Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Snaptshots QAL - Triple Scoop Sundae

So I realized last night, that I had some catch-up to do.  I completely missed posting my June Snapshots QAL block as I was in the middle of my Irish Chain Quilts Blog Hop over the usual posting date.  And then somehow, I just never remembered to get it posted.  Well' we can't have that!!  So, without any further ado, June's block is Triple Scoop Sundae, and oh my, it just makes me want to make my own Triple Scoop Sundae!!!

Alright, now I am going to keep it real here.    At least 3 times a week (and sometimes more if it has been a stressful week) after the kids go to bed, I scoop myself up a bowl of ice-cream and enjoy a movie while I press my piecing for the day.   Seriously, it is my go to, unwind from the day, it makes all things good, treat!!  And yes,  we go through a lot of ice-cream.  

So, you want to sew some ice-cream??  Have you joined in the Snapshot Block fun yet??  You can download the pattern right here and then don't forget to donate the $5.00 for the pattern to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ;)  This is such an amazing cause and they have already raised over $26,000.00!!!  Isn't that just incredible!!  Quilters are the best!!!  

This block went together super fast and was so much fun to make.   Kimberly made putting this block together even easier with this fabulous You Tube video that walks you through it step by step!!!   These videos are just so great ;)  

Be sure to  share all of your Snapshots progress on social media with #fqssnapshots and check out these fabulous bloggers for some Sew On & Sew On inspiration :)  

Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms
Bonnie Olaveson of Cotton Way
Pat Sloan of The Voice of Quilting
Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting
Thelma Childers of Cupcakes N' Daisies
Pam Viera-McGinnis of Pam Kitty Morning
Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs
Stephanie Kendron of The Modern Sewciety
Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt
Greg Jones of Grey Dogwood Studios
Jessie Fincham of Messy Jesse

Thanks for popping in today ;)  I hope you are having a Happy Quilting Week!!!
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day . . . let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!   The winner of The Holly's Tree Farm Layer Cake from  Ollie and Evie  is . . .   Number #52 . . . Congrats Cecelia!!!   I have emailed you :) 


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co.  Julie has an adorable Etsy shop with lots of amazing fabric goodness!!!  And, she always has amazing prices that make it so fun to fill up a cart ;)  

And the Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for this adorable Airmail Layer Cake by Eric and Julie Comstock for Moda!!!  I just love all of those fabulous hearts!!!!

You have two entry chances, the second being optional, 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 telling me what is making your heart happy today :)

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Scarlet Thread Quilt Co. love.   You can follow them on   FacebookInstagram, or Favorite their Shop.  Or you can visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Scarlet Thread Quilt Co. Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, July 14th when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Monday, July 6, 2015

Patchwork Skirt for Trek

I spent most of last week in Wyoming on a Youth Trek for our Church.  350 Youth and their leaders traveled up to the Mormon Handcart Historic Site to have a small taste of the handcart pioneer experience.   And of course, we needed to look the part.   So a little Patchwork Skirt sewing was in need.   (and sadly, I forgot to take any pictures of this skirt while I was in Wyoming, so these are just in the backyard, le sigh)

Now, we all know I am not the best 3-D seamstress, so I was grateful when Barbara offered to make my skirts.  (especially as I was trying to crank out a last minute deadline.)  I had these fabulous Cotton and Steel Basics charm packs all picked out and I think they just made the cutest skirt!!!   Aren't they just so fun!!!!  I just loved how bright and happy they are :)

I needed a second skirt, so Barbara found this super adorable cheater print that looked uber authentic.   So cute, I just loved it!!!!  We didn't remember to take a whole lot of pictures while on the trek, (to busy walking)  but I loved this one with my sweetheart and my oldest.   Quite the crew :)

And just in case you were wondering . . .  this is what half out our group looked like all decked out in pioneer fashion.  What an awesome experience, I am so grateful I got the chance to go to this historic site and experience it with my sweetheart and my oldest son.  I think we will have to go back as a family some time.  Think of how cute those little girl patchwork skirts will be!!!!!

I hope you are having a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Friday, July 3, 2015

Red White and Blue Weekend!!!

Tomorrow is the 4th of July and I am so looking forward to Food, Family, and  Fireworks!!!  This is always a fun time to get together and celebrate!!!   And I am going to be doing a little 4th of July inspired sewing as well this weekend.

Red, White, and Blue scraps (and a touch of gold) that will be turned into Scrappy Strips for Log Cabin blocks!!!  Time to start slashing and sewing ;)

Happy 4th of July to all my Quilty Friends here in the USA!!!

And a Happy Quilting Weekend to you All!!!  
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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Panguitch Quilt Walk!!

June 11th to the 13th was the annual Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival and I had so, so, so much fun!!!!  I spent most of my time there in this fabulous classroom.   The Festival is held in the local high school which makes for lots and lots of class space, and I just love that!!!  Everyone set up and got to sewing!!!

My first class on Thursday was the End of the Rainbow class, which is the cover quilt on my Irish Chain Quilts book ;)   This class was so much fun!!!  We were slashing up scraps and crazy patch piecing and having an all around great time!!!  And everyone made some fantastic progress.  Here are a few finished blocks from the class.

Then that evening, I taught my Daisy Chain class, one of the quilts from the Appliqued Chains section of Irish Chain Quilts.   Several people in class were doing applique for their first time and it was so excited to see their eyes light eye when they finished their blocks.   One gal said, "seriously, it's that easy!!!"   And I said, absolutely it is and oh so much fun!!!  Didn't their blocks just come out darling!!

Then on Friday morning I taught my final class which was Back to Basics ;)   This is such a fantastic class for teaching the basics of HST's and Flying Geese!!!  Everyone really enjoyed it and I just loved seeing all the different fabric choices of everyone.  So cute!!!

Then Friday night I had off and went to visit the kids who were camping near by.   Saturday morning I was so excited to be shown this fantastic finish!!  One of the gals in my End of the Rainbow class had finished her quilt top!!!!   Isn't it just stunning!!!   I love all of the different tone on tone prints she used in the background.  Just fabulous!!!

 And then, Saturday afternoon I got to do an Irish Chain Quilts Trunk Show!!!  I will admit, I was a little nervous before I started.  They had me up on the high school stage and the room was packed!!!  But, like always, as soon as I started talking quilts, all the butterflies flew away and it was oh so much fun!!!

I started off by sharing a little Single, Double, and Triple Irish Chain action including the Double that my mother made me that was the inspiration behind the book.   And from there we led right into the quilts from the book.

 It was so much fun to be able to walk through each of the quilts in the book and share my inspiration behind them, or how I made them, or fun ways I quilted them.

Each quilt just seemed to have it's own little story that needed to be shared.  I just love that about quilting.   You don't realize it, until you stop and think about it, but each quilt I make is special in it's own way for one reason or another.

And, I have to admit, nothing makes you feel better than when someone opens your quilt and a whole room does the Ohhs and Ahhs.   Yup, I was floating on Cloud 9.

And before you knew it, I was to the last quilt in the book.   It went by so fast but it was just so much fun!!!

And afterwards, I let everyone come up and check out the quilts while I signed books.   I have to say, I loved every second of it and I can't wait to do another trunk show!!  So, So, So much fun!!!

Thank you so much to the ladies of the Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival for having me!!!!  It truly was amazing!!!  I know I say it every time, But I just love to teach!!!!!   I always come away from it just feeling so full of love for quilting and quilters!!!   They really are the nicest people in the whole wide world!!!

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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