8 October 2020

W is for Winter Birds

Each morning I drive my son to work in Listowel. It's dark on the way there.

But on the way home the early light hits the clouds...

That stubborn autumn sun rises.

And once it's rays alit upon the hardwood trees.

Reflecting the golds, reds, oranges and last of the yellows.

I realize how much I really do have to be thankful for.

Thank you all for the congratulations left in the comments on my last post.
The 10K on Instagram should be a really big deal. But really - YOU are the big deal.

It's not about numbers.
It's about people.

The friends I have made in the last eight years of quilting and blogging are what I am truly thankful for.

I have been relying on the love and support of these friends - especially so in the last few years.

And I am so thankful to be here for YOU too.

I am Still Welcoming FALL!!!

And savouring each day...

But find myself now daydreaming of Winter Birds.

Another NEW ADDITION to the Back2School series has been added to my SHOP!

Each of my blocks finished at 10" square.

Stick with Leaves, Blue Jay, Cardinal and Squirrel.

Yes, my Blue Jay is against a grey background because he is going in a separate quilt. 

I am using Cardinals, and the Birches fabric as my backing, to make a baby quilt. 

The Blue Jay will be used to make a matching quilt with a grey background.

Both of these Winter Birds baby quilts are being made using the same instructions I shared in the "F is for Farm Fresh" quilt post.

Want to make your own Winter Birds quilt???

Here are some other suggested settings...

Winter Birds Cardinals 78" x 85"

Winter Birds Cardinals 78" x 85"

Winter Birds Blue Jays 90" x 90"

Winter Birds Cardinals 90" x 90"

You can find the "W is for Winter Birds" pattern here in my shop!

On another note...

I am still making Turtle blocks.

I now have four of eight Turtle blocks completed.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race.


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1 October 2020

10K Giveaway!!!

Thank you ALL!!!

We are having a GIVEAWAY!!!

 It's time to celebrate YOU!

I began this little blog back in 2012, keeping a diary of my quilting journey, while searching to connect with the online quilting community. That lovely group of online supporters and encouragers that I have been blessed to come to know, are people just like you. And I wouldn't have made it this far without each and every one of YOU!

Thank you all for following along.

Today I am announcing a giveaway for Sew Fresh Quilts followers over on Instagram.

We are getting so CLOSE!!!

Soon we will be at 10 THOUSAND followers!

I am so excited to announce all of these fabulous prizes.....

First Place Prize

Second Place Prize

Third Place Prize

10 Runner Up Prizes of 5 Paper Patterns each


There's MORE!



This GIVEAWAY is only open to Instagram followers.

We are almost to 10 thousand followers!

Let's celebrate!

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28 September 2020

Farm Fresh baby quilt finish

Let me tell you 'bout the birds and the bees...

The flowers and the trees...

And a quilt made with LOVE!!!!

I can't get over how cute these blocks all look together!

These wee birds in the nest are my favourite block in the quilt.

I used a variegated yellow/orange thread on top and in the bobbin.

Quilting edge to edge wavy lines.

Backing is "Busy Bees" from the Leaf Dance collection by Jane Sassaman for FreeSpiritFabrics 

Blue binding by Giucy Giuce for Andover Fabrics 

This sweet baby quilt is now listed in my shop here.

This "Farm Fresh" baby quilt finished at 39" x 47"

Sunflower and Leaves, Stick with Leaves, and Hen.

This past week I made the Bird Flying and Baby Birds from the B is for Birds pattern set.
And then added the Bee Hive and Apiary from the H is for Honey Bee Bunny pattern set.

This is the layout I chose to set off those Stick with Leaves blocks, making them look like trees.

From the Background:
BS - 9 @ 1.5" x 10.5"
CS - 1 @ 2.5" x 43.5"
SB - 2 @ 2.5" x 43.5"
TBB - 2 @ 2.5" x 39.5"

From the Tree Fabric:
CT - 1 @ 1.5" x 43.5"
CS - 1 @ 2.5" x 43.5"

From the Binding:
5 strips @ 2.5" x WOF

Want to make your own FARM FRESH quilt???

This ultimate ABC's and 123's quilt pattern!

This Alphabet pattern Letter blocks can be constructed in three sizes: 5", 10" or 20"
This pattern also includes Numeral blocks and some Punctuation.

And while you are there, please feel free to browse my currently available companion packs!

Now that I have tested the Stick with Leaves block, I hope to make this!



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