Day 3 of Shop At Home BH and more gnomes…

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Shop At Home Hop

With today’s post, you’ve hopefully visited all of the previous shops, but for those of you just getting started, I will post those links below today’s list for your convenience. For me, this has been a wonderful chance to meet many new designers that I never realized were out there and get to know them thru there blogs or patterns.

I know many of you are creating masks for the various medical facilities and helping where you can, I hope some of you are also creating a fun project also. Appreciate the time off you may be enjoying and don’t think of it as being quarantined… I like to think of it as an at-home vacation. I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy.

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More New Shops To Visit for the Virtual Design Shop Hop.. and a Gnome Release…

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Shop At Home Hop

Imagine, it’s a beautiful day outside and your sitting at home, in front of your desktop, laptop, iPad, cell phone, or your kindle sipping your cup of coffee or tea and having some fun browsing the web when you come upon one of your favorite quilting sites. She’s doing something new and different and it excites you…

Welcome to our Virtual Designer Shop Hop! The word is to stay at home so why not just stay at home and hop with us!?!

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Quilt Qwazy Queens 2020 and The Funny Things…

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2020 QQQ buttonOh yes, I’ve definitely been enjoying the projects I’ve seen so far and at the same time been truly inspired by what’s been shown. I am so happy that my dear friend Joan continued with the tradition of keeping this blog hop going this year and so a HUGE Thank you to Joan at Moose Stash Quilting for a wonderful job in organizing this hop this year. She is also doing a daily mugrug series which you can see on Instagram, and Facebook, as well as her blog, it is fun to see the different “official” days of the year.

When I join a hop I usually have an idea right away about what I want to do, but this one did perplex me a bit and then I got to thinking about all the blog hops I have previously done and there have been many over my last 7 years of blogging. I love them and I love seeing projects my fellow quilters are also doing.

So I thought I’ve done some pretty funny projects over those years, so thought I’d just do a flashback to those early years… It’s kind of like an “all stars” Amazing Race… LOL

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Quilt Qwazy Queens Hop, 2020, and More…

Worldwide Quiltind Day 2020

Worldwide Quiltind Day 2020

Today is the start of the hop which represents all of us with Worldwide Quilting Day right around the corner this Saturday…

Did you know that March is National Quilting Month?

I did not know this until just a few days ago… I was amazed because I know September is National Sewing Month and I had the impression that quilting was just included in that. So it was a surprise to me to find out this is also National Quilting Month.

Quilt Qwazy Queens is a 5-year-old hop as of this year, that I hosted for the first four years. This year my time was just not going to be Moosestashthere and my dear friend Joan at Moose Stash Quilting offered to host this hop for me. I was honored that she wanted to take the challenge on and if you’ve seen today’s starting blogs you already know what a great job she did of getting bloggers to participate. I can’t wait to see what else is coming from the bloggers over the next 5 days of this hop. My day is Friday so you’ll see my post then for the hop.

If you haven’t seen the schedule yet, I’ve posted it below, be sure to visit everyone, there are some wonderful projects on each of these blogs and all of them will make you laugh. If I laughed and I did… then I know you will too …

I have two new Block Of The Month‘s posted also for you. I also have Sunbonnet Sue news inside this post. …. and more… have a look inside my post to see what’s happening. Continue reading

Twas The Night Blocks 23 and 24 Released… Plus!!!

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Attic Window Filled mediumHow very very exciting to finally be done with this block of the month. It has been fun and great to see the samples that have been made from this series and to see others enjoy making it as much as I have provided it to you. It’s taken far longer than I would have liked to finish this block of the month but I now consider it finished with one tiny exception but that will take place silently.

Twas The Night finishes with 25 blocks instead of 24, I found an additional block that was provided to me when I commissioned this artwork that was to be a finishing block. I commissioned it separately and then went and forgot about it.

The current blocks 23, 24 and 25 do not include the machine embroidery files, but they will be added later this week. I wanted to get these released because I know most of you are not using the cutting files or the machine embroidery files.

The cutting files are in the zip files, when you purchase your blocks you’ll receive an update email when I add the machine embroidery files and you will need to re-download the pdf file to get the worksheets. I expect to have the machine embroidery files done by the end of this week.

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Color It Red…. Day 04 is here at Seams To Be Sew Today…

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2020 Color It RedWhen I join a blog hop I like it to do something that challenges me. That hasn’t always been how it’s worked out, but for the most part I like to do things I haven’t done before or try new techniques that interest me.

For as long as I can remember I have had a love for Sashiko. Back in the ’90s at a quilt show, I saw this absolutely gorgeous quilt that I just fell in love with. While I’m not a blue person, her quilt was dark blue and used a white thread. I’d never seen it before, they’d placed it in the embroidery category, but to me, it was a whole cloth quilt thus I had no knowledge back then of what Sashiko was. Suffice it to say I bought every Sashiko book I could get my hands on at the time. I have loved the beautiful work in Sashiko ever since.

Sashiko is very much like a hand quilting stitches with the exception that the stitches are traditionally a little larger than hand quilting stitches are. Sashiko is a series of lines or curves that are supposed to run in a continuous fashion.

My project today contains Sashiko if you haven’t guessed yet. I didn’t go crazy and make a full quilt, I am not quite up to that as yet with my feet, but I’m getting better at least.

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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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