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Inspired by Butterflies

Inspired by Butterflies

By on Jan 27, 2018 in Sewing | 1 comment

Butterflies are my favorite. When I was a girl I would spend hours pouring over the different kinds of butterflies in our encyclopedia set. Their colors and patterns enchanted me. Inspiration is a funny thing. Sometimes it starts with an idea, a feeling, or a color combination. And sometimes it starts when you see beautiful artwork. These butterfly prints by Melody...

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37 New Kona Colors and a Giveaway!

By on Sep 13, 2017 in Sewing | 478 comments

Robert Kaufman announced the addition of 37 new colors of Kona cotton solids!! That means that starting in October there will be a total of 340 colors to choose from. Let’s take a look at the new colors below. Make sure you keep reading to enter for a chance to WIN a new Kona Color Card. Yes, Robert Kaufman redesigned their color swatch card and it is...

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What We’re Making! Flying Geese Quilt

What We’re Making! Flying Geese Quilt

By on Apr 20, 2016 in Sewing | 1 comment

This sweet little Flying Geese quilt was made using the free tutorial found here. It measures 36″ x 45″ and is the perfect size for a small lap quilt or a toddler quilt. This is the stack of fabric I started with. A mix of tomato red, lime green, aqua, turquoise, orchid-y pink, fuchsia and navy prints. Most the of the fabric I chose is monochromatic. I...

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Passing the Torch

Passing the Torch

By on Dec 21, 2015 in Musings, Sewing | 66 comments

I’m super excited to announce the passing of the Pink Chalk torch to fellow modern quilter Adrianne Ove of Little Bluebell. I will leave it to Adrianne to share her plans for where things go from here, but I will tell you I love the direction and her creative vision. I am certain it will be an inspired contribution to the online community of modern quilting....

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A New Year

A New Year

By on Jan 5, 2015 in Sewing | 39 comments

I spent the weekend putzing around my new sewing room. Moving shelves. Taking the felt design wall down after the cat’s third attempt at climbing it. Figuring out the best place for the ironing board – still working on that! I’d been looking for a house to rent for months. Hawking Craig’s List every week. Last July applying for one along with...

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