Monday, August 25, 2014

:: Fat Quarter Style Book Tour and Giveaway ::

Hello! Welcome to my stop on the Fat Quarter Style book tour. Fat Quarter Style is Fat Quarter Shop's new book published through their pattern company It's Sew Emma. I was so honored and thrilled they asked me to be apart of the tour.

My block was Lattice and although I only had to make one block this pattern was so cute and really quick I decided to make the crib-size quilt.

I used Lori Holt's Vintage Happy line and it worked out just perfect because this book gives cutting instructions for fat quarters and Lori has these wonderful prints in her lines that are already fat quarter size. So if you purchase 1 yard you get 4 different fat quarters and that's what my pattern called for, see...perfect!

I was having so much fun making this quilt that I made half-square triangles right away from my leftover block pieces and I used them on the back along with some yardage. 

The book includes 12 quilt patterns in 4 different sizes, Crib, Twin, Lap or Queen. The instructions are really clear and easy to follow. I think all of the quilts are really fun and they go together so quickly.

Fat Quarter Shop has generously given me a copy of the book to giveaway to one of you! Just leave a comment here and I'll pick a winner Monday, September 1st! (September already, really?) As always you can just say hi or hey or if you want tell me what blocks you've seen so far and what fabrics you might like to use to make them. I think that everyone has done such a great job and they all have put their own personal touch on them. It's so much fun to see. Good Luck!

 Visit these other stops on the tour to see more blocks from the book!
August 2nd: Fat Quarter Shop Kick off
August 4th : The Sassy Quilter
August 6th : My Quilt Infatuation
August 8th : Leigh Laurel Studios
August 11th : Sew Can She
August 13th : Jana Machado
August 15th : Stitchery Dickory Dock
August 18th : Freshly Pieced
August 20th : Bijou Lovely
August 22nd : Film in The Fridge
August 25th : Why Not Sew?
August 27the : Pretty By Hand
August 29th : Diary of A Quilter
August 30th : Fat Quarter Shop closing of tour
Happy Sewing!
xo Erin 

P.S. I had to include this pretty picture from the photo shoot!

and this one!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Miss Kate Winner!!!

Thank you to Green Fairy Quilts for this wonderful giveaway and thank you to all who played along!!! Have a great weekend!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Friday, August 1, 2014

:: Miss Kate Giveaway from Green Fairy Quilts!!!

How about we start this weekend right?! I have an awesome giveaway for you from Green Fairy Quilts today. Clint and Judy are generously giving away a fat eighth bundle of Miss Kate Flannel to one of you lovelies!!! Miss Kate is the new line from Bonnie & Camille for Moda. Yardage isn't even available yet so this is super exciting to be able to play with these beautiful fabrics ahead of time. I would love to work with this flannel, too. I think a rag quilt or this quilt would look great with this. I hear Moda flannel is really nice. Have you used it before? if so, what did you make?

Green Fairy Quilts has Moda pre-cuts on sale all the time and FREE SHIPPING in the U.S. I love that! They have other pre-cuts of Miss Kate and many other fabric lines and designers. And when I was browsing I saw today's Daily Deal is Simplify by Camille Roskelley 50 wt. Aurifill 12 large spools of thread!

To enter sign-up for Green Fairy Quilts newsletter HERE. Then leave me comment. If you've worked with the Moda flannels before tell me what you made with them! Thanks and good luck!

Have a great weekend!!!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

:: Pink Heather Ross Sew Together Bag ::

I made another Sew Together Bag. This time I used a scrap I got of Heather Ross's VW campers from Katy on Instagram. I thought I would probably hoard this fabric forever! Turns out I needed another bag for my sewing stuff so I decided to use this little scrap I had. And I was able to get 3 ~ 3 inch squares from the scrap. Pretty good, I think! I may have mentioned we used to have a VW camper years ago when my husband and I were dating. Well, it was his and then we started dating and it became ours, ha, funny how that happens! It was really fun BUT if you have or have had an old VW you know that you are working on it as much as you are driving it or more even. So eventually we sold it. Traveled cross country. Came back, my dad gave me his VW Bug and that's what I drove for years. My dad also had a VW Super Beetle that he got after he gave me the Bug. So you see, we really like Volkswagons! Well, I still like them but I'm not to sure about the Hubs! He's worked on them way too often I think.

I love this fabric and love my new bag just as much as my little Bug! I quilted some big stitches around each block and on the zipper tabs.

I wanted to keep the colors simple. For the sides and binding used some hot pink gingham and hot pink Swiss Dots both by Riley Blake.

For the inside I used the Swiss Dots again and Moda's Dottie Tiny Dots. I got the tiny dots from Shay's shop Simply Sweet Fabric. I'm pretty happy I didn't break any needles this time. My walking foot fell apart though so I have to work on that. Now, to go fill 'er up and get back to work!!!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Monday, July 21, 2014

Vintage Happy Winner!

Congratulations to Ali for winning the Fat Quarter Shop Lori Holt Vintage Happy giveaway!!!

Thanks to all of you who commented. Have a great week!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Monday, July 14, 2014

:: Vintage Happy Giveaway from Fat Quarter Shop ::

Good Morning! I hope you all are having a great start to your week. Today I have a fun giveaway for you from Fat Quarter Shop!

They are going to giveaway a 10" Stacker of Lori Holt's Vintage Happy fabric line to one of you lucky ducks!!! I love this line so much! It is very vintage and very happy! Perfect.

Aren't the colors fun?! I am using some Vintage Happy for an upcoming project I get to share with you soon. I loved it so much that I asked Fat Quarter Shop if they would want to have a giveaway of Vintage Happy for you all. They very generously agreed! Thank you Fat Quarter Shop!!!

All you have to do is leave a comment below and I'll use RNG to pick a winner next Monday July, 21st!

Good Luck!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Most Exciting News Ever!

Let's chat for a minute! I want to share some exciting news with you... I have been working my little heart out over here on a super secret sewing project. I am working on a book with Martingale. Did I just type that? Seriously, pinch me!!! This is such a dream come true for me. Years ago, when I would thumb through my quilting books (pre-internet), and see the little That Patchwork Place logo in the corner of many of them, I never thought I'd be writing one. Talk about surreal. The only bittersweet thing about it is that my Dad isn't here to see it. He would have been thrilled! Anyway, I can share more as we get closer to the time that the book is available. I just wanted to let you all know because I appreciate so much the support and encouragement I receive from you all. I've been spending every spare minute right there in the above picture. Lots of late night and early morning sewing going on over here. It's definitely my happy place and I feel really truly blessed and humbled beyond belief. It should be a really fun book! Thanks for listening and letting me chat :)

Have a Happy 4th of July to all my friends in the states! 

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin


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