Friday, March 8, 2019

11 Might be To Many???

So here I am, starting some more New Projects ;)   Which is always a fun thing, but I might be getting a little out of control.   I noticed this morning that I now have 11 bindings ready for finished quilts.   That means I have 11 current WIP's with shorter deadlines.  I don't make the bindings first for my longer "just enjoy the process" projects as it throws me off, which is good, as I have about 4-5 of those too, tee hee hee.   So ya, I think it is time to buckle down and start making some finishes.  The good new is, 2 of these are quilt tops ready to be quilted, 3 are quilt blocks ready to be sewn into a quilt top, and 2 are projects that have quite a bit of piecing done.   There are only these 4 brand new ones :)

I am so super excited to be a part of  Poppie Cotton's new Prairie Sisters Fabric Blog Tour.   Poppie Cotton is a new fabric company started by my good friend Jina Barney and Lori Woods.  Their fabrics are just beautiful and are wonderful to sew with.   To see more of the Prairie Sisters Fabric Blog Tour check out the Poppie Cotton Blog.  I will be sharing my project on March 20th, and I can't wait.

And then I was asked by another wonderful friend if I wanted to do a little secret sewing :)   And of course, I love a little secret sewing and since I don't have to keep this one secret for to long, I was all in.  For this project I am using these adorable Gretel Fabrics from my wonderful friend Amy Smart!!  And I am glad I don't have to keep this project secret for to long, because with these adorable fabrics, I just now it is going to be so cute, and I can't wait to share more!!

And with all of that, I couldn't help but jump in on the Moda Love sew-along.  I know, I really don't need another project, and I am late to the game, but I have had this pattern saved since it first came out and always wanted to make it.   And so the other day I pulled out some stashed layer cakes and starting mixing two.   Yup, this project to make a Moda Love quilt, turned into 2 Moda Love quilts :)   But these are going to be super fast to sew up, right ;)

And as I am writting this post, I just got word that I had a magazine submission accepted.  So fun!!!  So I guess that makes 12 :)    It is going to be a weekend full of petal to the metal kind of stitching!!!

I hope you all have a very Happy (and hopefully productive) Quilting Weekend!!!

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!

It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day, so let's have some fun!!!

First,  lets announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway :) 

The winner of the Slice Rug Pattern, as well as their Choice of one Jelly Roll to make it with from Shabby Fabrics is . . . Number #188 . . .Congrats Jasmine Stiers !!!   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!!!  And did you know that Green Fairy Quilts has a Deal of The Day!!!   Be sure to check those out for some major quilting savings!!!

And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway, Green Fairy Quilts will be giving one lucky reader a Cheeky Jelly Roll by Urban Chicks for Moda!!  I love this line and it will make the cutest project.  Such happy colors, makes me want Spring to come ;)  
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 day of the week??

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Green Fairy Quilts love.   You can Sign up for their Newsletter which I highly recommend as it will ensure you catch all of their amazing sales!!  You can follow them on Twitter or Facebook,  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, March 12th 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, March 4, 2019

Upcoming Teaching Times!!!!

I think one of my most favorite parts of getting involved in this amazing industry is the opportunity I have to teach and share my passion for quilting with fellow quilting friends ;) I know, I say it every time I get home from a retreat, but  I just love it.    And I am super excited, because in two months, I have the opportunity to teach at a new venue.    I was pleased as punch to be asked by Jina and Mona, the owners of the new UQSM (formerly known as HQSM) to come and teach for them!!!  So here is a quick rundown just in case you happen to be in the Salt Lake area.     

UQSM on May 1 - May 4, 2019 at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy UT

I will be teaching 4 classes and hosting a Trunk Show at this amazing Utah Quilting and Sewing Marketplace Retreat!!!  It is going to be so much fun!!!  I will be teaching my Pave the Way Class on Thursday afternoon, and my Corkscrew Class on Thursday evening.   Then on Friday morning I will be teaching my Playground Picnic Class, followed by a Trunk Show that afternoon, and finally, my Petal Pop Class that Friday evening.    Yup, it is going to be 2 very busy days, but I know it is going to be so great!!!  I just love teaching these classes!!  I can't wait and maybe I will see you there!!!      

And this is just one teaching venue for this year.   If you want to see other places I will be teaching, just click on the  Teaching/Events tab at the top of the page ;)   I am mostly in Utah, but I do travel outside the state as well, and hopefully at some point, I will be somewhere near by you :)

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting day!!!!
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Friday, March 1, 2019

Desert Rose - New Finishes and a New Pattern!!!

I am super excited this morning to (finally) share my newest Quilt Pattern in the Happy Quilting pattern lineup ;)   It is called Desert Rose and I just love it!!!   I originally worked on this quilt way back here, and decided I wanted to tweak the design a bit before making it into a pattern.  I love the changes and still loved the name so I kept it.   And now it's ready to share and I am just thrilled!!! 

The pattern can be found  found in my Etsy Shop,  and like all my new Pattern Releases, It is on Special!!!!  This week Desert Rose will be marked down to $5.50!!! After that, it will be marked at the regular pattern price of $8.50 :)

This quilt is great for teaching some wonderful basic building blocks and even though it looks like a crazy amount of piecing, it really goes together fast once your basic units are done.   And with the blocks finishing at 20" square, you can really make a big quilt in a little amount of time ;)  

This version of Desert Rose is made using Sunnyside Up fabrics by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics.    I love the happy and bright rainbow of colors in this line and that Corey designed so many of the fabrics in the line to really read one color.  It really makes the design just pop and you can see every little bit of the piecing.  I just love that!!

And when it came time to quilt it I wanted to highlight that piecing all the more.  So I opted not to quilt on any of the print fabric to really make it stand out all the more.   Then I went to town on the bacgkround fabric.   Small swirls, feathers, and pebbles really added to this design.   And my Pearl 402 So Fine thread blended perfectly into the background leaving amazing texture.  It really is my go to quilting color ;)  

And that is my new Desert Rose quilt!!!!  I am just head over heals with this finish and am so excited to be able to share this design in pattern form.   So let me tell you a bit more about the pattern ;)

Like all my patterns, Desert Rose has size options so you can make the quilt size that fits you ;)  You will find 4 size options, a Baby, Picnic, Twin, and a Queen size.  And it is Fat Quarter friendly, so it is easy to just grab some and get cutting!

And I had so much fun making the first quilt, I just couldn't stop and decided to make up a baby version as well :)   And isn't it just to cute for words!!!!

I used 4 pink prints from Dandi-Annie fabric by Robin Pickens for Moda Fabrics and then I combined them with my favorite Gris Grey Grunge background.   I just love pink and grey together, it makes for such a shabby chic combination ;)  

And since you only have to make 4 blocks for a baby size, this quilt went together in no time at all.   It really makes a big statement for a new little one ;)

I quilted this version of Desert Rose in an all over loose feather design.   This really is becoming a favorite all over design.  It is so fun and fast.  Still so grateful for Rebecca for sharing how she does this!!!   

 And that's the baby version of Desert Rose.   So just a reminder, like all my patterns, this is a full color pattern that can be printed in either page format or book format.  It is filled with lots of wonderful illustrations to guide you along each step of the way.   You are going to have so much fun putting this together ;)  And of course,  if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to email me ;)  

So that's all of it!!!  My two new Desert Rose quilts and the new Desert Rose pattern!!!!  Again, the pattern can be found in my Etsy Shop and will be on special for $5.50 all this week ;)

Thanks for popping in today and I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

Linking up these finishes to Sarah's and Myra's :)

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Threadology QAL - Shooting Squares

It's the first of the month and that means it is the third block release of the Threadology Quilt Along hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop!!!!  And today's blocks are Shooting Squares blocks, and they are just so fun!!!!  I love blocks that look like they are pieced on point, but really, they are not ;)

So here are my 3 of the large blocks.  And they were pretty easy to piece as there really isn't a ton of seams here.   The 6" blocks went together just as fast, you just have to watch when you are putting on the setting corners triangles that you don't stretch ;)  But with the center seam to line you up, it's a breeze ;)   

So are you joining in the Threadology fun???  If so, you can download the block pattern right here and it is requested for each pattern you download to donate $5.00  to the Make a Wish Foundation :)  This is Fat Quarter Shop's annual charity QAL and $13,000 in funds have already been raised on the way to the $20,000 that Fat Quarter Shop and Moda will match.  So let's help them reach that goal ;)  

And while making your blocks . . .  like always, Fat Quarter Shop has made an awesome  You Tube video tutorial that walk you through making this month's blocks and you can count on Kimberly sharing some helpful hints :)

Be sure to share all of your Threadology progress on social media with #threadologyquiltalong and check out Fat Quarter Shops post for Block 3 for lots more Shooting Stars Block Inspiration!!!

And that's it for the third block in the Threadology Quilt Along!!!!   I will be back on the fifteenth of March with the next block.  So fun!!!  So what do you say, wan't to come Threadology Quilting Along??  You are going to have so much fun!!!

Thanks for popping in today ;)  Have a Happy Quilting Day!!

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