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...

(;


p.s.
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 Quarters..review


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 grew....by 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!
Karen,
I have emailed you for your information.



Thursday, November 27, 2014

Black Friday Sale Event!!


Please check out my 
Black Friday sale at my etsy shop !
50% off all clearance items
35% off all regular priced items 
No coupon needed.
Sale ends at midnight eastern standard time 11/28/14

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Urban Amish Review


Oh my gosh, where do I begin?
I may be a terrible book reviewer.
What do you say about it? 
The instructions are spot on....??
They are. 99.9% of That Patchwork Place books are spot on

This book is chock full of cool patterns.
Urban Amish, that is, by Myra Harder.

Have you seen it?
I will be honest, I wasn't too keen on the cover quilt.


In fact, I wasn't even going to consider this book based on the cover.
I know, horrible, right?
Well have you ever that? judge a book by it's cover?
I'm so glad that I opened it.
Look at the quilt ideas!
My to do list just grew by 5 quilts.

I can't say which one I like best...
they are all tempting in their own ways like this
shabby vintage feel nine patch quilt.


 It's true, I don't know the names of these quilts, 
I haven't gotten past the pretty colors and awesome designs.
So yeah, I'm not that great at reviewing books.
Lucky for you, I have a whole lot of books that I have been meaning to talk about.
You've been warned (;