Nifty Novelties Day 03…

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Nifty Novelties BHWell, here we are on the last day of Nifty Novelties and our last three blogs will be featured today. I’ve enjoyed your comments over the last few days and am glad you stopped by to visit not only my blog but the other participating blogs.

Please keep in mind that the giveaways will not start expiring until Oct 31, and the final one will expire on November 3, 2019. I will post a list of the winners either November 4 or 5th.

Thank you to our visitors and our participating bloggers. Without any of you, we couldn’t offer special events on our blogs.

Today’s Featured Bloggers

Monday, October 28

Quilted Delights
Melva Loves Scraps
Scrapdash

Please remember to comment on there blogs to enter the giveaways.

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

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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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Nifty Novelties Day 02…

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Nifty Novelties BHI loved how all the bloggers did such cool projects yesterday. Whether it’s new or old, even not finished, seeing what we do with fabrics, prints, novelties, batiks, is always so inspiring. The very reason I love sewing and quilting so much is that I can create the same project over and over, but each different fabric I use tells me its own story.

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone else’s projects today and Monday. Keep in mind you have up to a week to enter each of the giveaways. There are 10 different giveaways in all.

I’m writing my post after this one, so I’ll post it after it’s written.

Today’s Featured Bloggers Are

Friday, October 24

MooseStashQuilting
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Seams To Be Sew

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Nifty Novelties Starts Today…

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Nifty Novelties BHToday is the start of Nifty Novelties bloghop. I could say so much about novelty fabrics. So, I’ll say something right now and save the rest for tomorrow on my featured day. Next to blenders, novelty prints are my absolute favorite fabrics to use in quilts. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE them.

We have ten wonderful bloggers who are going to show you new and some old projects they’ve created with novelty prints, and Timeless Treasures sent me 15 absolutely wonderful bundles of fabrics all novelty prints to offer as giveaways for prizes.

This is a short bloghop but will be full of fun and creative ideas will abound. Just in time for you to perhaps make a Christmas project.

The following is the schedule for Nifty Novelties, inside the post are giveaways to enter.

Thursday, October 24

Quilting and Learning – What a Combo
Days Filled With Joy
Life in the Scrapatch
Bumbleberry Stitches

Friday, October 24

MooseStashQuilting
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Seams To Be Sew

Monday, October 28

Quilted Delights
Melva Loves Scraps
Scrapdash

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Final List of Winners For Row Along … and Other News…

Once Upon A Story Row Along

Once Upon A Story Row Along

Hi Everyone!!! Hope you had a great weekend. I spent in mainly working on touching up Sue and Sam releases scheduled for later this week. Yes, I intend to finish them up early next year with releases from now on every 2 weeks. As for Twas The Night, same thing, a release every few weeks until it’s done. I am shooting for late November but it should be done by then. I know you have waited so very patiently for me and I’m going to do my best to meet my goals for these two botms. I also want to finish them.

Also, an upcoming QAL in November that you won’t want to miss inside this post.

Next, the final list of winners for the Row Along

September 24, 2019

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Creating Layouts In EQ8 With Photos

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My first EQ8 tutorial since it came out and it’s longer than even I’d anticipated it was going to be. I really edited out a lot of stuff to get it to an hours length, so I do apologize that it’s lengthy, but you all know I try to give as much info as possible. I’m not one who makes tons of 2 minute videos so you can watch 50 different pages of videos on the same thing or in parts, I like to get it all in the same video, so my video lessons always tend to run long.

This lesson features Creating Custom Layouts in EQ using photos. What I did was download the pictures from the posts of the designers who participated in the row along. I then used those photos to create a layout with sashing. This video lesson takes you thru the entire process from creating the layout, to editing photos, adding photos to EQ, placing the rows, placing sashing, coloring, printing and adds bits and tips along the way. I am not as proficient in EQ8 as I am with EQ7, so there are a few burps, but tried to fix those in the editing of the video by adding text notes to the video.

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Once Upon A Story Show And Tell Day ….

Once Upon A Story Row Along

Once Upon A Story Row AlongIt’s that day of the row along when we showcase the projects made from some of the rows. This is the last day of the row along and it’s always a difficult day for me to write the last post. 

First, and foremost a HUGE thank you to the designers, I can’t do this without your participation and it’s your creative spirit and your willingness to give away a free pattern that always makes this event a success.

To the sponsors, you are just as important, Thank you so much!!! We use your products and your willingness to giveaway products also brings quilters to our sites.

To you our visitors, we do this for you, hopefully you find a blog or two you like, perhaps more, perhaps you even find some blogs to follow. IMHO, one of the best things about quilting on the web today is the men and woman who decide to open a blog and talk about there quilting adventures. Perhaps offer some knowledge or how to’s on performing certain techniques.

Show and Tell’s Featured Projects

Just Let Me Quilt
Words & Stitches
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Ursula Prandtstetter at Tuning My Heart Quilts
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Linda B Creative
Charlie’s Daughter at Bobbin In Quilts
Seams To Be SewCreating Layouts Tutorial

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