Category — Pattern
I first met Marcia several years ago at International Quilt Festival. She is so genuine and kind and obviously talented. Each year since, my mom and I go to her booth and visit when we are at the show. I’m thrilled to now be working on a quilt for her for Fall Quilt Market. Here’s a start…with the reds.
I’m thinking of developing a quilt along with this pattern sometime early Fall. Any interest?
Things will be a bit quiet around here next week while I enjoy the last official week of Summer Vacation with my family. School starts in just over a week ~ 1st Grade, here we come!
August 9, 2013 67 Comments
Welcome to the August edition of the Great Big Giveaway Day! This is the time of the month where many of my sponsors offer fun prizes for many of you to win. This month we have five great prizes for five lucky winners!
Just a reminder, please check your email (including SPAM folders) or back to this post after I choose the winners. We’ve had a couple people not reply to the winner email message the last 2 months and the shops and I want to make sure everyone gets connected with their prizes!
1. Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a Honeycomb of 30’s Playtime by Chloe’s Closet for Moda Fabrics. How cute are these precuts?
3. Sew Sweetness Patterns is giving away her collection of patterns to 1 lucky winner! Imagine the bags you could make everyone for the holiday season!
5. LiMa Sews is offering a fat quarter bundle of Birch’s Elk Grove collection. This collection includes seven prints in Birch’s signature colors and is 100% organic cotton. I am a HUGE fan of Birch Fabrics!
To enter to win one of these prizes, just leave one comment. I’ll pick one winner per shop on Thursday evening, August 8th. Good luck everyone!
++ Closing Comments to Pick the Winners! ++
Random.org has selected our winners! Congratulations! I’ll be contacting each of you for your addresses. Thanks everyone!
30 – Emma : Honeycomb of 30’s Playtime by Chloe’s Closet for Moda Fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop.
218 – Janice : Fat quarter bundle of the Lime colorway way of Poppy Modern from The Intrepid Thread.
222 – Stacey Smith : Sew Sweetness Patterns pattern collection.
219 – Joy james : Fat quarter bundle of greens, greys and yellows from Cuts of Cotton.
380 – Carrie : Fat quarter bundle of Birch’s Elk Grove collection from LiMa Sews.
August 5, 2013 798 Comments
Welcome everyone to my stop on the NYC MOD Quilt Guild Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge! The NYC MOD Quilt Guild has partnered with EZ Quilting/Simplicity, Interweave and Juki to challenge you to show everyone your creative spin on this classic pattern.
The Double Wedding Ring Quilt is a pattern that is probably on many quilter’s bucket lists. It wasn’t really a block I ever thought I would make, but when Victoria Findlay Wolfe asked if I was interested in giving it a try and joining the blog tour, I couldn’t resist saying yes.
I decided to dig into my Anna Maria Horner fabric stash and pair the prints with ivory and blacks for the background and cornerstones. I’m using EZ Quilts Double Wedding Ring Templates that can be found at Simplicity or your local quilt shop. I’m pairing the templates up with this tutorial.
Initially I was going to do a single ring mini quilt, but cutting these pieces out was sort of addicting, so now I’m not sure what size I will end up making. Time to practice my sewing of curves!
To play along, simply make a Double Wedding Ring quilt that falls into one of the following categories:
SMALL: ONE RING! Easy! size: under 20″ or smaller… This is a great way to play and learn your curves, and try your own version of making this fun design!
TRADITIONAL: 4 rings or larger… Make the traditional double wedding pattern by using the template and your choice of fabrics…not straying to far from the traditional style. Four rings or larger for this category… must have three layers and bound.
MODERN: 4 rings or larger… ANYTHING GOES! How can you interpret the double wedding ring, put a MODERN spin on a traditional design? Piece it, applique, fuse, whole cloth? Possibilities are ENDLESS!!! No rules other then, it must have three layers and bound.
Then visit the challenge page to upload your finished quilt image. The deadline is December 1, 2013. There are tons of sponsors and great prizes for the winning quilts.
If you’d like a chance to win the templates I’m using for this quilt, just leave one comment in this post. I’ll pick a winner on Sunday night.
And be sure to continue visiting along with the blog hop, there’s bound to be some great inspiration!
Amy Ellis – http://amyscreativeside.com
Faith Jones – Me!
Jenny Cameron – http://Fiberlosophy.blogspot.com
Jane Davidson – http://quiltjane.blogspot.com
Good luck and happy sewing everyone!
++ Closing comments to pick a winner! ++
The lucky winner is #115, Kathi! Congratulations and I will email you for your address.
I loved reading that so many of you will be joining in the fun! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.
July 10, 2013 215 Comments
Next week is the four (4!) year anniversary of my blog. Pretty hard to believe! I thought I’d hold a pattern sale to celebrate.
Just enter the code 4YEARS at checkout. The sale will be today through next Tuesday, July 2nd, at 11:59pm Central Time.
I also finally went through my fabric scraps after 2 years of collecting since my last scrap fabric destash. I am
selling scrap bags Sold Out, sorted by Warm colors, Cool colors and Solids. You can find those in my shop too!
Thanks for all your support over the last 4 years everyone, it’s quite wonderful!
June 26, 2013 15 Comments