Friday, May 20, 2016

Love getting packages in the mail

Always love it when squishy mail gets delivered!

Purchase from Green Fairy Quilts

Green Fairy Quilts has always been my go-to place for precuts.  I love to collect the mini-charms as well as the big charm packs.  It is so fun to have a little piece of a product line - helps me figure out which fabric I might want to order yardage!

Green Fairy Quilts is also my source for Superior Thread - the thread my Janome machine just loves! My machine has been burning through a lot of thread recently so I stocked up!  Wonder how long these two cones will last me?

Besides thread and the charm pack, they also carry layer cakes, fat quarter bundles along with patterns, books, yardage and notions!



Shipping is fast (and free in the US with a small minimum purchase).  Make sure you subscribe to their newsletter to hear about their awesome sales.

And, if you want to see beautiful quilting, watch Judi's magic as she shares her finishes on the blog.  I am in awe!


I've been a customer of Green Fairy Quilts since their store opened 7+ years ago. I am thrilled to have them as a sponsor for my blog A Stitch in Time (this blog) and Elm Street Quilts.

Happy Stitching!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Crossroads QAL - The Friendship block

Fat Quarter Shop is an online quilt store with an amazing selection of fabric.  Each year they host a QAL in support of a charity.  For 2016, the quilt is called Crossroads!  I've cracked open a layer cake of Moda Sweetwater Elementary to make the blocks.

New blocks are released on the 15th of the month - here are April's blocks - the friendship block.


The Friendship block joins the Diamond block and the House block!   I still need to make one more house block.


Want to play along?  The pattern for all the blocks can be found here.


This Crossroads Quilt Along benefits March of Dimes.  

I love the focus this organization has to help premature babies.  

All my babies were early but my middle one was a true premee at 32 weeks.  She was in the hospital for 5 weeks before she came home  While she was in the hospital, I saw so many tiny babies and have much admiration for the doctors and nurses that care for these babies.
















Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Splendid Sampler - blocks 21 - 24


Are you sewing along with the Splendid Sampler?  So, so much fun! 

I've created a Pinterest board of my blocks This will be a great way for me to see all of them together!

Here are my next set of blocks.  (Click block name to be taken to the directions and the official linky party) -


Sweet Candy (block 21)



Goose on the Loose (block 22) - This is my favorite block so far!



Hand in Hand (block 23) - Interesting new (to me) technique to make this block



Inspector Sidekick (block 24)


And here are block 1 through 20 -



Happy Stitching!