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The Drop Quilt Colourways

Cristina De Miranda

The Drop Quilt Colourways

Colourway by @bestjlb. Colourway by @nicolehopedesign.

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Setting Up Your Workspace for Foundation Paper Piecing

Cristina De Miranda foundation paper pieceing tips and tricks

Setting Up Your Workspace for Foundation Paper Piecing

When working on a FPP pattern it's worth organizing a workspace that allows you to flow freely between sewing, trimming and pressing. Here are some key points to consider when setting up your own space.

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Free The Drop Pillow Pattern with Newsletter Subscription

Cristina De Miranda

Free The Drop Pillow Pattern with Newsletter Subscription

Did you hear the news?! I'm offering a free pillow cover pattern when you subscribe to the Ships & Violins newsletter. It's a small project to fill a couple of afternoons, and a perfect precursor to my latest pattern The Drop quilt. Things you can expect in your newsletter: you'll be the first to know about upcoming Quilt Alongs and workshops, you'll also have access to a variety of perks and discounts! Click here to subscribe and join the Ships & Violins community!

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Butterfly Waltz Quilt Pattern Now Available on PreQuilt

Cristina De Miranda

Butterfly Waltz Quilt Pattern Now Available on PreQuilt

I recently joined the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild, and if you’ve been following @canadianmqc on Instagram you may have seen the takeover by one of our members, Laura Henneberry of PreQuilt.com. PreQuilt offers a variety of features to help quilters design their own patterns, or colour a purchasable pattern from their stellar library.I’m thrilled to announce that my Butterfly Waltz quilt will be added to the roster! The design focuses on a simple foundation paper pieced template circling its way through columnar skies. The modern strip of colour adds interest to a simple background, while the templates rotate in a seemingly unplanned order....

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Ships & Violins' Debut Pillow Cover Collection: The East Coast Trail (2019)

Cristina De Miranda

Ships & Violins' Debut Pillow Cover Collection: The East Coast Trail (2019)

With the first anniversary of Ships & Violins nearing, I can't help but reminisce on the collection that started it all, The East Coast Trail. Below I've documented the quilted pillow cover photos taken with Toronto landmarks in the background, and the inspiration behind each unique and one of a kind design for you to enjoy. SAV-001: The Kissing Bridges of Avalon My partner and I encountered some trying moments on our hike. But despite injuries and difficult weather, we stayed true to our pact: the first to arrive at a bridge would wait at its centre to share a kiss...

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