March 10, 2012

Urban Pods giveaway

Have you met Jenny at Sew Kind of Wonderful? She recently released some really incredible patterns for her Quick Curve Ruler, and today she is giving away a copy of her new pattern, Urban Pods, and a ruler. You definitely need to check her blog out to keep up on all her great work!

Check out the giveaway here!

January 22, 2012


Rachel, over at Stitched in Color, is offering a class with three different participation levels teaching how to sew curves. I can't get over how awesome the patterns are for this class, from those I've seen. So clever, and super cute, and, if you take her class, YOU can do it, too!

And Angela over at Cut to Pieces has a giveaway today for one free Premium class spot in Rachel's class! Head on over and enter to win, or visit Rachel's shop to register now!

January 11, 2012


It's been a while, eh? I've completed lots and lots of sewing since I last posted, but I guess I forgot to share it here? I'll never be a huge successful blogger/sewing person, I guess. Unless I put some effort into it. Which I might. Really.

Anyways, Kaelin over at The Plaid Scottie is having an incredibly generous giveaway today, so go check it out! She's a much better blogger (and sewer!) than I, I promise!

November 10, 2011

Giveaway at Green Fairy Quilts!

Have you visited Green Fairy Quilts? What a great selection of precuts, and awesome sale prices all the time! Some of my favorites:

Etchings Wovens - YUM!
And also, Little Apples, can't believe I haven't gotten this yet!

And one of the coolest things about this shop? You can pre-order fabric that wont be coming out until April. By then, you'll have forgotten you even spent the money so it'll be like a free fabric surprise when the mailman comes! Definitely can't argue with that kind of logic!

Today Green Fairy Quilts is having a great giveaway on their blog - maybe Judi should go on quilting retreats more often if this is the kind of shop running Clint does, eh? Go check it out!

August 24, 2011

For myself

I wanted to make some sort of cute basket or something to store my pearl cottons in, and I had a bunch of Loulouthi scraps leftover from this, so I sewed them up and made another basket. Unfortunately, it didn't quite turn out how I imagined, and I may not use it for what I originally wanted, but I still think it turned out cute!

See, a little deep for a cute way to store and also display those yummy colors, but it'll work for now!

August 22, 2011

Mail day

Is it wrong that I just wanted to roll around, clothing optional, when I opened my mail and saw THIS(!!)? I've been eagerly awaiting a couple of packages, but none more than that one from Pink Chalk Fabrics with my Kona Color Card. Something about seeing all those colors lined up, neat and orderly, and LABELED for all eternity, now in my possession. Great day, I'm just sayin'.

Also, I finished lilSGT's bean bag chair! I used the tutorial at Making It Fun, and the fabric is Michael Miller Kids: Honk Honk (aqua), Plaidsportation (black), and Lunch Box Plaid (yellow). I love how it turned out, and so does the kid (though no decent photos have happened yet with him playing/sitting on it!)!

August 16, 2011


Well, she did it, she tied the knot! Which means I can finally show what I made for my friend and her husband! So far, it's my favorite quilt I've made (though my brain thinks I've got this great idea, even though I have no idea how to make it come into fruition, so we'll just see), and she claims to like it, so yay! She didn't, however, say how her husband felt about it, and this after I tried so hard to include enough masculine color in it to appeal to them both. But alas.

The Front, Amy Smart's Chrysalis Lattice Quilt, using Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2 instead of Chrysalis

The Back. My absolute favorite.

The pillow covers. I didn't want to ship them stuffed, so Mom got some forms and did it for me! Thanks, Mom!

And that's it! It is a very simple and straightforward quilt top, nothing fancy, but great for showcasing your favorite fabrics! I used straight line quilting, about a quarter inch on either side of the seams. I added the strip of purple at the top to make it big enough to fit a queen bed, in case my friend decides to use it that way. It isn't necessarily meant for such, but I wanted her to have the option. I just wish I could have been there to give it to her in person!