Mermaid Quilt Quilt-along! Week 2

WEEK 2: Mermaid applique block #1! In week 1 we covered the gathering and cutting your fabrics. This week we begin appliqueing all the blocks! Since there is so much to applique for this quilt, I’ve broken down exactly how I do it for this first week. Then you can just rinse and repeat for the following weeks 😀 1. Print & trim the pattern. … Continue reading Mermaid Quilt Quilt-along! Week 2

Mermaid Quilt Quilt-along! It Begins!

Mermaid Quilt

I made a new quilt this year! Specifically it was a birthday gift for my boyfriend’s co-worker’s daughter, a sweet little girl who is currently in love with mermaids! Since I just had a few weeks until her birthday, I thought I could make something simple out of some Disney Little Mermaid fabric. But sadly I couldn’t find any at my local Joann’s. So immediately I got an artistic itch and said that I would just draw my own mermaids! So here we have the result 😀 a simple and modern quilt made of 9 blocks: 5 of mermaids in their own unique cameo frames and 4 of different sea life.

Now that the quilt-along is over, you can download the whole pattern via .pdf here:

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My newest book! Quilting Simplified debuts!

Though my posts have been a little less frequent as of late, I do have something to show for it! Officially up for sale is my latest book, Quilting Simplified. It’s a great beginners book for those that want to give modern quilting a try but have been too intimidated to do so. I’ve been quilting for nearly as long as I’ve been sewing, because … Continue reading My newest book! Quilting Simplified debuts!

Nyan Cat Quilt Giveaway!

* Click the picture to head to the entry page! * Hello everyone! I’m pleased to announce that on Saturday I met another one of my kiriban goals! This time for deviantArt pageviews: 123,456! A silly number, I know, but choosing a more even number like 150k or 200k seemed too far :B So, starting today, I’m holding another giveaway! The winner of this giveaway … Continue reading Nyan Cat Quilt Giveaway!

The Nyancat Quilt-along FINAL WEEK!

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Today we’re finally finishing the quilt! The quilting always takes a while for me, but get ready, when you’re done you’re going to have a finished quilt on your hands!

If you need to catch up:
Week 1 we covered materials
Week 2 we did section C1 – the top left corner of the quilt
Week 3 we did section A1 – the top part of the quilt above the pop tart
Week 4 we did section C3 – the bottom left corner of the quilt
Week 5 we did section A3 – the top right corner of the quilt
Week 6 we introduced Nyan Cat’s feets – section B3 – the bottom stretch of the quilt
Week 7 we started on the pop tart – section A2 – the upper stretch of the pop tart
Week 8 we did a large chunk of the pop tart – section B1 – the square to the left of Nyan Cat’s head
Week 9 we did section B2 – Nyan Cat’s head
Week 10 we completed the last section – C2 – the rainbow trail 😀
and Week 11 we assembled the sections and prepared the quilt for quilting

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The Nyancat Quilt-along Week 11

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Today we’re finally putting together all of the sections ^-^ Then we move onto quilting the layers!
If you need to catch up:
Week 1 we covered materials
Week 2 we did section C1 – the top left corner of the quilt
Week 3 we did section A1 – the top part of the quilt above the pop tart
Week 4 we did section C3 – the bottom left corner of the quilt
Week 5 we did section A3 – the top right corner of the quilt
Week 6 we introduced Nyan Cat’s feets – section B3 – the bottom stretch of the quilt
Week 7 we started on the pop tart – section A2 – the upper stretch of the pop tart
Week 8 we did a large chunk of the pop tart – section B1 – the square to the left of Nyan Cat’s head
Week 9 we did section B2 – Nyan Cat’s head
and Week 10 we completed the last section – C2 – the rainbow trail 😀

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The Nyancat Quilt-along Week 10

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Today we’re doing the last section of the quilt! Section C2 – the rainbow!

If you need to catch up:
Week 1 we covered materials
Week 2 we did section C1 – the top left corner of the quilt
Week 3 we did section A1 – the top part of the quilt above the pop tart
Week 4 we did section C3 – the bottom left corner of the quilt
Week 5 we did section A3 – the top right corner of the quilt
Week 6 we introduced Nyan Cat’s feets – section B3 – the bottom stretch of the quilt
Week 7 we started on the pop tart – section A2 – the upper stretch of the pop tart
Week 8 we did a large chunk of the pop tart – section B1 – the square to the left of Nyan Cat’s head
and Week 9 we did section B2 – Nyan Cat’s head

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The Nyancat Quilt-along Week 9

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Today we’re tackling probably the hardest section of the quilt: B2 – Nyan Cat’s face!

If you need to catch up:
Week 1 we covered materials
Week 2 we did section C1 – the top left corner of the quilt
Week 3 we did section A1 – the top part of the quilt above the pop tart
Week 4 we did section C3 – the bottom left corner of the quilt
Week 5 we did section A3 – the top right corner of the quilt
Week 6 we introduced Nyan Cat’s feets – section B3 – the bottom stretch of the quilt
Week 7 we started on the pop tart – section A2 – the upper stretch of the pop tart
and Week 8 we did a large chunk of the pop tart – section B1 – the square to the left of Nyan Cat’s head

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The Nyancat Quilt-along Week 8

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Today we’re getting even more of the pop tart done 😀 We’re doing section B1, the area just to the left of Nyan Cat’s head.
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If you need to catch up:
Week 1 we covered materials
Week 2 we did section C1 – the top left corner of the quilt
Week 3 we did section A1 – the top part of the quilt above the pop tart
Week 4 we did section C3 – the bottom left corner of the quilt
Week 5 we did section A3 – the top right corner of the quilt
Week 6 we introduced Nyan Cat’s feets – section B3 – the bottom stretch of the quilt
and Week 7 we started on the pop tart – section A2 – the upper stretch of the pop tart

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The Nyancat Quilt-along Week 7

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Today we’re introducing even more colors and getting started on the pop tart! That is section A2, the long section of pop tart above Nyan Cat’s head ^-^
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If you need to catch up:
Week 1 we covered materials
Week 2 we did section C1 – the top left corner of the quilt
Week 3 we did section A1 – the top part of the quilt above the pop tart
Week 4 we did section C3 – the bottom left corner of the quilt
Week 5 we did section A3 – the top right corner of the quilt
and Week 6 we introduced Nyan Cat’s feets – section B3 – the bottom stretch of the quilt

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