Announcing #ChestnutGroveQAL

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Hello Friends, Happy Wednesday to you! I hope you have been well. It’s been wet and cold over here. I have heard from some of you who are experiencing icy weather. I hope you will be very careful when you are out there.

Where we have been…

First of all, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sewing along Norfolk Quilt last year! It was so fun to see the different fabric choices quilters have picked for their own Norfolk quilts. To me, that’s simply the best part of the year-long quilt along! This one is from Celia in Canada.

I completed the quilt top for the quilt along version using a One Fine Day FQ… BUT for the life of me, I cannot find the backing fabric.

My pet-peeve is to have a bunch of unquilted quilt tops laying around. I have a fabric piece that will work for the backing. But you know how that goes — as soon as the quilt is quilted with the substitute backing fabric, the REAL and originally intended backing fabric will show up. What to do, what to do, except to keep on looking?

NEW SERIES QUILT – CHESTNUT GROVE

1. FORMAT — Check in EVERY FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

It will be informal check-ins just like last year. This year, it will be the first Friday of each month, starting from March 3 through November. There will be a catch-up month in there! Get your first block done the first Friday of each month, and share your pictures on social media and use hashtag #ChestnutGroveQAL

So we will be following the following schedule to make our blocks!

Chestnut Grove finishes at 64″ x 79″, and consists of 8 different blocks.

2. PATTERN & KITS

Pattern will be released in 4 installments: Quilters World Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter 2023 issues.

Spring issue is now available – click HERE to purchase issue if you are not a subscriber.

My understanding is that there will be kits in the original version. I will post information once I know more.

3. FABRICS & COLOR INSPIRATIONS

Fabric yardage information is in included in Quilters World Spring 2023 issue. I am providing different color inspirations. However, due to time constraints, I am not able to provide any fabric sku list for the different color ways you see besides the fabric line information.

a. The original quilt uses Nutmeg by Moda with Grunge background. However, you may choose to use a light background.

Click HERE for Nutmeg fabric information.

b. My sew-along versions! I have two. I am making one with Moda’s Rendezvous, and another with Riley Blake’s Winter Wonder + other RBD reds. SO MANY of you asked to see a green/red version.

I AM USING A FQ BUNDLE for Rendezvous, and more than the 14 recommended fabrics for Winter Wonder – so my sewalong quilts will be scrappier!

Click HERE for Rendezvous fabric information.

Click HERE for Winter Wonder fabric information.

c. Here is one with Moda’s Amelia’s Blues. Click HERE for fabric information.

d. Here is one with Moda’s Clover Blossom Farm. Click HERE for fabric information.

e. Here is one with Moda’s Sunwashed. Click HERE for fabric information.

I hope you will join me this year in making Chestnut Grove. See you on March 3!

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Tuesday Tidbits 1/31/23

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Hello Friends, I hope you have had a good start to your week! Thank you SO MUCH for sewing along with me this past weekend! I hope to be able to host another #crockpotweekendsewalong soon. I am thinking the next one will be for a binding weekend, as I have a couple of quilts that need to be bound!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT at the end of my weekend sewalong blog post:

P&B Textiles is giving 5 prizes to those who send in a picture of their completed top (or quilt). Email your picture to cyndi@genfabco.com! Deadline is Feb 9, 2023!! You still have time to finish up that little weekend sewalong quilt top.

HAPPENINGS AND SEW ALONGS

#1. Have you heard? My good friend Pat Sloan is hosting a sewalong with my pattern Scissors & Spools – STARTING THIS FRIDAY, using Pat’s new Sleepovers fabrics. Scissors & Spools pattern is Layer Cake Friendly.

You may purchase a stack of Sleepovers 10″ squares HERE.

You may purchase pattern PDF HERE.

#2. I had intended to announce last week the plan for the next quilt along of the Quilter’s World 2023 series quilt, Chestnut Grove. But there was just too much going on last week. So I am going to do that tomorrow. Be sure to check back tomorrow for details.

#3. HARRISONBURG QUILT ALONG — OF COURSE, we can’t forget about Harrionsburg QAL starting Feb 14! Details are HERE if you have missed it.

#4. ONGOING — COLOR DANCE SEW ALONG – latest post & details HERE. I am actually running slightly behind on this due to an unusually heavy workload the last couple of weeks. I will catch up on Month 4 soon!

PRETTY FABRICS ALERT

Have you see these INDIGO CHEDDAR fabrics by Andover Fabrics? You can see these used in my Sparklers pattern.

Click HERE for fabric info.

Click HERE for pattern info.

QUICK PARTING THOUGHT

Have you changed out a new needle for your sewing machine this year? If not, do so–your sewing machine will thank you!

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Harrisonburg Quilt Kit Giveaway Winner

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Hello Friends! I hope you had a great weekend. THANK YOU to those who joined me on my first crockpot weekend sewalong! Let me know if you would like to have another one. I am thinking about one that gets us binding those quilts that need to be bound!

I also want to thank you for helping Pat Sloan and myself support the Virginia Quilt Museum. I heard that response has been very positive. So, I am calling all Virginian quilters, as well as all quilters who love history to join in the Harrisonburg Quilt Along that will start on Feb 14! The announcement post is HERE if you had missed it.

Pattern in PDF is available NOW by clicking HERE.

Printed Pattern is available NOW by clicking HERE.

Of all the comments left, I thought this one is amazing:

AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY WINNER: Pat Jacobs, congratulations! I have sent you an email. Please respond with your shipping address to that Benartex can send the quilt kit to you in time for the quilt along!

Click HERE you are wanting to purchase Sleepover fabrics to make Harrisonburg quilt.

Have a great week, friends!

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This is the weekend —-#crockpotweekendsewalong!!

SUNDAY 1/29/2023 6:45pm

Thank you again for sewing with me this weekend. I have had fun, and I hope you have as well.

P&B Textiles is giving 5 prizes to those who send in a picture of their completed top (or quilt). Email your picture to cyndi@genfabco.com! Deadline is Feb 9, 2023!!

Sunday 1/29/2023 2:40pm

Hello Friends, I hope you have had a good weekend sewing along! I love hearing that you have liked the pattern. Sometimes it’s nice to just sew something simple, isn’t it?

Here is my quilt top completed… and I will working on pattern writing for the rest of the day. I will share with you a picture of the quilt once it is quilter, bound, and COMPLETED!

Meanwhile, I hope you will visit P&B Textiles website to see more beautiful fabrics they put out. Click HERE!

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Saturday 1/28/2023 9:49pm

I hope you have had a good day sewing on and off. My sewalong quilt is finished. I am making the binding strip to get it ready for when the quilt is quilted.

Here is Joyce’s progress picture. I am loving her soft palette, and that she made hers into a rectangular quilt!

With that, I shall say goodnight! I will check in with you early tomorrow afternoon! Thank you for sewing along.

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Saturday 1/28/2023 6:24pm

Dinner is done, and I am back in the sewing room!

When direction matters in pieced rows, I place a pin to show which way is up!

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Saturday 1/28/2023 1:10pm

My progress pictures.

Saturday 1/28/2023 9:46am

Top of the morning to you! I will be adding sashing to the blocks this morning before taking a break to clean a bit! Happy Sautrday!

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Friday 1/27/2023 10:39pm

If you are sharing your progress pictures on Instagram, use tag #crockpotweekendsewalong or tag me @ivory_spring so that I can see your quilt pictures.

Feel free to email me your pictures if you don’t use Instagram, and I will share them on this thread tomorrow.

Alrightie, kiddies – don’t stay up too late! See you tomorrow.

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Friday 1/27/2023 9:40pm

ARE WE HAVING FUN YET? :-)

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Friday 1/27/2023 8:18pm

This #crockpotweekendSAL is sponsored by P&B Fabrics. The fabrics are from their Au Naturel fabric line. I love the pretty small neutral prints. The dandelion prints stole my heart. So far it would look like the charm packs or the kits are sold out, but I did find that Bear Creek Quilting has FQ bundles and yardages HERE.

Besides, this sewalong project, I also designed 2 other quilts. They patterns are also free HERE for you to download and use for personal uses.

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Friday 1/27/2023 6:27pm:

My personal chef came through for me! Dinner was enjoyed by all. I opted out of the option of having the meat wrapped in tortillas. So this was my plate.

You may choose to organize/sort your squares by pairs – you would need a total od 36 squares or (18) pairs of 2 squares.

The convention in making a 4″ finished HST unit is that you would cut your starting squares at 4 7/8″. The nice thing about using charm squares to make HST units is that you get that extra 1/8″ because charm squares are 5″. I like to make my HST units LARGER and then trim to size. So, my trick of also ensuring I have more than enough to trim off is that I scooch my squares in such a way that that I am not sewing at exactly 1/4″ from each side of the drawn line. By doing that, I don’t have an exact 1/4″ seam allowance on the HST units, but that’s okay…. because that way, when I cut along the drawn line, and open up the units, I have even more wriggle room for squaring up and trimming. I’d much rather has a HST unit that is a perfect square!

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Friday 1/27/2023 12:29pm:

My personal chef (crockpot) assured me he has everything under control, and everything will turn out as it should!

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Friday 1/27/2023 8am:

KEEP CHECKING THIS POST THROUGHOUT THIS WEEKEND FOR UPDATES/SNIPPETS!

Hello, my Friends! This evening kicks of our #crockpotweekend SAL! This post will be the ONE STOP POST for our sewalong. I will start posting as soon as dinner is over, and I am ready to work on my quilt, hopefully around 7pm EST. I will add a time-stamp with my postings throughout this weekend as well.

CLICK HERE IF YOU ARE JUST NOW HEARING ABOUT IT!

This is a relaxed and laid back event!

#1. You are late, you are early — just start whenever it’s convenient for you. You have the pattern.

#2. You start and stop whenever you feel like it throughout the weekend because… LIFE!

#3. Hopefully, by the end of Sunday evening, you will have a quilt top ready to quilt for a gift, or future gift.

See you this evening!

Tuesday Tidbits 1/24/23

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Hello Friends, I hope you have had a good start to your week! I feel like everything is converging on me this week, haha! I just need to keep my focus, and then, I will be alright!

HAPPENINGS AND SEW ALONGS

#1. THIS WEEKEND — (January 27-29) – Crockpot Weekend Quilt Along – Details HERE. Meanwhile, get your crockpot recipes ready!

#2. ONGOING — COLOR DANCE SEW ALONG – latest post & details HERE. I am actually running slightly behind on this due to an unusually heavy workload the last couple of weeks. I will catch up on Month 4 soon!

#3. And of course, the very exciting Harrisonburg QAL is starting soon! Details HERE – and don’t forget to enter the quilt kit giveaway kitted with Pat Sloan’s beautiful Sleepover fabrics.

#4. And I will be announcing before the week ends the sewalong plan for CHESTNUT GROVE, the 2023 series quilt I designed for Quilters World magazine. I hope you will join me for another year long sewalong!

#5. Also, a new FQ pattern is released in my pattern line. You will only need 9 FQs & background fabric to make this quilt. Click HERE to purchase pattern PDF. Check with your LQS for printed patterns.

PRETTY FABRICS ALERT

Have you seen the new Calico fabrics by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs? Click HERE for fabric info.

QUICK TIP OR THOUGHT BEFORE GOOD BYE!

To take out stitches, or not to take out stitches? I did, haha. I always take out stitches when I spot a seam that is not quite right, and re-sew! But only take out the stitches and re-sew IF you are bothered by the uneven seam allowance! If you aren’t, just leave the stitches as they are!

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Harrisonburg QAL Kit Giveaway!

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Hello Friends! I hope you have had a good weekend. Last Monday, I announced the release of Harrisonburg pattern to exclusively benefit the Virginia Quilt Museum, as well as the upcoming quiltalong hosted by Pat Sloan that will be happen on February 14!

In case you missed it, the announcement post is HERE should you want to read and get caught up.

Pat and I are super excited about this adventure! Of course, you will want to watch Pat’s videos on YouTube for tips and tricks in making the Harrisonburg blocks.

THANK YOU, and THANK YOU for your warm responses so far! I heard that the museum had sold many patterns. Thank you for helping Pat Sloan and myself help the museum.

Pattern in PDF is available NOW by clicking HERE.

The printed patterns are making their way to the museum. Give the museum a few days to update their website.

This design lends itself to all sorts of color combinations! I am doing mine just random scrappy, using just useable fabric pieces of blues and cream.

If you want a more controlled scrappy look, my pattern gives yardages for a total of 18 fabrics sorted into 6 fabric sets. Each fabric set makes 5 blocks, for a total of 30 blocks from the 6 fabric sets. And the leftovers will be used to make the diamond-in-square units for the border.

Pat is doing hers in the controlled scrapy layout with her Sleepover fabrics.

Info for Sleepover fabrics is HERE

GIVEAWAY — Benartex is generously giving away a kit to make the quilt in the above colorway for my followers. That’s quite a bit of fabric! Between now and 6pm on 1/29/2023, leave a comment AND TELL ME IF YOU ARE A RANDOM SCRAPPY OR CONTROLLED SCRAPPY PERSON to enter the giveaway. US ADDRESSES ONLY! Winner will be announced on 1/30/2023.

Just look at how SERIOUSLY pretty these Sleepover fabrics are.

Be sure to stop by 4 other stops for a chance to enter Harrisonburg-related giveaways!

Pat Sloan: https://blog.patsloan.com/2023/01/-scappiness-is-happiness-13-organization-a-museum-giveaway.html

Aurifil: https://auribuzz.com/

Benartex: https://www.facebook.com/Benartex

VA Quilt Museum: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/6zsQAwU3XxENbtIYhKxXMw

That’s all for now, and I hope you will join Pat and I on this very worthy quilty cause!

Have a great week.

USEFUL LINKS:

Wendy

Pat 

Museum

Benartex

Aurifil

Ready for JAN 27 #crockpotweekend SAL + Stella Lamp Winner!

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Hello Friends, I hope you have had a good week! I want to check in to remind you that our #crockpotweekend SAL is starts NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT!

It’s the beginning of the year, and it’s cold at night, and it’s weekend. And we will be making a super easy quilt using one charm pack and background fabric. This quilt finishes at 33″ square, and it would be perfect to make and save up for a gift for somewhere later this year.

A little birdie told me there will be fabric giveaways for those who complete this quilt within a reasonable time frame. Stay tuned for details!

You may download the free pattern HERE

Of course you may use any fabrics you wish, but I am making mine with these really pretty neutral prints! The neutral theme would be perfect for gift-giving occasion. You may purchase the kits HERE.

HERE’S THE SCHEDULE:

Friday (Jan 27): Evening – we will start making the HST units.

Saturday (Jan 28): We will finish making and trimming HST units, and start to put sew the rows together.

Sunday (Jan 29): Completing quilt top

I also picked out my crockpot recipes:

Friday: https://hamiltonbeach.com/slow-cooker-pork-carnitas-tacos

Saturday: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/93168/rotisserie-chicken/

Sunday: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/8894/chicken-divan/

So, what are you going to make? :)

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And now the winner of the Stella lamp giveaway — Darlene S! I will send you an email for your shipping address. Thank you to all of you for entering the giveaway.

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That’s all for now. Have a great weekend!

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Fundraising Quilt Along “Harrisonburg”

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Hello Friends, I have something exciting to share with you today! Pat Sloan is hosting the Harrisonburg “Spitzer Sisters” Quilt Along to benefit the Virginia Quilt Museum.

QUILT HISTORY

Below is the photo of the original quilt that is in the collection of the Virginia Museum.

From the director of Virginia Quilt Museum:

Mary Spitzer Etter of Harrisonburg, Virginia donated her family’s entire quilt collection to the Virginia Quilt Museum in 1997. The collection contain 27 quilts, most of which were made by Mary’s aunts, the Spitzer sisters. Their names were Sarah Josephine Spitzer (Walters), Margaret Melinda Spitzer (Jones), and Ellen Rebecca Spitzer. It is unknown if the other two Spitzer sisters, Hannah Spitzer (Brown) and Jane Spitzer (Evers), did much quilting. Of the quilts completed by the Spitzer sisters, there is a single initial embroidered on the front of quilt to mark who made each quilt. Ellen Spitzer’s daughter, Irene, also completed three pieces of the collection. Some of the quilts contain blocks that were done by Mabel Spitzer, Mary’s mother. These blocks were then quilted by either Berta or Effie Long, Mabel’s neighbors. There are a few quilts not made by a Spitzer, yet they were still made by relatives of the Spitzer family.

The blocks of this quilt were pieced in many colors. There is Muslin backing and cotton batting. It is heavily quilted in a cross-hatch design. A lavender “E” is embroidered in the corner.

QUILT ALONG BACK STORY:

A little over a year ago the Virginia Quilt museum shared a photo of the Mary Spitzer Etter quilt at Instagram.  Immediately Wendy Sheppard and Pat Sloan were texting each other that they loved the quilt.. which lead to .. don’t you think it would make a great Quilt along?  Both Wendy and Pat are long time Virginians. 

About a year ago they wrote to the Executive Director of the Virginia Quilt museum, Alicia Thomas, to propose doing a quilt along with the pattern. She said ‘yes’! 

Wendy has re-created the pattern from photos of the original quilt and has called it ‘Harrisonburg ‘ for the location of the Virginia Quilt Museum. She is using all her navy and cream scraps for a stunning scrappy version like the original.  Pat is going to sew along during the quilt along using her Benartex fabric, Sleepover.  Both are using their beautiful Aurifil thread collections.

PATTERN:

It is currently an exclusive release only available at the Virginia Quilt Museum. Paper patterns are making their way to the museum as we speak. So if you are wanting to purchase the paper version, give the museum just a few days to post the link to purchase the paper version. If not, pattern in PDF is available NOW by clicking HERE.

ALL PROCEEDS FROM PATTERN SALES FOR THE DURATION OF THE QUILT ALONG AND LIMITED TIME THEREAFTER WILL BENEFIT THE VIRGINIA QUILT MUSEUM

QUILT ALONG DATES:

Please follow along Pat Sloan’s You Tube videos for the quilt along.

  • RUNS: Feb 14, 2023 to April 11, 2023 (Tuesdays)
  • Quilt size: 78″ x 93″
  • Pattern required:
  • Schedule:  1 row a week, then the border, and wrap up

MY QUILT ALONG QUILT:

Scrappy blue and cream will be me color palette. Here is a snapshot! I have used almost 350 different fabrics!

COLOR OPTIONS TO MAKE YOUR OWN HARRISONBURG QUILT:

Pat will be using her Sleepover fabrics for her quilt. You may purchase Sleepover fabrics HERE:

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I hope you will join in this quilt museum for the worthy cause of preserving quilt history for the future generations. Get the pattern, raid your stash, and give Virginia Quilt Museum a visit HERE.

USEFUL LINKS:

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Pat 

Museum

Benartex

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Tuesday Tidbits 1/17/2023

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Hello Friends, I hope you have had a good start to your week!

HAPPENINGS AND SEW ALONGS

#1. ONGOING — COLOR DANCE SEW ALONG – latest post & details HERE. I am actually running slightly behind on this due to an unusually heavy workload the last couple of weeks. I will catch up on Month 4 soon!

#2. Started January 2, 2023 — CROSS MY HEART QUILT ALONG – American Patchwork & Quilting magazine is hosting a quilt along with Cross My Heart quilt design that is featured in their Feb 2023 issue! The pattern included in the issue actually features 5 different sizes of quilt you are able to make with the design — FIVE! Get your issue on your local newsstand today. If you aren’t able to do so, visit this link to purchase your digital copy of the magazine. Details on the quilt along are on American Patchwork & Quilting’s social media (Facebook, Instagram).

Search for #apqquiltalong on Instagram, I am starting to see finishes!

Here are my sewalong blocks. These blocks are SO quick to make. I am a slow piecer, and it takes me under 5 minutes to sew up each block once the pieces are cut. I am making a runner with the blocks.

#3. UPCOMING (January 27-29) – Crockpot Weekend Quilt Along – Details HERE. Meanwhile, get your crockpot recipes ready!

#4. And I will soon be announcing the sewalong plan for CHESTNUT GROVE, the 2023 series quilt I designed for Quilters World magazine.

PRETTY FABRICS ALERT

This week’s pretty fabrics alert feature Blue Escape by Andover. Click HERE for fabric info.

QUICK TIP OR THOUGHT BEFORE GOOD BYE!

If you have a small cutting surface, one way to make cutting long strips a little easier would be to fold your fabric selvage to selvage, and then divide the strip length you are supposed to cut by 2, and cut your strip that way. For example, if you are supposed to cut 36 1/2″, with your fabric folded in half, you will only need to cut the strip at 18 1/4″.

Thank you for stopping by! I will be posting again tomorrow with exciting news, as well as the winner of the Stella lamp giveaway. Till then!

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Tuesday Tidbits & Stella Lamp Giveaway

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Hello and Happy New Year to you, Friends! I hope your year got off a great start. This year, my 2-cent Tuesday posts will now be Tuesday Tidbits where I share tidbits on this and that, kind of like a weekly newsletter. I hope by doing this, I will able to maximize the use of my time!

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HAPPENINGS AND SEW ALONGS

#1. ONGOING — COLOR DANCE SEW ALONG – latest post & details HERE.

#2. Started January 2, 2023CROSS MY HEART QUILT ALONG – American Patchwork & Quilting magazine is hosting a quilt along with Cross My Heart quilt design that is featured in their Feb 2023 issue! The pattern included in the issue actually features 5 different sizes of quilt you are able to make with the design — FIVE! Get your issue on your local newsstand today. If you aren’t able to do so, visit this link to purchase your digital copy of the magazine. Details on the quilt along are on American Patchwork & Quilting’s social media (Facebook, Instagram).

#3. UPCOMING (January 27-29) – Crockpot Weekend Quilt Along – Details HERE.

PRETTY FABRICS ALERT

Have you seen Zinnia by Mod Fabrics? I used Zinnia to make my “Let’s Go Puddling” quilt!

Pattern info HERE.

Fabric info HERE.

GIVEAWAY

How about we start off the year with good lighting for our sewing/stitching? I have been enjoying my Stella Go Two lamp! You may click HERE to learn more about the lamp and the other Stella lamps!

Among my favorite features of this lamp:

#1. Weighty – it sits sturdily on my side table for stitching.

#2. The style of the lamp doesn’t clash with my traditional decor.

#3. The orientation of the lamp is adjustable to maximize the scope of illumination.

#4. The lighting has three different color temperatures with adjustable intensities– my favorite is the cool! You can see how the color temperatures look in the picture above.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

Leave a comment here and tell me what you look for in a craft lamp between now and 1/17/2023 — winner will be announced on 1/18/2023. Please note that giveaway is only open to US addresses.

QUICK TIP OR THOUGHT BEFORE GOOD BYE!

My wish for you this year is to have a most quilty quilting year EVER!

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great week. Till next time!

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Color Dance BOM Month 3

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Hello Friends – today is the day I start working on the Color Dance BOM quilt. If you are just now hearing about it, HERE are the details. This is a 6-month BOM program. I will be posting the blocks I make on the 17th of each month.

You may read about Month 1 if you missed it HERE.

You may read about Month 2 if you missed it HERE.

SPECIAL NOTE ON PATTERN/KIT:

COLOR DANCE is a special BOM, exclusively designed for QT Fabrics. The only way to access the pattern is through purchasing the kits from participating shops! So, check with your local shops to see if they are participating in the Color Dance program. Also, the BOM program might not happen at the same time as I am running the sewalong. So, you may just follow along until you are able to get your hands on the kits/fabrics.

FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT WENDY2@WENDYSHEPPARD IF YOU ARE CURIOUS IF YOUR LOCAL AREA QUILT SHOPS ARE PART OF THIS PROGRAM.

SO FAR, I see that JKQuilts is selling the entire kit (bright version) HERE.

My friend Diane also alerted me that Woodside Quilting in IA is selling the kit as well. In fact, she was cutting the kits a couple of weeks when she texted me. Click HERE for the link.

I am also seeing kits are being sold on Etsy HERE.

SKILL LEVEL – WIN WIN for all skill levels

This is meant to be a beginner friendly project, as well as a seasoned quilter friendly project. A beginner will learn that if one masters the art of making half-square-triangle units (HST), one is more than half way to being able to make 65% of the quilt designs out there happen. And a beginner is able to accomplish a project that doesn’t exactly look like a beginner project.

For a seasoned quilter, sometimes, one might just want something simple with an interesting visual effect. Color Dance is such a quilt.

HERE ARE MY MONTH 3 BLOCKS

A FEW THOUGHTS

1. The aim for Month 3 blocks is to show 2 different ways to make flying geese units. You could either make them the usual way, but you could also make them using half-square-triangle units.

2. You may also use the opportunity to explore whether you like cutting your seams open, or to the other side through the Month 3 blocks. For myself, I generally press my seams open when I construct flying geese units.

That’s it for Color Dance BOM Month 3. I will see you again on January 17 to work on Month 3 blocks. Oh dear — the new year is upon us!

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2-Cent Tuesday

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I hope you have had a good Christmas season! Christmas starts right on December 1st at my house. It’s definitely my favorite holiday.

Before I forget, I want to share/remind you of two upcoming sewalongs!

#1. Crockpot Weekend Sewalong – #CrockpotWeekendSALHAPPENING JAN 27-29

Click HERE if you are just now hearing about it!

You may preorder the kits from Fort Worth Fabrics Studio HERE!

You should be able to purchase at least the charm pack from the quilt shops in the following. Contact the shops to see if they could help you with the accompany background and binding fabrics:

Back Door Quilts 2503 Fairview Pl Ste W Greenwood IN
Red Barn Sewing 116 W Main St Merrimac MA
Quilt Haven on Main 7 N Main St Hutchinson MN
Quilter’s Corner 518 W State St Ithaca NY
Bits & Pieces 70 Bridge St Ste U-6 Pelham NH
Other Quilt Shop 4233 W Thunderbird Rd Phoenix AZ
Fran’s Sewing Circle 5751 Oleander Dr Ste 5 Wilmington NC
Karen’s Quilting Corner 723 Cold Spring Rd Williamstown MA
Ruth’s Stitchery 4440 Austin Bluffs Pkwy Colorado Springs CO
The Copper Needle 201 W Main St Ste B Payson AZ
Fox Cities Quilt & Co 1400 W College Ave Ste B Appleton WI
Two Friends Quilting 4381 S Pinnacle Peak Wasilla AK
Stitching Post 901 N Moore Ave Ste B Moore OK
Sew Katie Jean 561 5th St Ste 100 Lincoln CA

#2. Cross My Heart Quilt Along — STARTING JAN 2

American Patchwork & Quilting magazine is hosting a quilt along with Cross My Heart quilt design that is featured in their Feb 2023 issue! The pattern included in the issue actually features 5 different sizes of quilt you are able to make with the design — FIVE! Get your issue on your local newsstand today. If you aren’t able to do so, visit this link to purchase your digital copy of the magazine. Details on the quilt along are on American Patchwork & Quilting’s social media (Facebook, Instagram).

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And for my 2-cents this week:

No problem at all if you haven’t made yourself a quilty tree skirt! Regular quilts can be scrunched up a bit to double as tree skirts under your tree! Case in point – see how I have used my Tree Farm quilt (52″ x 52″) as a tree skirt this year. :)

I have shared my 2-cents on quilty Christmas decorating. It’s your turn!

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Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a lovely rest of your week.

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Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivory_spring/

My Etsy Shop (THREADS SHIP FREE to continental US): https://www.etsy.com/shop/ivoryspring 

My Online Machine Quilting Classes: https://shrsl.com/3grt0

Find all my stand-alone patterns: https://shrsl.com/337dq