Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Lighthouse Baby Quilt WIP

Making progress this week! 

I have been trimmy-trim-trimming the pieces for my Lighthouse baby quilt (started about a year ago using the Quilt-Along over at Fresh Lemons Quilts). 

This is my first paper-pieced project. Faith's directions on the blog are super clear and easy to follow - perfect for a beginner. Things should move quickly now all the trimming is done. :) 

However, I also just finished watching Elizabeth Dackson's class on Craftsy, Start Foundation Paper Piecing, and I am SUPER excited to try more!

Just gotta finish this...and a few *ahem* other...projects first. 

Linking up with Lee

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Stash #8

As I mentioned on my giveaway post, I won something I couple weeks ago from Rachel at P.S. I Quilt

I was SO excited!!! I'd not won anything from any of the online giveaways previously,and it was a pretty great prize - some Cotton + Steel fqs from the Fat Quarter Shop. Yay!

I wasn't sure which color bundle I was receiving, so that was a fun surprise. Blue is my favorite color, and I love navy best of all. I already own close to 2 yards of the navy XOXO fabric and continue to find projects for which it is perfect. Needless to say, this little bundle will be put to good use rather quickly :) 

Linking up with Molli

Saturday, December 13, 2014

SMS Giveaway Winner

And the winner is....

Congratulations, Margaret!! I sent you an E-mail. 

Thanks everyone for entering! There are so many of you who are winners, I was very surprised. You are lucky, indeed. Those of you who said you haven't won, I hope this weekend proves you wrong. :) 

Monday, December 8, 2014

December 8th Giveaway Day!!

Who doesn't love a good giveaway?! 

I have to admit, I have entered a lot of these over the past few years and have only won once (I'll share what I won next week for Sunday Stash). I was feeling pretty down about that, until I realized I've been a no-reply blogger all this time. Whoops! 

Please - before entering any giveaways this week, check your status (great tutorial here) or make sure to leave your E-mail address in the comment. 

Here's what I'm offering today: 

One lucky reader will win these 2 half-yard cuts from Cotton + Steel's Mustang collection. 

To enter, just leave a comment below and tell me: Have you ever won anything from an online giveaway? What's the best thing you've won?

**Giveaway is now closed.**

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sunday Stash #7

I have been dying to make a christmas quilt for a couple months now. 

**Yes...I realize we are now less than 3 weeks away from Christmas, and there is NO WAY I'm getting this project finished by then. Not with work and my sister's wedding in just under 2 weeks.** 

This same thing happened to me last year, when I decided I need to be surrounded by Christmas spirit at the very last possible second. It's a problem...

Anyway...I have been trolling some of my favorite fabric haunts for a while, and just haven't found the right thing. The color schemes of current collections are either too bright (I'm looking at you Solstice and Folk Art Holiday) or too dark/traditional for what I have in mind.

Honestly, I don't really have the budget for new fabric right now I started sifting through my stash. 

Look what I found!

HOW did I not realize that April Showers (plus some stash additions) is PERFECT for a Christmas quilt?!! Other than background fabric, this quilt will come entirely from my stash! You gotta know, the hubby practically did a back flip when I told him. 

I was also gifted an early Christmas present last week - a new smartphone - which finally brings me into this century. Yes!! 

I signed up for an Instagram account right away (I have felt super left out, people), and quickly found an informal quilt along scheduled to start in January - #norwayquiltalong. Since Norway is the pattern I was planning on using for this fabric pull anyway, it feels like fate that I join. :) 

Linking up with Molli

P.S. Come back tomorrow for a chance to win some Cotton+Steel during the Giveaway Day event at Sew Mama Sew