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Archive for June, 2015

Fat Quarter Shop Giveaway!

Posted on: June 28th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Welcoming the Fat Quarter Shop!Our generous sponsor for this month’s fabulous giveaway! Thank you, Fat Quarter Shop!!! Who wants a chance to win $25 in STASH CASH?!!! To keep up with all the fun activities and great deals….Be sure to sign up for the Fat Quarter Shop Newsletter. Have you seen their new exclusive Fat […]

Hillside Houses QAL finish

Posted on: June 26th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

After all these weeks of piecing the blocks… And fixing a few last minute mistakes… Hillside Houses is finished! I lucked out when looking for what to use for the backing. Wanting to use some of my older stashed fabrics, I found a few yards of this pretty clam shell print called Yoshiko from Blank […]

Pattern Markdown – Summer Sale!

Posted on: June 25th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

First there were Foxes and their Raccoon friends… Then along came the Elephants.  And a herd of ZebraZ. Next came those long necked Giraffes. And then the fun lovin’ Monkeys. And some piggies… And crazy squirrels… If a block pattern is more to your liking, we have WoW-E! and On Point… And don’t forget about […]

Let’s Bee Social #78

Posted on: June 24th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social! Did any of you read this blog post about using Pinterest, posted by Diana of Red Delicious Life? This really got me thinking. I have been using Pinterest for quite some time. But my boards really need some housekeeping help. Then I came across an article by Stephanie of […]

Summer Time – Sweet Watermelon table decor

Posted on: June 21st, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Back in April 2014, I designed a quilted table setting for a guest post on Sew Can She.  I really liked this design, which uses equilateral triangles to make place mats, a long runner, and a hexagon table topper. Each Place Mat finishes at 20″ x 12″ Hexagonal Table Topper finishes at 30″ across at […]

Hillside Houses Quilt Along

Posted on: June 19th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Now she’s a finished flimsy…. Last week I showed this quilt top in my Let’s Bee Social post and explained all the problems I was having. So this is the ‘official’ finished top for my Hillside Houses quilt along. I have my batting, backing and binding ready to go. This is a pretty big top […]

Let’s Bee Social #77

Posted on: June 17th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

I dug into my tiny Kona scraps and managed to cut enough pieces for 34 more Little Blooms blocks. Now all my little scraps fit into one small container. Next I will tackle my larger scraps. I’d like to add some more purples, pinks and yellows to the mix! A photo posted by Lorna McMahon […]

Custom Fabric Designs on Spoonflower

Posted on: June 12th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Happiest of Happy Mails… is when your own fabric designs are delivered. A few weeks ago I shared my first four custom fabric designs in this post. Truthfully… That post was not intended to be published when it was. I just forgot that I had it scheduled. And did not have much written about those […]

Let’s Bee Social #76

Posted on: June 10th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Each year a new group of quilting bloggers takes part in the New Bloggers hop at Plum and June. Those of you who have also taken part in this hop will agree it is an incredible experience. There is so much to learn. Such wonderful new friends to make. And so many new blogs to […]

Top 10 Tips to Grow Your Blog

Posted on: June 8th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

You started a blog. You are sharing posts and pictures of your work. And now you wonder, “How do I encourage more people to leave comments? How do I gain followers? Is anyone even interested in my blog?” Yes, I know. We all start a blog with the intention of recording our journey – our […]