Spelling Bee Sew Along: Week 5

 

Get back to school with our Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! We are beyond excited to start week 5 of the Sew Along!

The Spelling Bee Book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuaction and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!

This Sew Along will feature 88 of the blocks from the Spelling Bee Book! Lasting 44 weeks, our Sew Along will feature 2 blocks from the book each week. We are featuring the Capital D and lowercase d blocks in the fifth week of the Spelling Bee Sew Along!

Capital D block by Holly of @holly_draney on Instagram

Holly made her Capital D block using Shine Bright by Simple Simon and Company for Riley Blake Designs.

 

Lowercase d block by Debbie of Happy Little Cottage

Debbie made her lowercase d block using Dear Diary by Minki Kim for Riley Blake Fabrics.

 

 

We have a great group of 40 quilting bloggers joining us for each event. Each week, 2 of the 40 bloggers will be sharing their Spelling Bee blocks with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers for details on what they did with their Spelling Bee blocks! And check out #SpellingBeeSaturday on Instagram to keep up with the fun!

Here is a list of the quilters joining us for the Spelling Bee Sew Along – thanks for joining in on the fun, Quilters!

Spelling Bee Sew Along

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on November 11 for Week 6 of the Spelling Bee Quilt Along!

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Fall Quilt Market 2017: Favorite Collections

Now that Kimberly has had a chance to show you all her many favorite things from Quilt Market, it’s the rest of the team’s turn!  Here are the favorite collections chosen by the rest of the Market team.

Kimberly loved the gorgeous pinks, greens, and grays of Nest by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics!

Kevin was drawn to the Regency Blues Collection by Christopher Wilson-Tate for Moda Fabrics!

Sarah fell in love with the playful nature of the Bunnies & Blossoms collection by Lauren Nash for Penny Rose Fabrics!

Jocelyn couldn’t stop admiring the Mediterraneo collection by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics!

Codi raved about the vibrant colors and designs in the All-Stars collection by Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics!

And Aneri felt Christmas cheer brought on by the Vintage Holiday collection by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics!

Finally, every day during Quilt Market, we had giveaways each day giving away new books and precuts! Here are the winners* of the giveaways:

Congratulations to Linda B, Cheryl H, Callie and Patricia B on their copies of the new It’s Sew Emma  Cake Mix Quilt Book!

Congratulations Terrie D. on her Ella & Ollie and Nest bundles!

Congratulations Tracy H. on her Vintage Holiday and Regency Blues bundles!

Congratulations to Jane on her Pepper & Flax and Home Sweet Home bundles!

*ALL WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED

 

Thank you everyone for following us on our Fall Quilt Market 2017 journey! And thank you to the city of Houston for hosting such a wonderful market! We will see all of you in 2018 for Spring Market!

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Sugar Plum Block Challenge

Whether it be at the Nutcracker or in a dessert, the sugar plum always brings the sweetness of the holidays with it! This holiday season, we are challenging you to make the Sugar Plum Block in our Sugar Plum Block Challenge featuring the Hazel & Plum collection by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics! We have come together with Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts to bring you this challenge.

This iconic block blends colorful fabrics with a beautiful pattern! Here’s what the block looks like:

How to Participate

ANYONE is eligible to participate in this challenge! All you need is the free Sugar Plum Block pattern, some fabric and our Sugar Plum Block Video Tutorial and you’re ready to go! The challenge will run from today, November 2, 2017, to Friday, November 17, 2017. The block challenge will have you make the block and use it in a creative way, whether that be a wall hanging, table runner, garment bag, or something else of your choice!

You will need to have your block made and sewn into a project, photographed and uploaded to this Dropbox by noon (12PM) CST on Friday November 17 to be eligible to participate. The link will expire at 12PM CST on Friday November 17.

This will be a judged challenge. We will be looking for technique and creativity in the project when judging the projects. We will narrow it down to our top 7 choices and then let you decide which projects you like the best! The most important thing is to have fun and let your creativity shine through your project! Also, be sure to share your Sugar Plum Block Challenge projects on Instagram using the hashtag #SugarPlumBlockChallenge so we can see and share your work!

Prizes

Along with any challenge, we have some awesome prizes! We got together with Joanna Figueroa from Fig Tree Quilts to bring the first, second and third place winners great prizes to go along with Joanna’s new Hazel & Plum collection!

FIRST PLACE

SECOND PLACE

THIRD PLACE

 

So if you’re ready, follow along with Kimberly to make your Sugar Plum Block! Be sure to upload your final Sugar Plum project photos to the Dropbox by 12 PM (noon) CST on November 17, 2017 to be eligible to win!

 

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Bella Skillbuilder Month 10

And that’s it folks! Here is our last pattern for month 10 of the Bella Skillbuilder, the Finishing Pattern! Congrats to everyone on their finished quilts!

We have loved seeing all of your progress so far, and we have a Facebook Group for you to share photos of your blocks with other quilters.  Now who’s ready to take on the Finishing Pattern?

Bella Skillbuilder Month 10 – Finishing Pattern

For this month, you will need Fabric A and for binding, Fabric B!

Time to grab our Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits and press play with our friend and the Bella Skillbuilder quilt designer  Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life! Download the free November 2017 pattern and let’s get going!

If you’re just joining us now, you can find all the information and patterns from previous months at our Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Along page!

Some of our quilty friends have hopped on the Bella board to learn some new quilty tips and tricks! Be sure to check out their blogs throughout all 10 months of the quilt along for more Skillbuilder fun!

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Fall Quilt Market 2017: Kimberly’s Favorite Finds

Fall Quilt Market 2017 is officially done and we were blown away by the amazing new collections, patterns, notions, and everything in between! Here is are Kimberly’s Favorite Finds from this Quilt Market in video and list form:

  1. Dessert Sampler Quilt Kit featuring Color Cuts by Moda Fabrics
  2. Ella & Ollie by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics
  3. Peppermint BOM Lane Quilt by It’s Sew Emma
  4. Swell Christmas Quilt Kit by Urban Chiks for Moda Fabrics
  5. The Cake Mix Book by It’s Sew Emma
  6. Let’s Bake Quilt Kit by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Fabrics
  7. Raise the Volume by Art Gallery Fabrics
  8. All Stars by Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics
  9. Home Sweet Home Quilt Kit by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda Fabrics
  10. Aunt Grace Baskets of Scraps Block of the Month by It’s Sew Emma and Marcus Brothers
  11. Feed Sacks: True Blue by Linzee Kull McCray for Moda Fabrics
  12. Pepper & Flax by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics
  13. LemonTree Collection by Tilda

 

And those are all of Kimberly’s favorites from this year! Thank you everyone for joining us on our Quilt Market journey! Stay tuned for the  FQS staff picks and the winners of the market giveaways!

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Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along: Week 9

Welcome to our Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along featuring the Tablerunner Bliss Book! We are officially on Week 9 of this quilt along and it’s hard to believe we only have one week left!

Tablerunner Bliss is  by Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company and features 20 gorgeous tablerunners for a stylish home. Every time you gather around the table with your friends and family, treat each occasion with a stylish tablerunner!

This Quilt Along will feature each of the 20 tablerunners in the Tablerunner Bliss Book! Broken down into 10 weeks, our Quilt Along will feature 2 tablerunners each week. We are featuring the Picnic Tablerunner and the Rhinestone Tablerunner in week 9 of this Quilt Along!

Picnic Tablerunner by Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio

The Picnic Tablerunner is made using Snowfall by Minick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics.

 

Rhinestone Tablerunner by Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff

The Rhinestone Tablerunner is made using Savannah by Gingiber for Moda Fabrics.

 

We have an awesome group of 20 quilting bloggers joining us for this event. Each week, 2 of the 20 bloggers will be sharing their assigned tablerunner with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers to see what they had to say about their tablerunners!

Here is a list of the amazing quilting bloggers for the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along – thanks for joining in on the fun quilters!

Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along Schedule

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on October 31 for Week 9 of the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along!

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Sew Sampler Reveal October 2017

We are back again for another Sew Sampler Box reveal! This month we got a little wild when creating this fun box for you! This month’s retail value is over $62! Scroll on down and check out what we included this month. If you are not yet subscribed, be sure you do so you receive our November box!

 

October Sew Sampler Box Reveal Photo

Mesa Valley Spirit Animal Fat Quarter Bundle by Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics

Get a glimpse of the secret, hidden depths of Mother Nature’s wild side! Spirit Animal by Tula Pink draws its essence from creatures easily missed by the naked eye, infused with vivid, electric colors.

View the entire collection here.

Mesa Valley Fat Quarter Bundle

Everything Mary Zip Around Sewing Kit by Everything Mary

The Everything Mary Zip Around Sewing Kit is the perfect little kit to throw in your bag for travel. It comes in a beautiful grey polka-dot print with pink zipper, and is made of durable microfiber material. It’s perfect for those last minute travel sewing emergencies.

The kit contains 18 items including assorted threads, scissors, seam ripper, seam guide, measuring tape and more!

View Everything Mary products here.

Bitty Buddy
Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive

This is the perfect storage for your trimmings and snippets. Lightweight and collapsible, packs easily for your classes or use at home in your sewing room.

View more items from The Gypsy Quilter here.

Poke-a-Dots Sticky Thimbles by Jillily Studio

Poke-A-Dots are little sticky thimbles that you can place on your fingertip. Position them anywhere you need them so you don’t get poked. They not only protect your finger, but  they are grippy so they help you to pull your needle through the tough spots.

Great for hand sewing binding, attaching a button, hand-applique & embroidery.

Includes 24 dots in a cute round tin.

Mesa Valley Quilt Pattern
Sew Sampler Exclusive

Venture to the West to find the inspiration for Mesa Valley. Like its namesake, the blocks in this quilt may look simple, but layers of color create an eye-catching dimensional formation.

Finished size: 60 1/2″ x 71″

 

Mesa Valley Finishing Kit

Now you can make a quilt just like ours! Now offering a Mesa Valley Finishing Kit that includes your background and binding. How easy is that?

Basket Block #7 Recipe Card Designed by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet

Sew along with us each month as we create these charming basket blocks featuring Confetti Cotton Solids by Riley Blake Designs! This pattern contains instructions to make 5 1/2″, 10 1/2″ and 15 1/2″ unfinished square blocks!

 

We’re sew excited for the 2017 Basket Sew Sampler Quilt, and we can’t wait to show you all of the fun block designs that Lori Holt has come up with! We’ve even put together a 2017 Basket Blocks Sew Sampler Bundle for you to purchase so that you have everything ready to go when you get your Sew Sampler box and recipe card each month!

Sew Sampler Subscription Quilting Box: June 2017 - Basket Block Fat Quarter BundleWe’ve got more fun in store for you next month, so be sure you’re subscribed to the Sew Sampler Box to get in on all of the treats!

Fall Quilt Market 2017: Sunday

It’s the last day of Quilt Market and we tried to squeeze as much quilting goodness into the day as we could! Between meetings and appointments, we finished walking the show to make sure we didn’t miss anything. Hope you were able to experience the fun at Quilt Market through our Instagram posts and stories. We loved meeting old friends and making new ones and want to thank Houston for yet another great Quilt Market experience!

Here are some of the things we were able to catch on our last day at Fall Quilt Market 2017:

Vanessa of Lella Boutique did it again with her collection Nest! Such a gorgeous collection; we cannot wait to get our hands on it!

Stacy Iest Hsu showed us her Home Sweet Home collection! Definitely brings the sweet to any home!

We loved the window shop style booth that showcased this “deer” Flora and Fawn collection by Amanda Herring!

The perfect quilt for the man in your life, the Hank Quilt in Hank & Clementine by Swirly Girl Designs brings an earthy lumberjack aura to your quilt!

We got a look at Bristle Creek Farmhouse at the Marcus booth and the awesome BOM quilt we will be having featuring that amazing collection from Paula Barnes!

Went to the Cotton & Steel booth to see all of the amazing work done by Rifle Paper Co.!  Every group is just lovely.

We loved The Apple Quilt in the Kinder collection by Heather Ross featured at Windham Fabrics, plus a joyful dose of her Christmas line Sugarplum!

Loved seeing all of the cute animals in Delightful Desert in the fabric collection Terrarium by Elizabeth Hartman!

We loved meeting with Edyta Sitar and seeing her new collection Sequoia! Such a versatile collection, with homey browns and sweet reds for everyone.

Longarmers rejoice! Aurifil Thread is now selling longarm thread, starting with 50 colors, and it has rave reviews. We can’t wait to try it out.

We’re finishing off our Fall Quilt Market 2017 experience with one last giveaway! Today, we are giving away Pepper & Flax by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics and Home Sweet Home by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda Fabrics. In order to win the final two Market bundles, fill out the form below! Good luck and thank you for following our journey through this year’s Fall Quilt Market!

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Stay tuned for a wrap up on Monday on the blog to see our top picks from Fall Quilt Market 2017! And be sure to check out our Instagram because we will be back at it filming a new video for you with a special guest!

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Fall Quilt Market 2017: Saturday

And we have wrapped up Day 1 of Quilt Market 2017. It was an amazing, whirlwind day packed with wonderful fabrics, quilts and notions.  No matter how much we saw, we just could not get enough! Come join us for another day of meeting familiar faces, meeting new peers, and discovering all that’s new in the quilt world! Let’s take a look at the highlights from our first day of adventure at Quilt Market:

Moda blew us away with their gorgeous booth, themed I Dream of Moda! We were blown away not only by their booth, filled with dreamcatchers and constellations, but also the booths of their amazing designers of course!

We got to take a look at all of the Moda capsets of all their diverse, color-filled, Market-fresh lines! We loved seeing all that will be coming up on the Fat Quarter Shop page!

Forget salt and pepper, we think Pepper & Flax by Corey Yoder is our seasoning of choice this year!

Christmas came early with Bonnie & Camille’s new collection Vintage Holiday! This duo knows how to wow us – look for subtle metallics in their first Christmas collection!

Joanna from Fig Tree Quilts showed us her newest collection, Ella & Ollie! Such fun and bright colors to add to any quilt, and we love how she pairs it with Moda denim and Mochi Linen for extra pop and texture!

Lori Holt did it again with the Let’s Bake Quilt for Riley Blake Designs!  This quilt stays completely true to the curated “clutter” in Lori’s vintage kitchen!

We were so proud to display our Block of the Month quilt, Aunt Grace Box of Scraps, at the Marcus Fabrics booth! It is It’s Sew Emma’s first time designing a block of the month for Marcus, and we were honored to use Judie Rothermel’s collection!

Completely in love with Tula Pink, her booth, her new notions, her new collections Pom Pom & Stripes and All Stars, and her Pom Pom Quilt!

We got a really good look at the gorgeous Cadence Court Quilt made with the Foundations collection by Sassafras Lane Designs! Shayla says it’s not as hard as it looks!

We took a quick trip with the Day Trip collection by Dana Willard! Fell head over heels in love with the All Roads Lead to Tacos sign, lady after our own taco lovin’ hearts!

Got a look at the From the Heart Quilt and it definitely stole our hearts!

We met Violet Craft who showed us her breathtaking collection, Palm Canyon, to make her quilt Atomic Starburst!

 

And that’s a wrap on Day 1 at Quilt Market 2017! Of course, we can’t forget that with another day at Quilt Market done, we have another GIVEAWAY! Today, we are giving away the Fat Quarter Bundles for Vintage Holiday by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics and Regency Blues by Christopher Wilson-Tate for Moda Fabrics! In order to win these gorgeous bundles, fill out the form below! Good luck Quilters!

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Spelling Bee Sew Along: Week 4

 

Get back to school with our Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! We are beyond excited to start week 4 of the Sew Along!

The Spelling Bee Book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuaction and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!

This Sew Along will feature 88 of the blocks from the Spelling Bee Book! Lasting 44 weeks, our Sew Along will feature 2 blocks from the book each week. We are featuring the Apple and Bee blocks in the fourth week of the Spelling Bee Sew Along!

Apple Block by Sharon of Lilabelle Lane (@lilabellelane)

Sharon made her Apple Block using The Good Life by Bonnie & Camille of Moda Fabrics.

Bee Block by Joanna of @cottonjo on Instagram

Joanna made her Bee Blocks using Bee Basics by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Fabrics and Chestnut Street by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics.

 

We have a great group of 40 quilting bloggers joining us for each event. Each week, 2 of the 40 bloggers will be sharing their Spelling Bee blocks with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers for details on what they did with their Spelling Bee blocks! And check out #SpellingBeeSaturday on Instagram to keep up with the fun!

Here is a list of the quilters joining us for the Spelling Bee Sew Along – thanks for joining in on the fun, Quilters!

Spelling Bee Sew Along

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on November 4 for Week 5 of the Spelling Bee Quilt Along!

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