Perfect Pairs-Pancakes and Syrup Released

Perfect Pairs-Pancakes and Syrup

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Today marks the first week of Perfect Pairs, and while I hate making excuses, this post is late simply because my internet connection has been on and off all day, and our phone is not working. They’ll be here Friday to fix the phone, but they have to replace the modem apparently to fix the phone.  So I expect to be on and offline until they get here Friday.

I did want to go ahead and get this posted tho, while I could, so it’s now been uploaded to Craftsy and Payhip. The free file is available at Craftsy.

The free pattern includes only the 9-inch block. The full pattern includes 9×6, 9×9, 12×12 blocks with the machine embroidery designs and the svg cutting files.

Artwork for Perfect Pairs is from JW Illustrations.

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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…

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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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Sue In Ireland – Update

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I know some of you are having issues with the download for this file, but the pdf is inside the .zip file.

I’ve put this file on Craftsy this week as a test, I do apologize for the inconveniences it has caused, that wasn’t my intention when I decided to try it.

Just unzip the file, and the pdf will show up in the folder.

I’ll be posting this saturday and sunday due to obligations I’ve made for those dates, I hope you’ll stop in, and if you don’t on sunday, come see me Monday.