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Celebrate Christmas in July with the Holiday Friends quilt

As kids revel in the freedom of summer vacation, quilters know it is time to think about the gift-giving season and start on those Christmas quilts. New fabrics are arriving in stores and I was inspired to update one of my first patterns. I invite you to celebrate Christmas in July with our Holiday ...

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forest glow quilt by True Blue Quilts
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Glorious Greens {January 2022 Island Batik Challenge}

The first challenge for the 2022 Island Batik Ambassadors was right up my alley. I love to create monochromatic quilts - in fact I wrote a whole book about them! So I was thrilled to receive the Glorious Greens bundle and take on the Step By Step Challenge.




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Inspired by Leah Day

Have you heard of Leah Day?  I discovered her blog years ago, shortly after she began the Free Motion Quilting Project, an effort to create 365 free motion quilting designs.  Leah Day makes beautiful quilts and is an inspiration to me as an independent quilt business owner.  I was thrilled to be a g...

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Three Ways to Choose Quilt Colors

In Quilting 101*, we learn that designs are built on contrast. When it's time to choose quilt colors, many quilters start out with a dark design on a light background. Gradually we learn to use a wider range in our color palette and medium fabrics creep in. Visit the Quilting Room with Mel for an in...

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