30 Quilts for 30 Days Kona Blog Hop: My Eternity Ring Quilt

It's no secret that I adore working with solids, so when I found out that Kona was celebrating their 30th birthday, I wanted in on the fun! I love the crisp, graphic look at that solids bring to any project, and Kona has the largest selection of colors so I'm often sewing with Kona solids! Today is my stop on the Kona 30 blog hop, in which thirty fabulously talented designers are sharing the fantastic quilts that they've sewn up to honor Kona and their 303 amazing shades. The quilt I've created for Kona's big birthday is my Eternity Ring quilt and pattern!

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For my contribution, I created a new pattern which I'm calling Eternity Ring. I wanted to play around with the idea of a paper pieced wedding ring quilt, as curves and I have yet to really play nice with one another. My Eternity Ring quilt is sewn up in gorgeous, rich Kona solids in shades of emerald and fuchsia, with one singular block sewn together in grayscale. I love the contrast the one gray block brings to the whole quilt. I pulled some of my favorite shades of Kona, like Kona Pond (quite possibly my all-time-favorite Kona solid), Kona Cerise, Kona Iron, Kona White and Kona Black and threw in some newer favorites, Kona Kale, Kona Dark Violet, Kona Charcoal, and Kona Lemon for this beauty. The blocks alternate to create a faux double wedding ring look, which is created through four paper piecing templates, which come together to create the quarter-block units for completing the blocks.

Never paper pieced before? No worries! The pattern comes with detailed instructions, accompanied by photographs to help visual learners work through the pattern. You can also take advantage of a great deal on my new Craftsy class, Start Foundation Paper Piecing, which has boatloads of tips and tricks to make paper piecing a fun, addictive experience! This foundation paper-pieced quilt pattern is now available through my Pattern Shop as well as through Craftsy, yay!! The pattern also includes a complete cutting list and fabric yardage instructions for four different quilt sizes: baby, lap, twin, and queen.

And to celebrate the wonderful 30 Years of Kona Cotton Solids, I'm doing a little giveaway today - you can enter the Rafflecopter below to win a beautiful charm pack of the Kona Brights and a copy of my Eternity Ring pattern as well! You must enter to win by the end of the day today, November 30th, so hop to it!

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There's only a few more stops on the 30 Quilts for 30 Years blog hop, but there's plenty to catch up on if you haven't seen all the fabulous quilts! You can also see all 30 designs in Kaufman's 30 Quilts for 30 Years Lookbook. Check out the great collection of Kona quilts by all of these fabulous designers listed below!

Week 1:

Saturday, November 1st: 

Johanna Masko

Sunday, November 2nd: Alyssa of  

Aria Lane

Monday, November 3rd: Dorie of 

Tumblingblocks

Tuesday, November 4th: Megan of 

Canoe Ridge Creations

Wednesday, November 5th: Daniela of 

Cozy Quilt Designs

Thursday, November 6th: Faith of 

Fresh Lemons Quilts

Friday, November 7th: 

Anita Grossman Solomon

Saturday, November 8th: Debbie of 

Esch House Quilts

Week 2:

Sunday, November 9th: Alex of 

Teaginny

Monday, November 10th: 

Darlene Zimmerman

Tuesday, November 11th: 

Nichole Ramirez with Aurifil

Wednesday, November 12th: Rita Hodge of 

Red Pepper Quilts

Thursday, November 13th: Lee of 

Freshly Pieced

Friday, November 14th: Julie of 

Jaybird Quilts

Saturday, November 15th: Latifah of 

The Quilt Engineer

Week 3:

Sunday. November 16th: 

Elizabeth Hartman

Monday, November 17th: Erica of 

Kitchen Table Quilting

Tuesday, November 18th: Karrie of 

Freckled Whimsy

Wednesday, November 19th: 

Valori Wells

Thursday, November 20th: Marilyn of 

Quilt Moments

Friday, November 21st: 

Cortney Heimerl

Saturday, November 22nd: Shayla and Kristy of 

Sassafras Lane Designs

Week 4:

Sunday, November 23rd: Shea of 

Empty Bobbin Sewing

Monday, November 24th: 

Carrie Strine

Tuesday, November 25th: Rachel of 

Stitched in Color

Wednesday, November 26th: Liz of 

Lady Harvatine

Saturday, November 29th: 

Carolyn Friedlander

Week 5:

Sunday, November 30th: Elizabeth of 

Don’t Call Me Betsy

 - You are here :)

Monday, December 1st: Emily of 

Carolina Patchworks

Tuesday, December 2nd: 

Ken Kaufman

Wednesday, December 3rd: 

Grand Finale!

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Less is More Quilt, Sun Prints Style - and a giveaway!

If you haven't yet heard about Alison Glass's epic Sun Prints collection, chock full of stash must-haves in rainbow colors, prepare your wallet right now, because this is a must-have collection! Alison is a supremely talented fabric designer, whose first collection Lucky Penny featured the wonderful Bike Path print that I used in my Sew Positive quilt last year. Fast forward to this year, and Alison is in the process of releasing her Sun Prints collection, print by print, in multiple colors each month. So far, there's been the Feathers print, the Party Streamer, the amazing Text print, and there's still several more prints coming! Alison sent me a sampling of all of the prints to put together a quilt with, and it was so much fun working with this collection.

My stack of Sun Prints

I turned to my book, Becoming a Confident Quilter, for a pattern that would work well for an assortment of fabrics, and I chose to make my Less is More pattern. It's one of my favorites in the book, and it comes together very quickly. I sorted my fabrics by color, and then got to work, chopping them up.

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As I sewed, I had a good feeling about this quilt top. I had a feeling I was going to love it, and as I placed the blocks up on my design wall, I couldn't help but grin. The blocks were fantastic. The prints shined through the piecing really beautifully, and the rich, saturated colors popped from my background fabric, which is a new shade of Kona called Silver, which I am loving right now!

Sun Prints Less is More

And if you are salivating over these fabrics, then you need to make sure scroll to the bottom of this post to enter a giveaway to win a stack of 10 Sun Prints fat quarters and a copy of her new Color Plus pattern! One lucky winner will be drawn on Monday morning.

Giving away a lovely stack of 10 Sun Prints fat quarters on the blog today!! Giving away this lovely new Alison Glass pattern on my blog today!

And that's not all! You simply must go visit Alison's blog to enter the amazing giveaway she's running right now. She's giving away a fat quarter stack of all 74 Sun Prints!

Alison Glass's big Fabric Giveaway - win fat quarters of all 74 Sun Prints!

There's been a great group of bloggers that have been sharing their creations with Sun Prints, and still a few more left to go, so make sure to check them out!

Group 1 - Feathers, Text, Party Streamer
8.21.13 - One Shabby Chick
8.23.13 - Silly Mama Quilts
8.26.13 - Threadbias
8.28.13 - KD Quilts
8.30.13 - April Rhodes
Group 2 - Feathers Quilt Pattern
9.2.13 - The ADD Crafter
9.4.13 - Sew Sweetness
9.13.13 - Imagine Gnats
Group 3 - Clover Sunshine
9.16.13 - Crafty Fox
9.18.13 - One Girl Circus
9.20.13 - Sew Sweetness
9.23.13 - There and Back
9.25.13 - J.M.B.
9.27.13 - Modern Maven
Group 4 - Corsage, Bike Path, X & +
9.30.13 - Gen X Quilters
10.7.13 - Jacey Craft
10.9.13 - Bijou Lovely 
10.11.13 - Fresh Lemons Quilts

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Stained Glass Strings: A Simple Quilt Tutorial and Giveaway

I've got a mid-week treat for you! Check out the new Stained Glass Strings quilt I just finished...

Stained Glass Strings - Baby size

This little quilt was one of those projects I started when I had that uncontrollable urge to make something I could finish quickly. This simple little quilt was made using some simple string piecing with strategic planning to create a stained glass look. The block I used in this pattern can also be used to create many additional layouts as well, from zig-zags chevrons to stars.

And for the first part of your mid-week treat: I wrote a simple pattern for you all to go with it! Click here to download the pattern through Craftsy, and here to grab the pattern via Google Docs.

Stained Glass Strings - full frontal

I used some new-to-me fabrics for this project, Andover's new Textured Solids collection. I was curious about what they would be like after seeing them pop up online earlier this year, and the Andover folks were kind enough to send me some sample yardage to try out, and I have to say, I enjoyed working with these solids very much. They have a beautiful linen look to them, chock full of texture and visual interest, and yet piecing with them was very much like regular quilting cotton.

Trim, trim, trim!

The Textured Solids are a woven yarn-dyed solid, which provides the added texture. I love the added depth the texture gives, and the way it feels as well. The fabric drapes beautifully, and while still 100% cotton, it shrinks minimally, between 2-5%. There are 25 colors available now, and additional colors are in the pipline, as well as a metallic collection! You can find the Textured Solids in stock now at Fabricworm and Pink Castle Fabrics.

Textured Solids

And now for the best part about this mid-week treat - a lovely little giveaway from the wonderful people at Andover. Three lucky commenters will win a charm pack of Textured Solids to play with! This giveaway will be open until Sunday, September 29th at 11:59 p.m. EST, and I will share the winners on Monday. To enter, simply leave me a comment here about how many sewing/quilting projects you're in the middle of right now. To be fair, I'll start...at last count, I've got a total of 17 projects that are somewhere between cut fabric and some level of piecing. Yikes! Many of them are UFO's that need rescue! Now it's your turn...good luck!

Stained Glass Strings - the FMQ

Quilt Stats
name: Stained Glass Strings Baby
size: 31" square
pattern: Stained Glass Strings free quilt pattern, download on Craftsy or Google
fabrics: Andover Textured Solids in White Lies, Magnum, Mandarin, Ripple, Rhubarb, and Haystack
quilting: free-motioned swirls in white (color #2024) 50 wt Aurifil thread

On caving - and a winner!

First off, I owe you guys a winner! It was really fun to read about your wonderful memories of 2012 as we start up a new year. And the winner who's starting their year with just a bit more fabric in hand is... #266, Angela Bullard! Congratulations! I'll be emailing you shortly to get your mailing information.

Have you seen the Scrappy Trip Along? It's blowing up on Instagram and Flickr, and for the last few days, I have desperately wanted to drop what I'm doing (or not doing, as the case may be) and do nothing but play with my scraps and have fun. But between my lazy post-holiday hangover and a sick kiddo, I haven't done much sewing this week...until now. I fully caved :)

I dived into my scrap bins this morning and pulled together the first block of a quilt that I am planning to keep, just for me. Something beautiful and filled with scraps that make me smile, and so far, I can see why everyone's addicted. And I sense that a scrap destash will be coming soon for me, because my scrap bins seriously overfloweth, so stay tuned!

Scrappy Trip Along block #1 of ???

Have a great day!

Winners!

Drumroll please!  I owe you guys some winners!!

The winner of the EZ Dresden ruler from Simplicity is:

#5: Johanna

And the five winners of a sample pack of Aurifil threads are:

#23: Linda of I Finally Have Time
 #96: Marit of Sew Live Love
 #27: Miss Planner
 #62: Karrie of I Know This Much Is True
and #11: Debbie of A Quilter's Table!

Congratulations to all of you! I will be emailing each of you today to get your address information. Thanks to everyone who entered, and thanks for all of the wonderful things that you had to say as well!

And because I can't leave you without a picture, here's a bee block I finished up yesterday for Tiffany in the Stash Trad bee. The block is called a Crown of Thorns and here's a link to a tutorial for it.

Block for Tiffany

A belated winner :)

Before I headed to the airport last week, I fully meant to pull a winner for my pattern giveaway, and I completely forgot!!  I owe you guys a winner!  Lucky commenter #45 is the winner of my new Bella Patchwork quilt pattern, and that's Katy Cameron.  Congrats Katy :)  I'll be emailing you the pattern this morning!

Bella Patchwork - my new pattern

In between unpacking and trying to find homes for all of the wonderful things I brought home from Market, I'm working on my first Market recap post, so stay tuned for that tomorrow!

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A winner and a peek!

I nearly forgot that I owe you all a winner!  It's been a crazy busy kind of day in my neck of the woods, but in a good way.  Without any further ado, the lucky winner of a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 5 as well as one of my patterns is Lucy, of Charm About You!  Congratulations, Lucy, I'll be emailing you shortly!


And because I can't post without a new picture, here is a sneak peek of my Radiant Ring quilt, coming together thanks to the awesome ladies of the Stash Trad bee.  I've almost got all of my blocks now, but I'm digging this one so much that I'm going to be making some additional blocks myself to make the quilt bigger. The blocks I've been getting in the mail are so awesome, I just love this bee!

Radiant Ring quilt in progress

Radiant Ring quilt in progress

I hope you're having a great Monday!

My Beautiful Math block: Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour

NOTE: This giveaway has now closed.  :)

Hello there, and welcome to day two of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks blog tour!  I'm super excited to say that I have a block in the volume five issue, hitting newsstands any day now.  If this is your first time stopping by my blog, welcome!


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My block is in some wonderful company in this issue, alongside fabulous blocks from some of my super talented friends Lee, Faith, Katie, and Melissa.  You can find my block, #457, on page 52.

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My block is called Beautiful Math and consists of four plus signs, with one singular background fabric.  I used some of my favorite fabrics from Anna Maria Horner's out of print Good Folks collection for my block in the magazine.  You can do some really fun things with this block, depending on how you place your color selections.  Here's a couple of fun ideas...

You can make your blocks totally scrappy, using four different colors for your pluses...


You can choose a handful of colors and create a cool staggered, stair-step look...


Or you can stick with just two colors, and create something really striking...


I spent a little time this weekend starting on a mini-quilt featuring my block in a color scheme that I've been meaning to try for a long time - black, lime, and fuschia.  I haven't finished it just yet - I have a sneaking suspicion this might turn into a larger quilt, as I'm really enjoying these colors together!

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black fabrics: Free Spirit Designer Essentials Houndstooth in Dark Grey and Annie's Farm Stand Seed Catalogue in black
fuschia fabrics: Erin McMorris's Wildwood Wallflower in Gray and Liz Scott's Sugar Pop Dot Dot Dot in Eggplant
lime fabrics: Jenean Morrisson's Silent Cinema Starlet in Green and Bonnie & Camille's Ruby Sundae Scallop in Lime

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Be sure to check out Quiltmaker's Blog, Quilty Pleasures, for more prizes and blog hop participants! The 100 Blocks Volume Five Blog Hop runs April 30 - May 4.

To celebrate the release of volume five, Quiltmaker is giving away a copy of 100 Blocks to one of my readers and I will also be giving the lucky winner their choice of one of my patterns.

       

To enter the giveaway, please leave me a comment and tell me about your favorite book that you've read recently - quilty or otherwise.  I'm always on the hunt for a good read :)  Please be sure to include your email address, so I can get in touch with you if you win!  This giveaway will be open until midnight EST Sunday, May 6th, and I will announce the winner shortly thereafter.

Merry Christmas...and a winner...

Good morning everyone!  I hope your holiday season has been a lot of fun so far.  It's hard to believe that Christmas is just a few days away at this point, but then again, every morning, my munchkin counts on the calendar how many days are left until Christmas, so I'm kind of hyper-aware of how quickly time is disappearing.

Thank you for all of the fabulous birthday wishes!  I had a wonderful birthday on Monday, and even got a belated birthday present yesterday - my sewing machine is all cleaned up and ready to come home this morning, yay!!  I can't wait!  Now that I've wrapped all of my Christmas presents and baked all my Christmas cookies, it's perfect timing.

And now, speaking of my birthday, it's time to pick a winner for the Reunion layer cake from Pink Castle Fabrics!  Mr. Random has chosen....


Commenter #19, A.J. Dub of Harriet Homemaker Strikes Again!!  Congratulations, A.J.!  I'll be emailing you today for your address details.  Thanks to everyone for entering and for all of the happy birthday wishes.


And because I can't share a post without a photo, here's a snap from yesterday's marathon Christmas cookie decorating session with the munchkin.  This is the first year I've let him help me - I'm a bit of a control freak when it comes to cookie decorating, and in past years, I've decorated my sugar cookies with royal icing.  But that's definitely not kid-friendly (though it is beautiful!), so this year we went with some plain buttercream frosting and lots of fun sprinkles.  The munchkin had a ton of fun, and my blood pressure didn't go through the roof or anything.  I just turned on some of my favorite Christmas music, The Muppets & John Denver's A Christmas Together, and tried my best to keep my cool.


He did a great job, didn't he??  He loved those super hard colorful non-pareils best, but also loved dumping various colored sugars on the cookies.  It was a lot of fun working on these together, and will be even more fun to share them with our friends and family.


I'll be back again after the holidays, after some quality time with the family the rest of this week.  Merry Christmas to you all!  I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family :)

So this is what 31 feels like...

I'm officially 31 years old today.  I have to say, 31 feels no different than 30.  Not that I really expected it to, but every couple of years or so, I sort expect to have that magical feeling you feel when you're a kid and it's your birthday and you actually "feel" different.

I don't have any real big plans today, though I am thinking of maybe going to a local quilt store and treating myself to a few new fat quarters.  My husband already treated me to my big birthday present, a shiny new laptop.  My old one was getting awfully old and decrepit, so my new laptop is taking some getting used to.  It's so fast!  But, since I love gadgets, I'm enjoying getting to know my new machine, especially while my most favorite machine (my sewing machine!) is getting a thorough cleaning at the shop.


And because it's my birthday and it's fun to get presents, I'm sharing a present with you!  The lovely Brenda from Pink Castle Fabrics is giving away a layer cake of Sweetwater's upcoming line, Reunion, in my honor today!  I'm super excited about this collection, there are some really fabulous prints in there!  To enter, simply leave me a comment here on this post, and Mr. Random will draw a winner on Wednesday morning.  Good luck!  She's also offering a 15% off discount on your purchase today with the code DCMB15.  She's got some fabulous fabrics in stock right now, including brand new Moda precuts, Half Moon Modern yardage, AMH's Folksy Flannel, and way more!


I almost forgot!  Make sure to hop over to Pink Chalk Studio's Handmade with Love Tutorial contest today too!  They have announced the top 15 holiday handmade tutorials, and my Munchkin Soft Book tutorial made the list of top 5 gifts for kids.  The top vote getters will win some great prizes, so scoot on over there to vote and you might just get some last-minute gift inspiration!  Have a great day!

Pink Chalk Studio

Congratulations Amy!!

Congratulations, Amy, you're the winner of the fat quarter bundle giveaway for Kaleidoscope finishers!!!!

Here's Amy's finished Kaleidoscope quilt - I love how she played with color in her blocks and in her block placement.  Isn't it stunning?

Kaleidoscope finished 7-11

Congratulations to you, Amy!!  I'll be emailing you this morning for your address and such.

So, what are you guys up to this weekend?   Big sewing plans?  Big summertime plans?  I've got a bit of both up my sleeve - the local miniature trains are running this weekend, and the munchkin is super excited about that, so we're definitely going to be doing some of that, and I'm hoping to finish up my last two Summer Sampler blocks this weekend as well.  What about you?

A winner...and a mess...

Thanks to Mr. Random, we have a winner!!!  Thank you all for entering the Accuquilt GO! Baby giveaway.  The super lucky winner of their very own Accuquilt GO! Baby is....

#50 - Linz!!!!!!!!  
I think I want ALL of the dies, but the one that really tickles my excited spot is the alphabet set!!


Congratulations, Linz!  I will be emailing you later this morning for your mailing information.

And because I just can't post without a photo, here's a peek of what I'm working on at the moment.


I'm sure it just looks like I'm making a big mess, but I swear, there's progress in the mess!  Here's a billion (okay, 332) HSTs for my warm/cool quilt, there's stacks of fabric for my 4x5 blocks, there's pieces for my Farmer's Wife blocks, there's some fabric for a little miniquilt I'm starting up this week, and yes.  It's a little bit crazy in there right now.  But I swear, it's going to result in some pretties!!  What are you sewing up today?

Time to GO! Crazy - A GO! Baby Giveaway

Are you ready?  Get set....GO!  Thanks to the lovely Accuquilt folks, I am giving away a GO! Baby quilt cutter along with three dies of your choice to go with!

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This giveaway will be open through the end of the day next Sunday, July 24th, and I will announce a winner first thing Monday morning.

You've got two chances to enter this giveaway:

1. Click on the link below and sign up for the AccuQuilt newsletter - then pop back over here and leave me a comment to tell me you did so.

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2. For a second entry, visit AccuQuilt's site and you can leave me a second comment telling me which AccuQuilt die you are most excited about!

Please be sure that your profile has an email address associated with it - if it does not, I will have to have Mr. Random draw another winner.  If you're not sure if your email address is associated with your comment profile, check out this super easy tute that my friend Cara put together.

Good luck!

Time for a drumroll...

Wow, I was truly blown away by all of the comments for my Giveaway Day post!  I love that there are so many people out there who love fabric and sewing.  :)  I really appreciate all of you and your comments very much!

And the winner of the Soul Blossoms fat-eighth pack is...


#79...Sharon, who said....


I've been a follower for what seems like ages now. :)


I will be sending you an email, Sharon!  Congratulations!

It's giveaway time!!!

Thanks again to everyone for entering, I hope you had an awesome time with giveaway day, and stay tuned, because not only do I have a new quilt-along coming up, but I also have another giveaway coming up pretty soon as well.  Happy Thursday everyone!!  :)

May Giveaway Day

What's better than Memorial Day and the start of summer?  Sew Mama Sew's annual May Giveaway Day, that's what!


Up for grabs is this fat-eighth bundle of 11 prints from Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms collection.


Are you swooning yet?  Here's how to enter:

1. Leave me a comment and tell me what your current favorite fabric collection is.  I'll start - I think my current favorite at the moment is Lizzy House's new 1001 Peeps!  I just love those bracelet prints, can't wait to get my hands on them.
2. For a bonus entry, followers (new or old) can leave an additional comment telling me so.  

This giveaway is open to all readers, US and International, and will be open until midnight, May 25th.  Mr. Random will be selecting the winner and I will contact them via the email address associated with their Blogger profile.

Good luck and happy Giveaway Day!

A winner and an invitation

Thank you again to Sew Fresh Fabrics for sponsoring such an awesome giveaway!  I'm sure you're all dying to know who the winner of my awesome half-yard bundle giveaway is...



Drumroll please..

And the winner is: Jenny of Cut.Sew.Iron.Repeat!  She said:


yes, these fabrics are amazingly gorgeous, thanks for a chance...im planning lots of quilts this year...next up is some charity quilts...hope to do a boy quilt and girl quilt! would love to use these fabrics!


Congratulations, Jenny!  I'd love to see the finished products, and I know Peg & Becca at Sew Fresh Fabrics would love that as well.  Thanks you all for entering, this has been a great way to kick off the new year!

In other news, I've had quilts on the brain.  Lots of them.  So much so that I'm dreaming about them.  I feel like it's been a while since I've done a quilt, but in reality it's only been a few weeks - I guess it just feels like longer with the holidays and all.  I've been thinking about a quilt-along...

Let me back up here.  I've got two sets of twins to make quilts for.  One set was just born a few weeks ago, and the other is due next month.  The just-born twins are up first to receive quilts from me.  Needless to say, I've got to get moving here.  I've been sketching for a month now, and I think I'm finally ready to stop sketching and start cutting into these gorgeous stacks of fabric...


Now that I've finally decided on a quilt design, I was thinking that since I need to make two of these, I could turn it into a quilt-along, if anyone is interested in joining me. It sure would be a lot more fun to stitch with all of you!  Let me know what you think!  This quilt will finish out at approximately 54" x 58" and will require 10-12 printed (and/or solid, you choose) fat quarters or a layer cake and a so-far-undetermined-yardage of a solid for sashing.  Any takers?  :)   Here's a sneak peek at the super easy, sliced coin quilt layout.

2011, here we come!

Wouldn't it be fun to start the new year with some new fabric???

The wonderful Peg and Becca of Sew Fresh Fabrics have kindly agreed to give one of you lucky readers an amazingly large half-yard bundle of Art Gallery fabrics, including cuts from the Modern Affair, Oval Elements and Dreaming in French collections.  Can you believe it?  Eight half-yards of fabric!!



Sew Fresh Fabrics is a fairly new fabric shop, but their selection is stellar and the prices are great, too.  In addition to a great selection of fashionable prints, they've also got a boatload of Kona solids and some Essex linen, which is a lot of fun to work with.  And to celebrate the end of the year, they're running a shipping special through the end of the day today, December 31, 2010 - free shipping for orders over $35.

Here's how to enter:

1. Leave me a comment.  Tell me what you would do with these gorgeous fabrics! (one entry)
2. Like Sew Fresh Fabrics on Facebook and tell me about it. (one entry)
3. If you're a follower, leave me a comment and tell me so!  (one entry)

Make sure that your Blogger profile includes your e-mail address so I can notify you if you win!

This giveaway will be open throughout the holiday weekend until Sunday January 2, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  The winner will be selected by a random integer generator and announced on Monday.  Good luck and Happy New Year!  :)

P.S. - What do you think of my new header image?  Lee at Freshly Pieced is so super talented!

Drumroll please...

Thank you to everyone who entered, it's so awesome to have new blogs to read and new followers.  And now, for the news you've all been waiting for...

The winner of the Heather Bailey Daily Spice apron pattern is....Amanda, who said...
If I win the pattern, I'll definitely be making an apron for me. :-)  But more solid plans include a purse & quilt for myself, a quilt for my hubs, and a quilt for my eldest daughter.

Congratulations, Amanda, I'll be sending you an email momentarily to ask for your mailing address so I can get this in the mail to you ASAP.

And tomorrow is my official 30th birthday, so I'll be unveiling my birthday quilt.  Make sure to come back and check it out, I'm so happy with how it turned out!

It's Giveaway Day!

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

Welcome to my little corner of Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day!


I adore Sew, Mama, Sew, it's a great website for inspiration and tutorials.  They've featured so many different quilty heroes of mine and it's just a treasure trove of information over there.  I was really excited to hear about Giveaway Day, since I've been wanting to do a giveaway for a little while now, so here goes!

Want to make an apron?  I made one recently too, and when I decided to make an apron, I bought two patterns, so the lucky winner here is going to get the pattern I didn't use - the Heather Bailey Daily Spice Halter Apron.  It's super cute, and can be customized to three different sizes, to ensure a great fit.


I haven't done a giveaway before, so this is going to be a lot of fun.  Here's how to enter... I am a planner, and I love to think ahead.  Tell me about something you're planning on sewing or quilting in 2011.  I know I've got a pretty healthy list started already.  Want a bonus entry?  If you follow my blog, tell me so in a separate comment.  I {heart} followers!

This giveaway will be open until December 17th at midnight EST.  I will choose a winner at random from the comments made on this post and announce them on December 18th.