We have a winner.

Saturday, June 29, 2013
Let's see who won this:

The mega charm pack from Dear Stella

Mr Random said:

Yay... number 4

That is:
Paula said...
That's some charm pack. what a giveaway. I'm really looking forward to Koi by Rashida Coleman Hale.

I will email you in a moment Paula...

Thanks for playing everyone!

Friday Fun Day, Giveaway, Reminisce, and Squared Elements

Friday, June 28, 2013
Hi Everyone,

I got to the shop early yesterday... picture this.. sitting at home with hot rollers in my hair the phone rings... it is ADT telling me the alarm is going off at the shop. In less than 10 minutes I was out the door ... when I got to the shop everything was fine so ... phew. Then the UPS man knocks on the door (because it was 2 hours before we normally open) he has 5 boxes of fabric.... and I didn't sit down for the rest of the day.

We had tons of lovely customers in the shop and Open Sew with Annette and I spent hours just putting together some lovelies to compliment Reminisce so that I could make some plus bundles that you all like so much.

Here is Reminisce

All of Reminisce

Sweet Reveries Plus Bundle

Vivid Reflections Plus Bundle
 And here is Squared Elements

 We also got all of the new oval elements and pure elements from Art Gallery yesterday.

Here is what we will giveaway this week... A fat quarter bundle of the ten fabrics in the Vivid Reflections palette of Reminisce.

 All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what your favorite two color combination is. Right now my favorite is Navy and Lemon Yellow. Giveaway is open until Midnight next Friday 7/5/13

The super awesome thing about having great employees is that I get to take a little bit of time off... so today I get to do what I want... :)

Have a lovely Friday!

It is almost G day and do you love Saffron Craig?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Hi Everyone,

It is almost time for Google Reader to go bye bye... so if you like to read from RSS feed you will need to sign up for a new reader before this weekend or you will lose your blog stream...

You can sign up to continue following my blog by clicking the link below. Bloglovin is super easy to use even for the computer challenged. All you have to do is go over and sign up with your email http://www.bloglovin.com

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Saffron Craig has three new collections coming out and I was wondering which prints you like best... take a look

I love them all and this one especially:

which ones do you like?

Rainbow Must - Stash Club

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Our latest fabric club... inspired by this adorable embroidery that my best friend Sally made for my new shop:

Here is our version of a Botanical print... LOL

The bundle of Art Gallery Squared Elements is just a representation of our idea. (although they will be included in some of the bundles :) )

Do you love to have a bunch of  modern basics to work with? So do I! I also like instant gratification. How would you like to have a fabric club that provides you with a rainbow of lovely modern basic fabrics each month? Not just one color but 12 to work with each month. There are so many amazing colorful basics coming out each month, we will put them together for you in a lovely rainbow and deliver it to your doorstep. We will also include some neutral prints but no neutral solids. For instance you will not receive solid white, cream, black, or brown but may receive the really fun black and white squared element print up there.  There are two options one with solids and one without solids, you choose. 

Here are just a few of the awesome basics that are coming in the next couple months:

  • Art Gallery Squared Elements, new Oval Elements, and new Pure Elements
  • Timeless Treasures Sketch (our first delivery will have 26 colors)
  • Alison Glass Sunprints (if you are already signed up for the Sunprints Club you can still join the Must Stash club you will just get something different in place of the Sunprints)
  • New Tone on Tone Pearl Bracelets from Lizzy House 

So whaddya say? Are you ready to sign up. Here is how:

 Fat Quarter Bundle Club

Paid monthly by subscription, can cancel at anytime. $30 per month (plus shipping). A Paypal invoice will be sent each month, and you will have 5 days to pay for your invoice. If you want to cancel your subscription, simply ignore the invoice and you'll be automatically dropped from the club.You can buy it here

You can also get a half bundle with 6 fabrics a month for $15 per month (plus shipping). You can buy that here

Half Yard Bundle Club

Paid monthly by subscription, can cancel at anytime. $57 per month (plus shipping). A Paypal invoice will be sent each month, and you will have 5 days to pay for your invoice. If you want to cancel your subscription, simply ignore the invoice and you'll be automatically dropped from the club.You can buy it here

You can also get a half bundle with 6 fabrics a month for $28.50 per month (plus shipping). You can buy that here.   

One Yard Bundle Club

Paid monthly by subscription, can cancel at anytime. $108 per month (plus shipping). A Paypal invoice will be sent each month, and you will have 5 days to pay for your invoice. If you want to cancel your subscription, simply ignore the invoice and you'll be automatically dropped from the club.You can buy it here

You can also get a half bundle with 6 fabrics a month for $57 per month (plus shipping). You can buy that here

** update... there was a question about what colors will be included in the half bundles of 6. We can't guarantee the colors that will be in the bundles because it depends on what arrives each month but the 6 for the half bundles will be chosen from the colors not the neutrals. Not every month will have neutrals but when there is a super good one we don't want you to miss out on it either :)

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More potato chips!

Hi Everyone,

I got to sew because it was Open Sew night on Friday and Tula Pink Club on Saturday. I did all of my 10 blocks for June and started working on the July blocks. Packages shipped last week to those of you in the club. When I send out the packages I usually send along some charms which I actually cut from fabrics in my own personal stash just for fun... Sometimes I don't get to use the same fabrics that I ship out because I run out of them by the time I get a chance to cut some for myself. I try to make sure you guys get all of the good stuff :) Anyway... here is what I did with the fabrics this time.

My 26 so far :) #tula100

The two columns on the right are the first ten blocks, 1's, from May, the middle two columns are the 2's for June, and the last column plus 1 are the beginning of my July blocks, the 3's. I didn't send out solids this month but used solids from previous months to mix in with the fabrics. I decided to do my blocks monochrome so that I could use a colored background when I finally set them at the end. Go take a look at the Flickr group for more inspiration
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Art Gallery is on sale this weekend...

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Hi Everyone,

We marked down all Art Gallery fabrics this weekend to 20% off. That includes stuff that is already on sale. No coupon needed good through Sunday 6/23


Friday Fun Day the Giveaway and a Birthday Party

Friday, June 21, 2013
Hi Everyone,

It's Friday! Woot! It is Open Sew night at the shop and the longest day of the year... that means more sewing time right?

Tell ya who I wish could be here for sewing tonight... my friend Sally. Sally and her family have graciously hosted us the last two years for Fall International Quilt Market because they live in Houston. If you were lucky enough to go to Spring Market you might have seen one or two of her works in some very popular booths like this:

Pic by Jill Mcnamara, Fabirc is Collage by Carrie Bloomston, Quilt by Sally, Quilting by Angela Walters

Or maybe this one:

Fabric is Madhuri by The Quilted Fish
So Sally's blog is having a Birthday this week and she wanted to invite you over... she has been doing tutorials all week and is doing a big giveaway tomorrow.

For the Giveaway today we are giving away this charm pack.

This is a charm pack of every print in Dear Stella's Spring Catalog. I don't know how many are in there but I would guess around 200 charms.

Here is is stacked up next to a Jelly Roll so you can see how tall the stack is...

To win all you have to do is take a look at our coming soon page and tell us what you like best, besides Briar Rose and Collage because I know there are already millions of rabid fans for those LOL
The Giveaway is open until 6/28

Have a super weekend!

The Boo Crew and In From the Cold are here.

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Holiday happy fabrics...

The Boo Crew

In From The Cold

It is redundant to say that I love these because... obviously I love them or I wouldn't have bought them... but really they make me so happy!

See ya tomorrow for a fun Giveaway.

Paloma is here

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Here is the latest from Dear Stella...

This would make the most beautiful nursery set or summer decor for the whole house.. Very sophisticated but soft ...


All Riley Blake is on sale 20% off this weekend

Saturday, June 15, 2013
Hi Everyone,

We marked down all Riley Blake fabrics this weekend to 20% off. That includes stuff that is already on sale. No coupon needed good through Sunday 6/16


Thesaurus is here...

Thursday, June 13, 2013
It sure is brightening the place up...


I hope you will all go and read the story behind this from Thomas himself it is inspiring.

Check out these Aeroplane Bags from Sew Sweetness ... PS. Will have the pattern available in the shop in the next couple days and we also have all of the supplies to make them except for the 24" or 26" zippers which I am sourcing right now.

Kate Spain Blog Hop... Today is my day!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

If you have been around here anytime at all you know how much I love Kate Spain. I not only love her designs but she is just about the nicest person you ever want to meet. When I returned to quilting after a couple year hiatus (attending school etc) I discovered her first collection Verna and it has been a love affair ever since.
When Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts asked me to join the blog hop I immediately said yes. I mean how could I resist celebrating one of my favorite people? Then I realized that my documentation of my quilting was haphazard at best in those years and almost non-existent since the shop opened. So though I have made tons of projects with Kate's fabrics I have very little to show for it. I also realized my photography skills have improved much over the last few years... but here we go:

This was my first finished quilt after coming back to quilting. Made from 12 Days of Christmas:
12 days
and of course I gave it away immediately and never got a picture of it finished.
And here is a shot of my bed quilt blocks from Fandango:

Half the blocks for my bed quilt.
I have to admit this is still a WIP I decided it needed setting blocks 

And the one that started it all:

Just a side project from leftover fat quarters.
These are blocks for a quilt that I made out of leftover fat quarters from another quilt project.

 As a special treat just for you all today... all of Kate Spain is on sale in the shop at a 20% discount today only (6/12/13). No coupon necessary.

Here is a complete schedule of the blog tour you won't want to miss a day. Don't forget to link up at the end for some special prizes. You can go on over to Blossom Heart Quilts to follow along with all of the happenings.

Monday June 3rd - Interview with Kate Spain
Tuesday June 4th - Interview Part 2 and Jane at QuiltJane
Wednesday June 5th - Christa at Christa Quilts
Thursday June 6th - Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop
Friday June 7th - Laura at Quokka Quilts

Monday June 10th - Chrissy at Sew Lux
Tuesday June 11th - Lynne at Lily's Quilts
Wednesday June 12th - Julie at The Intrepid Thread
Thursday June 13th - Kristy at Quiet Play
Friday June 14th - Link up your favourite Kate Spain project!

Monday June 17th - Gemma at Pretty Bobbins
Tuesday June 18th - Heidi at Fabric Mutt
Wednesday June 19th - Melissa at Ms Midge
Thursday June 20th - Jess at The Elven Garden
Friday June 21st - Janice at Better Off Thread

Monday June 24th - Diane at From Blank Pages...
Tuesday June 25th - Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts
Wednesday June 26th - Kara at Me And Elna
Thursday June 27th - Readers' Q&A with Kate Spain at Blossom Heart Quilts
Friday June 28th - Link up your blog hop projects!

Kate Spain blog hop

Fabric Avalanche

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Hi Everyone,

This is what came in ... gorgeous!

Tanger Ikat from Dena Designs

World Tour by Parson Grey / David Butler

 Wish by Valori Wells

Wish Voile

World Tour Linen (bag making baby... I am all over it)

Enjoy the eye candy!

Moda Weekend Sale 20% off

Saturday, June 8, 2013
We are having a sale on Moda Fabric this weekend only (ending Sunday night) all Moda is on sale 20% off (including bundles, pre-cuts, and already marked down sale items). No coupon needed.


You Are My Sister

Calling all of my local friends (that would be those of us from the SF Bay Area) or those that have the means to get here on relatively short notice. Heather Ross, the amazing designer of so many of our favorite fabrics, is having a benefit for her sister who was just diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Here sister Christie lives here locally, so Heather has chosen to partner with Hart's Fabric in Santa Cruz in hosting this event. Here is the flyer:

Please go to Heather's blog to read the full story. I know you will want to be there for this event. I just heard about it for the first time on Tuesday when I was at Hart's for the South Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild Meeting. Please, join me in spreading the word to your friends and family. The items that are to be auctioned are varied and wonderful.

Friday Fun Day! And a Giveaway! And Hip Holiday is here.

Friday, June 7, 2013
Hi Everyone,

You know what day it is...

We are over at Maureen's for the giveaway today. When you go over be sure to wish her a Happy Birthday... it is Monday. You can win this bundle she picked out and named Summer Sunset:

We also have it for sale in our fat quarters and half yards sections.

And we just got Josephine Kimberlings Hip Holiday. I am in love with this... the picture came out a little too bright... I will have to fix that when I get a chance.

And have a super weekend!

I sewed again....

Thursday, June 6, 2013
Yay Me! I fit in a tiny bit of sewing time after shipping was out and before I left the shop last night at 7. I had an end of bolt piece of my favorite fabric from In My Room by Jenean Morrison and a flawed piece of Flax Yarn Dyed Essex and they just happened to go together perfectly this tote bag popped into my head so I whipped it up... I love how the Peach Blush Free Spirit Sold goes with it too.

New tote bag from bolt ends. Started at 4pm finished at 6pm. Looks pretty with the #aurifil in the machine.

I usually quilt my tote bags but I wanted this to be a quick project because I have a gorgeous piece of Field Study Linen that is destined to be something nicer than this and I want to spend my time on that instead.

Have a lovely Thursday :)

Flash Sale

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
FLASH SALE... all Free Spirit and Westminster fabric is on sale 20% off (even 20% off sale prices) today only. It includes Linen, Voile, bundles, and quilting cotton.


Happy Monday

Monday, June 3, 2013
Hi Everyone,

Here is my big news.... I sewed!

Yep, it's true. For the first time in a month. I did my Pillow Talk Swap Pillow. This is something I would have loved to have about 2 yrs ago.... but my partner had a Union Flag in every mosaic she has done and no one had made on for her... she also had aqua and red so.... Voila:

PTS10 Fini!
Not my best picture but ... it came out pretty cute if I do say so myself.
What did you get to sew this week?

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