Sunday, August 30, 2020

Lots happening! Don't miss out!

Just had to write a post here to keep you up on all the exciting things going on this month!

Quilting Around the Block - U.S.  tour continues 


Week 1 - Massachusetts - Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
Week 2 - Alaska - Appliques Quilts and more
Week 3 - Washington - my own design

Pick up the free pattern here.
Purchase a printed pattern with fabric kit here.


Week 4 - California Poppy (my version)


Find the pattern at AlwaysExpectMoore.com


Week 5 - Florida Manatees - Off the Wall Quilt - Find the pattern information here.


Designer's Tips and Techniques - September Edition 


Tuesday September 1st 
2:00 PM  Annette Ornelas  https://www.facebook.com/southwind.designs/  
3:00 PM  Kate Colleran  https://www.facebook.com/SeamsLikeaDreamQuilts  
5:00 PM  Marlene Oddie  http://www.facebook.com/kissedquilts 
6:00 PM  Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis  https://www.facebook.com/tamarinis  

Wednesday September 2nd 
12:00 PM  Teresa Weaver  https://www.facebook.com/yoursewingfriend  
1:00 PM  Cherry Guidry  https://www.facebook.com/CherryBlossomsQuiltingStudio/  
2:00 PM  Nancy Scott  http://www.facebook.com/MasterpieceQ 
4:00 PM  Sue Griffiths  https://www.facebook.com/duckcreekmountainquilting/  
5:00 PM  Swan Sheridan  https://www.facebook.com/swanamitystudios  
6:00 PM  Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis  https://www.facebook.com/tamarinis  
7:00 PM  Bunnie Cleland  https://www.facebook.com/TriangleFrenzy  

Thursday September 3rd 
12:00 PM  Debbie Wendt  https://www.facebook.com/Wendt-Quilting-280123925340667  
2:00 PM  Daisy Aschehoug  http://facebook.com/warmfolk  
3:00 PM  Becca Fenstermaker  https://facebook.com/prettypiney 
4:00 PM  Patti Carey  https://www.facebook.com/Pattis-Patchwork-464368707643825  
5:00 PM  Heidi Pridemore  https://www.facebook.com/heidipridemorewhimsicalworkshop  
6:00 PM  Reed Johnson for Blue Bear Quilts  https://www.facebook.com/BlueBearQuilts  
7:00 PM  Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio  https://www.facebook.com/dragonflysquiltingdesignstudio  
8:00 PM  Scott A Flanagan  https://www.facebook.com/4thandmaindesigns 


Garden Party Row-Along kicks off September 8


Can't wait to show you what I've got in store for my own row,
but I'm also using multiple rows to create a scene for Show and Tell day at the end.

I'll do a full post of the schedule on the kickoff day, so please return to check it out on Sept. 8!

Hope you're staying healthy! Happy Sewing!







Saturday, August 15, 2020

Around the block - Washington Apple



Hi! Marlene here, welcoming you to the next block in our Around the Block hop - US Tour. I live in Grand Coulee, WA where I have a small quilt shop and provide long-arm machine quilting services. I also enjoy designing unique quilts and am excited to share this block design with you as part of this project.




Every apple isn't perfect, so don't get too stressed about getting the angles just right on the corners of the apple. This is a forgiving design and will be just right with however you make it.

If you've got kids going back to school, maybe this is just the design you need to make something for your favorite teacher.

In my sample, I've used a directional 'grass' fabric for the background. It isn't that difficult to maintain the direction--really!!





Tutorial for this block - Corner to Corner Method
When thinking about the direction of the background, I lay the fabric the way I want it to be in the end, then flip on the same diagonal I'm going to sew. If you fold along the diagonal you can verify the positioning will be correct after you sew it.


Pick up the free pattern here.
Purchase a printed pattern with fabric kit here.
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Sign-up for my approx. monthly email here.

Blocks so far:

Coming up....


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Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, August 9, 2020