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.
For the last few weeks, the 2017 Island Batik Ambassadors for 2017 have been doing a blog hop with the theme of the Four Seasons, featuring fabrics that are coming out in the quilt shops over the next few months.
Today I am doing a project with a Fall Theme in mind, the line I am showing is called the Pumpkin Patch collection. I love love love the fabrics in this collection.
These are the beautiful fabrics in the Pumpkin Patch Collection.
It’s a little kitty playing with a heart today in a cute and whimsical continuous line design.
In a twist of fate, I discovered to my surprise a pattern I gave away last year during the A Fresh Snow blog hop was never released for sale… It has several patterns that go with it, so I’ve made another from that set as a free pattern thru this weekend only.
Have a look inside… it’s the only way to get it freely…
Sorry, everyone, I was determined to get the TTNBC Block 09 pattern released the other day then got stuck at the car repair all day on Tuesday. I sat there waiting for my car to be fixed and ended up getting a rental car until the next day.
Either or, I worked on it all day yesterday to finish and finally got it done. In the meantime, I did upload the Continuous Line patterns to the bundles each day for those of you who purchased the bundle, if you haven’t downloaded them since you purchased you may want to go and do that. The last 2 patterns will be released tomorrow and Monday for the bundles, and Monday will be the last day for the free patterns on my blog along with my project for Island Batik.
So, let’s get down to the nitty and the gritty…
We finally had some snow here yesterday. While it’s not a ton of it, it was nice to see some white stuff on the ground. I was totally happy.
Today’s release is a fun cute lil bear that you can do in a continuous line while quilting or doing simple embroidery, redwork type designs. This is such a cute little bear, I hope you enjoy it.
I expect to release Block 9 for Twas The Night Before Christmas later today, but block 10 I am sorry to say will have to wait until next week or until I finish my Island Batik project for next Monday’s blog hop. I am ready to start the quilting on this project and I am a very slow machine quilter. It’s the one part of quilting that I actually take my time doing. I also have not quilted a large project on this machine in a really long time, so I will be going slowly anyway to learn the ins and outs of it. Perhaps later this week I’ll post a little preview for you.
I know I am very late posting today, I hadn’t planned it that way, once again, we had no internet most of the day as it turned out it was on/off most of the day. I did notice the cable company outside doing repairs today, so hopefully, they have found the issue and it’s resolved, this is becoming a little frustrating.
Many of you have asked me this week if I am planning to bundle the Continuous Line Designs. The answer is, yes, I am, and I uploaded a bundle today on Craftsy. It’s a pretty good deal thru the weekend only at 15.00 for all 14 patterns. It includes all the Continue reading
This is a really quick post… I had a hard time deciding what to do today and because I want to post quickly, I just decided to go without a free pattern today.
My last tester turned in her block last night for TTNBC block 10 and so today I’m trying to get the pattern written up for release possibly tomorrow. If it’s not tomorrow, I will release it Saturday. I do want to get the pattern out to everyone.
Today’s next release is from the wonderful artwork of Dottoo Dots.
This is a really quick post today, I was right in the middle of finishing up my applique block for the Island Batik blog hop when I realized I needed to post. I discovered the coolest technique today just by sheer accident and I can’t wait to share it all with you. I plan to do it on my day of the hop, it should be quite fun and I think you also will just love it.
In the meantime, today I have a free block for you, and another continuous line design from Dottoo Dots.
It’s been a crazy day. I’d intended to write this post last night, but got so darn busy I just spaced it off. By the time I remembered to do it, I was so tired I just decided to go bed. This morning I was back up and at the sewing machine, again forgetting I needed to make this post.
I am busy sewing because I need to finish my last project for Island Batik, my day on the blog hop is the 29th and I’m really trying to totally finish this project for it. I also have another wedding on February 3rd, so my next few weeks are really busy.
Yesterday I noted that the patterns released over the next 14 days would all be related to Valentine’s, but I should have noted that there is a Sue/Sam release on the 24th, TTNBC is hopefully later this week, there is also a pattern for GroundHog Day release planned and last a Mardi Gras pattern planned, so there is plenty to come over the next 13 days. Please note, I will not be posting on weekends.
You may remember back in October when I was dealing with a broken wrist, there wasn’t much I could do with the one hand out of commission, I drew many patterns during this time as Continue reading