WIN A FRIVOL! #MODAFABRICS #AURIFIL #CREATIVEGRIDS

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

We have a winner  congratulations to Teresa S!  Thanks so much to everyone who entered.  Our next giveaway will begin soon.

and away we go!   Here is the launch of our 2nd in our new series of giveaway bundles!

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What's in the bundle this week?

FRIVOL? What is a Frivol?

friv·ol:\-vəl-iŋ, -və-liŋ\intransitive verb;  to act frivolously :  trifle.  That's the dictionary's answer.  Here is a defintion a quilter can enjoy:

 Frivol    brand new quilt kits from Moda Fabrics.  A  12 month series of lovely little quilt kits cleverly packaged in a collectible tin that matches the fabric inside.  The fabric is a bundle of 7" precut squares.  Inside the Frivol tin you'll also find your quilt pattern printed on a card and a bonus maker block pattern that you can make into a sampler quilt as you collect the Frivols all through the coming months.

Enter  up to 3 times using the Rafflecopter widget (the WHITE BOX below) at the end of this blog post.

Contest ends October 5th at Midnight CST . Prize VALUE $120.00 USD. For complete rules click HERE.

Here is what Frivol #2 , Faithful looks like when it's all done.  So sweet!

Here is what Frivol #2 , Faithful looks like when it's all done.  So sweet!

The lucky winner of this prize will need backing and binding fabric , so we've included that too!

The lucky winner of this prize will need backing and binding fabric , so we've included that too!

Here is a block for the Faithful frivol quilt , trimmed up to a perfect 5 /12" and ready to sew into  a row.

Here is a block for the Faithful frivol quilt , trimmed up to a perfect 5 /12" and ready to sew into  a row.

Inside your Frivol tin you find this tidy bundle of pre cut 7" squares and some other surprises too!

Inside your Frivol tin you find this tidy bundle of pre cut 7" squares and some other surprises too!

oooo!  A set of 10 spools of Aurifil threads to match!

oooo!  A set of 10 spools of Aurifil threads to match!

A quilter needs good tools and we are here to deliver!  Your prize bundle includes this nifty 5 1/2" square from Creative Grids - the perfect tool for this Frivol, whose unfinished blocks are 5 1/2" ! How fitting.

A quilter needs good tools and we are here to deliver!  Your prize bundle includes this nifty 5 1/2" square from Creative Grids - the perfect tool for this Frivol, whose unfinished blocks are 5 1/2" ! How fitting.

 

Here's everything in the prize bundle for this giveaway:

 

We have a winner- congratulations to Teresa S!  Thanks so much to everyone who entered.  Our next giveaway will begin soon.

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

If you didn't get the chance to read last week's blog post , you might be thinkin'  "Hey Carol, why are you giving away all these bundles?"  Well firstly , it's SEW MUCH FUN! and then there's the fact we got so excited when we received our prize* we wanted to share it with all of you. Read all about it below:

*Our shop's prize for being chosen as winner  in Creative Grids Rock Your Row 2015 Quilt Project contest was a pile of wonderful CG Rulers.   After receiving the news we felt the best thing to do was to.......Party in the Quilt Shop!!  So.......we will share this prize with ALL of you by hosting giveaways on our blog and social media. Be sure and LIKE us on Facebook to stay updated on when you can sign up  for chances to win prize bundles. Each will include  one wonderful Creative Grids Ruler.   We will keep tucking things into bundles with the rulers and hosting giveaways until they are all gone!  That may take us all the way until Christmas- woohoo! Thanks for reading and keep in touch so you can enter to win some fun bundles! - Carol


P.S. What's in our next giveaway? Stay connected to find out. Hint: I never meet a ruler I didn't like

LET FREEDOM RING GIVEAWAY! #WindhamFabrics #Aurifil

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.  CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER, DARLENE B!

Thanks so much to everyone for participating, we really enjoyed reading all the Memorial Day memories and project ideas you shared!


For Memorial Day 2015 in celebration of the brave hearts who serve and have served our country, 

we are sponsoring a patriotic prize bundle giveaway over  this Memorial Day weekend!

LET FREEDOM RING!

FREE Downloadable Pattern - 'ATOP the MOUNTAIN' by Bethany Fuller will be avaiable soon.  Check back often 

FREE Downloadable Pattern - 'ATOP the MOUNTAIN' by Bethany Fuller will be avaiable soon.  Check back often 

Nancy Gere is proud to present her latest collection of patriotic stars and stripes aptly titled Let Freedom Ring. From Windham fabrics the red, white and blue flags paired with patriotic eagles are part of our American national pride. These patterns will make great quilts and other projects that will celebrate your patriotism or honor a soldier serving their country. To quote James Monroe, "National honor is national property of the highest value"

 

Rocking Chair Quilts is happy and OH so excited to give all of you the opportunity  to win a bundle of this fabric!  

 

But wait- wait.......There's more for the winner of this prize package: Three (that's right 3!) delicious AURIFIL BIG SPOOLS of 50 wt. MAKO cotton thread in the most pleasing patriotic colors. Woop!  
And....... just in case you can't settle on a project to stitch with your Let Freedom Ring Fat Quarter Bundle and Aurifill Threads we are including these laminated pattern folders from the Sweet and Simple collection : Little Brass Buttons and Peaks and Valleys designed by Carol Hopkins.

Enter  up to 3 times using the Rafflecopter widget (the WHITE BOX below) at the end of this blog post.

Contest ends May 26th at Midnight CST . For complete rules click HERE.

Here's everything in the prize bundle for this giveaway:

TAH - DAH!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.  CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER, DARLENE B!

Good Luck to Everyone!  Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!

XOXO Quilt #Moda #Aurifil @abihallcreate

Well I could scarcely help myself the other day, after measuring out some Kiss Kiss fabric for a customer...in a weak moment I busted open a Kiss Kiss  layer cake and got busy stitching up this XOXO quilt.  The pattern from Me and My Sister  is a free download from the designer's website.  You can download yours  HERE.  Please adhere to their allowable uses for the pattern.  This is so quick to put together  when you start with a Layer Cake

I used  DOTS TONAL LIPSTICK 35255 23  to bind it .

I used DOTS TONAL LIPSTICK 35255 23 to bind it .

This sweet quilt only took a few hours to put together, a  Kiss Kiss layer cake and one yard of fabric ( I used Dots Cloud 35255-11)  are all you need to make the quilt top. Kits Available

Following instructions in the pattern download, place a  square on the corner of your layer cake square and stitch diagonally across the smaller square.  I use the  Clearly Perfect Angles  cling and I don't ever have to draw the diagonal lines on the smaller square to stitch on.

Following instructions in the pattern download, place a  square on the corner of your layer cake square and stitch diagonally across the smaller square.  I use the Clearly Perfect Angles cling and I don't ever have to draw the diagonal lines on the smaller square to stitch on.

A handy helper when you're sewing diagonal lines.

A handy helper when you're sewing diagonal lines.

BONUS FUN TIME!  Before you cut away the corner of the square run   a second row of stitches   1/4" away from the first diagonal. 

BONUS FUN TIME!  Before you cut away the corner of the square run a second row of stitches 1/4" away from the first diagonal. 

 I used red thread so it would show  in the photo.    

 I used red thread so it would show  in the photo.

 

Then, cut between the 2 rows of stitching to trim away that unused corner. 

Then, cut between the 2 rows of stitching to trim away that unused corner. 

Quilted with Aurifil #2410.  Pale Pink  The Quilting design is  'Whole Lotta Love' by Patricia Ritter at Urban Elementz

Quilted with Aurifil #2410.  Pale Pink  The Quilting design is 'Whole Lotta Love' by Patricia Ritter at Urban Elementz

 This will create a Half Square Triangle (HST) that you can use in another project.  I confess that I am often too lazy to do this extra stitching, but this fabric is SO   cute I didn't want to throw away those corners 

 This will create a Half Square Triangle (HST) that you can use in another project.  I confess that I am often too lazy to do this extra stitching, but this fabric is SO cute I didn't want to throw away those corners 

The XOXO Quilt needs 36 blocks, so you will create 72 bonus Half Square Triangles!

The XOXO Quilt needs 36 blocks, so you will create 72 bonus Half Square Triangles!

I especially like the Churn Dash block so using some additional fabrics from the  Kiss Kiss  fabric collection by Abi hall, I fussy cut some lovebirds for my center squares, then  used Lipstick Dots and Cloud dots to create the needed units for my churn dash blocks.

I especially like the Churn Dash block so using some additional fabrics from the Kiss Kiss fabric collection by Abi hall, I fussy cut some lovebirds for my center squares, then  used Lipstick Dots and Cloud dots to create the needed units for my churn dash blocks.

I like to swap out the squares until I get a block I like.

I like to swap out the squares until I get a block I like.

Stitched together:  the 72  leftover corners from your  XOXO quilt are enough HST to make 18 Churn dash blocks! (You'll need to use additional fabric for your center squares and side units.)  What are some blocks that you like to make with HSTs?  (comment below if you'd like to share your ideas) Thanks for reading! - Carol

Stitched together:  the 72  leftover corners from your  XOXO quilt are enough HST to make 18 Churn dash blocks! (You'll need to use additional fabric for your center squares and side units.)  What are some blocks that you like to make with HSTs?  (comment below if you'd like to share your ideas) Thanks for reading! - Carol