Thursday, April 24, 2014

British Speedster Giveaway Day!

The Riley Blake Designers
have come out with 2 great lines.
British Invasion
All the sights of England to partake of.
British Invasion
precuts are in the shop.
And we have Speedster
 for the racer in your life!

The giveaway today is a
British Invasion or Speedster charm pack.
To enter the drawing, leave a comment.
Random drawing Friday night.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Whatcha Got? Kits!

The end of the school year
is near!
Is that a good thing?
Bad thing?
My little guy is hyper and
 ready for summer.
Am I ready for summer?
If you're looking for a fun gift for
 a teacher or a great friend
 or Mother's Day is coming...
I have kits for the Whatcha Got Bag
out of Potluck or Sphere.
Don't be afraid - the zippers are easy and
the directions tell you how to make the nifty
little zipper covers on the ends.
Everything you need to make it is in the kit --
the pattern, the vinyl, the interfacing,
zipper and the fabric.
Here is a Sphere one I made for my sister,
because I'm nice.
The things I do for her. 
She tells me - "I want a grommet in
 the back so I can pull my yarn through."
All righty. 
I will make that happen.
Although neither of us know what exactly it is or
 where to buy it, I finally found it.
The pattern has two sizes.
The kits are for the larger size.
I also have the patterns available.
The smaller pouch is super cute too.
With the kit, you'll have enough little squares leftover
to make another one or
 another little project.
The pattern uses Moda Candy (the little 2.5" squares).
We have some other Moda Candy fabrics -
 I can make up kit of one of those sets,
if you'd like, there's some fun ones, like
It would make a cute
 sewing theme tote.
Happy Sewing.    

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Giveaway Day! Witch Hazel & Halloween Parade

It's Halloween Time,
I know you thought it was Easter,
but it's not.

by Doodlebug Design, Inc.

How cute is that
Mrs. Frankenstein?

Fun prints in sugar coated colors!

And then Witch Hazel
by October Afternoon.

This gal has had some winner lines in my book,
and I'm adding this to the list.
I especially
loved October Afternoon's
Seaside and Sidewalks fabric.

We have all of the precuts
 yardage of these two prints.

Today's giveaway is a charm pack of your choice.
To enter the drawing,
leave a comment about Easter.
What are you going to do this weekend?

Update:  Congrats to Lorene!
You are the winner!

Random drawing Friday night.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Beehives Are in My Blood

This is Sweet As Honey.
I'm drawn to it.
I love that beehive print. 
I love the shade of yellow.
My parents were both born and raised in Utah.
The fabric just sings
Utah - the Beehive State to me. 
Awhile back Nannette made a heritage quilt.
I think that's a sweet idea for your family,
and for you to remember where you came from.
So I'm contemplating a hexagon heritage quilt.

I've always wanted to do these 3" ones.
I like how big they are.
They would be much quicker, right? :)
Always having a hand project ready to go,
appeals to me.
This fabric is by Art Gallery from Bonnie Christine.
Bonnie, you rock.

I'm a little melancholy.
I was already planning to do this post today,
and heard on the radio that it's
 the day before income tax day.
My mom died of cancer
April 14th - 27 years ago.
Hadn't realized that was today.
She is buried in Utah
It's a pretty special place.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Are you ready for a Summer Picnic?

Do you have a great picnic blanket?
I do not.
We have some thick warm quilts,
Rick's mom made a loooong time ago. 
We have used and loved them to death. 
They are getting too worn to be seen in public. 
I am a quilter.
I should have cute outdoor blankets...Right?
So....I am ready for this challenge!
At Sew We Quilt right now,
you can sign up for the Picnic Quilt blog hop!
Get in while there's room.  Sounds fun!
Some of the participants are going to be using
Riley Blake's laminates on the back of their quilts. 
I ordered a roll of the Red White Dot
Wanted to try it out.
And I am impressed.
  It's different, than the laminate that came out some years ago. 
So if you tried that and didn't love it, give this a try. 
You can fold it and you can easily sew it.
I have some old Dick and Jane laminate from another company in my bin. 
It's stiff, creased and is heavy.   

The Riley Blake laminate drapes. 
It's got a nice light weight to it. 
It's fabric with a safe laminate applied.
I've been working on a couple of projects with the red dot piece
 It sews fine on my machine.
I used a larger stitch length and polyester thread.
The Red White Polka Dot is available in the shop!
So looking forward to warm weather
and getting outdoors!