Check Out Our Row on the In My Neighborhood Row-Along!
Nov16

Check Out Our Row on the In My Neighborhood Row-Along!

I recently designed a row for Quilter Chic’s Row-Along, called “In My Neighborhood”.  I know that no matter where I or Lynn live, both of us will have animals around us. I will have cats (potentially with a dog), and Lynn will have Saluki hounds.  It was a natural choice then for me to create a design that featured the furry friends in our lives. The full row is 6 x 48″ finished, and feature birdhouses and dog...

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Blogging the Belinda Quilt: Finishing Touches
Jul18

Blogging the Belinda Quilt: Finishing Touches

Welcome to the final installment of the Blogging the Belinda Quilt series as we walk through tips and inspiration to make this giant hexagon quilt. In previous weeks, we’ve looked at some simple ways to make pieced hexagons, and some ideas to spice it up with some trickier arrangements. In this final blog, we’ll look at how the border might change to accommodate the aesthetic of the pieced hexagons, and some quilting tips....

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Blogging the Belinda Quilt: Piecing Hexagons
Jul04

Blogging the Belinda Quilt: Piecing Hexagons

Welcome to the second week of the Blogging Belinda series! Last week I talked about selecting fabrics and a bit about how fabric value works in this quilt pattern. This week we’ll be looking at two ways to make pieced hexagons for the quilt using various shapes of scrap fabrics. One of the easiest to make using existing strips. For the sake of this sample, I used 2 1/2″ strips from fabrics that coordinated with my feature...

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Blogging the Belinda Quilt: Selecting Fabrics
Jun27

Blogging the Belinda Quilt: Selecting Fabrics

We’re coming up on a year since we launched our digital quilt pattern line, and I wanted to spend some time revisiting one of my favorites, the Belinda giant hexagon quilt. This pattern was originally designed as a layer cake quilt, using all 42 10″ squares to make the giant hexagons.  What I love about it, though, is that you’re not tied to a layer cake to make the quilt; Lynn and I have both recently used fat...

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In My Neighborhood – Row 2
Feb16

In My Neighborhood – Row 2

This month’s row design for the In My Neighborhood quilt along is provided by Uncle Paul’s Quilt Company out of Utah.  If you missed the first row, you can catch up rather quickly from Quilter Chic before you scoot over to this month’s design. Paul brought us Pinwheels in the Garden for row 2 with a mix of piecing and applique techniques.  I stuck to some florals and a mix of prints for the pinwheels to go with my...

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In My Neighborhood – Row 1
Feb12

In My Neighborhood – Row 1

I’ve been remiss in announcing and posting pictures for the “In My Neighborhood” quilt along, hosted by Quilter Chic!  I (Pam) am designing a row for November, which means I’ve got lots of lead time to see what everyone else’s creative ideas are. The first row was posted by Cheryl of Quilter Chic in January, and it gave all the designers and participants a starting point from which to build the...

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