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Vintage Christmas Week 8

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Last week was Vintage Christmas Week 8 and I posted on Instagram but not here.   Sorry life has really dealt our family some blows lately.

I really love the patterns in this book! 

Twinkle Lights  6” block

I hope you find Joy in the holiday season! Love Lisa

Vintage Christmas by Lori Holt Week 7

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The Fat Quarter Shop invited me to join their new Vintage Christmas Sew Along, which is based around the new Christmas book by  Lori Holt. I couldn't resist! I love all her patterns and every book Lori has written you can find then at the  Fat Quarter Shop (click and see her other books)! Don’t forget to order your Alphabitties when you order your book.
Lori Holt - Bee in my bonnet - see what she has going on!



Vintage Christmas  is a great book for beginners to experts alike who love to sew!  So many great blocks to sew year after year! The blocks can be used for quilts and gifts (Mug Rugs, Bags, Tablerunners, and Pillows to name a few)!

#VintageChristmasFridays



Week 7 Block - Toy Train


The fabric is Cozy Christmas by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs. It was released a couple of years ago but you can still find it at the Fat Quarter Shop. The thing I love about Christmas fabric is it never goes out of style.

Thank you for stopping by please take a look at the others blocks!
Week 7 – Fri…

Mushroom Sew Along

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Mushroom Sew Along


The Mushroom Sew Along was on Instagram until August 28th, hundreds of these cute mushrooms where made and posted! 





Vechernie Posidelki Mushroom Tutorial the tutorial for the mushrooms is in another language but you can get the idea on how to make one by looking through Vechernie Pattern! 


The sew along was ran by Paola  @loveoffabric Love Of Fabrics and was great fun!
To view all the mushrooms made look under the Instagram hashtag #mushroomsewalong !

Spelling Bee Week 43

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Week 43 of Spelling Bee Sew Along  with the Fat Quarter Shop! I have really enjoyed the sew along and appreciate the Fat Quarter Shop for letting me participate. This is a book we all need in our quilting libraries.

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


My block for week 43 is the Hyphen.  Hyphen (-) block using Modern Minis by Lori Holt Of Bee in my Bonnet for Riley Blake Designs and Bee Backgrounds Gray Crossstitch Yardage for the background. I just love Lori Holt’s Modern Minis!
Please stop by Greg of  Grey Dogwood Studio to see his block for today.  
Just one more week of the sew along left with the Fat Quarter Shop. You can see the complete list of the Bloggers can be found at Fat Quarter Shop Jolly Jabber
Thank you for Sewing Along with us! Until next time - Lisa

Retreat Bag 2.0

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I love Santa Fe by Sara Watts as soon as I saw it in the Culcita box I knew I wanted something special.  My husbands birthday was coming up so I decided on a medicine pouch! It had to be big and different!
I saw a post on IG for the Internal Wire Frames for the Retreat Bag 2.0 by Emmaline Bags it said the pattern was free. I am sorry I don’t remember the shops name.  The frames for the large where $4.00 so I bought 4. I figured if it proved to hard I’d sell the rest. But if I liked the pattern I had them on hand to make more! Do you ever do that? Sometimes I end up with a bunch of junk I will never use.  But not this time! He loves the bag!  It is big and roomy!

It has two pockets.
 Problems for me 
Never sewn a zipper on the outside of a bag before. So, I searched on YouTube and found a video tutorial on sewing the bag by Birdcage and Thread. She does a great job explaining everything you need to do to make the bag.



The hardware intimidated me! How in Heaven was I going to sew bars into t…

Patchwork Petals Sewing Party

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Have you heard about the sewing party with  Matthew of Mister Domestic and Sheri of Whole Circle Studio
The Patchwork Petals Sewing Party will run for eight weeks from June 18th – August 12th. This is a sew-at-your-own pace party! You are not required to sew all four blocks. 



Every week, just by participating, you will be eligible to win some awesome gifts from the sponsors. All you need to do is post a work-in-progress photo on Instagram using the hashtag #PATCHWORKPETALSQUILT. 
You can get the pattern Sheri made here  Patchwork Petals Pattern If you signup for Whole Circle Studios Newsletter this week Sheri has included a discount code for the pattern! Link to signup Newsletter
I am really excited about starting!  It will be great fun come join me!
Hope to see you there! Lisa

Hideaway Quilt Finished with Sarah

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Everyone needs Unicorn Love!




These blocks are super easy for a beginner and the quilt pattern is available for free.  
The  Hideaway Quilt Video with Kimberly Jolly is available to help you!
This is the AGF Stitched QuiltHideaway with a FREE Pattern!
Along with the pattern, the Fat Quarter Shop has the Hideaway Quilt Kit and matching Backing Set that features Capsules Nest by AGF Studios for Art Gallery Fabrics. The Quilt Kit features the Capsules Nest Make-A-Wish Panel that truly delightful for any child.  All the blocks on the panel showcase the animal themes that are featured throughout the collection.I finally got the binding sewn on and realized it is a big quilt for an infant!
It will last a long time as she grows!

My daughter took these photo this morning for me to post!  Sarah is a really beautiful baby! Thank you for reading! Lisa

Reuse Remake Recycle

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Things have really changed around our household in the last couple of weeks.  My oldest daughter,  Ashley is having many health problems associated with her pregnancy! Diabetes has taken over her life and lead to a week in the hospital.  It made it hard to care for herself and 9 month old Lilly.  Now both are here at our house until baby is born.  Sometimes, as parents you have to do what is best for your family even if it inconveniences everyone.  Our family wants Ashley and the baby healthy.  When the baby is born Ashley and her family will go back to Wheeling, WV.  Until then we will all share our small house together and help each other out.
I was trying to find something to put Lilly’s blocks in so I made her this basket!

The fabric was from a yard sale $.25!  It was from a clothing factory that was once in Huntington, WV.  It came on a roll and was 2” wide.  Give life to something old!

It started out like this on the roll and then I folded over and just sewed it together.  Obviousl…

First Finish in 2018

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As a longtime love of Libs Elliott fabric last year I joined the #libselliottminiswap on Instagram!  It was great fun foundation paper piecing this pattern together.  It is call “Hot Lips” and is available as a download from her website  Libs Elliott


A great pattern to machine quilt because it is not to big and I got to play around with the quilting with different colors of Aurifil thread.  The quilt is 20” x 20” and I think my new favorite color of Aurifil 50wt thread is this gorgeous pink 2530!


In return I received this beautiful mini for my wall!


Thank you for stopping by! Lisa

Happy New Year 2018

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Happy New Years!  Over the last year my family has been through a lot.  I think my friend Leona over on Instagram summed it up perfect.  I will be back hopefully in a couple days posting regularly.  Because you matter!  Create and be unique, Lisa