Due to a boo-boo at the supplier I got a batch of Antique Quilts magazines at a VERY good price.
So...they're now on sale for $4.99 in the store. That's 62% off!
I've already removed one for myself because the last batch sold out so quickly that I never got to keep one.
If you don't remember, the magazine contains 22 quilt patterns: 11 classic quilts remade with modern fabrics and simpler construction methods.
Now for the sharing:
I'm giving away one of these to a lucky blog buddy.
But you have to be quick.
I'll do the drawing at 8:40am PDT tomorrow morning.
That gives you 24 hours.
I won't make you go traipsing through the store again, although you're welcome to, of course.
Just leave a comment here.
Have an awesome day everyone!
(If you buy one from my store and you happen to be the winner of the giveaway, I'll refund your money.)
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
posted at 8:40 AM
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The random number generator did its thing and the 10 winners have been picked.
1. Rainylakechick who said:
Congrats and I love your blog too.
I love "Park Slope Floral Swirl - Orange".
2. SheilaC who said:
I have to choose only 1!?? So hard...
I do love this by Wild Thyme
3. Peggy, who said:
Wow - just bookmarked your store - great fabric and prices. I love Moda's Nature's Chorus - have made several totes from this bright fun line.
4. Lina, who said:
I love them all, but I'm collecting TOT blue fabrics for a storm at sea quilt. I would love to win a Summer Etchings Floral - Navy FQ.
5. Crafty Maine Mom, who said:
That was so much fun I love a lot of fabrics but my son has been asking for a quilt and he loves orange and robots. i would love the Michael Miller (Mono Bot in Orange)
6. Nichole, who said:
happy blog birthday! i think i'd want the little yellow polka dots from the make life line. so cute!
(They're actually stars.)
7. Trudysperson who said:
Happy Third Birthday! I would love some Medallion Bloom - Peach
from the Farmers Market group - very pretty! Thanks for the giveaway!
8. Deb, who said:
I'd pick the Panache especially after seeing your quilt done up with that fabric line. It was beautiful whether you sash it or not.
9. Badlands Quilts who said:
the make life dots: the green or green on ivory are both yummy!
10. Jean, who said:
Hummm. Moda's panache fearless in pomegranate. It's so fun!
(I have emailed everyone I have an email address for.
If you're one of the winners and you haven't heard from me, please contact me. If I don't hear from everyone by Sunday, I will do a re-draw.)
posted at 1:53 AM
Monday, March 29, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
I was scanning through the blog archives for photos of the log cabin quilt I hinted at in my first post back in 2007 and found that I don't think I ever shared photos of the actual completed quilt.
So here she is:
I really still love this little quilt, although it's a little more traditional than I would make these days. It was also in the days when I never made a quilt without a pattern. Blogging sure changed that!
It seems like I did some bathroom basting back in the day and had just forgotten...
and I used to take such lovely photos back when time wasn't an issue...
All this reflecting is making me a little nostalgic and thinking about how much simpler things were back in '07.
posted at 7:51 AM
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I've been trying to come up with a good giveaway idea...
I decided that, instead of giving away one big prize, I'll give away 10 little prizes.
So...I'm giving away 10 fat quarters.
Go browse through the store and leave a comment here telling me which fabric you'd like a fat quarter of. Any fabric in the store.
The giveaway will end at 12pm PDT on Monday, March 29th.
Good luck and thank you for celebrating my third bloggy birthday with me.
A little reminder:
Make Life... is only on sale until tomorrow. 20% off.
I just checked Moda's site to see if I can reorder but they're pretty much out of stock, so if you like this fabric...
posted at 12:07 PM
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I noticed some "blogaversaries" going on around blogland lately and just realized that this little blog's third birthday just came and went!
I think it's time for a giveaway.
I'm going to have to give this one a little thought, so do come back tomorrow for the details.
I'm such a tease...
I've been looking back at my early posts with nostalgia.
You won't mind if I re-share some of those in the coming weeks, would you?
This was my very first blog post. Ever.
March 7, 2007
Well, here goes...
I'm not sure what will end up here, but I'm sure it'll take on shape as I go along.
This is a block from my current quilting project. I'm making a blue (and red) log cabin quilt using only fabrics from my stash. The plan is to use up all my stash fabrics so that I can go buy new fabrics without feeling so guilty about all the unused fabric in the closet.
posted at 7:49 AM
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
I visited the Quilters Anonymous show in Monroe, WA on Saturday.
It was fun. I love quilt shows.
I took some photos but unfortunately did not note the quilt makers. I should know by now...
If you see a quilt you recognize, let me know and I'll give credit.
See the curves here?
They're not curves at all!
I loved this one
Look at the quilting detail!
A little bit of whimsy
And proof that classic can still be absolutely lovely.
posted at 6:00 PM
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I'm in love with this new fabric!
My brain is working overtime trying to come up with something to make. I'm definitely thinking a pillow or two.
and many more...
As an introduction, all Make Life... fabrics are 20% off in the store for a limited time.
posted at 7:35 AM
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The mailman brought this yesterday:
As many of you know, I love taking classic quilt patterns and remaking them in modern fabrics and colorways.
11 classic quilts remade as 11 modern quilts.
With simpler construction methods to boot.
I think I'm going to have to put that cover quilt on my long to-do list. Maybe close to the top.
As always, you can find the magazine in the store at 15% off list price.
Monday, March 8, 2010
I'm amazed at all the wonderful fabric combinations I see on Flickr.
I can't wait to see the completed quilts!
Here's Block 2:
Download the pattern here. (You will need Adobe Reader. You can download it for free at www.adobe.com/reader.)
I've put links to the blog posts for each block in the sidebar to make it easier for you to find them.
(If you notice any errors in the pattern, please let me know.)
Friday, March 5, 2010
Just not by me.
I'm starting to feel so guilty about my Geese in the Forest quilt. That's the thing with this pattern. Once I made one of each block, I knew they turn out great and the other ninety or so went on the backburner. Well, actually I've made about 60 of the 100 blocks, but I'm not done.
And, of course, Mary.
It's on the list and I really hope to have it finished before Christmas.
(If you've completed yours and would like me to post about it, let me know.)
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Here we go! There are almost 100 party attendees as of now! You can join any time
As promised, the instructions are in PDF format. You can save them to your computer and have them forever!
Download here. (You will need Adobe Reader. You can download it for free at www.adobe.com/reader.)
Don't forget to post photos of your progress on your blog and/or Flickr!
posted at 7:06 AM