I always love to see what my friends at Fat Quarterly are sewing up, and was happy to have a chance to review their new book! Shape Workshop for Quilters is a great addition to your quilting library – they have included 60 block patterns, and a dozen projects that include quilts, pillows and other home decor.
With the inclusion of so many blocks, the idea is that you use this book as a jumping off point for your creativity. Push the boundaries of your comfort zone and create something truly unique!
Each shape has been given it’s own chapter – squares & rectangles, circles, triangles, stars, polygons and diamonds. Of all the chapters I think triangles is my favorite, the blocks are diverse and the projects are attainable.
I loved the quote at the beginning of the chapter “Triangles are … Read More »
Thanks to all of you that shared your color inspiration!
It’s true – inspiration can be found everywhere!
The winner is of the book and beautiful fabric bundle is :
Congratulations Mary Ann!
Giveaway is sponsored by Robert Kaufman, follow along with the tour by visiting the Swatch & Stitch for links to all the designer blogs, and information on the grand prize.
PS – I’ve listed a few copies of We Love Color, for sale in my shop.
Hi friends! We are adjusting to our summer routines here and with my major commitment, over for now, blogging took a backseat last week. I was glad to sneak in my dresden piece last week, then enjoyed having fun with my family!
If you haven’t started on a dresden quilt yet, I highly encourage it! The prizes involved are impressive, and it’s always fun to try something new.
But – you just want to know if you won right? The winners are:
Congratulations ladies! You should have an email from me in your inbox.
Hope your week is off to a great start -
Welcome to my stop on the inspiration blog hop, for the challenge! I’ve been using my EZ Dresden Quilting Ruler for three years or so. It is so nifty to have, when I’m inspired to make a Dresden!
About the challenge ::
The Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild has partnered with EZ Quilting to create a fantastic quilt challenge to celebrate Darlene Zimmerman’s 20th Anniversary with EZ Quilting. We’ve got an exciting 14-day blog hop planned, multiple chances to win the EZ Dresden Quilting Ruler for working on your quilts, plus loads of fabulous prizes.
Follow along June 2-14 with some of our favorite bloggers (some you may know, and others who might be new to you). Plus meet some of our talented guild members along the way.
Work like the dickens from June 15-August 31 on your project.
Come back here Sept 1-6 for a … Read More »
I went to bed early last night (gasp!), and decided to select winners today – we’ve got two giveaways that ended yesterday!
The One Thing, One Week Challenge winner is – Michelle at Dresden Quilter! Check out what Michelle managed to finish last week – it’s a beauty!
I loved reading about all the guys you would make quilts for from Emily’s book! Geared for Guys, is the perfect solution for all the guys without quilts in your life!
The winner of Geared for Guys is : Debbie from Esch House Quilts
Visit Emily’s shop to purchase Geared for Guys.
Congratulations to both my winners!
First – Happy Mother’s Day to all of my mom, and mom at heart friends! I hope that you are enjoying the day with your family! Today is a double celebration at our house, as Ella turns 12 today! She was born the day before Mother’s Day 12 years ago, and I fully enjoy celebrating the day with our precious girl.
Have you seen this book tour in blogland? My friend, Emily, from Crazy Old Ladies wrote Geared for Guys, for the guys in all of our lives!
With eight great patterns, there’s something for every guy in this book! Whether your guy leans toward rustic and outdoors, or artistic and modern – Emily has you covered.
Over the course of May the book is being featured on a number of blogs, follow along to … Read More »
I have a few things to share today! First up the winner from last weeks giveaway courtesy of The Quilting Garden, this fab Sassy bundle goes to -
Congratulations Sarah – check your inbox, and get back to me!
You can learn more about Ronnie and The Quilting Garden by following these links:
newsletter ~shop ~ blog ~ facebook
Have you seen the March block for Aurifil?
Victoria of Bumble Beans has designed this adorable stitchery – check out the post for more about Victoria, and how you can win some Aurifil thread.
Yesterday, I received an email from Darlene at SewCalGal, letting me know I was nominated in the Golden Quilter Awards! Big thanks to whoever nominated me! You all can vote for your favorites through the end of the … Read More »
Today Ronnie, at The Quilting Garden is giving away a fantastic Sassy fat quarter bundle!
Ronnie has taken her love of quilting, and created a thriving business! The Quilting Garden, has a great selection of fabrics, a huge collection of patterns, kits, notions, and thread too! From my experience, Ronnie is quick to ship, and there’s always a deal to be found too.
Here’s the bundle up for grabs:
Sassy by Sandy Gervais
The Quilting Garden also carries a great collection of precut fabrics to get your next project started right away, and Cosmo floss, for hand-stitching.
Ronnie is offering a special discount to my readers for 15% off any non-sale merchandise for the month of March! Simply use code “MAR15″ during checkout.
Enter to win by leaving a Sassy comment … Read More »
Thank to everyone that participated in the giveaway last week! If you are looking for another BOM to join, check out the comments, there are lots of great ones happening.
Special thanks to my friends at Fat Quarter Shop for the giveaway!
The winner is:
Congratulations – you have an email from me in your inbox!
Welcome the Craftsy Block of the Month Tour! It’s a great program and I’m excited to share it with you!
First, do you know about Craftsy?
Craftsy offers online courses about all of your favorite crafty topics – taught by amazing instructors. Craftsy courses are online, so they are available to you anytime you want for as long as you want – they have no scheduled class times, so you can enjoy them entirely on your own schedule. Each course is taught by an acclaimed instructor and consists of several hours of HD-quality video content… but Craftsy courses are much more than just video! While taking a Craftsy course, you can:
Ask your instructor questions, upload photos, and get personalized responses
Participate in discussions with your classmates
Access supporting course materials – including patterns and helpful tips & tricks
Bookmark … Read More »
Today you can find me over at A Little Bit Biased, where Amber invited me to share about my studio.
Click over to read about my sewing space, and where I’m storing my growing stash!
I also want to share with you all the winner from the Girls in the Garden Hop! #45 was the lucky winner -
Congratulations Amy! Pat will be in touch with you soon!
Thanks everyone for stopping by on the hop – it was great to meet some new friends!
If you did not win you can purchase your patterns here, or here. Enjoy!
Go see me at A Little Bit Biased!
It’ll be fun – promise ;)
Hi there! I’ve been teasing you all week with my applique project, and it is finished and ready to share! Pat invited five of us to put our own spin on one of her new Girls in the Garden patterns for Bigfork Bay Cotton Company. I had so much fun selecting a pattern and then all the fabrics to work with! Actually, I could only narrow it down to two patterns, and I had to ask one of my girls which she liked better. She helped me decide on Amelia’s Spring Delight:
Selecting fabrics – I would usually lean toward solids in place of batiks, since I haven’t stashed those, yet. However, I forced myself to look closer at my prints, and select a few favorite prints to work with. I think all the prints make it … Read More »