I have to keep reminding myself that it is February, the weather here in Michigan for January and February has just been unreal. We have had almost no snow. This week it was usually warm and so many children here running around in their shorts and short sleeve shirts.
I have been working on simple things, this is the year that I would like to finish up some kits and work on just some Simple projects. Just going to enjoy using up some fabrics. Here are a couple rather easy quilts that I finish this month that will be for one of my grandchildren.It is so unusual for me to work with different fabrics besides the Civil War fabrics, they have always been my favorite. I just love Civil War fabrics, thankful that I have a nice stash of them.
Definitely out of the box fabrics for me, ( A far cry from working with Civil War fabrics ) I am making 5 star war quilts, one for each of my grandsons, they measure 70 x 84. Just finished the third one today, two left to make. Would like to use a fleece or minke on the back, does anyone know if those fabrics come in widths larger than 60? I am also working on four or five embroidery projects with my daughter, there is always something to work on. Plus there is always inspiration to start new things from so many. Just thought I would share with you my newest pattern, Treasured Sampler. The quilt finishes 100 in.². Many different techniques such as piecing, foundation piecing, appliqué and English paper piecing can be used in the making of this quilt. The blocks range from 3″ x 6″ to 6″ x 12″. All patterns are full-sized pattterns. There are about 2000 little squares that make up the lattice strips. A great quilt for using up your scraps.
Pattern can be ordered on my website,
If you have any questions, just email me anytime.
Wishing you all time today to work on a special project.
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Good afternoon dear friends,
Beautiful snowy day here for stitching, temperatures are -2 windshield and snow is blowing all over the place. Nothing better than sitting down at your sewing machine.
The holidays have been very busy, I became a grandmother again on December 26. Little Ezra Matthew was born, and doing very well. I made a couple of baby quilts for Ezra, I love making quilts for my grandchildren. One of them was using the Temecula Circa 2017 patterns.
It is always so hard when January rolls around because so many blocks of the month and projects become available to do, I always have such a hard time choosing which ones and of course I usually choose all of them. Just recently we started a Facebook group for a postage stamp Quilt if any of you would like to join us. The quilt is pictured in the middle on the front of the book, Treasury of Quilts , 19th Century Patchwork Divas. Would love to make the quilt on the left, the tree of life quilt next . The blocks are so much fun to do and all of the strips for the squares were cut from my scrap bag. And no they did not make a dent at all in the scrap bag.
I am sure I will be posting more pictures of more project soon.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year full of love, peace and time to do what you love to do. Happy quilting,
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I imagine some of you are in your kitchen is getting ready for Thanksgiving. We celebrate Thanksgiving here on Sunday so I have the rest of the week.
I am having a Black Friday sale on patterns, choose any two patterns for $20. The sale will run through November 30.
Shipshewana Happy Scrappy Quilt
The Shipshewana Happy Scrappy Quilt was inspired by a quilt that I saw in Shipshewana at a retreat that an antique dealer brought for show and tell. It was one of those really scrappy pieced quilts that really had no rhyme or reason. After spending a lot of time looking at older antique quilts, I decided it was time to design my own scrap quilt. I definitely had to have some kind of order, something that just seemed to flow to the next block. I love quilts with a lot of pieces, this quilt has over 2500 pieces using just some of the simple shapes as squares, rectangles and triangles. It is a wonderful way to use up some of your scraps. The quilt is easily put together. Shipshewana Happy Scrappy measures 105 by 121 inches
Little Baltimore Blocks
30 little Baltimore blocks are included in this pattern, each block is 6 in.². They will go perfectly with any of the 6 inch blocks in any of my books or in a separate project. Your choice of colors for these blocks is endless. You can use typical Baltimore colors of red or green, Civil War fabrics or just really bright and bold fabrics in your blocks
New Testament Bible Quilt
36 8 inch appliqué blocks are provided that each tell a story from the New Testament. Fabric requirements, cutting instructions and a layout diagram are included. A CD is also enclosed that contains a picture of the quilt and a close-up picture of each block. The finished size of the quilt is 74 x 74″Old Testament Bible Quilt
36 8 inch appliqué blocks are provided that each tell a story from the Old Testament. Fabric requirements, cutting instructions and a layout diagram are included. A CD is also enclosed that contains a picture of the quilt and a close-up picture of each block. The finished size of the quilt is 74 x 74″Spring Fling Quilt
The quilt pattern contains 30 8 inch appliqué blocks that are whimsical designs featuring flowers, fruit, butterflies, bugs and much more. The finished quilt measures 78 x 67, easy-to-follow diagram, fabric requirements and cutting instructions enclosed. A CD is also enclosed that includes a photograph of the quilt and close-ups of each block.Postage for the patterns would be $6.75 priority mail postage in the states and $26 priority mail postage out of country. If you would like to place an order, just drop me an email at email@example.com and I will send you The amount due.
Enjoy this cooler months and for those of you in the states, I wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.
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Here is the link for the smile box, The first 17 pictures are from Rebecca’s Haarer talk at an Amish home, Rebecca is a antique dealer in Shipshewana and is very knowledgeable about the Amish and their quilts in Indiana.. Then it goes right into our awesome Show and tell that we had at the retreat.
For those of you that celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I would like to take this time to wish you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving holiday. I hope you have some time to enjoy some turkey and have some time to relax and do a little stitching.
Wishing you all a wonderful week.
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