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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