Thursday, August 13, 2020

Fall Fashion Show - of Quilts, that is!

Hey everybody!  I've been seeing a lot of advertisement for Fall Fashions lately - so why not a Fall Fashion Show of Quilts!   It's that time of year to start thinking about changing up the decor.  Putting away Spring / Summer and the random Christmas piece that got missed (please tell me I'm not the only one!) and breaking out all things Fall.  Now is the perfect time to start stitching up a new Fall Quilt or two!

So let's get this Fall Fashion Show started. 

First up is one of my faves.  It's made with one of my best selling patterns -  Sunburst Strips & Squares.  This version is in an Autumnal colorway.  


Just grab a bundle of precut 2-1/2" strips in your favorite fall collection and some background fabric and you are ready to stitch!  Or to make it easy, I have kits available too.  

The name says it all with this quilt - Autumn Bliss!  The warm burgundy and the pumpkin orange just ooze fall goodness.  This is actually one of my favorite snuggling quilts.  And yes, I use my quilts!  So does my family and my dogs too!  I only have pdf patterns available on this quilt - I'm not sure why ... I guess I need to get more print patterns ordered!

Still not ready to commit to Fall - I get it.  There is still a lot of summer left.  I've still got hopes of spending a day just plopped in a lake and soaking up some rays before too long.  Peacock Proud works as a perfect transitional quilt between summer and fall and is made with precut 2-1/2" strips. I have both PDF and print patterns available.  Print patterns have free shipping for your convenience too! 


Like any good fashion show - it's now intermission time!  Don't worry, I have more fall quilts to share so stay tuned for the next blog post.  


Monday, August 10, 2020

Fall Fabric Bundles in my Etsy Shop that You Can't Resist

I've been pretty open that I'm struggling with this Fall thing - it's here already and I'm not ready! Since I haven't been successful in rolling back time, I guess I just have to embrace it!

Last week I shared my Fall Fancy quilt that is in Quilter's World Spooktacular Halloween Quilting book that just came out.  This is a gorgeous scrappy quilt that is a lot of fun and really easy to assemble. For your convenience, here is a direct link to purchase the pattern.   In case you missed the original blog post, this link will take you directly to it to learn more about the quilt. 

Photo Cred: Annie's 

In case your stash is lacking or you need just a few more fabrics to add variety - I do have a few Fall fabric bundles in my Etsy shop that are perfect for building your stash or making a fun fall project.  

Here is a 12 fat quarter bundle of quilting cotton in a beautiful mix of autumnal favorites. Clink the Direct link to purchase - free shipping included! 


Here is a 12 fat quarter bundle of flannel in a fun fall colorway. Click the Direct link to purchase - free shipping included!  Wouldn't this make an adorable raggy / shaggy quilt? 


Speaking of flannel, how about this 12 fat quarter bundle of flannel in pastels - perfect for a warm and snugly baby blanket. Click the Direct link to purchase - free shipping included! 


This blog post contains affiliate links which allow me to earn a small commission based on your purchase.  Using the link does not affect your purchase price. Thank you for supporting my business. 

Friday, August 7, 2020

Fall Fancy in Quilter's World Spooktacular Halloween Quilting Book

As much as I want to deny it - Fall is here!  The temperatures are dropping and I'm already planning to roast marshmallows around the fire pit next week.  

I want to share one of my latest designs with you - Fall Fancy.   It's in Quilter's World's new Spooktacular Halloween Quilting book.  I gave you a sneak peak last week when the quilt came back from the publisher with the promise of a proper blog post .. well here is that proper blog post! 

Photo Cred: Nancy Scott
Fall Fancy combines a couple of my favorite elements - leaf blocks and flying geese.  However, these aren't ordinary leaf blocks, they include some log cabin strips in them too... just for fun.  The quilt is pieced in rows, which seems to make it go together quicker too and we all love quilts that are quick and easy to assemble. 

Photo Cred: Annie's
Fall Fancy is a great stash busting quilt too.  When I designed it, I knew my autumnal stash bin was overflowing and I was hoping that this quilt would make a big dent in it ... well, it didn't! So I guess I will just have to make more stash-busting quilts :) 

I also want to thank The Warm Company for providing the Soft & Bright batting I used in the sample quilt. 

If you haven't checked out this book yet - Spooktacular Halloween Quilting has so many neat projects in it for your fall decorating - table runners & mats, pillowcases, quilts, mug rugs and more!  It's one you definitely want to purchase. 


This blog post contains affiliate links which allow me to earn a small commission based on your purchase.  Using the link does not affect your purchase price. Thank you for supporting my business. 


Thursday, August 6, 2020

Day #3 - Designer Tips & Techniques Virtual Show

It's the 3rd and final day of the Designer Tips & Techniques Virtual Show.  As always, we have saved some of the best for the last day :) 



First, a huge Thank You to everyone for your kind words and comments following my presentation yesterday.  Ya all sure know how to make a gal feel good :) 

Here is the line up for today! It's a full day, but don't worry if you miss someone - you can always go back and catch a replay.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Day #2 - Designer Tips & Techniques Virtual Show

It's the second day of our Designer Tips & Techniques Virtual Show!   Wasn't yesterday amazing!  I didn't get a chance to watch all the presentations yesterday, but I plan on going back later today to catch the ones I missed.  That's one of the bonus features of this show - you can go back at any time and watch or re-watch any of the presentations! 


Today I will be kicking off the day with my presentation at 1 p.m. EST.   I can't wait to share with everyone! 

Here is the list for the rest of today - If you haven't all ready done so, go through and like / follow all of the facebook pages so you get a notification when we go LIVE :) 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Day #1 - Designer Tips & Techniques Virtual Show

Welcome to the Designer Tips & Techniques Virtual Show!

It's Day #1 and we have an outstanding group of designers who will sharing their favorite quilting tips and techniques with you today.  


I know this sounds kinda weird, but I love watching the presentations too because I miss my fellow designers.  All of our professional shows have been cancelled so I'm missing out on hugs and visits with some of my favorite people in the whole wide world!

Here is the line up for Today - 

Tuesday August 4th
2:00pm Becca Fenstermaker https://facebook.com/prettypiney

Monday, August 3, 2020

Designer Tips & Techniques Virtual Show - August 4-6, 2020

Hey Everybody!

It's time again for this month's Designer Tips & Techniques Virtual Show.  


This is such a fun event where I get so many kind comments - I love presenting them!  

This month I'll be presenting on Wednesday August 5 at 1 p.m. EST on my Masterpiece Quilting Facebook page.   I hope you will join me!  

I normally keep it a surprise, but I will go ahead and let you know what I'll be sharing with you!  I'm going to be talking about organization & workflow - which means making quilts more efficiently with less wasted time!  I'll be sharing the exact same processes I use weekly as I design and make quilts for magazines and fabric companies.  If you have any friends who you think would be interested in this - be sure to share this post with them.   

How does the virtual show work? If you are new to the event here's a quick rundown on how it works. 

At the top of the hour (EST), a different designer will be presenting on their facebook page.  It's as easy as following the links below.  Each presentation will be about 15 minutes long.  

It's a quick and easy way to learn something new and meet some of your favorite designers all at the same time! 

To make it really easy to keep up, in advance, go through the list and like / follow each presenter - that way you will get a notification of when they go Live!  Easy enough? 
To get us kicked off tomorrow, here is the complete list of presenters! 

Tuesday August 4th

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Fabric Bundles in my Etsy Shop

I just wanted to share a quick listing of the fabric bundles in my Etsy shop that have been popular for personal face protection.   I know many of us are scrambling to make sure our family members have masks if they need them, so I felt it was easiest to list them all here.  Just as soon as I think we are prepared, we need more!  Each bundle included free shipping!

Least expensive option is a 10 Fat Quarter bundle - our pick, so you won't be getting the exact fabrics shown but a mix of lights / darks / prints / tonals. These are perfect for everyday masks - the ones we keep in cars, by the door, in backpacks, lunch bags, etc. 


Most popular is the 6 fat quarter bundle of blue solids and tonals.  They are masculine and a great substitute for black fabric, which is super hard to find right now.  Popular for teachers or business men. 



These have been a popular request for girls going back to school.  6 fat quarter bundle of pastel solids.  They go with everything and are in classic colors. 


For my farm animal lovers, here's the bundle for you!  6 fat quarter bundle of assorted farm animal print fabrics. 



If anyone would have told me 6 months ago that I would be selling fabric for personal protection, I would have thought you were crazy ... but here I am!  Be safe. Be well. 

Friday, July 24, 2020

Kit mega blow out sale!

Hey everybody ....  Like so many of you, it seems like I'm daily making plans and then watching them change pretty much overnight. 

I learned a long time ago not to worry about the things I can not change, 
but to focus on the things I can change.  

So I have a tote of leftover kits from back when I did in-person events and shows (It seems like a million years ago - but really it was just last year!).  Since I don't know when my next in-person event will be, I'm ready to send these kits onto a new home where they will be loved and enjoyed - ideally your home! 
There aren't many - so once they are gone, they are gone.  
In other words, Don't Wait!  Buy NOW!

And as an added bonus - all kits are 15% off until July 31 with code KIT15

And FREE shipping 

I just can't make this deal any sweeter :) 

Even if you aren't interested for yourself - wouldn't one of these make the perfect gift for a quilting friend! 


Autumnal colorway of my Sunburst Strips & Squares design.  Kit includes all fabrics to make the top including binding & a print pattern.  Here is the Direct Link to Purchase 



Wreath Runner & Wall Hanging - this kit includes fabrics to make the tops including binding to make BOTH the runner and the wall hanging!  Print pattern is included too!  Here is the Direct Link to Purchase 



Let's Gather Table Runner - let's face it Fall is gonna be here real soon and who doesn't need a new table runner to welcome in your Fall decor.  Kit includes all fabrics to make the top including binding + a print pattern.  Here is the Direct Link to Purchase


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Benartex's Christmas in July Project Hop continues !

Just quick reminder that the Benartex Christmas in July project hop is still going on through the end of the month!  Don't miss out on all the amazing projects. 

A huge Thank You to everyone who commented, liked and shared my project on Monday.  In case you missed it - here's a link to my blog post



Here is the list of all the designers participating, the fabric collection they are showcasing as well as the link to their project. 

Monday July 20th – Nancy Scott, Winterberry http://masterpiecequilting.blogspot.com/ 

Tuesday July 21st – Heidi Pridemore, Rejoice https://heidipridemore.blogspot.com/2020/07/benartex-christmas-in-july-project-hop.html 

Wednesday July 22nd – Laura Piland, First Frost http://www.sliceofpiquilts.com/ 

Thursday July 23rd – Lisa Ruble, Camp Joy https://lovetocolormyworld.blogspot.com/ 

Friday July 24th – Debby Kratovil, Festive Chickadees https://debbykratovilquilts.blogspot.com/ 

Saturday July 25th – Wendy Sheppard, Ode to Joy https://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/ 

Sunday July 26th – Debby Brown, River’s End http://debbybrownquilts.blogspot.com/ 

Monday July 27th – Charisma Horton, Deer Festival http://charismascorner.com/  
Tuesday July 28th – Sandra Walker, Better Not Pout https://www.mmmquilts.com/ 

Wednesday July 29th – Kate Colleran, Joy https://seamslikeadream.com/ 

Thursday July 30th – Tammy Silvers, Snow Village & Rustic Village Christmas https://tamarinis.typepad.com/tamarinis/2020/07/christmas-in-july-project-hop-double-dutch-in-snow-village-and-rustic-village-christmas-from-benarte.html


Here's a quick photo of all three versions of my Block & Tackle pattern.  They all look so different yet all do a great job of showcasing the fussy cut panel section. 

And don't forget my The Winterberry Pillow free pattern I'm giving away as part of the project hop. Click here and follow the instructions in your email to download.


Monday, July 20, 2020

Benartex Christmas in July Blog Hop - The Winterberry Collection

Hi!  Welcome to my blog!  If we haven't met before, I'm Nancy Scott of Masterpiece Quilting. I'm a quilt pattern designer, author and online class instructor.
As part of Benartex's Christmas in July project hop, I am super excited to share the Winterberry collection by Cheryl Haines of Prairie Grove Peddler with you. We live in a woods and have lots of cardinals year round, so as soon as I saw this collection I knew I wanted to make a quilt with it.   Plus it has a panel and well, you know me and panels have a lovely relationship :) 

I made two projects that I can't wait to share with you.  

First - my Block & Tackle quilt pattern.  I designed this popular pattern 3 years ago and have been wanting to give it an update but struggled to find the perfect fabric collection.  As soon as I saw it, I knew the Winterberry collection was perfect for its re-release.  The pattern is available in both print and pdf digital download versions in my Etsy shop for your shopping convenience.  




The pattern is designed specifically for panel sections that finish at 10" square.  The wall hanging finishes as 48" x 48" and will be perfect for my Christmas decor.  Of course, Ruby insisted on being part of the photo shoot! 

The second project I designed is a set of pillows which I've named The Winterberry Pillow.  This pattern utilizes the sections of the panel that weren't used in the quilt and is available as a free download 



These pillows are the perfect accent for your bed or on a sofa and can be easily made with leftover fabric from the wall hanging.  The touch of piping adds an elegant look. 




As you know may already know, this project hop features Benartex, Kanvas and Contempo fabrics as well as 11 talented pattern designers. Each day, from July 20th through the 31st, will bring an amazing new project and fabric collection feature – all the fabrics are in stores now so you can get started on your projects right away and beat the holiday rush! Hang your stockings, play your favorite Christmas carols, make yourself a mug of frozen hot chocolate and enjoy!

Here is the list of all the designers participating, the fabric collection they are showcasing as well as the link to their project.  

Monday July 20th – Nancy Scott, Winterberry http://masterpiecequilting.blogspot.com/


Wednesday July 22nd – Laura Piland, First Frost http://www.sliceofpiquilts.com/

Thursday July 23rd – Lisa Ruble, Camp Joy https://lovetocolormyworld.blogspot.com/

Friday July 24th – Debby Kratovil, Festive Chickadees https://debbykratovilquilts.blogspot.com/

Saturday July 25th – Wendy Sheppard, Ode to Joy https://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/

Sunday July 26th – Debby Brown, River’s End http://debbybrownquilts.blogspot.com/

Monday July 27th – Charisma Horton, Deer Festival http://charismascorner.com/

Tuesday July 28th – Sandra Walker, Better Not Pout https://www.mmmquilts.com/

Wednesday July 29th – Kate Colleran, Joy https://seamslikeadream.com/


I hope you have enjoyed seeing the Winterberry collection by Cheryl Haines of Prairie Grove Peddler as much as I have creating with it! 

I want to leave you with a quick photo of all 3 versions of my Block & Tackle pattern that I have made.  It's such a versatile pattern for both panels and fussy cut focal fabrics. The pattern is available in both print and pdf digital download versions in my Etsy shop for your shopping convenience.  



Thursday, July 9, 2020

Day #3 Designer Tips & Techniques Virtual Show

Hey All - I hope you are enjoying these tips & techniques presentations as much as I am.  I am learning so MUCH and it's a great way to personally get to know designers too.  

Today is Day #3 and the final day for this month.  I haven't heard if we are doing anything for August, but stay tuned! 


If you are finding this post for the first time - here is a quick rundown on what's happening!

All times are EST.  At the top of each hour a different designer will be giving a quick 15 minute presentation sharing their favorite quilting tip or technique.  All you have to do is hop on their facebook page to watch. 

Here is the line-up for today's presenters.  Enjoy!

2:00  Monique Kleinhans https://www.facebook.com/ladybugscabin/
5:00  Geeky Bobbin  http://facebook.com/geekybobbin

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Day #2 - Designers Tip & Techniques Virtual Show

We have another great day of presentations lined up just for you!  

Wasn't yesterday wonderful?  I had so many positive comments and messages.  Thank you all!  

Here is today's schedule - 

Wednesday, July 8th
 
2:00   Annette Ornelas     https://m.facebook.com/southwind.designs/
8:00   Tammy Silvers https://www.facebook.com/tamarinis


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Designer's Tips & Techniques Virtual Show - TODAY July 7, 2020

There is an amazing lineup of designers for today's Tips & Techniques Virtual Show! 


I hope you will join us.  If you are new to the event here's a quick rundown on how it works. 

At the top of the hour (EST), a different designer will be presenting on their facebook page.  It's as easy as following the links below.  Each presentation will be about 15 minutes long.  

It's a quick and easy way to learn something new and meet some of your favorite designers all at the same time! 

Tuesday, July 7th
 
1:00   
4:00   Charisma Horton  https://www.facebook.com/charismah
5:00   Marlene Oddie            http://www.facebook.com/kissedquilts
7:00   Jennifer Fulton  http://facebook.com/inquiringquilter
8:00   Ebony Love      https://facebook.com/lovebugstudios