Wednesday, November 27, 2013

We Have a Winner

It's time to pick a winner!!! Thank you again to Fort Worth Fabric Studio for sponsoring this giveaway.  I am sure you all found that Jodie puts together some amazing bundles!!!

So, without further ado . . . The winner of the beautiful Let It Snow Man Bundle is . . . .

Jeanie!!!!!!  Congrats Jeanie :)

And if you didn't win, it's okay because Black Friday shopping is just around the corners and my are there some great sales going on.   Check out the Sponsor Spotlight over there to the right to see all of the great deals!!!  Some have even started already, yippee!!!

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Knee Socks

Well with November quickly winding down, I decided it was time to bust out a bee block.  So this morning I went to my scrap bins and pulled out lots of lovely color coordinating strings to make this super fun Knee Socks block for Colby.

This block uses 52 different scrappy stings.  And oh my, did I have fun going through my scrap bins for this one.  Seriously, I spent more time sorting fabrics and cutting than I actually did making the block.

The block finishes at 24" and the design is by Elizabeth Hartman and can be found here.   It really is such a fun block to put together!  And yes, I should have given it a few more presses, but I was in a hurry to beat the mailman and knew it would get all folded up to fit in the package anyways, what ya gonna do :)

And now it is in the mail and I am all set for next month's blocks!!!  I just love being a part of these amazing bees.   Are you wondering how to be part of a bee??   Check out this post in flickr.  Now is a great time to look at signing up as most will restart in the new year :)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Monday, November 25, 2013

Some Weekend Cutting

As I mentioned last Friday, I was managing to catch a cold.  And man oh man, did I catch it.  So there wasn't a whole lot going on this weekend.  I did a bit of quilting on the long arm (which I will show later this week, hello tutorial :)  and a little bit of cutting.  I was cutting up some of my Road 15 scraps and finally tried out my new Rotary Cutter from Wholeport.  I have never had a 60mm rotary cutter before and decided to give one a try and I like it!!  I don't know if there is a difference in cutting time, (I am sure there is due to some amazing physics) but I like the idea of it being so big and slicing through my cutting time.

After cutting the Road 15 scraps I was hoping to cut into this beautiful bundle of Oakshott Cottens.  The lovely folks at Oakshott  were so kind to send  me their new Italy Fat Eighth Bundle to play with.  Sadly though, my brain was just to foggy to decide what I wanted to make with this amazing bundle.

So it will wait on the shelf looking oh so amazing until I decide just the perfect project for it :)  And just for fun, I wanted to show you how cute and little they fold the Fat Eighth bundles.  That is the bundle sitting on top of a charm pack.  So adorable!!!

So now it's off to the store for some serious pie making ingredients.  Our family takes pie making for the big gobbble gobble day pretty serious.  We average 8-10 pies because honestly, who doesn't love pie!!

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Friday, November 22, 2013

Square Dance

** Note - If you are looking for the FWFS Blog Hop Party Giveaway, You can find it here :)

It's a secret reveal day!!!   Yippee, I have such a hard time keeping these secrets so I just love when I finally share.  So, without further ado,  here is Square Dance!!  I designed this quilt probably 2 years ago and it was just sitting in my EQ program waiting.  And then in Spring the fabrics,magazine, and design all fell together and Square Dance went from an EQ sketch to a finished quilt!!

The pattern for Square Dance can be found in the Fall 2013 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited.  This was my first time publishing with MQU so that was a new fun experience.  It always makes me smile to see how different the publishing process is from one company is to another.  You really learn a lot :)

It's no secret that I like bold geometric designs.  I love how they can often give an almost 3-D effect.  Square Dance allowed me to really showcase some fun prints and since this quilt was all about Fall, I went with Smore's Love by Julie and Eric Comsotck from Moda Fabrics.

I quilted Square Dance with an all over Wood Grain effect that I learned from Angela Walters Craftsy Class.  I think this stitch really added to that Fall feel.  And, it had the added bonus of being incredibly fun to stitch!!!  It just flows and while it is more dense and takes a little while to quilt . . .

the overall effect is totally worth it.  Just look at all of that yummy quilted texture :)  It just makes me want to snuggle up in front of a fire.

And since it came back a few days ago, and I just happened to have caught my children's cold, I think I just might go do that :)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!

Linking this finish up to Amada's and Sarah's :)
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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Welcome Fort Worth Fabric Studio and Giveaway!!!

Today I am so excited to welcome Fort Worth Fabric Studio aHappy Quilting's newest sponsor!!!   Jodie Heinold opened Forth Worth Fabric Studios in October of 2009.  She lives in, you guessed it, Forth Worth Texas with her husband and three boys.  Her dream and plan is to see Forth Worth Fabric Studio grow to "Texas-Sized" allowing a place for clientele to return again and again finding new fabrics each time.

Jodie has a trained eye for beautiful fabrics and stunning color combinations.  These are shown in her amazing Friday Bundle Batches!!  Every Friday Jodie releases a new bundle with a catchy name and based around a certain theme or focal fabric.  These bundles come in Fat Quarters or Half Yards.  These are a few of my favorites.


See what I mean by that eye for color.  Fantastic!!!  And of course, the wide variety of fabrics Jodie carries makes these amazing bundles possible.  Jodie carries over 35 different Manufactures allowing you an incredibly wide variety.   From your modern prints in yardage and precuts, to your basic batiks, and even some Duck Dynasty thrown in for good measure ;)  Fort Worth Fabric Studio really does have it all!


Jodie also carries wonderful Buttons and Trims,  Kits,  and Patterns and Books.  It's so convenient to have it all in one place!!!!   Seriously, the little lady bug ribbon, adorable!!!

And finally, Fort Worth Fabric Studio also has an amazing sale section that has an astounding variety of discounts fabrics.  She breaks her sales down into price per yardage starting at $3.00 and on up to $8.00.  This makes it so easy to get the sale price you are looking for!!  She even has some of her amazing bundles on sale too!!  Everyone Loves a good sale!!!

Be sure to sign up for the Forth Worth Fabric Studio Newsletter  (upper right hand corner) so you don't miss a thing.  It will arrive each Friday with the new Friday Batch Bundle and all of the great sales going on!!!

So Welcome Jodie and Forth Worth Fabric Studio!!!  I am so happy to have you as part of the Happy Quilting Team!!!!

And as part of their welcome debut Fort Worth Fabric Studio is hosting a fabulous giveaway of a brand new Bundle!!!  And this bundle is just perfect for the upcoming holidays, Let It Snow-Man!!!  I know you all have a few holiday sewing plans that this would be perfect for!!

And, since the timing just happened to fall on the same day , this giveaway is doing double duty.  Not only is it the welcome giveaway for Fort Worth Fabric Studio, it is also the giveaway for the Quilter's Blog Hop Party.  Because who, doesn't love a good party.  Check out all of the great giveaways here :)

So . . . How do you enter to win this fantastic bundle???  Simple!!

Just Pop on over to Fort Worth Fabric Studio and check out the Friday Batch Bundle's and then comment here telling me which is your favorite!!!

That's it :) The giveaway will close on Tuesday night, November 26th and I will announce a winner shortly after.  The giveaway is open to all entries :)

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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