Sunday, February 24, 2013

Fons and Porter Freebies!

About a week ago and I was contacted by the Online Media Coordinator from Fons and Porter.  Am I the only one that didn't know F & P had FREE booklets to share with the world?!!!  I was asked if I would review their Log Cabin booklet for them and share what I thought on my blog.


I printed the 24 pages out so I could really look at each page.  Can I just say right now that I have always loved Fons and Porter?!  I have even traveled to their store in Winterset, Iowa.  Such a CUTE town!  But this was such a nice treat.....a booklet that is really worth the color ink it takes to print it out!
The booklet tells a bit of history on Log Cabin quilts in the first couple of pages but them quickly turns into a pattern book.  All for FREE!

I count 6 FREE patterns in this little booklet!
This one has really caught my eye and is on my "someday I need to make this" calendar!

All directions are included.  The last few pages talk about binding with piping and Liz' lumpless binding.
So many pictures and great patterns!
This is a wonderful booklet for any quilter.  My daughter has been wanting to make her own Log Cabin quilt for several years now.  I am going to have to share this link with her!  You also can click on the link and sign up to get the free booklet!

You can also go to and receive their Modern Quilt Pattern booklet too!

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

February Quilt Guild

I accidentally sent this post to my own blog but instead of deleting it I will leave it up.  If you want to "read the words" that I added, you can go to our Guild's blog.  As you can see I shared my Chevron quilt with the ladies.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Emily's 2nd Quilt

My daughter-in-law finished her 2012 BOM!  She brought it over to show me after she picked it up from the quilter.  There was a bit of trouble with the borders but I am so excited for her to push on and finish!  It is big enough to go on her bed so she had a lot of fabric to push through her machine.  I am so proud of her!  The setting of the blocks was something we found online so she kind of winged how to put it all together.  No directions at all.  I was a big help.  I told her to just look at the picture and then decide how big she wanted her blocks and to go for it---after I showed her how the original was pieced together.  Her 1st quilt was a BOM too (Noah's Ark).  It is such a great way for beginner quilters to learn to sew quilt blocks plus they get a quilt at the end of the year!

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Friday, February 1, 2013

The quilts are back

While I was helping my son and his family move across the country this past week, my hubby picked up my quilts up from my quilter.  She did a wonderful job once again!

You can see my one block that I made when I thought I was going to use this layer cake as a sampler quilt.  I decided to use up every last bit of the cake by placing the extra on the back.  

My 2012 Valley Fabric BOM finished.  

Wanted to again use the leftovers so onto the back they went!  I'm going to say I was going for the artistic look since it is off-centered.  ;)

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