Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fat Quarter Bundle Giveaway!

We may as well start the week off right with a great giveaway! 
We're giving away this beautiful fat quarter bundle from the Fynn Collection by P&B Textiles. 
We'll also include the free pattern, which you can see here.

There are 12 fat quarters in the bundle, that makes this a great giveaway!  We'll keep it simple this time around, just leave me a comment telling me you want to win and you'll be entered for your chance to win.  I'll do the drawing Tuesday August 7th using random.org. 
August......I can't believe it~  Good luck!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Mini Charm Winners!

Congratulations to Kim from the UK and Haley from the United States!  Kim liked the super cutesy Joy, while
Haley preferred the more traditional Christmas Spirit.  Thanks for all of the comments!

Vacation was great, very relaxing and we got to see this little guy in the mountains.....
and he was crying for his mom~ 
 Cutest thing I've ever seen!

We've got lots of new quilts hanging in the store, more pics to come soon!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Mini Charm Giveaway!

Are you a traditional Christmas person or a cutesy Christmas person?  I'm absolutely cutesy~  Take a look at the two different mini charms below and leave a comment telling me which you like!

Joy by Kate Spain - too cute!

Christmas Spirit by Holly Taylor - woodsy and delightful!

I'll be on vacation next week and swore that I wouldn't take my laptop, soooo....while I'm away, leave those comments!  I'll draw the winners on July 30th using random.org.  One of you will win 2 of the Joy minis and the other will win 2 of the Christmas Spirit minis.  Good luck and enjoy your weekend!
Oh, and P.S., Christmas is closer than you think, better embrace it and get started on those projects!

Poinsettia - Pretty Quilt, Free Pattern!

We're borrowing a fabulous quilt from Clothworks right now called Poinsettia.  It features fabric from the Poinesttia Collection by Sup Zipkin for Clothworks.  The colors are rich, prints are clear and the pattern is great!  The flower petals are 3D and the centers are yo-yos.  If you're looking for something a little different to spice up your holiday decor without getting too crazy, you might want to check this one out!

It measures 63" x 63", a nice size for a wall hanging.  The pattern is available here, so you can get started now!

A few shelves of our Christmas fabric, a small sampling really :o)
(And you can see where the Poinsettia Quilt found it's home)
I love it all lined up and pretty, it makes me want to make something!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Blue Underground Studios Pattern Winner!

Congratulations to Julie, she won the drawing and will receive her favorite pattern which is the Plaza. 
 Thanks everyone for the comments, I'll post the next giveaway soon.  I'm addicted!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Night Shade!

Looking for something a little different this Halloween?  Night Shade by Tula Pink is going to be just the thing!  Purple, Green, and Teal....Halloween colors?  Umm...yes!!  These girls are elegant,  eeire and fantastic all at the same time!

Go out and grab some black frames, (doesn't have to be anything fancy, I found these at Target) and frame your girls.  It only takes a second and your Halloween party will have something that no one else's has :o)  You could even add a little glitter to make them really sparkle!

Can't you see them lined up on the mantel?

Take that Martha Stewart!  I love her elegant Halloween ideas and this falls right in with that~  In fact, I hope Martha discovers Tula, I'd love to see what she would come up with. 

Tula is always going to give us something unique and fun, she's got that crazy, funky style that I love~  The full collection of Night Shade is available here.  I don't think these girls are going to be around long, so don't delay~ 

Do a rain dance for us here in Ohio, we desperately need it and have a sewing weekend!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Blue Underground Studios Trunk Show and Pattern Giveaway!

You don't even have to leave your house to enjoy this little trunk show from Blue Underground Studios, but you might want to see them in person, the quilts are fantastic!  We have had several of their quilts in our shop over the years, but hadn't had any for a while.  We met Janine at Quilt Market and my memory was refreshed.  We love these girls!  Modern, easy quilts that are super versatile!

The Plaza is perfect in gray and tan batiks, a very masculine look. It's kind of hard to come up with a good man quilt, so if you've been looking, look no more!

The Plaza is 75" x 88" and takes fourteen 1/2 yard prints or for more variety, 30 fat quarters.

Green Glass Door is my personal favorite and I've never been a huge fan of green.  The solid frames around the glass doors are very effective.  This is a great favorite color quilt and a good one to use up your stash.

Green Glass Door is 78" x 87", takes 20 fat quarters for the doors and a total of 3-1/4 yards of various solid greens for the frames.

Juxtaposition is another batik quilt that uses bold colors to bring it to life!  The straight line quilting is fantastic and I think this would also be a great two tone or solid quilt.

Juxtaposition is 60" x 65" and takes just 18 fat quarters! Another great stash quilt~

Check them out all stacked up looking gorgeous~

You can order the patterns here or be the lucky winner of your favorite pattern!  Just comment on which of these patterns you love the most and you'll be entered for a chance to win.  I'll do the drawing on Monday July 16th using random.org. 
Sooooo.......which one is your fave?

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Bare Necessities Bags

So I was totally inspired by Dear Stella's awesome new fabric and found the perfect pattern!  The Bare Necessities Bag.  Mother/Daughter was perfect since the bag comes in two sizes. 
On the left is the mother, she's 9" x 9" x 3".   On the right is the daughter, she's 8" x 8" x 1-1/2".  I made them with the cross body strap, but you can shorten it up for a shoulder strap.  The instructions were simple and after you get the first one out of the way, you can really crank these out!  They are a great size and don't require much fabric, so you could make one to match any outfit in your closet and just hang it with it.  (That way you wouldn't lose it like I would :o)

Hanging togehter so you can see the size difference~

Made with Dear Stella's new collection Town & Country.  London themed prints are hot with the olympics coming up  and you really need to have the double decker buses anyway,
 they are just too great~

 Here they are using more cute fabric, perfect to take with you to the beach!

Again, size reference~

Made using It's a Shore Thing by Jack & Lulu for Dear Stella.  Trendy beach prints for all you cute mother and daughter duos out there.

TIP:  The pattern gives you the option of quilting, absolutely do it, it adds so much to the look of your bag.  An easy way to do this is to lay your ruler on the bag and measure over 1 inch from your center strip, making sure to keep it straight.  Tear off a strip of masking tape and line in up right next to the ruler.  Then just sew right along next to the tape.  You didn't have to mark anything, your lines are perfect and you can reuse the tape each time.  1" was perfect for the little bag, 1-1/4" for the larger bag.  Quilting scares me and this was a breeze, so no worries, you can do it!

Take the time to match your thread every step of the way where needed, you won't regret it.

Have fun picking your fabric and make a few, it's just an afternoon project~

Monday, July 2, 2012

Charm Pack Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations to Sandi and Regina the winners of last week's giveaway! 

I promised our first tutorial last week, but the weather just didn't allow it~  We were without power Friday, Saturday and most of Sunday.  I'll be busy working on it this week and much more!  Thanks for hanging in there!