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Let’s see how my #UFOvember went

It went very well!!! Want to see some before and after photos? (My design wall has a quilt on it now, so please ignore the background) RESUME I finished quilting and bound one quilt, bound another quilt, and buried threads on a third!!! One left to quilt and finish and one left to bind. Not bad!!! REWORK No change here. I pulled from my orphan block pile and reworked some of those. I just didn’t feel inspired with these two yet. REHOME WOOT WOOT!! This pile is gone! all but one are kid size quilts. A local guild I used to belong to makes and donates kid quilts, so I…

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UFOvember

Unfinished Objects, we all got them. I have a whole shelf dedicated to them. Hell, I got a Costco membership *just* so I can purchase some storage containers for them. When I heard about Geeky Bobbin’s UFOvember I was all in. When she asked me to participate in the blog hop as well, I said “I got this.” I was just finishing up the Quiltcon deadline and the Quilt Concert Series and took a look around my studio. It was a Disaster. I don’t pick up while working on a project, and since I always have multiple going at a time my work space can get overwhelmed very easily. That…

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And the Winners are…

Oh, who can it be? We had three wonderful grand prizes for the Quilt Concert Series. Cassandra and I used a random number generator to choose three lucky winners. I cannot wait to share who they are. But first… Did you miss out on the Quilt Concert? The entire pattern is now available at Shoppe Lovingly Lissa with a 15% discount through Sunday, November 7th!!!! Let’s continue the applause for these Quilt Concert Goers and their wonderful First Notes quilts! Let’s hear it for Tamara, Leayne, Carla, Marti, Birgit, Denise, Scot, Laura, Jane, Mimi, Connie, Rose, Betty, Angela, Cathy, Gayle, Carrie, Allison, Linda, Libby, Elizabeth, Jeny, Anne, and Jill!!!!!!!! And…

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Take a Bow!!!!

You all deserve a round of applause. Today I’m starting to share some of the First Note Quilt tops that have been sent to us. I hope you enjoy them. Keep checking back as it will take me more than one blog post to get through them all!!!! Appearing tonight is Debbie Y, Brenda S, Debra F, Mary M, Denise E, Cheryl H, Christy C, Catherine R, Jane A, Denise N, Connie D, Maria Clauda P, Victoria C, Michelle C, Megan F, Lauren R, Helen W, and Valerie R. Take a bow everyone!!! Fall Cleaning. For the month of November I will be joining The Geeky Bobbin in UFOvember. (don’t…

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Basting away, I’m basting away

You know the nearer your destination the more you’re just basting away. Always a little earworm for y’all! Now that First Notes quilt tops are popping up all over the place, I want to share how I baste my quilts. I was dying crawling all over the floor, and I don’t remember where I saw this, but I grabbed onto the idea and use it all the time. You will need a good size table, something you don’t mind pin scratches on, and clamps. I found these at Lowe’s for a couple bucks each. They’re great for my small hands, and have an easy release latch. Find the center of…

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Everything’s Coming Up Quilt Tops!

And here is mine! I was sewing a new First Notes quilt along with all of you these past four months, and here it is! I used a Tula Pink fabric that I ice dyed as my main print and added some bold solids for the rest. I think it looks pretty amazing. Okay, now for some important news. We still have GIVEAWAYS to talk about, plus the GRAND PRIZES!!! So please read through all this carefully. Are you missing a block? Head to The Not So Dramatic Life and Shoppe Lovingly Lissa to purchase it for $2. We will be removing all the patterns from our shops on October…

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Putting it Together

That’s not just a Sondheim musical! This is it! Let’s put First Notes together. It really is a simple last step with this pattern, in fact I’ve noticed a few Concert Goers already have theirs together without the pattern. Don’t give up if you are missing blocks tho! We have the next few weeks set aside for finishing up any blocks as well as the flimsy (AKA a quilt top). And all the blocks are available in our Etsy Shops, The Not So Dramatic Life and Shoppe Lovingly Lissa. Also new to my shop this week is the Hollyhock Potholder Pattern!!! If you are brand new to the paper piecing…

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They Say That Falling in Love is Wonderful…

I am falling in love with making pottery! I just finished my third class today where we painted on the glaze. Once again I only had time to work on 2 pieces, luckily it was 2 different ones than last week. I am especially in love with my “Creepy Face” pot. It really freaks my daughter out already! The glaze looks like a plain red here, but after firing it will be a mix of very glossy colors. The name of the color is Tiger Eyes, if that helps you envision it. It does make me think of a tiger eye stone. So, how long until I can convince my…

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Wayward

I feel a bit wayward this week. I’m here, I’m there, the weather is all over the place, and time is just flying by. Seriously, I can’t believe the season has changed, the temperature nosedived about 40 degrees, and we are on the second to last block of the Quilt Concert!! Although, as the sew-in ends many other things are starting. The Potholder Swap sign ups are still open and I look forward to seeing what everyone makes for their partners. And did I mention that Hancock’s of Paducah is sponsoring it? Isn’t that freaking the bomb? Join in while you still can! The sign up form is on the…

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Whirling around

Oh my goodness, it’s been a crazy week around here! Announcing the Potholder Swap earlier this week and getting ready for it has kept me on my toes! I’m very excited about the swap and the new pattern I wrote for it, but it has been quite the journey this week getting ready for it. If you haven’t seen it yet, Hollyhock is the name of the pattern for the swap. I’ll have the pattern up on my Etsy site very soon if you want to make yourself a potholder but don’t want to join the swap. I was able to grab a few moments to work on the Quilt…

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