Saturday, September 17, 2016

School Days - Lots of Ideas


School Days - So many possibilities!

Hello my quilting lovelies!  I hope you are enjoying your week, mine has been a roller coaster of events.  My sweet Grandma passed away at 98, I have had some physical challenges, and all the while work has been nonstop!  New students, adjustments, meetings - so many full days with long hours.  It will slow down a bit after next week (I am super optimistic).  It doesn't matter, I stay and work because we need to make sure every kid has what they need.  But, there are times when the best of our efforts are thwarted, and it is emotionally draining.  There hasn't been enough time between these events to return to center.  My dreams have been strange and unsettling. The mental filing cabinet has been stuffed closed for too many days.  I need to open it, take out each file, process it properly and return it neatly to the drawer.   Each requires time before they can be put to rest.  So this weekend, I am taking my time.  I will rest, listen to music, pray, watch some shows with Chich, cook some tasty meals and do laundry.  But mostly, just be.  I am so greatly blessed and for all of it I am thankful.  

Onto something that makes ALL of us happy - NEW FABRIC!   It is called "School Days."  It is bright, cheery and perfect for the special kid or baby in your life.  I have been brainstorming ideas for this group, here are a few!

#1 - Quilt Kits

There are six different quilt kit options from this group, each one is $27.99 which includes the fabric for the quilt top and pattern.  The Squares Galore Big Time Quilt Kit is $29.99, it also includes the binding.  

#2 - Strip Pack of 18 - 2 1/2" strips

This happy little roll would be perfect to make a strip race quilt.  I have done two blog posts on how to do it - click here and click here.  To make a strip race quilt, order this roll and 3/4 yd of another print.  This will give you 1/2 yard for the border and 1/4 of a yard to cut the two additional strips needed to make 20.  This is one of my favorite ways to make a baby quilt!  

#3 - Baby Bundles

There are 6 different baby bundle combinations available.  All bundles follow the A-OK formula for baby quilts, and contain four different half yard cuts.  Every bundle works perfectly with ANY A-OK baby pattern.  Not wanting to make a baby quilt?  A bundle is a nice stash builder.

#4 - Fat Quarters and Yardage


I still have a love for fat quarters!  Waterfall uses just 8 fat quarters and a border fabric, Snowball Ninepatch uses 7 fat quarters and a background print (you could get the fat quarter pack and purchase 7/8 yard of the swiss dot) OR just order the kit which includes the fabric for the quilt top and the pattern.  They are so versatile!  

After sharing these ideas, I feel like that Johnny in the Airplane movie - here is the clip, see if you agree:

Devon and Monkey Business are still on sale for a few more days - 25% off!

That is my sharing for this week.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  I would love to see your completed A-OK quilts and share them on the website, so feel free to send them my way.  Show and Tell is so much fun!

Until I talk with you again - enjoy every day!  
Tia (Susan)

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