Monday, March 31, 2014

Just In Time

So ya, it's the last day of the month, and I am mailing out my bee blocks today.  But hey, at least they are still in this month, even if it is just barely ;)  And this month brought two very fun bee blocks to work on.

First up, for the Bees Knees group, Amy asked us to make some framed square blocks.  I love the fabrics she sent and had so much fun putting this block together.  I was trying to embrace my inner improv skills and not plan this one out beforehand so I just starting adding strips.  Sadly, I missed and made the larger square another 2 frames larger before I realized it was to big for the size block requested.  Oh well, a little trim trim solved that.  But I have to say, it looked pretty cool with the additional frames ;)

And for the Beejeebers group, Erica asked us to make something a little familiar.  Yes, she is making a Star Light Star Bright Quilt and asked each of us to make a block.  She asked us to use shades of grey, teal, navy, and green and I can't wait to see it come together.  It is going to be so pretty!!

So now it is off to the post office to get these in the mail ;)  Just in time to start next month's blocks :)  Please tell me I am not the only one that procrastinates :)

Oh, and just to keep it real, Here is another little thing I procrastinated.  Hello Laundry!!  It is time to conquer this mountain, should be a fun day :)

Have a Happy Quilting (or maybe laundry) Day!!
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Friday, March 28, 2014

2 New Patterns!!!

I have been plugging away at the computer this week and am happy to (finally) share two new patterns today that have been on the list to do for some time.  First off, a Salutations Remake and second Starburst!!!

Salutations was my second pattern published but I have always wanted to remake it to add size options as well as to make it a bit less busy.  So when Barbara asked to use the pattern for a neighbor gift it was the perfect remake opportunity :)  Didn't Barbara do such a great job with it!!!

Don't you just love the way these modern pinwheels just seem to dance over the quilt. It creates so much movement.  The fabrics are a collection of Andover Prints we picked up at Sample Spree.  They are just so happy and bright they make me want spring to arrive.

This new Salutations Pattern has 4 size options, a Baby, Lap, Twin, and Queen.  So it works out great for whomever you need to make it for.  So fun!!!

So there you have it, the new and improved Salutations :)

And the second pattern is Starburst!!!!

I know, this has been a long time coming.  This is the same pattern as my tutorial and Quilt-A-Long but I had so many of you request it in actual pattern form.  Thanks for that ;)  I am happy to now have it done for you :)

Both of these patterns are available in  my Etsy shop and are currently on sale for $5.00 for their opening debut ;)  They will remain on sale for a week and then go to my normal $8.50 pattern fee ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by today ;)  Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!

Oh, one last note - I am also working on the Back to Basics Pattern and Star Surround Pattern.  Hopefully they will be coming sooner rather than later ;)

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Jelly Beans - Published!!

So do you remember my "A Study in Quilting" quilt I made for Volume 8 of 100 Blocks??  Well I was super thrilled when the folks at Quiltmaker asked if they could publish the pattern for the quilt in the regular issue of Quiltmaker!!  So fun!!!

It will be in the May/June issue which will be hitting stores soon ;)  The quilt has been renamed Jelly Beans.  How fun for this time and year.  

It doesn't show up much in the professional pictures but I used all different tones of neutral solids in the background.  I love the look it created and it also cleaned out my solid neutral scrap drawer.  Bonus!!  The print fabrics are Terrain by the ever wonderful Kate Spain,

I just love how this quilt was created with such an easy block but has a wonderful secondary pattern created when those blocks are put together.  So if you loved it too and want the pattern, watch for the next issue of Quiltmaker.  There are tons of other great quilts in this issue as well, like that adorable sheep quilt on the cover made by Deonn Stott!!   

That's all for today.  Have a Happy One :)

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

One Week Left of the Star Light Star Bright Quilt-A-Long

Yes, that's right.  There is only one more week until the Star Light Star Bright Parade and Grand Prize Announcements!!!!   I am so excited!!!  I am just blown away by all of the amazing projects you are all creating.  They are absolutely stunning!!!!  Just take a look!!!


Okay, I know, that is a really small look.  But you can see them all here and click on the links to check them out.  You can also check out everyone's progress at Flickr by clicking here ;)  There are already 50 project top finishes.  Yippee!!!!  

We don't have many finishes for the parade yet, but I know I will see those start coming in this week,  we quilters work best under pressure, right :)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!!
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Quilting Away

I finished piecing the British Quilt yesterday and was ready to load it on the long arm this morning.

After a bit of debating I went with echoed paisleys in the background.  And  now that they are all done I am ready to pull out some Magnifico and add a little pop.  Magnifico is made by Superior Threads and I love the shine it has to it.  So fun!!!

More on this quilt to come ;)

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