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Friday, June 14, 2019

Good Vibes Only Blog Tour

Today is my day to share my project with you on the Good Vibes Only Blog Tour, hosted by Shayla Wolf of Sassafras Lane Designs.  Shayla is the designer of this bright and sunny line from Windham Fabrics that is sure to make you smile!  I'm so happy to be a part of this tour and to spend a bit a time with you! 































For those of you who don't know me, I have a crazy piecing method that's fast fun and fabulous, that I first used when I designed as Buggy Barn, and which I now continue as One Sister.  It's a stack, cut, shuffle, and piece-it-all-back-together method and is lots of fun!  And I do have demos on my homepage: just hover over the DEMO tab and click to select which demo you'd like to view.  (Any of my books with "Crazy" in the title uses this method of piecing). I selected this Sew Crazy Stars block from the Crazy Favorite Things book and I think it's a great way to showcase Shayla's Good Vibes Only fabric!  I added a black and white checkerboard sashing and binding that just makes those blocks pop! Some serious good vibes :-)



A candy cane binding is a fun way to finish a quilt, whether its a red and white striped binding for Christmas, or this fun black and white combo!  And its a snap to make!  Here's how I do it:  

1.  Cut 2-1/2" strips of your two color choices.
2. Stitch the strips together lengthwise, alternating colors, black, white, black, white to make a strip set with about 8 strips.  
3.  Cut your bias binding strips as shown below:









I hope you're having as much fun on this tour as I am! And the fun continues so just check out the schedule below and click on the links for each day and it'll be Good Vibes Only coming your way!  I have to share that Shayla's grandma, MaryEllen is a good friend and it's been so much fun to see how successful Shayla has been, first as a pattern designer, and now as a fabric designer! So congratulations Shayla, and keep up the great work! 

Windham Fabrics has graciously offered some fat quarters for give-aways and I will add my Crazy Favorite Things book!  The giveaway is open until 12am CST on June 24, 2019, and is open to US residents only.  Void where prohibited by law.  Just comment below for a chance to win!  

Thanks much for stopping by!  
Hope to see you again soon! 
Janet




Monday, June 3rd: Shayla Wolf | Sassafras Lane Designs
Tuesday, June 4th: Emily Dennis | Quilty Love
Wednesday, June 5th: Nichole Vogelsinger | Wild Boho
Thursday, June 6th: Irene Sytema | Sugaridoo
Friday, June 7th: Sylvia Schaefer | Flying Parrot Quilts
Saturday, June 8th: Robin Long | Robin Ruth Design
Sunday, June 9th: Jessica VanDenburgh | Sew Many Creations
Monday, June 10th: Nicole Young | Lillyella
Tuesday, June 11th: Sherry Shish Powered by Quilting
Wednesday, June 12th: Tara Curtis | Wefty Needle
Thursday, June 13th: Jo Westfoot | The Crafty Nomad
Friday, June 14th: Janet Nesbitt | One Sister Designs
Saturday, June 15th: Natalie Barnes | Beyond the Reef
Sunday, June 16th: Elisabeth Hardy | Elisabew Quilts
Monday, June 17th: Sarah Sharp | No Hats in the House
Tuesday, June 18th: Joanne Hart Unicorn Harts
Wednesday, June 19th: Elise Baek | Elise & Emelie
Thursday, June 20th: Kaitlyn Howell | Knot and Thread Design
Friday, June 21st: Nicole Daksiewicz | Modern Handcraft
Saturday, June 22nd: Sarah Thomas | Sariditty
Sunday, June 23rd: Shayla Wolf | Recap


Friday, June 7, 2019

Needle Turn Applilque

Ah, Summer!  Time to enjoy those lazy, crazy, sunny days, and for me, it means picking up some applique to take along with me!  This is a picture of Crazy Peels, which will be included in my next book, Drive Me Crazy.  The background is all crazy pieced, with orange peels appliqued on top.  

When I applique, I like to use the needle turn method.  I use freezer paper to transfer the motif to the right side of my fabric, then I turn the line under and stitch.  It is the same stitch you use to stitch down your binding, if you stitch it by hand.  I've always said "If you can bind, you can applique!"  Here is a quick video of how I stitch and what I do at points.  If you'd like more tools, tips, and how-tos, my old applique videos are still up on You-Tube at the following links:

Needle turn applique supplies: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0J-jjb7gfM

Needle turn applique prep: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtY4O4rREVA

Needle turn applique technique & tips: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYEzDwZK7GI

My high school son was using a camcorder without a tripod, so you may get a bit sea-sick as you watch, but there is TONS of great info in these videos.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Crazy Good Life


My Crazy Good Life Quilt if back from the quilter and I just love it!  Made using my Itty Bitty Fabric line from Henry Glass & Co, this quilt is the finale quilt from this year's One Crazy Sister Club: each month, you make one small project and at the end of the seven months, you can use your extra blocks to make this Crazy Good Life quilt!  Full of affirmations, this is a crazy good quilt!  It's not too late to join the club, and join the fun!  Just visit my site to purchase your kits and let the crazy good times roll! 
Happiness Is kit

Happy Fall Kit

Log Cabin Hearts

Dash for the Stars

Sunny Skies

It's a Dog's Life

Laugh Bloom Grow

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Good Vibes Only Blog Tour

June signals the start of those lazy crazy days of summer, full of sun, fun, and good vibes!  And for some quilty good vibes, the girls at Sassafras Lane are hosting a Good Vibes Only blog hop!  Below are the scheduled days, and notice my day if Flag Day, June 14!  I will share more of my quilt then!  Until then, enjoy the fun and be sure to catch up will all of these talented designers!  





Monday, June 3rd: Shayla Wolf | Sassafras Lane Designs
Tuesday, June 4th: Emily Dennis | Quilty Love
Wednesday, June 5th: Nichole Vogelsinger | Wild Boho
Thursday, June 6th: Irene Sytema | Sugaridoo
Friday, June 7th: Sylvia Schaefer | Flying Parrot Quilts
Saturday, June 8th: Robin Long | Robin Ruth Design
Sunday, June 9th: Jessica VanDenburgh | Sew Many Creations
Monday, June 10th: Nicole Young | Lillyella
Tuesday, June 11th: Sherry Shish Powered by Quilting
Wednesday, June 12th: Tara Curtis | Wefty Needle
Thursday, June 13th: Jo Westfoot | The Crafty Nomad
Friday, June 14th: Janet Nesbitt | One Sister Designs              
Saturday, June 15th: Natalie Barnes | Beyond the Reef
Sunday, June 16th: Elisabeth Hardy | Elisabew Quilts
Monday, June 17th: Sarah Sharp | No Hats in the House
Tuesday, June 18th: Joanne Hart Unicorn Harts
Wednesday, June 19th: Elise Baek | Elise & Emelie
Thursday, June 20th: Kaitlyn Howell | Knot and Thread Design
Friday, June 21st: Nicole Daksiewicz | Modern Handcraft
Saturday, June 22nd: Sarah Thomas | Sariditty
Sunday, June 23rd: Shayla Wolf | Recap

Monday, January 14, 2019

Start your engines!

And we're off!  Happy New Year everyone!  What is it about the start of the New Year that really gets my motor running?  I'm ready to tidy every surface, clean every closet, and get that sewing machine humming! And maybe even get back to blogging!  Sorry to have been gone so long!  So what are you working on?  Have you started a new project, or maybe finishing up an old one?  I must admit to a bit of both!  Since the girls just finished cutting these kits, I had hoped to be working on these house blocks from "Happiness Is" the fifth project in my One Crazy Sister Club, but Gloria offered, and since I have a deadline looming for the next group of club projects and fabrics, she gets the honor!

  
Have you joined the fun?  There's still plenty of time to get started in this New Year!  Join the fun now at your local quilt shop, to meet other "Crazy Sisters"!  Don't have a participating shop close?  You can order kits on my site, or let me know if you'd like to be placed on autoship! To see the rest of the projects, go to my home page www.onesisterdesigns.com  After piecing each project, you will save the extra blocks you make to use in the finale quilt, "Crazy Good Life" shown here. 




Or maybe a Block of the Month will fit more smoothly into your life?  A bit of crazy piecing and a bit of applique to take when you're on the go makes this "Rise N Shine" kit a perfect solution.  This kit is packaged in 12 blocks: 4 crazy pieced months and 8 applique months.  From the book, Half Crazy.  Are you going to Road to California later this month?  This quilt, and 3 more of my quilts will be in Carriage Country Quilts's booth! 



And I will be there:
Thursday January 24, 2019 at 2:00pm
to sign your book purchases!  
Hope to see you there!   


Mark Your Calendars!  
I will have a booth at 
Sew Expo in Puyallup, WA 
February 29 - March 3, 2019
Washington State Fairgrounds




And other exciting news, I will be participating in the 

Greater Spokane Area Shop Hop 
April 25 - 27

so for 3 DAYS ONLY I'll be throwing open the old Buggy Barn doors!  Come on out to shop and visit!

  Barn Stars quilt from Udder-ly Crazy book!



Here's hoping we get to visit and spend a bit of time together sometime during this brand new year!  Let's make it a great one!  Wishing you a year filled with many blessings! 
Janet