Friday, July 29, 2016

Ruby Jubilee Progress :)

So do you remember how I was "working on" a Ruby Jubilee version of my Braided Irish Chain Pattern??  Well I haven't shared much since I cut up all my 2 patches.   I actually made up the 4-patches sometime around April, but forgot to share them.  (sorry about that)   And I just saw them all sitting on my desk a few weeks ago and decided, it was time for some progress, Yippee!!!

And I am super happy, that the progress really multiplied as I have been squeaking these in among other projects.  And before you knew it, I had finished up all of my "small blocks".

These were a whole lot of chain stitching and oh so much fun to piece!!!   I just love how fast they go together once you have all of the 4-patches done ;)

And now all I have to do is turn the "small blocks" into "big blocks" and then it's just sewing them into a giant 9-patch for the quilt top!!!

I can't wait to get this one all finished up.    I am just loving how classic it is going to be in just red and white!!!!  So fun!!!   And here is hoping that it won't take quite so long to share the finish as it did the progress ;)  

I hope you all have a Happy Quilting weekend!!!

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Breaking Open Bundles

I am starting some new projects today and Breaking Open a few Bundles!!!!  I am super excited to have a plan for my Grand Canal Fat Quarter Bundle by Kate Spain that I picked up at Market during Sample Spree!!!  Aren't the colors just gorgeous!!!  You know I am head over heels for those purples :)

And then I am starting another little "secret project" using 3 stunning bundles of fabric goodness!!  I am mixing Sundrops from Corey Yoder, Chestnut Street from Fig Tree Quilts and the blacks, browns, and greens from Olives Flower Market by Vanessa Goertzen.   EEEkk, I am so excited to see this one come together ;)

And this leads me to the question that I had after pulling these off the shelf . . . Does anyone else have a bit of a hard time "Breaking Open" a bundle??  I just love to see them sitting on a shelf and admire the colors and prints.  And even though I know exactly what I plan to do with these bundles, I still had to take a second before breaking them open and enjoy the beauty of all the prints together ;)   

But, With that said, the second I get the ribbon off, I am pressing away and can't wait to cut it up and create something new.    So how about you . . . How do you Break your Bundles open??

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

180 Doodle Quilting Designs!!!

I am so super excited to share a new book that I was so very fortunate to have a part of!!!  It's called
180 Doodle Quilting Designs and it is packed with a bevy of Free Motion Quilting Designs to help aid you on your free motion quilting journey!!!

Each design in the book is shared in a block layout, a triangle layout, and a border layout, so you can use each design to really fill the space you need ;)  And its as simple as tracing, doodling, and then free motion quilting!!!   You can watch this fun little video Martingale put together to show just how easy 180 Doodle Quilting Designs is to use ;)  

And if you are wondering what you can practice tracing, doodling, and sewing from me . . . Well there just might be some of my all time favorites which you have probably seen around here in quilts time and time again!!!  You can learn the Swirl and Curl ;)

And then take it the next step to the Swirled Paisley

And then add in one more element with the Swirled-and-Pebbled Paisley :)

And not to forget, my favorite variation to the Swirl and Curl,  my Feathered Swirl.  

And I had one more design selected to share of a different nature . . .my Fireworks design!!!  

I can not even begin to say how excited I am to be able to share these favorite Free Motion Quilting Designs!!!  They really are my "go-to" favorites and I am so happy to be able to share them in a way that makes them easy to see, practice, and do!!!  

And there are bevy of additional free motion quilting designs from some of my wonderful quilting friends!!!  It is such an honor to be sharing free motion quilting inspiration along side of  amzing women like, Karen Burns, Lori Kennedy, Maddie Kertay, April Rosenthal, Vicki Ruebel, Shelia Sinclair Snyder, Angela Walters, and Christa Watson :)

I am just tickled pink to be a part of  180 Doodle Quilting Designs and hope you will love it and use it as one of your free motion quilting resources!!!  And . . . You can even win a copy of it!!!  Martingale is having a Giveaway!!!  So pop on over and cross your fingers that you get lucky!!!  (and watch for a TTGD giveaway day in the near future that will be featuring this wonderful resource as well, so fun!!!)  

Thanks for stopping in today and each day ;)

I hope you all have a very Happy (Free Motion) Quilting Day!!!!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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  $50.00 Fat Quarter Shop Gift Certificate  is . . .   Number #235 . . . Congrats  DebrafromMD!!! I have emailed you :)    


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Happy Quilting!!!  Yup, little ole me today ;)  No need to tell you about any specials here, so let's get right to the giveaway ;)  One lucky winner will be receiving their choice of 3 Happy Quilting PDF Patterns.   Since everyone loved the free pattern in December, I thought it would be fun to start giving away some more ;)  

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 telling me what is making you Happy today ;)  

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Happy Quilting love. You can follow Happy Quilting on BloglovinEmail Updates, or RSS to get daily updates.  Or you can like Happy Quilting on InstagramFacebookPinterestTwitter or Flickr  Any one way will do . . . Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Happy Quilting Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, August 2nd, 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, July 25, 2016

July Splendid Sampler Box!!!!

I was so super excited when arrived home today from a Family Reunion to find my July Sew Sampler Box in my mail!!!!  Of course, even though I had a mountain of laundry to start and bags to unpack, I couldn't wait to tear it open and see what was inside.  (And I didn't have much service while I was gone, so I didn't even see the surprise peeks on Instagram ;)    And can I just say, Whooo Hoo!!  Seriously, each box is a new favorite!!!

I am so super excited about these beautiful Dixie prints by Allison Harris for Windham Fabrics!!!  I just love Allison's wonderful designs and summery colors!!!  And this is a Fat Eighth bundle so I will have lots of it to play with ;)

And the notions in this Sew Sampler Box were fantastic!!!!  I love the Sewline Pencils, but I might have to hide them from my girls as they saw the little butterflies and totally wanted my pencil :)  And I can't wait to try out the Pie Ruler from Lori Holt ;)   I just love trying out new rulers!!!!   And finally, I have wanted an Olfa Splash  Rotary Cutter for so long but couldn't justify buying another Rotary Cutter just because I liked the color :)   And now, I totally have one and it is going to be my favorite, I can tell ;)  

And that's not everything!!!  There was an adorable Quilt Block Needle Case, an exclusive Pattern to use our beautiful Dixie Fat Eighth's and of course, the Block 4 Recipe Card!!!  And you know I had to whip up the block right away ;)   I can't tell you how good it felt to be sitting at my machine after being away for 5 days ;)   Ah, it's like a little slice of heaven ;)  And how cute is this month's block!!!  I just can't wait to see these all come together ;)  

I just opened the box and already I want it to be August 20th so I can open another surprise box of quilty goodness!!!  You can find out all about the Sew Sampler Box right over here ;)  

Hope you have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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