loves, but sad to leave "home". So we decided to dedicate this fabric line to that place we... Continue »