And she's finished!!!!! Many thanks to all who helped bring this baby to life:
@alisonglass for the lovely fabrics #agdivingboard
@karie_twokwikquilters for the pattern #kwikrluminaries
@all.about.quilting for the help along the way #mitredborders#needIsaymore
for the stunning quilting!
All the ladies at the Thursday night hand sewing for your friendship and encouragement!
Today I'm excited to share that my pattern for the Pollen Pillow, a taste of the full EPP #PollinateQuilt , will be included in the 2019 Quilter's Planner companion magazine! This post is a perfect melding of so many things near and dear to me: the Quilter's Planner, hand stitching in the form of my first designed EPP pattern #pollinatequilt and its companion the Pollen Pillow, photography, and the endless beauty of nature. Throw in the fact that I made the pillow using primarily Kraken in Urchin from @alisonglass #agdivingboard fabric line for @andoverfabrics, and stitched and quilted it using coordinating @aurifilthread, and my quilty life is pretty much covered. Swipe to see a closer look. I used #meticulouscutting to highlight different sections of the same fabric to create a unique but cohesive (and vibrantly gorgeous, if I do say so myself😂) pillow! Plus, as an added bonus, you'll get a Pollen Pillow Shape Set that includes all the papers needed to piece the Pollen Pillow with your Quilter's Planner when you preorder from quiltersplanner.com, care of @karenthediyaddict and @thequiltersplanner. So awesome! 🙌
Many of you know about my involvement with the #quiltersplanner , but I'll share a bit more for those who are newly following. My dear friend Stephanie @latenightquilter created the Quilter's Planner back in 2015 to try to help busy makers & mamas organize their lives and creativity so that more time could be spent making and spending time with those we love. It has changed my life, my productivity, and my peace of mind in amazing ways. I don't know how I survived without it. I'm honored to be a part of the Quilter's Planner team. Over the past couple of years I've been working with Stephanie, running @thequiltersplanner IG feed, and as photographer. I photographed all projects included in the 2019 Quilter's Planner, to help pair some of nature's inspiration with quilty beauty. This time of year is fun for me, since I finally get to reveal all of the hard work I put in during the early summer months. Be sure to follow @thequiltersplanner to see my photos of all of the patterns included in 2019. There's eye candy galore😍
Not looking so pretty this week, but the 3rd Quadrant of my #auroraquiltsewalong is done &. 1/8th of the 4 th Quadrant too 😱 🤫don’t tell @tiedwitharibbon I got a bit carried away😉 Still have to fix up last weeks mistake but I really need some Underwater Meditation at the weekend so needed to get this done.....( I know storms blowing outside as I type but it makes me a nicer human and it will change by Sunday) Anyone else starting to wonder how they will Quilt this? #auroraquilt#agdivingboard
A little bit of slow stitching on a long-in-progress quilt that’s finally almost done. So excited to show you all the final quilt soon! Don’t forget to enter the #TTLG1k giveaway before the 6th for your chance to win 15 amazing vintage Tula fat quarters!
Quadrant 1 finished and I’m liking where it’s heading . Very different style for me😉, with a whole 2 days left of the weekend. So many other things I should of been doing this week 😱 but I have enjoyed my quiet time alone in My Space & think it has helped me get through to the end of the working week. Not so happy in my job at the moment, it is so important to get pleasure out of the time between coming home and going back in the morning 😍#auroraquiltsewalong with @tiedwitharibbon #alisonglassdivingboard#agdivingboard#auroraquilt#aurifilthread#bernina770qe#berninaaustralia
Check this out! @the_quilted_peacock has a great sale on Alison Glass right now! A yard of everything she has in stock costs only a little more than $6! She has Sunprints 2018, 2017, and 2016, andDiving Board in stock for these amazing prices. Check out her website for the deal! There is a coupon code you have to use to get and extra 25% off (which is what I did). 😊 #agdivingboard#agsunprints2018#agsunprint#agsunprint2017#agsunprints2016
Sometimes your quilt top is so big you have to use the driveway to make sure your backing is large enough. And even though I bought some wide backing fabric, it's still too short! Is there a 12-step group for consistently having backings that are too short? #ilikewidebacksandicannotlie
I love this #byannieclamup bag that @lelliebunny made me. It has magical powers ✨✨✨. I seem to lose lip balms faster than I can buy them. This bag is currently holding all my lip balms. I started with 4 at the beginning of last week and I still have 4 . See? Magical ✨✨✨...
Happy to get to design the first anniversary box for @thefinchbox and that it includes a pretty Mariner Cloth project. You can still sign up and get one! I hear today is the last day though so jump over now to get this special June box. @thefinchbox @finchknittingsewingstudio #thefinchbox#alisonglass#agdivingboard#agmarinercloth#andoverfabrics
Hey, guess what! @finchknittingsewingstudio let me design their one year anniversary edition of Finch Box! @thefinchbox It printed up so nicely - this is for sure a collector’s item - mermaid print from Diving Board. Mariner Cloth project is inside with some other things and I am thrilled. Follow the link in profile over at @finchknittingsewingstudio to get one for yourself. I’ll post another not so move-y pic soon, but how cute is Nicole? #alisonglass#finchbox#agdivingboard#andoverfabrics#finchsewingstudio
Can we just take a moment and give a round of applause to @chuckstar158 for this beauty? I mean, really. It’s gorgeous! She used a mix of #essexlinen from @robertkaufman, and #agsunprints + #agdivingboard from @alisonglass and @andoverfabrics for the top! We have kits available in the shop if you’d like to make one of your own!
Definition of bezel: a metal or wooden rim of a piece of jewelry in which an ornament (such as a gem) is set.
Fabric scraps can be used to make beautiful bezels like these which can be worn as a necklace or earrings or added to a zipper pouch or quilted basket. So many possibilities! 💖
#Repost @mushyhed ・・・
This month’s Make and Take for @vbmqg ...
Awesome wooden bezels from @jessee_artschooldropout ...
What a Happy Mail Day!
It was a rough day and I was so blessed to come home to two special packages 💕
First I received my #alisonglassquiltswap2018#agdivingboard . It’s lovely! Thank you so much @kassieskuilts ! I can’t wait to find a special spot for it in my sewing room. And those extra pieces of fabric are perfect. I can’t wait to use them up 😍
@shoppershaz_swaphost please mark me as received.
I also received my hexies today from the #fchexieswap Cute! Thanks so much @amberleighcrafts for hosting this fun swap and to everyone who participated for the adorable hexies!
OMG!!! It was for me!!! Just arrived in the mail, and I am over the moon ecstatic! Thank you, @sunchaserquilts! I had even captured a pic of prior to receiving it, hoping to be able to make it one day. I would never have been able to do such a great job as you. There is even a touch of hand quilting!!! And the LABEL!!! I truly love this!!!! And you are from MD...our second home!! ❤️❤️❤️ #agdivingboard#alisonglassquiltswap2018 Also huge shoutout to @shoppershaz_swaphost, our fantastic host! Thank you!
Needed to make a demo block for my #moonstonequilt class yesterday with the @austinmqg. I was so inspired by a recent block by @zephyrskies using #divingboardfabric by @alisonglass that I asked if she’d mind me making my own version. I’m glad she said yes because I loved making these blocks on my flight home to NYC last night.
One of the best parts of working on Moonstone (and any pattern I’ve put out there) is seeing how you all interpret it and make it your own. It truly is an amazing thing to witness.
So thank you, Irina, for making a splendid version of Moonstone and for letting me riff off it. And thank you to everyone in my class yesterday and to all the other Moonstoners out there!
Kit available through the wonderful @karenthediyaddict via the link in my bio.
I think I caught the zipper pouch mania from @mushyhed and decided that my swap extra would be this pouch made from the scraps of my mini quilt, and a few solid scraps from my stash for the lining. The pin was a suggestion from @marthah1224 and I kind of love how the colors go with it! (If you don’t, NBD- it’s removable) Hope you like it partner!
We’ve got pressing matters to attend to this week! It’s time to get your Block 3 fabrics prepared and cut. Week 2 for our #qp2018sewalong March block kicked off yesterday! Grab your Quilter's Planner magazine and your selected fabrics because it’s time to prep and cut out the pieces needed for our March block. ✨
Once March 15th hits, sew up your block and post it to Instagram (or in our Facebook group), tagging @thequiltersplanner and #qp2018sewalong to be entered to win the monthly giveaway sponsored by @olfacreates 💕 Note that to be eligible for the prize, your block must be posted between the 15th and last day of the month. If you've already posted your block, be sure to share that beautiful block again after the 15th, tagging #qp2018sewalong and @thequiltersplanner 💕✨
Many thanks to our sponsors for this Sew Along: @andoverfabrics, @aurifilthread, @olfacreates, and @thequiltersplanner. Your fabulous products help keep us inspired and productive all year long! 💕
✨✂️ Block 3!! ✂️✨
As a reminder, you'll find instructions for Block 3 on page 29 of the Quilter’s Planner companion magazine. Keep an eye on our blog at quiltersplanner.com to find specific tips for this block, and keep your eye on our YouTube channel for a video with tips and tricks--they are coming soon!💕
I'm looking forward to seeing your progress, AND your finished blocks on the 15th!✨✂️
#quiltersplanner#quiltersplanner2018#planner#plannerlove#plannernerd#plannercommunity#plannersofinstagram#makersgonnamake#quiltingcommunity#sewalong#blockofthemonth#samplersewalong Sent via @planoly #planoly
So you know how sometimes you find photos on your phone? This little series is: ‘remember that time I made @mushyhed go up to the roof to get pics of the wide backing fabric ‘Puerto’ from the Diving Board line’ because I thought it was the best idea! Then forgot and never shared OR maybe never shared because it’s ridiculous. But at least you can kind of get a picture of the scale of this fabric. Foot tall mermaid and 100-something inches wide. It’s a big, easy backing for pretty much any quilt! Maybe tomorrow I’ll show the details. #alisonglass#agdivingboard#divingboardfabric#andoverfabrics