Wednesday, October 31, 2012

We interrupt this Halloween...

...to bring you tidings of Christmas.

If you are looking for the blog hop and giveaway for my INDEX quilt pattern, click here. 

A while back, the team behind Fat Quarterly magazine, put out an open call for Designers looking to participate in one of their fabulous "Designer Challenges".  We were asked to create a Christmas Stocking using Maude Ashbury's "Tinsel" collection; which we would all be receiving lovely pieces of in the mail.

Now, while I had never made a Christmas Stocking before; I understood the construction behind it.  Yet, I didn't want to make any ol' stocking...so I thought on it for quite some time and of course wanted something with a little pizazz.



If you'd like to make your own Christmas Stocking, go and check out Issue 11 of Fat Quarterly...you will not be disappointed.  There are a handful of other amazing stocking designs, as well as lots of fun Christmas'sy items including a few quilts, a tree skirt, and so much more. 





Monday, October 29, 2012

INDEX Giveaway Continued

If you visited my post yesterday, you learned that I released my 2nd Quilt Pattern named INDEX
and am having a little giveaway to help celebrate.


If you want to get your hands on the pattern right away, it's now available in my Etsy shop.
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A couple of friends are helping me get the word out and sharing their experiences as Pattern Testers too.  And of course, they are all giving away a copy of the pattern...WooHoo!! 
Hop on over and check out what they have to say.   

Sunday 10/28 -- Kristy Daum
Monday 10/29 -- Annie , Andi

Tuesday 10/30 -- Shelly , Nancy


Wednesday 10/31 -- Halloween


Thursday 11/1 -- Beth , Jess

Friday 11/2 -- Sara , Jacey

Sunday, October 28, 2012

INDEX Quilt Pattern & Giveaway

WooHoo!!! I love these posts because I can finally share something that I've been working on behind the scenes.  Plus as an added bonus, I have a giveaway too.

May I present to you INDEX, my 2nd quilt pattern which you can find for sale in my Etsy shop.



While the sketch has been hanging around forever, it wasn't until I bought this Domestic Bliss Jelly Roll by Liz Scott, that I knew it was meant to be.


Fast forward a few months and with the help of some amazing Pattern Testers, Family and Friends, INDEX became a reality.





You can find INDEX for sale in my Etsy shop, either in hardcopy or PDF.  
Both include the following:
  • Materials Needed
  • Cutting Instructions
  • Detailed Step-by-step instructions along with helpful diagrams
  • Information (Material/Cutting) for 3 quilt sizes including Lap, Twin and Queen.


Now, of course if you own a shop and are interested in carrying this or my 1st pattern MAZED,
let's talk...send me an email.

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Finally, what fun is a BIG annoucement without a little Giveaway.
How would you like the chance to win your very own pdf copy of INDEX?
All you have to do is leave one comment below by Friday, November 2nd - 9pm CST 
Random Generator will choose 1 winner at random.

Your comment will appear throughout the day, so don't worry if it doesn't show up right away.

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Now what do you say, how about a little BlogHop and more chances to win.
Sunday 10/28 -- Kristy Daum (You are here)

Monday 10/29   -- Annie ,  Andi

Tuesday 10/30 -- Shelly ,  Nancy

Wednesday 10/31 -- Halloween

Thursday 11/1 -- Beth ,  Jess

Friday 11/2 -- Sara ,  Jacey
Thanks for visiting and sharing in this announcement with me.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

October's Quilt Blocks

This weekend I finished my bee blocks for the do.Good.Stitches bee, (Trust Circle).  Amber asked us to make Wonky star blocks using pink as the base and white for the stars.  A tutorial can be found here


She asked one of our members to volunteer to make a special star block that was different in shape, color, overall look, etc.  I volunteered and made the below block; sort of a scrappy twist on the above.  I used a similiar concept as the tutorial; but rather then start with just a single fabric, I made little patchwork pieces; which I in turn cut into.  I think it turned out "different enough"...and hopefully fits what Amber was envisioning.



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In other news, I finished my 2nd Quilt Pattern this weekend too.  The pattern is called INDEX.  I used a Jelly Roll from Liz Scott titled Domestic Bliss and I couldn't be happier with the results.


I have ALOT of Family, Friends and wonderful Pattern Testers to Thank; as I couldn't have done it without them.  Check back here on Sunday as I share the quilt, start off a week-long Blog Hop and have a Giveway too.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Make it through October

Sorry for the lack of blog posts lately; but I've been buried under so much STUFF, that I could barely see the light at the end of the tunnel.  All I keep telling myself is just "Make it through October"...or in the words of Dory, "just keep swimming".

It's just been one thing after another between super long hours at the job, illness, deadlines, etc.

I'm happy to report that as of 3pm today, I've finished one of the BIG things on my list...the quilt and accompanying pattern that I made for Modern Quilts Unlimited's 2nd issue (due out in February). 

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In the meantime, I did want to share a quick photo of another Antique Mall treasure that I found a while ago; but forgot to share with you all.  I came across this old sewing table in a local Antique Mall booth, that just so happened to be having a 50% off sale.  I knew this little guy needed some work; but for the low-low price of $35 it was worth it...even if I had no real plans except to "Save It".
 
 
The bones were still good; but it needed a good cleaning, sanding, tightening up...and I despised those handles; they were the first thing to go.  Fast forward a couple of weeks and my Dad dropped this off to me.  Isn't it a beauty?