Friday, November 30, 2018

BasiX Quilt Finish!

I am so excited to share my BasiX quilt!!!    This has been on my To Do list for so long,a ndn ow I get to cross it off, and it's just such a happy finish which makes crossing it off the list all the more fun!!!   And of course, you know when it is in Red, White, and Black it means it's another Alma Mater  quilt,  yippee!!!


So about the BasiX, You might recall from back here,  that there was a BasiX Ruler in the October Sew Sampler box.   And as I mentioned, I have wanted to make one of these for so long, as soon as I got the ruler out of the box, I knew I wanted to make one and I always need Alma Mater quilts, so I started sewing up strips in Red, White, and Black.   And now, it's all done.   And it really went so fast and was so much fun to make!!!! 


I found a few helpful hints while making this quilt, and did a little BasiX Ruler  rundown/tutorial over here.  Just in case you want to make your own, the cutting hints might help you speed things up ;) 


My quilt is made of 42 Blocks in alternating black and white stars, which I just love because it makes those cool secondary stars that are black and white in the same star.   It really makes for quite the memorizing design. 



When it came time to quilt it, I opted for one of my all time favorite, swirls ;)   Ya just can't go wrong with them.   And I think it really helped to soften all of those angles a bit.    And if you haven't noticed, I just love using Red thread on these Black, White, and Red quilts.  I think I have used red thread on the last 5 ;)   It just pops!!!


And that is my BasiX finish.  It measures 54 1/2" x 63 1/2" so it will be the perfect lap size to cheer on the team.   But of course, it is also a great size for snuggling up in  front of a fire with a good book.   I am just thrilled with how it turned out, and I know I will be making more BasiX quilts in the future.   It was just so fun and fast, and we all know, those are my two favorites!!!


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

Linking up this quilt top finish to Sarah's and Myra's ;)
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Thursday, November 29, 2018

November Sew Sampler Box!!

It's the most wonderful time of the Year!!!   I love the build up to Christmas that starts after Thanksgiving.   It just makes me smile ;)  And I think each month, the most wonderful day of the Month is the day my Sew Sampler box arrives in the mail!!!  I just love finding that little blue box waiting for me ;)  And November's box has me all kinds of giddy.   The theme is County Fair and it is so great!!!!



For starters, I love Vanessa from Lella Botique and I have made a quilt from every one of her lines to date.   So I was thrilled when I found this month's Sew Sampler box  had a Charm Pack of her newest line Garden Variety, as well as the finishing kit for included pattern.   How awesome is that!!!   The pattern is Farm to Garden by Carrie Nelson, and she is another one of my favorite people in this industry!!!  I just love that gal and am so excited for her new Pin Pals book.    And how cute are these little stars, now the only hard part will be deciding if I want to make the Wall Hanging, or turn those adorable stars into little pincushions.  Decisions, Decisions . . . I guess I could always do both ;)


And this month's notions are just so great as well. I love the Cupcake mixes and have found them so helpful in making my Dessert Sampler blocks.   They are great for the tiny piecing, and of course, go right along with the Star pattern above ;)    And I am super excited for the little 2019 Desk Calendar.  I love having one of these on my desk right next to the computer and it even has the blocks from the Threadology Quilt Along on it in happy bright colors!!!  Love it!!!! And of course, you can never have enough Aurifil Thread, and those wooden spools are to cute for words :)



And of course, with a new box, there is a new Barn Block!!!  And this month's block went together super fast, as it was some larger piecing.   Which I have to say, I think they are purposely giving us a break after the more complex month's of blocks.   Those gals at  Fat Quarter Shop are so smart!!!     This makes 8 blocks and I am getting super excited to see how this is going to all come together ;) 



And that's my November Sew Sampler Box!!!    Now the big question is, will December's arrive in time to go under the tree, and if it does, will I actually be able to wait to open it ;)  

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

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

At Least I Have Lots of Binding

Earlier last week, I decided it was high time to get going on my "to be quilted" pile.  I had 7 tops and backings waiting to be made into quilts.   So Monday I quilted  BasiX quilt with some wonderful swirls.  Always a great go to quilting all over design ;)


And things were going swimmingly and the machine was already loaded with red thread, so I figured keep things rolling and on Tuesday I quilted my Snowball Quilt.  I did my all over echoed paisley design on this one, and there is a little video tutorial over here for it if you are interested. 


And then on Wednesday, I figured why not go for three in a row.  So I loaded this little "leftover" quilt (I promise to share more on the name when I post the quilt ;)  and changed the thread out to my favorite 402 Pearl and quilted some all over Loose Feathers that I learned from Rebecca's tutorial.  And I can't wait to share more on this one ;)


And then we hit the Holiday's and all quilting came to a screeching stop.   But 3 wasn't bad, and come Monday, I figured I should keep riding the quilting title wave and load another quilt.   So I loaded my recent finish that will be my newest pattern release  (hopefully pretty soon) and opted for some custom quilting.   But halfway through the first row, I decided I didn't like a part of the custom quilting so out came the seam ripper.   I should have known then that things were spiraling down.   A while later with quilting ripping done, I pushed forward with renewed determination.   I finished the first row and loved it!!!!    Roll the quilt and onto the second row, when Wham!!!  Super Loud Noise and crunch.   I still don't know exactly what happened, but somehow the needle got loose and got caught in the thread guide and bent it right off the frame.  So ya, talk about a screeching stop!!!


A new part is on order, but until it arrives, my quilting roll will have to be put on pause.   At least I have 3 quilts to bind though while I wait for the part to arrive ;)    And I suppose that isn't to shabby.   And that means new quilt finishes to share soon!!!!  

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting (or in my case Binding) day!!!! 
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

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

But first, we need to announce a little update from last week, and the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway :) 

If you popped over to Olie and Evie for their awesome Discount Code that I shared last week, you might have noticed it didn't work.  Rhonda apologizes, they had a bug in their website and it made for some technical difficulties.  It has now been fixed and the good news is, the Sale of 20% off  your cart of in stock items with the coupon THANKFUL2018 is now extended to Saturday December 1st.  So yippee, more shopping fun!!! 

And now, The winner of the $30.00 Gift Certificate from Olie and Evie  is . . .  Number #62 . . .   Congrats Jerilea Hendrick!!!   I have emailed you :)     

  


       
And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by  Lou Lou's Fabric Shop .    You know you love the  Lou Lou Bundle every Tuesday and Jamie is making extra bundles for the Holidays, so great!!! !!!  Along with hosting the giveaway, Jamie still has some Black Friday Sale going on with yardage marked down as low as $6.00 a yard!!!! You are not going to want to miss this.   Oh, so much fun shopping!!!



Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for some shopping goodness!!  Lou Lou's Fabric Shop is offering one lucky reader a $25.00 Gift Certificate perfect to use on anything in the store, including the awesome Lou Lou Bundle pictured above!! How fun are those beavers in plaid!!!!




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 if you had some Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and/or Cyber Monday holiday shopping fun????

 ENTRY 2 - Lets show Lou Lou's Fabric Shop some Love!!!!   You can follow them on   FacebookTwitterPinterest, or Instagram.  Or you can follow their blog or  visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Lou Lou's Fabric Shop Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, December 4th  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 26, 2018

Quick Reminder

I hope you all had a fabulous Weekend!!!  I know mine was spent with lots of food, family, and even a little football!!!   I didn't get an ounce of sewing done over the entire weekend, but I did do a little quilty shopping, so does that count ;)     I am just popping in to remind you that today is the last day to get your Happy Quilting patterns on sale.

Patterns can be purchased in my  Etsy Store :)

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 I will email it to you directly :)


Thank you so much for all of the Pattern love you have shown Happy Quilting over this black Friday, small business Saturday, and cyber Monday weekend!!!   I love being able to have this small little corner of the internet to share my love of quilting and your support makes that possible.   I can not begin to thank you enough for that!!!  I love that I can work from home doing the thing that brings me so much joy!!!   

And now that the kids are all back in school today, I am off to do just that :)

Happy Quilting!!!
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Friday, November 23, 2018

Happy Quilting Pattern Sale & Great Weekend 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 I will email it to you directly :)

Patterns can be purchased in my  Etsy Store :)



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


Fat Quarter Shop is offering 20% off store-wide for 2 days only!!!  No coupon necessary :)  They are also have multiple amazing Flash Sales and Free Gifts with qualifying purchases!!!




Green Fairy Quilts has a special sale for each day of the weekend.   On Friday, all Fat Quarter Bundles will be 35-50% off.   On Saturday, all Quilt Kits will be 35-50% off, and on Monday, all Fat Eighth Bundles will be 35-50% off!!!!  All sales end Monday night.   No coupon necessary. 





LouLou's Fabric Shop  has marked down over 60 collections, which means hundreds of bolts at $6.50 a yard including Fig Tree, Bonnie and Camille, Lori Holt and so on.    Select Precuts are as much as 40% off and Patterns are 25% off.    And visit for surprise discounts on ALL Fat Quarter Bundles!!!  




Olie and Evie  is doing a Happy Quilting Special with 20% off your entire purchase of in stock items with the coupon THANKFUL2018.  (this code will not work for pre-orders items, only those in stock ;)


Shabby Fabrics has up to 75% on Sale Fabrics, Sale Kits, and Clearance items.   Also 25% off Remnants, Shabby Shapes, Precuts and Kits, Pattern and Books, and Christmas Fabrics.   And for the day, all BOM and Clubs are just $1 to sign up!!!  






The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co. has huge discounts in their Clearance section!!







Happy Quilting and Shopping!!!!!
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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

To all of those in the US I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving and eat lots and lots of pie ;) And today, I just want to to say how grateful I am for this little space and for each of you for sharing it with me ;)  Thank you so much for stopping and reading.  I love being able to share my passion with each of you and your sweet comments, emails, and likes mean the world to me.  Thank you!!!

Oh, and be sure to pop back early tomorrow morning for some Happy Quilting Black Friday Specials as well as some amazing Black Friday specials from my sponsors ;)  They are going to be great!!!!
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

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

But first, we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!  
The winner of the $30.00 Gift Certificate from Shabby Fabrics is . . .  Number #219 . . .   Congrats Barb!!!   I have emailed you :)      


       
And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Olie and Evie.  Rhonda has just added a whole lot of inventory so you are going to want to check out the fabric shop.  And of course, there are also great deals on longarm quiltinggift certificatespreorders, and especially the destash page!!    And along with the giveaway, Rhonda is offering a special Holiday treat for all Happy Quilting Readers ;)   20% off your cart of in stock items with the coupon code   THANKFUL2018.  (this code will not work for pre-orders items, only those in stock ;)  So be sure to pop on over and check it out!!!


And Rhonda's has a fantastic Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!!     Olie and Evie  is giving one lucky winner a $30.00 Gift Certificate to use in her shop!!!    So awesome, someone is going to get a wonderful shopping spree just in time for the Holidays :)  

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 something you are Thankful for :) 

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Olie and Evie love.   You can follow them on  FacebookInstagram  or Pinterest or 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 27th 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 19, 2018

Threadology Quilt Along Picks

So this weekend, my Clementine quilt was dropped off for the Festival of Trees.  Each year, I donate my Fat Quarter Shop  Charity Quilt to the Festival of Trees fundraiser in honor of my sweet little nephew David (who is doing great by the way!!!)    And that got me thinking about the new Fat Quarter Shop  Charity Quilt for 2019, Threadology!!!  


And I started pouring through my stash to decide on what fabric I wanted to use.  I was debating on ordering the The original Threadology Quilt Along Kits which uses half yards in Bonnie and Camille's adorable new Little Snippets line that will release right when this Quilt Along stars.   But as I went through my stash, I realized I had quite a few Bonnie and Camille collections and I figured it is high time I use some of them!!!   So my plan is to use Handmade and the larger prints from Hello Darling for the bigger blocks, and then Little Ruby, the smaller prints from Hello Darling, and the navy prints from Daysail for the smaller blocks.   I think that little bit of navy and orange will add great little pops of color ;)   I am so excited!!! 



Now I just have to wait for the 2019!!!   That's all good, it will come fast, and now I will have time to press all the pieces so I am all ready :)  So do you want to quilt along for a great cause??  Mark your calendar for Jan 14th when the fabric requirements are released, and then Feb 1 the first block pattern will be released.  It's going to be so much fun!!! You can pop on over to the Threadology Quilt Along page for more details to come :)  



Happy Quilting!!!!

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

New Venue for Teaching!!!

I am super excited to announce that I will be teaching at the 2019 Utah Quilting and Sewing Marketplace (formerly known as HQMS)  This is a new venue for me, and that always means I get to meet lots of new friends and work with amazing people!!!   

UQSM is officialy live today, meaning you can go check out all the awesome classes, lectures, trunk shows, and quilting and sewing goodness!!!   I have been blessed to be asked to teach 4 classes!!!  I will be teaching My Corckscrew class, my Pave the Way class, my new Playground Picnic class, and finally my ever popular Petal Pop class.  It is going to be so much fun!!!  I love teaching my patterns and seeing all of the amazing quilts students create!!!
      



And I am super excited that I have also been asked to do a Trunk Show of my quilting journey!!!   These are always so much fun, and I just love getting to share my love of quilting through stacks and stacks of quilts ;)  


So if you are in the Salt Lake area come May 1, 2019, I would love to see ya there!!!!  It is going to be so much fun!!!


And just FYI, you can see all of my teaching schedule for 2019 by clicking on the teaching tab at the top of the page ;)    It would be so fun to see some of you in class!!!

Hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

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

But first, we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!  
The winner of the Oxford Wovens Layer Cake from  Fat Quarter Shop is . . .  Number #234 . . .   Congrats lalaluu!!!   I have emailed you :)      

 


       
And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Shabby Fabrics!!   Shabby Fabrics have added a bunch of great new Autumn and Halloween Themed projects!! And each one is just more festive than the next!!    And don't forget, Shabby Fabrics  also has an amazing  Clearance Section, you are sure to find some amazing deals, and have also just added a whole bunch of Quilt Kits on sale as well!!  Super fun!!!   
  

And for the Terrific Tuesday Giveaway  Shabby Fabrics is giving one lucky winner a $30.00 Gift Certificate!!!!!   Now the winner can get just what they have been wishing for, and maybe it will be a little something to tuck under the tree next month ;)



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 color fabric you have the least amount of in your stash???

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Shabby Fabrics love. You can follow them on FacebookTwitterYou TubePinterest, or Instagram.  You can Sign up for the Shabby Fabrics Newsletter (top right hand corner) or Follow their Blog,  or you can Visit the Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Shabby Fabric Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, November 20th 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 12, 2018

Jessica's Qube Sampler - Blocks 1, 2, & 3

Well, I said last week that I would share Jessica's progress on her new Qube Sampler Project, and she has made some significant profess . . . so, here it is.     You will recall last week, she had finished one block using my new AccuQuilt cutter and Go! Qube Dies and that was the Diamond Star.


She had cut out the Spinner block from the Go! Qube Book, and now it is all sewn together as well.    And look at that perfect point in the middle.   Eeek, I am just so proud of her.  She is really trying so hard to sew with precision, and really takes her time in the stitching and pressing, and boy does it show.


And she liked that block so much, she picked a variation of it, called Turnstile also from the GO! Qube Book.  And again, with the perfect point in the center.  She has that little pin trick for lining up points down!!!   And the pinning and pressing precisely is getting easier and easier with each block, and that makes me so happy.


She has her fourth block cut out, and this one is the most complex she has done so far, so I am excited to get her stitching it together.  I am sure she will nail it :)   And doesn't she just do a great job mixing and matching the fabrics!!!  I love watching her sifting through the charm packs and layer cake to find just the right fabric for each part of of the block :)  


We have made a set time when she gets home from school to sew, so hopefully, I can keep sharing more finished blocks.   And she is even talking about wanting to go to a retreat with me and take some classes . . . I am on cloud 9 over here ;)  More of Jessica's Qube Sampler blocks soon!!

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