Pieced Pastimes: January 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Sweetest Things Sampler Quilt Along

In my world, winter is the season of creativity. Cold, brisk air tends to keep me inside more and with that the 'maker' in me comes out in full force.


I have joined a few quilt alongs this year and am having so much fun.


This block of the month is called the Sweetest Things Sampler from Dawn at Honeybee Cloths and Michelle at Creative Blonde.


Perhaps, you may want to join too? Please visit their blogs for all the details on the quilt along.


I have completed the first step of the quilt - piecing these 13 Irish Chain blocks, using fabrics from my stash to achieve a scrappy look.


The first sampler block instructions are coming in February.

I think this is going to be a fun little project.




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Friday, January 26, 2018

Saturday Sparks Link Party 256

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 256!

It's always such fun to announce the start of a new party.

In the mix of things that are shared, something always speaks to me.

What will it be this week....I can't wait to see!

"Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know so it goes on flying anyway."

~Mary Kay Ash

Now, let's get this party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 255.



Easy Valentine's Pom Pom Wreath at Crafting a Family



Upcycled Sweater Slippers at Busy Being Jennifer



DIY Heart String Lights at Pillar Box Blue


Printable Floral Stationary at Carrie Elle


Laundry Room Renovations and My Long-Term Relationship with a Dutch Door at Thistlewood Farms



Vinage Framed Map / $100 Room Challenge / Week 3 at Neli Design



How to Make Homemade Bath Bombs at Life on Southpointe Drive



How to Make a Ticking Stripe Fabric Wreath at Noting Grace


Conversation Heart Parfaits at Giggles Galore



Rare Cheesecake for Valentine's Day at All that's Jas


Cream Cheese Mints {An Easy Valentine's Day Candy Idea} at Burlap and Blue


 Love Bug Sugar Cookies at Delightful E Made

Pieced Pastimes

 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button (above) to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

Crafts
DIY
Gardening
Home Decor
Photography
Recipes
Repurposing
Sewing/Quilting

Links are open through Thursday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) with a link back to this page or just a text link back to the party on your post - Not required, but appreciated!
- Share your own ideas and photos - not a roundup of other peoples ideas.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar. 
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.





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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Patches of Blue Quilt Along

I recently joined the Patches of Blue Quilt Along at Laundry Basket Quilts.


Edyta Sitar is the author of the book Patches of Blue and the creator of this fun quilt along. The book has some beautiful quilts and I plan on making several of them!


She publishes a blog post on the 15th of each month with details for a new section of the quilt. You also need the book for further instructions.


This is my first completed block called 'Frost' using fabrics from my stash.


The sampler is really lovely and I look forward to working on it throughout the year.

Have you ever joined a quilt along?

It's so inspiring to see the different fabric combinations and unique details that people come up with for their version of the same pattern.


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Friday, January 19, 2018

Saturday Sparks Link Party 255

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 255!

There are two things I know for sure.

The first is that people sharing their creativity is a beautiful thing.

And the second is that people finding inspiration in the creativity of others is even more beautiful.

"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile."

~Mother Teresa

Now, let's get this party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 254.



Favorites & Highlights - 2017 Top Posts at The Dedicated House



Kitchen Redo:  Small Changes with Big Impact at The Handmade Home



Simple January Winter Vignettes 2018 at Fabby's Living


How to Add Pages to a Spiral Bound Planner at Sparkle Living Blog



Easy DIY Ironing Board Organizer at Flamingo Toes



DIY Wood Shims Hearts Wall Art at Hazel and Gold Designs



Tamed Jungle at Paper Seedlings



Pocket Pillows... at Better than I deserve!


Healthier Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins at Burlap and Blue



Penguin Valentine's Day Treats at Clean and Scentsible



Wonton Mozzarella Sticks at Chaos with Coffee


Mac-n-Cheese Hearts at Vegan Dollhouse


And finally, a recap of my share from the party - Winter Shelves and Reflections

Pieced Pastimes

 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button (above) to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

Crafts
DIY
Gardening
Home Decor
Photography
Ponderings
Recipes
Repurposing
Sewing/Quilting

Links are open through Thursday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) with a link back to this page or just a text link back to the party on your post - Not required, but appreciated!
- Share your own ideas and photos - not a roundup of other peoples ideas.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar. 
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.





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