A year later… WoW!!!

number_1_at_craftsy-wowOne year ago today, I participated in the Super Powers Blog Hop.. it has amazed me ever since that a block I added to Craftsy has remained in the top 10 downloads for the Embroidery section of the site. It hasn’t always been in the top 10, but at least once a month or so I will see it in the top 10 downloads.

I was adding Little Treasures for October and November last night and noticed that it was at the top of the downloads list.. To say I was surprised was an understatment.

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Little Treasures December 2014 Released

LT12It hasn’t been easy to post this one… The last one in my 2014 Block of the Month series.

While I may post bonus blocks from time to time, this is the official last one in the series.

No tutorials with this one, although it is probably one of the more difficult blocks to put together, I’ve already covered everything in previous blocks, so if their is something you need to learn you’ll find that info in my Tutorials section.

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EQ Seasons Row Along Coming Soon…

EQ Seasons Row Along

EQ Seasons Row Along

Do you LOVE Row Quilts?

I hope you will join us.

A fun new Quilt Along is coming your way.

You do not need to own Electric Quilt to create your quilt along with us.

We have twenty great quilt designers participating to create “rows” of a quilt for quilting along with us.

Not only will our designers provide a pattern for you, but we will also be featuring Electric Quilt tutorials on our day to help you with your future projects in creating quilts with Electric Quilt.

This Row Along is being hosted at Seams To Be Sew by Marian Pena

Marian’s Assistant Helpers Are:

Amy Warner From Sew Incredibly Crazy


Bea From Be A Quilter

Special Thanks To

Darlene the Quilt Shop Gal
Her generosity and spirit of helping has not gone unnoticed.
I sincerely couldn’t have done this without her amazing help.

Our Sponsors Are:

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Electric Quilt will be giving away their EQ7 software to one lucky winner.
a $190.00 value
To be held at the Electric Quilt Blog

All gifts/prizes/giveaways are based on drawing held for each featured day of the Row-Along unless otherwise noted.

Some gifts are based on the entrant only at that featured blog such as the Fat Quarter Shop gift, and others are based on all blogs together for that featured day such as the Northcott Fabrics gift.


Northcott Fabrics has given fabric to all the designers
to help create the row along patterns and each entrant from each featured blog site per week will go into a drawing to receive a bundle of 6-8 yards of fabric in 1-yard length.
The drawing will be held each week for a total of 6 prizes. (1 per week of the RAL)
Value based on Average yard of fabric cost at $10.00 per yard
= 60.00 to 80.00 per week
Total Value = $360.00 to $480.00

Fat Quarter Shop is giving 25.00 to each blogger
to give away on their blog for their featured day. All entrants will go into a drawing for this gift.
There are 20 total gifts during this Row-Along.
Total Value $500.00

KNKUSA is giving away a Zing Air basic package to one lucky winner
Free Shipping to anyone in the 48 Contiguous states
If winner is outside of this area, you must agree to pay shipping cost
Value $450.00

Craftsy will be giving 3 winners a class of their choice.
Classes vary in cost so I’m going to value this at the average quilt class cost of $40.00 making the Total Value of $120.00 

Sulky will be giving 2 6-packs of their newest 30 wt cotton threads
 Each pack contains 6 spools at 500 yards per spool
Each packs value is $36.00
Total value = $72.00

Hobbs Batting gave 5 bats to bloggers making full quilts and 5 bats to participants.
Cotton Batts Value = $42.00
Wool Batts Value = $40.00

DreamWorthy Quilts be giving away a pattern of your choice
Depends on pattern choice Value Up to $15.00

Cherry Blossoms Patterns a 25.00 gift certificate
Total Value $25.00

Aurifil Several designer packs of cotton thread
Gleeful by Caroline Hulse 50 wt set of 10 – 225 yd spools Value $40.00
Aurifil Kit Indelible Large Spools by Katarina Rocella – 40 wt / 12, 1094 yd spools
Value $110.00
Aurifil Astuccio (Basic Colors) 50 wt / 4 Large 1422 yd spools Value $40.00

Connecting Threads Two 25.00 gift certificates
US and Canada Only
Total Value $50.00

Nancy’s Notions – 2 $10.00 gift certificates on your next order of 10.01 or more.
Total Value $20.00


will be given away on Sew Incredibly Crazy’s Show and Tell Day – October 6, 2015
Because of the limitation of shipping sprays and adhesives overseas, this gift is limited to the USA and Canada Only.

All of the below to one lucky recipient

More great prizes being given away by designers who are participating in the Row Along include:

Sew Fresh Quilts: Lorna is giving away her Three Fox and Friends Pattern
Total Value $30.00

Inklingo: Linda is offering Inklingo gift certificates 5 $20.00 gift certificates
Total Value = $100.00

Quilt Art: Janeen is offering a eBook of your choice
Total Value $20.00

Kissed Quilts: Marlene is giving her latest book “You Can Quilt”
Total Value $24.95

Schoolhouse Quilts: Loreen is offering a quilt kit for her row patterns
Total Value = Coming Soon

Jennifer At SewHooked: BOM Paper Piecing Vintage Pattern
Total Value $10.00

Most gifts/prizes/giveaways will be awarded on within one week of the entry date.

Ex: If the first day of the Row-Along is September 01, entries will end September 08, and the winners will be announced at that point for September 01.

All winners will be announced by October 13, 2015

A HUGE Thank You to all of the sponsors for this Row-Along.
Our deepest gratitude and appreciation goes out to you for your generosity and support.

Designers Participating In The EQ Seasons Row Along are:

Each week, several designers will be featured each offering patterns for a row of the quilt in various seasons of the year.

You get to choose which rows you would like to create for your quilt.

PDF patterns will be offered for you to create your row with for each designer.

Some designers will also offer the PJ7 file for Electric Quilt.

I plan to have a linky day so you can show us your progress.

Join Us At The Flickr Group for EQ Seasons
EQ Seasons Flickr

Join Us At The
Facebook Support Group

I can’t wait to see ya’ll,


Chocolate Bunnies Easter 2015

Stbs-Girl BunnyI am very disappointed in myself for not getting Little Treasures done in time yesterday. I’ve no excuse, I just plain got distracted and was doing other things last week that took me away from working on the last block. When I finally started working on it sunday, my mind was so boggled, I couldn’t remember how to do this, or that, and I ended up cutting the fabrics in the wrong way. One cut was with the right side on the top of the mat, and the other with the right side on the bottom of the mat. Suffice it to say, I need to recut the block and basically just start over with the cutting and sewing. I expect it to be done before friday this week, but am shooting for Friday the 27th at this point. I am very sorry.

In the meantime, I created this block for you earlier this month and I hope you will enjoy it. It is my Easter gift for 2015.

The artwork was a free gift from JW Illustrations.

The pattern was created in Electric Quilt.

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Creating Order When Duplicating In EQ..

Duplication Ordering

stbs-duplicationThis video lesson goes with my last one, even tho I made this months ago and it’s sat on youtube waiting to be made available. I’ve quite a few videos in que waiting to be available, I just always forget to make them available to everyone. So, I’m working now to release them as quickly as possible.

Anyway, this one talks about how important it is to create duplication in order when your duplicating more than one object. I hope you enjoy it.

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EQ – Is Drawing With A Stitch Order In Mind Important?


EQ_Stitch_OrderI’m sure it is something you think about when your about to start drawing or are drawing your blocks, but I’d like to show you the reasons that working with any type of stitch order while drawing is important.

This video gives you an idea of why drawing via how the block should be stitched together is important and changes you might have to make when you don’t follow a stitch order.