Modern Quilts, Home Decor, and Handcrafted Clothing

Modernology : A Moona Fabrics Sponsored Giveaway

It is now December and we are in full Christmas mode at my house. Is everyone working on gifts for the holidays? If you are looking for the just the right fabric for your next project (or handmade gift), you are in luck today. Moona Fabrics has generously offered to give away this beautiful Fat Quarter bundle.

The fabric is the Vogue Blue palette from the Modernology collection by Art Gallery. They added in a few Pure Elements solids as well, aren’t they just beautiful? You know I can go on and on about how wonderful these Art Gallery fabrics feel!

In addition to the fabric giveaway, Moona Fabrics is also offering a 10% off coupon through Thursday, using coupon code FRESHLEMONS. So nice!

All you need to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment. I’d love to hear what everyone is working on this holiday season. I will pick a winner Thursday evening (December 8th). Good luck!

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Wow, most of you have a LOT going on right now! I’m impressed! (And kind of feeling like a slacker too!)

I’m closing the comments and will be right back with a winner.
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The winner is number 211, right smack in the middle. WandaFish said “I love the feel of Art Gallery fabrics and these look absolutely delicious – thanks for the giveaway! I’ve got a couple more Christmas stockings to make, dolls house curtains, little girl dresses and a baby blanket on the top of my ‘to do’ list I think I’m going to run out of time!”

Congratulations and good luck to everyone with finishing their holiday sewing!

December 5, 2011   431 Comments

Welcome Moona Fabrics!

I am very excited to welcome my newest sponsor to the blog, Moona Fabrics! Moona Fabrics is an online fabric shop run by Nicole and Sue, a mother & daughter-in-law team, and based in Seattle. They have two web storefronts – www.MoonaFabrics.com and an Etsy shop. They offer fabric, kits, patterns and notions.

I love the organization of their web shop. You can search by Designer, Manufacturer, Collection, Theme, New Arrivals…but I think my favorite is the “Search by Color” feature. This is so helpful when trying to create a unique fabric bundle.

I love looking at fabric in the shops of new sponsors. I see many of my favorites here…

Heirloom by Joel Dewberry – LOVE these designs!


Image from Moona Fabrics

You know I can’t resist Echino!

Images from Moona Fabrics

Children at Play – probably the most adorable fabric out right now.

Images from Moona Fabrics

Lots of great patterns too! I’ve made these and definitely recommend them.

Images from Moona Fabrics

You can keep in touch with Moona Fabrics on Facebook and on their blog. You can also sign up for their newsletter on their website in the bottom of the left hand column.

Thank you so much to Moona Fabrics for their sponsorship and also, thank you to my wonderful readers for supporting them!

August 31, 2011   6 Comments

Denyse Schmidt – Picnic and Fairgrounds

DS Flickr Favs!

1. kosews, 2. DS Prints, 3. DS fabric + AB pattern = JOY!, 4. DS Quilts, 5. Stars, 6. Denyse Schmidt in Orem, Utah, 7. kosews, 8. denyse schmidt at joann’s!, 9. Providence Handmade

The Flickr and Blog universe are positively in a frenzy over the discovery of a new line of fabric by Denyse Schmidt available at JoAnn Fabrics of all places. It was first found by Stephanie and posted on Flickr. Since then, photos and fabric have been popping up all across the country. A Flickr group has been created. FQ sets and handmade jelly rolls are already selling on Etsy. There is definitely excitement in the air from Denyse fans, as this line looks like a perfect combination of Flea Market Fancy and Katie Jump Rope.

With no formal announcement yet from Denyse or JoAnns, the fabric line is being referred to as “Picnic” and “Fairgrounds”, which has been found on the receipt of the purchases. There appear to be 21 prints.

If you haven’t found the fabric yet at your local store, do not despair. It is not in the Chicagoland area either, but there are trucks delivering today so I have my fingers crossed that it is on board. Until then, I can just stare at everyone else’s beautiful photos and dream.

I also contacted JoAnn Fabric and they told me the fabric will be available on their website mid-May! For readers in Australia, True Up says you can also expect to see the fabric in your Spotlight stores.

Update! After trips to a couple stores, I found the prints I wanted! If anyone is in the Chicagoland area, Fox Valley in Aurora has at least 18 of the prints. They were bringing them from the back, so it’s possible they have all 21.

Denyse Schmidt Picnic and Fairgrounds

Also, if you shop this week, Denyse’s McCall’s quilt pattern is on sale for $.99. McCall’s pattern number M6341.

April 13, 2011   16 Comments

Cincinnati Quilt Show – I’m Back! And a Giveaway!!

Marcia Derse Booth

Phew, I’m exhausted! I traveled to Cincinnati over the weekend for the International Quilt Festival. The location change from Chicago worked out great for me because my family lives in Cincinnati (which equals a free place to stay and lots of cousin time for my kids)! Cincinnati has a fun riverfront and my kids enjoyed spending time at Sawyer Point.

Enjoying Cincinnati

We started the weekend by visiting the Fabric Shack. Pretty much, you can’t go to Cincinnati without visiting that store. My sister (hi Rachel!) is just getting started quilting and I gifted her Elizabeth Hartman’s book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork. She is going to make a pattern in the book and purchased some great Laura Gunn fabric to get started.

While we were at the Fabric Shack, they were having a tent sale. Jackpot, right? My sister picked up some fabric on clearance and said “these are pretty colors…” and I about fell over. She was holding Tula Pink Neptune honey bun which is pretty hard to come by now! And there were two of them! She was very nice and let me have both (after I practically grabbed them out of her hand. LOL).

Saturday my mom, dad, sister and I went to the quilt show. Yep, my dad is a trooper and even went Thursday on preview night with my mom! There were lots of beautiful quilts on display, although no antique quilts like last year. That was a bit of a disappointment. But these were a few of the new quilts that caught my eye.

Cincinnati Quilt Show

Marcia Derse was personally at the show again, selling her beautiful fabrics! You may remember my post about seeing her last year and loving her designs and colors. She was super sweet this year and gave me a sampler of her fabrics to give away to a lucky reader! More on that below. :) She also had an awesome display of her fabrics in her booth, seen as the first photo on this post. Here are some photos of her booth – I’m on the left, Marcia is on the right. Try not to stare directly at my arms, they haven’t seen the sun in 7 months.

Marcia Derse

++ Update: For those in the Cincinnati area, my mom just visited a quilt shop in Loveland called The Quilter’s Studio and they have a ton of Marcia’s fabric! ++

There were lots and lots of fabric booths. I was scouring for out of print fabrics or fabrics I had only seen online and wanted to see in person. Including these amazing Kaffe Fassett stripes.

Kaffe Stripes

Here are my sister and I at the only booth I saw with a few Japanese imports – including some Heather Ross Far, Far Away I and II. And Echino. That was unexpected and exciting.

Japanese Imports

For those that like my bag, I purchased it on Etsy from Aunty Cookie – GREAT shop!

Overall – it was a successful weekend. Here is my loot! It includes a couple out of print Heather Ross prints (the dots and unicorn), the Neptune honey bun, a new piecing foot with a guide for my Bernina, some Park Slope fat quarters for $1, a couple bundles of Kaffe stripes, and more starbursts – because really, you just can’t have enough starbursts.

Loot for Me

Now for the giveaway – if you made it this far! One lucky reader is going to win everything you see below: a Neptune honey bun, a fat quarter of dots from Heather Ross’s Lightning Bugs and Other Mysteries collection, and the beautiful sampler of fabrics donated by designer Marcia Derse.

Loot for You

All you have to do is leave a comment! I will pick a winner Wednesday evening. Good luck everyone!

Comments are now closed. Picking a winner!

Wow – 285 entries. I think that is a new record over here! The winner, chosen by Random.org, is #21 – Julie.

Blog giveaway winner

Julie said “What great loot! I wish I could have been there! I love your bag too I love all things Tula Pink and joined the quilting game way too late to get my hands on Neptune, thanks for the opportunity to win these goodies!
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Congratulations Julie!

April 10, 2011   285 Comments