Block #6 from Skyfall is here!

Block #6 from Skyfall is here!  Each month there will be a link to a FREE pattern for one of the stars in Skyfall, with measurements and directions.  We’ll start with the smaller and simpler blocks, and then move on to larger and more complex blocks.  You, too, can...

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Solitaire – Adding the Borders

The center is complete on Solitaire, and now I'm adding the borders. The next two borders are strips of fabric.  You don't want to simply sew the strips on and cut off the ends to match.  No, no, no!  You need to measure the left side, down the middle, and the right...

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Skyfall Block of the Month #5!

Block #5 from Skyfall is here!  Each month there will be a link to a FREE pattern for one of the stars in Skyfall, with measurements and directions.  We’ll start with the smaller and simpler blocks, and then move on to larger and more complex blocks.  You, too, can...

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Solitaire – Putting the Top Together

The Card Tricks blocks and sashing are done.  Now it's time to put the rows together. I have 20 Card Tricks blocks, which I'll be laying out 4 across by 5 down.  There is sashing between the blocks, so there will also be sashing rows between the block rows.  This...

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Solitaire – Card Tricks Blocks

In my last blog post, in preparation for making the Card Tricks blocks, I sewed 84 Half Square Triangle blocks, 160 Combination blocks, and 20 Hourglass blocks with my Tucker Trimmer.  Now, I'm using these to construct the Card Tricks blocks.     It's...

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A New Project – Solitaire

My new project in the works is Solitaire - Deb Tucker's version of the Card Tricks pattern.  I'll be teaching Solitaire at a quilting retreat at Divine's Fabric Nook in Cranston, RI in February.   First, I cut up all the pieces needed for the top.  For once, my...

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On to my next project . . .

I know it's been a while since I've posted anything about ongoing projects.  I've been so busy lately (teaching, lecturing, judging) that I haven't had much time for sewing.  I finally got a free weekend (yay!) and planned to get some samples done. My studio tends to...

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Skyfall Block of the Month #4!

We're on Month #4 of the Skyfall Block of the Month!  Each month there will be a link to a FREE pattern for one of the stars in Skyfall, with measurements and directions.  We’ll start with the smaller and simpler blocks, and then move on to larger and more complex...

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Skyfall Block #3!

We're on Month #3 of the Skyfall Block of the Month!  Each month there will be a link to a FREE pattern for one of the stars in Skyfall, with measurements and directions.  We’ll start with the smaller and simpler blocks, and then move on to larger and more complex...

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Whistle Stop Tour Prize Winner!

  Congratulations to Laurie K., winner of the Kathie Beltz Quilt Designs pattern packet on the Steam Engine Whistle Stop Tour!  Laurie has won a set of three patterns:  Around the Pond, Stella, and my new pattern, Gemma!     Thanks to everyone for...

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