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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Chain Piecing Fool and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all.  This week, I spent a couple of days making some curtain panels for a friend who just bought a new house, and was swiftly reminded why I don't choose to do that for a living.  I was happy to help her out, but since curtains aren't my forte, I think it took me twice as long to make sure they turned out right.  Anyway, I think I'll stick to quilting.  


So after the curtain panels were all finished, I got to work cutting and piecing my latest quilt from the fabrics I showed last week.  That my friends, is a whole mess of chain piecing.  I just need to cut everything apart and press them, and then I still need to sew one other part. But after that, this quilt top will go together in a flash.

Before we party, check out the highlights from last week.  Melva Loves Scraps shared progress on this fantastic camping journal quilt-


Janine Marie at Quilts from the Little House dressed up this big print with some awesome quilting in this whole cloth quilt (check out her post to see the great pattern and texture on the back)-


And finally, Linda at Flourishing Palms reflected on some of the best parts of 2020 and reminded us of this beauty-


Okay friends.  It's time to link up the latest happenings from your studio!  I hope you've been getting lots of fun quilty time in the new year.  Let's see it!

1You 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 within your 
    post.  
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!  :)





Tuesday, January 12, 2021

January Sponsor News

Hey there, y'all!  It's a brand new year, so this month's sponsor post seems like a great time to reintroduce you to my favorite shops around the web.  Throughout the year, my sponsors offer special coupon codes and giveaways to my readers, along with great selection and fabulous customer service.  Since we're all staying home more these days, it is important to have go-to online shops, and it is my pleasure to fill you in on their latest news each month.



LouLou's Fabric Shop has a huge selection of yardage, bundles, kits, and daily flash sales, but one thing that sets them apart is their assortment of special quilting gifts.  They have a whole section of their shop dedicated to items that are sure to put a smile on the face of any quilter.  

I also love their weekly LouLou Bundles.  Each fat quarter bundle is perfectly curated from a variety of fabric collections, and they are the perfect jump start to any project, or for stash building.

              LouLou’s Fabric Shop

Through the end of January, LouLou's Fabric Shop is offering free USA shipping with the code freeshipjan.  They are also clearing out hundreds of bolts over the coming days with big markdowns, so be sure to check their sale page often to snag something awesome!



Over at Fort Worth Fabric Studio, there is a wide variety of fabric styles- modern, traditional, novelty, seasonal, so it is easy to find exactly what you need.  And if you're looking to build your stash, their selection of blenders can't be beat! 

At Fort Worth Fabric Studio, you can shop by collection, manufacturer, or by the cut of fabric.  They even have kits, notions, and preorders for upcoming collections.

               Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Each month, Fort Worth Fabric Studio clears out their bolts, and adds new fabrics to the Monthly Bargains section of the shop.  This section includes remnants and yardage on sale, and new items are always being added.  You can score some really amazing fabrics at prices that are a steal!


And finally, Lady Belle Fabrics is a unique shop that specializes in modern fabrics.  They offer a great selection of yardage, precuts, bundles, and kits, and they have a few things that set them apart.  

One of the things I like best about Lady Belle is that they offer curated bundles of solids that perfectly coordinate with their print bundles. Since many modern quilters love to work exclusively with solids, these bundles can stand alone as well.  

           Lady Belle Fabric

Lady Belle also has a "shop by color" option on their site, which is so helpful when you're looking for the perfect fabric to complete a project, but you don't have a specific print in mind.  It's so neat!  But the biggest difference between Lady Belle and many other online quilt shops is the fact that they offer longarm quilting services!  If you prefer to "quilt by checkbook," check them out!

Well friends, I hope you'll take a few minutes and browse through all of the goodies in these shops, and maybe give yourself a little new years gift.  Each one is run by wonderful people, and I know you'll love them as much as I do.  Happy shopping!



Wednesday, January 6, 2021

A Watery Palette and NTT

Welcome to the first Needle and Thread Thursday of the new year, friends!  I'm working on a fun new pattern and these watery shades of blue and gray will be perfect for it.


I'm resuming my mission to quilt from stash as much stash as I can this year, and because I love these colors, my stash always seems to be heavy with them.  I can't wait to share more progress with you!

At last week's party, there were so many amazing projects linked up.  Nancy at Grace and Peace Quilting shared this awesome quilt-


I love this cute quilt by Sew Preeti Quilts-


This quilt by Sandra at mmm quilts is fantastic!


And finally, Shannon at The Fleming's Nine is already looking ahead to Valentine's day with this sweet quilt!


Alright, y'all!  Let's kick off 2021 with a bang!

1You 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 within your 
    post.  
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!  :)





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