Positively Plus Mini Quilt and Crib Quilt Tutorial

This week I’m teaming up with Oliso irons and some talented quilty friends for a Summer Dream series of free sewing projects. For my project I’m sharing a fun little mini quilt tutorial (with bonus Crib-quilt variation!) called Positively – as a reminder to me to watch for the positive happenings in this highly unusual summer of 2020.

As I mentioned this project is part of a series hosted by Oliso Irons, featuring the Mini Project Iron – a cute little iron perfect for quilting on the go. It comes with a silicone trivet for use as both travel/storage and as a sole plate for the iron to rest on in the face down position.

It’s small and lightweight, and fits ergonomically in the palm of your hand, but has the weight of a heavy duty iron when pressing. Also a nice tip for detailed pressing and getting into those seams. It’s the perfect travel companion for retreats and compact if you’re sewing in a tight space.

One feature that I like is that it stays hot and ready to press. No waiting for your iron to heat up when you need a quick seam press. (Just be careful of if you’re used to an iron that shuts off automatically after a certain amount of time.) 

If you can’t find Oliso mini craft irons in your local quilt shop. They are currently sold out online but available for preorder on sale here (shipping October 31.)

And as part of this series I have an Oliso mini iron to giveaway to one of you! You can enter this giveaway at the end of this post/tutorial.  This post contains affiliate links.

Positively Mini Quilt Tutorial

This tutorial is for this 16″ x 19″ mini quilt. It’s a fun, fast finish consisting of nine-patch quilt blocks. The background fabric for this quilt is a raindrop print from a Noah’s Ark collection by Shawn Wallace for Riley Blake. I liked the symbolism of the positive plus vibes coming through the rain.

The assorted color prints are from Lori Holt’s Prim collection for Riley Blake available here and here.

Other supplies used in this project: Wool Pressing Mat available from Connecting Threads or the Fat Quarter Shop

Quilt Pattern Instructions

Click here for a free printable of this mini and crib quilt pattern

Fabric Requirements and Cutting Instructions for 16″ x 19″ Positively Mini Quilt

  • Background Fabric: 1/2 yard 
  • Nine Patch Blocks: Assorted scraps or 5″ squares 
  • Backing: 1 Fat Quarter
  • Binding 1/8 yard


Background Fabric*

*if using directional fabric, make sure to note which direction you are cutting your pieces (listed width by height)

  • Border strips 1.75″ x 17″ (long sides) and 16.5″ x 1.75″ (top and bottom)
  • cut 4 rectangles 5″ x 3.5″  and 4 rectangles 5″ x 2″ 
  • cut 2 strips 2″ x WOF – sub cut 28 squares 2″ x 2″

Assorted Prints for 7 Nine-Patch Blocks:

  • for each block cut 4 squares 2″ x 2″ and 1 contrast square 2″ x 2″

Binding fabric:

    • cut 2 strips 2″ x WOF

Block Assembly

Using 4 background 2″ x 2″ squares, 4 print 2″ x 2″ squares and 1 contrast 2″ x 2″ squares make 7 Nine-Patch quilt blocks (using diagram above.) Sew rows of three 2″ squares as shown, pressing seams toward the main print squares.

Sew three rows together, pressing seams away from center row.

Repeat process to make 7 Nine-Patch quilt blocks.

Use photo above to layout quilt into three vertical rows, starting with the 3.5″ x 5″ rectangles in four corners and alternating 2″ x 5″ rectangles between Nine-Patch quilt blocks.

Sew Nine-Patch blocks and alternating rectangles together into 3 vertical rows. Press seams away from the Nine-Patch quilt blocks.

Sew vertical rows together as shown.

Press seams away from center row.

Pressing seams from the back. Add 1.75″ x 17″ border strips sides and 16.5″ x 1.75″ border strips to top and bottom (not pictured). Press seams toward border strips.

Layer top, batting and backing fabric and quilt as desired. I did simple vertical straight-line matchstick quilting as I liked the way it emphasized the falling rain.

Using 2 strips 2″ x WOF for quilt binding. (Here is a tutorial for how to finish – or bind – a quilt.)

As I was making this mini quilt, the thought struck me how easy it would be to blow up this exact same quilt design, using bigger squares, to make a crib-size variation. So I did! Here are the instructions for a crib-size 40. 5″ x 49.5″ Positively Quilt!

Crib Size Quilt Instructions:

This makes a super simple and graphic baby quilt that comes together really quickly. It’s perfect for using 5″ precut (charm) squares or leftover 10″ precut (Layer Cake) squares you may have laying around. 

Positively Crib Quilt Fabric Requirements

  • Background Fabric: 1 1/4 yard 
  • Nine Patch Blocks: 7 assorted 10″ x 10″ squares + 7 assorted 5″ x 5″ contrast squares
  • Binding: 1/2 yard
  • Backing: 1 1/2 yards (if used carefully the width of fabric of 1 1/2 yards will be wide and long enough to back this quilt. If you prefer a bigger back, get 2 1/2 yards and piece a larger backing)


Background Fabric*

*if using directional fabric, make sure to note which direction you are cutting your pieces (listed width by height)

  • cut 4 rectangles 14″ x 9.5″  and 4 rectangles 14″ x 5″
  • cut 28 squares 5″ x 5″

Assorted Prints for 7 Nine-Patch Blocks:

  • for each block cut 4 squares 5″ x 5″ and 1 contrast square 5″ x 5″

Binding fabric:

  • cut 5 strips 2 1/2″ x Width of Fabric

Crib Quilt Assembly


Using 4 background 5″ x 5″ squares, 4 print 5″ x 5″ squares and 1 contrast 5″ x 5″ squares make 7 Nine-Patch quilt blocks. Sew rows of three 5″ squares as shown, pressing seams toward the main print squares.

Use the same layout and method as mini quilt above (minus the border strips).

Layer with batting and backing, baste, quilt, and bind. (This tutorial teaches how to finish a quilt.)

The Nine-Patch blocks on the crib-size quilt are also pieced with Lori Holt’s Prim collection. The background fabric is Lori Holt’s Gray Cross stitch from Bee Backgrounds.

For the backing of both quilts I used these fun rainbows from Shawn Wallace’s Noah’s Ark collection (available on Etsy and from the Fat Quarter Shop)- a visual reminder that after the storms, come the rainbows.

We’ll get there!

As I mentioned earlier, this project was part of the Summer Dreams Series. You can follow along, including checking out the delightful past projects by visiting the designers below:

And now, thanks to Oliso, I have a Mini Project Iron to give away to one of you!

Just leave a comment on this post telling me about one of your favorite summer sewing projects. Giveaway open through Sunday, August 2 at midnight MST.

(To find the comment section on this post, scroll to the top of the post and click on the little word bubble with a number in it to the right of the post title. If this is your first time leaving a comment, and it doesn’t appear right away, don’t panic, your comment is saved. For it to show up, I will have to manually approve it to get past the Spam blocker, and I will do it the next time I’m on my computer, but it is there safe and sound.)


RAINDROPS    July 30, 2020 at 8:47 am

Wow, I LOVE these little quilts. I’m so glad as I was reading down you had a crib size as that was what I was thinking of all through the post… This summer my fav. project so far has been some figit blankets I’ve been making for donation. I’m making mine coastal since they are going to the senior center’s here on the WA coastal area. Thanks for your kindness in sharing this lovely quilt pattern.

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    Chrystal Clarke
    July 29, 2020 at 7:20 am

    One of my favorite sewing projects this summer was making my flag quilt by Thimbleblossoms!

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      July 29, 2020 at 7:55 am

      I made that on also! It was so fun!

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        Leona Shivji
        July 31, 2020 at 6:46 pm

        My favorite project for summer is going to be Lori Holts mugs from the kit

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      July 30, 2020 at 4:21 am

      My next project is some zippered & quilted cushion covers for our lounge room. I just finished a matching set of lap quilts for my parents-in-law. Having not seen them for so long due to travel restrictions, it was so exciting to surprise them!

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      July 30, 2020 at 8:35 am

      This summer mom and I worked on stay home quilt by Pat Sloan. It was a fun easy pattern for us. We really enjoyed our time together virtually.

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      Susan L Watkins
      July 31, 2020 at 4:14 pm

      One of my favorite summer sews is a snowman flannel baby quilt for our newest and only grandson due in Dec. He will join 4 granddaughters and 8 girl cousins!!

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      Lisa Volgamore
      July 31, 2020 at 6:28 pm

      My favorite project and easy to make was the jolly snowflake. Having so much fun with it

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      Cheryl Belcher
      August 1, 2020 at 11:21 am

      I am sewing a block exchange for my quilt guild. I have to make 52 blocks, 4 per person. Don’t know when we can get together to exchange blocks. I would love to have the Oliso mini iron to press the “Whirligig” blocks, trying to use up my stash.

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      Rosemarie B.
      August 1, 2020 at 5:34 pm

      With all that’s been happening in our world these past few months, I haven’t been able to get excited about doing any quilting. This sweet quilt with its happy colors has sparked a renewed interest. It’s such a happy little quilt. I’m going to start making it this week. Thanks!

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      August 2, 2020 at 12:58 am

      I just finished a new quilted machine cover and pockets that go underneath my machine. I did some easy piecing on both of them and then quilted them free hand following around the circles on the fabric. I haven’t made a quilt yet, but this was fun to piece and quilt so it may be the beginning of something big! And, my machine cover fit perfectly, which I was so worried about. It was fun to make something just for myself!

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      Barbara L. Southard
      August 2, 2020 at 4:03 pm

      My favorite summer project (and only one I’ve had time to do) has been making a guitar wall hanging for my husband made from his mom’s small fabric stash. I have had to clean out her house and help settle her estate as my husband is is poor health. I have never hand quilted, but she left behind numerous unfinished projects; I am determined to make that a goal for this fall and winter – to finish and gift to family some of her quilting treasures. I have needed a new iron for a long time, especially as I have only been quilting myself a few short years. Thanks for the opportunity!

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      August 2, 2020 at 7:50 pm

      My favorite project was a cute retro camper themed quilt called Quilter’s Road Trip. Sorry, not one of yours, but SO cute. I had to buy so much extra fabric to get this one finished. I finally got it all finished. It was folded up on the floor, waiting to be quilted. I was dog sitting for my daughter’s two Frenchies, and guess what one of them did to my quilt? Yep, the old gal peed on it!!!! Quick run to the bathtub, hand washed it, hoped for the best. I’ll always know. And I’ll never leave a quilt on the floor again when there’s an old dog around. That quilt really has taken a road trip.

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    Kathy Duval
    July 29, 2020 at 7:21 am

    I love plus quilts and I’m working on one for my cousin who is fighting stage three rectal cancer.

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    July 29, 2020 at 7:36 am

    I just found out my son is going to be “plus” one in his little family. I’m so excited!! That wee one will not be short on quilts as my heading is spinning with all the patterns I can make 🙂 I love Oliso irons, the mini one looks perfect!

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    Kelly Lautenbach
    July 29, 2020 at 7:46 am

    The measurements in your crib size graphic should be 5×5 and not 2×2, correct? 🙂
    Love the look of this one. SOOOOO cute. Perfect for a baby quilt that’s lovely enough to gift and simple enough to get used. My favorite summer project was my Gypsy Wife quilt that I finished up two summers ago. It hangs over one of our beds and is a lovely reminder of making beautiful things out of discarded scraps. 🙂

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      July 29, 2020 at 8:59 am

      Yes! Thanks for pointing that out! That’s what I get for editing photos late at night. (doh!) Just added the update. I bet that Gypsy Wife quilt is a treasure!

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    July 29, 2020 at 7:53 am

    How fun, I have been looking at Oliso irons for a while and don’t have one yet. Right now I am working on an Irish chain quilt to give to one of my best friends who is moving across the country. I will also be getting a longarm quilting machine and learning how to use it. Love all your patters.

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    Teresa Costello
    July 29, 2020 at 7:54 am

    One of my favorite projects has been a picnic quilt. It will be a gift for my niece who just graduated from Syracuse and is starting a job in NYC. Love the baby quilt. Alas, I have not babies to sew for……

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    July 29, 2020 at 7:56 am

    For me it’s planning all the quilts I will do when the weather gets cooler.

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    Barbara Johnson
    July 29, 2020 at 7:57 am

    My favorite is a wall hanging with the word “summer” each letter stacked above the next. Warm colors different for each letter.

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    July 29, 2020 at 8:01 am

    I just finished my first mini quilt and now I’m hooked; this pattern is definitely going in my to-do list. Thanks for the great tutorials – they’re lifesavers.

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    Austa Rogers
    July 29, 2020 at 8:12 am

    My favorite project right now is the jelly roll snowflake mystery Christmas in July quilt that Fat Quarter Shop has designed.

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    Amy L
    July 29, 2020 at 8:22 am

    I just finished a quilt from an old quilt kit using reproduction fabrics and a Miss Rosie Quilt Company pattern, Dem Bones. It was gifted to our handbell choir director and his wife, whom are moving from Virginia to Wyoming (and originally from Minnesota). So they needed a quilt highlighting the history of our area, and thanking them for a job well done. It was fun to sew and it’s finished!

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    Susan Salo
    July 29, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Usually in the summer I have time to work slowly on a project. I did the jelly roll snowflake and have started a scrappy jewel box quilt. I’m also slowly FMQ a large winter quilt for us.

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    Jane Lewis
    July 29, 2020 at 8:47 am

    I am working on a lap quilt for my mother-in-law who recently lost her husband.

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    July 29, 2020 at 8:52 am

    I am working on wall hangings for my sewing room this week

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    Carol Putnam
    July 29, 2020 at 9:02 am

    I enjoy making things for my 95 yr old mom as her bd is in the summer: quilted candy bucket, floral log cabin quilt, face mask, table topper, etc. Such a joy!

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    July 29, 2020 at 9:08 am

    This summer I sewed my first garment in several years — and I have plans to make another dress or two!

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    Ramona J
    July 29, 2020 at 9:11 am

    I enjoyed making a pixel heart quilt from 5” squares with my 12 year old granddaughter while we vacationed at the beach. Memories to last for both of us.

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    Charlene Glover
    July 29, 2020 at 9:23 am

    Absolutely love this! Plus quilts are my favorite! One of my favorite summer sewing projects is making a picnic blanket. This little iron would be awesome to win, perfect for smaller projects. 🤞🏻🤞🏻 Loving this summer dreams series! Thanks for sharing

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    Linda Douglas
    July 29, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Just gathering supplies to make a patriot US Flag ! Should be so neat as a wall hanging for holidays! Thanks for sharing!

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    Kathy E.
    July 29, 2020 at 9:47 am

    My favorite summer sewing project was a table runner I made last summer for my best friend. I “knew for sure” she was turning 60 in August, so I wanted to surprise her with a special hand-made gift. When the day came and I gifted it to her, I was totally flabbergasted that she was turning “only” 59! We still laugh about my faux pas. She looooves the table runner and now I need to finish a quick project for her upcoming real 60th birthday!

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    July 29, 2020 at 9:59 am

    My favorite summer project was the Irish Chain baby quilt from your blog to be gifted to Project Linus. I made it using the Hello Little One fabric.

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    Melody N.
    July 29, 2020 at 10:12 am

    I just started my favorite project for the summer: A Polar Bear and Penguin Flannel baby quilt for my first grandchild who will arrive this winter. So Excited!
    I am looking forward to also doing this Positivity mini quilt. I have some 2 x 2 squares in red, white and blue waiting for their purpose. Thank you.

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    Sandra T
    July 29, 2020 at 10:17 am

    I am doing the 2020 Summer Sampler and love it. I am behind but hope to catch up this weekend.

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    Peggy T
    July 29, 2020 at 10:23 am

    I am working on my first applique quilt! Slow going but there’s not much else to take up our time now! I also need to get my Patchwork Tree quilted and bound for the holidays! Would love to have that sweet little Oliso iron!

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    July 29, 2020 at 10:43 am

    What a delightful quilt! Thank you for the tutorial. I think my favorite summer project was a tote bag with floral applique and an embroidered Bible verse on it.

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    July 29, 2020 at 11:13 am

    I am going to start on your tree pattern for my granddaughter, but right now I’m still busy making face masks
    to do my part, helping people stay safe.

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    Barbara Vannet
    July 29, 2020 at 11:18 am

    My favorite quilt so far this summer is a variation of drunkards path that I made using neutrals and blue. I’m calling it “Streaming”. I tried doing cording for the first time in the binding and the curvy pattern, so challenging myself to trynew things!

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    July 29, 2020 at 11:25 am

    I just finished the top to an applique quilt I started in 2005! I stitched the 12 basket/flower blocks in 2005-06 (that was fun) but they sat in a project box all these years. I hope it doesn’t take me 15 years to get it quilted!
    Thanks for plus quilt pattern and great giveaway! I love your blog.

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    Carolyn Montgomery
    July 29, 2020 at 11:31 am

    my favorite summer sewing project so far this year is a one block wonder hexagon quilt.

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    Debbie Sipp
    July 29, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    My favorite summer project is the 2020 Summer Sampler so far. Thank you for the cute baby quilt pattern!

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    Sarah Hultberg
    July 29, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Hi! Thanks for the pattern I think I’m going to make the baby quilt version! I’m loving this Summer Dreams I just got done making Shape Shack by The Tattooed Quilter.

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    Kathryn Laposata
    July 29, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    I’ve been making placemats for Meals on Wheels.

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    Donna F
    July 29, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    One of my favorite has been finish a quilt for my nephew who is in the Army

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    Joan Parker
    July 29, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    I have quilted many customer quilt tops because of the forced isolation. I needed the excuse to branch out my machine quilting business and finish up some of my own tops.

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    Carol L
    July 29, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    My favorite quilt project this summer has been a sweet baby girl quilt for the new granddaughter I am expecting to meet in October.

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      Rebecca Parker
      August 1, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      Hi! My favorite quilt project this summer has been a form of an Ohio star quilt I made for my recently widowed mother. It was my first hand quilted bed-sized quilt. I included hydrangeas printed fabric in blues- my mom’s favorite flower.

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    Amanda Corbet
    July 29, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    My favorite summer project from this year is my Yankee Doodle Dandy quilt that I finished shortly before 4th of July. Thank you for the adorable patterns!

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    Jillene Robison
    July 29, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    This is an adorable quilt, Amy! From the pattern to fabric selection. Good job combining fabric from different lines. The rainbows and raindrops from the Noah’s Ark line are adorable and sweet! Thanks for sharing! I love reading your stuff. I’m currently using your Lone Star baby quilt pattern with some fabrics I acquired on a summer trip. My next project is using your economy blocks tutorial. Thank you for your quilty presence!

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    July 29, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    This quilt is cute as can be! And I have just the background piece to make one…. I am in the process of getting moved and settling in so at the moment my favorite summer project is a long ongoing EPP project I can carry, pick up, lay down, and work on in whatever time I have available, or not, as I need the calming effect!

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    Vicky H
    July 29, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Love your plus quilts. That mini is adorable! Thank you for the tutorials. Something else to add to the list. I am doing the Jelly Snowflake Quilt Along. My second quilt along to ever do. Busy schedule usually takes away the chance to join sew alongs. I am really enjoying this one. Thank you for a great giveaway.

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    July 29, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    My mom has that iron and loves it! I just finished up a mini Wonderland Cottage quilt from Polka Dot Chair’s pattern using fabrics from Sarah Jane’s Lola Dutch line…it’s hanging in my daughter’s room!

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    Jenay C Reynolds-Sibbach
    July 29, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    My favorite summer sewing project was Honeycomb Hexagons. I had never sewn hexagons before and the pattern made it super easy.

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    Little Quiltsong
    July 29, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    These are so super cute! Love the fabrics and the message of positive thinking. Not sure if I have a favorite summer sewing project. I have been looking forward to cutting into some Fat Quarters that have been patiently waiting for me to get to them after some ‘must-sew’ projects. So just truckin’ along in my sewing room :)!

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    July 29, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    My summer project is a quilted table runner featuring scraps from pillowcase dresses made for Little Dresses for Africa.

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    Mary Goth
    July 29, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    I completed the RBD block challenge and made a mini quilt. I just need to sew the binding and it’ll be complete.

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    Denise Palka
    July 29, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Favorite summer project is a Christmas in July project!

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    Beth foust
    July 29, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    I love the idea of this pattern as a baby quilt. Saving it for reference.! All this month I have been making my grandkids christmas quilts

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    Terri McAllister
    July 29, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    I love to make bright summer looking quilts! And also start on my Christmas quilts! I need a new iron!!! Bad!!!!!

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    Diane O
    July 29, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Love this pattern. Looks like fun! I’m working on finishing several ufos!

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    July 29, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Love to sew sunshine and rainbows looking out of my sewing window at the beautiful green trees – always feel blessed to live where i do.

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    Allison in Alabama
    July 29, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Cute cute quilt! I am working on several quilt along projects and a couple older UFOs?

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      August 1, 2020 at 3:37 pm

      HI Amy! I am working on Pat Sloan’s.”Way Out West” quilt and I have a whole bunch of older BOM”s cut out to sew. I hope to get some things done over the rest of the summer.

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    Monique Butler
    July 29, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    I am making my daughters some really fun shorts out of leftover fabric from when I made princess costumes when they were tiny. I also bought a pattern and fabric to make myself a dress!

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    July 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    My sewing mojo has been down during these anxious times. I’ve turned to “slow stitching” and am hand sewing hexies.

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    July 29, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    My favourite sewing project this summer is a no point stars quilt from the Cluck Cluck Sew pattern. I’m using lots of cheerful colours and fabrics, and it makes me so happy!😊 Thank you for the chance to win!

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      Julie Ghio
      July 30, 2020 at 3:04 pm

      Have a new bernina QE475. So I have been sewing everyday since Feb. Have started and completed 1baby, 1 throw size, and 1 queen size. The queen is waiting on me to quilt it. I also have 5 of the pillow talk kits 3 are done. So much fun. I have a sm size iron love it and only wish it was this one. Mine has seen better days. I love your blog. It was the 1st one for me and I love your honesty about all things.

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    Rita S
    July 29, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    My favorite project would be project small or large that I got completed. Lots of masks for family and a Tooth Pillow for my grandson.

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    July 29, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    fav project was my Juneteenth Quilt for Linus!!! gracias for all u do……..

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    Angie Terry
    July 29, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    I enjoy making simple, summer, reversible skirts for my granddaughter

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      Diana Upcraft
      July 29, 2020 at 6:23 pm

      I have been doing sew alongs and loving it. Working on four at once right now!

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      Michele Raiola
      July 30, 2020 at 6:28 am

      Last summer was my most favorite for quilting. I made two quilts – one for my new great nephew and one for my new great niece.

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    Karen McMahon
    July 29, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    I love getting started on Christmas sewing in the summer. I like to make small projects like totes , baskets or pillows for family and friends.

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    July 29, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    My fave summer project is usually something Christmas related so I can actually have them done before Christmas! 😂

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    Linda Piccola
    July 29, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Currently, I am enjoying the Neighborhood mini sew along with Bev @flamingotoes. My first sew along! A welcome change from all the mask making!

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    Judy Leonard
    July 29, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    I am a new quilter, my summer project is (still) working on the Riley Blake Sampler blocks to make into a quilt for my mother in law.

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    July 29, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    I love working on Christmas projects in the summer. Not only does it take my mind of the awful summer heat, but it makes sure they are delivered and returned from my quilter in time to be finished and shipped to their recipients before Christmas.

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    July 29, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    This was just what I needed this morning, a reminder to look for the positive through the rain and to hang in there for the rainbow after the storms pass. Thank you so much Amy for your uplifting blog and beautiful inspiration. My favourite summer project is probably a cute Christmas table runner I made using your easy quilted table runner tutorial. My kids love it and it makes me happy!

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    Christine Sherman
    July 29, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    I love planning fall quilts in the summer. This year I really loved finishing my flag quilt!

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    July 29, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    My favorite project this summer was (just finished) a Just Kidding Around goat quilt for my niece’s graduation gift since she lives on Goat Island!! Love the Positively Plus mini and crib size. Thank you.

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    Judy Wheelwright
    July 29, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    My favorite summer time project was making a quilt for our picnics. We use it in the park and at the beach each year. Now our puppy enjoys laying on it, too.

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    July 29, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    So far my summer sewing has consisted of making masks, so I guess that’s it.

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    Deena Mack
    July 29, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    My favorite project was a lap quilt made up of 200 yo-yos in patriotic fabrics sewn to strips which were then joined and quilted.

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    Teressa Riddle
    July 29, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    I have been working on class samples this summer for upcoming classes I teach, but my favorite is EPP!!!

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    Jane Ludwig
    July 29, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    My favorite Summer project has been hand applique of flowers of the pattern Tessie by Under the Garden Moon. I can take it with me poolside or camping. Almost finished with 40 blocks!

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    Sharon Hendrix
    July 29, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    I have enjoyed working on a quilt pattern named Bunny Run, all handwork.

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    July 29, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    What a sweet message and darling design. Thanks for the tutorial and chance to win. My favorite project this summer has been giving my adult daughter a sewing machine and making a HST quilt inspired by your low-volume gray HST quilt. It turned out beautifully and she has learned how to sew!

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    Carol San Diego
    July 29, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    This summer I’ve finished several BOM that needed to be done. I feel so accomplished!

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    Linda Holman
    July 29, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    My Flag quilt that I made with my granddaughter…turned out soooo good!

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    Mary Kolb
    July 29, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    My favorite summer project is sundresses for my three granddaughters!

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    Carol Broughton
    July 29, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    My favorite summer projects are comfort quilts for kids. I hope the love that I sew into each quilt is felt by the recipient!

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    Jocelyn Kv.
    July 29, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    I’m working on a scrappy circle quilt. Inspired by a circle quilt I saw on Instagram. A pug dog was napping on it!

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    Maree Whitley
    July 29, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    My favorite project this summer has been catching up on my 2020 temperature quilt and dreaming about cooler temps and pretty purples to come later in the year. :~D

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    July 29, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    What cute quilts! My favorite summer project was my Fourth of July quilt. I bought the fabric 11 years ago, and it was actually done by the Fourth!

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    July 29, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    This summer my favorite quilt I’m still working on is a Strawberry Social. I just have the final border to add. Thanks for all you do for us!♥️💕

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    July 29, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Thanks for the cute quilt idea! My favorite summer project is whatever current EPP project I take on vacation. For the last 2 years it’s been a bright batik hexagon quilt. The diamonds are done now and it’s time to start sewing them together. It will soon be too big to travel, so I need to find the next travel project.

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    Kim Reb
    July 29, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    I am a beginner so I am in the process of laying out and cutting my fabric for an ocean themed lap quilt! Thanks for the opportunity to win a great Oliso…would love it for my new sewing room!

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    July 29, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Any quilt project is a good summer project. 😁. Cute quilt and I appreciate the positive message.

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    July 29, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    I’m trying to finish up a couple of quilts made during the last few months. I’m currently enjoying starting an alphabet quilt for my grandbabies! Thanks so much for the giveaway offer!

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    July 29, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    Having fun making the flag quilt from thimble blossom. Trying to get some kind of organization in my quilt room and finishing up a few UFO’s. Thanks for the give away!

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    July 29, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    I’m taking advantage of our unusually cool summer at the beach in Southern California and quilting some of my unfinished quilt tops from the past few years.

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      Amber Wimer
      July 30, 2020 at 1:01 am

      My favorite summer sewing project was making scrappy drink coasters!

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    Kim Beatty
    July 29, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    I have been quilting like crazy during the pandemic. This summer I am trying new ideas, many from your blog. Next up… dresden plates….

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    July 30, 2020 at 12:00 am

    This is just too cute for words. I love it.

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    July 30, 2020 at 12:23 am

    Such a cute little quilt. Love the little iron too!

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    July 30, 2020 at 12:32 am

    I’m working on an EPP project. Leta

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    Mary Davis
    July 30, 2020 at 12:50 am

    Thanks for a quick and easy baby quilt. This would be a great addition to my charity quilt makes. My Summer has been spent making face masks for family, friends, volunteers and random makes to give to folks who need them. I have been eyeing several projects I want to work on but for now I will keep jotting these plans in my notebook.

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    July 30, 2020 at 1:06 am

    Working on new quilts for grandchildren’s xmas.

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    Beth Talmage
    July 30, 2020 at 1:15 am

    This summer it is a tie. I’m finishing up a quilt-as-you-go picnic quilt, made of four big blocks and wide borders. Can’t wait to sit in the sunshine on it and read. I’m also waiting for fabric for 2 sides of my outside borders to finish up a twin-sized version of your Four Square quilt, made mostly with Ruby Star Society fabric. That was a really fun project. As soon as I saw those prints I was reminded of hanging out with my sister and her friends in Palm Springs on weekends, during her senior year in high school. (Our home was in a much-less glamorous nearby town; we would pile in a car and ‘cruise Palm Canyon Drive’.) At times like this it is hard to believe I was ever so young and carefree, but I have the memories–and now the quilt–to prove it.

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    Sharon Coleman
    July 30, 2020 at 1:34 am

    I’ve been working on Fall and Christmas quilts. Trying to get a head start on the holidays.

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    Susan DeWitt
    July 30, 2020 at 3:30 am

    I’m working on the Firefly quilt from Pen+Paper Patterns. Using glow-in-the-dark fabric for the “glowing light” pieces for extra fun. Hope everyone is doing ok!

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    Eva Kočí
    July 30, 2020 at 3:33 am

    My favourite summer project was King-fisher quilt. I made most of the hexagon flowers on our vacation trip to Norway.

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    July 30, 2020 at 3:38 am

    My favorite summer sewing project is The Peacock, an EPP pattern by Violet Craft. After some initial preparation, it’s portable and requires no electricity. It’s great to work on in the backyard.

    When it becomes epidemiologically appropriate, I could also work on this project at the beach, or waiting for a parade to start, or even while in line for a roller coaster.

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    Nancy C
    July 30, 2020 at 4:08 am

    My summer projects involve using up stash fabrics to make blankets for local Project Linus donations. I’m sure my stash can handle several of these plus quilts!

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    Katie Young
    July 30, 2020 at 4:19 am

    Fun project! My favorite summer sewing project was making a baby quilt for my cousin who is finally pregnant after struggling with infertility for years! Next up is some sewing for my daughter who is heading off to college in a month.

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    cathy k
    July 30, 2020 at 4:45 am

    My favorite project was a graduation quilt for my great neice. She needs a special quilt for a special year.

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    Karen C
    July 30, 2020 at 4:47 am

    My favorite quilt is the patriotic panel with a dog in a pick up truck. I used your saw tooth star tutorial to add to the panel.

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    July 30, 2020 at 4:49 am

    I am finishing my 3rd baby quilt this summer. Wish I had this pattern! It would have been perfect. I will use it this fall for a baby due in January.

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    July 30, 2020 at 5:02 am

    Last summer my favorite project was a dress and hat for my granddaughter to wear to the fair. *Insert sad emoji here* This summer my ‘favorite’ project seems to be making face masks to protect my loved ones!

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    Karen A
    July 30, 2020 at 5:08 am

    I just finished a paper pieced pattern tablerunner. I am trying out some new ideas for Christmas gifts too.

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    Martha Cook
    July 30, 2020 at 5:14 am

    My favorite summer project is doing small projects like baby quilts which gives me a balance to enjoy my summer as well. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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    Mimi Lawrence
    July 30, 2020 at 5:21 am

    I usually work on smaller projects in the summer, pillow covers, table runners, etc. Living in Arizona, it is too hot to have a big quilt in my lap. I really like the mini plus quilt. That raindrop fabric is adorable.

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    Susan C Quinn
    July 30, 2020 at 5:27 am

    My favorite summer project was the flag quilt you showed on your blog right before the 4th of July. It was a breeze to put together and the timing was perfect since I had a lot of red and white fabrics leftover from a red and white hexagon quilt I made. The flag quilt is done and has been gifted to my son who recently retired from the military. Thank goodness I really like the quilt because when my husband saw it, he ordered two more. One for his man cave downstairs and the other will be a raffle quilt to raise money for Alzheimers which is something that is near and dear to our hearts. So, thank you for the design Amy! It’s got me sewing like a mad woman! And I definitely mean that in a good way 😉

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    Diane Kummelman
    July 30, 2020 at 5:28 am

    My favorite summer project(s) is all the UFO’s I’ve finished since the quarantine. Five and counting!

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    Kathy R.
    July 30, 2020 at 5:31 am

    I finished the mystery quilt from Meadow mist designs, had it quilted and it just needs a binding. Now I am making Pineapple blocks(the fruit) for the fun of it.

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    Dori Johns
    July 30, 2020 at 5:31 am

    Since my grandson was just born, I spent the first part of my summer sewing crib sheets, burp cloths, changing pads, loveys, crinkle taggie toys, bibs, etc., which made me so happy and now I’m working on two mermaid tail blankets for my grandson’s two big sisters whose birthdays are in August. Then it’s on to holiday quilts, God willing.

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    July 30, 2020 at 5:37 am

    My favorite summer project was an appliqué quilt called posey pots from reproduction fabrics. Was my first appliqué and also a quilt my mom helped with a block when we went on vacation. Good memories.

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    July 30, 2020 at 5:38 am

    I am so glad I found your blog and this charming quilt tutorial! I was determined to accomplish two things during the corona virus shutdown: learn to make macarons and make a a quilt. With now four months of tine on my hands, I have accomplished both. In fact, I am working on my second quilt! Thank you for generously hosting this giveaway!

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    July 30, 2020 at 5:41 am

    Baby quilts!

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    Sally Christiansen
    July 30, 2020 at 5:41 am

    I sewed some fun flag pillows earlier this summer and now I need a baby shower gift so I believe this cute plus quilt will be perfect. Thank you so much.

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    Jane Myhre
    July 30, 2020 at 5:45 am

    Thank you for the pattern and tutorial. It is really a positive and fun project! My favorite sewing project this summer has been the snowflake quilt. Thanks again.

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    Joanne Hanson
    July 30, 2020 at 5:50 am

    My favorite summer project was making a red, white, and blue table runner for my daughter.

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    July 30, 2020 at 5:53 am

    I always have several project at the same time. A quilt I made last year Christmas Fig is on the quilting frame. Very excited to finally get it done. Was a long wait to get the backing fabric. Thanks

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    Barbara Haymann-diaz
    July 30, 2020 at 5:54 am

    I’m just finishing the Jelly Roll Mystery Star quilt and pl;an to put your saw tooth star block in the center. First time I visited your site thanks to a link from Pat Sloan.. Your demos are so clear with lovely ideas. I’ll be back1

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    Karen Oakes
    July 30, 2020 at 5:55 am

    Although the jolly snowflake quilt along has been fun, I think my favorite summer project has been making a table runner out of Indigo Gathering fabric to keep for myself. Most of my table runners get given as gifts.

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    Bonny Broadt
    July 30, 2020 at 5:59 am

    My project for summer is sewing my bag of “so many scraps” together ( from winter projects) to make potholders, microwave bowls or crazy pillow tops.

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    July 30, 2020 at 6:08 am

    My summer project is a paper pieced quilt called “Cadence Court”. Four of our quilt group are each making parts so we have to keep up with the others. That way I know I’ll finish it before I hop off to the next project (which I am prone to do) My paper piecing skills have certainly improved!

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    July 30, 2020 at 6:13 am

    My favorite sewing projects this summer were making fabric panel books and ABC, Very Hungry Caterpillar, solar system, and USA map quilts for my niece who is a second-year, first grade teacher to use in her classroom.

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    July 30, 2020 at 6:14 am

    I am SEW in love, with this little +++ quilt! I can’t wait to make it. I don’t have a favorite summer quilt project, but I have found several pieces of cute, whimsical fabric, and I am making summer skirts, for my 3 granddaughters! I have a full size Oliso, that I love, and have been contemplating the mini.

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    Judy Y
    July 30, 2020 at 6:15 am

    Y favorite project is making baby quilts. Love that they are doable, not a project that goes on forever. Also love working with bright kid friendly fabrics. Also would love to have a mini Oliso iron. Need a mini to make pressing smaller seams easier.

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    July 30, 2020 at 6:16 am

    This quilt is so cute!! And the fabric 🥰🥰. I am working through my Christmas in July quilts!! Let’s be honest, I make Christmas quilts year round 😂😂

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    Connie Mitchell
    July 30, 2020 at 6:24 am

    When I was much younger I used to sew bathing suits for me for the summer. Now, as I am getting older and shudder to think of me in a bathing suit I have started to craft quilts. Since I just repainted my bedroom I have started a quilt for my new bed. It is a variety of star’s which is something I have never tried before.

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    July 30, 2020 at 6:24 am

    Really darling quilts! My favorite so far this summer is a wall hanging I finally got around to making from a small bundle of Singer fabric a friend gifted my several years ago after I lent her my featherweight for her vacation. Loved working with the black and gold iconic fabric.

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    July 30, 2020 at 6:31 am

    I am about to finish up sewing together the Jelly Snowflake Mystery quilt that the Fat Quarter Shop has been hosting. Once I saw all the pieces together, I was so excited to finish! Waiting for those finishing instructions this morning.
    I also am testing the quilt coming out early August called Tinsel Time by Coral and Company and I love how that one is coming together also.
    Christmas sewing is July is a great idea!
    I have some 5 inch charms on the way and think your Positively Plus quilt will be a great use of them. Thank you for the pattern!

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    Brenda Powers
    July 30, 2020 at 6:35 am

    My favorite projects this summer we’re finishing my entries for our state d
    Fair. This included a wall hanging, crib quilt, and table topper. I have the big sister Oliso and would love the baby iron!

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    Mandy Adams
    July 30, 2020 at 6:36 am

    I love your plus quilt and have got to make a baby quilt so that is going to be my summer project! I have already made a quilt using Xmas fabric so I can get ahead with seasonal makes.

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    Darlene Hoctor
    July 30, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Nice quilts, especially the crib size. My favorite summer sewing is table runners. It just adds a touch of fun to the table. I have patriotic ones, fruit and vegetable themed ones, summer glamping, and fireworks.

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    Nancy B
    July 30, 2020 at 6:41 am

    Most summers I don’t get much sewing done as farm/yard/grandkids take up time and energy. This year I’ve been able to make lots of masks to donate, and while I can’t say I enjoy the reasons for that, I do enjoy having the fabric and know how to do so. That little Oliso would come in handy for lots of things…thanks for the chance to win!

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    Teresa Hackett
    July 30, 2020 at 6:44 am

    My favorite summer project was sewing during a military change of station move we made from Marine Corps Base Barstow, CA to MCB Camp Pendleton, CA. While awaiting base housing I worked on a simple Double Irish Chain quilt. My sewing machine was in storage With the rest of our household goods, waiting for the official move-in orders, which took 5 months for our name to come to the top of the list. But meanwhile, I worked on embroidering the big blank squares in the quilt. I still have that quilt, but the dimestore fabrics I could afford at the time are in sad, sad shape. But still the peaceful memories of sewing during our 1yr old’s naptime Is why I keep the quilt. That was 46 yrs ago. Goodness sakes.

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    Eileen Caspers
    July 30, 2020 at 6:47 am

    This is a great way to use some scraps as well as a possible teaching quilt for young sewers. Great quilt!

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    Sherri Wolters
    July 30, 2020 at 6:48 am

    I’m enjoying doing table runners and placemats this summer, take li ess time makes great gifts, and leaves time for yard work

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    Jean Ridley
    July 30, 2020 at 6:49 am

    I’ve made a lot of summer projects but my two favorites are a mini spool quilt and the Tula Pink Homemade Quilt by Free Spirit l. I just love quilting and was happy to find your site.

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    July 30, 2020 at 6:49 am

    I have been enjoying sewing new pillows for my sun room! It would be fun to have a smaller iron for some of my projects.

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    Cathy T
    July 30, 2020 at 6:52 am

    My favorite project this summer was a t-shirt quilt for my brother’s first grandchild (and my 3rd great-niece). I used old shirts from the parents and one from my mother and backed it with minky dots. My great-niece arrived on Saturday!

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    July 30, 2020 at 6:54 am

    My favorite quilting project this summer is a tulip paper piecing quilt. I have never done paper piecing so this is a brave new adventure! So far I love it!

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    Carla Toppass
    July 30, 2020 at 7:03 am

    As a beginning quilter, I haven’t made many projects/quilts yet. A few throw quilts using rectangles. I started in June on a patriotic table topper that had triangles in it that when put together made a star. I didn’t finish it until after the 4th and still have to bind it, but that was pretty awesome for me lol. The project I’m getting ready to do is a wedding veil for my daughter – I’m nervous about this!!

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    Carol Garner
    July 30, 2020 at 7:04 am

    I really love hand sewing for summer projects. I am currently working on a Grandmothers Flower Garden and doing some embroidery too. It is too hot to sit by the sewing machine at the moment. Also just gearing up to can tomatoes. That cute little iron would get a good work out in my household this Fall and Winter. So enjoying reading all of your blogs and your generous gifts of cute patterns. Thank you so much.

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    July 30, 2020 at 7:05 am

    I have been sewing clothes this summer and it has been fun to do something different for a change! I made a dress for my great niece and even a couple dresses and a shirt for me.

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    July 30, 2020 at 7:06 am

    Thank you for the fun quilt, and thank you oliso for ur iron give away.

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    Connie Kresin Campbell
    July 30, 2020 at 7:06 am

    I love making bright and colorful placemats to use on our table outside in the summer!

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    July 30, 2020 at 7:08 am

    My favorite summer quilt is yet to be started. I recently had my paternal grandmother’s sewing machine tuned up and need to fix up the cabinet. When it’s done, I plan to recruit my daughter and grandson to help make an quilt for my dad, on his mother’s machine. If all goes well, it will be a 5 generation quilt. 😁

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    July 30, 2020 at 7:08 am

    Amy, your plus quilt is beautiful. Thank you for the tutorial. The wall hanging in the background is a beauty too.

    I haven’t done much sewing these days. But normally a summer project for me is a quilt with light and airy colors. Something cheerful. Summer placemats usually strike my fancy this time of year too.

    Thanks for the chance to win the little Oliso.


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    Jane Hull
    July 30, 2020 at 7:08 am

    My favorite summer project so far is a little patriotic quilt. Nothing special but I really love the fabric and it is hanging in my living room now.

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    Therese Ruff
    July 30, 2020 at 7:09 am

    My favorite summer project is an irish chain quilt I’m working on. Blocks now, ready for quilting late fall. Love the iron! Thanks to you and oliso for the giveaway!

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    July 30, 2020 at 7:10 am

    My project is a pieced flannel baby quilt for a new granddaughter!

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    Janet Wimmer
    July 30, 2020 at 7:12 am

    My favorite sewing project this summer has been making project bags to put my cross stitch WIP’s in. I also really enjoyed making a small mini quilt following Pat Sloan’s Old Glory pattern that I wanted to get done for July 4th. I did get the top done but now need to quilt it and finish it.

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    Kim de Bruin
    July 30, 2020 at 7:18 am

    My favourite summer project is a Pat Sloan sew along!!

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    Pat Krosnowski
    July 30, 2020 at 7:22 am

    My favorite project this summer is the mystery jelly roll snowflake quilt that I’m making with my 7 year old granddaughter. She is really enjoying learning to sew.

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    July 30, 2020 at 7:27 am

    My favorite summer project so far, is a quilt along that I have been working on called, “Going on a Picnic”. I’ve thought about making a picnic quilt for a long time, so this was the perfect opportunity!

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    Tanya Mace
    July 30, 2020 at 7:30 am

    My favorite summer project is a Block of the Week by Lee H. I purchased it for myself and my sister to do remotely since this is the first summer we both have the summer free, but separated by about 800 miles. It is fun and challenging, and I feel like I am learning something new with each block!
    I also purchased and read the book you recommended about the Quilts at Gees Bend. I stayed up late to read it and pored over the quilts! Wonderful little read!
    I’m enjoying your blog tremendously! Thank you!

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    Elaine in North Texas
    July 30, 2020 at 7:31 am

    This summer I have been quilting on my home sewing machine to finish quilt tops that I have made in the past. It is so much fun to finish quilts that I really enjoyed making at quilting retreats. One was a Christmas Purple embroidered wall hanging and the one I will be putting the binding on today is a fall pumpkin quilt. I am excited to get to use them this coming holiday season.

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    Mary Kjersten
    July 30, 2020 at 7:43 am

    My favorite summer project was finishing up a rainbow quilt-a-long with Pat Sloan. A little iron would be great to add to my sewing room. I love your Positively Mini Quilt, perfect gift for my granddaughter who is turning 5 at the end of August. Thank you for the pattern.

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    July 30, 2020 at 7:43 am

    My best summer project has been the Childhood Dreams sew along with Pat Sloan. Love your pattern but need a download button to download the pattern.

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    July 30, 2020 at 7:43 am

    I look forward to making 2baby quilts but have been making an heirloom dress for my granddaughter. My first grandchild and first heirloom dress! It’s my joy!!

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    July 30, 2020 at 7:48 am

    This is a cute project. I don’t have a favorite summer project. This summer, so far, has been the Jolly Snowflake sew along. I really enjoyed making this quilt.

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    Vicki Savage
    July 30, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Making the jelly roll snowflake.

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    July 30, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Favorite summer sewing is sundresses for littles!

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    Joyce M
    July 30, 2020 at 8:00 am

    I just finished my first mini sampler, paper pieced quilt! This positively quilt is just what I was thinking of doing next! And mini is perfect! I am working on a shortcut quilt by the Fatquarter shop and am almost finished!

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    July 30, 2020 at 8:01 am

    I am working on a new quilt for my bed ( mine and my husband’s – queen size). I’m getting a little bogged down adding the sashing between the rows and getting it assembled, but I love the pattern and the fabric, something a little bit out of my normal fabric choices.

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    Jackie Papallo
    July 30, 2020 at 8:03 am

    Adorable! I may just have to resize this for 2 1/2 squares! So sweet.

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    Debbie buckley
    July 30, 2020 at 8:06 am

    This summer has been spent making masks for medical personnel and the community as party of a local volunteer group of sewers in our community. When I’m not doing that, I’m working on my beginning quilting skills as I have just completed my 4th quilt and am about to start another. I am definitely in the PFC(professional fabric collector) stage of quilting, but trying to be brave and hone my quilter skills with the help of talented quilter bloggers and friends! I’ve been wanting one of the large Oliso irons for my birthday but they are always out of stock…the mini would be perfecto!

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    Mary Kay Relich
    July 30, 2020 at 8:08 am

    Love your quilt! I love sewing up quilts for family and friends. My list is never ending!!

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    Cyndy Lipe
    July 30, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Love this baby quilt, I was looking for a fast one to make for a great nephew and this will be perfect. Thank you for the pattern and the chance to win an iron.

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      Nancy T
      July 30, 2020 at 8:24 am

      This summer my fav projects were finishing up dinosaur quilts for our twin grands. So much fun!

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    Betty Carpenter
    July 30, 2020 at 8:15 am

    My favorite project of all time, including the summer, was the quilt I made for my grandson. Being a novice quilter, I made him a rail fence quilt out of his favorite colors. He is saving it as an heirloom. I am currently working on a signature quilt for him of all the signatures of his wedding guests. This one is more challenging. Thank you and Olisio for this opportunity and thank you for the tutorials.

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    July 30, 2020 at 8:15 am

    My favorite summer sewing project is the Elizabeth Hartman North Stars quilt. I’m on my 4th block and can’t wait to have it all finished for cooler weather! 🙂

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    Sheila Merritt
    July 30, 2020 at 8:21 am

    This summer has been so different – my brother, sister and their spouses along with me and my husband have a summer tradition of spending a week together on Dauphin Island since we all live far apart now. We are not able to get together this summer but before that decision was made, I decided to make a wall hanging of the Dauphin Island sunset as a gift for my brother since it is his house that we stay in. I have started the wall hanging and it is going to be beautiful and I so hope that we can be together next summer and we can hang the sunset quilt in the house as a momento of our summer reunions.
    I have also been working on several projects for my sewing room and several Christmas gifts – quilting has been a life saver during this pandemic – but, we will get through this together.

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    Lindy Duree
    July 30, 2020 at 8:23 am

    One of my favorite summer projects was a Christmas table topper for a dear friend. She loves my quilting and knows the time I put into it. She has encouraged me when I was down. She has always been a person I can count on.

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    Jacki Butler
    July 30, 2020 at 8:24 am

    The JOLLY BAR ROW ALONG has captured my heart this summer. The blocks are really simple and will greet my 11th grandchild in September. Love this positive quilt in both sizes that you’ve shared. I want to see the mini version another person mentioned!

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    July 30, 2020 at 8:30 am

    This is really a cute quilt. Thank you for the pattern directions! I have been enjoying sewing stocking stuffers for my gang. I think my favorite so far is the zippered snow globe pouch.

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    July 30, 2020 at 8:41 am

    I love quick summer projects just like this one! I’ve got to make it. My favorite projects I’ve made this summer are patriotic pillows for my bed and sofa’s. I’ve also made a patriotic table runner. Love your stuff Amy! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    July 30, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Wow, I LOVE these little quilts. I’m so glad as I was reading down you had a crib size as that was what I was thinking of all through the post… This summer my fav. project so far has been some figit blankets I’ve been making for donation. I’m making mine coastal since they are going to the senior center’s here on the WA coastal area. Thanks for your kindness in sharing this lovely quilt pattern.

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    Char Cunha
    July 30, 2020 at 8:53 am

    My summer project has been to finish up a Civil War quilt that I started a while ago. I am now squaring up and deciding how and what sashing to use etc. My first time enlarging something to fit a queen size bed. It takes me forever because I am primary caregiver to my 96yo Mother-in-law and only have short periods of time to myself. Thank-you Amy for your fabulous work.

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    Donna Cole Beyer
    July 30, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Thanks for the small quilt and the baby quilt tutorial and directions – beautiful and I love to make baby quilts – this one will be quick and easy to get done. The fabric is beautiful on this one too.

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    Rebecca Fossa
    July 30, 2020 at 8:54 am

    My favorite project this summer was crafting bright pinwheels out of some leftover 5″ squares using a Missouri Star tutorial. From them I fashioned a small pillow for my daughter’s home (she has two small children), and mug rugs for both my mom and myself. It’s been an uplifting and unifying to have these bright spots of color in our homes!

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    July 30, 2020 at 8:58 am

    My favorite summertime sewing is to begin (or finish) Christmas sewing for the upcoming season, and to sneak quick mini projects in between! 🥰 Currently I am working on the Jelly Roll Mystery Snowflake Quilt with Fat Quarter Shop and some very talented designers, ….and am also quilting my Woodland Wonderland BOM with Fig Tree and co. that I began two years ago and have just finished.😉 I am pulling fabrics for your adorable little plus mini quilt which I can’t wait to begin. I love quick projects between larger, more time consuming ones. Thank you for this opportunity.❤️

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    Laura Filbeck
    July 30, 2020 at 9:35 am

    This mini quilt is so cute. I have been keeping busy with weekly and monthly sew a-longs.

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    July 30, 2020 at 9:36 am

    My latest summer project is a children’s charity quilt for a local organization. This time the quilt is a fun & colorful chevron design. Doing these charity quilts open up lots of creative ideas knowing it’s for a great cause.

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    Sue Graham
    July 30, 2020 at 9:40 am

    I’ve been EPP Liberty of London 1-1/2” hexies. I guess I’ll eventually sew them all together but right now it’s nice to have a simple project with beautiful fabrics.

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    Susan Stanton
    July 30, 2020 at 9:40 am

    I always look forward to July 1 when I set aside my current projects and sew only on Christmas projects for the entire month! My daughter wants a Christmas table runner, and it’s been sew much fun to work on that, plus I had enough fabric for five additional ones.

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    Marcia Gilbreath
    July 30, 2020 at 9:45 am

    This summer I have taken apart my daughter-in-law’s gorgeous wedding dress and am making 4 throw sized quilts from the fabric for her and her 3 children. The first cut was the hardest! The dress was voluminous so I have plenty of fabric to work with, and I am adding fabric colors from my son’s vest and the bouquet. It’s a daunting task, but I am enjoying it!

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      Iris K. Tyler
      July 30, 2020 at 10:35 am

      My favorite has been finishing a UFO that has remained on my list for 4 years!! Spent all evening pressing 105 4 in square in a square pieces for the final border. This is made with my lg print fabric of Kaffe Fauset!

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    July 30, 2020 at 9:53 am

    My latest summer project is a children’s charity quilt for a local organization. This time it’s a fun quilt pieced in a colorful chevron design. Doing these quilts help open up my creative ideas knowing it’s for a worthy cause for so many needy children.

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    Karen Smith
    July 30, 2020 at 9:56 am

    My favorite project is the Pat Sloan American flag table runner . It was easy to complete and looks amazing on my table… Also enjoyed making the Jolly Snowflake and the Morning mug table runner! You all have made quarantining not so horrible… I have enjoyed “meeting” other quilters and quilting along a with all the suggested projects!!

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    Joy G
    July 30, 2020 at 9:58 am

    My favorite project this summer has been a quilt for my daughter. She picked out the pattern (which was Aztec design) this is something I have not done before and it was black and white. I really enjoyed doing something totally outside my normal quilting. She loved it! Today I am going to finish my Jelly Snowflake qal. There have been so many qal’s and I have to say I might have joined one to many, but they are fun!

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    Susan S Olsson
    July 30, 2020 at 10:02 am

    My favorite finish this summer/month was my Union Jack quilt made with Liberty Lawn fabrics purchased several years ago in London. First saw this block on your blog, thank you! I also love making pillows during the summer for a quick finish.

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    Sheri Carter
    July 30, 2020 at 10:05 am

    My summer project is piecing and quilting a throw. Your positively baby quilt will work perfectly for me! Would love to win the iron!

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    Kimmie Sue Zahara
    July 30, 2020 at 10:07 am

    My favorite summer project has been the many baby quilts that I am making for all the new babies being born into my family! We are having a baby boom with 5 little ones added to our family by the end of summer. I have loved the Safari life by Moda fabric and just finished up 2 quilts- all laundered and ready to be delivered to , 2 sweets little babes!

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    July 30, 2020 at 10:08 am

    My favorite projects this summer have been working on my pile of UFO’s and getting them finished. Most of them just needed to be quilted. So, I have been “practicing” my long arming.

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    Carol Engel
    July 30, 2020 at 10:09 am

    After making 276 face masks, I’m doing something small. After so much time at the sewing machine, my whole body hurt for many weeks. I’m now working on placemats for the local nursing home.

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    Lezlie Pascoe
    July 30, 2020 at 10:14 am

    My favourite project this summer is a baby quilt for my goddaughter! She has been trying to have a baby for ten years! After many heartbreaking times she gave birth to a premie the day before yesterday to a healthy little 5lb 11 oz girl six weeks early. ❤️
    I’d love one of those little Oliso irons to help make my quilts and other projects even better! I LOVE your baby quilt! The perfect project to use my 5” squares! I can’t wait to make one for my grandson.

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    Niki Roberts
    July 30, 2020 at 10:15 am

    I took up quilting this summer! It brings me such joy. Somewhat embarrassing, but I haven’t actually used an iron on any of my projects because I’ve had a fear of getting the wrong iron. So far things are looking okay but my one quilting friend tells me my beginner luck is about to run out. Thanks for the tutorial – do you think it would be possible to modify for use with a charm pack?

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    Kelley Likes
    July 30, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Hi Amy, I’m loving these summer sew alongs. My favorite summer project is the pineapple by Pat Sloan. Have a great rest of your summer!!

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    Mayra Amaro-Alvarez
    July 30, 2020 at 10:21 am

    My favorite summer sewing project is the 2nd Chance Patriotic Star Block Swap hosted by Small Town Spinster using Cluck Cluck Sews No Point Stars tutorial. My blocks will be going out in the mail tomorrow. This is my first time doing a block swap so am super excited to receive blocks from amazing sewing ladies all over the US.

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    Amy Salamone
    July 30, 2020 at 10:22 am

    My favorite project this summer has been the mini swap through From Blank Pages. It required using one of their pattern. I chose the the 70’s Geese and found fabric my partner liked and made that for her. I cannot wait to send it off to her.

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    Susan Blanton
    July 30, 2020 at 10:22 am

    My favorite summer project is the Hollow Star table runner I just finished!

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    Bobbie Z.
    July 30, 2020 at 10:33 am

    My summer has been filled with quilting goodness. My two favorite things have been completing a Christmas in July project with Zenbroidery “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and quilting borders for it and also making a baby quilt with hearts for our fifth grandchild ( a baby girl due in August).

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the iron and for the cute positive quilt pattern.

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    July 30, 2020 at 10:37 am

    My favorite this summer so far was a single Dresden flower mini quilt. Quick, easy and hung up in my sewing room all in one days work. Loved it! Have a great sewing day ❤️

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    Ana Earl
    July 30, 2020 at 10:46 am

    I was in a Plus block exchange several years ago and enjoyed 5he block pattern. Thank you for the small size patterns, will make great Charity quilts. I do not own an Oliso iron but would love to win one.

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    July 30, 2020 at 10:53 am

    My favorite summer projects are things that can be done quickly, like small things, and also making things for my ‘parts department’ — where I make a bunch of blocks in either one colorway in many patterns of one size, or one pattern in many colorways, and then later pull from that pile to make a quilt.

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    Rhonda Hunter
    July 30, 2020 at 11:05 am

    I’m having fun working on an applique project (Friendship Knots by Sheri Cefaldi-Morrell). It’s so nice to have a slower hand stitching project during the southern summer heat. I have a full sized Oliso iron and I love it. Along with the wool mat, it always gives such a crisp pressed seam or turned-under edge. I think having the small Oliso would be a wonderful addition to my sewing station.

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    July 30, 2020 at 11:10 am

    I have several projects but the most important one is a carpenter’s star done in blue to be gifted to the next grandson that comes along. If it should be a girl, I already have a pink crib blanket completed. Thanks for the opportunity and your wonderful instructions!

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    July 30, 2020 at 11:10 am

    My first quilt used your lattice pattern in flannels, love the pattern! Would love to add the Oliso to my sewing room!

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    Joanna Stadler
    July 30, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Funny how summer starts me thinking of starting Christmas projects! And that’s what I’m doing now..table runners, quilts, placemats, etc. Lots of fun..and plenty of time to finish them!

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    Lois Ruley
    July 30, 2020 at 11:21 am

    My favorite summer project was teaching my daughter by love how to make a rag quilt for her new baby!

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    July 30, 2020 at 11:46 am

    I am starting to baby quilts for my niece who is having twin daughters. I’m using your 5 inch block patchwork quilt tutorial. Thanks for all you do!

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    Rosemary B
    July 30, 2020 at 11:48 am

    I love this. I want to make something like this for my grandbaby mason

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    Micaela Tice
    July 30, 2020 at 11:52 am

    I helped my 8 year old daughter make some clothes and a little quilt for her doll. It was so fun to see her excitement over the little clothes and to have her be excited about sewing herself.

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    Erika W
    July 30, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Cutest patterns! My favorite summer project is finishing my Elvira quilt-along with about 20 UFOs! Now I can start some new projects.

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    Michelle Todd
    July 30, 2020 at 11:56 am

    It’s hard to pick a favorite because each project brings joy for different reasons. Colors, fabric prints, why I’m making it. I enjoyed making some zipper bags for the grand daughters. For quils I really enjoyed the summertime picnic. I am excited to try this new one, for a baby quilt. Lots of new babies coming in the next few months.

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    July 30, 2020 at 11:58 am

    My fun project this summer was a throw size basket quilt made with 10 inch squares. It went together really fast and now my family is enjoying using it. That always makes a quilt even more special when you see others loving it!

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    July 30, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    For summer, I like to make placemats and/or coasters for our patio set. These are fun (and simple) for summer.

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    Beatrice Sekeras
    July 30, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    I have loved sewing the Jelly Snowflake with Pat Sloan

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    Holly Waddell
    July 30, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    I like your little 9-patch mini quilt for a quick summer project. I just finished making an apron for one of my sisters and was thinking of using the leftover fabric for some kind of heat-proof mat for her table. This would be a good size for those casserole dishes and roasters filled with garden veggies and our own ranch’s beef, lamb, or wild game. Thanks for sharing your talents and passion for making.

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    Sunny Milleson
    July 30, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    My nephew is getting married in January. I’ve been working on a quilt to give to them for their wedding. I love working on quilts for others – I get to think about them with each stitch.

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    Sheryl Stansell
    July 30, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    I am overwhelmed with baby quilts this summer. Lots of new additions to the family this year! This pattern will be a fun one to create

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    Debbie B
    July 30, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Thank you for this cute and looks-like easy quilt. I have followed you for almost two years and am finally! starting my own quilt for my granddaughter. I will use this blog for the second granddaughter’s quilt. Your blogs are easy to understand and easy to follow – thank you!

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    July 30, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    My favorite project was making a baby quilt with pieced giraffes for our nephew and niece’s little one. It was colorful and so much fun to make!

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    Velma Rypstra
    July 30, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    I’m a new quilter and absolutly love it 🙂 I am working on more than 1 project but the 1 I have finished is a t-shirt quilt for my granddaughter for her 13th birthday in October…I can’t wait to give it to her

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    Pam Jay
    July 30, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    One of my favorite summer projects was a wall hanging quilt I made from fabric I had purchased while vacationing in Maui (not recently, of course!). The Hawaiian fabric was my focus blocks and I added in some dimensional pinwheel blocks. That quilt makes me smile with fond memories, especially since traveling is not wise right now.

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    July 30, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    My favorite quilting related thing to make is patriotic and beach themed quilts or wall hangings during the summer. As long it has bright cheerful colors. Recently completed a flag wall hanging.

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    Patricia C
    July 30, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Adorable iron! I have been working on different blocks from Lori Holt’s farm girl vintage book. Fun…

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    Sue Omi
    July 30, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    I’m working on a pineapple block that was started by my friend. She purged before moving out of state and I got to have several of her projects. As I work on it, i think of her.

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    July 30, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    My favorite summer projects have been two baby quilts for some precious additions to the family

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    Angela Bowling
    July 30, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    I have finished my second crazy quilt and I am working on my 3rd crazy quilt. It needs to be quilted and then have a binding applied. Plus a scrap quilt that just needs quilting and having the binding applied. I guess you can tell that I like scrappy quilts.

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    Angela Bowling
    July 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    I am starting a quilt for my granddaughter using fabric that has candy, dots and stripes. I think it will be bright and fun.

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    Sharon Thimsen
    July 30, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    My favorite summer project this year has been completing my patriotic hexie quilt top. It has been on my lifetime projects list so I’m thrilled to have completed all the hand piecing yesterday. The hand quilting will hopefully begin next week. 👍🏻

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    Debra seithel
    July 30, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    I have just finished the rainbow quilt and I am working on the border… I am making 4 patches of the fabric in the quilt for the border….

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    Jann Mier
    July 30, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    I am working a red, white and blue “picnic quilt.” Can’t wait to have it done.

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    Kelly Burton
    July 30, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    My favorite summer project so far has been a mini neighborhood quilt sew along with Flamingo Toes – Bev. I have learned so much.

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    Patti L Krueger
    July 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    My favorite project this summer was cross stitching stitchville!
    Thank you for your positive post! It is much needed in these times.

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    Mary Ellen Brown
    July 30, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Love the colors in this quilt. Will be making one like this- new great granddaughter.

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    Roxanne Gohrig
    July 30, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Love this quilt will definitely adding it to my today list for the summer. I have been working on several patriotic table runners and wall hangings. Thank you for your time and talent!!

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    Karen Blue
    July 30, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    My favorite summer sewing project is actually just being home for a change and being able to catch up on finishing quilts. We are usually traveling in spring and summer. I’m sort of liking this stay-home business.

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    Senga Work
    July 30, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    I love to make little bright fun things which is why I like this mini quilt and love the fabrics you chose. Thank you so much for sharing this project with us. I am learning FMQ at the moment so will definitely be making a couple of these. Thanks again, Senga

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    Debbie White
    July 30, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    I’m working on the wall hanging now. My favorite summer quilts have been the ones I’ve been doing this summer. Thanks to the stay-at-home orders I’ve been able to see everyday. Appreciate all of the online sewalongs. My love for quilting took off this summer.

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    Jennifer McTavish
    July 30, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    My favorite project this summer has been the “Little Miss Sawtooth” quilt by Melanie Traylor absolutely darling so many ways to change up styles,designs,colors etc. Just love this project and it’s my first “pieced” quilt!

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    July 30, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    I am just finishing up the Jelly Snowflake quilt along at the fat quarter shop blog. I love how it turned out and cant wait to quilt it!

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    Katie Leddon
    July 30, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    I have been working on a queen size Hunter Star for my brother-in-law and my soon-to-be sister-in-law. I will be putting on the longarm this weekend. I’m cutting it close….wedding is September 5th.

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    Stevii Graves
    July 30, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    I’m always amazed at what can be done with nine patches. Love how yours disappear into the background in such an updated look!

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    Linda Kay Smith
    July 30, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Thanks for the pattern! One of my favorite summer quilting projects was a little one I finished in June with a Christmas village.. It was finished quickly and it was so nice to have a Christmas project done early instead of the usual “last minute”.

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    Sue Lindsey
    July 30, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    MY favorite project this summer has been doing so many different sew alongs and learning new techniques. I love your
    charts for the four flying geese at a time and the one for the saw tooth blocks.

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    Cynthia Perez
    July 30, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Favorite summer project include finishing a few Christmas gifts ahead of schedule.

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    Diana McCoy
    July 30, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    Hi Amy, I am just finishing the Jolly Snowflake Quilt from the Fat Quarter Shop. I have really enjoyed this mystery project. At first it was hard to see the snowflake, until I stepped back and took a picture of it. It is absolutely beautiful. I have also finished a Pineapple quilt that I really love. Just have to quilt it now so I can start to use it. Thank you for all your wonderful patterns.

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    Susan M Grochowski
    July 30, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    Great mini quilt! Favorite summer projects are Halloween and Christmas quilts. Must get an early start.

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    Mary Green
    July 30, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    My favorite summer sewing project is my current one, using up nearly all my shopping bag of 2.5” scrappy strips to make an extra-long twin quilt for hubby’s side of our bed. He has a blood disorder and is always cold. I used Bonnie Hunter’s pattern for Many Trips Around the World.

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    July 30, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    I am making drool bibs for my grandson. The amount of drool during teething is unbelievable !!

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      July 30, 2020 at 9:13 pm

      Well, this summer’s project has been moving my fabric stash (and everything else) across 3 state lines. Sewing stuff is not unpacked yet, but hopefully soon so I can have a summertime “finish.”

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    July 30, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    I made 2 Christmas cloth books for our niece’s twins. I bought the panels for these several years ago, thinking I’d do them up someday for some babies, and when culling through my Christmas fabric, found them again and decided to make them up for them for this coming Christmas. This will be their 2nd Christmas.

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    July 30, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Sometimes the simplest designs make the cutest baby quilts.

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    July 30, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    I have to get busy my granddaughter is dew in October and this is the quilt for her. Can’t wait to started.

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    July 30, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    One of my favorite summer sewing projects has been to make hexagons to create a grandmother’s flower garden quilt. Thank you for the cute pattern!

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    July 30, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    One of my favorite projects this summer has been finishing up some of my UFO’s that have been hanging around way to long!! Now, I am trying to finish up my king size Dresden Plate quilt. It is one of my favorites and has been put away for a few years because I got tired of it. The blocks are all done, so I just need to sash each block and put them together.

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    July 30, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    I’ve had a lot of fun sewing up baby quilts for my new baby niece and a new great nephew!

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    July 30, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Thank for the adorable quilt pattern. It’s just what I needed to be positive. I’m try to take my quilting to the he next level and learning Y seams. I fell in love with Jen Kingwell’s pattern Smitten. I’ve done about 8 blocks and need a break. Your quilt is perfect for this. Thank you Enjoy the rest of your summer

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    Anne Pendergraft
    July 30, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    My favorite Summer project has be a Sew Sampler kit which is a wall hanging of Spools and also the Log Cabin Star from the middle of Edyta Sitar’s Broken Log Cabin Star pattern out of my scraps. Love them both. Your Tiny wall hanging is another possible project! Thanks.

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    Deb McD
    July 30, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    My favorite summer projects are smaller quilts. I participate in a couple mini swaps, make table runners and seasonal hangings for our front door.

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    Jean Venezia
    July 30, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    I have to say my favorite summer project, is Bloomtopia by Moda. I am behind on the blocks, so this will also be my summer project. 😉. Thank you to you, and all the other amazing quilters sharing of their time and talent, connecting us in these crazy times,

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    Mary Beth Lindsay
    July 30, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    I made a half-hexagon patriotic table runner.

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    Marilyn Smith
    July 30, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    My favorite quilt I made this summer was a football quilt for my football obsessed 8 year old grandson.

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    Debbie Black
    July 30, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    I have enjoyed working on 18″ doll clothes for my grandie! or maybe a little bit for me!

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    Patti McConnell
    July 30, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    One of my favorite projects was the Jelly Snowflake mystery qal. I have never done a mystery qal and had so much fun! Now to find some cute place at patterns!

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    Mary Reed
    July 30, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    My favorite summer project this year is working on the Jelly SnowFlake Christmas Quilt and teaching my granddaughter how to sew. She’s doing pretty good for having recently turned 9 but Her main difficulty is using a heavy full size iron. She was born extremely premature at 27 weeks gestation, spent 4 months in the NICU and was paralyzed on her right side but has slowly gained the use of her right through therapy and hard work. Her lifting a full size iron Is difficult and scares me but she wants to learn so a small iron would be perfect for Allison. PS I love your star pattern and am thinking about using it in my husband’s QOV I am making for him.

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    July 30, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Love the crib quilt size, thanks for including it! My fave project this summer is designing a medallion quilt as I go.

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    July 30, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    I had fun making a Halloween pillow in a zig zag pattern using orange, black and white. I saw a picture on Pinterest and figured out my pattern.

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    Lauren J Hutchins
    July 31, 2020 at 12:02 am

    Thanks so much for the pattern for this darling mini (and baby) plus quilt. For that matter, thanks for all you share on your blog. I’m working on completing an old project – wonky log cabin quilt in patriotic colors. I hope to have it complete in time to use on Labor Day!

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    Janyth Ussery
    July 31, 2020 at 12:11 am

    I have thoroughly enjoyed the Jelly roll snowflake sew along. I most love projects that are quick and easy since I sew less in the summer.

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    July 31, 2020 at 12:39 am

    My favorite summer projects are fall table runners.. it’s my favorite time of the year and I want to be ready!

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    Hannah W
    July 31, 2020 at 1:33 am

    Thanks for the tutorial. I love the rain drop and rainbow fabrics. There a few favorite summer sewing projects this year. I’ve got a linen summer nightgown for my daughter on the sewing table this week, it is just delightful. I’ve also finished a patriotic wall hanging and a Norah quilt top ready for hand quilting when the weather cools (tutorial on Sunny Day Supply blog)

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    Debra Holstine
    July 31, 2020 at 1:35 am

    I just finished Bloomtopia by Sherri and Chelsi for Fat Quarter Shop and would have to say this has been my favorite this summer. I am calling mine Covid 2020 though.

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    Lola Curry
    July 31, 2020 at 4:52 am

    I made a shopper tote from a June tailor pattern for my niece as part of her wedding shower gift.

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    Kathy Chynoweth
    July 31, 2020 at 5:57 am

    I just completed putting the binding on 6 quilts….phew, I’m pooped but 6 new quilts ready to gift!!! Now that’s a summertime win.

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    patti mcgarry
    July 31, 2020 at 6:02 am

    I just finished a basket project that’s been hanging around for over 10 years! I have a new granddaughter who is a few weeks old now and I think I’ll make both mini and baby quilts to celebrate our “Positively” perfect addition!

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    Susan Rowe
    July 31, 2020 at 6:12 am

    Love the positivity! During this stressful time I wish more could see something positive at least daily. My day is going to start with a hot shower. Yea!

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    July 31, 2020 at 6:42 am

    My favorite summer project has been making a quilt with bright and cheery colors for my best friend (800 miles away) that is still at home recovering from COVID-19. The colors were totally out of my comfort zone, but perfect for her. Hopefully, I will get it in the mail this week and will send her the message she is loved by her friends and family!

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    July 31, 2020 at 7:04 am

    My favorite project has been teaching a friend how to quilt. We made a table runner top, and I sent her home with instructions to make (90) 4-patches for a lap quilt. Next session, I plan to show her how to layer, quilt and bind the table topper, then get her started on assembling the lap quilt. It has inspired me at a time when my creativity and interest in quilting was lagging a bit.

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    Vicki Gensini
    July 31, 2020 at 7:16 am

    I am a beginner quilter and I pieced together the Yellow Brick Road pattern and still need to finish the border. I am enjoying learning more about quilting and love your blog.

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    July 31, 2020 at 7:33 am

    I did my first sew a long this summer by J. Steves. It was fun and rewarding as a new quilter ! Tks!!

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    Pam Dunlap
    July 31, 2020 at 8:02 am

    My summer projects mostly consist of TShirt quilting. I’m currently making a memory quilt from a friend’s parents clothes. She wants me to make 6 lap quilts and she plans to give them as Christmas gifts to her siblings. It’s such a sweet thing to do!!!

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    Jeanne M
    July 31, 2020 at 9:06 am

    I’m finishing up binding a quilt with animal designs for granddaughter. I really like your Positively Plus quilt and colors!

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    Sandy Thompson
    July 31, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Finished the Bee Happy quilt by Lori Holt. Loved all the bright and happy colors!

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    July 31, 2020 at 10:05 am

    Great little quilt! Such fun!

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    Jennifer Grady
    July 31, 2020 at 10:15 am

    Well, I think there’s two…the first was helping my 84-year-old mom finish a Tula Pink Spools of Love quilt. It came out so awesome. My mom has sewed since we were kids and only quilted for the last 10. Somehow, this project has finally convinced her that she’s a quilter and that makes me so happy. The other was a No-Points Stars baby quilt by Cluck, Cluck Sew with a handful of matching diaper cloths embellished with pinwheels made out of the leftover scraps. Amy, if I’m not mistaken, the diaper cloths tutorial was one of yours. So fun and the mom-to-be had a healthy baby boy just hours after she opened my quilt. 🙂
    I love your blog and, regardless of the topic, find it always makes me want to sit down and sew something. Anything. Thank you for the great inspiration. I love your compiled lists (25 fave summer projects, etc.) and would love to see more pics of your sewing room and tips for keeping organized. Stay well!

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    debby warthen
    July 31, 2020 at 10:17 am

    i love this project and that it comes in two sizes! the oliso iron is darling!

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    July 31, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Besides sewing masks for friends and family (not my favorite), I have been gathering fabrics and patterns for fall and Christmas projects and that has been a blast. I have visions of Christmas quilts dancing in my head.

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    vickie mone
    July 31, 2020 at 10:49 am

    hi – my favorite summer project has been the “Jelly Snowflake” mystery quilt sew along. Fun doing a Christmas quilt in July.

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    Lori McClintock
    July 31, 2020 at 11:19 am

    My favorite summer project has been the Good Morning Mugs table runner, and the Jelly Snowflake mystery quilt. I just found out I’ll need to make a baby quilt for a friend, so thanks for this cute pattern!

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    Nadine Spychalski
    July 31, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    I am new to quilting, but so far my favorite summer time project is “Going on a Picnic” by Pat Sloan. I always thought quilting was extremely hard, but I am finding out that if you take it step by step it isn’t as hard as I thought. Thanks for the patterns Pat:)

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    Rita Montgomery
    July 31, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    My favorite project, so far this summer, has been the rainbow quilt sew-a-long with Pat Sloan. Love your blog and your fabric choices in all your quilts. take care ~~rita

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    Ruthanne Jackson
    July 31, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    I am making the Forever Friends quilt – which is a scrappy trip around the world. Very challenging to understand the directions and the one inch finished squares are not for the faint of heart. But I am loving it!

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    Vicki Robles
    July 31, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    My very first memory of being in front of a sewing machine was in the summer before I turned 11 years old. My mom was there and helped me read a pattern for a “shift dress” and I made that. When I entered 7th grade and had turned 12 by then, I took my first home-ec class and have been sewing every since. I always wanted to make a quilt and made my first large quilt the summer of 1985 for my parents’ RV. I made it in the colors of the inside. Now, they are both gone and I have that first large quilt. It sure got a lot of use as my mom used it for her nap on the sofa and cover herself when it was cold in Washington State. It has some tatters on it, but that doesn’t bother me. It reminds me she loved it and wrapped up in it. My dad, one day, said to her, “I thought that quilt was to both of us!!” She just giggled and looked at me. Currently, this summer I am working on a quilt made from nothing but 2-1/2″ squares. That mini-Oliso would sure be helpful!

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    Martha W
    July 31, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    My summer project is a tote that I’ve had waiting in my project pile for way too long.

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    Diane Oubre
    July 31, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    I enjoyed making the July 4th quilt by Bonnie Hunter.

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    Julie B
    July 31, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    I like to work on quilted Christmas gifts in the summer months so I am not rushing during the Holidays.

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    July 31, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    I love this! New grand baby due in 3 weeks. I can actually finish this in crib size using scraps Thank you

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    Teri Bay
    July 31, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    My favorite project this summer was the succulent table runner by Sweet Pea Embroidery. I’ve also enjoyed making some masks in fun fabric that I have been holding onto in my stash.

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    Barbara Johnson
    July 31, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    My favorite project so far this summer has been a rainbow quilt made out of HST that was on Pat Sloan’s daily You Tube channel. It is bright and cheery and a perfect size to put on my lap when the air conditioning is too cold!

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    July 31, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    My favorite project this summer is finally getting my sewing room organized after moving three years ago.

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    JA Valko
    July 31, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    This is so cute. Going to make some of the crib size for my guild charity quilts. It looks super fast. Thanks, Amy

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    July 31, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    I just moved into a new to me house so my summer project is getting my sewing room set up👍😊❤️

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    Judith Walleser
    July 31, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    My favorite summer projects were some embroidered pillow cases and mug mats for a wedding shower gift.

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    Elise Parnes
    July 31, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    I have had a fun summer getting connect to Pat Sloan’s sew alongs and Bev McCullough’s Singing in the Rain sew along. I finished the Singing in the Rain quilt and that was great. I’m now working on finishing the Jelly Snowflake Mystery quilt. It is the first time I have done online sew alongs and I’m enjoying myself very much!

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    Eleanor "SAM" VanSant
    July 31, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    I have been making block for a community quilt which will be gifted to a local non-profit, It’s set up so that we can work from home.

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    July 31, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Anytime I’m able to piece or sew is my favorite thing. It seems few and far between so they’re all special to me!

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    July 31, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    My favorite summer project was Deb Heatherly’s Fun-tastic mystery quilt.

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    July 31, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    The Quarantine Quilt by Pat Sloan has been a good project this summer. I think it started in April but I was slow to join as I always want a reason n to quilt. It came to me to mark something on the calendar that happened that day. I found fabric in my stash to most squares. After discussing it with my sister she surprised me with fabric for missing days but I still have some to fill in. So my quilt has become an ongoing project but the pattern is easy & I can see remaking it with Christmas or other themes. I can also see your new plus pattern as a baby quilt. Have some of them coming in the future

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      Donna LEE Payne
      July 31, 2020 at 3:51 pm

      I have spent a good part of the last month straightening up my quilting room and making some minis to hang on the wall.. i love minis because I feel like I can actually get something done and up on the wall sooner than later!

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    July 31, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    One of my favorites is a mini quilt that’s bright and cheery. And so easy to change out with the seasons.

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    Jenny Naylor
    July 31, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    I’ve been making a sunflower quilt. August is my birthday month and I decided to make myself this quilt.

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    July 31, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    My favorite quilt right now is the Jelly Snowflake. I’m also working on Witch’s night out.

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    July 31, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    I’ve been sewing masks and using charm packs from my stash to make table runners for gifts.

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    July 31, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    I am enjoying finishing up the Jelly Snowflake through Pat Sloan’s website. It has been fun to view all the other quilters’ interpretations and their sharings.

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    July 31, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    My favorite project for the past several summers has been the Teal Mini Swap to support ovarian cancer research, hosted by Beth Helfter of EvaPaige Quilt Designs. This is the last year for the swap and I just received my partner information and fabric swatch today. Guess what pattern I’ll be making this year?! 😉

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    Cheryl Kirm
    July 31, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    My summer project has been baby quilts and an EPP project that I can do in the evening while watching TV.

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    Barbara Hull
    July 31, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Summer project is a wall hanging to use in the fall or winter. Something Halloween or Autumn or Christmas. Always makes me feel as if I am ahead of the season.

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    Susan Lord
    July 31, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    My summer sewing has been masks and Quilts of Valor. Time for a break.

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    Sandra Spencer
    July 31, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Half square triangles are calling my name. I ordered the fabric online (with lots of switching between tabs to see if the colors would play nicely. I’m really pleased that the colors work, so some kind of star pattern will be appearing very soon. I haven’t been able to sew this summer because of moving, but we should be in the “new” house in another couple of weeks. 🙂

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    Alicia Stokes
    July 31, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    I have made several sets of place mats for us to carry in the car. When we are out and stop to eat at outdoor dining or fast food we have a clean way to utilize an outdoor table-everyone has their own! Then they just get thrown in the wash for another use!

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    Katherine McNierney
    July 31, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    I love making placemats in the summer. They are small and go quickly and make great gifts.

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    Michelle Kwiatkowski
    July 31, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    In the summer I like to make table runners, candle mats etc. Anything that is smaller and doesn’t take weeks to finish!!

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    July 31, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    I am making a Tuffet. Thanks for the quilt pattern and bonus crib size.

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    Ellen Reeder
    July 31, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    My favorite project so far this summer was making a picnic quilt for my 3 year old granddaughter. But, the summer is not over yet! Maybe the next project will be the new favorite?

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    Carol C Thomas
    July 31, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    My favorite summer project so far has been the July string star quilt.

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    Dianne Bishop
    July 31, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    My favorite summer project so far has been working on a chicken themed mini quilt for my kitchen. Goal is to do several highlighting each season with a chicken of course.

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    Kelly Wilson
    July 31, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    My favorite project so far this summer is a red, white and blue star quilt. I’ve just completed piecing the top and just started quilting it.

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    July 31, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    I have been saving up all of the little triangles from “snowballing” some smaller pieces for a quilt. Little by little I am making tiny half square triangles from them. I am hoping to turn them into small samplers to hang in my sewing room.

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    July 31, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Doing masks for my friends and family! 🙂

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    Janet Holland
    July 31, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    Thank you for sharing the design. My favorite summer project is canning the produce from my backyard garden then stitching cute little jar covers for the tops of the quart jar lids. Usually I enter them in my local county fair but not this year

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    July 31, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    My favorite project recently was a Herringbone quilt for my grandson that graduated from high school! The pattern was free on a video from Jenny at Missouri Star Quilting.. Super easy with 2 layer cakes!

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    Suzie Fields
    July 31, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    My favorite summer project has been the Jelly Snowflake Mystery Quilt Blocks during the month of July. Mine is Red and White.

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    Kaye Hlavaty
    July 31, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    My favorite summer project was to make a fall themed quilt for my 91 year old shut in friend. I have visited her weekly for over 11 years but haven’t been able to visit due to covid so I used the time to make her a quilt. Luckily the facility where she lives let me drop the quilt off where it was passed on to her. She called me so excited to get a quilty hug from me!

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    Debby Malandra
    July 31, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    My favorite summer project is a Cranberries and Mistletoe table runner pattern using pretty violet floral fabric Thanks for your tutorial.

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    Beth Klein
    July 31, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    My summer project is a aignature wedding quilt for my son.

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    Shirlee Koehne
    July 31, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    I am just finishing up a Christmas in July sew along (Jelly Snowflake), so this seems like a good next project. Plus 2 new babies in the family this year. My 8 year old granddaughter always wants to sew with me, so I will let her make the mini quilt while I make the crib quilt.

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    Charlotte Scott
    July 31, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    My favorite summer project has been working on Kansas Troubles 20 year BOM.

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    July 31, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    my favorite has been the jelly roll snowflake quilt with Pat Sloan

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    Kathy Clayton
    July 31, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    I guess my favorite summer quilt is the one I’m working on right now. A BOM that really began in January but I came home from visiting my daughter over New Year’s with the Influenza B. At least it wasn’t COVID-19! I was tested when I went to the dr thinking I had strep. But it took 3 weeks with most of that in bed a good part of the day to recover. I totally missed the beginning of the BOM. Then my mother fell at the end of January and broke her right hip. She spent 4 weeks in a physical therapy center, moved back to her and my dad’s apartment and fell the next morning and broke her left hip. So we started over again. PT was difficult but she finally completed her second round after 6 weeks. She came out of therapy in April in the middle of the pandemic. I was not able to visit her and my dad much in their independent living facility so mostly I ran errands for them. No time to sew at all! They are now settled into a routine and I am a little more able to work on my BOM and I am almost caught up now. The blocks are a challenge for me because I have not made half-square triangles much at all and every block so far features some half-square triangles or flying geese. I’m not a fan yet! I would love to win the mini iron. Mine quit working at some point during the time I was not able to sew. It would be so much easier to use something smaller on all those triangles. I love the cute pink one! I love your “PLUS” pattern. I think I might just have to make one…..after all the triangles it will be super easy and a breeze to make! Thanks!

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    July 31, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    My favorite summer project has been getting to finish a table runner for my son…a long standing UFO. Love the positivity quilt.

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    Judy Pray
    July 31, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    I have been enjoying making seasonal table runners (summer, winter, fall and spring) for Christmas gifts and also hospital gowns for nursing homes and an agency that serves people with developmental disabilities. So much sewing and not enough time! 😄

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    Doreen Savia
    July 31, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    I’ve made a lot of quilts in the 50+ years I’ve been quilting and have given them all away. I lost my dog in January and that was really depressing (to me). I had been going to make a quilt with her and my last two dogs on it. So, I started it this summer. This will be the one I will keep for me.

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    July 31, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    I like to get an early start on making projects to sell at the Christmas craft fairs during the summer months.

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    Barbara Chase
    July 31, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    My favorite quilt was the Pat Sloan ‘Stay at Home’ quilt-along. I have never participated in a quilt-along online and it was so much fun. I enjoyed looking through my fabric and finding almost 30 pieces that had quilting notions and related topics. I found your site through a link from Pat Sloan’s YouTube.

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    Norma Fielding
    July 31, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    My favorite summer project is continuing to make quilts fro the Quilts for Kids project. We have a local group and typically get together for a sew day once a month, but have not been able to do so recently. It is a great group of people who are involved making quilts for kids. We share fabric and patterns. it is fun to try new things and know that they will be loved.

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    Sherry Maybury
    July 31, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    One of my favorite summer sewing projects is just simple paper piecing blocks.

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    July 31, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    I am getting a new grand baby in October. This is such a cute quilt.

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    July 31, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    Working on a mini quilt with birds and a cross stitch center and a wall hanging for my grandson. Never enough time to sew! Love you little quilt. I have just started working with mini blocks and I love them.

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    Shannon Davison
    July 31, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    My favorite summer project was the John Deere quilt I did for my landlords. I’ve only been quilting several months and had a blast. They loved it so much.

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    Margaret LaVenia
    July 31, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    I’ve made some summer weight masks for family and wrap dress for 3 yo. granddaughter. I also did my first mystery sew along! It was fast and fun, now want to make more for Christmas!

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    July 31, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    My favorite summer project has been flowers and birds appliqué.

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    July 31, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    I’ve been working on a sampler quilt this summer. All the blocks are done.

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    Valorie Fitchett
    July 31, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    My favourite project for this summer is a UFO of circles and squares. I could really use the mini Oslio

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    Barb K
    July 31, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    I made the quarantine “Mystery Quilt” by Edyta Sitar–Finished the top and felt quite accomplished as it has quite a few blocks!!

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    Bonnie Anderson
    July 31, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    I am working on vintage farm Girl 2 lori holr. Be very fun when done. .

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    July 31, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Small projects are the best for summer sewing. Mug rugs, post cards, bags. I think my favorite so far has been post cards.

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    Valerie Glasel
    July 31, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    I have done 3 different quilt tops as part of online quilt alongs since the COVID-19 situation stayed. It’s been fun chatting with people all around the world who enjoy making quilts as much as I do.

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    July 31, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    This summer I am getting a head start on Christmas gift projects so I am not so rushed during the holidays.

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    July 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    Introducing my 12 year old grand daughter to sewing has been the best of all sewing experiences. Learning this skill has taught her a new way to find joy in these times and has been such a gift for both of us. Stitching up memories that will last a lifetime. We are working with your Christmas tree blocks and turning them into pillows of all sizes to donate to our church for Christmas gifts. What a great starter project for her. Thank you for the tutorial!

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    August 1, 2020 at 12:33 am

    This summer I have made the “Stay at Home” quilt by Pat Sloan. I am quilting it now for a dear friend who has always wanted one of my quilts and was recently diagnosed with cancer.

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    August 1, 2020 at 2:36 am

    I’m working on a red, white and blue spider web quilt for my son. The blocks are finally coming together! I love it when that happens! Have a great day!

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    Kristine Batty
    August 1, 2020 at 5:00 am

    My favorite summer sewing project is making a quilt as you go with my serger.

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    Peggie Sue Jackson
    August 1, 2020 at 5:27 am

    I enjoy making new patriotic table goodies each summer. Thank you for the great giveaway and all your tutorials!

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    Donna Johnston
    August 1, 2020 at 5:34 am

    My favorite project was making the rainbow quilt that Pat Sloan designed for her group

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    August 1, 2020 at 5:55 am

    This crazy summer I have been making aprons for all the cooks in my family – kids, moms & dads. I’ve also dedicated myself to finishing up UFOs, and have made a dent in that pile! Working on several quilt alongs online, and I am definitely adding this adorable baby quilt to my charity list.

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    August 1, 2020 at 6:00 am

    I’m working on my first Christmas quilt made from Sweet Christmas fabric and the Four Square pattern. Thanks so much for the contest!

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    August 1, 2020 at 6:02 am

    My favorite quilt this summer is the jelly Snowflake Mystery Quilt from Fat Quarter shop. I did a scrappy version because I love to collect Christmas fabric.

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    August 1, 2020 at 6:03 am

    I have found joy in working on a hand quilted vintage quilt that I started 10 years ago but had to set aside when a nerve in my neck was cut durning a surgery. The stitches aren’t quite as close, but there is joy in the process of it almost being finished.

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    Kelley Rexing
    August 1, 2020 at 6:18 am

    My favorite project was the jelly snowflake mystery quilt.

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    August 1, 2020 at 6:26 am

    Thank you for showing your machine sewn quilting! Too many don’t go that far and I like to see some ideas.

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    Karen A Morton
    August 1, 2020 at 6:28 am

    I’m about to begin my Morning Mugs quilt. My kit has arrived and I’m ready to start the quilt along! I’ve been looking forward to making this for months.

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    Carol Kussart
    August 1, 2020 at 6:44 am

    I like working on some smaller projects, like Row by Row kits or small wool applique` projects. Thanks for the mini quilt pattern. It is cute–and I really like the fabric you used.

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    August 1, 2020 at 6:44 am

    My favorite quilt projects in the summer are Christmas and Fall quilts! It’s so hot that thinking about those cooler times makes it easier

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    August 1, 2020 at 6:46 am

    I’m working on the Thrive sew along right now as well as a Courtyard pattern quilt from Cloud 9 that’s meant for an incipient babe. My favorite project I want to get done this summer is a tonal purple half square triangle quilt whose pattern I made up myself. Just stuck on adding the borders – I used a layer cake to make the HSTs and all the bias edges have made for non-square edges of the quilt top. I’ve been quilting for less than a year and I have a handful of mini quilts, 1 finished quilt, 1 quilt top with borders, 2 quilt tops awaiting borders, and blocks for 2 more quilts. Le sigh.

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    August 1, 2020 at 6:56 am

    I made summer and patriotic table runners and front door wall hangings, but mostly I’ve been making masks….over 300 currently.

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    August 1, 2020 at 6:56 am

    I’ve been making lap quilts for holiday and birthday gifts! We have a new grandbaby coming at Christmas time so I am planning a Christmas crib quilt 🙂

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    August 1, 2020 at 7:14 am

    Working on quilting the tops I have done- hope do do one a day to catch up

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    Crystal Conrad-Kauffman
    August 1, 2020 at 7:16 am

    Favorite summer sewing project for 2020: sewing FMQ journal covers- quick, easy, and beautiful!

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    Laurel Bjornberg
    August 1, 2020 at 7:21 am

    Teaching my girlfriend to quilt!

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    August 1, 2020 at 7:23 am

    I have been working on several UFOs that had been put away in totes. I am so glad I had them to work on. I love the colors in your latest quilts. The mini looks fun after having been working on larger projects. Love the colors.

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    August 1, 2020 at 7:26 am

    Working on a baby quilt for our new grandson!

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    Michele Turner
    August 1, 2020 at 7:27 am

    My favorite Summer projects are picnic quilts. So far I have made two😎

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    Rebecca Peters
    August 1, 2020 at 7:28 am

    I’m working on Gypsy Wife quilt by Jan Kingwell.

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    Flicsha Allen
    August 1, 2020 at 7:55 am

    I have been working on lots of projects this Summer A 4 patch h& heart quilt in Aunt Gracie fabrics and 5 quilted and lined tote/ grocery bags for gifts to friends . Lots of machine embroidery for bibs, quilts,and bags, I try to stay busy . And of course lots of mask. I love to sew with the door open so I can hear all m=the birds singing and calling to each other. Thank you for the blog..

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    Jennifer Boynton
    August 1, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Loved your mini pattern! My favorite project this summer has been working on my first mini quilt of classic blocks 3”x3” finished. Up next will be the Jelly Snowflake Mystery Quilt from Fat Quarter Shop to be finished as a gift.

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    nancy seitz
    August 1, 2020 at 8:04 am

    I have been doing masks for kids and grandkids. I love make special for each.

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    August 1, 2020 at 8:18 am

    This summer I’ve been stitching along on a mystery quilt, jelly snowflake, it was just perfect for summer sewing.

    I love your plus quilt!

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    LaNan Eldridge
    August 1, 2020 at 8:47 am

    My summer projects this year has been hand embroidery. Quick to take with me when we escape to the lake and I can sit outside and stitch away! Your mini quilt is so very cute!

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    Charlotte Brown
    August 1, 2020 at 8:49 am

    I have been enjoying making baby quilts this summer for three new greatgrand babies.

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    Kathleen Buker
    August 1, 2020 at 9:22 am

    Catching up on projects and Gudrun’s bag project.

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    August 1, 2020 at 9:33 am

    I will be making new curtains for my living room.

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    Tammy Jones
    August 1, 2020 at 9:45 am

    I have never actually had what I would call a summer project. I just start working on a pattern that I find that I like. Your summer dream mini quilt is cute.

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    Lynne Craft
    August 1, 2020 at 9:58 am

    I have been working on two quilts this summer. A baby quilt for a new mother and a Patchwork Christmas Tree quilt using your pattern. Each time I make a quilt, I really try to work on my ironing skills. Love all your tutorials!

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    August 1, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Hi Amy, love this little quilt. My fave summer project this year is actually a new holiday table runner I just completed as a gift to my sister and bil. It has 3 large pieced trees across it. Learned some new piecing techniques doing this one! Exciting. 🙂

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    Kathy Brady
    August 1, 2020 at 10:04 am

    This summer, our quilt group of 11, are all doing House & Heart Blocks. We will keep one for ourselves and share the other with each other. Due to Covid-19 we are exchanging by mail. Can’t wait to put this together.

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    August 1, 2020 at 10:07 am

    My summer project has been a Helix lap throw by Cristen of I see Stars Quilting. With everyone staying home fabric shopping has been quite the challenge!
    I would love to have one of these mini irons for small projects and to travel with in our motorhome.

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    Tee Kinchius
    August 1, 2020 at 10:25 am

    Love the raindrops! This has inspired me to make a crib size quilt for our local pregnancy center. I think I will use the smaller blocks and just add another circle of blocks around to make it larger than the mini. Now, where is my graph paper?

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    August 1, 2020 at 10:49 am

    I always enjoy making new patriotic table decor – super fun! Fab project, thank you!

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    August 1, 2020 at 11:05 am

    My favorite summer project is to complete the “I Love Dirt” quilt for my great-nephew. Beyond that my favorite summer activities are kayaking and gardening.

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    August 1, 2020 at 11:06 am

    This is the first time I have followed along and made the Moda Blockhead III blocks using red blue and tan fabrics I have had for a long time. It is fun to see how the blocks look now I have 26 made.

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    August 1, 2020 at 11:21 am

    I love making quick things in summer- working on a QAYG patchwork basket as a catch all for my new work from home desk. Love this new pattern!!

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    Linda Bohne
    August 1, 2020 at 11:53 am

    I have been working on several projects from Pat Sloan / Fat Quarter Shop as well as making placemats and pillow cases. Breast cancer pillows and children charity quilts, which are given to the local hospitals, will be started soon so they can be turned in when the quilt guild is able to meet as a group again. I have used Oliso irons before and really like them. To win the mini iron would be wonderful. Thank you for your generosity in posting the patterns and for the opportunity to participate in this promotion.

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    Liz S
    August 1, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Face masks galore! My kids requests masks to match their favorite outfits, and we’ve given away lots and lots. It’s nice to feel like I am making a difference.

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    Beth Schnellenberger
    August 1, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    I’m always looking for patterns that use charm squares. I really like this one. The iron is adorable. I’d love to get one.

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    Cassy L.
    August 1, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    This summer it has been hand applique and hand stitching to soothe my mind during this weird time. I did sew a bunch of small 16-patch blocks into a table topper then machine quilted it for a satisfying July project. Now I’m inspired to pull fabric from my stash and make your cute mini-quilt.

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    Elizabeth Stracener
    August 1, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    This summer, I made some fun masks with novelty fabrics. I also made zipper pouches for my school supplies and sewing supplies. (I am a teacher.)

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    Wendy Munson
    August 1, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    I am currently working on a mystery quilt, it’s the first one I have tackled!!

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    Heidee Lindsey
    August 1, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    MY favorite summer project has been sewing the 100 block mystery from Laundry Basket Quilts. I’m looking for a fun baby quilt pattern, I think I just found it !

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    Roxanne Workoff
    August 1, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    I’m currently enjoying making several baby quilts. I’m really enjoying this leisure time to sew and play.

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    August 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    My favorite summer sewing project this year may to be masks! I am also working on a baby quilt.

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    Vicki Laursen
    August 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    So cute!! Just found out a deal friend is expecting so this might be the one I make for her! My favorite summer project was a quilty bag I made to carry all my supplies as I travel! It’s one of my favorite projects (and probably the hardest as I had never done it!).

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    Sue Buhler
    August 1, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    Love your plus quilt! So cute! I have mostly enjoyed having my daughter home before starting her teaching career amid COVID. We have worked together on several projects focusing on finishing lots of things started a few years ago while she was in 4-H.

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    Elaine Doné
    August 1, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    I am working on some FQS Sew Sampler projects… right now it is the Apple Crisp pattern. I am loving any sewing time I can steal!😂

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    Pamela V
    August 1, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    My favorite project this summer is a little different. I had cut out all the pieces for the blocks for a wedding quilt for the daughter of a really good friend. However the bride has called off the wedding. Luckily I had not begun construction but now have the challenge of making a totally different quilt from the cut pieces. It has been surprisingly enjoyable to figure this out.

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    Deb O.
    August 1, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    I am hand quilting (finishing) a grandmother’s flower garden quilt started by my mother. It was about half quilted when she passed away.

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    August 1, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Thank you for the pattern. I love crib size quilts. My latest summer project was a crib quilt for a new great great niece.

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    Mary Shoudis
    August 1, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    My favorite summer quilting project is making Christmas stockings for a local charity.

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    Barbara Lueders
    August 1, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    I just finished sewing a little dress for my three year old granddaughter, in orange flowered fabric, per her request.

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      August 1, 2020 at 3:17 pm

      I’m working on a flannel receiving blanket for my niece and husband. They are expecting a little girl in October. : )

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    August 1, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    I’ve been working on a Quilts of Valor quilt.

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    Gretchen Uhas
    August 1, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    I am working on a Temperature Quilt, which is really a year long project. But this summer I have sewing a Crazy Cats quilt with the intentions of giving it to my grandson’s girlfriend.

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    August 1, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Cute quilts! My favorite project this summer is a Fresh and Fancy July table runner kit that I’m finally making.

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    August 1, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    I just finished a baby quilt for my nephew and his wife’s first child. It had cows because my nephew has cows.

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    Wendy Close
    August 1, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    3 year old grandson picked out fabric and I’m slapping together a quilt with no pattern. Fun stuff. Thanks for this offer.

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    Janet Sokoly
    August 1, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    I finished up a Quilt for my daughter to snuggle up in when she reads on the porch. It has gotten a bit warm to use right now but it is ready for the cooler mornings to come! Now I am starting on the Missouri star remake you did with ElizabethHartman’s
    great fabric. You are a terrific inspiration to me, Amy.

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    Leigh Anne
    August 1, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    My favorite sewing project this summer has been the Goodness Grows quilt from the Sew Sampler boxes with Strawberry Jam fabric. I just love the flowers & butterflies! I finished the blocks yesterday and I hope to finish the top this weekend. I’ve never owned an Oliso iron and would love to have one. I’m looking forward to making a Positivity Mini. Such a happy little quilt!

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    Rosa Delgado
    August 1, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    As a new quilter, I enjoy seeking our your tutorials. This summer I made two of your Irish Chain baby quilts for my friend’s new great grand baby. She was beyond thrilled. I so appreciate and enjoy your website.

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    Sue B. Helm
    August 1, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    I love this quilt! It’s going to the top of my to-do list.

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    Buffie Lorah
    August 1, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    I jist finished a set of placemats and a table runner in fresh summer prints.

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    Kelly R
    August 1, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    My favorite summer project is a bargello quilt that I’m working on with a couple of friends. It’s fun to see how our quilts look so different using the same pattern! Would sooo love to win the adorable little mini iron! This little mini iron is just what I need to travel with to sew with my friends! I really look forward to your emails! Such an inspiration to me!

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    Juls E
    August 1, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    I made the Firefly quilt. It reminded me of summers spent at my Grandmother’s and the fun we had catching them in jars. None here in Florida to do the same with my grandies.

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    Sonja Knight
    August 1, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    My favorite summer project will be making a quilt for our new rv!

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    Jane H
    August 1, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Living in a very hot state, I like hand stitching projects. This summer I’ve been working on sashiko squares to add to a king bed quilt WIP as well as Hawaiian appliqué for the same quilt. The less on my lap, the better! 😉

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    August 1, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Working on a quilt for my son with Marvel character fabric. He’s 43. Always a little boy inside!

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    Corinne C. King
    August 1, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    My fav summer project is baby quilts and bibs. My step-daughter and her friends are all fast approaching the time where they will start families, and I am adding to my stash of gifts for new moms and dads.

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    August 1, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    My favorite summer project is taking my time in planning and putting together a large quilt for January submission for the biannual quilt show. I’m usually rushing, so this is enjoyable taking my time!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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    August 1, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win an iron! I made a Christmas quilt in July and it was was fun!

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    terri malucci
    August 1, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Making Christmas in July strip kits and charm packs to benefit our Project Linus chapter. Our 90 year old member passed away in May and willed her huge fabric collection to us, including 3 totes of Christmas fabric. We turned it into kits for holiday projects! Lots of ironing and measuring, and volunteer hours.

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    August 1, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    My favorite this year is making a baby quilt for my daughters daughter out of her dresses I made her when she was growing up. I saved my scraps in a cedar chest and now they’re her baby quilt!

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    Debbie Miller
    August 1, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    My favorite and ONLY sewing project this summer was a quilt for my first great grandson-which I hand quilted!

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    Sheila Friday
    August 1, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    My favorite summer project has been to finish my UFOs as I prefer piecing to finishing. I now have 16 completed quilts in my stash. Should have donated more!

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    Lori Gray
    August 1, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Now that my oldest child FINALLY has a child (NOT judging, NO pressure on her), she’s concerned about homemade holiday decorations like she had when she was growing up – for all the holidays! And, her husband is of a different faith than we, so there are even MORE holidays to make for. Those decorations have been my summer sewing project. My favorite, though, was a bright, festive Happy Birthday wall hanging for my grandson who just turned one year old July 21. It’s the sort of thing in front of which he can have his picture taken every year, and he’ll always know his Grandma, who lives 7,500 miles away, made it especially for him!

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    August 1, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    I’ve been making zippered project bags. Sewing with vinyl is new for me but I love the finished product!

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    Kim Zbichorski
    August 1, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    This summer I am working on a quilt using Summertime fabric: Red White and Blue, all half square triangles.

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    August 1, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    I’ve been making tons of masks for the local hospital and friends. I have also been breaking into my stash and making a few small lap quilts and table runners.

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    Monique Deloney
    August 1, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    My summer projects have been zipper cosmetic bags and zipper pencil bags for back to school – with 10 grandkids I really could use slotted iron

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    Tammy Ingwerson
    August 1, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Quilt tops! Actually anything I can work on alongside my mom! 🙂

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    Maryanne Richards
    August 1, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    My favorite summer sewing project (so far) has been pillows in red, white and blue. I made a dresden plate sewed onto denim, a large 3d pinwheel (using layer cakes) and an applique pillow kit that has been in my stash for a few years. You and Sherri McConnell inspired me to do summer red, white and blue projects.

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    August 1, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    This summer I finally finished my very first quilt! This mini quilt is gorgeous!! I’m gonna have to try it! TFS!!!

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    August 1, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    This summer has been a crazy one, but to help with my COVID cabin fever I’ve joined my first quilt along. I’m almost finished with the Big Top quilt by Brigit Gail—but I’ve made TWO in different color combinations! So rewarding!

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    Rochelle Summers
    August 1, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    I’ve been working on donation quilts and some challenge quilts. I’m happy to have a new pattern to use for donation quilts. Thank you for the tutorial and the chance to win a mini Oliso.

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    August 1, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    I made a set of potholders this week for an advent calendar gift. I have not sewn potholders since middle school and they came out really cute!

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    August 1, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    I have been having fun making blocks from Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage 2 book – I splurged on a fat quarter set of her fabric by the same name. Living out in the country, this book and fabric really appealed to me. I’m also in the process of making Treasurie’s Reversible Sun Hat – so many possibilities in one pattern!! And super cute!! I really like this mini quilt, so now it’s on my never ending list!!

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    Jacqueline Fisher
    August 1, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    This summer I “found” in the fabric closet a pack of fat quarters I’d been waiting to use on just the right project! Had a new pattern in hand plus background fabric and made my “ I-sew-lation therapy” quilt—love it!!

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    August 1, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Amy, thank you for the wonderful tutorials to use up my left overs!! My favorite project this summer was Trip Around the World quilt along with a Patreon group. I made my SIL a lap size quilt with 2 1/2 inch strips/ Cotton + Steel Halloween theme fabric – very mod. 🙂 I usually like to hand piece when I am on the road, so the iron would be wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    August 1, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    My favorite summer project was finding scraps of fun fabric with crocodiles, zebras, and birds on it, and making mini (6 inches square!) window pane quilts to send to my sister who is completely isolated right now because of the pandemic! I hope they cheer her up – they are in the mail right now!

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    Sharon Browne
    August 1, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    My favorite projects this summer has been to make several mini quilts so far, with more to come.

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    Joanne Bushman
    August 1, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    I am working on some old UFOs. Most recent is “Vintage Treasures,” an OLD JoAnn Fabrics BOTM. A few years ago I found a few of the block kits plus the setting kit and some fat quarters in a Boise JoAnn Fabrics clearance section. It has been really fun drawing out the missing blocks on graph paper and then figuring out how to put them together. I have made a few mistakes, but, hey, I’m learning a lot!
    Amy, I love your website and appreciate your sharing about your family and where you live, especially the photo in your latest email. My husband and I lived in Utah for a year. We really loved living there and skiing at Beaver Mountain. I could certainly use the mini iron because I live in a small condo and don’t have a lot of room.

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    Melody Simonson
    August 1, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    My mom and I have been working on a tshirt quilt for my nephew. It is (9) 12 in. Blocks wide and (9) 12 inch blocks long plus 1 inch sashings in between each block. Making it measure 118 inches by 118 inches. He is going to have it professionally quilted and then we will bind it.

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    August 1, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    So far this summer, it’s been all about the masks! But there’s a quilted sewing machine cover on the to-do list down the line:)

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    August 1, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    This summer’s favorite is my scrappy July Stars table runner from Cluck Cluck Sew’s Modern Holiday Table Runners; so far I’ve made 3 of the 6 patterns!

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    Barbara C.
    August 1, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    My favorite summer project has been teaching my completely blind friend that she can sew too. I set the speed to slow on my machine and use a 1/4″ foot with a guide. She is doing amazingly well with a simple project with 5″ squares. The smiles she has on her face is totally amazing me. She is one tough lady that became totally blind by age 30. It started when she was 5. She has an amazing sense of humor and an amazing husband. She is someone that knows colors, angles, and design in quilting and can follow a quilting pattern with her fingers to imagine the design. This has been one of my most amazing summers ever.

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    August 1, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    It’s been baby quilt heaven around here! 1 new grand baby born 2 weeks ago and another grand baby due the end of October.

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    Ann Smith
    August 1, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    I’ve worked on a lot of projects this summer but the favorite is probably a Quilt of Valor for my father who is a veteran. I am quilting it now and plan to present it the end of August.

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    August 1, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Sunny, warm weather. Perfect for an EPP project.
    Making a hexagon “Grandmother’s Flower Garden”

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    Krista Moore
    August 1, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    I have been super busy making masks for all my friends and loved ones. But my favorite project right now is learning how to make various half square triangle blocks, as I am a rather new quilter. Love your blog, I learn so much by reading it, and following your helpful links!

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    Renée Welton
    August 1, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    My favorite summer project was Jedi Craft Girl’s “By the Sea” beach tote. I had never made anything like it, and after I finished the tote I made two zippered pouches from the leftover fabric. Another new thing for me. This was a gift for my daughter and she already used it on our camping trip last month. Thank you for this opportunity, I think I would love that cute little iron💕

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    Marion Lisko
    August 1, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    My favorite summer project actually happen a bit all year round. My mother’s side of our family has a rustic cabin in upper NY state. (I’ve been going since before I was born!) There are zillions of memories there and when I started quilting I made a promise to myself to put a quilt on every bed there (there are 7 rooms total all with 2 beds of one sort or another). So far almost half way there- and I am sad not to be there right now – not getting in a plane! Love them – and the process! Your tutorials and inspiration helped!!!!

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    Janice Stokes
    August 1, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Hi Amy…….I’ve been working on UFOs while we’ve been isolated, as well as making masks for my family and friends. Also have enjoyed reading your blog and really appreciate your time for us. Thank you!

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    Barbara McDonald
    August 1, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    My favorite thing to work on this summer has actually been a few different cross stitch projects. I was strictly a cross stitcher when I was single, but when I married and started a family, I quit that hobby. I’m revisiting my old pastime and it’s been a pleasant reunion.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Sharon Vail
    August 1, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    My favorite projects have been two baby quilts for a great niece and a great nephew!

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    August 1, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    In the summer mini quilts are my favorite. Quick and cool.

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    Therese King
    August 1, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Loved the quilt tutorial & look forward to making this fun pattern.
    Working on a simple, but fun baby quilt.

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    Linda S
    August 1, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    My favorite projects this summer are a dragon themed quilt for my nephew and a camping themed quilt for my brother-in-law. They are both so different but both so fun and fit the people to whom they will be gifted.

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      August 1, 2020 at 5:33 pm

      My favorite was making a star baby quilt!

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    Eva Lyn Williams
    August 1, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    My favorite project this summer was making my first tote. I go to a study and this is perfect with its size and pockets.

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    Karen H
    August 1, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    My favorite project so far this summer is finishing a wonky chicken quilt that I started in a class 20 years ago!! Since I have more time at home I decided I’m going to tackle some of these projects that have been waiting far too long-

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    Donna Roberts
    August 1, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    My summer projects all include stash busting hopes…and they are starting to look alike!!!

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    Diane W
    August 1, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    I need to make a couple of grandbaby quilts.

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    August 1, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    I, like Karen above, just finished a quilt I began 20 yrs ago… Pinwheel Star patters using ‘30 s style fabrics.. it was king size and I gifted it to my lovely daughter-in-law, Betty.
    I love your site and often forward to quilting friends. Thank you!

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    Cathy Koss
    August 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    My favorite projects this summer are finishing quilting the quilts that I had in the attic because at the time I made them I didn’t think I could quilt! And of course making the Snowflake jelly roll quilt!

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    Christine S.
    August 1, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    My favourite project this summer is finishing a Block of the Month appliqué quilt.

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    Donna W.
    August 1, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    I enjoy making quilts for our grandchildren. One grandson turned one in July and we welcomed another granddaughter last Sunday. Still have to make one for her!

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    Terri W
    August 1, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    I made a schoolhouse pillow for a friend who retired from her teaching job, some camping fabrics masks for a trip, and few other little projects 😉

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    zenobia madera
    August 1, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    I am an old timer trying to learn quilting and i need an iron that press really good not like the one I owe and the oliso mini iron looks like the one I need lol. thanks for reading our comments

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    Linda Harris
    August 1, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    I have been working towards finishing a sampler quilt I started for my mom a couple years ago. Missed her 82 birthday (rats) but may get it done for Christmas! Been so busy working as a Respiratory Therapist and battling cancer I have had my hands full!! Thanks again for the tutorial. I have no grandbabies but will be making one of these beauties for a co-worker!

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    August 1, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Working on blocks (156 of them) for a scrappy quilt for our new bed!! Also need to finish the binding on the quilt I made for my grandson who will be 5 this month!

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      Patricia Melilli
      August 1, 2020 at 6:15 pm

      I have been living quilting!

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    Martha Campbell
    August 1, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    I love to make small patriotic flag table squares and also something related to gardens and summer vegetables and fruits.

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    August 1, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    I am working on a log cabin and having fun putting it together

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    Laura M
    August 1, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    I have been making quilts and minis with scraps, focusing on those that are bright and cheerful.

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    Peggy M
    August 1, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    Jelly Snowflake Christmas in July Mystery Quilt

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    Barb shults
    August 1, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    you really should make your downloads easier to find for your older and short sighted readers. bigger bolder icons

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    August 1, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Fav summer projects, some little mug rugs with Minki Kim type designs and some baby bibs with woodland animal prints.Both are happy projects!

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    Cyndi W
    August 1, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    I love to sew anything, any time of the year! Reading the posts, I think the people doing holiday sewing in the summer are pretty smart!

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    Nadine Hewitt
    August 1, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    I spent the month of July working on an assortment of patriotic wall hangings that were packed for a retreat that didn’t happen because of COVID😥

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    Lynda Lockerbie
    August 1, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    iPad fun making two baby quilts for great grandsons, last one due in October! Edison Elephant and airplane quilt for baby due in October. Daddy is in flight school🥰

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    Cathy Ciresi
    August 1, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    My favorite project has been finishing up all the projects I started this winter. UFO’s! Esp. the Snowflake Quilt! Thanks

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    Marlene M
    August 1, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Best summer project is a picnic blanket!

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    Kathryn Bennett
    August 1, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    II’m starting a Christmas log cabin quilt. This is going to be fun!

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    Amy MacDonald
    August 1, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    My favorite thing this summer is my quilt for a friends baby grandson!!

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    Karen S
    August 1, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    I am working on a quilt and also a cosmetic bag for summer time project.

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    August 1, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    I enjoyed your interview with Abby Glassenberg of Craft Industry Alliance. We grew up in the same time period, but you look much younger!!! Must be the water.

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    August 1, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    My favorite project was making 6 mini heart flags as gifts to family and friends and completing them before July 4th!

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    Eiko Subera
    August 1, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    One of my favorite summer project was a mystery quilt sew along by Edyta Sitar of Laudry Basket

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    August 1, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    My favorite summer project has been making an improv., scrappy Blue and text quilt.

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    Mary Durham
    August 1, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    My favorite quilt I’ve made this summer was a crab quilt for my granddaughter’s 10th birthday. It has a rainbow of crabs, and she loves it.

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    Pat Semeraro
    August 1, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    I just sewed a cute crossbody quilted purse. It was a scrap buster.🌸👒

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    Julie Tjagvad
    August 1, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    My favorite quilt is a pink lap quilt made with the tumbler shape.

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    Rachel Kranz
    August 1, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    My favorite project this summer has been a sample baby quilt for my new niece.

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    August 1, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    I made a disappearing 9 patch in animal prints with purple satin for my daughters birthday.

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    Michelle Steenbergen
    August 1, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    My favorite summer project was finishing up a king-sized log cabin quilt made with my favorite batik fabrics! It turned out to be so beautiful, and it looks great on my bed.

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    August 1, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Suzys Quilts “Grow” and FQS “Jelly Snowflake” we’re both fun sew alongs and I stepped out to learn curved piecing with “Dear Dottie” wallhanging.Thanks for another mini pattern!

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    August 1, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Finishing up Urban Owls. Fun project with bright colors!

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    August 1, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Been working on a charm quilt!

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    Catherine C
    August 1, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    My favourite were quilts for my mum and sister and I also continued working on the everlasting husbands quilt lol.

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    Christine Bahnsen
    August 1, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    My Favorites have been the ultimate picnic quilt by Fort Worth Fabric Studio. Amy’s baby lattice quilts. I have made for my friends baby’s. Happy Summer to you !

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    Carolyn Haug
    August 1, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Finally got all my quilting stuff together and sat down to teach myself paper piecing. Next is to incorporate a Christmas cross stitch piece with fabric in my stash.

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    Linda Barnes
    August 1, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Hi all, hope all are safe out there. Been busy making masks for all. Then disappearing 4 patch and 16 patch baby quilts. Have 2 new great grand babies. and plans for more to put away. Plus making blocks for QOV (Quilt of Valor) – put it in writing – think I am tired LOL But have fun doing it. Need a small iron once we can start having our Guild meetings again. We do a lot of charity quilts, which has been on my back burner for now. Good luck all Thanks for the chance to win

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    Cindy Weeks
    August 1, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    I am working on quilted pillows for my daughter,

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    Marilyn Shaffer
    August 1, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    How fun! I also made this Flag Quilt. It was a fun one! I have enjoyed sewing during this crazy time! It has been my Happy Place!
    Would love to win this cute little Iron!

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    Glenda K. Beckham
    August 1, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    My favorite summer project is making rag quilts for my three new great-grandbaby boys!

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    August 1, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    I am working on prayer quilts and prayer squares for my church. I would love to have an Oliso mini iron for workshops when my guild can have them again. Love your blog!!!

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    Karen VR
    August 1, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    I have been working on a couple of quilts and finishing up some odds and ends. I want to make one of everything and buy all of the new fabric I see, so it’s a good thing I’m staying at home for the most part.

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    August 1, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    My favorite project this summer is a purse and a matching pouch I just finished for my bestie. It’s her birthday next Saturday! I have missed her so much! The fabric is Pooh and Piglet hugging! I can’t wait to hug her. I’m an essential worker so I have stayed away. Thanks for the free pattern! Terry

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    Nancy Narvaez-Smrkolj
    August 1, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    My favorite project is doing mini quilt blocks for my Christmas cards.

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    Jennifer Johnson
    August 1, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    My favorite project this summer is still not finished yet. I’ve pieced the blocks but need to get them sewn together. It is your crosshatch quilt and I am super excited about it! This will be the first queen sized quilt I’ve made…before this I’ve just done crib size. Thanks for the pattern and the chance to win!!!

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    Christine M
    August 1, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    I am working on quilts for coworkers this summer.

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    August 2, 2020 at 12:42 am

    I found 18 Dresden plates ready to be appliquéd to quilt blocks at an estate sale this morning. Fabrics are probably from the 60s, and the quality of the workmanship is excellent. So excited to complete this project from someone who has taken great care to get the project to this point.

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    August 2, 2020 at 12:49 am

    Favorite summer sewing are Christmas presents 😀 there are lot of Christmas SALs around this summer so I do few.

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    Nancy Olson
    August 2, 2020 at 1:08 am

    I’ve been working on blocks for a block exchange and finishing pat sloan’s rainbow quilt. I also have several tips that are ready for quilting…lots to do. Lol

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    August 2, 2020 at 1:19 am

    This summer I’m making quilts for my grandchildren — and at least one will be your plus pattern.

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    August 2, 2020 at 3:28 am

    y favorite summer project was a quilt along project with different half square triangles. I just loved the reproduction fabric I used with different neutral fabric backgrounds.

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    Lea Anne Brummett
    August 2, 2020 at 3:30 am

    I think the most fun has been making the grandkids masks and seeing there excitement over them. I wish I could be so excited about wearing them!

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    Aileen Shea
    August 2, 2020 at 3:57 am

    This has been a summer of mask making but I did manage to make a quilt for my Mom using the Bloom with Grace fabric. I am also having fun with my Studio 1 accuquilt cutting tumbler blocks & sewing them together.

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    Linda Wellman
    August 2, 2020 at 4:03 am

    A fun, quick quilt I made was Quilter’s Candy’s Gingham Quilt, or buffalo plaid quilt, in blues and white for a friend’s birthday.

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    Ann O.
    August 2, 2020 at 4:20 am

    Right now I’m working on a mini quilt with appliqué birds. Thank you for the plus quilt – it’s now next on my to-do list!

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    Sue Nelson
    August 2, 2020 at 4:36 am

    Thank you for this design. Love the plus design. My favorite summer projects are making baby quilts. This will be perfect!

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    Valari Biccum
    August 2, 2020 at 4:37 am

    I wish I had more time to see in the summer as we are busy hay farmers! When I can sneak away I love making a couple squares for my latest Lori Holt quilt. Thank you!

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    August 2, 2020 at 5:15 am

    My favorite summer project has been the Riley Blake Block challenge! I used some Christmas scraps to make each block and will put them together into a throw sized quilt.

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    August 2, 2020 at 5:37 am

    Thank you for sharing this quilt pattern and for the positive encouragement : ) My favorite project this summer has been a Christmas table runner using an Apple Core template. This is the first time I have attempted sewing curved seams.

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    August 2, 2020 at 5:49 am

    My favorite projects this summer are all of them—baby quilts and quilts for a co-worker’s daughters. All very different and all very enjoyable!

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    Nancy Rector
    August 2, 2020 at 5:51 am

    My favorite summer quilting project is scrap vortex. A little here, a little there when I have a spare moment.

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    clara macuirles
    August 2, 2020 at 5:56 am

    I have several I have worked on but my favorite for this summer is the wind socks I made for the trees in the yard….done in red, white, and blue so very “America”

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    Meg Lahammer
    August 2, 2020 at 6:05 am

    Thank you for sharing in this post!!!! My favorite summer projects have been cramming my small sewing room with my extra sewing machines so my girls and I can create together. My husband will come and join us making mask requests for his friends. We have been doing many masks and bean bag sets for their friends. When I am not helping them I am using the small chunks of time to get at some UFO’s. It feels so productive and when all four of us are squished together in there it becomes such a happy memory for me.

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    August 2, 2020 at 6:23 am

    Thank you for the sweet little quilt pattern. I am a little bit of a hoarder with charm packs, I can see that this pattern will be fun to make. My favorite summer time sewing project is to hand quilt on an applique pineapple mini quilt that I have made. Looking forward to finishing it by September. 🙂

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    Mary Deeter
    August 2, 2020 at 6:28 am

    This is a fun quilt pattern. I am a scrappy quilter and keep 2.5″ squares and 5″ so it is nice to have both options. Love the idea of a mini for a fast project! this summer I am working on finishing UFO’s from classes I took in 2015. Lots of tops that were finished, just working on borders now and getting some quilting done.

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    Patricia Simmons
    August 2, 2020 at 6:34 am

    For the most part I have been trying to finish UFO’s. I did start a Corona quilt using scraps from my mask making. Ongoing on both fronts!

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    Linda S.
    August 2, 2020 at 6:41 am

    Favorite sewing this summer has been to continue to work on a scrap quilt that is comprised of blocks of 1″ squares, a lot of cutting, sewing and ironing 🙂

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    Elaine Mast
    August 2, 2020 at 6:42 am

    A Scrappy Hearts quilt that I made for my daughter in law’s mother and the Jelly Snowflake QAL are my favorite summer projects

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    August 2, 2020 at 6:45 am

    My favorite sewing project is a simple house quilt I sewed inspired by a zoom event held by our guild. I am calling it Gingham Girls live on Sunnyside Ave. since those are the fabrics I used.

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    Barb Henderson
    August 2, 2020 at 6:50 am

    My fave so far has been an Irish chain priced with fabulous beachy colours…and cream…been lovely to look at while not being able to go far! Yippee to you and Oliso!

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    Lisa England
    August 2, 2020 at 7:00 am

    I love summer projects in bright colors and with a summer theme! Some recent projects include a table runner with watermelon slices on it, and a zip pouch from a fish print.

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    Denise Shaffer
    August 2, 2020 at 7:23 am

    I just finished the Jelly snowflake. Though I have been quilting for a long time, I have never done a mystery quilt before. It was fun! I am sure to do another ,soon!

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    Ruth Meyers
    August 2, 2020 at 7:38 am

    My favorite quilt that I finished this summer was for my gran