Monday, May 20, 2024

Piece and Quilt Sampler QAL - Month 2

It's Month 2 of the  Piece and Quilt Sampler Quilt Along and I am just so excited to share my second set of blocks!!!  Thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for hosting this awesome quilt along from the Celebrate with Quilts book!! And here is the month 2 finish, so fun :)   

I am making my Piece and Quilt Sampler in a diagonal Rainbow of Ombre goodness. (see plan here)  I love how it makes some of the blocks two color ways.   Just fun ;)  So this month we started with a 12" Album Star block.  I did try to match the fabric in the center diamond, and I just love how it turned out!! 

And then, it was on to the 9" Hovering Hawes block.   This one went together in no time flat!!  And the fun thing, I had extra HST's to make the colors work, so I just trimmed them down and now they will work for the outside border of the quilt.  Yippee!!! 

So are you joining in the Piece and Quilt Fun???  It's going to be such a fun QAL!  Oh, and once you are done your blocks, Be sure to share your Piece and Quilt Sampler progress on social media with #PieceAndQuiltSamplerQAL and check out Fat Quarter Shops post for Month 2   for lots more Celebrate with Quilts Inspiration!!!   

And that's it for Month 2 - 12" Album Star and 9" Hovering Hawks Blocks in the Piece and Quilt Sampler Quilt Along!!!!      
Thanks for popping in today ;)  Have a Happy Quilting Day!!
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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Some Ship Projects!

While I don't expect to have a lot of downtime on the Quilting Cruise, I figured I might as well pack a few little projects :)   So I grabbed my Sweet As Honey quilt pieces.  I cut this one out clear back in 2022 so it is well aged and ready to be made into a happy baby quilt!!!  And isn't' it so fun how the project bag matches the project, that was a happy coincide ;)  

And second, I told you when I shared the Bobbin Blooms from my last Sew Sampler box that it was going to shoot straight to the top of the list.  It is just so cute!!!   I managed to get it cut out last week and am hoping to get it pieced in little bits of down time ;)   I don't plan to have a lot of time in the evenings (the young adults have lots and lots of plans) but lucky for me, they tend to sleep in and I am an early riser ;)  

Be back soon with hopefully two more quilt tops to share ;)   And now I am wondering, do you like to take small projects with you on vacation as well??? 

Oh . . . and since I know someone will ask, I am sorry but I don't know the pattern for those adorable project bags.   They were given to me as a gift for teaching at a retreat and I just love them!!!  If you happen to know of the pattern, just let me know in the comments and I will add it to the post ;) 

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!

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

First we need to pick a winner from last week ;)  

And normally, we would pick a winner of the Flower Girl Layer Cake   from Fat Quarter Shop  . . . but as I am away from internet right now, we will pick a winner next Tuesday morning ;) 

And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by  Lou Lou's Fabric Shop .    Did you know that Jamie makes a new Lou Lou Bundle every Tuesday . . . a Lou Lou Bundle is 8 fat quarters curated by Jamie and they are always gorgeous!  I love this new Berry Patriotic Bundle, isn't it just so happy!!!   And be sure to also check out all of Lou Lou's  Amazing Sale with over 2000 items at fabulous prices!!!    Such Fun Shopping :)  

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for some shopping goodness!!  Lou Lou's Fabric Shop is offering one lucky reader a $25.00 Gift Certificate perfect to use on anything in the store, including the awesome Lou Lou Bundle pictured above!!  Just perfect!!!!

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 your favorite berry??  

 ENTRY 2 - Lets show Lou Lou's Fabric Shop some Love!!!!   You can follow them on   FacebookTwitterPinterest, or Instagram.  Or you can follow their blog or  visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Lou Lou's Fabric Shop Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, May 21st, 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, May 11, 2024

And Were Off!!!

 This next week is going to be oh so much fun!!!  The next week will be spent on the Harmony of the Seas enjoying Cruising and Quilting!!  What an awesome pair they make ;)  I am so excited to get to teach my Nordic Nights pattern on this cruise, it is always so fun to get to teach a class on curves and see the moment when students realize they weren't as hard as they thought they were going to be ;)

But cruising also means being away for a week.   So just fyi, My Etsy Shop will be closed until I return on March 20th.  But, when I do return, I have a lot of new things to add to my Etsy Shop . . . so that will be super fun to share ;)  Here's a sneak peek of new things to come :) 

Oh, and just in case you are thinking, Quilting and Cruising sounds awesome . . . I am teaching another quilting cruise in January!!!   It would be oh so much fun to have you come and quilt and cruise with me ;)  

I will have lots more to share from this fun adventure when I get back ;)

Happy Quilting!!! 

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

Quilts at h + h show!!

 So have you heard of  h + h americas??  It is a newish trade show for all things handmade that has pretty much taken the place of Spring Quilt Market.  Like spring market, it is a trade show for people making a living in crafts, so again, not open to the general public.   I look forward to being able to attend someday, but for now, I was lucky enough to have some of my quilts attend at this years show!!

This is my Wandering Star quilt, along with the amazing Lissa Alexander from Moda giving a booth tour :)   My quilt was the first stop on the tour so a grabbed a still from Lissa's video.    I have to say, getting asked to make a sampler of my own quilt design, so awesome!!!   Wandering Star will be the newest Happy Quilting Pattern coming this summer!!   You all know I love stars, and combining two different stars in this quilt was oh so much fun!!  I am also teaching this quilt at Garden of Quilts in September, so fun :)  And as you can see, the stunning fabrics I made this with are called Seaglass Summer by Sweetfire Road.   It will be available in Jan 2025, and it is just gorgeous!!  Of course, I was totally drawn to it because of those perfect purple prints :)

Next up, it's over to the Riley Blake booth.  I was asked by my good friends at Riley Blake to sew a few samples for this show.   And I was absolutely honored to make the Prairie Patchwork Quilt featuring Melissa Gilbert's (Laura Ingles from Little House on the Prairie) first fabric line, A Walk on the Prairie.  This quilt was such a fun one to make with all of that beautiful patchwork.   And I had even more fun custom quilting it for the show.   And what an honor to have Melissa Gilbert standing right there by the quilt I made, just so cool!!  A Walk on the Prairie will be coming in Sept. along with the pattern for this gorgeous Prairie Patchwork quilt by Modern Prairie.  

And the other sample I got to sew was this beautiful Mansfield Park Gate quilt!! I love that Riley Blake is making Jane Austin fabric lines, they are all just so lovely.  And boy oh boy, this quilt was some super fun patchwork!!!   Yes, that gate is made entirely of 1" finished strips, how cool is that :)  And again, I had oh so much fun custom quilting this for the show.   I did a wavy crosshatch in the center and then lots of custom work on the borders.   Again, just a joy to make . . . And you don't have to wait quite so long to make your own as this fabric ships in August.   

And those were the quilts that I made hanging in the h + h americas quilt show ;)   And it is also why I was a little quieter in April here, as I was behind the scenes making all 3 of these, tee hee hee.    I am so hoping that next year, or maybe the year after that, I will get to go and see the show in person!!  

Did you watch any of the booth tours from the show??   The nice thing is, there is so much video and social media, it is "almost" like you are there in person anyways ;)  

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