Hello, friends and happy September! Today I’m sharing the Saturday Seven 301: Lifestyle & More for Quilters post with a sampling of fun things I’ve found around the internet this week. I hope you’ll find some inspiration for your weekend and the week ahead. If you’re in the US, I hope you’re able to enjoy a relaxing Labor Day weekend.
We awoke yesterday to lovely rain and have it in the forecast today as well. So, it’s going to be a stay-indoors and sew kind of weekend for me. I’m planning to go through all of my fall quilts and decor and decide if there is anything I still need to sew before focusing on Christmas projects.
Saturday Seven 301: Lifestyle & More for Quilters
Being free of distractions is one of the best forms of self-care, so I loved this article with specific ideas for doing this. I also loved this piece comparing trees losing their leaves in the fall to how beneficial it can be to let things go.
2. Recipes to Try
There is still time for me to try some fresh salads before it’s officially soup weather, so I can’t wait to try this new Lemon-Orzo Salad with Veggies (I will probably add chicken to make it a meal). Once on vacation I fell in love with a delicious pretzel bread at the hotel we stayed at, so I’m going to try these No-Knead Soft Pretzel Rolls and see if I can replicate the flavor! Finally, it’s peach season, so I’m looking forward to trying this Sunrise Peach Orange Smoothie (protein is optional).
3. Quilt + Sew
The Simply Jelly Rolls Quilt Book with 16 different Jelly Roll quilt patterns from Fat Quarter Shop looks like a great one. Fat Quarter Shop is also having a terrific Labor Day Sale going on now here. Finally, these posts on fall quilts have ideas for your fall quilting:
- How to Decorate Your Home with Fall Quilts
- Fall Pillow Pattern with Pumpkin, Leaf, and Star
- Fall Quilting Projects
- Fall Quilts & Fall Projects
4. Fat Quarter Shop August 2023 Sew Sampler Box
Today I have a fun unboxing video for you of the Fat Quarter Shop August 2023 Sew Sampler Box. Watch it above or watch the video on our YouTube channel. You’ll get to see my Skipping Stars quilt up close along with all of the August box contents. And find the sign-up details for Sew Sampler boxes along with the August box items below:
- Sign-up for the Fat Quarter Shop Sew Sampler Subscription Box Here
- Sunray Day in the Life Fat Quarter Bundle
- Scribbles Petite Tear-Away Quilting Paper
- Creative Grids 1.5″ Square Ruler (so excited about this)!
- Harbor Mettler 100% Cotton Silk Finish Thread
- Pressed Flowers Quilt Along Block 5
- Skipping Stars Quilt Pattern
5. Book and Podcast Recommendations
I just finished my first novel on my new Kindle Paperwhite. Tom Lake by Ann Patchett was a lovely read. I’m planning to always have a novel ready to read on the Kindle–and hopefully I’ll get more fiction read this way! And my favorite podcast episode this week was this one from Greg McKeown–you can apply his 1-2-3 Method to work, home, and even quilting!
6. Ideas for Home
Clean Mama just shared this easy to make DIY Soft Scrub cleaner. And there were several things I learned in this post about cooking techniques. Also, I hadn’t heard of the 12-12-12 method until just recently. It seems like a great method for getting the home ready for the fast-approaching busy season. And I also think it would work great for doing some cleaning in the sewing room. (Plus, I love the idea of starting with 3-3-3 –that seems so much more doable)!
7. Recently on the Blog
Below you’ll find the links from earlier this week on the blog:
- A Quilting Life Podcast Episode 91 Show Notes
- A Quilting Life Favorites August 2023
- Today in the A Quilting Life Studio + Small Projects & 2024 BOM Notes
Thanks so much for stopping by to read the Saturday Seven 301: Lifestyle & More for Quilters post. If you are looking for more similar inspiration, you can find all of the previous posts in this series here.