Hello friends, and happy Saturday! I hope your weekend is off to a wonderful beginning. I’ve been in my sewing room a lot this week filming videos including a complete studio tour and also for a photo shoot for the blog post accompanying the video. Can’t wait to share! Welcome to the Saturday Seven 131, an inspirational post I do each weekend to share some of the fun things I’ve found throughout the week. These posts include good things to read, pattern ideas, new fabrics and notions, and more! I hope you’ll enjoy this week’s edition.
Saturday Seven 131
1. Feed Your Spirit
I just have one article for this category this week, but it’s a little longer, so I figured that was okay! We all know the importance of getting enough sleep and rest, but this article really presents great insight on how powerful rest can be in our daily lives. Read it here.
2. Recipes to Try
Being at home so much sure has me snacking! So I was happy to find this post with 47 Healthy Snacks! And these Healthy Banana Muffins are on my list this week for sure. I also can’t wait to try this Hawaiian Macaroni Salad. But if you’re looking for something sweet, this Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Raspberry looks amazing!
3. Quilting & Sewing
I found some fun (and free) tutorials this week. First is this cute tutorial for a Fabric-Covered Notebook. And I also found a good one for a Round Zipper Pouch here. And here is a link to the free Spell it With Moda PDF pattern with directions for all of the letters in the alphabet!
A couple of new quilting books made their way here this week. And they are both super fun. First is the Quilter’s Cottage book. There are block patterns, a quilt pattern, and even a fun table runner pattern. I love that the Quilter’s Cottage block would also make a great wall hanging. The A Very Coriander Christmas book is also a fun one. I love the sampler (such a great setting), and all of the block patterns are classic so would work well with any fabric choices.
5. Labor of Love: Scrappy Quilts at the Heart of Home
Thank you so much to everyone who ordered my just-published book, Labor of Love: Scrappy Quilts at the Heart of Home. If you are enjoying the book, I would so appreciate a review on Amazon. (It helps authors so much to have those reviews). Additionally, if you’re looking forward to the Quilt Along from the book, fabric requirements will be posting soon!
6. Introducing the A Quilting Life Podcast
I’m happy to share that my daughter Chelsi and I have started a Podcast! Our first episode releases on Monday, June first, and we’ll have episodes every other Monday following! You can find us on ITunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. We hope you’ll subscribe and give us a listen! I’ll post direct links next week for those that need them!
7. Last Week on the Blog
- Sewing Machine Cleaning & Maintenance Tips
- Moda Block Heads 3 Block 20
- Fat Quarter Shop Sew Sampler May Box Reveal + Summer Sweet Bella Solids coordinates
Looking for more inspiration? Find all of the previous Saturday Seven posts here. Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Shannon Wicker says
First I want to say I love these Saturday posts!! Can you tell me where you got the silver scissors that are in the spool of thread? I have a scissor addiction LoL! I’m looking forward to seeing the sewing room tour. I love everything you do .
Love your Saturday Seven – always great information. I’m really looking forward to the podcast!
Would you share the wall paint color in your beautiful sewing room? I enjoy your posts.
Beautiful post! Love your creative space!!
Your posts are so visually pleasing. They make me happy.
Jeanette C Hiscox says
Where did you buy your cabinets?
sherri McConnell says
All of the white cabinets and shelving are from Ikea except for the center table 🙂
Candice LeCody says
Glad that you mentioned the Labor of Love Sampler fabric requirements will post soon. I was afraid I had missed it!
I still need to get my Sunday Best Quilt’s Sampler quilt to my LAQ. They are all so backed up with quilts from the recent stay at home time. So I am enjoying it. As a top for now.
Now to get back to sewing your BOM; love that too!