Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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 $25.00 Gift Certificate from Lou Lou's Fabric Shop is . . .   Number #27 . . . Congrats Stacy Lindblom!!   I have emailed you :) 


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Shabby Fabrics!!   Along with hosting the giveaway, Shabby Fabrics is having an amazing Spring Cleaning Sale that includes lots of amazing Sale and Clearance fabrics!!!!!!!   They just added a whole ton of fabric to make room for new stuff, so be sure to check it out!!  So fun!!!  

And the Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for a Cloud Fat Quarter Set of the new Moda Collection, Refresh by Sandy Gervais!!!   I just love how soft the colors are, just lovely!!!  One lucky winner is certainly going to be refreshed with these beautiful fabrics!!

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 tells me you favorite type of Pie, yesterday was Pi day after all :)

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Shabby Fabrics love. You can follow them on FacebookTwitterYou TubePinterest, or Instagram.  You can Sign up for the Shabby Fabrics Newsletter (top right hand corner) or Follow their Blog,  or you can Visit the Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Shabby Fabric Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, March 22nd, 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, March 14, 2016

Crossroads Quilt Along - Diamond Block

I am posting a day early, but tomorrow is TTGD and I didn't want these blocks to get lost in it :)   So today I am excited to share the second set of the Crossroads Quilt Along blocks.  This month it is the  Diamond Blocks and aren't they just fabulous!!!

This block looks a little complex but it really goes together quite quick.  Just some HST's and some Stitch and Flip corners and you are there in no time.  And I just love the overall effect.  Wouldn't this block just look amazing on its own in a whole quilt.  So fun!!!

If you sewing along or want to join in on the fun,  you can download the block pattern right here and then don't forget to donate the $5.00 for the pattern to the March of Dimes  ;)  This QAL is raising funds for premature babies and Fat Quarter Shop and Moda and All of Us are teaming up to make a big impact!    

And like always, if you are a little nervous about about stitching up this block, you need not worry.  Kimberly and Joanna , have made a fabulous You Tube video that walks you through making the block step by step and has lots of little tidbits to help you with your block!!!  

Be sure to  share all of your Crossroads progress on social media with #crossroadsquiltalong and check out these fabulous bloggers who are quilting along for some Diamond Block inspiration :)  

Joanna of Fig Tree Quilts (@figtreequilts)
Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan)
April of Prairie Grass Patterns (@amrosenthal)
Tina of Emily Ann's Kloset (@emilyannskloset)
Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
Angie of Gnome Angel (@gnomeangel)
Vanessa of Lella Boutique (@lellaboutique)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Erin of Why Not Sew (@whynotsewquilts)
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapevinelane)
Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)

I will be sharing more Crossroads Blocks on the 15th of each month.  It is going to be so much fun!!!  I hope you come Quilt Along!!!

Thanks for popping in today ;)  Have a Happy Quilting Day!!
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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Splendid Sampler Saturday!!

It's Saturday so that means Splendid Sampler blocks ;)   With my Irish Chain Layout I won't be able to include all 100 blocks, so I actually hopped over one block this week as it was all embroidery, and I just haven't decided if those will work in my rainbow layout  (and you know, I am not a big fan of hand stitching, so it wasn't hard to make an excuse to not have to do it :)  

So this week I started with the Friends Around the Square block designed by Julie Karasek.  This was such a fun block to make.  I think it took me twice as long to choose fabrics as it did to make the block.  It was super important to make sure I had enough contrast in the three shades of orange to really make sure I didn't lose the design.  I just love sewing these monochromatic blocks, it really is making me think a lot about shades of color and layout.

And since I only have one SS block to share, I decided to get caught up in my bee block as well.  Tamara asked us to make this super fun block.  It's an Ohio Star framed in a modified Log Cabin.   It was so much fun to make and I just love the pretty purples in Lady Slipper Lodge by Holly Taylor for Moda.   It was so fun to make and I am glad to be all caught up again ;)

And those are this weeks Splendid Sampler blocks / Bee Block.  Looking forward to next Saturday for another Splendid Morning of Saturday Stitching ;)

Happy Quilting!!!
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Friday, March 11, 2016

Snapshots Quilt Top!!!

Yippee!!!!  I finished my Snapshots Quilt top ;)   Isn't it just so fun!!!!   Sure it took a little bit to frame all of those blocks, by wow, I just love it!!!   The setting of this quilt is just amazing.  Gotta love those gals at Fat Quarter Shop, always coming up with amazing!!!  This is just the cutest quilt!!!

I finished up the quilt back last week so now it's time to quilt this up!!!   And I have no clue how I want to do it.  I might have to think on that one for a bit.  Any suggestions??   

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Come Sail N Sew With Me ;)

I am so super excited to announce that next January, I will be teaching on a Quilting Cruise hosted by Stitchin in Heaven!!!  EEEkkkk,  so, so, so, much fun!!!  I will be joined on the cruise by Joan Ford and Nancy Raschka and we will all be teaching Scrappy n' Happy quilts.   I know right, as if quilting on a cruise wasn't fun enough, but this one is a Scrappy cruise, Yippee!!!

I will be teaching my End of the Rainbow Quilt from my book Irish Chain Quilts.   I think it is my all time favorite scrappy quilt, especially as it doubles as a memory quilt for me because it has scraps from every quilt I had ever made to that point.  It is a wonderful scrap buster and so much fun to make.  I just know we are all going to have so much fun!!

We will be setting sail from Florida on the Oasis of the Sea on January 29th of 2017 for a week long adventure through Jamaica, Haiti, Jamaica, and Cozumel Mexico with lots and lots and lots of Happy and Scrappy Sewing in between.   

So pop on over and check it out.  I would just love to have you come get your scrappy happy quilting and sailing on with me!!!  It is going to be so much fun ;)

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