Sundance Sampler – revitalized

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A question on The Free-Motion Idea Book/Sampler Facebook Group yesterday that I had not posted that BERNINA is bringing back my Sundance Sampler that I designed exclusively for them.  They asked me ro revise the SKUs using Carina, which is in stores now, and these SKUs, as well as the directions, are available to U.S. BERNINA dealers.  And (hint, hint) there might just be something to go along with all of this when automation for the Q 24 comes out!

Anyway, I’ve planned out three color stories this time.

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I’m normally partial to aqua, but I think I’ll sew the pink this time for a change .  What do you think?

Thanks for letting me share!

Happy quilting!

Amanda

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The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Sampler Facebook Group

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Hi guys,

This is just a quick note to say that our Free-Motion Quilting Idea Sampler Facebook group is up and running!  We will be sewing and quilting a few blocks each week this fall.  This is a super-easy sew (for goodness sake the wedding ring is appliqué) that will get you practicing free-motion fast, so it is really fun!  People are sewing in all sorts of fabrics – I’m sewing mine in Carina.  SKU info is in the group feed.

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My good friend Cherry Guidry, of Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studios, is sewing along with us using her Soul Blossoms fabrics.   I love sewing with friends!

Happy quilting!

Amanda

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The Free-Motion Idea Sampler

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HI everyone,

I hope you are having a great weekend!  I’ve been waiting to share a new release – The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Sampler!  It is a companion piece to the Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book and the piecing directions for the sampler are now available as a download from C&T.  The sampler includes piecing directions for every block in the book, so it is a fabulous practice piece if you are looking to improve your quilting skills.  (And to make it a quicker sew, there are master cutting instructions included, so you can cut everything at once and then get sewing!)  I hope you all will piece it and quilt it along with me this fall on Facebook!

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I quilted this on the BERNINA Q 24 and pieced it on my BERNINA 780.  To quilt each block, I chose a random pattern from the book – no rules – just whatever I felt like quilting each day.  I used Benartex’s Color Weave fabric and Aurifil 50 wt. thread for piecing and Aurifil monofilment (with 50 wt. in the bobbin) for quilting.  (There are suggested quilting plans organized by block in The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book.)
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I quilted many of the allover patterns from The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book in the borders.

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I used Benartex Color Weave for the example and the SKUs are included in the pattern.  I’ll be sewing it again starting this September in Carina.  I’ve created a special Facebook group for this piece so we can share our progress. I hope you’ll join me if you are quilting along.

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Happy quilting!

Amanda

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