Monday, April 30, 2018

Happy 2nd Birthday Sew Sampler!!!

Oh my goodness, I can not believe the Sew Sampler box is 2 years old :)  And wow, what amazing teal boxes have filled my sewing room over the last two years!!!   I just can't say how excited I get every time I find this box waiting for me, and I have gotten better at not peaking on social media, so I can enjoy the wonderful surprise each month ;)  I am just constantly blown away by the wonderful quilty goodness and fantastic value of each box :)   And so I am super excited to see what year 3 brings!!!!   And April's  Sew Sampler box arrived the other day and its all about a Celebration!!!

I am a big fan of Violet Craft's innovative designs so I was totally celebrating when I found an Exclusive Violet Craft pattern as well as the templates to go with the pattern.  And these templates are a wonderful thickness that will make cutting a breeze!!!   And of course, you have to have the fabric to go with it right!!!   And I just love this Palm Canyon Aruba Half Roll Up!!!   The colors and prints are just so great, although I am seriously thinking about scooping up the Creamsicle colorway as well to add some sunny warm to the mix ;)

And the notions this month are just awesome!!!  You might recall me talking about the Endurance Rotary Blade back here and how I am a big fan of how they really do last twice as long!!!   So I was totally celebrating when I found one tucked away in my little teal box!!!      And I love  Glass Head Pins and these are even Marbled on the pin head.  These will look so cute in my Tuffet!!!!  

And last but not least . . .  a new year means a new monthly sampler block.  And I am so super excited that this year we will be making Barn Blocks!!!!!   I have had a Barn Block quilt on my "to make someday" list and this is the year it get's crossed off :)   And I love that they are doing the designs in wonderful blacks, whites, and grays!   And my black and gray scrap bins are overflowing so my barn's are going to be made from scrappy goodness.   So fun!!!   But Fat Quarter Shop has made a Barn Block Kit if anyone wants to make it just like the Patterns ;)    And how perfect is that quilt label for when we are all done!!!

And here is Barn Block #1 :)   Isn't it just so fun!!!   And I am just thrilled to be making a scrappy version.  If you haven't noticed, I have been on a bit of a scrappy kick as of lately ;)  And I can't wait to see what next month's barn looks like.  This is going to be so much fun :)

And now, to wait a whole month for May's Sew Sampler Box .     Sometimes it is so hard to be patient, I just want to make all the barn blocks now, tee hee hee.

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!

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  1. Melissa, this box has some adorable fabric and treasures!!

  2. Does a new year for sew sampler begin each April? It would be nice to begin when the new monthly sampler blocks begin, ya know?

    1. I totally understand, and yes, April is when it begins again ;)


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