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 (;


Monday, November 24, 2014

Jolly Bar Weekend


It's true, I sewed all weekend. 
I am so happy :))
I rarely have the chance to sit and sew an entire weekend!
When I saw the fat quarter shop had a new pre-cut fabric, 
I had to get my hands on one.
It's called the
A 5" x 10" bar of sweet fabric goodness.
I don't know about you but the name "jolly bar"
 made me think of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie.
I half expected to find a golden ticket inside...
anyway,


I am a big fan of decorating through the year.
I know, I know, Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming....
but the fabric Red, White and Free by Sandy Gervais was available and I thought, 
"cool, I can make a 4th of July Patriot wall-hanging out of it".


So I set out to use the most of my Jolly Bar.
I modified the rectangles slightly by cutting a 1/2" here or there.


I used the left overs for a pieced back.




The 'center' of the back is Minnick and Simpson's Lexington Stars.


I sewed the top on Saturday, pieced the batting and the backing, and quilted it on Sunday.
Unfortunately, I didn't buy binding yet nor do I have a suitable print at this house.


At any rate, I love how it turned out.
 I have already packed it in my suitcase bound for home where it will be proudly displayed on my dining room table.
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There are other fabric lines featured in a Jolly Bar as well 
and each have a free quick quilt pattern sent with them.
Check the Fat Quarter Shop for more info.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Quick Note from me...


Can you believe I am posting? 
Me either BUT I have to share about 
my etsy site sale this weekend.
20% off 
most items as a Pre-Thanksgiving..thank you.


I have been continuing to organize my sewing space 
and although there is A LOT more left...
it's looking pretty sweet.
I have even been sewing, 
more on that on Monday....