Monday, February 8, 2021

January Sew Sampler!!!

 I was just thrilled when my January Sew Sampler Box arrived.  Talk about an amazing box of quilting goodness!!!  However, I was teaching so I am just now getting to making my block and sharing it  :)   And I just have to say, if Sweater Weather looks like this, I am all for more snow!!!  As long as I get to sit inside and sew, sew, sew!!!  

I just love the beautiful colors and prints in this Cider Honey Bun.   I have been all the heart eyes about this Cider Fabric line since I first saw it, and you know I will be pairing some wonderful grunge with this!!!   Wouldn't this just make the prettiest table runner for fall!!! 

And this month's notions are so cool!!!   First off, this Magic Touch Cleaning Mat Eraser.   I will admit, I was skeptical, but I am thrilled to say my rotating cutting mat has a whole new look, it really is Magical!!!    And these Sewtites are so cool!!!  Such a good idea to use magnets when pins just won't work, brilliant!!   And finally, Cool Pins.   Those are going to be awesome for row markers that I don't have to worry about pulling out when pressing my rows!!  Such a great box of goodies!!! 

And of course, there is a new  Greatest Hits Quilt block to go with the box!!!  This is Track 10  pattern so we only have 2 more to go after this.   I can't wait to see this one come together.  Mine is all from scraps without a lot of matched prints, but I think with some fun low volume sashing and maybe so happy cornerstones it will pull together nicely.    

And just a note, if you are wanting to get in on the new year of Sew Sampler boxes you have to get in line.  There is currently a waiting list as the box subscription is full.   But hopefully the wait isn't to long.  (I have been told new spots open up each week!!!)

And that is the January Sew Sampler Box from Fat Quarter Shop :) And I am already looking forward to February's arriving later this month!!!   It's the best day when my little aqua box is in the mail ;)  

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day . . . Let's make this a great week!!! 
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Friday, February 5, 2021

Guiding Stars Quilt

 I am always so excited when I get to do a little secret sewing for my good friends at Moda Fabrics ;)   And when I opened the box with these gorgeous new Songbook Fabrics from brand new Moda Designer, Fancy That Design House, I just squealed!!!   I was thrilled when I first saw Moda Announce this new line, and to get to sew with it early, well that is just so exciting!!!    And now I am just thrilled to share this new Guiding Stars quilt from Lavender Lime Designs Pattern !!!

I think the thing I like most about this Songbook Fabrics line is the panels.   They are absolutely stunning, so I was thrilled that this quilt incorporates both the large and small panels.   I will say, you really have to fussy cut them one at a time as the spacing is tight, but they are so worth the effort.   Just beautiful!!!  And even though this looks pretty complex, it really goes together fast.   Just some squares, sashing, and a few stars and you are good to go!!  And it makes such a beautiful finish.  

And when it came time to quilt it, I decided on some favorites.  I combined all over echoed paisleys, swirls, and curls to make a beautiful curvy flow with awesome texture.  .I just love how it adds so much movement to all of those straight lines in the quilt.   And  good ol' 402 Pearl blended perfectly in all of these light and dark colors, it really is my favorite color thread!!!  

And I just love how this dense quilting design makes for some incredible texture.   Doesn't that just make you want to snuggle right up in this quilt and take a nap.  Someday when it comes home, It is going to be my study my scriptures curled up in front of the fireplace quilt.   Just perfect!!!  

And now, it is making it's way to quilt shops all over the US in a traveling trunk show.      And if you want to make your own Guiding Stars quilt, I noticed that Fat Quarter Shop has a Kit already listed.  The fabric won't be available until May but you can add your email to be notified when it is available.   (and guess who's quilt is in that picture ;)   This is a great quilt to get the kit as it has a whole bunch of different yardage cuts and you need extra panels.   The kit just bundles it all up nicely for you :)  

I am so happy that I got to make this beautiful Guiding Stars quilt and that I didn't have to keep it a secret for to long ;)   I loved making it and working with these gorgeous fabrics.   In fact, I loved it so much, I already have a second project planned for the scraps and a brand new pattern planned for all the prints.   More on that soon!!  

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

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Just a few Bags :)

 Well, I am all packed up and ready to head out to the Quilty Friends Retreat!!  I am so excited to get away and sew for a few days, and I am just thrilled to get to teach again!!!   But I have to laugh, because I never cease to be blown away at how many bags it takes to go to a retreat.      And I don't even have my personal clothes bag in this picture ;)  Guess it's been a little while, I just kept finding more bags and totes to pack this all into, including,  my new Bonnie and Camille Quilt Bee tote, isn't that just to cute!!!  

About half of the bags are for teaching :)   I am teaching 2 classes of my Wishes Pattern and 1 class of my Scraptastic Stars Pattern.  And we even have a square swap planned for our Scraptastic Stars class which should be a whole lot of fun.   I am also taking a class as well.  It is going to be crazy busy, but oh so much fun!!!   I am just so excited :)  


And come Friday night, after all the classes, I get to unpack the rest of the bags for a Charming Baby quilts Trunk Show!!!   EEEkkk, I can't wait!!! That's what the two giant suit cases are for.  I am just so thrilled that I get to share all of the Charming Baby Quilts and the Charming Baby Quilt Remix's :)   

And I have to say, I am so glad that  I was at a retreat with Jen Kingwell a few years back, who taught me to roll my quilts to transport them in suitcases.  Otherwise I don't think there would have been a chance to get all 21 of these in 2 suit cases.   And then the super fun part, trying to get them all back in afterwards ;)

I am going to try to remember to grab someone to take some pictures during the trunk show so I can share them afterwards.   I am just thrilled to be "retreating" again.  See you all when I get back.  

Oh, but before them, I will be sharing a Secret Finish so be sure to pop back in on Friday :)

Until then, Happy Quilting!!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!

  It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!! Let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!  
The winner of the $25.00 Gift Certificate  from Lou Lou's Fabric Shop is . . .   Number #205  . . . Congrats seekelliquilt!!  I have messaged you :)  

And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by  Poppie Cotton .      Poppie Cotton is a newer fabric company started by my good friends Jina Barney and Lori Woods.  Their fabrics are just beautiful and are wonderful to sew with.   The quality is fantastic and I just love all of their pretty prints!!!   If you haven't sewn with Poppie Cotton yet, I highly recommend you check it out ;)  

And today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is an exciting one!!  Poppie Cotton is offering one lucky reader an entire Fat Quarter Bundle of their newest line, Dots and Posies!!!  The prints and colors in this line are just so soft and precious.   And I am so in love with that first hexi print!  Someone is going to be super lucky this week!!!!

You have two entry chances here on the blog, 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 do you prefer chocolate or flowers??

 ENTRY 2 - Lets show Poppie Cotton some Love!!!!   You can follow them on   Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.  Or you can sign up for their newsletter or  visit Poppie Cotton and share your favorite fabric collection ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Poppie Cotton Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, February 9th, when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)

You can also pop over to my Instagram and/or Facebook to enter there as well :)  

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Saturday, January 30, 2021

My Penelope Mini!!

 So last year at the Quilty Friends Retreat , along with teaching a few classes, I also took one.  It was the Posh Penelope class taught by our amazing local quilt shop owner Kim!!!  The class was oh so much fun!!!  This is a pattern by Sew Kind of Wonderful that uses their Quick Curve Ruler ;)   I finished one block in class and now it is almost a year later, the Quilty Friends Retreat is next week, and we take what we worked on the previous year and share . . . and this is what I am sharing!!!

Yup, I took that one block from class and made it into a mini.   I knew I just didn't have time to make this into a giant quilt, and so I purposely made it my favorite purple so I could turn it into a mini to add to my sewing room wall.   And yes, although I knew for a year that I was going to make this into a mini, I actually quilted and bound it yesterday.   Nothing like a sharing deadline to get something done ;)  But doesn't it just look so cute next to my machine. 

It will be fun to share this next week, especially standing next to Barbara with her Queen size version!!!  I am just so excited for this Quilty Friends Retreat!!  I just miss teaching so much.   The classes will be a little smaller to allow distancing, and we are all wearing masks, but it is still just going to be amazing to get to sew with people again.  I can't wait!!!

I hope you all are having a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!
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