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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Nine Hearts Free Quilt Pattern

Are you following along with the Nuts About ??... Blog Hop.  There have been some neat projects and shares from some Nutty talented designers.  I shared yesterday about what I was Nuts About.  You can read about it here.

My project was a small wall hanging or table topper.  I called it Nine Hearts.  I also promised a free pattern/tutorial for you.


Monday, February 8, 2016

Nuts About ???.... Blog Hop and My Day

Welcome to my day on the Nuts About ???... Blog Hop.  

I'm Nuts About a lot of things, especially these two grandkids...

And these two grandkids...

And of course my boys...

But you didn't come here to see them.  

I'm also Nuts About Quilting, and Nine Patches, and Valentines.  So look what comes together when you mix all three of those things.... Nine Hearts...  


In Our Garden Pieced Block

I promised yesterday that I'd share my pieced block for the In Our Garden Blog Hop.  It was so easy to make and didn't take any time at all.  If I had realized how quick it was, I would have done it yesterday with the applique block.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

In Our Garden Blocks

Have you seen the awesome blocks Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy designed for the In Our Garden Blog Hop?  She posted them February 1st.  You can find them here.

I made my applique block this afternoon.  I think it turned out so stinkin' cute!


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Texas Traffic Jam Quilt

I have designed and published this Traffic Jam Pattern.  You can buy it here.  

I decided it needed to made up in another color way and I needed a "Modern" quilt to go in my Texas Beauties Trunk show.... so I made a Texas Traffic Jam Quilt.  


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Longarm Challenge January 2016

While I was at one of my retreats last summer, I met two of the nicest, funniest, crazy, fabulous quilters.  They are Deb and Barb.  Deb and Barb had been friends for a long time and have been going on retreats together for a long time.  They both live in Minnesota.

Recently Barb sent me an email after reading my UFO and Flimsy post.  She asked me if I would be interested in participating in a challenge with her and Deb.  Well, of course I was.  I can't pass up a challenge, especially a do-able one.  

She challenged us to pick just one item on our UFO and Flimsy list each month, send a picture to her and Deb at the beginning of the month, complete it sometime during the month, and then send an updated picture showing the project completed by the last day of the month.  If I didn't complete mine, I had to quilt one of their projects.  If they didn't complete theirs, they had to quilt one of my projects.  

I completed mine by the skin of my teeth.  I got it finished last Thursday.  You probably remember it here.

Deb emailed me on Sunday morning.   She had hers done and "not a moment too soon".  This is the Hen House Chicks Block Exchange.

She said she had to add a picture of a few of them on the back.  I love it!

And of course, chicken wire was in order for the quilting pattern.  

Barb emailed hers to me at 10:30 Sunday.  Now that's cutting it pretty close but she beat the midnight deadline.  Barb is so happy to have this one finished.  She says she still loves it in spite of the fact she's been working on it off and on for over 4 years.  Sometimes when you work on a quilt that long, you hate it by the time it's finished.  

Next month I hope to get these two Flimsies quilted.  They are small, that's why I picked 2.  Another small charity quilt and a wall hanging.  

Do you think I can do it?  Do you participate in challenges?  It seems to be the only way I get anything done!  


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Nuts About ??... and In Our Garden Blog Hop

I turned the page on the calendar and can't believe it's February already.  Hello February, welcome to 2016.  Tomorrow starts the Nuts About... Blog Hop.

It's hosted by Marian at Seams To Be Sew and is sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop and AnyPattern.  There are 21 bloggers that will be posting about what they are Nuts About... and there are giveaways to win.  Here is the line up of Nutty Bloggers.

February 4, 2016
February 5, 2016
February 8, 2016
February 9, 2016
February 10, 2016
For a change, I have my project completed already and am working on the blog post.  Usually I'm a last minute gal.  Would you like a sneak peak of what I'm doing?

Any guesses on what it might be?  You'll have to come back and see on February 9th. 

And speaking of being Nuts About... something.  I'm nuts about the In Our Garden blog hop that's going on right now.  The first set of patterns has been posted.

You have to go see them.  Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy is hosting this awesome blog hop and her blocks this month are just too cute! Go check them out here.  Oh, and there are giveaways there too! 

My month is April.  I can't wait to show you what I've designed!   

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