Monday, May 20, 2013

Barnyard Counting | Winners!

As always, thank you for sharing all of your great ideas for projects using Barnyard Counting. You guys are a never ending source of inspiration and I love getting to read each and every comment. A few of you mentioned kitchen textiles and I LOVE that idea. What fun these prints would be for tea towel edging, huh? I have a friend who is moving to a new house soon and kitchen textiles would be such a fun gift! And, of course, I love all the quilty goodies you are dreaming up. Can't wait for Barnyard Counting to start arriving in shops. So soon! (begins shipping June and July)

Onto our lucky winners of the giveaway! Congrats ladies!!

Jenny at Cut.Sew.Iron.Repeat 33 said...
these fabrics would make the cutest draw string bags! i have birthday parties galore this summer to make gifts for!
thanks for a chance.

Trisha Weekes / myfourtrees 15 said...
I absolutely love this line...I have this thing for barns and barnyard animals. I would be so tickled to get to play with this new line! What would I make, gee...I liked the book idea, but would probably make a quilt! Thanks for sharing with us!

And thank you so, so much for those of you who were able to contribute to my fund raising efforts for Make A Wish. I'm getting closer to my goal but I'm not quite there yet so if you can make a contribution (even a tiny one!) we can get wishes funded for these terminally ill kids. Thank you so much for your consideration!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Barnyard Counting | Giveaway!

Squeee!! Or maybe I should say oink! Or moo!

I am so excited to get to share my next collection for Robert Kaufman. Barnyard Counting starts shipping June/July 2013 so it will be in quilt shops before you know it! The collection is made up of a bunch of sweet prints that feature barnyard sounds and counting and numbers. Its a nice gender neutral collection and would be a fun choice if you have baby shower gifts on your list to make.

My favorite print in the collection is the multi-directional print that includes all of the animals from the barnyard. There are cows, sheep, pigs, goats, frogs, turkeys ducks, chickens, horses, and a little barn.  I love the checked numbers that are tossed throughout. 

A coordinating panel with 10 boxes perfectly sized for a cheater quilt or a super cute soft book. Blocks would be really cute from these panels too. 

And moo cows in three colors: red, blue and a medium green

And chicks in light blue and a grassy green. Peep peep! 

Text print in red, white and black with all the sounds from the barnyard. 
My future includes some PJ bottoms from the black print. 

All of the coordinates together. I know you guys are going to make some AMAZING quilts out of these prints. Cannot wait to see them!!

You know how much I love it when the team at RK surprises me with a super cute selvage. 
Chicks!? I nearly fell over from excitement. SOOOO cute. 

And now for the giveaway!!

I have 2 FQ sets of Barnyard Counting to giveaway to 2 lucky readers. Just leave me a comment here with ideas for what you might make with Barnyard Counting if you win. I'll choose both winners via random number generator the evening of Monday 5/20/13. Make sure I have a way to contact you and, as always, international entries are welcome!

One last thing! I'm hoping that you might be able to contribute a small donation to help me meet my fund raising goal for the Make A Wish Foundation!! I'm almost there but need some help to raise this last little bit. Make a Wish pays for amazing wish experiences for kids suffering from terminal illness. 

100% of the proceeds raised will go directly towards funding wishes (often the last great experience some of these kids get to have.) 

If I can meet my goal, I commit to rapell (abeseil for those of you not in the US) down the side of a 32 story building here in Austin on June 15. (And yes, I am completely terrified but also excited!) With your help we can make a huge difference in the lives of kids who are so deserving of something really special. So anything you can contribute would be amazing! Donations are being collected here. And if you can't help and know someone who can, please share the link! Thank you for your support!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

New duvet cover

How on earth have I not shown you my new duvet cover? My work schedule has really messed with my blogging and sewing schedule lately so I'm sorry to have been dark for a bit. Hoping to get back into a better routine soon!

So... Duvet cover!! I finally upgraded to a king sized bed (yay!) and when I did, I took on the mammoth task of making a new duvet cover for it. Wowzee is that alot of fabric! Weird... From this angle, the bed looks like a queen...

I used the gorgeous and easy to follow pattern Modern Crosses from Susan Beal's Modern Log Cabin Quilting Book (which is wonderful by the way if you don't already have a copy...)

And then of course I needed new pillow cases. :) Ashley over at Film in the Fridge has the world's best tutorial on french seams and pillow cases. Easy peasy. And I even was able to match up my stripes! Fiona approves...

As does Dexter...

Mmmmm... Bed time!

And I used my Modern Whimsy green circles (soooo soft) for the back/inside. And there's a little surprise mini quilt inside.

I loved this project and it makes me smile every time I walk into my room. :)

Whenever I post pics of my duvets, I get some questions on how I finish them:
-I sew them with 1/4 inch seams
-No lining (so all the seams are exposed inside)
-I wash it right side out to protect the seams
-My previous duvet was well worn and washed frequently and over the course of 5 years only had a few small spots come undone and they were easily repaired.
-I use a simple button closure for the bottom