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Love is in the air!

March 28, 2014

The newest member of our family! 1 1/2 year old girl,  siamese with orange tabby markings.  She is fantastically sweet and she snuggles! Still deciding on her name. She met Merlin and Marie through the carrier and no hissing, which is a minor miracle.

Meet the newest member of our family!

She’s approximately 1 1/2 years old and is Siamese with orange tabby markings (what a perfect mix!).

She was at my vet’s office waiting for adoption. When I asked about her, the wonderful girls there told me she didn’t have a name and she’d been very blue since she’d been there, but was very friendly and snuggly when held. The very first thing she did when I met her was to tuck her head under my chin and right into my neck. Tears sprang right into my eyes. I haven’t been chin-tucked since right before we said goodbye to Tackett.

She met Merlin and Marie through the carrier and no hissing, which is a minor miracle. She’s currently hanging out in our bathroom until she gets used to us and is here long enough not to smell “other” to M & M.

She doesn’t have a name yet, but I have an idea.

Happy Friday!

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Individual block patterns go up to $2.95 April 1! Get yours while they are still $2!

TTMT #253 – Post-Retreat Extravaganza!

March 25, 2014

In This Video:

2014 UFO To Do List

  1. HP Swap Quilt
  2. Vintage Quilt Top
  3. Churn Dash Quilt
  4. 10 Minute Block Quilt - Completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  5. PoD Signature Quilt – Done!
  6. TABABOM Signature Quilt
  7. Embroidered Flower Quilt
  8. Topsy Turvy Trees
  9. Australia Quilt – fabric measured and organized
  10. Flannel orphan blocks - Completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  11. Mustachio
  12. Misc. Blocks (orphan, blog hops, etc.) - four quilt tops made for donation!
  13. Garden Party blocks – quilt top made, needs quilting & binding. For donation.
  14. NAWWAL
  15. Wedding Quilt Orphan Blocks  - Completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  16. 80s T-Shirts

And, just for fun:

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Find all of my for sale patterns

(and many of my free ones!) 

exclusively on Craftsy,

including 72 individual block designs

that will be $2 for the rest of March!

sewhooked flickr prize march 2014
Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in March and you’ll have a chance to win Bonnie Hunter’s awesome book String Fling as well as a copy of my pattern Aces High!

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TTMT #253 – Mark it off the list!

March 18, 2014

In this video:

Donated to The Linus Connection this past Saturday:

One last finish before I head to Linus this morning.  #crochet #babyblanket #blanketcharity #thelinusconnectionThis is the photo I mentioned and then forgot to add to the video. I was not 100% happy with the way this came out, but it is done, it is bright and I hope some small kiddo in need will love it!
It’s a Sideways Shell made for The Linus Connection out of Red Heart Blacklight.

March 2014 - 10 Minute Block Quilt

10 Minute Block Tutorial by Suzanne McNeill

March 2014 - Orphan Block Quilt
Orphan Block Quilt, made using the Disappearing Nine Patch technique

Made by Kristel Made by Kristel
Made by Kristel, quilted by Marge. Scrappy Trip Around the World instructions.

2014 UFO To Do List

  1. HP Swap Quilt
  2. Vintage Quilt Top
  3. Churn Dash Quilt
  4. 10 Minute Block QuiltCompleted & donated to The Linus Connection 
  5. PoD Signature QuiltDone!
  6. TABABOM Signature Quilt
  7. Embroidered Flower Quilt
  8. Topsy Turvy Trees
  9. Australia Quilt
  10. Flannel orphan blocks - Completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  11. Mustachio
  12. Misc. Blocks (orphan, blog hops, etc.)
  13. Garden Party blocks
  14. NAWWAL
  15. Wedding Quilt Orphan Blocks  - Completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  16. 80s T-Shirts

And, just for fun:

I'm a Craftsy Designer

Find all of my for sale patterns

(and many of my free ones!) 

exclusively on Craftsy,

including 72 individual block designs

that will be $2 for the rest of March!

sewhooked flickr prize march 2014
Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in March and you’ll have a chance to win Bonnie Hunter’s awesome book String Fling as well as a copy of my pattern Aces High!

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That’s 24 patterns for just $12!

Pi, $2 a Slice

March 14, 2014

Happy Pi Day!

 

Several years ago, I designed this spiffy block for my math-loving family to celebrate Pi Day, March 14. Originally part of the Peace, Love & Pi set, Pi also available individually as a $2 pattern for the rest of March.

 

From wikipedia:

 

Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (or 3/14 in the U.S. month/daydate format), since 3, 1, and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. In 2009, the United States House of Representativessupported the designation of Pi Day.[2]

 

As a reminder, all $2 patterns will go up to $2.95 in April, so if you’re looking to stock up on any of my $2 blocks, save some $$ and buy now!

 

Want more? The three block set, Peace, Love & Pi is just $6!

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sewhooked flickr prize march 2014
Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in March and you’ll have a chance to win Bonnie Hunter’s awesome book String Fling as well as a copy of my pattern Aces High!

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Hey Peeps!

March 13, 2014

Spring must be in the air, because my Peeps pattern, first released spring of 2013, has been getting a lot of attention over on Craftsy!

Thank you to everyone that has downloaded this fun (and totally free!) pattern.

Need some Peeps? Get them here!

I'm a Craftsy Designer

Find all of my for sale patterns

(and many of my free ones!) 

on Craftsy,

including 72 single block designs

that will be $2 during March.

In April, all $2 patterns will be $2.95. 

sewhooked flickr prize march 2014
Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in March and you’ll have a chance to win Bonnie Hunter’s awesome book String Fling as well as a copy of my pattern Aces High!

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and get a new pattern in two sizes each month during 2014!

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TTMT #251 – Machine Binding Tutorial

March 11, 2014

What I intended to be a short tutorial ended up being just under 17 minutes. I am very sorry about that, but I hope you’ll find something useful here and thus forgive the length.

As in all things handmade, this is the way I do it. I am in no way saying you have to do it my way. This tutorial was created specifically for a few of my TTMT friends that wanted to see how I personally bind a quilt when I want to do it entirely by machine.

The quilt shown is from my 2014 UFO list and is now done and ready to donate!

Here’s an update:

  1. HP Swap Quilt
  2. Vintage Quilt Top
  3. Churn Dash Quilt
  4. 10 Minute Block Quilt
  5. PoD Signature Quilt - almost done!
  6. TABABOM
  7. TABABOM Signature Quilt
  8. Embroidered Flower Quilt
  9. Topsy Turvy Trees
  10. Australia Quilt
  11. Flannel orphan blocks Completed top donated to The Linus Connection!
  12. Mustachio
  13. Misc. Blocks (orphan, blog hops, etc.)
  14. Garden Party blocks
  15. NAWWAL
  16. Wedding Quilt Orphan Blocks Complete! To donate to The Linus Connection March 2014!
  17. 80s T-Shirts

I'm a Craftsy Designer

Find all of my for sale patterns

(and many of my free ones!) 

exclusively on Craftsy,

including 72 individual block designs

that will be $2 for the rest of March!

sewhooked flickr prize march 2014
Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in March and you’ll have a chance to win Bonnie Hunter’s awesome book String Fling as well as a copy of my pattern Aces High!

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and get a new pattern in two sizes each month during 2014!

That’s 24 patterns for just $12!

Two Dollars in March

March 10, 2014
  

If you have visited my Craftsy shop, then you’ll know that the grand majority of the individual blocks I’ve designed and shared there are priced at $2. This has been the case since I first opened my shop.

My philosophy has always been to keep my prices as low as my little business can bear because I know what I myself, as a quilter and a shopper, think is a fair price.

It’s been several years now since I first started selling patterns and in order to keep up with the craziness that are PayPal fees, all $2 patterns will be going up to $2.95 in April. I do hope you’ll forgive me for this business necessity and I also hope that if there is a pattern (or patterns!) you’ve been thinking about getting, you’ll grab it now while it’s still $2!

The prices of entire sets will stay the same, so, as usual, buying patterns by the set will save you a significant amount.

I'm a Craftsy Designer

Find all of my for sale patterns

(and many of my free ones!) 

exclusively on Craftsy,

including 72 individual block designs

that will be $2 for the rest of March!

sewhooked flickr prize march 2014
Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in March and you’ll have a chance to win Bonnie Hunter’s awesome book String Fling as well as a copy of my pattern Aces High!

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Sign up for Paper Piecing Vintage
and get a new pattern in two sizes each month during 2014!

That’s 24 patterns for just $12!

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