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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Hit the Ground Running and NTT

Welcome back to NTT, friends!  We had the BEST vacation ever, but it felt sooooo nice to climb back into my own bed after almost a month.  While we were gone, we put a hold on all of our mail, so a giant stack (of mostly junk) was waiting for us upon our return.  One super surprise was waiting for me in all of that mess though- an advance copy of my new book!

This book takes the scrappy improvisation technique in Stash Statement in an entirely different direction!  Scrappy Improv Quilting contains 22 fun mini quilts that use this technique to create texture and interest.  Not only does this book give an alternate method for constructing the improv pieces, it is also perfect for beginners because it contains full instructions for finishing your quilt, as well as tips for displaying them.  The official release date for the book is August 23rd, which is actually earlier than I expected!

I'm so proud of the way Scrappy Improv Quilting came together, and seeing it in print gave me the kick in the behind that I needed to get everything all set for a blog tour to celebrate its release.  So, I've spent the past week scheduling the blog tour and planning my trip to Fall Quilt Market!  

I also had to pick up my beloved Regina BERNINA from the spa treatment she had while we were gone, so now I'm all set to get back in my studio.  It's been too long!

Our last party was waaaaayyy back on June 9th.  I know that even though I haven't, you've probably been sewing up a storm since then.  So after checking out the highlights from our last party, feel free to link up as many projects as you like.  I want to catch up with everything you've been sewing!  :)

I love this striking quilt by Jan at The Colorful Fabriholic.  That green really pops against the black and white!

This quilt by Viridian is just lovely.  What a great background color to really show off those blocks.

This sweet finish is by Maggie at Making a Lather-

Angela at Better'n Dog Biscuits linked up this fresh, summery quilt-

I love the spiral effect of this quilt by Vasudha at Storied Quilts-

I love this quilt by Frederique at Quilting Patchwork Applique'-

And finally, the progress on this quilt by Jayne at Twiggy and Opal is just stunning!

Okay, y'all!  It's time to show me what you've got!  And remember, link up as many projects as you want.  I know I've missed a lot.  :)

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 
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!  :)

**Oh, and by the way- if you haven't yet, be sure to hop over to my post from yesterday and enter the awesome giveaway!  


  1. Ooooh, what a very exciting thing to get in the mail, and double congratulations on the book releasing even earlier than expected. Welcome home!!

  2. Congratulations on the receipt of the advanced copy of your new book, Kelly!! I'm looking forward to adding it to my quilt library.

  3. Super exciting to see your next book 'in print' - congratulations!

  4. I can't wait to see inside your new book....lots of scrappy goodness.

  5. I'm gonna need that book! Welcome home!

  6. I'm so glad you made it home safe and sound! It's so exciting to see your new book and can't wait for the release!

  7. Thank you for featuring my finished quilt. I am honored.

  8. That's super exciting mail! Congratulations :)

  9. YEAH!!!! Congratulations! I'm looking forward to your new book!!!

  10. Congrats on the new book! Can’t wait to see it.

  11. Congrats on the new book! Can’t wait to see it.

  12. Congrats on your new book and I'm so happy that you had a great vacation! Take care.

  13. This quilt by Viridian is really the one I like best. The background color is what truly makes it special.


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