Friday, April 28, 2017

friday mash up

Hello, hello! Today's post is going to be a mash up of finish it up Friday AND day 5 of the No Scrap Left Behind blog tour. I hope that you were able to finish more than I managed to this week!

My friend, Erin, of Why Not Sew, is the featured stop on the blog tour today. If you aren't familiar with Erin, you really need to go check out her work. She makes beautiful things and she is as sweet as can be! She is sharing the ADORABLE pillow inspired by the mini nines quilt. I hope you go check it out here and enter her giveaway. Thanks so much for following along with the celebration of the book release. I sure appreciate it!
For finish it up Friday today, I had the grandiose idea that I would make a whole passel of mini nine pincushions. Like, 9 of them. (Are you laughing yet?) Late last night, reality set in, as it always does, and I only got the centers pieced. Those blocks are 2", unfinished. Eventually, they will grow up to be finished pincushions....at least that's the hope. :) Although, if I could figure out a way to piece them into a circle, that would be pretty cute, too!
I did finish one lonely little pincushion and I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway to wrap up the week, since this is a celebration, after all. I will be giving away this pincushion....
....and a bundle of scraps, tailored to your tastes. (That is, within reason and within the constraints of my scrap stash.) If you'd like to win a scrap bundle and the pincushion, please leave a comment in this post. In your post, I'd love to hear about your plans for the weekend. (We will be celebrating my baby girl turning 11! Sniff, sniff!) The giveaway for the scraps and pincushion is for US residents only. However, if you are a resident outside of the US, you are eligible to win a digital copy of my book. I will pick a winner for each, so in your comment, if you could please include if you live in or outside the US, that would be most helpful. Thank you!

edited to add: the giveaway is now closed. thanks to all who entered! the winners are posted here.

If you have a finish to share this week, it's time to link up! Thank you, as always, for joining me for finish it up Friday!

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Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oh they are so cute!! I'm in the UK so I shall simply wish good quilting mojo on whoever is lucky enough to have it in their sewing room!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

I'm really enjoying your Blog Hop - it is fun to see all the projects! We might be moving our *gasp* college age son home for the summer

Jo said...

I was laid up after food surgery and was gifted your book. It's been keeping me company while I've had my foot up on the couch.

Laura said...

Plans for the weekend: My church is holding a yard sale and I'll be working that on Saturday. I also hope to finish up my Riley Blake Rockstar challenge project because the deadline is Sunday! I live in California.

Christine Sullivan said...

Hi Amanda: this weekend I will be spending time with my 5 yr old granddaughter. She is just now becoming interested in sewing. I love having her and we always have a blast. Thank you for the chance to win that sweet pincushion and scraps. momoftana at yahoo dot com

Laura said...

I'm having a birthday party for all three of my kids (twin 5s and a 3). AAAAAH! Happy birthday to you're daughter!

I'm in the US.

Lorna McMahon said...

Those little nine patches look so happy laid out in a circle. Happy Birthday to your baby girl! Hope your weekend celebrations are a blast!

Amanda Conger said...

We're going to a local art show, my husband is helping a friend move, and I'll be leading our quilt guild officer's meeting. Busy weekend. :)

I'm in the US!

Lyndsey said...

This weekend a snowstorm will cancelly boys' soccer games (3games) and I'm kind of excited about staying in and staying cozy the whole weekend, probably for the last time this season. And I will be sewing some zipper pouches.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

This weekend I plan on finishing a quilt top and then reorganize my sewing room. You sould look at Jack's Chain patterns for suggestions as to how to make a circle out of your mini nines.

Crystal_235 said...

Tomorrow morning I have field day for gun safety with my 12 year old daughter. (I live in the US)

Debbie said...

I love all your scrappy inspiration! This Sunday we will be having a Memorial Celebration of my brother Bob's life. Bob died in February at the age of only 60 years old. He's the last of my immediate family except for me. His wife, Cindy, is bravely battling breast cancer and we will be surrounded by their family & friends. The rest of my weekend is going to be filled with sewing wherever I can fit it in. Thanks for the chance to win.

Teri said...

grandsons baseball game tonight and Jim jigs I tournament tomorrow. On to nieces college graduation on Sunday-whew! I am going to be tired.

grammajudyb said...

I'll be finishing a small wall hanging, that has been in the works for"hmm" a while. Also there will be snow shoveling, if it ever stops coming down. Mother Nature is certainly doing her best to show us who's boss! Pictures tomorrow on my blog of the 6+ inches we have.

Christine Phipps said...

No quilting this weekend but finishing the ring pillow I am making for my daughters wedding in July
Love the pin cushion

SonjaWP said...

I would love to win a digital copy of your book!
My plan for the weekend is to sew up a small drawstring bag of some silk scraps, for a friend. It's a long weekend for us and in Sweden we celebrate the coming of spring with bonfires on April 30th. Hope you have a great weekend!

Lori said...

Love your wonky star pincushion! and the polka dot scissors so so cute :-) I am planning on doing yard work this weekend, with some sewing time if I'm super lucky! I live in the states.

Judy said...

Plans for the week-end. Daughter said she has a baby shower to attend so I working on a baby quilt. Have the top pieced. Today is for finding and making the backing. Tomorrow and Sunday are for quilting and the game plan is to have it bound Sunday evening. Maybe into Monday.

That circle of mini-9-patches? Quilt block! Maybe done in a Dresden plate construction.

Julie L said...

I always think someone else's scraps are much cuter than mine. Maybe I am just tired of looking at them. I am going to help my granddaughter get her flimsy machine quilted this weekend. Then on to more charity quilts!!!

mangozz said...

I love seeing what people are making for your blog hop! I will be sewing and cleaning this weekend. I live in Massachusetts. Thanks.

Joanna said...

I love all of your pin cushions. They are so cute.

This weekend I'm going to go through all of my almost 11 year old baby's books that are tossed all over his bedroom floor. He has so many books I'm tripping over them. While I love that head reads, I don't want to break my neck. I'm in PA.

Kay Nelson said...

Love seeing your blog tour! I hope to finish another BB Bag , this time to use on a trip we are going on. The BB Bag has zippers and a ton of pockets and yet is small and handy. It sharpens my brain. Hee hee.
Bykayn@aol.com

Chris said...

Very cute blocks! We're going to try to relax and catch up on some rest. Not very exciting, but necessary! We're in Idaho.

NorahS said...

Those mini nine patches are to die for! So cute! No big plans for the weekend, just a couple of projects around the house. I live in Michigan, USA!

Mel J. said...

I do so love all your minis! It's crazy to think about how small these pieces are :) I have plans to finish a shirt I've been working on and to finish a pillow (paper pieced - and certainly not a mini :) ). No more littles in the house, huh? I've got a couple of years before that reality sets it - best of luck. Hope the celebration is fun and sweet. Thanks for sharing all your inspiration for scrap use - I'm hoping to get a copy of your book and start diving into my massive scrap selection (I swear they are multiplying when I'm not looking - is that even possible?)

mascanlon said...

I do love using my scraps for pincushions too! I don't as many done but you share have inspired me to keep all the little pieces. Enjoy the birthday whirl. I am having 2 friends from grammar school come to visit
, we have been friends for over 50 yrs!

carolyn ensminger said...

So cute! My weekend plans are, ummm, flexible? I know there are some errands to run and housecleaning to do. Church on Sunday morning is a definite and hopefully time in the sewing room to catch up a little on my Moda Blockheads blocks. Or my daughter's wedding signature quilt. Or one of the other 2.3 million projects that I have going!

Jennifer said...

a pincushion AND scraps from you? what a wonderful chance! this weekend I'm planning on relaxing and sweing- it's been a busy and stressful week, and I'm glad it's almost over!

Jan Snell said...

I am from Canada and I will be celebrating my baby boy's 31st birthday. I also plan to garden, quilt and avoid housework!

Kathleen C said...

I'll be in the sewing room this weekend, hemming pants and mending (it has to get done sometime, doesn't it?). I love all your pincushions; your newest one is tiny enough to fit in my little "tackle box" that I use for my hand quilting supplies. I'm itching to try your 1/2" nine patch blocks. Congrats on your book!

Marie said...

well ... my old and tired body hopes to be planted in a lawn chair on my deck at the cabin -- I'll be dreaming of quilting and creating while dressed in the warmest clothing I can find ---

Spring needs to come to Minnesota PDQ!

Cheri Sharp said...

This weekend I will be visiting with my grandson who is here from Dallas. Hopefully there will be a family dinner! We are supposed to get 3 to 5 inches of rain this weekend so probably no outside activities!

Beth Strand said...

I'd love to when that sweet punctuation and, yes, I'm in the US. I can't wait to order the book!

Sarah said...

We're celebrating our daughter's second birthday this weekend! Happy birthday to your daughter!

I would love a bundle of scraps!

Barbara Sutcliffe said...

It is a long weekend here in the UK, so some gardening and a day out somewhere are being planned . I am outside the US - thanks for another chance to win a copy of your book!

Michelle said...

I love seeing your pincushion collection! I need to start sewing those, but I already have several WIPs and not a ton of time. Someday when my kids are older I will make them. :)

Here in South Dakota, USA this weekend we will be doing some landscaping. Two new trees are planned for our yard. Maybe the weather will even cooperate with us!

Jen said...

I must say that those mini nines are so charming! But 2"! Wow! I have really enjoyed your blog hop. I have been laid up with a knee injury and the sun is supposed to be out this weekend. My hope is to go outside for a bit. A dose a vitamin D is much needed around here.

kathy said...

We're going to my parents' rv open house and having friends over for dinner!

Karen L R said...

Today is my oldest child's birthday. He will be 35!!!!

I'm working on a sweet little quilted jacket made from a Folkwear pattern for a baby who is due at the end of June. The jacket will take our best wishes along with it as it flies across the ocean to Sweden!

I live in Vermont and so appreciate this generous giveaway.

Beth Strand said...

and, oh my goodness... how i hate autocorrect! lol

Jesi Stuvek said...

I'm having a quilty weekend! I'm about to head out to a local quilt show and later, I'm dragging my college roommate and a few of our friends that live in our dorm to a quilt walk a couple hours away for a fun day trip.

Sophie Zaugg said...

Your pincushion is very cute ! I planned a sewing day for tomorrow. I live in Switzerland and so would be happy to get a digital copy of your book :-) Besides I was lucky to receive one of your pincushion at Quiltcon.

jeanasusan5 said...

My weekend includes a somewhat long road trip, from NC to a suburb of Tampa, FL to visit with my sister. My sewing machine is making the trip, so we will likely do some stitching on Sunday.

Admittedly one of the things I look forward to on Fridays is a guarantee that you will post. Just love your scrappy style, choice of colors, and your always optimistic attitude. Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us all. :)

Kelly Grace said...

This weekend is a carnival at my son's elementary school and Sunday my parents might take the kids for the day!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love your tiny nines pincushions, and have used the tutorial on your blog to make some pincushions. I've really been enjoying the blog hop for your new book, too! This weekend I'm planning to get my Rainbow Scrap Jar Stars quilt basted so that I can work on quilting it in May. Thanks for the giveaway!

Joye with an e said...

My husband and I are celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary with an out of town trip. Thanks!

Kathy Porter-Cunningham said...

I live outside the US and would love to win a digital copy of your book. I have your first book and love reading your blog!

Mary Van Kleeck said...

You're pin cushions are so cute!!! This weekend I'm going to lunch with some very good friends on Saturday and on Sunday dinner with the family. Have a great weekend and thanks for the giveaway. They sure grow up fast don't they 😊

adaliza.com said...

I'm taking my quilts, cushions & pincushions to the Downton Cuckoo Fair, here in the UK. Downton is a village near Salisbury and they close the whole village for this huge fair to mark Springtime. I actually found the new Lewis & Irene range called Salisbury Spring and have finished 2 quilts to add to my stock, for the day. I'd love to win a digital copy of your book - it looks brilliant!

Debbie said...

That pincushion is so darned cute! Have a great weekend!

Laura said...

This weekend I am going to see Poison in concert and then heading back to college with my daughter so I can help her move back home for the summer!! I have binding on a baby quilt ready to hand stitch so maybe I'll squeeze in some stitching time! I love reading your blog and admiring your talent!!! I'm in the US!

Anne D. said...

My daughter, son-in-law, and 2 grandsons (ages 3 and 1) are coming for the weekend. Should be fun, and the weather here in central NY is gorgeous right now! ajdepue2@gmail.com

Tina Short said...

im in the UK and its a Bank Holiday weekend here so Im hoping to get a lot of sewing done, I need to get a quilt finished by the 11th of May and there is not much done yet! Help!

Gloria said...

I have enjoyed your blog hop!

Monday is a Bank Holiday here in the UK so my husaband and I are thinking of a drive to a bluebell wood. The bluebells are just about at theit peak near us.

Other than that, I am working on snowmen for a new group quilt project.

AnnieO said...

Those tiny nines are irresistible! I would love to win a copy of your book. My weekend plans include trying to baste and quilt a UFO. Wish me luck as I have no clear quilting plan.

Carol said...

I have enjoyed your book hop. The book looks so fun! This weekend I will be going to my boys' soccer games and going to church. I live in the US.

Sarah said...

Happy to have many chances to win your book and some of your scraps! I love those bright colors....they are a reflection of your bright, sunny approach to everything!
This weekend, if plans work out, I will see the documentary film called "Kety", about seven different cats who live in the city of Istanbul. My daughter, who lives in NYC and my sister who lives in Vermont will join me and my husband, from upstate NY, at the theater. (Obviously, we all love cats!)
Love following your blog! Wish I had more scraps! Maybe that's a dangerous wish?!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Thanks for the chance to win your great book! My weekend will be spent planting the garden, attending a car show, and working on binding a Cancer care quilt in the evenings. Later on Sunday afternoon, I plan to load a QOV on the frame and begin quilting it.

dorothy said...

I LOVE LOVE the Mini 9 patch quilt; since it is graduation season, I should get to the quilt for my granddaughter who graduates college (YIKES) in two weeks. Plus getting ready for her party! Since here in Colorado we may have snow, it should be a good day to stay inside.

Veronica said...

Such cute tiny piecing! I hope to make some binding for a quilt I recently finished quilting, and, if I have time, make your Work in Progress bags! And we're taking our kiddos to see Boss Baby. (I'm in the great state of Texas!)

Debbie said...

We will be celebrating my grandaughters 4th birthday at a nature center. Today I made her a pillow case with cute bugs on it!

Gayle and Rob said...

THis weekend I'm finishing a t-shirt quilt for a high school graduate who was my Kindergarten student!! And what a joy he and his family have been in my life.

Leez506 said...

We're celebrating Fiesta here in San Antonio, TX! I'll also be finishing sewing a few baby items for a shower next weekend. Love your tiny pincushions so much:)

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh that would be fun pieced in a circle! I bet you can figure that out. Or maybe you'd rather have 9 pincushions!
I plan to relax all weekend long. I am having baby #5 and have been very sick this time and need a break!!!!

Judy in Michigan said...

I live in the USA and love your blog and your wonderful ideas. I'm hoping to win your new book (via your blog tour) but to actually win something that you made would send me to the moon!! This weekend I hope to finish a quilt that I have been working on forever...all the blocks are made just need to trim them all to size and start sewing them together. I'll let you know how successful I am - LOL Thanks for the chance to win!

Dresden Quilter said...

I really like it in a circle, but they would make great pincushions too. I live in Canada.

Susan said...

I'm a piano teacher so this weekend is our Spting recital. Loving these itty bitty squares, enjoyed nb the block hop as well, I've been to some great sites this week.

margaret said...

we are going to a school carnival and then tomorrow i'm spending the day at a church confrence session for the women.
I love the pin cushion and the fabric bundle. i do love your tiny pieces quilts. i'm crossing my fingers and toes every time i enter one of your give aways.

Prairiesummers said...

Now that I no longer get this weird motion sickness (ahh pregnancy hormones are funny) I am starting to eye my scrap bags. Wish me luck :-) Living in Canada- jen.neef@web.de

Bernie Kringel said...

I would love to have one of your pin cushions in my sewing room!! Crossing my fingers for the win.☺️
(I live in the US.)

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

We have a holiday day on May 1st, so we will be leaving tomorrow to spend the long weekend with some friends on a rent house.

I am from Spain, Europe.

Thanks for this giveaway.

Lucy ~ Charm About You said...

Wow those blocks are teeny tiny! They would look great in a circle.
This weekend I will be teaching and then hopefully have a bit of a rest for the bank holiday here in the UK :)

krazycat6@gmail.com said...

Love your blocks and the pincushions they will become. Hoping to do some work in my Michigan gardens this weekend with some quilting of course too. Thanks. Diane

farmhousequilter8 said...

This weekend I plan to label auction items for Farmhouse Friends. Our club makes blankets, pillowcases, quilts and crochet blankets for pregnancy center and children from abuse and sickness. Our auction will be next Saturday at our club meeting. I also plan to give away some of my wool projects since I have lost interest in them. I am located in Kentucky USA. Would love to win the gifts.

mindingmomma said...

We are expecting nice weather, so our weekend is clearing the garden bed, grass mowed, and wash the cars. Fun! Thanks for the chance to win.
Mindingmomma at aol dot com

beth s said...

I'll be going to a baby shower and...wouldn't you know it.... I'll be taking a quilt along in a gift bag!! :)

Fribble said...

I don't have any weekend plans, although I guess there's a quilt I could put binding on. I'm in the U.S.

Bailey said...

I love seeing the projects in your new book. I'm hoping to do a little sewing this weekend since it is supposed to rain all weekend. I live in the US. jsbailey99 at gmail.com

Penelope said...

I hope to finish a memory quilt from old shirts. I am from Uruguay

Allison said...

Hoping to work on a Geranium Dress for my little one! Thanks for the chance!

Pat said...

Definitely gonna make your Mini Nines quilt - so cute! Working on a vintage star mini quilt this weekend...

Emilie said...

I am touring a camp for a future women's retreat. Should be fun! Such a cute pin cushion!

Ali Phillips said...

Hi Amanda, You are an epic quilter! I love to stop by and see what you've been doing :) I'm finishing up a magazine commission deadline which is looming! I'm in AU, and would love a digital copy of your book xx

Erin said...

I'm going to try and play catch up with the two QAL's I'm in, and take my four year old out to enjoy the awesome spring weather we are having in Upstate NY.

Brenda said...

I am going to a sewing retreat next Friday & Saturday, so I will be doing some spring cleaning and getting my supplies ready for the retreat. I'm going to put together a binder of the patterns I'm going to use and try to wind bobbins and get all my fabric cut out so that when I get there, I'll be ready to sew.

Heather said...

Hi Amanda!
We're off to Paducah tomorrow for the quilt show and probably plan for a relaxing movie rental Sunday here in Illinois. I'm loving all the the pincushions you make and am wondering what you line them with and what fillers you prefer.

Sequoia Bond said...

Quilting with a chance of gardening but its storming like mad now.

Joan said...

I'm helping my 83 yo mother buy a new car.

Carol said...

I'll be going to watch 2 grandsons' baseball games, dinner with a long time friend, visit to another friend with terminal cancer, maybe watch a movie.

elevator_lady said...

Those tiny 9-pathes are adorable! I can't wait to see the little pincushions all in a row. :)
My plans for the weekend include a trip to the library and a Sunday play date for my 4-yo. (I'm in the US.)

Janice Hoag said...

I love your blog. My weekend plans include cleaning house and rejoicing that I have my lesson plans already done for next week, thanks to state testing time!

Lisa Boyer said...

Oh such sweet little nine patches! Garsh. I'm taking a little mini-vacay to Roseville, California. Sewing retreat time!

Carole Williams said...

Spending the weekend with my darling granddaughter who lost her mother 3 months ago to cancer. We took her other grandmother to dinner and then went to a movie. Tomorrow we will celebrate our local Bridge Day in our own town. I live in Virginia.

Charlotte M. said...

I would love to win a pin cushion! I have finally unpacked most of my sewing room in my new house. Sewing will be happening soon! I am in the US.

Lynnea said...

I get to visit my new baby grandson this weekend, and maybe have time to work on about 5 ongoing quilt projects.

Kate said...

I'm going to be cleaning/purging the house in prep for our move, in between piecing my block of the month. Which leaves me with lots of tiny pieces that are just begging to be mini nines!

Kristy said...

Your new book looks amazing! I love your little 9 patches. So cute! I live in the US. I am working on finishing up a couple of Project Linus quilts and maybe starting the back of my Sweetie Pie quilt. I love your bright colors. Thanks for finish up Fridays. I love reading about everyone's finishes. K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Love youreading blog and your quilts! I am a regular Finish It Up Friday contributor. It's encouraging to me to get something finished and posted so I can add my projects to the mix. Thanks for hosting!
Louisiana USA

eileen said...

Your new book looks great....it will be a slow weekend here, finishing up a scrappy quilt using 16 patches. And expecting a visit from my grandson!
I live in Spain, and love reading your blog!
Eileen ekmvalencia@gmail.com

Rowena Kerber said...

Those tiny 4-patches are just sooo cute! I will be working on a Quilt for my great-grandson. He lives in TN; we live in OR, so we only see our granddaughter and her family every other year.

Janice Holton said...

I sure do enjoy watching you go crazy with pin cushions. :)
Congrats on book #2!

jep said...

I am a huge admirer of your quilts and blog!If only there were enough hours in the day to achieve all the loveliness you create! Greetings from North Wales,UK.
This Bank Holiday Weekend, here in the UK, I am playing'catch up' with some baby knitting!

Zaynoo1 said...

We had a difficult week and all of us were so busy with learning or working. Plus there are some health issues both in family and with friends. So this weekend I just want to have a good time with hubby and our three kids and relax... Maybe a good meal or dining out...

Sharon.D said...

Hi. Your quilts are so pretty and I love the fabrics that you choose. I would love to win the beautiful scrap fabric. The pincushion is adorable!

chipstir said...

I am spending a long weekend at the beach with my 2 sisters! We did bring some quilt books and handwork along of course!

LindaBee said...

I am going to a garage sale that has the cutest storage unit for threads. Although I use a cone on my machine, it will work in the decor of my sewing room.

Cathy said...

We are traveling out of town for a memorial service. So my weekend will be spent driving. I love your color choices. I live in Florida.

Sarah said...

Lots of lovely inspiration thank you. The weather in the uk looks like it's improving so I might get some gardening done with some time in my sewing room!

Hebe Paredes said...

Estamos volviendo a casa (¡al fin!)después de unas refacciones. Me gusta mucho el blog porque en sus proyectos "nada se pierde, todo se transforma". Vivo en Argentina

Just me said...

I'll be working on a crochet project in the car, on the way to a wedding today (2 hours away) and hopefully sewing tomorrow.

Mabel Goddard said...

Is going to be a rainy day in Illinois ⛈ This is the time to be creative and make a gift to friends! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win,

Cathy44647 said...

I'm babysitting 3 granddaughters this weekend! We've already been to the fabric stores, fabric was petted by all of us girls, fabric purchased for book covers for the upcoming school year and we are all headed out for a fun sew-in today to start on these beauties! Loads of fun and giggles headed our way this weekend!! We live in Ohio.

Susan Smith said...

Well, we are waiting to welcome our 2nd grandbaby into the world!!! Our daughter-in-law is experiencing symptoms of pre-eclampsia so they've decided to induce a MONTH early! I was scrambling yesterday to get the label on the baby's quilt!! We are praying that all is well with mama and babe!!
This has been a fun blog tour---I love the patterns in your book!

Shirley said...

This weekend we will be hosting a lovely dinner for a group of friends. I live in the U.S.

mb-RI said...

Happy birthday to both your daughter and you!! Love your rainbow blocks and the pincushion. You are so very inspiring!! Thank you from R. I.!!

Lee said...

This is so much fun to follow along through the blog hop and learn about new talents! Happy Birthday to your daughter! Your little blocks looked like a clock at first glance:) Here's hoping I win one of the prizes! I'm in MA! Have a great weekend!

Marjorie Levy said...

Love your rainbow minis! I am in the US and I'm going to Paducah for the AQS quilt show. Thanks for the giveaway!

pajtr said...

Oh, those tiny 9 patches are SO cute!!
Thank you, for the inspiration!
... Just a quiet weekend here in Michigan, working on a comfort/prayer quilt (and maybe some spring yard work)...
Pat T.

Terri Benedict said...

No time for quilting this weekend. Putting in new above ground gardens in our backyard.

Jennifer Berry said...

I am hoping to sew the Open Out Box Pouch this weekend. I bought the pattern and ordered and received my zippers so I have no excuses! I live in Virginia.

Subee said...

I am the wedding coordinator at our church and will be helping make this special day for a young couple run smoothly. Unfortunately, I cannot control the weather and it looks like a stormy day here in Ohio, USA!
Ohioholman@ aol.com

Linda said...

The pincushion is really sweet. My weekend plans? Bags of mulch are calling my name. Rehearsal with a fellow clarinet player. We are playing a duet tomorrow at church. But the best part - going to the zoo Sunday where I am a docent and spending time with zoo visitors as they come to see our polar bear cubs. I will be hanging out in Polar Frontier for the afternoon assisting with crowd control, talking about conservation, and all things polar bear cubs. Sewing - maybe a little bit this afternoon - depends on how rainy it is.

Karen McMahon said...

I think your tiny blocks would be cute in a Circle too! The pin cushion is adorable. Thanks for the chance to win.

Carolyn Jones said...

I'm in Pennsylvania and today our church is having a huge chicken bbq and yard sale, so I'll be headed to that.

Love the bright scraps you have shown, you have such a good eye for color.

Joyce Carter said...

My plans are to work on making some things for a baby this weekend. I have really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful projects that were made on this Blog Tour. Thank you for the giveaway. (USA)

Laura J. said...

Weather man Dave said it should be sunny and warmer here at the Head of the Lake in Duluth so outside plans are in order...some yard work and general tidying up after the winter.
Hope to get to the sewing room later tonight to finish up a mending project.
Loving the Blog Hop and hope to meet you at the quilt show at the DECC in June.

barbaradougherty126 said...

I am binding a baby quilt. Cleaning the oven and more house chores and going to dinner tonight on the beach with friends! Tomorrow, cutting fabrics and sewing! Thanks for the chance!

86201580-c726-11e3-b07a-000bcdcb5194 said...

This weekend I will be taking stuff to a local recycling center for "hazardous waste" day. Then, I'm going to a vintage flea market here in the upstate of SC. I am enjoying the book tour. Thank you for the giveaway of your bright scraps and cute pin cushion. mfhagopian@aol.com

Michelle M said...

This weekend is all things catching up: grocery shopping, repotting plants, yard work, finding my desk! I'm also hoping to squeeze in a little sewing. Thanks for the giveaway! (USA)

Wendy Tuma said...

I have both of your books, and I live in the same state as you :-) Those little nines are absolutely adorable! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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Plans for the weekend: I just finished sewing my first article of clothing in years so it is time to add the buttons and then clean my sewing room! I really like all of your colors. I'm in Iowa.

Liz Wilson said...

Weekend plans for us in Texas include some projects around the house and quilting my grand-daughter's baby quilt. Loving this blog tour and can hardly wait to get your book!!

valerie said...

Have loved the blog tour and your new book(I have both). This weekend I will be working on a baby quilt that I will gift to a friend that works with my husband. Its is storming here so a great day to stay in and sew! Love your blog and all those pincushions!! I just read the blog that said those little blocks were 2" unfinished and my husband looked at me and said why not make them bigger, he doesn't get it. Ha! I live in the USA.

Crystal Farinella said...

My plan this weekend are to finish up a baby quilt for ny newest niece, Eleanor. I would love to be gifted with some scraps.....because scrappy quilts are my favorites!

Jill Leslie said...

Hi Amanda Jean,
I live in Ontario, Canada.
I'm enjoying following the Blog Tour and seeing so many other sites. This is not a sewing weekend for me. We had some contract work done this week so I will be tidying up from that. Our 8 year old granddaughter will be here late this afternoon for a sleepover. Yea, popcorn and a movie tonight!

Ann Sehlmeier said...

Hi from Australia. Our weekend is already half over and I've been trying to adjust a pattern to make larger fabric containers, a little bit of trial and error. I've also been sewing preppy whales. Hope you have a good weekend.

pam said...

No plans here except to try and stay dry. Suppose the have 6 to 8 inches of rain over the course of Fri -Sunday. Hopefully the weathermen are wrong. I live in Illinois outside of St Louis so the river stages are a concern. Thanks for the blog hop. It is fun. pam

The Lisa Marie said...

I live outside of Chicago, and this weekend will be rainy. I get to spend part of it with friends and the other part basting the queen size quilt I'm making for my guest room. :-/
Love your blog. :)

smithcindyk said...

I would love one of your pin cushions! I need to clean house and get ready to babysit my grandson next week while his parents go to the Kentucky Derby but I also have a quilt top that I'm making good progress on. So, maybe a little of both! I'm in Texas.

Marilyn said...

We also are celebrating a birthday this weekend, a friend's 71st. And hopefully some sewing in spare moments. Love your pincushions.

Nancy McClelland said...

Last night my youngest daughter gave a speech to our homeschool group. It was the last requirement before completing her senior year of our homeschool. It is the end of an era for me. I have been teaching my four children since 1990. 27 years! We are celebrating the accomplishment this weekend here in Pennsylvania. The blog hop has been fun and love your pin cushion.

Debbie Darlington said...

Greetings from beautiful Orlando! I too have been enjoying this week's book tour! Because of your blog...and I cannot remember HOW or WHEN I found you...I have a much greater desire to play with my scraps. I see them as a new source for fun, not a mystery as to why I'm spending so much time organizing them!

By the way...any great (and simple!) advice for organizing my plethora of patterns would be GREATLY appreciated...just sayin...

This weekend...hanging with my dear husband, church on Sunday, hopefully a bit of time to sew too!

Thank you for the give-a-way opportunity!

Debbie
ollieami at aol dot com

CherylB said...

Working on my first tshirt quilt!!

GeeMa said...

Cute pincushion and lovely fabrics. I'll be going to our local arts and crafts festival on Saturday to get my corn dog fix. Hubby is working with his civic group to sell Vidalia onions to support their scholarship fund. Then, I'll work on a quilt for a friend. I have half the rows sewn together.

Shelia said...

I enjoy your blog posts. I'll be binding some place mats and doing some clean up.
I'm pondering how to put those blocks in a circle lay out. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I am in N.H USA.

Kathy H said...

Such a cute pin cushion and those bright colors are beautiful. Happy birthday to your "baby"! I am in the US. This weekend I am sewing a little and then helping my daughter with her move to a new house.

Vicki H said...

Hello, from Kansas. It is and will be raining all weekend. I will be in the basement deciding on a new project and sewing away. I love all your scrappy quilts and pincushions.

Robin Iorio said...

This weekend I'm looking forward to a hike to see the wild flowers. Congrats on the book. I have enjoyed following the hop and seeing everyone's projects.

Susan said...

I have really enjoyed this weeks blog hop. If I don't win one of your books I will for sure purchase one. This weekend I am in Tulsa, OK celebrating the fourth anniversary of the Woody Guthrie Center. Lots of great music. Then home to try a finish up the Riley Blake challenge.

sirsumcorda said...

Pre-ordered your book and was so excited when it finally arrived! It has been my bed side reading every night since arriving. You so inspire me. Thank You.

Julie Dunn said...

Love your nine patches! I am going to a bridal bazaar with my daughter! We are planning a wedding for early next year. We will also work in a little quilting. She is giving a presentation at School House at Quilt Market in May and needs some practice.

Debbie said...

I hav enjoyed your blog for years. This weekend will be spent indoors as Kansas is having a winter storm. Some areas haveing up to 12 inches of snow. I think we will just have rain but it will be chilly a good day to organize my scraps. Drhodes9@cox.net

pattik299 said...

Happy Birthday to your DD from South USA! Love your blog - always get inspiration from it. Trying to finish a few UFOs this weekend.

Michele said...

I'm going to a local MQG sew day and picking my sewing machine up from the repair shop. I'm in the US.

cjmont said...

this weekend a friend and i are making pillow cases for the million pillow case challenge. i love all things scrappy and especially pin cushions.

Needled Mom said...

That is a great use for the tiny scraps. A whole basket of them would be so sweet. Our weekend is super busy with family events - high school play, First Communion, Confirmation, baseball games and a family BBQ in the CA sunshine.

Lorene Holbrook said...

We have a very full Saturday! Soccer games for grands, a big family reunion. And a pizza party for a granddaughters 11th birthday too! Happy birthday to your sweetie too! From getting warm AZ!

Paul & Sandi Billig said...

I love seeing all your sweet pincushions! They make me smile. The scrap fabrics are perfect, these are my favorite colors. We did have gardening plans for this weekend, shrubs to plant, a bed to clean out, rosebushes to move to another location in our yard, alas, we woke to stiff winds and six inches of snow and it's still snowing... maybe next week ;-)

Hedy Hahn said...

I love all your bright colored fabrics and your cute pincushions. I have plans on cleaning up my sewing room, we just moved and things are in boxes. My sewing machine is calling my name and I promised myself to just piece for one half hour to make my heart happy.

Malinda said...

Love all the new projects and the pincushion! My weekend plans include a little secret sewing and getting my daughter's room back to a living space instead of a storage space, because Monday she gets home from 7 months in France! :)

Tracybug Creative said...

What delightful little mini charms those 9's are!! Eeek! We are going to find the beach, do some chores and pack for a trip! I'm hoping to get some sewing squeezed in somewhere!

Debbie Lou said...

Hi, Amanda! I have really been enjoying the blog tour of your book. It looks adorable. This weekend I have some donation quilts for hospice that need to be quilted. Thanks!

Marcella Peek said...

Cute, cute little nine patches. Arranged in a circle they look like the traditional block Jack's Chain - maybe a quick search will find you the piecing directions you desire.

Jennifer said...

Our weekend plans include some major yard clean up after strong winds last night, then off to the Huntington Plant Sale and dinner with friends tonight. (US)
Love the pincushion!!!

pennylanequilts said...

Yikes, Amanda, nine tiny nine patch pincushions? I love the new wonky star one. I'll be attaching a sleeve and label and then dropping some quilts off for a fiber a d fabric show next week. I'm hoping to also finish a table runner this weekend. (I live in Washington state.)

Ptcquilter said...

Hi Amanda, I will be sewing this weekend, I have a plus quilt top thatIi need to complete 1 more row and then piece the rows. I will be making a zipper pouch as part of my daughter's birthday present and crib sheets for 2 new babies! Hubby is away sailing so my time is my own!

Linda in PA said...

I really like all the little pincushions that you make! There won't be much sewing going on this weekend. On Saturday I will be attending a spring festival that is a yearly event held in our town. Sunday will be busy with church, having breakfast out, and an afternoon soccer game in which our 10 year old granddaughter will be playing. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance.

Deborah Smith said...

This weekend brings a fire in the wood stove and chili for dinner with a side of sewing. Your pincushions brighten up a cold snowy weekend!

Cathy said...

This weekend I'll be sewing and baking since it's too cold to be outside sowing and gardening.

Diann Jones said...

The pincushion is so cute. We are going to a memorial today and then tomorrow we will celebrate my husband's 78th birthday. So not much sewing will be done this weekend. We are in Northern California.

Lynda said...

hello from Vancouver, WA. I am in need of a new pincushion and always love working with scraps. I will be playing with my new mini curve ruler trying to get the knack of using it.

Stephanie Steinhaus said...

Oh this lovely weekend the three in my house will all be WORKING! My husband has a deadline for an article, my 15 year old daughter is cramming for AP exams, and I am getting my trunk together to hit the road with Fall/Winter yarns (I am a sales rep for yarn companies). But we may all take a break and head out to the Getty Museum (we live in L.A.). It's a beautiful 88 degree day, so perfect to explore the Getty garden. Thanks for the inspiration and the contest!

Grandma Beth said...

This weekend is for planting and yard work on Sat. Praising Jesus and lunch with friends on Sunday. I started my "Dots" hand- work project modeled after Aerial Grove and Dot Your I's. Long car trip coming so I'll be ready. I love your new book and the other giveaway items. I'm in NC USA 🇺🇸. BETH

ConGhin said...

It's been a rough week - moved my mother into assisted living and her husband into a memory care unit, a long overdue move that has caused great sadness and anxiety. Right now I'm at my computer writing a reflection to share at church tomorrow and definitely need some time to SEW! Haven't touched my machine in three weeks since we started the process of moving the parents, so my creative juices need some expression.
Love the blog hop and have been inspired by your friends blogs I'd never read before. Reading these each day has been a respite from the real world this week. Have fun celebrating your daughters birthday. They grow up so fast.

Rob said...

I would love to win the cute pincushion and scrappy fabric. I will be attending my cousin's son's wedding this weekend. I live in Tennessee. Thanks!

Deb E said...

Hope it was a happy birthday celebration! I celebrated my birthday on this week, too - only a half century older, and feel it right now. This weekend will be spent recuperating from major surgery, so will be a quiet one. I'm hand appliquing the "Squircles" onto neutral charm blocks. Have about 300 done, only 424 to go! Estimating approx 130 stitches per block, that's at least 74,000 stitches. But I'm enjoying it tremendously, while watching 'Midsomer Murders'. This quilt will be for our bed, will be 120" x 120", so a bear to quilt on my machine. Will probably do it in halves to make it easier on my arms and shoulders. I love the pincushions you make -- I've borrowed a couple of your ideas and made one for me and for my friend, nice big ones. Love your blog. Deb E / Oregon mdenders@msn.com

Janice Cate said...

The pincushion is the cutest yet. I love the mushroom/ toadstool center.

Arianna Macy said...

The pincushion is so cute! I helped at a music camp for children this morning, and now I'm going to the mall. I have lots of rehearsals tonight and tomorrow, too. I'm in the Massachusetts. Have fun celebrating your daughter's birthday!

Rosyquilter said...

This will be a finish it up weekend for me. I belong to a group within my local modern guild and we have a UFO challenge that expires on Sunday night. I have a project that needed the blocks trimmed, assembled into a top, layered, quilted and bound... so far am on step two and wondering if I can ignore the rest of my life and just sew for 24 hours?

Karen Mc said...

Love the pin cushion - I live in the US - thanks for the chance to win. If I am lucky enough to win, would love for you to choose the scraps! I am going to a quilt show this afternoon (and will be trying really hard not to by more fabric!!)

Nancy said...

I just love all of your pincushions ! Looks like yard work for me this weekend. Thanks for the giveaway.

pattiespea said...

I love your "tiny" things!

Unknown said...

This weekend I am working on the back of the throw I am making for my granddaughter who will graduate from the University of Alabama in August. The front has a huge red "A" on a black and white houndstooth. The back is grey with red elephants, and joining the two pieces of backing is a strip made up of 3 left over blocks, a block with a mistake, and more of the red fabric used for the "A". Haven't quite figured out the quilting. The quilt will measure 62x57. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

RosieGma said...

Love your fussy cut pincushion....and the 9-patch block idea in a circle....if mini flying geese can than those cute blocks can....I am heading to a BBQ..yes it is only in the mid-40's here in Montana,,,but that is shorts weather for us........

Lori V said...

It is chilly here in Minnesota, but at least it is not raining or snowing! A little yard work today and short road trip tomorrow to pick up our granddaughter. Love the pincushion!

Carol said...

I have two small quilts to work on. One is a wallhanging for my sewing room and the other is a music themed wallhanging or tabletopper for my composer son. Lots to do. I'm in Canada.

Marsha said...

I just love those tiny 9 patches. I finished up a set of pincushions Friday night and went to a cross stitch stitch-in for today, Saturday. Tomorrow I am sewing on the binding for a friend's baby who is due at any time. I thought for sure He would be born today with all the storms we had but he's being a typical boy and staying comfortable in his mommy's tummy.

Kath said...

I had planned to spend some time in the garden, getting it ready for planting on Mother's Day. But woke up to snow! So I'm staying inside and will catch up on several BOM projects. Your pincushion is too cute!

Megan said...

I just got home from a mother/daughter tea with my three girls. We had a good time eating food and playing games. Other than that I don't have any other plans. I'll probably try to finish up my book from the library which is due back soon.

Pattie D said...

I delivered finished quilts to the photographer for a fabric designer I quilt for...Insert this all feels a bit surreal! Now home to sew for myself...cuz Monday starts another wave of customer quilts!

JanetD said...

Spent Friday night at my sister's house cutting out 6 charity quilts for us to make at our retreat in June. Went to a company crawfish boil. Waiting for grandbaby #4 to be born- he's due today!

KaHolly said...

Better late than never! My weekend's been a busy one so far, as evidenced by my untimely comment! Linda from Scrapmaster was here to give a workshop and a trunk show to our guild. Such fun! I've enjoyed your hop this week. Your book looks fabulous and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! xo

lnfol said...

Spring has finally arrived in Massachusetts . I have to work outside this weekend but planning a 3 day quilt retreat in May!

Diane Beavers said...

Sowing seeds in my flowerbeds ...Sunflowers , Poppies of all shades , and some scrappy cutting ..5"squares on down. Happy 11t
h to your seamstress quilting daughter .
bluestarof2(at)yahoo (dot)com

Marianne in MD said...

It's quite hot here in Maryland USA this weekend. Grass seed planting going on here except I'm having some back problems so I am in my craft/sewing space doing some organizing. But I think I might "need" to sew tomorrow.

KitsyKeelSmith said...

Love your blog and this weekend I am working on a baby quilt from pink and green scraps. Hope I win your stash because I really need some new colors. I live in North Carolina in the US. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. You are so generous.

Aunt LeAnn said...

Spent the past week at the quilt show in Paducah and today spent the day at my granddaughters volleyball games. Both were lots of fun.

Pamela Ralston said...

Plans? Are we supposed to have plans?? I'll be cooking and sewing and looking at fave websites for inspiration💖 scrapbusting? Definitely! Thanks!

Linda Frick said...

I am planning 2 quilts for my grandkids. They will have to be something I can get done quickly. I am considering doing something totally scrap busting like maybe a string quilt done via paper piecing. Two quilts should pretty much take care of a lot of strings and other scraps. I am in the USA.

Eliza said...

Our highlight was a Finnish May Day party. (US)

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