I decided I need to buy some fabric. I was looking for something special and out of the ordinary, so I went to one of my favorite shops Sew Me a Song. Four fabrics sang to me, and here they are.
Lucky number 2 won this give-a-way prize. Congratulations, Lissa LaGreca. Please contact me by e-mail with your snail mail address so I can mail these Cloud 9 fabrics to you. Enjoy!!
I love the quilt that my fellow Stitching Stars Blossom Blog Hop designed and created. It’s amazing what collaborating can do. I wanted to make a block, but not this round. I knew I had my regular job, at the library as a part-timer, getting ready for the upcoming holidays, two articles to research and write for a publication, two quilts on the sewing machine, (I’m tired just writing this), and I’m trying to finish my first quilt top design to send into a publication. And, I know one thing for sure, don’t over commit.
Don’t worry if you don’t win, because I created the pattern free for everyone! It will be posted after the winner is announced! I would love to see pictures if you make it, and I really appreciate constructive criticism on my pattern writing.
Please visit all the partipants in our Blog Hop and help us all Blossom.
Congratulations to Maureen who is the lucky winner of a Canuck Quilter pattern. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can send you your prize.
Have a great weekend. Happy Quilting.
One of many classic quilting questions is ; Do I choose the design/ pattern, and then the fabric? Or the other way around? However, Joanne Kerton makes a compelling case for creating the design first.
“When I design, my mind is working with color. I come up with the design first, then go browse the fabric aisles for the fabric colors and print textures that will fit my version, rather than falling in love with a fabric collection and designing to fit the collection. I think that may be a bit of a handicap as far as partnering with fabric companies to help publicize my designs and brand, but it’s how my mind works! I’ve tried picking a fabric first, then designing, but it hasn’t worked for me yet. I won’t say it never will. Working in the shop I see lots of gorgeous collections as they arrive, and maybe one of these days, one of them will speak to me and tell me what to make with it!”
A few months ago, Jen @faithandfabricdesign asked if there was interest in participating in some blog hops this year on different topics. And I always love participating in a good blog hop. I feel very fortunate, because;
1. Although this blog topic was already filled with other bloggers, and I was on the waiting list, someone cancelled.
2. My husband and I just finished organizing this quilting room and space at the beginning of January, so I was excited to write, photograph and post about it. It took a while to figure out what worked for me and what didn’t, it was well worth the wait.
The Biggest Take-a-Way – It’s always going to be a work in progress.
A lot has happened since I last wrote a blog post.
We went on a trip to The Keys in Florida and ducked a big snowstorm here in the Hudson Valley. We were there for a little over a week. I will post about that trip with some great photos, and have to organize the photos from my phone and my husband’s. We had a great time, although it didn’t get off to a great start. The second half of our week was amazing.
I have been organizing and writing several articles, which has been really fun. I’ve learned a lot, and am excited to share them with you when I can. One will be posted tomorrow, and is part of a blog hop about organizing your sewing room. Although I wrote about this at the beginning of the new year, this is a more comprehensive post. So I hope you will tune in tomorrow.
On a different note, I really tried hard to stick to a fabric diet. It lasted a month. I love these four fabrics and am trying to figure out a great pattern to show them off. They give me a “happy, spring feeling.”
If you haven’t heard yet, the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop, sign-up, will be starting at the beginning February, 2017. For a calendar of events of how this works, see http://quiltingjetgirl.com/2017-new-quilt-bloggers.
Three fabulous and very talented quilters and bloggers, are organizing this blog hop.
I was lucky to participate in the 2014 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop, and I learned so much from experienced quilt bloggers who offered advice as well as, new quilt bloggers, who were participating. This is a summary of what I learned from participating in the blog hop, as well as since that time.
Late this week, a cute orange box showed up in our mailbox. It was full of some beautiful fat quarters from https://culcita.com.
Yes, I was so excited!!