Sew Thankful Sunday, February 2017

{I love the idea of “paying it forward”. I think the world would be a better place if we could spread some joy and acknowledgement of good deeds done by others. I try to do that once a month for my Sew Thankful Sunday posts. I highlight some great content that I’ve found on other people’s blogs that I hope will inspire you and reward the originator by bringing traffic to their site. If your blog has been mentioned without your consent, please let me know and I will take you off the current list of featured bloggers.}

Hello February!  This month is commonly known as the “sweet” month with all of the hearts and chocolate that go around.  You’ll see plenty of hearts in today’s round up and everything is sure to be sweet without the calories.  You’ll have to get your own chocolate.  Enjoy!

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  1.  Nothing says “true love” like a quilt.  Especially this True Love Quilt by Jennifer at 42 Quilts.  I love the wonky style and it’s perfect for you paper piecers.

True Love Quilt made by Jennifer at 42 Quilts

2.  Friendship and love come together in this Friendship Love Block by Amy at A Quilting Sheep.  This is such a clever way of combining two elements for a very special quilt block.

Friendship Love Quilt Block designed by Amy at A Quilting Sheep
Friendship Love Quilt Block designed by Amy at A Quilting Sheep


3.  Mini’s are still popular and it’s no wonder with adorable quilts like this Sweet Rebellion Mini Quilt by Cindy at Live a Colorful Life.  I love how she tweaked a traditional rail fence block and made it really interesting!

Sweet Rebellion Mini Quilt by Cindy at Live a Colorful Life
Sweet Rebellion Mini Quilt by Cindy at Live a Colorful Life


4.  It happens to the best of us; we lose our motivation to sew.  Ros at Sew Delicious has written 10 Ways to Get Your Sewing Mojo Back that you will want to bookmark for later.   Your creative juices will really get flowing and you’ll have your “sewjo” back in no time!

10 Ways to get your Sewing Mojo Back by Ros at Sew Delicious


5.  I can never have enough tote bags, so I really appreciate this French Market Tote Bag Tutorial by Andy at A Bright Corner.  It’s a great way to show off your favorite prints!

French Market Tote Bag Tutorial by Andy at A Bright Corner


6.  You may have to drop everything and check out the Bella Skill Builder Series happening at the Fat Quarter Shop’s Jolly Jabber.  This beautiful quilt was designed by Sheri McConnell and each month starting in February, you’ll receive FREE instructions and a video tutorial for that month’s block.  By November, you’ll have everything you need to make this stunning quilt.

Bella Skill Builder designed by Sherri McConnell for Fat Quarter Shop
Bella Skill Builder at Fat Quarter Shop


7.  If your scrap baskets are overflowing, check out this Wonky Log Cabin Block Tutorial by Emily at Simple Girl, Simple Life.  This is a great way to incorporate lots of odd shaped pieces into a beautiful quilt block that will eventually turn into a beautiful quilt.

Wonky Lob Cabin Block Tutorial @ Simple Girl, Simple Life
Wonky Lob Cabin Block Tutorial @ Simple Girl, Simple Life


8.  The dynamic duo of Amanda at Jedi Craft Girl and Amber at Gigi’s Thimble have come up with a sewing series called 5 Fat Quarter Fun.  These FREE patterns are offered once a month and they just released the Valentine edition for this month, Chains of Love.  I think this is so sweet in every way!

Chains of Love Free Pattern by Jedi Craft Girl and Gigi's Thimble


9.  Here’s a club that you’ll want to check out.  Ricky Tims is hosting the Legacy Quilt Club which is a virtual club and offers a FREE quilt block pattern each month for the next 20 months!  You’ll be making the famous Legacy Quilt which is based on traditional quilt blocks that measure 15″ square.  What a treat!

Legacy Quilt designed and made by Ricky Tims


I love the sharing community we have as quilters.  I appreciate your support, and I’m sure all of the bloggers featured today appreciate your visits and comments as well.  We are lucky to have them!  I hope your February is sweet as can be!





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  1. Thanks Julie. Even though I don’t have time to make all these valentine treasures, it’s just fun looking at them and seeing what other sewists/crafters/quilters are doing.Peace and joy and chocolate.

  2. Thanks Julie for another wonderful Sew Wonderful Sunday. I am really interested in reading “get you mojo back”. I can really use a push to get back in the quilting room. Have a great month!!

  3. WOW!! So many wonderful projects!! Don’t know which one to start first!!! Thank you so much for sharing all these great websites. Enjoy your e-mails…

  4. Just wanted to say that I really enjoy this series. You always manage to find something brilliant that I haven’t seen before. I wish I could sit beside you while you surf for ideas…but this is the next best thing. Have a great week, Julie!

  5. Thank you for highlighting my blog with your readers! I am honored to be among such a great list! The Chains of Love quilt is on my list to do! It’s fabulous!

  6. Thank you for taking the time to share these wonderful sites! I found the wonky log cabin block intriguing and helpful. Organizing my scraps is not a strong suit of mine.

  7. Thank you for taking the time to find these wonderful shares!! I especially needed the sewjo boost since I didn’t join my quilt guild this year! I find that having to do a monthly block and meeting to attend does get your mojo moving and encourages you to do new projects (like the Wonky Hearts)! I loved the ideas, you are the best!!!

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