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Spooky Delights Quilt Along

Are you ready for the fun stuff this week?  It’s time for some sewing with Spooky Delights featured on the Jolly Jabber Blog today.  You may have to scroll down but yes, you’ll find the next part of the pattern for the table runner I designed.  You can stitch to your heart’s content.  Should be just enough sewing to get you through the week and then by next Monday, Kimberly will be back with the border instructions.

Be sure and follow the group of bloggers who are making this runner.  They’ll be done with their versions before you know it.  Follow along and you could be too!  Think how great it will feel to have a Halloween project completed before the end of May!

Fat Quarter Shop’s put some more kits together.  You can find them here, but be sure and order one today.  I don’t expect them to last long.

Speaking of some Spooky Delights fun, starting on May 5th I’ll have some scrap bags of Spooky Delights on my website for you.

Bags of scraps

Moda sends us scraps and we bag them up.  Scraps like you’ve never seen before, these are the end cuts of sample yardage used for the sales reps cards.  Some pieces are large and others are narrow, it just depends on where the fabric fell in the cutting machine.   Each bag contains 2 lbs. of Spooky Delights scraps.  I’ve limited the bags to one per person because we’ve only got 19 bags.  That’s 38 lbs of scraps we’ve bagged up!  I’m giving you, my blog readers, fair warning especially if you live in California and don’t get up before the New York early birds.

Get up early on the 5th and order one!  I’ll be up with you because that’s my favorite time of day to work.  You’re hearing about it first on my blog! You’ll find the scrap bags under Fabric/Bundles

When I design a fabric line I keep at least two or more bundles from each line I design. The bundles are adding up quickly and I’m running out of room.  I’ve decided to be happy keeping just one bundle of each line for myself.  I’ve added my extra bundles for sale on my website starting  May 5th.  Lily & Will, Lily & Will II, Ooh La La, Jubilee, etc. and you’ll find them under Fabric/Bundles along with the scrap bags.

I’m clearing out clutter and getting rid of things I don’t need.  I’ve been inspired by two books, “Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter” by Erin Rooney Doland, and “Make Room For What You Love” by Melissa Michaels.   Melissa has a blog hop starting today that looks really great.  Hop on over to The Inspired Room for a visit!   I followed one of her suggestions and cleared everything off my sewing desk this weekend.  Then I put it back together, starting of course with the sewing machine.   Now I have to use it to see if it’s comfortable.  I’m keeping the gummy bear jar and you can see the tip of my light box on the far right.  Not willing to give either of those up.  There’s a long box behind the sewing machine that I bought back from my trip to Wisconsin.  I may have to think up some clever things to keep in it, like jars of extra bobbins etc.  Of course I’d have to find the perfect jars and that would mean bringing in some more clutter.  Hmm…what to do?

Clean desk

 

Now that I’ve given you enough to keep busy this week, I’ll be working on my newsletter for May 5th and getting ready for my Sunday, May 8th Splendid Sampler post!  It’s time for an applique block from Bunny Hill!

Chelsea’s over on my Facebook feed this morning telling everyone what she think about a diet.  Don’t let her talk you into any cat treats.  That’s what she’s begging for.

Back soon!

Anne


Spooky Delights Quilt Along

Happy Monday everyone!  I’ve got a surprise for you that I designed for The Fat Quarter Shop.   I think you’re going to want one.  It’s a cute table runner that will go perfectly with all the other Spooky Delights patterns we have and the best news is that you can get the pattern for free!   You can read about it on the Jolly Jabber Blog today!

Quilt along for three weeks on the Jolly Jabber blog and you’ll have a table runner ready for Halloween.  It’s so cute it’s the perfect gift.  The kits are only available at The Fat Quarter Shop so make sure you get one right away.  Click on the photo below and it will take you right to The Fat Quarter Shop kit.

Spooy Delights Kit

Happy Spooky Delights Monday!  Beware of bats with button eyes!

Hugs,

Anne

Fat Quarter Shop 2016 Designer Mystery Block of the Month

My friend Kimberly, at the Fat Quarter Shop has been doing a Designer Mystery Block of the Month every year since 2011!  I think I’ve had the honor of being in at least half of them! Kim chooses a fabric collection and then invites designers to join her in designing a mystery block.  The result is fun, and always something new!

For 2016 she’s picked one of my favorite Moda fabric lines, Little Miss Sunshine by Lella Boutique. Just look at this stack of blocks, can you see mine in that stack?

 

Designer sample blocks

I forgot, this is a mystery so the blocks are cleverly hidden, but I can still see mine peeking out!   Here’s a clue to finding my block.  I’ve used 3 of the fabrics in the 9 patch below to make my mystery block.  Can you guess what three I used?  I just might surprise you!

Designer Mystery 2016

Fat Quarter Shop has kits available and Kimberly will be doing a video each month showing you how to make the blocks.  This is going to be an adorable quilt!

I’ll be back on Monday to tell you about a little three-week sew along the Fat Quarter Shop is doing that involves my Spooky Delights fabric!

See you soon!

Anne

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