Sunday, July 31, 2016

Cozy Christmas - New Sew Along - Bee Prepared!!!




YaY!
My Cozy Christmas Sew Along 
will be starting in just 2 weeks.





And of course y'all are invited:)

We will be starting on Monday August 15th right here on my blog.
We will do one block a week (Every Monday)
 and I will give you a detailed tutorial
 on each and every block...
( with lots of photos as usual)

We will finish up on Monday November 14...
in plenty of time for you to quilt and bind 
and enjoy for this Christmas season:)
Here is my Cozy Christmas quilt and the
 pattern is a free download just like my Bloom quilt:)
to download Cozy Christmas pattern.
The pattern also includes yardage requirements 
for the quilt and special notions needed as well.

Visit your favorite quilt shop to purchase the fabric kit!



We will be using my 
Cozy Christmas fabric...



And I can't wait for you to play with it!



Looky at the little reindeer selvedge:)



There are even several prints in the line that aren't just
 for Christmas like these checked prints above:)


I'm completely obsessed with this line and I hope you will be too!



So let's talk about a few of the supplies...
all supplies are on the supply list in the pattern. 
First of all...you will need the 
Cozy Christmas
 Sew Simple Shapes

(Click Here to Purchase)



And we will be using my 
Cute Little Buttons
for adding details to the blocks:)

(Click Here to Purchase)



You will also need embroidery floss to match. If you
 haven't tried my Aurifloss collection yet...
now is your chance!
My set coordinates perfectly with my fabrics:)

(Click Here to Purchase)



You will also need Sew-In Interfacing and
 I'm super excited to announce that the new 
Bee in my Bonnet 
Sew-In Interfacing
 is now available!

(Click Here to purchase)

It's a little more sturdy than the kind that we used
 in the Bloom Sew Along... and also helps to make the edges 
of your shapes even smoother.
YaY!
I'm so excited for you to try it.
I've been using it and I LOVE it:)


Most quilt shops that are selling the fabric kits for the
 Cozy Christmas quilt have included a
 fat 1/8th EACH of Nutmeg solid and Snow Shades 
along with 2 yards of tiny white rick-rack
 as called for in the supply list on the pattern.

YaY!



However...
I've had several of you request to purchase
 these 3 from me because they bought 
yardage instead of the kit and couldn't find these 3 supplies.
So I've put some together and 
listed them in my shop.
CLICK HERE to purchase.



This is a pillow that I made using one of the blocks from the quilt.
I taught it to so many awesome students in Park City this spring 
at the Riley Blake Extravaganza right before quilt market.

I used my machine applique method on this one:)




We will be using all of the same methods
 that we used in the BLOOM Sew Along.

If you are not familiar with them
 and are new to my methods...
 to see week one of that sew along so that you can
 get a preview of what the 
Cozy Christmas Sew Along will be like.


Please don't worry if you have never appliqu├ęd before...
I promise that my 
"applique made easy" 
method is totally do-able 
and you will be surprised 
at just how easy it is!

Okay...
I hope I have given you 
enough info so that you will
"Bee Prepared"

Let's do this!!!
xx
Lori



Friday, July 8, 2016

Farm Fresh - A New Farm Girl Vintage Pattern is now Available!


Hello cute people!
This week I am teaching at another 
workshop/retreat and this is our
 new project that we are working on:)

It's a Farm Stand quilt!


Any of my 6" farm girl blocks 
fit on the canning jar labels for your farm stand:)


I have 45 farm girl blocks in my 
book so there are plenty to choose from...


But if you want more choices... you can always use one of my 
farm girl companion patterns that are available
by clicking here.


All of these companion blocks came from previous 
Farm Girl Vintage 
retreats and so many of you who could not attend 
asked for them to be 
and so my 
 complied by making them available as 
PDF Download Patterns on their site.


The choices of labels are really up to you 
so that your very own farm stand can be personalized!


if you want to make one of your own:)

YeeHaw!
xx
Lori

P.S. Check out my Instagram by clicking 
if you want to see all the fun 
we are having this week at retreat!

Friday, July 1, 2016

New - Scrappy Project Planner and Accessories!!!





Good morning cute people!
I'm so excited to announce what
 I have been working on for quite some time:)

It's my Scrappy Project Planner and is now available for pre-order
 from my awesome publishers! 




Because I have been quilting for many years...
I have found the value in writing down 
and keeping track of each quilt that I am making.

I designed my Scrappy Project Planner 
so that you can do the same!





If you like to be efficient and keep organized...
if you are already a planner, scheduler or list maker...
and if you are a quilter like I am...
I'm sure you're gonna love it as much as I do!

My project planner has 5 sections 
for easy peasy quilty organization:)



Here is a peek at the project pages.
There is plenty of space for things like keeping track of supplies, 
fabrics used and even a place for sketching if you decide to 
be the boss of your own quilt and change it up a bit!



In another section I have weekly pages 
where you can keep track of your progress on each project, 
your sew days and retreats...sew alongs...and quilt swaps...etc:)



In my Tips and Organizing section you will find things like
my 5 Step method to building and using your own scrappy stash...
how I use my leftovers and even how I shop for and store my fabric.
I have included my "Shortcut Methods" on piecing
 several quilty necessities like flying geese and quarter square triangles.
I have also included several handy charts for all different sizes.
These are just a few things included in this section...
I promise that I have jam-packed it with quilty goodness!



There is a section for notes and sketching as well:)


So are you wondering why I call it my 
Scrappy Project Planner 
instead of just my
Project Planner?

Well... 
I love to sew scrappy and 
I wanted to share with you 
why and how I do it...
and just how easy it is...
all in one publication.


So in the last section of my planner...
 I have included 6 new quilt patterns
all sewn from my scrappy stash bins:)



This one is called "Happy Trails"





And this scrappy happy one is called
"Fat Quarter Flirt"



I used 30 fat quarters 
to make this twin size:)
Fun and sew easy!



This is my "Shortcut Stars" 
that I designed using all of my shortcut methods that I included in the planner.





"Patchwork Tulips" 
was a must to include because I love making 
scrappy flower quilts from my stash:)





This is my 
"Scrap - Apple" quilt...
and is my twist on the 
traditional pineapple quilt.

I can't wait for you to grab your scraps 
and use my easy method for 
cutting and sewing this fun quilt!



In my humble opinion...
scrap quilts are a special work of art:)



Next up is my scrappy 
"Checkerboard" quilt 
using the simple 
but always beautiful nine patch.

It's perfect for using up your leftover scrappy squares!





I love the variety and the way that my 6 scrappy quilts look together...



And I hope you do too!



"Scrappiness is Happiness!


Okay.
This is not the end cute people.
If you know me at all...
and you know how fun planners are...
then you know that 
I just had to throw in
 a few extra goodies to play with:)


My Planner Pens are 
fine tip markers and 24 happy colors.
Use these to 
write everything in your planner!
(and to sketch too!)

I designed 3 Sew Cute bookmarks 
to hold your place...
(3 projects at a time...lol)



And because I love washi tape and gingham...
I combined them together in this set
  for decorating the pages!



I personally use a notepad to
 stay on task daily and so
 I decided to design one as 
a companion to the planner:)



I also designed ALOT of 
super cute and super tiny stickers 
to fit on the planner pages.

These little cuties will 
help remind you of appointments, tasks, 
and special things that you have planned.

And guess what? 
When you pre-order my 
Scrappy Project Planner...
you will receive my 
Bee Creative sticker book for free.

YaY!


Thank you so much for all of your kind comments on my 
during the photo shoot this week.
Amanda, Mr. Honey, Kassidy and I 
had a great time setting up the quilts for photos
at beautiful Gardner Village 
 as well as my own cozy little cottage and garden:)

Thanks for tuning in...
I hope that you are all enjoying your summer so far!
xx
Lori







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