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Why do Fools fall in love?

Tell me why? Why, why? Tell me why this week’s block, Fool’s Puzzle, looks more like a beetle than a puzzle of any sort? Bet you can’t un-see that bug in it now, can you? I seriously keep seeing a Japanese Beetle. But I know what you would definitely like to see right now. I think you are looking for the download of this pattern. Well look no further!!! Fool’s Puzzle is now available at my Etsy shop, Shoppe Lovingly Lissa Do you need to catch up with previous week blocks? The cutting directions and all even numbered blocks can be found at The Not So Dramatic Life Etsy Shop and all…

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Let’s Swap!!!

I am so ready to host another Swap! It was really fun hosting the Pincushion Swap. I’ve been a little busy with the Quilt Concert Series so I can’t handle a large swap like that, but I still really want to do something. So, let’s have a Quilt Postcard Swap! Have you seen the fabric/quilt postcards on Instagram? They’re all over the place there. Sarah Ruiz did a 100 day project with them (that turned out much larger). Inspired by her and out of sew-jo at the beginning of pandemic I started making them as well. First I surprised all my quilty friends by mailing them one, then I took…

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You’re Simply the Best!

Better than all the rest!!! Seriously, people!! I cannot tell you how much fun I have scrolling through Instagram and seeing all the blocks being made! It fills me with such joy. I love seeing all the interpretations of the pattern just popping up on my screen. So I guess you are ready for the next block? This week is the Antique Tile Block. Finishing at only 6″ x 6″ it is definitely bursting with fun! The pattern for Antique Tile can now be purchased at The Not So Dramatic Life Etsy Shop. Do you need to catch up with previous week blocks? The cutting directions and all even numbered…

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La la la laaaaaaaaa la la la

We are really warmed up now in First Notes. We’ve had opportunities to perfect the Half Square Triangle and some Flying Geese. How are all those points working out for you? This week’s block focuses on a new technique. I’ve always called it a stitch and flip, mainly because you stitch a diagonal line, cut, and then flip the top fabric open to create the block. I’m sure there are other names for it, and I would love to hear what you call it in the comments. Without further ado here is Pinwheel. Pinwheel Pattern can now be purchased at Shoppe Lovingly Lissa Etsy Shop for $2. Do you need…

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Churn, Baby, Churn

Did you all enjoy Fox and Geese around a Double T last week? It’s a great block, you could sew a dozen of them together and make quite a nice lap quilt. It’s available now at my Etsy shop if you didn’t get it downloaded yet. The second block in First Notes is the Elongated Churndash. This block is a bit smaller, but still chock full of quilty goodness! Cassandra did an amazing job taking such a traditional block and giving it a new twist. The pattern for the Elongated Churndash can now be found at The Not So Dramatic Life Etsy Shop. This week we are happy to introduce…

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Fox and Geese Around a Double T

Welcome to the first block of First Notes! This one is one of our favorites, although I will admit I have many favorites in this quilt. The block is actually two traditional blocks in one. The center block of the Fox and Geese block is a plain square, but we added in the Double T for a bit more interest. I really love the way the Double T looks on its own, it’s a great block to put into a grid, it creates a variety of secondary designs depending on you lay it all out. This pattern is now available on my Etsy site for $2 Just a reminder that…

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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. The Cutting Instructions are available at Cassandra’s Etsy Store for $2 now. Opening week Sponsor. Hobbs is sponsoring 4 prizes during this quilt along along with the grand prize. This week’s prize is a queen size 80/20 bleached batting. Heirloom® Premium Cotton Blend is made from 80% long staple cotton fibers and 20% fine polyester. This…

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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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