January 29, 2015

Give~Away ends this Sunday...January 31st!

Enter to win The Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival Classes 1-6!  Complete these classes and you'll have enough Farmer's Wife blocks to make a lap size quilt!  Lap pattern is included in Class 6.
Click HERE and enter today!

And as if you did not know...Valentine's Day is just around the corner!  Whip up these easy to make patterns!

Key to my Scrappy Heart pattern found HERE
 Valentine Table Treat and Pillow pattern HERE

And... Diamonds are Forever pattern found HERE
Spread the Love!

January 27, 2015

Looking to Sell...and Looking to Buy~~

So so sad the Buggy Barn closed their doors... :/  I've notice it's harder and harder to find their books too.  Spring Fever (quilt below) is one of my favorites!  I made this quilt a few years ago.  See my past blog posts here
I'm being asked over and over by my viewers if i know where one can purchase the Buggy Barn book Certifiably Crazy which includes the Spring Fever pattern.

Do You have this book?  Willing to sell it?  If so...leave a comment below with your email information. 
And for those looking to buy...contact whoever is willing to sell directly.  Thanks

On another note....My friend Bev is selling her Famous Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt. 

Bev needs to sell her quilt. Money's tight, she lost her job last month and she kissed her beloved Charlie goodbye. 

If  you love this quilt and can help...Now's your chance!  Bev's price is very very fair too! (i think it's a bit on the cheap side myself!)

 You'll find it on Ebay HERE

Beautifully pieced...shown by the above picture before it was machine quilted.
Machine quilted using Hobbs 80/20 batting and Superior Sew Fine Thread.    
See the pantograph quilting design used on Bev's quilt...HERE 
Now's your chance to own this quilt~~
 And YOU don't have to make it!!  Lol!

January 25, 2015

Let's have a Give~Away! Chance to win the first 6 Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival Classes for FREE!

I can't believe it's been a whole, entire, 12 months, 365 days...since i began offering classes online to make the Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt using modern methods.  

Here are a couple amazingly inspiring Samplers...
just to get you in the mood to win!

 A close up of Amy's Class one.
The beauty of my classes...you do not have to commit to the entire quilt! Classes One-Six include modern instructions for more than enough blocks to make this nice lap quilt...and the lap quilt pattern is included in Class Six too!
tah dah!!...here is Amy's finish!! 
Visit Amy's blog and discover her Farm journey here

 Another...'make ME smile' Farm quilt belongs to Jane.   Like Amy, Jane began her Farm journey long before she stumbled upon the Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival classes....once they began using my classes...well, the rest is history.  No more sticking this UFO in a drawer...nope!  

 Another breath taking finish!  Jane has a lot more pictures on her blog too...visit her here
Oh... and here's a chance to win the first 6 FWQR classes for free!!

What do you need to do?
1. Follow my blog
2. Leave a comment below...just let me know you're in! 

3. ***AND...If you have a blog/pinterest/instagram...i'd love it if you would share this blog post with your readers!  If you do...please include the link(s) to your blog, pinterest, or instagram in the comment section below too showing your 'share' about my Give~Away.  Your links will be a great opportunity for me to visit you!

For each share...blog, pinterest or instagram...your name will be entered in the drawing.  That could be up to 4 times!
Once for being a follower, again for sharing on your blog, again for sharing on pinterest and again if shared on instagram.  

'Sharing' can be easy....just 'pin' one of the pictures above to your Pinterest board and encourage your readers to visit.  Instagram...Find me here, and regram my photo! 
 Or include a link to this post in your own blog post!  EZPZ!

This is going to be a short window of opportunity...so enter now!
Comments will be accepted today through January 31st midnight Pacific Standard Time.  
Winner of the Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival Classes 1-6 Give~Away will be announced on February 1st 
Thank you to Amy and Jane!!  Nice work ladies!!

January 16, 2015

Key to my Scrappy Heart

Here's my new Valentine quilt! Measures 30" x 38"...perfect on a wall, table, bed or over a couch.

Super fun to make...pattern is divided into 6 easy sections with clear instructions and colorful illustrations.  I've also added a 'how to' page with simple illustrations for making half square triangles and corner square triangles.  EZPZ!!

 Great red fabric stash buster or a charm pack would be perfect too!

 Below is a photo taken before the heart was quilted.  I cross hatched inside the heart making the solid squares appear as hourglass blocks.

I used Hobbs Tuscany Cotton/Wool blend for the batting.  I love it!
Do you have a college girl?  This would be a great Valentine gift for her dorm room!  Sweet!
Pattern is available now....
click here for purchase options

January 15, 2015

Diamonds are Forever

My cousin Diane has launched her first quilt pattern!
Just in time for Valentines Day!

'Diamonds are Forever' can be found here on Craftsy 
and is offered for only $5!
It's a quick and easy paper pieced quilt measuring 36" x 36" 

Don't know how to paper piece?  Check out this great YouTube video! 
 'Diamonds are Forever' is the PERFECT quilt to learn this method!
Join me and follow Diane's new Craftsy Pattern Store...
appropriately named Sew Bliss here

In the next day or two...i'll be sharing my new quilt pattern 
'Key to my Scrappy Heart with you too!  

January 10, 2015


Take a gander at this great combination of colors and fabrics!  

This collage of Farmer's Wife blocks are made by Marion Knights who has been faithfully tending her farm crop.
Marion says she started with the polka dot fabric and went from there.  I LOVE this color combo!  I've not seen a Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt quite like this before.  
all photos compliments of Marion...thanks for letting me share them!
 The block below completes Class 6 (Block 36) 

Read Marion's comments about her 'Farm journey' by joining our Facebook group HERE ...even if you don't think 'farming' is for you...there is still a lot of valuable quilting tips shared in the group!  And instructions on how to make a photo collage too!
  Once you've joined the group...click on the 'files' tab for free pdf downloads.

Come see what our farming wives have been up to!!  

January 9, 2015

I love snow...

Couldn't resist taking pictures of Poppa's Tree Farm when there was snow on the ground! 
My quilt is made with regular cottons but i think Poppa's Tree Farm would be wonderful in flannel!    
 Find Poppa's Tree Farm pattern HERE
ps....No quilt was harmed during this photo session...lol  Nice dry snow!

January 7, 2015


 I've watched others on blogland pick out a 'Word' to live by for an entire year.  I've never given this much consideration until recently.  Hum, what would 'my word' be?  There are so many good choices...maybe i won't be able to settle on one.  
Then it struck me!  Intentional!  I realized i needed to be more intentional on my decision to choose a word, more intentional to live by whatever word i chose.  The definition goes far beyond just picking out my word for 2015.
British Dictionary definitions for intentional



performed by or expressing intention; deliberate


[in-ten-shuh n]  

an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.
Have you chosen your word for 2015?
This week i'm busy machine quilting, working on my new Valentines pattern and making a few Farmer's Wife blocks from Class 4!

January 3, 2015

I love red hearts!

Stitching up a new Valentines pattern today.

Start pulling out red scraps!  This is a perfect pattern to make with a group of friends, sharing an array of reds.  
As you can see...i needed my friend's scraps!  Lol

December 12, 2014

Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival Class 12 available now!

Introducing the last 12 blocks in my Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival Classes!  Class 12 offers 2 options...paper piecing or rotary cutting/modern piecing methods. 

There really is no easy way to complete the remaining 12 blocks other than paper piecing or using the templates provided on the CD in the back of your Farmer's Wife book.  For those who already know how to paper piece, this may be your option choice...keeping 'true' to the entire Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt.

Option 2 uses modern rotary cutting/piecing methods. I have come up with 12 blocks that are NOT found in the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt, however stay true to the 'feel and look' of the original quilt. 

Plank Floor

Tulip Bud



Rabbit Hole

Blueberry Basket

Torch Light

Shoo Fly

Lemoyne Star

Woman's Suffrage

Egg Basket

Hay Hook 
This is a secondary block made from Class 9, block 30. 
 (Not included in Class 12 Instructions)
 For those who have been plowing their way month after month and familiar with my classes...these last rotary cut Farmer's Wife blocks will be very easy.  I do have to admit, i threw in one block that uses 16th" cuts.  Oh come on, it's good for you.  LOL 

If you are not familiar with my Farmer's Wife lessons you'll find additional information HERE

Instant download options are available through My Pattern Store on Craftsy or through my Etsy Shop.  Emailed options found under my Paypal 'Add to Cart' found my blog sidebar.

Make Every Day a Happy Farming Day!!

December 9, 2014

Diane's version of Poppa's Tree Farm

Brighter green trees makes 'Diane's Tree Farm' stunning!
Find Poppa's Tree Farm Pattern HERE

December 5, 2014

Plowing through MY Farmer's Wife blocks

These blocks will not be found in The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. There are 12 Farmer's Wife blocks that truly can not be successfully pieced without the use of templates or the paper piecing method.    

The Final Class (12) of my Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival Lesson is almost ready to publish and i have decided to offer the remaining blocks by sharing an easier crop.  No templates and no paper piecing.  Yay! 

Here's what i'm working on...
See more recent updates by following me on Instagram....@laughyourselfintostitches

Click HERE to read about my Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival Classes

December 3, 2014

Hot Cocoa with Friends

Make these inviting little gifts to share with your friends this festive holiday season!  Pattern is only $2 and includes both mug rugs!!

Find the pattern HERE on Craftsy and download instantly

Or for an emailed copy, scroll down the sidebar of my blog and find the
'add to cart' button listed under 'More Patterns'.  Click the little arrow.

Super quick and easy to make!


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