*Patchwork Patterns 318 Blog Hop and Give Away*
I'm so happy you stopped by my blog for the Patchwork Patterns 318 Blog Hop! Patchwork Patterns 318 is a Japanese sewing book by Kumiko Fujita. It has recently been published by World Book Media for the first time in English! The book is written for hand sewing but can be easily adapted to sewing on your machine using foundation paper piecing or freezer paper piecing. I decided to make a few projects from the "Girls Night Out" section of the book. The patterns are adorable and the perfect…
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Poor Lil' Punky
Good Morning! Here in Iowa we are headed into Fall – my favorite season. I love the cooler temperatures and to see the leaves changing color. Then there are some of the foods that I associate with the change of seasons - I made pumpkin bars last week, and have been thinking about different soups to make during the cooler days. And, we can’t have Fall without having pumpkins! A few months ago, “Simple Quilts and Sewing” magazine asked me to design a pin cushion for their fall issue - the…
More Paper Pieced Water Birds - Made By Marney
Thanks for all the “water bird” suggestions you shared with me this week. I was inspired to create enough blocks to put together a lap quilt. This Flamingo will measure 8″ wide by 16 1/2″ high, unfinished. I decided not to limit myself to just birds from the northwoods of Wisconsin. Since I adore flamingos, … Continue reading More Paper Pieced Water Birds →
Super Card Trick FREE Block Pattern!
When I joined the 4 x 5 Modern Quilt Bee I wanted to find a new block that had not been used much before. I'm always on the search for fun n...
Evening Star Block Tutorial // Summer Sampler Series — Swim Bike Quilt
This is a tutorial for the Evening Star block, first posted in 2011 as part of the Summer Sampler Series—a collection of 12 free block tutorials provided by Faith Jones, Lee Heinrich, and I. Each year, we host a block of the week Summer Sampler Series, which you can find here.