Saturday, February 16, 2019

New Blog Hop Alert - Be A Diamond

I'm so lucky to have many, many blogger friends who inspire me with all the things they make.
They are my "diamonds" because of all the brightness they add to my life.
This blog hop is for all of you who want to "Be A Diamond" and inspire someone else.

So...what are the rules of  the "Be A Diamond" blog hop?

The blog hop rules are simple:
Make a project with a diamond block on it (samples below.)
It can be a mug rug, pot holder, mini quilt, baby quilt, bag, etc.
Post your project on your assigned day.
Have a giveaway or don't have a giveaway. It's totally optional!
Visit everyone's blog on the list and leave a sweet comment.

Are you in?
Send me an email with the following information:

Your first name
Your email address
Your blog name
Your blog URL

I did a search in my EQ8 for diamond blocks and found several. I hadn't thought of the
square in a square being a diamond, but it is! Here's a few I found:

Jenny has this video of simple diamonds

Denise has this great tutorial of a Diamond in the Square

I hope you'll come hop with me!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine Sew Along With ThermOWeb Projects

It's a fun day on the ThermOWeb blog today!
You'll find four projects to sew using four blocks released last month.
It was such a pleasure to work with the other designers to create Valentine designs.
My quilt or table topper went together quickly and I added one of my favorite
borders around the edge to give it a scalloped look. It is really easy to make!

I used a charm pack for the blocks and binding, some yardage for the sashings and borders,
and to put it all together I used some of my favorite ThermOWeb products:
Spray n Bond Basting AdhesiveHeat n Bond Fleece Fusible High Loft, and Aurifil Thread.

Be sure to visit the ThermOWeb blog to see the other designer's finished projects and
get the patterns for each one. You'll love all of them!

If you're looking for the block patterns...

Amy from Ameroonie Designs pattern can be found HERE

Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks pattern can be found HERE

Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy pattern can be found HERE

Carol (me) from Just Let Me Quilt pattern can be found HERE

We'd love to see what you sew with our blocks!
You can show them on Instagram or Facebook with tags:
@thermoweb, #thermoweb, #thermowebsewalong

Monday, February 11, 2019

My Day For A Riley Blake Design Woven Gingham Project

Riley Blake Design's woven gingham fabric was such a joy to sew with!
Woven gingham is different than their other beautiful gingham fabric (which I love), because
each thread is dyed and woven to create the fabric's design. Instead of being light on one side
and darker on the other, both sides of the woven gingham are exactly the same. It's also lighter
weight fabric which makes it perfect for clothing or quilting. It's soft and beautiful!
You can read more about it in this post on the Riley Blake blog HERE.

Dress Up in Gingham
The finished quilt measures 47" x 50" and includes piecing and applique.

My inspiration for this quilt was from the memories I have from long, long ago of the dresses
 I sewed with pinafores for my three girls when they were little. They always looked so sweet!

Wasn't it yesterday that my youngest daughter was this small?
 It's hard to believe she's the mother of six Monkey Boys!

The Dress Up in Gingham pattern can be found in my Etsy store HERE

The woven gingham I used to make Dress Up in Gingham...

Riley Blake Raspberry Gingham fabric – 1 1/2 yard
Riley Blake Peacock Gingham – 1/2 yard
Riley Blake Navy Gingham – 1/2 yard

I also used...

Riley Blake Swiss Dot Tone on Tone White fabric – 1 1/4 yard
Riley Blake Medium Dot Tone on Tone White - 1/4 yard (aprons)
Riley Blake Confetti Cottons Tickle Me Pink– 1 yard
Riley Blake White Swiss Dot on Navy – 1 yard
Backing – 3 yards (allow extra if needed for quilting)
Batting to fit 47” x 50” quilt 
EZ Print Lite Sheets - I love using these for tracing, just use your inkjet printer

Three little gingham dresses

Such a beautiful carousel horse!

The Show Your Wings Blog Hop Is Coming Soon

I can't wait to see all the "wing" projects that will be showing up next week!
Check out all the amazing bloggers who will be participating:

February 18

February 19

February 20

February 21

See you next week!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Blog Hops, Sew Alongs, And Blocks Of The Month

There's always something going on in my blog world and I love it when you
are a part of those happenings. There are some creative blog hops, sew alongs, and 
blocks of the month coming up and I'd love to have you join in with me!

This month is Show Your Wings hosted by me. The challenge is to make a project
with some sort of wings on it...flying geese blocks, birds, ducks, fairies, etc.
Once a block hop is announced, it's usually a little over two months to finish something.
The blog hops fill up fast and this one is already full with some amazing people.
I can't wait to see their "wings"!

In case you haven't noticed, Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks and I alternate months for blog hops.
She is so creative and comes up with some really fun hops to join like the latest one that's
taking sign-ups right now. Visit HERE if you want to join know you want to!
Carla has a few openings left.

All About Strings Blog Hop

There's a Valentine Sew Along happening at ThermOWeb and it's free! Four designers created 
four blocks for you to sew. On February 14th we'll be releasing four projects to use those blocks. 
They are cute blocks...don't miss out! Amy at Ameroonie Designs, Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy, 
Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks, and me, too, are the designers for this sew along.

Click HERE for my post on where to get the links for each of these blocks.
One of the highlights of my blogging world is the yearly block of the month with 
Sew Incredibly Crazy. This year's theme is A Time For All Seasons and the first block has 
already been released. It's off to an amazing start! I'm so lucky to design and hang out with 
these ladies...Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy, Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks, and 
Joan from Moosestash Quilting. I just love all of them and admire what they do!
You can join in, too, and we'd love to have you.

I've got a blog hop in the works for April and will be releasing info on that in a week or so.
It will get you creating for sure!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Valentine Sew Along With ThermOWeb

I've got my four blocks sewn and I'm working on a project to share during the
ThermOWeb Sew Along. I love working with the other designers!
These are my blocks in my fabrics using the four patterns:

Amy from Ameroonie Designs pattern can be found HERE

Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks pattern can be found HERE

Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy pattern can be found HERE

Carol (me) from Just Let Me Quilt pattern can be found HERE

The projects we each will create using these blocks will be available on February 14th.
We'd love to have you join us...get busy sewing those blocks!
Once you sew the blocks, please share them on Instagram, #thermowebsewalong.

A Time For All Seasons February Block Of The Month

And we're off for another fun year of Sew Incredibly Crazy's block of the month.
This year is A Time For All!
The February blocks are by Amy herself and they both have a lot of love in them.
I'm using fabric I bought last year, Northcott's Canvas, and love the look of it.

Love At First Spike

A Piece of My Hearts

Here's the basic quilt information:

62” x 74” quilt top (without outside borders)
5 rows across, 6 rows down
30 blocks (6 bonus blocks)
 2” sashings
 4 yards background fabric (allows for extra if needed)
2 ½ yards sashing fabric
Miscellaneous fabrics of your choice for appliques, etc. 
(A fat quarter bundle works great for this)


February block patterns by Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy
Find her patterns HERE

There's a Facebook page to share your finished blocks HERE.
Amy has a giveaway each month for those that link up their finished blocks, too!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Riley Blake Designs Hesketh House Fabric Collection Blog Tour

It's my day of the Riley Blake Hesketh House fabric collection blog tour and I'm so
excited to share what I made with this beautiful, high quality quilting weight cotton by
 Liberty Cotton. Riley Blake Designs is the official distributor in the United States. 
Liberty Cotton, by Liberty Fabric, is high quality quilting weight cotton. 
I know you will love it as much as I do!

Sun In My Eyes
42" x 42"

Hesketh House comes in several different color lines...all of them gorgeous!

I used the Hesketh House green fabrics for the Sun In My Eyes quilt.

With the Hesketh fabrics just bursting with color, it was perfect for the sun.

You can find "Sun In My Eyes" in Just Let Me Quilt's Etsy store HERE.

For more amazing inspiration, check out the other projects in Hesketh House:

Jan 7th

Jan 8th
Faith @ Sarana Ave

Jan 9th
Anjeanette @ Anjeanette Klinder

Jan 10th
Deonn @ Quiltscapes

Jan 15th
Amanda @ Jedi Craft Girl

Jan 17th

Jan 22nd
Heidi @ Fabric Mutt

Jan 24th

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Valentine Sew Along On The ThermOWeb Blog This Week

I'm so excited about a Valentine Sew Along this week on the ThermOWeb blog!
 Four Therm O Web designers (one of them is me) have created applique blocks for you that will
be shown over the next four days. All the blocks are 10 ½” x 10 ½” unfinished and can be made 
with fat quarters and/or scraps. Patterns will be available with supplies and instructions. 

On February 14th the designers will share four projects and patterns using the blocks. 
You can make one of the projects or all four…it’s up to you! Once you finish your blocks, 
we’d love to see them on Instagram with the tag #thermowebsewalong.

The four ThermOWeb designers for this Valentine Sew Along are:

January 29 - Carol from Just Let Me Quilt (me)
January 30 - Amy from Ameroonie Designs
January 31 - Carla from Creatin In The Sticks
February 1 - Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Today's block is Valentine Lock and Key
You can find this on the ThermOWeb blog HERE.

Of course, I used my favorite iron-on adhesive for this block, HeatnBond EZ Print Lite.