Wednesday, November 30, 2016

I Have a Plan

So for the last few weeks I have been debating about what to do for the MQG Mini Swap.  There are just so many options and how do you choose one that will be just perfect for your partner.   So after mulling it over, I am happy to say that I finally came to a decision last night, and I am super excited because it involves the new Starbust 30 degree ruler and some of the First Blush blocks paired with the happy colors of Hello Dot!!!!!    EEEkkk, If this come together the way it is in my head it is going to be so happy and fun!!!!


My plan is to use 2 of the small blocks from the First Blush book.   But rather than do them in an alternating 2 colors, I am going to do a whole bunch of colors, to make cute little rainbow stars ;)


And then, rather than cutting them square, I am going to cut them on fun angles, so that when they are all sewn together there will just be dancing stars on a beautiful low volume background ;)


So that is the plan!!!   And I was so super excited about finally having a plan that I already started cutting.   Now just to sew these strip sets together and then let the Starburst ruler do it's magic :)


I will be sure to share pictures along the way and here's hoping that it turns out just the way it is in my mind ;)  Regardless, it sure is going to be fun to play with this new ruler and watch it all come together.  

Have you played with any new rulers lately??  I would love to hear about them, specialty rulers are just so fun ;)  
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Tuesday, November 29, 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 a Layer Cake of their Choice from Olie and Evie  is . . .   Number #233 . . . Congrats Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts!!!   I have emailed you :) 
      

   


  
And on to today's


Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Green Fairy Quilts.  Green Fairy Quilts is your home for pre-cut goodness and they always have amazing sales going on every weekend on a selected pre-cut or notion!!!  You will want to be sure and sign up for their newsletter so you won't miss these awesome deals!!!


And today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for an awesome Desert Bloom Fat Quarter Bundle by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda!!  I have already played with this line for some secret sewing and let me tell you, it is fantastic!!!  Someone is going to be super lucky this week!!!

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 your favorite season ;)  We now have snow and while I love the snow, already I am wishing for a little more warmth, although not quite as hot as a desert.  Fall is my favorite ;)  

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Green Fairy Quilts love.   You can follow them on BloglovinTwitterPinterestFacebook, or Instagram.  You can Sign up for their Newsletter so you those 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 Green Fairy Quilt Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, December 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, November 28, 2016

Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Machine Quilt Blog Hop!!!

Today I am super excited to share with you a new book from my good friend, Pat Sloan!!!  Can you believe, this is her 33rd book, just WOW!!!  Pat is truly amazing!!  Her creativity knows no bounds and she is such an amazing teacher.   I have been so impressed with her new "Teach Me To" series and absolutely love this third book in the series,  Teach Me to Machine Quilt!!




Pat's book is such a fantastic tool for all those wanting to learn how to machine quilt their own quilts :)  She walks through each and every aspect of getting ready to machine quilt, including basics on thread, batting and  basting with lots of wonderful tidbits thrown in.  Pat then shares everything you need to know to Machine Quilt with your Walking Foot, or Free Motion Machine quilting.   This content is the first 50 pages of the book and it is all filled with easy to follow process pictures as well. 



The remainder of the book is filled with wonderful Projects so you can practice both your Walking Foot Quilting as well as your Free Motion Machine Quilting.  And of course, Pat's projects are just so much fun!!!



My particular favorite was this Mini Charm Star wall hanging, isn't it just so cute!!!!   And you know, I can always use another little wall hanging for the quilt room ;)  



So out came my stash of purple solids, and oh my goodness, I just can't say how much I love this purple-icious Mini Charm Star ;)   It was such a fun little project to whip up!!


One of the Machine Quilting Walking Foot techniques Pat teaches in the book is how to quilt a giant spiral.  This has been a favorite of mine for some time and always a great way to quilt up a small project.


And of course, now I want to make an entire quilt of these with each star being a different color of the rainbow.  I just can't seem to make enough happy rainbow quilts ;)  But I suppose if I do it scrappy then I can chalk it up to another great stash buster!!


And that's a little sampling of  Pat's wonderful book, Teach Me to Machine Quilt:)  It really is just perfect for teaching Machine Quilting.   And before I sign off for the day, you can't have a blog hop without a giveaway, right ;)   Pat is giving away 5 copies of her new book and you can enter to win by popping on over to Pat's Blog Here :)



And be sure to pop in and visit the other stops on today's Mega Fun Book Tour:

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!

And just a reminder - Today is the final day of the Happy Quilting Pattern Sale ;)   Hopefully you had some fun Quilty Shopping this last weekend :)
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Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Quilting Pattern Sale and Great Black Friday Deals!!!!

We'll It's the biggest shopping weekend of the year, and Happy Quilting is jumping in with an amazing Pattern Sale!!!   From today until Cyber Monday , all Happy Quilting Patterns will be marked down from $8.50 to $4.75!!!  

And as a special bonus, if you order three or more patterns, you will receive a free pattern.  Just leave me a note of which pattern you would like free in the comments of your order and will email it to you directly :)

Patterns can be purchased in my Craftsy Store or my Etsy Store :)



And remember, Irish Chain Quilts is also on sale!!!     Until Monday night, You can get a personalized, signed copy of Irish Chain Quilts for just $19.00!!!   Just pop on over to my Book Shop to check it out ;)


And while your doing some fun quilty shopping, be sure to check out all of these amazing deals from my fantastic sponsors!!!


Fabric Please! may be in Canada, but they are still celebrating with us in the States ; )  Starting on Friday, November 25, save 30% off with code BLACK16 and Then on Saturday & Sunday , save 20% off with code Black 16, and Just in case you eat too much turkey and sleep through the weekend you can save 35% off on Monday with code CYBERSALE

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Fat Quarter Shop is offering 20% off storewide for 2 days only!!!  No coupon necessary :)  They are also have multiple amazing  Flash Sales !!!


Green Fairy Quilts has a special sale for each day from Black Friday, to Small Business Saturday, to Cyber Monday!!!   Details in the image below ;)


Kimberly's Fabric Stash is offering Free Shipping on all orders with coupon code THANKYOU and also has a special 20% off sale in their etsy shop ;)  


LouLou's Fabric Shop  has  30% off, Fat Quarter Bundles, 20% off Pre-Orderes, and  Pre-Orders  Christmas fabric is marked down to $7.00/Yard and Clearance Fabric marked down to $6.00/Yard!!



Olie and Evie  is doing a Happy Quilting Special with 20% off your entire purchase , good until Saturday with coupon code GIVEAWAY20.

Shabby Fabrics has 20% off today on all Pre-cuts, all Thread, and All Sample Quilts!!!


The Intrepid Thread has everything marked down 20% - 70% from now until Monday.  No coupons necessary, prices will already be marked down so what you see is what you pay.  


The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co. has slashed prices in their sale section!!




Happy Quilting Shopping!!!!!







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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

November Sew Sampler!!!

Okay, so I know I say this pretty much every month, but wow!!!!!  I sure love it when my  Sew Sampler box arrives ;)   And I tell you what, they just continue to outdo themselves over at Fat Quarter Shop.   Every box is a new favorite box, just so much quilty goodness!!!


Can I just say how much I love Olive's Flower Market!!!  I used it in my Camp Moda quilt and am currently using for an adorable  baby quilt WIP!!!  It is such a gorgeous line and I was just ecstatic when I opened my box and found 2 charm packs, EEkk!!!  I just love charm packs!!!
  


And then there were so many amazing notions this month!!!   I am just tickled pink over the super cute Lori Holt Cutting Board.  It is 5 x 8 so it is just perfect for traveling and all of those little trimming jobs.  Yippee!!!!


And of course, you can go wrong with a set of sewing machine needles and Aurifil Thread!!!   I was just about out of needles too, such perfect timing ;)   And isn't that little calendar just so cute.  It was the bonus item and I just love it.   It already has a special little spot in my sewing room ;)


And last but not least . . .  the monthly sampler block.   And this month had a special little change in the design where I got to make some HST squares from all prints.  I thought it was fun to keep them the same color ;)   I am getting so excited to see this sampler all done!!!



Next month's Sew Sampler Box should be arriving right before Christmas.  I am telling myself that I am going to put it under the tree as a special surprise, but we wills see if I can wait that long to open it ;)


Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!

And a Happy Thanksgiving Tomorrow to all my Stateside Friends ;)

And be sure to pop back in on Friday for a Special Black Friday Sale!!!

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Tuesday, November 22, 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 Fat Quarter Bundle of Insignia from The Intrepid Thread  is . . .   Number #293 . . . Congrats Joyful Quilter!!!   I have emailed you :) 
      

   



  
And on to today's


Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Ollie and Evie.  Rhonda has an adorable Etsy shop and she has just packed with lots of new wonderful pre-cuts and beautiful yardage!!!  And you might want to check out her olieandevie_destash instagram account for some amazing specials to make room for the new :)  Also,  if you are in the Salt Lake Area, Rhonda's physical shop will also be open 10-4 on Small Business Saturday with lots of great specials!!    And along with the giveaway, Rhonda is offering a thanksgiving special for all my readers, 20% off your entire purchase with the code GRATITUDE20 all week long ;)  


And Rhonda's  Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is so super fun!!!!    The lucky winner will get to choose a Layer Cake of their Choice from what Olie and Evie has in stock!!!    And trust me, it is going to be hard to choose because there are so many fantastic choices ;)  



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 you are grateful for today ;) 

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Olie and Evie love.   You can follow them on  FacebookInstagram at their blog, or Favorite their Shopor you can visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Olie and Evie Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, November 29th 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, November 21, 2016

Irish Chain Quilts Trunk Show & Sale

This weekend I had the wonderful opportunity of sharing my Irish Chain Quilts trunk show with the Nebo Modern Quilt Guild.  What an amazing bunch of ladies!!!  It was such a pleasure to get to share share a few hours with them!!!  


And it was even their UFO challenge finale as well, so I got to see lots of amazing quilts finished up by each of those wonderful ladies.   So fun!!!!     And thank you Andy and Cheryl for sharing these pictures with me as I wasn't able to take any ;)  


And since I had such a great Trunk Show with these amazing gals, and since it is one of the biggest sale weeks of the year . . . I thought it would be just fitting to have an Irish Chain Quilt Sale!!!!   So for this week, you can get a personalized and signed copy of Irish Chain Quilts for just $19.00!!!!  


I hope you are all having an absolutely fantastic Monday!!!  I have spent mine unpacking my Irish Chain Quilts and it is so much fun to see them all stacked up once again :)

Happy Quilting!!!


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Friday, November 18, 2016

Star Value Quilt Finish!!!

So over Market, we were asked to share on Longest Work In Progress for the missing market # game.   And I have to say, I was a little blown away when I found that my Longest Work In Progress was from May of 2013 and was just sitting,  already basted with pins, waiting to be quilted.   Well, that was just what I needed to motivate a finish, and am super happy to be able to share my finished Star Value quilt today!!!!


This was a bee quilt, and the lovely ladies of the Beejeebers group from 2013 each made a block.  Aren't they just so happy and colorful!!! 


 I actually made a Star Value Block Tutorial way back in 2013 as well.   It has 5 different block size options and is super easy to follow.   You can find the Star Value Block Tutorial right here .      It is such a fantastic scrap buster!!!   (and it works perfect as leaders and enders as well :)  


So lets go back a minute to why this was my Longest Work in Progress.   What was the hold up on finishing this quilt??  You see, I had finished the quilt top and basted it with safety pins all ready to go.  But that was right about the time when we got the long arm and I was trying to learn the basics of quilting on it.  And ya, you don't baste with pins on a long arm.  I had always planned to still quilt this on my domestic machine, just to keep up practice with that.  Well, that little missing market party made me realize that it just wasn't happening.  So I loaded it on the long arm and removed the basting pins as I quilted along.  Easy fix :)    I opted for some favorite basic swirls in varying sizes.  I just love quilting swirls!!!


Then I went to my binding basket ;)  I keep all of my leftover bits from other bindings in a basket.  They are just perfect to make scrappy bindings for super happy scrappy quilts.  I just sewed bits together until I had a binding that was long enough, and it was already pressed and ready to go.  Yippee!!    And I just love the scrappy rainbow goodness that just matches the quilt perfectly ;)  


And finished.  Yippee!!  My oldest Work in Progress is now complete and I couldn't be more happy with how it turned out ;)  In fact, I think I might just need to be making another one to bust some more scraps.   So fun!!!  And again, if you want to make one as well, you can find the Star Value Block Tutorial right here :)  Just decide on how many blocks you want and get your scrap busting on ;)  


Thanks for popping in today and each day!!!!  I just love having this amazing space to share my creative journey with each of you.

Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

P.S.  You might have noticed . . . we got our first snow of the season :)  

Linking up to Amanda's , Sarah's, and Myra's 


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