Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Fairy Garden and A New Summer Project



Evie and I went to the nursery to get flowers and then decided a fairy garden would
be fun to make!
So we did!
And since no fairies had moved in yet...
she had my Matryoshka nesting dolls come to the garden and play!



I have also been building my Summerville quilt!


The house construction will be starting next!


Monday, June 27, 2016

Happy 13th Birthday Celebration!



It's another week... and another something to celebrate!



I can't believe that the Fat Quarter Shop is Sweet 13!

I think it was soon after they got
 their start that I discovered 
the blogging world,
 as well as on-line shopping!

http://www.fatquartershop.com/


The Fat Quarter Shop has been my go-to on-line store... 
for 3 main reasons...

#1- large variety
#2- fast service and also
#3- generous kits

and I'm sure you will agree that they have also been a great contributor to
the quilting community!

For years they offered monthly gifts for our
Another Year of Schnibbles sew alongs!



Today I would like to congratulate Kimberly Jolly and her happy family!
Wishing you many more birthdays to come!



And what's the fun of a birthday party without gifts?

Here are the gift prizes you can win by entering into the
birthday celebration!
First of all, enter the code LUCKY13 and get 13 percent off of your purchase.


Then you will be entered to win one of these 13 prizes!



Eleven winners: $100 Fat Quarter Shop Gift Cards

One winner: $250 Gift Card

One Winner: 12 Months of our fabulous SEW SAMPLER Box - a $750 retail value!

= LUCKY 13!


Hop on over to the Jolly Jabber for more details...

(the special celebration sale is good until Wednesday at midnight)


But while you are here...
FQS is sponsoring a giveaway right here!

How would you like to win this new 
bundle of fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop?

This is a super fun collection by Violet Craft 
for Michael Miller Fabrics.



 #Repost @violetcraft ・・・ House of Hoppington by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics  I am so excited to finally share #houseofhoppington with you! I really needed this burst of sunshine today. How about you?  Shipping to stores in June. I am ridiculously excited for our #quiltmarket display.  #violetcraft #houseofhoppington  @michaelmillerfabrics:

Here's how we'll do it.

One of my other favorite things about Fat Quarter Shop is that they
have a great Coming Soon page on their website.
Find something from the Coming Soon page and comment on it here.

I will have a winner's name picked on Thursday!


Friday, June 24, 2016

Midweek Mosaic (a wee bit late)

Summer is officially here!

The heat is here too!

I think that this would be a good time to 
work on small projects.
Or even embroidery.



I hope your weekend is fun and refreshing!
(I used PicMonkey for this photo)



... and you dream in sherbet!

(I purchased one of these bundles from Fig Tree & Co.
I will be thinking of ways to use it... along with the possibilities in
the little downloadable booklet that FT and Co just published).

Here is a little Flashback Friday for you!
This was Strawberry Fields I.


Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Picnics and Such

I had a chance to 
finish up this quilt...
I had all the blocks done... a few months ago but it got set aside!

It's a pattern called Picnic Petals by Whole Cloth Quilts.
I just loved making this Flowering Snowball styled quilt.
I can see doing it again... king size!

Another picnic quilt... 

Here is another quilt top I finished using Little Ruby
called Vintage Baskets. The pattern is by Cotton Way (Bonnie)

This fabric is a collection of the sweetest little prints that
Bonnie and Camille could come up with yet!
I already want more Little Ruby... before it's all gone!


I actually have a little finishing up to do.
on the cherries... and then decide on a border. 
I was thinking of a print from the Bonnie and Camille group Vintage Picnic
Any ideas???

Here is my Fig Tree Frivols quilt that I finished up...


I love Strawberry Fields Revisited just as much as I did the first 
edition of Strawberry Fields!



I also want to say that I am miffed about losing my photo editor. 
I have always used Piccasa but now that is gone... and please tell me that I am jusy
 left with
Google Photo!

What do you use?
Please lead me to a good program that is user friendly!
I need help!




This is a group that I recently cut into... a Holiday line by Kate Spain.

It has really unusual prints/colors in this group...
but that makes it fun.



I will be returning to this one... but I wanted to dive into a summer
project right now.


I am using Farmhouse fabric to make Summerville!

Farmhousesmall


Image of Summerville pattern- PDF pattern 192



I took one last photo of this quilt. Chicken Feed
using Thimble Blossoms fabrics.

I gave it away last weekend along with another quilt...
birthday quilts for a couple of women .in my extended family.


I can't keep them all can I?

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Farm Girl Vintage Anniversary Celebration!

It's a very special birthday 
we get to celebrate today!
It's going to be a big 
party... and you are invited
to join in!

Kimberly Jolly of Fat Quarter Shop is
hosting the anniversary celebration 



If you remember Lori's last anniversary celebration....
for her Quilt Fun book...
she created a sweet birthday cake pattern
 to share with us.
This 
year she has created a
another pattern ... and it's her gift to you


It will go great with last year's
free celebration layercake pattern!

Lori has a full tutorial on the Bee In My Bonnet blog today!

The Fat Quarter Shop has a very fun post to
 share with you too.
You can find it here.



And there's more!
Lori has another FGVcompanion pattern pattern 
available today... and you're going to love it!




I couldn't resist making the 1st anniversary of Quilty Fun
cake pattern to go along with my pillow...
and now that I made it... I want to make the
layercake pattern in the 6" size that is also 
part of the free pattern today!


Which now has me thinking...
"what about the Mix It Up pattern by 
Bee In My Bonnet"?!?
I need mixers to go with the cake don't I?

Thank you Lori for all the
 inspiration this past year with Farm Girl Vintage!

(if you don't own a copy of the book... you should get one... and today the Fat Quarter Shop has them on sale)!

Here is a list of other bloggers 
who are joining the opportunity to celebrate Lori
today! 

Kerry from Very Kerry Berry

Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts

Sedef from Down Grapevine Lane

Erin from Why Not Sew?

Kelly from Kelbysews


Debbie from Happy Little Cottage


Renee from Sewn with Grace

(ME) Sinta from Pink Pin Cushion

Lisa from In the Boondocks


Dana from Old Red Barn Co.


Melissa from Happy Quilting


Kim from Persimon Dreams

Marni from Haberdashery Fun

Jacque from Lily Pad Quilting





Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sherri and Kim's Sew Along: Come Watch


I am excited to show you a fun little project that I worked on!

I got to play along (at home) with 
 the Fat Quarter Shop's newest
video that they made with
and now you can too!

Sometimes you just need a new pincushion as a little accent



in your sewing space! 
I grabbed some scraps from a project I was just working on.


And a little bit of my measure tape twill that I had on hand...
and in no time at all...

I have a cute summer pincushion to brighten up my work area!

And since I was working on a Frivol.. 
SherriI had a fun little bonus in the
box... 
which was suppose to be a quilt label 
but for our purposes...
it makes a nice backing for the pincushion!
 Don't you agree?


What are you working on?
Do you have some scraps you are savoring?

Well, join in the fun with the Fat Quarter Shop and Sherri
because I guarantee that even though this seems like 
a done-it-a-million-times project...

Sherri has more than one tip and trick 
to share with us!

And who doesn't want to watch Sherri 
in action anyway? 

It was nice to see her and Kim and listen to them...
so HERE is the link to the video.
Or you can just scroll down and tap the play button.


You can hop over to Fat Quarter Shop to see their blog post here.



And then you will wonder where you can get some of the twill tape they were using...
(hint: you will be able to find it at FQS)Fat Quarter Shop 5 yard Twill RibbonFat Quarter Shop Exclusive

Seriously cute!



Here is a list of other bloggers who are making Sherri's pincushion:


Kitty from Night Quilter

Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl

Nicole from Modern Handcraft

Jessica from Quilty Habit

Jessee from Art School Dropout

Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset

Michele from Island Life Quilts

Angie from Gnome Angel

Sinta from Pink Pin Cushion (me)

Melissa from Happy Quilting



Monday, June 6, 2016

One Block + A Wedding

MIUT-Spring
New fabric to play with!





I had a very busy wedding weekend and only managed to visit my sewing room this morning!

I am starting to play with Brenda Riddle's Bespoke Blooms fabric group! 
It is the sweetest fabric group just like you would expect from Acorn Quilt Company
The pattern I am using is also from AQC called Blissful.

The blocks are set on point... I am anxious to see how it gives them a 
different look! (Are you turning your heads to see how it would look)?

So, the wedding...


This beautiful ceremony was at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park.
It might be a destination wedding location for a lot of people...
but we are lucky enough to live minutes away...
so it was not only an amazing venue but
a place that is dear to my heart as well.

Cara is a wonderful DIL and perfect addition to our family...
however it doesn't seem like she is new to the family at all.
They have all known each other since they were 
teenagers.




Here is a group photo...
the men in my life!


A sweet photo of Evie wearing her great aunt's flower girl dress
circa 1955.



Here are the other girls that make my boys happy.

I have one more "family photo" to share today...