Quilt Block Mania Month 1 is here…

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Quilt Block Mania logoQuilt 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.

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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

Yes, It’s Time…. Sue and Sam In South Carolina Released…

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stbs 2020 Sue Sam South Carolina bIt 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

New Events added to BOTM post…

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nifty notions buttonHi Everyone, it’s been a really interesting year thus far in 2020. Things happening that I never imagined in my lifetime are happening and it brings not only great sadness but depression to many people affected by what is happening in the world today. It makes it hard to get things done but the one thing we all have in common is sewing and quilting. So, let’s pick ourselves up and start a new project. Smile even when you don’t feel like doing so, say hi, and pray for peace in the world again. June was a very busy month for me, I know many of you made masks earlier this year, some of you are still making them, I recently made a few more for my sister as she needed more to go back to work with. June turned into a rush month to get my patterns and classes downloaded from Blueprint. I didn’t want to lose them. I’m finally done and then a family emergency last week kept us away for 4 days and for my first time ever I was very late writing a post for a blog hop I was participating in. I’m still upset over that one. At the same time, on Friday night, I was visiting all of the bloggers who visited in that hop to see their wonderful projects. I was in awe of many of them, who knew so many cool things could be done with yellow. It was truly an inspiration.

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Stitching Sunshine BlogHop… Here Today at Seams To Be Sew…

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Stitching Sunshine with Creatin in the Sticks First, let me apologize for being very late this morning. I’ve only just gotten home last night from a family emergency, and am just now getting this post written. 

A HUGE thank you to Carla at Creatin’ In The Sticks for creating this fun blog hoop featuring the color yellow.

As a child my favorite color was yellow, when my parents moved into a new house when I was 12 or so, I got to pick my bedroom color and I chose a bright yellow. In fabric, finding good yellow in prints is very difficult imho. It’s always been one of those colors that just seem to be really hard to get, yet when you find a good one you want to stock up on the yardage so you can use it over and over. Finding yellow in batiks, totally different story, there are plenty of them and you get a nice range of the value also which is awesome. Because batiks are so popular, I own many yellow fabrics now that I just dearly love and I don’t hesitate to buy new ones either. Yellow is my favorite bright color.. not my favorite color, but when it comes to bright fabrics, it’s yellow. 🙂

This post is short today as I need to get it posted and I have had very little sleep since getting home so plan to sleep the day away after I catch up on email this morning.

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This NOT a Happy post, but a YOU MUST Go Do It post…

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stbs bluprint closingIn December 2018, Craftsy/Bluprint removed over 600 patterns from my shop. At that time, I knew it was the beginning of the end to come. They claimed at the time they’d be reopening shops later that year, but it never happened and it’s taken literally 2 years since Bluprint purchased Craftsy to destroy how great Craftsy used to be. It is with sadness that I write this post. I don’t want to do it, I am not even happy about doing it, but you need to know.

Last week, Bluprint wrote an email to designers who had created classes on the site that they would be closing there doors in the next few months. In fact, you can no longer subscribe to there video service as of yesterday May 31, 2020.

This post will show you how to download your patterns from Bluprint so you don’t miss out on getting them. Do this on a laptop or a desktop computer. Don’t risk using a mobile device where pdfs or zips will download to 0 bytes.

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Sue and Sam In Oregon Released…

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Sue In Oregon b smallI’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