Saturday, March 14, 2015

Welcome Baby....

There are usually 4-5 new quilts books released each month.
I have been so far behind on blogging about them. 

This book is a bit special to me since my "Ice cream Swirl" quilt is in it!

I made this girl version and another boy version in pirate fabric.
I had every intention of starting another quilt....
It just hasn't happened,

So for now, 
I am just drooling over all the quilts in this book and
 several other new ones from Martingale.

 Bubbles  is definitely one I'd like to try.
And Sweet Cheeks too...

Right now I am still traveling out of town for work
 and it's really been taking it's toll. 
I've been filling my evenings cutting fabric for my etsy shop 
and truthfully that helps me not miss my family so much.
I really appreciate everyone that supports my shop. 
Right now I have 25% off regular prices until 3/17/15 midnight.
I hope that will keep me busy this coming week nights.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Easy 3 Hour Baby Quilt - a free pattern

This weekend I realized that my cousin 
will be having twin girls soon.
Of course I HAVE to make quilts for her.
I had an idea to take one of my Yuwa 30's stripe prints from my etsy shop 
and quilt following the printed fabric stripes.

I love how it turned out and it only took me 3 hours
 to cut, layer, pin baste, quilt AND machine bind.

When I trimmed my fabric I left 1/4 inch extra along the last stripe on each side.
The extra strips that I trimmed off went into my scrap bins for a future log cabin.

Now I need to make another girly quilt for the other twin.

Here are some fabric combinations from my etsy shop.
It occurred to me that kitting them up would be a fun idea...

The pattern is also available on craftsy for free Here.
I hope you enjoy it. 
Be sure to send me a picture if you happen to make an easy 3 hour quilt.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas.....and End of Year Sale

Merry Christmas!

End of Year sale on my etsy site.
35% almost every item
50% off clearance.....

I'm taking a work break at home for a bit..some would call it a staycation.... 
The kids are on break from school so it's even more of an incentive to stay home. 
I haven't sewn much yet...
but I plan to.
My husband and I went to IKEA again on the 23rd.
We loaded up the SUV completely with Besta.

It is on sale for Ikea members and
we knew this 2 weeks would be great for construction of our storage room. 
Originally the storage room was to be an office

but our old furniture just wasn't fitting. 
I mean it literally didn't fit the dimensions of the room.
That can be super frustrating. 
It was. 
We rearranged the stuff at least 5 times and finally gave up. 
We are giving it to my parents
We realized in all the rearranging that what we really wanted was storage.

My computer is in my sewing studio.
His computer never seems to leave the kitchen island....
so we nixed the office.
He has spent 2 days on assembly and making great progress.
Once that is complete, I get the task of putting everything away.
So once the kids find Santa's gifts, and we have breakfast...
it's back to organizing we go....
How will you spend your holidays?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Classic Vintage Bear Paw done "modern"

The fat quarter shop challenged a few bloggers to make
this classic vintage Bear Paw block
any way we'd like.

I decided to mix light value text prints and 
some country floral Japanese prints by Sunday 9am
I made 4 blocks so far and
I chose a few more Yuwa fabrics for more blocks...

Maybe use 'darker' text prints for backgrounds
 and light low volume florals for the 'paw'.
The block can be found here for free
and Kimberly has done a video to explain 
the construction of the block.....

The pattern set can be purchased here;
Check it out...


25% off most items in my etsy shop until 12/18/14
42% off clearance

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Free Motion Quilting for Beginners - A review

I've been asked to review 
Free Motion Quilting for Beginners 

This is quite a good book for building your quilting skills.
I was impressed that there were project instead just quilts.
I find myself forgetting how many small quilted projects I make in a year.

I suggest you check this out. It's a gem for sure.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Cyber Monday Sale

Yep I decided to do a Cyber Monday sale!

40% off Clearance
Including Moda Figures precuts, Irome by Kokka,

Olivia by Penny Rose Fabrics, even Sewing Studios 

35% off All Moda precuts books and patterns!

25% off Everything else

Pick up the latest low value / low volume fabrics, 
1930's and Yuwa Japanese prints from 
Suzuko Koseki and Atsuko Matsuyama for 25% off!


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Take 5 Fat

Take 5 Fat Quarters is another awesome book from my friend Kathy Brown
THE Teacher's Pet.
If you haven't heard about Take 5 before,
it is as simple as picking 5 coordinating fat quarters and a background
and voila....
a quilt.

Super easy and stunning quilts.
Again, my to-do list just 3 quilts at least.

Check out Take 5 Quilts on Shop Martingale for a complete look
at all the quilts in the book.
Great value in this book.

Jolly Bar Winner

Karen of Badlands Quilts is the winner of a Jolly Bar from the Fat Quarter Shop!
I have emailed you for your information.