Greetings from Patrick Lose from the Iowa State Fair

Iowa State Fair White Christmas

One of my quilt designs featuring my “White Christmas” collection displayed at the Iowa State Fair. I knew the sledding snowmen print would be great as a fussy-cut fabric and from what I’ve seen from those using it, we all had the same idea smile emoticon Quilted by the insanely talented Jessica Gamez. Please visit Jessica’s Quilting Studio on Facebook.

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Whatshaderu Blog Hop Elizabeth from andpins handmade

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Hi! I am Elizabeth a quilter who leans towards modern living in Maryland. I am on IG as @andpins and am blogging again at andpins.com! I am thrilled to be a part of the #whatshaderu blog hop today. I was floored when RJR approached me to participate, but I didn’t hesitate to say yes. Fast forward seven months and here I am with my Wonky Runner!

I chose a palette of grays, white, and mustard for my bedroom.

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I had a great time playing with the Cotton Supreme solids and working in a slightly less accurate style then I’m used to. It was a great way to stretch my comfort limits and work through some creative fears. I was aiming for a slightly off kilter and wonky look, which I think I accomplished. I struggled a bit on how to quilt it. Originally, I was going to matchstick it evenly with gray and a pop of mustard thread here and there, I paused halfway through to look at my progress and fell in love with the texture that the uneven spacing added to the quilt. My seam ripper and I had a date one evening!

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Pop over to my blog for more photos and to find out my inspiration, cutting instructions, and a chance to win a bundle!

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Leave a comment below to earn a second fat quarter from the fabrics that was chosen.

RULES FOR ENTRY

Entry 1:Subscribe to Elizabeth Timmons’ Blog andpins and leave a comment here

Entry 2:Follow Elizabeth Timmons’ instagram and leave a comment here

Summer Quilt Along with Sandra Clemons ~ Quilt Layout

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Cut Sashing, Posts, Borders, and Binding

Light Gray – Cut 1 strip 16 1/2” x WOF and 2 strips 2 1/2” x WOF to subcut 20 logs 2 1/2” x 16 1/2” for sashing.

Red – Cut 4 squares 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” for posts.

Border 1:

§ Cut 6 strips 2 1/2” x WOF. Stitch the strips end to end to cut the following.

à Side Borders 2 1/2” x 52 1/2”

à Top and Bottom Borders 2 1/2” x 56 1/2”

Border 2:

§ Cut 6 strips 1 1/2” x WOF. Stitch the strips end to end to cut the following.

à Side Borders 1 1/2” x 56 1/2”

à Top and Bottom Borders 1 1/2” x 58 1/2”

Border 3:

§ Cut 7 strips 6 1/2” x WOF. Stitch the strips end to end to cut the following.

à Side Borders 6 1/2” x 58 1/2”

à Top and Bottom Borders 6 1/2” x 70 1/2”

Binding:

§ Cut 7 strips 2 1/2” x WOF.

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For finishing and sewing instructions, head on over to Sandra Clemons’ blog post. Share your pictures with us on RJR’s Facebook Page, or on Sandra’s Facebook page.

Pixie Party reveals Dashing with the Stars

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Keep your head up, and cast your dreams to the stars! Featuring fabrics from the Jinny Beyer Palette and RJR’s Handspray, Dashing with the Stars is a stunning collage of on-point variable star blocks accentuated by churn dash sashing and a series of borders. Learn Sharyn Craig’s Cutting Corners technique to create floating effects behind blocks. The quilt finishes at 61 by 78 inches. The pattern includes instructions for 2 additional sizes. So what are you waiting for? Make a dash for this pixie perfect project.

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The Pixie Party kits are beautifully made and packaged in the USA. The Dashing with the Stars kit comes completely pre-cut, even the subcuts. See how Dashing with the Stars comes together in the video tutorial below.

Summer Sampler Block 9 with Sandra Clemons

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Cut Block 9

Light Gray:

§ Cut 1 square 4 1/2” x 4 1/2”. (B)

§ Cut 2 logs 2 1/2” x 8 1/2”. (C)

§ Cut 2 logs 2 1/2” x 12 1/2”. (D)

Scraps – Use scraps to cut 39 squares 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”. (A)

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For finishing and sewing instructions, head on over to Sandra Clemons’ blog post. Share your pictures with us on RJR’s Facebook Page, or on Sandra’s Facebook page.

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#Whatshaderu Blog Hop with Amanda of 3and3quarters

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My name is Amanda and I’m a twenty-something Modern Quilter and Blogger from Sydney Australia! I love to sew, bake delicious cakes, embroider, eat chocolate and drink lots of tea! After making my first quilt the year after I finished high school, I was instantly hooked and knew I would be quilting for the rest of my life! Currently I’m enjoying writing and sharing about my quilting adventures on my blog and only recently have taken to making quilt block tutorials and other crafty related videos on my YouTube channel. This is the first blog hop I’ve been invited to join and I’m so excited and thankful to be taking part!

The Name of her quilt design is called, Crown of Thorns Mini Quilt.

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Blog: 3and3quarters.net

Instagram: @3and3quarters

YouTube: Amanda Rolfe

Facebook: 3and3quarters

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Make sure to head on over to her blog, 3and3quarters.net, and leave a message on her post to be entered in to win a fat quarter from the fabrics that she chose.

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Summer Sampler Block 8 with Sandra Clemons

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Cut Block 8

Light Gray – Cut 3 squares 5 1/2” x 5 1/2”, then cut diagonally once to make 6 half square triangles. (A)

Dark Gray – Cut 3 squares 5 1/2” x 5 1/2”, then cut diagonally once to make 6 half square triangles. (B)

Navy – Use Template C to cut 4 diamonds.

Aqua – Use Template C to cut 4 diamonds.

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(Print the template on paper, but make sure in your printer setup the print does not adjust the size. Cut the shape out with ‘paper’ scissors along the dotted line. Then, lay the template on top of the fabric, and use your acrylic ruler to cut the shape out. Place the 1/4″ line on your ruler to the solid line on the template, this will give you an accurate cut, then if you were to line the ruler edge to the dotted line. Don’t lift your ruler until all sides are cut, simply rotate the ruler.)

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For finishing and sewing instructions, head on over to Sandra Clemons’ blog post. Share your pictures with us on RJR’s Facebook Page, or on Sandra’s Facebook page.

Thread the Needle Day

Today is National Thread the Needle Day. It is either a day of celebrating sewing, or can metaphorically mean working through two opposing viewpoints and attempting to work through issues together.

Today will be spent going through scraps at home and making a few projects. Share with us how you will be celebrating #ThreadTheNeedleDay for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Alex Anderson’s Red Collection.

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