Hi everyone, today (and the rest of this week) I am the guest blogger at QUILTsocial.com.
I will be featuring 7 projects and my theme for the week is: " How to Make Your Holidays Sew Much Easier" .
Go on over to QUILTSocial.com each day there are some great gift ideas and holiday decor, complete tutorials, lots of information about the notions, fabric and some free pattern downloads.
Enjoy and I sincerely hope you holidays are sew easy!
Todays project, See image below: "Ornament Pot Holder" and Microwave Mitts, great easy gifts for coworkers, neighbours, friends, family and the cooks in your life!
Happy Thursday to all of my blog followers and students from classes. I just wanted to let you all know that next week from Monday Nov. 12 to Friday Nov. 16, I will be a *new* guest writer at QUILTsocial.com.
QUILTsocial.com is a daily quilting blog, monthly newsletter, FREE quarterly magazine, and FREE App focused on the love and art of making quilts.
My topic for the week is "How to Make Your Holidays Sew Much Easier".
There will be 7 fun and easy projects over the entire week featuring notions, thread and fabric that will be sure to make your DIY gift giving not only look professional, but also very festive!
I promise to share the links to my posts at QUILTsocial.com next week. Have a look now if you like 😊, there are always great projects and ideas featured on this blog. I look forward to your comments and I sincerely hope you try some of the projects (please share them on QUILTsocial.com if you do).
I sure had fun making these great gift and holiday decor items!!
Have a great day today ,
Hi everyone, I bet you think I slipped under a rock? I am still alive and well, just very busy with writing for QUILTsocial.com, teaching, completing teaching samples, travelling etc. (I did not mention domestic engineering, because that has not been happening!) I finally finished my monthly mini quilt, I started it as a simple pieced quilt and it was super wonky and then drafted up a paper pieced pattern and it's still wonky!! I actually made this quilt twice. So I'm calling it officially "Wonky Spools".
I have total respect for the miniature quilters out there, I bow before you!
See the photo of my lovely quilt below:
Better late than never! Sorry this little quilt is not seasonally appropriate, I did make a Halloween one last year, see that post here
May you all have a safe and Happy Halloween 🎃
Sometimes I am "sew busy" I don't think I know how to think straight. Thank goodness for paper and pen or notes on my I phone or I would be lost! I have a lot going on with recent travelling (see yesterdays post), long arm work , charity projects, affiliate work, quilting, sewing, teaching, trunk shows and now more writing and blogging! I am not complaining as all of this is the best job ever ❤️
You all know that I have always blogged with quiltingintheloft.com, but now I am going to embark on a new writing adventure. I am so excited to announce that I will be writing, sharing projects, demonstrating great tools and fabric as a guest blogger for QUILTsocial.com.
To get my guest writing started, I just recently unboxed some notions from H. A. KIDD and Company Limited and fabric from Northcott Fabric. These products were sent to me as they are the subject of my upcoming blog posts in November with QUILTsocial.com and I cannot wait to show you what it is I am doing with all of this! The post them is .... drum roll please...... "How to Make Your Holidays Sew Easy" .
Check out the pictures of the fantastic sewing and quilting tools sent to me from H. A. Kidd below:
Check out what luscious fabric Northcott Fabric have sent me below :
Can you imaging what holiday ideas I have with all of this to make your holidays "sew" easy?
I will be sure to post a link to the blog posts (one whole week!) once they are published so that all of my followers can see the whole week of posts, helpful tips, product reviews, patterns and....... it is all FREE to QUILTsocial readers! Please let me know what you think and if you have any questions, you can comment on each blog post.
I invite you to" Make Your Holidays Sew Easy" and be sure to check in with QUILTsocial.com in November!
"To quilt and sew is fantastic, to share is divine"- author me, lol
Of course I am thankful my my passion for sewing, quilting and for pumpkin pie (and all things pumpkin)!
I am also extremely thankful for a lovely family and cute as a button grandson. I am thankful that as a family we can travel to see the beauty of Canada with recent travels to BC and travels to see talented athletes, architects and artists who inspire us all.
I am sharing some photos below in chronological order starting with my travels to BC Sept 25- Oct 3 and then a weekend short trip this past Thanksgiving to Pennsylvania.
I'm back to Ontario now refreshed, energized and inspired by all I have done, seen and loved.
Stay tuned as I am back to work and I look forward to utilizing all of this inspiration for future work and sharing in blog posts!
Happy Tuesday! ❤️
We had a successful day yesterday at All About Sewing Machines in Barrie.
I am sharing some pics below:
If you are in the Barrie area and have interest in a Bernina or Brother Sewing Machine or Scan N Cut visit Lloyd at 565 Bryne Drive at All About Sewing Machines.
They have sign up lists for new and upcoming classes and Lloyd and his staff also service most makes of sewing machines.
Thanks again to Lloyd and staff for all their hard work!
Todays the day for my trunk show in Barrie , Ontario at All About Sewing Machines -565 Bryne Dr - there are still seats available .come on out at 10-11 or 1-2:00 . I will also be demonstrating some unique things you can do with a “mystery” Quilting Tool!
Hi to all my sewing and quilting enthusiasts! I just thought I would let you know I am in Barrie this weekend at All About Sewing with my trunk show of quilts. There will be demos, class samples to see and sign up and refreshments! See details below.
It's a free event but please call the store to reserve a seat, all are welcome and bring a friend!
The kids are back in school Yay!!
Fall is the perfect time to cozy up with a new craft project that is just for you. Craftsy has put ALL classes on sale!
Over 1,000 classes available! Get better at what you love to do!
Take a class at these savings while you can, do it at your pace through this online class platform while the kids are learning new stuff at school. You deserve it too!
Sale starts today and ends 09/09/2018
Happy Friday ❤️
This months mini is going much smaller with blocks (3 geese) at 1" x 1.5" finished.
I am in love with flying geese lately and thought it appropriate with the fact that some birds will fly south soon. Oh no, not what we want to hear!
This finished quilt measures only about 7" wide x 8.25" complete with sashing, borders and binding. It had to be paper pieced to be accurate. Fun to do but a serious challenge, especially to get the sashing, borders and binding as even as possible.
See the size of the block below, tiny in my hand.
Helpful tools for this project?
The 6" add a quarter ruler
Bobbin fill fine thread for embroidery, I found it useful for tiny piecing as it creates less bulk.
I think I got mini flying geese out of my system, at least for now LOL
Challenge yourself to a mini quilt this month!
Happy Wednesday and Happy September❤️
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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