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Saturday, September 15, 2018
Free October Planner Stickers

Hey Everyone,

I know it has been a couple months since I made stickers for you all. But I have been super busy. Here is a whole passel of free stickers. I have decided to do them for free from now on so I don't have to feel guilty if I miss a month.

I am still an affiliate for that adorable Quilter's Planner. This time with Bonnie and Camille theme. They start shipping soon... for next year. It comes with a sweet magazine and a bunch of patterns.

Here are some pre-view pics...

Free Planner Stickers from The Intrepid Thread

Free Stickers from The Intrepid Thread

Free Planner Stickers from Intrepidthread.com

Free Stickers from Intrepidthread.com

I hope you enjoy them :)

Love,

It's Almost Too Late

Monday, September 3, 2018
Hey Everyone,

I almost let the holiday weekend get by without tell you about this amazing deal. I had a pop up for the clothes on Friday and I have been sewing and cutting all weekend for the other two sales I am doing this week. I am sewing some little flag buntings for my shelving unit at Paris Flea Market, to show off the fabric instead of just having it in cute little bundles. That is a segue for this amazing deal. I am using my Cricut Maker to cut out the flag shapes for my bunting (and I am going to do a tutorial for you after this crazy week is over).

Today and Tomorrow only you can get $130 off the bundle of everything with the Maker. (this is my affiliate link for which I receive compensation but you still get the same great deal) Save more than $130 on the Cricut Maker™ + Everything Material Bundle! Valid 8/29-9/4.

Here is a list of everything that is in it:

• Cricut Maker Machine, Champagne
• Corrugated Cardboard Sampler, Brights
• Faux Leather, Pebbled Copper
• Kraftboard, Black
• Faux Suede Sampler, Rustic
• Fabric Sampler, On Trend
• Glitter Iron-On, Black
• Iron-On Lite, Plum
• Vinyl, Chalkboard
• Vinyl, Dry Erase
• Vinyl Transfer Tape
• Window Cling, Black
• Glitter Vinyl, Cafe
• Printable Vinyl
• Washi Sheets, Designer
• Vinyl Sampler, Home
• Poster Board, Metallics
• Foil Vinyl, Metallic Red
• Foil Vinyl, Stainless Silver

This is a smashing deal! In the next month I am going to be sharing all kinds of tutorials on fun things you can do with your maker. I even made this with it (the painting not the plants ;) ):

If you have never read my whole schpeel about the Maker and how much I adore it for sewing (I literally use it daily) you can read that here.

Anyway, I just wanted to share the deal with you before it was too late.

Have a great rest of your weekend!

Love,

We are Popping up Everywhere

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Hi Everyone,

This Friday night, the 31st,  I will be bringing my stock of clothing to The Island's Creative Escape in Los Gatos. I am getting a huge shipment on Tuesday so there will be lots to choose from in all sizes. My friend Lexi and I are hosting a Girl's Night Out, the trunk show and fun are free! We will have snacks and refreshments. Lexi will also teach a fun Farmhouse Decor painting class(for a fee).

Here is the adorable decor piece that Lexi is teaching:
If you would like to sign up for her class you can do that here.

Here is the address for the Island
The Island's Creative Escape
14090 Blossom Hill Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032


On the first Tuesday of the month I will be popping up with fabric at the South Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild. 

Then September 6th through the 9th I will have fabric and clothes at:

Paris Flea Market in Livermore:
535 Leisure St,
Livermore, CA

I hope if you are local you will come visit me :)

Love,

Beginnings Quilt Along Blocks 10 and 11

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Hi Everyone,

I am sorry that the block(s) are later this month. It has so crazy busy here starting with that nutso sale I did at the beginning of the month that took an entire week to complete. Then I bought a ton of new clothes for the shop... I still need to get those uploaded.... anyway... all that to say that I am here now with the latest blocks for the quilt along. If you were wondering when we are going to be done I do mention in the new video we will be finished in October so you will have plenty of time to get it quilted before Christmas if you want to make a gift of it.

If you are using the Cricut Maker to cut your blocks you can find the cut files for these two blocks here and here.

The video for these two blocks is here:



You will need the written instructions to go along with the video you can find a printable PDF here. You can also find the instructions below.

The Beginnings QAL Blocks 10 and 11 (Printable PDF)




Blocks 9 and 10 Variable Stars (8" Finished)

For 2 blocks which is what you will need for the quilt...

Cut:

8 – 2 ½” squares of each star point Focus Fabric
1 – 4 ½” square of each Center Fabric
4 - 2 ½” squares of Accent fabric (the blue in this picture)
8 – 2 ½” by 4 ½” rectangles of Background Fabric
8– 2 ½” squares of background fabric


Instructions:

1. Mark the back of each of your 2 1/2” star point fabric squares and accent fabric squares with a diagonal line from corner to corner. 


2. Place one star fabric square right side together with one background rectangle matching all the edges.  Check that the diagonal line is going the right direction to create your flying geese. (please reference the video). Repeat with the rest of the left side star points.


3. Pin on either side of the diagonal line far enough away to allow the presser foot to pass down the center of the line. This is just to keep the fabrics from shifting. 


4. Sew directly on the line

5. Go ahead and chain piece the rest of the left side corners by repeating step 3 and 4. 


6. Trim the corners off at ¼” from the line on the corner side. Press toward the point fabric. **Pressing toward the focal fabric will give you a clear line of sight to your geese point allowing you to make a perfect point when you sew the block together.


7. Repeat Steps 2-6 with the other side of the rectangles to create your flying geese. 

8. Place your cut pieces as shown for the simple variable star block. Sew the rows together.
** note when sewing the flying geese to the center square have the flying geese on top and make certain that you sew directly over the point created in the center of the flying geese. This will ensure that you have perfect points.

9. Press your rows so that the to row is pressed away from the center, the second row is pressed toward the center, and the bottom row is pressed away from the center.  

10. Nestle your seams and match your points. (please refernce the video if you need a refresher on how to do this). Sew the three rows together. Your first block is done. 

11. Place 2 accent squares on opposite diagonal corners of the center of the second block.


12. Sew Directly on the lines. Trim the corners to ¼” and press toward the corners.

13. Repeat Steps 11 and 12 for the last two corners. Square the center to 4 ½”. If it is a little less on one side or the other don’t trim it. It will stretch and probably is just stretched out of shape a tiny bit since all of the seams are on the bias. Gently stretch it back into a square and press. (See video for more instruction)


14. Repeat steps 8-10 to finish the block. 


I hope you enjoyed making these blocks. I love them!

Love,

Beginnings Quilt Along Block 9

Friday, July 13, 2018
Hi Everyone,

I promise I haven't forgotten about you! I am working away over here which means I am quiet but productive. The new venture with the clothes is coming along I have them up in the shop for purchase as well as the new collection from Tilda up for pre-order. But on to the quilt along...

If you are using your Cricut Maker to cut the blocks you can find the cut files for this row here.

The video for this row can be found here:


You will need the written instructions to go along with the video you can find a printable PDF here. You can also find the instructions below.

The Beginnings QAL Block/Row 9 (Printable PDF)



 Block 9 Ribbon Row (8” by 32” Finished)

For One Row (that is what you need for the quilt)

Cut:


4 –  4 ½”by 8 ½” rectangles each of the two focus fabrics (make them the same color but

        different tone this will create the ribbon illusion) 

 16 –  4 ½” squares of background fabric

** all seams are ¼”

Instructions:

1. Mark a diagonal line on the back of each of the 4 ½” background fabric squares corner to corner.  Then measure ½” away from the first mark and make another mark.



2. Place a background square on the top of one focus fabric with the diagonal going from the top right to the bottom left. And on the other focus fabric place it so the diagonal goes from the top left to the bottom right. Be certain that the shorter (second) line is closest to the corner.The angle on the picture is correct but the left side needs to be rotated so that the shorter line is closer to the corner. The angles should be opposite each other.



3. Sew directly on the lines. Then cut apart down the center between the lines. (Set your half square triangles aside because you won’t need them. I had you sew them so that you could square them up to 2 ½” squares and use them to make other blocks later. I will show you how to make them into a signature block for the back of your quilt when we are done.) Press one focus fabric set of rectangles toward the background fabric and the other set toward the focus fabric. This way the seams will match up for nestling when we sew the row together. Repeat for all of the rectangles.



4. Place the final set of background squares with the angles going the same direction as the original ones, as shown. Be certain that the shorter line is closest to the corner just like we did earlier. This time the corners are in the center and the original ones were toward the outer corners. Sew directly on the lines and cut apart. Press each set in opposite directions like we did before. Set the HSTs aside. Repeat for all of the rectangles.


5. Place the blocks in a row, alternating blocks.



6. Match and nestle the seams of pairs of blocks and pin. Then sew them together.


7. Lay the matched pairs back out so that they are in the proper order again then sew the row together. Press and you are done!


 I hope you love it...and look how fast that row was.

If you wonder when we will be done with our quilt top... It will be October so you have plenty of time to get it quilted and bound for a Christmas present.

Love,

Introducing My New Business Adventure...

Friday, June 29, 2018
Hi Everyone,

I did mean adventure :) A few years ago I started to fall in love with this lovely Romantic style of clothing. It was hard to find pieces that I thought were wearable for real people and also came in a size that would fit me. Most had to be purchased from overseas and shipping added $50 to $60 to premium priced clothes. So when I found reasonably priced real woman versions I got really excited and dreamed of bringing them to others like me. The clothes come in sizes XS to 2X.



Enter Jeanne D'Arc Living. You may have seen the magazine which I am also going to be selling (my first magazine order is on the way) it is full of beautiful European decor, food, and gardens.

https://intrepidthread.rainadmin.com/shop/Jeanne-Darc-Living-Magazine.htm 





To start out I am going to sell the clothing like an ordering party (think Tupperware or Thirty-One). It only takes about a week and a half for the clothes to get to me once I place the order. So I will set an ordering period then make the order and we can all sit back and wait for our gorgeous stuff to arrive. I will be stocking some as well just pay attention to the title which will tell you if it is a pre-order or in stock.



They also have these cute recycled leather bags...

If you would like to know when I launch the clothing you can sign up for the newsletter here.

In the meantime... we got Gathered by Bonnie Christine yesterday...

I curated this sweet bunch of fabrics for you and you can find them here.

Have an amazing weekend!

Love,

The Beginnings Quilt Along Block 8 - Whirly Gig

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Hi Everyone,

I hope your summer is going well. I have been super busy getting ready for some medical stuff and my puppy had surgery so it is like having an infant in the house. I have to feed her by hand and carry her everywhere.

If you are using your Cricut Maker to make the blocks you can find the cut file here. There are pieces from the Ohio Star block included in this so put those aside for later.

The video for this block can be found here:


You will need the written instructions to go along with the video you can find a printable PDF here. You can also find the instructions below.

The Beginnings QAL (Printable PDF)
Beginnings Quilt Along intrepidthread.blogspot.com
Block 8 Whirly Gig (8" Finished)

For One Block (that is what you need for the quilt)

 
Cut:
2 –  2 ½”by 6 ½” rectangles of Focus Fabric
2 –  2 ½”by 6 ½” rectangles of background fabric
2 –  2 ½”by 4 ½” rectangles of background fabric
2 –  2 ½” squares each Focus Fabric and background fabric

** all seams are ¼”
  

Instructions:

1. Mark a diagonal line on the back of each of the 2 ½” background fabric squares and the focus fabric 2 ½” squares.


2.   Place background squares on the Left side of the focus 2 ½” by 6 ½” rectangles as shown. Make sure the diagonal line goes from top right to bottom left. Repeat for second rectangle.


3.  Place focus squares on the right side of the background 2 ½” by 6 ½” rectangles as shown. Make sure the diagonal line goes from top left to bottom right. Repeat for second rectangle. 


        4.  For the rectangles in steps 2 and 3, Sew on the marked lines (not to the right or left). Trim corners and press toward the focus fabric. 









        5.  Place the units as shown. Sew center seam. 




         6.    Repeat for the last two units.
    

        7.  Place a 2 ½” by 4 ½” rectangle on the left side of the unit sewn in step 5. 




         8. Place a 2 ½” by 4 ½” rectangle on the right side of the unit sewn in step 6.


        9.  Sew the center seam and you are finished.

           I hope you love it!

           Love, 



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