Lots Going On!

by | Jan 16, 2019 | 6 comments

Hello everyone! This is just a quick update on progress toward my January goals. Before I get started I want to let you know about my friend Carole who blogs at From My Carolina Home. She is heading up the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project. More than 4500 quilts are needed for those whose homes were completely destroyed. There is still plenty of time to help as this project will continue through the summer of 2019. Carole is matching top makers with longarmers to help get more quilts sent. If you would like to help someone in need, click here to be taken to a form to sign up either as a top maker, longarmer, or both! Completed quilts should be bed sized. There are five drop off locations in NC, with Wilmington being the distribution point. Please consider this opportunity to give the gift of love – a quilt – to someone who has lost everything. Carole will provide regular updates on her blog.

Black and White Blog Hop

While I am working on my project for Carla from Creatin’ in the Sticks Black and White Blog Hop, I am also working on a couple of other projects. My black and white project is on Ms. Mattie, about half quilted!

The blog hop is scheduled for January 21 – 24, 2019. My day will be January 22nd, so be sure and hop on back by to check out all the projects! There may just be a giveaway!! Here is the schedule!

Monday, January 21st

Just Let Me Quilt
Needled Mom
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Life in Scrapatch
Bumbleberry Stitches
keepsake moments
Vroomans Quilts

Tuesday, January 22nd

MooseStash Quilting
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Quilts by Joanne
That Fabric Feeling
Songbird Designs
Two Maker Chicks

Wednesday, January 23

Selina Quilts
Quilt in a not-Shell
Patchwork Breeze
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Kathleen McMusing
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Homespun Hannah’s Blog

Thursday, January 24

Seams to be Sew
Storied Quilts
Kathy’s Kwilts and More
Ms P Designs USA
Den syende himmel
Melva Loves Scraps
The Joyful Quilter
Creatin’ in the Sticks

There will also be a Pinterest board so you can see all the projects created by the bloggers in one location!

Secret Sewing

Here is my fabric pull for some secret sewing I am doing, to be revealed later in the summer! Part of this project was one of my OMGs for January. I just love this fabric and think this project will turn out great!

Fabric pull for my secret sewing project!!

This goal for January was to get all the green squares and half-square triangles cut. And here they are!! I just love using my AccuQuilt Go!BIG machine – and using the Stripology ruler from Creative Grids (no affiliation – just love their rulers!) makes cutting the strips very quick! Until the end of January, AccuQuilt has a great offer of a $50 mail in rebate for the Go!BIG or the Ready.Set.Go! cutting system. Select Go! dies are on sale for up to 40% off!

My favorite “tools of the trade” make quick work of cutting squares and HST’s. All of these, 48 3 inch squares and 204 HST’s were cut in about an hour – including time spent pressing the fabric!! I’m now ready to cut out the rest of the squares and triangles!!

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be linking up with some of my favorite linky parties – you know – those over in the side bar!! —>

Until next time…

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  1. Dione Gardner-Stephen

    Can’t wait to see all your secret sewing Brenda! Going to enjoy that B&W hop, and then it looks like you are sewing a rainbow to compensate! 🙂

    • Brenda

      Yes, Dione, it will indeed be a rainbow!! Can’t wait to get the cutting completed and start on the piecing!

  2. Nancy

    Love your colors for your secret sewing project. Those Go cutters work so well, though I don’t personally have one, just what I’ve seen others post. They seem appealing until I think of all the dies one must buy, one for each particular size and shape. It’s too bad there’s not a cutter that you can program to cut the way you want without the dies. But, perhaps, in the future I’ll choose to buy one.

    • Dione Gardner-Stephen

      Nancy – there are a number of machines that do this. I own and love a Brother ScanNCut. There are also Cricut and Janome versions that I know of specifically targeting fabric cutters also. There are probably more.

  3. ShirleyC

    You are a busy lady! I’m glad to see you like the Go Big. I can’t buy one right now, but if I keep cutting quilt blocks, I’m going to need one down the road. Cutting is just too hard on my left hand. What’s the biggest block it cuts? Thanks!


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