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How to Quilt Feathers--a new Youtube Series!

I've started a new series of videos--all about quilting feathers!  The first two videos are up and cover basic construction and some petal variations.  There will be a new video each Monday, so be sure to subscribe to my channel!  

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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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Big Changes!

I've spent a lot of time thinking hard about Tiny Orchard Quilts and what it is I really love to do.  After a lot of thinking, I've come to the decision to end fabric sales. I love fabric--really!  However, it takes a lot of time to order, sort, manage inventory, deal with taxes, paperwork, and create all the listings for each fabric.  That time that is taken away from other goals--like writing patterns, making youtube video tutorials, and working on my own quilts.  My remaining inventory will be up in my Etsy Shop. Now--the more exciting side of the coin!  I have a STACK of quilt designs that have been sitting around waiting for my time.  I have three currently...

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