Monday, November 27, 2017

Reminder - Thanksgiving Sale Ending and Ultimate Bundle Sale Announcement

Hi Everyone!  I hope everyone had a weekend full of family and fun.  I am posting today about two things...the first being that my Thanksgiving special pattern bundles are ending soon...the second being to announce the Ultimate Bundle Sale (which is crazy good).



1.  Thanksgiving Sale ends tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8 am EST.

For the holiday weekend have two collections available, each contains 5 digital pdf patterns for $28.75.  You can visit my Etsy shop for the I Love Pre-Cuts Collection and the I Love Paper Piecing Collection.  The collections sale will expire at tomorrow morning (Tuesday) at 8 am EST.






Once in a while a offer comes by that is really too good to pass up.  When I heard about the Handmade with Love Super Bundle I had share the details with you. 

For only $29.97 you get 200 patterns and projects, plus a 6- month subscription to Make Modern, plus a free Craftsy class (if you purchase in the first four days).  A Craftsy class alone can cost over the price of the entire bundle (and I have had my eye on a new photography class to take better quilt pictures so I will be purchasing the bundle right away).  

You can get the bundle right here.




Important Bundle Info


Sale Dates: Monday, November 27th @ 8 a.m. EST to Monday, December 4th @ 11:59 p.m. EST

Price: $29.97

Earlybird Offer: FREE Craftsy offer during the first 4 days ($70 value)


The Bundle Contains All of the Following:

Quilting 
  • Color in Quilting: A Trio of Simple Quilt Patterns + a Lesson in Effective Color Placement by Alison Glass ($36.00) 
  • DIY Block Design: Your Designs From Sketchbook To Quilt by Alyce Blyth ($15.50) 
  • Mother’s Medallion Quilt by Becky Dietz & Cindy Leis ($35.00) 
  • Quilting Jetgirl Best Selling Patterns by Yvonne Fuchs ($30.00) 
  • Solids: Five Quilt Patterns by Lauren Terry ($10.00) 
  • Get Quilty by Elise Cripe ($18.00) 
  • Patchwork Planner & Journal by Becky Jorgensen ($14.99) 
Sewing 
  • 10 Simple Sewing Projects for the Home: Even If You Only Know How to Sew a Straight Line by Corey Willis ($20.00) 
  • How to Sew Japanese Sewing Patterns by Rin Gomura-Elkan ($25.00) 
  • Retro Rucksack & Penfield Pocket Tote: Two Essential Bag Sewing Patterns by Sara Curtis ($19.00) 
  • Sewing Fancy Dresses for Little Girls (Aged 3 and Under) by Tatiana Kozorovitsky ($19.99) 
  • Sewing School 101: Simple Tips to Get You Stitching by Nicole Bennett ($9.99) 
  • Art Caddy Tote by Virginia Lindsay ($8.00) 
  • Happytown Dolls: Maisie and Max Fly Kites by Anne Oliver ($9.99) 
  • Hipster Teddy Bear by Stephanie Woodson ($7.00) 
  • Mr and Mrs Deer: DIY Woodland Felt Decorations by Jenny Blair ($7.00) 
  • Patchwork Elephant and Baby Quilt by Abby Glassenberg ($9.00) 
Applique
  • Applique Made Easy: A Beginner’s Guide to Simple Applique Techniques by Leslie Rutland ($12.00) 
  • The Joy of Christmas Quilted Dinner Set by Liuxin Newman ($24.99) 
  • Baby Storybook: A Day at Home with Bearhug & Honeybun by Sedef Imer ($14.00) 
  • Lovely Liberty Cushion: A Needleturn Applique Project by Emma Jean Jansen ($10.50) 
Crochet
  • A Doll Like Me: A Collection of Customizable Crochet Doll Patterns PLUS A Beginner’s Guide to Amigurumi by Stacey Trock ($20.00) 
  • Crochet Earrings by Dobi Ivanova ($7.00) 
  • Imagical Seasons: Spring, Crochet Couture for Kids 2-12 by Alla Koval ($24.95) 
  • Slouch Hat Crochet Patterns (Vol. 2) by Rebecca Langford ($7.99) 
  • The Perfect Product Line: The Grace Collection by Pam Grice ($16.00) 
  • The Plaid Collection: 14 Cozy Crochet Patterns in Classic Plaid by Bethany Dearden ($6.99) 
  • Crochet Rug Making by Morgan Roberts ($15.00) 
  • Little Miss Wheo by Carla Schwind ($5.50) 
Cross Stitch
  • Cross Stitch Pattern Collection by Susan Fitzgerald ($18.00) 
  • Geometric Birds & Animals Collection by galabornpatterns ($38.94) 
  • Spirited Animals Bundle : Queen Bee and Spirited Animals Alphabet by Dana Batho (business name Peacock & Fig) ($19.98) 
  • Summer/Winter Wreath by Jenny Van De Wiele ($10.00) 
Decorative
  • Creative Cloth by Linda Matthews ($15.00) 
  • Printing on Fabric: Instinctual Mark-Making, Screen & Stencil Printing by Ellie Beck ($47.00) 
  • Shibori & Natural Dyeing Course by Francesca Stone ($25.00) 
  • Welcome to Weaving: Tips and Tricks for Weaving on a Frame Loom from Start to Finish by Lindsey Campbell ($30.00) 
  • Luna: Macrame Wall Hanging Pattern by Krystle Luvis ($13.80) 
Embroidery
  • 23 Easy-to-Make Christmas Ornaments: Three eBooks in One! by Erica Hite ($14.00) 
  • Embroidery Pattern Set by Pumora ($94.00) 
  • Insect Embroidery Pattern Set by Sarah Milligan ($18.00) 
  • Modern Embroidery Pattern Set by Stitcharama ($10.00) 
  • The Embroidery Project: All In The Details by Mollie Johanson ($35.00) 
  • The Girl Gang: An Embroidery Pattern Bundle by cozyblue by Liz Stiglets ($20.00) 
  • Brother Rabbit: Raised Embroidery by Anna Scott ($7.35) 
Knitting
  • Cozy Christmas Knits by Jessica Bolof ($22.00) 
  • Double or Nothing: Reversible Knitting for the Adventurous by Alasdair Post-Quinn ($17.95) 
  • Essential Baby Knits by Tatsiana Matsiuk ($20.00) 
  • How To Arm Knit with Cowl, Blanket and Pouf Pattern by Anne Weil ($16.00) 
  • Weekend: Simple, Modern Knits by Jen Geigley ($27.00) 
  • Fair Isle Knitting by Liat Gat ($26.77) 
  • Fairy Tale Gloves by Shehla Ahmed ($5.99) 
Bonuses
  • Free 6 Month Digital Magazine Subscription + Instant Download of the Latest Issue from Make Modern ($29 value) 
  • “Rock Your Craft Fair” Digital Planner from Crochetpreneur 
You can get your bundle right here. (...and remember that if you purchase within the first 4 days you also get the free Craftsy class!)

(This e-mail contains affiliate links where if you decide to purchase a bundle I receive a small percentage of the sales price.)






Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Pattern Pattern Sale! Pre-cut and Paper Pieced Collections

I hope that you will have some time off towards the end of the week and get to spend it with loved ones.  I have two new pattern collections to celebrate:

Thanksgiving
Black Friday
Small Business Saturday
Cyber Monday
(wow that is a lot of "holidays", I hope I got them all)

From now until 8 am (EST) Tuesday, November 28th I have the following two collections on sale in my Etsy shop for a special price of $28.75 each.

I Love Pre-Cuts Collection:
  • Charming - Baby, Lap, King Sizes - Charm Pack (all sizes) and Layer Cake (lap and king sizes) Friendly
  • Scrappy Tiles - Baby and Lap Sizes - Layer Cake Friendly
  • Peanut Butter Pinwheels - Baby, Lap, and Twin Sizes - Charm Pack and Layer Cake Friendly
  • Looking Glass - Baby, Lap, Twin, Queen sizes - Charm Pack and Layer Cake Friendly
  • On a "Jelly" Roll - Baby, Toddler, and Lap Sizes - Jelly Roll Friendly





  • Use Your Illusion - Wall and Lap Sizes
  • Diamonds in the Sky - Baby, Lap, and Large Lap Sizes
  • Taste the Rainbow - Wall Size
  • Half Circle Mirror - Lap Size 
  • Paper Pieced Numbers and Pi - Numbers 0-9 in three sizes plus Pi quilt (lap size)


Thank you so much for your support throughout the year!







Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 16 - Boxed Pinwheel - Blog Hop and Giveaways

Welcome to my stop on the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 16 Blog Tour!





I am so excited to have a block called Boxed Pinwheel in Volume 16 of the 100 Blocks magazine by Quiltmaker!  This is my seventh block to appear in the 100 Blocks magazines.  You can see my previous 100 Blocks: 

Boxed Pinwheel is a great confident beginner level paper-pieced block.  The 12" (finished) block was designed the block using Electric Quilt 7 (EQ7) and I really like how it looks like the pinwheel is floating in front of the frame.

I had some fun playing around with some quilt top designs using Boxed Pinwheel



....in a classic design..

... on point...

... with a dark background and some blocks with just a frame...

...a different colorway...


...how about some holiday versions?  Halloween...

...Christmas...

...4th of July or a Quilts of Valor quilt...


I hope that you have enjoyed all of these renderings of  Boxed Pinwheel being used in different quilt tops to see how versatile the block is!

Make sure you stop by Quiltmaker's blog, Quilty Pleasures, for some great prizes and a complete list of blog tour participants! 



Now on to the Giveaways (yes plural!):









Prize 1: Quiltmaker is sponsoring the giveaway of a copy of 100 Blocks Magazine Vol. 16.  This magazine drawing is open to everyone-international included.  The magazine will be shipped directly from Quiltmaker.








Prize 2:  I am also sponsoring a second prize, a copy 100 Blocks Magazine Vol. 16 plus a printed copy of Vintage Star.  This giveaway is open to everyone-international included and will be shipped from me.









To Enter:  

1.  Leave a comment on this post, any comment.  If you would like a topic/question to answer, I would love to know what inspires you to quilt.

2.  My blog followers (old and new) get a bonus entry.  Leave a second comment with how you follow the blog.  (Here are some links for following... BloglovinEmail)

The giveaway will run for 4 days, until 8 pm EST on Friday November 17th.  I try to respond to each and every comment I get on my blog, but with giveaway posts the numbers are usually too great to do this.  PS - 
If you are a no-reply blogger, please leave your e-mail address so I have a way of contacting you if you win.

Thanks!

** Giveaway now closed, thanks for entering!! **
The winners were comment #83 Nancy Sue and #65 Sandra






Thursday, November 9, 2017

Magnolia Mystery Quilt ++ My Flower Units


I am so excited to see all of the flower units for the Magnolia Mystery Quilt popping up in our Facebook group and on social media #MagnoliaMysteryQuilt, it is fun to see how the HST and half flying geese are being combined into these new units.

If you want to join in it is not too late!  You can find all of the information about the mystery quilt here (including the instructions, fabric requirements, quilt sizes, Facebook group, sneak peek, etc).

Here are some of my flower units:




I am linking up with Let's Bee Social at Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts and Needle and Thread Thursday at Kelly @My Quilt Infatuation.



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Introducing Layered Addition

I would love to introduce Layered Addition to you today...


Layered Addition is the latest of my plus sign designs and compliments the other plus sign design from my book Modern Plus Sign Quilts (which will publish in February 2018).

I made the quilt and pattern for the International Association of Quilters as I am their November 2017 Guest Designer.  IAQ is an online quilt guild full of quilt alongs, free patterns, a community of quilters to connect with.  Enrollment for the IAQ guild is currently closed, but you can sign up to get on their waiting list (enrollment should open again next month).

As part of being the guest designer, Becky of Patchwork Posse had me on her podcast which you can listen to right here.

Layered Addition Back

I had this design sketched out in my pattern book since when I began brainstorming quilts for the book but it was not until this past summer when I was revisiting my pattern book that I figured out the quilt could be made using only 2 block types!  Once I figured out how to construct the quilt, it came together quickly and easily.

Next came the fun part, the quilting.  I decided to do some custom quilting in this quilt, using a different design and matching Aurifil thread for each layer of the plus sign.  I picked the 50 wt Aurifil thread, I find it to be the perfect weight for dense quilting.


I hope that you don't mind seeing a few more plus sign quilts, I have not gotten sick of them yet :)

I am linking up to Finish It Up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts.






Thursday, November 2, 2017

Magnolia Mystery Quilt ++ Flower Units


Welcome to the November Instructions for the Magnolia Mystery Quilt, this month we are using some of our HST and half flying geese to make Flower Units.

You can find all of the Magnolia Mystery Quilt information and posts can be found here.  We are having such fun, please join us!

Now that the Magnolia Mystery Quilt Along has been completed, you can get the instructions as part of the instruction blog posts or you can go to Etsy for a full set of easy to print pdf instructions for sale:

The Magnolia Mystery Quilt contains instructions for both Lap and Queen sizes which are both included in this post:

Flower Units


If using pre-cuts for Fabric B:

  • For the layer cake slices/jelly roll strips/fat quarters that you cut 8 matching rectangles 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” from, use all 8 pieces in the full flower units.
  • For the layer cake slices/jelly roll strips/fat quarters that you cut 4 matching rectangles 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” from, use 2 of the pieces in a full flower unit, 1 piece in a left partial flower unit, and 1 piece in a right partial flower unit.



FULL FLOWER UNITS
Arrange and sew together the following fabric pieces and units as listed and shown below, pressing all seams open.  Each flower unit should measure 6 ½” x 6 ½” (lap) or 9 1/2” x 9 1/2” (queen).  Repeat to make a total of 32 full flower units.

1 right facing half geese unit
1 left facing half geese unit
2 HST units
2 Fabric C squares: 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” (lap), 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” (queen)
1 Fabric D square: 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” (lap), 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” (queen)




LEFT PARTIAL FLOWER UNITS
Arrange and sew together the following fabric pieces and units as listed and shown below, pressing all seams open.  Each left partial flower unit should measure 6 ½” x 6 ½” (lap) or 9 1/2” x 9 1/2” (queen).  Repeat to make a total of 4 left partial flower units.

1 left facing half geese unit
1 HST unit
2 Fabric C squares: 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” (lap), 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” (queen)
1 Fabric D square: 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” (lap), 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” (queen)


The left and right partial flower units are mirror images of each other so be sure to double check the layout of the fabric pieces.


RIGHT PARTIAL FLOWER UNITS
Arrange and sew together the following fabric pieces and units as listed and shown below, pressing all seams open.  Each right partial flower unit should measure 6 ½” x 6 ½” (lap) or 9 1/2” x 9 1/2” (full/queen).  Repeat to make a total of 4 right partial flower units.

1 right facing half geese unit
1 HST unit
2 Fabric C squares: 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” (lap), 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” (queen)
1 Fabric D square: 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” (lap), 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” (queen)


The left and right partial flower units are mirror images of each other so be sure to double check the layout of the fabric pieces.

I hope you have fun with this month's sewing :)  Many thanks to our generous sponsors!