Sew Thankful Sunday, January 2015

Welcome to Sew Thankful Sunday, January 2015!

{I am frequently visiting other blogs and I’m always amazed at the talent and passion that I see along the way.  Since I love sharing these new “finds” with you, I created Sew Thankful Sunday.  My way of giving back to the quilting community and sharing great content with you at the same time!}

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I’m so glad you’re joining me today as I share with you many projects and events from other bloggers that I’m sew thankful for.  I love the beginning of the year when everything feels fresh; it’s a good time to start some new projects or finish up those old ones.  You might find something below to inspire you along those lines!

(Remember, you can click on any of the images in this post and it will open up a new tab to the associated link).

1.  Let’s start with the Urban ChurnDash sew along from Natalia Bonner at Piece N Quilt.  This is a fun, modern twist on the traditional churn dash block and I love the colors in the graphic below:

urban churndash sew along with natalia bonner

2.  If you’re looking for motivation to finish up some projects, then you’ll want to visit Melissa at Sew BitterSweet Designs and Shanna at Fiber of All Sorts.  They are co-hosting the 2015 Lovely Year of Finishes.  There is a monthly link-up and prizes for finishes.

ALovely Year of Finishes

3.  It’s a New Year and there’s a New Mystery happening at Little Bits of This & That.  Sherri is giving you a little bit of a clue as to the type of project for this mystery – it’s a wall hanging.  This would be a perfect way to use up some scraps!

mystery mondays

4. January is the beginning of My Favorite Things Mystery BOM happening at Quilt Doodle Doodles.  Cindy is combining applique and traditional piecing to stitch together some of her favorite things starting with a snowman and a Christmas tree this month.  The pattern is free during the month it is introduced; past blocks will be available for a small fee.

BOM Logo

5.  I enjoy tutorials for individual quilt blocks and Jen at Quilter in the Closet has recently posted two tutorials:  Ashley’s Star and Ashley’s Star Alternate.  They look great together or alone and measure 12 1/2″ inches (unfinished).

Ashleys star tutorial
Ashley’s Star Alternate Block Tutorial @ Quilter in the Closet


6.  Here’s another free quilt block pattern that is for all of you paper piecers out there:  the Texas Star Quilt Block by Amy at 13 Spools.  This is so cute I might just have to break my paper piecing phobia to try it out.

texas star quilt block
Texas Star Quilt Block Pattern by Amy Garro


7.  If you have a fat quarter bundle lying around, it might find a new home in this beautiful, free quilt pattern, Directional, by Melissa at 100 Billion Stars.  Quick and easy and so adorable!

directional quilt pattern
“Directional” Quilt Pattern by Melissa @ 100 Billion Stars


Thanks for joining me today and for showing your support of all of these talented contributors to the blog world.  Have a wonderful week!


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  1. Thank you for the great blogs! I love that star, and recently have wanted to try paper piecing also, do you know of any good video tutorials ? Happy quilting!

  2. How nice to visit and find your Sunday posts again. I know I have missed reading blogs this last year or so. Well I’m glad to be visiting again it’s always a treat!

  3. Thank you for sharing my Mystery with your readers. I really appreciate it! Thanks and Happy New Year to you!

  4. Hi Julie
    Happy New Year!
    Thanks for finding all the good blogs…I particularly love the Ashley’s Star block and the Churndash block. Having finally tidied away Christmas And finished some UFOs, I am ready for a new project. I’ll have to get going fast though, I’m heading West again on the 20th, away from the land of ice and snow for a couple of weeks……..hope to see you

  5. I’m behind! I am working on your Nordic Mini and down to the last row and I’m just a little confused. Can you email me and I will explain?

    Thanks for this post. I’m going to delve into it as soon as I can. I really enjoy Thankfull Sundays!

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