Saturday, November 24, 2012

It's Small Business Saturday!

Hey Y'all!
Just letting you know I have a Small Business Saturday special up in my shop.
My Bent Rainbows quilt is listed at $200+ shipping, but today only, you can get it for $175 +shipping! That's $25 off!
Click on the shop link to view and order it today!

And don't forget, Julie's pattern is on sale through Monday!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Holiday Pattern Sale

Hey Guys! I didn't want to miss out on all the fun of the Thanksgiving sales so I've put my Big Cartel shop on sale for 25% off through Monday, November 26th. 

You can get the 

Mod Pop pattern for $6.75
Template set for $8.25
Combo set for $13.50

Mod Pop Cover Girl

Grab it while it's hot!

You can get the pdf pattern here for INSTANT download:

And you can get either the pdf or the printed version and the templates here:

Please keep in mind that any pdf orders through the Big Cartel store have to be manually emailed by myself after purchase and can take up to 24 hours before I can send it to you. I usually send right away but I have to be at my computer to do it and if I'm out and about it can take a bit longer. So if all you are ordering is the pdf and you want it instantly, best bet is to use Craftsy. 

Thanks so much for your support everybody, it means so much to me. 

Have a Happy Holiday!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Have you guys checked out Donktober yet? Our good friend the Fabric Donkey is a part of it, and it's hosted at Missy Mac Creations.

BUTTON - Donktober 2012

Well, I've been hoarding a half yard of Laurie Wisbrun's Jenny and Jack... you know the ones. The donkeys in galoshes? Who can resist?!

Pair that with Anna's wonderful gathered clutch tutorial (Noodlehead)... and i'm totally in love.

For freaking real. It's super adorable!! I paired it with a pretty plaid lining and a bit of Riley Blake ric rac for some accent, and BAM! A meant-to-be-a-christmas-gift-that-I-can't-part-with!

I'm linking up to Donktober - go check it out!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Traveling Stash Winner! has spoken 

and the winner of the Traveling Stash is #10, Melinda!!

I'll be contacting you Melinda for your mailing info.

Thanks so much everybody for participating in the giveaway. Be sure to check out Melinda's blog for a chance to win it again!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Time to Vote and Some Sampler Catch Up!

No, I'm not referring to the BIG election that's happening today. Whether or not you vote and who you vote for is none of my business. I'm referring to the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

I was lucky enough to be chosen as a finalist in the throw quilt category for my Mod Pop quilt and I am seriously over the moon about it! When I sketched up the pattern for this quilt I really didn't expect the feedback that I've gotten from it and I can't tell you what a big smile it has put on my face that it's been so well received and loved. You guys have all totally made my year!!

Mod Pop Cover Girl

Voting is happening here:

I'm not asking you to vote for me, just to go take a look and vote for what you like. And if your finger just happens to click on the vote button that's under my picture, then that's totally ok too ;)

Now for some catch up!

I'm still chugging along on my Cathedral Window Sampler blocks. I was completely caught up all the way until the last two blocks. Making them is actually quick and easy, it's the fabric selection for each block that slows me down!

I'm using my rainbow layer cake from the swap we hosted this past spring, along with the rainbow charm packs I have from other swaps to make this work.

Here's block one again

Cathedral Window Sampler QAL Block 1

Block 2 
There are supposed to be 5 horizontal "spokes" and 5 vertical ones, but because I was downsizing the block from 12.5", I went with less. It didn't occur to me until after I was done that I could have also downsized the width of the spokes and still had 5 each, oops!

Cathedral Window sampler block 2

Block 3
This one was really fun, like putting together a puzzle. I didn't think to fussy cut the window pieces on point though until after it was too late. 

Cathedral Window Sampler block 3

Block 4
Quick and Easy, I really love how bright it is!

Cathedral Window Sampler block 4

Block 5 is missing because it looks very Halloween-ish and I'm just not digging it. I'll post it later after I remake it!

Block 6
I left out a window in the middle of the block because I just wasn't feeling it. I do feel like something is missing now because of it, but it will do. 

Cathedral Window Sampler block 6

Block 7
This was the most fun to make and my favorite so far. I had a hard time getting the color order the way I wanted, and I still didn't succeed completely. It's a little mind boggling to figure out where things will land in the finished product while putting it together. The construction itself was easy though, and quite fun. Some of these blocks are like magic and I was mind blown a few times. 

Cathedral Window Sampler block 7

I have two blocks left to make, three if I do remake block 5, which will probably happen. I'm waiting to see how the final two blocks look with the rest of them before deciding completely.

Deadline for prize entry for the quilt along is November 15th, so I'd better get crackin'!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Traveling Stash Giveaway!

Giveaway is now closed

I was the lucky winner of the Traveling Stash giveaway over at Suebee's World a couple of weeks ago and boy was I excited!

Sue so generously added some Neptune charms and Flutterby fat quarters, and we all know how much of a Tula Pink fan I am! So naturally when the box came in I was anxious to open it up and pull those out and pet them.

Problem was, we were in the middle of painting the living room (FINALLY!). Then there were Halloween costumes to make. So while I did open the box (I mean, who wouldn't at least open it!?), I didn't really get a chance to go through it until this morning. 

The box was stuffed to the gills! This was after I pulled it all out to see what was in there and then had to hurry and put it all back so I could get back to painting! This is a large flat rate box folks.

Here is a pile of all of the fun stuff inside. There are patterns, fabric, notions, more fabric...

This is what I pulled out of it to keep. There was more that I wanted, but I felt like it might sit for too long on my shelf not being used, so I left it there in case somebody else can use it now.

This is what I've added to it, hoping to brighten it up a bit. The June issues of American Patchwork and Quilting and fat quarters (from top to bottom) of Power Pop by Jenean Morrison, Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt and Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey. 

I'm also including a 1/2 yard of this Christmas print, but I'm not sure of it's manufacturer or designer. I got it here and unfortunately it's not the right shade of red for the project I bought it for. Hopefully somebody else will be able to use it!

I'm also throwing in a five piece fat quarter bundle of something else, but I'll keep that a secret for now. A little bit of mystery is always fun! You'll know what they are because they're in the same bag as these other items, sitting right on top. 

Now, there are some guidelines for the traveling stash. If you can't follow these very simple, very easy rules, then please don't enter the giveaway.

1. Be an active blogger. Post about receiving the box and the giveaway on your blog in a timely manner.
2. There's a note in the box that logs where the box has been. Please add your info and place the note back in the box.
3. There's a list of Rules and Guidelines in the box. Please read and follow these and return the list to the box.
4. You may take anything you like from the box. Just replace every item with comparable quilt shop quality items equal to the amount taken.
5. Ship the box to the next person in a reasonable amount of time.
6. Due to the amount of postage shipping is only within the USA.

So, how do you win? Real Simple, just follow these rules:

1. Leave a comment on this post. Tell me if you see anything in the pictures that you'd like to take from the stash and what you have that you would like to put into it. I think it will be fun to read what everybody else likes and what they are willing to part with.

2. Follwers, old and new, get a second entry. Just leave a separate comment telling me that you are.

3. For a third chance, blog, facebook or tweet about this giveaway, then leave a separate comment telling me that you have.

There is no pressure to do all three, and don't feel bad if you don't want to. I just like to give lots of chances to win!!
The giveaway ends at midnight EDT on Thursday, November 8th . I will draw the winning number on Friday the 9th in hopes to get the package mailed out by the weekend. If you are a no reply blogger, please be sure to leave an email address so that I can get in contact with you if you win.

Now, you know I can't sign out without leaving pictures of my kids in their costumes! I never ever make costumes, it's so stressful! But this year it somehow ended up that I made them all! 

 Here are Bug and Moose as Dora the Explorer and her pal Boots the Monkey. He doesn't look very thrilled here, but I guarantee that once he realized people were giving him candy he had a blast!

Here are Monkey and Buddha as ninjas. They couldn't decide on ANY of the costumes in the store, but found the toy swords and both decided right then and there that they wanted to be ninjas. I found this fabric for 75 CENTS PER YARD!!!! I bought the whole bolt, all 7+ yards of it. It's a good thing I did because I used all but about 2/3 yard of it! The stress level was high but I made two costumes for less than $7 (not counting the swords of course), and that works for me. 

Ok, that's it for now, good luck with the giveaway!!