Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday!!!!

It's the busiest shopping day of the year and I know my favorite thing to shop for is fabric!!! Check out the awesome sales my Sponsors have for this Black Friday and have fun shopping :)

Bear Creek Quilting Company  has a huge Holiday Sales Event with new inventory added daily starting with Black Friday, November 27th until Monday, November 30th.

Fat Quarter Shop has 25% OFF all orders from Friday, November 27th until Saturday, November 28th!!!  Excludes the purchase of gift cards.  No code necessary. 

Green Fairy Quilts has a huge Jelly Roll Sale on Friday, November 27th, and a huge Fat Quarter Bundle Sale on Saturday, November 28th.

The Intrepid Thread has 30% OFF all orders from Friday, November 27th until Saturday, November 28th!!!  Use the coupon code BLASTFRIDAY. 

Olie and Evie has 15% OFF all orders from Friday, November 27th until Wednesday, December 2nd!!!  Use code THANKYOU15 at checkout.  Orders ship on December 3rd.

Shabby Fabrics has $1 - 20% - 30% - 40% Sale!!!   Sale starts Friday, November 27th until Monday, November 30th!!!  See Graphic for Details. 

Southern Fabric has 20% - 35% off Sale!!!   Sale is Friday, November 27th!!  No coupon Needed.  Free Gift with Purchase and Free Shipping on all orders over $100.  See Graphic for Details. 

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!

It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day . . . let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!   The winner of the fantastic Layer Cake or a Jelly Roll of Moda's new In Studio line Basic Mixologie from Ollie and Evie. . . . . . .   Number #81. . . Congrats Tinliz.!!   I have emailed you :)     

And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.   Fat Quarter Shop has everything you could ever want and then some!!!   They always have amazing deals and amazing tutorials.  Have you checked out their You Tube Channel yet??  Daily awesome eye candy!!!!  And be sure you are following them in some way, because they have some Super Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales coming your way!!!!  Just saying ;)

And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a copy of their new book, Fat Quarter Baby!!!  This is such a fun book with so many adorable baby quilts!!!  They all have amazing instructions with wonderful illustrations.  The only hard part is choosing which quilt to make ;)

You have two entry chances, the second being optional, and please leave a separate comment for each.  All Entries are welcome, including International Entries.  Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger ;)  

ENTRY 1 - Simply leave a comment that tells me a favorite baby name ;)  

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Fat Quarter Shop love.   You can follow them on   FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterestYou Tube or at their Blog.  You can Sign up for their Newsletter which will ensure you catch all of their amazing sales, or you can visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Fat Quarter Shop Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, December 1st , when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!
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Monday, November 23, 2015

More Charming Totes on the Way

First off, I have to say a huge Sorry.  I totally spaced picking the winner of the 100 Blocks Volume 12 magazine on Monday.   Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Block and my Quilt!!!  You guys are the best ;)   So now, let's get that winner chosen.  The winner of is . . . . #44 . . . .Cecilia!!!   Congrats, I have emailed you ;)

And now, onto today's post ;)  This  weekend I spent a lot of time stitching and had oh so much fun!!!!  I just love this time of year, because it means Handmade Holiday Stitching!!!  You might recall these totes that I made last year, and these totes that I made for some early Christmas presents, well, you guessed it, there are more coming this year!!!!   These little totes are turning out to be quite the favorite gifts for nieces/nephews who use them for piano practice bags ;)  Yippee!!!

I just love getting to pick out a special charm pack for each person I have the tote in mind for.  It is always fun to fit someones personality to the fabric that will be just perfect for them!!!

So, for sweet nephew #1 it's All Star by Zoe Pearn for Riley Blake Designs

And for sweet nephew #2 who loves all things sports it's Varsity by Sweetwater for Moda.

And for sweet niece  #1 who just loves a rainbow of colors, the perfect fit was Tula Pink's True Colors for Free Spirit Fabrics.

And finally, for a very special Sister-In-Law, who I am trying to suck into this fabulous quilting world, a special Quilting Tote made with Paper Bandana by Alexia Marcelle Abegg for Cotton = Steel Fabrics

Time to start quilting these up ;)   If you have never tried a charming tote, I would totally recommend it!!!  They are so much fun and honestly, you won't be able to make just one!!!  I did a take on a tutorial here where you can make the tote reversible, and here is the original tutorial I used from Crazy Mom Quilts ;)   I just do the corners of the bag differently, as shown in the first tutorial ;)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Wild Oats Quilt

Today I am super excited to share a finish from a little while ago.  I was asked by that folks at Moda, before Market, if I could whip up a sample of Miss Rosie's new pattern Wild Oats!!!  I just loved the design from the moment I saw it.  So simple and yet so awesome!!!

Wild Oats uses Barbara Brackman's newest line Old Cambridge Pike.   This is a little more traditional fabrics then I usually quilt with, but I instantly fell in love with the rich deep tones and prints.  It totally made me start thinking about adding more traditional prints into my quilts more often ;)

Don't you just love the awesome angles in this quilt!!!  And it was so much fun to put together and was relatively fast as well :)  Moda Rosie, aka Miss Rosie, aka Carrie Nelson adds lots of great tips in the pattern to help with putting it together with all of those nice perfect points ;)

When it came time to quilt this one I decided an all over feathered swirl fit the fabrics just perfect!!!  It is hard to see as it blends so nicely, but it really added just another touch of elegance to these beautiful, rich fabrics!!!

And that is Wild Oats!!!!   I really enjoyed working outside of my normal box on this one and love how I keep finding more avenues in the quilting world to explore!!! There is always something new to try and fall in love with ;)

So what have you tried new lately in your little quilting world???

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

Linking up this finish to Sarah's and Amanda's ;)
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fat Quarter Baby - Emma

Today is my stop on the Fat Quarter Baby Blog Tour and I am super excited to share with you Emma!!!  Isn't she just adorable ;)

I was tickled pink when the gals at Fat Quarter Shop asked me if I wanted to make 1 of the 20 amazing quilts from Fat Quarter Baby, and I was totally touched when they asked me to make Emma :)  

I just love making Baby Quilts and this is such a fun quilt to make!!!  All you need is a few Fat Quarters and you are ready to go ;)  I used some of my favorite prints from Heather Bailey's True Colors collection.  The colors and prints are just perfect for an adorable baby girl quilt ;)  

I changed up my quilt just a bit from the original Emma quilt, because I wanted the butterflies to look like they were flying ;)  So I added an extra background border on each of the blocks and then trimmed the blocks down on an angle.  I just love the extra bit of movement it gives the quilt ;)

And when it came time to quilt I had so much fun!!!  I did some ribbon candy quilting for the body of the butterfly and attempted to do a little antenna, there hard to see but they are there ;)  Then on the wings I did a little scallow to match the print of the fabric and quilted back and forth lines in the negative space of the scallops ;)

Then in the background, I quilted what is quickly becoming my favorite filler ;)  Lots of little tiny swirls, paisleys, curls, and pebbles.   I just love how much movement in creates and it just flows so beautifully ;)  

And of course, it creates all kinds of super yummy texture!  I might have spent a few minutes just running my hand over the top of this quilt when it was done :)

And that is Emma!!!  I was hoping this was going to be for my Sister-In-Law who is expecting, but we found out a few days ago that it's a boy ;)   So I guess that means Emma will have to wait for a special little girl and I get to pick out another fun Boy quilt from Fat Quarter Baby to make ;)

Be sure to pop on over to Fat Quarter Shop to see the original Emma  (oh so adorable!!) along with other great quilts form Fat Quarter Baby!!  And you can get a sneak peek of all of the Fat Quarter Baby Quilts in this fun little Video Trailer and be sure to stop by the other Tour Stops for some amazing Fat Quarter Baby Eye Candy :)

November 16, 2015
Anne -  Caroline of Sew Can She
Claire - Melissa of Oh How Sweet
Elizabeth - Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
Laura  - Greg of Grey Dogwood Studios

November 17, 2015
Andrew - Anne of Bunny Hill Designs
Christopher - Christina of Emily Ann's Kloset
Hunter - Nadra of Ellis & Higgs
James  - Corey of Coriander Quilts
Kevin  - Lucy of Charm About You

November 18, 2015
Katharine - Natalia of Piece N Quilt
Kimberly  - Lori of Bee in my Bonnet
Kristen  - Erin of Why Not Sew
Sarah - Angie of Gnome Angel
Emma - Melissa of Happy Quilting  (your here :)

November 19. 2015
Matthew - Jane of Quilt Jane
Paul  - Pat Sloan
Peyton - Megan and Heather of Quilt Story
Ryan  - Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane
William - Lisa of Vintage Modern Quilts
Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs

Thanks for popping in today and every day!!!  Here is hoping it is a Happy Quilting Day for you ;) 

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