Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Week 6 | Long Time Gone Sew-along | Plus a Star Block

Hello, hello! We are back this week with a block that I definitely struggled with. My OCD was all over the place with this one but in the end I'm so happy with it. We're working this week on the Plus a Star block!

This is an easy one to put together but requires a bit of planning in advance. If you have a design wall it will definitely come in handy, if not make use of your bed, couch, floor, bust out the refrigerator magnets... you get the idea! Are we ready to get this one done? Let's go!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Week 5 | Long Time Gone Sew-along | Trip Around the World Block

Time is just flying by! We're already into week five of the Long Time Gone Sew-along! How did that happen?! Today's block is a fun one to plan if a little bit fiddly to put together. Say hello to the Trip Around the World block!

I had my mind set from the jump that this one would be blue, but there were quite a few changes made along the way. And a lot of fabric cut and not used. But all totally worth it! So, are we all ready to get going?!

Monday, April 10, 2017

A Dapper Gridlock

Things are looking quite dapper around here if I do say so myself! I finished up this quilt top recently and wanted to share. It's still in flimsy form as it's for my little sis for her birthday today and I thought I'd let her pick the backing fabric for it. I'm nice like that, haha!

I started with some prints from Tim Holtz's newest line, Dapper and added in some favourites, from all of his previous lines I think. And they play so nicely together!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Week 4 | Long Time Gone Sew-along | Jacobs Ladder Block

Welcome back everyone for another fun block! This one just might be my favourite so far!
We are going to be taking on the Jacobs Ladder Block today and there are endless possibilities for fabric and layout options!

Mine has a bit of a fireworks kind of feel to it doesn't it? I love it! Okay, are you all ready to make your Jacobs Ladder block?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Week 3 | Long Time Gone Sew-along | Crosses of the U.K. block

Hello and welcome everyone! We've moved into week three of the Long Time Gone Sew-along and I have to say, the blocks you guys are making are just gorgeous! Today's block is a fun one that gives a little bit of room for some cute fussy cuts! Say hello to the Crosses of the U.K block!!

crosses of the U.K. block

I love the X`s in the background of the block and couldn't resist cutting my prints to maximize the directional feel of them!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Week 2 | Long Time Gone Sew-along | Square in a Square Stars Block

Hello again all and welcome to week two of the fabulously fun Long Time Gone Sew-along! Today we are tackling the Square in a Square Stars block and there is all kinds of room for some great fussy cuts! 

square in a square stars

For all the pieces in this block it is actually quite easy, two basic units are all that are needed to make up this block, flying geese and and square in square blocks. Easy peasy, shall we get started?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Week 1 | Long Time Gone Sew-along | Bow Tie Block

Hello everyone and welcome to the start of the Long Time Gone Sew-along!!
I'm so very excited to finally start on this epic adventure with you all! I truly hope you all enjoy this wild ride and come out the end with a quilt that you love! 
Without further ado shall I introduce you to this weeks block?

Say hello to the Bow Tie Block!

bow tie block

This super cute block is such a nice, easy start for us! But don't let it's simplicity fool you, there is so much potential for fun to be had!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

LONG TIME GONE SAL - keeping yourself organized!

One week friends!! We only have one week to go and then it's on like Donkey Kong!!
Are you all ready? There still time to join Angie, Marti and I on this most exciting (slightly crazy) adventure!

Today I'm just popping in really quick to share some tips and tricks I use for staying on track and keeping organized while sewing. Nothing worse than getting halfway through a project and realizing you've lost the fabrics you've been using, or used them in another project or even put the blocks you've already made in a "safe location" so they wouldn't get lost. I have LOTS of "safe places" in my house. 

organizing your sewing projects

Shall we get started?

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

LONG TIME GONE SAL; Fabric Selection, Bundles and Discount Codes

Hello, Hello!

I've been looking forward to this post the most in our Long Time Gone Sew-along journey! This is my absolute favourite part of making a quilt. I could honestly make stacks of pretty fabrics all day, is that a job? Could I do that for a living do you think? Hmm...

Okay, back on track here people. I hope this post will help you out, even if only to inspire you! Because sometimes a little inspiration is all you need. Or a crazy friend that somehow manages to talk you into joining her on an epic quilty adventure. Not that my rubber arm needed much twisting! Having already tackled Jen Kingwell's Gypsy Wife I was more than willing to jump head first into this project with Angie!

So without further ado, shall we get started?

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Long Time Gone Sew-along Sponsors!

Today is the day!!! Well, not the day. We're not starting yet. No, today is the day we get to share with you some of the wonderful prizes our generous sponsors have put together for you! And wow, you guys are so lucky! These prizes are awesome!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Welcome to the Long Time Gone Sew-along!

I'm so very excited to be making another one of Jen Kingwell's fabulous quilts! And equally excited that so many people are wanting to join in! Angie, (@gnomeangel) my quilty partner in crime for this event, has been receiving emails daily asking for more information. So without further ado, we bring you the first installment! Grab a snack, it's a lot of information!