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Monday, May 5, 2014

Anything Goes Monday

Welcome to Anything Goes Monday!

My name is Heather, and I have the honor of hosting Anything Goes Monday for Marelize today.  I am a mom to my (almost) 15 month old daughter, who loves to sew and quilt!  While being a mom takes up more of my time than sewing, sewing keeps me sane.  I have been known to take my Singer Featherweight on more than one vacation, because I can't stay away from sewing that long :)

I usually have all sorts of projects on my to-do list, from piecing quilts, paper piecing, and designing patterns to sewing clothing for my daughter and myself.  Some examples of my projects are below.  If you like what you see, please follow my blog or check out my instagram @bobbinsandbullets!


Bobbins and Bullets Project overview May
Top Left: Geranium Dress, Top Right: Pandora's Box Quilt
Bottom Left: Spinnaker Quilt, Top Middle: Practice Lucky Stars, Bottom Middle: Starry Log Cabin, Right Middle: Baby Blazer, Bottom Right: January Lucky Stars

In addition to my personal sewing, I am a long arm quilter.  My Millennium can handle almost any quilt you can throw at it, so if you are wanting to reduce that stack of unquilted tops, please consider me!  

As an added bonus, if you contact me for long arm services and reserve a spot during the month of May, and mention you found me through Anything Goes Monday, I will take 15% off the long arm quilting fee!  


My long arm

I also have my first pattern up on Craftsy!  The Square Dance Block is a paper pieced block that anyone can do - whether you have paper pieced before or not!  My paper piecing tutorial for the Square Dance Block will guide you every step of the way.  The pattern for an 8 inch finished block is free this month.  In June, I will be publishing the full version of the pattern with multiple block sizes.  


Square Dance Block Tutorial


Kaleidoscope Block quilt layout



stitch by stitch

Now it's your turn to share with us what you've been busy with!

Rules:
1. Link up ANY recent blog posts, it can be one or more, but PLEASE do not share blog posts you might have linked up in the past.
2. Somewhere in your blog post, you must link back here to my blog, OR grab the 'anything goes' button for you sidebar.
3. Try to visit at least a few of the other blogs linked, the whole point of having a party is to connect, share and maybe get a few new followers...remember to leave a comment to let them know you stopped by!


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23 Comments:

At May 5, 2014 at 12:20 AM , Blogger made by ChrissieD said...

Hi Heather, I'm already following you on Instagram and Bloglovin but I've just added Pinterest and Flickr. Lovely to see you hosting Anything Goes today, thanks :D

 
At May 5, 2014 at 4:25 AM , Blogger Karin said...

Hi Heather...nice to discover new blogs...will do some exploring later in the week.

 
At May 5, 2014 at 4:45 AM , Blogger Janeen van Niekerk said...

Always great to meet other 'paper piecers'. Love your work.
Janeen@Quilt Art Designs
quiltartdesigns.blogspot.com

 
At May 5, 2014 at 6:36 AM , Blogger Pam @Threading My Way said...

I knew I recognised your Spinnaker Quilt, Heather. thanks for hosting.

 
At May 5, 2014 at 7:10 AM , Blogger Quilt Musings said...

Your square dance block is great! I have never done paper piecing. . . I'm between projects. . . might be time to give it a go! :) Thanks for hosting!

 
At May 5, 2014 at 9:20 AM , Blogger Lorna McMahon said...

Thanks for hosting, Heather! Your work is incredible.... Actually!

 
At May 5, 2014 at 9:31 AM , Blogger Christine Feldstein said...

Thank you Heather for hosting this week. Your creations are lovely!

 
At May 5, 2014 at 9:49 AM , Blogger Mary Huey said...

Nice to meet you Heather! Loved the pic of you stitching with your daughter on your lap -- sewed with all 3 of mine on my lap at some point 35 years ago and I always take a sewing machine with me on vacation!!

 
At May 5, 2014 at 9:55 AM , Blogger Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

Thanks for guest hosting. Lovely quilting work.

 
At May 5, 2014 at 11:05 AM , Blogger Heather @ Bobbins and Bullets said...

Thanks for stopping by and following me, I really appreciate it! I really enjoy seeing your work as well :)

 
At May 5, 2014 at 11:26 AM , Blogger Heather @ Bobbins and Bullets said...

Thanks Karin! I just clicked over to yours as well, and enjoyed seeing your beautiful work. I'll be checking out the archives later...

 
At May 5, 2014 at 11:28 AM , Blogger Heather @ Bobbins and Bullets said...

Thanks Janeen, although your paper piecing is on a different level from mine! Someday, I'll try to be as creative as you!

 
At May 5, 2014 at 11:32 AM , Blogger Heather @ Bobbins and Bullets said...

Thanks for recognizing that quilt! I just found your linkups, and they look really cool. I'll be digging through those later - and adding some links as well.

 
At May 5, 2014 at 11:36 AM , Blogger Heather @ Bobbins and Bullets said...

Thanks for stopping by! If you are between projects, consider the square dance quilt. It's a great way to ease in to paper piecing, and get a lot of practice without going crazy. It's my project I go to when I want to relax because I have all the cutting done, so I can just sit and SEW!

 
At May 5, 2014 at 11:39 AM , Blogger Heather @ Bobbins and Bullets said...

Thank you so much! I really appreciate your support lately, it means a lot to me.

 
At May 5, 2014 at 11:42 AM , Blogger Heather @ Bobbins and Bullets said...

Thank you!

 
At May 5, 2014 at 11:45 AM , Blogger Heather @ Bobbins and Bullets said...

Nice to meet you as well, and to find out that I'm not the only one who drags a sewing machine along on vacation!

 
At May 5, 2014 at 11:47 AM , Blogger Heather @ Bobbins and Bullets said...

Thank you for stopping by!

 
At May 5, 2014 at 12:27 PM , Blogger Tessa Marie said...

Lovely projects and I love the pattern!! Thanks for hosting the link up!!

 
At May 5, 2014 at 7:51 PM , Blogger Cara said...

Thanks for hosting the link-up! You do lovely work!

 
At May 6, 2014 at 12:04 AM , Blogger Shannon @ Modern Tradition Quilts said...

Thanks for hosting this week. Love your work and that you do it with a toddler! I too am a mommy juggling projects, awesome!

 
At May 6, 2014 at 3:36 AM , Blogger Marelize Ries said...

Hi Helen, thank you so much hosting this week. I am having a lot of fun visiting your blog and all the link-ups. I hope that through this link-up you'll get a few new followers...

 
At May 7, 2014 at 10:25 AM , Blogger Jayne said...

wonderful blog! love seeing and meeting new bloggers (to me)!

 

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