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Moda All Stars All in a Row Blog Hop

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Welcome fabric friends!

Last year, about this time, I was excited to be asked to participate in a wonderful upcoming book that Moda and Martingale Publishers were planning on publishing.  The book was called Moda All Stars All in a Row.  It is always a loud “yes!” when Moda Fabrics asks you to participate in anything.

Today, I get to share more about this fun book which is now available for purchase.

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Precut Primer 4th Grade

Precut Primer

Happy Thursday!–Today is my day on the Precut Primer blog hop hosted by Fat Quarter Shop & Barb & Mary over at Me and My Sister Designs.  I am always very impressed with the books that Fat Quarter Shop publishes.  With Barb & Mary on board, Precut Primer is really, quite top notch.

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I am quite excited about this book.  There are very few quilting books that I would be interested in making more than one or two quilts from the book.  In this book, however, there are a lot of quilts I would love to make.

I have to share this funny little story.  When, Precut Primer arrived on my doorstep, I was browsing through and deciding which project I wanted to make first.  I asked my 6 year old, Elonie, which was her favorite.

She asked me if she could use clothespins to mark her favorites.  I said, sure–that’d be great.  And, here are the results:

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She had so many favorites!–I’m inclined to agree.  My most favorite quilt from the book is the 11th grade quilt:

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I think this quilt might have to be made sooner rather than later.  I think it would be stellar using my vintage sheet collection.  I already have the strips cut and just need to get sewing.

The great thing about this book is that all of the projects are precut friendly(you probably already had this figured out).  There are projects for mini charm packs all the way up to fat quarter bundles.  Using precuts sure cuts down on the amount of time spent prepping a project for sewing.

These are another of the two quilts that really caught my eye.  The 8th grade quilt is looking pretty fancy in Prairie fabrics!  And that 9th grade quilt is just too pretty.

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So, I ended up choosing the 4th grade quilt to make first.

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It’s a perfect little wall hanging size made in some of my favorite Kate & Birdie fabrics, Autumn Woods.  I had a charm pack just waiting to be used for this project.

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It quilted up quickly using an easy wavy line stitch.

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All in all, a fun perfect for fall project.

You will want to check out the remaining stops on the blog hop and any you may have missed earlier this week.  I hear there may be prizes…

September 2, 2015
Me and My Sister Designs
Moda Fabrics
Pat Sloan
April Rosenthal

September 3, 2015
Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby  You Are Here

September 4, 2015
Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side

September 7, 2015
Jane Davidson of Quilt Jane
Heidi Grohs of Buttons & Butterflies

September 8, 2015
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life

September 9, 2015
Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting 
Lissa Alexander of Moda Fabrics

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Corey

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Summer Happenings

 

Hello, hello!  I hope all of you have had a wonderful summer!  My girls have been back in school for a week now, and I am enjoying a new schedule.  I always forget how much can be accomplished without little ones at home.

Over the last few summers, I have enjoyed taking some time off blogging.  Blog silence doesn’t mean project silence though! =)  I thought I’d share some of the photos I have posted to Instagram over the last several weeks.

Are any of you working on Lori Holt, of Bee in my Bonnet, blocks from Farm Girl Vintage?  Next week, I get to share as part of Lori’s “Farm Girl Fridays” blog hop she has been hosting.  So, I got to making some blocks.

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Let me tell you, these blocks are so addictive!  I am making the 6″ size and using a mix of Prairie fabrics (which by the way, yardage is coming soon–October!) and Essex yarn dyed linen in Olive(that’s my background fabric).

I made 12 of these little blocks and my plan is to sash them and quilt them into a cute little mini.  You’ll see the finished project next week.

I have also been working on getting caught up with the Fig Tree Mystery Block of the Month.

IMG_1649I just received the month 10 shipment over the weekend and I am currently caught up to Month 4.  So, needless to say, I need to get cracking!

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These blocks are a mix of Fig Tree fabric lines and patterns.  They are quite fun to work on!

And a completely new project I have started working on–crochet.  I am working on a Sunburst Granny square afghan.  These are the yarns that I have chosen to work with–a wonderful mix of Prairie colors.  And I have really been enjoying working on these little squares when I have some down time.  I always recommend having a hand project to work on especially as we start getting into the cooler months of Fall and Winter.

I’ll share more about this project soon.

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And of course, I am working on some new patterns.  Have you guys seen the peeks of Bonnie & Camille’s new Vintage Picnic line?  It mixes wonderfully with Gooseberry and Hello Darling.

IMG_1651I know some of you have been waiting on the pattern for my In Stitches & Spool Time patterns.  Well, they are finally available and I’ll be sharing those with you soon as well.

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I’ll be back later this week with a project that I just finished up over the weekend.

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Talk to you soon.

Corey