Monday, 21 July 2014

Giveaway Day with The Intrepid Thread!

Welcoming The Intrepid Thread, our generous sponsor for this month's fabulous giveaway!

The Intrepid Thread 's about page says it all....

"Owner, Julie Dueck, started the Intrepid Thread out of a desire to feature her own favorite fabric lines and designers, as well as offer the best possible customer care available! Not only is Julie passionate about fabric, she possesses a knowledge of fabric that only comes from years of researching it, blogging about it and buying it!

When you purchase fabric from The Intrepid Thread, you’ll benefit from Julie’s expertise! Julie keeps her finger on the pulse of the modern quilter, carefully purchasing each bolt of fabric herself. In fact, if she wouldn’t want to sew with it…then it’s not good enough for her customers either!

Julie’s impeccable taste in fabric, as well as her knowledge and ability to stock the most sought-after designer fabrics, sets her apart from other fabric dealers. Her hand wrapped packages, tied with a bow and a personal note, let customers know just how important they are.

Experience The Intrepid Thread difference today!
"


And Julie surely does live up to her word.  So many yummy fabrics to choose from!  The Intrepid Thread specializes in high-end, designer quilting cottons and carries the most sought-after, modern fabric in the industry.



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You don't want to miss a thing!

http://www.intrepidthread.com/shop/Fabrics-by-Collection/Jungle-Avenue-by-Sara-Lawson.htm

For the Giveaway, Julie is offering this gorgeous fat quarter bundle of Jungle Avenue by Sara Lawson.


How do you enter the giveaway contest?

Follow the instructions on the RaffleCopter.com widget below to get started!

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This Giveaway is open internationally.
Winner will be randomly chosen on July 29th and notified by email.
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Best of luck in the Giveaway!
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Friday, 18 July 2014

Friday Finish - a baby boy quilt top

Anybody inspired to give this one a name?  I am stumped!
But very happy with this Friday Finish....


This top was pieced using some yummy Kona cotton solids:  Cyan, Azure, Grass and Peapod along with Black, Coal, Medium Grey and Snow for the background.

The backing fabric I chose is Michael Miller's Everyday Houndstooth in Lagoon.  This is the same backing I used on my Quilt Like An Egyptian quilt made last month and is the inspiration for the colours I chose to make the quilt top.  I had quite a large piece leftover.  That's the first time I ever chose the backing first!



This quilt was made using a simple block I designed last Saturday while at my son's swim meet.


And combines the Farmer's Daughter block and something like a Greek Cross with sashing.   Anyone interested in a tutorial?

Played around on the EQ7 quilt program, trying some different colourways.




And tried a full size quilt to see how that would look.
I would like to make something like this.




One of the outtakes... This photo was taken with a little help from my friend, Fluffy.
Better known as Mr. McFluffster.



Linking up to Finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF! hosted this week with Isabelle Jean at Dizzy Quilts.






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Don't miss the Craftsy Class Sale this weekend!!!

Sale starts on Saturday at 11:59 pm and ends on Sunday at 11:59 pm

Save up to 50% on select online classes at Craftsy's Creative Escape Flash Sale




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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Let's Bee Social #29

Saturday was spent poolside while my son participated in a swimming meet.  Not a big fan of noisy crowds, I parked my lawn chair behind everyone else and passed part of the time doodling on graph paper.

The leftover backing from the Quilt Like An Egyptian quilt I made last month is the inspiration for my colour choices.  Kona Cyan, Azure, Grass and Peapod.  The backing fabric is Michael Miller's Everyday Houndstooth in Lagoon.


I sure do love me some Kona cotton solids.  And some Kona Snow.  I cut all the pieces on Monday.  And sewed all day Tuesday.


Making a baby boy quilt.  Again.




NOW.... What's new with you?

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Sew Canadian Sunday & Some Stash

It has been quite a while since my last Sunday Stash post...

And there is really nothing like buying some new fabric to cheer you up....



3 yards of Letterpress in multi from the Just My Type collection by Patty Young for Michael Miller.  What a fun and funky backing fabric this will be!


1 yard of Hothouse Flowers in Pink by Mo Bedell for Andover.  Kinda dreamy isn't it?


2 yards of Kona Caribbean....  And 1 yard of Calligraphy Circle in Malachite from the Florence collection by Denyse Schmidt for Freespirit.


1 yard of Katie Stripe in Midnight from the Beauty Queen collection by Jennifer Paganelli for Freespirit.  This will make some handsome binding!

And 2 yards of Joan in White from the Mad Mend collection by Michelle Engel Bencsko for Cloud 9 Fabrics.  Cute as a button!


And 3 yards of the super soft and supple Prisma Noir from the Minimalista collection by AGF Studio for Art Gallery Fabrics.

And some Heat N Bond Lite.  Looks like more applique will be coming in the near future!

Were you here last week when I mentioned.......

Sew Canadian Sundays?

This summer I am participating in a great new series hosted by Mad About Patchwork on their blog.  This new series is like a blog hop, featuring lots of proud Canadian quilters!  Looking for a peek into our sewing rooms?  Interested in seeing what kind of machine we use?
 
AND there is a linky party!  You are invited to join in the fun and post photos of YOUR sewing space!  Everyone who shares will be entered to win a wonderful prize!


Come along for a visit with me over at this week's featured participants and say hello!

July 13th – Dominique @ The Running Thimble and Cinzia @ Deux Petites Souris


Molli Sparkles



Linking up to Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles.








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