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January 19, 2022
2-Cent Tuesday from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends! I hope you are well. How is it that we are past mid-January already? I hope your January has been filled with lots of sewing!

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Before I go further, I just want to remind you the 2 sew-alongs I have going on.

#1. Leaders/Enders Sewalong making a heart quilt. Details HERE.

#2. Norfolk Sampler Quilt. Preliminary details HERE. This is another stress-free sewalong that will be happening through the entire year of 2022.

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Of course, being a tropical girl at heart, I am more than ready for summer at this point! I was just thinking the wintry ...

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January 10, 2022
Leaders/Enders Sewalong Part 3 from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, it’s check-in day for our Leaders/Enders Sewalong. Months ago when I was working with Marcus Fabrics to develop designs for their Aunt Grace Sew Charming fabric line, I knew I was going to make this heart quilt leaders/enders style. And I thought — why not see if some friends would like to join in for a stress-free “not-a-race” sewalong. Join in anytime!

Again, I stress — there is not really a deadline to this sewalong. You make these blocks as you are working on a main project. I use the Check-in Dates to keep myself (and hopefully ...

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January 7, 2022
NORFOLK SAMPLER Series Quilt – Part 1 – Announcing a Quilt Along! from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, Happy Friday to you! A couple of days ago, I shared with you my log cabin/churn dash quilt made cover of Quilters World Spring 2022 issue.

I also indicated to you there’s lots to unpack in the issue — that’s because — Quilters World is going to be featuring my Norfolk Sampler quilt as a series quilt this entire year! This quilt finishes at 76″ square.

HERE ARE THE QUILT ALONG DETAILS

#1. Introduction

I designed my Norfolk Sampler with total enjoyment in mind. I wanted the quilt to be enjoyable for both experienced and new quilters ...

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January 6, 2022
2-Cent Tuesday (a day late) from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, the New Year is chugging along! I hope you have been well. I was in a bit of a wintery situation this week in that we lost power due to the snowstorm that came through the mid-Atlantic!

A quick public announcement as I have gotten many emails regarding quilt kits of my designs that are no longer available in catalogs. Generally, catalogs do not re-stock quilt kits once they are sold out. So, my advice is always to purchase the kits when you see them. Currently, Keepsake Quilting has my Stomping Ground kits with Colonial Williamsburg Isobel fabrics ...

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December 29, 2021
Leaders/Enders Sewalong Part 2 from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, it’s check-in day for our Leaders/Enders Sewalong. Months ago when I was working with Marcus Fabrics to develop designs for their Aunt Grace Sew Charming fabric line, I knew I was going to make this heart quilt leaders/enders style. And I thought — why not see if some friends would like to join in for a stress-free “not-a-race” sewalong. Join in anytime!

Again, I stress — there is not really a deadline to this sewalong. You make these blocks as you are working on a main project. I use the Check-in Dates to keep myself (and hopefully ...

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2-Cent Tuesday from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, I hope you had a lovely Christmas! Nosy mind wants to know if you received any quilty gifts!

My Classic Comforts quilt was hung as my parlor Christmas quilt this year! There’s just something about plaids and Christmas! Complete pattern is in Quilts and More Winter 2022 issue.

My 2-cents this week: If you are piecing two stripe pieces together and want the stripes to appear continuous before piecing, use a pin and pin the pieces at 1/4″ seam allowance (where you would sew). Then open the pieces up as if they are sewn together and ...

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December 22, 2021
2-Cent Tuesday from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, I hope you have had a lovely December preparing for Christmas! Have you been following along my “A Christmas Quilt A Day” series on Instagram where I post pictures of actual Christmas quilts from my quilt stash every day from Dec 1 through Dec 24?

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On Christmas Day, I will share with you on Instagram which of my quilts made the parlor Christmas quilt 2021. The picture below shows last year’s parlor Christmas quilt – my Maisons de Patchwork quilt made with Christmas fabrics. So, if you haven’t followed me on ...

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December 16, 2021
Leaders/Enders Sewalong Part 1 from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, it’s Thursday — and we kick off our Leaders/Enders Sewalong for my Aunt Grace Sew Charming Heart quilt. I already decided the Aunt Grace Sew Charming that I had designed for Marcus Fabrics is a quilt I am making leaders/enders style. And I thought — why not see if some friends would like to join in for a stress-free “not-a-race” sewalong. Join in anytime!

If you post your progress pictures on Instagram, please use hashtag #iloveleadersandenders so that I can follow along your quilt progress.

Click HERE to purchase the kit from Hancocks of Paducah. 

Click HERE ...

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December 8, 2021
2-Cent Tuesday from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, Happy December to you! I am just about finished with my Christmas decorations. How about you?

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Before we get into the Christmas-sy stuff, don’t forget I am kicking off my Leaders/Enders sew-along on December 16! Here are the details:

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I am going to do a sew-along between mid-December 2021 and April 2022 with this Aunt Grace Sew Charming Hearts quilt. All are welcome to join!

Click HERE to purchase the kit from Hancocks of Paducah. Picture below shows exactly what you are getting with the kit — a FQ bundle, background and binding fabrics! These 30s’ prints ...

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November 30, 2021
2-Cent Tuesday & A Leaders/Enders Sew-Along! from IVORY SPRING

QUICK PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT – please note that I will be responding to your questions/comments in the comment section from now. Due to time constraint, I won’t be responding via email. So, if you ask a question, do check back on the comment section in this post for answers!

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Hello Friends, Happy Tuesday to you! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

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I often work on more than one or two quilts at one time, and in between, I always have another project that has easy units to make as my leaders and enders units. For those who aren’t ...

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November 10, 2021
2-Cent Tuesday from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends,

I hope your week got off a great start — I can’t believe we are well into November already! I am going to delay my posts on the Christmas quilts I made this year because I still have fall-ish things to share! This is a quilt I made from a block exchange organized by Carolyn Beam, editor of Quilters World. You may read her column on block exchange HERE.

And then, if you are up to some stress-less stitching, my daughter Gwen has something cooked up. These mini pumpkin pillows are actually from last year, but certainly fit ...

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November 3, 2021
2-Cent Tuesday is BACK from IVORY SPRING

Hello My Friends — LONG LONG time no chat! How is it that it’s been three months since I last updaetd my blog? My apologies — the last few months have been extremely busy with work and life. All’s well at my end, and I hope all’s well at your end too!

I do stay in touch with my quilting friends on Instagram, and upate my feed almost everyday. So if you are on Instagram, look me up. Just do a search on my name “Wendy Sheppard”. I have found Instagram to be a really fun platform for quilters ...

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September 1, 2021
A Double Dose 2-Cent Tuesday from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, I hope you have been well! Before I forget, there is a chance for you a win a Stomping Ground Kit from Hancocks of Paducah! Click HERE for details and to vote your favorite version!

Summer came to an end, and my daughter started 7th grade this past week. Many of you had known her as Miss Baby since she was born. How time has flown by, and now I have a 7th grader in the house. This quilt I am sharing with you is inspired by my daughter’s love for the Little House on the Prairie ...

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August 18, 2021
2-Cent Tuesday from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, it’s Tuesday again! I hope you have had a lovely start to your week. It’s time to think about fall — and I have a couple “colder months” fall quilts to share with you today!

#1. Autumn is Calling – featured with complete pattern in Quilters World Autumn 2021 issue. You may purchase the issue HERE.

#2. Autumn Leaves kit – purchase kit HERE.

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And my 2-cents for this week: USE YOUR PHONE to take pictures of your blocks before you sew them together, or even after the quilt top is sewn together, but BEFORE the quilt is quilted ...

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August 12, 2021
(Late) 2-Cent Tuesday & World Elephant Day from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, Happy Thursday and World Elephant Day to you! It’s time to re-read a poem about elephant written, by my daughter.

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The Elephant

by GKS, Jan 2021

Oh, creature of colossal height!

Oh, creature of such stately might!

Your trunk is like a garden hose

But bigger. And, as for your toes

They are huge! Oh, Mighty One,

When most see you they want to run.

Your trumpeting is louder than

An orchestra. And, having no fan

You slop black mud between your ears

Which takes care of your sweaty fears.

Your tusks! Well, they’re something to ...

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August 4, 2021
2-Cent Tuesday from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, I hope you are doing well. I do apologize for missing last week’s 2-Cent Tuesday. Too much happening at the same time. But here I am today — we are less than 3 weeks before the new school year starts for my daughter. And we are busy getting things done before school starts again.

Two weeks ago, I shared with you my Farmhouse Comfort quilt in the Quilts for Autumn book.

I actually have a second quilt included in the same book, Acorn Juggling! The squirrel block looks hard, but it really isn’t.

You may purchase the ...

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July 21, 2021
2-Cent Tuesday from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, I hope you had a lovely start to your week, and that you are still enjoying your summer. Our summer weather seems milder than years past, and I have enjoyed the fact I am still able to walk outside and not feel like I was going to vaporize!

But for those who are enduring the summer heat as best as you can, just know that autumn is coming soon! I am happy to share with you one of my newest published quilt, Farmhouse Comfort. It is in Annie’s new book Quilts for Autumn. You may purchase the ...

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June 16, 2021
2-Cent Tuesday from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, it’s Tuesday again! I hope you had a great start to your week. It’s been a busy sort of week, but I did manage to get Scissors & Spools pattern listed in my shop.

Scissors & Spools is a Layer Cake (10″ Squares)-Friendly pattern. The quilt finishes at 46″ x 61″. Click here to purchase the pattern in PDF format. Or, if you prefer the paper format, Fat Quarter Shop has them.

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Did you know this past Sunday was National Sewing Machine Day?

I am often asked what machine I use — I am a Bernina girl, from ...

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May 26, 2021
2-Cent Tuesday from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, it’s Tuesday again! I hope you are well.

I have another magazine featured quilt to share with you today – Split Decisions in Quilts and More Summer 2021 issue. This one is a little bit out of the box as the quilt only uses 3 fabrics. That almost never happens. But do stay tuned, in a few weeks I hope to share with you another quilt that will hopefully make you laugh when compared with Split Decisions.

This quilt uses my triangle tricks that I had share with you in a previous 2-Cent Tuesday post HERE.

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I had ...

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April 28, 2021
2-Cent Tuesday from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, I hope your week got off a stupendous start! I am catching up on my rotations of quilt projects this week. Click HERE if you hadn’t read my two cents on UFOs.

I often receive questions about if fat quarters can be substituted for the yardages listed in my patterns. I often use FQs for my for-sale patterns when possible, mainly because I like that the use of FQs is an easy way to make a quilt look more scrappy. The other reason is that FQs are much easier to store than fabric yardages.

If you ever ...

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