Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Getaway Blog Hop and Giveaway by Island Batik

Fabric line is 'O Deer' and I used Missouri Star's half hexie ruler. I had half a yard of 22 fabrics, 11 brown and 11 blue. The above picture shows the stack after I got done cutting and the left over fabric and the pictures below show the layout and then the trimmings.I put the rows on a diagonal and had a heck of a time squaring the quilt up. After I was done I think I figured out a better way to do it, maybe next time.
I added a light blue border and a minky bubble for the back and it ended up being a twin size quilt or a nice size throw. I got a little carried away when I was cutting and I have a stack of half hexies left over that I am thinking of making another quilt. Actually I was wondering if the hexies are like rabbits that keep multiplying because there is a awful lot left over.

 The weather cooperated and I was able to get a picture of my quilt on the front porch. It is January in Washington even if it looks like April out there and feels like spring. Just wondering when mother nature is going to blast us.

 Well, we cant have a blog hop without a giveaway. Leave a comment and I will pick a winner for a stash builder pack, 2.8 yards of Island Batik fabric, five rolls of 5 inch by WOF. This is my last post for Island Batik as I am no longer an ambassador and this stash builder is the last of my fabric that they were so kind to give me to play with (well of course except for the scraps I have left), so I want to share one last time. I hope you have enjoyed the blog hop and have lots of ideas and plans for the new year.
Have a great day.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Vintage Keepsake Bundle

If you have been waiting, now is your chance to have this sweet collection of vintage fabrics.

You can take a look at a cute four patch here on Riley Blakes Blog

Sunday, January 20, 2019

'Sew in Love' Book Review and Give Away

Editorial Review: Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts is thrilled to be able to share her love of quilting with fellow quilters by introducing her latest book with It's Sew Emma. She has fashioned twelve sweetheart blocks into a breathtaking 75-1/2in x 75-1/2in block-of-the-month sampler quilt (choose from a pieced or applique version), as well as a whole candy box of tantalizing quilts to take each block further. Sew in Love will become your new obsession as Edyta encourages you to let loose, play and experiment with her Sweethearts. Every time you select a new blend of colors and prints or delve into a new technique, fall a little bit deeper in love with each stitch. Her love for quilting knows no bounds and she cannot wait to see where your affair with Sew in Love will take you.
My take on this book is that it has some awesome patterns and I love the quilt on the front. I have never been a fan of red but I do like one color quilts they just seem to show case a block. I like having options for making different quilts using the many blocks in the book. I have come to appreciate the time and effort that Edyta puts into her quilting. I love her traditional style because it gives such warmth and comfort like the quilts I remember as a child.

I am having an on going giveway till the end of the month just in time for you to have a cute gift for Valentines Day.

A mug rug for you and the pattern so you can make one for someone you care about. Just leave a comment on what style of quilt you like for a chance to win. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Inchworm Fabric is having a Giveaway and Red Sale

Inchworm fabrics is giving away these cute mug rugs to the first five customers who participate in the RED SALE going on now till Valentines day. The pattern will be free with every purchase. Also, leave a comment on this post and I will give away a mug rug, pattern and fabric to make your own. And for a second chance follow me.
Aren't these the cutest mug rugs. My daughter made them and designed a pattern for them. The white pink and brown one is so contemporary looking. The other one is vintage looking. Isn't it amazing how much the look can change with the fabric used. Isn't it fun to scroll through pinterest and see all the different quilts from the same pattern. Then there is inspiration from non quilt items or inspiration for non quilt items.
 Take for instance this box that my son made me for Christmas. It is so awesome, I was speechless. It is so well made and I know it had to take him a lot of time to make it. I love that he did a traditional quilt block pattern on the top, how fun was that.
I tease my daughters that they can't follow a pattern but usually alter it for one reason or another. I wanted to show you my take on a block of the month kit from Sew Simple by Amber Plemones called "Life is Better at the Barn".  Her pattern called for it to be long ways but I need something wider than long for a window in my sons office that looks into a co workers cubicle (it is hanging over the window in this picture) so I switched the middle up just a little. So I guess we know where they get it from. ha ha.

Christmas is so hectic with all the projects needing finishing touches but it seems so much calmer now and the weather is such that it is perfect for getting a jump on projects for next Christmas. Hope everyone has something fun that you are working on and stop by Inchworm store for red fabric which is on sale till Valentines Day.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop

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Hello friends,
Every six months the Island Batik ambassadors are do a blog hop with our surprise fabrics and
this month is the month. It will be exciting and fun to see what every one made and to see all the different fabric lines
that Island Batik sells.

Here is the list and the days be sure to check it out. And the best news is there will be giveaways.
Happy Hopping.

Getaway Blog Hop Schedule

Monday, January 7 - Crystal Ball

Tuesday, January 8  - Ditty

Wednesday, January 9 - Elk Lodge

Thursday, January 10 - Feline Fine

Friday, January 11 - Flea Market

Monday, January 14 - Fortune Teller
Jennifer Fulton- The Inquiring Quilter

Tuesday, January 15  - Gypsy Rose

Wednesday, January 16 - Paisley Park

Thursday, January 17 - Soul Song

Friday, January 18 - Twilight Chic

Monday, January 21 - Winter Park

Tuesday, January 22  - Bazaar

Wednesday, January 23 - Blossom

Thursday, January 24 - Boho

Friday, January 25 - Brookview

Monday, January 28 - French Blue

Tuesday, January 29  - Midsummer Night

Wednesday, January 30 - Oh Deer

Thursday, January 31 - Snow Berry  

Friday, February 1-  Candy Cane Lane and Icicle
Anne Wiens- Icicle - Sweetgrass Creative Designs

Barbara Gaddy - Candy Cane Lane  -Bejeweled Quilts by Barb