semi portable design wall pellon project leigh laurelA design wall is essential for getting the best results when laying out a quilt top. Karin of Leigh Laurel Studios agrees, saying

The design wall has by far been the most valuable addition to my studio.

If you have …

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modern cross quilt top

The modern, the graphics, the white space all add up to a wow! quilt design. Made by Sarah of Sew What, Sherlock?, she shares on her blog just how she made The Cross quilt block with lots of helpful …

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Pat Sloan Birthday Quilt Blocks

This is a snippet from Pat Sloan’s design wall showing off some of her snazzy birthday quilt blocks received from quilt-y friends. Check out the Pat portrait…adorbs. Now that she has so many, it’s time to put them all together.…

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Wood Plank Quilt

Jaime of That’s My Letter shows on her blog how to make this wood plank quilt. She explains,

Make this wall decor using pine boards, glue and various stains. It makes a great statement and combines two of my favorites:

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Exuberant Color Log Cabin on Design Board

Today, Exuberant Color shows off her quilt top (laid out but not completely sewn together) on her double design board. It’s a Streak of Lightning setting of a Log Cabin pattern. This setting is a favorite of mine, so I …

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Penny quilt along for beginners

Rachel of Stitched in Color is showing newbie quilters how to create a quilt, from design to done. The image shown here is from post 9, Sew and Assemble Blocks. There’s no expiration on these tutorials, go HERE to

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Color in Context

Anne of Play Crafts takes on the topic of color in a recent blog post. She explains,

Knowing how colors appear to change based on their context can be a very powerful design tool when creating your projects.


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Legacy Blog Tour Brave New QuiltsI’ve been looking for a way to honor the memory of Kathreen Ricketson, so was pleased to learn about the Legacy Tour Stash Books launched this month for her new book, Brave New Quilts.

Like many of you who got …

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Yellow Gray Erin Wilson

Meet “Yellow Gray” made by Erin Wilson. Now this is art I want on my wall. Visit her website and see more from her Color Stories. Oh, and do check out Shape Studies. Brilliant design and execution …

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Jude Hill What If class

I’d love to hang out with Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth just to soak up her creative vibe. Next best thing would be to connect online. Well, recently she has declared open enrollment for her What if Diaries class. She …

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Country Values quiltThe drama in this quilt comes from the contrasting values, not the colors which are on the subdued side. I found this beauty at Martingale’s online shop in the book “At Home with Country Quilts – 13 Patchwork Patterns” by …

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baby quilt in progressAnorina of Samelia’s Mum is making this quilt for a baby girl about to be born to a friend. I love her color choices, they make the quilt. A WIP (work in progress), I cannot wait to see it quilted. …

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Kaffe Book cover Shots Stripes

I received an advance copy of the book, Kaffe Fassett Quilts Shots and Stripes written by Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy. Their publicist (thank you!) allowed me to ask the authors a few questions and I’m going to share …

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Ashley of Film in the Fridge made this pink, red, and purple quilt [top] for Valentine’s Day. It’s a lovely exploration of rectangles and solids with a little fabric surprise sewn in. Go HERE to learn more.

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Quilt french72This 30′s Hawaiian quilt came across my Facebook News Feed today from French72 Antique Quilts. I’m intrigued by a comment left by Anna Harkins who explained,

A Hawaiian friend told me to look for all the stages of flower

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