Last weeks round up

Last week I was so busy with work and blog hops that I don’t think I was able to participate in all the linky parties I normally join in. And since I don’t have anything new to share with you today I thought I would do a round up post because there we so many great things shared in the  hops.

It’s in the bag blog hop hosted by Island Batik.

In case you missed it, every IBA chose a bag pattern from byAnnie and Island Batik supplied us with a collection from the new fall/winter 2020 fabrics. For my bag, or Contain Yourself I received the Sunset Plumes. Because I am not much of a bag collector I thought the containers would suit me better. The pattern includes 3 sizes. Click on the link above to view the full schedule.

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Hello Fall Blog Hop

Hello Fall was hosted by Carla at Creatin in the Sticks. To see a full list of participating blogs and their finishes click on the link above. For my day I chose to make a runner with a lovely batik fabric given to me by my sister. It’s a perfect size for my cedar chest, that was luck.patchworkrunner

Last but not least and running through Oct 13th.

It’s a Garden Party Row Along 

This hop is hosted by Seams to be Sew and it has been amazing. Each participating blog shared a row they designed and is offering it as a free download.  For a link to my download and to see an incredibly long post click here.


My new projects

This week I will be working on units for the Burgoyne Surrounded quilt that I started cutting out several months ago.  But today, I’ll be stalking the FedEx driver as I have a new sewing lamp and new dies coming from AccuQuilt for an upcoming die release.

My website needs some updating and after months of working on a new layout and theme it’s getting close to being done. Soon you’ll be seeing a new For the love of geese. Hope you’ll stop by Thursday to link up to Put your foot down and see what goodies I will have to share.

Oh and a peek at my October IBA project that I’ll share on Friday. The flowers and leaves are from the same Sunset Plumes Collection as the containers above. In October we are featuring Auriful thread.

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  1. Your runner is simple but stunning – the batik was perfect for it. Thanks for linking to Colour & Inspiration Tuesday.

  2. So busy! Love your round up of projects, especially the Hello Fall table runner. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  3. So much quilty goodness to share! Love how you quilted your fall runner, and I’m SO CURIOUS which dies are headed your way on that FedEx truck!

    1. OOOOhh, they sent me 4 dies, 3 of which I will be sharing soon but the 4th will have to wait until later in the month as it’s not been released yet. As for the quilting thank you. I love spirals and I love feathers so the combo is perfect. The spiral give you a rounded guide to follow since I am not very good with circling feathers.

    1. Thank you. I’m really excited to share that finish and since I have a linky party on Thursday I will be sharing it on Friday.

  4. Hi Denise! The quilting on your runner is just fabulous. I love the photo you shared showing the closeup of the swirly feather. That is one pattern that I need to work more on – they rather intimidate me. I’ll be back on Thursday to see your new website. I probably need to do some updating myself. Thanks for linking up today. ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Oh I hope it is done by Thursday. Everything is ready except for one glitch that I cannot work out. I sent an email to the developer asking how to, fingers crossed they get back to me soon.

  5. Thanks for the re-cap, I missed a few posts last week. I just got a package from Accuquilt, their pineapple block die and the 2 ½” strip die. Itching to use them 🙂

    1. You will love the strip die, that is the one I use the most. It’s perfect if you use 2.5″ binding strips or even for cutting Jelly Roll strips to 2.5″ squares.

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