Monday, April 23, 2018

Updated Pages

Introducing a new look to the Patterns, Tutorials, and Longarm Tutorials pages:

              Patterns page

Table Runner Patterns on the Patterns Page at QuiltFabrication

Quilt Gallery and Book of the Month pages were also updated, though they are still a work in progress as to their appearance. It's the other three pages that show the most improvement!


               Longarm Tutorial page

Fills and Motifs on the Longarm Tutorials Page at QuiltFabrication


Why the change? Mainly because the old Tutorial page was becoming an unorganized long list, at only two pictures wide and tutorials added as to when they occurred. 


                Old Tutorial page

Old Tutorial page at QuiltFabrication
                                                   YUCK!

No organization, no grouping - just plain ugly and unfriendly! A visitor would need to scroll through the whole page to find all 9 different binding tutorials. Even I was finding that painful - the pages where just screaming to be redone!  

Being a self-taught blogger, I finally found the gallery code I needed to easily place three pictures side by side, and with clickable links. It took a ton of time to redo pictures, get codes, find original posts, and put all of that information in the right spots. Though labor intensive, the results are exactly what I was looking for!


                  New Tutorial page

some of the Binding Tutorials on the Tutorials Page at QuiltFabrication


So, if you haven't already noticed the change, it's time to check out the new and improved Patterns, Tutorials, and Longarm Tutorials pages. See for yourself how much nicer those pages look, how items are organized, and how easy it is to find what you're looking for.

Of course, don't forget the Quilt Gallery and Book of the Month pages. All Quilt Gallery pages (2014-2018) are updated, but only the 2018 Book of the Month page is. I'll get around to the others some other time!

Happy Quilting Everyone!



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Friday, April 20, 2018

A Couple Sneak Peeks

More teasing pictures today! This time, it's the quilting on the  third Stockade quilt.


Stockade 3 quilting

Made for the still going 30 Blocks in 30 Days Blog Hop, this is all I can reveal until my day, April 28. Then I'll show all three!

Have you been following the hop? There have been some really great quilts made from different blocks. Here's the schedule again, with still plenty to come:


Date
Project Designer
Block


April 1st

Block 1- 4 Patch
April 2nd

Block 2 - Double Stuffed
April 3rd

April 4th
Block 4 - Dutch Door

April 5th

Block 5 - Surrounded
April 6th
Block 6 - Tacked Up

April 7th
Block 7 - Stripper

April 8th
Block 8 - Staggered

April 9th
Block 9 - Topsy Turvy

April 10th
Block 10 - Chunky Pinwheel

April 11th
Block 11 - Painted WIndow

April 12th
Block 12 - Broken Cinder Block

April 13th
Block 13 - Reaction

April 14th
Block 14 - Median Strip

April 15th
Block 15 - Center of Attention

April 16th

Block 16 - Bounce
April 17th

Block 17 - Sweet Sixteen
April 18th

Block 18 - Yeah Eights
April 19th

Block 19 - Weave
April 20th

Block 20 - Classic
April 21st

Block 21 - Spot
April 22nd

Block 22 - Cross Walk
April 23rd

Block 23 - Opposites Attract
April 24th

Block 24 - Possibility
April 25th

Block 25 - Camper Window
April 26th

Block 26 - Catching Z's
April 27th

Block 27 - Broken Stripes
April 28th

Block 28 - Stockade
April 29th

Block 29 - Dovetail
April 30th

Block 30 - Slow Tee

And good news: the diamond X-block quilt,


X-block diamond quilt

is now quilted, and just needs binding. The big reveal for this one is May 7, when the X-block Blog Hop, hosted by Sew Incredibly Crazy, starts. Be patient - it will be worth it! Other bloggers participating are:


May 7th

May 8th

May 9th

May 10th


And of course, I can't stop with just one! Looking at other patterns possible with the X-block ruler and because I still have spring fever, I made up a flower block.


X-block flower

With a bit more digging through the stash, I'm hoping to find some more fun fabric for a few more flowers - we'll see what happens.

Catch up with you next week - have a great weekend quilting!



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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Midweek Makers #120

Another week, and another Midweek Makers!


I was impressed with the over-whelming votes for my X-block option 2 layout,


X block layout option 2

and have declared it the winner! I did make a few more blocks to test other layouts, but went back to this one. The final quilt will be a bit longer, with the big reveal, quilting and all, sometime in May.

As for last week's Midweek Makers, did everyone see the flimsy finish of 'La Passion', from Turid at The Siding Sky?

                                  

Isn't that incredibly beautiful?? I've had a great time following her progress on this quilt, and I'm full of admiration for her patience with all of those hexies - 16762 to be exact! Proud work indeed! Turid, grab a 'Feature' button:


grab button for Quiltfabrication
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Now I know we all don't have masterpieces like that on our design wall, so don't be afraid to share what your working on - just come link up, and have fun!
  • Please link directly to your specific post, not your main blog page.
  • Visit and leave a comment to two links: the one before and the one after your own. Everyone loves visitors, comments, and encouragement!
  • Bring a friend! Invite your fellow bloggers to the party by spreading the word! 
  • Please link to www.QuiltFabrication.com on your post.
Enjoy the party!



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Monday, April 16, 2018

Stash Statement Book Release

For those of you who follow my QuiltFabrication Instagram feed, you've probably seen some of the blocks I'm working on for a new scrap project.


scrap blocks

This is a stack of 30, with at least 42 more to go. It might take more, as I'm thinking queen size. Lord knows I won't run out of fabric!


scrap pile

So these fun blocks are for a quilt in Kelly Young's new book, Stash Statement (affiliate link) and today marks the kick off of the book's release!

Stash Statement by Kelly Young

You may know Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation, and she's definitely a queen of creating scrap quilts! This book has wonderful patterns for beautiful quilts - an absolute bonanza of scrap quilts!

So, over the next couple months, there will be a blog tour of all of Kelly's quilts made by different bloggers. Though I can't reveal mine until mid-June, there will be lots to see until then from the bloggers below:

4/16- Grand Bazaar    Shelley @ Cora's Quilts
                                    Connie @ Freemotion by the River


                           Diann @ Little Penguin Quilts

4/30- Precarious  Jess @ Quilty Habit                       
                             Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts
                                                            
5/7- Beach Retreat  Sarah @ Sarah Goer Quilts                               
                                 Liz @ Savor Every Stitch 
                                                           
5/14- Fire Pit   Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts                                          
                         Preeti @ Sew Preeti Quilts
                                                            
5/21- Detour    Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts                         
                         Shelley @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts
                                                            
5/28- Murrina    Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl             
                            Leanne @ Devoted Quilter
                                                            
6/4- Scattered    Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal                      
                           Christine @ Triangles and Squares 
                                                            
6/11- Bloom Chicka Boom   Chris @ made by ChrissieD            
                                               Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
                                                            
6/18- Regatta   Susan @ Quilt Fabrication                             
                          Debbie @ A Quilter's Table    
                          Christa @ Christa Quilts
                                                            
6/25- Catch a Falling Star  Cynthia @ Quilting is More Fun Than Housework        
                                              Anja @ Anja Quilts
                                                            
7/2- College Prep   Hilary @ by Hilary Jordan                 
                                Lori @ Crossquilt
                                                            
7/9- Take Flight (bonus digital pattern)  Kelli @ Seriously, I Think It Needs Stitches 
                                                                 Paula @ The Sassy Quilter

And today is also a kickoff day at both Martingale and Kelly's My Quilt Infatuation blog - be sure to visit as there are book giveaways to enter!
Enjoy the hop and seeing all of the fabulous quilts!




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