Wednesday, November 25, 2020

There's a NEW BOM Coming 2021!

 


I have been planning a new BOM for 2021! Many of you have asked what it will look like so I have decided to show you the layout of the quilt, but the applique centers will be a mystery! The logo gives you a bit of a hint as to what to expect. It's going to be a warm cozy quilt and would make a wonderful gift when finished. I'm planning on keeping mine all to myself! 

Finished measurements are 65 1/2" x 80 1/2"

I am making mine using my Lumberjack Primo Plaid flannels from Marcus Fabrics. The applique designs will use Laura Berringers Scrap Heap cotton fabric also from Marcus Fabrics.

Each month a new applique design will be available for free as a PDF download. When it's a new month, the previous month's PDF patterns will be available for a small $2.50 fee. So don't forget to download your patterns the first of the month starting with January 2021!


The quilt layout features a Bear Paw block in each corner. The red and brown fabrics form diamonds and stars around the appliqued blocks. The block designs are a mystery!


I have fabric kits available on my website and in my Etsy store. They include all the fabric you need to complete the quilt top along with the binding. You'll need to provide thread, backing, fusible interfacing and batting. Buttons for eyes are optional. Everything listed above is what is in the kit. If you would like to use your own fabrics, you can use the above listing for how much you will need for the quilt top. 

Mark your calendars! Let's have some quilty fun in 2021!

Happy quilting,

Cindy and Belvedere

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Oregon! Idaho! North Dakota!

 


I am playing a little catch up today since I have missed posting a few of the states! So this will catch you all up on the free pattern downloads for the Around the Block Tour.  Our first stop on the tour is  Tuning my Heart Quilting for the state of Oregon! 

Then let's drive on over to Charismas Corner for the great state of Idaho!

Then let's head over to North Dakota brought to you by Kissed Quilts!

 Remember to join us each week (Sunday), you will find the link HERE to visit the current weeks designer so you can get the block. I hope that you have fun with these blocks and enjoy traveling along across the US!

Happy quilting!
Cindy and Belvedere

Participating Designers
  • Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
  • Appliques Quilts and more
  • KISSed Quilts
  • Carolina Moore
  • Off The Wall Quilt
  • Sarah Ruiz Quilts
  • Quilt Doodle Designs
  • PhoebeMoon Designs
  • Orange Blossom Quilt Design Studio LLC
  • Tamarinis
  • Faith and Fabric
  • Louanna Mary Quilt Design
  • Slice of Pi Quilts
  • Prairie Point Junction
  • Tuning My Heart Quilts, LLC
  • Your Sewing Friend
  • Traditional Primitives
  • Inquiring Quilter
  • A Stitch in Time
  • On Williams Street
  • TextileTimeTravels
  • Stitch Adventure
  • Usquepaugh Baking Company
  • The Quilting Room with Mel
  • Orchid Owl Quilts
  • Lizard Creek Quilting
  • Seams To Be Sew
  • Seams Like a Dream Quilts
  • Pretty Piney Quilts
  • QuiltFabrication
  • One Quilting Circle
  • Flying Parrot Quilts
  • Stitched in Purple
  • The Quilted Diary
  • Katie Mae Quilts
  • Wendt Quilting
  • Calico Patch Designs
  • Ladybug's Cabin
  • Monday, November 23, 2020

    Mondays with Marcus!

     


    Have you checked out Sarah's project for Mondays With Marcus? Simply Squared is simply beautiful. I love the fabric that Sarah used in her quilt. Go on over to her website and download the FREE PDF pattern for this darling project. 

     So head over to the Mondays With Marcus website and see all of the fun we have in store for you! Make sure to like and follow your favorite designers so you don't miss any of it. There is also a Mondays With Marcus Facebook Group too! 

    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Happy Quilting,
    Cindy and Belvedere

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020

    Ugly Christmas Sweaters

    I can't believe that it's Thanksgiving next week and the Christmas season is right around the corner! One of my favorite patterns is my Ugly Christmas Sweater Mug Rugs. These are perfect to use up your left over holiday scraps that you may have lying around in your sewing room. Fat quarters work well for this pattern too!  I'm thinking I want to make some more to have on hand. They are addicting to make and quick!  They make quick gifts and are adorable paired up with a mug and some chocolate. My Ugly Sweater Mug Rug pattern is available as an instant downloadable PDF or as a packaged pattern. They can be found in my Etsy Store.

     My pattern can also be found in several local quilt shops. If it's not in your local shop, ask for it!
    Pin your sweater body right sides together onto your batting. I like to use batting scraps for these types of projects.

    Sew a 1/4" seam....

    Remember to leave an opening so you can turn it right side out.


    Don't forget to clip corners before you turn your sweater shape right sides out.

    The super fun part is decorating your sweaters. Trace all your design pieces onto your heat n bond, iron onto the wrong side of the fabric scraps and cut out.

    A Christmas Ornament ugly sweater. Isn't it cute and it's not even done yet!

    I got one of each design put together. I'm now ready to do my applique stitch.

    I used a dark brown thread from Aurifil. I use the same color thread for all of my mug rugs just for ease of getting them all done quickly without changing thread colors. What's great about this step is that you are appliqueing and quilting your mug rugs all at the same time. So easy!

    After all my mug rugs are appliqued, it's time to camp out in front of the TV for some hand work. As you can see, I have lots of threads to clip. I've put together a button pack for you thru Just Another Button Company with all the embellishments for the mug rugs. The pack contains enough buttons to do one of each design plus some extras... I added some snowflake buttons too. This slick button kit is also available in my Etsy Store.

    Shhhh, this one's my favorite... 





    Another super fun thing you can do with these is make a bunch and sting them together to make a garland! I just used some red and white baker's twine and some decorative clothespins.

    We will all be missing those fun holiday get togethers this year with the Covid restrictions. Let's remember our friends and surprise them with an ugly Christmas Sweater mug rug and some chocolate!

    Happy quilting!
    Cindy




    Monday, November 16, 2020

    Mondays with Marcus

     


    Have you checked out Red Crinoline Quilts project for Mondays With Marcus? Patchwork Stars would look lovely on my dining room table. I bet you have a special place to display one too! Go on over to her website and download the FREE PDF pattern for this darling project. 

     So head over to the Mondays With Marcus website and see all of the fun we have in store for you! Make sure to like and follow your favorite designers so you don't miss any of it. There is also a Mondays With Marcus Facebook Group too! 

    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Happy Quilting,
    Cindy and Belvedere

    Monday, November 9, 2020

    Mondays with Marcus


     Have you checked out The Material Girlfriends project for Mondays With Marcus? Lovely Weather for Ducks is a beautiful pattern. Go on over to their website and download the FREE PDF pattern for this darling project. 

     So head over to the Mondays With Marcus website and see all of the fun we have in store for you! Make sure to like and follow your favorite designers so you don't miss any of it. There is also a Mondays With Marcus Facebook Group too! 

    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Happy Quilting,
    Cindy and Belvedere

    Monday, November 2, 2020

    Mondays with Marcus


     Have you checked out Delores' project for Mondays With Marcus? Harvest in a Row is adorable! I'm thinking this project would be perfect in my farmhouse kitchen! Go on over to her website and download the FREE PDF pattern for this darling project.


     So head over to the Mondays With Marcus website and see all of the fun we have in store for you! Make sure to like and follow your favorite designers so you don't miss any of it. There is also a Mondays With Marcus Facebook Group too! 

    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Happy Quilting,
    Cindy and Belvedere