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Welcome Pink Castle Fabrics and Coupons

Today I’m happy to introduce you to another new blog sponsor, Pink Castle Fabrics. Pink Castle is an online fabric shop owned by Brenda Ratliff of Michigan. I first met Brenda last April at the International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio.

That’s her on the left, fun, right? :) I’ve seen pictures of Brenda’s fabric…let’s just say, she has a lot. I recently ordered some of October Afternoon’s new line, Seaside, from her shop and have been working on incorporating the fabrics into a cute patchwork pillow. (More later!)

Happy mail day! Seaside ... Purchased from Pink Castle Fabrics

She just got in the newest line from Heather Ross, Nursery Versery. LOVE the country mouse prints especially. This fabric is a light weight cotton/linen blend.

Many people have been filling their stashes with her Stash Stack Club. Each month you receive a stack of fabrics from one color, picked by Brenda and color expert Jeni of In Color Order.

Pink Castle Fabrics

If you have a bit of trouble selecting a good combination of fabrics for your projects, Brenda also has custom fabric bundles.

And I definitely must mention the amazing sale section! I’m talking Flea Market Fancy, Summersville, Heather Ross prints, good current stuff!

Brenda is offering some additional discounts to her “Sale” section as well, with the below coupon codes, good through August 5th:

15% off $50 or more – SALE50
20% off 100 or more – SALE100
25% off 150 or more – SALE150
30% off 200 or more – SALE200

You can also find patterns, color cards, floss and thread.

Brenda is very active on social media – you can keep up with her on her blog, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as justabitfrayed. She uses these venues to announce sales, so I highly recommend following her!

Welcome Pink Castle Fabrics and thank you so much for supporting my sponsors!

August 3, 2012   6 Comments

Beauty is You by Cori Dantini

Beauty is You by Cori Dantini

Thank you so much for all your wonderful words about my Cutting Edge quilt! I was really surprised to see so many comments here and on Flickr, you guys really made my day. :)

Beauty is You by Cori Dantini

I didn’t do any sewing over the weekend. We drove to Cincinnati for a trip to see our family and then did a bit of Father’s Day relaxing once we got home. I feel like I could sleep another 10 hours this morning, but I guess 3 and 5 year olds don’t feel that way and were up early – on with the coffee!

Beauty is You by Cori Dantini

I was happy to come home to some new fabric, Beauty is You by artist Cori Dantini. I snapped some pictures without ironing it, but I’m sure you can see how beautiful this fabric is.

Beauty is You by Cori Dantini

The fabric line has two different fabric panels – one with three large pictures and one with several smaller pictures. I love these and plan to make them the centers of my blocks.

Beauty is You by Cori Dantini

I think this fabric is just starting to pop up for sale. I bought mine in a bit of an impulse when I saw it in the Hawthorne Threads newsletter.

Beauty is You by Cori Dantini

You can also find it at Lark Cottons and on Etsy. You can see more close up photos of the fabric in my Flickr photo stream.

Beauty is You by Cori Dantini

Off to do a bit of morning sewing before swim lessons. Happy Monday everyone!

June 18, 2012   17 Comments

Fly Away + ReMix : A Contemporary Cloth Sponsored Giveaway

You know the saying “Christmas in July”? Well around here, this month is probably going to be known as “Christmas in May”. I’m starting out this week with another wonderful fabric bundle giveaway, this one courtesy of Sondra at Contemporary Cloth.

The lucky winner will receive a half yard bundle of 9 fabrics from the Flyaway and ReMix fabric collections. I just love those birds!

During the giveaway, Contemporary Cloth is offering free U.S. Shipping + 50 % off of International Shipping on orders over $45. They will deduct the shipping when they process your order at shipment. You just need to make a note on your order that you came from my blog.

To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is leave a comment. I’d love to hear what you would make with this fabric. I will pick a winner Thursday evening, May 17th. Good luck everyone!

++ Closing comments to pick a winner ++

The winner is #149, Christina! Christina said: “So cute! I think it would make a darling little quilt!”

Congratulations Christina! I will be emailing you for your address.

Thanks for commenting everyone!

May 14, 2012   464 Comments

A Rhapsodia Quilt Top

Rhapsodia Quilt Top

After taking a breather from sewing the last few days, I decided to start on a new toddler quilt using Art Gallery’s latest line of fabrics, Rhapsodia. As usual, these fabrics feel so wonderful and the colors and designs are beautiful.

Rhapsodia Quilt Top

I have been really thinking about Denyse Schmidt’s Ice Pops pattern lately, which can be found in her book Denyse Schmidt Quilts: 30 Colorful Quilt and Patchwork Projects.

Although there are templates in the book, I decided to just wing it. I cut my pieces with very slight angles to give them a bit of a wonky look (but not too wonky).

Rhapsodia Quilt Top

I sashed my blocks in a dark putty color and I am super disappointed that I don’t know what the fabric is! I think it might be a Moda Bella Solid because it doesn’t match any of the Kona, FreeSpirit or RJR solids on my color cards. I actually just ordered a Moda Bella Solids Color Card from Fat Quarter Shop so hopefully I will find a match soon. The lighter putty color is FreeSpirit Designer Solid Sand Dune. Love it.

I’m going to do some straight line quilting on this one, maybe start this weekend. Can’t wait to share the finished quilt!

May 11, 2012   23 Comments