Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Lottie Da Winner Is...

Thank you all so much for stopping by for the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day. I had so much fun reading through all your color selections. My dreams were filled with radiant orchid, lime, charcoal, silver, navy, pink and orange! A special thank you to everyone who gave a shout out to my husband for buying the fabric. I made sure he saw all of the nice comments you left for him.

The winner of the Lottie Da fat quarter bundle is...

Cyndi from The Nosy Pepper. Congratulations Cyndi!! : )

Monday, December 9, 2013

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

Happy Giveaway Day! Welcome, I am so happy you are here!!

Eek! I have the best husband ever!!! Secret pressies just arrived from @intrepidthread. Thank you Colleen and Julie! #lottieda #heatherbailey #ilovefabric

I've been saving a really awesome giveaway just for you. Earlier this year my husband bought two fat quarter bundles of Lottie Da by Heather Bailey, one for me and one for a lucky blog reader. He's fun that way!! I made a chevron quilt with mine. What will you make with yours?

Lottie Da Quilt

This giveaway is now closed and the winner is Cyndi from The Nosy Pepper. Congratulations Cyndi!! : )

30 piece Fat Quarter Bundle of Lottie Da by Heather Bailey. This bundle includes an 18"x22" piece of each print in the collection. That is the equivalent of over 7 yards of fabric! International entries are welcome. The winner will be contacted via email so please make sure it's listed (or can be found in your profile). Giveaway ends December 13th at 5pm PST

Pantone Color of the Year 2014 - Radiant Orchid
Pantone just announced Radiant Orchid as the color of the year for 2014.

In her Lottie Da collection, Heather Bailey mixes orchid with charcoal, tangerine, lime, wintergreen and silver. 

What color would you use with Radiant Orchid? Leave one comment below.

Lottie Da Quilt

Thanks so much for stopping by! Good luck and I hope to see you again soon!! : )

Lottie Da Quilt

Head over to Sew Mama Sew for more blogs to visit and more giveaways to enter.

Thank you Kristin!! xx

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

On the Worktable: Christmas Stars

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a good weekend. Yesterday, I dropped everything to start a new quilt for Christmas. Last year I came up with the design and bought all the fabric for the top, but I ran out of time. Once Christmas was over, I didn't feel like working on it anymore. You know how it goes. This year I'm not in a panic to finish it in time for Christmas. I just wanted something crafty and festive to work on in the evenings.

Christmas Stars
EQ Mockup

The design is loosely based on my Stargazer pattern. I inverted the stars, added a border and chose a fun, unconventional Christmas color for my background. The dimensions of the stars are exactly the same as the pattern. I will show you later in the week how to make a Stargazer quilt using layer cakes and charm packs.

Christmas Stars
Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey for Moda

The fabric is a layer cake of Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey. I absolutely love this collection! Aneela's illustrations are so charming and her colors are fresh and festive. The solids are Jade and Red by FreeSpirit. Teal again? I know some of you are shaking your heads. While it is one of my favorite colors, it's also perfect for this project. I needed something that would contrast with each print - including my favorites with a white background. Taking clues from the colors in fabric, I looked at deeper shades of grey, red, green and aqua.


I liked the charcoal a lot, but I decided against it because that much dark grey would make the quilt feel dark and heavy.

The claret and moss are lovely and would give the quilt a pretty snow lodge, woodsy Christmas feel. We get sun instead of snow in the winter where I live. Once the leaves fall off the trees the quality of the light outside is cool and bright. In other words, I don't feel very woodsy at Christmastime, I feel bright and sunny.

Which brings me back to teal. I tried shades darker and lighter than the aqua background from fabric. Both teal and mist looked awesome and it was just a matter of choosing one. FreeSpirit's Jade is bright, happy, and wintery all at once. It makes the aqua, grey, green, red and white all shine. 

Christmas Stars

It's kind of perfect.

UPDATE: Here is the cutting guide for making these blocks with layer cakes and charm packs. 

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Patchwork iPad cover

I'm bringing out my inner elf for a handmade holiday!

Patchwork iPad Cover

This is a simple project that you can make in an afternoon. Since I was making a gift, I opened my bin of special fabric. It's like when you set the table with your good china for dinner guests. This piece is from Ruby Star Shining by Melody Miller and it was calling out to me. I like that it has the look of patchwork even though I didn't piece it. 

Patchwork iPad Cover

When I cut out the exterior pieces for the cover, I made sure to leave room for a full phone. The idea of a giant rotary telephone on an iPad cover amuses me. 

Patchwork iPad Cover

Dense quilted lines are time consuming but doable on project this size.

Patchwork iPad Cover

I used this tutorial by Amber of One Shabby Chick. I think I'll make a couple more covers for the kids. Maybe with their initials appliqued on the front.

Patchwork iPad Cover

There are more handmade gift ideas on the My Stars Blog.

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