I was hoping to get this posted yesterday, but I forgot that it was my day at the doctor’s. Sometimes it’s just in and out and other times it’s half the day. Yesterday was one of those half the day kind of things. I’d had an infection in both my feet for the last few weeks, so she couldn’t do her normal thing four weeks ago when I was last in, Two weeks ago it was canceled due to a snowstorm in the area. My doctor drives in from Denver to treat people on Wednesdays each week. So I am sorry it didn’t get posted yesterday, but here I am today with Florida being released.
Sam is the free pattern for Florida.
Let’s get to the download…
I am so dumb, last night I finished my post, and went to bed… leaving it on “draft” .. not published, but thinking I had published it for this morning. So here I am, all my dorkiness in tow…
I’ve made for this hop a simple project, nothing big or fancy, but something I haven’t done before.
I absolutely love novelty prints tho. Next to blenders they are my favorite print to work with. Even tho I don’t do it that often. Normally when I work with novelty prints, I either fussy cut the area I want or I create an entire project out of the fabric something like a bag or placemat. Back in the 90s, when novelty prints started becoming more popular in quilt shops, I went crazy buying as many as I could. Prior to that time, novelty prints carried little interest for me as I didn’t just want to see a pumpkin on a low-quality print and most of the novelty prints I remember back then were sold in fabric shops and were low enough quality that you could see right thru the fabric.
In the quilt below, which I’ve shown several times on this blog It is entirely created with novelty prints. Only the black square is repeated. Every single novelty print in this quilt was an individual piece I purchased.
It’s not even an oops, I forgot… I blundered and put the wrong bags on the living room couch for my hubby to take to work. I have to tell you the whole story for you to understand why I goofed up so badly. You see, when we lived in Italy, and I learned about the row by row experience, I was lucky enough to have several people send me some row patterns back in 2015. By that time, I was teaching Sarah how to sew, and had created a group of moms who also lived on and around the base who liked to sew. We’d meet at various houses once a week. It was one of the few times that I actually got out and about. It was an experience I’ve always treasured. With those rows, those moms and I would create table runners and then give them to the gift shop on the base. It was pretty cool as people who made crafty type items could sell there stuff in the shop and the shop took a small commission. We had decided as a group that the table runners money would go to the school library because it was continuously low on supplies for the kids. I learned this when I wanted to get rid of some glue sticks I ordered on Amazon and they were the wrong ones, so I offered them to anyone who wanted them for free, and the school librarian contacted me. Thus… when I left, I left the patterns with the woman so they could continue to carry on the tradition we had already created. To this day, I still send row by row patterns that I collect.
WoW, can’t believe I came to finish this post this morning and everything I’d written was gone, just disappeared into the nothingness…. so… I’ve had to re-write everything..
We had quite a few issues this morning on the other blogs participating today, please see my other post for those issues that have been fixed.
Now, for the reason I am posting today…. Back when I started going about changes I wanted to make for the row along this year, I had decided to make the size change. I love how it has worked out and am very happy with all of the rows we’ve seen thus far and the rest to come. I had created some layouts and posted them to the designers group for them to mull over. After the theme was chosen, Paula at Mountain Meadow Designs wrote me and asked if she could do some filler rows in addition to her normal row. I said sure… As she was telling me her ideas, I got to thinking that one of her ideas would be wonderful also done in machine embroidery designs. I asked Paula if she minded if I did some of these for those of you with embroidery machine and she was fine with it. Thus, the reason you’ve come to my post today.
Today, my post is all about machine embroidery. If you don’t have an embroidery machine, you won’t find much value in my post and there is no download for you unless you own a sewing machine with an embroidery arm or an embroidery only machine.
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Its been awhile coming and I’m truly sorry these updates are as slow as they have been. I honestly have good intentions on trying to release them quicker, but my health has to come first and that has bogged me down more than I thought it would this year. At 57, I feel sometimes like I’m never going to get better and my circulation issues continue to plague me. Between having the wound care visits to fix the foot ulcer and the physical therapy for my ciruclation I am starting to feel like I live at the care centers.
We also have to move. Our lease is up this month and I’ve known for sometime that we were going to move once it was up. The property management company has been kind enough to extend us to the end of June to move by, but I have to get my act together also and try to get all packed up and ready to move by mid-June. While I love living in this house, it is just to expensive for us to live in and be able to pay off the medical expenses also. So, we have no choice at this point but to find something that is far less money. In the meantime I will still work on these patterns to try and finish them up in a more timely manner.
Today I have for you, Sue and Sam in the USA – Colorado. Sue is the free block. I also have finished Canada… yeaaa 🙂 … NewFoundland and Labrador are offically done, and the Sue block for it is also the free block.
I also have the Cupcake of the Month up for release for April and May…
I’m always sad on the last day of a blog hop… this one has been really fun seeing the crazy projects, whether you think they are crazy or not, sometimes it’s just the story behind the project that makes it really crazy as we have all seen so far.
Coming soon to Seams To Be Sew is a new blog hop just before Summer rolls in and I am hoping we will see some cool projects with it again. I’ll be announcing it on Friday as tomorrow I am planning the release of Twas the Night Blocks 17 and 18… the patterns are getting there final touches today and I will release them tomorrow along with announcing the winners for the FQS giveaway during this blog hop.
Today’s scheduled blogger are:
March 20, 2019
MooseStashQuilting | Thrift Shop Commando
Karrin’s Crazy World | Songbird Designs
I’d like to take this opportunity also to thank each of the bloggers who participated. I truly appreciate your support and hope you have had as much as I have with participating in this hop.
Be sure you pop inside this post to either enter the giveaway or download your free pattern of the day.
It’s that time of the year again when Worldwide Quilting Day rolls around to what seems to always be the third Saturday in March. I’m kinda waiting for the 1st of March to fall on a Sunday to see if that date changes, but I won’t know until next year when it will finally fall on a Sunday. Next year it will either fall on the 14th or the 21st. We shall see 🙂 My way of celebrating this special day is by offering this same blog hop each year with a different theme. I don’t like to ask quilters to make anything although they are certainly free to do so, but instead I like for them to draw from there history as a quilter which I believe brings us all together in that special way.
This year I’ve asked them to show off the craziest thing they ever made. I’m very excited to see what they’ve done or come up with this year to show off.
Be sure you look inside, the giveaways will be are set so you can leave a comment at each site, and if the blogger has a social media page or a shop these links have also been added to give you more opportunities to enter the giveaways.
I’ve also got my free pattern per day during the hop on this page, so be sure you check out the pattern of the day to.
Here is the schedule today:
Melva Loves Scraps | Words & Stitches
Websterquilt | Seams To Be Sew