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May Showers—FREE Block of the Month SunBonnet Sue

Welcome back, ya’ll!!    The end of the school year is RIGHT around the corner here in SWLA.  We have had a lot of activity with last minute field trips, awards ceremonies, and (gasp) a graduation.  Yes, my 3rd baby is headed to kindergarten next year.  sighIMG_7280-001

SO I’m sorry this post is a tad late.   Dot is just as busy, but she still managed to squeak out the sample block for us.  THANK YOU DOT!   And as always, the cutest darn applique embellishments!  The flower stems are intended to be embroidered.   The 2nd applique is a basket with a butterfly, requiring NO embroidery.  Take your pick!!!may photo2

Anyway, on to the pattern!   As usual, it is guaranteed to be free only until the end of the month, even though I often forget to remove the pattern link!   All other patterns are available in the Etsy store.   Download the pattern here——>May Showers

If you sew up one of these darlings, please share on the Flicker page.

Off to work on that stack of 9-patches.   ALMOST done!!

peace and pieces,
amy

Goofy boy

Goofy boy

Lucky Sew—-Free PDF Block Of The Month pattern

IMG_4758Meet the NEXT Sue in our Sue Through The Seasons.  Lucky Sue!  Check out the BLING in that Pot O Gold!   Gold lame’ ribbon worked great!IMG_4759

Color coordinated threads for applique, as well!IMG_4760

And Bling on her hat buckle, too!IMG_4762

I struggled with my fabric choices.   Nothing seemed to work.  So I found a sheer green sparkly ribbon and laid it over some plain linen.   Worked pretty well!!    Until I went to iron it.   IMG_4763

It melted.   OOPS!!   But I can fix that—just wait….IMG_4764

I ended up turning this sue into a table runner.   The shamrocks on the sides are the optional applique choice.  IMG_4770

Remember the iron burn??    This new shamrock covers it RIGHT up!!   IMG_4771

Just getting funky with my camera now!   lol   I LOVE this thing!IMG_4772

The only shamrock that I got appliqued properly.   I need a new needle BAD.  So I opted to just show you the unfinished sample, and do another post later.IMG_4773

The pattern can be found right here in the Etsy Shop   Lucky Sue 12 inch block  Remember, it’s ONLY free until the end of March!   So share, pin, blog, etc!!!  If you missed the other 2 blocks, don’t stress.   They are in the Etsy shop!

OH!   And today is the LAST day to join the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop!!  Head on over to the giveaway post!

Linking up with Richard and Tanya’s Link a Finish Friday.

peace and pieces,
amy (and dot)

Sue Sweet!! Block 2 of Sue Through the Seasons

Good MORNING everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day.  I tend to celebrate all week.  Mostly food stuff, but the kids like it.  I have a few more of those to post.  But until then……..  Meet Sue Sweet!sunbonnet sue february dot

Isn’t she cute?   Notice the love letter in her hand!  This applique is a heart topiary, and the second applique pattern features a mailbox.  Once again, Dorothy Gautier did the sample.  I LOVE hourglasses.  And her choice of colors are always spot-on.  You can find the file here———> (Sue is no longer free….please find her at the ETSY store.)

Like last month, we ask that you simply leave a comment if you downloaded our pattern.  This link will be taken down on March 1st.  Since February is a short month, you better hurry!  Share, pin, and let your friends know!  New Sue is available in my Etsy store.

I have 3 big projects going on at the same time, and I hope to have pictures and finished products REAL soon!!  So stay tuned!

peace and pieces,
amy

Sun Bonnet New Sue

IMG_0350YAY!   Here is your pattern!!   This is a Stitches and Kisses pattern, created by   Dorothy Gauthier and myself.   In general, I do the rough paper piece pattern.   Then she tweaks it and draws the applique.  We make a pretty good team!!

The pattern will have 2 options.   Shown here in our sample is the New Year Ball Dropping.  There is also a clock option, with an embroidered face.  IMG_0352

Because my Gal adores me, she made this for ME, with my Saints colors and fleur de lis.   The fleur is NOT part of the official pattern, but I’m sure you can figure it out on your own!IMG_0349

I am trying to figure out how we can keep track of how many times our file has been downloaded.   I was going to use paypal, but many of you have asked me to reconsider.  For this month, until I can figure something else out, I’m going to ask that you PLEASE leave a comment at the bottom of this post if you download the pattern.

Remember–this is only free until February first.  EDIT: Sue is now available in the Etsy Store.  So download now; tell  your friends; pin it,; etc.  And thanks for joining Stitches and Kisses on our new path!

peace and pieces,
amy and dorothy

Happy Sue Year!!

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Happy Sue Year!  Isn’t that just adorable?  hehe   Ok, so it’s not showing much.  But I want to let you all know that Stitches and Kisses are still on track!!  Sun Bonnet Sue Through the Seasons will start Tuesday as planned.

Here are the details.

1) Each block will be 12 inch finished.
2) Each block is mostly paper pieced.  The other half will be applique.   It IS possible to only do the paper pieced Sues, but they won’t be nearly as cute!!!
3) We are creating samples from each of the blocks (remember Witchy Sue as a pillow?) but next January you will receiving finishing instructions for a KICKBUTT quilt top.
4) The blocks will be released on the 15th of each month.   You will have access to a free download until the end of the month.  There will be 2 ways to get the free download.   First, I will hook it up through paypal so Dorothy and I can keep track of how many have saved the pattern.  If you do NOT have a paypal account, then please leave me a comment or shoot me an email and I will email you the pattern.
5) All back order patterns will be available for a small price here via paypal.

Does all of this make sense??  I sure hope so!!   I am SOOOO excited about this project.   I suspect Stitches and Kisses will take off with our new enterprise!!   In the mean time, Butterfly Angels is trying to figure out a pattern similar to the Skating Sue…..a scene of sorts.  But I have to decide what I want.   Sew Hooked is an amazing designer.  I managed to expand on her main block.   Time to do my own!!

Here is another shot of the sample.   I LOVE my partner!!  IMG_0353

 

She made mine a Saints Sue Year!!!!

peace and pieces,
amy

Witchy Sue–A FREE Paper Pieced Pattern

I am super excited to announce the debut of

Stitches and Kisses

Dorothy Gautier and I have joined our brains, and are creating the CUTEST series.   This is just the first of many.  We are not sure of the exact format, but keep your eyes open.

So here she is!   Our first Baby–Witchy Sue!  PDF file is here—–>Sunbonnet Witchy Sue

This is the same block in fabric!

Isn’t she SWEET?  And here is Dorothy’s version.   We have made a few changes since she made this, but you can see how the fabrics she used gave the project a different look.  The FLY and broomstick were both from a magazine about 3 years ago.   If anyone can identify the magazine issue, PLEASE let me know so we can offer proper credit. 

I made mine into a pillow slip cover. 

Isn’t Sue perfect?

Just remember that Stitches and Kisses will be releasing more stuff as the months go on.  Keep your eyes pealed!   Dot and I are AWESOME together!!!

peace and pieces,
amy