Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Let's Bee Social #17

Welcome to this week's social linky party!  If you are not sure what Let's Bee Social is all about, you can read the details here.

Last week I shared a photo of the strips I had cut from my Charley Harper organic prints from Birch Fabrics.  It is not easy to cut into those prints!

Since then, they have been pieced into rows and joined into a quilt top, basted and quilted.
Now let me tell you...  It's even harder to cut into them once again!

But I promised my mom I would make her a quilted jacket like the one I made for myself back in March.  You can see that jacket here.  I hope to have my mom's jacket finished in time for her birthday on May 5th.

In other news.....
Announcing the winner from last weeks sponsored giveaway!

The winner of the Sew Sisters Quilt Shop spring bundle of 10 fat quarters is........

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations Missouri Mel!!!

NOW.... What's new with you?
I am sew looking forward to visiting with all my quilting friends!

Show me what you got!
And Let's Bee Social!

Keep On Quilting On!

Online Quilting Class

Friday, 18 April 2014

Fruity O's finish it up Friday!


noun \ˌin(t)-spə-ˈrā-shən, -(ˌ)spi-\
: something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create

: a force or influence that inspires someone

: a person, place, experience, etc., that makes someone want to do or create something

: a good idea

Definition found here.

This post is dedicated to inspiration.

Back during the first week of April....
I was inspired by the finished Kansas Dugout quilt made by Rita of Red Pepper Quilts.
And I jumped on the Kansas Dugout block band wagon.
You can read that first post here.

As of last Thursday, the quilt top was finished and measured 44" square.
Normally, I make baby quilts that are narrow enough to allow for a backing without seams.
This one would need to be pieced.

I love the challenge of trying new things!

Inspiration for this matched seam was found with Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts.

This honey comb quilting, using an extended zig zag stitch, provides a fun finish.

The honey comb quilting was also inspired by Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts.

A flanged binding adds a special touch and provides a little punch.
This method is perfect for anyone learning to do binding by machine.

Inspiration for the flanged binding was from Aunt Marti of 52 Quilts.

You don't always have to go searching for inspiration.
Sometimes it comes knocking on your door.

Fruity O's finished and is now for sale in my Etsy shop here!

Thanks to Jessica of The Sterling Thimble who inspired me to name this quilt Fruity O's.
I shared the finished top in my tutorial for the Kansas Dugout block and Y Seams here.
Jessica's comment on that post read,
"Great tutorial! I love the animal print. My son loves the "fruity Os". :)"

Thank you ALL for providing inspiration to others.  Sharing your finishes.  Sharing your WIP's.  Sharing your processes.  Sharing your attempts and even your failures.  Being a part of this great big world wide web of members of the online quilting community is such a great joy for me.  And a blessing in sew many ways!

Where do you find inspiration?


Speaking of inspiration...

Don't miss out on the Craftsy Easter Weekend Sale!

Craftsy's BIG Easter Sale:
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This sale is only during Easter weekend (Friday 4/18 - Monday 4/21 at 11:59pm MDT).

I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on the following link.
Thank you for supporting the Sew Fresh Quilts blog.

Enjoy up to 75% off all Fabric, Yarn & Project Kits with Craftsy's BIG Easter Sale!

Linking up to Finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts.

Keep On Quilting On!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Let's Bee Social #16

Thank you to all of you who stopped in to visit on Monday!
It was sew exciting to have taken part in my very first guest post.

Caroline of Sew Can She is a wonderful hostess!
And because she graciously allowed me to share on her blog....... 

We have A LOT of new friends who signed up to join us here at Sew Fresh Quilts!

Welcome to this week's social linky party!
If you are not sure what Let's Bee Social is all about, you can read the details here.

This is what I am working on this week!
These are Charley Harper organic prints from Birch Fabrics.

Not sew easy to cut up anything Charley Harper.

NOW.... What's new with you?
I am sew looking forward to visiting with you all!
Really.  I am so blessed to have you each as my friend.

So.... Show me what you got!
And Let's Bee Social!

Congratulations to the winner of the Free Craftsy Class from last week's giveaway.
The winner according to is #31, Alexis B!

There is a new GIVEAWAY going on right now!  If you haven't entered already, take a moment to swing by yesterday's post and ENTER TO WIN!

Keep On Quilting On!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop GIVEAWAY!

Introducing Sew Sisters Quilt Shop, our generous sponsor for this month's giveaway!

Judy started quilting back in 2000.  Like the rest of us.... She was hooked!

  • Sew Sisters is a Canadian quilt shop dedicated to all things quilting. 

  • For the past decade we have offered great quality fabric, notions, books, kits and patterns, both in our store in Toronto and online. 

  • We run three very popular stash building clubs – The Bargain Lover’s Club, Kona Club, and The Batik Lover’s Club. 

  • At Sew Sisters we believe you should buy fabric, not postage!  So we offer terrific shipping rates on orders within Canada. 

You can connect with Sew Sisters in the following ways:

Our Newsletter sign up is on the website.
And we have a weekly facebook giveaway as well. 

This spring bundle of 10 fat quarters could be yours!!!

How do you enter the giveaway contest? 

You have two chances to WIN!


Follow the instructions on the widget to get started!

This Giveaway is open internationally.
Winner will be randomly chosen on April 22st and notified by email.
Please be sure to leave your email address if you are a Wordpress user or no reply blogger.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

PS.  For those of you who missed yesterday's guest post and wished to have a copy of the PDF pattern, shoot me an email at sewfreshquilts (at) gmail (dot) com and I will forward you a copy!  There were a LOT of people signed up to follow by email.  It was quite overwhelming!  If anyone got missed, I do apologize.
Please let me know!

Good Luck in the Draw!

Keep On Quilting On! 

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