I know it seems very surprising that I released two states in one week, but I had that plan last week and then it didn’t work out with having to fix the Missouri Sam block. So I worked the rest of this week to get Missouri finished so I could still release it in the same week… just a week late.
With the row along coming in September, I’ve realized I really need to get as many patterns done as possible by the time the row along starts. There just won’t be time once it starts, so it is my plan to release at least 3 more state blocks in July and 4 in August. If I’m at 40 states by September 1 it will still be feasible to finish Sue/Sam this year.
Sue is the free block for Missouri. This is the 31st state to be released.
Quilt Block Mania starts today and is the idea of Carolina Moore. She belongs to a design group I’m in on Facebook and thought it would be fun to create a theme each month and then release that block free to our quilting friends.
The theme for July is Summer Fun. All blocks are 12-inches, and they fit in a certain color scheme. I tried, but I know me and I still went into deeper colors versus light colors.
The above are the colors we had to try and keep our blocks to. While mine aren’t exactly there, I think they match up nicely. This month I’ve made for you one of my favorite things to have during the summer and that’s a Continue reading
It seems like I plan to get it released and then end up having to fix a mistake and that’s exactly what happened last week. I realized Sam was a bit shorter than he should be in the block when I went to make the final images and I ended up having to resize him which meant having to redo all the templates, layouts, the SVGs, and the embroidery files. I am truly sorry I had every intention of getting this one released prior to July 4th but I can’t write a pattern in a day it just doesn’t happen that fast for me. At the same time, this is a really busy time with the row along happening right around the corner. We are now at 62 days until it starts and I am working to stay caught up with that also.
This release marks the 30th state released for Sue/Sam in the USA. Sam is the free pattern for this set. Come get your pattern… Continue reading
I’m sorry ya’ll have had to wait a bit on these, I’ve been buried in masks the last six weeks and that had to come first and foremost… I have South Carolina almost ready for release also with Missouri and Utah to follow in a few weeks.
This is a short and sweet post, I wanted to get these up tonight as promised in my post yesterday, so today a simple release…
Let’s Get To It… Continue reading
It’s a busy day here in the Pena household… I’ve been planning to release Sue/Sam in New Jersey for several days, but so many things kept getting in my way. Then today, I was writing an email to someone when I had to give her my blog address and I realized today is my 7th year blog anniversary. I’ve owned this domain for 18 years, but as I’ve noted before in various posts that the first 11 years of this domain were related to being a web developer. The last 7 now as a blog.
Its been a really great experience being a blogger, I can still remember the day where I thought blogging was silly back when I was developing websites for others, but I saw how much fun my customers were having and when I decided to get back into quilting it was an easy choice to open a blog and see where it went. I never thought I’d enjoy the experience as much as I have, nor that I’d make such wonderful friends along the way. I know this blog is the reason I’ve made such wonderful friends.
Today I have for you a new Quilt Along and I promise you this isn’t an event you will want to miss, I also have for you, Sue and Sam In New Jersey being released… Continue reading
Today is the last day of the Shop At Home Blog Hop and it has been a wonderful experience to do something like this. I can honestly say I’d do it again in a heartbeat… It’s been wonderful to see all the new visitors to my blog and the kind comments you’ve made about the gnomes. I love them and am glad you’re enjoying them also.
Today, we have the last of the ten shops on the list, I will also list the other 30 below today’s list in case you’re just getting started with the hop. There are some wonderful designers in this hop with some awesome sales and great sites.
I’d like to thank Linda at Colourwerx. She organized this hop with less than a weeks notice and that to me is a pretty amazing thing to do.
Today I have the rest of the gnomes for Easter, and a free pattern for you, so be sure to check inside and have a look at those also.
I hope you have a wonderful week!!!
I am definitely blue if there is no snow on the ground during Winter… I love love love snow as some of you know from my postings on my Facebook personal page. I often post pictures when we get snow and we’ve now been weeks without some snow, even a hint of it…. nada… We had such a good start to Winter with 4 or 5 snow storms between October and November but then.. BOOM, they just went away…
I’ve never been a fan of the color blue, it does remind me of being down and sad… However, blue is probably the one color I have the most of in my fabric stash next to greens.