Monday, May 30, 2016

Sew Many Things...

Hey Everyone,

I have been so busy with the sales each week now that I am working alone (except on Fridays and note writing by my child) that I haven't had a chance to post much here. In between sales I ran frantically to Quilt Market and spent the entire time talking to my friends rather than looking at products :) It was kind of wonderful. I got to reconnect with people and really get to know some of them better. They are now less casual acquaintances and more real friends. One of whom is Sandi of CraftyPlanner fame, really if you don't know her you should. I stole err borrowed this photo from her because I got in too late to make it to Anna Maria Horner's Schoolhouse at Market:

Well, the minute I re-posted this picture everyone told me how much they loved this quilt. Low and behold the day before I went to Market I had become an affiliate with Creativebug which is where you can find the pattern and class for making the Folk Flower Block that this quilt is made from as well as many other classes by Anna Maria.... "Hmmm" says I "Why not make some bundles/kits up for making this quilt?"  So with a little help from a friend (more on that later) I got some of the background fabrics and went to work on some samples.

Here are the blocks I made this weekend.


I made 10 because they will frame some other blocks in a secret project I am working on. I hope to show you that by the end of the week. It was really fun and I was really motivated :)

The background fabrics will be in the shop on Monday the 6th and I will have kits available afterwards for both a lap size and the huge queenish size that is in the picture above. Also if you just want the fabrics I made the flowers from they are Mod Corsage which we have available in yardage and bundles here.

As I mentioned above I am an affiliate with Creativebug which means (full disclosure) that if you use one of the links on the blog to Creativebug and you sign up for a paid membership I get a few pennies from each of those sales. It won't pay my rent but I wanted to show that I truly believe in their product. They are also a local business to me. Here is a list of some of the things I love about them:

1. You can sign up for a free trial to test them out. 14 days for free and you have access to all of the classes and materials. You also get 1 class that you can download and keep forever (maybe it is the Folk Flower Class :) )

2. Their videos are high quality.

3. They have some amazing instructors including Anna Maria Horner (duh), Carolyn Friedlander, Heather Ross, Lizzy House, and Denyse Schmidt.

4. They don't just have quilting classes they have all kinds of art and crafts classes.

5. Last but not least... it is only $4.95 a month if you want to subscribe. With your subscription you can watch as many classes as you want and you get a credit each month for a class to download if there is one you want to keep forever.

In the next few months you will be seeing me share the things I am making from classes on Creativebug including knitting, drawing, and whatever else strikes my fancy LOL

Talk soon :) 


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sale Reminder added Notions 50% off

We are having a sale hundreds of fabrics from $4 to $8 per yard (and notions this week at 50$% off) on each Monday in May. From Sunday night at Midnight Eastern / 9pm Pacific to Monday Midnight Eastern / 9pm Pacific . ** Please do not use any other coupons or discounts with this sale. When you click on the "Shop" tab on the website the Sale section will pop up first. Things will sell out fast. If we are out of something we will refund you. If there is anything that you buy that you must have a certain amount of yardage on let us know by email otherwise we will send what is available. Also please give us some extra time for shipping. Our last sale took us a week and a couple days to complete shipping we do them in the order they come in but sometimes it takes quite a while to get through them all.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday Fun Day... and a Givaway

Hi Everyone!

Take a look at this gorgeous new collection we got in yesterday:

Mod Corsage by Anna Maria Horner




Next week is Market week... don't forget about our big Monday sale this week. Starting at Midnight on Sunday we are putting our notions on sale along with a couple hundred fabrics.

If you would like to win this pretty 8 piece fat quarter bundle:

Leave me a comment telling me what you enjoy most about seeing posts from Quilt Market.

Have a great Weekend!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Productive Weekend and a Winner

Hey Everyone,

I hope your Mother's Day weekend was fun. I stayed pretty low key. I did the BOM sewing on Saturday. I worked on the Maker's Mini with these fabrics:


Then I built another house with Carolyn Friedlander...

All the while dinner was cooking (so I didn't have to stop sewing to cook)... Shredded Beef Black Bean Chili

mmm it was yummy too.

Then yesterday i binge watched Upstairs /Downstairs while knitting ;)

Let's see who won this cute little jar...

Number 56 is;

All my sewing/quilting items are currently in storage :( So, I'm crocheting an afghan :)

I will email you in a moment Dawn.

Thanks everyone!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Reminder Monday May Sale

We are having a sale hundreds of fabrics from $4 to $8 per yard on each Monday in May. From Sunday night at Midnight Eastern / 9pm Pacific to Monday Midnight Eastern / 9pm Pacific . ** Please do not use any other coupons or discounts with this sale. When you click on the "Shop" tab on the website the Sale section will pop up first. Things will sell out fast. If we are out of something we will refund you. If there is anything that you buy that you must have a certain amount of yardage on let us know by email otherwise we will send what is available. Also please give us some extra time for shipping. Our last sale took us a week and a couple days to complete shipping we do them in the order they come in but sometimes it takes quite a while to get through them all.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday Fun Day

We got these Jol Charm Packs in yesterday and the yardage comes today...I fell in love with the Scandinavian charm of this collection.

http://www.intrepidthread.com/shop/Holiday-Fabrics/Jol-by-Wenche-Wolff-Hatling.htm
This is the final Christmas collection for this year. I am pretty happy with the three we have.

Wouldn't this be a fun quilt for Christmas out of this collection? You can click the picture for a link to the tutorial.

http://www.modabakeshop.com/2016/03/multi-faceted-charm-pack-quilt.html#more-33988

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Loving our BOMs and Sale Order Update

Hey Everyone,

Look at this great picture that Nancy took, in the rain, of her Medallion quilt so far. It ust makes me so happy. This is one of the BOMs we are doing this year. I am writing the patterns that my friends have designed. So much fun and so pretty!

Sale Orders have all been cut and folded and the last 12 are going out today. We shipped over 50 orders yesterday. Here is a little peeky of the classroom where we do a lot of packaging during sales.


I started another knitting project (something to do when the Warriors aren't winning a game) :) This is the Queen of Thorns Mystery Knit Along it is a somewhat small fast project so I am finding myself with extra time between clues. I might have to make something else at the same time :)

But I do love those colors!

Stay tuned for some fun custom bundles in a day or so.... there are some pretty fabrics just itching to get the eHarmony treatment :)

Monday, May 2, 2016

Getting my creative mojo back... You could win!

Hey Everyone,

I have been having so much fun messing around with new crafts lately. I made these adorable bowls and jars... or maybe I should say I decorated them because I didn't actually mold the bowls and blow the glass :) If you would like to win a "Sew What?" jar just see below.



How would you like to win this little jar? It is perfect for holding your Quilter's Magic Pills (aka M&Ms)
All you have to do to win the jar is tell me what your favorite new project or pattern is. Ready! Set! Go!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Every Monday in May Sales

We are having a sale hundreds of fabrics from $4 to $8 per yard on each Monday in May. From Sunday night at Midnight Eastern / 9pm Pacific to Monday Midnight Eastern / 9pm Pacific . ** Please do not use any other coupons or discounts with this sale. When you click on the "Shop" tab on the website the Sale section will pop up first. Things will sell out fast. If we are out of something we will refund you. If there is anything that you buy that you must have a certain amount of yardage on let us know by email otherwise we will send what is available. Also please give us some extra time for shipping. Our last sale took us a week and a couple days to complete shipping we do them in the order they come in but sometimes it takes quite a while to get through them all.