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Houndstooth Tutorial: Coming Soon

I finally finished the quilt that I made for the Riley Blake tutorial I'm doing in July. Now comes the tricky part of writing the instruction on how to do it! This fabric was so much fun to work with and I actually really enjoyed using the pale colors much more than I thought I would. Here's a little sneak peek at it:


(Or, you can go visit my shop and see some not-so-sneaky pictures of it. I'm not patient. I went ahead and listed it...)

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  1. the black & pink houndstooth in your shop is darling!

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