Monday, January 30, 2023

January Sew Sampler

 I can't believe January is already winding down to an end.  Where did this month go??   But one good thing about time flying, with the end of the month, comes my favorite Sew Sampler Box!!  And this January box is so amazing!!!   The theme is Grow Kindness and it is a box filled with Loir Holt Goodness ;) This just makes me so happy!!! 

First is not one, but two, gorgeous Calico 5" Stackers!!!   You all know how I love Charm Packs, and these Calico prints are just so happy and bright.  You can see them all in the adorable Wheelbarrow Table Runner pattern.  They just remind me of trips to the fabric store with my mom, such a fun throw back!!!  Now I have to decide if I will make the table runner, or squirrel these Charm Packs away for another Charming Baby Quilt ;)   

And I just love that the notions always go with the box!!!  The Wheelbarrow Table Runner pattern uses the Vintage Kite Foundation Paper, so of course, it's in the box, I just love that!!!  And how fun is the Bee in my Bonnet Wrist Pin Cushion.  So handy!! And finally, those Lori Holt Readers are just to cute for words.   I am not at the point of needing readers (although I don't think it is far off) but I have lots of quilty friends that these would make a lovely surprise for ;)  

And if you love this box as much as I do, Fat Quarter Shop has a big surprise staring this month!!!   You can buy the January Sew Sampler Box Ala Cart with no subscription or membership obligations!!  It's a great way to give the box a try and see if it is something you would love to arrive at your door each month :)  

And if you love it, you can always sign up membership to the Sew Sampler boxes  and get a happy box of quilty goodness at the end of each month :)  So fun!!!  

And that is the January  Sew Sampler Box from Fat Quarter Shop :) 

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day . . . Let's make this a great week!!! 
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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Quilt Goal 2023 - I'm Going to Make a . . .

When I was asked by my good friends at Fat Quarter Shop if I wanted to participate in their Quilt Goal 2023  event I was all in ;)   The idea is to challenge yourself to create something all-new to you in 2023.  So I started to think of a quilting goal that is outside my usual fare.   And I have to say, I had to think for a little while.  I went through the APQ Bucket List,  and ya know (making 50+ quilts a year) I had tried most of it.  So what to make????  

And then it hit me.  . .   and this is way outside my usual fare!!  I am not going to lie, I am a little scared to attempt this.   Can you guess what my quilt goal is by all of the supplies??

Yup. . . .I am going to make a Quilted Duffle Bag!!!!   With zippers, and lining, and interfacing, and hardware, and wow, just a little overwhelming ;)   The most in detailed bag I have ever made is my Charming Tote, and this is a whole lot more detailed than that.   But I am excited, and scared, but mostly excited to challenge myself to try this new to me project.    Wish me luck :)  

So how about you????  Is there a project that you want to try that is outside of your usual fare??  Join in the Quilt Goals 2023 Challenge.   And use the #QuiltGoals2023 to share your progress ;)  I can't wait to see what your goal will be ;)  

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Friday, January 27, 2023

Barn Star Sampler QAL - Block 1

It's Month 1 of the Barn Star Sampler Quilt Along and I am just so excited to share my first set of blocks!!!  Thanks to Fat Quarter Shop' for hosting this awesome quilt along, I can tell already this is going to be a favorite quilt of the year :)    On the last Friday of each month I will be sharing my new Barn Star Sampler blocks, and this month we are starting out with Block 1 :)  

I am planning to make my Barn Star Sampler 100" x 100" square, so that is why I made 3 blocks instead of 2.  And each block is made in color from my Rainbow of Ombre goodness!!!   This month's Block 1 is made . . . 

in Blue 

Purple  (my favorite :)  

and Teal

And these Diamond Star Blocks were so much fun to make!!!  Talk about lots and lots of points to line up!!!  I just loved seeing them come together and am already looking forward to next month's star block :) 

So are you joining in the quilt along star fun as well??  Be sure to share all of your Barn Star Sampler progress on social media with #BarnStarSamplerqal and check out Fat Quarter Shops post for Block 1  for lots more Barn Star Inspiration!!!   Oh, and be sure to check out the comments, because there have been lots of questions asked and your questions most likely are in there too ;)  

And that's it for Block 1 - The Diamond Star Block in the Barn Star Sampler Quilt Along!!!!      

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

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

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

First, we are going to announce the winners of last week's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!  

The winner of the $25.00 Gift Certificate from Lou Lou's Fabric Shop   is . . . #198  . . . Congrats to blumenthal.kristen!!!  I have messaged you :)


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Olie and Evie.  Rhonda's shop is so fun and full of so much amazing quilting goodness!!!!  Of course, there is the amazing fabric shop we all know and love along with longarm quiltinggift certificatespreorders, and an awesome Clearance Sale!!   Also,  Select precuts, notions, books and patterns, yardage and 108" backings are discounted 10%.  In addition, Olie & Evie is now offering flat rate shipping of $9.00 on orders!!!

And Rhonda's has a fantastic Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!!     Olie and Evie  is giving one lucky winner a $25.00 Gift Certificate to use in her shop!!!    So awesome, someone is going to get a wonderful shopping spree for some end of the year fun :)  

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 What story does your family always tell about you??

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Olie and Evie love.   You can follow them on  FacebookInstagram  or Pinterest or you can visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Olie and Evie Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, January 31st, 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, January 23, 2023

Bountiful Quilt Along - It's Coming!!!

It's almost here . . . the Bountiful Charity Quilt Along will start in March, and the Fabric Requirements are going to be released just as soon as we reach our first milestone :)  This is Fat Quarter Shop's 10th Charity Quilt Along and I am so excited to be a part of it :)    This Charity Quilt Along benefits Make a Wish, and there have been so many wonderful Wishes granted from this Quilt Along in the past, and I can't wait to see what Wishes come true this year!!!!

And not only do you help Wishes come True by quilting along . . . but you also get to make this beautiful Bountiful quilt!!!!   Fat Quarter Shop has teamed up with Corey Yoder to  design this stunning adorable quilt full of baskets, flowers, and butterflies all in a fun layout.   I just love this  Bountiful quilt design and can't wait to get started on it ;)  

The Bountiful Quilt Along block piecing starts on March 3rd, 2023 and a new block/instructions will be released the first Friday of each month until August 2022.   Fat Quarter shop is encouraging a donation of just $10 for the use of each free quilt pattern or a total of $50.  Please give what you are able, every little bit counts towards granting a child's wish ;)   The Fabric Requirements will be released just as soon as we reach the $20,000 milestone of donations.  Oh, and each milestone reached going forward will also release a bonus pattern to go along with the Quilt Along, so fun!!!  

If you want your Bountiful Quiltt to be just like the original (and don't want to wait for the fabric requirements release :)   there is a  Bountiful Quilt Kit and Backing Set featuring Sunwashed Fabrics by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics.   The kit comes with all the fabrics you need for the blocks, background and binding and it even comes in a Bonus Keepsake Box with Magnetic Closure.   And one other bonus . . . The Kit comes with all of the patterns so you don't have to wait each month for them to be released, and yes, it's the only place to get them early ;)    

But you can always branch out and choose your own fabrics as well ;)   I decided to make my Bountiful Quilt with Meadowmere by Gingiber for Moda Fabrics !!   I am using Moda Bella White Bleached Solid for my background.    I think this is going to give the quilt a totally different look.  Very chic and sophisticated and I can't wait!!!   And you know, I just love all of the metallic in this line :) 

So will you be joining in and quilting along for a great cause??  You still have lots of time to get ready and it's going to be so much fun!!! Pop on over to the Bountiful Quilt Along Page for all the details and easy access links for the pattern releases :)  

I can't wait for some Happy Charity Quilting starting in March and I hope you will be joining in with me for the quilt along fun!!!!
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