Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Quilt-A-Long Reminder! Plus Few Questions that have been ask.

Hello fellow quilters!

This is just a nice reminder saying don't forget to bust out some stash for grab yourself some lovely Layer Cakes for next weeks Quilt-Along!

Remember all you'll need is One Print Layer Cake and One Background Layer Cake (36 count minimum).  I'll be doing the Quilt- Along in Snowman Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings from Moda Fabrics. Now I have a few layer cakes within that print in which I'll be picking out the darker values.

Now I know this weekend is Labor Day and many of you all will be busy! No worries, the first two weeks will be cutting. Cutting isn't challenging, you can do all of the cutting within a week just in case you missed the first week but for beginners it may be a little difficult because it is "something new". Just remember it is not a rush or a race to see who finishes first. Take your time and most of all HAVE FUN! =D

Also this will be my very first quilt along so bare with me and throughout the quilt along, if you have any questions or are puzzled on a step, please fill free to email me by using the contact form on my website, and I will help you out as soon as I can. =)

Here are a few questions I have been asked so far:

Do we need to subscribe somewhere for the Quilt-Along?
No need to subscribe, BUT if you want updates just in case you forget, I recommend either following my blog AND/OR subscribe to my emailing list on my website, since I will be emailing weekly updates of new posts.

Where will the Quilt - Along take place?
Here on my blog! Starting September 1st (Friday), and every Friday after that will be the new updates.

Do we need a special curved ruler?
No curved rulers are required, BUT you will need to save the cardboard backing that comes with most layer cakes for templates, OR you may use template plastic that you can find at most Craft stores. What you'll be doing is printing out three pages from a PDF file that will be free on my website, you'll cut them out and trace them on either your cardboard or template plastic then cut those shapes out as well. These will then be what you'll be using your rotary cuter to cut your curved fabric pieces.

As a beginner curve piece, any tools you might recommend?
These tools are not mandatory but may help you. First I always sew with a 1/4" foot, so this can help you out as well. Another thing is while cutting curves you may find it slightly difficult with a standard 45mm rotary cutter, but a 28mm rotary is also perfect and makes it easier but not mandatory. Just take your time cutting pieces. Also another tip is, if you find that you are having problems getting the curve under your machine, or having a curve section bunch up; a nice quilting tool called a stiletto will help you out. Sometimes I use a stiletto to getting some of the little buggers down. lol Or if you are afraid to get your hands closer to the machines foot a stiletto will help you hold the fabric in place to do so.

Will the full pattern instructions be available at the beginning?
No, but the full pattern in 5 quilt sizes will be available for purchased two weeks after the final week. Only the template PDF files will be available for FREE on September 1st and will still be available as long as my Frosted Snowflakes pattern is still up and running. =P I'm doing this because I don't want others to get ahead, I'll like us to take our time together and have fun!

Will the quilt-along be written like standard pattern instructions?
Yes and no. Yes I will have standard Step 1, Step 2, but during the quilt along I will be giving more details so I can teach new curved piece-rs some tricks and tips; as well as inform them easy ways to tackle a curve. Once the pattern is aired fully, it will be written in the standard curve pattern style as if you are already familiar curved piecing.

If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me using the contact form on my website. 

Once again, thank you all so much for joining, I hope ya'll will have a wonderful time and I can't wait to see what prints or solids you'll be using!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Thank you for Prayers and Concerns!

Hello quilters!

First I want to give you all many thanks to everyone who has contacted me over the weekend. I'm truly blessed and thankful for everyone's prayers and thoughts as well! <3 

If you are wondering, Texas has taken a huge hit from Hurricane Harvey. Although we are roughly two hours away from the coast and four hours away from Houston, San Antonio was expecting a heavy hit from Hurricane Harley. Thankfully because the Hurricane moved very slowly it wasn't able to travel quickly enough to reach us. (Sadly because Hurricane Harvey was moving slowly, it meant more divesting news for the city's it did hit.) Over the weekend we've only had non stop rain and winds. Today our weather is doing better and it's supposed to lighten up over the week, but we are still keeping an eye on Harvey and also Tornado's.

With all that said, I do want to inform you all; yes the quilt-along will still be starting this weekend, but please bare with me on emails.  I'm trying to play catch up a little. =P

Once again, thank you all so much!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Holiday Quilt - A - Long! Plus bonus Giveaway!

Hello everyone!

I have some wonderful news today with you all. Overall - this year I have been dabbling more and more into curved quilts! I have fallen in love with curves. For the longest time I have been timid of them but as of this year no more; they have me wanting more! If you have been following me, I've mentioned I have some surprises for you and here is one revealed. Here and there I will be posting some curved patterns which I hope you all enjoy!

Recently I have been testing out new ways to involve curved quilt patterns with limited waste while using pre-cuts since pre-cut fabrics are my specialty! So in honor of a new style being added to the mix of my patterns, I am doing a Quilt - A - Long for FREE. Below we have my newest addition called Frosted Snowflakes. Although I have it in a holiday print, please don't let that stop you. I have more options/ideas which I hope you will love!

Also everyone who joins the Quilt - A - Long will be eligible to enter the GIVEAWAY at the end for some free fabric! YAYY! In order to be eligible to enter the giveaway you must complete at least one block - Simple!

Now here are some tiny details, if you are a beginner of curves or haven't even tried curved patterns I highly recommend joining. Although my Quilt - A - Long pattern may look challenging, it is beginner friendly - No Joke! (Only requirement is to be able to sew a 1/4" seam allowance.) Nice easy curves. Also NO CURVED ruler is required. That's right you will not need to purchase a ruler for this pattern. All I am asking from you is to join, buy some fabric or use up your scraps. You will need to be able to print 3 pages for the curved templates and either have thick-ish card board or template plastic. You will have 2 weeks to buy or pull out fabrics.

So are you ready for all the details?

Saturday, August 5, 2017

NEW Brickwall WorkZone Classic Primary Quilt Kit - 3 Colorways Available


Have a baby boy, grand baby, or adorable nephew? Here is a perfect brick wall quilt pattern by yours truly with amazing WorkZone Fabrics by Craftsy. Not a fan of the Classic Primary Quilt colorway? No worries it comes in three colorways, Classic Primary, Hunter Green, and Modern Blue! I'm a fan of the Classic and Hunter Green. This quilt kit is available here for $33.60 which includes quilt top and binding. Backing is available as well too!




Below is the Hunter Green Colorway.


Below is the Modern Blue Colorway.


Friday, August 4, 2017

NEW Checkerboard Dreamfield Quilt Kit


New Quilt Kit Available on Craftsy! Checkerboard Dreamfield Quilt Kit, designed by yours truly! This is a wonderful beginner easy quilt kit that quick to make. Fabrics features are Dreamfield which aren't they just dreamy? Check it out here for only $33.60, which will included to quilt top and binding. 



Thursday, August 3, 2017

NEW Block Out Modern Hand Drawn Pop Art Quilt Kit - 3 Colorways Available


 NEW Block Out Modern Hand Dawn Pop Art Quilt Kit now available on Craftsy! Quilt pattern is designed by yours truly! I'm super excited and really in love with these new bright modern fabrics.
Not a fan of these colors? Don't worry they have a few more color ways available that are just stunning!

Check out this quilt kit here for only $28.70. Very inexpensive yet high quality fabric! I highly recommend.




Below is the Block Out Modern Hand Dawn Mod Decor Colorway.


Below is the Block Out Modern Hand Drawn Landscape Colorway.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Precious Gem Update!

Hello fellow Quilters!

Today's month pattern will be a update on a older pattern of mine. (Currently I am in the process of revamping my other patterns (here and there) while adding the additional quilt sizes available since I have received some emails about making some patterns larger.) BUT be on a look out I will have a new table runner and mini block available soon for you!

First up we have Precious Gem Revamped! There where no corrections that needed to be made to this pattern but to the digital quilt image it was a little deceiving to the eye. Your diamonds will not touch but you will have a fully diamond completed. Between each diamond there is about a 1/2" space. Which looking at the digital image they seemed like they where touching, so I spaced them out slight more so to the naked eye there is no confusions. Hopefully that will help you all out.