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Roughing It by Laurie Wisbrun

Roughing It by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman

I just love designer Laurie Wisbrun’s fabrics. I remember drooling over her Etsy shop a few years ago, and then being so excited when she announced she was going to be designing fabric for Robert Kaufman, starting with Tufted Tweets. When she asked me if I wanted to play around with her upcoming line Roughing It, I immediately jumped on the opportunity!

Roughing It by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman

This adorable line is all about the outdoors – trees, campers (LOVE!), woodpeckers, tents, and a great stash-building dot print. I’ve decided to work with the fabric in 2 sets.

Roughing It by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman

And have pulled some fabric from my stash. I can’t wait to cut into it!

Roughing It by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman

Roughing It will be available this December, but keep an eye out on my blog next month. I just may be giving away a Fat Quarter Set!

September 19, 2012   13 Comments

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