Friday, December 7, 2018

The Stockings Were Hung...



Well hello!
Is it starting to feel a bit like Christmas where you are?
I have been enjoying the crisp winter weather...
mornings have been in the low 30's. 
Definitely sweater weather!



Are you sewing along with A Very Vintage Christmas
and the Fat Quarter Shop?


I have been busy making the Stocking Block 
this week...



There is not only one or two...

  

but I have made 4!


The Very Vintage Christmas book by Lori Holt of
Bee in My Bonnet has so many fun blocks...
and projects too!

I made the fun little Christmas quilt along that she
had put together on IG a few years ago...
using the blocks from her Quilty Fun book.

It is one of my favorite holiday quilts!

This time I decided to make a row quilt following 
one of the patterns in her book.

Vintage Christmas Quilt Kit<BR>Featuring 2018 Cozy Christmas by Lori Holt


There are lots of 

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fun projects,
 large and small,
 in this book!

I decided I needed a row of stars too...





I will have more to show next week...
but for now, I need to go check out the other bloggers
and Instagramers to see what that made this week!

You can see link to the other blogs
over at the Jolly Jabber here!


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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Still Enjoying Perfection



Here we are!
The first week of December!
Can you believe it?

It's also been 10
Perfect 10 Quilt weeks!

We have one more week to go in the
sew along with Fat Quarter Shop.

Have you been quilting along or
have you been enjoying the 
Perfect 10 Quilt Along from the sidelines?

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I was really surprised at the
uniqueness of the first little block...




These two blocks are the last ones in the book!
Rainbow Sherbet and Rocky Road!
Which is your favorite?




Now it's time for a wee bit less sewing and 
a little bit more holiday planning...

(boxes have the vintage ornaments in them)

But as soon as I finish decorating this tree... I will be back 
to show you the Perfect 10 Quilt...
all together and bound!


Each of these blocks are stand alone projects in
I hope to make a couple of the quilts in the book...
but for now
 the sampler of all the blocks 
have been so fun to make!

Be sure to visit all of the bloggers in the 
Perfect 10 Quilt Along!



Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Neapolitan or Peaches N Cream?

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Can you believe that it's 
week 7 for the

The quilt along is by Fat Quarter Shop and
It's So Emma. They made a great book of projects
and designed a great layer cake ruler to go with it!
The ruler is fabulous... especially if you use layer cakes.

I can't believe someone hasn't developed one of these 10" square rulers before!



This week was pretty fun...
we made these little blocks...
It always amazes me to see what you can do with a flying geese unit!


I thought I would use my chalkboard for a size comparison.

Here is the Peaches n Cream block...



I would like to make the full size quilt using this block!
I think it would be great to use holiday colors for it.
Can't you just imagine?

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Next week is the final week for the sampler...

 Rainbow Sherbet and Rocky Road are the last two
to make up and then
 it will be time to put them into 
rows!

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Are you quilting along?
I hope so, 
these weekly blocks are very doable :)
All the information you need is on Fat Quarter Shop's blog,


Friday, November 16, 2018

Vintage Christmas Sew Along: Past Present & Future




It has taken me forever to decide on my fabrics... and then 
pull them together... and here we are at week 4 
of the A Very Vintage Christmas Sew Along
featuring the Vintage Christmas
book by Lori Holt!






Here is a view of Christmas Past:


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I can't believe that it has been 4 years since 
I participated in Lori Holt's Have
 Yourself A Quilty Little
 Christmas Quilt Along. (2014)
I really enjoyed making this one
so... I guess it's a given that I would love to play 
along in this Sew Along with FQS!

Each week there has been 5 little blocks to make...
actually, there are two size options in the book.
A 6" block or a 12" block.

This week I will be doing some catch up...
so if you haven't started yet... there is time to 
grab some cute fabrics...
I am using an assortment including Lori Holt's 
Christmas line Cozy Christmas!



Here is a view of Christmas Present:




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There are so many options in Vintage Christmas! 
The possibilities are endless! I love the variety of
projects... you can see why I had a hard time 
deciding!

But for the sampler quilt you will need/want
the book and grab some fabrics...

Here are the fabric requirements:



or you could just order the kit that is available at

Vintage Christmas Quilt Kit<BR>Featuring 2018 Cozy Christmas by Lori Holt

Here are the bloggers that are posting their blocks
this week:

 Erin of Why Not Sew
Anorina of Samelia’s Mum

Hop over to the Jolly Jabber to see
the complete list of bloggers
and their blocks.

Happy Holidays!







Tuesday, November 13, 2018

FQS Perfect 10 Tuesday




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This is the finished 



Here we are at week #6 in this 8 week 
quilt along with the Fat Quarter Shop!
I have half of my blocks made for this quilt and
I am getting so anxious to lay it out and put it together!



This week  I made the Sorbet block
 in "lemon and lime"!



And the second block for this week was
Mint Chocolate Chip!
Which was my most favorite ice cream 
when I was a kid!




The blocks are super quick to cut out,
especially with the Perfect 10 Ruler.


These prints in the Clover Hollow layer cake 
by Sherri at A Quilting Life are so cute.
I have enjoyed pulling a 10" square 
or two from the stack
each week and seeing how 
pretty these blocks are made
 up in this fabric line.


Perfect 10 Book and Perfect 10 Ruler

There are a couple more weeks in the quilt along...
but I wouldn't let that stop you from buying this book...
not only is there plenty of time to make your own Perfect 10 sampler...
 but
each of these
 blocks in the 
sampler are made up into
super cute full size quilts... 
all of them using a layer cake! 

Have you seen the Perfect 10 blocks by these bloggers this week?


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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along Week #5


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Boy the weeks are going by so fast!
Can you believe that it's 
week 5 for the FQS Perfect 10 Quilt Along?


Dutch Chocolate is the name of the block below...
I'm always amazed at what secondary designs 
can be made out of
half square triangles!




If you haven't joined in yet... now is a perfect time!
I usually wait until I start seeing posts of the different 
fabrics being used so I can make up my mind
which look I like best...
so be sure to go take a look at the other bloggers posts
to see how their blocks are coming together!




We are more than half way through the 
quilt along now... and I am getting so excited
to start putting my blocks together! 

I am also going to decide which quilt block I am going to make
into a full sized quilt first!
It would very well be the French Vanilla...
(the block above)
these blocks are so quick...
and I can see whipping up some more blocks in
Winter colors for a special little gift!
... umm, 
the cover quilt might be the first favorite...
Which one is your favorite???


October 9, 2018 – Banana Block and Birthday Cake Block
October 16, 2018 – Buttered Pecan Block and Coconut Block
October 23 – Coffee Block and Cookie Dough Block
October 30 – Cookies ‘n Cream Bock and Cotton Candy Block
November 6 – Dutch Chocolate Block and French Vanilla Block
November 13 – Lemon Sorbet Block and Mint Chocolate Chip Block
November 27 – Neapolitan Block and Peaches ‘n Cream Block

December 4 – Rainbow Sherbet Block and Rocky Road Block





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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

It's Another Perfect Day: Perfect 10 Tuesday


perfect 10 sampler
October 30 – Cookies ‘n Cream Bock 
and Cotton Candy Block

HI! Have you been following along this month?
I have posted photos of these blocks
while under construction...
and sharing them here
 for Perfect 10 Tuesday.

Here is my Cotton Candy block... 
in production!
What I have been enjoying about this 
quilt along... is that you can make
a few simple units and they
turn into fun and interesting blocks!


And here it is with the units put together!

Next... or actually the first block
for this week was 
the Cookies and Cream block...

I love trying out these unique blocks...
and they go together pretty fast too!


I know I am going to be making 
some of these blocks into complete
quilts... I just have to decide which ones!

If you are thinking about 
joining the Quilt Along, we have
 been making two super easy blocks from the
every Tuesday from October 9 to December 4!

 Then we will be assembling the blocks... 
it makes into full size quilt 63.5" x 71"!!!

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 Find out how you can join in the fun HERE
 Be sure to see what the other participants
in the Perfect 10 Tuesday Quilt Along
 are doing...  




Have a perfect day!