Thursday, February 20, 2014

And we have a winner!

With the help of  the winner of the book
Playful Little Paper Pieced Projects has been chosen.

Drumroll Please....

It’s Karen Walters aka PeaceLoveQuilts.

Congratulations Karen.  I will be contacting you to arrange shipment.

Thanks to everyone for playing along. 

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Doctor Who Along Block 20 Tardis in Flight

PLEASE NOTE – these patterns have been removed are no longer available This is it! This is the last block in the Doctor Who along. It's hard to believe we have been doing this since last April and we are already at block 20.  Thanks for joining us!  We really enjoyed bringing you this Quilt along.

And of course, we just had to do another T.A.R.D.I.S didn't we? Yes we did. So here you go, Soma's block is the 'Tardis in flight'
Doctor who along block 20 ~ Tardis in flight
Hope you like it!

Pattern can be found here or on Craftsy.

The Doctor Who Along blocks are done but the Quilt Along is not over! Tune in the first Tuesday of March for a fun giveaway and we'll show you our finished quilt tops. Plus I'll have some really exciting quilting to unveil to you in the next couple months.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Riley Blake Challenge and the MQG

Views quilt for MQG Riley Blake challenge

 Back in September?(i think it was) the MQG announced the basics Riley Blake Challenge which you can participate in if you are an MQG member.  This is my first challenge quilt and it was an interesting experience.

I debated about what to make with this collection of fabrics for quite a long time.  Fortunately for me they extended the deadline to February which meant I could put this off until after the holidays.

Finally I settled on this abstract design which is foundation pieced and about 24x36" inches in size.

I started and finished up my Riley Blake Challenge quilt thanks to a bizarre snowstorm that dumped 18" of powder on us in the course of about 2 days and shut down the entire town.  Now followed by a rapid thaw and heavy rain that is currently threatening to flood things around here. The weather excitement never ends.  But all of that is a good reason to stay inside and sew.

My quilt is called "Views" and it's going to the Corvallis MQG guild meeting tonight for a little show and tell.  I decided on some spiral quilting which I hadn't done before but I quite like how it turned out.

You still have a few days left if you want to participate.

Happy Sewing!

#themqgrileyblakechallenge  Views
'Views' in the snow

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Some news and a Giveaway

Back in the fall I mentioned that his little book was coming out from CT Publishing. Well it’s out and I keep forgetting to blog about it!

Playful Little Paper-pieced Projects was complied by

Tacha Bruecher, one of the editors of the Fat Quarterly, and it’s currently available at Amazon and probably also at your local book store.  

Sewing machine cover from Playful little paper-pieced Projects 
My project was this sewing machine cover which ties on the sides so it should fit just about any machine regardless it’s length and width.  I sewed this up over a year and half ago, seems like forever. 
Pattern and instructions are in the book along with a CD of all the patterns in digital format! Yay for that.  Digital is always nice if you need to resize or reprint.

Sewing machine cover from Playful little paper-pieced Projects

As part of the launch for this book I am giving away a copy of it.  Simply comment here to be entered into the giveaway. You’ll get extra entries if you tweet, post on facebook or Instagram this giveaway. Comment back here so I know you’ve done so.   Winner will be chosen on Feb. 19th. When you comment be sure that your account isn't set to no-reply otherwise leave your email in your comment or I will have no way to track you down if you win.

If you are local and you want an extra chance to win, you can attend this Wednesday’s Corvallis Modern Quilt guild meeting where I will be presenting a talk on Foundation piecing and  also raffling off a copy of the book.  
Sewing machine cover from Playful little paper-pieced Projects

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Doctor Who Along Block 19 Power of Three

Hello Whovians!
Today we have on tap the 19th block of the Doctor Who Along.  Those bewildering little black boxes were completely benign ~  until they weren’t.  That’s the Power of Three! They also make nice paperweights.

This block is one of the easiest in the QAL.  So you get a little break before our last block. 

You can download the pattern here or on Craftsy.

The background fabric is once again Constellations from Lizzie House along with some solid shades of gray, black and royal blue.  Perfect for this little black box.

Happy Sewing!