Henry – months 9, 10 & 11

Oh man, I’m not doing well at keeping up with these monthly updates! I figured I better get these up before Henry turns one in just a couple short weeks!

9 months –

10 months –

(Henry’s favorite toy – better when it’s all tangled up in a giant mess!)

(yes, I had to bribe Henry with a lollipop in order to get him to look at me. Don’t worry, I didn’t let him actually eat it!)

11 months –

(Hen thought this old ipod was cool until he realized it didn’t turn on…)

(good thing at least these two like the camera!)

There. Updated!

Back soon!


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tiny rectangles of many colors

I’m obviously running out of quilt name ideas! Tiny rectangles… well, ok. Ever since I made my 2×4 quilt top (tutorial here), I’ve wanted to make another in scrappy fabrics. I thought about remaking that one, but then decided to play around with the measurements and make 20 patch blocks (is that a thing? I know I’ve seen a lot of 16 patch blocks…)

Anyway, these are kind of fun because the pieces within the blocks are tiny rectangles rather than squares. It also only uses 2 – 3″ x wof strip (one of each fabric) for each block. I initially attempted to pull together an actual color palette for this one, but then in the end just added in everything I liked that was readily available.

There’s a bunch of Cotton + Steel, some favorite Umbrella Prints (those hearts!), a bit of Carolyn Friedlander, some Denyse and a few Anna Maria Horner prints and a bunch of japanese text prints. I love it for all its color!

I contemplated making it king sized, but then came to my senses! Someday I’ll make another king sized quilt, but for now I’m going to enjoy smaller quilts that I may have a chance of finishing!

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a bit of shopping?

It’s that time of year again – Black Friday is upon us, and my inbox is filled with emails about sales. As usual, I like to put together a little post highlighting the sales offered by my fabulous sponsors – I hope you find something to tempt you!

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Jones & Vandermeer


Use code GOBBLE15 to take 15% off many things in their wonderful shop. They also offer free shipping over $60.

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Fat Quarter Shop


Take 20% off everything this Friday and Saturday, with no coupon needed. Be sure to also check out the bonus free gifts and the 10 special mega deals, offered throughout the day.

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Lady Belle Fabric


Up to 40% off  bundles
30% off precuts
25% off quilt kits
Free mini quilt pattern with orders over $50

Sale ends Cyber Monday at midnight central time, prices as marked, no codes needed.

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Intrepid Thread


Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale on the website. 20 to 70% off on all in stock yardage, including 50% on notions patterns, and books. No coupon code is necessary

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Stash Fabrics


Stash Fabrics is offering 20% off your entire purchase with discount code THANKFUL4U. Good through November 28th.

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All quilting cottons are just $8.95/yard!

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Hawthorne Threads


Select quilt kits are 40% off
Kona precuts are 25% off
Select patterns are 50% off
Many print bundles are 25% off

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Use code small2016 for 20% off all retail items, good through 11/28.

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Quilt Sandwich Fabrics


Take 25% off everything in the shop with code THANKFUL. Good through Monday, 11/28.

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As always, thanks for supporting those shops that choose to sponsor this blog! I am awfully thankful for them. Happy shopping!


P.S. I’ve mentioned this before, but if you’re shopping elsewhere online, be sure to sign up for Ebates! They offer cashback for shopping at a wide variety of stores (think Gap, Nordstroms, J. Crew, even Etsy!). You simply sign up as a member, click a link to activate the cashback for the store you want to shop at, and then you do your shopping. On a quarterly basis they send you a check! Since signing up as a member, I’ve received over $500 back, just for doing the shopping I was going to do anyway! Use this link to sign up and receive $10!
(this is a referral link, but I would highly recommend using them even if it wasn’t! I love getting a little something extra back on my shopping!)

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