Friday, July 18, 2014

Michael Miller Fabric Challenge 2014: Warp & Weft

Are you a member of The Modern Quilt Guild?  I am through the Austin MQG and we get to do fun stuff like get free fabric from companies to do quilt challenges.  The winner of this little challenge will get free fabric for a year!  Heck yes I'm in for that!

I've been shopping for rugs for my house for the past couple of months and really love the kilim rugs.  I was inspired by these rugs for my challenge quilt.  The triangle points are the fabrics that we received fat eighths of and we can add any Michael Miller prints or any manufacturer's solids.  I quilted organic wavy lines that represent the warp and weft of the woven kilim rugs.  This lucky duck is now hanging on the wall in my foyer.  The colors jive really well with my other decor.  Here's hoping I'm a winner!



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Pink and Orange!

Have you signed up for Quiltcon 2015?  I really wanted to take Anna Maria Horner's color theory class but didn't make it in time, so I decided to make it up to myself by creating a saturated quilt in summer orange and tangerines with pretty pink and fuchsia.  

The pattern is called Happy Weekender by for Moda Bake Shop, using charms and Kona white.  No two charms are alike and I received them in a Flickr swap ages ago, plus added some from my collection.  I like to put my favorite fabrics in the center of my quilts, and here we have some apples from Farmers Market, Zen Garden swirls, Henna Garden, Tula Pink Nest and more!  





I don't have solid plans for the lucky recipient of this quilt, but it's definitely going to be a girl, right?    


Friday, July 11, 2014

Just spreading the good news...

If you're a fan of Heather Ross, you probably have a hidden stash of hacked up pajama bottoms and slivers of Lightning Bugs and Other Mysteries, Far Far Away, and the ever elusive mermaids from Mendocino.  You probably paid an arm and a leg for most of it, or was that just me??  Shhh....don't tell my boyfriend! 
 
Anyways, fantastic news!  Heather Ross has confirmed on her blog that Windham is reprinting Mendocino but we have to wait until summer 2016.  Can you wait that long??  What's your favorite Mendocino print?  I love the cute little seahorses on raspberry pink on the bottom.







Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!


Zoey says have a wonderful weekend and may it be full of quilting!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Family Room Pillow

I bought a house in October and I've discovered it takes me a very long time to make certain decorating decisions.  Like picking pillows for my family room couch.  I've been pinning and shopping for at least 2 months now!  Ridiculous.  

I finally decided to make my own because I'm a) cheap and b) tired of looking at (expensive) store pillows that aren't exactly what I want.  The other day I sifted through my Pillow pinterest board and chose Alissa Haight Carlton's pillow pattern as my first test subject.  My living room colors are navy, coral/orange, and grey with a little preppy green mixed in.  As I was looking through my stash, my beloved Katie Jump Rope that's been sitting on a shelf for who knows how long jumped out at me and I thought, what the heck.  Let's cut that!  Why not see my favorite fabric everyday on my couch?  Besides, it only needed a little bit.  Plenty left over!

So here's the front, almost all quilted.  I need a zipper and back panels quilted before I'm finished, so it's a WIP I started to avoid working on my Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller challenge project due next Wednesday at our guild meeting.  Another day, another story :)


Friday, June 27, 2014

Happy Friday and a Winner!!

Who's ready for the weekend?  I know I am!  What a busy week.

Thanks everyone for entering my little giveaway.  Mr. Random Number Generator picked #28 as the winner of the gallon dude quilt scrap bag.  Congrats Sarah!  I'll be emailing you shortly.  

What are you looking forward to this weekend?  I think it's about time to see 22 Jump Street or How To Train Your Dragon 2!  


Monday, June 23, 2014

Do you love Aurifil thread?

I'm taking pre-orders for Aurifil thread on my Don't Drool on the Fabric page.  If you'd like to order, just post in the comment what color, size, and how many spools you'd like!  I'll Paypal invoice you for the order and once it arrives, I'll send another for shipping.  I'm keeping this pre-order open until Monday, June 30 and then I'll place my purchase for us!  

Pricing: 
50wt large spools are $10+shipping, fills in sets of 6
50wt large spool kits $100+shipping
50wt cones $36+shipping
Cotton thread chart/card $35

Don't forget to sign up for my giveaway!  Open until Wednesday at midnight.  


photo from Aurifil.com



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