For my second Gifty Galore project, I wanted to make a gift for someone else (go figure!). Last year, my friend’s husband bought her an e-reader and Connecting Threads just so happens to have a bunch of e-reader cover patterns from Whistlepig Creek Productions.
I’m much more traditional in the sense that I prefer my books to be actual books, but since my friend already crossed over into the other book world I figured I would give some life (and protection) to her digital monstrosity! I made up the eCozy Palooza Pattern using a combination of Technicolor Tidings prints and Bookish. The pattern calls for two coordinating fat quarters, but I used a few scraps I had and incorporated a few prints (rather than just the two).
Hi all! I wanted to share with you my most recent project from the book, No Sewing Until You Quilt It by Ann R. Holmes. This book is great for unleashing your inner creativity. I love this book because Ann has packed in a lot of great ideas for working and designing your own quilts using freezer-paper.
I absolutely LOVE bright colors on a black ground and Home Front
has all that and more. OK, so what is your inspiration when you begin
to create in your quilt room? Quilt magazines? Art? Fabrics? Well, I
love color and the wider the range the better. Color is an interesting
thing, not much more is needed when creating a work of art! Color also
affects our moods, frame of mind, and even our general health! Yellow
gives us energy, blue and green are restful and red gets us all fired
This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Connecting Threads and Arrow have teamed up to offer you a very exciting giveaway. From now through Sunday, you can enter to win an Arrow Gidget 2 Sewing Table with Wheels!
When it comes to sewing stations, Arrow's furniture is some of the best. This Gidget 2 station is no exception! This station is a sturdy table that offers freearm and flatbed sewing for the bigger machines. The steel locking legs offer a strong base, but also allow for the table to be folded up neatly for easy storage. With a velcro strip to secure the legs in space, and two wheels on the side of the table, this station is perfect for taking to classes, retreats, or accompanying you on a family roadtrip! I love how convenient it is.
(photo courtesy of arrowcabinets.com)
Now on to the fun part! If you would like to win your very own Gidget 2 sewing station, all you need to do is post a comment telling us what your favorite sewing room organizational tip is. We will pick our winner on Monday, September 17th. Good luck!
Rules: Sorry, this contest only applies to residents in the contiguous United States. No purchase necessary. One comment per person, please. To be entered, you must provide a valid email address so that we can contact you if you win. Contest ends at 11:59pm PST on 9/16/12. Winners will be selected on Monday, September 17th. Your comment must be on this post to be valid.
While I was designing Home Front,
I was inspired by America in the 1940's. I pictured ladies with curls
in their hair, donning floral printed dresses and cute aprons, bustling
about in their quaint kitchens making homemade pies and home-cooked
meals. I was inspired by day-to-day items like rayon printed dresses
which were especially popular at the time, feed sack prints, as well as
everyday objects like apples and fluttering leaves. I wanted to bring in
fun bright colors with touches of black, which was very common back