Blog tour with give-aways, Charitable Giving, free pattern

My Day For #SewPINK 2022

I hope you’ve been enjoying the fun things other quilters have been posting to help encourage everyone to get their annual Mammogram.

There are lots of creative minds out there & we all hope that getting that pesky mammogram will help catch possible breast cancer early, because it’s typically very treatable if it’s caught early.

NO EXCUSES! JUST DO IT!

I have a “love-ly” little quilt, Alpine Love, that I designed & am sharing with you here for free.

I hope you’ll like it & offer a donation to

Think of it as a little incentive to get your mammogram done &

maybe make one for a friend that needs that encouragement.

We all know someone that could use some extra love!

Click the link below to download the Alpine Love PDF pattern.

The cute little 6″ Scroll Stands can be found on my website by clicking here.

Blog Hop 2022 Schedule

Visit other sew-lebraties to see what they’re sharing on the blog hop.

 Oct. 1: ByAnnie.com Kick Off
 Oct. 3: Emmaline Bags
 Oct. 4: Hugs‘N Kisses
 Oct. 5: Clover & Violet
 Oct. 6: Fat Quarter Shop – The Jolly Jabber 
 Oct. 7: Sewfinity
 Oct. 10: Teresa Coates of Shannon Fabrics
 Oct. 11: Beyond the Reef
 Oct. 12: Sallie Tomato
 Oct. 13: Suzn Quilts That’s me, today!
 Oct. 17: Snuggles Quilts
 Oct. 20: Pat Sloan
 Oct. 21: Knot and Thread Design
 Oct. 23: Sookie Sews
 Oct. 24: Mister Domestic
 Oct. 26: A Bright Corner
 Oct. 27: Sew Cute and Quirky
 Oct. 31: ByAnnie.com Wrap Up

Share with #SewPINK

The #SewPink Initiative was created by ByAnnie.com LLC to raise awareness for breast cancer throughout the year. Our efforts culminate in an annual blog hop during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month to promote self-care, awareness, early detection, and support for those affected by breast cancer. 

To learn more and see the calendar of events, visit: https://www.ByAnnie.com/SewPINK

Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women, and unfortunately, many of us know someone or have ourselves been affected by this disease. The good news is we can do something about it because breast cancer is detectable with monthly breast self-exams and mammograms.

To find screenings available near you: 

In addition to participating in #SewPINK, Fat Quarter Shop invites you to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation with the goal of raising $20,000. To find the Fat Quarter Shop fundraiser, visit: https://fundraise.nbcf.org/team/fqs

ByAnnie.com will match every dollar raised on the #SewPINK fundraising page.

Just Keep Sewing & Screening Too!

Susan

My Life

Trees, Trees & More Trees!

I have 2 new patterns & 2 new sizes of tree template sets!

You’re going to love them.

The cutting is so quick & accurate with my brand new templates

& they’re super quick to sew too!

Woodland Forest is a generous lap quilt that finishes 56 1/2″ x 74 1/2″.

Woodland Runner is a nice size table runner or door or wall quilt that finishes 14″ x 54 1/2″.

My new Mini Tree Template Set makes the largest, 6″ x 9″ finished blocks.

How cute are these Mini Trees made with Renee Nanneman of Need’l Love’s fabrics?

And my Little Tree Template Set makes the middle size trees which finish at 4 1/2″ x 6″.

They are the perfect size to play nicely with my Tiny Dresden Plates!

The Little Tree Quilt is made with more of Renee’s fabrics.

And you’re already familiar with my popular Tiny Tree Template Set, the smallest trees, which finish at 3″ x 4 1/2″.

All of these can now be found on my website by clicking here.

Woodland Forest will make a great Christmas pic backdrop!

Emma & I had some fun before dropping it off at my quilter, Tamara’s shop.

This was Emma’s very first trip to a quilt shop!

She enjoyed herself immensely!

She had to check out everything!

Then we had more fun after we picked it up!

The extra wide red binding really sets off the trees.

Instructions for the extra wide binding are included in this pattern.

You have plenty of time to sew these up to enjoy for this Christmas & for many Christmases to come!

Check them out on my website by clicking here.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

My Life

#SewPINK 2022

It’s October & that means it’s breast cancer awareness month!

I’m once again joining the team at By Annie’s to help spread the awareness for the need to get your annual mammogram!

Here are some others that would also like to encourage you to get it done.

BLOG HOP 2022 SCHEDULE

October 1, 2022

#SewPINK Initiative Kickoff – ByAnnie.com

October 3, 2022

Emmaline Bags Inc.

October 4, 2022

Hugs ‘n Kisses – Helen Stubbings


October 5, 2022

Clover & Violet

October 6, 2022

Fat Quarter Shop

October 7, 2022

Sewfinity


October 10, 2022

Teresa Coates of Shannon Fabrics

October 11, 2022

Beyond the Reef

October 12, 2022

Sallie Tomato


October 13, 2022

Suzn Quilts

October 17, 2022

Snuggles Quilts

October 20, 2022

Pat Sloan


October 21, 2022

Knot and Thread Design

October 23, 2022

Sookie Sews

October 24, 2022

Mister Domestic


October 26, 2022

A Bright Corner

October 27, 2022

Sew Cute And Quirky

October 31, 2022

The #SewPink Initiative was created by ByAnnie.com LLC to raise awareness for breast cancer throughout the year. Our efforts culminate in an annual blog hop during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month to promote self-care, awareness, early detection, and support for those affected by breast cancer.

To learn more and see the calendar of events visit: https://www.ByAnnie.com/SewPINK

To find screenings available near you:

In addition to participating in the #SewPINK Initiative, Fat Quarter Shop invites you to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation with the goal of raising $10,000.

To find the Fat Quarter Shop fundraiser visit: https://fundraise.nbcf.org/FatQuarterShop

To learn more about the Breast Cancer Research Foundation visit: https://www.bcrf.org/

ByAnnie.com

https://www.byannie.com/sewpink#Calendar

Just Keep Sewing & Screening

Susan

My Life

Happy 4th Of July 2022!

I hope you’re enjoying this 4th of July weekend!

Enjoy some fireworks or create your own with my Gnomes At Home patterns!

You can find the patterns,

each complete with buttons by clicking here.

I have the cute little stands & also offer complete button sets if you want to make a second set of quilts for a friend.

You can find them all by clicking here to go to my website.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

My Life

New Patterns for 2022!

My new patterns are all now on my website! I have 8 new patterns! With a variety of sizes & styles, you’re sure to fall in love with at least one (I hope!).

With a quick click you can see them all just by clicking here.

3 of my new quilts are made with Veranda fabric collection by Renee Nanneman of Need’l Love. It’s such a beautiful fabric collection, very classic.

Veranda Chains is the first. It uses my Tiny Dresden template #216 in simple square-in-a-square blocks.

Another Veranda fabric quilt is Power Of Love. It uses my Tiny Dresden #216, Mini Dresden #186 & also my Tiny Tree Template Set #286.

I think this would make a lovely wedding or anniversary gift, don’t you?

My third quilt using Veranda is Plumfield Petals. It uses my Tiny Dresden #216 & Tiny Tree #286 templates.

Reminiscent of an antique quilt, it’s made simple with my templates.

My next new pattern is A Few Of My Favorite Things. It also uses my Tiny Dresden #216 & Tiny Tree #286 templates.

If it looks familiar, that’s because I featured it here on my blog as my 3rd annual “12 Days of Christmas” sew along.

You may remember my new Candy Corn Sampler pattern released late in season last fall. If you’d like some encouragement in sewing this quilt, I spent the month of October doing just that. You can follow by clicking here.

It’s made with Renee’s fabrics also. It uses my Tiny Dresden #216, Mini Dresden #186 & Tiny Tree #286 templates.

Also using more of Renee’s fabrics… BOO WHO! It uses my Tiny Dresden template #216.

Fusible web appliqué makes it a quick little Halloween quilt.

My Halloween table runner is one of my favorites…

The candy corn block border strips were so fun to make! They’re made using my Tiny Tree template set #286 & the “O” is made with my Tiny Dresden template #216 if you didn’t already know.

And last, but not least, is my Fall Colors quilt. It uses A combination of Renee’s fabrics with my Tiny Tree template #286.

I hope you’ll be joining the fun & making some little Dresdens & trees with me this summer. Paper templates are included in each pattern, but the plastic templates make your cutting so much quicker & accurate.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

My Life

Galaxy featured in Simply Moderne

My Galaxy quilt,

made with Jen Kingwell’s Winkipop fabrics by Moda is featured in Quiltmania’s Simply Moderne #28, coming to a quilt shop or newsstand near you!

I love their family of beautiful magazines & feel honored each & every time Carol Veillon chooses to feature one or more of my quilts in their pages.

The reason I love their magazines so much is not only are the quilts beautiful, but the quilt content is awesome!

I can spend hours with each edition, over & over again!

They feature quilters and their homes & also visit quilt shows around the world that I cannot visit in person.

For example, Galaxy will be hanging in Quiltmania’s booth at

Pour l Amour du Fil Show

20 – 23 Apr 2022

 PARC DES EXPOSITIONS, Nantes, France (wish I were going there with it!).

I look forward to seeing lots of pics from the show in an upcoming Quiltmainia publication.

If you would like to have their magazines come to your door,

you can order a subscription, paper and/or digital,

for one or all three publications on their website by clicking here.

Start collecting your fabric now to make my pretty Galaxy quilt.

I used 3 jelly rolls of Winkipop, but you can use 3 coordinating jelly rolls or the equivalent yardage. And if you don’t already have my Tiny Dresden Template, you can find that on my website by clicking here.

This is another version that I made with yardage from my stash.

Both were expertly quilted by Tamara.

Stay tuned, Simply Moderne #28 should be out soon.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

A Quilt Along

Yet Another, 12 Days of Christmas Mystery Quilt-Along, Day 4

Welcome to Day 4!

Thanks to all of you who are sewing along with us,

especially those of you who are sharing your block pics with us!

I love seeing the blocks in your fabrics & also the spins you put on them.

Today we will make this cute but simple flower block.

I prefer to use a bias tape maker any time I’m making stems on a quilt.

For this block I recommend the Clover 3/8″ Fusible Bias Tape Maker.

Note: The stem fabric doesn’t need to be cut on the bias for this block.

If you have a similar but different size bias tape maker it may work. You can also fuse a piece of fabric if you’re not comfortable using a bias tape maker.

Remember, this should be fun!

Click the download button below for the PDF instructions for the Flower Block.

I used my 1″ & 2″ circle paper cutters to cut the freezer paper templates for the flower.

Well, in all honestly, I just pulled them from my cute antique tins already cut.

It’s no coincidence that the flower uses these 2 sizes of circles. I’m basically lazy!!!

When you get your blocks made please share them with us on my Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewingWithSusan

I’ll be back tomorrow with the Day 5 block.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

My Life

Get Your Christmas Sewing On

Are you like me & have a hard time thinking of Christmas in July, even October???

With Thanksgiving over, the house decorated & the Christmas season underway, I want to sew with all the beautiful red, green & Christmas fabrics around me!

There are still plenty of days to sew before Christmas. And if you don’t finish it before this Christmas, there are plenty more days before Christmas 2022, 2023…

If you need some inspiration, I dare you to click this link to reveal some awesome Suzn Quilts Christmas patterns!

I did a “Christmas” search on my website to see what would happen.

There are 3 pages, 53 items!!!

I knew I loved to sew for Christmas, but I had no idea I had that many Christmas patterns. Some are quick & easy like my quilt-as-you-go Christmas Pines table runner & placemats

& Gnomes At Home December.

Many are now available in PDF so you can purchase them today & start sewing today too!

Some may take a bit more time (lol) like my Christmas Greetings sampler.

I hope you’ll go & be inspired to sew.

Know that when you place an order I ship same day, or the next if it’s late.

What will I sew next???

Sew many options!

Just keep sewing… for Christmas!

Susan

My Life

Fall Colors

Are you ready for fall & Thanksgiving Day?

It’s not too late to add some fall color to your home with my new Fall Colors quilt.

It’s small but you can make it any size you want just by making more trees!

If you already have my Tiny Tree Template Set,

you can use that to quickly make the tall trees in this quilt.

You can find the pattern in both paper & PDF on my website by clicking here

then grab some fabrics & sew!

Sorry, cute baby not included!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan, with some help from Emma