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Are you ready for the Best of the 60's?

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Are you ready for the Best of the 60's?  Today I want to take you through why I choose the fabric I did, as I think it will help you in your fabric selection.  Apologies, I missed last week.  I held my first Virtual Retreat with Lynn Wheatley and a fabulous group of ladies.  We really had a blast.  So, I missed posting and sending my newsletter.  Apologies.Each day we had an impromptu to challenge, in additional to our sewing lessons.  Not required but tons of fun!  

Holiday Solstice Revealed!

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Tada!  Holiday Solstice Revealed! 
First, I want to thank all of you.  I greatly appreciate all of you following along!  I cannot wait to see the finished quilts!  Be sure to share.  I hope you will join my next Mystery, many of you have already signed on.  Be sure to see the information below for October Early Bird Special. For Holiday Solstice.  First and foremost, I want to thank all of you for your patience, it has been a trying couple of months with everything going on. Special thanks to Lynn Wheatley and Terry Sue Blanchette for being my Secret Testers and putting up with my last minutes emails.  Additionally, special thanks to Cheryl Ogrisek for kitting up both versions of Holiday Solstice and putting up with everyone's fabric needs.      Let's talk about what you need to do to finish this quilt.

Quilt Block Mania- Sisterhood Block

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It is StashBUSTER Tuesday!  Once again, I've partnered up with some fabulous quilt designers forQuilt Block Mania!   It's all about Family this Month!  In addition to Quilt Block Mania, I want to share my newest pattern, Family Traits, plus talk to you about my upcoming Mystery, Best of the 60'sNEW PATTERN RELEASEThis month's Stashbuster Quilt, Family Traits, is fabulous Stashbuster to use up large and medium size prints.   Featuring Sisterhood and Brotherhood Blocks.  You can make this fabulous quilt with stash, scraps, or brand new fabric.   I selected a new line (surprise) Free Spirit's Anna Marie Homer's Hindsight. In my defense, I do have a "scrap" version in an 10+ year old line of fabric, just ran out of runway to get it finished to share. This month's pattern, includes two sizes: Lap and Double.It features one tool, theStudio 180 Design V Block.   One tool, one technique, two fabulous blocks and two quilt settings included!  The pattern o…

Holiday Solstice #17 & Best of 60's Membership Open!

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I am beyond excited!  Today I'm releasing Clue #17 of Holiday Solstice and kicking off enrollment into my next Mystery!   Not only am I opening enrollment for Best of the 60's, my next Mystery, I'm also revealing my fabric selection for both my main selection and my alternative.   Both fabric lines are new to the market, and will be releasing shortly!

Barnyard Gate is Clue #16

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Barnyard Gate is Clue #16!  This is a really fun block, on the easy side, so many of you will be happy.  We are on the home stretch here, so hang on, this is going to be a beauty.  I had to take this week's photo at the Lake House, so why not take it from the dock.  
I'm primarily resting and relaxing this week.  However, those of you that run your own business know, you are rarely truly off.  However, I am sewing, hanging out with some of my best friends, taking a few hikes and best of all... enjoying sunsets on the dock.  We've actually experienced almost all of the seasons here this week.  We arrived to fall weather, experienced a cold front that had it feeling like winter, but then had our feet in the water yesterday as we had summer like temperatures.   The cold snap earlier in the week, has given us the opportunity to see some of the colors start to pop. While I've been busy, mostly with some secret sewing, putting the final touches on my next Mystery, the Best of …

Wow! Clue #15

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Oh my gosh, I can't believe fall is around the corner and we are on Clue #15!  Only 3 more left.   Everyone's quilt centers looked so fantastic on the Facebook page.  Wow!  I'm just blown away.  So, before we get into today's clue, I have an announcement on a new Online/On-Demand class that will be releasing on September 30th!  The much requested Jenn's Journey!  A modern take on a Snail's Trail quilt. 

Clue #14 only 4 more to go!

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Clue #14 is ready for Holiday Solstice  You will need to make (4) more Hear the Bells Blocks, but more exciting.....  you will be putting together and attaching your Round B Borders!!! So exciting!!   I love this quilt and while I know it has been a challenge for many of you, I think you are doing great!  I can't wait to see your new Medallion Quilt Centers with your B Borders attached!

Holiday Solstice - Clue #13!

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Sorry for the late review, I had some unexpected family things to take care.  This week's Clue reveals a new to the series Block, Wind Does Blow, which is made up of Split Rects and Four-Patches.

Stashbuster #2 Turning Up Pumpkins

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It is StashBUSTER Tuesday!   Once again, I've partnered up with some fabulous quilt designers for Quilt Block Mania!   I have a bunch to share today; new pattern that is launching, a new class, and a free Block download!NEW PATTERN RELEASEI adore this month's Stashbuster Quilt, Turning Up Pumpkins.  You can make this fabulous quilt with stash, scraps, or new fabric.   The pumpkins are made with 10-11 Fat Quarters. I selected Moda's Fig Tree's All Hallow Eve and then supplemented with a few older Moda Fat Quarters.  The setting blocks are made with yardage; 1 yards darker gray and 1/2 yard lighter gray.  Add 2 yards Background and a fabulous border and you are all set!This is the perfect Fall pattern design, you can use similar-in-color Fat Quarters to make up your Pumpkins (or even Apples) .  You could even go with Halloween theme fabric and make this more of a Halloween quilt.    You don't have to use gray for your setting, as black fabric or brown fabric would wo…

Clue #12 of Holiday Solstice

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We are at the end of August!  I can not believe it. Some weeks drag while others fly.  The past few weeks have flew by.  While I've been quiet on Social Media, I've been working away.   i have a lot of neat things happening over the next few weeks.   I'm almost back on schedule, therefore I plan on returning to bit more to on Social Media. Some exciting next couple of weeks