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It’s finally time for us to begin the Shift-a-long! We have a few things to go over today, including the big giveaway from our sponsors and this week’s assignment.  But first things first!! Do you have your pattern? If not you can get your hands on it a few different ways. Alison Glass is running […]

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  • Kaylyn O

    I found your quilt along through the Hawthorne Thread Newsletter. I love this pattern and the many many possibilities that come with color selection. I look forward to completing this with you!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret Halfpenny

    Beautiful assortment of fabrics and darling quilt pattern. Color possibilities are endless.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten

    Meredith,
    The First thing I opened this morning, while the house is still quiet, was a Newsletter from Hawthorne Thread. They are one of my all time Favorites and have never been disappointed with anything I have found or purchased. I was absolutely the happiest person around! There they were, your “Shifting Beauties”! I have been trying to try some patterns that I have never tried before, and what better time than now! I have some very special people in my Family, Actually…lol…all of them, that I want to have something special! I get so busy making gifts for other’s or gifts that family member’s want for others, that they have received the short end. They, of all people deserve my best, full of Love and Hope for a wonderful, well, everything! Life doesn’t always comply with such wishes, and if I’m not there in person to give Hugs, they should have a part of me to Wrap Them in a Hug! I can’t wait to get started. I’m warming up my stiff fingers and will be ready to go! Thank you for bringing something a bit fresh and different, for me and those I deeply love!ReplyCancel

    • Your comment is such an encouragement. Yes! Family are the most important, but it’s easy to deprioritize those who we feel we “have time” time to make for. I think you’ll love this pattern, and it’s a quick sew too! :) ReplyCancel

If you follow me on Instagram (thefooshe) you know this post is beyond overdue. I used the Shift quilt pattern (written by Alison Glass and I) to make a queen size quilt for my sister out of Anna Maria and Julia Horner’s fabrics. I backed it in one of my all time favorite AMH prints, […]

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  • Gorgeous quilt – how big did it end up?ReplyCancel

  • Jo-Anne Flink

    That is gorgeous! The colours are beautiful and the composition is dead-on. Well doneReplyCancel

  • Jo-Anne Flink

    The colours are beautiful and the composition is dead-on. Well done. It is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • emily

    i like the black! so dramatic!ReplyCancel

  • Grace Phillips

    Can’t wait to start the Shift A Long! Sounds like funReplyCancel

Isnt it easy to get caught up in our tiny, little worlds thinking whatever challenge comes our way is a big deal? Isn’t it easy to think our perspective is real and thorough as long as we manage to keep a grasp on what we deem important?  Today I came home from volunteering and picked […]

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My Gathering Flowers quilt is growing. My first week yielded three blocks so I only have 33 to go.    Rather than taking this quilt in phases like I would normally do (cutting all the fabric then piecing all blocks and so on), I’m planning and cutting each block as I go. It makes for […]

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  • i think i am a little of both…some things i need to be intentional about and other times i can be spontaneous. great example: my new habit is that if i am watching tv, i have to be hand sewing or knitting. that is intentional! but, i still had time yesterday to whip up a pencil pouch for kate. totally spontaneous – she picked out the fabric and i had it sewn up an hour later. i think the key is balance for me.ReplyCancel

Its high time I begin a fresh, new quilt for our bed. It’s not convenient and I don’t have extra time, but sometimes one must make time for special things!  The last quilt I made for our bed was back in 2012. I made Anna Maria’s Spinning Stars Quilt with her Innocent Crush collection. That […]

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  • tfhall

    This post made my day. I love grace and being thankful. You manage both everyday.ReplyCancel

    • What a compliment! I wish I handled life with more grace than I do. I’m so happy God is patient! ReplyCancel

  • Both of your quilts are lovely :) I am also making one right now with AMH’s Skipping Stones, so simply beautiful!
    Our anniversary is Thursday, and the last three years of our lives have been nothing but struggle, so I can absolutely relate. You need to appreciate the small things to get through these times, and it seems that you are doing just that. Proverbs 19:21 popped up on my IG feed today, and it really hit me. I hope this next chapter is triumph for your family!ReplyCancel

    • Thank you so much for leaving this! I went straight to Proverbs and I feel like I need that verse hanging in our home! So true. I hope you have a great anniversary and that it will be refreshing for you. Living in constant struggle makes one so weary. ReplyCancel