Hello and welcome to this week’s Saturday Seven 158 post. I hope the ideas you’ll find here will help get your weekend off to a great start, and keep you inspired for the week to come. I’m really looking forward to some sewing this afternoon (I feel like I say that every Saturday, but it’s true). I’m hoping to finish up a quilt for a Christmas gift and then start on some bags I want to gift as well. It should be a fun day!
Saturday Seven 158
1. Feed Your Spirit
My favorite article for this category this week is this one on Creating a More Spacious Life. And this one–“Three Common Obstacles to Positive Change” also had many good takeaways. Finally, I loved this article on Mental Survival Tools for this winter…so many good ideas here as well!
2. Quilt & Sew
Making an hour-glass (quarter square triangle) block each day is a fun way to make a scrap quilt. Find a great tutorial with printable for this project here. And if you’re looking for a fun and scrappy tree quilt tutorial…this one is my favorite! Finally, the Moda Bakeshop is currently hosting a winter-themed sew along. I love this free block pattern (it would make a really cute pillow).
3. Recipes to Try
This Crustless Quiche looks delicious…it’s definitely going on my “to try” list. And I also want to try this 20-Minute Tomato Soup. Finally…these Cheese Straws are intriguing–I love the Smitten Kitchen recipes and think these would be super good with tomato soup! And for something sweet and salty…how about this Christmas Chex Mix?
4. Gift Guides
I know there are many, many gift guides all over the internet right now. But I found a few this week that were actually really refreshing and original. First, find a Clutter-Free Holiday Gift Guide here. Then, if you’re looking for some great kids gifts, you’ll love “15 Gift Ideas for Kids who Love to Read.” And finally, I loved this gift idea list which is organized by categories–she shares some specific ideas for each category, but just looking at the category list can spark ideas.
5. Christmas Cheer
I loved this idea for a Virtual Christmas Scavenger Hunt–this would be fun to do with extended family. Get simple ideas for getting into the holiday spirit if you’re struggling with that this year. And this post has even more ideas about making this Christmas season memorable.
6. Book Nook
I love giving books for Christmas and have recently been getting the ones on order that I want to give my family. But here are a few I just ordered for myself:
- Don’t Overthink It (I love having an intentional, examined life…but also feel like this is going to be something I’ll enjoy reading).
- I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life
- The Daily Stoic–daily quotations and life lessons from some of the great thinkers.
7. Last Week on the Blog
- Quilting Life Podcast Episode 15 Show Notes
- A Quilting Life: Behind the Scenes & FAQ’s
- Project Organization Tips + Block Heads 3 Block 47
- Labor of Love Sampler Block 10
- Fabric Preparation & Cutting | Quilting Basics
Thanks so much for stopping by to read the Saturday Seven 158 Inspiration for Quilters post. If you are looking for more inspiration, you can find all of the previous posts in this series here.
Susan Griffin says
So enjoy all your references each week. So many ads on website but I guess those pay the bills, which is good. I’m looking forward to finishing instructions for 2020 Mystery quilt.
Clara Renken says
Your Christmas Quilts are gorgeous. Love reading your blogs everyday. So much interesting information and inspiration. Thank you
Sue Kennedy says
I love all your Christmas quilts and pillows! Your home must be filled with Christmas spirit!
Thank you for all your links on your Saturday post. I always enjoy ending the week with all you tips and beautiful pictures.
Happy St. Nicks Eve!
Awesome Saturday 7 this week. I’m running to my sewing room to start the scrappy Christmas tree quilt.