Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Saturday Seven | 5

Hello and happy Saturday! It's the last Saturday of the year which means it's really time to get organized for 2018!

I'm pretty excited about today's Saturday Seven...I found some fun things to

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Sew Sampler and Sales

Hello and happy Friday! Can you believe it is the last Friday of 2017?! It seems crazy that this year has gone so fast! I always love the beginning of a new year  because it's such a wonderful time to get organized and back on track with everything.

 One of my surprises Christmas week was the arrival of the December box for

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

A Swell Christmas Quilt

Hello and happy Thursday! I just finished what will be my final quilt top finish for 2017! I am hoping to finish up some smaller projects before the end of the year, but this is definitely the last quilt...and it's a good finish!

 Now I know why I hadn't remade this pattern in a Christmas collection

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Best Quilting Posts | 2017

Hello and happy Wednesday! I've been seriously working on getting organized this week...and on making plans for the blog for next year!  So I thought today would be a great day to share my top posts from this year (just in case you missed any of them...and because a lot of them do have helps for beginning the new year)!

 I'll start with number ten and work my way up to number one! It was interesting and fun to note that a couple of these posts were actually from previous years but are still being visited enough to make the top ten!

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A Simple Layer Cake Quilt

Hello friends! Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and weekend! I'll be putting all of the Christmas things away today (yes, I'm a take it down the day after kind of girl)! I just love getting organized for the new year and pondering all of the promises a new beginning brings.  I've got some fun things in store for the new year here on the blog as well!

But first I have another quilt to share...this is one of those simple quilts that 

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas

Hello! I just wanted to stop in and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 

While I truly love this season of the year for so many reasons: the spiritual 

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Saturday Seven | 4

Happy Saturday! It's time to get organized for a wonderful new year just around the corner, so today's post has all of my favorites for getting and staying on track! (I know this is one of the busiest weekends of the year, so you might want to save this post to read next week)!

After all the guests have gone, (or when you are home if you've traveled), sit

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Friday, December 22, 2017

2017: Mini Quilts & Runners

Hello! Here we go with some fun mini quilts, wall hangings, and table runners.  I love working on projects like this because you finish fast and get a great sense of accomplishment.  I need to make more projects this size in 2018!

First is Happy Days which is a wall-hanging quilt made with our Creekside fabric

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

2017 Quilts Part 2

Hello and happy Thursday! Today I'm continuing on with the 2017 quilts.  My first finish the second half of the year was a special one.  I was able to finish up a quilt started by my grandmother who passed away a couple of years ago.

Even more fun was the fact that I was able to gift this quilt to my Mom for her

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

2017 Quilts Part 1

Hello! I'm continuing on today with my 2017 review and sharing quilt finishes from January to June! Actually, one of my very favorite quilts ever was finished up during this time, too, but I won't be able to share it with you until it is published some time in 2018.

First up is my Dreamin' quilt pattern which is a fast and fun jelly roll pattern.  

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Small Projects Round Up

Hello! I've made it a tradition to review my year in quilts and projects as each year comes to a close.  This year I believe it will take me four posts:  Two posts will focus on the large quilts, and an additional two will share the mini quilts, table runners, smaller projects, and bag finishes. I decided to start with the smaller projects and bags since some of these are quick projects you might still have time to make before Christmas.

My first small project last year was this fun Zip Organizer that I keep in my

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Christmas Log Cabin Quilt

Happy Monday! The king-size scrappy log cabin Christmas quilt is complete (wow...try to say that fast five times!). I had forgotten how long it takes to bind a king-size quilt.  Luckily I had a few episodes of  Fixer upper and some others to catch up on!

For some reason,though, I'm a little bit sad to be done with the making of it. 

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Saturday Seven | 3

Happy Saturday! And welcome to the final Saturday Seven post with Christmas ideas. I'll be focusing on getting organized in my next few Saturday Seven posts and will also be highlighting fun beginning-of-the-year projects!

So...sit back and do a little relaxing before beginning your day today...and enjoy

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Patchwork Quilt Along

Hello and happy Friday! Today the twelfth and final block is being released for the Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork Quilt Along!  I've finished up my group for this month and absolutely can't wait to start putting these blocks together!

Since we made six blocks each month I now have 72 of these to put together.  I 

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas Work in Progress

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are having a great week so far!  I have a few in-progress photos to share of my final Christmas sewing project for this season.  And I'm so, so happy with how this quilt is turning out!

 Last week I shared two of my Christmas Dresden blocks with the fussy-cut 

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Quilting Life 2017 BOM Finishing

Hello and happy Tuesday! Thanks so much for your patience while I got the finishing instructions together for this year's mystery block of the month!  I wanted to double and triple check my math :)

While I haven't had time yet to start setting my blocks together, everything is

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Creme Brulee Christmas Quilt

Happy Monday! Today I'm posting as part of the Fat Quarter Shop Cake Mix Quilt Book blog tour!  This has been my first time sewing with a Cake Mix Recipe set; it's definitely an easy way to make a quilt!

I'm making the Creme' Brulee  quilt which requires a Layer Cake, a solid Layer

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Saturday Seven | 2

Hello and happy Saturday! This month is sure flying by, isn't it?! I can't believe that there are just two weeks left before Christmas.  I'm not ready yet, but I have lists and plans!

I don't have  photos to go along with the things on this week's Saturday Seven

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Christmas Dresdens

Hello and happy Friday! Today I'm sharing the beginnings of a project...but not just any project!  And actually I was going to wait until I was a little bit further along to share.  But.  It's.  So. Very. Cute. Already!  It's not secret that I love Dresden blocks...and they are not so very difficult to make at all!

When I was first trying to decide what to make with my Swell Christmas fabric I

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Table Decor

Hello and happy Thursday!  First, thank you so much for the kind comments from yesterday about my scrappy Log Cabin quilt...I'll be sure to share it here as soon as it's quilted!  When I dropped of the quilt the other day I was able to pick up a couple of I have a little binding to keep me busy for now!

I'm working on project number three with this beautiful Swell Christmas 

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Scrappy Log Cabin Finishing Info

Hello and happy Wednesday! I finished my king-size scrappy log cabin quilt top!  This has been one of those projects on my long-term to do list for years!!! This was such a fun finish!  Even better was the fact I was able to take it to be quilted yesterday...yay!

It really did take me most of the day Monday to put all of the blocks 

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Sewing

Hello and happy Monday! I hope you had a terrific first weekend in December!  I was able to check a big goal off of my list on Saturday--I finished the final blocks for my king-size scrappy log cabin Christmas quilt!

So...156 blocks made mostly during the month of November and finished up on

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Saturday Seven

Happy Saturday! Welcome to my first post in a new weekend series I've been thinking about doing for a little while now, the Saturday Seven.  Saturday Seven posts will contain fun things...some quilt-related and some not...that I've recently found and loved. 

I hope you'll enjoy the findings in each post--these posts will appear at least

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Mini Quilts

Hello...happy Friday, and happy December! It's the first of the month which means I have a parade to share!  The November quilt was a fun Christmas mini (pattern information below) that is perfect for a wall-hanging, table topper, or pillow top!

Leading off our parade is this delightful scrappy version by Brenda!  I just love 

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Christmas Quilt Home Tour Part 1

Hello! Christmas decorating is definitely underway here (although we haven't yet decorated our tree), so I thought I'd stop in to share some of our Christmas quilts and decor and offer a few tips for decorating with quilts.  I'll have more to share after I get everything finished up, so this will be post one of two!

I have two quilt ladders...this white one is in our front entry way, and I change

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

More Scrappy Christmas Quilt Blocks

Hello and happy Wednesday! Whew...what a busy week and was all happy, fun, and hectic, but boy is it good to have a little time to catch up now! I had cut and prepped all of the pieces for some of my scrappy log cabin Christmas blocks right before Thanksgiving and finally got them sewn yesterday. 

I hadn't counted my blocks in a while...I'm up to 46 blocks with green centers

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Sew Sampler Reveal | November

Hello and happy's Sew Sampler reveal day for Fat Quarter Shop!  This was such a fun box to open...from the moment I saw the cover design I knew the contents were going to be fun!

I just love the "Fall in Love" design and knew there would be some fun fabrics

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Put a Quilt On It

Hello! Today I'm posting about a fabulous new-to-me product...home decor Barn Blocks!  These fabulous 2x2 barn quilts are printed on PVC making them a fun decor item for quilters that can be displayed indoors or outdoors.  The PVC material is lightweight yet sturdy (10 mm thick!) and waterproof.   This makes the blocks perfect for garages, fences, porches, and sheds without the fear of rain or snow ruining the block as it may with wood.

I was able to select one for review and absolutely love it!  It arrived in terrific

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Quilted Christmas Ornaments

Hello...I've been having fun sewing some Christmas ornaments!  Each year I try my hand at making a few new handmade ornaments.  I keep a few and give the others away to friends and family.  This is a tradition started by my Grandmother many years ago that I've tried to honor!

This year I decided one of my themes would be houses.  And I decided that the

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello and happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating this celebration of the harvest and ode to gratitude! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because for me it really is just about family and friends and remembering to be grateful for our many blessings.

I can't remember being any more excited for the holidays than I am this 

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Fantastic Black Friday Sales for Quilters

Hello! I know you've probably been bombarded with sales information for this weekend...I just have to let you know about some of the amazing sales  I've found for quilters (including a discount code for my shop at the end of the post)!

Fat Quarter Shop will be having a big Black Friday sale...20% off the entire store on Fat Quarter Shop

The Westwood Acres Black Friday sales event is happening now...go here to shop!

Brooke at Lady Belle Fabrics is having her best sale of the year...and her sale is live now--go here to shop!

 And Craftsy is having some fabulous sales this weekend, including:
  • $17.87 USD or less on all Craftsy classes
Supplies Offers:
  • Up to 60% off Quilting project kits & supplies
  • Up to 60% off Knitting and Crochet project kits & supplies
  • Up to 50% off Cake Decorating project kits & supplies
Cyber Monday Bonus Offer:
  • Free gift with purchase 
The Craftsy sale runs from Thursday 11/23 at 12:01am MST through Monday 11/27 at 11:59pm MST  Go here to shop! last sale of the year...everything in my Etsy shop is 30% through Monday with the coupon code Grateful17

Have a fabulous weekend...thanks so much for stopping by!

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All in a Row Again Blog Hop

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Welcome to my stop on the Moda All-Stars All in a Row Again blog hop! I loved the first All in a Row book and was delighted to be able to create a row for this publication!  We had a fun "fashion" show with our rows and Quilt Market this fall that was quite entertaining (those Martingale ladies sure know how to present a great Schoolhouse session)!

There are a lot of fun giveaways going on with this book right now, so you'll

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Christmas Quilt Finish

Hello and happy Tuesday!   Today I have a quilt finish to  Jolly Bar Jazz quilt came back from the quilter!  I love the fun Modern Loops pattern with this design and had a lot of fun seeing it all come together with the red binding!

This quilt really went together quickly (using the Jolly Bar pre-cuts really sped things up).  You can see my original post about this quilt here.

The fabrics are from the Merrily Collection by Gingiber for Moda fabrics.

I might have taken a lot of pictures of this one!  I love how the bold prints mix with the more subtle ones...and the background I used has a subltle tone on tone design which shows up a little better in person.

Again...just love those modern loops...I'll definitely have to use this quilting pattern again!

This one is going to get wrapped up for giving this Christmas!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Favorites | New Quilting Finds

Hello and happy Monday! This is going to be a crazy busy week with Thanksgiving less than three days away!  I'm hoping to finish up my grocery shopping today and be able to stay in, prepare...and keep working on my sewing projects until the big day!

While at International Quilt Market last month I fell in love with an upcoming 

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Christmas Tree Quilt Blocks

Hello! For quite a while now I've been wanting to make a Christmas tree quilt--there--have been lots of fun ones I've seen on blogs and on Instagram providing plenty of inspiration to get started.  Because I needed to make some Christmas tree blocks for a bee I've been participating in this year I decided to test out a few different patterns to see if I could decide which design I want to use for my own quilt.

All of the designs I tested were a lot of fun to make (and different people might

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Blue and Cream Quilt Update

Hello and happy Thursday! While my main quilting goal before the end of the month is to finish up my Christmas log cabins...I've also been trying to work on my on-going blue and cream quilt as I can.  Just last week I was gifted some amazing blues and creams from a variety of Minick & Simpson of course I had to sew with them right away!

I thought I had bits and pieces of most of the Minick & Simpson collections, but

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Patchwork Quilt Along

Hello! Welcome to Patchwork Quilt Along Day!  This month's block is called "Spinning Tops," and it was a fun one to make! We are getting really close to finishing this quilt with just one more block that will be released next month.

I'm getting low on the backgrounds I set aside for these blocks, so instead of

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt Along Update

Hello and happy Tuesday! I finally had the chance to work on my scrappy Log Cabin blocks.  I'm really trying to finish up this quilt by the end of the month, so I felt like twenty-seven blocks was a good accomplishment for a Saturday!

For this batch I went completely scrappy...mixing and matching reds and greens

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Hometown Christmas Layer Cake Quilt

Hello! I finished the binding on my first big Christmas quilt for this year just before leaving for market.  I have to say this is already a favorite.  I think I'm going to wash it right away so it's ready for use this holiday season!

 I love the fact that you can make this quilt with one Layer Cake and some additional fabric for sashing, outer triangles, border, and binding.  I was determined to use fabrics from my stash for those and was successful (although i had purchased the setting triangle fabric not too long before deciding on this project).

I think one of the darker greens from the quilt or even from another Sweetwater collection would have made the perfect binding...but I was going for using what I had on hand and so used the backing fabric for my binding.  I still like it...but I think I would have liked a darker green better.

 The all-over quilting was done by my friend Kaitlyn using the Garden Gate pattern.  I actually picked this pattern and am super happy with how it looks on this quilt!

 So now my full size Hometown Christmas quilt and my Hometown Christmas mini are both finished...time to get working on my Scrappy Christmas Log Cabins!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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