Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Terrific. . . Wait for it :)

 Terrific Tuesday will be on Wednesday this week :). See ya tomorrow!

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Twinkle Toes Start

 So you might recall, I was trying to decide whether to make a quilt or a table runner from December Sew Sampler fabrics . . . well, I decided on a quilt and got to cutting!!! I had 42 squares total between the two Lori Holt Petite Bundles, and managed to cut some 5 extra 2 1/2" squares from each 10" square as well.   Double bonus :)  I will have to add a border on the quilt to make it lap size, but that's fun and quick.   

And when I finished cutting the Lori Holt squares,  I remembered I had planned to used my Red Barn Christmas scraps from the quilt I shared Friday to make a Christmas Table Runner.   So, yup, more cutting!!!   And again, more bonus 2 1/2" scrap squares.   

And I had so much fun cutting, I just couldn't stop.   So I grabbed my Sparkle Star Foundation Paper and whipped up the first 4 blocks.   These will be for the 4 corners.  I didn't have time to sew more, but  I was just so happy to see how fun and cute these first 4 blocks were.

I am hoping it won't be long before I am sharing some Sparkle Star and Twinkle Toes finishes :)   And yippee for more paper piecing practice!!

How about you . . . do you feel confident paper piecing or like me, are you looking for a little practice??  I still plan on working on this Paper Piecing quilt (although not as Leader/Enders)  as well, which are also not to difficult and will be some great practice ;)

Let the paper piecing fun commence!!!  

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Starlite Sampler Quilt!!

 I have one more secret sewing project to share this week that I made for my good friends at Moda Fabrics ;)   And this was one of those super fun ones where the turn around is super fast (like fabric arrives on Monday Evening and quilt is mailed back on Thursday Evening :)   And it's Christmas!!!   I think my favorite Christmas Designer is Sweetwater, (I just love how they always incorporate black!!)  so I was super excited to get to make their Starlite Sampler Quilt using their newest Christmas line, Red Barn Christmas!!!  

And at first glance, this quilt looks like it is oh so much piecing, but never fear, all of those red and green adorable blocks are part of a panel!!!   So really it's just some fussy cutting fun and then some Applique blocks!!!   And you all know how I just love Applique ;)    I finished these with machine stitching in black, and I just love how it adds to the charm of this quilt!!!  Isn't it just so fun!!! 

And when it came time to quilt it, I went all out!!!  I stitched echoed paisley's in the border, wishbones in the sashing, and pebbles in the background of the applique blocks.   Then on the panel blocks, I did some super fun custom quilting!!!   Each block is quilted differently.   I took inspiration from the shapes in the blocks and then just let the quilting take it away.  Yup, the quilting took me longer than the piecing, but it was oh so worth it.    It turned out so cute and I just love it!!  

These are a few of my favorites.   It didn't photograph well on the white, but you can see the design in the red and green.   So fun!!! 

And now, it is off to visit quilt shops so they can get pics and share all about this awesome quilt!!!       And if you love this quilt just as much as I do, you guessed it . . .  Fat Quarter Shop has a Kit already listed for it.   (and that's my quilt in the picture :)    It will be a bit of a wait as the fabric won't be available until June but you can add your email to be notified when it is available.  And then you will be all set for Christmas in July!!!!  

And that is the Starlite Sampler quilt!!!!  I am just thrilled with it and can't wait to add it to my collection of Christmas quilts when it comes back someday ;)     Oh, and I had some scraps from the kit, and am planning a Christmas table runner as well . . . more on that soon.     Truly, I could just sew with Christmas fabrics all year round, they just make me smile!!!  

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

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021


 I am always so excited to start a new project. . . and I recently picked fabric for 2 versions of my new project.   And if you follow along . . . you know the only time I make 2 quilts of the same design is when I am making a new pattern!!!   Yup,  new Happy Quilting pattern in the line-up.   

I plan to make a large version from the new Songbird Fabric line by Fancy that Design House, a new designer for Moda Fabrics!!!   I mentioned when I made the Guiding Stars quilt how much I loved this line and had another project planned for it . . . well, this is the project ;)    I plan to use these 16 Beautiful Fat Quarters with the coral fabric for Pop and the white fabric for background.   I can't wait to get this all cut up and start working on it!!!

And for a baby size version, I am planning on using these adorable Kaisley Rose prints by Poppie Cotton.   I am debating between using all the prints, or just the blue and pink ones in the first 2 rows.  We will see how it all comes together :)

And I know that isn't sharing much about the new pattern, but I want to keep it a bit of a surprise.   I will give you a big hint though . . . It will use my Modified Drunkards Path Templates ;)   Oh ya, back to fun sewing with curves.   I love it and can't wait!!

These fabrics don't come out until April/May, so it will still be a little bit before I release the pattern, but it will be worth the wait, I promise.   Ohhh, I just love starting new projects!!!

Time to press and cut ;)

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Tuesday, February 9, 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 Dots and Posies Fat Quarter Bundle  from Poppie Cotton is . . .   Number # 662 . . . Congrats leslieschucker!!  I have messaged you :)  

And on to today's
Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.   Fat Quarter Shop is amazing and they never cease to amaze me with everything they have going on at their shop!!!     And did you know they have a 24 Hour Flash Sale every day with 2 Flash Sales on Tuesdays!!   And not only do they have a daily deal, they have a Fabric Basic, Pattern, and Notion of the Month!!!!     All Bella Solids are on sale and so you totally will want to stock up!!!  Also, Stash n' Store are on sale for the Notion , and the New My Favorite Color is Moda Pattern is  on sale for the Pattern.   Save 20-30% off of all of them for the whole month of February!!  So great ;) 

24 Hour Flash Sales at the Fat Quarter Shop!

And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a brand new Cider Jelly Roll by Basic Grey!!!  This line is just so pretty and would make a beautiful fall quilt!!!   

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 if you prefer Hot Cider or Hot Chocolate?? 

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Fat Quarter Shop love.   You can follow them on   FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterestYou Tube or at their Blog.  You can Sign up for their Newsletter which will ensure you catch all of their amazing sales, or you can visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Fat Quarter Shop Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, February 16th,  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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