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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Friday, November 10, 2017

Quilt Market Houston 2017 Part 3

Hello and happy Friday! Today I'm wrapping up with the last of my photos from International Quilt Festival 2017 in Houston last month.  Keep reading to the end for some sale info!

I loved this display...the buildings, the city-scape...and then the addition of the 

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Quilt Market Houston 2017 Part 2

Hello and welcome to my second post featuring the Moda designer booths from the 2017 International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas. There are quite a few photos today, so be ready to be inspired!

I'm beginning today's post with the Kansas Troubles booth.  Lynne and Robert 

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

15 Mini Charm Pack Projects

Hello! Today I'm happy to share with you a fun round-up post of ideas for using mini charm packs and squares!  Mini charms are squares that measure 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".  I love, love, love using even the smallest bits of fabric, and each of these projects is definitely small-scrap worthy!
Sewing projects with mini charm squares is the perfect way to practice using

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt Along

Hello and welcome to update day for the Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt Along!  I've finally been able to start working on my Log Cabin blocks again after coming home from Quilt Market, and  they are really so much fun!

They really do go together quickly when you are able to do some chain piecing

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Monday, November 6, 2017

How to Make a Patchwork Key Fob

Hello! Today I'm sharing a simple method for making a patchwork key fob--using scraps or mini charm squares! I made one last spring using our Creekside fabric collection, and I thought it was about time to make one using The Front Porch fabrics!

I love using a key makes it so much easier to find my keys in my purse! 

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Quilting Life Block of the Month | November

Hello and happy Saturday! I was planning on posting this Monday, but I have so many things I need to share in the next week that I decided to add in a weekend post.  I'm happy to be able to share the final two blocks with you today for the 2017 Quilting Life Mystery Block of the Month!  And I'm a month early with the final block!  There were two blocks released last month, and I'm also releasing two blocks this month; this makes a total of 13 blocks, and you'll need the extra block if you are doing the on-point setting.

I'm planning on getting my blocks set together next week, and as soon as my

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Little Things

Hello and happy Friday! All I wanted to do when I arrived home from market was to sew! After seeing so much inspiration and fabric goodness in just a few days, I was ready to play with fabric myself.  But I was exhausted, I thought some fast and fun projects were in order!

I've been wanting to make this cute little thread catcher for quite a while now; I

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Quilt Market Houston 2017

Hello  and happy Thursday!  International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas was absolutely wonderful.  I always do a lot of work prior to leaving (and also work hard while I'm there), but the inspiration gained always seems to make it so very worthwhile.

Although we saw some remnants of the awful devastation of the Hurricane that 

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Mini Quilts and More!

Hello and happy November! I know I have been saying this every month lately, but I really can't believe how fast this year is flying by!  I'm finally unpacked from Quilt Market and am really ready to start sewing (I'll have some Quilt Market posts up beginning later this week). 

Today is parade day, and this month's parade features a pattern with a unique

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