Block two

Love this block! I wasn’t aware they were having a BOM! I’ll check it out. Thank you for sharing.

A slight obsession with books

I’ve done another block for the sampler quilt. This one is the block of the month in issue one of Love Patchwork and Quilting. I’m hoping to work my way through all the BOMs in the magazine, plus any others that take my fancy.

I used some of the cheap fabrics that I bought at Joanns. They’re fine for experimenting with.

This was my first attempt at Flying Geese so although the corners aren’t as well lined up as they could be, I’m quite happy with it. I did try to pay attention to getting the seams lined up and the points in the right place and they were definitely improving as I went along.

I’m looking at pieced block next. I’ve already printed off the templates but I may make another cushion first. The others look lonely on the sofa.

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April 2014 Designer of the Month

This is such an awesome challenge and you will love the clear instructions for each block. If you want to learn more precise piecing techniques, this is the place to learn. 🙂


2014 Angela Yosten Apr Aurifil designer button

Hi this is Designer/Radio show host Pat Sloan! Aurifil is thrilled to have a lot of you joining us for our Designer of the Month program for the first time this year, welcome!  I’d like to explain just a few things about our program

  • What is a Designer of the Month? Aurifil has many wonderful Quilt designers that use our thread on a regular basis. For the last few years we have showcased a designer a month on our blog.  I interview the designer so we get to know them. And the designer gives us a free block that many of you are making as a sampler. If you share your block in the Flickr folder we pick a thread kit winner EVERY MONTH!
  • Is there a full Supply list? No. This is a challenge, there is no supply list. But we have a suggested fabric list to share CLICK…

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Make Me a Winner!

Block of the Month by Aurifil Threads:  April Bearclaw by

Block of the Month by Aurifil Threads: April Bearclaw by Angela Yosten Designs!  

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Lilac and spring daydreams

I am officially adding my name to the many, many people who are anxious for winter to be over! I love reading good books in a quiet morning campground or on my front porch swing. I even bundle up and read in the sunshine outside in early spring. Just get here, already!!!

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It’s spring!

I know, I know . . . another post about winter being over. But seriously: this one was one for the record books, and I’m just so thrilled it’s over. As temperatures reached (and have stayed) above the 60-degree mark since Monday, I’m prepared to declare the cold vanquished and prepare for some sunshine, sandals and ice cream.

(By the way, these photos are totally of my mother-in-law’s stunning lilac from last year . . . but let’s pretend, shall we? The buds of trees are only just starting to open now, and I have absolutely zero photogenic shots to share.)

In less than two weeks, Spence and I will be taking our first non-honeymoon trip as Mr. and Mrs. — up to spend time with his parents in Western New York! And to pop up to Niagara-on-the-Lake for a few days of walking, talking, eating, hanging and…

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Daily Prompt: Quote Me

Daily Prompt: Quote Me.,

My favorite quote, from author Dr. Seuss, has, countless times, helped me get along in this world,  and still serves as words to help others.

“Be who you are and say how you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

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