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You're the BEST - Thank You! (Embroidery Survey Results)

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You're the BEST - Thank You! (Embroidery Survey Results)

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my survey questions last week regarding hand embroidery.

Several of the questions we were in sync with each other but there were a couple questions where the response was a pleasant surprise.  I am so glad I asked but even more thankful you answered; thank you!

Quick Side Note:  I wanted to share the 2 versions of each of the Blooming Baskets (machine embroidery in the upper left corner and hand embroidery at the bottom of the picture).  You cannot go wrong with either method!

Curious what the...

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Sitting on the Fence, Needing Some (Embroidery) Guidance

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Sitting on the Fence, Needing Some (Embroidery) Guidance

Ladies, I need some guidance on something I know very little about - embroidery.

If you followed along during the last 2 Markets, you may have seen snippets of some gorgeous hooped embroidery baskets in my booth but very little mention of them since.

There's a reason . . . . the embroidery baskets were my sister, Theresa's, interpretation of my original appliqué Blooming Baskets. I asked if she'd interpret the appliqué baskets into embroidery and that's when everything happened that we didn't plan, expect or anticipate. People were over the moon ecstatic over them!

One particular company,...

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Gem Stones: Two New Aspects to your New Favorite Fabric!

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Gem Stones: Two New Aspects to your New Favorite Fabric!

Today is all about Gem Stones! I know we have introduced Gem Stones here on the blog before but today I want to focus on two new aspects of the line you may not have noticed before...

First, the gradient aspect of the SKU's. Each piece in this 30 print collection is unique in that some SKU's fade from dark to light within the same color and other SKU's fade into a totally new color!! 

Can you spot the pieces that change color in the photo above?...

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Garden of Quilts 2019!

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Garden of Quilts 2019!

What a Week!!!

I spent last week in beautiful Utah for the Garden of Quilts and it exceeded all my expectations! I wanted to put up a blog post about what it was like for any of you who were not able to attend and want to come to the next one.  I'm "hearing" it will be the SECOND weekend AFTER Labor Day 2020!!!

First of all, the GARDENS! Riley Blake Designs partnered with Thanksgiving Point and displayed over 1,000 quilts throughout the 55 acre gardens. It was STUNNING! These quilts were sent from makers all over the world and...

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Majestic Sampler: ALL Bonus Quilts!

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Majestic Sampler: ALL Bonus Quilts!

Last week we showed you the 4 Basic Quilting Elements used in the Majestic Sampler and this week we are going to show you ALL of the 12 Bonus Quilts included in this pattern!

The Bonus Quilts are designed by repeating EACH block from the Sampler Quilt, thus creating its own unique design. Read on to see each bonus quilt and the block it originates from.

Bonus Quilt #1: 72" x 84"

Bonus Quilt #2: 72" x 84"

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