Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lucky Star resurfaces - Building Blocks Tuesday

Spring Break is over, the kids went back to school yesterday -- Hooray!  Silly me, I thought Spring Break would actually be restful.  Not!  Between a sick kid, a trip to Disneyland, an art project to do for the PTA, and of course, spring cleaning, I didn't get much rest (or sew) at all.  But, I did have some fun, and just getting started on the spring cleaning was a huge accomplishment.

Lucky Star BOM - July 2013 block

Sunday, I had about an hour to myself, so I pulled out my 2013 Lucky Stars BOM box.  I've completed about 7 of the blocks but have several more to go.  This is the July 2013 block and I think it looks fab-u-lous!   One of the things I love about many of the stars from Don't Call Me Betsy's BOM is that I can imagine a whole quilt made from just one month's design (vs. a sampler look).  Elizabeth is doing a 2014 Lucky Star BOM too and the designs are lovely.

Also over the weekend, I attended a guild meeting up in the mountains.  I picked up several of the BOM's for charity quilts, so I will do those soon, and I attended an applique class taught by Tonee White.  She is our local quilting celebrity.  If you have ever heard of "Appliquilt ", then you know her work.  I actually did alright with the needleturn heart we worked on.  I had a few spots that weren't as curvy as they should have been, but as with most things, my skills would improve if only I practiced more.

What blocks have you been 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






Sunday, April 13, 2014

Craftsy Spring Flash Sale

It's been a while since I mentioned a Craftsy Sale , and there is one going on this weekend.  There are only a few hours left, but some great deals.


Spring Flash Sale This Weekend Only on Select Craftsy Classes!
**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links

Surprise! Craftsy announced a Spring Flash Sale for this weekend only! Discover huge savings on select online Craftsy classes, but for a very limited time.Visit Craftsy to reveal what classes are on sale, but hurry, this offer expires at 11:59 MT on Sunday, April 13, 2014!

Craftsy

I recommend Angela Walters "Free-Motion Quilting with Feathers" and her "Dot to Dot Quilting" classes.  Both are great skill builders.

Have a great weekend!

Jen

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lunch with a mermaid - Building Blocks Tuesday

It is Spring Break!  As in typical fashion, it completely sneaked up on me.  Thus, I have no new blocks to share, and I hope you can tow the line by linking up something fabulous!

Meanwhile, I am probably already waiting in line just to park at Disneyland.  I told the older two girls that I would take them on a day when the youngest still had preschool, and well, "today's the daaaaaaay (sing it)!!!!".  So I will be battling the crowds.   Don't feel too badly for me though, I am having lunch with a mermaid.

What blocks have you been 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