Fun New Happenings, Don’t Let Them Pass You By!!!

SeaBreezeSo little time, so many many things to do.. Do you just feel overwhelmed sometimes by having to keep up ? I know I do.. but the one thing I try to do each month is visit all the sites that do block of the months. Since I’m an applique and paper piecing person, I specifically follow those types of hops, but it’s not that I don’t follow normal pieced BOTMs, or embroidery hops, I’m just more likely to follow an applique and paper piecing botm. I love Blog Hops for the same reason, those bloggers are not necessarily doing BOTMs, but they are giving us great ideas on things we can do with our fabric that we may not have thought of before. This is why I offer them on my own site, I still participate in them and I enjoy seeing what other quilters are up to.

While I was out doing my monthly visits this month, I happened on some new ones to come along and I thought I’d pass them on to you. After I write this post I’ll also update my botm page to so you can find them their also.

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Opposites Attract Starts This Wednesday..

stbs-Opposites_Attractand here is the schedule for those of you planning your week.

It’s going to be a fun filled five days of bloggers showing off their projects. Being limited to just three fabrics is definitely a challenge. As I sat and thought myself of what I could make, their was only one thing I could think of to do… You’ll see that during this event. So be sure you stop in and check each blog out, I am very excited to see what everyone has come up with.

This hop has two great giveaways during it’s run.. Each day a $25.00 gift certificate from The Fat Quartershop will be given away, and DJ Inkers will be giving away a cd of their wonderful Kids All Year CD (If your an international winner, you will receive a download link)

So, come have a look inside and see all the great bloggers and their featured days.

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Meet My Friend Tommy..

Tommy TurtleThis is my friend Tommy. He’s a Turtle… Fun and Flirtatious, Slow and sure, but gets the job done. I’m sure we all feel the same way sometimes, I know I do.

So I thought you’d like a treat for this weekend only, I’m offering Tommy the Turtle in a 9-inch block pattern for you to download.

He’s also available in a purchased version with a 12-inch and 15-inch block size along with the machine embroidery and cutting files. I personally think the 15-inch would be a great pillow block for a baseball player.

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Summer Sensations!!! Yum, Yum, Yum!!

Summer SensationsWhen asked, most people will tell you that their favorite season of the year is Summer.

Why, I have absolutely no idea, to me, it’s to hot, it’s sticky, it’s just all around misery every day I have to live it. I just don’t like the Summer.

There are a few good things about summer, ice cream, ice cream and more ice cream.. Here in Italy, Pistachio is my favorite flavor, I look forward to it, and pair it with dark chocolate and you have a very yummy taste sensation.

If I were living back in the states, I’d be planting my gardens. A flower garden in the front, because I love the flowers and the smells right outside my window of the beauty of summer. A veggy garden because their is nothing better than the taste of fresh vegetables and fruits right out of the garden.

So, when thinking about Summer Sensations, my thoughts go straight to ice cream and gardens, what about you?

That’s the reason for this new fun blog hop. Yep, I know I’m risking it, doing the unthinkable, but I think people still read blogs during the summer and they will be looking for ideas for August and September to create for themselves.

So, lets get our acts together and create something fun that is your favorite Summer Sensation.

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Sue In The USA and Canada Released Today!!

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

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

Sue 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..

My apologies for the late posting today, in the middle of writing the patterns up yesterday, I realized I had drawn the Canadian flag without the two red side borders, so I needed to redraw the flag, The USA pattern also needed a change in the hair on Sue, then redo the parts of the pattern to account for those differences, It delayed today’s posting of the patterns.

Voting Results: June’s Free Pattern will be Germany.. by an overwhelming margin. Saudia Arabia will be the Flickr Reward pattern.

I spent most of the weekend working on FlickR rewards, they are all sitting in my drafts folder, and I should finish up this evening. If you don’t have coupons in your mornings email, please email me and let me know.  —— Update —– All Flickr Reward requests have been sent.

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Adding Machine Embroidery Designs To Quilt Layouts In EQ7..

Adding Embroidery To Quilts-smallToday, I have a new tutorial for Electric Quilt, and the 10th lesson, I’ve added this year for EQ, making it now 37 lessons on EQ itself that are now offered here at Seams To Be Sew.

This year, I am participating in a one day event each month with QuiltShop Gal and other bloggers for the day, posting something about EQ, whether it’s a lesson, or something created in EQ, we’re all doing something.

You can find my other EQ lessons here.

Links To references used in the video are:

Learning EQ 7 Facebook Group
Kreative Kiwi
Skeldale House
Embroidery Library

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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!!

dell 3000

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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