Block of the Month


Virtual Quilting Bee

Posted on July 26th, by Amy in Block of the Month, Tutorial. 8 comments

Hi there! I’m excited to share a block tutorial with you today! My friend, Amy Smart has been hosting a fun Virtual Bee with a great quilt in the works. If you haven’t been following along yet, it’s not too late to join in the fun – get all the details HERE.

I selected a quick block that you can chain piece in no time! Let’s get started -

Cutting instructions :

From the red print, cut:

2 strips 1 1/2″ x 20″

1 square 3″ x 3″

From the aqua print, cut:

1 strip 1 1/2″ x 20″

1 square 3″ x 3″

From the white bunting print, cut:

1 strip 1 1/2″ x 20

2 squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

Piecing the … Read More »



Christmas Ornament Hop

Posted on November 6th, by Amy in Block of the Month, embroidery. 254 comments

The holiday’s will be here before we know it and to help you get ready for them, we have a fun filled blog hop just for you!

The 2012 Aurifil designers have gotten together and designed some wonderful Christmas ornaments that are quick, easy and perfect for gift giving.

We will be bringing you 3 blogs each Tuesday for four weeks…that’s 3 ornaments each week for a total of twelve perfect little bits of holiday cheer!

Today I’m starting the hop off with Sherri and Gail – visit their blogs to collect all the patterns! There are wonderful thread prizes at the end of the hop too! Enter to win by leaving a comment on each participating post. 

Our family loves to collect ornaments, year to year, and I’m so excited to make ornaments over … Read More »



Sew Red for Women – November Tutorial

Posted on November 3rd, by Amy in Block of the Month. 13 comments

I’m so proud to be part of the Sew Red for Women blog hop!

Sew Red for Women was created to raise awareness of Heart Disease among women by way of creativity and camaraderie within the modern sewing community.  You can read more about the hop and find information about the other bloggers involved here. Today, I am sharing a tutorial for a 12″ block!

It’s a simple heart hst mosaic block! Unknowingly similar to last months block, but fun none the less.

I have a love of heart quilts, one of my early real/big quilts was all 6″ hearts, and with the focus on heart health, I was inspired to make a heart block.

I used just two fabrics, from the bella solid cut two  3 1/2″ squares, … Read More »



Aurifil Designer of the Month

Posted on September 6th, by Amy in Block of the Month. 7 comments

Earlier this week, Joe and I met for lunch after Owen’s first day of Kindergarten (he’s having fun!!) and I couldn’t help but snap a pic of the leaves on the mountainside.

I LOVE the crisp evenings of fall, and the bright colors as the leaves change. I’ve posted about them before, here and here – there’s some beautiful views of our valley in there too.

All that to say, when I was assigned the month of September for the Aurifil Designer of the Month the leaves were my first thought for embroidery design!

It’s simple and fun, and a great addition to the other blocks already designed this year – I hope you like it.

Visit the Aurifil blog for a pattern and an interview, of me!

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Blogger’s Block of the Month

Posted on August 25th, by Amy in Block of the Month, Tutorial. 9 comments

Hi all!  I’m happy to be sharing a block for Jackie’s BOM project today! If you haven’t been following along, it’s not too late to jump in and make some great blocks. I can’t wait to see all the blocks together – Jackie has been collecting them all year!

Let’s get started!

For my block, you need four fabrics with good contrast.

From each of the four fabrics, cut:
1 square 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ then cut into quarter triangles (we will only use one)
1 square 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ then cut into half triangles
1 square 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″

To decide on layout, place the four quarter triangles in the center, then add the half triangles in the corners and squares. Make sure you love the fabrics that have been paired together, and get ready to sew!

Sew  two quarter triangles together to make … Read More »



A Challenge and Block of the Month

Posted on June 5th, by Amy in Block of the Month. 2 comments

Hi all!  I’m wrapping up a few details from Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, and getting our family adjusted to a summer “schedule”. I’ll be in and out for a week or so, I think!

I have some links for you though ::

The Salt Lake MQG has set up a great challenge for anyone willing to take it on.  Check out all the details here, and see what you can win!

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The Blogger’s Block of the Month is up and so great! Follow along with your favorite fabrics, for a great personal quilt.

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And the Aurifil block is up too! Learn more about Pam, the designer, and get this free pattern here.

I’ll be back soon with a bit of sewing :)

Amy

 

 


Blocks of the Month

Posted on May 3rd, by Amy in Block of the Month. 3 comments

Hey there!  Have you been keeping up with the Block of the Month programs online?  With the arrival of May (how’d that happen?) there’s another set of beautiful new blocks to make.

The Aurifil blog has a great feature on Thimbleanna, and her adorable Maypole stitchery too! Post your finished block in the flickr pool and be entered to win a thread kit. I know I always need more thread!

Jackie’s Block of the Month is moving along too!  Visit Amy at Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts for her fab block.

 

And the Sew Red for Women block is due up today too! I’m looking forward to seeing this one!

I can’t wait to see your blocks -

Amy


Catching up!

Posted on March 13th, by Amy in Block of the Month, give away. 7 comments

I have a few things to share today!  First up the winner from last weeks giveaway courtesy of The Quilting Garden, this fab Sassy bundle goes to -

Congratulations Sarah – check your inbox, and get back to me!

You can learn more about Ronnie and The Quilting Garden by following these links:

newsletter ~shop ~ blog ~ facebook

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Have you seen the March block for Aurifil?

Victoria of Bumble Beans has designed this adorable stitchery – check out the post for more about Victoria, and how you can win some Aurifil thread.

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Yesterday, I received an email from Darlene at SewCalGal, letting me know I was nominated in the Golden Quilter Awards!  Big thanks to whoever nominated me!  You all can vote for your favorites through the end of the … Read More »


Craftsy Block of the Month :: Giveaway Winner!

Posted on March 5th, by Amy in Block of the Month, give away. 5 comments

Thank to everyone that participated in the giveaway last week!  If you are looking for another BOM to join, check out the comments, there are lots of great ones happening.

Special thanks to my friends at Fat Quarter Shop for the giveaway!

The winner is:

Congratulations – you have an email from me in your inbox!


Craftsy Block of The Month Tour & Giveaway!

Posted on February 29th, by Amy in Block of the Month, give away. 266 comments

Welcome the Craftsy Block of the Month Tour!  It’s a great program and I’m excited to share it with you!

First, do you know about Craftsy?

Craftsy offers online courses about all of your favorite crafty topics – taught by amazing instructors. Craftsy courses are online, so they are available to you anytime you want for as long as you want – they have no scheduled class times, so you can enjoy them entirely on your own schedule. Each course is taught by an acclaimed instructor and consists of several hours of HD-quality video content… but Craftsy courses are much more than just video! While taking a Craftsy course, you can:

Ask your instructor questions, upload photos, and get personalized responses
Participate in discussions with your classmates
Access supporting course materials – including patterns and helpful tips & tricks
Bookmark … Read More »


Lacking Motivation

Posted on February 27th, by Amy in bag, Block of the Month. 13 comments

This weekend passed me by, and I barely sewed a stitch!  I found myself with lots of ideas but no motivation to set things up and make progress!  Most notable, I know the bag I want to make.  I want to alter this pattern to make it better, and actually offer it as a pattern.  Now to get started!

I really like the bag, but after carrying it for a few months, I was finding little issues that I had with it, so I’m planning to make some alterations, and cut up some bright springy fabrics to make it!

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With no sewing to share, I thought I ought to remind you to check out the BOM with Jackie!  Amy has a great tutorial up, really all the blocks have been great!  Join … Read More »



Winner & Aurifil News

Posted on February 1st, by Amy in Block of the Month, give away. 4 comments

Hi all!  I’m impressed with all that you have managed to finish so far in 2012!  The winner of the Canton Village Quilt Works bundle,

is –

Congratulations Vicki!  Look for an email from me soon.

You can learn more about Jackie and Canton Village Quilt Works by following these links:

newsletter ~shop ~ blog ~ facebook ~ podcasts ~ itunes  ~ youtube

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The latest Aurifil block has been made available today!  Did I tell you that there are drawings for Aurifil prizes each month?  Simply make the block and post a picture to the flickr group and you could win!

Visit the Aurifil blog to download this adorable pattern, and learn more about Sherri Falls of“This and That” pattern company, the designer this month.

I can’t believe it’s February already! ~ Amy






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