Birds

Here is another quilt made by Bonnie, pieced birds on a modern grey background and a bit of negative space to fill. I free-motioned around the birds in my favourite Angela-Walters-technique (just pick a few designs and repeat them randomly). For the border I chose the design “Taj Mahal”. It looks a bit like a chain-link fence all around, doesn’t it?

Birds




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Follow Me

Here is another excellent idea for using up scraps if you are like me and prefer a solid colour background behind all your scraps. This quilt was made by Bonnie. The blocks are fairly easy to put together, and there are lots of setting options. Bonnie’s quilt reminds me of birds in a flight formation, following each other. The pantograph she chose for her project is called “Ginger Flower”.

Follow Me




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Carol’s Log Cabin

This lovely blue and cream log cabin quilt was made by Carol as a gift for her son. We used the fabrics in her quilt as inspiration for the quilting pattern, and Carol chose “Wild Wind”, a swirly pattern, for her project.

Carol's Log Cabin




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Hunny Bunnies BOM – Block #4

March has been pretty wet around here but overall much better than predicted. There was always rain in the forecast but we had quite a few nice and sunny days in between, and I did get some gardening stuff done. My peas are going strong, even the ones that I planted before the cold spell in late February, and the spinach and lettuce are growing as well. A friend gave me some raspberry canes and strawberry plants last weekend, so I am not only growing vegetables this year but also trying my hand at some fruit. What I am most happy about though is my asparagus that I started from seed last year. It is coming back, and the spears are growing so fast that I can almost watch them grow, it’s unbelievable. Asparagus takes patience, and I am at least two years away from my first harvest but the spears actually look pretty good already, compared to the tiny stalks last year.

As for our bunny friend, he is experiencing Pacific Northwest weather this month… April showers. That’s why the Easter egg was already delivered in March. He has a huge umbrella, big enough to accommodate his ears, so he won’t get wet. And next month, the weather will hopefully be better and a lot warmer. The pattern (English/Imperial) is available for free download until the end of the month and will move to the store when the May block is released. NOTE: The next block will be released a day early, on April 30, so make sure you save the pattern right away.

067-04 Hunny Bunny #4


EDIT: Block #4 is now available for purchase if you missed the free download.



EDIT: Auch Block 4 ist jetzt auf Deutsch/in metrischen Maßen im Pattern Store verfügbar.





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Marcie’s Maze

Ginger made not just one, but two quilts using the pattern “Marcie’s Maze”. It was designed for layer cakes but I can also see a scrappy variation of the pattern that would look nice. All those straight piecing lines and the polka dots and circular flower shapes in the fabrics made us choose “Champagne Bubbles” as the quilting design for Ginger’s quilts.

Marcie's Maze I


Marcie's Maze II




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Black and White Log Cabin

This spectacular black and white log cabin quilt was made by Sandra. Doesn’t it look just fabulous? She chose the design “Diagonal Plaid Bias Cut” for her quilt, it picks up the secondary design created by the block setting and adds great texture.

Sandra's Log Cabin




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What I Am Working On: Hibiscus Blocks

It has been a while since I posted about what I am working on myself. I didn’t do much sewing last year, and when I finally found my mojo again towards the end of the year, I was so busy sewing that I forgot to take pictures. Now my progress is painfully slow again but today I finally remembered to take a picture and have something to show. These Hibiscus blocks are part of another monkey quilt, this one will be called “Jungle Monkeys”, and while the monkey is the same as the one in the Monkey Business quilt, it will be more of a “monkeys in the wild” quilt and have no human accessories or activities. I have assembled all the applique but not stitched around the pieces yet, so I still have a way to go, but I really like the look of the bright flowers on the green background.

Hibiscus



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Under Construction

These two almost identical quilts were made by Peggy. She used panels and surrounded them with other heavy machinery fabrics. I don’t have any construction-themed pantographs, so we settled on an abstract pattern instead and went with “Diagonal Plaid Bias Cut”.

Under Construction I


Under Construction II




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Western Stars

This Southwest-themed outdoorsy quilt was made by Gerry. The fabrics she used show all kinds of animals including bears and elk, so “Deer in the Woods” was an obvious choice for quilting.

Western Stars




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Stack-n-Whack Roses

Stack-n-Whack is another great technique for those large scale prints that seem too precious to cut into tiny pieces. I personally have never tried it but I sure enjoy looking at the results. This rose quilt was made by Linda, and I like the on point setting and the frames around the blocks in different colours, they look great against the black background. The quilting pattern Linda chose is called “Ground Cover”.

Stack-n-Whack Roses




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Polka Dot Safari

This darling little quilt was made by Gayle as a gift for a grandbaby. Aren’t those animals just super cute? My favourite is the zebra, I have to laugh every time I look at it. The quilt didn’t need an elaborate quilting pattern, just something abstract to put it all together, and Gayle chose “Diagonal Plaid Bias Cut” to finish her project.

Polka Dot Safari




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Hunny Bunnies BOM – Block #3

Welcome to March and hopefully spring! A couple of weeks ago we had the nicest spring weather, and I spent some time digging around the garden. It was nice and sunny and felt almost warm and I was eager to get some vegetable seeds started. And then the weather changed, cold air from Alaska came in, and suddenly we had -10 degrees Celsius overnight. So much for an early spring. The cold air has moved on, and we are back to normal rainy weather. With all the craziness in the world right now I am really looking forward to puttering around the garden again, it keeps my mind off things and makes me feel much calmer.

Spring means Easter, and although Easter isn’t until April this year I have decided to publish the Easter block in March. Our little bunny friend is bringing the biggest Easter Egg he can carry, complete with a bow. This is another fairly simple block. Be creative with the fabric you use for the egg. My purple floral is fairly conservative, you can go all out here with your craziest scraps. The pattern will be available for free download until the end of the month and move to the pattern store when the April block is released.

067-03 Hunny Bunny #3


If you missed the free download in March, the pattern is now available for purchase in the pattern store. I have also created a discount bundle for the first three blocks, if you missed more than just one download.




Das Problem mit der deutschen Version der Hunny Bunnies ist behoben. Alle drei Blöcke sind nun einzeln oder als Bündel zum Sonderpreis im Pattern Store erhältlich.





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