Tuesday, November 20, 2012

For Double The Fun...

Here's my 2nd bundle for the Guest Curator Contest at Sew Lux Fabrics!

Just humor me, would ya?  I don't always know what I'm doing when I'm pulling fabric together for a project, but I sure do love to try!

I give you Fanciful Pheasant -

Get it?  Peacocks...they're pheasants...and pretty fancy ones at that!  I almost named it Phanciful Pheasant, but I thought that might be a little much.  So, enjoy.  Pretty blues and golds and purple-y pinks.  Oh so pretty, if I do say so myself!
If you're not inspired to join in on the contest, at least go check out the Sew Lux Fabric shop!  It's run by a mother/daughter team and they are stellar.  I've ordered from them on more than one occasion and they have never let me down.  On top of excellent customer service and a great selection, they have wonderful deals and post lots of fun stuff on their blog.  (btw, no one asked me to say these things...I just love their shop!)
Stay tuned...I've got another post up my sleever...I actually made a couple of things!!  Go me!

Have Ya Heard?

Sew Lux Fabrics, one of my fave little fabric shops, is having a Guest Curator Contest!  Go ahead and visit their blog for more details, but the quickie version is that you can pick 8 prints/solids from their shop, make a mosaic, post it on their blog, and be entered to win your bundle AND have your bundle for sale in their shop?  I know, right?  AWESOME!

And, for TWICE the fun, you can enter two bundles!!  Feeling sassy and serious?  Cool and warm?  Wintery and summery?  Well, go for it...make two bundles to satisfy BOTH halves of your personality.  The only downside is that today is the last day to enter...so get over there and get curating!!

My first bundle is a little something I call Beauty Berry:

This time of year I'm always drawn to luscious gold, deep berry, and warm grays.  I was drawn to the floral Ladies Stitching Club print and built my bundle from there, with accents of purple-y pinks, grays, and yellows.  It's cozy and fall-like to me.  I hope you like it!
So go...check out the contest...and link up your own bundle if you're so inclined!  Stay tuned...I'll be posting about my 2nd bundle very shortly!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Fave Finishes

I'm super-excited to announce that the Mo-Stash Bee is now full!  If you're bummed that you didn't make it in (or are just reading about this A-MAZING bee for the first time), please feel free to join the group...you can still hang out, see what we're up to, and be 1st in line for our next round of sign-ups.  Granted, we won't be starting round 2 until July, but that gives you plenty of time to figure out all of the details of the quilt you want to make.  Who knows...maybe the most fabulous tutorial for the most beautiful quilt block will be posted in June, and if you're in the bee already, you won't be able to use it.  So there ya go.

I thought I'd share a couple of projects that I completed during my "blogging break"...I say that in jest because it wasn't a planned break...it just kinda happened!

Here's my absolute favorite finish - it's a quilt I made (with the help of the 9 other awesome ladies)  for the Love Circle of do. Good Stitches.  If you haven't heard of do. Good Stitches, go check it out.  It is a gigantic charity sewing bee that is the brainchild of Rachel of Stitched in Color (she may be a bit of an idol of mine...just sayin').  DGS is made up of several circles and each circle makes a quilt a month to donate to a charity.  I've been part of do. Good Stitches for about a year, making blocks for others to make into quilts, but this is the first quilt that I made and donated.  And, I just LOVE how it turned out, don't you?

During our move I ended up taking a quick leave of absence from DGS, so I had to leave the Love Circle, but I'm back in the swing of things and am now part of the Bliss Circle.  It's another amazing group of ladies and I'm so proud and honored to be able to be part of this special bee.

I used Elizabeth's Patchwork Wheel Block tutorial to make the quilt above, as well as this table runner...another of my fave finishes over the summer:

My sister is a 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher in a teeny town in New Hampshire.  This was an end-of-the-year gift for her classroom para-professional.  Her favorite color is orange and my sister told me she cried when she opened it...so, I think it did the trick!

I'll be back to share some of the things I'm working on now...and, I just might do a quick post about Sewing Summit.  I can't believe I haven't even mentioned that I went to Sewing Summit last month.  Uber-fun!!

(me and my quilting bestie, Whit, at Sewing Summt!)