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My Biggest Quilting Failure

Today is August 1 which means there are just EIGHT more days of summer vacation.  EIGHT.  I can smell the school supplies and new shoes which means I'm finally going to be able to get back to work around here! It was a busy summer but mostly I just tried to keep myself and the kids cool.  We played in the garden, grew a bunch of stuff, canned a zillion jars of pickles, and made apple butter from our very own apple trees.  This isn't tiny orchard quilts for no reason!  We have 13 or so fruit trees scattered around the yard and I have plans to squeeze in a few more things this fall (hello, cherries!!). The quilty parts...

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The Charlie Quilt!

Its pattern release day!  So exciting!  Say Hello to the Charlie Quilt! This one has been in the works for a while and it has been so hard to not share it with you until now!   I loved sewing up this quilt as it was right in my fun quilting wheelhouse: layer cake squares, simple cutting, and big blocks.  I made the first version using a layer cake of Tula Pink's Zuma with an eye-searingly bright Kona Chartreuse background. I loved it but made another version after I refined the cutting instructions to help those pesky points come together more easily.  I still love this version though and can't wait to quilt it up. I chose stark black and white...

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Fire in the Sky for Curated Quilts

This little 13x13 quilt is my submission for Curated Quilt's next issue.  The theme for this issue is curves and I used the selected color palette to piece together some improve curves. I've been wanting to try out an idea about including the raw edge of the selvedges in a quilt.  I find their furry little texture really fun and this seemed like a perfect place for it.  After I pieced it, I handquilted it with chartreuse, white, and pink thread.  I decided to go with a facing for this quilt since a binding would be proportionally large. If my quilt is selected, I'll be shipping it off to Curated Quilts in January!  I don't often make many mini quilts...

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