Winner!

Congratulations Robin from Manitoba!

This little package will be on it’s way to you this week.

Quilt Story Holiday Tutorials & Giveaway!

This Giveaway is now closed.Thanks to all who entered!

At long last it’s finally my turn to blog at Quilt Story‘s Holiday Tutorials! And to celebrate, I’m giving away my little gingerbread man, two charm packs of California Girl by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts AND two packages of 10 Schmetz sewing machine needles! To enter just leave a comment on this post and I’ll choose a winner on Monday, November 12th.

This giveaway is open worldwide!

Good luck!!

Canadian Blogathon!

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop has invited me to participate in their “Canadian Quilters Connect Blogathon” from November 19th to 24th. Every day during the Blogathon, you’ll get acquainted with two bloggers who will share their talents and creations and each will host a giveaway. That’s right, you’ll have TWO chances to win EVERY DAY! You don’t have to be Canadian to follow along so please join us!

And the Winner is…

#65 according to Random.org!

cath on February 29, 2012 at 4:53 pm said:
“OOhh, so many things that could be done with $50 of fat quarters – my mind is tingling!”

An email has been sent and once I receive confirmation, her $50 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop will be sent. I would love to know what she chooses and what she makes with it.

A Big Thank You to everyone who entered and left comments, I enjoyed reading each and every one!

Those of you who follow my blog know that I’m participating in the Covert Robin gift swap hosted by Imagine Gnats and I received the name of my recipient yesterday. This is only the second swap I’ve ever participated in and I’m so excited / nervous! I’ve been scouring her blog looking for something we have in common — colour, pattern, style. She likes yellow and grey and so do I and it just so happens that I’ve been collecting fabrics in these colours.

Last night I started cutting grey and yellow Dresden blades but I’m not sure if I’m going to make a plate with them or something completely different.

Have a great Saturday, now get sewing!

Backyard Baby Help Please

I’m choosing a winner for my Fat Quarter Shop $50.00 shopping spree Saturday morning (March 3rd), so get your entries in now, enter HERE!

I need help deciding what to do with with Backyard Baby fabric. I’ve ordered 1/2 yard of most prints and a full yard of Birch Forest, Bug Jars in grey and Windy Day.  

My good friend and his sweet wife are having their second baby in June or July, they already know it’s a boy. We met while working at very busy and popular animal hospital together and he’s our vet now, taking excellent care of our menagerie.

I’ve considered a simple charm quilt or maybe larger framed squares to highlight the prints. I have lots of different shades of Kona grey and Kona white I can incorporate. I’m definitely going to use use the orange snake skin print for punches of colour here and there. I also have Joel Dewberry’s Herringbone in pond which might work nicely with this line.

What would you do with this fabric? Please send links to patterns, tutorials or images of your favorite quilts.

Loulouthi Rag Lap Quilt

Anna Maria Horner’s Loulouthi flannel is so soft and snuggly it makes a perfect rag quilt. When this fabric line first became available, I was confused by the colour palette but when you mix all the prints into a quilt, they all work and make a stunning statement. Sadly, Loulouthi flannel is quickly becoming hard to find, I hope they rerelease it next fall! I want to make more of these quilts, I was thinking my next would be with Heather Bailey’s Fresh Cut in flannel.

If you’re looking for the Fat Quarter Shop $50.00 Shopping Spree, click HERE!