Hello everyone! Today I have a lovely giveaway for you from Moona Fabrics (Etsy shop as well)! This is a Fat Quarter Set of fabrics from Riley Blake’s Flutter collection by The Quilted Fish. I just love those reds!
Moona Fabrics is also offering a coupon code to all of you. 15% off all purchases in their shop (web and Etsy) with coupon code CHRISTMASQUILT – expires December 15th.
To enter for a chance to win the giveaway, simply leave a comment. I’ll pick a winner Monday evening (12/10). Good luck everyone!
++ Closing comments to pick a winner! ++
The lucky winner is #47, Mariah! Mariah said “Simply Lovely!” I think that about sums it up.
Congratulations Mariah, I will be contacting you for your address. Thank you for commenting everyone!
December 7, 2012 414 Comments
I love making pillows. Sometimes when I get new fabric in the mail I just start itching to cut into it immediately, but I don’t really need anymore giant projects in the works. That’s how I felt when a few of the prints from October Afternoon’s Seaside collection arrived last week.
I combined these 4 prints with other 12 other fabrics in my stash. Inspired by the colors in the collection, I added in more yellow, green, turquoise, red and navy. I feel like my stash doesn’t have a lot of “vintagey” prints, but some of the Denyse Schmidt for JoAnns prints really worked as well as some American Jane Punctuation prints I have been saving.
From each fabric, I cut 4 squares 2.5″ x 2.5″, resulting in 64 squares. The pillow is 8 squares across by 8 squares down, with a finished size of 16″ x 16″.
I decided to do something a bit out of the ordinary for my quilting. I used my walking foot, but selected one of the decorative stitches from my sewing machine.
I just love the vintage patchwork look of this pillow. The back is a Riley Blake fabric called Go Fly a Kite. I’ve had it for a little while, waiting on the right project. The binding is the top fabric from the Seaside fabric stack.
Things will probably be a bit quiet the rest of the week on my blog as I enjoy some peaceful time with my family. Have a great week everyone!
August 8, 2012 25 Comments
I first fell in love with Dresdens when I saw the beautiful quilt on the cover of Material Obsession. (Remember, I’ve only been quilting a few years.) A year ago I bought an EZ Dresden ruler and made my first Dresden mini quilt – it was surprisingly easy!
This month the Salt Lake City Modern Quilt Guild is celebrating Darlene Zimmerman’s twentieth anniversary of developing EZ Quilting Rulers – including that EZ Dresden ruler I had so much success using – with the EZ Dresden Challenge. Go check out their page to see the details and prizes – LOTS of prizes. Seriously GOOD stuff, like a sewing machine!
The first stage of the celebration is a blog hop that will hopefully start to get you thinking about different dresden designs and ideas. I decided to focus on dots, inspired by that cover quilt from Material Obsession. Each quadrant of my dresden mini quilt is a different dot though. Also, each quadrant is composed of different shades of a solid.
A dot from Tanya Whelan’s Delilah fabric line…
A dot from Sarah Jane Studio’s Children at Play fabric line…
And a dot from Riley Blake’s October Afternoon Fly a Kite fabric line…
To help you get started, I’m going to give away TWO EZ Dresden Rulers to two of you. Just leave a comment and I will pick a winner Thursday, June 14th in the evening.
And don’t forget to continue following the blog hop and start thinking of ideas for your entry.
June 1 – The Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild
June 2 – Lee
June 3 – Kati
June 4 – Victoria and Tanya
June 5 – Val and Leigh
June 6 – Amy and Elisa
June 7 – Katie and Emily
June 8 – Melissa and Brooke
June 9 – Nicole and Amy
June 10 – Elizabeth and Colleen
June 11 – Me! and Deonn
June 12 – Angela and Barbie
June 13 – Amy
June 14 – Jessica
June 15 – Salt Lake MQG: Wrap-up
++ Update – closing comments to pick the winners of the rulers! ++
The winners are #50 and #143.
Diane W said “A Dresden ruler is next on my list of must-have rulers. Thanks for the giveaway.”
Lou Ann said “I would love to win. I made my first quilt just last month. All squares. Time to try another pattern and shape.”
Congratulations! I will email you both for your addresses. Thanks for commenting everyone!
June 11, 2012 240 Comments
Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m excited to start out this week with an awesome giveaway sponsored by Amanda and Weston of Westwood Acres. Check out these beauties…
Ok, wipe the drool off your keyboard now. One lucky winner will win the entire fat quarter set. You can enter this giveaway a couple times.
1. Leave a comment, any comment ~ that one is easy!
2. “Like” Amanda’s Facebook page here and leave another comment that you did
I will pick a winner Friday morning, May 11th. Good luck everyone!
++ Closing Comments to Select a Winner ++
The winner is #400, Paige of Paper Starfish! I accidentally closed the Random.org window before getting my screenshot, but that’s how the number was picked.
Paige said “I really need to buy some of these! I guess I’ll try to win some first!” Well it’s your lucky day Paige! I will email you for your address. Thanks for commenting everyone!
May 8, 2012 729 Comments