We are ALOMST finished packing, although it seems not one more thing will fit into my car! Except for Laura and I of course! Follow us on Instagram, where we will be posting our road trip all the way to Savannah GA!
A few other things to mark down on your QuiltCon Calendar!
**I am doing a BOOK SIGNING at the C&T booth #118 Saturday from 1-2pm
**You will also find books in my booth, #338
**I will be in the Booth Saturday all day, and over my lunch on Thursday & Friday 12:30-1:45
(I will be teaching all day/night Thur & Fri)
Kim, Laura & Susan will be in the booth, be sure to stop by and say hi to the VFW quilts crew!
DON'T FORGET THE BOOTH HOP!
$1,000 VFW prize package
Stop by any of the 5 participating booths to get your post card, visit all booths for your stamp. Fill out and drop off at the last of the five booths you visit, to enter!
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I have already been playing in my solids scrap bins, and am working on a tonal quilt using
Snack set #1. I'm using two colors close in value, to make 9 patch blocks...in every color combo I can find in my scrap bin. That has not stopped me from making more little blocks of the other sets though! Extra Set #6 and #3 keep popping up on my wall as well!
SNOW DAY!!! 6" already, and to think yesterday was 65. sigh.
Today I will finish my binding on the individual coasters/mug rugs I made as well!
I hope you will love playing with these Snack Sets!!
I bet you can't just make one! ( less calories than potato chips!)
If you already have my small diamond template, you can purchase just the pattern, at the link.
We have a couple NEW PATTERNS available! Keep an eye on the "WHAT'S NEW" page!
Pop over to see what other item is NEW that I have not mentioned yet!
Leave a comment here telling what is the item I have not mentioned...and all who guess correctly will be entered into a drawing , and one lucky person will be selected to win, the"said item" On Sunday, January 22nd, 5pm. (see who reads this far) haha.
I have been anxiously awaiting this line! You all know how much I love a good scrappy quilt, well this line does all the WORK for you! LIGHT WORK!
This line focuses on "light" background fabrics, (Low volume, neutral base.) You can use the whole bundle of lights, all together in one quilt! Each light print has various soft colors in them, that make it easy for you to add other pops of color to your design. Blues and whites always look so good... Add in some yellow for soft, french feel, and then take it further with fresh limes, and pinks to make a incredible cozy project...
My NEW Favorite quilt! This LIGHT WORK Quilt KIT will be available online, later today. I'll add a link as soon as it's available.
The PATTERN for this Diamond Work Quilt is coming soon!
This a quilt my daughter and I designed together... Using my BOW TIE Template set, and focusing on the brights with less lights. This fun design gives you multiple shapes and patterns depending on how you layout the blocks with color.
Many of you know me, but a few newbies maybe be popping in from reading out about me at the Aurifil blog today! Pop over to read a interview about my work, and my current collections with Aurifil! Enter the giveaway at the Aurifil Blog.
I do adore my Aurifil threads. A product that consistently gives me the look I want in my work is very important to me. I love having thread that match with my fabric collections. I collect thread like I do fabric...so many lovely colors! Behind me is my STAR STORM pattern and other blocks made using Meadow Storm Fabrics. All available in my website shop. Please stop back at the webshop or my
I'm still working on my selfish little project of making random Victory Block Yellow Pink and Blue blocks... NO DEADLINE! Just a "make-it-because-I-feel-like-sewing-a-bunch-of-random-pieces-together!" We spend Christmas in Nyc before heading to our house Christmas night... So I cut, cut, cut, a whole load of pieces from my scrap bins... so that I can just sew, sew, sew!
My power and lights had been out in my studio so I had been sewing at my kitchen table, but now that it's fixed.... I moved back down stairs... I must say, I love the view sewing in my kitchen!
Do you want to see how they are coming along? No plan, Just making... Putting them up on my wall, Looking at them, the placements will likely change after I make a bunch more blocks...
I had to add in a some pops of Fuchsia...and a wee bit of navy... I like those being my darkest darks to add depth in the quilt... I also like the block that has white "V's" and will add in a few more that will give me more of that look... I like how it punches through the quilt...
One o fly favorite gifts!
Nancy Shamy from Kenziemac Patterns, made me this amazing "BIG BAG" VFW QUILTS bag from my newest fabric line "LIGHT WORK" which will be in stores in mid January!
Here's what I'v been prepping for this week, so i can play and make more this coming week:
I'm continuing to make my scrap Yellow Pink and Blue Victory Block quilt. As I get a new pile of scraps, I cut parts out and leave them stacked up, then when I have free minute to play, I put together one more new block. Only thinking about designing the block to be different then the last one I made.
It's fun relaxing project... No pressure, just make. When it's time to put them together into one quilt I will look to see how the blocks start to connect... This is what I love about this options you have for this template set. You have many choices in the design of the block, and can make some very interesting connections between pattern, and blending of patterns across the block lines! I will be showing you more of the blocks make over the holiday break!
*Any orders placed at vfwquilts.com during our holiday closure, will be shipped January 2nd, 2017
Ahhhh! A few quiet moments at home before everyone is awake! The house is all decorated for the holidays, and I am taking a few minutes to write a few Christmas cards and have my coffee and nosh.
Today we are having SAQA members over for a December meeting/holiday event for a bit before I head over to the Store, and work for the day. So I you are in NYC, come by the store from 12-6 and say hi! ;-)
Speaking of Christmas cards... I posted on Facebook this week about weather or not people still send them.
There were a whole lot of NOPE!
And a few yes's.
The answers are all quite funny and it seems many have very strong ideas about them.
no, it's a waste,
to no it's a silly tradition,
to no, it's a waste of money,
to No, to busy.
To yes! and I send them early,
to Yes, I love sending and receiving them!,
to Yes, but not as many as we used too.
Well, I am still a card sender... We send 250+ cards out every year... I actually prefer cards to gift exchanges! I love getting a card in the mail at the holidays, I know we get busy, so this is a quick,
"Hi friend! Thinking of you over here!" I miss letters, mail etc... I think that whole personal letter from someone who thought to care to stop and do that, I still really special, and is a tradition I really love.
Christmas shopping is one I can do without... I prefer to go out as family and find things to do together. If we have need, we take acre of it, but ultimately, we all have enough stuff... The pressure of finding the best gift or the right gift, is highly over rated. Christmas for me is about being together, with my family, snuggled up on the couch, watching a silly movie and eating good food.
I did, by the way, also ask if I was the only one who had not started Christmas shopping on FB, and had MANY VERY FUNNY (155) responses...
Is it Christmastime? Uh oh...
Nope I'd rather be quilting.
I spent all my money in Houston (Quilt festival) , so....
No time and I hate crowds and long lines....
No shopping but I've made Fruit cakes...
No I'm a professional procrastinator
You mean we were supposed to start by now!!!
Apparently, I am not alone!
Speaking time... My tree skirt that has been under my tree for the past three years, with it's binding unfinished....
We had such fun Saturday at the Store! HATS AND GLOVES GALORE!! We recvd a very large bin overflowing, and all the gloves and hats that are decorating the store. Thanks so much for those who sent Gloves & Hats in! There will be many happy kids staying warm this holiday! Thank you!