Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Serendipity Quilt Along - Release 6

 Today is the Sixth release of the Serendipity Quilt Along and it's another flock of fun!!!   Aren't they so cute!!!   This is Fat Quarter Shop's 8th Annual Charity Quilt Along to benefit Make a Wish and I always love quilting along :)     So here are the Row 6 blocks . . . 

And don't they just look awesome all sewn in a row!!!  I love the offset design, it just adds so much movement to the row!!   And they are so happy in the Happy Days Fabric by Sherri and Chelsi, which is now in shops :)  So great!!! 

So are you joining in with the Serendipity fun???   You can download the block pattern right here and it is requested for each pattern you download to donate $5.00  to the Make a Wish Foundation :)  And I am super excited to say that ,  Fat Quarter Shop's annual charity QAL has made it's stretch goal of  $70,000!!!  So now it is being extended to grant 10  wishes.   So amazing!!!  

And Fat Quarter Shop is doing Live  You Tube video tutorials this time.  Kimberly will walk you through the process of making the Release 3 blocks and sew right along with you.   The Row 6 Live Video will be Released on June 7th at 9 am CT.  So fun!!! 

Be sure to share all of your Serendipity progress on social media with #serendipityqal and check out Fat Quarter Shops post for Release 6 for lots more Serendipity Inspiration!!!

And that's it for the Fifth Release in the Serendipity Quilt Along!!!!      

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

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Monday, May 31, 2021

Adventure is Calling for a Square Dance!!

 So remember when I shared the Mountain Lullaby quilt and said that I was trying to make more "mountain-ish" quilts for the Barbara and Bob's cabin.   Well I am super excited to add another one to the mix!!!   When I saw the new Adventure is Calling Line from Riley Blake Designs, I knew it was just perfect for another cabin quilt!!!   And combined with my Square Dance Pattern, it is just perfect :)

I mean, how can it not be perfect with these prints from Adventure is Calling!!!   Tents, Trees, Forest Animals, Stars, and Pennant Flags . . . and all in beautiful woodsy colors!!!  It is just so fun, I especially love the pops of orange :) 

And I have been wanting to make a large version of my Square Dance Pattern for quite some time, and I just knew this fabric would be so great in it!!!   I loved the idea of just using a simple yet fun geometric designs for a cabin quilt, almost gives you the idea of plaid but a cool plaid  ;)  And I even made sure all my directions prints lined up, so no upside foxes or tents.   I don't normally worry about directional fabric, but this quilt design is an easy one to layout and make sure it is correct, especially because it is Jelly Roll friendly, so you don't have to worry about what direction you are cutting the pieces out either ;)  

 For the Pop fabric I used Shades Chocolate  and the background fabric is Shades Burlap.   I love the "texture" in the shades line.   It is a lot like grunge so no surprise that I tend to gravitate towards it.   And I just love how all of the print colors just pop on the light and ark brown, it really adds to the 3D illusion of this quilt. 

I tried something new when it came time to quilt it.   I originally was planning to just do a large meandering stitch.  I haven't done simple meandering in some time and thought it would be perfect for this geometric design.    But after making the first pass, I thought it kind of looked like a trail through the woods.   So I decided to go back and echo the meandering to really make a "trail".   I just love how it turned out and echoing was so much fun.   It was just like following a trail just following the twists and bends in the way.  So fun!!!  

I am just so happy with how this quilt turned out!!  And it is already at the cabin as we are enjoying this Memorial Day in the woods ;)    Three down, (I put my King Size Braided Irish Chain in Reunion Fabric on my bed :) down and 3 more "cabin" fabric quilts to go.    I can't wait to see what the next one is going to turn out like ;)

Thanks for popping in today and sharing this new finish with me.   

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!!  
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Thursday, May 27, 2021

School's Out!!

 Today is the first official day of "summer" for my kiddo's, and they are so excited!!!  Me, I have mixed feelings about it, tee hee hee.   I love summer because we can spend so much time together and make lots of amazing memories, but the days just seem to slip by in the summer and ya, there is always less time to sew.   And speaking of less time . . . I have had a lot of bitter sweet moments lately as our oldest, Spencer Jacob Corry, Graduated!!!

And he Graduated 4 times!!!!   Ya, this kid has been busy :)    He graduated from Cedar High School as well as Success Academy.  Success Academy is a charter school that Spencer attended half of the day.  So Cedar High School in the morning (which is the same school his dad and grandpa went to, so great) , and Success in the afternoon.   Success is an Early College program, so he also graduated from Southern Utah  University, with an associates degree at the end of High School.   SUU is my Alma Mater, and because I served on the Alumni Board, I get to help with graduation and got to welcome him to the SUU Alumni right after he crossed the stage to get his diploma.  Yup, that was a tender moment for me!!!  And we are so super proud that while he was doing all of this rigorous education, he still made time for his beliefs, graduating from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Seminary Program.  4 Years and 4 Graduations, just Wow!!!!

And the big joke was, after 4 graduations, he now has 4 empty diploma cases.   Yup, there is going to be some happy mail for this kid as each of his diplomas arrive :)

What an amazing 4 years High School has been for Spencer and we are just so very proud of him!!!  He is now preparing to serve a 2 year Mission in Frankfurt Germany for the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He leaves in July, so I am just soaking up all of the moments before he is gone for 2 years!!!   When he returns from his Mission, he plans to attend Southern Utah  University to get a bachelors in Biology and then go on to Medical School as he wants to be a Genetic Doctor.   

Yup, all the emotions, and especially oh so very proud of this kid!!

We love you Spencer and are so excited for your next big steps in life ;)  

Thanks for sticking with me through a more personal post today.  No quilts, but I just had to share this huge milestone for our son and our family ;)    For those of you who have gone through this, does the emotional rollercoaster get any easier with the next one?? 

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

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 $25.00 Gift Certificate  from Lou Lou's Fabric Shop is . . .   Number #342 . . . Congrats momofpeaches !  I have messaged you :)  

And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Green Fairy Quilts.  Green Fairy Quilts is your home for pre-cut goodness and they always have amazing sales going on every weekend on a selected pre-cut or notion!!!   And did you know that Green Fairy Quilts has a Deal of The Day, I just love these!!!    And right now, you can use code GRQ42 to get the employee discount on your  purchase!!!  Such fun shopping ;) 
And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway, Green Fairy Quilts will be giving one lucky reader  2 Moda Scrap Bags!!!  These bags are filled with Scrappy Goodness of some of your favorite Moda Lines, and it will be such a fun surprise to see which ones you get!!!!  

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 is your favorite kind of pie??  

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Green Fairy Quilts love.   You can Sign up for their Newsletter which I highly recommend as it will ensure you catch all of their amazing sales!!  You can follow them on Instagram or Facebook,  or you can visit the Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Green Fairy Quilt Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, June 1st, 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, May 24, 2021

Wishes in Sophie!!

 So last week I was having a wonderful chat with my good friend Kim, who also owns our local quilt shop, Stitching It Up.   In the course of the conversation, we got to talking about new fabric and how she just had a whole bunch of lines come in and was swamped with how many samples she needed to make.  And of course, I wanted to help her out so I offered to make up a sample for her, I mean, who doesn't want to play with new fabric ;)   And a week later . . . tada . . . a new Queen Size version of my Wishes Pattern in Sophie  ;)  

Can I just say how thrilled I was when I found out Kim needed a quilt in the new Sophie Fabric Line by Brenda Riddle for Moda Fabrics!!!   I just love the soft delicate prints and the colors had me transported back to my childhood of playing with my Strawberry Shortcake dolls.   Aren't they just so great!!!  I just love how it turned out.  

And I am just thrilled with how well my Wishes Pattern showcases Sophie.   They really were a great match.      I especially love the cornerstone stars in the bright red, they just pop!!!  And I also love how they create a secondary chain design around the block, just so fun :)  And the other great thing about Wishes is there are very few seams that need to be lined up, which is great when you are making a queen size quilt in a week.      This queen size version needs 16 Fat Quarters, a pop fabric, and some background to make it and it really goes together fast ;)

And when it came time to quilt it, I wanted to add to that summer flower garden feel so I decided on an al over loose feathers.  I just love how it makes it look like leafy vines are crossing over the entire quilt.   I just love all the motion it adds and how it just flows.   Oh,  And it also has the added benefit of being a quick one to quilt as well, speed was for sure important on this one ;)   So fun!!!  

I am just so happy with how this quilt turned out!!  And it is already hanging in Kim's Shop, so fun!!!  And I am looking forward to when this Wishes Quilt makes it's way home.    Wouldn't this just make the cutest summer wedding gift ;)   

Thanks for popping in today and sharing this new finish with me.   

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!!  

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