Triple Star Mini Quilt

I thought it might be fun to give you a sneak peek at my next pattern, which is based on the quilt I designed for my husband and blogged about at the end of September.  I have always loved this star design that I started working on 3 years ago and it is finally going to be a mini quilt pattern!

Triple Star Mini Quilt - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

I thought Triple Star was an appropriate name for this quilt. What do you think?

Next I have to find a backing for this baby and quilt her up. I’m torn between machine and hand quilting.  Which would you want if I was sending this quilt to you? Oh and I also have to write the pattern!

This is also my October goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes, you have until tomorrow night to link up your goal for the month!

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Guest Posting Today – The Littlest Thistle


Finish Along 2014
Today I am so lucky to be guest posting as part of the Q3 Finish Along with Katy over at The Littlest Thistle! You may have noticed that 2014 has been the year of the Lone Star for me, so today I am doing a tutorial over on Katy’s blog for a 12.5″ x 12.5″ unfinished Lone Star block. Head on over and check it out!

Basic Lone Star - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comsignature

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A Lovely Year of Finishes – October Goal Party

ALYoF2014Is anyone else in shock that it is already October? I know Shanna and I are in denial about this fact.  Being that it is October and I have some deadlines looming, it is time to get on with some upcoming deadlines. On the upside, this also means back to pattern designing, I’ve taken the last month or so off.

I need to get this done! I have the design drawn out, the fabrics purchased, I need to do the math and get sewing and photographing. This little mini will be my next pattern!  (photo credit: @curly_boy1)

What is the one goal you will have this month?

You have two requirements to be entered into the prizes this month.

1. Link-up {on this post} the first 7-days of the month

and

2. Link-up in the last 7-days of the month.
Add your blog post or flickr photo (with appropriate descriptions) to the linky party below.

Please grab a button or link back to Shanna and I so other people can join in the fun!

**Please note, the linky party is the same here and over at Shanna , so there is no need to enter twice **

Here is a list of our generous sponsors for October!!

 1. PDF Pattern from Katy - The Littlest Thistle

 

The Littlest Thistle - http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/

2. One pdf pattern from  Sew Sweetness

 Sew Sweetness

3. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

4. $30.00 credit towards Long Arm Quilting Services
from by Orchid Owl Quilts

250

5. Sew BitterSweet Designs  one pdf pattern

 http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

 6. 1 Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to
Stitches n’ Giggles (winners choice)

 7. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns

 

8. 9. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

cloverandviolet

 10. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist Designs

  Meadow Mist Designs Button

 11. Thimblepie’s Quilt Supplies - Custom fabric package, 4 yards (worth $20) plus free shipping

 

 12. Thread Prize from Aurifil

 

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Anne’s First Day of Pre-K

So this was actually 2 full weeks ago and I’m just kind of behind on blogging and photo editing.  Anne is in Pre-K this year, I’m so not ready for Kindergarten, but I guess it doesn’t matter what I’m ready for, it is right around the corner and I better get on board!

Anne picked out the dress pattern and fabrics that we used to make her dress this year. We were at Fabric Depot in Portland and she had so much fun picking everything out. The crazy thing is that with all the fabrics available, she managed to pick out 3 Riley Blake prints all on her own. Clearly the girl knows coordinating prints when she sees them!

Anne's 2014 First Day - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comLast year she said she wanted to be a pilot and she actually said that first, but then she insisted I write Doctor down on her board. I guess with how much time she has spent in the hospital the doctors have made a good impression on her. She has very high aspirations in life!

Preschool Bag - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comOur preschool doesn’t do back packs for the kids, they have preschool bags in a range of colors for each child. Cuts out on the competition aspect of school that will start all too soon next year.  She was stoked that her bag was pink. As Anne will tell you “Pink goes with everything!”

Anne - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comShe was so excited for school that she kept looking in the window while we waited for her teacher to open the door.

Did you make anything for the first day of school?

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A Lovely Year of Finishes – September Finishes Party

ALYoF2014Woohoo! This is my first successful A Lovely Year of Finishes month since June! I have had other finishes, just not ones that I set goals for.  I’m very happy to report that I have finished the top for my hubby’s quilt. It only took two years! I even bought the back fabric on Monday (check it out here).

An absolute miracle happened today, I finished two quilt tops!!! This one is for my hubby. #alyof #quiltingmiracleThe quilt just turned out so beautifully and there are so many wonderful friends to be thanked for helping me get this baby finished, you know who you are and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me to make this gorgeous top. There is a quilting plan, but you will have to wait and see…

Now how about you? Was it a successful month? I sure hope so!

You have two requirements to be entered into the prizes this month.

1. Link-up {on this post} the first 7-days of the month

and

2. Link-up in the last 7-days of the month.
Add your blog post or flickr photo (with appropriate descriptions) to the linky party below.

Please grab a button or link back to Shanna and I so other people can join in the fun!

**Please note, the linky party is the same here and over at Shanna , so there is no need to enter twice **

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 Here is a list of our generous sponsors for September!!

1. 2. Honey, Bunny and Doll – 2 Patterns

Honey, Bunny, and Doll

3. Sew BitterSweet Designs  one pdf pattern

http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

4. One pdf pattern from  Sew Sweetness

Sew Sweetness

5. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns

6. 1 Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to

Stitches n’ Giggles (winners choice)

7. $30.00 credit towards Long Arm Quilting Services
from by Orchid Owl Quilts

250

8. Thread Prize from Aurifil

9. Thimblepie’s Quilt Supplies - Custom fabric package, 4 yards (worth $20) plus free shipping

10. 11. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

cloverandviolet

12. PDF Pattern from Katy – The Littlest Thistle

The Littlest Thistle - http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/

13. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

14. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist Designs

 Meadow Mist Designs Button



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