Friday, October 2, 2015

Adding 3 More to the Mix :)

So remember on Monday when I posted about the 3 new projects I was starting . . . Well I might have already added 3 more to the mix ;)  What can I say, its just a stitching up a storm kind of start to the month, and I am so loving it!!!

First off, I got a reminder email from the lovely ladies at the Cedar Quilt Retreat that they would love to need the quilts I am teaching in January to hang at the annual Heritage Days Festival.  It just might have slipped my mind that the original The Village Square is currently on a cross country Irish Chain Quilts trunk show.   So ya, I need to make another one and it just bumped to the top of the list.   After much debate (so many amazing fabrics make it hard to choose) I decided to go with Sweetwater's Feed Company line for Moda.  I think it will give it an awesome Americana feel.  Time to get cutting on this one ;)

And second, I quick little project using some Heather Bailey True Colors.  I love how soft these prints are.  I have a vision of what it will look like in my head, and I am just hoping it turns out as cute and adorable as I see it in my mind.  I know, I am being a little cryptic, I will share more soon ;)

And finally, I was excited to get these two amazing Jelly Rolls of Modern Backgrounds Ink and Paper by Zen Chic for Moda in the mail.   Fat Quarter Shop has a new pattern coming soon and I am super happy to get to make one for the big release!!   And that Red is a Brushed Bella Solid Red.   I have never used a Brushed Moda Fabric before and I have to say, I am in love!!  It is so incredibly soft!!!   I can't wait to start stitching with it ;)

And those are the three new projects ;)  Okay, and I might also have one or two secret projects that I can't show, but that is it, I promise ;)  I know, I am a little bit crazy, but I just love it!!!  Looking forward to a super cutting, stitching, pressing, all kinds of fabric goodness kind of weekend!!!   So much fun!!!  

Have a Super Happy Quilting Weekend!!!!
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Thursday, October 1, 2015

PSA - Bernina Giveaway

Wow, can you believe it is October already.  Although I do love these months at the end of the year that seem chuck full of Holidays, Friends, and Family!!  But seriously, did anyone else feel like we just were starting September just the other day.

 I always love September because it is National Sewing Month and the online quilting world is chuck full of some amazing stuff in September.  My good friends at Fave Quilts did an entire month of free patterns and giveaways for National Sewing Month.  In fact, I shared my Super Scrappy Triple Irish Chain tutorial with them at the beginning of the month and somehow never got it posted here because I happened to be out of town when it posted.

 I might have missed that . . . . and we might already be at the close of National Sewing Month . . . But Fave Quilts is still giving you a few more days to enter in their National Sewing Month Grand Prize aka a Bernina 215 Simply Red Sewing Machine!!!!

It's no secret that I love my Bernina's and I am sure one lucky winner is going to love this new Bernina.  So be sure to pop on over and get signed up for the giveaway!!  It closes on October 6th ;)

And with that little PSA for my good friends at Fave Quilts and Bernina . . . I am off to go stitch away, and of course, I will be stitching on my favorite Bernina Artista ;)

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Cutting It Close

So ya, it's the last day of the month, so can you guess what I have been sewing this morning.  That's right, Bee Blocks ;)   Sad to say, once again I have procrastinated these to the very last minute.  Ahh, well, they are done and it is still September, so I suppose that is all that counts ;)

For Susan, it was 3/4 log cabin blocks this month in super bright colors.  I don't know if I have mentioned this before, but I got Barbara (amazing MIL) to join in the Beejeebers Bee this year and so we actually spent the morning stitching together and had a great time!!  I mean, how can you not have fun when working with such happy colors!!

And then for the Bees Knees group, Abby asked us to make a Spell it with Fabric letter and sent me the letter M, I am assuming for Melissa ;)  I have made these letters before for this and this quilt and I just find them to be so much fun to put together.  Making this M made me want to make a whole new alphabet again.  Add it to the list ;)

Now I am off to drop these in the mail.  Tomorrow is a whole new month with new blocks, looking forward to see what I will be making next, and hopefully not on Halloween Day ;)

Happy Quilting!!!

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day . . . let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!   The winner of the $25.00 Gift Certificate to Discover Fabric  is . . . . . .   Number #117 . . . Congrats annemarie!!   I have emailed you :)     


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.   Fat Quarter Shop has everything you could ever want  and they always have amazing sales!!   This week they have two awesome sales going on!!!! First off, 20% off everything you could ever need for Binding!!!   And second, 20% off all Cotton + Steel!!!   Be sure to pop on over and check it out!!!!


And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Fat Quarter Shop is giving away these 3 awesome Simply Colorful II Junior Jelly Rolls to one lucky reader !!! I just love these prints and the junior jelly rolls are so cute and fun!!!!

You have two entry chances, the second being optional, and please leave a separate comment for each.  All Entries are welcome, including International Entries.  Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger ;)  

ENTRY 1 - Simply leave a comment that tells me some memory from your Junior Year in High School . . .and if you can't remember anything, just a comment with the word Junior in it will do too :)  

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Fat Quarter Shop love.   You can follow them on   FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterestYou Tube or at their Blog.  You can Sign up for their Newsletter which will ensure you catch all of their amazing sales, or you can visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Fat Quarter Shop Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, October 6th when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Monday, September 28, 2015

3 Down, 3 New To Go

So, I realized yesterday night that in the last 5 days I have posted 3 finished quilts on my blog!!  Sometimes it is funny, the way deadlines work that they all seem to come at the same time, so while I have been working on all 3 quilts for most of the month, I finally get to share them all wham bam, one right after the other ;)


But the super funny part is, this morning I was in my sewing room realizing I had new projects that I need to get going on.  And wouldn't you know it . . . I managed to pull fabrics for 3 new quilts!!  And the funny thing is . . . none of these are ones that I had thought about until this morning and realized I needed/wanted to squeeze them in ;)

First off, I realized my twin sister's due date for her sweet little baby girl is like in less then a month.   I knew that this quilt was coming and got these beautiful Brambleberry Ridge by Violet Craft Fat Quarters from Southern Fabric like the month after I had found out she was pregnant.  But had I made a plan, of course not.  So, that was first on the list this morning and I am happy to say I now have a design for these gorgeous prints and I am so excited!!!

Second, I had a friend have a baby last week and since they decided to keep the sex of the baby a surprise, I didn't know whether to do baby girl or baby boy quilt.   Well, I found out on Saturday and it is a baby boy, and wouldn't you know it, I have like 5 baby girl quilts made and ready and 0 baby boy quilts.   So I am using my "go-to" Charm Bracelet pattern from Irish Chain Quilts and some awesome boy colored Reel Time fabrics by Zen Chic to whip up a quick present.   Don't you just love go to designs that you can whip together in no time ;)

And finally, while I was flipping through my Irish Chain Quilts book for the Chram Bracelet pattern, I realized that at the last market I picked up this stunning bundle of Studio E Fabrics Peppered Cottons specifically for remaking my Bitty Bits quilt but in the opposite layout, of colors in the background and whites in the chain.   And I set it on my shelf and totally forgot.  So now, I have pulled it back out and I am so excited to make a quilt just for fun and for me ;)

Time to get Pressing and Cutting!!!

I hope your day is filled with lots of Happy Quilting as well!!

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