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Best of the 60 ~ Let's Organize your Fabric!

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T- 1 week, to the kick off of the Best of the 60's!  Hopefully!  My goal is to kick of the Mystery next week.  However, we have a group that selected A Blooming Bunch, that is awaiting their fabric.  It has been suck on a cargo ship, Moda, Pennington Quilt Work, The Yankee Quilter and I are constantly monitoring it.    I put together this message, figuring it would be the easiest way to explain it.  W hile we have about 50 people waiting on A Blooming Bunch fabric, we have over 200 who have their fabric, so we are trying to keep the recently pushed back date of November 20th to start the Mystery.  However, if A Blooming Bunch is going to get to the majority of people after November 24th, a few days after Clue 1's current release date, I will have to push it back a week or so.  All others will need to understand.  We are taking it day by day, and I expect to make the decision mid-next week. Everyone participating in the Best of the 60's; please watch the video, so you unders

2 weeks to Best of the 60's Quilt Mystery!

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 We are just two weeks away.  Today, I want to cover picking your own fabric for the Best of the 60's Mystery! Maybe you need help with picking a background fabric or pulling from stash.   Let me take you through some examples belows. Note:  If you belong to the Clue & Class Membership , I released a 45 minute video on things to think about when pulling your fabric.  Make sure to check it out, it is in the " Let's get started " section of the curriculum.   SPECIAL EVENT Also, tomorrow, Saturday, Nov 7th at 10:30am, I will be going FACEBOOK LIVE from The Yankee Quilter.  Make sure to tune in!  Submit your questions.   Pulling your Fabric Selection Okay, let's talk fabric! I went to my Alison Glass Fat Quarter bin, and tried to pull a full color wheel of fabric.  This is an option, as it would give you unlimited Complementary Color plans.  I used this select to make my "test" blocks.  

Stashbuster Tuesday - Winter Celebrations!

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  It is StashBUSTER Tuesday!     Once again, I've partnered up with some fabulous quilt designers for   Quilt Block Mania !   It's all about Winter Celebrations this Month!   With this month being crazy busy, I'm already sending 4 patterns to the printer this week. I decided to picked a favorite Block from a published pattern.   In Flight  is a fabulous pattern and would be perfect to make in those favorite holiday fabrics you've picked up over the years,  If In Flight were written today,  it could go into my StashBUSTER series, as it only uses one tool, the Studio 180 Design Wing Clipper. In Flight by Michelle Renee Hiatt

Best of the 60's Must Haves and Schedule

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I'm ready to announce the official schedule for the Best of the 60's!    This week's I've spoken to the Fabric Manufactures and Quilt Shops that are kitting my fabric selections.  Fabric has arrived in a few of the shops and is on it's way to other shops.  All of the Quilt Shops are expected to have the fabric by the 13th of November.  Given them a few day to kit it and get it to you.   Best of the 60's Start Date & Schedule Therefore, the Best of the 60's Quilt Mystery will kick-off on Friday, November 20th!

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. 

Holiday Solstice Revealed!

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 Tada!  Holiday Solstice Revealed!  Holiday Solstice - Fig Christmas II(without Final Border)

Quilt Block Mania- Sisterhood Block

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It is StashBUSTER Tuesday!     Once again, I've partnered up with some fabulous quilt designers for   Quilt 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's !  NEW PATTERN RELEASE This 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, the   Studio 180 Design V Block .   One tool, one technique, two fabulous blocks and two quilt sett

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 o

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 RELEASE I adore this month's Stashbuster Quilt, Turning Up Pumpkins .   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 f

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

Holiday Solstice #11

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Well you have made it to Clue #11!   You should be very proud of yourselves.  This is probably the toughest Mystery I've done to date.   I'm so proud and thrilled with all the photos of completed Blocks and Center being posted in the  Holiday Solstice Facebook group .   This week's block, is slightly easier....  We are still dealing with little units but not as intricate.  Hear the Bells is made up of V Block Units and Square Squared Units.   Clue #11 Hear the Bells I have a few reminders and tips below, but first I want to remind you of a few things I have going on.  Now that summer is wrapping up , many of you may find yourself looking for fall projects.  I wanted to remind you about my Timeless with a Twist, Technique Building Series. Technique Building Series - On Demand I just released Month 3's lessons.  Month 3 alone has over 90 minutes of step-by-step instruction.  Each month, in addition to the Block's techniques, I feature an in-depth lesson on a particul

Wow! Clue #10 of Holiday Solstice!

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Can you believe we are on week 10???  Oh my goodness, we are 8 weeks away from the reveal.   If you read my newsletter this week, you know I've been a bit absence on social media this last week or so, I've just needed to recharge.  I have a lot of deadlines that needed attention, plus a ton of coordination/paperwork to be performed with the cancelling of two of our largest retreats.   It is so sad, but times are still leaving people here in the northeast afraid to have large events in person.  We are hoping that some people will join us virtually.  In fact, if there are a few spots left we might open those up next week to other quilters.  So stay tuned. Also this coming week, I will be opening up my Online/On Demand Color class to Early Birds.  So make sure you have subscribe to get my Online Class Launch emails.  You can do that at: Online Class Alerts Now on to Holiday Solstice.  Block 10 is Grandmother's House.  - I just love it.  Really cool Block make with  V Block ™ ,