When You Wish Upon A Star, You May Get A Hero…

Wish Upon A Star Blog Hop

Today I am participating in the Wish Upon A Star blog hop hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt.

Her fun idea says our project needs to include a star somewhere in the project.

With this hop, I thought about what I could do carefully, and when you see it, hopefully, you’ll agree, it’d be great for Memorial Day, Father’s Day or even the 4th of July…

I’ll be releasing the pattern tomorrow morning along with another cute little pattern I’ve done for the 4th of July. In the meantime, enjoy my project for today.

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Sue/Sam British Columbia, Pennsylvania, & Nevada Released…

Sue and Sam-BCCan you believe it, we are three provinces and territories away from finishing up Canada. I expect August to be the last Canadian release with the Northwest Territories in June, Saskatchewan in July, and Newfoundland/Labrador in August. Once they are done, I will release 3 USA patterns each month as I am really trying to finish these up by end of the year or early next year.

Please note… EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY … new Flickr changes are in store. Because of changes coming to Flickr next week, I need to change how the Flickr Reward is done. From here on in, images will go in a gallery on this blog. Images will need to be emailed to me, whether you upload them via the reward form, or send them individually.  You can still upload to Flickr, but groups at Flickr are changing where each person can only have a total of 30 images per group. This will not work in regards to the USA Sue/Sam group, so it needs to change. However, I am making this change to all Flickr Rewards on my site, including Twas The Night. All pages in regards to the Flickr Reward will change to reflect this change. I do not use a cell phone, so am unable to use Instagram instead of the reward feature. Thus, I’ve chosen to just place them on my blog. I like this idea better anyway, I think it will be easier for you to do each time.

Free patterns this month are Sam In British Columbia, Sam In Pennsylvania, and Sue In Nevada.

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X-Blocks Comes To Seams To Be Sew Today…

Scraps From My X-Blocks ProjectHi Everyone, I have a fun new project for you today featuring the X-Blocks ruler. When I saw all of the most irresistible patterns that you can make with these rulers I jumped at the chance to participate in this blog hop. I know I’ve said in the past that I dislike specialty rulers, but sometimes a specialty ruler can do more than just one pattern type and I’m always happy to have the options available to me in that respect. With these rulers, I definitely see the potential possibilities with even taking old blocks you may have made that let’s say didn’t piece correctly or are warped to the point you didn’t wish to use them in your project. X-Blocks blows that out of the water and lets you use the rulers to allow you to create something new and fun with those types of blocks.

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Cupcake Of The Month – May and TTNBC Blocks 11 and 12 Released…

Today’s release is Twas The Night Before Christmas Blocks 11 and 12 and I’m also releasing Cupcake Of The Month – May… Shocking I know that I could be so early on a block not really due before the 15th of May, but May is a very busy month for me, so I’m releasing it today to have it … out of the way I guess you could say. 🙂

Blocks 11 and 12 were actually uploaded Saturday night to Craftsy, but because I don’t like posting on weekends, I simply announced it in the Facebook groups for Seams To Be Sew and decided to post today about the release.

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It’s Block 20 On 30 Blocks In 30 Days Here At Seams To Be Sew Today… Plus A Giveaway!!!

30 Days Blog Hop From Creatin' In The Sticks

Oh Boy, I have been waiting and waiting for this day to arrive on this really fun blog hop that Carla at Creatin In the Sticks has offered up for you in April 2018. It is a huge task to coordinate an event on the web and this one is no different. We were each given a choice of the block we wanted to do, and I chose block 20. I thought, this is so simple, I can whip this out in no time at all… and… to some degree I did… but let me tell you all about it.

First, I had to come up with something I like, now I didn’t care for the butting up of the same block over and over again with this block, it’s just not in me to want to see the same block over and over with what I’m going to say no real design to it. It’s just a bunch of squares if you want me to be honest… Don’t get me wrong, I love doing easy quilts, squares are as easy as it gets when you want to make a quilt. I decided right off the bat I was going to find another block to go with it to get more of a design. I played with several…

This is block 20…

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Welcome To My Day on the IB Use it Up Hop…

Island Batik Use It Up Blog HopToday I’ve chosen to make a small project for this hop. It is a machine embroidery in the hoop design using Island Batiks and fleece.

The design is created entirely in the hoop except for the small buttons and bows you use to attach the add-ons. I didn’t make the addons because I intend to create my own which I just haven’t had the time to do as yet, but the project is done and ready for them to be done, so when I have some time I’ll get them done. 

I’ve also created a little tutorial today for you on working with batiks when you applique. This doesn’t apply just to machine embroidery, it applies also to normal applique techniques. I hope you will enjoy it.

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Island Batik Hop – Use It Up Starts Today

Island Batik Use It Up Blog HopI’m so not a fan of not announcing hops that are supposed to take place without any advance notice, but this one has no advance notice to it other than the few mentions I’ve made on my blog about it. Until this morning I didn’t even realize a logo had been made for it. I should have just gone ahead and made my own because to me a post without any pictures at all is boring, boring and more boring. Who wants to read it without something that entices you to read it. Not me. I like pictures. 🙂 So that’s my little rant… a blog hop needs a logo.

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