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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Come On, Spring! (and NTT)

Last week was my wild thing's spring break, and ordinarily by that time rolls around, the weather already has me thinking about wearing flip flops, short sleeves, and spring flower planting.  This year though, we seem to be caught in the winter that will not go away.  Well, it may not be spring outside, but I'm the boss of the season in my sewing studio.  I pulled a palette of fresh, bright colors from my stash and sewed this easy quilt top in an effort to will away the winter doldrums.


Each spring, the youth group at our church hosts a crawfish boil and silent auction to help fund their summer mission trips, so this quilt is destined for donation.  I think the shades of orange, teal, and navy, as well as the busier vibe are fun for a teen and I'm looking forward to finishing it. 

Before we get to the features from last week's party, check out the other BIG thing that is happening this week-


Yes, my friends.  I am signing, packaging, and shipping out the very first of my books this week!  I'm expecting another shipment tomorrow, so by the end of this week, books should be on the way for everyone who has already ordered.  Hooray!




OOPS!  Edited to add- I forgot to announce the winner of this month's giveaway!  Congrats to comment number 68, Kathy.  I'll be contacting you ASAP via email so you can get that awesome Blue Hawaii bundle from Fort Worth Fabric Studio!






Okay, y'all!  Last week's party was amazing.  This Postcard From Sweden quilt top is from Tanya Quilts in CO


This Odori quilt is by Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty.  She has links to the free pattern in her post!


This adorable Baby Sea Animals quilt is by Jess at Quilty Habit.


And this bold, graphic Exploding Stars quilt is by Danice at Homespun Hannah.


I really could have chosen several more projects to highlight this week.  Specifically, there were so many different plus sign quilts shared for the Modern Plus Sign Quilts book tour.  Rather than just choose only a few of them to highlight, I'm just going to say- if you missed them, you definitely need to go back and take a look.

Okay y'all!  Let's party!

1. You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
3. Please remember to spread the word and post my button or a text link.  
4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!

*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop"  when selecting your thumbnail photo.  For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work!  :)




15 comments:

  1. What a beauty! The secret quilt I'm working on for May (hint hint) has a similar color palette ;) We must be thinking along the same lines!

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  2. Thank you for featuring my quilt. It is a favorite of mine also.

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  3. Love the Exploding Stars. I hope you don't get hand cramps from all the book signing LOL Congratulations!

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  4. Love those orange and teals, so vibrant, gorgeous quilt, hope it raises lots!

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  5. So many great projects featured last week -- thanks for the shout-out about my Odori quilt! I feel your pain about the tardy start to spring. Good for you for making lemonade out of the meteorologic lemons with that colorful quilt top!

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  6. I am so ready for this wacky weather to be over too! I like to say 'only in Tennessee', but it seems to be every where!
    How exciting for you and your book!!

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  7. Where can I get the pattern for the orange and teal quilt? What is the name of the pattern? Beauty! Thanks!

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    1. Hi Janice! I'm so glad you like it. It is my own design, and I will be writing the pattern for it.

      :) Kelly

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  8. What a great group of wonderful projects, they're all lovely!

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  9. Your quilt top looks great, Kelly!

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  10. I wonder where you get live crawfish from in TN. Do they farm it like down here in LA?

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    1. I am in the Memphis area, which is only a few hours from north Louisiana. There are a couple of guys that make a run down to LA and bring them back!

      :) Kelly

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  11. Congrats on the new book being out! I like those spring colors you've used. I'm sure someone will want that one!

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  12. A great big congratulations I shout out to you on your book!

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