Monday, October 6, 2014

A wee bit of travel

So if you follow me on Instagram, this won't be news to you, but I know not everyone is an Instagram addict like I am :) I was a lucky girl a few weeks ago - I got to spend a week in beautiful Denver, Colorado mixing a little business with pleasure. The munchkin and I got to spend time with my immediate family that happens to live in Denver, providing him with tons of quality time with his cousins, and I also got to head back to a place I enjoy immensely - the Craftsy studios.

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I had a great time working on set for my new Craftsy class. I'm always bowled over by how much fun it is to work on these classes. Don't get me wrong, I love teaching in person as well, but it's just oodles of fun for me to get to spend a week feeling like my college degree in television production is actually getting some use! I had a great team working with me again this time, and I got to head back to beautiful Studio E for this shoot, which I was really happy about. Thank you so much to my wonderful on-set team, J.C., Tony, Jeff, Tiffany and John - you guys made this past week fly by and you made it feel like fun instead of work!!

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We did get some tourist-y time as well, and checked out the newly renovated Union Station, which was just gorgeous at night. I wish we'd gotten a chance to stop by Fancy Tiger again, but time wasn't on our side. Much to do, and a limited amount of daylight after a long day of shooting, I suppose! Maybe next time?

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I can't wait to share more from the class with you! This was a great class and I can't wait to tell you more about it :) Have a super Monday!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lucky Stars Block of the Month Club: October's Galactic Star

Oh my goodness, we're getting to the end of the calendar! The first of the month is here again, this time to ring in October. This month's Lucky Star block of the month is the Galactic Star, a supremely dimensional block with lots of attitude.
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This block is pieced using irregular triangle templates, which is a good bit different than the majority of the Lucky Stars blocks thus far, but not to worry - it's definitely not rocket science :) In fact, I think you'll really enjoy the simplicity of this block and the different looks you can create! Don't forget to tag your photos if you share them on Instagram or Facebook with #luckystarsbom so I can see what you create! As always, you can join in the block of the month club at any time by visiting my Pattern Shop, and you won't miss a single pattern from the series!

Welcome! I'm Elizabeth, mom to a very busy nine year old boy and a one year old baby girl and I sew for my sanity. Let's get to quilting, shall we?
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