Spring Butterfly quilt block free download

Happy first day of Spring! These butterflies fit the scene of blooming flowers, pollinating bees and nest building birds. Charise Creates shares these Spring Butterfly blocks as part of her Vintage Block Quilt Along (QAL), in progress. Go HERE

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resized_5 generations on couch 2 at Robin'sYou can’t actually see the late Ashta Johnston sitting alongside these girls from the Johnston family, but her presence is evident in their laps. Ashta created the blocks in this beautiful Dresden Plate quilt, but never completed it.

As a …

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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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skating sue free quilt block Craftsy

Jennifer O of Sewhooked Craftsy offers (for a limited time) a free download of her sweet quilt block design based on the traditional pattern Sunbonnet Sue. Called Sweet Skating Sue she utilizes a paper piecing technique to get it …

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Brackman quilt reds ran

Oh, the dreaded reds running upon washing. It snagged quilt historian Barbara Brackman of Material Culture with this gorgeous red and green quilt top. She finds redemption through a fellow blogger, Vicki Welsh. Read the entire story right here

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cloth and memory exhibit handkerchiefs

Mandy of Thread and Thrift attended the Cloth and Memory exhibition this past weekend. And lucky for us, she shares some great photos of her day spent there. My favorite is this handkerchiefs patchwork. Go HERE to see more.…

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Oriental Poppy_ McKimThe late Ruby Short McKim created this quilt pattern, Oriental Poppy as part of her quilt pattern business back in the 1920′s and 30′s in Kansas City, Missouri (US). It uses both piecing and applique for the flower. More than …

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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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Grandma's Stars patternTimna Tarr of Q Tailored Quilts received a stack of star blocks pieced together some forty years ago by her grandmother. Timna added smaller connecting stars also on a black ground and stitched all the blocks into the beautiful quilt …

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free pattern B Brackman Red WhiteThe first Friday of February is National Wear Red Day. Barbara Brackman of Material Culture honored this year’s campaign with a free quilt pattern inspired by an antique quilt (1840-1860). It’s made up of two blocks.  Visit her blog

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NancyCabotSewAlong

This is a great idea! Candace of Moore About Nancy is hosting a Quilt Along based on the quilt blocks Nancy Cabot published in her daily column while at the Chicago Tribune in 1933. Of her event, she explains,

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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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Many great things come out of the West Coast, the Modern Quilt Guild started in Los Angeles. So did the Quilt Revival Movement of the 1970′s. One of its pioneers, Joyce Gross, died December 24. I read about this in …

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Just wow! Shruti of 13 Woodhouse Road made this portrait-style quilt to honor the memory of her husband’s great-grandfather. Known as Dada-ajoba, he started the family business that is still going strong at 100 years. It’s a sweet story of …

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I found this quilt in the auction house catalog of Pook and Pook. Made by Pennsylvania Mennonites in the 19th century, it recently sold for $4503 USD. The color scheme is unique mixing pinks, blues and golds. The two narrow barber …

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