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Bluetiful Quilt Sew-Along: Week 10

Posted on June 21st, 2024 at 1:54 p.m.

'Blue'tiful Quilt Pattern Sew-Along!

Welcome back!  This is our final meeting for the Bluetiful Quilt

Oh, parting is such sweet sorrow!  You are joining me in a few weeks for the Summer Picnic Quilt Sew-Along........right?

Ok, let's wrap this project up in a pretty ...

Bluetiful Quilt Sew-Along: Week 8/9

Posted on June 14th, 2024 at 9:33 a.m.

'Blue'tiful Quilt Pattern Sew-Along!

Oops, I labeled the past two articles the wrong week numbers after that Catch-Up Week.  Because I have them posted in various places, I am not going to change it.  Sorry for any confusion.

Hello! Hello!!

Are you still with me?  One ...

Bluetiful Quilt Sew-Along: Week 7

Posted on June 7th, 2024 at 9:57 a.m.

'Blue'tiful Quilt Pattern Sew-Along!

Hello again!

We are quickly coming to the end of the Bluetiful Quilt Sew-Along.  If you are creating the Lap size, this is your final week.

This week, we are putting those beautiful Log Cabin blocks together for a border.  Follow the instructions ...

Bluetiful Quilt Sew-Along: Week 6

Posted on May 31st, 2024 at noon

'Blue'tiful Quilt Pattern Sew-Along!

Hello and Welcome back! 

Planning that Catch-Up week right at the Memorial Day holiday weekend was a nice break.  I hope it allowed you time to finish getting your blocks created.

For the Sew-Along Schedule, I divereted from Deb's instructions just a ...

Summer Picnic Quilt Sew-Along

Posted on May 26th, 2024 at 6:38 p.m.

Summer Picnic Quilt Sew-Along!

Starting Soon - Save the date - starts July 4th, 2024!

Summer Picnic Quilt Sew-Along
Hello!  Hello! 

I am in love with the scrappy basket blocks in the Summer Picnic quilt!  Follow along with me as I work on this quilt over the next few months.

Summer Picnic Quilt Sew-Along
I will be ...

Bluetiful Quilt Sew-Along: Week 5

Posted on May 17th, 2024 at 8:25 p.m.

'Blue'tiful Quilt Pattern Sew-Along!

Welcome to our third block tutorial, the Creative Grids 6" Log Cabin Block, for the Bluetiful Quilt Sew-Along.

I created the block tutorial in scrap fabrics so please do not get confused why these fabrics look different.  You can see my Bluetiful Log Cabin ...

Bluetiful Quilt Sew-Along: Week 4

Posted on May 10th, 2024 at 12:55 p.m.

'Blue'tiful Quilt Pattern Sew-Along!

Welcome to our second block tutorial for the Bluetiful Quilt Sew-Along.  Deb refers to this block as a HST (Half Square Triangle) Variation Block.

I created the block tutorial in scrap fabrics so please do not get confused why these fabrics look different.  ...

Bluetiful Quilt Sew-Along: Week 3

Posted on May 3rd, 2024 at 12:10 p.m.

'Blue'tiful Quilt Pattern Sew-Along!

Welcome to our first block tutorial, the Creative Grids Cat's Cradle XL Block, for the Bluetiful Quilt Sew-Along.

I created the block tutorial in scrap fabrics so please do not get confused why these fabrics look different.  You can see my Bluetiful Cat ...

Bluetiful Quilt Sew-Along: Week 2

Posted on April 26th, 2024 at 9:36 a.m.

'Blue'tiful Quilt Pattern Sew-Along!

Welcome back!  This week, we are cutting our "bluetiful" fabrics.

Bluetiful Quilt Sew-Along
Deb did a great job of listing the cutting directions for the whole quilt for each size for the Bluetiful Quilt in the Creatively Yours Pattern Book.

You have several choices when it comes ...

Bluetiful Quilt Sew-Along: Week 1

Posted on April 19th, 2024 at 6:31 p.m.

'Blue'tiful Quilt Pattern Sew-Along!

Hello!  Have you created a Deb Heatherly quilt? 

Her pattern writing is easy to follow and she is famous for her mystery quilts.  Deb created the Crossroad Mystery, Sparkle Mystery, and Woven Stars Mystery quilt patterns, if you participated in those with ...

NICU Baby Quilt Challenge 2024

Posted on April 15th, 2024 at 11:14 a.m.

NICU Baby Quilt Challenge 2024!

We have exciting news!  We are starting a new challenge to help little ones and their families by giving them the comfort of a quilt.

                                   
NICU Baby Quilt Challenge
Fabrics pictured above are Honeybloom by Moda.

Quilts are such an amazing creation of love that are so ...

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along: FINISHING

Posted on April 9th, 2024 at 7:36 a.m.

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along:  FINISHING

Welcome back to our final week!

This week, we are finishing our Plot Twist Quilt!

This will conclude this Sew-Along.  It has been so much fun watching your progress in the Facebook Private Group.  If you are still working on your quilt ...

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along: QUILT TOP ASSEMBLY

Posted on April 1st, 2024 at 10:56 a.m.

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along:  QUILT TOP ASSEMBLY

Welcome Back!!  How's your progress coming along?

This week, we are putting all our Plot Twist Quilt Pattern blocks into rows to create our quilt top.

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along
Follow Andy's instructions in your Plot Twist Quilt Pattern under Quilt Top Assembly ...

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along: BLOCK CONSTRUCTION

Posted on March 25th, 2024 at 12:34 p.m.

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along:  BLOCK CONSTRUCTION

Welcome Back!! 

My favorite part....this week we are piecing blocks for the Plot Twist Quilt Pattern.

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along
Follow Andy's sewing instructions in your Plot Twist Quilt Pattern under Block Construction.  The instructions are well written and are very clear to ...

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along: CUTTING

Posted on March 19th, 2024 at 1:20 a.m.

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along:  CUTTING

Welcome Back!! 

This week we are talking about cutting your fabrics for Plot Twist Quilt Pattern.

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along
Andy did a great job offering the cutting diagram layout in the Plot Twist Quilt Pattern.  The cutting goes really fast.  I love creating big ...

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along: FABRIC REQUIREMENTS

Posted on March 11th, 2024 at 2:33 p.m.

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along:  FABRIC REQUIREMENTS

Welcome Back!! 

This week we are talking about the Plot Twist Quilt Pattern Fabric Requirements.

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along
                                      
Plot Twist Quilt Sew Along
Andy from A Bright Corner gives plenty of useful fabric requirement options for her newest quilt pattern.  You can use yardage, precuts, scraps....almost whatever ...

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along: INTRO

Posted on March 4th, 2024 at 3:46 p.m.

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along:  INTRO

Welcome!!  This is Introduction Week!  It never fails that we launch a new Sew-Along and we have many that join at the last minute. 

This is your Friendly Reminder.....order your pattern today so you can start on time!

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along
                                      
Plot Twist Quilt Sew Along
I ...

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along

Posted on February 12th, 2024 at 9:51 a.m.

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along!

Coming Soon - Save the date - starts March 5th, 2024!

Plot Twist Quilt Sew-Along
Andy at A Bright Corner just released her newest quilt pattern, Plot Twist, and I fell in love!  I love quilts that look complicated but are actually quick and easy.  An extra bonus, this pattern ...

Betty Quilt Sew-Along

Posted on January 2nd, 2024 at 1:07 p.m.

Betty Quilt Sew-Along!

Happy New Year!  For those that expressed interest in another Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book sew-along...."Betty" won the majority vote!

So, gather your fabrics!  Cutting starts on 1/23/2024.


Just Two Charm Pack Quilts
Just to be transparent, this Sew-Along was not on my program schedule but ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along: FINISHING

Posted on November 26th, 2023 at 3 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along:  FINISHING

Oh, parting is such sweet sorrow!  I have truly enjoyed sharing this sew-along with all of you and I hope you enjoyed it, too.

This is our final week together.  This week is all about catching up and finishing your quilt!

(The  ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along - ASSEMBLY

Posted on November 19th, 2023 at 3:40 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along:  ASSEMBLY

Welcome back!  This is it!  Time to put your Block A and Block B into rows for the quilt top assembly.

(The Just Two Charm Pack Quilt is required to participate.  The book is available HERE.)

Follow the "Quilt Top Assembly ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along: BLOCK B

Posted on November 12th, 2023 at 12:50 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along:  BLOCK B

Welcome back!  How's everyone doing?  We are cruising now in block making and final assembly is going to be here quick.  If you are going at a slower pace, that is OK.  Enjoy the creative process.

(The Just ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew Along: UNITS 1 & UNITS 2

Posted on November 5th, 2023 at 2:32 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along:  UNITS 1 & UNITS 2

Welcome back!  This week we are sewing together charm squares and background squares to create Units 1 and Units 2.

(The Just Two Charm Pack Quilt is required to participate.  The book is available HERE.)

Follow the "First ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along: BLOCK A

Posted on October 29th, 2023 at 5:18 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along:  BLOCK A

Welcome back!  Yeah....if you are caught up so far, this is an easy week of sewing.

(The Just Two Charm Pack Quilt is required to participate.  The book is available HERE.)

Follow the "Block A" sewing instructions in your Just ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along: CORNER UNITS

Posted on October 22nd, 2023 at 3:42 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along:  CORNER UNITS

Welcome back!  Ah, we are starting to get a rhythm going now.  Check below for tips and tricks.

(The Just Two Charm Pack Quilt is required to participate.  The book is available HERE.)

Follow the "Corner Units" piecing instructions in ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along: TRIANGLE UNITS

Posted on October 15th, 2023 at 2:47 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along:  TRIANGLE UNITS

Welcome back!  Yippee....Let's get to sewing our first units!

(The Just Two Charm Pack Quilt is required to participate.  The book is available HERE.)

Follow the "Triangle Units" piecing instructions in your Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book for ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along: CUTTING

Posted on October 8th, 2023 at 6:52 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along:  CUTTING

(The Just Two Charm Pack Quilt is required to participate.  The book is available HERE.)
                                 
Yeah!  Let's get this party started. 

I love that Cheryl gives us all the fabric cutting instructions right up front.  This saves time ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along: Fabric Requirements

Posted on October 1st, 2023 at 7:32 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along:  FABRIC REQUIREMENTS

Welcome back!  This is the exciting part, we get to start talking about fabric!  So many choices and options.  Let's take a look.

(The Just Two Charm Pack Quilt is required to participate.  The book is available HERE ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along: INTRO

Posted on September 24th, 2023 at 6:05 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along:  INTRO

Yahoo!  It's almost time.  Who's ready to get started?  I am!  I am!

Consider this your final reminder to get your book ordered in time to start next week.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along
                      
Some questions have come up over the last ...

National Sew a Jelly Roll Day 2023

Posted on September 15th, 2023 at 4:15 p.m.

National Sew A Jelly Roll Day 2023! 

National Sew A Jelly Roll Day 2022
A big "Thank You" to Moda for offering four new jelly-roll friendly patterns to celebrate today!  You can look back at previous blog posts for past year's free jelly roll patterns.


Click on the image below for this year's ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along

Posted on August 18th, 2023 at 2:23 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along!

Coming Soon - Save the date - starts September 25th, 2023!

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along
Have you seen Cheryl Brickey's newest book - Just Two Charm Pack Quilts?  We had the amazing honor of Long Arm Machine Quilting many of the quilts photographed! 

When her book released a few months ...

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along: Week 5

Posted on August 12th, 2023 at 8:10 p.m.

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along!

Week 5: Catch Up Week & Give-Away for participating members

(Looking for related posts?  Check the Sunday Mornings Sew-Along category HERE.)
         

Check in week.  What do we have left to do from previous weeks?  All caught up?  Need a week ...

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along: Week 4

Posted on August 5th, 2023 at 7:42 p.m.

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along!

Week 4: Assemble Half Triangles and Corners

(Looking for related posts?  Check the Sunday Mornings Sew-Along category HERE.)
        
Sunday Mornings Sew-Along

Can you believe the Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along is halfway done already?!  What?!  Time is flying by.  Can you see things ...

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along: Week 3

Posted on July 30th, 2023 at 1 a.m.

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along!

Week 3: Assemble Block Two

(Looking for related posts?  Check the Sunday Mornings Sew-Along category HERE.)
        
Sunday Mornings Sew-Along

Hello everyone!  How did last week go?  Are you ready for Block 2?!  This block lends itself to so many color combinations and that’s ...

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along: Week 2

Posted on July 23rd, 2023 at 4:35 a.m.

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along!

Week 2: Assemble Block One

(Looking for related posts?  Check the Sunday Mornings Sew-Along category HERE.)

       

Happy Sunday to you from Sewing Corals!

Did you survive picking fabric and cutting everything out last week?  I feel like that is the hardest part ...

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along: Week 1

Posted on July 16th, 2023 at 1 a.m.

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along!

Week 1: Fabric Pull and Cutting

  

Hello and welcome to the Sunday Mornings Quilt Sew-Along!  I’m so glad you are here and hope you’re ready to have a blast over the next 6 weeks as we create this beautiful quilt.  Each week ...

Welcome to Our Garden - Rolling Petals Quilt Pattern

Posted on April 12th, 2023 at 10:47 a.m.

Welcome to Our Garden - Rolling Petals Quilt Pattern

Welcome back!

As I wrote in my last blog post, I was accepted as a Maywood Studio Maker for 2023.  This means I am an ambassador for Maywood Studio, and I will be sharing several projects throughout the year.

Rolling Petals Quilt Pattern

I am ...

Maywood Studio Maker 2023

Posted on April 9th, 2023 at 2:52 p.m.

I am a Maywood Studio Maker for 2023!

Hello and welcome!  It’s been a while since I personally posted in our blog.  Being a small business owner, I work a lot of different jobs and a whole lot more hours.  There never seems to enough hours in ...

Sunday Sewing Project Updates

Posted on December 20th, 2017 at 8:16 a.m.

Hey Sewers and Quilters! 

After being away from sewing for over a year, I have been carving out a little time each week for some "me" time sewing, making it a priority, and it feels great.

What you should know about me is that I have always been disciplined ...

Ruffles Upon Ruffles Quilt

Posted on April 6th, 2014 at 3 a.m.

 

"Ruffles Upon Ruffles" Quilt

Ruffles Upon Ruffles Quilt

I am excited to share with you the final steps in finishing the Think Ruffles Blog Hop ruffles quilt.  I have named it Ruffles Upon Ruffles.  It seemed like a worthy name.

 

Ruffles Upon Ruffles Quilts

I last left you with just the quilt top finished ...

Think Ruffles Blog Hop - It's Our Day!

Posted on March 13th, 2014 at 8:13 p.m.

 

Are...You...Ready...To...RUFFLE??

Hello and Welcome!  This is my first blog hop and I am honored you have
taken the time to visit.  A big "Thank You" goes out to Madame Samm at
Sew We Quilt  and our cheerleader Amy from at Sew Incredible ...