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I'm a 20-something quilter that is totally addicted! I podcast, blog and bleed quilting.

84 – A mermaid and a princess, class samples, Corgi Fairytale news

A gift for my hairstylist/tutorial for Thermoweb turns into a new class Pentel Fabric Gel Pens vs. other pens GoPro camera – timelapse and regular video Gradient fabrics for use in tickertape projects Carolyn Friedlander Shirts paper pieced pattern Cooking up a storm – bread machine, Pots De Creme, fresh produce, herb garden, Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Beauty corner – airbrush makeup review, automatic curling iron “Daisy Mode”, Jamberry nails Wedding, funeral, Robin Williams/depression Binding thread transport tip Oliso Iron review Line tamer ruler suggested by Kim and Cheryl Metallic thread on Anne Corgi Fairytale Viewers choice, Twilters visit the quilt in Grand Rapids (Nonnie, Gretchen, Carole)
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Tutorial – Sea Glass Mermaid

Download the free pattern at Craftsy I’ve been itching to post this tutorial since I finished it over the weekend! This was a fun tutorial I did for Therm-o-web demonstrating my favorite glue stick to use for ticker tape applique. My hairstylist is a huge mermaid fan and after seeing her for years I decided it was time to make something special in a mermaid theme. I hope you enjoy it! And some behind-the-scenes progress photos: And a timelapse video of coloring in the scrollwork border
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FINALLY – Finished Photos of Hopscotch Lane

It will not stop raining in Florida for more than about 20 minutes at a time. I managed to dash outside and hang this up so I could photograph it for the Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge and get it submitted before the deadline. I’m very excited with the way this quilt turned out! Probably one of the few times it came out just like I imagined it in my head, all the way down to the quilting.  This quilt is 100% Michael Miller fabrics and I quilted it using 40wt Aurifil thread for the teal background and used a little bit of 50wt white thread for the dresdens. I quilted this on my Pfaff Powerquilter...
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Alison Glass Thread and Fat Quarter Giveaway sponsored by Massdrop!

a Rafflecopter giveaway What is Massdrop? Massdrop is a group buy website that helps you get a large discount on popular items. Once enough interest is shown in an item or group of items they go to the company and negotiate a group buy discount. As more and more people sign up to participate in the “drop” the price goes down! Each drop is open for a certain number of days before they close it and place the order for the items. Then you receive your discounted item in the mail, usually with free shipping! What sorts of crafting items do they offer? Recently completed drops include: Aurifil thread kits, Designer fabric collections, Quilter’s Dream Batting,...
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83 – Finishing Hopscotch Lane and Sundry

My process finishing up my Michael Miller Challenge Quilt Straight line quilting Figuring out how to quilt dresden plates in one continuous line Anne gets moody A quilter does a twist on my Corgi Fairytale pattern with great success! Massdrop’s upcoming Allison-Glass-a-Palooza and a fantastic giveaway! My contribution to a Quilter’s Newsletter article and an upcoming tutorial for Thermoweb Loving my new Olfa rotary cutter Corgi update – enjoying summer House update (desks, selling old one, latest repair odysseys,) Modern quilt guild fun! Eyelash Extensions and airbrush makeup Recent podcast reviews
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Nearing the Finish Line

I’m getting close to having Hopscotch Lane finished.  I completed the quilting portion last weekend and put the binding on a day later after I trimmed it. I assumed I’d have plenty of time this week to do the hand binding at home but several things threw a wrench in my plans so I’ll be rushing today to get that done. I really wanted to do a “finished” post for this quilt next. Oh well! Some progress pix with captions for detail:   I have a blurb in an article of the August/September issue of Quilters Newsletter on how to price a quilt for sale. Lots of other great quilters are quoted too giving sound advice...
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$20 Southern Fabric Giftcard Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway Enter to win a $20 gift card to Southern Fabric so you can add to your fabric stash! Giveaway Ends 7/2/2014. Open internationally. Fun things going on over at Southern Fabric: $2 Charm Pack – Winterlude by 3 Sisters for Moda – 80% OFF!!! Come Follow us on Instagram @southernfabric and come be apart of our $2 Club. Occassionally we offer awesome deals like 80% off of a charm pack but you have to follow us on instagram to know when and what it is going to be. On Tuesday, June 24th, we announced the code so you can build your Stash and get an Winterlude Charm Pack for only $2, reg. $9.88....
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My First One-Star Podcast Review

I realize the podcast quality hasn’t been up to snuff lately with everything I’ve had going on. My heart just hasn’t been into it hence the longer gaps between episodes – and then I get reviews like this that further discourage me trying to get back into podcasting. If you’re gonna leave a one star review I don’t see why you have to do personal attacks or assume you know something about someone after listening to 8 minutes of a random episode. Maybe I should stop talking about my personal life in my episodes altogether. Edit: Thanks for the comments of support and the kind words on Facebook, the blog and Twitter! Other podcasters have been...
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82 – Projects galore! Tool and pattern reviews, MM Challenge Quilt

Boy I’ve been busy! I’ll talk about the variety of projects I’ve been working on, new tools, new books and some design process. Products I reference in this episode: EZ Dresden Quilt Tool Set Handiquilter Versa Tool – Longarm Ruler How to Make Stuffed Animals – 18 projects Amy Butler – Honeybun Pouf Pattern In-The-Hoop Hedgehog Stuffed Toy Save on group buys for crafting and sewing items over at Massdrop Learn how to baste your quilts using trim boards
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