Friday, July 31, 2015

Two Owls Tutorial

Easy Owl Pillows
Last week I did a guest blog post on the AccuQuilt blog and shared the tutorial for my fast and easy owl pillow.  I had a few people email me that they had trouble viewing it so I decided to share it here also. I made the green pillow and mentioned that with two granddaughters......I was going to have to make another pillow.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

June 2015 Review


June 2015 in review at Freemotion by the River 
Another month just flew by! I'm a little late getting this post up but.....it is finally done.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Scattered Quilt Pattern

Scattered a new quilt made with batiks from Island Batik
I have a new pattern to share with you! Do you see the river covered in ice in the background? That is because I took these pictures last January on a chilly day. The quilt went to Quilt Market and was shown in Island Batik's booth. Once I get it back I'll take some new summer photos of it.

Scattered is a beautiful quilt that makes it easy to show off lots of beautiful fabrics in your stash. It is fast and easy to make too.


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I am experimenting with a new widget that shows Instagram photos.....we'll see how this works.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

TAP Transfer Artist Paper

TAP Transfer Paper from C&T Publishing #TAPProject
I just finished up a little project using Lesley Riley's TAP Transfer Artist Paper. I used a photo of my friends Basset Hound and put some info about the breed behind the photo. I used Photoshop and reversed the image before printing on the TAP.

I ironed the transfer on to some Island Batik fabric. This is a new fabric that is part of the new Spring line. Use a hot, dry iron and it works great. I wasn't sure how much free-motion quilting I should do on the film so I just outlined the dog and border. It worked okay, just made a lot of noise.
Otis the dog TAP Transfer Paper from C&T Publishing #TAPProject
More info coming soon.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Piano Keys Table Runner Tutorial

Piano Keys Table Runner
Piano Keys Table Runner tutorial at Freemotion by the River
This is a tutorial that is long overdue.......but it is finally here! I love this pattern and it is hard to believe that it has taken me almost a year and a half to get the pattern written.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

AccuQuilt 2015 Quilt Block Design Contest

I have entered two blocks in the AccuQuilt 2015 Quilt Block Design Contest and would love to have you vote for them. You can vote every day thru April 19th.
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I used Electric Quilt 7 to design the blocks and used Island Batik fabric. I combined piecing and applique and it will be fun to make the blocks with actual fabrics.


Click here to vote for Daisy on Strings.

Click here to vote for Crisscrossed Flowers.
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The links are supposed to be working now, if not please click here and then click VIEW ENTRIES and then do a search for Connie.  I really do appreciate you taking the time to do this!
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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Orange Peel Pillow

Orange Peel Pillow at Freemotion by the River
Pillows, pillows....I really think this is my year of pillows! The colors in this one make me think of Spring.....speaking of which our weather has been beautiful the last two days and I've been out working in my yard. I was cutting some of my ornamental grasses and was sweating!

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Colorful Snails

Quilt made with Full Bloom by Island Batik
I finished up a baby quilt using the beautiful Full Bloom batiks from Island Batik and the Snail's Trail die from AccuQuilt.
GO! BIG Blog hop
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

AccuQuilt Blog Hop

Snails Trail in the Snow at Freemotion by the River
The Mississippi river is frozen and there aren't any snails down along the shore but.....I did have my Snail's Trail quilt out there! I am so ready for winter to be over!
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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Twisting Heart Tutorial

I wrote this tutorial in 2013 and it continues to be one of my most popular posts!
If you would like to read more about it or get the pattern, click here.