Friday, August 29, 2014

Blog Hop Day 10!!....and Linky Party!

It's the last day of our Blog Hop and the super talented Elizabeth@dontcallmebetsy is participating in our Blog Hop today!
 I love what Elizabeth comes up with.  I was surprised to find out she hasn't sewed many curves.  She did do one up with the Quick Curve Ruler though and it looks fantastic!

...and of course I love the fabrics she chose to make this cute little block.

Go check out Elizabeth's post today, she is having a great giveaway you don't want to miss out on!

Now for our first ever Linky Party!!  We've been looking forward to seeing everyone's Quick Curve Ruler projects!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Blog Hop Day 9! ...and the Curve it Up Challenge QAL

It's day 9 of our Blog Hop.  I hope you have all had fun following the Blog Hop and the many ways you can use the Quick Curve Ruler.  

Today we have two blogs for you to visit! The first one is Melissa@msmidge I've been following her Metro Twist progress on Instagram.  I love how her quilt turned out!

Her fabric selection is lovely and I love the background fabric she chose to go with!  Go over to Melissa's post to see more pictures of her beautiful quilt!

Lucy@lucymade did up a beautiful Metro Medallion block!

Love the colors she chose!!
She has a really good post today on how she made this block up, go check it out!

Now for the Curve it Up Challenge QAL!

If you are planning on participating in our QAL, remember to add our QAL button to your blog or website!

*Here are some details you need to know about the QAL:

*The QAL starts this coming Tuesday, September 2nd and will go for 6 weeks, ending on Friday, October 10th.

*We will check in with you weekly and will have some fun Giveaway's throughout!

*We will end with a linky party for everyone to show off their quilts!

Now for the Challenge part of it!

We are giving you 3 options to choose from:

Option 1  Using all the Curve it Up blocks, simply create your own design!!  That's what Helen did for our Quilt Sample:
 You can see how she mixed all her blocks up.  Many of the Curve it Up blocks have 4 parts.  You can easily separate those blocks and use them to fill in other spaces.  Mathematically it will work!!
 Option 2  Using only one or two blocks create your own design.  Here are 3 samples showing how fun it can be to come up with your own design.
 This is the Curve it Up Log Cabin block. 1 part of the block, repeated, then set on point.

 This quilt uses 4 Curve it Up Star blocks and the Curve it Up Curvy Geese blocks for the border.

This quilt uses 6 Curve it Up Dresdens and one of the Curve it Up Sashings to create a border on the top and bottom of the quilt.

Option 3  Anything go's!!  Basically if your mind can think it then this is the option for you!!

Are you getting excited yet??  We are!!  I (Jenny) will be making my own Curve it Up Challenge quilt right along side of you all and sharing my progress as we go along.  If you have any question, let us know.

Tomorrow is the last day of the Blog Hop....great giveaway....and a linky party here on our blog for you to show off your own Quick Curve Ruler Quilts!!

Happy Blog Hopping!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Blog Hop Day 8!!

It's day 8 of our Blog Hop!  I love it when someone takes one of our patterns and turns it into something different.  Jodi@pleasanthome did that.  She took our Metro Scope block and made the cutest pillow!

Absolutely love what she did!!

I've had the pleasure of meeting Jodi and think she's an amazing and talented person.  I was lucky to have quilted one of Jodi's published quilts a while back.

Jodi is also super talented when it comes to taking pictures of her quilts!  

Go check out Jodi's post today to see more pictures of her Metro Scope pillow and her beautiful blog.

Happy Blog Hopping!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bog Hop Day 7!!

It's day 7 our our blog hop and Melissa@sewbittersweetdesigns is participating in our blog hop today!

Melissa won our first and only Quick Curve Ruler bag a while back!  I used the Urban Pods pattern to come up with this fun bag!

Melissa put in her color request and this is what I came up with.  We still hope to come up with bag patterns someday but for now we are having to much fun coming up with more quilt patterns!

Go check out Melissa's post today!  I'm sure you will love it!  Melissa is super talented and has a great sense of style when it comes to her quilting!

Happy Blog Hopping!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Monday, August 25, 2014

Blog Hop Day 6!!

It's day 6 of our Blog Hop!  And we are excited to have Judi@greenfairyquilts participate in our blog hop!!

We! Love! Judi!!  We got to spend some time with Judi at Quilt Market last spring!  She fit right in with me and my sisters and niece.  She just so happen to have her beautiful Book quilts with her and we got to drool over them up close in our Hotel room! 

She recently finished her Metro Rings quilt top and I love how she put hers together!!


Go check out Judi's post today and her awesome giveaway!!  

Happy Blog Hopping!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Friday, August 22, 2014

Blog Hop Day 5!!

It's day 5 of our Blog Hop.  We hope you've had fun following along!

Melissa@happyquilting is participating in our blog hop.  We've had the pleasure of meeting Melissa a few times and noticed her love for life right away!  Her business, Happy Quilting, literally reflects who she is, a happy person!  She took one of our classes this summer at the Small Town Quilt show and sewed curves like she had been sewing them her whole life.

Here she is with her Metro Hoops block!  Love it! must go check out Melissa's post today and the great giveaway to go with!!

Happy Blog Hopping!!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Blog Hop Day 4!!

Welcome to day 4 of our Blog Hop!  

 What inspires you when you want to be creative?
Is it nature, 
the moon,
or just life?

Part of being creative is letting ourselves be influenced by whatever is around us and 
creating what we love!  

There is a great book titled "Steal Like an Artist" which discusses the idea that nothing is original.  
It is all inspired by something else.  

Meet our Day 4 Blog Hop participant from "Live a Colorful Life" who also shares this philosophy!

Check out her great posts about what inspires her to be creative.

She does fun things with selvages!
Loves classical music!
Still loves printy green fabric when the modern movement told her she shouldn't!
Loves to challenge herself to make more than one version of a quilt.

Check out her version of the Curve It Up pattern which looks great in solids with black background!

Thanks for hopping by and we will see you tomorrow!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Blog Hop Day 3!!

It's day 3 of the Blog Hop and the last day of our 3 day sale!  

Remember if you want to join our Curve it Up Challenge QAL the beginning of September, our Curve it Up pattern is 20% off right now along with the QCR.  Discount code:  BLOGHOP

Kati@fromthebluechair is participating in our bloghop and she's done up a fun post today!  We had the pleasure of meeting Kati in Utah this summer and fell in love with her Modern Quilting Style.  She has truly been gifted with some amazing talent!

Kati is also having a giveaway!  Be sure to check out her post and what she's giving away!

Happy Blog Hopping!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Blog Hop Day 2!!

It's Day 2 of Our Blog Hop!

Don't forget about our 3 day sale going on right now on our website.    The Quick Curve Ruler and our Curve it Up pattern are 20% off, discount code:  BLOGHOP

....and we are excited to start our Curve it Up Challenge QAL beginning the first of September!  This isn't our first Curve it Up QAL, but we had so much fun the first time around we are doing it again with a little twist.  In order to participate you will need the Curve it Up pattern and Quick Curve Ruler.  What better time to get them than right now, while they are on sale!!

Helen has taken all 12 blocks from our Curve it Up pattern and challenged herself to come up with a unique design.  

We will give more details about the QAL later.

Now onto the next blogger participating in the Blog Hop.  Allison@cluckclucksew is so talented.  She's an amazing pattern and fabric designer and she was so nice to try out the QCR for our blog hop!

So go check out her post today!

Happy Blog Hopping!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Monday, August 18, 2014

Blog Hop Day 1!!

It's day 1 of our first ever Blog Hop and we have some exciting stuff happening for the next two weeks during our Blog Hop!

We are going to kick it off with a 3 day sale!

Enter Discount Code:  BLOGHOP

The 2nd thing to kick off our Blog Hop is a free pattern!

This pattern is called Cupcakes....named after Thelma@cupcakesndaisies  Thelma won these misfit block some time ago and made this fun quilt out of them.  You can find the free tutorial here.

And last but not least is a Giveaway!!  Laura@quokkaquilts
is participating in our blog hop.  She helped us put this together and we learned a lot from her blogging expertise!  We've put together a Kit to go with our Urban Beads pattern along with a QCR for the Giveaway,  so go check out Laura's post today and her fun Curve it Up blocks!

Remember to check out our Blog Hop schedule for the next two weeks....for some fun posts and lots of giveaways!

Monday 18 August

Tuesday 19 August

Wednesday 20 August

Thursday 21 August

Friday 22 August

Monday 25 August

Tuesday 26 August

Wednesday 27 August

Thursday 28 August AND

Friday 29 August

Happy Blog Hopping!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Cupcakes Block Tutorial

Cupcakes Block Free Tutorial
 Download PDF here.
Photo Courtesy of Thelma @cupcakesndaisies
9" x 9"
Supplies needed:
10" x 10" assorted print squares
8 1/2" WOF solid white strips for skinny curves (4 strips will give you enough sets for 40 blocks)
9" or larger square up ruler
Quick Curve Ruler

Layout QCR over 10" square with the corner sitting 1/2" in from left side of ruler at the horizontal 6" line and the top right and bottom right of ruler sits over the fabric square evenly 1/2" over fabric.  (See red arrows)  Cut in curve cut out, flip block and repeat on other side.

Take an 8 1/2" white strip.  Center between the dashed lines and left edge of fabric corners is under the curve cut out.  Make your first cut.  Shift ruler to right and position so the corners of the previous cut curve sit at 4 1/2" on ruler (see white arrows). Make your cut.  
*Note:  You should be able to cut 10 curve sets per strip.

Layout pieces as show above by alternating the different prints to give more interest to the block.

Sew the skinny white curve to each side of the center curve piece.  Match up ends before sewing pieces together. 

Next, sew on the outer curve triangles to each side of the skinny curves.  Place the curved triangle a 1/4" down before sewing together.  

Press seam from back of block any way you desire.

 Using a 9" or larger square up ruler, square up blocks to a 9" square.  Center the outside curved seams close to or on the 4" marks from the top right corner and 4" in from the 9" mark on the bottom left corner.  (See red circles and yellow dashed square to help you for squaring up your blocks)

You will end up with a 9" square.  Thelma ended up using 36 squares for her quilt and connected them with sashing and cornerstones.  She used 2" wide fabric for her sashing and 2" squares for her cornerstones.  

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday Spotlight! Beautiful Spring Fling!

Today we're thrilled to feature this gorgeous quilt! Darby from the Quilted Squid Blog is the creator of this beautiful "Spring Fling" QCR quilt.

Her choice of fabric and quilting makes this quilt outstanding!:)

She added a border which was just the right touch to complete this work of art!

Thanks Darby for letting us share your beauty! Spring Fling has blossomed again! :)
You can find this free - Sew Kind of Wonderful QCR pattern here.

-Sew Kind of Wonderful-

Friday, August 15, 2014

FYI Friday - 3 Day Sale!

Seeew many great things to mention today!! :)

Here's a sneak peek of an awesome quilt that has much to do with our Curve It Up Challenge beginning Sept 1st. More details to come!

Also, a reminder about our bloghop beginning Aug. 18th. (This coming Monday!) We're very excited! :) More info. about the bloghop and schedule can be found here.

And, Did someone say SALE!!
Yay! Who doesn't love a good sale!? Don't miss out!

A lot to look forward to! :-)

-Sew Kind of Wonderful-

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sew Kind of Wonderful Blog Hop!

We are very excited to have our first ever Sew Kind of Wonderful Bloghop. The bloghop is kicking off on Monday with the following amazing bloggers in showcasing the Quick Curve Ruler and patterns. We have: 

Monday 18 August

Tuesday 19 August

Wednesday 20 August

Thursday 21 August

Friday 22 August

Monday 25 August

Tuesday 26 August

Wednesday 27 August

Thursday 28 August AND

Friday 29 August

There will be plenty of chances for you to see the Quick Curve Ruler in action, and there will be giveaways galore, so make sure you check in on Monday for more details! The bloghop is going to be followed by a 'Curve it up' Challenge starting in September, so join in the bloghop, get inspired and get ready to Curve It Up!