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Checkerboard Scrap Mini Quilt

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This stash buster is well suited for beginners or anyone who might need a quick gift. You can use the combination of light and dark fabrics or mix it up with a variety of scraps as shown in the photo. Instructions are given for light/dark checkerboard. This pattern would be perfect for a young quilter's first project. Checkerboard Scrap Mini Quilt Download HERE

Precious Bundle Baby Quilt Pattern

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My Precious Bundle baby quilt pattern is now CHARM PACK FRIENDLY! I designed this sweet little quilt some time ago and finally finished it this week. I love shabby chic and used some beautiful retro-style fabrics from Connecting Threads called Line Dried by Mama's Cottons. The fabric design was perfect for this quilt. It's going to be a gift for a very special someone. BUY NOW

Free-form quilting art quilt

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This quilt, Happy Hour , was created for the Manitoba Crafts Council 2013 annual members' For the Love of Craft art show. I enjoyed making this art quilt. It was inspired by Rayna Gillman's book Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts . I named it Happy Hour because the polka-dots reminded me of Leonard Cohen's song Closing Time. There's a line in the song that goes "and the men they dance on the polka-dots." I was humming that tune much of the time I was finishing up the quilt, and I couldn't get that line out of my head. One of the most enjoyable things about free-form quilting is that it keeps you thinking outside the box. There's no real plan, which means all kinds of cool things can happen.