New BOTM Found….Christmas With Sue

Calico Patch Christmas With Sue

Calico Patch Christmas With SueI love my followers, ya’ll are so wonderful about letting me know about new BOTM’s, or events going on the web… it allows me to help share with the rest of you. A Huge Thank You to Marge, she wrote to me yesterday about a new BOTM she found and thought I’d like to post it on my blog.

Each month a free new pattern. This is adorable, a Sunbonnet Sue Christmas botm. I have added it to my botm page for the Around The Web BOTMs. The January block is up and will be up until February 29, 2020. I do not know if the blocks will still be free after February 29, 2020, or not, so be sure you get to there website to download. They have precut kits also available to purchase if you want to make it quick and easy.

A little oops, I forgot to post the url on this post yesterday when I wrote it, so have linked it on the image above.

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I’m In Love With Some Gnomes

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Valentine's Day Gnome All 9Hi all, I know it seems silly to release these literally the day before Valentine’s. It’s been somewhat difficult to get these done when I wanted to release them as I gained permission to distribute SVG cutting files from artwork during the creation of these patterns and of course, I had to take the time to create the SVG files, thus, they are getting released today.

Most of today’s patterns are very quick and easy and require little or no embroidery. I sure hope you like them.

These come in sizes 9×12 and 12×15, both sizes in each pattern. None of the patterns in this set include SVG Custting files (still trying to obtain permission to distribute) but some of them do have machine embroidery files.

When you purchase the full set, a bonus pattern has been included, making that 10 patterns in the set.

Of course, I also have a free pattern for you inside the post also.

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Yes It’s Time For …. Row Along Signups for the 6th Year…

It's A Garden Pary Row Along

It's A Garden Pary Row AlongEach year that goes by, I think to myself, it seems so early to do signups for an event that isn’t even going to start for another 8 months. At the same time, it does take time to get your ideas in place, draw your pattern, create the pattern, then sew the test pattern out.

Are you curious about this year’s theme? The picture says it all, but the theme this year is based on gardens of all types… Thus we are having a garden party and everyone is invited.

Today is your chance to sign up for this event. You can be a blogger or a quilter who’d like to become known as a pattern designer. This event is a great way to gain followers for your patterns, for your blog, and for your business.

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Sue & Sam – Nebraska and Idaho Arrive At Seams To Be Sew Today…

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Today I SS Neb IDAhave for you Sue & Sam in Nebraska and Idaho. I know it seems like it’s been a while, but 12 Days kept me very busy as did the rest of December and January.  Because I’m also trying to finish up Twas the Night I have held off doing these and at the same time, I do expect to have at least two releases per month over the next few months of 2 states per release. I need to finish Twas The Night which is just two more blocks and then it’s done and we’ll be zooming on Sue/Sam in the USA… I won’t finish by my March deadline, but I do think we can finish by June 2020 if all goes well.

We are finally at the halfway point for Sunbonnet Sue/Sam… doing 50 states is a big undertaking, Nebraska is the 25th state, and Sue/Sam USA is now 50 blocks large. Idaho makes it the 26th state, so we are now more than halfway done… LOL!! and there are 52 blocks. In the end, you’ll have 100 blocks for this botm.

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Twas The Night B21 and B22 Released… Along With Valentine Animals…

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ttnbc 21bt smallI really wanted to get these done in December, but block 22 has so much detail it has literally taken me the last 3 weeks to write this pattern. By itself, it has 158 pages in the pdf. It’s mainly the embroidery section, the block just has a lot of detail. With it being 2020, I’ve also made a small change to my patterns for the new year and I hope you’ll like the change… You’ll see it in every 2020 pattern this year.

If you were here yesterday, you saw the free pattern I’m giving away till Monday.  I am releasing the full set of animals today also.

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I’m having some Winter Blues…..

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The winter blues 500I 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.

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Day 12 of 12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun… A little burp…

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Nativity Borders 3 1 small Well, somehow I managed to go and lose the pdf files that I’d created for these last patterns. I did these last summer for this event, so thought they were just sitting in the folder waiting to be released… I have no idea what happened to the pdfs, but I can’t release a pattern without a pdf, so, unfortunately, I had to set about re-creating all of the pdfs again. I had the patterns proofed last night by my testers to be sure we caught any mistakes as I’ve never written so many patterns all at once before and in such a short amount of time. I know making you wait three days for the last pattern isn’t fair either, but I wouldn’t have been able to release on Tuesday as it was so I am releasing them today.

Today is all about Continuous Lines. I’d mentioned on the first day of this event I’d release a continuous line pattern and a nativity, Today is the day. As this is my 5th year I really went all out on doing nativities this year since it’s my very favorite thing about Christmas.

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