A Couple Fun Shares

Photo from Vanessa’s Instagram

I must say I had a wonderful weekend! I drove 3 1/2 hours Friday evening to the unchartered (for me!) land of Iowa to spend about 24 hours with some fellow sewers and bloggers – Vanessa, Anna, Deedrie, Jeni and Megan. I had met everyone except for Anna at the Sewing Summit last year. We did lots of sewing, talking, eating…ok, mostly talking and eating. I think we went to sleep at 3am on Friday night and woke up at 7:30…I haven’t done that since my kids were newborns. It was so much fun, just reinvigorating to be around people “like me” that love fabric and creating. I drove home Saturday evening and you would have thought I had been gone a month, my kids were SO happy to see me. It’s always nice to feel loved.

Today I have a couple shares for you. First, I am going to be participating in Megan at Canoe Ridge Creation’s Festival of Half Square Triangles!

Starting Monday, April 2, there will be a two weeks blog hop full of half square triangle tutorials and projects. At the end of the blog hop, you are invited to link up a HST sewing project of your own – bags, mini quilts, home decor, anything you can come up with. Then the blog hop group of bloggers will choose 10 finalists, at which point it’s all up to YOU to choose a winner! There will be lots of great prizes that Megan will announce soon.

Here’s the schedule:
Monday, April 2 — Sara from Sew Sweetness
Tuesday, April 3 — Amy from Amy’s Creative Side
Wednesday, April 4 — Faith from Fresh Lemons Quilts
Thursday, April 5 — Holly from Bijou Lovely
Friday, April 6 — Katie from Swim, Bike, Quilt
Monday, April 9 — Erin from Two More Seconds
Tuesday, April 10 — Megan from Canoe Ridge Creations
Wednesday, April 11 — Jeni from In Color Order
Thursday, April 12 — Heather and Megan from Quilt Story
Friday, April 13 — Katy from I’m a Ginger Monkey
Monday, April 16 to Sunday, April 22 — Linky Party featuring all of YOU over at Canoe Ridge Creations!
Monday, April 23 to Wednesday, April 25 — Viewers Choice Voting
Friday, April 27 — Winners Announced!

So head on over to Megan’s site to grab a button, check out the Flick group, and join us for the Festival of Half Square Triangles starting Monday, April 2!

I am also the feature today on Quilt Story, so definitely go check that out!

Fresh Poppy Design

Off to work more on my Liberated Sampler! It’s coming right along!

*Edited to add a little photo of my progress*

Liberated Sampler Progress



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    March 26, 2012

    it was so nice to meet you Faith! 🙂 hope we can all get together again soon. 🙂

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    Carol T

    March 26, 2012

    How did the lack of sleep work for you? I go to bed around 3 every sat. and get up between 6-7 am sunday and it has taken me a year to get used to but I can do it.

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      March 26, 2012

      Somehow I didn’t fall asleep on the drive home Saturday night, so that was good! I don’t know how you do it every weekend, I like at least 7 hours.

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    March 26, 2012

    I had a blast! It honestly was so refreashing+inspiring! 🙂

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    Quilt Story

    March 26, 2012

    Loving your WIP, fabulous colors! So dynamic! We’re excited for the festival of HSTs, should be lots of fun 🙂 And thanks again for sharing your quilt with us!!

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    March 26, 2012

    How fun! Glad you had a good time. I can’t wait to meet everyone at Sewing Summit this year.

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    March 26, 2012

    oh i love your sampler! such great patterns that all go together nicely and love your choice of colors. thanks for sharing!

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    Dianne Shepherd

    March 26, 2012

    I’m loving your block progress and am so very glad to hear you got home safely from your trip. I will be running on lack of sleep today. The puppies that I am babysitting have been trained to sleep in the bed and one of them likes to sleep on top of its owners head – that made for a very long night of wake ups for me. Thankfully it is only for two nights and they are gorgeous little ones. I’m looking forward to the HST blog hop – I’m new to blog hopping and tourgs (thanks to the Craftsy BOM) and am enjoying having more blogs to follow!

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    March 26, 2012

    Hi Faith…..I absolutely love your sampler…the wonky blocks and brilliant colors…it reminds me of something Dr. Seussy or like a funhouse….beautiful….looking forward to the festival of hst’s and tutorials from the long list of talented women!!!!!

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    March 26, 2012

    I am so excited for this! I just discovered my own love of HST designs this week at my girls’ weekend, and I can’t wait to see all of the creations!

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    March 27, 2012

    Love your sampler – how fun!

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    March 27, 2012

    I happen to have a thing about HST’s, love em!
    Those sampler blocks are stunning – I love your colour choices.

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      June 10, 2012

      Ha, I just told my husband a few days back how much I loved this fiabrc. I loooooooooooove VW bugs and vans. My dad used to race VW bugs in Germany way back when and can remember that we always had a VW in our driveway. I even remember ready his Hot VW magazines. *giggle*I love your quilts. Love the design and colors. But, I would love to see how you bind them. I am fairly new to quilting and have just figured out how to bind after a light-bulb moment. Seriously. I am working on a purse, a new tote bag and have several quilts in progress [a pink/neutral coin quilt, a strip quilt and a hodge-podge quilt]. I just finished a pot holder in which I had that light-bulb moment when things finally clicked with the binding.

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    March 27, 2012

    Your sampler is beautiful and amazing. Iowa must have been the hotspot for quilter last weekend!!!

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    March 28, 2012

    love the sampler … can’t wait for the HST festival … I’m currently drowning in em! x

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    March 28, 2012

    holy moly I LOVE those blocks! more more more