Quilting Valentines Printable

February 3rd, 2014

I’m not a person who is super into Valentines Day. However, I will never turn down the chance to tell someone they are awesome. And if it is in the form of bad pun, then even better.

So I was thinking: how do you tell a fellow quilter Happy Valentines Day? How about with some cheesy (in a good way) little cards to give out to friends!

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I created these 3 Valentines in a print version or you can download them each in a digital version, perfect for emailing. I hope you will share them and have fun telling your quilting friends how much you enjoy their friendship.

Download the print version:
Quilting Valentine Printable PDF

Download digital versions to email to your blogging friends:
Bound to be friends
Sew Sweet
Keep me in stitches

I hope you enjoy!
Michelle

Sunday Stash | 04

February 2nd, 2014

I recently picked up these Dear Stella confetti fabrics and I’m in love. I think they would look great together for a valentines day project. But let’s be honest, if I start one now, it won’t be ready until next valentines day :)

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(from left)
Mini Confetti Grey
Confetti Dot Shell
Mini Confetti Mint
Confetti Sparkle White (Metallic)
Confetti Dot Coral

Tomorrow I will have a fun valentines printable to share! Be sure to come back and check it out.

Barn Door QAL Update – WIP Wednesday

January 29th, 2014

I’ve been complaining that this is the first January ever without any snow. Well, I woke up this morning to 6 inches of fresh powder! Wahoo! I didn’t want to expose my precious camera to the snow, so I hope these iphone photos of my progress on the barn door quilt do it justice. I really love it.

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I ran into some trouble with some of the ends not being quite long enough (I’m looking at you, chambray!), so I decided to cut the end pieces longer and then trim down once I get the pieces together. I was hoping to already have this done when I showed you my progress, but oh well.

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Hopefully the snow will continue to fall and will give me no choice but to stay home and work on this :)

Linking up with Sarah Quilts with this week 4 update as well as WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.

Sunday Stash | 03

January 26th, 2014

I am still adjusting to my new life out in the country. I really don’t get cell service. I drive 45 minutes away once a week for groceries. The most exciting thing that happened today is that I saw two coyotes. It is weird that this is my life. But I’m loving it for the most part.

I do a majority of my fabric shopping online, so it was a treat to go the closest “big” city (over an hour away) last month in search of fabric. At the end of my shopping day, I wandered into a weird building full of craft supplies. I wasn’t expecting to find any good fabric in there, but to my surprise as I browsed the aisles, I started seeing designers I know…

Mainly they had a bunch of older Bonnie and Camille fabrics that I was super excited to see. I picked up two that I have loved for a while. Then I looked over on the clearance rack and Happy Go Lucky was half off! My guess is no one thinks to go there for fabric and so they don’t sell much. I helped them out a bit.

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(from left)
Happy Go Lucky 55065 White aqua
Marmalade 55054 Raspberry
Vintage Modern 55042 Sky
Happy Go Lucky 55061 Aqua

Then, while I was checking out, they had big stacks of yardage for the lowest prices I’ve ever seen for fabric. This place is dangerous. I really stayed strong and only picked these two out for future backings.

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(from left)
Gypsy Vine in Olive by Laura Gunn
Country Floral (White) by Dear Stella (for my EPP quilt!)

It was great to finally get to support my LQS and other local businesses and get some time back in civilization. I think I’ll plan on doing that once every few months. I’ll share more of my purchases next week! There may be some gold sparkle involved.

Linking up with Sunday Stash, this week hosted by the amazing Sarah from Sarah Quilts! Definitely go check out her stash shame (aka abundant fabric awesomeness) this week :)

An Interesting Challenge

January 22nd, 2014

Remember last year when I vowed to send a shot of modernity (and maybe a shot of tequila ;) ) to my local quilt show? Well the time has come friends. And I am freaking out a little.

I decided I wanted to enter their quilt challenge (winning fabric money? yes please), but this came with some rules. And with some fabric…

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I have to feature this fabric in a quilt no bigger than 24×24. I am no art quilter so I have a feeling some tiny piecing is in my future.

This year’s theme is “Life in the forest,” which works for me because I basically live in the forest.

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I want to keep it geometric and abstract. There will be some amazing realistic scenes entered, so I really want to do something totally different. Here is the inspiration for my design:

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Sources (clockwise from upper left):
Sprint Rain Quilt / Forest Print / Alpine Print / Abstract Shapes Print / Landscape Art Quilt / Wander Print

My goal in the next few weeks is to finish sketching my design and then find an ultra fresh color palette to really give this a modern feel.

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Any suggestions would be welcome!! :)

Michelle

Michelle Bartholomew

 

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