Friday, March 27, 2015

A Fabric GIVEAWAY : :

It's Fabric Giveaway Friday!   

Clemintine Giveaway with Lady Belle Fabrics!
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My sponsor Lady Belle Fabric is run by husband and wife team, Rob & Brooke! In their shop you'll find both bundles and single cuts of handpicked fabrics that are fresh, modern, and fun! Designer fabrics include many of our favorites -- Art Gallery Fabrics, Cotton + Steel, Free Spirit, and Moda, just to name a few! Lady Belle Fabric's goal is to offer the most gorgeous lines of fabric, as quickly as they can! 
   
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We hope you enjoy visiting the Lady Belle Fabric sites!! 

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For this week's Fabric Giveaway Friday, Lady Belle Fabric is offering the winner a beautiful Fat Eighth bundle of Heather Bailey's newest fabric collection for Free Spirit, Clemintine! This bundle will include a fat eighth cut of each of the 28 beautiful, Springy fabric prints that make up this wonderful new collection! How perfect!!

You can find Clemintine available in the Lady Belle Fabric shop as a Fat Quarter Bundle, a half yard bundle, and as single cuts right here!!


Clemintine Giveaway with Lady Belle Fabrics! In addition, Lady Belle Fabric is offering my readers 10% OFF any order from the shop throughout this Giveaway until Wednesday April 1st, just use coupon code "SPRING" at checkout!!

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Enter to win! 

Here's how,
 
1. Simply leave a comment here in this post! (one entry)
2. Follow Lady Belle Fabric on Facebook or on Instagram! Just be sure to let me know you do by making a separate comment here for an extra entry! (optional extra entry)
3. My followers get a third entry! Just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry.
(optional extra entry)
4. Help spread the word!! I know that many of you already do, so I thought it would be nice to add that as another way to enter! Whether by Instagram, tweet, facebook, pin, blog, etc... (optional extra entry) 

That’s 4 possible entries! Enter now through Monday, March 3oth!! Winner will be picked at Random and I will announce their name at the bottom of this post, here on the blog!



* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If you're a "no reply" or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment!


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great Friday & weekend!! ♡ Maureen   

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Rainbow ♡ : :


Modern Chrysanthemum  - Waiting
This week I haven't had a single day for free sewing. I had an Etsy shop pile-up and each day has been spent filling my birthday crown and fox pillow orders. Today I have to make three pillows and two crowns. Usually I don't mind so much, but when there's so many cheerful, quilty projects in the works waiting for my attention, Etsy sewing truly feels like work!


Color Spectrum - Waiting
Thankfully, my Wanderlust Quilt binding session was just enough motivation to keep me going, and I love the way it turned out! Having a finished quilt waiting to be photographed to share and such a pretty rainbow of projects hanging around does help clear my cloudy mood and this cloudy weather!


Bindiing Session
How about you, what are you working on these days?   ♡ Maureen   

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Diamond Strings Quilt in Gramercy : :

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Last evening, just before the sun was beginning to settle, we finally found a moment to take my new Diamond String quilt out for picture taking! With each newly finished quilt my husband suggests this beautiful waterwheel that he passes often on his runs, but I've been holding out for a quilt that just seemed to fit this special place. A quilt made in a certain style that worked or in a pattern that mimics the shape of it's parts, but as we drove in that direction I decided, for no reason at all, that this quilt was it!


Waterwheel + Quilt
This quilt is made up of a large variety of AGF Pure Element solids and Leah Duncan's Gramery collection, a unique combination of modern geometric and sweet floral prints, with a contrasting palette of strong black and earthy browns paired with happy yellows, blush, and azure. I love it all!


Gramercy Plans! This Diamod Strings quilt design is a quick & simple modified version of my Herringbone QAYG pattern, in rectangle blocks measuring 10" x 18" rather than long quilt as you go panels. After finishing the quilted quilt top I attached the backing by sewing about a 1/2" from each vertical and horizontal seem using a bold Aurifil 50wt in black, a first for me!


Diamond Strings QAYG Blocks
For my backing I chose one of my most favorite Gramercy prints, Leah's Brooklyn Bridge in Flare. It's so striking!


Backed in Booklyn Bridge
I do think my most favorite part of this quilt just might be my binding, a bright Canary yellow Pure Elements solid!


Diamond Strings QAYG in GramercyBound in Canary You can find many Gramercy prints still available at Pink Castle Fabrics, Fat Quarter Shop, Stash Fabrics, Llama Fabrics, The Intrepid Thread, and Bobbie Lou's Fabric Factory!

♡ Maureen   

Monday, March 23, 2015

American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast : :

Tune in to the American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast today!


Today I'll have the pleasure to chat with Pat Sloan once again, at the very beginning of her American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast! The live podcast begins at 4 pm eastern time, and I'll be sure to update this post with a link to the archived podcast when it's available. Visit right HERE, to tune in today as we talk about all things fabric and sewing!

Happy Sewing!  ♡ Maureen   

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Fabric GIVEAWAY : :

It's Fabric Giveaway Friday!  

A Morning Walk Giveaway with the Knotted Thread!

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My sponsor the Knotted Thread is run by Jenn, a fabric lover with a passion for sewing! In her shop you'll find both bundles and single cuts of Fat Quarters, Half Yards, Yards, and Yardage, as well as some of Jenn's very own handmade items up or sale!! Designer fabrics include many of our favorites -- Free Spirit, Moda, and Riley Blake Designs just to name a few! 

Be sure visit the Knotted Thread blog to sign up for the new monthly Newsletter, HERE!
  
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We hope you enjoy visiting the Knotted Thread sites!! 

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For this week's Fabric Giveaway Friday, the Knotted Thread is offering the winner a beautiful Fat Eighth bundle of Leah Duncan's newest fabric collection for Art Gallery Fabrics, Morning Walk! This bundle will include a fat eighth cut of each of the 20 fabric prints that make up this wonderful new collection!

You can find Morning Walk available in The Knotted Thread's Shop as a Fat Eighth Bundle, a Fat Quarter Bundle, and a half yard bundle here!!

A Morning Walk Giveaway with the Knotted Thread!

In addition, the Knotted Thread is offering my readers 10% OFF any order from the shop throughout this Giveaway, just use coupon code "Maureen10" at checkout!!

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Enter to win! 

Here's how,
 
1. Simply leave a comment here in this post! (one entry)
2. Visit The Knotted Thread HERE and sign up to receive their new monthly Newsletter! Just let me know that you did by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (optional extra entry)
3. My followers get a third entry! Just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry.
(optional extra entry)
4. Help spread the word!! I know that many of you already do, so I thought it would be nice to add that as another way to enter! Whether by Instagram, tweet, facebook, pin, blog, etc... (optional extra entry) 

That’s 4 possible entries! Enter now through Monday, March 23rd!! Winner will be picked at Random and I will announce their name at the bottom of this post, here on the blog!


* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If you're a "no reply" or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment!


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Thank you to all who entered the Giveaway!! From 843 entries, Mr. Random says the lucky winner is...

Comment #230 --   * Amy Harward *  Congratulations, I'll be in touch shortly!  

Thursday, March 19, 2015

This Week's Beginning : :

As quilt making goes, beginning will always be my very favorite! Do you have a favorite part? Aw, it's just so much fun for me. For each new bundle I have so many ideas, and these days not a lot of time, so I don't over-think it, I just have to start!

During these past two days, in-between my Etsy orders, working on that Criss Cross Diamond QAYG tutorial..

Stack & Whack -- working on my Criss Cross Diamond Quilt Block tutorial!

And, early morning binding sessions..

Morning Binding

I started something new!

Using the Monthly Sparks bundle I created for Fabric Spark, including their in-stock Wild & Free, Art Gallery blenders, and a few Cotton + Steel prints...

My Monthly Sparks February Bundle 2

With more complementing blenders from my stash, more Wild & Free, and more Wanderer!

Quilt Beginnings!

When I look at these bright, fresh colors I see Summer, terracotta pots filled with Geraniums, Marigolds, Impatiens, and Salvia. They all look so beautiful together!

Flying Geese Asembly Line!

Colorful Geese Beginnings

Looking at last night's work this morning, those thoughts of colorful Summer annuals and days must have inspired my current layout, my pattern looks to reflect that!

Summery Quilt Beginnings!

And, I'm loving this beginning!  ♡ Maureen