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Let’s Bee Social #56

Posted on: January 21st, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

What a whirlwind!  What a fabulous way to begin the new year!
Things are getting really busy around here this month!

Sew Fresh Quilts

Sew Fresh Quilts

I am overwhelmed and delighted with the positive response to the suggestion of hosting the Elephant Parade quilt along.  Your kind comments have all been greatly appreciated!  I am so excited and looking forward to the arrival of February 1st!
I’ve been working hard at preparing all the instructions for the Elephant Parade quilt along.  And have added an Elephant Parade page to the Sew Fresh Quilts blog.  The tab is just under the header at the top of the page.  Here you will find all the details.  And as each post gets published, they will be added as live links to the schedule.

On Sunday, I shared a post on the Stepping Stones quilt block tutorial.  This quilt block was used in the constructing of two batik baby quilts for the Island Batik Sock Hop Blog Hop.  I can hardly wait for my day of the hop on January 25th where I will be showing the finished quilts!

On Monday, the Discover Fabric giveaway was announced.  Click here to visit the giveaway page and enter to win a $25 gift certificate!

On Tuesday, I shared a tutorial for making and applying a flanged binding.  This method is perfect for when you want to add a little zing to finish off your project.  And a wonderful way to practice binding by machine.
The Flanged Binding tutorial has been added to my tutorial page here.

And tomorrow?  It’s my first real life quilting class!  I will be leading a class for making the Fox & Friends triangle baby quilt at my local quilt shop.  I am nervous…. And excited!

NOW…. Let’s PARTY!!!!  What’s new with you?

If you are not sure what Let’s Bee Social is all about, you can read the details here.

Before I sign off, just wanted to let you know….
It’s day 10 of the Island Batik – Sock Hop Blog Hop and I am heading over to visit with Barbara @ Bejeweled Quilts .  She’s a talented designer and has always got something beautiful to share on her blog.

Let’s BEE SOCIAL and offer Barbara a warm Sew Fresh Quilts welcome!

Keep On Quilting On!

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31 Responses

  1. Seems like exciting times ahead for you, Lorna!!

  2. RobinSue says:

    You are one busy quilter! I know you'll do a great job teaching, your tutorials and quilts are fabulous. Enjoy yourself!

  3. Kaja says:

    Hope your class goes really well (I'm sure it will) and that you enjoy it! You certainly have picked up the pace for 2015.

  4. Good luck with your class. i know you can do it.

  5. Busy week starting out for sure! You are fun to follow 🙂 You will be great teaching this quilt too! thanks for the linky as well 🙂 Kathi

  6. You have had a busy week! Best of luck with your first class… I'm fairly certain it will be awesome! Wish I lived close enough to take it…

  7. Love your Fox and Friends quilt! Good luck with teaching, but from what I've seen on your blog, you won't need it! 🙂 First time linking up, looks like some great projects, as always, out there!

  8. thanks for the links up – sometimes when I have the need to take a break from quilting and housework I just sit down and start going from one to the next and see what others are working on – a virtual quilting bee/show and tell

  9. Look at you go!! Your brain must have hurt – keeping all these ideas inside!! I am so glad you shared them!! Good luck in your class – you will do just awesome!!!

  10. Vickie says:

    Congrats on your class, breath….and enjoy !

  11. Congratulations on teaching your first class! I'm sure you'll do great.

  12. Jayne says:

    I have seen that little badge on a bunch of blogs…Yay! It's going to be a great QAL! Thanks for sharing the flanged tutorial! I believe this will make it on to at least one of my quilts this year!

  13. Wow, you really have had a busy and great start to 2015! Awesome. I think you are going to have a lot of fun and be an exceptional instructor, Lorna. 🙂

  14. Jasmine says:

    Lots of exciting stuff happening. Have fun teaching your class. 🙂

  15. Anita says:

    Oh! I want to join the elephant parade too! That quilt is adorable Lorna! 🙂

  16. Kris says:

    I just did that faux flange a few weeks ago and so pleased with how it turned out. I think the method was very close to yours. 🙂

  17. You're teaching a class?! That's wonderful! And of course, we all want to hear about how much fun it was after the fact, so keep us in the loop. : )

  18. Lara B. says:

    A terrific week Lorna! I just know that you are going to be a great teacher! you and your students are going to have a lot of fun!

  19. Ioleen says:

    I'm thinking of joining the elephant parade. Congrats on your first, real life, teaching class. I'm sure you will have lots of fun and your students will learn a lot.

  20. You certainly have been busy!! Have fun teaching your first class. It's a great quilt, so I'm sure everyone will enjoy it!

  21. Ack! So excited for February too! I need to start pulling fabric for it… that's how excited I am! Dont' be too frightened on your class, you're going to do GREAT! That quilt is amazing and even great for beginners. Take it with stride, because you're being admired!

  22. Cheryl says:

    Good luck on teaching your class, though you won't need it 🙂

  23. Good luck with your class. I think I'm going to purchase Fox and Friends — have been eyeing it for some time.

  24. Wow! You have been busy! Have fun teaching your class. I know you will do great!

  25. Lynette says:

    I love flanged bindings. 🙂 Good luck with your class!

  26. Sewmom18 says:

    Enjoy teaching your class, I am sure you will do a great job!

  27. Teaching a class is sooo much fun! You'll be a natural Lorna…just bring chocolate! LOL!! Plan to use your flange tutorial this summer when I have more time to learn something new. Thanks for the linky!

  28. Vicki says:

    You are one busy gal! It is so exciting to see how your quilting life/blog have grown over the last couple of years. Your class will be so exciting. You will be a fantastic teacher! Have fun.

  29. Things are buzzing in your corner of the world. Sew happy for you! Very exciting times!

  30. SarahZ says:

    You will be a great teacher! Have a super time!

  31. Have fun teaching your class. I know it will be a success. Debbie