Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Giveaway

Wow! The holidays are almost over! Hope you all had a great holiday season filled with family, friends, good food...
Things here were a little busy; even the kittens were worn out!

Originally I had wanted to do a Christmas giveaway but I did not get around to it; just too much going on. So now it is a New Years giveaway! That's OK- it's still a giveaway!

So what am I giving away? Well... for the holidays I made a bunch of Martini bags for friends and relatives. So I made an extra one for the giveaway. Isn't it cute?

The bag itself is a patterned black satin and the inside is the beautiful blue satin print.

My cousin is addicted to making these bags- she's made even more than me! They are so much fun to make and even more to fun to give away!

But wait, there's more! I figured I couldn't just have on thing- not enough winners. So I have two more goodies to give away.
Next there is this great book using two blocks called "Pairing Up" by Nancy Mahoney.Lots of fun quilts in there!

And last, but not least, is a copy of our pattern called Crossroads thru Connecticut.

Most of us have a jelly roll hanging around that we have not figured out what we will use it for- but it was so nice we just had to get it! So here is an option for you.

The pattern uses a jelly roll, a background fabric and then something for the inner border. I made the cover quilt using a Bali Pop and purple solids but it is great in any colorway!

So leave a comment and tell me which one you would like to win. If you want to be in the running for each one, leave three comments! If you become a friend of this blog, you get an extra chance (or tell me if you are already a friend, and you get the extra chance!). If you post a blurb about this on your blog, leave me another comment to let me know and you will get another chance.

Oh- and if you Like us on Facebook, I'll give you another chance as well!

Leave a comment before the end of the day on Saturday, January 8th and I will post the winners after that (I will try for Sunday but you never know!). Be sure I have your email so I can leave you a message if you win!

Happy New Year!
Happy quilting!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

CVQ Giveaway

Jackie over at Canton Village Quiltworks is doing another fun giveaway. She always has such great stuff! She is giving away fat quarter bundles from Sarah Fielke's line "From Little Things" by Lecien. Really cute fabric.

What did you do today? It was so rainy here- yuck. So I spent the day indoors sewing. Nice! I made a few more of my cute little Martini Bags. I am on a roll! And I decided I am going to do a giveaway next week- becuase giveaways are fun and becuase it is the holidays.

A few years ago a very nice lady gave me an unexpected gift at Christmas. I was so touvhed and surprised by her generosity that each year since then I have done something a little extra for someone. So this year it will be someone who visits my blog!

So check back next week for more information and in the meantime go visit Jackies' blog... she always has something going on over there!

Happy Quilting

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Martini Bag

So, I promised to show you what I have been working on.
One of our new patterns is called Girls Day Out. it has two bag patterns in it, one of which is this cute little Martini Bag.

Aren't they great! I am making a few of the black ones for gifts- I brought one to show a few people and they tried to take it!

And it is pretty easy to make too. I am teaching my cousin to make them and she hasn't been sewing for very long. So... if she can do it...

I just love the black one. I did some fancy stitching between the blocks to give it a little extra bling.
Off to sew some more bags!

Happy quilting!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Black and White

I have been so busy since returning from Quilt Market that I have neglected this little blog! I feel bad! So later this weekend I am going to post what I have been working on... some Christmas presents using one of my new patterns- so much fun!

But right now, I thought I would share that Jackie over at Canton Village Quiltworks is having a sale on black and white fabrics. And some of them are the fabrics we used in one of our quilts- Newspaper.

Can you guess why it is called Newspaper?

The fabrics are from Studio e and they were really fun to work with. We included with our directions whci fabrics we used. They way we put the quilt together really emphaized the black square, but just by rearranging where the fabrics are, you can create a totally different look for the quilt. Maybe I will post some options from EQ later. That would be fun!

Until later...
Happy quilting!