Category — Fabric
Between snowball fights, taking the kids ice skating, preschool holiday programs and baking cookies, I managed to finish something this week! (I know, pretty amazing). A couple of weeks ago I shared this photo…
I decided to make four blocks from a pattern in Elizabeth Dackson’s Becoming a Confident Quilter book and turn them into a mini quilt. Not too mini, as the blocks are 17″ squares. I paired the Oakshott Cottons with some linen. Because I wanted to keep things interesting, I made one block with the Essex Linen black background.
I really love these colors. They remind me of the Amish community. For the backing I used strips of additional Oakshotts and Essex linen. I quilted this with straight lines, that radiate in a “V” shape on each side. It was my first time quilting this pattern, so I am trying not to be overly critical of myself. I did get better as I went.
I also wanted the binding to blend with the front, so I matched the binding color to the background color in each block.
It was great working with Oakshotts again. I know they are a bit pricey but they are definitely something special. Elizabeth’s pattern was also wonderful. Perfect for beginners on up and I love the modern-traditional look of the design.
Update! You can find Oakshott cottons in the US at Contemporary Cloth.
December 18, 2013 25 Comments
Happy December everyone! I’m back with the 12th Great Big Giveaway Day of the year. (A week later than usual due to the late Thanksgiving and my crazy holiday schedule.) This month we have 7 great prizes from my sponsors for 7 lucky readers!
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 it 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 $25 Gift card to buy anything you want from the 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.
6. Fort Worth Fabric Studio is giving away a 12 piece Fat Quarter Bundle (full collection) of Mediterranean Dream by Quilting Treasures.
To enter to win one of these prizes, just leave one comment. I’ll pick one winner per shop on Thursday evening, December 12th. Good luck everyone!
+++ Closing Comments to Pick the Winners! +++
Below are the lucky winners! Thank you so much for visiting and thank you also to my generous sponsors.
627 : Michele T – Southern Fabric $25 Gift Certificate
326 : Patty – Fresh Modern Fabric Botanics Crosshatch FQ Set
266 : Jude – Fat Quarter Shop True Colors by Heather Bailey Bundle
411 : Rita Montgomery – Custom Labels 4U (Choice of labels, see post above)
414 : Shaleen Edmundson – Connecting Threads Primitive Pennies FQ Bundle
116 : Cindy R. – Fort Worth Fabric Studio Mediterranean Dream FQ Bundle
37 : Jeannie – Cuts of Cotton Modern Solids FQ Bundle
December 9, 2013 727 Comments
I’m home from a Thanksgiving trip to Ohio, trying to get back into the swing of things. (Always a struggle with kids I think!) While I was in Cincinnati, I made my usual stop in at Sewn Studio. I just love that shop. This is owner Julie – she is just great. The picture above is part of their ribbon collection. It’s so beautiful.
Today I spent the morning cleaning my disaster of a sewing room. I have a hard time working in a mess and it had gotten way out of control. Now that I have a tidy space, I’ve cut into my Oakshott Cottons.
I choose a pattern from Elizabeth Dackson’s Becoming a Confident Quilter and paired the Oakshotts with some Essex Linen.
I think I’m going to make about four of these blocks and turn them into a mini quilt. The blocks are larger (17-1/2″ unfinished). I love the classic look!
December 4, 2013 13 Comments
Happy Saturday everyone! In honor of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, my sponsors have some great deals for you. Happy shopping everyone!
Stash Fabrics – 20% off all bundles in the shop including “Create Your Own” bundles (must use these listings for sale price)! Doorbuster listings will be featured in the top of the shop throughout Monday 12/2 in limited quantities! They just got in Botanics by the very talented Carolyn Friedlander! Free shipping over $50 in the US still applies!
Christa Quilts – Everything at ChristaQuilts.com is on sale! All fabrics, notions, patterns and kits are reduced 20%-50% off the original prices. Christa is clearing out her entire website inventory so she can focus more on designing, writing, and quilting. No coupon necessary and free US shipping still applies.
Fat Quarter Shop – 25% off SITEWIDE for 2 days only! No code necessary! Sale ends Saturday November 30, 2013 at midnight CST. Not combinable with any other offer and is not applicable to clubs, programs or the purchase of gift certificates.
LiMa Sews – LiMa Sews is celebrating the Holiday Season and the launch of its new website with a sale! Starting Thanksgiving Day through Monday 12/2, save 20% off your order in the store with the code THANKSGIVING2013. To qualify for the shipping discount, your total order must be $75 or more after all discounts; the discount will be issued as a refund once your order is processed. For longarm quilting orders, just mention you saw this ad, and we will take 20% off all quilting services submitted by 12/15 (excludes batting and shipping). Happy Holidays!
Canton Village Quilt Works – Canton Village Quilt Works has an ENTIRE weekend sale!! All Pre-Cuts and Renaissance Ribbons will be 20% off using the code 20thank at checkout. The Kaffe Fassett Collective and Batiks will be marked down to $8.95 per yard and Kona Cotton Solids will be marked down to $5.90 per yard.
Moona Fabrics – Over 300 designer fabrics ON SALE at MOONA! Making room for new arrivals so take advantage of this super sale of Free Spirit, Art Gallery, and other high quality cottons. More items will be added throughout the month, so keep checking back.
I Don’t Do Dishes – The entire shop is on sale 10% off this Black Friday through Cyber Monday at midnight! Every order placed will enter your name into a drawing to win a $50 shopping spree at I Don’t Do Dishes! Orders of $50 or more will automatically receive a $10 gift certificate to be used any time in the month of December. Cyber Monday will also include some fun giveaways on facebook and instagram, so make sure you’re following I Don’t Do Dishes over there!
Connecting Threads – Special secret promotion on Cyber Monday so check their shop Monday for details!
Cuts of Cotton – Friday thru Monday: 20% OFF Dotten Ovals, Sun Print Feathers, Sun Print Party Streamer, Minimalista and Kona Solids!! Use discount code thanks at checkout. Plus – be sure to checkout all the markdowns in the sale section!
Lark Cottons – 25% off all fabric with discount code logcabin13 through Wed 12 /4 – with an additional 15% off select collections – see the website for full details! (Coupon code is case sensitve and must be entered on shopping cart page.)
November 30, 2013 2 Comments