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Brenda Godin sent me a photo of her Aunt Millie’s Garden—isn’t it lovely! I really like the way she handled the sashing, which is different from the pattern. Those little squares are perfectly colored and spaced, and they set off the blocks so well! Here’s what Brenda said in her email:

My passion is applique.  I have made your Aunt Millie’s Garden.  I did it with the red background and it hangs in my livingroom.  It was accepted to the CQA show in 2014- that it the big show for us Canadians!  You can see I love working with batiks!

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Way to go, Brenda! Thank you for sharing your quilt!

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Jane Rader sent me this photo of her lovely quilt, that she named Allison’s Flower Garden. The blocks are from two different Piece O’ Cake patterns: Stars in the Garden, the borders are from Aunt Millie’s Garden

I got to see this quilt in process in one (or two) of my Empty Spools classes. Thank you, Jane, for sharing the finished photo with us!

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Click here to find the Stars in the Garden downloadable pattern.

Click here to find Aunt Millie’s Garden, which is a downloadable eBook.

 

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Mary Grogan made a hoodie for her 3-year-old grandchild who loves unicorns. This may be the cutest thing I have ever seen!

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Mary wrote:

I adapted your Magical Unicorn pattern to fit on the back of the hoodie. She and her parents totally love it. I thought you might like to see it. Lots of my friends want me to make a unicorn for them on a shirt!

Thanks for your wonderful patterns and ideas!

Mary, you just made everyone smile—including me! You did a great job and I thank you so much for sharing the pictures with us all :-).

 

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Mary Wade sent me this photo of her quilt and the story that goes with it. It’s so nice to see another wonderful version of the Hexie Garden quilt! Thank you, Mary, for sharing it with us—and congrats on the blue ribbon!

My quilt guild had its show this past weekend and I entered my version of your quilt pattern, Hexie Garden. I received a first place ribbon. I used all Kaffe fabrics. It was a fun quilt to work on.

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Barbara Whipple made this quilt from our book, the Best-Ever Applique Sampler. She spent nearly two years making it. It is hand appliqued and hand quilted an she said that she thoroughly enjoyed the process. I love the bright pops of color, especially the red!

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Barbara entered her quilt in her guild’s annual quilt show recently and won second place against some very stiff competition. Way to go, Barbara!

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Linda Anderson sent me this photo of her very first hand appliqué project. Isn’t it great! I Love the way the gray backgrounds and sashing set off the colors of the leaves. Linda, well done!

FYI: this is Blowin’ in the Wind from our book, the Best-Ever Applique Sampler. Click here to find the book.

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Linda started her quilt in a class I taught two years ago at Crazy Quilters, Emmaus PA.

More wooly news from Linda and her stitch group!

My stitch group had so much fun with the embroidery and embellishment of the blocks from Appliqué Delights. (If you are interested in making your own blocks just like these, click here to find a print-on-demand version of Applique Delights, or click here to find the eBook.)

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Here are some close ups of the blocks. Let your imagination run away while planning how to turn your block into a special one.

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Denise’s Telephone block used Perle Cotton for the cord and number buttons for the dial.

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Gini bedazzled her Honey Bee block.

 

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Judy caught a fish off of Jeffery’s Sail Boat.

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Kathy used a variety of embroidery to make her Daisy Chain block special.

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Joyce’s Dragonfly antennae are shiny beads.

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Linda’s Birdhouse has embroidered roof and flowers.