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Gypsy Wife Quilt Along: Blog hop list

Wow!!! I am so surprised at all the folks that have joined us for the Gypsy Wife QAL on Flickr. I am so excited, and what a great bunch of blocks that are showing up already!!

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It is not to late to come over and join, as we only started sewing this month. The schedule can be found here.  Kristel (who is helping me with the QAL) over @ Work in Progress Girl did a wonderful post for February on tips and errata’s for this months blocks.

There will be giveaways (prizes) via link-up party at the end of each month. Thank you to our sponsors that have joined us to supporting the giveaways:

The Fat Quarter Shop
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Spoonflower
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Hawthorne Threads
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Fresh Modern Fabric
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If you are also interested in helping out with giveaways, you can contact me at ml_wilkie (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Each month (1 week before the end of the month), one of the members of the QAL will be hosting the link up party. Here is the schedule:

Feb:            Jo @ Riddle and Whimsy
Mar:           Ashley @ Wasn’t Quilt in a Day
Apr:           Megan @ Jaffa Quilts
May:          Daisy @ Ants to Sugar
Jun:            Paige @ Paper Starfisy
Jul:             Dee Dee @ Chez Denielle
Aug:           Rachel @ Farm Gal Designs
Sep:           Hydee Ann @ Splish Splash Stash
Oct:            Kathy @ I Heart Squishy
Nov:           Sarah @ {no} Hats
Dec:           Michelle @ Factotum of Arts

Come over and join this wonderful group of people, and stop by the link-up parties to check out how folks are doing.

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Weekend Finishes {06.17.2013}

This weekend, I had some projects I needed to catch up on, one being a birthday gift for a friend. It took me a while to decide what I would make, I had one hundred and one ideas. I finally decided on making my first coin purse. After a false start (which we won’t talk of), I finally finished my little gift mid-day on Sunday and dropped it off an hour later (with instructions it still needed to dry for 8 hours). A little close I know 😉

Details: Coin Purse
Design: Michelle Wilkie (Squeek Crafts – that’s me)
Silver Frame + Glue: While Baby Naps (Etsy Store, glue can only be sent within the US)
Outside Fabric: Carnaby Street  – 60’s Waves Midnight (Purchased from: Moona Fabrics – Etsy)
Inside Lining: Carnaby Street  – Kings Road Lemon (Purchased from: Moona Fabrics – Etsy)

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I am linking up with two wonderful link-ups today. Firstly Sew Cute Tuesday with Janice@Better off Thread, and secondly Plum and June: Let’s get acquainted Monday Link up,  which is being hosted this week by Lucy at Charm about You.

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Don’t forget to check out the 2013 Let’s get acquainted New Blogger blog hop that is underway hosted @ Plum and June.

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The blog hop schedule is:

Friday, June 7th
Nancy @ Owen’s Olivia
Amy @ 13 Spools
Ashley @ Wasn’t Quilt In A Day
Casey @ The Studiolo
Nanette @ Yeah, I Made That
Ange @ Heart Of Charnwood
Kim @ Robot Mom Sews
Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting

Friday, June 14
Julie @ Jolie Maxtin
Melissa @ Melia Mae Quilting
Adrianne @ On The Windy Side
Molli @ Molli Sparkles
Laura @ Little And Lots
Sarah @ Duck Egg Threads
Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
Cari @ There’s A Thread
Valerie @ Between Quilts

Friday, June 21
Leigh Anne @ Ella’s Cottage
Stacey @ The Tilted Quilt
Sarah @ Quilt Candy
Jackie @ NW Patchwork
Liz @ Beadqueene’s Bits And Baubles
Erica @ Happy Fabric
Stephanie @ Simple Sewendipity
Lauren @ Seraphym
Amy @ Cloud CouCou Crafts

Friday, June 28
Green @ So Sew Green
Gwendellyn @ The Rainbow Revolts
Jessica @ Stitched In Thyme
Amira @ Little Mushroom Cap
Kathy @ Kayak Quilting
Michelle @ Factotum Of Arts
Paula @ The Sassy Quilter
Kris @ Sew Sunshine
Camilla @ Faffling

Friday, July 5
Christa @ Christa Quilts!
Alyce @ Wonderland By Alyce
Anna @ The Crooked Banana
Rachel @ Sew Happily Ever After
Stephanie @ Quarter Incher
Shayla @ Sassafras Lane Designs
Caroline @ Carolines Craftiness
Lisa @ Hilltop House Creative Works

Friday, July 12
Leona @ Leona’s Quilting Adventure
Karen @ Karen, {Novice} Quilter
Anne @ PlayCrafts
Rachel @ Let’s Begin Sewing…
Jan @ Sew And Sow Farm
Anna @ Quilting Along The Grain
Cath @ Wombat Quilts
Sarah @ {No} Hats In The House

Friday, July 19
Karen @ Little Birdie Quilting Studio
Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures
Katie @ Snuggle Up With A Dish From Karma
Alison @ Making Happyness
Ella and Nesta @ Ella & Nesta’s Little Room
Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts
Nicole @ Modern Handcraft
Aylin @ AyliN-Nilya
Kelsey and Amanda @ Everyday Fray

Friday, July 26
Vicki @ A Quilter’s Mission
RobinSue @ RobinSue Quilts
Elisa Lea @ Lovelea Designs
Elizabeth @ In The Boon Docks
Jenny @ A Note To Follow Sew
Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
Sonia @ Fabric & Flowers
Emily @ Sew E.T.
Em @ Sewing by Moonlight

WiP Wednesday {05.06.2013}: Craft Storage Board

I have updates for 3 projects I have previously been working on. In October, last year, I shared the craft storage board that I was making.  Well that now is almost finish….I am storing my cotton reels, ribbons and things like sewing machine needles, pins etc.

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The green containers will ultimately be screwed into the board under the cotton and once that is done it will be put on the wall above my sewing machine.IMG_7410

Last weeks projects are moving forward. The hexagons look like they will land up being a baby quilt – thanks for all the suggestions…The hexagons are now about 20″ wide.

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I am almost finished the top for the pillow/cushion….The bottom 3 rows are the last pieces that need to be added. I will be finished by Thursday night (with a push :-)). IMG_7411

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I am linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.

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One other activity that is going on, I am going to be part of is the 2013 New Blogger Blog Hop, which starts next week!!! I am so excited about participating it will be a lot of of fun and a great opportunity to meet new people. I am planning on writing a tutorial on a paper-pieced block that I created for the Madrona road quilt….I hope you will join us. If you want more information, go and see Beth @ Plum and June.

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