Friday, October 21, 2016

A Great Cause Knows No Borders....

Have you heard that Canada will be celebrating its 150th Birthday this coming year?
Which is pretty amazing on its own....but 
is turning our celebration into a great way to give back....

Working to make the birthday celebration into Canada's biggest Quilting Bee!!
From Jun 14-17, 2017 at Quilt Canada there will be an army of volunteers sewing and quilting....

The goal is to donate 1,000 quilts to Ronald McDonald Houses all across Canada, 

So I am partnering with Rita from

To host an online Quilting Bee Hive along with other Canadian Bloggers....
hoping you will join us in making some blocks to donate
or getting your other quilty friends or guilds involve to make a whole quilt top!

How Can you help?
The slab blocks are to be made using at least one piece of the With Glowing Hearts fabrics, Discover Canada, Stonehenge 'OH CANADA or Cantik Batiks along with coordinating fabrics from you stash....

Rita has the With Glowing Hearts fabric line for sale here 
and you can find the instructions here 
for the block construction and how to make a quilt top, and how to choose your fabrics!
(If you have Sunday Morning Quilts by Cheryl Arkison & Amanda Nyberg, you will find the block instructions in there too!!)

You Don't have to be Canadian, Eh
Just willing to sew and post your blocks!! 

Rita will be supplying me with the Glowing Hearts Fabric that I will need to go along with my stash  for helping her spread the word and promoting her online shop....

I will be hosting a link up at the end of each month from now till February so you can show off your blocks. 
The Link ups will end in February with a Giveaway sponsored by Fabric Please for all those who have linked up their blocks or quilt tops!!

Mail your unfinished quilt tops and/or slab blocks to:

Leslie Whitby
2895 Almonte Road
Carp ON
K0A 1L0 
                                           Last day to mail is May 30, 2017

I can't think of a better way to celebrate any special occasion then to know how blessed you are and give back to those who maybe going through the roughest patch of their lives.
I have seen the good that Ronald McDonald House does, when friends of ours gave birth to a very sick child. To be able to in some way give back now for all the support our friends received is extremely gratifying!! 

                                                    I hope you will join me!!

And grab my button while you are here, it will link you to the page I have set up for all the upcoming info and link ups!


Monday, October 17, 2016

One Block Wonders Final Post......The Winners Are.....

I couldn't add a post without including a fall picture. I love this time of the year, with all its colours and no humidity!! Not to mention Thanksgiving...over for us here in Canada and on the horizon for my US friends!

I want to say a quick thanks again to all of the One Block Wonders sponsors
who made this year such a success and fun for all of you...especially the winners!!

Jennie from

Lori M.

Judy from 

Fabric Bundle
Jean Mc.

FQ Bundle
Becky K.

FQ Bundle
Quilting Tangent

Pam from 


Rita from

Cheeky Pumpkin Bundle
Sharon T.

BeBe from

Anne S.

Congrats to all the winners...

Don't forget to keep showing the sponsors your appreciation...
Like and follow them on FB and sign up for their newsletters to keep up to date....
and you can always check out my
I always try to keep it up to date!

Thanks again to everyone who followed along for the year whether just in spirit or with actual sewing!! 

I will be taking a break for the next few months, finishing up the patterns and hopefully getting some of my WIPs from this year finished, including my quilt samples!

(if I get enough interest I will post a link up at the end of each month between now and December to showcase your finished WIPs...leave a comment below and let me know...yes or no)

I am working on a few ideas for an online project to start in January and run till June, so if you aren't following my blog you may want to sign up for email or bloglovin to keep up to date! (both options can be found in my side bar)

Also any patterns from this year's One Block Wonders that have been completed are posted in my 
Craftsy Pattern Shop 
and you can find that link near the top of my side bar too!! 

Have a great week everyone 
and thanks again for being a part on my One Block Wonders year!!


Friday, October 7, 2016

Happy ThanksGiving.....and some Yummy Fabric Deals

We are celebrating ThanksGiving here in Canada this weekend....
There will be family, fun (or drama) and lots of yummy food....

But, then I will have to work all week to burn the extra calories, πŸ™ƒ!

So I thought I would share some of the 
Yummy Fabric Deals
from my wonderful blog sponsors to get the weekend started....
All the fun and no calories!!



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Don't forget to use the discount code 
To Save 15% on your order

Enjoy your long weekend!
Happy ThankGivingπŸ”!


Friday, September 30, 2016

One Block Wonders Final Link Up and GiveAway

Well it's that time....the One Block Wonders BOM is wrapping up. 
I hope you have enjoyed the year and the final block!

It has been a lot of work, and a lot of fun. 
I have learned so much, virtually met some great people, and I have loved seeing my designed through your creations.

Rainbow Stacks Quilt

I couldn't have done it without all of you

Shattered Quilt

Topographical Quilt
Brilliant Clusters Quilt

or without all the support from all my fantastic Sponsors.....
Please don't forget to stop by their FB pages and let them know how much you appreciated them during the One Block Wonders BOM!!

Fabric Bundle

Fabric Bundle

$50 Gif Certificate

Fabric Bundle Cheeky Pumpkins

$30 Gift Certificate

Fabric Bundle

$25 Gift Certificate

I am working on getting all the full sized patterns written up and posted in my Craftsy Pattern Shop, so if you aren't following my blog you might want to either follow by email or bloglovin to keep up to date on what's happening and pattern releases! Either option is in my sidebar. ;)

Blessing Quilt
Around the Block Quilt
Hugs & Kisses Quilt
One Plus One Quilt
Diamond Path Quilt
May Blooms Quilt

That's most of the patterns and quilts from our One Block Wonders BOM journey...
some have some have been gifted, one donated to a good cause, and a few still need to be quilted....

And a couple of them are on their way to Quilt Market in Houston in October!!! So excited about that!! ( if you happen to be their and see them link me in on an IG picture @upstairshobbyroom)

Link ups are below, I can't wait to see what you have created with this months block....

Thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for making this year amazing!!

Just a few tidbits of information.....
Everyone is welcome to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway, though some of the prizes are only available to be shipped within Canada and US, I will randomly draw names and figure it out by location!!

All my sewers make sure you link up your block or project, and let me know in the Rafflecopter giveaway for extra draws!! 

The contest is running for 2 weeks and you can enter everyday for more chances....look for that option in the Rafflecopter!!

I may not reply to every comment, but know that I have read them and appreciate you coming by and celebrating with me! If you ask a question, know that I will answer!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway