Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Valentine Love Bunnies Pillow

I love those chocolate Easter bunnies...do you eat the ears first? I do, I do!
There's no chocolate involved in the "Valentine Love Bunnies" pillow, but there is 
definitely a lot of love happening between those two sweethearts. Very sweet!

I'm sharing some tips on the ThermOWeb blog today about using their products to easily put
 this pillow together. Check it out and roam around a bit to see other amazing projects.

 EZ Print Lite Sheets (I love these printable sheets!)


Lucky me, I get to teach a raw edge applique class at Quilted Works on January 30th
for two Valentine pillows. They laser cut their kits so it's even easier to put them together.

You can find the patterns in Just Let Me Quilt's Etsy store HERE.
Fabrics are Riley Blake Designs "So Ruby" by Carina Gardner.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Riley Blake Designs "In Bloom" Blog Tour

The gold and cream sparkle fabric in Riley Blake Designs "In Bloom" by My Mind's Eye is so
 beautiful! It was perfect for "Her Carriage Awaits" with it's sparkle, shine, and classy
 glow. It was totally fitting for a royal carriage that any princess (or prince) would love!

Her Carriage Awaits
50" x 57"

These are gold In Bloom sparkle fabrics I used: Dot Gold Sparkle, Stripe Gold Sparkle,
Tonal Cream Sparkle, and Mini Dot Sparkle. You'll love how they really do sparkle!

I also used these Riley Blake Designs Confetti Cotton fabrics: Black, White, Honey, Gray.

Look at how gorgeous the other fabrics are in this line!

I love the flowers on the black background.

"Her Carriage Awaits" with two white horses.

Half square triangles are easy and look beautiful using Riley Blake fabrics!

I loved the Stripe Gold Sparkle for the border!

Visit Riley Blake Designs' blog for more projects using the "In Bloom" fabric line.
You can find "Her Carriage Awaits" in Just Let Me Quilt's Etsy store HERE.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

There's A New Block Of The Month Happening In 2019

I'm totally excited about Sew Incredibly Crazy's new block of the month,
A Time For All Seasons, and can't wait to get started on the blocks!

There are four designers and we're having so much fun being creative.
They are the bestest friends ever and I am so glad they are a part of my life.
We've blogged together for a long, long, long time and I love them to pieces!

Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy is the queen of the BOM and keeps all of us in line. 
Her designs are awesome and she's one of my favorite go-to friends.
She gets my craziness and cheers me on when I need it most.

Carla at Creatin In The Sticks is amazing with all of her designs.
Fortunately for me (and for everyone else) she keeps me focused and sane.
She's also my partner in blog hop hosting and I couldn't do them without her.

Joan at Moosestash Quilting is a great designer and adds humor to this group.
She makes me laugh and you'll know what I mean if you visit her blog.
You'll always find a moose somewhere in our blocks...love it!

Then there's me, Carol at Just Let Me Quilt, but you already figured that out I'm sure.
Being a part of this BOM design team has been a beautiful experience.
The people who've sewn along with us have inspired me and kept me motivated.
Thanks to all of you!

I'm still working on getting the 2018 "It's A Wild Life" quilt finished. It was an unusually
rough year for all of us designers, and I've been running behind. I don't like that at all!

Here's the BOM quilts from the last few years...

In Our Garden

Sun, Sand, and Sea

There's a Facebook page where everyone shares what they've made and can ask questions.
Check it out HERE.

We'd love to have you LIKE our Facbook pages so we can get to know you better.

Just Let Me Quilt Facebook
Sew Incredibly Crazy Facebook
Creatin In The Sticks Facebook
Moosestash Quilting Facebook

It would be fun to have you join in us in the A Time For All Seasons BOM.
The finished blocks will be seasonal/holiday and will all be the same size...10" x 10".
I've seen some of the blocks already...wow!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Monkey Boys Grew And Grew And The Pillow Disappeared

Way back in 2012 I made a Christmas pillow in the Holiday Lane Blog Hop.
It's a free pattern by Jillily Studio that is easy and so adorable.

There were only a few Monkey Boys to rest their heads on the pillow in 2012.

And then the Monkey Boy numbers grew, and grew, and grew until the pillow disappeared
beneath them! Time has flown by and these boys melt my heart no matter what they do.

Monkey Baby obviously doesn't understand the concept of "pretend to sleep."
I'm so grateful my daughter took these photos and sent them to me.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Craftsy's Changes Were Worse Than I Expected

I had tried to stay positive on the changes Craftsy was making, but everyday I saw designer
after designer posting about being deleted or worrying about what patterns would disappear
from their store. Well...Craftsy's changes were worse than I expected. Way worse!

My head is spinning!

Patterns that I thought would stay there are gone. Only three patterns are left in my Craftsy store.
Because of this, I'll be deleting my store from their site. It is no loss for them, but it is a huge loss 
for me. With barely a week's notice, they totally threw chaos into the lives of those who used their
amazing and wonderful site. It was free, but I would have willingly paid a fee to continue to use
them. I have an Etsy store, but I have a ways to go to move patterns over there. At this time, free 
patterns like the ones from our Sew Incredibly Crazy BOM will be moved to Google Docs. 
Hopefully, I can figure out something more permanent when things stop spinning in my head. 
There are links on my blog that are no longer valid and will have to be updated or deleted...ugh! 
That will take a ton of work...I'd rather be sewing! 

I'm really sorry for the inconvenience this has caused the amazing people who
have downloaded patterns from my Craftsy store. Thanks for thinking they were good
enough to add to your "cart." It will be a busy time over the next few weeks for those
of us affected by this crazy mess. I hope you'll hang in there with me and the others!
I'm just a little tadpole in the big pond of amazing designers so I really appreciate your support!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

A Glance Into What Was Happening In 2018 At Just Let Me Quilt

It's been a busy year here at Just Let Me Quilt with lots and lots of sewing, BOM's, and blog hops.
Sometimes it's eye-opening when I put all my projects in one post...wow!
Here's a little round-up of what I did in 2018.

I hosted six blog hops this year.

Wish Upon A Star

Virtual Cookie Exchange

Welcome To My House

Christmas In July

Small, Smaller, Smallest

Put A Little Love In Your Quilt

I sewed a lot of things for blog tours, blog hops, row alongs, and gifts!

Whew! That was a lot of sewing!

I also designed and sewed blocks for Sew Incredibly Crazy's 2018 "It's A Wild Life" BOM
Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy just released her new block.
I need to get busy sewing it and putting all those blocks together into a quilt!

2019 is already rolling with commitments, deadlines, designing, and sewing.
Fun times ahead!

I can't wait to see what you make next year...I love all the inspiration you give me!