Wasn’t yesterday fun!! I know I enjoyed visiting the blogs and seeing what the other bloggers are up to and even seeing how many UFOs they have is fun. While I know I have a few, I am definitely behind the mark in having a lot of them. Since I use to sell a lot of my finished stuff or gave it to charities and even to friends and family I use to finish many of the projects I had. Most of my UFOs are from swaps I’ve done on the internet in the late 90s. Even the UFO for my featured day comes from one of those swaps.
Today’s schedule is as follows:
Friday, March 16, 2018
| FunThreads Designs | Elizabeth Coughlin Designs | Quilting with Vanda |
| Life in the Scrapatch | Thrift Shop Commando |
Winners for the X-Blocks Template Rulers
| Liz H | Susan R | Lori S | Elaine S | Sherry N |
I’ve only just drawn them so please watch your emails.
Today’s Giveaways Are: Continue reading
Today is the first of 5 days of Fun, Fun, and more Fun!!! Quilt Qwazy Queens is held each year to honor Worldwide Quilting Day.
You’ll want to visit each blog, comment, enter the giveaways, and then stop here daily to pick up your free pattern… So let’s get to the nitty and the gritty…
Here is the schedule for today.
| Quilting Queen Online | Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats |
| Melva Loves Scraps | The Quilted Snail |
Giveaways for today Are:
I am very excited about the start of this blog hop on Thursday. It marks the third year in a row that we’ve celebrated Quilt Qwazy Queens during Worldwide Quilting Day. I love that this event is held each year over something that all warms our hearts as a day that celebrates the quilter in all of us. Whether your hitting your favorite quilt shop for the sales they might offer that day, visiting your favorite blogs, this fun event always tries to evolve around what is part of our everyday lives as quilters.
The theme this year of Quilt Qwazy Queens is UFOs. I didn’t ask bloggers to finish UFOs, instead I asked them to talk about the ones we have still to do, possibly finish one, or show off some pictures of there UFOs, as a commenter you have lots of power here to say what you think they could do to perhaps inspire them to finish there project. Some have finished there UFOs, I’m doing one for instance that I have wanted to finish for nearly 25 years now. I’m not going to get it quilted, but the top should be finished. I’m going to wait and quilt it when I take a longarm class in June (my one splurge this year) so I can rent them to quilt some of my larger projects that I’ve been wanting to finish. I’m never going to buy a longarm machine simply because we still have at least one more move in our lives and I expect it to be into a much smaller place.
If your not sure how bloghops work, this is the basic run down… Continue reading
Its that time again of the month where I release the next cupcake. This months cupcake represents Easter for April. It’s a cute basket of eggs. I’m very happy with how this pattern turned out, I hope you to will like it.
I’ve also released 2 new pieced pattern sets, one with a Winter theme, the other with a St. Patrick’s Day theme.
This months cupcake 9-inch pattern is free.
So, it’s my day for this fun hop by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. When she first announced this, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I had been thinking of what I could do for St. Patrick’s Day that is different from what I’ve seen done by others. When I think of St. Patrick’s Day I think of shamrocks, Leprechauns, rainbows, green… A pinch of green is all you need to avoid the pinch on St. Patrick’s Day, and so this year I am following that tradition with my project for this hop.
I like to pride myself on figuring out how to create things that I need for small projects I’ve made, such as purses, wallets, towel holders, key rings, etc… Today’s project is no different. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s perfect, I can’t imagine what it would be like to make the perfect project. I took what I’ve learned over the years from building projects in the hoop, but in reality, only one part of this project was done in the hoop. Learning how to digitize allows one to put the things they love to use. You can do things in a machine embroidery hoop that aren’t as easy to do by a normal sewing machine or should be done by hand. When I need an all-around design much like continuous line designs, I use my embroidery hoop, because a cross-hatching design or a spiral design can be done so much faster and easier and better in the hoop.
This is a fun week with lots of surprises coming… Not just for this blog, but for the Small, Smaller, Smallest Blog Hop, which is starting today over at Just Let Me Quilt. My friend Carol has started doing hops this year and I couldn’t be happier. Blog Hops are how my blog got started, at the time I had been thinking about changing my domain from a web developer domain into a blog. We had just moved to a new home in Italy, and I decided it was time to get back into quilting. Next month, that will be five years ago that I started this blog. It is hard to believe that I’ve kept on doing this for all these years… each year has just been more fun than the previous year.
This week I will also release the cupcake of the month, a few new patterns, two new tutorials, and my day for the hop is Thursday. I’m quite excited about this project because it has been totally designed as a project by me. So I am patiently waiting for my day to arrive on the hop.
Here is the schedule for the hop this week… Continue reading
I can’t believe it, but I managed to finish them and get them all uploaded in time and now I still have time to write this post today and release Sue and Sam In Iowa, New York, and New Brunswick… I am happy, happy, happy… I love it when I can actually do it when I say I will get it done, ya’ll know that doesn’t happen often with me. 🙂
I even had time to make that image you see to the left… Fun Eh!! hehehe
Call me crazy, I’m just happy to get these released.
Its been a busy week for me, how about you? I spent last week trying to get this pattern written up, it really doesn’t seem like it would be that complicated, but I added some additional shape keys in each of the embroidery shapes so it might be easier to tell which shapes are the actual embroidery shapes for those of you who are doing hand embroidery. I liked this so much I will go back and do it to the other 9 patterns so far in this series as I do believe it makes it easier for you to know those shapes. These patterns have so many especially small shapes I think it really needs to be done.
There are some changes to the block of the month 2018 page also. Continue reading
Today, I want to post the schedule and mention the sponsors for this blog hop. I will write about them closer to the hop with the wonderful giveaways they have offered for this event.
Quilt Qwazy Queens is in the third year hosted each year by Seams To Be Sew. Each year I try to cover a different theme which makes quilting fun for all of us. This year’s theme is no different, I thought it would be fun to encourage bloggers to take out those UFOs they’ve wanted to finish for ages. I personally have a UFO that I carried all the way to Germany with me when we first moved to Germany in 2002. It then went on to Italy when we moved there also. It then moved back with us to Colorado. I only touched it one time during all those years and that was to lay it out and try to find a layout I liked so I could start putting it together. That is when I realized the value of my Bernina 1230 which was the machine I didn’t bring with me to be overseas with me. Back then I had decided because I had a new machine I was going to learn everything possible about machine embroidery so I took only the Brother machine with me. Continue reading
It seems so funny that we are in February and I’m announcing an event for September. In this case tho, time is not our friend and we have to plan far ahead for events that are as large as the Row Along is each year.
Last year’s designers had the pleasure this year of helping me decide on the theme and it was a very close race between two different themes this year. This theme in fact won by just 1 little teeny tiny vote.
In its fourth year as an event hosted by Seams To Be Sew, this event has grown each year not only in visitors who come to see all the fuss, but designers who wish to participate. This is not a row by row affiliated event.
This post is here to take signups only for bloggers/designers who would like to participate by offering a free pattern row during this event.
Please do NOT signup if your not a blogger who intends to create a pattern to offer during the event, visitors do not need to signup for this event, we ask you to simply follow the blogs, and or social media pages so you’ll see the announcements during the events. My Facebook group also announces each day of this event so you can easily join it and receive an announcement each day of the hop also.
These are the requirements for this hop for each designer:
I have released the next cupcake for you today.
I also have released a fun new quilt pattern for Mardi Gras, those lucky enough to get to go to Mardi Gras you may enjoy this quilt you can make as a fond remembrance of your trip. I’ve always wanted to go to Mardi Gras.
With Twas The Night, I was working on finishing up the pattern when I realized I was working on the wrong block… uggghhh!!! The pattern I showed you as a preview last month is actually release Block 11, so, I’m quickly working on block 10 to get it finished up so I can release block 11. My apologies for that, I would go ahead and release it, but I don’t want anyone to get confused with the block order so am going to hold on it till I release block 10.
In other news, I have a poll on this post, I really need your input on your preference for free downloads. I just don’t get why downloading a free pattern is so difficult for some and not a problem for others. I know my preference is to simply go back to Payhip, I had a lot fewer issues with it, but at the same time, I’m not understanding how the cart is giving people issues also.
I have finally settled on a plan for how I’ll do the Cupcake of the Month series.
Yesterday, I told you about the wedding we attended this past weekend. It was simple and elegant and quite fun. It’s always nice to see family and even tho I only saw them in December with my niece’s wedding, we didn’t get much time to really spend it together as things were much busier and hectic during that wedding.
Part of my gift for this wedding is part of the projects I created for this blog hop. We always give money for gifts, but being a quilter, everyone knows I am going to make something, so it’s somewhat expected that they will receive something I’ve made. You might ask how I know this… When I was accepting the invitation to the bridal luncheon in December, the person who wrote me back said, awww your the quilter, aren’t you. LOL, talk about a dead giveaway… LOL Someone’s been talking about me.
Oh Man, it’s been quite a week. After Monday last week, I was so busy, I just didn’t have the time to do any posting. I needed to finish our wedding gift for our nephew who got married this past Saturday.
I did finish adding the Continuous Line patterns to those of you who ordered the bundles.
On another front, I’ve also been busy finishing up block 10 for Twas The Night and I expect to release that on Friday. Sunbonnet Sue/Sam will also see a release possibly Friday or Monday.