Sunday, January 10, 2016

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle - Final Week!

6324 Edgemere - El Paso, TX 79925 - 915.270.9028

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This is our final week of the

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle!

If you are just joining us, 
you can read the original post Here.

This week's featured Moda Designers are:

Kate Spain 

French General

Blackbird Designs


Be sure to check out each designer's website.
They are always listed on their block pattern.

(You can click on either the block image
or text to access this week's blocks.)


Block 29 by French General.


Block 30 by Blackbird Designs.

Hopefully you've all been making those
gadzillion Flying Geese Units as we went along!

If not...do not fear!
Here is the pattern and instructions again.



Flying Geese Instructions can be found HERE.

And here again is the final quilt.
I'd love to hear how you decide to set your blocks.

Sampler-Shuffle-Quilt

Finishing instructions can be found HERE.

It's been a fun 10 weeks together, my quilty friends.
Wishing you many more fun projects
filled with lots of love and few frustrations!

blessings, denise  :D


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle - Week #9


6324 Edgemere - El Paso, TX 79925 - 915.270.9028

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We're just about finished with our

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle!


This is Week #9

Only one week left after this week!

If you are just joining us, 
you can read the original post Here.

This week's featured Moda Designers are:

Bonnie and Camille 

Amy Ellis

Sweetwater


Be sure to check out each designer's website.
They are always listed on their block pattern.

(You can click on either the block image
or text to access this week's blocks.)


Block 25 by Bonnie and Camille


Block 26 by Amy Ellis


Block 27 by Sweetwater

Wishing you all a wonderful new year
filled with lots of quilting and love!
blessings, denise  :D

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle - AWOL!

6324 Edgemere - El Paso, TX 79925 - 915.270.9028

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It appears there are not any blocks for this week
for the Moda Sampler Block Shuffle.  :(

Not sure why exactly.   ???

I'll check with Moda and see what's going on.
Stay tuned.

blessings, denise  :D

Monday, December 21, 2015

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle - Week #8


                                 
6324 Edgemere - El Paso, TX 79925 - 915.270.9028

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We're moving right along with our

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle!

This is Week #8

If you are just joining us, 
you can read the original post Here.

This week's featured Moda Designers are:

Basic Grey

Betsy Chutchian

Laundry Basket Quilts


Be sure to check out each designer's website.
They are always listed on their block pattern.

(You can click on either the block image
or text to access this week's blocks.)




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So have you been able to keep up each week?
I have to admit I am a bit behind...
okay - a lot behind!
But it's been fun to see everyone's blocks.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
filled with love and laughter
with family and friends.

blessings, denise  :D



Monday, December 14, 2015

Moda Sampler Book Shuffle - Week #7

                                  
6324 Edgemere - El Paso, TX 79925 - 915.270.9028

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We're moving right along with our

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle!

This is Week #7

If you are just joining us, 
you can read the original post Here.

This week's featured Moda Designers are:

Kansas Troubles Quilters

Quilting Life

Minick & Simpson


Be sure to check out each designers website.
They are always listed on their block pattern.







Remember to make a few Flying Geese Units each week.
You will need a total of 176 (44 - 4 flying geese units.)


You will need to make 44 - 4 geese units for the Inner Border.
Click on image or HERE for piecing instructions.

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I wanted to share some of the blocks that have been made
by the Moda Sampler Block Shuffle Group
that has been meeting on Wednesdays at
(Click link to go to our Facebook page.)


Penny is actually doing two sets.
One is Christmas fabrics that she is making into a table runner.


And for her second set, she is using two batik jelly rolls.


Harriet is using the Dots and Paisleys collection
from Moda by Minick & Simpson.  Nice patriotic quilt!

Hope ya'll are having as much fun making these great blocks
as we are.  I love seeing everyone's versions each week.

blessings to all, denise  :D

Monday, December 7, 2015

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle - Week #6



6324 Edgemere - El Paso, TX 79925 - 915.270.9028

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We're moving right along with our

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle!

This is Week #6

If you are just joining us, 
you can read the original post Here.

This week's featured Moda Designers are:

One Canoe Two

Jan Patek Designs

Lella Designs



Block 16 by One Canoe Two 

              

Block 17 by Jan Patek Designs


Block 18 by Lella Boutique

Be sure to print them or save them to your computer,
because they are only available for two weeks ---
and then they're gone.  :(

You can either click on the photo or the name underneath it
to go to the link where you can print or save the blocks.

                      Have fun!  :D                      

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle - Week #5

6324 Edgemere - El Paso, TX 79925 - 915.270.9028

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We're moving right along with our

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle!

This is Week #5

If you are just joining us, 
you can read the original post Here.

This week's featured Moda Designers are:

Bunny Hills Designs
Fig Tree & Co
Janet Clare Designs

Be sure to print them or save them to your computer,
because they are only available for two weeks ---
and then they're gone.  :(


So sorry!  This week's blocks have been removed.

Block #13 by Bunny Hill Designs

Block #14 by Fig Tree & Co

Week #15 by Janet Clare Designs

Remember - - -
Bring your weekly completed blocks into the store,
Made With Love Quilt Store and More in El Paso, Texas USA,
on each Wednesday and your name will be entered 
in to a drawing for an exciting prize!
(One entry per block not to exceed 3 per week.)

In addition, we will have a Sit & Sew Day on Wednesdays
so that you can work on your blocks.  
Bring a lunch and join us!

Looking forward to seeing our local ladies!
blessings all.  peace and love, denise  :D

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle - Week # 4

6324 Edgemere - El Paso, TX 79925 - 915.270.9028

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Hello, Quilting Friends Far and Near!

The blocks for Week #4 of the
Moda Sampler Block Shuffle
are posted below.

Be sure to print them or save them to your computer,
because they are only available for two weeks ---
and then they're gone.  :(

So sorry!  This week's blocks have been removed.

Block 10 by Deb Strain


Block 11 by Brenda Riddle Designs


Block 12 by Zen Chic


Leave a comment and let us know what fabrics you are using
for your Moda Sampler Block Shuffle.

A fabric collection?  Scrappy fabrics?  Jelly Rolls?
Layer Cakes?  Charm Packs?  Left-overs?

Be sure to visit each of the Moda design's webpages as well.
They have lots of ideas and abundant inspiration!

Hope ya'll are all having as much fun as I am
making this cute little blocks!
blessings to each of you.
denise  :D


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle - Week #3

6324 Edgemere - El Paso, TX 79925 - 915.270.9028

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Hello, Quilting Friends Far and Near!

I originally said I would post the week's blocks 
on Wednesdays, but have decided to post them on Saturday
to give you some more time to get them completed
before the next blocks come out. 

Next week will be Week #3 of the
Moda Sampler Block Shuffle.

(If you missed my first post, you can read about it HERE.)

Week #3's featured Moda Designers are:

Primitive Gatherings
Little Miss Shabby
Jen Kingwell Designs

These blocks have now been removed.  :(


Block #7 by Primitive Gatherings.


Block #8 by Little Miss Shabby.


Block #9 by Jen Kingwell Designs


Remember - - -
Bring your weekly completed blocks into the store,
Made With Love Quilt Store and More in El Paso, Texas USA,
on each Wednesday and your name will be entered 
in to a drawing for an exciting prize!
(One entry per block not to exceed 3 per week.)

In addition, we will have a Sit & Sew Day on Wednesdays
so that you can work on your blocks.  
Bring a lunch and join us!

Looking forward to seeing our local ladies next week!
blessings all.  peace and love, denise  :D

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle - More Info


6324 Edgemere - El Paso, TX 79925 - 915.270.9028

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle
Fabric Requirements and Finishing Instructions

Thank you to those of you who stopped by the store
this morning to learn about the Moda Sampler Block Shuffle
and watch the Easy Corner Triangles Demo.  :)

Beginning next Wednesday, November 18, 2015,
2-3 new BOWs (Block of the Week)
will be available for download on our website

www.madewithlovequiltstore.com

and here on my blog as well.

Bring your finished blocks from the previous week in to the store
and you will be entered into a drawing for a door prize.

Then you are invited to stay for a bit and join us
for a Sit and Stitch Day.
That's every Wednesday!
A day amongst your quilting comrades!

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Below is some more information about the 
Moda Sampler Block Shuffle
in regards to the 

Fabric Requirements and Finishing Instructions.


Click here for Fabric Requirements and Finishing Instructions

Have fun!  Let me know if you have any questions.
I'm here to help!  :D

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle

                                                                                                                                   The Moda Sampler Block Shuffle is here!



Many of you met my wonderful SO (Significant Other) during your visit last week  
to my recently-opened quilt store in El Paso, Texas.  
Well, sad to say he is quite sick with a throat infection, 102.7 fever, and can't talk.  
Must've been all the excitement from last week!  
So since I have no idea how to put anything on our web page,
 I'm putting all the details for the Moda Sampler Block Shuffle here on my blog. 

 Let's get started...

                               Each week from November 10, 2015  through January 2016, we'll be                                      sharing 2 to 3 free downloadable quilt blocks you can add to your pattern library! 

    But there's a catch: 

Each set of block patterns will only be available for a few weeks 
so in order to collect the entire set, you'll have to check out our website each week 
to download the latest additions.  
These blocks are created by various quilt designers and 
are intended to increase your quilting skill level.  
We could all use a little help - huh?  :) 



Every Wednesday will be Moda Sampler Block Shuffle Day
 at Made With Love Quilt Store & More.  
Please stop by to see a demonstration of a piecing technique.  
Bring your blocks so that we can take a picture of your block(s) 
and put it on our Facebook Page - madewithloveelp.


Click on the images to download the printable Moda Sampler Block patterns. 
Each one will print two copies of the block pattern - 
one for you and one for a quilting friend!  
But don't wait too long, because these patterns 
are only available for a limited amount of time.

These blocks from Week #1 and Week #2
are no longer available.  :(

Block #1 by Pat Sloan

Block #2 by Me and My Sister Designs

Block #3 by Sandy Gervais

Block #4 by V and Co

Block #5 by Kathy Schmitz

Block #6 by American Jane


Here are so helpful tutorials.  Click on each picture to download them.

 Easy Corner Triangles Tutorial How To Make Tutorial


Here is an idea of the final setting.  It will be available at a later date.

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle

You're gonna love it!

So pull out your fabrics.  
Moda recommends two Jelly Rolls, or two Layer Cakes, or one of each. 
They are using fabrics created by each designer for that designer's particular block. 
I will be doing the shop sampler blocks in the "whatever-is-in-my-stash" collection!

Hope to see you Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 10:00
as we kick off this exciting Block of the Week (BOW)!

blessings, denise  :D

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

LACE...again!

Awhile back I wrote a very brief post about commenting on people's blogs.
It read like this ---

I have a new acronym...LACE
It stands for Leave A Comment Everytime. 

I know people visit my blog...I see it in the tracker-thingamijig. 
But there's rarely any comments left.  :(

Now we all know how bloggers just love to read
comments left by visitors on their blogs - right? 
But then I got to thinking - that can be dangerous! 
And I have to admit...I hardly ever leave a comment on the blogs I visit. 
Guilty as charged!


So now I will LACE on every blog I visit.  How about you?  :)

Blessings to you, denise  :D

I have to admit that I have not been "practicing what I preach"!
I promise to do better.

It's so much easier on Facebook...
You just have to hit the Like button.
No comment needed.
The person knows you like what they  posted.
That you acknowledge them in some way.

That's what commenting on a person's blog does -
Acknowledges and affirms.
Sends a virtually hug.
Says I like what you created.
Thanks for sharing your life, your love,
your fears, your doubts,
your creative endeavors and your makes,
your thoughts and your ideas.

Simple as that!
You don't have to write anything
a smiley face will do.
:)

Really...
Try it!

:D

Monday, July 27, 2015

Made With Love 4 My Sister

I just love making bracelets.
All kinds of bracelets.

Here is a bracelet I made for my sister, Sherri.


This "Sister Love" bracelet incorporates a variety of
turquoise and silver beads with silver findings
that represent the special relationship that we have.

The turquoise cross represents our faith in 
our heavenly Father as well as in each other. 

The silver heart (kinda turned on its side in the photo)
represents the love we have shared for a lifetime.

The turquoise bird represents on times together
at our little cabins in the woods.
My place is called "Niecey's Nest".  :)

The turquoise heart represents our love of our families -
brothers, mother, father, our own children, nieces, nephews,
in-laws, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Whew!  That's a lot of lovin' there!


May God bless my precious sister always and in all ways.
I love you, Sherbs!  xoxo

Saturday, July 25, 2015

"God Bless America" Bracelet

I recently posted a request for ideas and suggestions
for my new bracelet-making adventure on 

One of my quilting friends, Cheryl, suggested
a patriotic "For God and Country" memory wire bracelet.

Here is what I Made With Love especially for her:


The single yellow bead is in honor of all of our military personnel
who are deployed and away from family and friends.
May God protect them and bring them safely home.


I used a variety of patriotic beads and charms with silver findings


Proud to be an American!


Boxed and ready to go to its new home!
Congratulations, Cheryl, for your great idea.

Do you have any ideas or suggestions?
Maybe you could be the lucky winner of a bracelet
designed just for you using your idea(s).

Thanks for stopping by.
Wishing you a blessed day from the USA!
denise  :D