Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Grand Illusion Mystery!

Quiltville's Quips & Snips!!: Grand Illusion Mystery! Has started!!!

If you love Bonnie Hunter's Mystery's (I know I Do) then you'll absolutely love this one.

Do you have ton's of scraps to put to use?

Never participated in one of Bonnie's mystery's?  Then this is a win - win opportunity for you. I can tell you now - you won't be sorry.  Even if your a newbie at quilting, (as I was when I first started), Bonnie's instructions and tips are fantastic.

Head on over to her site at Quiltville now for your supply list and read the intro. to this year's mystery.  You don't want to miss this wonderful opportunity!

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Chandelier Quilt-Along


Over at "WeAllSew " there is a new Quilt-Along starting called "Chandelier"

Week One has been posted.  Check it out


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Fabulously Fast Quilts

Head over to Tea Rose Blogspot to read all about the new book "Fabulously Fast Quilts" by Amy Smart.  Plus, follow links posted daily to guest blogs, sharing some of their super neat tips on how they speed up their quilt making process.  You can follow along by clicking Here.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pillow Collective !!!

Pillow Collective - AmysCreativeSide.com
All I can say is WOW!  I LOVE Pillows, and the ones I've seen here in this collective are fantastic! 
Each pillow featured has it's own tutorial so you can join in and make your own.  Plus,  there is a contest ---Yes, Can't get any better then this!  So head on over to Amy's Creative Side to get to the start page with all the details and links.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

21 Places to Get Free Quilting Patterns

Heirloom Creations has a page with a listing of 21 Places to Get Free Quilting Patterns

I've checked out a few of the links and there is a lot to look at.  A great list to save and refer

to when you are looking for something specific or just can't decide what to do next.

You can access the page HERE.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Blog Tour Starts Today! | Sew4Home

NEW True Colors Collection by FreeSpirit Fabrics - Blog Tour Starts Today! | Sew4Home:

I love this new collection.  The blog tour starts today of some wonderful projects being made with this collection. You won't want to miss looking at what these talented designers have done.  Go HERE to read more and find the links to the tour.

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Message Central Pinboards: Large & Wrapped or Small & Framed | Sew4Home

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Message Central Pinboards: Large & Wrapped or Small & Framed | Sew4Home:

I've been wanting to make some message boards and inspiration boards lately.  Maybe it's the fact that my craft room is so cluttered right now and I need to organize.  I ran across this tutorial over at Sew4Home this morning.  It really impressed me so I thought I'd share the LINK.

Anyone know of anymore idea's online that they can share.  I'd love to see more examples of both message boards and inspiration boards. Provide a link in your comment post please so we can all go see. : )

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The Great Hexagon Quilt - Along: Soupcon Quilt Along (QAL)

The Great Hexagon Quilt - Along: Soupcon Quilt Along (QAL):

I saw a pin on Pinterest this morning to this Hexagon Quilt Along and went on over to check it out.

It looks really interesting as it's not only hexagon's, but a little bit of personalization as well.  Two parts have already been released and there is only six total, so need to catch up if you want to join in.  Check it out HERE.

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Debbie Mumm: Stars of Honor

Debbie Mumm: Stars of Honor

There is six installments to this project.
First block has been released and is available for download HERE.

What a beautiful quilt to do.
Another one I may just have to squeeze in. : )

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2014 Block of the Month - One Piece at a Time


2014 Block of the Month - One Piece at a Time:

A new BOM is about to begin.  For the intro. you will need to go over to One Piece at a Time and read all about it.  Looks like another good one that's for sure. One is never disappointed by Erin's BOM's.  Click HERE.
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BOM 2013-14 Purple Sage

BOM 2013-14 Purple Sage:

Purple Sage started back in Sept, but continue's on through part of 2014.  I don't know how I missed it before.  The blocks are still available for free download if your interested.  You can find it HERE at Persimmon Quilts.

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Forever Blooming 2014 BOM

Forever Blooming 2014 BOM

I love Applique, so here is one I found that I am going to add to my project list for 2014.  Hosted over at Pearl P. Pereira Designs (P3 Designs for short).
On the first of each month a new block will be posted for free.  Just add it to the cart and check out.  Instructions are posted HERE along with the blocks.
While your there, take a look around.  I did and was pleasantly surprised.  They have a very nice selection of applique patterns.  I particularly like the American Album.  Have fun and hope you'll join along.


Free Block Pattern: Ooh-Rah Block 1

Head on over to the Quilter's Newsletter site and grab a free block each month.  January's block has been posted Free for you to download.  Click HERE to go and grab your's and take a look around their site if you haven't been there recently.  : )

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LMS | Stitchy Fun Sampler Along

Swoon Cross Stitch
If you Love Cross Stitch or are just a beginner - you might enjoy this little Stitchy Sampler Along, provided over at Little Miss Shabby's Blog.
Starting right now she has released the first block.  If you head on over to her blog you'll see some of the upcoming blocks posted as well.  They sure are cute.  
Click HERE to go see.
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Thursday, January 9, 2014

It's Daffycat: The Totally Useless Stitch A Long 2014

I had to chuckle when I ran across this one.
The post starts out by saying "Save those ORTs!"
What is an ORT - I asked myself!
It stands for Old Ratty Threads.
Ok, now I have a lot of those around and would love to put them to use.  So this might just be the Stitch Along I need for 2014.  Never hurts to learn new things.  If your curious about this SAL like I was
Check it out HERE.

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Just Nan Stitch Along 2014 | Keep Calm and Cross Stitch

Just Nan Stitch Along 2014 | Keep Calm and Cross Stitch:For all you Cross Stitchers out there, here is a new stitch along to enjoy.  You need to go to the link to get all the details "Here".

Looks like fun to me. : )

Free Quilt Block of the Month Quilt Pattern from Victoriana Quilters

This BOM combines some embroidery and applique techniques.  It's called "Celebrating Flowers".
Celebrating Flowers Block of the Month - January Carnations

The First block is the "Carnation Block".
What a nice project to do in the evenings while relaxing watching tv.
For more information click "Here".

Animas Quilts - Basket Case BOM

I love Wall and Lap Quilts.  When I start the new year with all these full size quilts planned, there is always room to fit in a smaller one like this.  How fun this BOM will be to add to my project list this year.
It's Called "Basket Case" and it's offered by Animas Quilts.  It measures 67" x 67".

If your interested in learning more,
Click HERE.

BOM: Garden Gate

BOM: Garden Gate - from Project House 360
Every year, Project House puts out a beautiful BOM.
And this year is no exception.  Once again they have designed a Gorgeous Quilt pattern to offer their viewer's for Free.  Follow along on this BOM and read more
by clicking Here.

Free BOM | Two Sisters and a Quilt

Rainbow Fish

There is a cute little BOM starting over at Two Sisters and A Quilt.
It's called "Grandpa's Pond".
To check it out click HERE.  

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Quilt Doodle Doodles...: BOM 2014

BOM 2014

Quilt Doodle Doodles...: BOM 2014:

Ok, I have one more for you today and lots more coming.  It's IS a new year after all - so a lot is happening.

Over at Quilt Doodle she has released a fun BOM project.  I'm sure this one will add a smile to your face.  : )

First block has been released, so check it out

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Sentimental Stitches | Dream Garden

A sneek peek of another BOM coming up Jan. 15th over at Sentimental Stitches.
It's called "Dream Garden"
Oh my, how my mom would love a quilt like this for her bed.
I do love applique....I wonder if I can fit this one in to do in the evening's while watching tv... (grin).
Go on over to Sentimental Stitches to see more of this beautiful quilt.
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Just Takes 2 / Benjamin Biggs

Just Takes 2 |Benjamin Biggs

Last year I participated in the first "Just Take 2 QAL"  and LOVED it.  
This year it's the fabulous Benjamin Biggs Quilt. 

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 I want to to put this one on my priority list for sure.

 I learned a lot last year, some of the blocks were easy, while other's very challenging, but it was those challenging blocks that really made me feel like I was achieving some great success in the further development of my quilting skills.

I HIGHLY recommend this project to everyone, especially those who want a quilt that will be loved and remembered for many generations to come.
  Click HERE for more details.

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New BOM at Morning Glory Designs

Morning Glory Designs: 2014 Block of Month
mexican tiles BOM final
Oh My Oh My, This is one Gorgeous Quilt.  Every month Morning Glory Designs will release one new block for "FREE".  If you miss a month, the block is available to purchase in her shop online for a very reasonable price of $3.50 ea.  AND, if your a newsletter subscriber you will get a link to a free bonus block each month.
Go and read all about this wonderful BOM Here.  If you have any problems with this link, then click on the link at the top of this post "Morning Glory Designs".
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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Pillow Time

If you recall, earlier this year I posted some photo's of some RV sewing I have been doing for a few of my family members.  I finally have some photo's to share of what I made with the left over fabrics.

This set is for my Brother and His wife, that go into that big motor-home.  
After doing their drapes, I used some of the steel blue drapery fabric that was left over as well as some of the old pink/beige from the original drapes to make them a vintage shabby/chic set.  The lace and roses are all vintage finds.  This was really fun for me to design and construct.  I Might have to do some more for myself.

  I used the scraps left from the upholstry on my sister's little travel trailer and added abalone buttons (since her trailer is ocean/sea side theme) for these pillows.  They will look great in her chairs while sitting under the awning watching the waves roll in at the beach. : )

I'm working on some pillows for my sister again right now, but won't be long and that order will be done and I can start a new project.

 I LOVE the new year with all the new BOM, Mystery's, and QAL starting up. 
I can't wait to get started on one, or maybe two, or..... well, we'll see. : ) 

soscrappy: First ScrapHappy Saturday of 2014

soscrappy: First ScrapHappy Saturday of 2014:
Yay, it's that time of year again.  Time to get scrappy and create a rainbow quilt.
Read all about it over at the ScrapHappy Blog. Click Here.
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Tell it to the Stars

Tell it to the Stars – — Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara:
A new mystery quilt is starting.  January's instructions are posted and your set to go.
If you love Mystery Quilts (as I do), then you will love Judy's. : )  Click Here.

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APQ Quilt Along

APQ Quilt Along, The Blocks » Bunny Tales:
Bunny Tales is having a Quilt Along.  First block
is posted. This is a beautiful quilt, you won't want to miss it.
Click HERE!
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