Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Blogger Girls Block of the Month Supply List

Just 2 more weeks and the first block will be published for the Blogger Girls Block of the Month!  In preparation for this, I have provided a supply list on my website.  Click to get directed to the Supply List.  Also, this page on my website will have all the blocks and information as I post them.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Don't forget, we start on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 and make sure to check everyone's blog to see their wonderful color selections.  Blog participants:

Sherri from A Quilting Life - aquiltinglife.blogspot.com
Thelma from Cupcakes ‘n Daisies ~ cupcakesndaisies.blogspot.com
Lissa from Moda  Lissa  ~ ModaLissa.blogspot.com
Denise from Quilter’s  Window ~ Quilterswindow.com/blog/
Nicole from Sister’s Choice  ~  sisterschoice.typepad.com
Lisa from Stashmaster ~ The-Stashmaster.blogspot.com

Bundles and Bolts now has the red and black fat quarter bundles and block background of Royal Gardens on the website.  The fat quarter bundles will not be mailed out before the end of the year.  We are missing a couple of the reds so contact information is available on the website to pre-order.  We will post Royal Gardens finishing kit ordering information in the next few weeks. 

Remember how I was saying that Sue, Joyce and I were working on the Peppermint Wreaths table topper?  Well, Sue got her's pieced and I got mine finished.  Here are pictures of it before and after quilting:

 Before quilting
 Quilted in a simple stipple and cut in a circle with bias binding.
 Perfect feather tree on my table topper!

Happy Holidays to everyone and see you on the 1st!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Quilt Magazine

I'm so excited about the newest issue of Quilt Magazine!  They have included one of my designs in the Feb/March issue.  It is called Simple Elegance formerly known as Amaryllis.  My good friend Peggy Drake sewed it for me and it is made out of the blacks, reds and creams from Royal Gardens.  Here it is:
Notice that Tillie had to get in the picture?!  She thinks that she has to stand guard and make sure that no one steals it! 

Bundles and Bolts will be offering kits but we are waiting for some of the fabrics to come in so when they do, it will be on the website.  I will post it on my blog when it's on. 

I am still working on the supply list for the Blogger Girls Free Block of the Month.  If you are anxious to get started gathering your fabrics, I used fat quarters for the piecing and 1 3/4 yards for the main background.  I also used 2 of my rulers, the Fit to be Geese ruler and the Fit to be Quarter 6.5 & Companion.  If you want to get a jump on it and want to order them, mention this blog and I will send a free Fit to be Quarter 2.5 as a gift.  (When you place the order, as you are checking out through PayPal, in the note section, mention the Fit to be Quarter 2.5). 


I have been working on the instructions and getting ready for January 1st to have the first block ready for you!  Sure hope you can join us!

Here are the participants again:

Sherri from A Quilting Life - aquiltinglife.blogspot.com
Thelma from Cupcakes ‘n Daisies ~ cupcakesndaisies.blogspot.com
Lissa from Moda  Lissa  ~ ModaLissa.blogspot.com
Denise from Quilter’s  Window ~ Quilterswindow.com/blog/
Nicole from Sister’s Choice  ~  sisterschoice.typepad.com
Lisa from Stashmaster ~ The-Stashmaster.blogspot.com

I have seen a sneak peek at some of the blocks and am super excited about them!  These ladies sure are talented!

Have a great week and see you next week. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Blogger Girls Block of the Month

I'm starting a Block of the Month, January 1st, 2013!  I am so happy to have the following friends/bloggers join me:

Sherri from A Quilting Life - aquiltinglife.blogspot.com
Thelma from Cupcakes ‘n Daisies ~ cupcakesndaisies.blogspot.com
Lissa from Moda  Lissa  ~ ModaLissa.blogspot.com
Denise from Quilter’s  Window ~ Quilterswindow.com/blog/
Nicole from Sister’s Choice  ~  sisterschoice.typepad.com
Lisa from Stashmaster ~ The-Stashmaster.blogspot.com

Here's how it works:

Starting January 1st, 2013, I will have a block along with instructions posted on my blog.  You can download the block instructions and sew along with us. 

I will post one block a month on the first day of the month from January to June.  There will be 6 blocks posted and you can make the 6 block quilt or make 2 of each block and make the 12 block quilt. 

Each participating blogger is using different fabrics so that you can see how beautiful and different each quilt will be.
 

At the end of the 6 months, you will be able to download the finishing instructions.

The best part:  It's FREE!!! 

After July, 2013, the instructions will be taken off of my blog and the Block of the Month will be over.  Make sure that you download all the instructions before then! 

I will be posting supply lists and other information that is needed in the next few weeks.  So, starting thinking about what you want to do and your fabric choices!  Hope you can join us because I am sure that we are going to have so much fun!  

Bundles and Bolts will be offering fat quarter bundles, background bundles and finishing kits so keep an eye out for that!

Here is my quilt done using Royal Gardens:


Keep checking for updates.