Since our Block of the Month has appliqued and embroidered houses, I thought I’d share a project that I did a few years ago- Wonky House Blocks! I like the extra scrappiness that the Log Cabin block adds to my little house. The Log Cabin Block can be just a little wonky, or super-wonky, whichever you prefer. (more…)
As promised, we have fabric kits available for the I Love Home Free Block of the Month! You are free to choose ANY fabrics you’d like for this project, and purchase of a kit is not required. However, for those of you who would like to make the quilt just as it is shown in my photos, here is your chance.
For the last 3 BOM’s, the kits have sold out, so I suggest ordering soon so you won’t be disappointed. GET EARLY BIRD PRICING THROUGH JUNE 27, 2017! Here is what the kit will look like:
It’s here! It’s here!! Introducing our Free Block of the Month for 2017:
I Love Home!!
Our last block of the Month, Maggie’s First Dance, was sooooo much fun, I hope you will enjoy this one, too!
The I Love Home Free BOM will have 4 different blocks, and it will start in August and run through December. Once again, you will have the following options for making your blocks:
*you can just piece them
*OR you can applique them (hand or machine- I did machine applique)
*OR you can do simple hand embroidery (just 2 super easy stitches- the backstitch and French knots- plus I have a YouTube tutorial for those stitches)
You will get my easy-to-follow step by step instructions, with lots of diagrams, to make all 4 blocks and to add borders to make this quilt (finished size 54 x 68″):
Are you just dying to get your hands on these FREE patterns?
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Even if you were on the Maggie’s First Dance BOM list, or if you are on my Newsletter list, you must sign up for I Love Home separately- you will not automatically receive the BOM pattern in the regular newsletter mailing.
And, I WILL have kits available to make the quilt shown above! (Purchase of kit is optional, and not required to participate in the free bom.) Last time, the kits sold out quickly, so be sure to stop back next week to find out how you can pre-order your kit! We will also have coordinating quilt labels! KITS NOW AVAILABLE! CLICK HERE!
And yes, we will have blog hops, prizes, Sew Along Day, and more fun! Don’t miss it!
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And once again, don’t forget to visit our INCREDIBLE sponsors! You are going to LOVE the giveaway prizes we will be offering this year!
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Aiming for Accuracy Pattern Co. now carries the CUTEST buttons and notions! If you are a button lover, you are going to want everything on the I Love Buttons Etc. site!!
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Another new sponsor this year is Annie’s- Visit Annie’s Craft Store for exclusive patterns, books, magazine, video classes, fabric, yarn and more! This is the place to go for all of your creative hobby needs!
Are you a “happy camper”? You will be when you work on this cute little pattern. Doesn’t it make you want to take off on a road trip with a couple of friends?! Don’t forget to bring your suntan lotion, flip flops, and a cooler full of cold lemonade… and of course, some sewing and crafting supplies! You could also use it for a coloring sheet. Get my coloring tips in this video, and tips for using watercolor pencils in this video.
This is such a cute scrappy quilt! It finishes at about 42″ square- it’s easy to make it bigger by simply adding a few more blocks and lengthening the vertical strips! It’s also a quick project, since there are a minimal number simple pieced blocks alternated with strips of fabric- that means less piecing and faster finishing! (more…)
Here is my latest free embroidery pattern, called Home Tweet Home. There’s no place like home- even if you’re a little birdy! Wouldn’t this be cute on a dishtowel? You could also use it for a coloring sheet. Get my coloring tips in this video, and tips for using watercolor pencils in this video.
What other ideas do you have for this pattern? Let us know in the comments!!
It’s one month until Father’s Day! Are you looking for some great Father’s Day Gifts to sew up? It can be hard to find gifts to make for the guys- but I’ve found 19 awesome ideas for you! Most of these can be completed in an afternoon. What a great way to show dad (or any wonderful guy in your life) how much you appreciate him! Best part- these are all FREE tutorials and patterns!
It’s graduation season! Last Saturday, my oldest daughter graduated with her Master’s degree in school counseling. It’s been very cool here all week, and Saturday it looked like it was going to rain all day- not good for outdoor graduation! But the rain held off, and the ceremony went as planned.
Tomorrow, youngest daughter graduates with her undergrad degree- and more chance of rain! Fingers crossed that once again the weather cooperates! Next year, she will be off to grad school to pursue a doctoral degree. Yes, I’m a pretty proud mom right now! (more…)
This is a QUICK post! There’s a lot going on here… getting ready for the 2017 Block of the Month, and lots of “behind the scenes stuff”. Spring is definitely here- in fact, for some of you, it may actually be feeling like Summer! Here is a sweet and simple embroidery pattern for you to stitch up while sitting on the porch, on the beach, or maybe in the car while on a road trip…. You could also use it for a coloring sheet. Get my coloring tips in this video, and tips for using watercolor pencils in this video.