Monday, October 19, 2015

Thimble Blossoms Sampler Week 5 - Flower Patch

Hey there!

I am running a little late again with my sewing (sorry about that!), but I am happy to be popping in to share this really fun (and ginormous!) block for this week's installment in the Thimble Blossoms Sampler.

This week, we're sewing one complete Flower Patch block, which is four units sewn together.  This block includes some fusible applique and I did a small zig zag stitch to secure mine to the foundation squares.  Then made sure to pin the intersections of points so they'd match up nice and pretty!

For the next week, we'll be making Clambake blocks and I wanted to check my layout a little in thinking about distributing colors throughout my quilt.  So, I thought I'd take this opportunity to show you how things are looking and also give you a variation or two for the top row to make your quilt your own, if you like!

First, let me apologize for the sun & wind that made these photos not what I hoped ... ;-)

But anyway ...  this is the original plan with the nine patch blocks on the ends and the three stars in the middle.

You can also move the nine patches between the stars, so it alternates blocks across the top.

And finally, you can sew the nine patches together in pairs and alternate between the stars like this ... 

I am leaning toward option two, but may still change my mind.  Which one do you like the best?

That's all for now!  I am headed to Quilt Market on Wednesday and will do my best to get my Clambake section pieced before I leave, but it may get posted early next week.

If you are just joining along, learn more about the QAL here.  (And remaining kits are now on sale while they last!) 

Happy Sewing!  :-) 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

New Curated Collections

Hey there!  One of my favorite parts of quilting is pulling fabrics, mixing and matching from different collections and designers.  And I had so much fun in this shop this afternoon putting together a few new Curated Collection bundles!  

This first one is called Bold Bouquet and mixes AMH Folk Song with some C+S Basics and Bella Solids in a pretty mix of prints in bold & warm hues. 

Tula Pink's collections play together well so often and having Elizabeth & Eden on the shelves right next to each other gave me an idea!  The Astraea floral print is one of my all time favorites and a little pink and aqua is always a good idea.  Meet the Elizabeth's Eden bundle ...

Vintage Market by Tasha Noel has some of the cutest little prints perfect for fussy cutting.  I paired a few with some Moda Dotties, a little Daysail, and few other great stashbuilders for this perfectly sweet Market Day bundle.

Which one is your favorite?  These three bundles are on sale now through Sunday, 10/18/15!

(p.s. We have a little giveaway going on over on Instagram if you follow us there!)

Happy Sewing! :-)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Gooseberry Now Available!

We're pretty excited about this collection!!!  Gooseberry by Lella Boutique is on the way!  Complete collection of yardage as well as stashbuilder bundles and precuts now available and will begin shipping this weekend!

Happy Sewing!

Color Play Mini Quilt

Hey there!  I am excited to finally share this fun mini with you.  I stitched it together a few weeks ago and it comes together really quickly!  I wanted a project to show off the great colors and prints in the Simply Colorful collection by Vanessa Christensen of V & Co and I think this fits the bill!

We have a few kits with all the fabric you need for the top and binding as well as a printed pattern sheet with instructions available in the shop.

I made a slightly smaller version with a mini charm pack of Hello Darling and Essential Dots White Black.  This one is destined for the exterior of a Sew Together Bag, but wanted to show you an idea for quilting your mini.

I free motioned some swirls in the squares and did some really small little figure 8 loops in the background between the squares.  I really like how it came out.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Sewing!  :-)

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Moda Basics Sale

Just a quick sale update tonight!  Save 15% on all Moda Basics this week - including Bella Solida, Grunge, Dottie, Essential Dots, Mochi Linen and more!  No coupon code needed!

Thimble Blossoms Sampler Week 4 - 9 Patches

Welcome back!  I hope you are having fun sewing along on this QAL ... How did you did with your house blocks last week?

This week, we are making the last of the blocks we will need from the Summerville pattern by Camille at Thimble Blossoms.

These little 9 patch blocks are point come together quickly.  You can see that I elected to use low volumes in the outer corners and replaced the middle background square with another print for some variety.  Feel free to make these however you want! 

One thing I wanted to make sure to point out in the pattern is that you need to trim the 9 patch before adding the corner pieces to complete the block.  The pattern calls for this (I may have missed it with my first block!) and you will have a hard time getting your finished block the correct size without cutting off points if you don't.  For me, it was about a 1/8" off each side.  

You will need 8 blocks total.  I haven't sewn mine together yet since I may switch up the layout a little on the top row of the quilt (more about that later). 

I hope you are having fun sewing along.  Share a link or tag me on Instagram (@sewlux) and use #TBScrappySamplerQAL so I can see your little neighborhood!

Have a great weekend and I will see you next Friday with the Flower Patch block. :)

Happy Sewing! :-)

Friday, October 2, 2015

Thimble Blossoms Sampler Week 3 - Houses

Welcome back!  I hope you are having fun sewing along on this QAL ... How did you did with your star blocks last week?

This week, we are still making our way through all the great blocks in the Summerville pattern by Camille at Thimble Blossoms.

If you are using our kit and making these from layer cake squares, please be sure to refer to the instructions included in the kit for cutting the main body of the house from one layer cake square.

These house blocks come together pretty easily, especially if you chain piece to make several at once.

I tried to use most of the colors from the layer cake throughout my houses and I also tried to think about patterns that would be ok with seams in them for the roof parts especially.  (For example, the orange peel could look a little wonkly with a seam in the middle, but the florals hide the seams a little better.)

Is it bad that now I want to make a whole quilt of these house blocks?!

They are just too cute?! :-)

I hope you are having fun sewing along.  Share a link or tag me on Instagram (@sewlux) and use #TBScrappySamplerQAL so I can see your little neighborhood!

Have a great weekend and I will see you next Friday with the next set of blocks!

Happy Sewing! :-)