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Quilting Journey

Ring-a-Ling... A Christmas in July Quilt Project
Can you believe the midway point of the year is approaching quickly in a few days? And, that means Christmas in July will be upon us soon, which makes it the perfect time to start planning and creating your holiday...
First Bloom Quilt... featuring Little Witch

I am so honored to be sharing my latest make with you today featuring the adorable Halloween collection, Little Witch, that Jennifer Long has graced us with for Riley Blake Designs.

Personally, I’ve never been a big fan of Halloween. Maybe it’s because as a little girl I was scared of the dark and disliked going out to Trick or Treat. The only thing about the holiday that I enjoyed was decorating the house with Halloween decorations. So when I saw the Little Witch collection something about it drew me in...

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Berry Sweet Placemats... Free Pattern

I’m super excited to be sharing this FREEBIE which is an adorably scrumptious strawberry place-mat pattern. Which features the delightful Picnic Florals collection by My Mind’s Eye. The Berry Sweet Place-mats is a free pattern. It includes traditional piecing along with appliqué, making it great for a beginner quilter. 

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All Texas Shop Hop Magazine Feature

Are you a quilter in Texas? If so, you're in for a treat! The All Texas Shop Hop is already underway. It's a fun adventure that lets you explore quilt shops you may have never known about all across the Lone Star State. 

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Gettin' Tipsy Quilt... the cover quilt: fat-quarter friendly

Are you ready to take your quilting game to the next level? Look no further than the Gettin' Tipsy quilt pattern! This fun and funky design is perfect for quilters of all skill levels, and it's fat quarter friendly which is a great way to showcase your favorite fabrics. So grab your fabric, and let's get started!

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Splendid showcase... Gettin' Tipsy quilt, Hoppy Bunny Animal and more!

What a wonderful day it is to get to share this fun set of projects with you. I've named it my, Splendid showcase. Without farther ado, here it is...

Do you ever get nostalgic looking at fabric? Well that’s what happened to me when I saw the Splendid Collection by Gabrielle Neil Design for Riley Blake Designs. This sweet floral collection sent me back to my childhood, with its vibrant colors, fun tie dyes and adorable butterflies.

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Projects... featuring the Flora No.6 fabric collection

I’m thrilled to be sharing with you my latest make featuring the painterly florals and classic ginghams from the Flora No.6 collection by Echo Park Paper Co for Riley Blake Designs.

The Flora No.6 collection screamed make me into a bag! Up until this point I had only made a couple of small zipper pouches. But, since last fall I’ve been itching to make an All The Things Tote by Kaitlyn of Knot and Thread Design. The All The Things Tote pattern seemed to be beginner friendly, since it doesn’t involve zippers, so I decided it was the perfect choice to use with the stunning Flora No. collection.

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A Tribute Quilt... featuring All Wrapped Up

When I saw the Coming Home collection, I knew I wanted to pay tribute to both my Veteran Grandfathers, as well as other active duty and veteran loved ones. So, I am honored to be sharing my latest make featuring, Coming Home, by Vicki Gifford for Riley Blake Designs, with you today.

Growing up in San Antonio, Texas, I’ve been exposed to the great men and women that serve in the Armed Forces for the United States of America from an early age. If you didn’t know San Antonio is nicknamed..

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Send with Love Quilt... the scrappy version

With the New Year underway that can only mean Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Now's the perfect time to get started on a special Valentines project and I have the best quilt pattern available now just for that project.

I'm super excited to be sharing with you today my newest quilt pattern, Send with Love, which was my first make as a Riley Blake Designs Influencer. 

The Send with Love quilt pattern is a fun play on sending a heart text message or liking something on social media.

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Send with Love Quilt Pattern... the cover quilt

Around this time last year, I had my mind set on designing a heart themed quilt pattern. I began sketching ideas in my graph paper sketch book and eventually out came this idea that I am thrilled to share with you today. 

After half a year of development; different color variations, piecing placements and name changes, I finally settled on the design below...

Please let me introduce the Send with Love quilt pattern, which includes a modern and scrappy version! This bold, playful and modern quilt pattern is a fun joyful take on sending heart text messages and spreading likes/love across social media.

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Yum Yum Candy Quilt Pattern... the Cover Quilt

Are you a candy lover with a passion for quilting? Well, I've got a treat for you! My newest quilt pattern, Yum Yum Candy, is now available. It might not satisfy your sweet tooth, but it will add a pop of color to your home. So grab a bag of your favorite candies, because it's time to share all the details behind the Yum Yum Candy cover quilt.

The Yum Yum Candy quilt pattern is skilled at a confident beginner and includes two size options: Baby and Full. 
You can have fun selecting candy themed fabric or go the classic route with some bold polka dots or use solids for a modern appearance.
Mood Swings Quilt Pattern... the cover quilt

I'm beyond excited to share with you today, my newest quilt pattern, Mood Swings. This fun and playful quilt pattern is a take on emotions, that we all experience from time to time. Whether we are sad, happy, mad or a little unsure.

The Mood Swings quilt pattern is beginner to confident beginner friendly. The pattern includes 4 different size options, from baby to full.

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Limited on Space, try this Faux Design Wall Trick...

Do you struggle with not having a large enough wall space to layout your quilt blocks? I'm right there with you. 

When you live in a home less than 1,000 square feet, it can be hard to have wall or even floor space large enough to arrange and assemble quilt blocks. If you're anything like me, you've tried everything, from laying them out on the bed, dining room table, or closet door, but it always turns out to be a disaster. The blocks keep blowing or falling off and your furry little helpers are right in the middle.

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The Story behind my First Quilt...

Sometimes, I hear how other people got their start into quilting and I feel so abby normal. I didn’t take the traditional route, so to speak.

In 2018, I designed my first quilt, Backyard Meadow, in Adobe Illustrator. The design was very ambitious and I can even recall my mom, saying “don’t you want to start with something simpler”? But I was determined to just go for it. 

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Howdy... Texas Quilt Pattern... the cover quilt

I'm beyond excited to be sharing with you today, of all days, my newest quilt pattern Howdy... Texas. If you didn't know today, March 2nd, is Texas Independence Day. This day means a great deal to us Texans, it's when we officially declared our independence from Mexico and became the Republic of Texas. Texas is reach in history and I could explain more, but you're here for quilts, right? So, let's move onto all the details about the Howdy... Texas quilt pattern. 

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Utter Chaos Quilt... the cover quilt

If you are looking for the ultimate scrap, charm pack or layer cake friendly quilt pattern, then look no further, the Utter Chaos quilt pattern is simply that. This no waste quilt pattern is skilled for an advanced beginner that wants to challenge their piecing skills. Utter Chaos defies all rules (well maybe just a couple)...

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Miss Farrah Appliqué Quilt... Free Pattern

Miss Farrah is the cutest, most fun and friendliest non-spooky Halloween mashup! She may not spook, but she is surely spooktacular! This ghostly witch is certain to put a magical spell on you, or at least make you smile with Halloween delight.

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Flitter Flutter Quilt... tester, Marina

A couple months back I put out a call for new quilt testers. A few reached out, but based on the timeline they couldn’t commit. Then, the day I sent out the quilt pattern files to the testers that agreed, Marina reached out to see if I still needed any testers. At first, I thought I have a good handful I don’t need anymore but then something told me to say yes. 

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Flitter Flutter Quilt... tester, Aimee

What can is say about, Aimee? This lady constantly amazes me. She works, gardens, quilts, blogs and does photography. I’m not sure when she has time to sleep!

Anywho, Aimee is a sewing machine, really! Her speed just blows me away.

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Flitter Flutter Quilt… tester, Amy

First, if you aren’t following Amy yet, @amyjohnstonrobertson, hop over to Instagram and, give her a follow! Her fabric pulls are beyond stunning, so you won’t regret that follow! Then pop back over to read all about her Flitter Flutter quilt…

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Flitter Flutter Quilt… the cover quilt

I’m so excited to introduce my newest quilt pattern, Flitter Flutter! As a newer quilt pattern writer Flitter Flutter challenged me, but I so enjoyed the challenge! Let me explain…

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