Saturday, September 13, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Quick Column Quilts Blog TOUR

We're excited to participate in
a blog tour
featuring Nancy Zieman's newest book -
Quick Column Quilts.
Make 12+ Bold and Beautiful Designs in
Half the Time
Who doesn't want to do that?
I chose to make the
Carefree Column Quilt.
 You take 6 fat quarters and
1 1/2 yards of fabric
and start cutting! 
Love that.
With this design it can be modern,
whimsical or traditional.
The design
highlights the fabric.
Another thing I like about this pattern
is that it would be easy to
add columns to customize the size.
The columns go together quickly.
Sometimes I like to be told
exactly where things go,
Nancy's diagrams did just that.
After I cut my pieces,
I noticed some were directional,
so I made my column quilt go horizontal
 so the whales and fish 
are swimming right side up.
This fun Beach fabric
is a 6 fat quarter pack. 
It's on sale,
see here.
It was perfect.
I paired it with Kona's Windsor Blue.
This quilt measures 45"x60".
A nice lap size, wall size or
mine is great for a toddler.

The quilting was done by Baywater Quilts.
Ingrid has been machine quilting for many years,
and does such a great job.
We went with a
splashing water vibe.
Just added some yummy flannel
on the back.

To see other quilts in the book,
check out the blog tour.

Date                  Link

09/04/14         Nancy Zieman
09/05/14         Quilt Taffy and Simple Simon & Co.
09/06/14         Diary of a Quilter  and Stitchin Jenny
09/07/14         A Woman a Day  and Craizee Corner                
09/08/14         Jina Barney DesignzLilac Lane Patterns, and Totally Stitchin’ 
09/09/14         Esch House Quilts and The Cottage Mama
09/10/14         Designs in Machine Embroidery and Pat Sloan
09/12/14         Happy Valley PrimitivesDoohikey Designs, and Quilt in a Day
09/13/14         Quilt Dad and Just Arting Around
09/14/14         Lazy Girl Designs and  Marie-Madeline Studio
09/15/14         Always Expect Moore  and Polka Dot Chair
09/16/14         Amy Lou Who Sews and Riley Blake Designs
09/17/14         Indygo Junction and Amy’s Creative Side

  We are giving away a copy of the book!
Giveaway is sponsored by F and W Media. 
To enter our drawing,
leave a comment about the beach!
Update:  Congrats to Janarama!
You are the winner!
Random drawing on Friday,
September 12th at 6pm MST.
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hadley Giveaway Day!

from Denyse Schmidt
"showcases smart, pretty florals,
confident plaids
and universally useful calicos."
Perfect for apparel, as well as quilt and crafts.
"Low volume prints and vibrant accents make it a cinch to create modern quilts with a vintage scrappy feel."
Hadley features three delightful colorways –
Chinese Lantern,
 and Hydrangea.
The Hadley precut bundles also feature coordinating selections from Denyse's Modern Solids!
The precuts are in the shop!

These charm packs have 42 squares in them,
instead of the usual 30 squares.
The design roll/jelly roll has 40 - 2.5" strips.
And the fat quarter pack has 40 fat quarters.

The giveaway today is
 a Hadley 5" charm pack.
To enter the drawing, leave a comment.
Random drawing Friday night. 
Congrats to Diane=Out of the Loop Group! 
You are the winner tonight!
Friday, we are also having another drawing,
so be sure to come back tomorrow for our blog hop giveaway!
These will be the last giveaways until October.

Monday, September 1, 2014

What are You Doing?

Getting ready for
our Craft Taffy
[Retreat spoiler, read no further if you are attending,
but I know you will.]
When someone calls me,
they ask,
"What are you doing?"
I say, "I'm making lotto tickets."
  duh. :)
Let's see if they work. 
This was my test strip.
It does!
This lotto is fun,
fun equals prizes!
What else am I doing?
"I'm stopping at every Michael's between here
 and Idaho Falls looking for 40 somethings."
"I'm taste testing taffy.  Oh, that should have been a blind-folded challenge.
Should have thought of that sooner."
"I'm also taste testing desserts and gaining weight. 
That's always fun."
"I'm stuffing fortune cookies."
"I'm making a porcupine tie."
This is a
one of a kind
that is for sure.
It's the final countdown.
13 days away...
  Do you know where your
rotary cutter is?
p.s. We will not be hosting a retreat in 2015. :(

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sew Yummy Giveaway Day!

It's Sew Yummy!
Yes, it is.
Sew Yummy Fabric
from Monica Solorio-Snow.
That's Tom Tom Tomato.
Top-stitching done with perle cotton size 16.
I've been waiting for this
 to make some totes!
Kits here, and fat quarters,
10 inch squares, charm packs and yardage.
The fabrics have fun names like,
Bob Flossy, Pinny, Zippy, Stitchy,
Rippy and Tom Tom. 
Just makes me happy.

Our giveaway today is a set of 5 inch squares!
To enter the drawing,
leave a comment.
Update:  Congrats to Ella and Nesta!
You are the winner!
Random drawing Friday night.
If you live outside the US, and you win, congrats! congrats! -
I will need to invoice you for shipping. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Grungy Giveaway Day!

Vibrant Grunge
This isn't exactly what I think of
when I think grunge, but I really like.
The grungier the better.
20 fabulous colors
There are Grunge fat quarters,
fat eighths,
charm packs and
 jelly rolls in the shop.
Our giveaway today is a Grunge 5" charm pack.
To enter the drawing, leave a comment.
Update:  Congrats to Coral! #1
You are the winner!!!
Random drawing Friday night.
International winners,
I cannot pay the shipping anymore.
If you win, I can invoice you for the shipping.