Thursday, August 6, 2020

Batting Busting Week Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting

Day 4 of the Batting Busting Week Blog Hop and I think I'm going to have a lot of fun using up my batting scraps with all of these amazing ideas.




Raylee is our forth blogger for the blog hop and if you haven't yet taken a minute to visit her blog/shop/website this is the day. Do you need a little encouragement to finish a project (raising my hand over here)? You will want to read THIS POST. Need some help with binding? I'm always up for sharing different ideas for binding and you can read Raylee's tips HERE.

Raylee has a few different ideas for you and I think you are going to have a hard time picking just one, so you should just get all of them. ;)  Let her know you appreciate her time and sharing of her talent! Then maybe, just maybe, go finish something!




Batting Busting Week
Links will be updated with a direct link to their Batting Busting idea on their day. Current links take you to their blog.

Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio (Day 1)

Dizzy Quilter (Day 2)

Sew Joy Creations (Day 3)

Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting (Day 4)

BeaQuilter (Day 5)

 Enjoy the week long Blog Hop and let us know which ideas you can't wait to put into good use!


Happy Stitching!

Jen

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Batting Busting Week Sew Joy Creations

Day 3 of the Batting Busting Week begins now!




Sarah of Sew Joy Creations joins us for Day 3 of our Batting Busting Week Blog Hop. Sarah is just starting her very first Quilt Along. In fact it just started yesterday! That means YOU have time to join in! Get the schedule and find out where you can get kits in THIS POST on her blog. She also has a great post on how to prepare for a quilt along. I may or may not need to follow the "Tidy your space" advice. Shhhhhh....




Enjoy Sarah's Batting Busting idea by going to HER POST for the Batting Busting Week Day 3 Blog Hop. Will you be making some fun gifts for December? Let Sarah know you appreciate her time and if you will be joining her first Quilt Along! Go Sarah!


Batting Busting Week
Links will be updated with a direct link to their Batting Busting idea on their day. Current links take you to their blog.

Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio (Day 1)

Dizzy Quilter (Day 2)

Sew Joy Creations (Day 3)

Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting (Day 4)

BeaQuilter (Day 5)

 Enjoy the week long Blog Hop and let us know which ideas you can't wait to put into good use!


Happy Stitching!

Jen

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Find paper, digital patterns, and Studio 180 Design rulers in my Etsy shop.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Batting Busting Week Dizzy Quilter

We are on Day 2 of our Batting Busting Week Blog Hop!




Our second designer is Jennifer from Dizzy Quilter

Jennifer is an amazing long arm quilter, designer and Island Batik Ambassador. She's been published in McCalls Quilting, Quilter Maker and Love of Quilting JUST THIS YEAR! If you love a little Christmas in July (yes I know we're already in August, but I'm in denial) you will want to check out how she played Santa AND his elves in THIS POST.  If you want to see what Island Batik Ambassadors get to work with you will want to take a look at her Island Batik Unboxing - Part 11 post. It's a lot of fun glorious quilty stuff to work with, but those Ambassadors put in a LOT of work, too!




Check out Jennifer's adorable Batting Busting idea! Go to her Batting Busting Day 2 post to get all of the details. Give her a shout out in the comments about her idea and thank her for her time in sharing this awesome idea!


Batting Busting Week
Links will be updated with a direct link to their Batting Busting idea on their day. Current links take you to their blog.

Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio (Day 1)

Dizzy Quilter (Day 2)

Sew Joy Creations (Day 3)

Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting (Day 4)

BeaQuilter (Day 5)

 Enjoy the week long Blog Hop and let us know which ideas you can't wait to put into good use!


Happy Stitching!

Jen

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Find paper, digital patterns, and Studio 180 Design rulers in my Etsy shop.

Find fun PBJ merchandise at Teespring


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Monday, August 3, 2020

Batting Busting Week Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio

Today is the first day of our Batting Busting Week Blog Hop!





Kathryn has her fingers in all sorts of little quilting jars. The current one, other than the Batting Busting Week Blog Hop, is the (just started yesterday) Quilting Around the Block US Tour. Every Sunday there will be a new block. She also has a Live Facebook Yard Party you should check out if you have any need for fabric.
Her Batting Busting idea is a fun one. To find out more about it go to her Batting Busting Week Post. Make sure you comment to let her know what you think and shout out a thank you, too. These designers are busy and it's amazing that they are participating in this fun blog hop and sharing Batting Busting ideas!

Batting Busting Week
Links will be updated with a direct link to their Batting Busting idea on their day. Current links take you to their blog.

Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio (Day 1)

Dizzy Quilter (Day 2)

Sew Joy Creations (Day 3)

Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting (Day 4)

BeaQuilter (Day 5)

 Enjoy the week long Blog Hop and let us know which ideas you can't wait to put into good use!


Happy Stitching!

Jen

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Find paper, digital patterns, and Studio 180 Design rulers in my Etsy shop.

Find fun PBJ merchandise at Teespring


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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Batting Buster Week 2020

I am so excited to start another week of Batting Busting ideas for you!


 

Last year was the first Batting Busting Week Blog Hop, you can see them in THIS POST.

This year we have 5 new designers with ideas for using up those batting scraps. It begins tomorrow, Monday August 3rd, and continues through Friday. We finish off with a Wrap Up and Batting Busting idea from me on Saturday.

Each day I will have a post with a link to that day’s designer, but you can visit their pages now to meet them.

Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio

Dizzy Quilter

Sew Joy Creations

Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting

BeaQuilter

 

What size scraps are you hoping we have ideas for? Share in the comments!


Happy Stitching!
Jen


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Saturday, August 1, 2020

August 2020 Monthly Color Challenge

Welcome to the "dog days" of summer. This block is super easy so you can get it done and then just fan yourself while drinking iced tea.




 Inspired by their gracious flight, unique and sometimes vibrant color, I chose birds to guide us in our challenge this year. To see the full year in preview read the 2020 Monthly Color Challenge Announcement.


Our color this month is based on my favorite bird of all, the flamingo. My quilting studio is a mish mash of Steelers and flamingos. It's pretty much guaranteed that I will receive something flamingo for my birthday, Christmas or just because, and I'm not complaining! For our honeymoon my husband and I stayed at the Flamingo in Las Vegas. The love affair is real.... for both flamingos and my husband. Hahaha


American Flamingo Photo Credit: LaggedOnUser/Flickr/CC by-SA 2.0


Lets learn a little bit from The Spruce about my favorite flamingo.


They have a life span of about 40 years.  Their weight varies from 4.9-6.2 pounds, which I assume come mostly from their wings with a wingspan of 50 inches.

Their adorable little babies are born white/grey and don't get their full adult pink color until around 3 years old.

A mated pair of flamingos will have only 1 egg each year. They care for their little hatchling for 3 - 12 days at which point it joins a group of newly hatched flamingos for communal care for the next 75 days.

Click on the link above to find out more about this amazing bird.

Now for the August block, based on the flamingo, and designed with a need for an "easy" month in mind.




The instructions include a How To video, especially for the Color Challenge participants.

This year I am offering instructions for making the background the same throughout with a neutral. You can download the yardage amount and instructions HERE.



August Bloggers









Quarter 3 Sponsors


Have you heard?! We have sponsors for the 2020 Monthly Color Challenge! Meet all of them in THIS POST! 

Prizes will be given quarterly: April 1, July 1, Oct 1 and January 1 2021. To enter you must link up your block at the end of the month. Each month you enter gives you a chance to win. If you miss one month, don't despair, you can still enter the other months for a chance.I would truly appreciate if you would let these amazing sponsors know our appreciation in the comments below and/or on their social media pages.




Sponsors July thru September

Quilters Chic - PDF Pattern
For The Love of Geese - PDF Pattern
Carole Lyle Shaw - Pattern and Grunge bundle
Quilters Dream Batting - Dream 80/20 - 60" x 60"
The Fat Quarter Shop - Fabric Bundle








Warm Company - Warm 80/20 - 55" x 60"
Warm Company - 1 yard Insul-Bright
Make Modern Magazine - 6 month subscription
Patterns By Jen - Superior Thread S-Fine 50
Patterns By Jen - Magic Wand




I would truly appreciate if you would let these amazing sponsors know our appreciation in the comments below and/or on their social media pages.




Now it's time! Follow the Payhip Link to the August block and get stitching!

Thank you so much for sewing along with me and the amazing 2020 Monthly Color Challenge Bloggers!

Happy Stitching!
Jen


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2020 Monthly Color Challenge


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Saturday, July 25, 2020

July Color Challenge Link Up

It's the start of a new quarter! Link up your block for a chance to win one of this quarter's prizes.




There were so many awesome blocks used with this month's rust. If you haven't joined Quilt and Learn with Patterns By Jen yet, you will find a lot of inspiration there. (Don't forget to answer BOTH questions when requesting to join.)







Sponsors July thru September

Quilters Chic - PDF Pattern
For The Love of Geese - PDF Pattern
Carole Lyle Shaw - Pattern and Grunge bundle
Quilters Dream Batting - Dream 80/20 - 60" x 60"
The Fat Quarter Shop - Fabric Bundle








Warm Company - Warm 80/20 - 55" x 60"
Warm Company - 1 yard Insul-Bright
Make Modern Magazine - 6 month subscription
Patterns By Jen - Superior Thread S-Fine 50
Patterns By Jen - Magic Wand




Make sure to visit the new sponsors this month and see what awesomness they offer.




The link up is open through July 31st. If you have a problem linking up, please use the "question mark" button next to the log out button. If you are trying from your phone, try it from a laptop/tablet if you have one.




2nd quarter giveaway winners will be chosen July 1st. Good luck and thank you so much for stitching along with me!

Missed the block? Find it HERE!

Happy Stitching!
Jen


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