Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day . . . let's have some fun :)  And sorry it is coming a little late today  . .  . I was teaching my sister-in-law applique!!!  So fun!!!  So let's get to it . . .

First, we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!   The winner of the SummerFest Charm Pack  and a Bella Solids White Charm Pack from  Ollie and Evie   is . . .   Number #91 . . . Congrats Erin Marie!!!   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 then some!!!   They always have amazing deals and amazing tutorials.  Have you checked out their You Tube Channel yet??  Daily awesome eye candy!!!!

And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Fat Quarter Shop has a super adorable Fat Eighth Bundle of Summerfest by April Rosenthal for Moda!!!!  I have sewn with this line for Market last year and let me tell you, it is fantastic!!!  So bright, happy, and all around summer goodness!!!

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 what are you looking forward to doing the most this summer??  

 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, May 10th, 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, May 2, 2016

Quilt Along???

Hello all.  So, if you have been around here for any time . . .you know that I love to do Quilt-A-Longs, and it has essentially become an annual thing.  Last year, we did the Irish Chain Twist Quilt- A-long to co-inside with my Irish Chain Quilts book release, and while I wanted to repeat that timing this year, Spring got a little busy and this month is going to be no different with Market fast approaching.

So what do you say to a Summer Quilt-Along??  (or would you rather wait until Fall??)  Both are totally doable.  If we did Summer, we would go slower than we normally do so that if you are on vacation for a week or whatever you will still have time to get your weekly assignment done . . . I am thinking maybe Bi-weekly assignments.   What do you think??

Also, I have a few sketches and some basic plans in the works . . .but I want to make sure I include what you want to do???  So is there any particular skill that you want to learn in this Quilt Along??    Do you want to see a particular design concept, ie . . .I always love stars ;)   Do you want to do a block quilt, or a medallion quilt, or maybe some random layouts??

Here's your chance . . . What do you want to get out of this years annual Happy Quilting Quilt-A-Long???
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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Splendid Sampler Saturday!!

Time for another Splendid Sampler Saturday Post!!!  It really is so much fun to work on these fun rainbow blocks each week.  I keep thinking to myself, "Piece the Rainbow" (yes, I still want skittles as well ;)

First up, the Sweet Candy block designed by Kris Thurgood. This was another one of those fun blocks that go together in a snap.   Just two HST's and then you are sewing together a 9 patch.  Loved it, and of course, I loved that I got to sew with Purple on this one ;)

And second is the Goose on the Loose block designed by Amy Smart.  And once again, I got a chance to practice my paper piecing.  I was happy to say that this one came together a little quicker than the last paper piecing block, and I only had to make one little fix where I cut my fabric to short ;)  And Amy's inspiration behind this block just made me smile, such a cute story ;)

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Saturday ;) 
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bee Block Time!!

Sad to say, I got a little behind on my bee blocks for the gals at the Bees Knees.  Only a month, but still, I don't like getting behind.  So it was time to get all caught up.   The main reason I got behind was because I was super nervous about putting together this Flowering Snowball Block for Cali.  I have done a lot of Improv curves in the past but never a precisely pieced curve.

And I am so happy to say that all of that improv practice must have paid off because these blocks went together very nice, lined up on the edges, and don't have any big bubbles!!!  Yippee!!!!  I can't tell you how excited I am about this!!  Isn't it just so fun to feel like you are confident in a new technique and can add it to your tool belt!!   Time to add a Drunkards Path quilt to the list :)

So that was last month's block, and this month, Shari asked us to make her some Sunny Skies blocks!!!  I just love the Mama Said Sew fabric she sent us!!  It has always been one of my favorite lines.   I mean, how can you not love a line that is all things quilty!!!

And I have to admit, it was pretty nice to have these two blocks that went together nice and quick!!!  It is always fun to be able to whip out some patchwork and I love all the points!!!

So now with just a few days left of April, I am all ready for May :)    And speaking of being ready for things, we have had plenty of April Showers and I am ready for some May flowers!!  Here is hoping ;)

I am off to do some major chain piecing ;)  I hope whatever you have planned that you will have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Simply Sweet Trick Or Treat Bags - a Tutorial

This morning I am excited to share another fun Riley Blake Design Team tutorial with you all!!!!    And even though it is April, it's a Halloween tutorial!!!!  Here they are, the super cute and super easy Simply Sweet Trick or Treat Bags and you can find the tutorial over at the Riley Blake Blog!!!  

I think this Ghouls and Goodies line by Doodlebug Designs has to be the sweetest Halloween fabric I have ever seen!!!  I mean, look at those cute little witches, Frankenstein, vampire, ghosts and skeletons!!   And they even glow in the dark, so fun!!!   The second I saw that adorable panel I just knew I had to make something out it,  but I wanted it to be fast and simple for everyone because I know Halloween is that holiday that always tends to sneak up on you and you are so busy making a costume, who has time to spend on the bag ;)  

So enter the  Simply Sweet Trick or Treat Bags!!!  They are about 11" square and so they are the perfect size for trick or treating.  And don't you just love the jumbo ric-rac handles!!!   I think they totally crank up the cuteness factor!!!  You can make 4 bags from 1 panel, and they really go together in a flash.  Trust me, you are going to want to make them for all your little loved ones ;)  

And I have to say, these little Ghouls are pretty excited about their new bags!!!   They want to go out now!!   How many months do we have until Halloween??  Luckily,  I might have promised them a few goodies for taking this picture, guess that will have to hold them over until Halloween ;)

So be sure and pop on over to the Riley Blake Blog to get the free step by step tutorial for these Simply Sweet Trick or Treat Bags :)     I am sure your little loved ones will love them every bit as much as mine do and I know you are going to love making them.  They are just so fast and so fun!!!

Thanks for dropping by today and I hope you all have a very Happy and Haunting Quilting Day!!

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