Category — Fabric
It’s been a pretty busy (shortened) week here. The kids were off school on Monday so we went to Michigan last weekend for a bit of winter fun. My daughter took a picture of my husband and I snowshoeing (that’s Lake Michigan behind us).
When we arrived home, I had a great package in the mailbox from Art Gallery fabric designer Frances Newcombe – a bundle of fabrics from her new Safari Moon line. I am taking part of a blog hop in a month or so, and have my quilt all planned out. I was so excited in fact, that I started cutting that night. I have the quilt top about halfway pieced now and I can’t wait to show it to you soon.
I also finished my aunt’s quilt top (pattern is the Stardust quilt from Vintage Quilt Revival). I decided I want to match the quilting thread to the individual fabrics, so I ordered a few small spools of Aurifil thread (#2132, #4182, #2835 and #1148) and will finish it up once those arrive.
And to round out my week, yesterday I spent the entire day cleaning my sewing room and the attached guest room – closet, storage cabinets and all. I was really feeling smothered by the mess and clutter and I’m starting to feel better about the state of affairs. It’s really hard for me to be creative when I’m surrounded by chaos. I still have more to do, but it’s loads better than it was before I started. More sewing on tap today, and my little girl is home from school with what I hope is just a nasty cold. For those that live in the US, stay warm this weekend!
January 24, 2014 9 Comments
Today I’m spending the day getting ready to head to Wisconsin for the Menu of Modern event. I’m so excited, we are really going to have a good time. Hopefully many of you are also staying for Jacquie’s class Sunday. I really can’t wait!
I have a few little notes to share with you today. I’ve been busy working on a wall hanging quilt for my aunt. I’ve paired Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics line with Lee’s Stardust pattern from Vintage Quilt Revival. I’m only doing 9 blocks for the wall hanging but I am seriously considering making a full sized one of these for myself.
I also wanted to mention that I am now offering one of my patterns in print (for the first time). If you’ve checked out my pattern shop, you’ve probably noticed my quilt patterns are digital PDF downloads. I really love that instant availability. But I know many people like printed patterns, so I wanted to branch out in that direction as well.
So far I only have one pattern printed – my Starfall pattern. But I do plan on printing up others as the year progresses, in order of their popularity. The patterns are full color booklets and ship (USA only right now) USPS First Class Mail.
If you are a shop owner and are interested in carrying this pattern in your store, please email me regarding wholesale orders.
And finally, I was excited to find out that Fat Quarter Shop has named Vintage Quilt Revival their Book of the Month. You can read more about it on their blog, but also it’s great because it means the book is 20% off in their shop all month long!
Have a great weekend everyone! I’ll be back next week with pictures from the weekend event!
January 10, 2014 15 Comments
In Monday’s giveaway post, I mentioned I have a new sponsor here on the blog. Today I am very pleased to introduce you to My Modern Quilt Shop. My Modern Quilt Shop is part of owner Lisa’s lifelong love of sewing and quilting. I asked Lisa to tell us a bit about how she got started with her shop.
Lisa: “A self-taught first generation quilter, I got my first sewing machine at age 12 and proceeded to make a quilt for my first project. Years later I discovered rotary cutting, quilting with friends, and longarm quilting. But it wasn’t until the internet started buzzing about modern quilting that I felt I found my niche. I love to see what others are making and hear from my customers. If there’s a line of fabric you’d like to see in the shop, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
My Modern Quilt Shop has a great special offer for all our readers here — coupon code 15lemons for 15% off your order thru January 31st. Thanks Lisa!
I love checking out new shops. My Modern Quilt Shop stocks a good number of what they call “modern basics” such as Lizzy House Pearl Bracelets (my favorite!), Dear Stella Confetti Dots, and Pure Organic Solids. They often carry the entire line so you can find your favorite colors easily.
They also carry a number of designer collections. Jeni Baker’s Nordika – yum!
Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics – I’m working with this right now, it’s awesome!
I hope you will join me in welcoming Lisa to the site and thank you so much for supporting my sponsors!
January 8, 2014 9 Comments
Last January, my sponsors and I started hosting monthly giveaway parties. They were so fun that I thought we should continue for 2014! To kick off the new year, this month I have 6 great prizes from my sponsors for 6 lucky winners.
Just a reminder, please check your email (including SPAM folders) or back to this post after I choose the winners. Also, be sure to check again once you’ve received the email from me, to make sure you don’t miss out any communication from the shop where you’ve won.
1. Southern Fabric is offering a a $30 Gift Card to buy anything you want from their shop!
The great thing about these fully woven name tapes is that you can actually design them and see them on the site before they are even purchased! Also some very cute little optional icons/designs to add if desired.
3. Contemporary Cloth is offering a $25 Gift Certificate to one lucky winner so you can get shopping!
To enter to win one of these prizes, just leave one comment. I’ll pick one winner per shop on Thursday evening, January 9th. Good luck everyone!
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Below are our lucky winners! I’ll email you each with details. Thank you so much for visiting, commenting and supporting my sponsors!
1. Southern Fabric – $30 Gift Certificate
#620 – Alexis
2. Custom Labels 4U – See post for prize details
#414 – Barb Price
3. Contemporary Cloth – $25 Gift Certificate
#22 – Barbara
4. Fort Worth Fabric Studio – 12 piece Fat Quarter & Panel bundle of Lakehouse’s Sweet Things
#349 – Cheryl K
5. Connecting Threads – Fat Quarter Sampler of ¡Fiesta!
#728 – Annette Z
6.My Modern Quilt Shop – Botanics line – Two charm packs + 1 full yard of your choice
#585 – barbara
January 6, 2014 784 Comments