Saturday, January 3, 2015

Paper Pieced Tea for Kylie


My first sewing of the new year is this paper pieced block for my cocorico bee mate Kylie (threehoneybees). Her theme was Tea Please! Such a cute theme and a fun block to make. I mulled over ideas for so long. I thought about drafting some petite fours but honestly my creative energy is on the lowish side of things. So I used some patterns that are perfectly lovely and I still get to sew pretty blocks! For the kettle I used pattern no.68 from Kumiko Fujita's 318 Patchwork Patterns. The teacups are from  Piece By Number. I used linen in the block which I was a little nervous about but it worked just fine with the help of some starch. It's rainy day today. The perfect kind of day for sewing. Not so great for picture taking! Hope you are sewing something fun today!!!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

Snapshots Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop


I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Mine was just wonderful and relaxing. I can't believe the new year is just around the corner. I've been mulling over some quilts I want to finish and start in the 2015. I'm excited to start sewing along with Fat Quarter Shop and their Snapshots quilt. The quilt looks so cute and they are using Daysail by Bonnie and Camille which I am so excited to see in person. There is more info on the QAL HERE with pictures of all of the month's adorable blocks. Basically, For this QAL, Fat Quarter Shop is releasing the first pattern and video tutorial on January 15th, 2015, and all the other patterns and videos on the 15th of every month.

Although the pattern download is free every month they are encouraging everyone to donate at least $5 to St. Jude’s, here is the donation link:
 If you've read my blog for a long time I've mentioned how close St. Jude's is to my heart. I am so happy that the donations from this QAL are going to such a wonderful place. Moda is going to match up to $10,000 in donations raised too!!! That's awesome!

I watched the introduction video with Kimberly, Bonnie and Camille and I started balling like a baby. Hearing Bonnie speak really touched me. HERE is the link for the video if you'd like to watch it.

Fat Quarter Shop is currently taking pre-orders for Quilt Kits and Backing sets. These kits will ship early February.http://www.fatquartershop.com/moda-fabric/daysail-bonnie-cammille-moda-fabrics/ 

So are you participating in the QAL? What fabric are you going to use? If you are sewing along you can share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or you blog of your Work in Progress and finished blocks on every 15th of the month as well.  Don’t forget to use the hashtag #fqssnapshots for your posts so that people can find them!

Here is a list of quilty people who are going to be sharing their blocks every month! 

Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms
Bonnie Olaveson of Cotton Way
Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting
Thelma Childers of Cupcakes N' Daisies
Pam Viera-McGinnis of Pam Kitty Morning
Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs
Stephanie Kendron of The Modern Sewciety
Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt
Greg Jones of Grey Dogwood Studios
Jessie Fincham of Messy Jesse
 
I'm really looking forward to seeing all the blocks being made.
 
Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

My Book Cover


Good Morning!!! Today I'm so excited that I get to share with you all the cover of my book! Isn't it cute? Wow, this has been such a surreal experience for me, so far, and I am sure the feeling will continue through out the rest of this adventure. I can't wait to be able to share more details with you. I absolutely will as soon as I can.  I do know my book will be released July 2015. PINCH ME!!! 


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Making Christmas Presents ~ Dandelion Doe


So, I've had a little break for Instagram recently, but not really by choice. It seems as though a mouse (I hope it's a mouse) ate through the cords on our wireless router. I've ordered a new one but it is just taking it's sweet time getting here. Ya know, mice are really cute, in say, stuffed animal form or Beatrix Potter books, but in real life... yeah, not so much.  In the meantime I've been making Christmas presents!!!  I made Dandelion Doe from Alicia Paulson's pattern to go with the Maggie Rabbit I made last year.


My daughter knitted the head scarf for me. Although I can knit I just don't enjoy it much as crocheting and definitely not as much as sewing :) I have a few more things to make and wrap up.
I wanted to pop in and say HI!!! I'll be back soon with some exciting news and some fun giveaways!!!
Hope all is well with you.

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

:: Heart's Content Fat Eighth Bundle Giveaway from Green Fairy Quilts ::

Hey there!!! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Today I have a super fun giveaway from Green Fairy Quilts! They are going to giveaway a fat eighth bundle of Heart's Content from Laundry Basket Quilts.

Edyta Sitar is the talent behind Laundry basket Quilts. Are you familiar with her? I love her quilts. The are so beautiful, detailed and traditional. If you ever watch her speak her enthusiasm is catchy. I love that! 

To enter sign-up for Green Fairy Quilts newsletter HERE (the link will open in a new window)! and then leave a comment below. I'll pick a winner using RNG next Tuesday, November 18th!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin
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