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Sunset on the Sound - Clue #7 & Quilt Events!

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You know what day it is?  Thank goodness it is Friday!  Long week!  

Which means another clue is revealing!  Yeah!  Everyone is doing so well keeping up and showing their fabulous fabric choices in the SOTS Facebook group.  We currently have 245 members in the FB group, and the weekly Mystery Clue is averaging about 550 unique downloads a week!  We've had so new folks join us in the last few weeks and they seem to be catching up too!

Last week I had the great pleasure of sharing a long weekend with 10 fabulous women at my Quilter's Choice Retreat, at the Strong House Inn.  We shared, laughed and sewed!  Make sure to check out the progress these ladies made on my Sew On the Go Facebook Page!
If you are interested in joining one of my smaller retreats, my Quilting in Vermont appearances for the 2019-2020 season are now available for booking.  Details can be found on my Retreat page or on Strong House Inn's website.  The dates and projects are:

(FALL) November 7th-10th, 2019 ~…

Twilight Chic Blog Hop and Sunset on the Sound Clue #6

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Yeah it's Friday!  This week I have a special treat, not only am I revealing Clue # 6 of my Sunset on the Sound Mystery Series, but I'm hosting the Studio 180 Design & Island Batik Twilight Chic Blog Hop.



Available today only, I'm offering the free pattern, of the project, I selected to make with the Twilight Chic Fabric, Deb Tucker’s signature collection for Island Batik, designed by Kathy Engle!

Let me tell you more about it.   A few weeks back I was asked if I wanted to participate in the Studio 180 Design & Island Batik Twilight Chic Blog Hop, and of course I said yes!  I love Island Batik fabric and the colors that Deb elected to be in her signature line. 

I've been in my "Timeless with a Twist" book mode, and I was working on one of the extra projects for the first book, the Spring Has Come Table Runner and thought to myself, wow, using the fabrics from Deb's collection would make a great Fall Has Come version!

So, when the fabric arrived la…

Sunset on the Sound Clue #5 & Twilight Chic Blog Hop

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Clue #5?  Woohoo!  We are cruising right along with these clues.  I'm so thankful for all the fabulous feedback on the pictorials I've been giving on this blog, the directions in the downloads, and the manageability of this Sunset on the Sound Mystery Series.

After today's clue information, I have some exciting new about the Twilight Chic Blog Hop that I'm participating in next week.  Make sure to check out the announcement below!  There is a prize!

Before I get started on today's clue, if you are just joining us for the Sunset on the Sound Mystery Series, you can get details on Fabric Requirements or details on the series in my early blog posts: start withJoin Me for my Mystery Blog Post.   Then go to Clue #1Blog Post,  Clue #2 Blog Post, Clue #3 Blog Post, and then Clue #4 Blog PostMake sure you download all the clues, as I discovered today I have limitation of 6 items for download.  So, next week I will be removing Clue #1 to put up Clue #6.

Also, if you want to…

Victory ~ Timeless with a Twist 48 Block Setting

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Victory!  The 48 Block Setting of Timeless with a Twist is ready!  It will be available for download through Sunday, February 3rd.    It's a King Size!


Victory is made with (48) Timeless with a Twist Blocks,  Light/Medium Flying Geese, Background/Medium Flying Geese, Cornerstones and sashing.

•This quilt setting will work with any of the Timeless with a Twist Blocks, the 48 Blocks pictured are not required, I included blocks 1-48.
•Both of these Flying Geese are small but fabulous!

Note: You can opt to go scrappy, replacing the Medium Squares with assorted scraps left over from the series.   I'm telling you - Totally fabulous!

Detailed instructions are provided in the download which is available through Sunday, February 3rd.    So, get out those Wing Clippers and Quilter's Magic Wands and get busy!  Remember to share your finished quilt via email or in the Timeless with a Twist Facebook Group:
Timeless with a Twist Facebook Group

That's it for today, I have to get sewi…

Sunset on the Sound Mystery Clue #4

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Are you ready for Clue #4?  Yes, we are already to Clue #4 in my Sunset on the Sound Mystery!  A quarter of the way there!  Some really fabulous inspiring quilters and members of the SOTS Facebook group are keeping up and are really sharing their completed clues in some really fun ways.  I love it! 

Before I get started on today's clue, if you are just joining us, you can get details on Fabric Requirements or details on the series in my early blog posts: start withJoin Me for my Mystery Blog Post.   Then go to Clue #1Blog Post,  Clue #2 Blog Post, then Clue #3 Blog PostMake sure you download all the clues, as I can only only keep five items on my download section.  So, next week I will be removing Clue #1 to put up Clue #5. 

Okay, Clue #4!  Square in a Square!

Clue #4 - We will be using our Accent: (AC) and Color 2: Medium (M2) to make Square in a Square units!  You will need the Square², Square Squared or Large Square Squaredtool for this week's clue.  If you do not have an…

Sunset on the Sound - Clue #3

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I'm posting a little early today since I have to leave to go to my Cabin Fever Retreat, in Southbury, CT.   I hold it each year, on Martin Luther King Weekend, at the Heritage Hotel!  Which is tucked among the picturesque Litchfield Hills in western Connecticut, yet close to Rt 84 and 91.    Looks like old man winter is going to give us a bit of winter mix this weekend, but we will be sewing away!

So, we are up to Clue #3 in the my Sunset on the Sound Mystery!  Are you ready?  Tons of the members of the SOTS Facebook group are keeping up.  We are up to 215 members in the group, plus there are tons of you who aren't on Facebook, who are sending me emails each week.  Last week we had over 500 downloads of clue #2! 

Before I get started on today's clue, if you are just joining us, you can get details on Fabric Requirements or details on the series in my early blog posts: start withJoin Me for my Mystery Blog Post.   Then go to Clue #1Blog Post, then Clue #2 Blog Post.

Okay, Cl…

Sunset on the Sound Clue #2

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Yeah, it's Friday and time for another clue in Sunset on the Sound Mystery!

How are you all doing?  Did you finish Clue #1? 

We had over 500 Clue #1 downloads last week and almost 200 members in our Sunset on the Sound Facebook group!   Based on the SOTS Facebook group, a good portion of participants have completed the first clue.

I shared this remark in the SOTS Facebook group, and it is a bit of a little tease, but I love this quilt so much, I'm hunting for another yard of my background fabric to make my Throw a Queen!   I had enough of everything to get me there but the background.  I thought I found it, but it turned out to be to white, despite the photos, my background is more cream.  Still on the hunt!  I know you all can relate.  We've all been there one time or another right?

Before I get started on today's clue, if you are just joining us, you can get details on Fabric Requirements or details on the series in my early blog posts: start withJoin Me for my Myste…

Mystery Kick-OFF! Sunset on the Sound Mystery Begins!

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Yeah!  The kick-off of my Sunset on the Sound Mystery is here!  Thank you to everyone who plans on participating.  I promise this will be great fun and manageable. 

First off, THANK YOU, to all of those who joined me for my 2018 Timeless with a Twist journey.  I appreciate all the notes you sent or posted last week!  I love hearing from you and I especially love seeing your progress photos.  Please keep them coming!

Okay, for our next journey, I want to get some Sunset on the Sound house-keeping out of the way: 

The most important thing you can do is read my newsletter and especially the blog post each week.  I will provide pictorials of each of the week's clue plus the download with details.  The biggest thank you, you can give me, is to read the information I take the time to prepare, so that you are successful.   While I love hearing from each of you, it is tough to handle 30+ emails each week that are asking information that was already provided, in great detail, here on the bl…

Block 48! Wow we are at the end of Timeless with a Twist!

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Block 48!  Wow we are at the end of Timeless with a Twist!  Can you believe it?  Well, I saved one of the best for last.

Block 48, Blazing Star, published in Ladies Art Company, 1897. 


Later, in June 1934, Nancy Page selected the Blazing Star for third block in her series, the Stars of Many Points Series, in the Lowell Sun.  This block is one of the most published blocks I found, often referred to as several names, including; Morning Star, Star of Le Moyne, Eastern Star, Patriotic Star, Twinkling Star and many more.

Block 47 ~ Liberty Star! Second to last block in the Timeless with a Twist Series!

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Block 43, Liberty Star, credited to Eveline Foland, was published in Kansas City Star, on August 10, 1932.   
This block is a Lemoyne Star, made with three strips pieced into a diamond.  Then, set spinning clockwise, bringing the inner strips together in the center. Finally, the Liberty Lemoyne Star is framed using a set-in seam.  This block was later published as Star of Strips, in 1977 in the Aunt Martha Series, in Bold and Beautiful Quilts (1977).  This is a fabulous block to use in Christmas, Patriotic, or a Quilt of Valor.  The Liberty Lemoyne Star frame will provide a lot of dimension, even in a one block quilt.
We are going to make the Liberty Star, using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star Tool and the Liberty Lemoyne Technique.  Similar to the Banded Lemoyne of last week, this technique is available as one of the Lemoyne Technique Sheets.    I've provided a pictorial of this technique below.