More New BOTMs and Valentines 2018…

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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.

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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.

2018 marks a big event for my blog, it will be my 5th year as a blogger and in my wildest dreams I never even once thought I’d still be around for 5 years let alone loving it so much. I love love love blogging, Continue reading

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Is Your Christmas Shopping Done??? Lotsa News Today…

Christmas ShoppingSomewhere in this world, at least 1 person hasn’t even started there Christmas shopping. I can remember as a single person always waiting until the day before Christmas to hit the malls and get it done at that time. Back then, there was no internet, the malls and shops were always very busy, parking was a nightmare. When I got married that all changed. Everyone in my new family was not even in the same state we were, so we had no choice but to ship everything. In today’s world, thank goodness for the internet, I can shop online and have it delivered right to them, no need to wrap, no need to guess at what they like or dislike, a gift card does the whole thing nicely. I love gift cards. I do give gifts of my sewing projects, but I’ll be the first to admit, that my sewing this year has concentrated mostly on wedding gifts I’ve made for the wedding were just at, and the wedding we have in February to go to.

I hope you have your shopping and even your sewing done. By the time you get to this date in December, it’s not too likely you’re going to even get a package to someone in time for it to arrive by Christmas Day. I think all the shippers have set today as the last day to do Express type mail, so if your planning to still ship… you need to Express it today.

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2018 Is Just Around The Corner, What Are You Up To For 2018?

2018Each year I try to post what’s happening around the web. I’m certainly not the only blogger who offers a yearly event, and I myself enjoy visiting all the different events that happen around the web each year. I know many of you visit my Block of the Month page during the year, it’s one of my most visited pages on this site each year and always becomes a new page during the year. I’ve never removed any of those previous pages, so it’s easy to go back to see previous events and visit among some of the blogs that feature amazing projects or wonderful blocks for us to make.

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12 Days of Presents – Day 12

Poinsettia 03It is amazing how fast these days go by, it always feels like a “hurried” part of the year when December rolls around and I knew when I started this three years ago it had the potential to stress me out. Over the years, the only thing that seems to stress me out is the hurried nature of it all, people rushing to get that certain gift, crying when they are told “wait for Santa” (I so remember those familiar words spoken by my parents) the rush to get the tree up, decorations, cookies and candies made, and by our own nature, we either just soak it in, or we stress out about it. This year, my only stresser was day 2, and the wedding… I wondered if I was going to be able to keep up. Well… for the most part I have. I held off posting this morning until now because my hosting service was doing routine maintenance last night and it was very slow trying to write the post, so I finally said to myself, awwww Screw It and went to bed.

Today’s pattern is one of my favorite things about Christmas… A beautiful Poinsettia. I wish it were real so you could have the scent also, but the 9-inch free pattern will just have to do. I hope you love it as much as I do.

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12 Days of Presents Day 11

Pattern 04My apologies for the very late in the day posting. I was not able to get on the internet, the good news is that Comcast has been here today and hopefully fixed the problem. We were gone for a bit this evening so I haven’t been able to get this posted until now.

Today’s lovely pattern is one of my newest continuous line designs for hand and free motion quilters. I need to test the machine embroidery designs still so they haven’t been released as yet, but I think you will really love this set of borders and corners.

Today’s Free pattern is pattern 04 in this set in the 3-inch border size.

Because I am late, this file will remain free thru Sunday night at 10pm mst, I will then remove it from Payhip.

You do not want to miss Monday’s Day 12… I saved the very best for last…. well I think it’s my best pattern of this 12 days… 🙂 Hopefully you will all tell me you love it to 🙂

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12 Days of Presents – Day 10

Dual Gifts...This is a pretty quick pattern to make today. Simple and Fun, you can easily make this into a photo frame, tags, or small ornaments.

There are two patterns in the pdf, one is for a tall frame, and the other is for a wider frame. I hope you’ll find these as cute as I do.

My internet was down for a bit this evening, and I have yet to be to bed as I was waiting for it to come back up, so this is a short post so that I can hit the hay…

The full pattern of these frames come with 5×7 and 7×5 sizes along with the SVG cutting files.

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