Monday, June 6, 2011

The Fat Quarter Shop and Sponsor Giveaway!!!

I am so excited to introduce Happy Quilting's Newest Sponsor!!!  It's The Fat Quarter Shop!!!!!! Thank you so much to Kimberly Jolly and crew for being the newest part of Happy Quilting!! 

 Now if you haven't heard of The Fat Quarter Shop, you very well might be living under a rock :)  But seriously, The Fat Quarter Shop is amazing!!! 

The Fat Quarter Shop selection is phenomenal.  They carry over 20 different manufactures lines.  Ya, so basically, if you are looking for it, you will find it there.   Fat Quarter Shop has excellent customer service and with guaranteed same day shipping, you know your order will arrive asap.  (Which is always nice when you happen to be waiting on that last bit of fabric to finish up a project :)

You can always find the newest lines in their What's New section.  And of course, where they are always making room for those newest lines, you can always find pages and pages of great Sale items.  I love a good sale!!!!

The Fat Quarter Shop also has so much more to offer than their amazing fabric selection.  You will find tons of Block of the Month kits, Patterns galore, Magazine kits, Books, Quilt Clubs, Notions, Thread, Ribbon . . .  The list goes on and on!!!

And to keep up to date on all the latest Fat Quarter Shop goodness, you can follow The Jolly Jabber.  The official blog of the Fat Quarter Shop.  Kimberly blogs over there and always has super fun posts including the 3 for Me and Designer Tidbits segments.  I love them!!!

 And, last but certainly not least . . . .  as part of their introduction, The Fat Quarter Shop is sponsoring a fantastic giveaway!!!  How would you like to get your hands on an entire fat quarter bundle of Patricia Bravo's Nature Elements!!!!  Oh, the possibilities for these beautiful prints are endless!!!

You have three chances to win, and please, leave a separate comment for each (for a total of 3 comments max :)  (If you leave one saying I did it all, Mr. Random.Org will only count it for one)  

1 - Be a follower of Happy Quilting or become one and leave a comment. 

2 - Be a Follower The Jolly Jabber  or become one and leave a comment.

3 - Alert the Media - Post on facebook, twitter, or your blog about this giveaway.  Leave a comment saying where you posted and a link to that post :)  You can post on all 3 sites but it only gets you one entry, but the giveaway fairy will smile down on you :)

So that's it :) The giveaway will close on Friday the 10th at 5:00 EST and I will announce a winner shortly after.   Good Luck to all and Happy Quilting!!!

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Friday, June 3, 2011


I don't know if I have mentioned it here before, but we are getting ready to move across the country one last time.   My husband is finishing here at the end of June and we are moving back West to Cedar City, Utah!!!  I am so excited. .  My husband grew up there and I went to college there.  We both just love it and I can't believe after 10 years of waiting, we are a week away from moving to what has always been home in our hearts!!  The kids and I are going back 2 weeks early to get things set up.  And yes, I will be flying 5 months pregnant with 4 kids, I hope we all make it in one piece :)

So I have one week until I move!!  Crazy!!!  Because of this, I thought I would mention, if my posts seem a little more chaotic than usual, understand that things are a little crazy around here.  Never fear though, there will still be lots from Happy Quilting!!  In fact, I have 2 big posts planned for next week and I can't wait for them!!!  (But I will, so you will have to as well :)

And just to give you a little taste of the craziness that is our house, while preparing for a showing yesterday (I really hope someone buys our house soon :)  I came upstairs to find this.  Talk about a guilty face.  Oh yes, that is mascara.

Sometimes I wonder how our house is still in one piece :)  Thank heavens for Mr. Clean Magic Erasers!!!

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight!

So ya know how there are always amazing deals going on and sometimes it is just hard to keep track of them all.  Enter my Sponsor Spotlight section.  See, over there on the right hand column, just under the buttons of where you can find me, well that is my newest addition to the blog.  Here, I will list all of the sales, giveaways, and general good timely info to know about my wonderful sponsors.  Just wanted to let you all know :)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Improv. Quilt Back Complete

Well that is one thing more I can cross of my "to do" sewing list, Yippee Skippee!!  So what did I think of Improv. piecing. . . .   Well, I have to admit, it was a little hard for me.  I kept finding myself wanting to layout a design.  I would piece together a few pieces and then start laying it out again to make a pattern.  I had to keep scooping it up in a pile and telling myself to stop cheating :)

I didn't do anything to crazy.   Mostly I did some random horizontal lines and then cut them up to add some vertical lines.  I really like the way it turned out (sorry for the lousy picture).  It fits the project perfect and by the end of the process I was really starting to have fun.  It was a blast to be surprised by the look that just kept changing.  I think I will for sure be doing this again in the future.

My favorite thing about this type of piecing . . . It used about every little scrap I had leftover from the top.  I had to grab some white out of my stash to make the project large enough, which I was really excited for.  It has cute little dragonflies on it in all different colors and frames the randomness.  I think it was the perfect finish :)

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Improv. Quilt Back

Oh my goodness, We had a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend!!!  Sadly, I forgot to take the camera. (of course)  So I will try to sum it up for you . . . good food, warm sun, beautiful beach, great friends and some very, very happy children!!!

So now this morning, I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to sort our laundry, pay bills, and basically get life back together.  But I did take a few seconds out to check out what kind of leftovers I had after completing my 30's reproduction fabric project (Which I promise to show more of in the coming future :)

I love pieced backs and am excited that I should have enough leftover to make a cute pieced backing.  I have never made a pieced back completely improvising as I go but I keep hearing how fun it is.  So I decided this morning, today is the day to check that off my list.  I know this will be hard for me as I always like to have a plan, but I have made up my mind.  I am just going to start picking things up and sewing, and see how it ends up :)  Wish me luck :)

Have you improvised pieced before??  Do you like it or not so much??  Tell me your story before I share my experience and opinion. (hopefully tomorrow, if all goes to plan, which it never does :)
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