Sunday, March 22, 2015

SWAP IT OUT!

My commitments for Spring Swaps are done! 
I can't believe how much fun the Instagram swaps are.
And addictive...but more on that later!

Spring Mini Swap
#springminiswap

You know I luv me some Nested Churn Dashes
I think it has now become my "go to"mini kwilt!
They finish at 24" square
and you can use such fun fabrics!

They are easy enough to FMQ 
with opportunity to try new kwilting designs


A white back and the FMQ shows up pretty good here. 


Next up
Rainbow Mini Swap
#rainbowminiswap

My assigned partner dropped out of the swap
but I had already made this.  Spent lots of time
figuring out how to make a rainbow 
without jewel tone fabric.
She mentioned that she didn't like jewel tones.
So I pulled some medium value prints and use
scraps from MODA Quilt Blocks
This log cabin finishes at 16 1/2" square.


Simple straight line kwilting on the log cabin block
lets the fabric be the star.


I used a fun print for the backing.


Fast Forward...my swap mama provided a new partner.
You see if someone drops, someone flops!
I hope my new partner will like this mini.
I have stalked her and will find some items to
add in her package to make it her own.  

I also joined in the
Charley Harper Swap 
#charleyharpersewnstuido


I pulled this fabric from my stash  


I luv the Noodlehead Supertote...it's sew easy
and very practical!
LINING
FRONT
BACK

and now a Kwilty Pleasures soapbox rant...

People sign up for swaps and then
LIFE HAPPENS.

Take a breath..slow down....think about
ALL your commitments, at home, at work 
in the virtual world, everywhere!

Give yourself time to meet the commitment to your
anxiously waiting swap partner.
Make sure your swap partner is not disappointed
cause your LIFE HAPPENED.
Their LIFE HAPPENS every day too!

And oh yeh...if you click that submit button
start your project yesterday!  

I made all these swap project from my stash
and met the challenge for...











Sunday, March 15, 2015

MY LOVE SHACK!

 I do have A LOVE SHACK...
and it's filled with fabric.

The Fabric Shack in Waynesville, OH


What I really love about this shack is that
its just over an hour drive from my front door.

Come on in and drool with me!
They have the best selection of modern designer prints
Check out their on line shop and you can see
all they offer.
No one pays me to tell you to shop here.
I could buy lots of fabric if they did!


great patterns!!!


                                       
did I mention fabric?


How about some precuts...just LOOK at the top of the shelves!


They have a back room sale area 4.99/yd sale fabrics
 and the remnant carts are only $3.50 per yard.

There's a pre-cut sale cart 
I got these layer cakes for $22.00
(jelly rolls also $22.00)
Charms were $5.00
Mini Charms were $2.00

              and FQs are $1.99 any day!
          

Location is everything...right?  
Waynesville OH is an antiquing destination
with lots of other fun shops and unique items.
If you love history, you can stay at this B & B  
 


The Cobblestone Cafe (and gift shop)
has some of the BEST food in town!



Funny story.  
Hubby and I are going to visit his brother (not to far from FS)
I was driving...
All of a sudden hubby was yelling..."this is the exit, this is the exit"
To which I calmly replied...
"this car was headed to The Fabric Shack!"

I'll be there in a few days, meeting my kwilty partner in crime
Kathy Guenther,  to celebrate her birthday. 
The Fabric Shacks makes ANYONE feel young!



Sunday, March 8, 2015

A CHARM-ING DASH BLOG HOP


Ms. Midge has some great things going on and you won't want to miss a minute of it.
She has released a new  "Charm Dash" pattern
She setup a great "Charm Dash Blog Hop"
AND 
An Anna Marie Horner charm along.



Why am I sew excited?
The hop begins Tuesday, March 11th
I was asked to participate in the hop 
sew my day is April 1st
(no April Fool's Joke)

Here's the line up! 

Friday, Mar 13 - Sarah Goer -  Things I Make                                                           
Monday, Mar 16 - Linden Vine -  Vinelines Quilting                                              
Wednesday, Mar 18 - Crystal McGann - Raspberry Spool                                          
 Friday, Mar 20 - Anita LaHay - Day Dreams Of Quilts                                               
Monday, Mar 23 - Progress Report - Ms Midge                                                  
Wednesday, Mar 25 - Tsoniki Crazy Bull -  Me Being Quilty                                       
Friday, Mar 27 - Tisha Nagel  -  Quilt Therapy                                                           
Monday, Mar 30 - Progress Report - Ms Midge                                                  
Wednesday, Apr 1 - Kathy Gordon -  Kwilty Pleasures   (ME)                                               
Friday, Apr 3 - Angie Wilson -  Gnome Angel                                                             
Monday, Apr 6 -  Roslyn Russell - Sew Delicious                                                  
Wednesday, Apr 8 - Abby Rudakov - Things For Boys                                             
Thursday, Apr 9 - Final Post and Linky open  - msmidge.com.au
I am sew honored to be part of this hop 
I'm using Baby Einstein CHARMS
to bring a DASH of color and fun!



If that's not enough to get you excited...how about some great giveaways from these sponsors.

* Simpson & Scarlet
* The Oz Material Girls
* Teatree Fabrics
* Ms Midge (from AnnaMarie) - 3 fabulous bundles of AMH  
* Ms Midge  - an Aurifil prize

Ms. Midge is offering  a discount for the
 Charm Dash pattern click either link
Etsy       Craftsy

  I'll be waiting for you to get your Charm Dash on!
Stop over at Ms Midge's blog to get the
details on ALL this fun!