Friday, April 30, 2021

Happy 5th Birthday Sew Sampler!!!

 Oh my goodness, I can not believe the Sew Sampler Box is 5 Years old :)   Happy Birthday Sew Sampler!!!!    And I am so looking forward to another year of these fantastic little boxes arriving on my doorstep, it really is just the best day of my month!!!   And so let's kick off a new year with the April 2021 Sew Sampler Box and the theme this month is Town Square and it is just awesome!!! 

And I was just thrilled when I lifted the cover of my box to find a Sunday Stroll Fat Quarter Pack!!   I have worked with this line when I made the Stroll quilt for Moda, and it is just gorgeous!!!  That black print is actually my favorite in the line!!!  (hence why it is in this sneak peak too ;)   And the Starflower Quilt is just so cute!!  I always love these exclusive patterns.  I have some leftover Low Volume prints from the Stroll FQB I made the quilt with, so now I am just trying  to decide if I should use those as the background in this quilt, or keep it solid.   Decisions, Decisions :)   

And the notions for this Birthday Celebration are so great!!!! First off, this adorable Keep it Quilty Canvas Project Bag.   Isn't that just so great!!!  It just has quilter written all over it, literally ;)   And of course, the 3" Square in a Square Foundation paper is great for the sashing in the Starflower Quilt Pattern.   And finally, these Keep it Quilty Labels, that totally match the bag and are just so fun. How cute will they look tucked in a binding ;)  

And last but not least . . . And I am so very excited for this . . .   With a new year of  the Sew Sampler Box, comes a new sampler quilt and this year it is the Bright Side Quilt Along!!!!  And I had to laugh, because I saw the title of the quilt along, and immediately thought of making the opposite ;)   I have just fallen in love with all of the neutral quilts that are popping up and thought this sampler would just be awesome in all neutrals.  Then I realized I have a stack of scraps from all of Basic Grey's Neutral Lines (ie, Little Black Dress, Little Black Dress 2, Stiletto, and Maven) that would work perfect for a Neutral Bright Side . . . 

 And here is Block 1 of the Bright Side Quilt along in beautiful Basic Grey Neutrals ;)   I have no idea what blocks are to come but I am so excited to see where this is going to go.   I just love all of these prints (hence why I have so many scraps from so many lines) and I love the idea of combining all of the scraps into one fun sampler quilt.   Should be fun!!!   And yippee for Scrap Busting!!!!

And just a note, there was some openings for this new years Sew Sampler boxes but they filled up super fast.  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 April's  Sew Sampler Box and I am so looking forward to May's Box ;)  I can't wait to see what the Box Theme and the Block 2 will be ;)  

Only 30 Days to wait ;)  
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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Kaisley Rose Fabric Tour

So I am sure by now, you know how much I love  Poppie Cotton Fabric by my good friends Jina and Lori.  So of course, when they asked if I wanted to join in so I was super happy to when they asked if I wanted to join in their Kaisley Rose Fabric Tour I said a resounding yes ;)    I had drafted up this quilt design a few months ago with the idea of making it into a new pattern and knew Kaisley Rose would be just the perfect match for a baby size version!!!   Isn't it just so fun!!!! 

 I really do love working with Poppie Cotton's!!!  The fabric is wonderful with a beautiful hand and the artwork is just stunning.   I just love how adorable this line is!!!   I love the happy colors in the line and opted to just use the pinks and blues in the quilt so the piecing would pop.   But the low volumes and greens are super adorable as well!!!  

The mushrooms are my favorite print, just so cute!!!  And the sampler print is a close second runner, the little bunnies and the deer and bees are just so adorable :)   And I just love the mixture of soft pinks with the deep reds and sky blues with the deep teals.   So gorgeous!! 

And yes, I am planning on making this into a quilt pattern ;)   My plan is to call it Flower Child, it has that fun vibe I think.    I hope to get this done in the very near future, but I am just starting work on a larger picnic size version and so it might take me a little bit ;)  But it will be coming for sure and will use my Modified Drunkards Path Templates, yippee for curves!!!    

But for today, it is all about the fabric ;) And I just love that Country Confetti Basics!!  I used Cupcake for the background and Strawberry Lemonade for the Pop fabric.  Having the right background and pop fabric is what really makes this design stand out, and these Country Confetti Basics were just perfect!!   And having the same binding as the pop fabric really just makes that pop fabric pop all the more ;)  

And you might have guessed, but I didn't need a whole Fat Quarter for the piecing of the prints. (the baby size is more charm pack friendly :)   So what do you do with the Fat Quarter Scraps . . . Make an adorable pieced backing.   It's just the perfect way to finish the quilt ;)  

And that is all for today ;)   Thank you so much to Jina and Lori for allowing me to play with these fantastic Poppie Cottons fabrics!!!   And for more  Kaisley Rose Fabric fun, be sure to Hop over to the Poppie Cottons blog   for lots more projects made with this wonderful fabric :)     And if you want to make your own  Poppie Cottons quilt, here is where you can find them ;)  

Thanks for popping in today and every day.  I am just so grateful to have this space to share my love of fabric, piecing, and all things quilting!!!

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Tuesday, April 27, 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 #141  . . . Congrats JANET!  I have messaged you :)  

And on to today's

And now . . . Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Kimberly's Fabric Stash.    You will find so many amazing fabrics over at Kimberly's and everyday low prices!!!  And Kimberly has a brand new App so you can shop even easier.  It is available for both android and apple.     Download Kimberly's Fabric Stash App  for 20% off your first purchase on it :)  

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for some amazing quilting goodness!!!  Kimberly's Fabric Stash is giving one lucky reader a Ladies Legacy Layer Cake by Barbara Brackman!!!   Oh, this is just such a pretty prize ;) 

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 where you were born ;)  

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Kimberly's Fabric Stash  Love!!!!   You can  You can follow them on   Facebook(where Kimberly Hosts her Facebook Live every Friday at 7 EST) TwitterPinterest, or You Tube.  Or you can visit The Shop  and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Kimberly Fabric Stash Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, May 4th,  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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Monday, April 26, 2021

Stroll Quilt now Available!!

So you might recall at the end of last year when I shared my Stroll Quilt, well, I am happy to say that the Sunday Stroll fabrics are now available!!   (That was a long 6 month wait :)  The fabric was a little delayed, but it is so worth the wait.   I just love these Sunday Stroll fabrics by  Camille and Bonnie!!  

I just had so much fun making this Stroll quilt!!   The Stroll pattern is by Camille and it is awesome and easy to follow.   And it is fun to get to piece so many different blocks for one quilt.   I just love the layout as well,  so adorable!!  I know many of you expressed how you just loved this quilt, so I wanted to let you know that it is now available as it has been a long wait ;)  

And how fun that the quilt I made is the cover girl for the Quilt Kit!!!  Fat Quarter Shop has a Kit  that is now available.  The kit has the pattern, Sunday Stroll Fat Quarters, Background and Binding.  Oh, and the quilt finishes at 65" x 78" so it makes a wonderful summertime lap quilt!!!

I can't wait for this quilt to come home when it is done with it's little trip to lots of quilt shops.  It is just going to be such a happy quilt to add to the collection ;)

Oh, and speaking of Sunday Stroll fabrics, I shared a little sneak peek last week of my  Moroccan Lullaby 2 quilt that will soon be a new pattern release  . . . did you catch that the baby size was made with Sunday Stroll??    Love this fabric and it pairs so great with the Cross Weave Background!! 

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

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Fresh off the Long Arm

 I have been quilting up a storm the last few days and I  am just thrilled with the results!!   Any time I decide to do a whole lot of pebbling and changing out colors of thread, I know it is going to take a while, but it is always so worth it when it is done ;)  Isn't that just so pretty!!! 

And the back looks just as cool!!!   Eeekkk!!!   I am so glad I went with a black background, it really just shows off all of that yummy quilting ;)  

And if you haven't recognized this design yet, it is my new Moroccan Lullaby 2 quilt that I started last month and said was Coming Soon :)   I finally picked the baby size fabric as well and got that worked up too.   Which means . . . the pattern will actually be Coming Soon now!!!   I just need to bind and finish up some last edits of the new pattern and then take some pictures.    

Thanks for being so patient.  I can't wait to share these new quilts.  I just love them!!

I hope you are all having a very happy quilting weekend!  
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