Sunbonnet Sue and Sam In Florida Released…

I was hoping to get this posted yesterday, but I forgot that it was my day at the doctor’s. Sometimes it’s just in and out and other times it’s half the day. Yesterday was one of those half the day kind of things. I’d had an infection in both my feet for the last few weeks, so she couldn’t do her normal thing four weeks ago when I was last in, Two weeks ago it was canceled due to a snowstorm in the area. My doctor drives in from Denver to treat people on Wednesdays each week. So I am sorry it didn’t get posted yesterday, but here I am today with Florida being released.

Sam is the free pattern for Florida.

Let’s get to the download…

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I feel like a dork!!! Nifty Novelties Day 02, my project…

Nifty Novelties BH

I am so dumb, last night I finished my post, and went to bed… leaving it on “draft” .. not published, but thinking I had published it for this morning. So here I am, all my dorkiness in tow…

I’ve made for this hop a simple project, nothing big or fancy, but something I haven’t done before.

I absolutely love novelty prints tho.  Next to blenders they are my favorite print to work with. Even tho I don’t do it that often. Normally when I work with novelty prints, I either fussy cut the area I want or I create an entire project out of the fabric something like a bag or placemat. Back in the 90s, when novelty prints started becoming more popular in quilt shops, I went crazy buying as many as I could. Prior to that time, novelty prints carried little interest for me as I didn’t just want to see a pumpkin on a low-quality print and most of the novelty prints I remember back then were sold in fabric shops and were low enough quality that you could see right thru the fabric.

In the quilt below, which I’ve shown several times on this blog It is entirely created with novelty prints. Only the black square is repeated. Every single novelty print in this quilt was an individual piece I purchased.

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I Was Suppose To Be Yesterday… On The Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop…

Witchy Stitch Blog Hop Logo

Witchy Stitch Blog Hop Logo

It’s not even an oops, I forgot… I blundered and put the wrong bags on the living room couch for my hubby to take to work. I have to tell you the whole story for you to understand why I goofed up so badly. You see, when we lived in Italy, and I learned about the row by row experience, I was lucky enough to have several people send me some row patterns back in 2015. By that time, I was teaching Sarah how to sew, and had created a group of moms who also lived on and around the base who liked to sew. We’d meet at various houses once a week. It was one of the few times that I actually got out and about. It  was an experience I’ve always treasured. With those rows, those moms and I would create table runners and then give them to the gift shop on the base. It was pretty cool as people who made crafty type items could sell there stuff in the shop and the shop took a small commission. We had decided as a group that the table runners money would go to the school library because it was continuously low on supplies for the kids. I learned this when I wanted to get rid of some glue sticks I ordered on Amazon and they were the wrong ones, so I offered them to anyone who wanted them for free, and the school librarian contacted me. Thus… when I left, I left the patterns with the woman so they could continue to carry on the tradition we had already created. To this day, I still send row by row patterns that I collect.

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Once Upon A Story Is Now on Day 04…

Each day a new treat comes along with each day of the Row Along. Today will be no different.

We get see 3 more designers today who are featuring there designs in rows. It is fun to read all your comments and I read each one of them even tho I don’t always get them replied to, please know I do read them, and it is so much fun when you see something on someone else’s blog and let me know what you thought. I get such a kick out of that. I hope you’ll continue doing so.

Today, we are featuring 3 designers and I’ll be listing all the winners from Tuesday, September 3, 2019 also. Please be sure to check your spam folders each day from now on, as I do draw the names on the day the giveaways end, they are notified at that time, so that shipping can be ready to be done each Saturday until October when this event ends. I have heard from most of you at this point but am waiting on a few stragglers, and you do only get 3 days to let me know, if I hear nothing your giveaway will be awarded to someone else.

Today’s Featured Designers Are:

Thursday, 9/12/2019
Bobbin In Quilts Blog | Clever Chameleon For Ursula Prandtstetter 
Mountain Meadow Designs

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Once Upon A Story RAL – Day 03

Once Upon A Story Row Along

Once Upon A Story Row Along

Today is the third day in the row along. I hope you are having fun following us along to each designers blog and seeing what goodies she has in store for you each day.

Even tho I have seen the rows each designer has done, I saw them back in June in there drafts. I haven’t seen the finished patterns since that time, so each day for me is also as new for you as it is for me. I love seeing how the fabrics worked out in there row pattern and reading about how they chose the design they did.

Today’s giveaways are from Inspired LED, Aurifil, and Linda B Creative. I will be announcing the first giveaways on Thursday this week (Day 04) from last Tuesday (Day 01) so be sure to start watching your emails today and tomorrow for an email from me. Please also check your spam folder, sometimes my email address ends up in peoples spam folders. All giveaways that I am shipping on Saturdays during this event. Once you acknowledge your email address, you’ll receive a paypal invoice from me for shipping.

Today’s Featured Designers
Tuesday, 9/10/2019
Linda B Creative | Patchwork Breeze | KISSed Quilts
Note: Linda’s giveaway is a text link that you need to click which takes you to Rafflecopter’s website to enter the giveaway. The giveaway is not featured on the post inside.

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12 Days … Day 11

stbs-2018-CL Snowflakes Full-small

stbs-2018-CL Snowflakes Full-smallThe link to the tutorial has been fixed.

There was simply nothing I could do last Friday. Xfinity was here in the neighborhood all day, then part of Saturday and back again today. My connection is still spotty. Because I noted I would also do a tutorial, I’ve decided to split the posts up, so that the tutorial has it’s own page. It is linked inside the post. It is image intensive, so I would prefer to keep it separate for future visitors.

Today’s Free pattern is a Continuous Line Snowflake and the tutorial will show you how to create snowflakes out of fabric without a pattern, a different technique for snowflakes, but still fun and very very quick to create.

I love doing Continuous Line designs, they are fun and still give me the look I like to quilts. It’s fun to see the “object” come to life. I love feathers and such, but sometimes I like something like Christmas items, or Winter, Halloween, and snowflakes.

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12 Days of Snow – Day 2

Mr Penguin Skates

Mr Penguin SkatesI’m so happy that many of you enjoyed the pattern released last Friday.  Thank you also for the birthday wishes, they were also welcomed with a smile.

Today’s pattern features 1 of the 3 animal patterns in the 12 Days of Snow series for 2018. The first being a penguin. I just love these little creatures, they are so cute and adorable. I hope you to will enjoy Mr. Penguin Skates.

There are also several other sites being featured today with events they are running so be sure to stop in on those also.

Calibre Arts is also running a sale again so if you weren’t able to gain a mat during the Halloween hop, perhaps you’d like to try one here for the next eleven days. It will work a little differently with this one so be sure you read the details inside the post.

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