Link Love: The Walking Dead

Seriously one of the most frustrating weeks on record. My websites and email have been impacted by the move from one host to another and it wasn’t until Sunday that we finally got stability back across the board. I cannot thank the team at Lyrical Host enough for all their time, effort and hand holding through this process. Multiple emails on a daily basis back and forth and not once did they refer me to a wiki page, tell me it was a problem I needed to fix or not reply in a super quick fashion. It’s been such a welcome change from my previous host and I’ve been really appreciative of the amazing customer service during this time as I so easily could have had a major meltdown over the whole thing had someone not been there to help.

On a personal note, I’ve been really overwhelmed with the love and support that I’ve been shown in the past week and a bit as I’ve struggled to get things back online and back on track. As someone who lives and works online having your websites and emails not performing is heartbreaking. I always want to give my readers and followers the best experience possible when visiting my virtual home and to have it being so screwy and not be able to directly fix it this past week has been the absolute pits. I wanted to thank you so much for your understanding, patience and good humour during this time and let you know that things will be getting back to normal (well, my kind of normal) as of today. Tutorials for sew-alongs will be back on the blog, winners will be announced and links will work. If for any reason you find something that’s not working, please let me know. Having IT issues is so frustrating because a lot of times you don’t even know you’re having an issue until someone takes the time to send an email or direct message on social media to let you know they couldn’t access a site.

But enough about boring IT, let’s talk Fussy Cutters Club. In amongst all the madness I managed to sell all the books I have on hand (Yay!) and now I’m waiting on more to arrive (Boo!). The only downside to buying online is waiting for it to arrive. I hate it and my postman hates when I’m waiting for something and constantly ambushing him at the mailbox. So, to sweeten the deal for those of you that want the book but hate the wait I’m giving one lucky person who pre-orders before 6 November the chance to win their 1kg bag filled with the book bundle and exclusive loot from Quilt Market (including yet-to-be-released fabric). That’s not all, 10 lucky swappers will win a copy of the book as well. All you have to do is sign up to the swap before it closes and you go in the draw to win. That’s insane, right. So many winners, so little time. Don’t forget there’s also bloggers giving away copies of the book, you can find out more about how you can win from the bloggers by clicking here.

As well as all things Fussy Cutters Club I’ve got an announcement coming this week about two big sew-along events coming in 2018 and you won’t want to miss it. Next week Kristy and I head to Houston for a whirlwind visit. I’m just at that tipping point between being really excited about going and freaking out about all the things I need to have done before I fly out. It’s a seriously crazy time. In the meantime, I’d better get off this computer on which I have spent way too much time in the past week and jump over to the sewing machine and make sure I’ve got everything ready for while I’m away. Wishing you a fabulous day filled with love, laughter and fabric fondling.

PS. Don’t forget Amitie Textiles (Jen Kingwell’s shop) are offering 15% off your order. Just use GNOME15 at checkout. Click here to visit.

 

I’ve shared some insight into what’s covered in Fussy Cutters Club and some details about the first four projects on the blog. Click here to read more.

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I’ve fallen head over heels in love with this Halloween Bunting Quilt from Amy at Diary of a Quilter. As well as being awesome it’s also a free quilt pattern. Click here to read more.

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Cat from Hello From Cat shared her 1-2 Sucker Pouches that she made as part of the Fussy Cutters Club Book Tour and I adore them. Click here to read more.

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Pennie (of Tuppence Ha’penny Quilts) is hosting a sew-along using the new book from Aneela Hoey, “Stitched Sewing Organisers“, and you can join in and win some amazing prizes. You can find out all the details by clicking here.

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Kerry from Kid Giddy shared her Sexy Pin-Up Pincushions that she made as part of the Fussy Cutters Club Book Tour and they’re the cats meow. Click here to read more.

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Art Gallery Fabrics have a great tutorial for making mini Halloween pillows. Click here to read more.

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Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts shared her Super Star Coaster that she made as part of the Fussy Cutters Club Book Tour and it’s stellar. Click here to read more.

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I love this version of Quarter Inch of Quirks Jolly Roger made by @loveyousew_. Click here to buy the pattern.

I love to share the cool things that I find during my week of surfing the internet window-shopping and splurging. Here’s my top 4 from this week:
A. I’m loving: I don’t think I will ever get enough of good unicorn prints. Click here to purchase this on Etsy for AUD$3.22+.
 B. I’m obsessing: It’s no secret that I love Cotton + Steel, but this line (Lil Monsters) has one of my ALL TIME favourite pink prints and this bundle is perfect for those halloween projects we all want to make. Click here to purchase this on Etsy for AUD$61.95
C. I’m drooling: Love a good print for fussy cutting and this one is just too yummy to pass up. Click here to purchase from me for AUD$4.92+
D. I’m dying: There aren’t adequate words to describe how awesome this quilt is, and now you can buy all you need to make your own version. Click here to purchase this on Etsy for AUD$91.22
This week I’m sharing a bonus for the “Have You Seen” because I just love this pattern so much. Quarter Inch of Quirk (Kristy and I’s pattern label) has released a new mini quilt pattern and it’s pretty impressive (modest much?).
These versions of the Shine Bright Mini Quilt were made by (L-R, top to bottom): @zsofia, @mrsfirebaugh, @tiffyfischy, @turtlequiltjo,@upstairshobbyroom and @brightlittlefish.
You can purchase the pattern by clicking here. Be sure to also check out our other mini quilts and our block of the month, they’re all pretty neat.
Have you got an event, a charity drive, a pattern release, a class schedule or something else that you think my community would be interested in hearing about? Why not drop me a line and let me know – I’d love to share it with my readers. Click here to email me.
  • Wendy (of the Next Stitch) and Sharon (of Colour Girl Quilts) are kicking of the Great Pixie Quilt-along in October. You can find out all the details by clicking here.
  • Anita of Daydreams of Quilts has released her first eBook, “A Year of Pixel Heart Quilts”. There are 10 patterns for Pixel Heart Quilts encompassing many holidays and seasons throughout the year. Click here to purchase.

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