Category Archives: Quilting Inspiration

It’s All About Brown: Design as You Go – Part 4

Back again, for part 4 of It’s All About Brown: Design as You Go. I haven’t progressed as much as I’d hoped on my brown quilt (Aren’t all quilters ambitious about how much they will be able to accomplish in … Continue reading

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Fall Road Trips, Hot Air Balloons & Quilts

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year to spend some time taking a scenic drive or a mini road trip. The leaves are turning stunning shades of red, orange and gold and the weather is still nice … Continue reading

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Quilts of Fall Festivals: Autumn Leaves

The falling leaves drift by my window, the autumn leaves of red and gold … Last week we had our first snow of the season here in the Denver area. It’s not at all uncommon for us to get some … Continue reading

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I Love Applique: Stems

Since I love to do floral applique, stems are a big part of my applique process. I have two favorite ways of making stems, one is the Clover Bias Tape Maker and the other uses Bias Press Bars. Both methods … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Quilt Break: Diary of a Prize-Winning Quilter

Sherry Reynolds knows a thing or two about show quilts, that is, quilts made specifically to be entered into major quilt competitions. Her America, Let It Shine won best of show at the 2012 International Quilt Festival in Houston in … Continue reading

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Charmed, I’m Sure – Free pattern with lots of variations + giveaway

Hi! Welcome back to Charmed, I’m Sure. I’ve been sharing lots of tips and patterns with you for different ways to use these addicting little 5” squares of fabric—and there’s a lot more to come. The pattern I’m sharing with … Continue reading

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Freeform Block of the Month – Month 1

Oh my gosh, I’ve survived my first month of the Freeform Block of the Month project! I’m so pleased. I’ve already got all my blocks sewn and I can’t wait for the next shipment! In this first month, we made … Continue reading

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I Love Applique! Making Shapes

To start my appliqué the first thing I do is make a template of the shape using heat resistant Mylar or Templar. I trace the pattern onto the Templar using a fine point Sharpie [see photo 1 below – click … Continue reading

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It’s All About Brown: Design as You Go – Part 3

In Part 3 of It’s All About Brown I’m continuing my quest to incorporate brown fabric in a village theme quilt, along with a scrappy collection of bright solids, tone-on-tones and prints. I’m taking a very organic improvisational approach to … Continue reading

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Finding the Right Quilting Treasures

Given time, every quilter collects and savors some special treasures. They might include favorite tools, certain fabrics or a favorite fabric company or even special techniques that are used over and over. In this blog we’ve pulled together some of … Continue reading

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