Our pattern in The 2018 Quilters Planner

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I'm so excited! The delivery man buzzed this morning and I almost didn't get out of bed, but boy am I glad I did! πŸ˜€

He had for me my very first published pattern which comes included in the 2018 @thequiltersplanner. It's such a great feeling to be able to hold the book in your hands for the first time and flip through the pages. I shed a few tears of happy joy 🀣, danced a littleπŸ•Ί and then snapped this πŸ“Έ to share with you.Β 

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The pattern is called Diane's lavender sachet, and it's a quick, fun little project that you can whip up in no time. I included some of the beautiful shots of the sachet, taken by @nightquilter and of course some of my favorites of 🐢 Diane Keaton, who it's named after. I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love with my favorite little girl by my side. I need to give a huge thank you to all of you guys out there whose love and support made this possible! πŸ™πŸ’–

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Here's a link if you'd like to pick up a copy the 2018 Quilters Planner where our pattern is featured 

Http://quiltersplanner.com/product/2018-quilters-planner/?affil=101390 

Octavian the πŸ™

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He's last week's block in our little #keatonsawesomeSAL. After a bit of stress finishing up my last wheel quilt by its deadline (I may have procrastinated starting just a bit πŸ•ΊπŸΌ) I lost my sewjo so I figured what's a better way to get it back than head to a quilting retreat in beautiful Vermont?! πŸ˜€

My sewjo returned on arrival and Octavian is my first finish! This week's block will be Tony the turtle and I promise to have him done in no time! πŸ˜‰

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I dressed Octavian up in some sweet Liberty Lawn from @alicecarolinefabrics for pops of color, some dark Robert Kaufman Manchester for his eyes and some Robert Kaufman Essex Linen in natural for the background.

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I'm having a blast here and will make sure to go live a bunch from the retreat πŸ™†β€β™‚οΈ

I hope everyone's having a great week! πŸ˜„ πŸ•ΊπŸΌπŸ•ΊπŸΌπŸ•ΊπŸΌπŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

Le Vintage Chic

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After a great experience working with @artgalleryfabrics for my last color wheel, I was excited when @misterdomestic reached out and asked if I'd like to make another quilt, this time for his Sewing Party using their le vintage chic collection.

Aren't they beautiful prints?! 😍 I think my favorite is the amorous manuscript featuring antlers, flowers and handwriting.

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I'm first up in this sewing party today and coming up are :

August 29th - Kristi McDonough (reverie) @schnitzelandboo & www.schnitzelandboo.com

August 30th - Paola Baker (bachelorette) @loveoffabrics

August 31st - Alisa Kutsel (spices) @astitchinbetween & www.astitchinbetween.com

September 1st - Elise Baek (le vintage chic) @eliseandemelie & www.eliseandemelie.com

September 2nd - Mathew Boudreaux (woodlands) @misterdomestic & www.misterdomestic.net

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If your following along with my #keatonsawesomeSAL, this week's block is Octavian πŸ™ and I'll have mine to share with you soon!

Happy Monday Friends! πŸ˜€πŸ’•Β 

Diane's Lavender Sachet

So excited about having a pattern that I designed for this cute lavender sachet included in the 2018 year's Quilters planner!

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I not only credit living in the East Village of New York City for my creative awakening but also for inspiring me to start my own small business. I love supporting all the little mom and pop shops around the neighborhood and one of my favorites is Sunny's Flowers. It's truly a family operation, run by Sunny, her husband and their son. You can tell that it's a labor of love for all of them as even if you come by right before closing, you will always be greeted with a smile and excitement in helping you arrange a bouquet to your liking. I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love and forever greatful for the support of those who are helping me live my dreams so I always try to shop local and small and help spread that love among other small business. I couldn't have gotten more excited when I saw Sunny adding a display of dried lavender to her shop one day. I picked some up and excitedly headed home with the perfect project in mind for it.

The planner which includes the pattern is up for preorder today! πŸ˜€

You can find more information at:

http://quiltersplanner.com/product/2018-quilters-planner/?affil=101390

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the photos were taken at Glendarragh Lavender Farm in Appleton, ME

http://www.mainelavender.com/

Photograph by Kitty Wilkin @nightquilter, taken for The Quilter's Planner 2018 @thequiltersplanner on Instagram

instagram.com/keatonquilts keatonquilts.com

Binding Across America

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Binding across America

I had always wanted to take a cross country trip and last week I finally got my chance. I flew from NYC to Chicago, taking in the sights for a few days (with a quick stop by the awesome @oakfabrics - I'll have a little video tour up once I edit it together 😊) then boarded the California Zephyr (Amtrak train) and took it all the way to San Francisco. I had planned to prep a bunch of my #mischiefquilt by @karenthediyaddict blocks for the trip because I thought EPP across America had such a nice ring to it 🀣 but alas all my trip prep left me with too little time so I figured why not bind this beauty while taking in the sights from the train and I'm so happy I did. πŸš‰
She uses 52 @artgalleryfabrics prints and I couldn't be more over the moon πŸŒ™ with how her scrappy white binding turned out.
It's hard to see in the picture but I'll be sure to find a closeup of it and post it to my blog/stories sometime soon. Thank you guys for all the input on helping me settle on the choice. I'm so happy with scrappy whites as they give it a fun little detail without drawing the eye away from the center ring. I've got one last photo to share of this quilt I took among the beautiful redwoods in California but figured I would save that for another post as I struggled to narrow it down to just these 10 photos. I wanted to show you the beautiful views from the train while I bound my girl.
I'm loving seeing everyone's Chuckles 🐠 blocks from our #keatonsawesomeSAL Awesome Ocean Sew-a-long! πŸŸπŸ™πŸšπŸ‹πŸ‘ This is week one so if you haven't joined in yet you've still got plenty of time! I'll share my 2 Chuckles on the denim background later this week.
I've also got a big giveaway coming up you won't want to miss and the reveal of my pattern that will be featured in the next @quiltersplanner so keep an eye out for that! Pre orders for next year's planner are live so reserve your copy today!
I hope everyone is having a great week!
Β  @ San Francisco, California

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Say hello to Chuckles!

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He's the first block up in our little sew a long for Elizabeth Hartman's awesome ocean!

I dressed him up in some sweet Liberty Lawn from @alicecarolinefabrics for the pops of color, a little #carolynfriedlander architextures for his highlights, some dark Robert Kaufman Manchester for his eyes and some Robert Kaufman Essex Linen in natural for the background.

This is only the first set of Chuckles as I'm making two quilts with the other one using different Liberty and Robert Kaufman Dapper denim for the background. I'll have them to show you later this week. It feels great to finally get started as I knew I just had to make this quilt the second I caught wind of it at market. I can't wait to see everyone's blocks and don't forget to tag your posts with #keatonsawesomeSAL!

Happy Monday friends! πŸ˜€

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It's a squircle!

What do you think?

β€πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’• I decided I just had to make another color wheel, after my last one sold. As I was about to start assembling the pieces, I had this epiphany that I should try to push the design further a bit and this is what I came up with. Each side will have aΒ  additional 3 flat blades, making it less a circle and more of a.. squircle? πŸ˜‚ Now I just need to work on piecing it together.

Of course 🐢 Diane Keaton mosied on into frame and made herself at home. 

Happy Friday friends!

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Fighting the blues with rainbows

Isn't this Liberty rainbow brimming with cheer?
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The past few weeks have been a bit tough with seemingly everything going wrong that could. Last Friday I decided that I needed some rainbows in my life to help cheer me up and it's worked like a charm πŸ˜„ 
I'm busy turning this UFO into a queen size beauty (her rainbow measures 70" square) so I'm adding some clean white borders to give the eye a place to rest. 
I'm thinking of starting my little awesome ocean unofficial sew a long next week and have a huge 14 Liberty Fat Quarter giveaways to kick it off. I wanted to do it sooner but USPS decided otherwise. I would turn on post notifications so you don't miss out πŸ˜‰

Anyhoo, I hope everyone's having a great Monday and that it continues throughout the week! 😘