Norfolk Sampler QAL – Check in #9

Hello Friends, today is our 9th check-in for Norfolk Sampler Quilt Along! Can you believe we are on our 9th month? Give yourself a pat on the shoulder if you are still sewing along. We have two more blocks to make, and you will have your very own Norfolk Sampler quilt very soon!! I am loving all the sightings on Instagram. Just do a search on #norfolksampler2022, and see what quilters have done! And on that note, if you post on Instagram, ALWAYS add hashtag #norfolksampler2022 and #wendysheppard so that we can all oooh and aaah over your blocks!

SHARE YOUR PROGRESS PICTURES – ANY PROGRESS PICTURES WILL WORK!

If you have made all the blocks up through check-in #8, you won’t have anything to do for this check-in! You will just have last two blocks to make from Quilter’s World Winter 2022 issue. I just received mine. I imagined you should be getting yours soon, if not already, if you are subscriber. If you aren’t a subscriber, the Winter 2022 issue is available for purchase HERE.

So, if you have time and want to make small projects, don’t forget that for all 4 Quilters World issues this year also feature small companion projects, all designed by me. Here is one that I am using on the coffee table in my family room.

If you are running behind, and playing catch-up —REMEMBER, it is NEVER a race! I just hope you have enjoyed the process and making Norfolk quilt with me so far.

So, I will see you on Oct 30 for our second to the last #norfolksampler2022 check-in! Meanwhile, stay well and safe.

Have a great weekend.

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#pumppleSAL check-in #9

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We are almost coming to an end of our #pumppleSAL check-in #9. I have two more upcoming sewalongs in the works for you. The first one was shared HERE last week.

Come back on Friday for details on the second sewalong.

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It’s check-in #9 for #pumppleSAL today! I have enjoyed seeing pictures of #pumppleSAL on Instagram. Do check them out if you haven’t. I hope you are still having fun pumppling along!

Complete details are HERE if you are just now finding out about the sewalong. Click HERE for check-in #1, HERE for check-in #2, HERE for check-in #3, HERE for check-in #4, HERE for check-in #5, HERE for check-in #6, HERE for check-in #7, and HERE for check-in #8.

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“A Pumpkin A Day” is my original quilt featured on the cover of Quilter’s World Autumn 2022 issue. This is a scrap friendly quilt — or you can easily use a FQ bundle that has a minimum of 15 FQs (or equivalent F8s).

Click HERE if you want to use the fabrics used to make the original quilt (shown on the magazine cover). They are from Moda’s Late October line.

Purchase the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue for the pattern HERE if you aren’t already a subscriber.

Today’s assignemnt is same as last week’s. We are supposed to finish making all 20 blocks. I have to say, I am still a few blocks shy… I might have to extend my schedule for this quilt by a week.

Again, this is never a race… as you can see, life/work happened for me, and as a result I could devote as much time on these blocks as I would have liked.

I am using a mix of Windham Fabrics’ Rowan and Darling fabrics.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

And here we are, 9 weeks into the sewalong. I hope you have enjoyed making your pumpple blocks! I am still on catch-up mode after being gone this past week.

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Here is a quick glance at the schedule:

8/3 – Do a test block from start to finish! With a block that has many pieces, I always make a block from start to finish. That way, I am able to work out pressing directions and other details. Doing this will make construction of your subsequent blocks go so much faster. You may decide to keep this book, or not, toward the 20 blocks we will be making!

8/10 – Make (10) pumpkin or apple units, (9) if you are keeping your test block.

8/17 – Make another (10) pumpkin or apple units.

—> WE ARE HERE! 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 – Complete (3) or (4) blocks each week until you have made (20).

10/5 – Assemble quilt top, and you will have a quilt for the FALL and/or BEYOND!

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#pumppleSAL check-in #8

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Hello, Friends — it’s check-in #8 for #pumppleSAL today! I have enjoyed seeing pictures of #pumppleSAL on Instagram. Do check them out if you haven’t. I hope you are still having fun pumppling along!

Complete details are HERE if you are just now finding out about the sewalong. Click HERE for check-in #1, HERE for check-in #2, HERE for check-in #3, HERE for check-in #4, HERE for check-in #5, HERE for check-in #6, HERE for check-in #7.

“A Pumpkin A Day” is my original quilt featured on the cover of Quilter’s World Autumn 2022 issue. This is a scrap friendly quilt — or you can easily use a FQ bundle that has a minimum of 15 FQs (or equivalent F8s).

I cannot stress enough – my sewalong schedule is NEVER set in stone. You can sew at your own pace. My schedule serves only as a guide, mainly to make sure I complete my quilt.

Purchase the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue for the pattern HERE if you aren’t already a subscriber.

Today’s assignemnt is same as last week’s. We are completing the blocks, starting with 3-4 blocks a week for the next few weeks. To date, I have 13 blocks completed so far. I actually have to step it up this week and make quite a few blocks.

I am using a mix of Windham Fabrics’ Rowan and Darling fabrics. I wasn’t able to get the main floral in Rowan’s line, so I brought in a couple of florals from a couple of Windham’s older lines that are already in my stash. The pumpkin fabric you see below is from my stash – I don’t remember which fabric line it was from.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

And here we are, 8 weeks into the sewalong. I hope you have enjoyed making your pumpple blocks! I am still on catch-up mode after being gone this past week.

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Here is a quick glance at the schedule:

8/3 – Do a test block from start to finish! With a block that has many pieces, I always make a block from start to finish. That way, I am able to work out pressing directions and other details. Doing this will make construction of your subsequent blocks go so much faster. You may decide to keep this book, or not, toward the 20 blocks we will be making!

8/10 – Make (10) pumpkin or apple units, (9) if you are keeping your test block.

8/17 – Make another (10) pumpkin or apple units.

—> WE ARE HERE! 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 – Complete (3) or (4) blocks each week until you have made (20).

10/4 – Assemble quilt top, and you will have a quilt for the FALL and/or BEYOND!

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

#pumppleSAL check-in #7

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Hello, Friends — it’s check-in #7 for #pumppleSAL today! I have enjoyed seeing pictures of #pumppleSAL on Instagram. Do check them out if you haven’t.

Complete details are HERE if you are just now finding out about the sewalong. Click HERE for check-in #1, HERE for check-in #2, HERE for check-in #3, HERE for check-in #4, HERE for check-in #5, and HERE for check-in #6.

“A Pumpkin A Day” is my original quilt featured on the cover of Quilter’s World Autumn 2022 issue. This is a scrap friendly quilt — or you can easily use a FQ bundle that has a minimum of 15 FQs (or equivalent F8s).

Click HERE if you want to use the fabrics used to make the original quilt, as shown on the magazine cover. They are from Moda’s Late October line.

I cannot stress enough – my sewalong schedule is NEVER set in stone. You can sew at your own pace. My schedule serves only as a guide, mainly to make sure I complete my quilt.

Purchase the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue for the pattern HERE if you aren’t already a subscriber.

Today’s assignemnt is same as last week’s. We are completing the blocks, starting with 3-4 blocks a week for the next few weeks. To date, I have 12 blocks completed. I actually have to step it up a little bit to stay on schedule. :-)

I am using a mix of Windham Fabrics’ Rowan and Darling fabrics. I wasn’t able to get the main floral in Rowan’s line, so I brought in a couple of florals from a couple of Windham’s older lines that are already in my stash. The pumpkin fabric you see below is from my stash – I don’t remember which fabric line it was from.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

And here we are, 7 weeks into the sewalong. I hope you have enjoyed making your pumpple blocks! I am still on catch-up mode after being gone this past week.

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Here is a quick glance at the schedule:

8/3 – Do a test block from start to finish! With a block that has many pieces, I always make a block from start to finish. That way, I am able to work out pressing directions and other details. Doing this will make construction of your subsequent blocks go so much faster. You may decide to keep this book, or not, toward the 20 blocks we will be making!

8/10 – Make (10) pumpkin or apple units, (9) if you are keeping your test block.

8/17 – Make another (10) pumpkin or apple units.

—> WE ARE HERE! 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 – Complete (3) or (4) blocks each week until you have made (20).

10/4 – Assemble quilt top, and you will have a quilt for the FALL and/or BEYOND!

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

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

#pumppleSAL check-in #5

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Good morning, Friends — it’s check-in #5 for #pumppleSAL today! I have enjoyed seeing pictures of #pumppleSAL on Instagram. Do check them out if you haven’t.

Complete details are HERE if you are just now finding out about the sewalong. Click HERE for check-in #1, HERE for check-in #2, HERE for check-in #3 and HERE for check-in #4.

“A Pumpkin A Day” is my original quilt featured on the cover of Quilter’s World Autumn 2022 issue. This is a scrap friendly quilt — or you can easily use a FQ bundle that has a minimum of 15 FQs (or equivalent F8s).

And then a bunch of us decided to sew this quilt together!

Click HERE if you want to use the fabrics used to make the original quilt (shown on the magazine cover). They are from Moda’s Late October line.

I cannot stress enough – my sewalong schedule is NEVER set in stone. You can sew at your own pace. My schedule serves only as a guide, mainly to make sure I complete my quilt.

Purchase the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue for the pattern  HERE if you aren’t already a subscriber.

Today’s assignemnt is same as last week’s. We are completing the blocks, starting with 3-4 blocks a week for the next few weeks. To date, I have 8 blocks completed.

I am using a mix of Windham Fabrics’ Rowan and Darling fabrics. I wasn’t able to get the main floral in Rowan’s line, so I brought in a couple of florals from a couple of Windham’s older lines that are already in my stash. The pumpkin fabric you see below is from my stash – I don’t remember which fabric line it was from.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

And here we are, 5 weeks into the sewalong. I hope you have enjoyed making your pumpple blocks! I don’t think I will get much done on my pumpple blocks for next week, but I will still check in with you next Wednesday, regardless.

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Here is a quick glance at the schedule:

8/3 – Do a test block from start to finish! With a block that has many pieces, I always make a block from start to finish. That way, I am able to work out pressing directions and other details. Doing this will make construction of your subsequent blocks go so much faster. You may decide to keep this book, or not, toward the 20 blocks we will be making!

8/10 – Make (10) pumpkin or apple units, (9) if you are keeping your test block.

8/17 – Make another (10) pumpkin or apple units.

—> WE ARE HERE! 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 – Complete (3) or (4) blocks each week until you have made (20).

10/4 – Assemble quilt top, and you will have a quilt for the FALL and/or BEYOND!

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Norfolk Sampler QAL – Check in #8

Hello Friends, today is our 8th check-in for Norfolk Sampler Quilt Along! Can you believe we are on our 8th month? Give yourself a pat on the shoulder if you are still sewing along. We have two more blocks to make, and you will have your very own Norfolk Sampler quilt very soon!! I am loving all the sightings on Instagram. Just do a search on #norfolksampler2022, and see what quilters have done! And on that note, if you post on Instagram, ALWAYS add hashtag #norfolksampler2022 and #wendysheppard so that we can all oooh and aaah over your blocks!

SHARE YOUR PROGRESS PICTURES – ANY PROGRESS PICTURES WILL WORK!

Before going any further, let me quickly go through the QAL essentials in case you just heard about it. You may read previous blog posts HERE.

  1. NO sign-up necessary. Join in anytime. This QAL runs the entire year of 2022.
  2. Pattern is released in 4 installments in Quilters World magazine. Purchase the first pattern (spring 2022) installment HERE. Purchase the second pattern (summer 2022) installment HERE. Purchase the third pattern (autumn 2022) installment HERE.
  3. USE hashtag #norfolksampler2022 when posting your quilt progress picture on social media.
  4. The fabrics in the original sample quilt are available HERE. The pattern in spring 2022 issue will tell you exactly which fabrics to purchase, and how much to purchase. However, it would seem like the blue skus are sold out. So, your best bet might be to purchase the FQ bundle, and mix and match the fabrics that way for a scrappier final look.
  5. I have curated a companion thread box called INDIGO to go with this project. You may purchase the threads HERE. Read about the collection HERE.

Click HERE to purchase the kit. See other patterns and kits by me at Annies HERE. Please note that this kit uses a different set of blue and white fabrics. The kits that use my original fabrics sold out really quickly when it was first released.

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So for today’s check-in, we are supposed to make the flying geese column units.

Here are my “Block 8” flying geese column units — I am using a One Fine Day FQ Bundle (by Moda) to make my quiltalong quilt. I had a lot of fun using all the different fabrics in the FQ bundle to make my flying geese units.

You may purchase the FQ bundle HERE.

Remember, instructions for blocks 7 & 8 are found in the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue. If you are not a subscriber, you may purchase the issue HERE. The issue should have the following cover.

And that’s it for #NorfolkSampler2022 — Just TWO MORE blocks to make from the Winter 2022 issue! I was asked when it will be released. I am thinking sometime in Oct. Remember 9/30 will be our breather/catching up check-in. I will be sewing together all the available units to see how mine look with the brighter colors. I have seen on Instagram how some of you have already done that — Kudos to you! Thank you for sewing along, and I hope you have a lovely day! See you again on Sept 30 for our breather post.

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#pumppleSAL check-in #4

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Good morning, Friends — it’s check-in #4 for #pumppleSAL today! I have enjoyed seeing pictures of #pumppleSAL on Instagram. Do check them out if you haven’t. A fun color story I have seen is using pink/gray pumpples on dark background by @boltsinabathtub. Isn’t that a cute name? Check out Dawna’s progress pictures on Instagram.

Complete details are HERE if you are just now finding out about the sewalong. Click HERE for check-in #1, and HERE for check-in #2. Click HERE for check-in #3.

“A Pumpkin A Day” is my original quilt featured on the cover of Quilter’s World Autumn 2022 issue. This is a scrap friendly quilt — or you can easily use a FQ bundle that has a minimum of 15 FQs (or equivalent F8s).

And then a bunch of us decided to sew this quilt together!

Click HERE if you want to use the fabrics used to make the original quilt (shown on the magazine cover). They are from Moda’s Late October line.

I cannot stress enough – my sewalong schedule is NEVER set in stone. You can sew at your own pace. My schedule serves only as a guide, mainly to make sure I complete my quilt.

Purchase the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue for the pattern  HERE if you aren’t already a subscriber.

For today’s assignment, we will start completing the blocks, starting with 3-4 blocks a week for the next few weeks.

I am using a mix of Windham Fabrics’ Rowan and Darling fabrics. I wasn’t able to get the main floral in Rowan’s line, so I brought in a couple of florals from a couple of Windham’s older lines that are already in my stash.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

And here we are, 4 weeks into the sewalong, and we have complete blocks! Woo hoo! See you again next Wednesday.

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Here is a quick glance at the schedule:

8/3 – Do a test block from start to finish! With a block that has many pieces, I always make a block from start to finish. That way, I am able to work out pressing directions and other details. Doing this will make construction of your subsequent blocks go so much faster. You may decide to keep this book, or not, toward the 20 blocks we will be making!

8/10 – Make (10) pumpkin or apple units, (9) if you are keeping your test block.

8/17 – Make another (10) pumpkin or apple units.

—> WE ARE HERE! 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 – Complete (3) or (4) blocks each week until you have made (20).

10/4 – Assemble quilt top, and you will have a quilt for the FALL and/or BEYOND!

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#pumppleSAL check-in #3

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Good morning, Friends — it’s check-in #3 for #pumppleSAL today! I have enjoyed seeing pictures of #pumppleSAL on Instagram. Do check them out if you haven’t.

Complete details are HERE if you are just now finding out about the sewalong. Click HERE for check-in #1, and HERE for check-in #2.

“A Pumpkin A Day” is my original quilt featured on the cover of Quilter’s World Autumn 2022 issue. This is a scrap friendly quilt — or you can easily use a FQ bundle that has a minimum of 15 FQs.

And then a bunch of us decided to sew this quilt together!

Click HERE if you want to use the fabrics used to make the original quilt (shown on the magazine cover). They are from Moda’s Late October line.

I cannot stress enough – my sewalong schedule is NEVER set in stone. You can sew at your own pace. My schedule serves only as a guide, mainly to make sure I complete my quilt.

Purchase the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue HERE if you aren’t already a subscriber.

For today’s assignment, we are supposed to make another (10) pumpkin units. I went ahead and attached the corner triangle units. That way, I will have less to do when I work on completing the blocks.

I am using a mix of Windham Fabrics’ Rowan and Darling fabrics. I wasn’t able to get the main floral in Rowan’s line, so I brought in a couple of florals from a couple of Windham’s older lines that are already in my stash. And I have got my 20 pumpkin units done!

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

The foyer in my house doubles as my design wall. Because the corners of my pumpple block are to be scrappy, I first made my pumpkin/apple units and laid them on the floor. I auditioned the placement of the fabrics that would be used for the corners. I then pinned the corner fabrics so that I could make sure the fabrics were nicely distributed throughout the entire quilt layout. Once I was sure no fabrics were right next to each other, I sewed the corner pieces to the pumpkin units.

And that is it! We will meet up again next Wednesday – it’s time turn the pumpple units into finished blocks!!

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Here is a quick glance at the schedule:

8/3 – Do a test block from start to finish! With a block that has many pieces, I always make a block from start to finish. That way, I am able to work out pressing directions and other details. Doing this will make construction of your subsequent blocks go so much faster. You may decide to keep this book, or not, toward the 20 blocks we will be making!

8/10 – Make (10) pumpkin or apple units, (9) if you are keeping your test block.

—> WE ARE HERE! 8/17 – Make another (10) pumpkin or apple units.

8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 – Complete (3) or (4) blocks each week until you have made (20).

10/4 – Assemble quilt top, and you will have a quilt for the FALL and/or BEYOND!

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#pumppleSAL check-in #2

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Good morning, Friends — it’s check-in #2 for #pumppleSAL today! Complete details are HERE if you are just now finding out about the sewalong. Click HERE for check-in #1.

“A Pumpkin A Day” is my original quilt featured on the cover of Quilter’s World Autumn 2022 issue. This is a scrap friendly quilt — or you can easily use a FQ bundle that has a minimum of 15 FQs.

And then a bunch of us decided to sew this quilt together!

Click HERE if you want to use the fabrics used to make the original quilt (shown on the magazine cover). They are from Moda’s Late October line.

I cannot stress enough – my sewalong schedule is NEVER set in stone. You can sew at your own pace. My schedule serves only as a guide, mainly to make sure I complete my quilt.

I am making my sewalong quilt using a mix of Rowan and Darling fabrics by Windham Fabrics. That way, my quilt can be used for the fall, and way into winter because the pumpkins will also double as apples.

Purchase the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue HERE if you aren’t already a subscriber.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

For today’s assignment, we are supposed to make (10) pumpkin units. I went ahead and attached the corner triangle units. That way, I will have less to do when I work on completing the blocks in a couple of weeks.

Here are my pumpkin units!

We will be making another 10 pumpkin units for check-in #3 next Wednesday. Keep in mind, it’s your quilt — and you don’t have to make all 20 blocks. The following shows a table topper version where you only have to make (9) blocks.

And that is it! We will meet up again next Wednesday – hopefully I would have my (20) pumpkin units done!

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Here is a quick glance at the schedule:

8/3 – Do a test block from start to finish! With a block that has many pieces, I always make a block from start to finish. That way, I am able to work out pressing directions and other details. Doing this will make construction of your subsequent blocks go so much faster. You may decide to keep this book, or not, toward the 20 blocks we will be making!

—> WE ARE HERE! 8/10 – Make (10) pumpkin or apple units, (9) if you are keeping your test block.

8/17 – Make another (10) pumpkin or apple units.

8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 – Complete (3) or (4) blocks each week until you have made (20).

10/4 – Assemble quilt top, and you will have a quilt for the FALL and/or BEYOND!

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

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2-Cent Tuesday

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Hello Friends, I am glad to be back again for a quick visit.

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You have seen my “A Pumpkin A Day” quilt – in fact, if you are sewing the quilt for #pumppleSAL, tomorrow is our check-in #2. If you are wondering about #pumppleSAL – click HERE for details.

I thought you might like to see my other quilt that is featured in the same Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue! Spice Road is entirely SCRAPPY – I used almost 90 fabrics in this quilt.

In fact, Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue included a total of 4 projects by me. Click HERE to purchase the issue if you aren’t already a subscriber.

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And for my 2 cents this week: If you have a quilt that needs binding, set aside a bit of time to get that done. I did – and it’s a great feeling because the quilt is “done” done!

Now it’s your turn to share your 2-cents with all of us!

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Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely rest of your week.

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Norfolk Sampler QAL – Check in #7

Hello Friends, today is our 7th check-in for Norfolk Sampler Quilt Along! Can you believe we are on our 7th month? I am loving all the sightings on Instagram. Just do a search on #norfolksampler2022, and see what quilters have done! And on that note, if you post on Instagram, ALWAYS add hashtag #norfolksampler2022 and #wendysheppard so that we can all oooh and aaah over your blocks!

SHARE YOUR PROGRESS PICTURES – ANY PROGRESS PICTURES WILL WORK!

Before going any further, let me quickly go through the QAL essentials in case you just heard about it. You may read previous blog posts HERE.

  1. NO sign-up necessary. Join in anytime. This QAL runs the entire year of 2022.
  2. Pattern is released in 4 installments in Quilters World magazine. Purchase the first pattern (spring 2022) installment HERE. Purchase the second pattern (summer 2022) installment HERE. Purchase the third pattern (autumn 2022) installment HERE.
  3. USE hashtag #norfolksampler2022 when posting your quilt progress picture on social media.
  4. The fabrics in the original sample quilt are available HERE. The pattern in spring 2022 issue will tell you exactly which fabrics to purchase, and how much to purchase. However, it would seem like the blue skus are sold out. So, your best bet might be to purchase the FQ bundle, and mix and match the fabrics that way for a scrappier final look.
  5. I have curated a companion thread box called INDIGO to go with this project. You may purchase the threads HERE. Read about the collection HERE.

Click HERE to purchase the kit. See other patterns and kits by me at Annies HERE. Please note that this kit uses a different set of blue and white fabrics. The kits that use my original fabrics sold out really quickly when it was first released.

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So for today’s check-in, we are supposed to make the leaf blocks.

Here are my Block 7 leaf blocks — I am using a One Fine Day FQ Bundle (by Moda) to make my quiltalong quilt. The leaf blocks were super quick to make — because this is a low demand, and low stress quilt-along!

You may purchase the FQ bundle HERE.

Remember, instructions for blocks 7 & 8 are found in the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue. If you are not a subscriber, you may purchase the issue HERE. The issue should have the following cover.

Also, if you happened to have made a few more blocks – you can easily turn the blocks into a tablerunner. Complete instructions are also included in the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue.

And that’s it for #NorfolkSampler2022 — we will be looking at the end of the quilt-along before we know it! Thank you for sewing along, and I hope you have a lovely day! See you again on August 31 for block 8!

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2-Cent Tuesday

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Hello Friends, I hope you are keeping well! It’s been a happening last couple of weeks here on Ivory Spring. I thought I would give you a brief recap of all the sew-alongs that might be of interest to you.

#1. Of course – Norfolk Sampler Quilt Along (#norfolksampler2022) is ongoing for the rest of the year. You may read more about it HERE if you just heard about it.

#2. Then we have our #pumppleSAL due to popular responses. We are starting on August 3. More details are HERE.

The following will be my sewalong version using a mix of Rowan and Darling fabrics by Windham Fabrics.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

#3. And then, yesterday I shared with you I am starting the #puzzleSAL on August 1! Details are HERE. Go raid your stash for fabrics if you want to sew this quilt with me. The blocks should go quite quickly for this one!

#4. Just Add Shortcake Sewalong, hosted not by me, but by my friend Pat Sloan. I will be sewing along to try to finish the quilt I started about 2 years ago. This one starts 7/21!

Fat Quarter Shop has all things Just Add Shortcake HERE.

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So now that the quilty stuff is out of the way, I thought I would share with you something handstitching related. I am also doing a #wendyandsusansal with the very talent Susan Ache. This year we are stitching the Pattern Sample by CandleAndNeedle. You can find the chart on Etsy HERE. Our stitch along is just a fun game Susan and I play as we find beautiful stitching charts to tempt each other! There is NOT a deadline, and it is never a race. Here is my progress picture so far. COME STITCH WITH SUSAN AND ME! I KNOW A FEW WHO FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ARE!

I am using the blues from my INDIGO collection, mixed in with one of the reds from Susan’s Rubino Russo collection. You may read about my INDIGO collection HERE. Fat Quarter Shop has my INDIGO threads HERE.

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You know how sometimes you end up with wavy outer borders on your quilt top? What I do is, I would also trim off a smidgen shy of 1/4″ of the border strips after I cut the strips in the recommended length. That allows the strips to be ever so slightly taut when I pin the border strips to the quilt center. Doing things that work allows my quilt top to lay flat. And that goes a long way to having a flat finished quilt.

And that’s my 2-cents for you this week. Share with us your 2-cents, would you?

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

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