Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Let's Bee Social #134

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!

Before I go any further....
I just want to say THANK YOU!!! to all who volunteered to help test the Modernitional Bear Paw pattern. Most of those volunteers have responded with news of having chosen fabric and are hard at work making a quilt to test the pattern. A few of them have also responded with the news that they have read over the pattern and have double checked the material list and cutting charts. I sure do appreciate everyone who has offered to help because it is becoming increasingly obvious that I am a little overwhelmed.

I have finished my quilt top. And completed the 84" x 84" version of the quilt.



Yesterday I managed to get this beast basted and quilted. Hoping for a Friday Finish!



As I had announced last week, I am anticipating my first ever vendor event at the upcoming International Plowing Match to be held in late August. And in anticipation of this event, I ordered some new business cards.





HELP! Call for pattern testers...

Because the end of August will be here before you know it, I want to have some of my other untested patterns ready for sale at this event . And I am looking for additional pattern testers to help with some other new patterns I have been working on but have not had the time to make. The following is a list of what I would expect to receive feedback on.

Is the information accurate and easy to understand? Do you have any suggestions on how to make the information easier to understand? How could the instructions be improved?

  • Material List
  • Cutting Chart
  • Piecing Instruction
  • Quilt Assembly


The following is a list of the available designs that need to be tested.

Ay Chihuahua, Funny Bunny, Kissy Fishy and Panda.






If you are able to put any of these  the Panda pattern at the top of your quilting list and are interested, please contact me by email and put the name of the pattern you would like to test in the subject line.








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What have you been working on?





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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Let's Bee Social #133

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!

Before I go any further....
I just want to say THANK YOU!!! so much for participating in the Great Big Giveaway. All of the winners were announced on Saturday in this post. And I want to thank you to also for all the gracious comments left on that post!!! I had a lot of fun running the giveaway. And am looking forward to doing it again soon.




More news about the Modernitional Bear Paw quilt progress....
I have completed all the blocks. Here the pile is ready for sashing.




Rows! I am finally making rows!!!



Here are the paw print border blocks.



I am confident the pattern is now complete and correct. But I would love to have a few volunteers who would like to try out the pattern. I am looking for people to double check the cutting charts, look over the assembly instructions and possible test out one of the smaller sizes. If you are interested, please contact me by email and put Bear Paw in the subject line.
Looks like we have a ton of volunteers!
Thanks to all who offered! 

In other news.... 


I received an email inviting me to be a vendor at the International Plowing Match that will take place in Harriston, Ontario this August. And I said YES! This sounds like a wonderful opportunity to connect with some quilters (and some other quilting farmers) and to have an adventurous and fun weekend. I really have no idea what to expect. I have never been a vendor before. And I don't usually attend anything larger than our own local fall fair. So it's a bit scary.... But I am so excited!







It's your turn for Show and Tell!!!
What have you been working on?





Sew Fresh Quilts

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Saturday, 9 July 2016

GREAT BIG giveaway WINNERS!


Today's the day we've all been waiting for......

Announcing the winners in the GREAT BIG giveaway!!!


First of all I want to thank all of our generous sponsors. This past week (and more!) has been so much fun because of your willingness to offer these wonderful prizes!


THANK YOU!!!


And secondly I want to thank all of the Sew Fresh Quilts followers - old and new. Your comments have made my week (and more!). This is the most fun I have ever had in a giveaway. And I can't wait to do it again!!!


THANK YOU ALL!!!! 



Now on to the announcement of the lucky winners!






Prize #1 is 100 labels from Ikaprint!


To order labels and get a 5% discount
click on the ikaprint photo above
and use the coupon code AFF05.






Prize #2 is a big bundle of beautiful batik fabrics from Island Batik, 3 spools of Aurifil in light grey, the new book Crafted Applique by Lara Buccella of BuzzinBumble and the new book Happy Quilts by Antonie Alexander of The Red Boot Quilt Company. And a few little extras thrown in.





Prize #3 is a big bundle of beautiful batik fabrics from Island Batik, 3 1/2 spools of Aurifil, the new book The Quilter's Paper-Piecing Workbook by Elizabeth Dackson of Don't Call Me Betsy and the new book Lines By Design Quilts by Debbie Grifka of Esch House Quilts. And a few little extras thrown in.







Prize #4 is a fat quarter bundle and scraps of Fusion Illusion by Blank Quilting, a fat quarter bundle (some have been cut into) of For You by Moda, three spools of Aurifil and the Farm Girl Vintage book by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet.

Prize #5 is a $40 Gift Certificate from Mad About Patchwork!





Prize #6 is a $25 Gift Certificate from Fabric Spot!






Prize #7 is a $35 Gift Certificate from Gotham Quilts!






Prize #8 is a sweet bundle of Zen Chic Bella Solids from Fat Quarter Shop!






Prize #9 is a 100% cotton Warm 100 in Queen Size from Warm Company!







Prize #10 is a bundle of 8 fat quarters of Artisan Spirit from Northcott Fabrics!







Prize #11 are 3 luscious RJR Fabrics Cotton Supreme Solids bundles!







Prize #12 is a $50 gift certificate from Canadian National Fabric!







Prize #13 are 5 winners who each receive $25 of Sew Fresh Quilts PDF patterns!








Thank you so much to all who participated in the GREAT BIG giveaway!!!!





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