Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Brr! | Round up and Giveaway!

Over the last few months, there have been some truly gorgeous and amazing projects popping up around the blogosphere that feature my holiday line, Brr! Robert Kaufman was generous enough to send out some advance cuts to a handful of people and we asked them to play with the fabric and show off their creations. I was simply astounded and tickled at the enthusiasm and excitement around the line. Thank you for all of your wonderful emails and comments about the little bears!

I know you've been waiting patiently for Brr! to make it out into the world. And now the time has finally come!! Yea!! The line has begun shipping and you should start to see it start to appear in your local quilt stores and in online stores within the coming weeks.  But to keep you tied over until then, I have 2 full FQ packs (with both the green/red and aqua/red color stories) that I'd love to share with 2 lucky winners! 

But first let's just take the opportunity to gush over the fabulous and unbelievably creative quilts and projects that were already created, shall we? Sigh. Squuee. Sigh. So very, very lovely, right? And they are all so unique and different!

1. Converging Corners Quilt by Film in the Fridge, 2. Triangles Quilt by Blue Elephant Stitches, 3. Paw Paw Quilt by Sew Take a Hike, 4. Star Quilt by One Shabby Chick, 5. Improv pieced blocks by Polka Dot Zombie, 6. Hand quilted Swoon by Cut to Pieces, 7. Chevrons Quilt by From the Blue Chair, 8. Converging Corners Mini Quilt by Film in the Fridge, 9. Rocket Ship Pillow and Quilt by Teaginny Designs, 10. Many Hands by I'm  a Ginger Monkey, 11. Timber Quilt Top by Film in the Fridge, 12. A Polar Bear Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

And even more lovely goodies!

1. Nite Before Christmas Collection Pattern by Nite Owl Quilting (free pattern download), 2. Mini Quilt (and free embroidery pattern download) by Little Miss Shabby, 3. Tree Skirt detail by Yellow Plumblossoms, 4. Box Bags by Apple Cyder, 5. Gift Bags by Blue Elephant Stitches, 6. Brrr! Rocket Ship wall hanging by Teaginny Designs, 7. Sleepover Pajamas by Cut to Pieces, 8. Pillow by Sew Deerly Loved, 9. Jar covers by Apple Cyder 10. Quilt detail by Red Pepper Quilts

And now onto the giveaway! 

  • Leave me a comment here and tell me what you plan to make with your Brr!
  • Make sure I have a way to contact you (check your blogger profile and double check that your email address is listed)
  • I'll choose 2 winners this Sunday evening, July 1. 
Have a wonderful rest of week and weekend everyone!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Finally finished

The pile of 'to be finished' projects shrunk by 2 this weekend. Yea!! I've had these two little things in process for what seems like months. So it was even more fun to get them finished this weekend since the anticipation has been building. Lately, its been hard for me to carve out much time to sew, so it always feel like its really special to get to actually sit down in front of my machine and make something.

When I started my my Next Stop London pajamas a few weeks ago, I took it upon myself to make them a bit more fitted, but ended up cutting way too much out the length in the top so they were a bit snug  :) Once I realized they were going to need some surgery, into the 'to be finished another day pile' they went. But I really wanted to get some use out of them, so yesterday, out came my trusty seam ripper... I needed to add back in about an inch or so in the length in the waist, and decided to go ahead and add a contrasting waist band from some stripes I had in my stash. In addition to the elastic, I added the adorable union jack ribbon that Laura of Craftstorming was so sweet to send me. And I even got to wear my PJs last night. I did write myself a note on my pattern to NOT shorten them again. Just in case my memory fails me and I get 'smart' about my pattern again.

I also made a new cover for my ironing board. As soon as the colors for Perfectly Perched were finished and that lovely raspberry and chartreuse was delivered, I knew exactly what that fabric was destined to become. I love how it turned out and it makes my already bright and cheery studio, even more cheery.

And keep an eye on my blog this week. A Brr! giveaway is in the works... (I think I heard a few of you shriek 'oh goodie... polar bears!')

And Olive the Ostrich is back! Hello old friend!! I have a new collection with Robert Kaufman that features Olive which will release this fall. I leave you with a quick sneak peek of a few patterns from the collection which I hope make you smile. How much do I love that selvage?