Thursday, April 2, 2020

Quilt Candy Virtual Trunk Show Recap

I'm excited to be sharing some of my favorite quilts in the Quilt Candy Virtual Trunk Show! The actual video can be found on my Facebook page, but here's a rundown of the quilts being shared. Click on the quilt pattern name to learn more about each one.


Purchase the pattern here (currently 20% off)

Purchase the pattern here

Purchase the pattern here

(plus two additional versions)
Purchase the pattern here




(plus one variation)
Purchase the pattern here




Purchase the pattern here

Purchase the pattern here

Purchase the patten here

Purchase the pattern here

Purchase the pattern here

 Diamond Drama
This pattern is available as a FREE download if you sign up for my newsletter 
(in the sidebar on the right). 

Thanks for stopping by! 
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Quilter Candy Virtual Trunk Show - April 1 -10
Here's the full schedule for today:
April 2 12pm EST Lisa Ruble https://www.facebook.com/LoveToColorMyWorld/
April 2 1pm EST Beth Helfter Www.facebook.com/EvaPaigeQuiltDesigns
April 2 2pm EST Diane Bohn/From Blank Pages https://facebook.com/fromblankpages
April 2 3pm EST Deb Eggers/the cottage rose https://www.facebook.com/cottagerosequilt/
April 2 4pm EST Heidi Pridemore/The Whimsical Workshop https:/www.facebook.com/thewhimsicalworkshop
April 2 5pm EST Kate Colleran https://www.facebook.com/SeamsLikeaDreamQuilts/
April 2 6pm EST Tammy Silvers/Tamarinis https://www.facebook.com/tamarinis/




















Star Crossing QAL: Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of the Star Crossing QAL!
Today is a fun one because the quilt top comes together.
Welcome! And happy day after April Fool's. Any good jokes at your house? Scroll down to see what I did to my kids. :) 

The best part about assembling this quilt is how FAST it goes together. And if you're not to this step yet, no worries--you have time to catch up. 
 There's even still time to get started. 

 If you still need to purchase the pattern, you can find it here.




Last week I talked about working with directional fabrics. Those suggestions still apply for the large flying geese. (You can also still use the masking tape shortcut for these as well!)

Double check your direction before sewing your square:

It's time to put those medium size partial stars into action! The center assembles like a large nine-patch unit.

Pinning Tip: A tip for creating those long pieced borders when you add the stripe strip to the star point strip: Fold each strip in half to find the center point and mark with a pin. Match those pins and then continue pinning the rest of both strips together. Your strips will come together beautifully. 

Kinda pretty borders, aren't they?!


 I love seeing the star blocks pushing out from the center.

Add on your outer borders and the quilt top is complete! 


See you back here next week to talk about machine quilting! 
And if that's not your thing, don't forget the deal from Peace, Love and Quilting below--they'll do the quilting for you at a discounted rate! I know one person at least who has already taken advantage of this! 


As promised above, April Fool's Day mustaches!



Quilt Along schedule:
March 12: Fabric selection
March 18: Cutting
March 25: Small and medium stars
April 2: Center star and assembly
April 9: Machine quilting
April 22: Binding


The downloadable version of the Star Crossing pattern is on sale in my Etsy shop, so grab your copy today!


Purchase the pattern (currently 20% off!) here.

*Bring a friend deal: Get a friend to sign up for the QAL and purchase the pattern, and you'll receive 20% off an additional pattern of your choice! 
Simply email me your friend's name and I'll email you the coupon.

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In addition, Pam and Diane, the lovely ladies at Piece, Love and Quilting, are offering a special deal to QAL participants:
25% off computerized edge to edge long arm quilting 
(including batting) for Star Crossing quilts

Contact them via FB or IG to take advantage of this discount!


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Over the Rainbow fabrics
If you'd like to use the same fabrics, here are some shops carrying them (please contact me if you know of any others and I'll add them in!):

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop

One silver lining of all this extra time at home is the opportunity to transform my studio into a useable space (again). And by this, I mean be able to see the carpet! :) 



My studio is quite often messy. I have the bad (?) habit of starting a new project without putting the leftovers from the previous project away. And/or working on multiple projects at once. So I usually have more than one project pile sitting out. 
Then add in:
--kids who raid my stash looking for fabrics for their next quilt block (and don't put fabric away either!)
--a cutting table moved to film a video
--a futon that is missing hardware and can't currently be set up
--a lack of organization plan since we moved back into our house after a year in Florida.

I have my work cut out for me!

Here is it in all its current "glory":




The clock is ticking...April 20th is coming! 


Follow along on the hop through the month of April! 
Come back here on the 20th to see what I've managed to do. :) 

April 1 – Sam Hunter – https://www.huntersdesignstudio.com/blog   <<<—- YOU ARE HERE!
April 2 – Marian Pena – http://www.seamstobesew.com
April 3 – Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/questions
April 4 – Martha Wolf – http://Www.pinwheelprodns.com
April 5 – Jennifer Strauser – http://www.dizzyquilter.com
April 6 – Steph Carton – http://www.theelimonster.com/blog
April 7 – Simone Fisher – http://www.simonequilts.com/blog
April 8 – Kate Colleran – http://www.seamslikeadream.com
April 9 – Carlina Moore – http://www.alwaysexpectmoore.com
April 10 – Jen Frost – http://www.faithandfabricdesign.com/blog
April 11 – Leanne Parsons – http://www.devotedquilter.com
April 12 – Becca Fenstermaker – http://www.prettypiney.com/blog
April 13 – Sarah Myers – http://www.quilted-diary.com
April 14 – Mitzi Redd – http://www.reddhomestead.com
April 15 – Jeanette Larson – http://www.Jenonthefarm.com
April 16 – Camille Ainsworth – http://www.stitchinthenw.com
April 17 – Becky Philips Jorgenson – http://www.patchworkposse.com
April 18 – Bobbie Gentili – http://www.geekybobbin.com/category/blog
April 19 – Janellea Macbeth – http://www.janelleamacbeth.com/blog/
April 20 – Lisa Ruble – http://lovetocolormyworld.blogspot.com
April 21 – Debra Davis – http://www.tuning-my-heart.com/blog
April 22 – Rona Herman – http://www.Ronatheribbiter.com
April 23 – Sue Griffiths – http://www.duckcreekmountainquilting.com
April 24 – Sarah Ruiz- http://www.saroy.net/
April 25 – Jessica Caldwell – http://www.desertbloomquilting.com/
April 26 – Tammy Silvers – http://tamarinis.typepad.com
April 27 – Ebony Love – http://www.lovebugstudios.com/blog
April 28 – Cheryl Sleboda – http://blog.muppin.com

Quilt Candy Virtual Trunk Show

No guild meetings, no visit to local quilt shops, no sew days...we all need a little more Quilt Eye Candy in our lives! 

Over the next 10 days, you can follow virtual trunk shows on Facebook. They're 15 minutes each, at the top of the hour, running from 12-8 EDT each day. 

My trunk show is Thursday, April 2nd at 12 pm. I hope you'll come watch! (Like my Facebook page here.)

Here's the Day 1 schedule for Wednesday, April 1:
12pm EST Andi Stanfield facebook.com/Anditruebluequilts
1pm EST Nancy Scott facebook.com/MasterpieceQ
2pm EST becky jorgensen https://www.facebook.com/patchworkposse/
3pm EST carolina moore facebook.com/alwaysexpectmoore
4pm EST Jackie Kunkel https://www.facebook.com/cantonvillagequiltworks/
5pm EST Connie Jonson Sayler https://www.facebook.com/PacificRimQuiltCompany/
6pm EST Laura Piland/Slice of Pi Quilts https://www.facebook.com/sliceofpiquilts/
7pm EST Sandra Starley https://www.facebook.com/TextileTimeTravels
8pm EST Swan Sheridan www.facebook.com/swanamitystudios

Monday, March 30, 2020

Make New Quilting Friends! (+ a free pattern offer)

Happy Monday!
Need a little distraction from daily life? Want to make a few new online quilting friends while you're staying home? Today is the last official post from Stay at Home and Hop. 

This group of 40 designers want to share their quilts, inspiration, and maybe even special deals with you, so have fun browsing! 


If you're vising me for the first time, welcome!

A little about me:

If this is your first time visiting my blog, I'm so glad you're here! I'm a mom of three boys, and my family lives in southwest Michigan. I've been quilting since I graduated from college, and working in the quilting industry since 2005. I spent eight years as a quilting magazine editor and have spent the last seven working as a freelance quilt designer, pattern writer, illustrator, and proofer. Quilting is part of my daily life, whether it's designing quilts digitally or sewing with my boys (yep, they're quilters in training). I'd describe myself as a modern quilter, and improv is one of my favorite techniques. 

I hope you'll browse around my blog while you're here and come back often! 

Virtual Designer Shop Hop Special Offers
1. Sign up for my newsletter here and as a thank you, I'll send you a free copy of my quilt pattern Diamond Drama. (Tip: If you sign up and don't see the newsletter email, check your junk mail--or promotions folder if you have a gmail address--just in case.)





2. Head over to my Etsy shop to browse the rest of my patterns; use the code STAYATHOME for 20% off your purchase.

Here are the remaining designers to meet:

Bequilter

Presto Avenue Designs

Cheryl Lynch Quilts

Hissyfitz Designs

Canton Village Quilt Works

Anjeanette Klinder Designs

Pat Sloan – The Voice of Quilting

Said With Love

Orange Blossom Quilt Design

If you missed the first 30, find them here.


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