Monday, April 23, 2018

Quilt Project Planning

Hello and happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a terrific start!  This morning I got up early and finished a big project I've been working on over the past week.  I had a lot going on with a couple of family gatherings and other projects at the same time, so I really had to get organized and stay on top of this project to get it done to meet the deadline (it's a quilt market project that I'll be able to share in a few weeks). I think some of the tips I used for planning this quilt project might be helpful to other quilters, so I'm sharing them today!

While these tips are ideas I use with large projects, they will actually work with 

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Saturday Seven | 21

Hello and happy Saturday! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! We're  celebrating a couple of family birthdays this weekend, so all of my kids will be together with my husband and I for the first time since Christmas--yay!  If you're new here, welcome to the Saturday Seven where I post all kinds of fun things for quilters! 

(Photos today might just be a little overload of my new storage baskets I've

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Favorite Quilts

Hello and happy Thursday! I was doing some organizing of photos today and happened on some of these older quilt photos taken for me a few years back by my friend Korindi!  I just love seeing the quilts in an outdoor setting; these photos are absolutely beautiful and really capture the beauty of both the fabrics and the quilting.  Since these photos are of some of my favorite quilts, I thought it would be fun to share them again today!

This first photo is of my "Stars over Iowa" quilt from my second  book 

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Quilt Goals and Progress

Hello and happy Tuesday! I can't believe it's already the 17th of April...time is going so quickly this month!  I meant to post my second quarter goals earlier this month and to do a review on my first quarter goals...but now is better than later! And honestly, I didn't meet many of my first quarter goals...but I have a good reason why!

During the first quarter of 2018 I made seven large quilts and a mini quilt from 

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Summer Wall Hanging + Survey

Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was a great one!  I just got back from a whirlwind trip to a blogging conference in Salt Lake City, Utah that took place Thursday through Saturday!  It was my first time attending a conference of that kind, and I learned so much!  The majority of the bloggers there were women (and a few men) who specialize in blogging about creative things: quilting, sewing cooking, crafting, crocheting, DIY, and more.  Being around so many creative people was truly inspiring.  And did I mention I learned a ton!  I'm excited for some of the new ideas I have to share with you in the upcoming months, and I'll also share more about the conference soon!

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While I was out of town I received the images for a project I have in the 

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Saturday Seven | 20

Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend includes some spring weather and some sewing!  This is my twentieth Saturday Seven post...kind of crazy!  If you're new here, on Saturdays I post seven fun things I've found during the week that quilters might be interested, home decorating, organizational tips, and of course fabric and patterns!  Enjoy!

It was just before the official beginning of spring that we took the above photo 

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Small Project Finishes

Happy Friday! I hope your week has been a good one and that your weekend will be even better!  Today I'm sharing this week's small project finishes--three fun projects:  Two of them were super quick projects that I'll be making again for gifts!  And the other one is my second finish for Christmas...(remember I made this tree skirt right at the beginning of the year).

I can't even begin to tell you how fast and fun these first two projects were.  I 

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Quarter Square Triangle Video

Hello and happy Wednesday!Today I've got a new video tutorial to share that will help you make sure you are piecing perfect quarter-square triangles.  I absolutely love this block--it always adds a lot to quilt designs and is also one of those terrific blocks for using up scraps!

Last summer I shared a tutorial for a quilt that uses these blocks, and a lot of 

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Block of the Month | April 2018

Hello and happy Monday! I'm here with the April block for my monthly free Block of the Month series!  This month's block is an easy one because I wanted to have a little extra time to get the landing page set up for this series.  Thank you so much for your patience with me as I've worked to keep this going while doing so much sewing for the Clover Hollow collection!

The new block is on the bottom right...see...easy!  You'll need just three fabrics 

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Saturday Seven | 19

Hello and happy Saturday! I hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start! I'm hoping to get some good sewing time in this weekend along with the usual housework that I try to catch up on on Saturdays!  I'm also working again on some organizing...Saturday always seems to be the perfect day to tackle small projects!

Our Clover Hollow collection is showing to shops now (photo above is of the

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