Sunday, September 29, 2013

Snow Babies by Henry Glass

What fun I had the other day when I checked my mailbox and lo, and behold, there was a mysterious package there from Henry Glass Fabrics in New York. What?

Oh, yes. Then I remembered! I had been a lucky winner in one of Henry Glass' Giveaways. What was my prize? Snow Babies.


Not a fat quarter bundle, but a Half Yard Bundle of this new line of flannels.  The prints are adorable and classy at the same time. I love them!


I have no plans on how to use these yet. But what I'm certain of is that I don't want them to sit in my closet until next winter.  I'm thinking I need to get this made up before Christmas 2013.

Any thoughts on what I should make? I think the panels pieces would be perfect to build a lap quilt around.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Gone Quilting - YES!

I've been working non-stop on my Day Job the past few weeks, and have been chomping at the bit to get back into my sewing studio. Well, friends, I'm so happy to report that today is the day!


Yep, I've Gone Quilting!  Thanks to our blogging friend SewCalGal, she put up a variety of these fun fall-themed designs for us to use.  Fall is my time of year, and since we've had snow yesterday and wind and rain and just plain storminess, I'm taking the day off and going to quilt! I have a beautiful hand-appliqued quilt that I am working on for a friend, and I want to get it finished by tomorrow.

What are your sewing plans for this week?



Wednesday, September 4, 2013

All Framed Up Quilt Pattern on Craftsy

If you're looking for a sweet and easy quilt to put together, my money's on All Framed Up.


This is a new pattern by designer Melissa Dunworth of Sew BitterSweet Designs.  Her official launch date is today, and you can get a digital download of this amazing quilt for only $5 on Craftsy! Just five bucks and you can be on your way to make a fantastic modern quilt that will delight everyone.

As a pattern tester for Melissa, this is the quilt I came up with:


It's very similar in color scheme as Melissa's, but for a look at how different colors will change a quilt, visit her blog today at All Framed Up Pattern Launch.  And don't wait to buy the pattern - you could have a nice-sized lap quilt all cut out and pieced up in a day! Perfect for gift giving. And with Christmas just around the corner, this would make a lovely, lovely gift!

Thanks, Melissa, for allowing me to be part of your testing group. It was fun!

Quilt with a smile,
Barb


Sunday, September 1, 2013

And the lucky winner is . . . .

First of all, I want to say thank you to all who responded to my giveaway of a Moda Nature's Basket charm pack this week.  I asked what you might be celebrating last week, and the answers were truly heart warming. We all have so much to be thankful for!

So, without further ado, here is what Mr. Random Generator came up with #66, which is Tami C who said, "I guess I'd have to say that I'm celebrating my 1st week of being on the Atkin's Diet. My husband and I went on it together 1 week ago and we have both lost 6 pounds. We're both excited about it. :-)"



Thank you for all who took time to enter, and for those of you who are new followers.

Quilt away the day,
Barb


Sewing for the Christmas Bazaar

I think there is good reason I am feeling burnt out with sewing and quilting this fall!  I have been getting ready for our local holiday ba...