Friday, December 19, 2014

Pile O'Fabric Stash Bundle Giveaway

Today I have a wonderfully giveaway sponsored by Pile O'Fabric

Pile O'Fabric is my my blog's first sponsor and is run by Alyssa Lichner, a graphic designer turned avid sewist. Alyssa has a very popular blog, frequently posting wonderful teaching tutorials and patterns, and this year opened a shop which sells modern fabrics and notions (with free US shipping on orders of at least $45).

Each week, Pile O'Fabric highlights a stash bundle (in both solids and patterns) in a particular theme or colorway and offers it for a special reduced price for that week. I had the super fun opportunity to curate a bundle!!

I fell in love with the Midnight Flora in Navy print and decided to build a bundle around, pulling in the blues, corals, and tans from the flowers.

To give you an idea on how the bundle looks in quilts, I have rendered two of my quilt patterns using the bundle fabrics, Broken Frames and Shoo Fly Pie.

And now for the Giveaway for both bundles (prints and solids)!  That is 12 fat quarters total!!

Here is how to enter:

The giveaway is open to all participants, but international winners will receive a $30 store credit instead of the fabric. This giveaway will last one week, until 8pm EST on December 26th and the fabric will ship directly from Pile O'Fabric.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

December Foothills Mystery Quilt - My Blocks

The December instructions for the Foothills Mystery Quilt were to make some Hourglass Units and 4-Patch Blocks.  (All of the instructions for previous months can be found in the tab above.)

Here is a picture of my blocks and units, in all of their scrappy goodness.

Thanks for quilting along with me :)

I am linking up to Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story, Sew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart Quilts, Show and Tuesday @ Freshly Squeezed Fabrics, anScraptastic Tuesday @ She Can Quilt.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sew Mama Sew Winner and Responce Results

Thank you all so much for the super response to this year's Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day! There were a total of 874 entries for the Fat Quarter Berry Bundle of Cotton & Steel Blenders.

Without further ado, has selected comment #419.

Which was Natasha!  Congratulations!

The optional question for the giveaway day was what precut size you find to be the most challenging to figure out what to do with (charm pack, jelly roll, layer cake, fat 8ths, fat quarters, etc).  

It was so interesting to read what each person said.  As an engineer, I thought some graphs of the responses might be interesting.  

By far, jelly rolls were cited as being the most difficult precut size to work with. Most people said the shape of the strip was limiting or they could not find a jelly roll pattern they liked. A number of respondents admitted that they did love how cute they looked all rolled up on their shelves though :)

For the mini charm packs and charm packs, the largest amount of comments were around there not being enough fabric to make a substantial item from the packs (a lot of respondents said they picked up 1 charm pack here and there and then could never figure out what to do with it).

Fat eighths were cited as being a weird size which was difficult to figure out a plan for, always being too large or too small a piece of fabric. Layer cakes and fat quarters were called out for being difficult most often because there were so many possibilities.

I love designing with precuts and from your responses I have an idea on which precuts to focus on next year. I actually have a Moda Bake Shop tutorial that will publish next month which makes a great baby sized quilt using only 1 charm pack, so maybe that will help with some of the lone charm packs people have :)
Thank you so much to everyone who decided to follow my blog. I hope to bring you fun and useful content and most importantly get to know you all!!


Friday, December 12, 2014

Meadow Star Table Runner - Free Pattern for Camelot Fabrics

I am happy to introduce my third quilt pattern for Camelot Fabrics called the Meadow Star Table Runner which is now available as a free download on Camelot's website.

The quilt pattern is a modern take on a classic quilt block, and is shown using the Itty Bitty collection by Andrea Turk for Camelot Fabrics.  By adding some more blocks, you could easily make this pattern into a baby, lap, or bed quilt.

Here are some other versions of the quilt using Camelot fabrics:

Please go take a look and download the free pattern and check out all of the patterns I designed for Camelot Fabrics.

I hope that if you make a Meadow Star table runner or quilt that you will consider adding it to the Meadow Mist Designs flickr group :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Guest Posting A Tuesday Tip @ The Cozy Pumpkin

Today, I'm sharing a fabric storage tip over on The Cozy Pumpkin. It involves salad and fabric storage, an unlikely combination, right?

I hope you'll hop over and check it out!

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