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Final Week of the Pixel Heart Quilt Along

So what would you say is your biggest take away from this activity? Finsihed Pixel Heart Quilt taken just outside my studio I can't determine just one. Here are several of mine. I appreciated the list of suggestions that I made because sitting down with my children...

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Poppie Cotton Blog Tour

What a joy to receive this beautiful fat quarter pack from Poppie Cotton with their new fabric line Farmhouse. It is so fun. So what to make with 20 fat quarters? Yonder Quilt made with Farmhouse fabric from Poppie Cotton Luckily my friend Julia Wentzell from Briar...

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Week 5 Pixel Heart Quilt Along- Quilting

Well here it is- my finished top and all quilted up! I sure am happy with the finished product. This is a fantastic design. It is also a pretty fast quilt to put together. Pixel Heart Quilt all put together and quilted! I have produced a short video of how to quilt...

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Week 4 of Pixel Heart Quilt Along

Well I gotta say that with 3 snow days in a row that were backing onto a weekend - that's 5 days off and then 2 days of school and then another 3 day weekend, I am grateful for the focus on acts of kindness. I have 5 children (who are all lovely) but being 'stuck' in...

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Week 3 Pixel Heart Quilt

This is our first week out to two for piecing. The quilt is 13 row by 13 rows so I will show you how I broke it down for sewing. I hope all our your homes are feeling a little more full of love. I think my favourite part so far is sitting down with each one of my kids...

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Week 2 of Pixel Heart Quilt Along

This week we are cutting out our squares. There are 169 squares. You will need 59 coloured squares and 110 low volume squares. There are so many little things we can do every day to make this world have more love. I recommend that you use more than 10 different...

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Week One Pixel Heart Quilt Along

Having more love in my life is an intentional act. Building meaningful relationships with family, friends and community is a skill that needs to be developed and cultivated. I decided that February, my husbands least favourite month, needed a new look, a revamp, a...

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Summary of Learn to Quilt Charity Quilt Along

Back in May I really wanted to feel awesome about my efforts in contributing more love and magic around Christmas and when mid November sneaks up on me, I literally run out of time with all of the other responsibilities that I have so my Charity Quilt Along and Learn...

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Week 7 Learn to Quilt Charity Quilt Along

Squaring up a Quilt. Preparing and applying a binding along with a quilt label. Now that the quilt is all quilted up, the next step is to square up the quilt. This means that the quilt needs to measure the same on all the sides. Lay the quilt flat and measure across...

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Charity Quilt Inspiration

Why spend time, money and effort in creating quilts to give away? Great question right?  I am super curious to hear your experiences in giving quilts away. Please share- like I always say: sharing is caring. Here are a variety of quilting causes that are very...

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Week 6 Free Motion Quilting

I am a free motion quilting liberator. I am self taught because I wanted to be able finish my quilt projects 100% by me. Through much trial and error along with much dedication I am a professional long arm quilter!  Knowing that I could travel across the fabric when...

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Week 5 Learn to Quilt Charity Quilt Along

Part 1- Basting a Quilt for Quilting This week we are basting and there is no turkey involved!  There are several methods to the process of basting a quilt. I will explain them in writing and if you go to my YouTube channel, my video describes it really well....

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