Reading 1817 Blogs Daily!

  • uncategorized
  • Page 1 of 62 ( posts )
February 25, 2017
Productive Saturday from Susan P Blog

Not much sewing or needlework happening here the past few weeks. I am searching for a new project, similar to the crochet fusion quilt I made, but haven’t come across anything interesting yet

Today we assembled my sewing machine table and I couldn’t stay away from sewing, it was too tempting. And this is the end-result of a very productive Saturday (a bit out of focus as I rushed to take a photo before the camera battery died). I didn’t do the smocking today, but finished it quite a while ago. I only made the little dress ...

read more
Childcare Chronicles from Jo's Country Junction


Each week when the kids leave on Friday, I always hope that they come back on Monday healthy.  We have been so plagued with coughs and colds this week.  I have NEVER had anything like this before.  NEVER.  I keep being amazed that I’m not getting more bugs than I am.  When a blog reader, Ila, said I live in a petri dish, she was SO right.

Last weekend was same…runny nosed, coughing kids left on Friday and prayed for a good Monday with healthy kiddos, then realized I had President’s Day off so prayed for healthy ...

read more
It’s all about the bass from Terificreations's Weblog

Reading Jasper Fford lately has reminded me of this love of playing with words. I sometimes wear people out (yeah, sorry about that Melissa, you’re so good at it though!) with this love, needing to be slightly more mindful of this…however it’s so fun. This guy was a character. I’ve written about dad a few … Continue reading It’s all about the bass

read more
February 24, 2017
What a Week! from Jo's Country Junction


I had a crazy week this week.

First off on Monday three of my families were going to be gone for the day because of President’s Day.  I ended up taking the day off and thought I would get lot done…I didn’t.  I did enjoy the day and I did get a few things done but lots?  Nope.  That’s okay.  I had fun and that’s important too.

The weather here had been fascinating.  Honest.  Completely fascinating.  When in February in Iowa do parents let their kids outside with short sleeves and no coat at all ...

read more
MARCH GUILD MEETING from Limestone Quilter's Guild

Date:  Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Place:  Kingston Seniors Centre
56 Francis Street

Time:  6:30 p.m. for 7:00 p.m.
Please sign in at each meeting.

Our activity this month is
Mini Workshops!
Learn new ways to stitch with 5 inch charm squares!
(Patterns will be provided on the Block of the Month tab on Wednesday, March 1)

Canada 150 Challenge
Your challenge quilts are due at this meeting.
Please do not identify the artist or song title on the front of your quilt.
Bring your quilts to the front tables at the meeting and they will be ...

read more
End of February Craftsy Supplies Sale from 120 Blocks

It’s time for the Craftsy End of Month Supplies Event! Quilting Supplies and Kits: Up to 50% off Sewing Fabric and Kits: Up to 60% off Knitting Supplies and Kits: Up to 50% off Crochet Supplies and Kits: Up to 50% off Cake Decorating Supplies: Up to 40% off This started at 12:01 Mountain Time …

Continue reading »

read more
Heading off to The Academy!! from Simple Bird Applique

I am pretty much all packed and ready to go! These are the two samples I will be teaching at Barbara Blanton’s Academy of Applique, which starts in just a few short days. These 18″ x 34″ wall hangings were exquisitely machine quilted by Rose Bell of Fancy Feathers.  When the Academy is over, these patterns and kits will be available on my website Simple Bird Studio.

This beauty is called Crazy For Callas.  Both wall hangings are part of a 12 part series that celebrates my love of flowers and vases.


This lovely is called A Taste of ...

read more
Ribbon Dance Quilt Tutorial from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Another two for one tutorial!

The next Summer Olympics will take place in 2020. If I start practicing now, I might be ready to compete in my favorite event: ribbon dancing! All I need is a sparkly costume and 20 feet of satin ribbon. Oh, and a bit of superhuman strength & agility. (A girl can dream, right?)

Jenny found another way to show off some HST!

This week, we’re working on The Ribbon Dance Quilt. Click HERE to see how easy it is to create the look of a beautiful, twirling ribbon. This one is gold-medal worthy for sure!

Here is the diagram for Jenny's Ribbon Dance Quilt.

Click the diagram for a free downloadable PDF.

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

read more
February 23, 2017
The First Projects from All Pressing Matters

Needless to say, I was very anxious to sew something (ANYTHING!!!!) in my new sewing room! Just couple of small things, to get a “feel” for the area and set up.  The first thing I completed was a baby girl quilt, for a friend’s daughter’s baby.

This was a top for  a couple years, and now it will be at the shower this weekend, then handy for the baby in April. I quilted it with swirls because the design is so very straight lined.  I hope it softens up and is super cozy for the baby when she ...

read more
Farmer’s Wife Quilt-Along: Block 34 (Fern) from Better Off Thread

Today I am a guest blogger for the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Quilt along, brought you by Angie at Gnome AngelThe Fat Quarter Shop and Marti Mitchell.  If you would like to purchase the book, scroll to the bottom of this post for more information.  If you would like to join the 5000+ other quilters participating in the sew-along, click here.


Welcome to my blog!  I am hoping to take a bit of the fear out of Fern and THE DREADED “Y” SEAM.

Actually, I would barely call this a “Y” seam.  It’s more like a slightly ...

read more
WIP Wednesday: Another Rainbow Scrappy Project from Patchwork Sampler Blog

For quite some time I’ve had in the back of my mind that I would like to make this quilt:

It is Tula Pink’s Bird Seed Quilt and the free pattern is available here.  It is worth taking a look at the pattern just to see her adorable kitten helpers.

Once I had that lovely stack of purples out last month, I took the plunge and made 48 flying geese units and 24 orange peel appliques in all shades of purple.  Here are just a few of my blocks.  Now I’m really excited about this project and ...

read more
February 22, 2017
2017 Kona Cotton Color of the Year: Pink Flamingo from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Robert Kaufman Fabrics has done it again, they’ve released a new Kona Cotton Color of the Year and we’re in love!! The 2017 Kona Color of the Year is Pink Flamingo – a vibrant, clean, and perfectly playful pink!



This beautiful hue is only available during 2017 and will then be retired, so be sure to stock up on your Pink Flamingo fabric HERE while it’s available!

Needing a little project inspiration? Check out Robert Kaufman’s Kona Color of the Year Lookbook HERE and be inspired by the 6 beautiful quilts featured in it (like this gorgeous ...

read more
Quilt Panels 101 from PatternJam

Quilt SampleQuilt Sample

Why Use a Quilt Panel?


Using a quilt panel can be a great alternative to piecing a quilt when you want to make a gift for someone that doesn’t really appreciate the labor that goes into a hand-pieced quilt!  With PatternJam, you can still apply your creative talent, but we eliminate the need to piece the finished project.  Have grandkids you want to make quilts for?  Have them design the quilt right on PatternJam and quilt it for them– they won’t know and won’t even care if you didn’t piece it!

Another use for panels?  To ...

read more
Splendid Sampler blocks and a few favorite rulers from The Crafty Quilter

Happy Wednesday friends!  After finishing up a few big projects, it’s always nice to have something small (and ongoing) to work on such as the Splendid Sampler blocks.  The last block, #100, was published last week and it’s one of my favorites.  It was designed by Kate Spain and it’s called “Centered”.  I love the detailed piecing and how it draws your eye to the center of the block.  I took a picture of the first Splendid Sampler block and the last one together; it makes me happy.

Splendid Sampler blocks 1 and 100 by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter


I still have more Splendid blocks to make, but ...

read more
Quilting Discoveries from Quiltwoman Blog

We welcome designer Susan Mayer of Quilting Discoveries to the blog today.


My name is Susan Mayer designing under the name Quilting Discoveries. One of my most popular “discoveries” was how to put your quilt on point without cutting any side setting triangles.I now have 30 patterns published with the technique called “Straight to the Point” series. Engagement and Dance Partners are two of the most popular ones.


Dance Partners










I have 44 traditional patterns as well. The newest traditional patterns are Moving Blocks and Moving Blocks Again.

Moving Blocks

Moving Blocks Again

They are ...

read more
and then there’s another character builder from Terificreations's Weblog

Jury Duty Summons arrived in the mail today for service in mid-March. It’s hard to make a good decision at the moment as I have a couple of deadlines, and am looking for work. Click on the link (photo above) to Stashed! in a few days we’ll be hosting a giveaway with Famore Cutlery. Details … Continue reading and then there’s another character builder

read more
February 21, 2017
What I’m Reading: Damaged from Jo's Country Junction


I just finished up listening to the audio book Damaged: A Novel (A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel) by Lisa Scottoline.  I have read other books by this author and have very much enjoyed them so this was an easy book to pick…but was it an easy listen?

All of the books that I’ve read to date by Scottoline have a similar premise.  Some is done wrong-often times a child-and someone needs to advocate for the child and it typically ends up with a court case.  It’s a great premise for me.  I love children…I love who-dun-its and ...

read more
Pass it along… a free table runner pattern just for you! from Katie's Blog

Time, it’s fleeting.  With three kids, a full time job plus being a stay at home mom, and lots of volunteer organizations that I help out I feel like there is never enough time for everything on my list.  I know I’m not alone in feeling like this and that the choices my family makes means there is always a job to do somewhere. However, I must admit I feel a little guilty about not always having a new post on this blog or other avenues of social media.   I knew my last post was from Christmas and ...

read more
Trucks and Hexies from Katy Did Art

I had to bring the new truck to the dealership. So I get to sit and relax for a good long while.

I brought my hexies to keep me occupied.


read more
February 20, 2017
When a Quilt is so much more than a Pretty Blanket from Painting With Thread

This last six months has taken an unexpected turn of its own in my quilting focus and I just went with the ride. There was the time (and who knows ~ it may still come) when I really wanted to make a quilt or two for competition. Or a huge Thread Painted Art Quilt ~ wouldn’t that be fun? But after I set up my Etsy Shop to sell the patterns I talk and teach about throughout this blog, I started getting asked to make quilts that I wasn’t even advertising….

Memory Quilts

…quilts designed, created, and infused with memories ...

read more
  • uncategorized
  • Page 1 of 62 ( 1228 posts )