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!

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!

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!

An Art Gallery Modernology Giveaway ~ Sponsored by Canton Village Quilt Works

Happy Monday everyone! Did you have a great weekend? We spent the evening eating chili and watching the Superbowl. My kind of way to round out the weekend!

This morning I have something that might make your Monday morning a little sweeter. A giveaway of 10 fat quarters from Art Gallery’s Modernology line, sponsored by Jacqueline of Canton Village Quilt Works!

Jacqueline has been a quilter for 18 years, a long arm quilter for 12 years, in business for 12 years, owned her fabric shop for 2 years, is a designer for Quilt Magazine, and also a quilting podcaster. You can see her podcasts here or on iTunes. She also has a YouTube channel. She really knows her stuff!

In addition to the great giveaway, Jacqueline is offering 15% off your purchase at her shop during the duration of the giveaway. Use code fresh15 when checking out.

With this giveaway, you have four ways to enter:
{1} Leave a comment! I’d love to hear what you would do with the fabric if you win.
{2} Sign up for the Canton Village Quilt Works newsletter. Leave a comment that you did.
{3} “Like” Canton Village Quilt Works on Facebook. Leave a comment that you did.
{4} Become a follower on the Canton Village Quilt Works blog (down on the left side column). Leave a comment that you did.

This giveaway is open to international entries. I will pick a winner on Thursday (2/9) evening. Good luck everyone!

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The winner is #1018, Laura! Laura said “I would add more Art Gallery to my stash! I’m always in need of a new bag or some great additions to a quilt in the making!”

Congratulations Laura, I will be contacting you for your mailing address. Thanks for your comments everyone!