Sew Crazy

Over the last four weeks, I have sewn 3 quilts, 1 table runner and created a Valentine's Card project! Man, I have been a busy girl! We had a bit of a hiccup last week when I posted the Valentine's Day card project and my E-Pattern "Set Sail" announcement. It turned out that I have too many subscribers to my blog and not all my email notifications have been getting out lately!

Who would have guessed - I had no idea you could have too many subscribers! Well, it has taken a few days but I think we have all the bugs worked out now and we have a new email service in place to handle the mailings. I apologize to those of you that may have gotten several emails from my site while we were de-bugging and to those of you who didn't receive any emails at all. You may want to read back a few blog posts to see what you may have missed.

So, let me tell you about what I have been working on these last couple of weeks. The first two quilts of the 3 made are all finished. Pieced, quilted, bound and shipped. Both of those quilts were full-size quilts, one was made for Quilt Magazine and hand-quilted by me and the other quilt was made for Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine and was machine quilted. Both quilts will be seen this summer in those magazines and both use my new Dilly Day fabric collection.

The third quilt I have sewn up is Square Dance, the project quilt for the Dilly Day collection. You can download this pattern free from Fabri-Quilt.

I am always amazed at how these cut pieces of fabric that fit all so nicely into a small bin can come together and make a full-size quilt!

But, they do, and here is the Square Dance quilt top all pieced! Yeah! This quilt will travel to trade shows and Quilt Markets to promote the new collection.

Life has been "sew crazy" here I have hardly had a moment to enjoy my accomplishments. I sure will enjoy seeing them in the magazines later this year and it will be well worth it! Now that I have the chance, I want to properly introduce my Dilly Day collection. Check with your local quilt shop to see if they are carrying the collection or search on-line.

These are all 20 prints in the collection. A fun palette for summer.

Looking ahead... I plan on having a Dilly Day fat quarter give a-way in the days to come. I just want to make sure all the mailing hiccups are over before I post the give a-way.

I will also have a super quick, super easy table runner project to post around the time of the give a-way. I just need to complete the table runner and write up the instructions for a free PDF project. So, be watching for all that!

Another future post will be about what to do with those left over triangle trimmings from quick piece triangle blocks (sometimes called "flippy triangles".) The "Using Left-over Triangles" post idea was a great question asked by Ana Maria of Spain. I will have some tips and block suggestions, because I am sure there are others who would like to get some ideas on how to use those scraps too. That will be a fun post to do.

Sew... till next post...