Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Quilty Fun Sew Along - Week 15 - Butterflies!!! ...


Good morning cute people!
I have early spring fever…
 so it's the perfect time to talk about butterflies!


This week in the 
 is number 15…butterflies!

Hosting this week is the adorable 
Click here to visit her and to get all of this weeks details:)


Here are my butterflies that I made for the sampler.
I chose to use Navy solid for the bodies
 and I like how they turned out:)


We can go ahead and put the right side together now
except for the bottom block…
Cut 8 - 1 1/2" x 13 1/2" strips and
 sew in-between each block section like above…
the courthouse steps blocks are at the top.


Remember that you already have the individual block
sashing strip measurements in each PDF from every week:)
Add the cups next underneath the chubby chevrons...


And continue by adding the quarter square triangles below the cup.
Add your butterflies!
(after you photo them and add to the FLICKR)


Then add the honeycombs and the
 remaining 1 1/2" x 13 1/2" strip underneath.
All you have to do is add the flowers onto
 the bottom after week 18:)


These are Ambers blocks…just waiting for her butterflies.
YaY!
Everyone should be at this point…
 if you have been able to keep up:)


Amber is doing an additional giveaway 
over on her blog…
she is giving away a copy of the book!!!

Thanks Amber…you are a sweetie!
Go over and leave her some bloggy love to enter:)


Have a quilty kind of day…
and remember that
You are the boss of your own quilt…
so get busy!!!
xx
Lori

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Great Granny Squared Book is Here!!! ...


YaY!!!
It's here!!!
I'm sew excited:)


Yesterday thousands of copies of my newest book
 were delivered to 
Chelsey sent me this
 photo of the unloading...



and the opening of the first box!
Kimberly overnighted several copies to me...


and just a little bit ago I got my first peek:)


I love how it turned out and I hope you do too!
The photos for the book were taken here…
inside my little cottage:)
I'll show you pics from the photo shoot next week:)


All of the projects in the book are made from my new collection...


It will be arriving and ready 
for release in about a week!
YaY again!!!


Fat Quarter Shop is offering kits
 for all of the projects in the book.


for more info on the kits
 and to be notified when 
Vintage Happy arrives!!!

I'm so glad the book is finally here…
it is always such a
 labor of love
 creating something new.


Of course…
I couldn't have done it
 without the help of
and the girls at

and a few friends
who helped me with some of the sewing ...
Judy, Shanna and Kim.


And a special thanks to my sweet daughter
Kassidy Grace 
who did the embroidery 
on the quilt labels:)


I hope you enjoy my latest book ...
xx
Lori


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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Notebook Cover…Quilts and More Spring 2014 …Free Download!


Good morning cute people!
I wanted to show you the notebook cover
 that I designed for Quilts and More magazine:)
I designed the notebook with Kassidy in mind…
she loves a cute notebook for school and she likes to switch
them up often.



It's in the spring issue and is on the stands now!
I was asked to participate in the Scrap Lab Challenge
along with the amazing
and
They also asked if they could use some
 FQ's from my Gracie Girl collection to design with.

Patty designed an adorable skirt and Carrie designed the cutest bag!
I've want to sew both of them too:)



My simple notebook cover has a pocket on the inside front cover...



and the inside back cover…
 there is plenty of room for stashing notes and homework sheets ...etc.



The outside has a pocket as well…
perfect for pens, pencils and of course a cell phone.
The cover can easily be slipped off when the
 notebook is full and it can be washed if it gets dirty.

It was so much fun designing this
 simple little project for such a fabulous magazine:)
If you want to make one 
(or two) of your own
to go to All People Quilt
and download the pattern.
I love their website:)

Have a quilty kind of day!
xx
Lori



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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Quilty Fun Sew Along - Week 14 - Neighborhood Houses!!! ...






Yesterday was week 14 on the
we are getting closer to the finish!

This week is the neighborhood houses...


And is hosted by my friend
Amy is an amazing person…
she is a fabulous quilter and I'm sure
 you have all visited her blog
to get this weeks PDF and
 the giveaway info…
thanks Amy!


Here are a few throw back pics of 
some of my neighborhood houses…


back when we were doing the row along.


The neighborhood houses turned into my 
"Town Square Quilt" 
which is one of the projects in


I love me a square quilt…
they always look great on the wall or any size table
or even just folded over the back of the furniture.


But anyhow .. back to the 

Sampler Quilt for our Sew Along!
We are finished with all of 
the blocks on the left side…
 so let's sew them together!


In all of the PDF's for each block…
you already have the measurements for each individual block sashings...
so all you need to do is
 Cut 4 - 1 1/2" x 9 1/2" strips 
and join the entire left side 
blocks together like this.

YaY!!!





Make sure to press towards 
the sashing strips for less bulk:)


Have fun making your neighborhood houses this week 
and don't forget to load them up on the
 flickr page  to enter the giveaway!

I love to see everyones fabric and color choices for the blocks…
you are all doing sew amazing!

Have a quilty kind of day…
xx
Lori

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Monday, February 10, 2014

The Quilty Fun Sew Along - Week 13 - Fall Leaves!!! ...


Good morning cute people!
Are you ready for some quilty fun?


I sure am because today is


We are now into week 13…
the cute and colorful fall leaves:)


This week is hosted by my sew sweet friend Jodi at Pleasant Home.
 to get this weeks details…
 and to see her cute version
 of my fall leaves quilty:)


This is Jodi and Sherri in my studio a few weeks ago:)

Jodi and I live far apart (I'm in Utah and she's in Oregon)... 
but we met through blogging and we soon became fast friends 
when she and her husband came to visit me here 
and we shopped and talked quilting all day 
while Mr. Honey took her husband fishing.
Now they are fast friends too!
Since then Jodi has visited several times.

Jodi and Sherri stopped by for lunch and a visit 
2 weeks ago on their way to Quiltbliss:)
What a fun afternoon!
My friend Sherri lives in Nevada
 and by the way…
she will be hosting week 16 of our sew along
 over on her blog A Quilting Life.



Okay…back to the fall leaves:)
You will need to make 4 leaves only for the Quilty Fun Sampler...


Here are mine that I made for my sampler while on retreat last year at 
My Girlfriends Quilt Shoppe in Logan…what a fun place!


I hope you are all having sew much fun making the sampler…
I love seeing all of your pictures on the 
and 
and 

Have a quilty kind of day…
and sew it like you mean it!!!
xx
Lori


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Monday, February 3, 2014

The Quilty Fun Sew Along - Week Twelve - Spring Tulips!...


Happy Monday morning cute people!
I hope you all had a great week and 
are all caught up and ready for todays



We are into week 12…Spring Tulips!



This week is hosted by the adorable Penny
from Sew Take a Hike.
I'm so happy that she is participating.
That girl is so talented!
She usually paper pieces most of her amazing projects…
 and it makes me feel sew good that
she switched to rotary cutting and piecing for an afternoon…
just for little ol' me:)
Thanks Penny!!!
 to visit Penny and to get all of this weeks details.


To me…the tulips from the book are always fun to make!
They were fun to make using solids in my "Tulip Patch" quilt:)


I'm looking forward to seeing your tulips on the

Good luck with the contest this week and happy sewing!
xx
Lori



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