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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

To Do Tuesday and more Garden Party Reveals

 A couple more rows in the Garden Party Row Along were revealed this week that I have made.  Thank you to:

Teresa Weaver at yoursewingfriend.com for this lovely pattern!  I love all the intricate details from the turtle in the pond to the birds in the sky and flowers on the horizon!  Mine is only fused.  I hope to sit and blanket stitch all of my blocks soon.  I use my Bernina for that and don't want to drag it out until I am ready for it.

I love the colors used by Teresa better, but I wanted some variety in the background color in my quilt.



Also, thank you Heleen Pinkster for your darling lantern design.  I enjoyed paper piecing it, and it looks so nice with my other rows.

My favorite fabric is the part inside the lanterns.  I feel like it looks like a screen on a lantern.  It just happened to be in my stash.



I am busily sewing up more rows to prepare for the reveal the middle of October.  I am loving this quilt!


To Do Tuesday Progress:

1.  Complete a flower block for my Garden Party Quilt ✔

2. Do some machine quilting on Trail Mix

3. Finish a paper pieced Row 

4. Cut out the Freddies 


This week's goals:

1. Some machine quilting on Trail Mix

2. Make a Snail block and two word blocks.

3. Glue baste some applique' leaves



I am also linking up with:

Wednesday Wait Loss



Midweek Makers





Monday, September 21, 2020

15 min to stitch report and more reveal

 Last week I barely squeaked in my daily stitching for 15 Min to Stitch. 




Last week: 6/6 days

September: 17/18

YTD:   89.55%


I am also able to show my Garden Party rock wall designed by Denise at For the Love of Geese. She revealed it last week.



I am featuring it with the Poppy Garden. Last week I shared the Poppies with a different wall.


Come back to see more Garden Party features as they are revealed. Tomorrow and Thursday will have more pattern releases and giveaways.

I am also linking up today with:

Monday Making

Design Wall Monday

UFO Busting 

Oh Scrap

BOMs Away

Patchwork and Quilts 


Thursday, September 17, 2020

I Like Thursday #6!

Looking for the Row Along?  It is back a couple of posts.  Here is the link! 

There were definitely some likes in the past week!  I am linking up with "I LIKE THURSDAY"  at lapaylor's weekly Thursday .


1. Having a hubby who can fix my car - new fuel pump. My son helped.  His mechanic skills have saved us thousands of dollars over the years.






2. Figuring out what wires to hook together to control the projector in my classroom


3. Supporting family - my niece came to town for a cross country meet.


4. Dinner and a band with my hubby at a local ranch.




Wednesday, September 16, 2020

More Row Along Features & To Do Tuesday

It's a Garden Party Row Along is still rolling out free patterns.  Check out mine at this link!  The giveaway is still open!

As some of the rows are revealed in the Row Along, check back here because I will be showing my rendition of some of the designer's patterns.


This is not exactly how I am putting these rows together, but don't they look great together?



The wall was designed by  at Becky Smith at Bobbin in Quilts.

The Poppy Dance blocks were designed by Marlene at Kissed Quilts.


This cute little bird was designed by Brenda at Songbird Designs.  He still needs to be blanket stitched around.



This flower was designed by Stitchin' At Home.  I love her yellow flower.  My fabric choices didn't have yellow in them, so I made mine blue.



I just loved these gardening blocks by Elizabeth Coughlin Designs.  These little garden diddies are SO ADORABLE!  My blocks need to be blanket stitched and trued to size before I sew them together, but you get the idea.



Grab their patterns while they are free.  Remember to check back for the final show n tell where I will reveal the quilt I am making all put together!




To Do Tuesday:



I have not participated well in September, so I will just make a list for this week and not share what I "haven't" been working on since my last link up.

1.  Complete a flower block for my Garden Party Quilt

2. Do some machine quilting on Trail Mix

3. Finish a paper pieced Row

4. Cut out the Freddies


I am also linking up with:

Midweek Makers

Wednesday Wait Loss



In case you missed it, here are the Row Along Links.

It's a Garden Party Row Along Schedule:

Tuesday, September 8, 2020


Thursday, September 10, 2020


Tuesday, September 15, 2020


Thursday, September 17, 2020


Tuesday, September 22, 2020


Thursday, September 24, 2020


Tuesday, September 29, 2020


Thursday, October 01, 2020


Tuesday, October 06, 2020


Thursday, October 08, 2020


Thursday, Oct 13, 2020
Show N Tell Day

TBA


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

It's a Garden Party Row Along! GIVEAWAY & FREE PATTERN!





It all began with an amazing lady named Marian at Seams to Be Sew who organized this Row Along.  It was then supported by several designers who created a row or block based on the 2020 theme "It's a Garden Party".   Check out the designer links below for GIVEAWAYS. Get their free patterns available for one week from the date posted.

I am exited to introduce my row called "Bloom"  I knew right away I wanted to do a word for the theme.  It has applique' and embroidery and also has a paper pieced option for the O's.  You can easily make it from scraps in your stash and adapt the layout to whatever length you desire because it is applique'.


Here are some closeups.  I love watering cans!







Stay tuned because at the end of the Row Along I will reveal my final quilt with many of the designer's patterns in it.  You won't want to miss that event!

Here is the link to my BLOOM pattern.  Mine will stay free indefinitely.  This link will take you to a folder with four pdf pattern files in it.  For accuracy, Download the patterns BEFORE printing them. 

Someone will be the lucky winner of an Inspired LED Sewing Machine Light System.  For me, these LED lights are a must for my aged eyes.





Enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post.  Hashtag @ispiredLED

Northcott fabrics hosted the event by allowing each designer to select a fabric to work with.  Go Northcott! 


It's a Garden Party Row Along Schedule:

Tuesday, September 8, 2020


Thursday, September 10, 2020


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Daughters of Dorinda (You are Here!)

Thursday, September 17, 2020



Thursday, September 24, 2020


Tuesday, September 29, 2020


Thursday, October 01, 2020


Tuesday, October 06, 2020


Thursday, October 08, 2020


Thursday, Oct 13, 2020
Show N Tell Day
TBA

To enter the giveaway, please use this Rafflecopter!

For rules regarding the giveaways, please visit Seamstobesew.com.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Electric Quilt is also offering a 20% discount off any products except EQ Academy during the Row Along.  The coupon code is:  GARDENPARTY20.  



Sunday, September 13, 2020

It's a Garden Party Row Along - tomorrow is my day!

Hello blog friends!  I am so excited for the "It's a Garden Party" Row Along that started last Tuesday!  I will be hosting and showing my free pattern tomorrow, so be sure to visit tomorrow and to enter the GIVEAWAY!


I have been working hard to make many of the other designer's patterns over the past few months.  I am thrilled to show you today one of my favorite blocks/rows that was revealed last week.  As the Row Along progresses I will be showing more patterns I have made.  If you want to make the same quilt I made, you will want to download the patterns as they are released because many designers will only make them available for one week.


Check out Blue Heron Quilting Shop by Althea Gyde and see her reveal last week.  Her beetle block was probably my very favorite!  My beetle is not yet blanket stitched, but it is a cutie nonetheless!  Go download her pattern while it is still available!


I could seriously make a whole little wall hanging out of these adorable beetles!






15 Min to Stitch Report:



I am linking up today with:

Oh Scrap!

UFO Busting

What I Made Monday

BOM's Away

Show N Tell Monday with Bambi

Monday Making

Design Wall Monday


It's a Garden Party Row Along Schedule:

Tuesday, September 8, 2020


Thursday, September 10, 2020



Thursday, September 17, 2020



Thursday, September 24, 2020


Tuesday, September 29, 2020


Thursday, October 01, 2020


Tuesday, October 06, 2020


Thursday, October 08, 2020


Thursday, Oct 13, 2020
Show N Tell Day

TBA

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

I Like Thursday #5 & Row Along has begun!

Wow!  What a week in my neck of the woods!  How was your week?  There has been good.  There has been bad, but we can always see the blessings even in the bad if we look for them!


Thank you L.A. Payler from Not Afraid of Color for hosting this positive Thursday linky!


1. I like that my little grand baby is on his way home from the hospital even as I type, after 8 weeks!  Literally, I am jumping up and down!  This is truly the highlight of my week!

I was able to add a photo after he got home.



2.  Great family weekend happened at my house:  my kids were all home!  Eating, laughing, playing games, and even rock climbing.








3.  I liked "loved" my two grands helping me shuck corn.  It is in the freezer now.



4.  I like:  more tomatoes canned.  I like that my husband purchased some canning lids this past summer before they were no more to be found in stores.


5. I like blessings among devastation... Do you remember this photo from my quilt retreat last summer?  It is my sister's cabin.  Well, the forest fire took it this week along with two more cabins on the property.  One of them was my parents.  You can barely see it in the back on the right.



Here is the blessing as quoted by my sister, "The cabins are all burned to the ground, but the most miraculous thing happened.  The pavilion was not touched, only scorched on one pole.  I feel so blessed!"

My sister is amazing!

This is the cabin that was in the previous photo.  It snowed after the fire.


This is my parent's cabin.


My sister's other cabin...


The three cabins were all the way around the pavilion.  It truly is a miracle that it is still standing.  Fire is certainly interesting in the path it chooses fed by wind and fuel.




6.  I like ROW QUILTS!  The 2020 "It's a Garden Party" row-along hosted by Seams to be Sew has begun!  My day will be Sept 15th, so come back next week for my free pattern!  There are even giveaways!  Also, in October I will be able to show the entire quilt I made from most of the patterns!
Most designers will only host their pattern for free for a week, so get them while you can.  

Here is where you will find them:


Tuesday, September 8, 2020


Thursday, September 10, 2020


Tuesday, September 15, 2020


Thursday, September 17, 2020


Tuesday, September 22, 2020


Thursday, September 24, 2020


Tuesday, September 29, 2020


Thursday, October 01, 2020


Tuesday, October 06, 2020


Thursday, October 08, 2020


Thursday, Oct 13, 2020
Show N Tell Day
TBA

Thursday, September 3, 2020

I Like Thursday #4!

 Thank you "Not Afraid of Color" - LA Paylor for the weekly link up.


I like that our baby was allowed to come outside the hospital to be with his family for a photo.




I like listening to audio books:  A Woman is No Man

I am only about half way through.  This book really opened my eyes to a Palestinian culture  where women really have no voice, even in modern times, and even in America.


I like/love the phone call I received today to inform me that little man will likely be able to come home in the next few days!  Yay! Hooray!