Thursday, November 27, 2014

Craftsy Thanksgiving and Black Friday Sale

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Hi everyone!  If you are in the States, I hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving today.  It might be the only day that I get to spend a little time catching up on my blog reading.  The turkey is already in the oven and most of the side dishes are made already too.  So, I plan on kicking back and enjoying part of the holiday like most Americans - on the couch.  Except, I plan on catching up on my blog reading and quilt designing instead of watching football.

It has been quite a while since I told you about any Craftsy  sales.  They do have them frequently, but I don't like posting about them all the time.  I hope you read this blog to find out about what I am making and quilting; I don't want to fill your feed with advertisements all the time.  HOWEVER, this sale is a good one!  All classes are under $19.99 until December 1st, and they have great deals on supplies today (Thursday) too.

I must admit that I have been pretty good about not adding new classes to my list until I finish up some of the ones I haven't finished yet.  BUT.....this sale is so tempting!  And Craftsy has added some amazing new classes recently that are very tempting.  There is a new FMQ class called "The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting" by Christina Cameli that looks interesting, and a foundation paper piecing class by Elizabeth Dackson called "Start Foundation Paper Piecing".  I've always wondered if she has a great tip on getting the centers of her stars so perfect.  Elizabeth also has a "Start Free-Motion Quilting" class too, and Angela Walters has a new class, and then there is a class by Patsy Thompson, an applique class by Amanda Murphy.......I can tell I am going to be in some trouble later today.


Enjoy your day, and thanks for reading!

Jen





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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Urban Nine Patch blast from the past - Building Blocks Tuesday


3 x 6 bee mosaic


Hey, y'all.  I've got no new blocks today, so I thought I would show you some of the first bee blocks I made a long time ago.  These are Urban Nine Patch blocks, pattern from Sew Kind of Wonderful and use their Quick Curve Ruler.  When I saw this pattern, I really wanted to try it out.  My bee-mates gave me the opportunity.  Here it is over 2 years later, and I only have a table runner in this pattern for myself, but someday......


For those of you in the States, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving this week.


What blocks have you working on?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.


Quilter in the Closet

Rules:

1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!

Thanks for reading!

Jen



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Granny Square - Building Blocks Tuesday


We Bee Learning June - Granny Square

I've got no new blocks to share this week as I've been furiously working on my Michael Miller Pastel Challenge.  It isn't going as well as I hoped, but I should have something to enter.  Because of holiday plans, I have to finish this week even though the deadline is the end of the month.

I am sharing this little Granny Square block that I made ages ago for a bee mate.  I do love Granny Squares!  I really should make a quilt for myself with these adorable blocks, perhaps in Flea Market Fancy fabric - after all, I have been hoarding it for ages.

What blocks have you working on?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.


Quilter in the Closet

Rules:

1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!

Thanks for reading!

Jen