Monday, September 26, 2016

Follow Your Dreams! GiveAway


What are your dreams?

What would you do if you weren't afraid?

Become a follower of my blog and then
leave a comment telling me about your dream(s).

Is it a dream to go somewhere someday?
A dream to do something someday?
Or a dream to be something one day?

I will choose a dreamer to win a dreamy prize!

Drawing will be held Monday, October 3rd.
Winner will be contacted by email.

blessings, ya'll.  :D

And The Winner Is...

Thank you to each of you who left a comment
on the blog post that first introduced the
Moda "Be My Neighbor" Quilt-Along.

Those that commented had a chance to win a 
Moda Grunge Fat Quarter Bundle.



Congratulations, 
Sherrye Brown!

You have been chosen as the lucky winner!

Abundant blessings, denise  :D

"Be My Neighbor" Quilt Along - Block #3 and Block #4

Well, I sure haven't been a good neighbor lately - have I?

I never got around to posting last week's block for the
Moda "Be My Neighbor" Quilt Along.  Oh, my!

So here is last week's Block #3...



(Click on the image for instructions to make Block #3.)

And here is this week's Block #4...




(Click on the image for instructions to make Block #4.)

And finally Block #3 and Block #4 together...


So that completes the first row of our neighborhood!

Stay tuned for more coming next week.
We have still have 12 blocks to go!

Many blessings, denise  :D

Monday, September 12, 2016

"Be My Neighbor" Quilt-Along - Block #2

Welcome back to the 'hood for Block #2 of the

Moda "Be My Neighbor" Quilt-Along



You can purchase the kit for the Moda Grunge version.
Email me at madewithlovequiltstore@gmail.com


Here is my Block #1 from last week...


...Click on the image below for 
the instructions for Block #1


And here is my Block #2 from this week...


...Click on the image below for 
the instructions for Block #2


Now sew the two together and you've got the start
to your very own Grungy Modahood!


Or you may chose to build yours as a scrappy neighbor ---


Which ever you chose, I know you're gonna have fun!
blessings, denise  :D


Sunday, September 11, 2016

"The Good - The Bad - and (yes!) - The Ugly"

As a quilt store owner, I meet all sorts of people...
Quilters and Non-Quilters...
Male and Female...
Kind,  Respectful, and Compassionate...
and (yes!) even
Cruel, Rude, and Crazy!

It's The Good -- The Bad -- and The Ugly!


I wanna introduce you to some of the interesting sorts 
that come into my little quilt store, but first let me tell you 
a little bit about Made With Love Quilt Store & More.

For many - many - many years I have dreamed of 
opening a cute, little, quaint quilt store where women gathered 
and shared their love of quilting, crocheting, cross-stitching, 
hand embroidering, creating...and LiFe!

As women, we serve in so many positions in our lives.
We give constantly of ourselves to our friends, our families,
and even strangers we meet every day on our journeys.

As women, we feel loved and unloved, 
appreciated and unappreciated,  
happiness and sadness,  
pride and unworthiness, 
courage and fear, 
confidence and uncertainty.

Just to name a few!  :}

I wanted Made With Love Quilt Store & More to be a place 
where women could come and learn,
where women could come and be nurtured,
where women could feel understood and heard, 
where women could feel supported and supportive.

And my mission has been accomplished - most days!
There are days where I see the Good...
days when I see the Bad...
and (yes!)  days when I see the Ugly!

Let me tell you about a lady I met yesterday.

It had been a long, slow (as in few sales) week.
Just part of being a business owner I'm told.  :(
Saturday came around and I had a list of things to get done - 
October calendar and newsletter, upcoming classes planning, 
class supplies to order, and new inventory to price and get out.

Then a new out-of-town customer came in to the store.
I love meeting new customers 
and learning about them and their hobby.

We began talking and she told me that the fabric she was buying
was for a La Passacaglia Quilt.  "A what?" I asked inquisitively.

And she begin to tell me all about it!


--- Click on image to learn more. ---

Now while I know a bit about Millifiori (also spelled Millefiore) 
and English Paper Piecing with hexagons, I did not know that this
magnificent millifiori movement was out there!

And there's more...


--- Click on image to learn more. ---

Wendy at Wendy's Quilts and More shares her journey 
of making her gorgeous La Passacaglia Quilt.

And then there's even more...

She told me about The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt-Along 
using the book The New Hexagon by Katja Marek.



--- Click on image to learn more. ---

So now I've spent the last 24 hours searching 
the internet and Pinterest and Facebook
for all the information and inspiration
I can found about these two quilt projects!

Check it out!  You're gonna love what you learn!
blessings, denise  :D

Monday, September 5, 2016

"Be My Neighbor" Quilt-Along - Block #1

Construction of our 'hood begins today with

Block #1 of the Moda "Be My Neighbor" Quilt-Along!

Click here for the instructions for Block #1.

 ww.unitednotions.com/my_bmn-block01.pdf

Leave a comment below for a chance to win a weekly give-away.

This week's give-away gift is a fat quarter bundle of
Moda Grunge goodness!

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Be sure to check out Moda's completed blocks on
Facebook, Instagram and their blog, Moda Cutting Table,
using the hashtag - #ModaBeMyNeighbor.

We're gonna have a good time!
I'm so glad that you're my neighbor.
blessings, denise  :D

Monday, August 29, 2016

Moda "Be My Neighbor" Quilt-Along

Come join me on Monday, September 5, 2016 for the
Moda "Be My Neighbor" Quilt-Along.

Every Monday from September 5 thru December 19, 2016
a new block will be posted here on my blog.

I will be making mine in Moda Grunge fabrics.
Kits will be available at
Made With Love Quilt Store & More.
(I will have the price for the quilt kit available soon.)

There will be weekly give-away here on my blog!
More details will be available once the quilt-along begins.

Leave a comment to let me know you are participating.
All participants will receive a 
"Welcome To My Neighborhood" gift!

Won't you be my neighbor?  :D

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