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! 

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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. 

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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

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