Hello, friends, and happy Saturday! In today’s Saturday Seven 176: Lifestyle + Inspiration for Quilters I’m sharing good reads, recipes, quilting tutorials, ideas for organization and cleaning…and more! My weekend will probably be a little low-key, as I’m getting my second vaccine dose today…planning on lots of R & R this afternoon and tomorrow. But…hopefully I can squeeze in just a little sewing as well.
Saturday Seven 176
I love this fun list of ways to “hit reset” this spring. (I had recently done one of them–changing up the picture on my phone and was surprised what a difference it made)! And I absolutely loved this article called “The Joy Quest.” With the events of the last year, loneliness has become a real issue throughout the world. Here is a good article with practical suggestions to combat this loneliness. Finally, here is a great list of self-care ideas.
This Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken looks amazing. And I want to try this Chicken Francese sometime soon as well. I’m going to try this homemade Lemon Curd soon (I love all things lemon). I’ve been wanting to make this Cinnamon Swirl Bread. And this Orange Glazed Bundt Cake looks like a perfect spring dessert (or brunch) item.
3. Quilt + Sew
Today I have two super cute free project tutorials to share. Here is a super cute and fun quilt tutorial from Melissa Cory (She used our Happy Days collection for her quilt, and I especially love how she used all of the low-volume prints)! Also this cute free Mini Quilt Pattern uses Happy Days fabrics, too!
Jenny just posted about a terrific way to organize your digital patterns. Her method would actually work for all kinds of digital files–I can’t wait to put these ideas into place! This article on “The Joy of Decluttering” was also insightful. What do you most need help with organizing? I’d love for you to either email me or leave a comment in the comment section…planning for future posts 🙂
5. Spring Clean
It’s April, so I’m continuing on my spring cleaning kick. First, here is a simple way to clean your garbage disposal. And this free printable Laundry Guide is super cute…perfect for a little laundry room decor + cleaning help. Finally, you can find a round-up of my favorite cleaning books here.
6. Fabric Update
I just added some fun Christmas Morning pre-cuts to the shop today that arrived from a Sample Spree order I’d placed late last year. Find them here. I’ve also got a few extra half-yard and fat quarter packs of Happy Days low-volumes here. (More Happy Days fabrics will be added as soon as I finish up the quilt kit cutting). There are also a few packs of Happy Days Aurifil Thread bundles left here.
7. Last Week on the Blog
Here is a re-cap of what you might have missed here last week on the blog:
- Quilting Life Podcast Episode 25
- March Favorites + April $5 Pattern
- Simple Zipper Bags Pattern
- Sewcialites Block 26
I hope you enjoyed this week’s Saturday Seven 176. If you’re looking for more inspiration, you can find all of the previous posts in this series here.
Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Love to begin my Saturdays with you!
Marina Alejandra says
Fantastic inspiration. ?
julie e kaplan says
hi sherri……..this may be a somewhat stupid question yet my curiosity got the better of me. what does “Saturday seven” mean? again, simply curious. btw……your blogs are wonderful with so much useful information and tips. thank you to you and chelsi for all that you do.
sherri McConnell says
It started out as seven things I found on the web the previous week. But now it’s basically seven categories of things 🙂
Rizwana Qaseem says
Thank you Sherri. I was a day late reading your blog but I was so busy on Saturday in order to get ready for the upcoming month of fasting starting from Tuesday that I didn’t get the time.
Wonderful suggestions and so many articles I went through them most and it gives me some hope that we will come out of this pandemic sane.
Love you. Stay blessed.
Hi Sherri. Absolutely love your web page.and blog! Ou have so many inspirational thoughts and ideas. I am making table runners runners and place Matt for our church bazaar and have fallen in love with video you did on Qi k and easy table runners. Can you tell me where I can purchase the patterns for these tablerunners? Thank you so much for all you do for the quilting community.
sherri McConnell says
https://www.aquiltinglife.com/2020/10/favorite-table-runner-patterns.html/ The post has links to lots of patterns 🙂