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

A Giveaway!, Blog hop, free pattern

#SewPINK Gift Winner

Our winner of the $30 coupon to ByAnnie.com is Cathy Cavagnaro.

Cathy, please email me at Suznquilts@aol.com so I can send you the coupon code to shop!

Thanks to all of you who commented either here on my blog or Suzn Quilts Patterns FB page.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan & little helper, Emma

A Giveaway!, Blog hop, free pattern

#SewPINK Blog Hop 2021, Just 1 More Day

Jut 1 day left in the blog hop drawing.

It’s not too late to download my free Baby Hearts pattern.

Use it as a reminder to get your annual screening.

Download the pattern for free by clicking the download button below & if you feel it in your heart to donate, see the details below.

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/

You can still enter for a chance to win a $30 coupon to ByAnnie.com by leaving a comment on my original post by clicking here by October 31, 2021.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan & little helper, Emma

A Quilt Along, Applique quilt projects, Dresden Plate Quilt, Halloween quilts, Mini Dresden Patterns, New quilt pattern

Candy Corn Sampler Quilt-Along Step 12, Awesome Appliqué

Thanks Karen for showing us your completed Candy Corn Sampler yesterday!

Thanks also to Chris & Susie for showing us your progress. I can’t wait to see your completed quilts soon too.

Welcome to Step 12 of making your Candy Corn Sampler!

I loved the task of Step 12, Awesome Appliqué!

On page 18, you’ll find the templates to make each shape.

Having the right tools not only helps your quilting look great, it also helps you enjoy the process like I do!

All the tools that I use for appliqué can be found on the notions page on my website by clicking here.

Remember, you can use your favorite appliqué method if it’s not the freezer paper version that I love.

Also, remember when you need more than 1 of the same shape,

trace 1,

staple layers of freezer paper together & cut up to 6 at once.

Use a staple remover to remove the staple without tearing the templates.

Since these pieces are small, remember to keep the seam allowance small & clip curves & corners.

In case you need a refresher, below is a leaf tutorial using the Apliquick bars for points & the round edges.

After circles, I think stars may be my favorite shape to make,

but really any of them that challenge me are fun.

Like any task, practice makes perfect!

You only need to make the shapes today & tomorrow.

Step 13 will be to glue & fuse the pieces to the background rectangle & stitch the appliqué.

I wish I’d taken a pic of all of the appliqué shapes ready to glue

but I guess I was so excited to start gluing that I forgot!

Instead I’ll show you cute little Emma enjoying being gma’s model. 😊

If you’re not already a member of my Sewing With Susan Facebook group, please join & share pics.

Find the group by clicking here to join.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan w a bit of help from Emma!