Another Wonderful Sponsor For EQ Seasons…

Zing Air


Today, we have another great new sponsor, KNKUSA is giving away a Zing Air Cutting System for our EQ Seasons Row Along.

Zing Air


I have considered this as the best non die-cutting system on the cutting machine market for over a year now. I will own myself one of these babies someday, but for now, ya’ll are going to have the amazing opportunity to win one of these beautiful cutters.

Once you start using cutters, you never look back, they are amazing machines that making cutting accurately a breeze. I am truly honored that KNKUSA has given us the ability to give away one of these wonderful machines.

Once September comes, you will have the opportunity to follow along in our Row Along while we offer you the ability to win one of these cutters.

Winning this machine will give you free shipping if you are in the 48 contiguous states in the USA. Outside of the 48 states, you will have to agree to pay for shipping by entering to win this cutter.

Thank you KNKUSA,


I found a cute QAL today..

Hillside_QALDo you ever get on the web in your browser to do something and end up spending hours because you saw something else over and over again that interested you?

This happens to me more often than I care to admit. However, once in awhile I come upon something I’d like to share and today I found something I thought I’d like to share.

Those who know me, know I do not use cell phones, so Instagram and Twitter are services I don’t even subscribe to. The Hillside Houses Quilt-A-Long that I found today is via Instagram however, although she is also posting the pdfs on her blog for those who don’t want to use those small smart screens. I happened upon this QAL today quite by accident when I clicked on a blog logo for it at someone else’s site.

I love Quilt Alongs, they are like mini blocks of the month, usually starting and finishing within six to eight weeks. If your not careful, they can come along and start and finish before you ever know they were even posted. I try to visit blogs I like every day, but some people like myself don’t blog every day either. I also don’t always find “subscribe” buttons, or ways to follow some blogs and of course it’s just not possible to follow every single blog. Since I don’t use blogger as my platform for my blog, I also don’t get to see all the cool stuff happening over on those blogger blogs easily without an email and I don’t always get those blogger emails subscribers in my email to read about. This is why I wish other bloggers would use something like blogluvin, or feedly, or even Networked Blogs. I have a feedburner logo on my own site, but I have no idea if it even works or not.

Either or, this post isn’t suppose to be a rant.. 🙂 It’s suppose to be about a cool cute little Quilt Along I happened upon today over at Pretty Little Quilts. She’s already into the first 5 blocks, with two more posted to Craftsy today, but there are still five more blocks to go. She is posting the pdfs to Craftsy, and they are free, so that you’ll always have access to them once the QAL is over. So go on over and show her how much you like this QAL by leaving a comment.

Have a great day!!


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:

(Hover over images to see text, click to go to their site)

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,


52 Blocks Quilt Along – Hoppy Bunny Basket

stbs-Hoppy Bunny BasketHeya Everyone, so glad you’ve stopped by today. While I have owned this domain for nearly 12 years, today is my One Year Anniversary of opening my blog. I’m sew excited and what a fun way to be celebrating it. I am participating in the 52 Blocks Quilt Along. I hadn’t realized when I signed up for this Quilt Along that today was my anniversary, but I’m excited that it just happened that way, and what’s ironic about this, is that one year ago today I opened my blog earlier than planned because I’d jumped into an EQ Blog Hop which was for me, probably the turning point of getting me involved back into quilting again so heavily. If you’d like to participate in this quilt along, please stop over at Persimmon Dreams to read all about it. This bunny block was something I created many many years ago and just kinda forgot about it until I was visiting the 52 blocks quilt along. I was wondering what could I do to participate and then I remembered this block from a quilt I’d made for a friend who was having a baby. As usual, Electric Quilt and Bernina’s Designer Plus Software helped me in creating this block for you today. The basket block in this quilt is part of Electric Quilt and is called the Brittany Block in EQ. I do not know if it’s part of the default blocks or addon blocks. I own every single addon for EQ, so I couldn’t tell you if it is or isn’t. Since it’s pretty basic, I’d say it’s probably a default block. So without further ado, lets get on with the making of this block. Continue reading