Friday, March 16, 2018

Sewing Along with The Patchsmith

Sewing Along with The Patchsmith

This month I have been  enjoying making the week 2  sampler block, with 
The Patchsmith's Sampler Sew-Along!  It has been so fun.  This is a no-pressure sew along.  It will be easy to catch up if I find I get behind. 

Click HERE to go to The Patchsmith's Sampler Quilt Blocks 

 Block # 2:  Guiding Star   6.5"  sq unfinished

I used some charm squares from my Bumble Berries  (Moda) charm pack, and the blue fabric is from a charm pack of Aloha Girl, by Fig Tree & Company.

These  4 friendship stars are each 3.5 " unfinished squares, so I definitely used my BlocLoc  rulers to make them accurately.   Amanda, on her The Patchsmith blog,  has  excellent tips to help make accurate HST's, too. 

Block 2 ‘Guiding Star’ 

Block 2 ‘Guiding Star’ 

I have to confess that I actually made this  #2 Guiding Star block before I made  block #1 Brick Wall .  I really liked how Amanda created the top left friendship star with the background using the  dark fabric.   

I 'll be checking in again with the next block... Block #3  Watermelon.   (I bet you figured out that I made it already!! )

I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:    Can I Get A Whoop Whoop! @  Confessions of a Fabric Addict and
                         Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mama Quilts

Sunday, February 25, 2018

The Patchsmith's Sampler Quilt Sew Along

The Patchsmith has a  new Sampler Quilt Block book out!

Have you seen that Amanda, The Patchsmith, has just released her new Sampler Quilt Blocks book?!!   It looks sooo fun and cute!!  It includes patterns for 50  blocks ( 6 " finished) , including patchwork and some applique!  And of course, they are written so clearly and precisely, with excellent diagrams and pictures, in the outstanding PDF Patchsmith style !!  

The Patchsmith Sampler Quilt Blocks Book { HERE }

I am really excited, because Amanda is also having a  Patchsmith Sampler Quilt Sew Along , starting March 5, 2018!   She will be introducing a new block every week , from her book, and giving tips along the way!!  I will be able to make a Patchsmith Sampler Quilt after a year, while having fun sewing these blocks and joining in with others who are making their blocks!!

The Patchsmith 's Sampler Sew Along

After I got my The Patchsmith's Sampler Quilt Block book, I couldn't wait to make the first block!!

#1 Brick Wall
 The fabrics I'll be primarily using: 
   Guernsey by Brenda Riddle  - a fq and some yardage I had in my stash
   Bumble Berries by The Jungs - charm pack my daughter gave me
   Aloha Girl by Fig Tree and Co - charm pack in stash

I've already mixed them all together in #1 Brick Wall!  They remind me of the English countryside.

I will posting my blocks on Instagram -  @SusiesSunroom  using hashtags:   #Patchsmithsamplerblocks  #PatchsmithSamplerSewAlong  #SusiesSunroomPatchsmithSamplerQuilt

This is going to be a fun year!!   Wouldn't it be fun to join in, and sew at your own pace?

I'm off to my sewing room!

I'll be linking up at:    Can I Get A Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict    and 
                                 Finished or Not Friday  @ Busy Hands Quilts  and

Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Adventures of Mr Whiskers #4

Mr Whiskers #4

Today I am sharing my 4th, and final , block in the 'Adventures of Mr Whiskers' block series!!

The digital magazine,  Paper Piecing 1/4"   is now out with the first issue for 2018...
Issue 16  Jan - Mar 2018   !  { available HERE }  The theme of this issue is " In the Garden.
There are 14 projects  jam-packed in to  Issue 16 !!

Paper Piecing 1/4 "   Issue 16  Jan-Mar 2018  

Here is my version of Mr Whiskers #4:

Design by :   Janeen @ Quilt Art Designs
Size:   18" x 18"

Mr Whiskers #4  blockinside Issue 16  
Made by Susie     Susie's Sunroom

I guess he's been getting enough cat treats to fill up his tummy, as he fell asleep with a little fish  still in his paw !

Here are some photos of these cute Mr Whiskers blocks:

I think I will be making them into a wallhanging!  Of course, these would be really cute if I made them into 18" pillows!!

What do you think, Whiskers?!  

As usual, there are so many beautiful and fun patterns included in the magazine:


Wishing you and your family A Happy New Year !    May your bobbin always be full!!

I'm off to my sewing room!

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