Tag Archives: Electric Quilt

Ninja Stars: A Visit with Bea Lee

Today we’re welcoming quilt designer Bea Lee as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! Bea designed the Ninja Stars quilt featured in our new September/October ’16 issue, and she’s going to tell us how this design came to life: Ninja … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 10

Hi and welcome to block 10 in the 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along. Have you been able to keep up? If you need to catch up on the sew along, previous posts are available here. You can find kits for the 100 Blocks Sampler … Continue reading

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Electric Quilt Creative Spark

Each issue of our magazine contains a fantastic column from our friends at Electric Quilt. This features tells you about all the nifty functions of their quilt design software. So many of our quilt designers use Electric Quilt to design … Continue reading

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Electric Quilt Revs Up Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks

The staff at Electric Quilt Company decided to have a little fun with Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 5. Of course they used EQ’s digital version of this issue, which gives you so many options. If you like having your blocks … Continue reading

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Quilt Designer Insights: Part 2

Magic Stars is a quilt design by Janice Averill in the Sept/Oct issue of Quiltmaker. It’s a fascinating design with so much potential for different looks. The QM Scrap Squad had a terrific time making scrap quilts from this pattern. … Continue reading

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Quilt Designer Insights: Part 1

We’ve been fascinated with Janice Averill’s Magic Stars design from Quiltmaker’s Sept/Oct issue. The Scrap Squad had a terrific time making different versions of it. The block is not what you might be expecting from a quick glance at the … Continue reading

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The Evolution of a Butterfly Block

Many of my designs for 100 Blocks are inspired by nature. Knowing that 100 Blocks volume 9 would released in May, I decided to go for something springy. I searched for ideas in Google  images. Butterflies? That says spring! Who … Continue reading

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QM Staff Inventory: I Love Tradition–with a Twist

It was the first day of first grade and I was ready. I had my Big Chief writing tablet and a pristine box of 16 beautiful Crayola crayons. I could hardly wait to break it open. As we were given … Continue reading

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Creative Spark from Electric Quilt

For every regular issue of Quiltmaker, the folks at The Electric Quilt Company write a column-lesson called Creative Spark. In print, Creative Spark gives a few ideas for things you can do using EQ7 quilt design software to vary the … Continue reading

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Unswerved by Curves

Have you checked out our fun foundation patterns in the July/August ’13 issue? Two of the foundation patterns also have curves: Shayla and Kristy Wolf’s Piccadilly Circle. . . and my Sparkling Bubbles quilt. Do you avoid patterns that call … Continue reading

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