Thursday, May 21, 2015

Craft it Forward Giveaway (and a Craftsy sale)

Hi there!  I want to share some awesomeness with you today.  Take a look at these goodies I received from Vanessa of Nessa's Place.


Craft it Forward received


I just love this little weighted sewing caddy.  I often sew my binding down while watching TV and my sewing kit is always sliding off the armrest of the chair I sit in.  I think this will be so perfect to replace my current system!  Thank you so much Nessa!

Now for the giveaway part.  As part of the "Craft it Forward" ideal, I am now to host a giveaway and make something for 3 people within the next 6 months.  Now there is a catch!  If you enter and win, yes you will receive something special from me, but you in turn need to host a giveaway and pick 3 people to make something for within 6 months of receiving my package.

So, if those terms are agreeable to you, please leave a comment on this post, any old comment will do. I will pick 3 winners on June 1st.  I will email those winners with a little questionnaire and make them something special!

Before I go, I also wanted to let you know about the Craftsy sale going on right now on supplies.  There are all kinds of craft supplies on sale, but the quilting kits are an especially good deal!  I usually appreciate it when you guys tell me about good deals going on out there, so here's a good deal for you!

Craftsy

I recently bought a few quilt kits from Craftsy and thought I got the deal of the century.  Of course, the Elizabeth Hartman Avatrix quilt kit I bought is even less expensive now!  They also have some great deals on Aurifil thread, packaged batting, bag kits, and some lovely Kaffe Fasset prints.  Just sayin'!  And of course, there are always great classes on sale too.**


OK, that's all for now.  Don't forget to enter my giveaway if you want to Craft it Forward.

Thanks for reading,


Jen



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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

More mini fox faces - Building Blocks Tuesday

I've been a little lazy/crazy/lazy??  I have not touched anything sewing related in over a week.  Between going back East for several days, and trying to get back into the swing of our normal routine here at home upon returning, I haven't had the chance.  I really need to find time!  I find it therapeutic, and a great way to calm one's mind.  Boy, does my mind need calming at the moment!

I'm sharing a few more mini fox faces today for Building Blocks Tuesday.  I made these a few weeks ago and put them together in a mini for the winner of my Facebook giveaway, Shauna.  It turns out I never snapped a picture of the finished mini, but you can see it HERE or HERE.


More mini foxes

These really do come out super cute!

What blocks have you working on this week?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.


Quilter in the Closet

Rules:

1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr and Instagram pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!


Thanks for reading,

Jen




Saturday, May 16, 2015

Modern Window Pane - Blogger's Quilt Festival

Welcome Back.  Here is my second entry for this year's Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side.  I am terrible at coming up with names for quilts, but I guess I will call this one, "Modern Window Pane", and I am entering it in to the Modern Quilt category.

Rainbow Mini Swap item


I made this mini for the Rainbow Mini Quilt Swap on Instagram.  This mini is about 23 inches square, and each colored block is made of 25 one inch squares.

Speaking of those little scraps, I was getting a little nostalgic as I was putting them together.  Most of the pieces came from my scrap bins, and I used pieces not only from my most current projects, but also from my very first quilt!  So, in a way, this quilt sums up the last few years in fabric. I liked it so much, I decided to make one for myself too.  I'm still showing you the one that I made for my partner because I gave her the best one of the two I made.

Quilt Stats:

Size: 23 x 23 inches square
Pattern: I just threw this together, but I dare not take credit as I have seen several similar quilts in other sizes and colors.
Fabrics: Miscellaneous scraps
Quilted by: Me, using my walking foot and a decorative stitch
Quilting Thread: Aurifil in White.

Thank you for considering this cheery little quilt in the Modern category.  I hope you will visit all the other category pages.  There are some terrific quilts this festival.

Oh, and don't forget to nominate your favorite for Viewer's Choice.


Jen