June 2019


The 4th of July always sneaks up on me

& before I know it,

I’ve forgotten to get out my awesome patriotic quilts!

Are you the same?

You’re so busy with work,

birthdays & graduations,

Father’s Day,

yard work,

kids,

housework, etc.,

that the precious time slips by?

Well, today is the day to get out those quilts & decorations!

I have so many quilts to choose from.

Two are brand new this year.

Both Star Spangled Dresdens

& Stars & Stripes Forever are quilt-as-you-go,

meaning if you start now they could be done by the 4th!

Dresden Flags has both wall & table top versions.

I especially love the table top version of Dresden Flags.

The 12″ stand makes the display of the quilt perfect!

The stands are on my website along with the pattern.

I think my all-time favorite patriotic quilt is Old Glory in Mini Applecore.

That’s probably because I used my all-time favorite fabrics,

Thimbleberries!

This quilt isn’t a pattern,

& I don’t own it, Blake does,

but I came across this pic & wanted to share it anyway.

This is the quilt that we designed together

with the star signature blocks from his college graduation party.

Look at those awesome feathers that Tamara quilted into the stripes!

Signs of Summer can be hung all summer long.

It’s an oldie but goodie &

so is this Four Little Flags pattern.

& I almost forgot a more recent pattern,

Dresden Buddies Uncle Sam!

He’s so cute & was lots of fun to make too.

We sold lots of these in Kansas City a couple of weeks ago.

We sold out of the hangers while there,

but they’re in stock now on my website.

If a little quilt is all you’re looking for

Tiny Dresden July may be the just the ticket!

I think my Tiny Dresden Seasonal Series is probably my favorite!

Again, the hangers make the quilt display perfect!

The 6 x 6 scroll hangers are available too.

I’m probably forgetting a patriotic quilt or two,

but I’ve given you lots to see & think about, right?

If you’ve already made them,

I hope you have them on display.

If not, here’s your reminder.

If you’re looking for some quilt projects

to help your home look more patriotic,

check them out on my website today!

We’re open Sundays, Lol.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

 

 

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Week # 21

Now that the quilt sections are all assembled,

if you’re making the 4 small quilts,

layer them with backing & batting then quilt as desired.

Bind the quilts & apply labels; you’re done!

If you’re making the 1 large quilt,

refer to page 8 to make 154 half-square triangles.

I know that seems like a BIG number,

but that’s just 22 hst’s for each of the 7 days this week!

I’m pretty sure I made them all in 1 day, plus assembled the rest of the quilt too.

(insert cracking whip sound here)

Remember, you’re going to love this quilt when it’s

quilted and hanging on your wall every Christmas!!!

Looking back at the pics I can’t believe that

not only did I make this very detailed quilt,

but I made it again so I could have the

4 individual quilts photographed for the pattern cover too!!!

That must have been temporary insanity

that came over me while I mindlessly pieced the little Dresden plates.

“This ain’t so bad”, the crazy lady said!

Please keep posting your progress on our “Sewing With Susan” Facebook group.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

Why does it seem we look forward to something for so long,

then in a blink of an eye it’s over?

Set-up went well.

I ordered a double booth on an end,

so, lots of space to show lots of quilts.

I loved the way the lighting really showed off Tamara’s quilting!

The Meet The Teachers cocktail hour was fun

& I got photos with some friendly quilters :)

Even snagged another student or two for our Thursday workshop.

The crowd was amazing!

Many quilters were able to take advantage of planned bus trips.

That’s the way to go!

Leave the driving up to a pro & enjoy the trip with your friends.

Clare was excellent help!

I couldn’t have done it without her!

She handled the booth single-handedly during my class Thursday.

(Sorry no pics! We were too busy!)

Clare also manned the booth alone while I gave a presentation Friday.

My “Name That Quilt” Quilt-as-you-go book was a hit!

Who doesn’t need to make a baby quilt every so often?

This one is quick & easy

& the entire alphabet is included & reversed for you.

I demonstrated the assembly of

little Dresden plates more times than I can count!

FUN, FUN, FUN!

We sold out of BOO pillow kits

& one of my personal favorites;

Dresden Sundaes.

Dresden Buddies Snowman was also a sell-out

as well as the Victorian hangers that I use to hang my

Dresden Buddies series quilts.

We’ll have more hangers tomorrow.

“God’s Peace” was another sell-out.

We didn’t quite sell out of them,

but more of their hangers will also be here tomorrow.

If you ordered a pattern(s) that we ran out of,

they all shipped on Monday.

You should have them soon!

While we were away,

the St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup!

The rest of the family participated in the celebratory parade Saturday.

The show was over at 5:00 Saturday

& we were on the road by 6:31!

It’s always a bit of a game

to challenge ourselves

to try & beat our best pack-up time, Lol

We made it safely home

& items that were depleted have been reordered.

You can find all of the patterns & notions on my website.

If you were wanting something that we ran short of,

if we don’t already have it,

we should have it soon!

If in doubt, send me an email

SuznQuilts@aol.com

Thanks to all of you who came to see us!

If you’d like to schedule lectures or workshops for your guild

or shop you can find a listing here on my website.

Until we meet again,

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Week # 20

It’s time to assemble the last little quilt.

Refer again to page 7 to sew together the blocks to make Quilt #4.

The diagram will show you what blocks to sew together to make the vertical & horizontal sections,

& the numbers tell you what order to sew those sections to each other to complete Quilt #4.

As noted,

Quilt #4 should measure 18 1/2″ x 26″.

Please keep posting your progress on our “Sewing With Susan” Facebook group.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

Week # 19

It’s time for more assembly!

Refer again to page 7 to sew together the blocks to make Quilt #3.

The diagram will show you what blocks to sew together to make 3 vertical sections,

& the numbers tell you what order to sew those sections to each other to complete Quilt #3.

Not a lot of work left!

As noted,

Quilt #3 should measure 14″ x 18 1/2″.

Please keep posting your progress on our “Sewing With Susan” Facebook group.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

To me,

the most wonderful time of the year…

is when the sun is streaming into my sewing room,

BEFORE 6 a.m.!!!

Unfortunately, I won’t be sewing today…

I’m finishing up kits, getting ready to meet new

& not so new quilting friends

at the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival tomorrow.

I believe there are still a few spots left in my

Dresden Love quilting class at KCRQF.

Now back to packing things up.

I hope you can join us!

Just Keep Sunning,

I mean Sewing…

Susan

 

Thanks for all of the kind words for my new little Dresden patterns!

I’m happy to announce the 3 winners:

  1. brcogan Says: 

    My favorite part is seeing how the prints cut up and sometimes what you think will work doesn’t. My favorite pattern is the Dresden feathered stars. Envious of how you seem to mass produce Dresden plates.

  2. Vickie Says: 

    I love them fabric selection most. Picking and choosing just the right shade of color. I love all your patterns but I am partial to your Jellyroll gemstone. Thanx for the opportunity to win
    Vickie in Oklahoma

  3. Deb G. in VA Says:

    I love selecting the pattern and fabric and seeing it finished. Dresden Feathered Stars is my favorite new pattern.

Winners, please email your

snail mail address to me here:

SuznQuilts@aol.com 

so I can ship your free pattern.

Thanks for playing along!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

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