ETA :: Winners – Beth & Deb Cline – Congrats!
Almost two weeks ago, I gave away a Modern Quilts From the Blogging Universe ebook, along with all the other designers in the book. Today I have autographed copies to giveaway to two of you!
This book has 19 fun, and original patterns, all by bloggers that you know and love -
John Adams, Jeni Baker, Audrie Bidwell, Natalia Bonner, Krista Fleckenstein, Allison Harris, Lee Heinrich, Kate Henderson, Megan Jimenez, Heather Jones, Katy Jones, Jolene Klassen, Jessica Kovach, Jennifer Mathis, Angela Nash, Monica Solorio-Snow, Kati Spencer & myself.
To win a copy, leave me a comment telling me how many quilts you have in progress at the moment, or how many projects you’ve finished so far in 2013!
I have 3 projects in progress, and I haven’t finished anything so far…I’ll keep you posted.
I’ll select winners … Read More »
Hi there! For those of you quilting along with me, I have a giveaway for you today!
Vicki Welsh is the sponsor this month, and has agreed to giveaway a stash pack of your choice!
Enter the giveaway by linking up with a post about your progress, if you are just on flickr, share your most recent picture in the linky.
Don’t be shy – share your progress (or lack of!) this is as far as I have gotten.
ETA – Ack! Linky fail – I’ve updated the code!
All the fabrics are selected, brights are cut, but not the background or white yet.
I had hopes of sewing a bunch of blocks this week, but have been hit with a nasty cold, and getting off the couch … Read More »
The winner of the ebook from Martingale is:
The winners of the Dancing Stars templates are:
Come back tomorrow to link up your progress, and be entered to win fabric!
Yesterday was a productive day around here. I have been installing sleeves on my quilts, which I put off until just before shipping, of course!
Three done, and one and a half to finish. I started with the larger quilts, and watch a couple movies as I stitched.
Do you have a favorite movie(s) or TV show to watch while stitching?
I’m always looking for suggestions!
More soon – Amy
Hi there! This week has been slow and fast all the same time! All the extra little things at school, add up fast to no time on the computer – I hope you’ve had a good week. I had fun reading all your comments about what you hope for – many of the same sentiments can be found here in my house too : happy, healthy kids, with fun family time, and a dash of sewing time to myself as needed.
Anyway the winner of the Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe is Amanda! I already emailed her and will be sending the book off right away.
I hope you all have a great weekend!
Welcome to my stop on the 15 Minutes of Play book tour! 15 Minutes of Play by, my friend, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, is a keeper!
15 Minutes of Play is one of those you books you want to sit down and slowly ingest, and then hurry to the sewing machine to put the ideas into practice. The nature of Victoria’s narrative draws you into the source of her inspiration, and she guides you to find own, and create beautiful quilts.
V shares her methods for “made-fabric”, offers block patterns to inspire quilts of your own design. She has also included many inspirational quilts, many made by others, to give you a feel of how individual the process can be. By playing for just 15 minutes each day, as V suggests, your creative juices are always flowing and ready … Read More »
Today I’m giving away this fab pillow, made by yours truly – the pattern is Round & Round from Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting by my quilter and friend Natalia Bonner. I love how the pillow turned out and hope that you do too!
To win, leave me a comment, telling me what, if any gifts you still plan to make this month.
I need to make a couple (5) teacher gifts, and a little something for each of my kiddos! I better get started!
Visit Sew, Mama, Sew to enter more great giveaways!
I’ll select a winner on Friday, December 7 – Good luck!
The Festival begins on Friday! Are you ready? I hope so! I have a bit of work to do before I am, but most of the sponsor details are in place, and you will see them popping up on my sidebar later this week!
If you don’t have your button yet – add the code to your sidebar, or share it in a post. The code is in my sidebar (it doesn’t like to be in posts…). The linky will be open this Friday (October 26) through the following Wednesday (October 31), after that there will be a nomination form available for your favorites. If you are scheduling your post ahead be sure to include a few specifics about your finished quilt:
Special Techniques used, if any
This will help with the nomination process later – thanks!
I also have a few … Read More »
It is book central here lately! I enjoy a glimpse into books before I purchase, and I hope you do too!
Home Sweet Quilt is by the talented and sweet Jill Finley, also the creative force behind Jillily Studio, and fabric designer for Henry Glass Fabrics!
Home Sweet Quilt is written in four different sections, each a different area in our homes that flourish with the addition of a quilt, or quilted decor accessory. The section with kitchen accessories is fantastic but this appliqued pretty, Overture, caught my eye, I love the shapes included, and the piecing is a perfect addition in the borders.
Jill has included her signature methods for applique, with detailed instructions for finishing by hand or machine. It’s hard to tell in the image, but … Read More »
I’m so excited to be the next stop on Natalia’s book tour! In the Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting Natalia is giving all of us the knowledge and tools to work her beautiful quilting patterns into our quilts at home!
Natalia has added a theme to the tour : It’s a Family Affair, I know for me anytime I’m sewing, I’m always surrounded by my family! My kids love fabric, and have been asking to make another quilt recently. My mom taught me to sew garments as a girl, along with the 4-H ladies, and since teaching myself to quilt, I’ve been teaching my mom the in’s and out’s of quilting! Quilting is definitely a family affair here – we’ve come full circle!
Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting is a perfectly organized … Read More »
Hi friends! There are a number of new machine quilting books, and I think they all have something to offer the home quilter! Personally I love to collect books, and was happy to receive a copy of The Complete Guide to Machine Quilting for review.
Joanie Zeier Poole has collected her knowledge of quilting and teaching quilting in this concise volume. She encourages the beginning quilter to jump in, and the experienced quilter to try something new!
The chapters are well organized, full of details about your sewing space, preparing your quilt, and quilting. Joanie also includes a few patterns to develop and practice new skills. Finally, there’s a chapter devoted to quilting designs, she includes multiple motifs, and examples of how you might use them in your quilts.
Part of setting … Read More »
Today, I’d like to introduce you to my newest sponsor, Jennifer of Tactile Fabrics!
Tactile Modern is a small independent quilt & specialty fabric shop that specializes in modern 100% organic and premium cotton fabrics for sewing, crafting and quilting. Jennifer has come from a long line of seamstresses and has always loved fabric and sewing. Also, coming from the corporate world of interior architecture Jennifer is inspired by modern art and enjoys the process of designing and creating patterns through modern quilting.
Her shop offers a selection of bundles and organic yardage from Cloud 9 and Birch fabrics. She also offers premium cottons. Today’s giveaway features fabrics from Birch Organics and Anthology Fabrics.
Aren’t they great? Such fresh colors and prints!
Enter to win this fat quarter bundle by leaving a comment here on this post.
Tell me which of … Read More »
Hi all! My Schoolhouse Rocks quilt made it home, and we made it outside for some pictures yesterday! I had fun working on this quilt, it’s bright and cherry, with traditional blocks, and lots of quilting on my domestic machine.
All the schoolhouse blocks are made with a different fabric, I pulled small and medium scale prints in a rainbow of colors from my stash. Each block I worked on was a new favorite! I think a teacher would love this quilt with student signatures in the background fabric.
To make your own version, check out Generation Q’s Fall Issue.
The full pattern is included in the magazine, and the whole issue is inspiring and a great read!
I have a copy of Generation Q to giveaway – … Read More »