Quilting Gallery http://quiltinggallery.com Quilting Gallery Wed, 18 May 2016 23:31:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 My Splendid Sampler Block: Inspector Sidekick http://quiltinggallery.com/2016/05/05/splendid-sampler-block-inspector-sidekick/ http://quiltinggallery.com/2016/05/05/splendid-sampler-block-inspector-sidekick/#comments Thu, 05 May 2016 15:00:28 +0000 http://quiltinggallery.com/?p=25677 Today's the DAY... it's my turn as designer for The Splendid Samplerâ„¢. Welcome to all of the participants. I'm thrilled to be included in this epic sampler journey we are all creating.

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Today’s the DAY… it’s my turn as designer for The Splendid Samplerâ„¢. Welcome to all of the participants. I’m thrilled to be included in this epic sampler journey we are all creating.

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My block is called Inspector Sidekick and honours all of my furry family members. Animals, both dogs and cats, have been a part of my family since I was a young child.

My family's first dog, Pepper.

My family’s first dog, Pepper.

In my early twenties, I enrolled in dressmaking classes at the local community college. At this time, Pal lived with me, and I was spending a lot of my spare time completing the homework assignments. This meant spending a lot of time at the sewing and serging machines.

My first  baby, Pal.

My first baby, Pal.

Pal was not at all impressed that he couldn’t be on my lap while I was stitching. Being a mischievous kitty, he found his revenge, by biting through all of my serger threads when I was sleeping or at work. This was 25 years ago, and let me tell you, those old sergers were a bear to thread.

Pal helping me make a string quilt.

Pal helping me make a string quilt.

My second baby was Daniel. He spent many hours with his head hanging over the back of the couch watching what I was working on at the cutting/sewing machine.

Daniel was a great quilt inspector.

Daniel was a great quilt inspector.

Now my best buddy and quilting inspector is Milo. He’s 4 1/2 years old now, and hangs out with me in my office/sewing studio all day long. He drags his bed around the room, depending on where I’m working.

Milo!

Milo!

Mom, I'm ready for my first quilting lesson.

I’d love to hear about your own quilting inspectors. Leave a comment below or jump over to my Facebook Community to share a picture.

My Block – Inspector Sidekick

Download my free Splendid Sampler block here: Inspector Sidekick.

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My block has lots of little pieces, so take some extra time to cut as accurate as you can. I found it helpful to label the pieces after I cut them, so I didn’t get mixed up.

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I used Aurifil 2325 in 50 weight for piecing. This is a great neutral thread colour and worked perfectly with my fabrics.

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Bonus tip: Don’t forget to square-up and trim your half-square triangles before assembling them into blocks. This trimming step will really help with the overall accuracy of your block.

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Finally, thank you for visiting! I hope you have fun making my block and I’ll be watching for the photos in The Splendid Samplerâ„¢ Facebook group.

Bonus Blocks

Head over to my pattern site, Aiming for Accuracy to download my free Block Library tutorials.

Download 5 Free Quilt Block Tutorials

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20 Adorably FREE Easter Sewing Projects http://quiltinggallery.com/2016/03/01/20-adorably-free-easter-sewing-projects/ Wed, 02 Mar 2016 03:48:02 +0000 http://quiltinggallery.com/?p=24544 March brings us many things including Easter, this year. Here are 20 absolutely free sewing/quilting tutorials for you to enjoy and make this month.

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March brings us many things including Easter, this year. Here are 20 absolutely free sewing/quilting tutorials for you to enjoy and make this month.

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Honey Bunny
Honey Bunny

Bunny Face BagBunny Face Bag

Folk Art BirdsFolk Art Birds

Felt Easter BasketFelt Easter Basket

Easter Egg Cosy ChicksEaster Egg Cosy Chicks

Felt BunnyFelt Bunny

Easter Butterfly EggsEaster Butterfly Eggs

Easter Egg Place MatEaster-Egg-Place-Mat

Patchwork BunnyPatchwork-Bunny

Bunny Pencil Topper or PinBunny Pencil Topper or Pin

Easter BunnyEaster Bunny

Easter ChickEaster-chick

DIY Felt BunnyDIY Felt Bunny

Hen Easter Egg WarmerHen Easter Egg Warmer

Ruffled Fabric BasketRuffled Fabric Basket

Bunny Easter BasketBunny Easter Basket

Easter Egg Felt OrnamentsEaster Egg Felt Ornaments

Sweet Floppy BunnySweet Floppy Bunny

Spring Chick PlushieSpring Chick Plushie

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Beginner-Friendly Quilting Pattern: Cobblestone Mats http://quiltinggallery.com/2015/11/20/cobblestone-mats/ Fri, 20 Nov 2015 18:59:06 +0000 http://quiltinggallery.com/?p=24397 Earlier this month, my swap participants kept the mail carriers around the world busy delivering their Cobblestone Mat table runners.

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Cobblestone Mats - Collage

Beginner-Friendly Quilting Pattern: Cobblestone Mats – Collage

Earlier this month, my swap participants kept the mail carriers around the world busy delivering their Cobblestone Mat table runners.

Here are the three variations that I created of this pattern:

Cobblestone Mat - Table Runners

For the quilting, I used Aurifil 12wt thread to add dimension to my diagonal cross-hatching design:

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Below is a large selection of the photos from the swap participants. I just love how each person took my pattern, and made it their own, to give to their new quilting friend.

Judith Newman

Judith Newman

Joy Gunter

Joy Gunter

JeniRuth Jovanovic

JeniRuth Jovanovic

Janis Ware

Janis Ware

J Swanson Miranda

J Swanson Miranda

Holly Nielson

Holly Nielson

Donna Coppin

Donna Coppin

Beverly Arason-Gaudet

Beverly Arason-Gaudet

Ashley Lorenzen

Ashley Lorenzen

Wendy Robinson

Wendy Robinson

Valerie Bennett

Valerie Bennett

Sheila Bennion

Sheila Bennion

Shannon Diaz (pink)

Shannon Diaz (pink)

Shannon Diaz (purple)

Shannon Diaz (purple)

rosemary-stock

Rosemary Stock

Rhonda Nielsen

Rhonda Nielsen

Patty Rocha

Patty Rocha

Patricia Regular

Patricia Regular

Kate Dinsmore

Kate Dinsmore

Cathy Jeter

Cathy Jeter

Birgit Schramm

Birgit Schramm

Purchase: Cobblestone Mat

As you can see by the lovely examples shown above, this pattern is super versatile. It sews together very quickly and would be great as gifts for your loved ones.

Purchase Cobblestone Mat

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Celebrating Our Fifth Year Together http://quiltinggallery.com/2015/11/11/celebrating-our-fifth-year-together/ http://quiltinggallery.com/2015/11/11/celebrating-our-fifth-year-together/#comments Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:48:25 +0000 http://quiltinggallery.com/?p=24367 For those of you long-time blog readers, you might remember when I first brought Milo home, back in 2011, Milo came to live with me. He was just 10 weeks old. While Canada celebrates Remembrance Day and our American friends celebrate Veterans' Day, I also remember the day I picked up sweet Milo. He has changed my life in so many ways!

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For those of you long-time blog readers, you might remember when I first brought Milo home, back in 2011, Milo came to live with me. He was just 10 weeks old.

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Here’s a photo from 2012 of Milo. At just one-year-old, he was still learning all of his manners and tricks. He certainly learned that cuddling on top of the quilts was super comfy.

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Here’s Milo at two years old. This was the year, that I started to cut his hair/fur. Since he’s a Yorkie ShiuTzu mix mainly, his hair grows really fast. Now, he gets at least three hair cuts a year.

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He’s overdue for a haircut now, but it will be Winter soon, and I’ll mainly be focussing on his private areas, and around his face and head. His neck hair grows the fastest. As Winter is approaching, I’ll leave his body hair alone.

Here’s Milo at three years old. He loves to cuddle with my quilts or with the Afghan my mom made me. Soft and comfortable for him!

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Here’s Milo at four years old. At the end of 2014, we moved to a new home. Milo adjusted very well to his new surroundings. In this photo, Milo had lost his ball underneath the TV cabinet and wanted me to get it for him.

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While I had to come up with some new rules for him in our new home, with respect to the stairs leading to the basement, where the bedroom is, he quickly learned that he has to wait until I’m either down or up the stairs. The first few times, he came very close to tripping me on the stairs.

In our new home, we have street access, so Milo has been able to meet our neighbours and other dogs that walk by. He just loves being outside, any chance he can get. Occasionally, he will bark at the noises outside, but generally, when he gets to meet the people causing the noise, he’s perfectly happy.

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While Canada celebrates Remembrance Day and our American friends celebrate Veterans’ Day, I also remember the day I picked up sweet Milo. He has changed my life in so many ways!

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A4AII: Participants’ Quilt Tops http://quiltinggallery.com/2015/11/05/a4aii-participants-quilt-tops/ http://quiltinggallery.com/2015/11/05/a4aii-participants-quilt-tops/#comments Fri, 06 Nov 2015 02:01:04 +0000 http://quiltinggallery.com/?p=24321 Earlier this month, I released the latest Aiming for Accuracy II quilt-along lesson. Lesson 16, is the ONE when participants put together their centre quilt top. For me, as their teacher, it's the most exciting lesson of all! I am thrilled to share some of their photos today.

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Earlier this month, I released the latest Aiming for Accuracy II quilt-along lesson. Lesson 16, is the ONE when participants put together their centre quilt top. For me, as their teacher, it’s the most exciting lesson of all! Next, they’ll be adding the three borders that finish the A4AII quilt.

While, I will share some photos in the near future on this blog, of my own quilt-along progress, today, is all about my quilt-along participants. I am thrilled to share their photos below. I’ll do a second post of participants’ blocks in the near future too.

Donna Bubar Lockhart

Donna Bubar Lockhart

Elsie FitzPatrick

Elsie FitzPatrick

Evelyn Hollinger

Evelyn Hollinger

Gordeen Darbee Sherwood

Gordeen Darbee Sherwood

Gwenne Beck Pottier

Gwenne Beck Pottier

Janet Zucchero Smith

Janet Zucchero Smith

Claudia Sands Mielke

Claudia Sands Mielke

Jeanne Girard Mather

Jeanne Girard Mather

Judy Aguilar Quilt 1

Judy Aguilar Quilt 1

Judy Aguilar Quilt 2

Judy Aguilar Quilt 2

Linda Hnatt Chin

Linda Hnatt Chin

Marion Destounis

Marion Destounis

Patti Eder

Patti Eder

Paula Woods

Paula Woods

Yaffa Yassaf

Yaffa Yassaf

Amy Stuck

Amy Stuck

Angie Miller

Angie Miller

Ann Thompson Parfrey

Ann Thompson Parfrey

Becky Beall

Becky Beall

Angela Duhon

Angela Duhon


Do you see WHY I’m so proud of my students? Each and every quilt is absolutely unique and gorgeous. Everyone should be very pleased with their results.

While the quilt-along wraps up this month, you can still join the quilt-along and work at your own pace, sharing your progress in our Facebook Group.

At the beginning of December, my A4AII pattern price will increase. Save now, and join the quilt-along. You will also get the final, published pattern, when it’s available December 7th.

Purchase the Quilt-Along

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Machine Quilting with Style, by Christa Watson http://quiltinggallery.com/2015/09/25/machine-quilting-with-style-by-christa-watson/ http://quiltinggallery.com/2015/09/25/machine-quilting-with-style-by-christa-watson/#comments Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:57:17 +0000 http://quiltinggallery.com/?p=24254 Today, I'm excited to be a stop on the Machine Quilting with Style Blog Hop hosted by my BQF (best quilting friend) and NEW author, Christa Watson. Plus, I'm giving away one membership to my Mini Quilt Club.

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Happy Friday Everyone,

Today, I’m excited to be a stop on the Machine Quilting with Style Blog Hop hosted by my BQF (best quilting friend) and NEW author, Christa Watson.

Machine Quilting with Style Blog Hop

What makes this book special?

I’m always on the look-out for books that I consider to be timeless and great as a reference book, that one can return to over and over again, learning something new each time. Machine Quilting with Style, in my opinion, fulfils those requirements.

Machine Quilting with Style

Why do I think this is an excellent book?

Here are a few reasons why I think this book is, not only excellent, but also a great resource to have in your quilting studio:

  • It includes 12 pieced projects that range from the definitely modern-style, to the more traditional style, in my opinion.
  • It covers BOTH walking foot and free motion quilting designs, which I’ve never seen in another book.
  • Not only does it include the quilting designs that Christa chose for the 12 projects presented, but she includes numerous tips and lots of advice, on how those quilting designs can be used in your own projects.
  • The book includes numerous quilting design options, most of them geared toward a beginner and some more complex. However, each design option includes several tips to help you succeed.
  • I don’t, personally, see a cohesive style to the 12 projects presented in the book. For me, that’s fantastic, as the styles are so different, and that leads to many quilting design options, that the reader can then use on their own projects.

Let’s explore some of the projects included in this book. All photography is credited to Brent Kane.

Broken V

Broken V

Colour Crystals

Colour Crystals

Rain

Rain

Of all the quilt designs in the book, this is my favourite, Facets:

Facets

Facets

I love both the finished quilt and the quilting designs chosen:

Facets Quilting

Facets Quilting

In January 2016, Christa will be hosting a quilt-along on her blog, focussing on one of the designs from her book. She has a one-question SURVEY for you to enter, selecting which design you want to do for the quilt-along.

Enter the Survey

Might I suggest, humbly of course, that you choose the Facets design. I really do love all of the little pieces, the opportunity to use up various scraps making the blocks, and the quilting designs are just fantastic.

Ok, that’s it for me … click the link below to view the Blog Hop schedule and to purchase Christa’s book:

Purchase Machine Quilting with Style
& Visit More Blog Hop Participants

Inspiration for the October Mini Quilt Club Pattern

If you’ve been following my posts, you will know that I am experimenting and learning new quilting designs/options for my Mini Quilt Club patterns.

I have the October mini quilt designed, called Bear Necessities. Here’s a sneak peek:

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I’ll be using a collection of fall-inpsired fabrics to complete this mini quilt. Additionally, I was inspired by the straight-line quilting design used in Christa’s quilt from her book, Little Man’s Fancy.

Little Man's Fancy

Little Man’s Fancy

For the October Mini Quilt Club pattern, I have the design complete, the fall-inspired fabrics chosen, and now, the quilting design in mind, based on Christa’s quilt. This weekend, will be spent completing my mini quilt. The October pattern will be available October 1st.

Mini Quilt Club Give-Away

As part of this blog hop tour, I’m hosting a give-away for one of my readers. I’ll be giving away a full membership to my Mini Quilt Club.

To enter the give-away, just leave a comment below answering the following: “What is your favourite season? And why?“. For me it’s Summer, as I love the long evenings of sunshine and the hot, hot heat.

Winner will be chosen randomly on the morning of Monday, September 28th. If you’ve already purchased the Mini Quilt Club, I’ll refund your full purchase price, should you win the give-away.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Michele

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For the LOVE of Learning … All Craftsy Classes on Sale http://quiltinggallery.com/2015/09/24/for-the-love-of-learning-all-craftsy-classes-on-sale/ http://quiltinggallery.com/2015/09/24/for-the-love-of-learning-all-craftsy-classes-on-sale/#comments Fri, 25 Sep 2015 02:36:07 +0000 http://quiltinggallery.com/?p=24216 Making is what you LOVE, Learning, is how you get there. For a limited time, shop 550+ on-line Craftsy classes at $20 (USD) and under. I share some of my favourite classes too.

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Making is what you LOVE, Learning, is how you get there. For a limited time, shop 550+ on-line Craftsy classes at $20 (USD) and under.

Social Quilting

I have been enrolled in Craftsy classes since their very beginning. I love being able to watch the classes whenever, and how often, I want. My two most-watched classes are: Creative Quilting With Your Walking Foot and Big Techniques from Small Scraps. It is so wonderful to be able to take classes from international teachers, that I wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity to learn from.

About a month ago, I told readers of my newsletter about a new class offering: Quilting with Rulers on a Domestic Machine.

Craftsy Class Quilting with Rulers on a Domestic Machine

This class has been very popular and we’ve had some great discussions about this topic in my Facebook Group. If this is a technique that interests you, here’s another class that I have really enjoyed and found inspirational: Machine Quilting with Templates.

Machine Quilting with Templates: Creating Design Perfection

I often get questions on how to create a t-shirt memory quilt made from a loved one’s old t-shirts. I was happy to see this new-ish class: The Ultimate T-Shirt Quilt.

The Ultimate T-Shirt Quilt

I love paper piecing, and have written my own Paper Piecing Tutorial for Beginners booklet; however, this class, Pain-Free Foundation Piecing with Cristy Fincher, has me very intrigued. I’ve watched/read other tutorials by Cristy and find her techniques worth trying.

Pain-Free Foundation Piecing

Speaking of paper piecing, here’s an intermediate class, with the famous Peggy Martin, that I have really enjoyed: Quick-Strip Paper Piecing.

Quick Strip Paper Piecing

My final class recommendation is for those that have a little extra padding on their bodies, like me. The Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design class, with Barbara Deckert, is fantastic. I’ve learned so much from this class. If only I had time to work on making my own clothes. One day, one day!!

Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design

Shop the Craftsy Class Sale

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Straight Line Quilting My Penny Candy Mini Quilt http://quiltinggallery.com/2015/09/14/straight-line-quilting-my-penny-candy-mini-quilt/ http://quiltinggallery.com/2015/09/14/straight-line-quilting-my-penny-candy-mini-quilt/#comments Mon, 14 Sep 2015 16:51:58 +0000 http://quiltinggallery.com/?p=24174 See how I quilted my Penny Candy mini quilt using my walking foot. Plus, get the Craftsy class: Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot at less than half price.

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Hello everyone,

I hope that you have had a wonderful Summer and are now settling into the Fall quilting season. The transition has been made easier for me, as we’ve had several days of cool temperatures and lots of rain (yuck). It’s like the Fall weather has decided to just hit us big time, so that we realize Summer has come to an end. Oh well, enough about the weather, let’s talk about quilting.

At the beginning of September, I announced my new Mini Quilt Club. Starting September 1st and running through until February 1st, 2016, I will be releasing a new mini quilt pattern to club participants.

Join the Mini Quilt Club

The first Mini Quilt, released September 1st, is Penny Candy. Included in my pattern for this quilt, are three layout options, as shown below:

Straight Line Quilting penny-candy-mini-quilt

I have chosen this layout option for my mini quilt:

my-layout

In fabric, here are the other two layout options:

penny-candy-options

For my mini, I chose to do straight line quilting with a walking foot. The Craftsy class, Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot with Jacquie Gering, is fantastic and I learned many tips and advice that helped me with my quilting.

To get started, I focussed on the triangular corner lines, following the piecing lines. I first stitched in the ditch following the piecing lines, then I stitched half way (~1/2″) through each segment. Then I went back and stitched half way through each segment, resulting in lines that are ~1/4″ apart.

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I love the beautiful cross-hatching that formed in the middle when the corner lines intersected.

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Once the corners were done, I stitched in the ditch the centre section following the piecing lines, in both directions.

sid-front

sid-centre

To stitch the middle lines, instead of drawing them first or using painter’s tape, I used my free motion quilting ruler as a guide and stitched along the edge of it with my walking foot. Note that in the photo, I’m not centred, I ended up using the red line I’ve drawn on my ruler as the guide.

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Once the centre lines were stitched, I then eye-balled the next lines, which are ~1/4″ apart, and stitched in the middle of the previous stitching.

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Finally, I went back and stitched another line through each of the 1/4 lines, resulting in lines that are ~1/8″ apart. I decided to only stitch the centre section in one direction.

centre-front

centre-back

I’m really pleased with how this mini quilt turned out. Yes, my lines are not perfectly straight, nor are they evenly spaced, but I love it anyway. I found this type of quilting to be very enjoyable. I used two full bobbins of Aurifil 50wt thread just for the quilting.

Here are photos of the finished front and back:

finished-back

finished-front

Exclusive Craftsy Class Savings

Are you interested in learning how to enhance your quilting with your walking foot? You’re in luck as our friends at Craftsy have given me an exclusive discount, just for my readers. Between now and the 17th of September, save more than 50% off on the Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot class.

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Winter Wonderland: My Milo Mini Quilt http://quiltinggallery.com/2015/08/02/winter-wonderland-my-milo-mini-quilt/ http://quiltinggallery.com/2015/08/02/winter-wonderland-my-milo-mini-quilt/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 03:10:47 +0000 http://quiltinggallery.com/?p=24109 I'm really excited to have been asked to participate in the Winter Wonderland Sew-Along, hosted by our friends at the Fat Quarter Shop.

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Hello Quilting Friends,

I hope that you are having a wonderful Summer. Mine has been filled with “getting things done” around my home and for my businesses, mixed in with some stitching time as I can. I just love this time of year, and try to spend as much time as I can outside, working in my garden, hand stitching outside and taking Milo for long walks.

I’m really excited to have been asked to participate in the Winter Wonderland Sew-Along, hosted by our friends at the Fat Quarter Shop.

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Below are the details and links for this event:

  • Winter Wonderland designer is Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company.
  • The sew-along runs from now until early September, on the Jolly Jabber Blog.
  • Purchase the Winter Wonderland book.
  • Use the hashtag #verysherrichristmas to share your progress.
  • Connect with Sherri on Facebook.
  • Follow the Fat Quarter Shop on Facebook.
  • Follow my page, Quilting Gallery, on Facebook.
  • The Winter Wonderland book contains 12 blocks and 12 different projects, using the blocks. For the sew-along, we are making the Sleigh Bell Sampler Quilt, which includes one of each of the 12 blocks, set in a unique layout, as shown below.

    ISE-WinterWonderland-850

    I was lucky enough to be on the computer when the email came out for us sew-along participants’ to choose our block. Of course, I chose the Scottie dog block to make. While my Milo is definitely not a Scottie dog, he is small, fluffy and short!

    I decided to give Milo a bath and a hair-cut for his appearance on the blog today. Here he is in his wet and scruffy self:

    Milo wet and scruffy puppy

    Scruffy Milo

    Here’s Milo after his hair-cut. He was mad at me, so he didn’t want to face me for a good photo. Notice his adorable bow tie, similar to the Scottie dog quilt block.

    milo-cut-1

    milo-cut-2

    In case you’re new to the blog, Milo is a Yorkie Terrier and Shiu Tzu mix. He’ll be FOUR next month. I’ve had him since he was eight weeks old, and he often makes regular appearances here on my blog. Here’s his “Want to be my friend” blog post.

    Enough about my Milo, let me show you what I’ve done for this sew-along. I really like the way Sherri set the blocks in the Sleigh Bell Sampler Quilt, so I chose to make a Milo mini quilt, using the same setting.

    Here are my fabrics cut-out. The numbered fabrics represent my mini quilt borders. Refer to the book for the dimensions. The fabric without a letter/number is for the binding of my mini quilt.

    my-fabrics

    Here is my Scottie/Milo block complete. I chose to use a teal blue for the bow tie to match Milo’s collar:

    scotty

    This photo shows the borders stitched and ready to apply to my Milo mini quilt. I wasn’t sure on the orientation of the hour-glass units in the corners.

    borders

    Here’s my final mini quilt, as you can see, I opted to rotate the hour-glass blocks. I just love how this turned out.

    completed-mini

    I plan to quilt this mini by hand, then add the red binding shown in my fabrics above. I’ll be sure to share the finished mini quilt on my blog when it’s done. I’m a really SLOW hand quilter, so it might take me a while to get to it.

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    I hope you’ve been inspired by my post to join the Winter Wonderland Sew-Along and/or purchase Sherri’s wonderful Winter Wonderland book.

    Will you be making a mini quilt, like mine, to feature your beloved dog? Let me know in the comments.

    As always, happy quilting!

    Michele

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    Just about every mail day for the past six weeks has brought me at least one, often several, colourful quilt blocks from my Aiming for Accuracy II quilt-along participants.

    These blocks will be used for the back of my A4AII quilt. You can see the first 29 blocks to arrive here.

    Here are the latest blocks to arrive:

    quilt-along participant blocks

    quilt-along participant blocks

    quilt-along participant blocks

    quilt-along participant blocks

    I love each and everyone of them. I haven’t decided yet how I’ll lay them out for the back. Do I sash them, or stitch them together in small groups with wide borders in between the groupings? Still thinking about it.

    68 quilt-along participant blocks

    While it’s too late to send me a block now, you can join the quilt-along FUN at any time. Purchase the quilt-along here.

    Aiming for Accuracy II - Quilt-Along

    While I know it is tempting to just start at the current lesson, I strongly recommend that you progress through this quilt-along by starting at Lesson 1, as each lesson builds upon skills learned previously. You can also view the A4AII Lesson Summaries and Participant Blocks.

    Happy quilting,
    Michele

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