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Summer Pattern Sale!

Three of my favorite summer patterns will be half price on Craftsy all summer long! You can find these three patterns for $5.25 each HERE.

Nautical Table Runner QCP-304

Seaglass QCP-109

Third Seasonal Trio QCP-103

So come and get your summer patterns while the weather is hot and the sewing room is hopefully cool!

This week I’m still plugging along on quilting the love notes quilt for Lindsey. I am enjoying ruler work for the lines on the  inner border and the center block flower motif. The outer border is getting a stipple treatment. The corners of the love notes are getting a free motion back and forth squiggle. How’s that for a technical term?

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I have this much left to do…
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This is taking time but as I mentioned, I’m ok with that because I like the results. The rulers are fun to work with and I’m discovering more things I can do with the ones I own. It’s also the first time I’m floating a quilt top which simply means the top is not attached to a roller. I’m using the painter’s tape that you see in the photo as a guide on each end of the pole. I know my quilt top must line up with the tape or it will be quilted crooked. It’s good to keep learning and using easier ways to quilt.

Have a super weekend, everybody!

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Turtle’s Pace

Ever feel like you’re moving at turtle’s pace? That’s how I’m feeling this week. I have a million things to do but every day life is getting in the way of progress.  It’s the urgent v. the important all day long. Everything seems urgent this week and some of it is important but the lines are blurred amongst the dance rehearsals, dentist appointments, doctor appointments and influx of school paper work. I kind of feel like giving up. Of course right when I wanted to throw in the towel, this amazing article arrived in my mailbox on the topic of giving up or gutting it out.  This one section stood out to me the most:

This Is Life

Life is a constant balance between giving into the ease of distraction or overcoming the pain of discipline. It is not an exaggeration to say that our lives and our identities are defined in this delicate balance. What is life, if not the sum of a hundred thousand daily battles and tiny decisions to either gut it out or give it up?

This moment when you don’t feel like doing the work? This is not a moment to be thrown away. This is not a dress rehearsal. This moment is your life as much as any other moment. Spend it in a way that will make you proud.

—-James Clear

So I’m gutting it out right here with you now. Yesterday I worked for a few solid hours on the T-shirt quilt. I completed all of the measuring, remeasuring, stabilizing and cutting.

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I laid them all out and started making sashing strips. The sashing will be black which is by request of the young lady. I took a quick picture and sent it to her to confirm that is wasn’t too much black but in typical kid fasion, that is what she likes best. So I’ll continue with that this week. The quilt will have a pretty red fleece backing.

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I had some great news last week that my Hanukkah Celebrations mini quilt pattern will be offered on the beautiful 1-800-dreidel website. The pattern isn’t up there yet but should be by the end of the week.

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If you’re looking for summer quilt projects, check out the Third Seasonal Trio , Nautical Table Runner , It’s American, and Sail Away Mug Rug patterns on Craftsy.

Third Seasonal Trio Hi Res For QW

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Quilter’s Connection Quilt Show

This weekend is my guild’s quilt show in Watertown, MA. If you are local, I’d love to see you there! I’ll be working in the boutique on Saturday morning and hostessing in the afternoon.

Here is the flyer for the show. It’s always a wonderful display of quilts at every skill level!! The boutique is full of gorgeous items including hand dyed fabrics. Check it out!

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Looking for a summer table runner? Check out Nautical Table Runner available on Craftsy now.

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Nautical Table Runner – New PDF Downloadable Pattern

This morning I’ve been working to get my Nautical Table Runner pattern ready for download on Craftsy and Etsy.
I love this pattern because it’s so summery and it can be used as a wall hanging as well!

Here’s another look:

My grandmother’s home on Cape Cod was always filled with interesting nautical items. This pattern makes me think of her and her beautiful home by the beach.
This pattern is easy and has fusible applique – my favorite =)

You can download it here on Craftsy
Or here on Etsy!

And of course you can always email me to order by check.

This morning I am doing an accordian fold fabric dyeing technique. Then I REALLY need to clean my house and record a podcast…let’s see what gets done when I really just want to play with fabric and work on my church project and another wall hanging that I am working on…

Have a super, fantastic day!
Sandi

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