Saturday, September 29, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tula Pink Sew Along

I just wanted to let you know about an event that I'm participating in, which runs September 24th - November 12th. It's the Tula Pink Sew Along! Every weekday through October 26th, you can find a show-and-tell of one of over 2 dozen Tula Pink quilts, along with a pattern review.

Here is the schedule of guest posts that will appear:

Sept 24 - Sara @ Sew Sweetness (Dream Weaver/book)
Sept 25 - Katie @ Katie's Korner (Beanstalks/book)
Sept 26 - Lisa @ That Crazy Quilty Girl (Cloudy Day/book)
Sept 27 - Becky @ My Fabric Obsession (Houndstooth/book)
Sept 28 - Caitlin at I Don't Do Dishes (Spiked Punch)

Oct 1 - Amanda @ A Crafty Fox (Alphabet)
Oct 2 - Michelle @ City House Studio (Fade to Pink)
Oct 3 - Marci @ Marci Girl Designs (Le Petite Salon)
Oct 4 - Katie @ There and Back (Field Study)
Oct 5 - Lorelei @ Mermaid Sews (Hushabye)

Oct 8 - Anorina @ Samelia's Mum (Pancakes)
Oct 9 - Jenna @ Sew Happy Geek (LOVE)
Oct 10 - Lindsey @ LR Stitched (Fairy Tale Lane/book)
Oct 11 - DeeDee @ mybricole (Any Which Way/book)
              Beth @ Plum and June (Cartwheels)
Oct 12 - Katy @ The Littlest Thistle (Crown Jewels)

Oct 15 - Colleen @ The Busy Bean (Shattered Glass/book)
Oct 16 - Kristen @ KD-Quilts (Stacks/book)
Oct 17 - Roseann @ Rosebud's Cottage (Shattered Glass/book)
Oct 18 - Emily @ Mommy's Naptime (Lollipops/book)
Oct 19 - Jeannette @ Gone Aussie Quilting (Honey Honey)

Oct 22 - Brenda @ Pink Castle Fabrics (Windswept)
Oct 23 - Bianca @ Sweet Diesel Designs (Stacks/book)
Oct 24 - Jessica @ Sew Crafty Jess (Snow Globes)
Oct 25 - Elizabeth @ Don't Call Me Betsy (Space Dust)
              Lindsay @ Lindsay Sews and Craft Buds (Cherry Pie)
Oct 26 - Kim @ My Go-Go Life (Kiss Kiss)
              Kim Munoz (Grand Salon/book)

You also have your own opportunity to make a Tula quilt, bag, dress, whatever! You have until Monday, November 12, 2012 to make something and be eligible for some outstanding prizes!! Here are the rules to be eligible for entry into the contest:

1. Join the Tula Pink Sew Along Flickr Group.

2. To be counted for entry into the contest, get sewing!! Sewn item must be made from a Tula Pink pattern (or from her book) *OR* made from at least 50% Tula Pink fabric (such as a bag, dress, etc.). If you are sewing from a Tula Pink pattern, the fabric does not need to be Tula Pink fabric.

3. If you will be adding an item to the pool to be counted as an entry, it must be sewn and photographed from September 24th through November 12th, 2012. Any items completed before September 24th are not eligible.

4. You may add up to 2 photographs per item.

5. You may add as many items as you want, as long as you made them each within the time frame. If you are making a quilt, the quilt top is adequate to be entered. Anything smaller (mug rug, mini quilt, bag, dress) should be completely finished.

Tula Pink Sew Along
Now how about some discounts?!?
Tula Pink has generously offered a 25% discount on all PDF quilt patterns when you use coupon code tulatroop in her pattern shop. This code is good now through October 31, 2012.
My lovely sponsor, Brenda from Pink Castle Fabrics, has generously extended a 15% discount on all Tula Pink fabrics in the shop using coupon code TULA15. This code will be good now through September 30th.
If you don't already have the book, Tula Pink's publisher is offering a discount code so you can pick up your own copy! Use code TULA2012 when you purchase the book from the Martha Pullen store. Support publishers and authors by buying direct!

Prizes will be announced soon, but here's a little sneak peak at the sponsors that have offered up their amazing products as prizes!
So let's get ready to sew!!! Join me and head on over to the Flickr Group and get ready for some amazing Tula Pink eye candy! I can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Happy Sewing Day!

Tuesday was the first day of school!

After I caught my little escape artist
(we keep trying to tell her that she is an "inside cat"),
I started sewing!

I would have liked to spend all day sitting here, sewing binding on my asterisks quilt, but it was too hot!  I had to take a picture though -- the lime green was the inspiration for the binding fabric I chose.

 Block for the Peace Circle of do. Good Stitches (tutorial here)

Vintage Holiday QAL, 4 more blocks finished!
These are such fun to make, and quick, too!
 Favorite block so far:

It feels good to have a few hours to myself to sew again!
But I'm definitely looking forward to picking up those cute girls at 3pm!
We're going to celebrate with a chocolate chip cookie picnic!

 Linking up to:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Monday, September 3, 2012

Minnesota State Fair

Sometimes I need to have a deadline. . . 
and the Minnesota State Fair creative activities entry deadline was exactly what I needed to get my Retro Flowers Quilt finished!
I absolutely love it!
I used some of my favorite prints in this quilt -- lots of AMH Good Folks, with some FMF and others thrown in, too.
I quilted diagonal lines, 3 parallel lines through the centers of each block, and 1 line through the other squares.
And while it didn't ultimately win a State Fair Ribbon, it was at least "displayed!"

And much to my delight, these projects DID WIN RIBBONS!
I won 3rd place in the kids coat category for my little red riding hood cape!

And 2nd place in the crib/toddler quilt category for my Tangerine Scallops quilt!

What fun to see my projects on display,
and with winning ribbons attached!
I've been smiling ever since.

Linking up to:
Plum and June

Fresh Poppy Design
Sew Happy Geek