Friday, April 30, 2010


There's a lot of crazy stuff going on in casa twiddletails which I won't bore your with, but it's definitely keeping me from regularly blogging (and getting any sewing done).

All I have today is some store news.

The new Summer 2010 issue of Quilts and More magazine arrived yesterday.
It's a great issue with more than one project I'd love to add to my (very long) list.

This quilt. Of course. It's pink.

How cute is this for a little boy? Or girl. In pink.
(All magazines are always 15% off.)

If you'd like a copy, you can find them here in the store.

Back to life...

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Pinwheel Party Week 9

Phew! Almost forgot about this this morning.

Block 9:

Pinwheel Party Block 9
Download the pattern here. (You will need Adobe Reader. You can download it at
Links to all the previous blocks can be found in the sidebar.

Happy Sewing!

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I started working on my Spring to Finish projects this weekend.  Well, actually just one, because the weather and weeds were calling during the day.
It may not seem like much but I did add three or four flowers to the mini GFG quilt.
Mini hexes
I'm sure I won't finish this one by May 31st, but one can try...

For those who asked:
The green dots are Sent With Love Candy Dots and the yellow ones Moda Essential Dots.
The pinks are from my stash. Mostly leftovers from "that quilt".

Have a wonderful day!

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring to Finish

It's Spring to Finish time and I've assembled a couple of WIPs.
(Do you remember that bottom one?)
Spring to Finish 2010
Maybe I could finish all these by May 31st...

If you'd like to challenge yourself, visit Jacquie's blog and sign up:
spring to finish big

(BTW: by popular request I've changed the Freezer Paper Foundation Piecing tute to a PDF file, so it's now much easier to print and save.)

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

We interrupt this program...

These are on their way and I'm so exited! I may have to find some time to make one.
"Little Monsters" - the new pattern by Kellie Wulfsohn of Don't Look Now.

Over and above her normal raw edge applique, Kellie also added trapunto here to give the little monsters some dimension.
And did I mention that patterns for two lovely cushions are also included?
At the very least I'm going to make one of these.
I'm taking pre-orders now.  The patterns should be here next week.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Pinwheel Party Week 8

Right on time this week.

Block 8:

Pinwheel Party Block 8

Download the pattern here. (You will need Adobe Reader. You can download it at
Links to all the previous blocks can be found in the sidebar.

(If you want to get a head start on the sashing & border, you're going to need twenty-four 2"(finished) pinwheels. That means you will have to cut your squares 1 7/8". You will need at least 3 of each color. Directionality will be as in Block 8. Details will follow in Week 13.)

Happy Sewing!

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Three Tops and a Pillowcase

As promised - my retreat "finishes".

A pillowcase made using a very easy method and french seams. I'll share this at a later stage.
The fabric is Birdie by Me & My Sister Designs for Moda. You can, of course, find it over here.
Birdie pillow case
My three by three swap quilt top. Finally. Now to get it quilted.
Three by Three quilt top
Mod Mutts. I used some suggestions from the previous post and made the little mutts tumble.
Fabric: Mutt and Dumb Dot from Michael Miller Fabrics.
Pattern: So Charming by me.
Using the Mod Mutts quilt kit.
Mod Mutts quilt top
And finally, my SewConnected 3 quilt top.
I decided to use a dotty sashing to separate the blocks but still keep the wonky feel.
To celebrate completing the top and motivate me to finish the quilt,
Panache will be 20% off in the store until the quilt is done.
SewConnected3 quilt top
A rather productive weekend, don't you agree?

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Too Busy for Photos

I was having a little too much fun at retreat and did not take too many photos, but I did finish 3 quilt tops (I'll take photos outside today)
Worked on Mod Mutts:
Retreat 2010

I finally started on my French Provincial quilt, which I've been collecting fabrics for for a long time.
French Quilt

The scenery was a little distracting.
How picture perfect is this?
Seabeck 2010

And there were mushrooms straight out of a fairy tale.

(I posted a yummy recipe over on the Nestkeeping blog, if you're interested.)

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pinwheel Party Week 7

I apologize for the tardiness of this post.
I was having fun at retreat...

Block 7:
Pinwheel Party Block 7
Download the pattern here. (You will need Adobe Reader. You can download it at
Links to all the previous blocks can be found in the sidebar.

(To the people who sent complaining emails, this is a FREE quilt along and I sometimes get a little busy with work. Sorry if I sound like a b****, but I'm kind of tired this morning and these emails upset me.)

Edited to add: Thank you so much for all your encouragement, bloggy buddies!

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ready for Retreat

What, this is not what you pack to go on a quilt retreat?
Ready for Retreat
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I've been waiting for these with bated breath.
Today, this was in the mail box.
Fun, fun, fun!
twiddletails fabric!

twiddletails fabric!

I think this one is my favorite. Who could have thought that a little amateurish pencil sketch could look so good on fabric?
twiddletails fabric!

twiddletails fabric!

twiddletails fabric!
Now, what to do with them...

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What do you think?

I've been playing around with ideas for using that cute Mutt fabric for something other than a dog bed.
This would be a cute and very practical little boy quilt using the "So Charming" pattern.
Modern Mutt Mock-up
I've made a couple of blocks and I really like them.
Mutt Mock-up 2

(Edited to add: I've added a kit to the store)

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Pinwheel Party Week 6

Rather late than never...
I can't believe it's been six weeks already!

Block 6:
Pinwheel Party Block 6
Download the pattern here. (You will need Adobe Reader. You can download it at
Links to all the previous blocks can be found in the sidebar.

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter!

Here she is!
The little quilt I've been working on to the exclusion of all other (more important) things.
Soul Mates mini quilt
Isn't she cute?
And Easter-y?
Soul Mates mini quilt
(Kits are in the store if you'd like to make one.)

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Another winner

The winner of the Antique Quilts magazine in Wednesday's giveaway is...

Annette who said: I love this idea of old and new for a magazine. Sounds like some wonderful projects inside.
I would recommend checking out her blog. She's a wonderful quilter.

(There are only two of these magazines left at the special price, so if you were waiting to see if you won...)

I have not yet heard from two of the winners in the fat quarter giveaway.  They have until Sunday.  After that I will draw two new names, so if you didn't win anything, you may still be in the game.

And just because you can't have a blog post without a picture, these came the other day. It's Frolic by Sandy Gervais for Moda.
I'm working on a very cute little project which I'll hopefully be able to show off over the weekend.

Have a wonderful, happy weekend everyone!

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spider Webs

These blocks are for the SewConnected 3 quilting bee, but I think I'm addicted.
Just one more thing to add the to list...
SewConnected3 - March

SewConnected 3 - March

(I will announce the winner of yesterday's giveaway tomorrow. I still have to "tally the votes".)

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