Monday, July 20, 2020

New Family Pics

No quilts today.  Today I am getting a little more personal and talking  :)  This weekend we took a quick trip up to Salt Lake to see my side of the family.  My little sister was in town from WA, and it was the first time we have all been together in like 7 years!!!  So of course, we needed some family pictures ;)  Saturday morning we met at the park and my sister took pictures for 2 hours and did an amazing job!!!    This is my family :)   My parents, siblings, their spouses and children.   There are 32 of us all together and I can't begin to express how wonderful it was to get see them all!!!

These are my parents.  Aren't they just so cute!!!  I am so grateful to them and love getting to visit them.  My dad is always there for me and my mom is the first one I call with questions of life, big or small.   I love them!!!

And can you believe my sweetheart, Jacob and I are going on 20 years of Marriage.   We celebrate our 20th anniversary this year and words can not even begin to express how grateful I am to him and how much I love him. 

And how my family has grown!!!   When I first started this blog I only had 4 kids and they were all little.  In fact, I just barely realized the other day my profile still said, mom of 5 "little" kiddos.  I edited it realizing they are not my "little" kiddo's anymore.   We are just soaking up as much family time as we can as I know they will soon be leaving for adventures of their own.   Isn't family just the best!!!  I just love these amazing children of ours and am so proud of each one and the person they are becoming. 

What a blessing it was to have such a wonderful weekend spent with family.  It is always so wonderful to have the opportunity to reflect on how important family is and the love that we share!!!  

I hope you all have a very blessed day and are able to share it with the ones you love ;) 

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Friday, July 17, 2020

June Sew Sampler!

Well, here we are half way through July, and I just realized I never got to share my June Sew Sampler Box  :)    I blame summer . . . but it's worth the wait because this box is just filled with wonderful quilty goodness!!!   Handpicked for you was the perfect theme for the month :) 

It's starts out with 5 beautiful Fat Quarters from Fig Tree & Co. new All Hallow's Eve line.  And even through this is a Halloween line, you can totally use these beautiful oranges and green in any fall festive project ;)  And how cute will they look in that adorable Orange You Glad pattern!!!  I love the flying geese with the oranges, so cute!!!   

And the notions for this month's box are a whole mix of great!!!   First up, this adorable macaroon storage container.  I just love this little guy!!!  I have already started using it to store some of my tiny pins, so fun!!!   And you can never have enough rotary blades so this Fiskars 45 mm Blade was a wonderful find ;)   And finally, this Spot On Magnify Lens will be great for classes, as I often have students with trouble seeing their ruler markings, especially those 7/8" ones ;)

And with a new box also means a new Block!!   .This year we are working on the Greatest Hits Quilt and this block is Track 3  ;)   I have to say, this is one of the big reasons this is so late to be posted, and it wasn't even a hard block.  I just had to make the time to sort through my scraps to find a fun and funky low volume background that matched.  Isn't that just great!!!

And just a note, if you are wanting to get in on the new year of Sew Sampler boxes you have to get in line.  There is currently a waiting list as the box subscription is full.   But hopefully the wait isn't to long.  (I have been told new spots open up each week!!!)

And that is the June Sew Sampler Box and now we only have to wait like two week's for July's!!!  Talk about a little silver lining :)

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!! 
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Bloomtopia - Finished!!!

It's the final day of the Bloom-Topia Quilt Along hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop and I am thrilled to be sharing my finished quilt!!!!  This has been such a fun quilt to make and I am so excited with how much was raised for  Make a Wish Foundation :)  I just love participating in Fat Quarter Shop's annual charity QAL as not only do I finish with a beautiful quilt, but it also benefits so many wonderful people!!!

I did not do the 2020 Pieced Backing, just a basic one so I didn't bother to take a picture of it.  But if you want to do the original backing, you can find the Backing Pattern Here.    My layout is totally different than the original pattern so the original backing would not have fit ;)  And there are links at the end of this post to all of the alterations I did, just in case you want to make your Bloomtopia quilt with the same layout as mine ;)  

And when it came time to quilt mine, I decided on an all over loose feather.  Mostly because it is super fast, and this was a super big quilt that I quilted all of yesterday.   So a quick and pretty design was just the trick.  And I just love all of the beautiful texture it adds to the quilt!!!

I can't even begin to say how much I have enjoyed this QAL!!!  This is my 6th year participating in the annual Charity Quilt Along (2015 Snapshots, 2016 Crossroads, 2017 Patchwork2018 Clementine, 2019 Threadology, and this year 2020 Bloomtopia) .   And I have loved it every bit as much as the previous years and now I just get to look forward to next year's !!!!

But before we start looking to next year, there is still a little fun left for this 2020 Bloomtopia Quilt Along!!!  Both Sherri and Chelsi, and Pat Sloan are acutioning off their Bloomtopia quilts and all the funds raised will go to Make a Wish Foundation.  Isn't that so great!!!  You can see all of the details of the auction at the Jolly Jabber :)   The auction ends July 25th and the winners and fundraiser results will be announced August 1st :) 


Be sure to share all of your Bloom-Topia finishes on social media with #bloomtopiaquiltalong!!!    I can't wait to see all of your quilt tops!!!!   What an amazing QAL and here is to looking forward to 2021's Charity QAL!!!! 

And just to make it easy to find . . . Here is a list of all the places to find my alterations

Thanks for popping in today ;)  I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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 Poinsettias & Pines Jelly Roll from  Green Fairy Quilts is . . .   Number #20 . . . Congrats scrappy101!!!  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 Lori Holt Shabby Basics are on sale and this basic is so pretty!!!  Also, All Sewline Products are on sale for the Notion,, and Coriander Quilts Patterns are on sale for the Pattern.   Save 20-30% off of all of them for the whole month of July!!  So great ;) 

24 Hour Flash Sales at the Fat Quarter Shop!

And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a Beautiful Tranquility Rolie Polie by Gerri Robinson for Riley Blake Designs !!!  Isn't that just so pretty!!!   
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 was the last book you read??

 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, July 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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Monday, July 13, 2020

Just Poppin In

Hi All,  Just poppin in today to say hello.  Things have been a little quiet this last week as I have been up the mountain at a family reunion.   And I have to say, days without wifi are so refreshing!!!  I just loved getting to spend time with my loved ones away from the world and all the crazy.  And the mountains are just so beautiful, what a wonderful time for my family and all of our extended Corry family. 

And seriously, every one of my kids can out hike me now, including the 8 year old.   They are just growing up!!!  

 We have another family reunion, another overnight hike, and a few more day trips planned for the next few weeks, so if things are a little quiet, just know I am still here and squeezing in some quilting here and there.  And I am sure I will get back to regular sharing as soon as the kids go back to school.   Side note . . . we just found out this week they get to go back to actual physical school and everyone in this household is so excited!!!!

Be back tomorrow with Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day ;)

Happy Quilting!!! 
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