A New QAL… and a Please Resend..

Little Miss Bunny

Hey Ya’ll, How ya doing? Did you know that Little Bunny Quilts has started a new QAL?

Alison always has the cutest projects, this one is a mystery QAL, it started in March, and is posted once a month. It’s gonna be quick tho as it ends in July. She hasn’t posted block 2 yet, so their is time to still get started.

Next, ya’ll know I’ve been working on a new desktop recently, I am fairly sure I’ve lost some emails that came my way over the last few weeks. If I haven’t answered your email, please resend it. This would include any Flickr requests, if you didn’t get a coupon in your email, I didn’t see the email to send it. Please redo them, and I do apologize for the inconvenience I have caused. Sometimes those things just happen.

Ya’ll have a good day,

Marian

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Introducing The Road Home Designers…

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Today, I’d like to introduce you to the many wonderful bloggers and designers who are creating row patterns for The Road Home Row Along coming to you in September 2016.

We have 48 amazing designers and bloggers who are participating this year with their rows available to you on their featured day of the Row Along.

Because we have 48 of them, this year, it will run two days per week, for six weeks with a Show and Tell day at the end of the Row Along.

Many of these are bloggers you may recognize from just visiting their blogs, or by following them, perhaps visiting on blog hopping events, and many of these participated in last years EQ Seasons.

So, without further ado, here are the participating bloggers/designers. Designers with no link, do not have a blog. I’ve also listed their Road Home area for you.

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Sam In The USA & Canada Released Today!!

USA Sam-Medium

Today’s release for Sunbonnet Sue and Sam Travel The World is Sam In The USA. Available in a 9×9 and 12×12 size.

The is the ninth block in the series for this block of the month.

Sam In Canada is also available as the Flickr Reward Release for those of you who’ve uploaded new blocks that are previous Free releases. If your not participating in the BOTM, you can purchase the block here at Craftsy or here at my Payhip store..

 

This release also marks a voting week for June’s release for Sunbonnet Sue. Your choices are: Germany and Saudi Arabia

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Just 24 Hours From Now…

Less than 24 hours now, and both of these events will end for signups. If you’ve been contemplating joining, now is the time to do so. We’d love to have you, so many great places that could still be done for The Road Home, and yet we have some absolutely wonderful places being featured also. You really don’t want to miss the fun of participating in the The Road Home Row Along, last year for EQ Seasons, we all had an absolute blast and enjoyed the ability to create some amazing rows created for our friends who follow us all of the time.

Another great hop, Opposites Attract is looking very promising, some great designers and bloggers are participating in what is sure to be some simply stunning projects for this intriguing hop that should challenge even the most experienced of quilters.

Come on, give us a go, we’d love to have you join us for The Road Home, and Opposites Attract.

Marian

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Sunbonnet Sam In Ireland Finally Released!!

Ireland Sam

I am truly sorry it’s taken so long for me to get these done. I have no really great excuse other than I just have way to much software to have to reinstall. I’ve been busy with some other things that needed to take precedence, so I really do apologize that you’ve had to wait these extra few days.

Today’s release for Sunbonnet Sue and Sam Travel The World is Sam In Ireland. Available in a 9×9 and 12×12 size.

The is the eighth block in the series for this block of the month.

Sam In England is also available as the Flickr Reward Release for those of you who’ve uploaded new blocks that are previous Free releases. If your not participating in the BOTM, you can purchase the block here at Craftsy or here at my Payhip store..

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Offline For A Few Days!!

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Time for a new pc for me.. My hubby has been using an All In one type of pc, and lately his has been acting up, now it is so slow that even trying to open software takes quite some time, more time than even I would have the patience for and I can promise you when it comes to patience, my hubby has more than I do by a factor of 10 times… at least. Not that he doesn’t get a bit riled at times, but he just rarely shows it. Even his cdrom has stopped working, and that I can’t replace easily on a All in One pc.

In my home, he may be the network engineer, but I am the one who can build a pc from putting the motherboard in a tower to installing the software.. networking totally confuses me on the other hand. 🙂

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Opposites Attract Blog Hop Coming June 01

stbs-Opposites_AttractI like it when people give me ideas for a bloghop… This fun hop comes from an idea that Darlene from QuiltShop Gal gave me earlier in the year.

I hope you will join us for this fun blog hop in which we are going to work with opposite colors that just seem to pop out at us.

I remember back in the 1990’s when I saw my first two-color quilt. It was amazing, like a puzzle in many respects it was filled with wonder and many turns. I don’t recall the pattern now, I stood looking at that quilt as if I was in a maze.

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Electric Quilt How To – Working With Thread In EQ

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Today I am showing you how to work with the threads in Electric Quilt.

It’s Electric Quilts 25th Annivesary this year, and as a special tribute, In conjunction with QuiltShop Gal, I am posting a lesson on the 10th of each month.

I hope you will enjoy this lesson  on what I believe is an underused part of the software.

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Three Years Ago Today…

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Seams To Be Sew 2013-04

Three years ago today, I opened my blog. It started with this post. Well, that’s not true.. it actually started with this post and it went from their. At the time, I had just started learning Electric Quilt after having owned it for years and years, and just never doing anything with it. I had already been working on quilting again, prior to that, having to purchase a few supplies I didn’t bring overseas with me, and I definitely didn’t have the fabric storage that I needed for quilting either. It’s all still stored away in San Diego. I was thinking of opening a blog at the time I wrote Bea, but I just hadn’t planned on doing it so quickly, thus, the design of my blog was quite simple. I had no clue how WordPress worked as a blogging platform, and I honestly have to admit, I never even gave Blogger a consideration, not because of anything other than the things I read about on other blogs at the time and issues people had with Blogger. So I tried WordPress and it has been interesting. It’s not that WordPress is difficult to learn, but it is setup quite differently from other platform scripts I have tried in the past. In fact, I still like Joomla better, but, Joomla was never meant to be a blogging script and that’s the difference really.

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Sue In Ireland – Update

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I know some of you are having issues with the download for this file, but the pdf is inside the .zip file.

I’ve put this file on Craftsy this week as a test, I do apologize for the inconveniences it has caused, that wasn’t my intention when I decided to try it.

Just unzip the file, and the pdf will show up in the folder.

I’ll be posting this saturday and sunday due to obligations I’ve made for those dates, I hope you’ll stop in, and if you don’t on sunday, come see me Monday.

Marian…

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Sunbonnet Sue In Ireland Released!!

Ireland Sue

I know I’m running a tad late today 🙂 but I needed to make a fix to the patterns, and then retest. I don’t release patterns without testing them out first.

Today’s release for Sunbonnet Sue and Sam Travel The World is Sam In Ireland.

The is the seventh block in the series for this block of the month.

Sue In England is also available as the Flickr Reward Release for those of you who’ve uploaded new blocks that are previous Free releases. If your not participating in the BOTM, you can purchase the block here.

This week’s release is Sunbonnet Sue In Ireland. Available in a 9×9 and 12×12 size.

This is a voting period, so please place your votes over the next two weeks for the USA and/or Canada.

Their were several people who turned in blocks in the Flickr group, in the past few weeks. If you haven’t visited to see the blocks, be sure to go and see the other blocks. Sometimes it helps to see what others have to done to get your own creative juices flowing. I love each one of them, it’s amazing to see what other people do and how they interpret their own colors to use.

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Heya, Sycamore Hill Has a New BOTM..

Sycamore HillI don’t normally post on Saturdays, but today again, I was out and about and noticed that Sycamore Hill has added her new BOTM for 2016.

Isn’t it a beauty. I love her quilts, always so beautiful, delicate and elegant.

For the most part, her botms are free, however, she always charges for the center block, but you can always substitute the center for something you already have also. She does have the first block up for download on her blog also.

Have a great day!!

Marian

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Lookie Lookie At What I Foundie!!! – nO FoOliN! ! !

stbs-I wear What I SewLookie Lookie, two new Block Of The Months for my ever growing pattern collection. Just doing my usual jaunts across the web today and I came across this one while at my friend Susan’s site Quilt Block Of The Month. She was letting everyone know that Mel at Cloth Paper and Scissors is doing a brand new very limited Block Of The Month.. You’ll want to catch this one.. It’s absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Clothandpaper StudioThis will be released the 4th Monday of every month, and available free for one week only.  So right now, it’s free thru sunday April 3.

Mel is also doing an Embroidery Block of this same design on the 3rd monday of every month with the same rules, the pattern is free for one week only, then you’ll pay a small fee.

Next up, I found this one while visiting Jacquelyn today..

MaggiesFirstDanceBOMButtonRectJacquelynne Steves is doing another beautiful Block Of The Month.

You’ll need to sign up for her newsletter, but if you’ve signed up before for her others, you won’t have to activate it in email, instead you’ll just receive a welcome email.

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