Friday, 17 April 2015

Yes, We Have No Bananas....




This is Monkey See Monkey Do and it's made from Kona Cottons.
For the Background: Ice Frappe, Pond, Pool, Breakers & Cyan.
For the Monkeys there is Stone, Taupe & Earth.
Cactus, Peapod & Grass are for the Leaves.

As with the Giraffe Love quilt I finished last week, I had a hard time choosing my backing fabric and looked to my online friends for help in making my decision.  In the end I went with a different black and white print called "8 Days a Week" by Ampersand for Windham Fabrics.




The quilting was performed using my walking foot, spaced 1/2" apart, quilted using Superior Threads' Poly Quilter #331 in Lemon Chiffon thread.  This thread is subtly variegated and warmly depicts the sun kissed breezes blowing among the Acacia trees of Africa.






For the binding I had thought about using a black and white stripe.  But I dug into my stash for something that would blend in with the quilt top and found this Up in the Sky by Dan Morris for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.  I think those blues go perfect with the background of the quilt.  I think those blues go perfect with the background of the quilt and provides a striking frame for this fun quilt.




This quilt finish was the 35th use of my 100 labels ordered from

You can design your own labels, too!  Click here!


The Monkey See Monkey Do quilt finished at 40" x 50" 
and is now listed with my other Quilts for Sale in my Etsy shop.


Along with the Giraffe Love pattern,
Monkey See Monkey Do is now available from my pattern store here.






Linking up to Finish it up Friday with 

Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts

And TGIFF! hosted this week by









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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Let's Bee Social #68

Welcome Friends!  It is once again Wednesday.
And time for the Let's Bee Social linky party!

This week I have been busy piecing pigs....
And some corn on the cob.



Fat Quarter Shop kindly forwarded me a copy of Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage!

No.  The pigs aren't in there.
I'm just...

Getting my Farm Girl on.
And gearing up for the Farm Girl Vintage blog tour beginning May 1st.



NOW.... Let's PARTY!!!!
What's new with you?




What is the Let's Bee Social???  You can read the details here.













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Saturday, 11 April 2015

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop Giveaway!!!

Welcoming the Sew Sisters Quilt Shop!
Our generous sponsor for this month's fabulous giveaway!
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What's This???!!!!


a fat quarter bundle of 
OH BOY! by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake



Sew Sisters have a large selection of quilting fabric and classes, patterns, books and notions - everything you need to complete your unique quilts!

Have you joined any of their exclusive CLUBS?
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Winner will be randomly chosen on April 18th and notified by email.
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Thursday, 9 April 2015

Life's a Jungle, Baby....

Welcome to Thank Goodness it's Finished Friday!



This is Giraffe Love and it's made from Kona Cottons.
For the Background: Ice Frappe, Pond, Pool, Breakers, Cyan & Oasis.
For the Giraffes there is Sunny & Cedar.
Cactus, Peapod & Grass are for the Leaves.




Choosing a backing fabric was difficult.  I looked to my online friends for help in making the decision.  In the end I went with something completely different and chose 8 Days a Week by Ampersand for Windham Fabrics.




The quilting was performed using my walking foot, spaced 1/2" apart, quilted using Superior Threads' Poly Quilter #331 in Lemon Chiffon thread.  This thread is subtly variegated and warmly depicts the sun kissed breezes blowing among the Acacia trees of Africa.




For the binding I had thought about using a black and white stripe.  But I dug into my stash for something that would blend in with the quilt top and found this Up in the Sky by Dan Morris for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.  I think those blues go perfect with the background of this fun quilt and the binding provides a striking frame.






This quilt finish was the 34th use of my 100 labels ordered from

You can design your own labels, too!  Click here!




The Giraffe Love quilt finished at approximately 40" x 50" 
and is now listed with my other Quilts for Sale in my Etsy shop.


And the pattern is now available from my pattern store here.



Thanks so much for joining me for TGIFF! this week....

Please show off your Friday finishes!











Linking up to Finish it up Friday with 

Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts




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Disappointed you haven't won a GIVEAWAY on the Sew Fresh Quilts blog yet?!!!
Well, dry your eyes!

Two of my fave online shops are doing giveaways for fat quarter bundles this month!

Pam of Mad About Patchwork is sponsoring this Fat Quarter Blogger Bundle going on now!

The contest closes on Monday.

Enter NOW for your chance to win!




This is no April Fool's joke!!!
ALL this month, Pam of Mad About Patchwork is celebrating 7 years in the business!

She says, "We’re going to celebrate all month long, with a different special every week. The party continues this week with 20% off all Cotton + Steel — basics, Spring + Fall 2014 collections, cotton linens, lawns and double gauze! Coupon is valid until April 15th. Promo Code CS20"

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and...

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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Let's Bee Social #67

Welcome Friends!  It is once again Wednesday.
And time for the Let's Bee Social linky party!

Last week I shared the Giraffe Love quilt.  Choosing the backing fabric was a tough decision and I am so grateful for everyone sharing their opinions on just what should be used.  Thank you!

This is the week of the Monkeys.  For the Background: Ice Frappe, Pond, Pool, Breakers & Cyan.  For the Monkeys there is Stone, Taupe & Earth.  Cactus, Peapod & Grass are for the Leaves.  These are the Konas chosen for the Monkey See Monkey Do baby quilt.

Monkey See Monkey Do - 40" x 50"


This quilt is now finished!  I could not resist sharing a little sneak peek.

Monkey See Monkey Do.  Monkey peekin' at you!

Be sure to come by on Friday.
I am hosting TGIFF! and hope to reveal a wild finish!





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Introducing our newest sponsor.....
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Fabric, Please! is a relatively new online fabric retailer owned by Rita Ferber.
Rita will be at the Creativ Festival in Mississauga, Ontario on April 24 & 25
If you will be in the area during that time, don't miss out on this wonderful event.
And do drop by booth #315 to say hi to Rita!

Rita and I are working together on an upcoming tutorial and giveaway to share with you.  How Exciting!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in my posts are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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