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The sheer kindness of this quilting community never ceases to amaze me. I put out an ISO for this fabulously ...
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The sheer kindness of this quilting community never ceases to amaze me. I put out an ISO for this fabulously colorful ‘Vintage Kitchen’ line (which is long out of print and proving difficult to find), and many of you pointed me to online shops that still had a bit of yardage. Bonus: I know of a ... The sheer kindness of this quilting community never ceases to amaze me. I put out an ISO for this fabulously colorful ‘Vintage Kitchen’ line (which is long out of print and proving difficult to find), and many of you pointed me to online shops that still had a bit of yardage. Bonus: I know of a dozen more fabric shops. Don’t tell my husband. 😂
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Several of you even offered to send me your scraps and FQs, and for that I am especially grateful. And one generous soul offered to send me theirs (including the prints I cannot find anywhere) without anything in return, despite my offer. That level of kindness is inspiring. ❤️
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Thank you to everyone who helped in my search. When I start this quilt in the coming weeks, it’ll feel a bit like a community effort, and I absolutely love that. 💕 #quiltyfriendsarethebest #thankyou
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Aaaaaaaaaaaand I started a new quilt. 🤦‍♀️ . Of course I did. And of course it’s a Halloween quilt. ...
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Aaaaaaaaaaaand I started a new quilt. 🤦‍♀️ . Of course I did. And of course it’s a Halloween quilt. What else would it be? Stress-sewing is most definitely a thing. As is stress-baking and stress-cookie-eating. Also, I rediscovered my love for Lucky Charms yesterday. Heaven help me! ... Aaaaaaaaaaaand I started a new quilt. 🤦‍♀️
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Of course I did. And of course it’s a Halloween quilt. What else would it be? Stress-sewing is most definitely a thing. As is stress-baking and stress-cookie-eating. Also, I rediscovered my love for Lucky Charms yesterday. 😍 Heaven help me! 😂
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Fabrics are a hodgepodge from my stash over the years. Pattern is the #confettiquilt by @tiedwitharibbon. I did size the blocks up to 7” to maximize the space for fun prints. 👻🎃🕷🕸🦇 #katesconfettiquilt
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My tip of the day: When your brain is a dumpster fire, stick to simple patchwork. 🤯<span class="emoji emoji1f525"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span> #stressedout . Finished ...
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My tip of the day: When your brain is a dumpster fire, stick to simple patchwork. 🤯 #stressedout . Finished my monstrous patchwork quilt top today, and I’m one smitten kitten. Fabrics: Wonder by @carriebloomston paired with a gorgeous chambray by @robertkaufman. My tip of the day:

When your brain is a dumpster fire, stick to simple patchwork. 🤯🔥😂 #stressedout
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Finished my monstrous patchwork quilt top today, and I’m one smitten kitten. 😻
Fabrics: Wonder by @carriebloomston paired with a gorgeous chambray by @robertkaufman.
A big thank you to all who purchased patterns last month! Together we donated $51.40 to the United ...
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A big thank you to all who purchased patterns last month! Together we donated $51.40 to the United Way of Central Ohio. With the start of school, I figured the charity pattern for the month of September should be my #bushelandpeckblock. 100% of sales of this block through the end of September ... A big thank you to all who purchased patterns last month! Together we donated $51.40 to the United Way of Central Ohio. 💕 With the start of school, I figured the charity pattern for the month of September should be my #bushelandpeckblock. 100% of sales of this block through the end of September will benefit A Kid Again (akidagain.org), a wonderful local organization that holds special events throughout the year for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. I hope you’ll consider purchasing this fun FPP pattern and helping a local family in need. As always, I appreciate your continued support and love for my community. Lots of love to you all today! ❤️ #charityblock #quiltwithkate
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You guuuuyyyyyys!! Have you seen the Stories posted on the @stitchersforunitedfamilies account? ...
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You guuuuyyyyyys!! Have you seen the Stories posted on the @stitchersforunitedfamilies account? There are lots of seriously gorgeous makes headed for auction next week, and they’re still rolling in! Are you ready?! . Join us September 11 for a preview of the items to be auctioned, followed ... You guuuuyyyyyys!! Have you seen the Stories posted on the @stitchersforunitedfamilies account? There are lots of seriously gorgeous makes headed for auction next week, and they’re still rolling in! Are you ready?!
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Join us September 11 for a preview of the items to be auctioned, followed by the official auction on September 12-14. I’ll post all the details you’ll need to know on Monday next week, so set your alarms, mark your calendars or tune that body clock of yours to ✨AUCTION✨ next week! 100% of proceeds will go to familiesbelongtogether.org. Last month, we raised more than $22,000 for RAICES. Let’s do some good together again! ❤️
#stitchersforunitedfamilies #familiesbelongtogether @ohsewbrooke @stitchersforunitedfamilies
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There’s always one print in each of @heatherrossinsta’s lines that I just absolutely cannot get ...
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There’s always one print in each of @heatherrossinsta’s lines that I just absolutely cannot get enough of. ‘Spring Blooms in Green” from her Kinder line is one of them. Sheer perfection! #katespieintheskyquilt #pieintheskyblock There’s always one print in each of @heatherrossinsta’s lines that I just absolutely cannot get enough of. ‘Spring Blooms in Green” from her Kinder line is one of them. Sheer perfection! 💚
#katespieintheskyquilt #pieintheskyblock
Space bears? Uhhh, yes please! <span class="emoji emoji1f4ab"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f43b"></span> . Wishing you all a happy Friday and a fabulous weekend ahead! ...
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Space bears? Uhhh, yes please! . Wishing you all a happy Friday and a fabulous weekend ahead! #katespieintheskyquilt #pieintheskyblock Space bears? Uhhh, yes please! 💫🐻
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Wishing you all a happy Friday and a fabulous weekend ahead! 💖
#katespieintheskyquilt #pieintheskyblock
Oh man, can you tell I’m ready for fall and all things Halloween?! I’m giddy like a kid at Christmastime. . In ...
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Oh man, can you tell I’m ready for fall and all things Halloween?! I’m giddy like a kid at Christmastime. . In fact, I had to get my blood drawn this morning, and the guy who took it was named Igor and spoke with a thick Eastern-European accent. MADE. MY. DAY. . Bring on fall! #katesghostquilt ... Oh man, can you tell I’m ready for fall and all things Halloween?! I’m giddy like a kid at Christmastime.
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In fact, I had to get my blood drawn this morning, and the guy who took it was named Igor and spoke with a thick Eastern-European accent. MADE. MY. DAY. 🙌
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Bring on fall! ✨👻🎃🍂
#katesghostquilt #ghostquilt #thencamejunepatterns
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Many thanks to all who joined in on my giveaway! I find myself wishing I could send each of you a little ...
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Many thanks to all who joined in on my giveaway! I find myself wishing I could send each of you a little happy mail, but I’m pretty sure my husband (and his wallet) would frown on that. . A big congrats to our winner @brettemack! Please send me your shipping info via DM at your convenience. . Wishing ... Many thanks to all who joined in on my giveaway! I find myself wishing I could send each of you a little happy mail, but I’m pretty sure my husband (and his wallet) would frown on that.
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A big congrats to our winner @brettemack! ✨ Please send me your shipping info via DM at your convenience.
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Wishing you all a wonderful rest of the week! Keep being grateful! ❤️
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Did you know STRESSED is just DESSERTS spelled backwards? I’m going to take that as a sign and just ...
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Did you know STRESSED is just DESSERTS spelled backwards? I’m going to take that as a sign and just run with it. . Today is CrAzY! But I did manage to find a teeny tiny bit of sewing time, and let’s just say it’s keeping my crazy from showing entirely. . Fabric: De La Luna by @tulapink ... Did you know STRESSED is just DESSERTS spelled backwards? I’m going to take that as a sign and just run with it. 🍫🍫🍫🍪🍫
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Today is CrAzY! But I did manage to find a teeny tiny bit of sewing time, and let’s just say it’s keeping my crazy from showing entirely. 😂
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Fabric: De La Luna by @tulapink for @freespiritfabrics. Background fabric is Sprinkle by Cotton + Steel.
Pattern: Meadowland Quilt by @thencamejune.
#katesdelalunaquilt #meadowlandquilt #delalunafabric #tulapink #freespiritfabrics
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I am a sucker for a sawtooth star. <span class="emoji emoji1f60d"></span> . Inspiration struck like lightning last night, and I’ve learned ...
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I am a sucker for a sawtooth star. . Inspiration struck like lightning last night, and I’ve learned that when it strikes, you’ve just got to roll with it. I’m loving where this is headed. It’s a perfect mix for autumn, and let’s face it, I’ve had autumn on my brain for at least a month now. . Fabrics: ... I am a sucker for a sawtooth star. 😍
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Inspiration struck like lightning last night, and I’ve learned that when it strikes, you’ve just got to roll with it. I’m loving where this is headed. It’s a perfect mix for autumn, and let’s face it, I’ve had autumn on my brain for at least a month now.
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Fabrics: Calico Crow line by @transientart for @pennyrosefabrics by @rileyblakedesigns. Sprinkle background by @cottonandsteel. Delicious chambray by @robertkaufman.
#katesautumnstarquilt #calicocrowfabric #rileyblakedesigns #pennyrosefabrics
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Besides love, this world also needs more rainbows, amiright? I figure I’m long overdue for a little ...
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Besides love, this world also needs more rainbows, amiright? I figure I’m long overdue for a little giveaway, so let’s do this! I’m going to send one of you this delicious jelly roll of Alison Glass’ 2018 Sun Prints. BUT WAIT! There’s more. What you don’t see are the other fun, colorful ... Besides love, this world also needs more rainbows, amiright? I figure I’m long overdue for a little giveaway, so let’s do this! 💪🌈💖 I’m going to send one of you this delicious jelly roll of Alison Glass’ 2018 Sun Prints. BUT WAIT! There’s more. 😁 What you don’t see are the other fun, colorful goodies I’m sending along with it. That’s right! Half of this giveaway will be a rainbow-y surprise! ✨🌈✨
To enter:
1️⃣ You must be following my account.
2️⃣ Comment below and tell me something you’re grateful for today.
3️⃣ Tag a friend (or two or ten) who might like to play along. Tag in separate comments for more chances to win.
And that’s it! The giveaway will close on Wednesday, August 29 at 4pm EST with a randomly chosen winner announced shortly after. Open worldwide. 🌎💕 Giveaway is in no way sponsored by anyone other than me, myself and I. Best of luck! 💖
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See that crow in the upper left trying to beat the snot out of the other crow? That was me about 30 minutes ...
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See that crow in the upper left trying to beat the snot out of the other crow? That was me about 30 minutes ago. 😑 . Had to politely ask a guild president to remove several images that infringed on my copyright today, and well, she replied that she would not, and then she blocked me. And while I ... See that crow in the upper left trying to beat the snot out of the other crow? That was me about 30 minutes ago. 😑
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Had to politely ask a guild president to remove several images that infringed on my copyright today, and well, she replied that she would not, and then she blocked me. And while I really would very much like to call her out by name, I won’t. (Although I’d really like to.) Because the world needs less anger and defiance and divisiveness, and instead needs more kindness and love.
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Greet hatred with love, my friends. Even when it’s hard, always choose love. ❤️
#katespieintheskyquilt #pieintheskyblock
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Ever seen a ghost with chickenpox? Well, now you have. <span class="emoji emoji1f47b"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f637"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span> . Happy Friday, all! <span class="emoji emoji1f496"></span> #katesghostquilt ...
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Ever seen a ghost with chickenpox? Well, now you have. . Happy Friday, all! #katesghostquilt #ghostquilt Ever seen a ghost with chickenpox?
Well, now you have. 👻😷😂
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Happy Friday, all! 💖
#katesghostquilt #ghostquilt
Boy, we really opened up a dialogue last night, huh? <span class="emoji emoji1f601"></span> Thank you to everyone who commented and shared ...
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Boy, we really opened up a dialogue last night, huh? Thank you to everyone who commented and shared their stories on my previous post. I’m still reading through them and will try to answer those who asked questions as soon as possible. It’s an important dialogue to have, and I’m thankful for ... Boy, we really opened up a dialogue last night, huh? 😁 Thank you to everyone who commented and shared their stories on my previous post. I’m still reading through them and will try to answer those who asked questions as soon as possible. It’s an important dialogue to have, and I’m thankful for your love and support. You all never cease to amaze and inspire me. ❤️
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Life right now is filled with phone calls and home inspections and countless documents to sign, so needless to say, my brain is a wee bit frazzled. The perfect sewing solution? Patchwork! I paired a bundle of @carriebloomston’s Wonder line with a gorgeously soft chambray by @robertkaufman, and the result is just what I’d hoped. It’s beautiful, simple and best of all, I didn’t have to think too much. 😂 Patchwork will always be my very favorite. 💖 #carriebloomston #robertkaufman
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Let’s talk. . Less than one hour ago, I had a full-blown panic attack. Now, some people use the term ...
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Let’s talk. . Less than one hour ago, I had a full-blown panic attack. Now, some people use the term “panic attack” quite loosely. I am not one of those people. In fact, my first “diagnosed” panic attack dates back to fifth grade, and I say “diagnosed”, because I was experiencing them long ... Let’s talk.
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Less than one hour ago, I had a full-blown panic attack. Now, some people use the term “panic attack” quite loosely. I am not one of those people. In fact, my first “diagnosed” panic attack dates back to fifth grade, and I say “diagnosed”, because I was experiencing them long before then. But back to this evening. An hour ago, I was enjoying myself at a little social gathering in my soon-to-be neighborhood. The kids were playing, my husband and I were talking to a wonderful couple, and I was having a lovely time. The conversation turned to (what I’m learning to be) a trigger for my PTSD. Within seconds, my heart was beating irregularly, skipping beats. (I’m accustomed to this and have had these checked in the past, so no IG doctors/nurses need worry, thank you.) A moment later: full-blown panic. And if you’re a fellow sufferer of panic attacks, you know very well that attacks in social settings are the worst of the worst.
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So why am I talking about this? Why am I airing my personal mental health struggles for all of IG Land to read? To that I say: why not? Mental health and the endless assortment of struggles it can entail is not something to be ashamed of.
And it should be talked about more.
Because I would bet someone reading this post tonight is struggling silently. Maybe it’s depression, maybe anxiety, maybe something else entirely. Regardless, the silent suffering is unnecessary. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. And you’ll receive absolutely no shame from me. I struggle alongside you.
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If this resonates with you, if you’re struggling right now, please talk with someone about it. There are wonderful people out there who can help. Personally, anxiety will likely always be a part of my life, but I’ve got a toolbox of ways to manage it. And you can, too. The first step is speaking up. ❤️
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My brain may be fried from the eleventy-billion to-do lists constantly running through my head, ...
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My brain may be fried from the eleventy-billion to-do lists constantly running through my head, but dang it, I sewed something today. . My quilt top for the @stitchersforunitedfamilies auction (Sept 12-14!) is finished, and she’s a beaut, if I do say so myself. ️ All fabrics by @cottonandsteel. ... My brain may be fried from the eleventy-billion to-do lists constantly running through my head, but dang it, I sewed something today. 💪
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My quilt top for the @stitchersforunitedfamilies auction (Sept 12-14!) is finished, and she’s a beaut, if I do say so myself. ☺️ All fabrics by @cottonandsteel. #charityquilt #stitchersforunitedfamilies #cottonandsteel
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Thank you for the kind words and well wishes yesterday regarding the new house. <span class="emoji emoji1f3e1"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f495"></span> Life certainly ...
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Thank you for the kind words and well wishes yesterday regarding the new house. Life certainly just became a whole lot crazier, but in the best kind of way. ️ . Hoping to get back to my sewing machine tomorrow, but meanwhile, I think it’s time to get back to work on this beauty. It certainly ... Thank you for the kind words and well wishes yesterday regarding the new house. 🏡💕 Life certainly just became a whole lot crazier, but in the best kind of way. ☺️
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Hoping to get back to my sewing machine tomorrow, but meanwhile, I think it’s time to get back to work on this beauty. It certainly isn’t going to finish itself! #katesmodernlapassacaglia #lapassacaglia #annamariahorner
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Autumn vibes today. <span class="emoji emoji1f342"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f33b"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f341"></span> . Apparently I didn’t have enough going on in life, so I decided to buy a ...
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Autumn vibes today. . Apparently I didn’t have enough going on in life, so I decided to buy a house. 🏼 We’ve been looking for our next house for more than a year, and we painted ourselves into a corner by wanting into the neighborhood literally across the street. After getting priced ... Autumn vibes today. 🍂🌻🍁
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Apparently I didn’t have enough going on in life, so I decided to buy a house. 😆💃🏼🎉 We’ve been looking for our next house for more than a year, and we painted ourselves into a corner by wanting into the neighborhood literally across the street. After getting priced out for many months due to the crazy market, a jewel of a home popped up (under budget 🙌), and we somehow managed to snag it first. I feel like my body is literally buzzing with excitement. But first: inspection. Cross your fingers for us. 🤞
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I haven’t managed much sewing in the last few days because of this development, but I’ve been trying to wind down each night with a little EPP. I’m definitely crushing on the autumn colors in this one. Anyone else ready for crisp, colorful leaves and pumpkin everything? 🍂🎃 #katespieintheskyquilt #pieintheskyblock
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Moody day, moody lighting.<span class="emoji emoji2728"></span> . In the land of Instagram, we frequently only see what others want ...
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Moody day, moody lighting. . In the land of Instagram, we frequently only see what others want us to see. Happy homes, smiling faces, successful projects. A curated life. And if we’re honest about it, truly honest, isn’t that kind of what we want? What we’re here for? I don’t know about you, ... Moody day, moody lighting.✨
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In the land of Instagram, we frequently only see what others want us to see. Happy homes, smiling faces, successful projects. A curated life. And if we’re honest about it, truly honest, isn’t that kind of what we want? What we’re here for? I don’t know about you, but in my spare time of social media splurging, I don’t really want to see photos of everyone’s unsuccessful attempts of making it through a Thursday unscathed. HOWEVER, there should be a fine balance of the good and the bad, the successes and failures. Show me a pretty picture and caption it with a depressing story, dammit! That’s a win-win for me. Inspiration AND honest failing. 💪
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So here you go. Please look at this pretty photo of my EPP quilt while I recount my tale of woe on this dark and dreary Thursday.
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It all started yesterday when I designed a beautiful flying geese pattern. I couldn’t wait to get started on the first block this morning, so after dropping my girl at school and putting my favorite romantic comedy on the TV, I got to work. Nearly THREE HOURS LATER, the block is done.
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Terrible, awful, stupendously horrible. It is the blistering sunburn of quilt blocks. The limp, undercooked fries of quilting.
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I gave myself these first three days of school to *just sew* before getting back to work full time. As of right now, I’m 0 for 2. I’ve got one more day to get my shit together. In the meantime, consider this proof that not every project works out and some patterns should just be shredded and burned as soon as humanly possible. 🔥🙅‍♀️
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While working on a few new patterns today, I stumbled upon a fun design for this pile of pretties. ...
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While working on a few new patterns today, I stumbled upon a fun design for this pile of pretties. Total happy accident! Now I’m off to search for the perfect chambray to pair them with. Last minute summer quilts are totally a thing. While working on a few new patterns today, I stumbled upon a fun design for this pile of pretties. Total happy accident! ☺️💕 Now I’m off to search for the perfect chambray to pair them with. Last minute summer quilts are totally a thing.
First day back to school. I thought I’d get more accomplished today, but alas, I did not. I did, however, ...
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First day back to school. I thought I’d get more accomplished today, but alas, I did not. I did, however, manage to make a molten chocolate cake for an after-school snack and prepped the dining room for our annual Back to School Feast. First day back to school. I thought I’d get more accomplished today, but alas, I did not. I did, however, manage to make a molten chocolate cake for an after-school snack and prepped the dining room for our annual Back to School Feast. 🌻💜
Because if I’m gonna make a ghost quilt, it’s gonna have a Slimer. Duh. <span class="emoji emoji1f609"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f47b"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f49a"></span> #katesghostquilt #iaintafraidofnoghost #whoyagonnacall ...
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Because if I’m gonna make a ghost quilt, it’s gonna have a Slimer. Duh. #katesghostquilt #iaintafraidofnoghost #whoyagonnacall #ghostquilt #thencamejunepatterns Because if I’m gonna make a ghost quilt, it’s gonna have a Slimer. Duh. 😉👻💚
#katesghostquilt #iaintafraidofnoghost
#whoyagonnacall #ghostquilt #thencamejunepatterns
Life has been crazy lately. Crazy good, but crazy nonetheless. Turns out that launching a business ...
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Life has been crazy lately. Crazy good, but crazy nonetheless. Turns out that launching a business is hard work. Who knew? 🤷‍♀️ School starts later this week, and while my mama heart is broken and already missing the extra time with my little one, she’s excited and ready to fly, and that makes ... Life has been crazy lately. Crazy good, but crazy nonetheless. Turns out that launching a business is hard work. Who knew? 🤷‍♀️😉 School starts later this week, and while my mama heart is broken and already missing the extra time with my little one, she’s excited and ready to fly, and that makes me unbelievably happy.
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I spent the afternoon working with a great local photographer who took some incredibly wonderful photos of my husband and I for our @copilotsdesign site (coming very soon!), and he kindly captured the sweetest pics of my little girl hamming it up in her rainbow sequin skirt. He captured her in her best phase yet, and I didn’t even ask him to do so. People are good. And kind. And I feel grateful to be where I am right now in this life. Grateful to be starting a business —a dream come true— with my husband. Grateful to have a happy kiddo getting ready for her best year yet. Grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given lately. These moments of contentment and relative ease can be fleeting. If I’ve learned anything on this ride so far it’s to soak up the good times. You’ve got to hold onto them, breathe them in and commit them to memory to help get you through the tough times. So that’s what I’m doing. Here’s to one more day of summer break and then jumping in with both feet.
No fear.
No regrets.
Making things happen.
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Found the sunniest spot in the house to play around with layout. <span class="emoji emoji2600"></span>️ This quilt will be up for grabs ...
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Found the sunniest spot in the house to play around with layout. ️ This quilt will be up for grabs in the next @stitchersforunitedfamilies auction! #charityquilt #stitchersforunitedfamilies #cottonandsteel Found the sunniest spot in the house to play around with layout. ☀️ This quilt will be up for grabs in the next @stitchersforunitedfamilies auction!
#charityquilt #stitchersforunitedfamilies #cottonandsteel
A little Tula for your Wednesday. <span class="emoji emoji1f49c"></span> . What are you working on today? #katespieintheskyquilt ...
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A little Tula for your Wednesday. . What are you working on today? #katespieintheskyquilt #pieintheskyblock #tulapink #freespiritfabrics A little Tula for your Wednesday. 💜
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What are you working on today?
#katespieintheskyquilt #pieintheskyblock #tulapink #freespiritfabrics
It may be early August, but it’s Hobby Lobby-level autumn in my head. <span class="emoji emoji1f341"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f47b"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f383"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f342"></span> . I’ve had this bundle ...
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It may be early August, but it’s Hobby Lobby-level autumn in my head. . I’ve had this bundle of @tulapink’s De La Luna for awhile, and I’m not sure why I ever thought it’d be for anything other than another #meadowlandquilt. Duh. Who was I trying to kid? . One dark, brooding Halloween ... It may be early August, but it’s Hobby Lobby-level autumn in my head. 🍁👻🎃🍂
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I’ve had this bundle of @tulapink’s De La Luna for awhile, and I’m not sure why I ever thought it’d be for anything other than another #meadowlandquilt. Duh. Who was I trying to kid?
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One dark, brooding Halloween quilt coming right up. And by “right up”, I mean “likely in a month or two”, because, again, who am I kidding? 🤦‍♀️
#katesDeLaLunaQuilt #tulapink #delalunafabric #freespiritfabrics
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I grew up in an old, 1800s farmhouse in rural Indiana. The house had its fair share of secrets and stories ...
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I grew up in an old, 1800s farmhouse in rural Indiana. The house had its fair share of secrets and stories passed down from previous owners. . Hidden staircases?️ Trap door?️ Ghost stories about former owners?️ . And you can bet that, as children, my brother and I put these stories ... I grew up in an old, 1800s farmhouse in rural Indiana. The house had its fair share of secrets and stories passed down from previous owners.
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Hidden staircases?✔️
Trap door?✔️
Ghost stories about former owners?✔️
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And you can bet that, as children, my brother and I put these stories to use on babysitters. Oh, you want to read me a bedtime story? How about I tell YOU a story. Our favorite? A story passed down from previous owners that one of the original owners in the 1860s died in front of the fireplace in the living room, and because it was a record-cold winter and the ground was frozen, they couldn’t bury her in the cemetery up the hill. Instead, they buried her in the house, upright, in the wall of the stairway landing.
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Any normal, skeptical person would question this whole story, but the outline of a sealed cavity in the wall of the landing kinda sorta helped sell the idea, and on many occasions, my parents would return home to find the babysitter upstairs too afraid to walk back down past the landing.
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I never truly bought into the story, but I spent my entire childhood and early adulthood curious about what was hiding behind that wall. After my father died, my mother renovated much of the house to match its age, and she (bravely) opened the wall. What was inside? Swipe to see the opened stairway, as well as the place where Mrs. Macy supposedly died.
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Ghost Quilt pattern by @thencamejune. (Sew-along starts today! Go sign up!) 👻
#katesghostquilt #ghostquilt #thencamejunepatterns
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We danced with the bunnies this morning. It’s our final week of summer break, and despite 2/3 of us ...
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We danced with the bunnies this morning. It’s our final week of summer break, and despite 2/3 of us still battling summer colds, we are determined to make it a good one! (Zoom in to see all the “I Spy” items hidden within the bunnies. Anyone spot the scissors?) We danced with the bunnies this morning. It’s our final week of summer break, and despite 2/3 of us still battling summer colds, we are determined to make it a good one! 💪
(Zoom in to see all the “I Spy” items hidden within the bunnies. Anyone spot the scissors?)
Let me take you back to the good ol’ 1990s. As a kid, I wanted a Polly Pocket more than anything. Most ...
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Let me take you back to the good ol’ 1990s. As a kid, I wanted a Polly Pocket more than anything. Most of my friends had them, and I thought they were the cutest little toys. I begged my parents to buy me one, but they thought it a waste of money and never did. . Two weeks ago, my daughter was quizzing ... Let me take you back to the good ol’ 1990s. As a kid, I wanted a Polly Pocket more than anything. Most of my friends had them, and I thought they were the cutest little toys. I begged my parents to buy me one, but they thought it a waste of money and never did.
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Two weeks ago, my daughter was quizzing my husband and I about the toys we played with as kids. I mentioned that I’d always wanted a Polly Pocket and never got one.
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Well, today’s my lucky day. I had to send my husband out for groceries today, and he came back with surprises for my sweet girl and I. Two Polly Pockets. One for her, one for me. And mine just happens to have a sewing machine. ☺️
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Apparently, I have damaged a muscle in my side from this nagging cough. I literally cannot move without ...
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Apparently, I have damaged a muscle in my side from this nagging cough. I literally cannot move without feeling like I’m being stabbed. Repeatedly. #funtimes. No sewing for me today. BUT! My arms are A-OK and can fondle fabric juuuuuust fine. . Loving this bundle of sheer color perfection ... Apparently, I have damaged a muscle in my side from this nagging cough. I literally cannot move without feeling like I’m being stabbed. Repeatedly. #funtimes. No sewing for me today. BUT! My arms are A-OK and can fondle fabric juuuuuust fine. 😁
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Loving this bundle of sheer color perfection by @carriebloomston today. It has me dreaming up all sorts of quilt ideas. 🦋☀️💕
#fabricfondlingfriday #carriebloomston #carriebloomstonwonderfabric #windhamfabrics
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Brooke @ohsewbrooke and I are, once again, amazed at the outpouring of support for a second @stitchersforunitedfamilies ...
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Brooke @ohsewbrooke and I are, once again, amazed at the outpouring of support for a second @stitchersforunitedfamilies auction. In the last two weeks, we've had 60 (and counting!) talented folks contact us about donating items, and we are excited to announce that our second auction will ... Brooke @ohsewbrooke and I are, once again, amazed at the outpouring of support for a second @stitchersforunitedfamilies auction. In the last two weeks, we've had 60 (and counting!) talented folks contact us about donating items, and we are excited to announce that our second auction will take place on September 12-14.
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All items will be available for preview on Tuesday, Sept. 11, and bidding will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 10am EST. Bidding will close on Friday, Sept. 14 at 4pm EST. As we get closer to auction time, we'll post specific rules regarding bidding, payment terms and payment deadlines.
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100% of proceeds will be donated to Families Belong Together, a coalition that is comprised of many charitable organizations including the ACLU. The money raised will go directly to helping reunite families that have been separated at the border. Please visit familiesbelongtogether.org for information about this organization.
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So mark your calendars, save the date, and help us make an impact in this world we share! Those interested in donating items will receive an email later today with all the details they need. It's not too late to join in! Contact me via DM with your name and email address if you're interested in donating a quilted item.
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Thanks again for your continued support!
#stitchersforunitedfamilies #familiesbelongtogether
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A big, heartfelt thanks to all who purchased a pattern (or two!) for charity last month. Together, ...
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A big, heartfelt thanks to all who purchased a pattern (or two!) for charity last month. Together, we raised $75 for CRIS Ohio (Community Refugee and Immigration Services). Thank you! In the past seven months, we have donated more than $1,000 divided among seven different charities. That’s ... A big, heartfelt thanks to all who purchased a pattern (or two!) for charity last month. Together, we raised $75 for CRIS Ohio (Community Refugee and Immigration Services). Thank you! 💕 In the past seven months, we have donated more than $1,000 divided among seven different charities. That’s crazy awesome! So let’s keep it going! This month, ALL proceeds from ALL of my current patterns in my Craftsy shop will be donated to the United Way of Central Ohio, an organization working on reducing poverty throughout central Ohio. (Visit liveunitedcentralohio.org for details about this charitable organization.) Craftsy shop link in profile. I appreciate your continued support. Much love to you all! ❤️ #quiltwithkate
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My throat feels less like it’s been scratched by one of these big cats, and I feel more human today. ...
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My throat feels less like it’s been scratched by one of these big cats, and I feel more human today. #winning. I don’t know what my little family has, but it’s been somethin’ special, let me tell ya. And it’s been taking up our last few precious days of summer break. #notwinning. Life has basically ... My throat feels less like it’s been scratched by one of these big cats, and I feel more human today. #winning. I don’t know what my little family has, but it’s been somethin’ special, let me tell ya. And it’s been taking up our last few precious days of summer break. #notwinning. Life has basically been cancelled this week.
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On the plus side, I’ve been getting my EPP on, and I’ve now seen every episode of Nailed It. (My kiddo is OBSESSED with that show. #parentoftheyear). I will say, the Trump cake episode had me cry-laughing, which sounds like a good thing, but my ribs hurt so badly from coughing that laughing is now essentially a form of torture. #alsonotwinning.
Ah, well, you win some, you lose some. 🤷‍♀️
#katespieintheskyquilt #pieintheskyblock #artgalleryfabrics #jessicaswift #tallinnfabrics
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Fighting off a summer cold the best way I know how: denial and tons of orange juice. . I also managed ...
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Fighting off a summer cold the best way I know how: denial and tons of orange juice. . I also managed to finish the last few blocks for my charity quilt today. I’m kinda sorta in love with this quilt, and I hope whoever wins it kinda sorta falls in love with it too. #katesCSquilt #charityquilt Fighting off a summer cold the best way I know how: denial and tons of orange juice.
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I also managed to finish the last few blocks for my charity quilt today. I’m kinda sorta in love with this quilt, and I hope whoever wins it kinda sorta falls in love with it too. 💖
#katesCSquilt #charityquilt
When I start projects, I rarely have a plan. . Finished size? I don’t know. Whatever size it is when ...
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When I start projects, I rarely have a plan. . Finished size? I don’t know. Whatever size it is when I get bored. 🤷‍♀️ Fabrics? I pull as I go. 🤷‍♀️ Date I’ll finish it? Before I die, hopefully. 🤷‍♀️ . Decided to start attaching the rest of my blocks this weekend. It’ll be fun to see how big ... When I start projects, I rarely have a plan.
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Finished size? I don’t know. Whatever size it is when I get bored. 🤷‍♀️
Fabrics? I pull as I go. 🤷‍♀️
Date I’ll finish it? Before I die, hopefully. 🤷‍♀️
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Decided to start attaching the rest of my blocks this weekend. It’ll be fun to see how big this quilt has become. I can guarantee I’ll need more, but who knows. 🤷‍♀️ I like to fly by the seat of my pants.
#katespieintheskyquilt #pieintheskyblock
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Just a friendly reminder that if you’re interested in donating an item for the next @stitchersforunitedfamilies ...
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Just a friendly reminder that if you’re interested in donating an item for the next @stitchersforunitedfamilies auction, please send me a DM with your name and email address. We’re looking for quilts of any size (mini on up). We’re open to other quilted items (pillows, pincushions, etc.), ... Just a friendly reminder that if you’re interested in donating an item for the next @stitchersforunitedfamilies auction, please send me a DM with your name and email address. We’re looking for quilts of any size (mini on up). We’re open to other quilted items (pillows, pincushions, etc.), but please contact us to let us know what you plan to donate. I’ll be sending an email to those interested in donating on August 3.
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We’ll be announcing auction dates and charity details later this week, so stay tuned!
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Our new total for the July auction? $22,645! ❤️
#stitchersforunitedfamilies #familiesbelongtogether
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A classic, obviously. A dystopian novel that seems a wee bit timely and leaves you with all the thoughts. ...
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A classic, obviously. A dystopian novel that seems a wee bit timely and leaves you with all the thoughts. Have you read it? Because if you haven’t, you should. Everyone should. // Next up: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. Excited to read this one again, especially since my husband ... A classic, obviously. A dystopian novel that seems a wee bit timely and leaves you with all the thoughts. Have you read it? Because if you haven’t, you should. Everyone should. // Next up: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. Excited to read this one again, especially since my husband will be listening to the audiobook at the same time. I’ve turned my hubby into a “reader.” I say “reader,” because he dislikes actually reading, but has finally found a love for books at the age of 37 thanks to audiobooks. I could argue it’s not the same, but I’m just happy he finally loves books. #katesbookpicks
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If you’ve been following me for long, you may recall that butterflies aren’t my favorite creatures. ...
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If you’ve been following me for long, you may recall that butterflies aren’t my favorite creatures. Yes, they’re beautiful, but they fly like they’re three sheets to the wind. #controlyourself. If I came across a butterfly with a skull on its back, well, game over. ‍♀️ #katespieintheskyquilt ... If you’ve been following me for long, you may recall that butterflies aren’t my favorite creatures. Yes, they’re beautiful, but they fly like they’re three sheets to the wind. #controlyourself. If I came across a butterfly with a skull on its back, well, game over. 🙅‍♀️
#katespieintheskyquilt #pieintheskyblock #delalunafabric #tulapink
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Hunka hunka burning love <span class="emoji emoji1f525"></span> . Note our kiddo’s rainbow glasses. <span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span> #thesepretzelsaremakingmethirsty
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Hunka hunka burning love . Note our kiddo’s rainbow glasses. #thesepretzelsaremakingmethirsty Hunka hunka burning love 🔥
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Note our kiddo’s rainbow glasses. 😂
#thesepretzelsaremakingmethirsty
It’s my turn on @misterdomestic’s Loved to Pieces Blog Party! . I used Mathew’s gorgeous debut ...
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It’s my turn on @misterdomestic’s Loved to Pieces Blog Party! . I used Mathew’s gorgeous debut line with @artgalleryfabrics and paired it with my Luminescent pattern to create a vibrant mini quilt. The plant lady in me loved every minute of fussy cutting those sweet plant babies for the ... It’s my turn on @misterdomestic’s Loved to Pieces Blog Party!
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I used Mathew’s gorgeous debut line with @artgalleryfabrics and paired it with my Luminescent pattern to create a vibrant mini quilt. The plant lady in me loved every minute of fussy cutting those sweet plant babies for the flying geese. 🌱💕
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Have you seen the gorgeous works created by the other makers for this blog party? They’re incredible! You can find them by following the hashtags below. And check out @misterdomestic’s feed for a fun Loved to Pieces giveaway this week!

#lovedtopiecesfabric #misterdomestic #artgalleryfabrics #luminescentquilt #quiltwithkate
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FACT: Squirrels are cute until you own 500 of them in your backyard. . Anyone renting out hawks? ...
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FACT: Squirrels are cute until you own 500 of them in your backyard. . Anyone renting out hawks? #justkidding #kindof #katesCSquilt FACT: Squirrels are cute until you own 500 of them in your backyard.
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Anyone renting out hawks? 😉
#justkidding #kindof #katesCSquilt
Contemplating, ruminating, percolating... . These pretties are begging for a new pattern, ...
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Contemplating, ruminating, percolating... . These pretties are begging for a new pattern, and I’m happy to oblige. ️🧡 Contemplating, ruminating, percolating...
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These pretties are begging for a new pattern, and I’m happy to oblige. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💗
154 days until Christmas. . You’re welcome. <span class="emoji emoji1f601"></span> . In semi-related news (unrelated, really), ...
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154 days until Christmas. . You’re welcome. . In semi-related news (unrelated, really), we spent our morning touring a local chocolate factory, and guess what! They were making Twix candy shaped like Santa’s head! It’s truly Christmas in July! 🏻 . Thank goodness for those glass ... 154 days until Christmas.
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You’re welcome. 😁
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In semi-related news (unrelated, really), we spent our morning touring a local chocolate factory, and guess what! They were making Twix candy shaped like Santa’s head! It’s truly Christmas in July! 🎅🏻🍫
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Thank goodness for those glass partitions, because I was seriously eyeing the piles of discarded imperfect Santas. Imperfect chocolate? That’s gotta be an oxymoron, right?
#kateschristmasinjulyquilt #rileyblakedesigns #wayupnorthfabric
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Sneaky peek! <span class="emoji emoji1f337"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f338"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f33c"></span> . Check back Thursday for a full reveal! <span class="emoji emoji1f499"></span> #agflovedtopieces #misterdomestic ...
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Sneaky peek! . Check back Thursday for a full reveal! #agflovedtopieces #misterdomestic #artgalleryfabrics #publicsquarequilt #quiltwithkate Sneaky peek! 🌷🌸🌼
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Check back Thursday for a full reveal! 💙
#agflovedtopieces #misterdomestic #artgalleryfabrics #publicsquarequilt #quiltwithkate
Back in the day, when I lived in DC, I worked at an ad agency on M Street in Georgetown. One of our clients ...
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Back in the day, when I lived in DC, I worked at an ad agency on M Street in Georgetown. One of our clients could never remember my name, but he always remembered that I grew up in rural Indiana. Every time I’d see him, he’d address me the same way: “Ah! You’re the one who grew up among the sheepies.” . To ... Back in the day, when I lived in DC, I worked at an ad agency on M Street in Georgetown. One of our clients could never remember my name, but he always remembered that I grew up in rural Indiana. Every time I’d see him, he’d address me the same way: “Ah! You’re the one who grew up among the sheepies.”
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To hear a grown man say “sheepies” is one thing. Truly, it never gets old. But I didn’t grow up near a single sheep. Not a one. Where he got that, I’ll never know. 🤷‍♀️
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But yeah, I can’t sew with that sheep print without thinking of “the sheepies.” 🐑🐑🐑 #katesCSquilt #charityquilt #stitchersforunitedfamilies
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I went to college with a girl named Erin. She was a year ahead of me, and while we knew *of* each other, ...
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I went to college with a girl named Erin. She was a year ahead of me, and while we knew *of* each other, we didn’t really know each other. We ran in different circles, belonged to different sororities. . Fast forward nearly a decade-and-a-half (shit, I’m old), and @ashbrookdavis and I find ... I went to college with a girl named Erin. She was a year ahead of me, and while we knew *of* each other, we didn’t really know each other. We ran in different circles, belonged to different sororities.
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Fast forward nearly a decade-and-a-half (shit, I’m old), and @ashbrookdavis and I find each other on Instagram. Further proof that the world is small and the powers of Instagram are large. We’re both quilters, and we both feel very strongly about giving back to our communities and fellow humans.
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Well, we’re teaming up. 💪 We’re hatching a plan and looking forward to sharing it with you soon. In the meantime, you should definitely get to know Erin if you don’t already. She started a shop called @lovemoresign and donates all proceeds to love-assisting organizations. She’s pretty amazing like that.
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So stay tuned, and always, always LOVE MORE! ❤️
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Sharing a little peek of my version of @nightquilter’s new EPP pattern, Pollinate Quilt. This center ...
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Sharing a little peek of my version of @nightquilter’s new EPP pattern, Pollinate Quilt. This center medallion is based on one of my favorite little flowers, Lantana. . I went back and forth for weeks on how to attack this quilt. Rainbow? Floral? Rainbow floral? 🤔 I finally decided that ... Sharing a little peek of my version of @nightquilter’s new EPP pattern, Pollinate Quilt. This center medallion is based on one of my favorite little flowers, Lantana.
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I went back and forth for weeks on how to attack this quilt. Rainbow? Floral? Rainbow floral? 🤔 I finally decided that I want this quilt to feel like an overgrown wildflower garden when it’s finished. There’s ample opportunity for some crazy-awesome fussy cutting. Check back in a few days for a full reveal of this large central medallion.
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Want to make your own #pollinatequilt? Go visit @nightquilter or @karenthediyaddict and visit the link in their bios for details. It’s available for pre-order today! 🌸💕
#katespollinatequilt #epp #englishpaperpiecing
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We asked, and you answered! . A second @stitchersforunitedfamilies auction is in the works for ...
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We asked, and you answered! . A second @stitchersforunitedfamilies auction is in the works for September!! . The exact date and charity are still TBD, however, we do know that all proceeds will once again benefit a reputable organization serving the immigrant and refugee communities ... We asked, and you answered!
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A second @stitchersforunitedfamilies auction is in the works for September!!
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The exact date and charity are still TBD, however, we do know that all proceeds will once again benefit a reputable organization serving the immigrant and refugee communities in this country.
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We are looking for quilts of all sizes, from mini size on up. We are open to considering other quilty items (pillows, pincushions, etc.), so if you have an idea for something other than a quilt, don't be afraid to ask me or @ohsewbrooke.
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If you're interested in donating an item, please send a DM to @katebasti, and we'll add you to our email list!
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Thank you for your continued support and eagerness to help others in need. You all are the best!
#stitchersforunitedfamilies
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Two things: 1. I’m happiest when I can fussy cut the crap outta fabric. 2. I’m gonna need a version ...
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Two things: 1. I’m happiest when I can fussy cut the crap outta fabric. 2. I’m gonna need a version of this quilt for myself. It’s TOO. STINKIN. FUN!! . How’s your Tuesday? #charityquilt #stitchersforunitedfamilies #cottonandsteel Two things:
1. I’m happiest when I can fussy cut the crap outta fabric.
2. I’m gonna need a version of this quilt for myself. It’s TOO. STINKIN. FUN!!
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How’s your Tuesday?
#charityquilt #stitchersforunitedfamilies #cottonandsteel