A while ago I designed a quilt for a new Timeless Treasures line: Tres Jolie. This French inspired line is full of soft colours and rich prints. Even better, the prints are sewing related! The antique machines and sewing scissors were begging to be showcased.
I chose a block called French Silk Pie as my feature block, and put my favorite prints in the center. Then I played with the layout until I hit one that I liked. The borders are my favorite part, they set off the inside perfectly!
I sent off my idea, and Timeless Treasures chose it as the free pattern for the line!
Head on over here to get your copy. I can’t wait to see what people make!
I am so thrilled! I have been wanting to share a project with everyone, and I have a couple more weeks to wait, but the fabric line has been released and my quilt is the feature image! OHMYGOSH!!! Head on over to the Windham Fabrics website and see if you can find it =) Hint: its somewhere on the main page 😉
Its fun working on a quilt that is not mine. One of my fellow VMQG members made a knitted wrap shawl for me in exchange for quilting her sampler quilt. At first I was hesitant. I always had a hard time quilting my own things, how on earth was I going to be able to do it for someone else? I managed to procrastinate for about 3 weeks, but finally I pulled out the quilt and had a grand ol’ time quilting it. Nancy hasn’t seen it yet, so I will wait to post the finished pictures of her quilt. I think I am going to make her wait until show and tell at the next meeting to see it. 😉
I finally finished the growth chart last night for Monkey Man’s first birthday…..3 weeks ago……
I am very happy with how it turned out. My FIL brought down the stain and finish for me, and I picked through a pile of pine boards until I found the one I liked. Add a Wood Paint Marker and we were all set. I used one of my 1″ rulers to mark off the lines, so there is a line of paint coating one thin edge but it was worth it! I printed off the numbers and did the while DIY carbon copy thing, rub the pencil on the back of the paper then trace over the front.
The little monkey even helped Mommy clean up afterwards. What a sweetie-pie!
There is nothing I like better than setting the last stitch in a binding. Tying the knot and breathing a sigh of accomplishment and, lets be honest, relief. Another quilt completed!
This one is for my partner in Doll Quilt Swap 13 on Flickr. It was my first DQS and I quite enjoyed myself. There is so much inspiration in the gallery, and everyone’s tastes are so different. I tried to figure out which one was mine, but since I didn’t mention Owls this time around the one I thought might be it might not be and if its not then I have no clue!
My partner mentioned she likes stars, and the main block in her mosaic was a paper pieced star with a black text background.( I do not have any text fabric in my stash at all. I didn’t like it at first but now that I see what people are doing with it I kinda get it and its growing on me. )
This is one of my new favorite color combos. I had a couple Bee members who wanted the teal/orange colors, and then I found a Bloggers Choice bundle at Pink Castle Fabrics on Black Friday that I fell in love with. There is some Flea Market Fancy and coordinating solids and blenders. AND to go really out of my comfort zone, I quilted it using two different colors of threads and NOT in the ditch! Ha! Take that scaredy-brain! I call it Supernova. Big name for a little quilt. It is 18″ square. I get to show it off at the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild meeting tomorrow night. Yay! I get to oogle quilts and eat goodies while hubby gets to stay home and try to get a teaspoon of medicine down a 10 month old throat. Have fun honey!
And now for an exciting Announcement!
I will be hosting a Giveaway!! Starting on Thursday night, so your gonna want to tell all your friends and come back Thursday evening for all the details.
Welcome to Stacey In Stitches! If you are visiting from the Sew Mama Sew link, I am happy you stopped by! My blog is about sewing, quilting and fun! Feel free to browse through my posts and tutorials, and have a peek at the galleries. I am always looking for new and fun crafty quilty things to share, and when I find the time my own tutorials.
Now for the fun part!
I am giving away a pair of Owl Ornaments! I made close to 50 of the little guys, and I have 2 left. They are in the sewing/stuffing assembly line right now, so I have a picture for you of the owls, and what they would look like finished. As an added bonus, the winner can have them personalized! I can fit up to 8 letters on each owl.
I will also be giving away a PDF copy of my Flannel Backed Snuggle Quilt. It is the first pattern I made for a local class, and it was a big hit. I hope you enjoy it =)
To win all you have to do is follow the blog and post a comment saying that you did. Simple! I will draw 2 Winners Friday Dec 7 at Mr. Random =)
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your time at Stacey In Stitches!
Giveaway Prize #1
Flannel Backed Snuggle Quilt- PInk Lemonade The pattern will make this quilt =)
The winner of the owls is……..#8 Betty
The winner of the Pattern is…#31 SandyandCosmo
I used Random.org to generate the numbers, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to post the pictures of the generator. I will be in contact with you both soon!
I have decided to join the Long Weekend Blog Hop. The challenge is to make the Amy Butler Weekender Travel Bag. It is a challenging pattern, so by doing it all together we can support and help each other out. It is being hosted by Lori H. Designs and Fabric Mutt. There are tons of great giveaways too so be sure to check it out. Head on over for all the details! Once my pattern arrives I will be getting started on my Weekender Bag!
I am part of a couple mommy groups, and one of the other mommies came across this. I contacted Patricia, and the little girl is in her friend’s Brownie Troop.
I know I get some international readers, so I would like to encourage everyone to take part. It will cost you nothing but a stamp! Lets help make a little girl’s dream come true!
Could everyone, including you big kids, draw a simple picture of a rainbow and mail it to Patricia Verhelst Box 355, Radville, SK S0C 2G0 Canada, by next week and I will send them all in together. There is a little girl in Saskatoon who is sick who wishes to get a rainbow from everyone in the world. Please write your name and where you are from on it. Lets make a wish come true if it was your child you would want that! Thanks everyone and please copy and paste this to help spread the word!This little girl’s name is Maranda, she is 10 years old and I’m really hoping everyone will do their best to make her wish come true!
During my clinical training, I did a month long rotation through the BC Children’s Hospital. Even three years later, that month has stuck with me, even more so now that I have a child of my own. It takes something so simple to make these kids happy.The odds seem so stacked against them, yet they shine through the adversity with bravery, strength and smiles for those who care for and about them. I will always remember my time there, and I know it shaped part of who I am professionally with my patients and at home.
Please, share this with your friends, family, and other bloggers!
I wanted to share a delightful blog and tutorial from Melissa at Happy Quilting. Her patterns and tutorials are easy to follow, and she always has something fun going on. I love that the quilt looks complex but the directions are super easy to follow!
And to sweeten your day, I came across a recipe for Cinnamon Scones! They are like the ones they sell at a very popular bakery here, Cob’s Bread. These scones are to die for! I have eaten three so far today….and I can’t promise that I’m done….but you can find the recipe here! I tweaked mine a tad and when I made my cinnamon flakes, I eliminated the corn syrup entirely. I HIGHLY recommend the parchment paper, and the flake mixture should be spread thin, it makes it easier to crumble afterwards!
Enjoy your scones while making Melissa’s lovely Starburst quilt!