March do. Good Stitches – Mosaic Block & Paper Piecing Tips

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I’m getting started a little early on March’s blocks because I know paper piecing might be new to some of my circle and I want to give you a little extra time. I’ve been inspired by Amy from During Quiet Time. She created a beautiful block called Mosaic in response to the Economy Block Quilt-a-long that’s happening on blogs and …

carlaMarch do. Good Stitches – Mosaic Block & Paper Piecing Tips
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Finished: Schoenrock Cross Pillow

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I’ve been quietly working away on a Schoenrock Cross (one of my bucket list items!) and made it into a pillow for the Montgomery County, MD Modern Quilt Guild Modern Art Challenge Swap. I was given one of Van Gogh’s “Almond Blossoms” by Susan as my inspiration. I don’t know her very well, but she brought the book “Pillow Pop” …

carlaFinished: Schoenrock Cross Pillow
Kaleidoscope

Blogger’s Quilt Festival: Kaleidoscope

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If you’ve come from the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, hello and welcome! My name is Carla and I’ve been quilting for about eight months now. I’m really enjoying it, and I’m thrilled to be participating in my first Blogger’s Quilt Festival! My entry is Kaleidoscope, a quilt made for two friends from college and their baby, due in just a couple …

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HST Journey

Finished: Kaleidoscope & HST Journey

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I have not one, but TWO finishes to share tonight. Why two? A wise woman once said done is better than perfect. I struggled to get half of my HST Journey quilted a few months ago and it’s been sitting in a pile ever since. If I’m honest with myself, I was never going to wrangle it through a second …

carlaFinished: Kaleidoscope & HST Journey

WIP Wednesday – Making progress

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Making progress, a photo by zaydia {modernbias.com} on Flickr. I keep adding things to the list but I am making some serious progress. All the labels are designed, printed, and rinsed/dried – ready for cutting and attaching. I was able to get 6 labels per sheet of printable fabric – four triangle/corner labels and two rectangle “regular” labels. I also …

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WIP Wednesday – Kaleidoscope nearing completion!

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My kaleidoscope is nearing completion! I took some photos yesterday – fighting the wind, dying light, and only 3/4 quilted but I’m just so pleased with it I had to share! I’m not sure what I’ll use for the binding yet, but I’ve been considering black, orange/red scrappy, or turquoise linen. Approximately 42″x54″ finished 3/4 quilted – vertical and horizontal …

carlaWIP Wednesday – Kaleidoscope nearing completion!

Wrong in the Head

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Yep. There’s something seriously wrong with me. I got this new book… and every time I think about it or look at it, I think I’m going to lose my shit. It is called 100 Any-size Star Blocks. It has some of the most complicated paper pieced stars in it! Yes. I love paper piecing that much! The entire book …

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