Continuous Line Heart Bear Today…

We Finally Had Some Snow :)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.

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Today’s Newest Valentine’s Release… (Long Post)

Hugs N PoochesI 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

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Today’s Next Release… Valentine’s Envelope… TTNBC News…

stbs-2018 CL Envelope

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.

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Valentine Love & Chocolate Box Released…

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.

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Valentine’s Sampler Released…

Valentine's SamplerIt’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

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More New BOTMs and Valentines 2018…

stbs-2018-RR Bee Mine

I’ve decided that for Valentines this year, I’ll do something a little different. Each day for the next 14 days, I will release a new pattern that is Valentine’s Day related.

Some will be for sale only, some will have a free pattern to also download.

Some will be one day only downloads, others will be free forever downloads.

Today, I have some news about the new block of the months also, have a look inside to see what has started and what is new…

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Sunbonnet Sue and Sam In Ontario Coupon Code Fixed

Sue and Sam In OntarioHi Everyone, just a quick post to let you know I have fixed the coupon code, please visit this post to get the code.

Be sure you refresh your browser if you don’t see the new code.

Thank you to everyone who let me know the code wasn’t working.

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Sunbonnet Sue and Sam In Ontario Released

Sue and Sam In OntarioWell, they zoomed on over from Delaware to Ontario pretty quickly didn’t they? Hehehe…

Once again Sam is the free block for Ontario, I love this block, and how realistic it appears to be sawing the tree.

Sue is the Flickr reward block.

Sam will be free until January 25, the Flickr turn in date is February 11, 2018.

So, let’s get to the download…

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It’s That Time Again… Sue and Sam – Delaware Released…

Sue & Sam In Delaware

Sue and Sam of Delaware have been released, Tomorrow, I’ll be releasing Ontario for Canadians waiting for that release.

This one is not an easy pattern, or at least I didn’t think so. It does require some work on the tree blossoms for Sue, which is btw, the free pattern for this release.

A recommended solution for the small leafy parts of the tree from my tester is that you take and print or mark your fabric for those for the entire embroidery layout, and then use your machine to stitch over the leafs, then cut them instead of cutting all the small shapes involved with the tree. There are two different fabrics for the leaf shapes, a darker and a lighter fabric, and she used the layout guide to create hers. She noted that because the larger flowers have both embroideries in the background that she cut her flowers and then stitched them in place right on the background versus doing it separately first. This release was planned for this past Tuesday, Continue reading

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Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018 Sign Up Now!!!

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018This year’s Quilt Qwazy Queens event will be once again held in March to celebrate International Quilting Day. I love how quilters all over the world can unite for this one day to celebrate the one thing we love to do in our lives. While we may have nothing else at all in common, our one common love is the art of quilting. I consider quilting an art, others may consider it a hobby, but it is art to me because no quilt is the same, making it one of a kind, that to me is art.

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Four Seasons Blog Hop and Other News…

Four Seasons Blog Hop - Island BatikHi Everyone, I’ve been working to get Sue and Sam patterns out and I’m hopeful they will be out tomorrow for you. In the meantime, why not take a trip on over to some other blogs and visit the Four Seasons Blog Hop. These are all 2017 Island Batik Ambassadors, showing off projects they have made with a season in mind using Island Batik Fabrics, my project will be out on January 29th this month and I’m hoping you’ll stop in to see it also.

Each week of the hop, a different season of the year will be featured. Mine is Fall, and I’ve designed a fun project I think you’ll love, in the meantime, I’ve posted a schedule below of each day of this blog hop and from some of the projects I’ve seen, you won’t want to miss seeing them. This is the last project Continue reading

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2018 Web Event’s Around The World

2018 Around The WebThere are many things that bring quilters together, but one of the funnest each year is a block of the month, or a quilt along, row along or any other event that captures our imagination and creativity.

Whether you participate in a class at your LQS or one from a blog on the web, they are totally fun and enjoyable. From Mystery Quilts to Pieced and Applique, a block of the month around the web or in your LQS varies depending on what the teacher/designer/blogger wants to do. Some will give you a tutorial, some will write out the full pattern on the post page for the block, some will give you a pattern to download and like me, assume you know what you’re doing. As an applique designer and so many ways to applique, I create my patterns so depending on your favorite technique you can do what your most comfortable with. Each of these bloggers who are featured also does so.

Last week I presented you with a list of known blogs at the Continue reading

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Last Post of 2017, Last Free Pattern of 2017… Time For A New Year… Best of 5 Posts…

It is hard to believe that another year has passed by so darn quickly. It seems just like yesterday that I was writing the first post of this year which was a “Best of 5 Posts” also and participating in the linky party that Meadowmist Designs hosts each year. I met some wonderful quilters and bloggers thru doing that, so this year I definitely wanted to participate again.

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