Showing posts from September, 2018

Oliso and Open Gate

I am so excited to partner with Oliso Irons!  They sent me a Pro TG1600 and I absolutely love it! There are so many features that I love about this iron.  First and foremost, it stays on for 30 minutes if you are not using it.  So, in other words, you can cut, piece and then go to your iron and if it's before 30 minutes is up, it's still hot!  Now, that's what I call handy for a quilter!!  Also, you can either leave it down with the feet engaged or upright and it won't turn off.  Have I told you about the feet?  They are so cool.  All you have to do is touch the iron on the top and the feet retract!  You don't have to keep turning it up, once you take your hand away, the feet will engage!  I will be doing a demo of the iron on Thursday at 7:00 PM central time on my Facebook Live Event.  (Except, I won't be live this Thursday, we will be out of town but I will still have a video!) Also, I will be giving the next step on the Night Sky Quilt Along.  Be su

Splendid Sampler 2 Block and Facebook Live

Happy Thursday! It's time for the Splendid Sampler 2 block #12.  It's called Free as a Bird and is designed by Irene Blanck.  I decided to switch to machine applique.  Why, you ask?  For a couple of reasons, time being a main issue.  While I love hand applique, it takes so much longer than machine applique.  Also, I wanted to use my Aurifil thread.  I love the variety of colors and the high quality of their thread! Don't forget to tune in tonight for my Facebook Live at 7:00 pm central time.  I will be reviewing cutting for our Sew Along.  Also, there will be giveaways, sales and demos!  Be sure to join us! Many people have been asking about the Lotus pattern that I had posted on Facebook.  Here's the link and it's on sale until the end of the weekend! Thanks for stopping by! Monique

Facebook Live and Splendid Sampler 2

Hi Everyone! Have you been tuning in every Thursday night at 7:00 PM central time for my Facebook Live?  If not, be sure to catch up on what you've been missing by going to my Facebook page. OpenGateQuilts   I'd love to see you there! We have a lot of fun and if you have questions, I'd love to answer them!  Also, we are starting a Sew Along and this is our quilt that we are doing: You can download the supply list and cutting instructions on my website.  It's called Night Sky Quilt Along.   Hope you can join us! Time to catch up on Splendid Sampler 2 blocks.  Here are the blocks that I've done since I last blogged.   Block 9 in the The Splendid Sampler 2  Quilt Along called Flowering Tree by Amy Friend. I love the way the Coastal Chic Batiks  are working so well in the blocks!! Thanks Amy for a great block!! Block 10 of  The Splendid Sampler 2  Quilt Along  by Rachaeldaisy called Around Four Corners. Love how it turned out and I get to use more pur