BOOK: The Applique Book by Casey York

BOOK: The Applique Book by Casey York

By on Mar 15, 2016 in Books, Giveaway | 0 comments

Welcome to Day 2 of the blog hop for The Appliqué Book: Traditional Techniques, Modern Style by Casey York! Casey York has followed up her first book, Modern Appliqué Illusions, with a comprehensive guide for applique technique called, The Appliqué Book. In her new book, Casey covers seven different appliqué methods including: needle turn, raw edge, reverse...

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What Goes With What? Woodland Clearing by Liesl Gibson

What Goes With What? Woodland Clearing by Liesl Gibson

By on Feb 4, 2016 in Giveaway, What Goes With What? | 26 comments

What solids coordinate with Woodland Clearing by Liesl Gibson? Kona Cotton: ivory, amber, peach, salmon, aqua, azure, cloud, slate and chocolate. Cambridge Lawn Solids: ivory, gold, peach, mint, smoke and chocolate. Woodland Clearing is a fresh and sophisticated fabric line by Liesl Gibson for Robert Kaufman. This collection is filled with delicate watercolors...

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Flying Geese Block Tutorial

Flying Geese Block Tutorial

By on Jan 8, 2016 in Quilting, Tutorials | 5 comments

I was inspired to turn my Winter Brights bundle into a flock of colorful geese! I’ve added a coloring page below that you can print and color at home. It’s a simple but dynamic quilt design using only Flying Geese blocks. Nothing fancy, but so rewarding. Flying Geese is a versatile quilt block found in many quilt designs either as a single block repeated...

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Pink Chalk Exclusive: Winter Brights

Pink Chalk Exclusive: Winter Brights

By on Jan 4, 2016 in Pink Chalk Exclusive | 6 comments

  Now that the holiday decorations are put away the house feels plain and empty. I need a project that brightens everything up. This color palette of navy, fuchsia, turquoise, lime and tomato cuts right through the dark winter days. Introducing an exclusive collection called Winter Brights available for a limited time from The Intrepid Thread. Let’s take...

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Highlight: Kona Color of the Year

Highlight: Kona Color of the Year

By on Dec 29, 2015 in Inspiration | 27 comments

  A photo posted by robertkaufman (@robertkaufman) on Dec 28, 2015 at 10:02am PST After two weeks of anticipation, Robert Kaufman announced their color of the year yesterday. It’s a bright, sunny, “unabashedly” yellow called Highlight. They posted it on their blog and instagram and they’ve also included a lookbook with several quilts...

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Giveaway: Carkai + Coordinates

Giveaway: Carkai + Coordinates

By on Dec 28, 2015 in Giveaway | 237 comments

  It didn’t take long for me to cut into that new pile of fabric! So far my favorite thing about Carkai is all the different combinations you can make with the prints. I really like how the blues and greens look together. There are a lot of different shades and tones and which makes it easy to get a cohesive look without being too matchy-matchy. I pulled...

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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 Chapter

A New Chapter

By on Dec 4, 2015 in Musings | 70 comments

Does anyone still blog? As I sat down to write this post I checked my archive and noted that my first post was written on March 10, 2006. 10 years? Wow. What an adventure this has been. I had dinner with a good friend last night and on the way to the restaurant he said “I never imagined this is where I would be in my life.” I’ve been intending to...

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