Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sweet Tweets Bird Placemat

Good Morning! I wanted to share with you this placemat from my book. I love the colors in it. Looking at it just makes me happy! I hope you all have a sweet day!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Birds and Honey Bees Hot Pad from Sweet Tweets - Simple Stitches, Whimsical Birds

Here's another fun project from my book! Birds and Honey Bees Hot Pad! I loved playing around with this one! My book should release in August and is available for pre order now with Martingale, Amazon and several other places. Thanks for all of your sweet comments about my book projects! I appreciate them from the bottom of my heart!  #sweettweets #sweettweetsbook

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Strawberry Fields Bird Mini Quilt from Sweet Tweets ~ Sneak Peek

This is one one of my favorite projects from my book! I am so happy to be able to show you a sneak peek. Joanna Figueroa (Fig Tree Quilts) is one of my favorite designers and her line Strawberry Fields is an ALL-time favorite for me. I am so happy I saved some over the years because I think it looks just perfect in this Courthouse Steps bird mini. Affectionately named Strawberry Fields Bird Quilt my book. I made it mostly from scraps that I saved from my Farmer's Wife quilt a few years ago. I used a floral print from Joanna's Whimsy line for the binding.The photography is beautiful. I really can't believe it still! Thanks so much for your sweet words about my book. I appreciate each and every one of you!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Busy Girl Sews Tour

I am so honored today to be a part of the blog tour for my dear friend Heidi Staples wonderful new book, Sew Organized for the Busy Girl : Tips to Make the Most of Your Time & Space!

Don't you just love that retro cover?! Heidi's book is like a breath of fresh air for me. It includes so many great tips and ideas for managing your time and organizing your sewing space as well as many super cute projects. I really love this book. I referred to it several times for organizing my sewing space and fabric. As well as the tips on fitting in time to sew. It's so encouraging because I know Heidi has little ones at home like I do and she is just as busy me, but you can still make time for sewing and maybe even get those littles involved in the process! Love that! 

Here's a peek at some of the projects in the book. This Baby Love set is so adorable! The Flutter Quilt is one of my favorites.

I also love this Starlet Mini! The pictures in the book are fabulous.

I wanted to make the Book Nook pillow. Here is the version from the book as well as the other 2 Nine-Patch Pocket Pillows in the book.

Here is the smaller version, a Deluxe Pincushion. I HAVE to make one of these!

But for now I made the big Book Nook pocket pillow.

My girls love it and stuff the pocket with all kinds of goodies.

I took some of those goodies out for sake of these pictures. They were promptly returned when I was finished!

They've used it outside to layout on a quilt and play. I think I should make another one so that the two little girls each have their own. 

Check out the other blogs on the book tour below:

March 30 - Lynne of Lily's Quilts (Tour Kickoff & Book Giveaway!)
April 6 - Jodi of Tales of Cloth & Angela of Cut to Pieces
April 13 - Lindsay of Craft Buds & Debbie of A Quilter's Table
April 20 - Leanne of She Can Quilt
April 27 - Fat Quarter Shop
May 4 - Erin of Why Not Sew?
May 11 - Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts
May 18 - Svetlana of SOTAK Handmade
May 25 - Lucy of Charm About You
June 1 - Maureen of Maureen Cracknell Handmade
June 8 - Becca of Bryan House Quilts
June 15 - Beth of Plum & June
June 22 - Jessica of Quilty Habit
June 29 - Caroline of Sew Can She
July 6 - Heidi of Fabric Mutt (Tour Wrap!)

Thanks so much to Heidi for letting me be a part of her book tour! You've done a wonderful job on your book!!! 

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin 






Friday, May 1, 2015

Sweet Tweets!

Hello friends! I am so excited to share my news with you!!! I was thumbing through Martingale's catalog today and my book was in it. It is such a good feeling to see all the hours and work that went into making this book come to fruition.
My book is available now for pre-order on Amazon HERE!!! I can't believe I just typed that :)
Thanks for all of your support with my bird quilts through the years. I appreciate it so very much.

I'll be back Monday with a project from my friend Heidi's (Fabric Mutt) fun new book. See you then!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Friday, March 27, 2015

Swoon Mini for the March Minis Challenge and a Giveaway!!!

A bit windy today!
Fat Quarter Shop had a fun mini quilt challenge for the month of March. Sort of a quilting play on March Madness. I chose to make the Thimble Blossoms Swoon mini by Camille Roskelley. I used some of my Aunt Grace prints for the swoon blocks. I ended up not following the pattern entirely because I added star cornerstones instead of regular squares. The blocks were a bit soft colored so I used a bright red Lecien Child's Smile print for the stars. I wanted to spice it up a little!!!

The pattern is fun and I love working with the smaller pieces. Minis are just adorable! and I can add it to my quilt wall. A lot of people are putting minis up and making quilt walls. I love the look of each and everyone I've seen. There are many on IG.

This is my favorite block in the quilt! That green Aunt Grace print is my absolute favorite right now!!!

So now for the fun stuff! Fat Quarter Shop is going to give away a mini quilt pattern to one of you lovelies. HERE is the link to their mini patterns. Take a look and leave me a comment telling me which you would choose.


FQS is also having a super fun giveaway of their own!!! Check out the details HERE!!! Join in on the fun and share your minis using the hashtag #fqsmarchminis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 


P.S. I'll post the measurements for the star cornerstones on another post! 

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Shabby Shapes Winner!

The winner of the Shabby Fabrics Shabby Shapes is

Kathy E.

Thanks to all who entered! Have a great day!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin
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