Suzn Quilts


It’s June 14th, Flag Day.

If you start now you could easily have a flag made by July 4th.

I just happen to have some suggestions for flag quilt patterns:

Or a quilt that is reminiscent of a flag…

Perhaps you prefer a quilt that has ready-made flags on it?

Patterns for a little bit of everything don’t you think?

These all just happen to be available on my website ;)

SuznQuilts.com

Look on the

“Quilts”,  “Seasonal Series”, “Tiny Dresden” & “Quilt-as-you-go” pages.

Oh, just check out the entire website.

You might find something else you need too!

Happy Flag Day, &

Just Keep Sewing…flags!

Susan

 

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What am I up to?

Today I am making another sample of my best selling quilt pattern,

A Pretty Package!

Since my booth in Pittsburgh next month will be full of “Winterlude”

I decided to show my best selling pattern, A Pretty Package, decked out in to too!

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So far, I’ve prepared the “foundation” and started sewing strips.

Layered bath towels are the best pressing surface.

I can press the entire strip at once with no draping & distorting.

 

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It’s very important to press the seams flat as sewn first,

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then press them open.

This keeps them straight all across the quilt.

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The MOST IMPORTANT step is to measure, measure, measure.

If you sew a strip on crooked, then sew a bunch more strips to it, a little more crooked each time, well… you will have a very crooked quilt indeed!

Next, pin, sew, repeat…

Now I’m prepared to sew the top strips in the same fashion.

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This is where I am tonight.

I’ve had a few interruptions so I didn’t get as far as I would have liked today;

getting Nemo from the groomer,

dinner,

The Voice with fellow family members,

followed by August: Osage County from Redbox.

I love Merle & Julia, but that movie was a bit much…

I’m going to continue sewing,

but as soon as chickadee #2 gets home I’m done for the day.

Tune in tomorrow to see the rest of the story!

Until next time,

Susan

I’m excited to announce that I am once again included in

Quiltmaker’s awesome 100 Blocks issue!

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My block, Lost Mittens, can be found on page 46.

LostMittensI used various Christmas prints, plus a cute black/cream polka dot.

This would make a great scrappy Christmas quilt, using up all of your Christmas scraps don’t you think?

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With just 4 of the 12″ blocks you can quickly make this 12″ x 48″ runner,

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or by setting them a little differently, this 24″ x 24″ topper!

You have plenty of time…

Just an afternoon is all you need!

Leave me a comment above….on today’s post and you will be entered to win a free copy of Volume 8!!! Don’t forget to include your email address!

If you leave me a comment telling me your favorite

Christmas

pattern from my website

SuznQuilts.com,

you’ll be entered to win that pattern

plus a kit to make the 4 block table runner or topper shown above!

Leave your comment by November 13th, 12 p.m.

I’ll choose 2 winners for the free pattern & kit!

Don’t forget to visit all the designers on the blog hop for lots more give-aways.

Until next time,

Susan

I’ve had questions, and after thinking about it, I decided I should have included a link

from my last post about the new U of I quilt I was making

to this post about my quilt-as-you-go lap quilt tutorial.

So much to think about, and I was already stretching my brain to sew and document at the same time so I could blog about it for you…

Whether you’re thinking about my best-selling pattern

A Pretty Package

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or one of my earlier quilt as you go patterns:

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check out the tutorial to get a better understanding of how quick & easy these really are.

You truly can make one of these in a day!

Until next time,

Susan

I’m excited to announce that I designed another block that will be published in

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers, Volume 5!!!

Look for a blog tour sponsored by Quiltmaker starting April 30th.

The blog hop is full of freebies, including free issues of 100 Blocks Volume 5, the original signed blocks and lots more!

I will have freebies as well on my day, May 1st.

Stay tuned.

Until next time,

Susan