Monday, February 11, 2019

'Sew' Much News

2019 Quilting Day Online Fabric Bingo

I'm very excited about this Fabric Bingo Game I've planned...
Come join the Quilting Day fun!

Note: You need to send your entry before it's too late to enter.
It must arrive in my mail no later than March 15th.

The complete information is here.

I'm pleased to say that I've had good progress since I wrote last.
Did you see all the new quilt patterns I've added?
You can see my February Update here.

And the 3 book blocks from Row #3, of my A Novel Idea Block of the month
is now online here.

I've a full sunny I'll be at the sewing machine...

Happy Stitching!

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

My 2018 Best Sellers!

This will be the first time I get to include my Best Sellers list on my blog...though I've featured them each year in January, on my social media accounts.
Another reason to love having this place to share and keep these details about Victoriana Quilt Designs!

[Clicking the pictures will take you directly to that pattern page.]

My Patchwork Sewing Machine cover is back on the list...
More pictures & details about this 'sew pretty' pattern available here.

Next comes the Scrap Happy Baby Ribbons pattern, which continues to be very popular, because it's pretty and my instructions make it 'sew' easy, with everything figured out!
Details here.

Down to the third highest seller - Scraps Galore
You cut the squares and my easy plan with directions take care of everything else!

Scraps Galore 2 is my newest scrap quilt design...and it made it to the number two spot last year!

And the #1 2018 Best Seller was...
The Stuffies Family - With Gerome the Giraffe ahead of the rest.
You can see them all here.

Emmett the Monkey is coming soon! 

Anyone interested in a virtual Stuffies Stitch Along later this year? 
I have two 'layouts' for baby quilts now.
I'm thinking of combining a bunch of them into an even larger 'junior' quilt.
Would you be interested in those directions?

Let me know, so I can plan...

Happy 2019 Stitching!

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Sunday, January 06, 2019

My Off Grid Adventure Letters

Two people, in the last few days, have asked me about My Off Grid Adventure Letters...The Adventure Continues posts, and why it's only available to my Members.
I did move it to that section a few years ago because I now live alone, and it became unsafe for me to continue posting about my life – open for anyone to read.
If you'd like to read my posts about living off-grid in a forest, you can buy a Membership (which is now non-expiring) as a way to be able to read what I post, even if you don't use the quilt pattern part.
I did think of removing it completely, but after much encouragement I decided to give my sweet Members access – as they are the ones who best support my living here. 

January Offer: If you join this month I’ll gift you the pdf ‘book’ I’ve made up of the first 3 years I lived here - [The original 'My Off Grid Adventure Letters'], which I have for sale on my site.
[Please send me a note after you join that you'd like a copy.]

Thanks for your interest!

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Thursday, January 03, 2019

Happy New Year

May all your stitching be straight ahead!

My January Update is now online.

I've made a list of what I want to share with you throughout 2019...
If you've enjoyed all I've brought you since 2001, you'll love what's coming!

The next row for my A Novel Idea is available.
The Crazy Quilt Monthly Memories series is beginning.

Read all that's new today here:

If you've not yet treated yourself to my non-expiring quilt pattern Membership - today would be a good day!
Then you'd never miss any of the Membership Bonuses again. :)

We're Happy Stitching in 2019!

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Best of 2018

Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs - you might remember her from my 2018 Online Quilters Meet & Greet - is holding her fourth Best of Party.
The only rule is to share my favourite 5 posts from 2018.

I tend to be most interested in my latest quilt designs.
My Blue & White tile quilt pattern series will begin in January, 2019.

Here's a sneak peak at the first block, which is ready to layer and add the quilting using embroidery floss.
I'm very excited about this wall hanging quilt!
[I'll also be including larger size blocks, for those who prefer to make it a bed quilt.]

But if I had to pick...

If you haven't read those before, I hope you enjoy reading them now!

And for more great Best of posts from other bloggers who quilt, visit the Linky Party list here.

Happy Stitching in 2019!

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Calling All Crazy Quilting Lovers & Other News

Free Block of the Month News...

[Please Note: This section is my free quilt patterns - posted when I can - and not necessarily monthly, due to my current low electricity issues at this time of year.
Sign up for my newsletter to be notified when the next part is available, so you don't miss anything.]

The current 'A Novel Idea' row #2 will be online next.
Rows #3 & #4 and finishing the quilt are still coming.

I already have the next quilt design planned...It's a fun quilt for candy lovers!

Crazy Quilt Lovers...

Anyone interested in stitching along to make my very popular, free Block of the Month 'Crazy Quilt Monthly Memories', throughout 2019?
Let me know if there would be interest in it.
If yes, I'll be posting in online on another site.

You can see it and my other Crazy Quilting designs here.

The daylight will start to get longer in the next few days - very happy about that!!

Happy Solstice!

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Progress of a Different Kind

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!!!!
It's a mostly sunny afternoon here, and all the batteries are being charged back up.

The early, extra cold weather has made it necessary to re-stock my mudroom with wood, already!
I am, of course, enjoying seeing the animal tracks in the snow.
Of the larger animals, I've spotted coyote, bobcat (not surprised with the many, many rabbit tracks around), grouse & deer - always fun to see evidence that they are around!

I've been making good progress...of a different kind, too.

Hand stitching, of course.
This is the back view of my Stained Glass Strings quilt.

And I've not even needed to get out the deck of cards to entertain myself.
All of these need no electricity, and allow me good creative thinking time!

That's lead me to design, in my head, a whole bunch of interesting quilts.
I did make a sketch and note of each, of course.
There are sew, sew many new quilt designs I hope to add to my site, as I'm able.
Stay tuned, as the adventure continues! :)

Happy Stitching!

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