March 28, 2011

A Giveaway And Some Progress Made

The baby sized Single Girl is finished.


The half square triangle borders were scrapped and I followed Denyse's pattern. I like how the rings take center stage. Every picture I take of these Garden Party fabrics come out a little different, but take my word they look fabulous in real life. I will be hand quilting it in a violet.

Eight rings of my Katie Jump Rope are finished, but I needed a break from it all. This is the postage stamp box that got my attention. 


With a bit more of mindless cutting and sewing 1 1/2 inch strips, I have enough pairs, fabric and white background, cut for 16 blocks. Whoohoo! There will be 6,400 squares of fabric when this quilt is finished. I guess it makes sense that it took until March to have it all cut out. It takes about three hours to put one block together so I am glad I doing a block per month. What a break, huh?

I entered my postage stamp block and my winning cathedral window block in Quilt story's block contest. I want to thank those judges who voted on it. I love the trophy Heather and Megan. :)

Fresh Poppy Design


I won a gift certificate for some beautiful fabric available from The Fab Store. I bought some red and white for a redwork project this Christmas

Redwork Rendezvous- Alex Anderson

and some Art Gallery fabric.

Alhambra and Girly Girl Art- Gallery Fabrics

You can visit Becky's shop, The Fab Store, here at esty! If you can't resist... Becky is offering a coupon, SOHAPPY10, 10% off, until April 11.

I want to have some fun and I thought I might share 4 fat quarters of the Art Gallery fabrics with you. (Doesn't it look so good with the Kona Aqua?) So... let's have a giveaway.

Let me know, in your comment, what small project you have seen on a sewing blog, that would work with these four fat quarters.

I need a break from all my long term projects that don't seem to have an end in sight. The comments will close this Friday. Are you in? One comment for an entry and you must be/become a follower. A random generator will be used to select the winner on Monday. So let's hear those suggestions!

This post will be joining other creative posts at Sew and Tell, Sew Modern Monday, and Fabric Tuesday.

30 comments:

  1. How about a hexy pin cushion (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acardaday/4599289127/), to match your blog header? Or the Noodlehead Gathered Clutch (http://www.noodle-head.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html). Congrats on finishing your single girl top!

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  2. i think im going to do some of these:
    http://stumblesandstitches.blogspot.com/2011/03/swaddle-softie-tutorial.html

    i agree with you...i need some small projects too!

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  3. I'd love to try some of those little gathered clutches from Noodlehead that everyone was making a few months ago - and these would be perfect!!

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  4. Your single girl looks incredible! Way to go!
    Those FQ's would look gorgeous in the hipster bag I just made up from a pattern at Trish's Two Peas in a Pod blog. I made mine using RSR FQ's here: http://poppyprintcreates.blogspot.com/2011/03/does-this-hipster-make-me-look-hip.html I love bag patterns that use FQ's! Trish's contact info is in my post.

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  5. I LOVE making little thread catchers! Like this one: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=765

    They make great gifts for crafty friends!

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  6. I think that if I add two more fat quarters I can do a Yellow Brick road...sorry, not on a blog but it is someting that I so love doing.

    Love the fabrics, thanks for the opportunity.

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  7. I think the zippered pouches that I have seen on blogs would be great or maybe even a summer table runner. Yummy fabrics.

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  8. I would make some cute little skirts for my darling granddaughter (like the may day skirt on GwennyPenny)
    http://www.gwennypenny.com/2011/03/point-of-view-and-may-day-skirt.html

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  9. From the Moda Bakeshop I really like these
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/03/simple-spring-table-runner-or-place.html#more
    Thanks for a chance.

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  10. I can't remember where I saw it but I flagged a tutorial for a round cushion with a button in the middle. I think these fabrics would look fabulous in one of those. Plus, I'm sure there would be enough leftovers to make a matching mug rug - they're EVERYWHERE now!

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  11. this is a real coincidence because I just completed a tutorial using 4 fat quarters that I posted at my blog today :) It's called Concrete Cabin, a modern take on the log cabin. find it here: http://bluebirdsews.blogspot.com/p/concrete-cabin-block-tutorial.html

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  12. Mug Rug's are all the rage right now. I think a Mug Rug for one of the mom's (my mom or my mother in law) would be fun. I am new to quilting and need small projects to work on. Currently just working on lots of burp cloths and bibs. I also think that these would make a lovely bag.

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  13. I am a big fan of the Noodle head gathered clutch (I know Lindsay already suggessted this but it was the first thing that popped into my head!) and those art gallery prints would work so well in that design :)

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  14. they would be super yummy as Concrete Cabin blocks and with those four FQs you could get 18 blocks!!! Here is the link... http://bluebirdsews.blogspot.com/2011/03/concrete-cabin-block.html

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  15. I think I missed something when trying to post, so I'll try again. I would love to make some mug rugs for Easter gifts and with leftover scraps, perhaps a little clutch purse.

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  16. I just made this little purse, cute and easy!
    http://www.made-by-rae.com/2009/02/free-buttercup-bag-sewing-pattern.html

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  17. a couple small pillow covers would be fun with these fabrics.
    yanuzo at hotmail dot com

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  18. The single girl quilt is beautiful and Congrats on the trophy!!!!! I think a cute little mug rug or two ( one for me and one for my daughter) would be nice :o)

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  19. i think they would make a great tote bag

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  20. THose would be great for a 'Little Man" quilt from Camille Roskelley's book Simplify. That way you could use your aqua solid as well.

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  21. This quilt along might be nice idea for you. http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/2011/03/lilys-quilts-qal.html
    Thanks for the giveaway. This fabric would be perfect for me to make the single block in Lily's QAL. alternate email just in case: mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. I think someone already mentioned it - the Buttercup Bag on MadebyRae would be a great use of fat quarters.

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  23. I'm thinking pairing them with a solid and making a nice ruffly apron might be nice.....or a grocery bag holder....

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  24. FQ's would work for the Little Boxy Pouch http://threebears.wordpress.com/2007/10/15/little-boxy-pouch-tutorial/
    This is a small & easy project and you could use fabric strips to change it up.

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  25. Thought I had already entered this but my name isn't there...I keep forgetting to check it has posted okay....think I said I would probably make a tote bag or a handbag I have seen lots of nice bags that I am dying to make. Linda

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  26. I think these fabrics would be great for making pin cushion!

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  27. I actually just did a tutorial for a felt and fabric garland that would be great for smaller cuts of fabric like fat quarters.

    http://ammeandneb.blogspot.com/2011/03/felt-circle-garland-tutorial.html

    They are so beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. Your quilt looks great! I love just the 4 rings. :) I hear you on the KJR, I am a little burnt out with my King size Single Girl. I think it is going to be put on hold for a while.

    Love those 4 FQs! I just joined the Pretty {little} Pouch Swap on Flickr (you should check it out!) and those fabrics would make a lovely little pouch. Thanks for the giveaway!

    And thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!

    ...how's that for a lengthy comment? :) have a great weekend!

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  29. i am trying to make my bedroom a great place that I would love to be in...but trying to do it on the cheap..i am making a new quilt pout of 2 old doona covers I have and these will go great with them for little cushions...great giveaway...xxx

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  30. This is so great!! I love the fabrics you got, you are so sweet to share! Your single girl is looking fab too by the way :)

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