Hello quilting friends! I have designed this fun Love Letter Postcard quilt block today. You can use it for Valentine’s day or anytime of the year. It features a cute fussy cut postage stamp. Mine has a frog prince for the postage stamp.
This quilt block can be 8 x 12 inches finished or 12 x 12 inches finished if you add a top and bottom border.
Note: my sample block has borders made from the background fabric but I suggest using a different fabric so the postcard shape shows up. I think I will take my borders off and either make this into a mug rug or switching up my border fabric.
Enjoy this free snowflake quilt block pattern that I have designed for the Daydreams of Quilts Community! This block finishes at 12 inches square. You will need two fat quarters of fabric and a 2 1/2″ square fussy cut.
The two main fabrics in my sample block are by Canadian Fabric designer Libs Elliott for Andover Fabrics. I used a fussy cut from a batik fabric for the block centre.
Download the free pattern file to get started. I have created a YouTube tutorial for this quilt bock as well.
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I released a new YouTube video today of how to make the Pumpkin Hot Pad from the (affiliate link) Holiday Quilter’s Club by Annie’s Kit Clubs.
This was a fun little project that only took an hour or two to make. You can find the video here. I will be giving my little hot pad to my Mom for a hostess gift at next weekend’s Thanksgiving dinner. 🙂
I have been getting the household organized and implementing new systems along with the new school year. One of my new systems is a chore chart.
We have a regular chore chart with basic chores for the kids to help with such as laundry, sweeping, mowing the lawn/shoveling snow and cooking meals.
I have created a bonus clipboard for the kids to have a chance to earn some extra money by doing some extra chores. I recently went back to work part time after five years working exclusively from home so now I have my fulltime business and a part time job. This means I could use some help with the chores.
I used some supplies I have had sitting around for years from Stampin’ Up including a chipboard clipboard and office themed stickers.
I have chores listed under each clip such as clean bathrooms and mop floors with notes to see Mom for instructions and final inspection. (My kids have never cleaned the bathroom!)
There were lots of cute stickers in my sticker pack and I put “Things To Do” on each clip.
The kids need to show me their work before they can take the money. That way I can make sure they did a good job.
I also have a Bonus Chore money envelope where they can take the initiative to notice something that needs to be done. However, I don’t want them to invent fake jobs so they need to check with Mom and Dad if their idea qualifies for payment. 😉
Hopefully this incentivizes the kids to help out a little bit now that Mom is a bit busier.
I have another fun unboxing video today. This time it is of the Annie’s Kit Clubs Charm Pack Club. The subscription sends two charm packs every month. I have plans to make some patchwork bags with one of the charm packs but in this video there is a baby quilt top that I made with the Daybreak charm pack.
This (affiliate) link will take you to the sign up page for the charm pack club. Use code SHARE50 for 50% off your first month of any Annie’s Kit Club subscription.
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It’s the last day of “Plastics Free July” but that doesn’t mean we stop trying to use less plastic. In fact, we need to ramp it up with reusables! This week I published two YouTube sewing tutorials on my YouTube Channel for sewing your own!
Some of us, (ahem, me!) have a lot of polypropylene left in our sewing rooms from the big mask rush of 2020 so lets turn them into grocery bags in 2021.
I got my polypropylene here if you are looking for some.
The first video released was the grocery bag tutorial using polypropylene and bias binding.