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BLOSSOM BLOG HOP

Welcome, Friends, to the Stitching Stars Blossom Blog Hop. Blossom. This word can mean so many things to everyone. With spring starting, we think buds and blooms. I think about the way the word describes how my venture into the quilting industry is going. With a lot of care and tending it is starting to bud and bloom. Since the Sew Pro convention in the fall, I have slowly but surely made progress towards my dream of becoming a pattern designer.   There is so much more than just writing a pattern.  There is social media and self promotion, there is technical knowledge to learn, and there is a business to…

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Strawberry Picnic

This was a strange February.  The weather went from snow to spring and back again.  The warm weather had me thinking of Spring and picnics. Picnics can’t happen without picnic blankets, right?  Here is mine, I’m all ready to go! This pattern is very quick and easy to put together.  I used duck canvas as…

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Emoji

First, let me apologize for not posting in 2 months!!  I can’t believe I’ve been so lax.  However, the laziness hasn’t extended to the sewing room.  I’ve been quite busy there! It is Bravo time!  I posted last year about the books written by my son’s fourth grade class that I bound for them and…

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By the Chimney

I heard that Nancy Zieman was having a Christmas Stocking Challenge and I just had to enter!  It was finally the reason I needed to purchase a pattern I had been eyeing. These gorgeous snowflakes by Joanne Kerton of CanuckQuilter.com.  I first learned of this pattern when I met Joanne at SewPro.  I have a heard…

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Sew Pro Convention – Giveaways!!!

Where do I start? I have a been a Stay at Home Mom since my eldest was 5 months old.  She’s almost 14 now.  My youngest is in first grade.  When he started kindergarten friends would ask me what my plans are now.  I replied that I just wanted to spend time in my sewing…

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Tula Tuesday – Quilt Top

It all comes together!! First, a little note.  When you are adding the setting triangles and find you have some overhang, don’t worry.  Leave the little dog ears and keep going.  It will all work out in the end. Do you get nervous putting the quilt top together?  I do.  After all that work making…

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Tula Tuesday – Group 4

We did it!  All the blocks are ready to go!! Well, I am actually very close.  I have 5 of 6 blocks done this week.  I mis-cut one of the templates and didn’t have enough left over fabric to make a new one.  I called my local quilt shops and noone had this fabric so I ordered it online. I ordered the wrong color! So, I am waiting for another package to arrive.  I ordered backing for the quilt as well while I was at it. This up coming week is going to be a busy one.  I will be putting this quilt top together and preparing a special blog.…

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Tula Tuesday – Group 3

Look how sweet this week’s blocks look! They are just lovely. Not much new for me to report this week.  The blocks went together very smoothly and I even was able to work on other things this week. Linda asked me if there is enough fabric to cut the pieces for the fan bigger.  The quick answer is yes. Your fabric is 9 inches wide and you are cutting one strip, some are 7 1/4 inch and some are 6 1/2 inch.  You can cut these widths up to the 9 inches. You then cut 6 rectangles from each strip at 4 inches each.  That is 24 inches all together.…

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Tula Tuesday – Group 2

Did you have an easier time this week?  Now that we know what we’re doing the next few weeks should just breeze on by. I used this week to work on ways on making that first seam between pieces one and two easier.  I found this great tutorial by QuietPlay.  @rachaelknitsandquilts reminded me of another tutorial from We All Sew.  This is the tutorial I relied on for this week, with a few changes. First, I traced section two to the back side of the paper. Second, fold back the paper along the sewing line between sections one and two. Now here is where I go a little off book.…

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Tula Tuesday – Group 1

Welcome back to our Tula Tuesday  Fandango Quilt Along.  We are finally SEWING.  This week is about getting all the bugs out since we are following the same directions for the next 5 weeks. Slow and Steady is not only the name of the fabric line, but it is really really good advice on creating this piece.  Keep it in your mind as you work along. Honestly, it didn’t go too bad.  I did rip out some seams and discover I cut one piece of fabric wrong (so far), but nothing that wasn’t fixable. Here are the supplies I gathered. Directions, fabrics, paper templates, rulers, add a quarter ruler, fabric…

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