Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Splendid Sampler II Blocks and Sew-A-Long

Today I wanted to update my website and upload all the photos of the blocks we have created for The Splendid Sampler 2 Sew-A-Long so far.  We are 3/4 of the way through on our Sew-A-Long that is happening on FaceBook right now! But you can always jump in at any time and stitch along with us!

We are one of the designers included in this book, our block Majestic Mountains can be found on page 33.  And here it is.......

 Our Majestic Mountains Block from The Splendid Sampler 2 Book

This is the original block in the book using the colors provided for the original quilt.  I'm remaking this blocks in reproduction fabrics to blend with the rest of my quilt blocks I have made so far on this journey! 

Get ready for picture overload - here our the blocks we have sewn so far!

I hope you enjoyed viewing all of our Splendid Sampler 2 Quilt Blocks!

I'm off to sew a few more blocks from the book - enjoy your day!

Monday, January 21, 2019

Little LeMoyne Star Monday & Mrs. Miller's Apprentice Quilt

I had a nice relaxing weekend hand stitching some more Little LeMoyne Star blocks. These little hand-pieced treasures are addicting!  I also worked a bit more on the layout for my stars and so far, I'm happy with it.  I need to tweak my measurements just a tad bit more, but I really like it so far! I'm using a set of quilt stamps for the actual LeMoyne Star blocks, but the layout (the pink fabric around the blocks in the center of my photo) I had to draw myself.  I'll probably upload it to my website to share with those of you interested in it after I'm sure I have the measurements exact for templates!

This morning I worked on my Mrs. Miller Apprentice BOM. I am so in love with this fabric line by Pam Buda for Marcus Fabrics.  The name of the fabric line is the same as the BOM - Mrs. Miller's Apprentice.  Gorgeous shades of blues and creams and ivories. This fabric line is available in quilt shops now.

This is going to be such a gorgeous quilt and I look forward to participating in this year long project! If you haven't made any of Pam's creations - her company name is Heartspun Quilts.  Her directions in her patterns are phenomenal and she uses excellent graphics in the directions also!


I also downloaded a book recently that peaked my interest.  For those of you that don't know - I love to read. I have many different favorite authors, but this past weekend this book by Patricia MacDonald really caught my attention.  So far - I love it!!! The Girl In The Woods is the name of the book and you can click on the amazon link above to read more about it!

And I almost forgot to post about our Splendid Sampler II blocks!  Some of you may follow me on FaceBook and Instagram - but if not - here are my blocks from this past week 

Are you making the Splendid Sampler II quilt?  


If you haven't already purchased your copy of The Splendid Sampler II book - just click on the book image above and it will take you right to Amazon where you can purchase a copy of the book and even the kindle version (which is awesome by the way!)

I think I should do a blog post this week and update all of you here also on all the blocks I have completed for The Splendid Sampler II quilt.  I am part of a Sew-A-Long on Facebook and we post our blocks every week as we get them done! It's "sew" much fun!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

New Patterns Designs and Other Ramblings....

We've been busy working on several new patterns and we finally finished everything up late yesterday and have them all available on our website!

Introducing ~ 
(links to each pattern on our website is directly below each photo!)

And as a gift for my blog readers, you may use a special code on my website to receive 20% off any of our patterns - PDF and Printed versions!  I've made the code good from now through January 31, 2019. The code is ~


(all capital letters and just like you see the code typed above)

Discount Codes are easy to use on our website - once you are ready to check out, just click on the "Check Out" button on the shopping cart page.  You will see the screen in the photo above.  All the way to the right of the screen where that black finger is pointing on the picture is where you enter the discount code!

Patterns #439 - #443 you might have noticed are all done in the colors of blues, creams and browns.  I used a beautiful new line of fabric that is shipping to your favorite Quilt Shops this month!

This is Charlotte c. 1860. Carrie Quinn, owner of Pieceful Gatherings Quilt Shop in Fox River Grove, Illinois is the designer

The shop has fat quarter bundles available for Pre-Order on the website, so here's a link to hop on over and check those out:

Carrie designed this quilt shown above called Charlotte's Medallion and she has it on the shop website available as a Block Of The Month Program  Here's the direct link for that:

Carrie also designed the quilt shown above called Charlie's Star Puzzle!  Isn't it amazing!  

On Little Bits pattern #444 I used all fabrics from another of my favorite designers ~ Pam Buda.  

She has her beautiful fabrics on her website in yardage and layer cakes ~ layer cakes are perfect for the Little Bits pattern ~ follow this link

But ~~~~  shown above is another game changer in our fabric loving worlds ~  6" rolls of her lovely fabric.  Oh my goodness, I'm in love with these!  You can order these fabulous rolls (which also work with the Little Bits pattern perfectly!)  here at this link:

And I've blogged about her newest book that she wrote before but I must show you again:

I cannot tell you have much I love this book.  If you haven't seen it yet, be sure and order it. It is a must have for your quilting library.  It can be found here:

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