Thursday, January 13, 2022

Ombre Goodness

So I have had a Fat Quarter Bundle of this gorgeous Ombre Fairy Dust sitting on my shelf just waiting to be cut into.  But ya know, when it comes to Ombre, you have to have just the right design that will really show off these amazing Ombre fabrics!!  .   

So when I saw that this Vintage Windmill class was being taught at the Quilty Friends Winter Quilt retreat, I knew it was perfect for my bundle!!!   I got it all cut out the other day and am so excited to see it come together.   I cut a strip from the top and bottom of each Fat Quarter and then used the Mini Diamond Ruler to cut the 3 diamonds from each strip.   And seeing them next to each other has me so excited to put this quilt together :)   And this is only the lime green, there are 25 other amazing colors!!!  Let me just say, it is a good thing I have to do a massive amount of chain stitching with those strips, or else this quilt might have gotten sewn before class :)  


And once I had all my diamonds cut out, I had the middle of each Fat Quarter leftover ie 10" x 18" rectangle . . . and wouldn't ya know, that makes 6 Charm Squares with just a little scrap strip left over.   So ya, You know I couldn't just fold it all back up and put it away.  Before you knew it . . . Charm Squares turned into all the pieces I need for a Picnic Size Just Blooming Quilt from my Charming Baby Quilts book!!!  My plan is to do the flowers in all the Warm Colors and the chain in all the Cool Colors.   It is going to be so fun :)


So how about you . . . have you played with Ombre Fabrics before??   They really are so much fun!!!


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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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 Love Notes Layer Cake from Fat Quarter Shop . . .   Number #196  . . . Congrats mcmahonkaren83!  I have messaged 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, I just love these!!!    And Green Fairy Quilts is currently having an  Amazing Jelly Roll Sale with 30 -50% off!!!!  It only goes till Mod. so get it while it lasts ;)

And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway, Green Fairy Quilts will be giving one lucky reader a Prairie Days Jelly Roll by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda Fabrics!!!  This is such a fun patriotic line and would make an adorable Quilts of Valor!!!!  


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 something great about your day :) 

 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 Instagram 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, January 18th, 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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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Some Scrappy Goodness!!!

 So I didn't get a whole lot of sewing done over the Holiday.  Ya know, it's all about family while the kids are out of school.   But now they are back, and I have been sewing up a scrappy storm :) Remember that stack of Rainbow Petals I shared before Christmas . . . 

And how I was going to start sewing them all in 2022 . . .   Well, 6 day's in and I have a stack of Scrappy Prairie Star Blocks and I just love them!!!   The notches that are cut with the AccuQuilt GO! Prairie Star BOB Die  really made lining up everything super easy so the piecing went really fast.   And see those white background pieces, they are totally put in with Y seams!!!  I was a little nervous at first, but after a few it was like, ya, what was I so nervous about ;)  And they look so awesome and I love that this traditional block is put together in the traditional way!!!     I can't wait to share it all finished :)  

And I will admit, I was so excited about cutting out all of those rainbow petals and seeing them in pretty stacks . . . that over the break, I decided to try another "to make someday" quilt  :)   My blue scraps were out of control, like totally spilling out of the bucket!  So I sorted through and paired them with some great brown scraps because I love that color combo for an "all boy" feel.    Can you tell what Classic Quilt Block I made from this little sneak peek??  Click here for a big hint, tee hee hee.  


And no surprise, I had so much fun cutting out the first set of blocks, before I even started piecing them (because remember, I was going to wait until 2022 to sew them)  I decided on a second combo.   I mean, if I was going to make an "all boy" quilt I might as well make an "all girl" quilt as well.   So pink and black scrap buckets are now a little lower as well ;)    And I admit, I might have started sewing on these blocks a little before 2022.  I couldn't help but squeak some sewing machine time now and them, but most of it was while the kids were enjoying their time to sleep in :)   


 I don't know what it is about scrappy quilting goodness, but it sure makes me happy!!!  It is just so fun to see so many bits and pieces from so many quilts come together into a beautiful block!!  Now to transform them into some beautiful quilts.  More to come soon ;)    

I hope you are all having a very Happy (and maybe Scrappy) Quilting Day!!!


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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

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 $30.00 Gift Certificate from Olie and Evie  is . . .   Number #418  . . . Congrats middeb!  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 Century Solids  by Andover are on sale!!!  Also, All Needle Minder's are on sale for the Notion  , and Me and Cross Stitch Patterns are on sale for the Pattern.   Save 20-30% off of all of them for the whole month of January!!  So great ;) 

24 Hour Flash Sales at the Fat Quarter Shop!


And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Fat Quarter Shop is giving away this brand new Love Notes Layer Cake by Lella Boutique!!!!  I was able to sew with this line early for the Lovey Dovey quilt (which the Lovey Dovey Quilt Kit just became available for :)  and it is just gorgeous!!!   



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 Who was the last person that you wrote a Love Note to?? 

 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, January 11th,  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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Friday, December 31, 2021

So Long 2021, Hello 2022!!!

 Wow, what a year in quilting!!!   I just love this end of year post that allows me to step back and see what a year has allowed me to create.   And looking forward to this new year is just so exciting, I have so many things I want to do in 2022 :)  So let's take a look of what has been happening over the past year!!


48 Quilts 
 (including some sneak peeks that I haven't shared yet :)





7 Mini's & Projects





And the Big Secret Reveal . . . 
One New Book Coming Late 2022!!! 



And that's Happy Quilting 2021!!!! Wow, what an incredible year!!!   And it is just so amazing to see it all together in one neat little summary ;)   You can see more details about all of the quilts in my Archive Cont. Tab at the top of the page including links to the quilts with tutorials and Pattern PDF Downloads.


As I look back over this past year, I just can't even express how grateful I am to have found this amazing industry to be a part of.  I just love doing what I do each and every day!!!   I am so blessed by all of the wonderful friends I have made through this quilting journey, and I look forward to making many more.  Thank you so much for reaching out to me in comments, emails, and sharing your pictures.  It just warms my heart and again, reminds me of how blessed I am to be able to enjoy Happy Quilting every day :)


And now, It's time to look forward to 2022!!!



So what does 2022 hold in store . . . well, Lot's more Happy Quilting, of course :)     I am super excited to get to share more of my big secret reveal as it becomes available :)  Books are always such a huge process and it is so great to finally get to share them when the time comes.     I have New Patterns all in different stages of completion that I can't wait to share.  I also really want to get some of my "waiting to be quilted" quilts done.  I have over 25 quilts with the tops, back, and bindings all done and are just hanging next to the long-arm waiting :)   So ya, look forward to seeing some oldies but goodies finally finished ;)   And of course, there will be lots of daily Happy Quilting fun!!!


And One Last Thought Before I Wrap This Up . . . Thank you!!!!

I know those are just two simple little words, but I mean them truly.   I can't believe I have been writting here for over 10 years, and if it weren't for all of you, I wouldn't be.   I am so incredibly grateful for each of you and am blessed to have been able to share this little space of my quilting joy!!!

And I guess that means it is time to say goodbye to 2021 and look towards 2022!!!!!  Bring on the Happy Quilting!!! 
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