Sunbonnet Sam Antartica and Australia – Released

Sam In Australia and Antartica

Sam In Australia and AntarticaNo excuses, just running late today..

Sunbonnet Sam Antartica and Australia are officially released.

The voting for September’s release is done and Spain was the clear winner.

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Electric Quilt, Canada Day, The 4th of July..

American and Canadian Moose With Fireworks

American and Canadian Moose With FireworksHappy July Everyone, Happy Canada Day for my fellow Canadians, and for those of you in the USA gearing up for Monday, July 4th, Have a wonderful weekend…

Today is a great day for me, I get to announce that Electric Quilt will be giving us their newest software, EQ Mini for a giveaway item during The Road Home Row Along. If you haven’t heard of it, that’s because it is brand new. I do think it has many of the same features as the older Quilt Design Wizard, but it’s still great software just the same. There are some obvious differences between EQ itself and EQ Mini, namely, Continue reading

Welcome To Opposites Attract


stbs-Opposites_AttractI have just woken up to realize my post has not posted on time. I apologize, I’ll make sure it’s online tomorrow on time. I’ll leave the free pattern of the day up a bit longer online tomorrow simply because my post is late today.

Opposites Attract is the idea of Darlene over at Quiltshop Gal. Her idea was to do a quilt where we would work with a limited amount of colors in the color wheel. I changed it up a bit and limited it to three colors, keeping it somewhat small, and making them attract by being opposite colors, with a twist.

Today’s Hoppers are:

June 01
Tweety Loves Quilting
Quilt In A Not-Shell
Life in the Scrapatch
My Quilty Musings
Kathy was suppose to be a guest poster today, but she was not able to participate.

Be sure to visit each day to join the two giveaways.

First is The Fat Quarter Shop who has generously offered us $25.00 per day of the hop for one lucky winner. You need only make a comment at each blog on their featured day.

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Meet My Friend Tommy..

Tommy Turtle

Tommy TurtleThis is my friend Tommy. He’s a Turtle… Fun and Flirtatious, Slow and sure, but gets the job done. I’m sure we all feel the same way sometimes, I know I do.

So I thought you’d like a treat for this weekend only, I’m offering Tommy the Turtle in a 9-inch block pattern for you to download.

He’s also available in a purchased version with a 12-inch and 15-inch block size along with the machine embroidery and cutting files. I personally think the 15-inch would be a great pillow block for a baseball player.

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Sunbonnet Sam In Ireland Finally Released!!

Ireland Sam

I am truly sorry it’s taken so long for me to get these done. I have no really great excuse other than I just have way to much software to have to reinstall. I’ve been busy with some other things that needed to take precedence, so I really do apologize that you’ve had to wait these extra few days.

Today’s release for Sunbonnet Sue and Sam Travel The World is Sam In Ireland. Available in a 9×9 and 12×12 size.

The is the eighth block in the series for this block of the month.

Sam In England is also available as the Flickr Reward Release for those of you who’ve uploaded new blocks that are previous Free releases. If your not participating in the BOTM, you can purchase the block here at Craftsy or here at my Payhip store..

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Three Years Ago Today…

Seams To Be Sew 2013-04
Seams To Be Sew 2013-04

Seams To Be Sew 2013-04

Three years ago today, I opened my blog. It started with this post. Well, that’s not true.. it actually started with this post and it went from their. At the time, I had just started learning Electric Quilt after having owned it for years and years, and just never doing anything with it. I had already been working on quilting again, prior to that, having to purchase a few supplies I didn’t bring overseas with me, and I definitely didn’t have the fabric storage that I needed for quilting either. It’s all still stored away in San Diego. I was thinking of opening a blog at the time I wrote Bea, but I just hadn’t planned on doing it so quickly, thus, the design of my blog was quite simple. I had no clue how WordPress worked as a blogging platform, and I honestly have to admit, I never even gave Blogger a consideration, not because of anything other than the things I read about on other blogs at the time and issues people had with Blogger. So I tried WordPress and it has been interesting. It’s not that WordPress is difficult to learn, but it is setup quite differently from other platform scripts I have tried in the past. In fact, I still like Joomla better, but, Joomla was never meant to be a blogging script and that’s the difference really.

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Sunbonnet Sue In Mexico and the Flickr Rewards Are Now Available..

Sunbonnet Sue In Mexico

Sunbonnet Sue In Mexico

Today’s release for Sunbonnet Sue and Sam Travel The World is Sue In Mexico.

The is the fourth block in the series for this block of the month.

Sue In Mexico.. Originally previewed in different colors, these are my favorite colors for her. I added a better beige blender fabric, with a tan dark insert for the hat, and the same beige for the dress, with various colors for the ruffling.

On the download image, I have shown you my second favorite colorway.

This winner for the March release in an overwhelming difference between the two countries is China. Africa will be the addon release you can turn in a finished block for.

This week’s release is Sunbonnet Sue In Mexico. Available in a 9×9 and 12×12 size.

Their were several people who turned in blocks in the Flickr group, in the past few weeks. If you haven’t visited to see the blocks, be sure to go and see the other blocks. Sometimes it helps to see what others have to done to get your own creative juices flowing. I love each one of them, it’s amazing to see what other people do and how they interpret their own colors to use.

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