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Fire in the Sky for Curated Quilts

Posted by Megan Ellinger on

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...

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EPP Plus Quilt Cutting File!

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Although I may be the slowest hand piecer out there, I really enjoy having a handwork project going.  I have a bad history of starting a lot of EPP projects and abandoning them in the orphan block basket but this plus quilt WILL get finished!  I have all the units assembled, I just need to get them all attached.   I'm using all cotton and steel fabrics for my quilt but this would be a great way to use up scraps or a jelly roll!  Mine are sized to use a 2.5 by 2" piece of fabric for each of...

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The County Fair!

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This year, I decided to enter a few of my recent quilts in the county fair!  I've never entered anything competitive like this but I knew having a quilt hanging in the show would at least give me the push to go and see all the other beautiful quilts that had been entered.   The quilt category is broken down into sizes of quilt and then by technique.  I entered my Candy Hex Quilt in the lap quilt, pieced and quilted by the entrant category and my Swoon Quilt in the bed size, pieced and quilted by the entrant categories. ...

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You Tube Channel

Posted by Megan Ellinger on

I've been working on creating some content for a youtube channel!  I'll be posting a few snippets of the quilts I'm working on and showing you a bit of my design process/decision making, along with some quick and dirty style tutorials on quilting designs. Look for content at least weekly! Here's the link:  Tiny Orchard Quilts on Youtube!

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The Finished Candy Hex!

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The Candy Hex quilt is done!!  Read on for more on my decision making and overall plan for this quilt.

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