Before we jump into the kit, let’s chat about the ‘Day of the Dead.’ You’ve probably seen those colorful skulls and thought, “That’s some cool art!” But let me tell ya, there’s so much more to the ‘Day of the Dead’ than just pretty designs. Buckle up, ’cause we’re going on a cultural rollercoaster!
It’s time for Quilt Block Mania again for August 2020. This month’s theme is Back To School and there are many absolutely fabulous blocks to download for your fun piecing delight.
All the blocks are 12-inch blocks and range from pieced, to applique, to even paper piecing and other techniques.
Most downloads are available all month long and some designs will keep their patterns free forever. Some of them will make you go thru a cart (such as mine), and others will make you sign up for a newsletter to get your block.
So have a peek inside and see my block, and everyone else’s. Clicking the image links will open directly to those web pages for the patterns and my pattern image will take you to the shopping cart.
So, today is my day on the Fabulous Freebees blog hop, hosted by my friend Joan at MooseStash Quilting. You’d never guess this was the first hop she’s hosted, she’s been great at getting it organized and keeping us all apprised of the happenings of the hop. Thanks, Joan for hosting this very fun hop.
Free patterns are really everywhere on the web. I’ve heard more than once that we are inundated with them. Frankly, who doesn’t love a free pattern? I can’t tell you I don’t, because I do. I’ve even been known to offer a few free patterns myself every now and again. I have no problem buying a pattern I like, but free ones are always nice also.
I didn’t create one of my own patterns, as I’ve been wanting to do this one for a while.
Today, my project is along the lines of Christmas once again. If you remember last month I said it was going to be my goal to create something for everyone this year for Christmas and I’m still working on that goal, so here is my project…
I didn’t get a post created yesterday. I was so busy trying to finish up Sam and Sam for a release that I simply forgot to get the post written, so today I’ll do three of the giveaways and do another three tomorrow or Saturday…
In the meantime, some silly chitchat on website stuff… I have now secured my site to an https address. Please check the address and see if it will open for you in an https environment. I want everyone to be able to view my blog, so it was a necessary change that I’ve been putting off doing for quite some time. Thank you to Pat for writing me about the error she was receiving. It made me get off my duff and make the switch. You can actually view the blog without the https environment, but if you want the security that https brings, you might like to make the switch yourself.
So I know you must be wondering about what is happening with the Row Along. Well it’s right on track at this point, some fun things have been happening in the designer’s group we have for the row along and I’ve been seeing some amazing rows come to life for the row along this year… But I thought I’d tempt you with a little sneak peek of one of the perks of participating today and lets you in on the final list of participants for this year.
Northcott Fabrics has kindly given fabric to the designers participating to help them create their rows. You’ll be able to see those over the course of August as I announce each sponsor’s giveaways also. The designers will also feature their fabrics on their featured day of the row along.
If you haven’t joined us for previous row alongs, I will post an instruction/type note under the Sponsors list in this post for you. This is a long post, but it covers everything you need to know.
As a reminder, each designer has a free pattern for you this year. However, designers are only required to keep their patterns free for one week past there featured day. You must visit each day if you wish to download the patterns. Designers are free after that period to put their rows up for sale or leave them free for you to download. Patterns may be available on the designer’s website thru a cart system, a simple download, via google drive, one drive, Payhip, Craftsy, or any other way that the designer finds it easy to set her download. If you miss a pattern and want the pattern, please respect that designer and buy it if she has put it up for sale. Do not write to her and ask her to send it to you.
Janeen from Quilt Art and I have teamed up to bring you a special event of giveaways. We’ve each created 12 patterns to giveaway over the next 8 days. Four days have passed. I hope you didn’t miss the tree from yesterday or Janeen’s extremely cute penguin. If you missed mine, you can still pick it up in my Payhip or Craftsy shop as it will be available as a single till the end of the year.
Thru November 30th in my Payhip Shop only, All patterns are 25% off. Please use coupon code: ThankYou2015 All my available patterns are now in this shop, so this is a great time to even pick up patterns you’ve wanted from Little Treasures.
Kate sent me two new links yesterday for my Row By Row page. If your collecing those rows, we have 3 new patterns to collect.
The DJ Inkers giveaway starts today, everything you need to know is inside the post, click continue reading or the title of the post to enter the giveaway.
Have you ever hummed a song in your head, and thought about different things while humming it.. For some reason, the song “Danny Boy” is in my head today, but I’m thinking about Halloween….
I wanted to share something to get you in a Halloween frame of mind and yes I know it’s still over seven weeks away, but.. this gives you enough time to do something with it.
Ghost On The Edge 1 is Free until September 14, 2015 Ghost On The Edge 2 is $2.00 and is the companion pattern to Ghost On The Edge 1
You can see these in a project from when I participated in the Black Cat Blog Hop Last Year Both patterns are available in 4×7, 6×9, and 9×12 sizes. I also included them in non-reversed and reversed.
Ghost On The Edge 1
Ghost On The Edge 2
Craftsy is having a 50% off sale this weekend thru September 09, 2015 I’ve already bought the classes I have been wanting, so let me give you a tip about getting classes at half price even when their is no sale.
Way back on April 1st, 2015, I had been thinking about how much I missed participating in Blog Hops. I love them, they are so much fun and not just because your creating a project to show off, but because you get to see the ideas everyone else comes up with. I have loved every Blog Hop I participated in. Each one is unique in it’s very own way.
I had been admiring Deanna’s Quilter’s Garden at the time and thinking how much I’d love to do a Row Quilt. So I wrote to Electric Quilt and asked them what they thought of allowing me to organize a Quilt Along with tutorials for Electric Quilt in a row quilt. They were very enthusiastic and granted me permission offering to help in any way they possibly could.