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.

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

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.

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!

Image result for moda grunge fabric images

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