Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Medallion Quilt Top Done!

With classes all done I finally was able to get working on the Marcelle Medallion Quilt again.
For those of you who don't know about this awesome quilt it is from Liberty Love
A book by Alexia Marcelle Abegg.
It's a great book with 25 must do sewing projects including quilts, clothing, and bags.
There are even a few projects for the hubby and Fido too!

At first I thought I would do each boarder in a different fabric collection/color.
But, I just fell in love with the way Shelburne Falls, Pearl Bracelet, and Architextures
worked together.
So why quit a good thing?
 I just kept going with it and used up all my stash of that great
 crosshatch from architextures :(

Liberty Love

I thought that the cross block border would be my least favorite out of the whole quilt.  
Turns out it was my favorite!
Of coarse as soon as I laid it out Sophie had to come test it out.

As I was attaching the last boarder it dawned on me that now I have to figure out how to quilt it.
oh no!  What to do?

 by Half Stitched

Overall I really loved piecing this quilt.  I was shocked how forgiving the piecing was.  There is more than one seam that didn't quit match up and even a pearl bracelet piece or two that is even sewn in wrong side up. shhhh...don't tell anybody.

While I'm trying to figure out how I want to quilt this thing I'm preparing for the local monthly craft show in town.  I'm trying to figure out what I would like to make for it.  I have a few quilts that I will sell but I need more than just a few quilts.
I made a few bags like these...

Have you ever sold at an art market? 
What types of items sold the best for you? Or what have you bought that was a must have ?
I would really appreciate any input!!!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Winner

The Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway was so much fun.  
I couldn't believe I got almost 800 entries.
That's a new record for me.

The winner of the Chevron Fat Quarters is...
 Hannah who said
Thank You so much to everyone that entered!  It was great reading everyone's comments.  While I was trying to rely back to each comment it became clear to me really quickly that was not going to be possible.  I hope every one had a great time with the giveaway and I look forward to doing more in the future.

If you haven't done so already please check out my Etsy Shop here!  I am offering a 10% discount for those who entered they giveaway.  Just enter coupon code GIVEAWAYDAY during checkout to receive the discount.  The coupon code expires Wednesday May 15th , 2013.  So hurry!

Monday, May 6, 2013

It's GiveAway Day! with Sew, Mama, Sew!

This GiveAway is NOW CLOSED 
Click Here to see the winner.
It's Sew, Mama, Sew! GiveAway Day!!
I would like to share a little about myself for those that are new to my blog.
I'm a graduate student by day and a Etsy shop owner by night.
I sew whenever I get a chance.
I mostly have been making quilts lately but started off sewing clothes for my nieces.
I just recently started learning QAYG or quilt as you go.  
Here is my latest QAYG endeavor.

I also have been playing around with paper piecing.
A couple of weeks ago I made this beauty.

I can't wait till all my classes are done so I can get back down to business on my Marcelle Medallion Quilt.  I've made it to the 3rd border so far. (but I don't have it shown in this picture)

But I know your thinking where is the giveaway already...

I'm loving the new Chevron colors by Riley Blake and since I sell fabric on Etsy, of coarse that's what I'm giving away.

The Giveaway is half yard cuts (2.5 yards total) of each new chevron color by Riley Blake.
International entries welcome!
Just leave a comment to enter.
I would love to hear about what types of fabric you are buying right now.
(bright, geometric, blenders, a specific collection, or brand just for some examples)

Also, if you are one of my facebook fans I would love to give you an extra entry so just leave an additional comment saying your a fan.
If you not a facebook follower you can follow here!

Giveaway ends at 5:00 PM PST on May 10th
Winner will be announced on May 11th
Good Luck!
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