The Splendid Sampler Sew Along

Good  Morning peeps!
Today I am thrilled to share a very exciting sew along - The Splendid Sampler.
Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson came up with the amazing idea to invite 80+ designer to create original blocks for a year long Sew Along!

When Pat contacted me back in August to be a part of this wonderful project, of course I said "yes"!  
As a designer, I have access to the patterns before the QAL starts and I have to say they are incredible!

The quilt along starts February 14th and you can find all the details [HERE].
There is a Facebook group which is a great way to share fabrics and get to know everyone.

You will also find an extensive list of sewing tutorials on the blog as well!  From Applique' to English Paper Piecing to Foundation paper piecing!

I've made six blocks so far and can't wait to share my versions of the designs - they are absolutely amazing!

I am going to use my extensive stash for the quilt along focusing on happy Yellow and Red.

Happy Sewing!


Hope Blooms

Welcome to my stop on the Fat Quarter Shop's Top Ten Videos of 2015.  
Today I'm sharing the Hope Blooms Quilt Block.  
I love log cabin blocks and the video from Fat Quarter Shop ensures your log cabin blocks will be perfectly square!  The video shows how to make the 8 1/2" log cabin using the Creative Grids Log Cabin Trim Ruler.  I seriously love this ruler!
If you want to make the quilt, you can find the pattern HERE.
My favorite part of any new sewing project is picking out the fabric.  I was inspired by this Fat Quarter Shop bloggers bundle from Quilt Jane.  I love the coral pink, turquoise and grey combo.  
I chose to use predominately coral pink and grey for my blocks.  You can see some Paperie by Art Gallery Fabrics and Lakehouse Favorites that I used in the blocks.
I decided to make a pillow with four squares and grey dot sashing from Lakehouse.  I love how it turned out and you can never have too many pretty pillows : ) 
Next project is a full size quilt to match the pillow!
If you’re on Instagram, use the hashtag #hopebloomsquilt to share your Hope Blooms Quilt Project and #FQSTop10 for a chance to win a Fat Quarter Shop $100 Gift Certificate.  
The contest ends January 31, 2016 and the winner will be announced on Instagram February 1, 2016.
Be sure to check out the other lovely blogger projects here:
Shruti of 13 Woodhouse Road
Sinta of Pink Pin Cushion
Rachel of PS I Quilt
Christopher of The Tattooed Quilter
xo ~ Charise


Welcome Fanny ~ Farmer's Wife 1930s Quilt Along

Happy New Year to you!
Today it is my stop on the Farmer's Wife 1930s Quilt Along hosted by Kerry at VeryKerryBerry.

I have fallen a bit behind in making blocks due to the Holidays and time spent with family and friends. 
And, some Holiday Gift Sewing that was lots of fun.  I'm pleased I made time for it this year!

One of the things I like best about this quilt along is the pace - nice and slow : )
I'm still on track to have enough blocks to make a nice sized quilt at the end of the Sew Along.

This week I am sharing the block "Fanny".  This is another straight forward block to make.
I am using the sewing method ~ Foundation Paper Piecing, which lends itself well to fussy cutting. 

For this block I combined both new and vintage fabrics.
The Pink Floral and White Ground Floral are some "new to me" vintage prints I found at Mary's Funky Finds on Instagram. They work so well with the "Kerchief Girl" print!

Happy Sewing