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It’s time to play the music.

It’s time to light the lights, and raise the curtain! Introducing… First Notes First Notes is the first quilt in the Quilt Concert Series and Cassandra and I are so thrilled to introduce it to you. For this version I chose 4 print fabrics and 1 solid. The result reminds me of an impressionist painting. Today, right here, right now, the cutting instructions are released for free!!! Just click on this link for the download. Starting June 18th the cutting instructions will cost $2, so do not wait to download! Opening week Sponsor. Hobbs is sponsoring 4 prizes during this quilt along along with the grand prize. This week’s prize…

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Laying Down Tracks

A musical artist doesn’t just go to the studio and sing a song. There are multiple parts to it, the various instruments, background vocals, etc. Each part is a track and you lay them altogether to create the song. This is a great metaphor to designing the quilt for the Quilt Concert. There were so…

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And now for a word from our Sponsors.

Actually, no.  We are going to give you a word or two (or more) about all the wonderful, fabulous, marvelous, glorious sponsors who are part of our Quilt Concert quilt along. Every week we will have one prize for residents of the USA and on multiple weeks we will also have prizes for participants residing outside the USA.  The sponsor of the prize will be featured during that week of the quilt along. Read through to discover all our wonderful sponsors and to learn how to enter for prizes during the giveaway.  Read all the way to the end for all the information.  Presenting….our Sponsors. Hobbs Bonded Fibers Hobbs has…

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Quilt Concert Series 2021

Announcing the Concert Series! Concert (verb)  Arrange by mutual coordination Concert (noun) Public Performance typically given by multiple performers  You are invited to join the concert quilt series hosted by Lissa of Lovingly Lissa and Cassandra of The (Not So) Dramatic Life! After a year apart, we are working in concert to bring our phenomenal…

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Was it a success?

I’m talking about the pincushion swap. Was it successful? I’d like to think so. From everything I’m seeing I think it was a resounding “YES!” We had 80 participants, and as of right now not a single need for an angel pincushion. I’ve seen some absolutely amazing pincushions being sent. I’ve seen wonderful thank you’s posted. I’ve been chatting with many of you on Instagram and I feel like there’s been quite a bit of community created. Will I host another swap? HELLS YEAH!!!!!! Current swappers should expect a survey soon to help me plan for the next one. If you want to be in the know, please sign up…

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Pincushion Swap

Welcome to my Pincushion Swap!! I *LOVE* pincushions and have quite a collection. Quite a few are gifts, a number have been purchased, and many, many, many, were made by me. Sometimes making a pincushion is a quick fix to losing my sew-jo on days when I feel like I am lacking motivation to make anything. So I thought it would be so much fun to host a swap!!! Here are the basics – The swap costs $5. All participants will receive my Whirl and Twirl pincushion pattern. You do not need to make that pattern for the swap, it is just a special gift to you for joining! For…

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Something Old is New Again.

A few years ago during a visit to my in-laws, I found several large trash bags in the kitchen. It turns out my Father in law was cleaning out the linen closet and in these bags were quilts made by my husband’s great grandmother that he was going to toss. Ummm….no. Both bags were quickly placed in the back of my car to come home with me. Inside there were three hand made Cathedral Window quilts, in fairly good condition and two more quilts in need of love and care. This one is the youngest quilt, born in 1959. I believe the flower petals are all from old clothes. Many…

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Dazzling New York Beauty Sampler Quilt

New Year new blog hop!! A New York Beauty Block has been on my quilty bucket list FOREVER. How could I say no when Cinzia White asked me to participate in a blog hop for her newest book that is ALL NEW YORK BEAUTY BLOCKS!!!!! The quilt she made was originally a wedding present, what a lucky couple! It is absolutely gorgeous, the interplay of the circles and the radiation of all the segments, the colors and dimension. This is definitely a quilt you would be proud to have in your home. The directions for a variety of ways to piece the quilt and the templates for all the blocks…

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I Spy a Blog Hop

About a month ago I received a package in the mail. Enter Mr. Inquisitive who needed to know right away what I received. When I pulled out the new book, “I Spy” by Kimie Tanner and Missy Winona of On Williams Street, Mr. Inquisitive started in with questions. I told him I needed to make three of the quilt blocks and before I could say another word, he took off with the book. When he returned it there were three post it notes marking the blocks I was told I needed to make. Well, thank goodness, he made the decisions! If it were up to me, I would still be…

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Children’s Garden Aglow

HI!!!! Welcome to The Garden Party Row Along! My name is Lissa, and I am thrilled to present to you my row, Children’s Garden Aglow. My inspiration came from the fairly new Children’s Garden at a local Conservatory. In the winter they host a Garden Aglow program where the conservatory is lit up in spectacular color. To enter the Children’s Garden you walk through a brilliantly lit rainbow tunnel. The flower blocks are wonderfully simple as you DO NOT HAVE TO MATCH POINTS! This is a planned improv technique and can be so liberating. The resulting flowers remind me of flowers drawn by children. Love the flowers, but not sure…

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