31 January 2018

Let's Bee Social #214

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!

How exciting!!!!

Did you know that Cheryl and Paige have a beautiful new book coming out?



The book is Modern Plus Sign Quilts and it is packed with so many awesome designs that you will have a hard time choosing just what to make first!




You may already be familiar with these talented quilting bloggers.... But if you are not.... 












What have I been working on? I've been working on writing patterns for the Pigs in a Blanket.











And I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Since sharing my Plans for 2018 post, I've been put through the wringer. When discussing why a woman would stay in a domestic situation, you often hear the phrase, "Why didn't she just leave?" This solution sounds simple enough. Yes, that's right... You just pack a suitcase and walk out the door.... But to where?

I am so grateful that there are shelters and support groups that have been put in place in most major areas to accommodate anyone who finds themselves in the position where they feel they need to get out of their domestic situation. But I don't want to have to do that. I want to hang onto my independence. I want to do this on my own without public assistance. I want to do this with dignity. 


So I have been.... Trying to find a new home. Trying to find something within my budget. Trying to convince the people in the lending industry that I do have a "real job". Trying to arrange for insurance and all the other changes that need to happen. Trying to be there for my mom. Trying to build a new life. Trying to hang on and keep on keeping on.

By now, I had hoped to be sharing a photo of that new home. Sharing news of the place where my kids and I would finally know what a weekend was supposed to be like. A place of peace.

I don't share a lot of personal stuff on here. I want this to be a happy place. But when I recently posted on Instagram about how it had been a rough week and that Thursday had been particularly tough.... I was so amazed at the outpouring of love and encouragement shared by everyone who commented on that post. And I am so thankful. Your support and prayers and friendship are keeping me going. And helping me to realize that I am not alone. I can make it!

Thank you ALL for all of your good wishes!

And while you are working away at your home and in your sewing room...
Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers.


My original profile picture from back in 2012


Looking for motivation to finish a UFO? Do you ever find yourself wondering to what charity you could donate any quilts you have hanging around, waiting for a recipient? Please consider donating to your local women's shelter. There are so many women and children who really need our support and a quilty hug.





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26 January 2018

Vintage Wedding Quilt



The Vintage Wedding Quilt is done and is now listed for sale in my shop here!




The backing is from the Urban Artifacts collection by RJR Fabrics, which you can view here.  I am simply in LOVE with this print! The colours, the dots, the flowers and the text. It is just such a fun print!

Unfortunately... It is also all gone. I used the last pieces from my stash, along with a strip of Kona Coal to join the pieces along the vertical.




I wish I had used a dark grey print for the jacket to provide a greater contrast with the suit pants. But I love that fun rain drop print and do appreciate the subtle difference.

The same fabric from the suit pants was used for the binding.





The quilting was performed using a light grey on top and plain white thread in the bobbin








The "Vintage Wedding" quilt finished at 60" x 73"
and was the 69th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.





















What I really like about this pattern is that you can choose the same feature colour used by the Bride to make your memory quilt gift for the happy couple! 

The Vintage Wedding Quilt finishes at 60" x 73".

Want to make your own?

You can find the pattern here.










Linking up to Finish it up Friday with 

Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts














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24 January 2018

Let's Bee Social #213

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!

What have I been working on? I've been sewing up the Vintage Wedding quilt made from the design I shared at last week's Let's Bee Social. And also working on a new idea!

These are Pigs in a Blanket!








The first three designs above finish at 34" x 34".

But I have also been wondering about making a 34" x 40" version instead, as shown below.











Which size do you prefer? 

Do you think the 34" x 34" is too small? 

Or do you think the smaller size is cuter?




Now... It's your turn for Show and Tell!!!
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NEWS FROM FABRIC.COM

Cheers to 2018!

What better way to kick off the fun than a giveaway for our amazing customers, partners and your loyal followers?


The best part is you can submit an entry every day! 50 lucky winners will be selected to receive grab bags full of awesome fabrics. You can even choose from 3 grab bag options to make sure it meets your creative needs!

Entries open today and will be open to January 25. This is an awesome opportunity to share with your friends that nobody will want to miss out on!

Winners will be announced on 1/26.

Enter to win one of 50 FREE grab bags full of fun fabrics!

Unfortunately, this giveaway is for USA residents only.

Good Luck!








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19 January 2018

Little Lamb Leaping Quilt



This Little Lamb is leaping into my heart! I love that sweet face... and those ears.... and those leaping legs.. and that wee tail!




The backing is Widescreen in Grey for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. It matches well with the Architextures in Grey, also by Robert Kaufman Fabrics, used to make the lamb.




Although I had considered making a white lamb, when I found the Architextures in my stash, I went with having a grey lamb. The background is Zenith in Turquoise from the Bear Essentials collection by P&B TextilesThe quilting was performed using a light grey on top and plain white thread in the bobbin.






The "Little Lamb Leaping" quilt finished at 35" x 40"
and was the 68th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.




Little Lamb Standing

Little Lamb Leaping

Little Lamb Laying

The Little Lamb pattern provides instructions for all 3 poses and finishes at 35" x 40".

Want to make your own?

You can find the pattern here.










Linking up to Finish it up Friday with 

Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts








NEWS FROM FABRIC.COM

Cheers to 2018!

What better way to kick off the fun than a giveaway for our amazing customers, partners and your loyal followers?


The best part is you can submit an entry every day! 50 lucky winners will be selected to receive grab bags full of awesome fabrics. You can even choose from 3 grab bag options to make sure it meets your creative needs!

Entries open today and will be open to January 25. This is an awesome opportunity to share with your friends that nobody will want to miss out on!

Winners will be announced on 1/26.

Enter to win one of 50 FREE grab bags full of fun fabrics!

Unfortunately, this giveaway is for USA residents only.

Good Luck!








Keep On Quilting On!





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