Showing posts with label My Happy Place. Show all posts
Showing posts with label My Happy Place. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

My Happy Place - Under the Stars

Welcome to my post for the My Happy Place blog hop hosted by Marian at Seams to Be Sew!  Please make sure you stop by her blog to say Thanks for all the work she does setting this up.  I hope you have enjoyed all the beautiful creative row patterns we've seen so far as much as I have.  Let's just say I will have to do a lot of sewing to make all the patterns I've saved so far :)  Add to that the awesome prizes from all the sponsors that Marian has worked so hard to provide - that makes this Row Along a spectacular event!

On to my row now.  I spent quite a bit of time thinking about what I would like to use as my theme.  So many places make me happy, it was hard to decide!  I finally decided that I would like to do a row featuring stars - I love seeing the twinkle of stars, and it always makes me smile when the weather is clear at night and I can spend a few minutes gazing into the great expanse of space and see all the lights above me.

I decided that 9 mini star blocks in a field of scrappy blue would be perfect for what I envisioned.  I managed to miss out on the opportunity to use fabrics from Northcott, (who so generously provided fabric to all who wanted it!) because of all the work we were doing this spring.  I decided to use some Island Batik fabrics for my row.
 I had plenty of lovely blues, but had to dig a bit for the yellows!

Yes, the stars are small, only 3 inches finished!  But you've got this - it's all easy piecing, just smaller pieces!  And you only need 3 of each star.  So try it!

Here is my block - isn't it fun?  I love the mix of stars and the scrappy blues for the sky!

I quilted it in a swirl pattern with deep blue thread, and bound it with a blue bandanna print.

Here it is, hanging out on my design wall.  I'm going to add a hanging sleeve on the narrow end and hang it this way!

Are you ready to make your own?  You can purchase and download my pattern in my Etsy shop below:

Now for the second fun part of the Row Along!  The Giveaway:

These giveaways are now complete and no longer taking entries.

I get to give away 1 Rotary Cutter and a 5 pack of blades!  With this you'll be able to do a whole lot of rotary cutting!

These cutters are supposed to be excellent for those with mobility issues or arthritis - you can read more about them here at Seams To Be Sew.  This cutter is a value of $24.99, and 5 blades are $24.99.  This giveawy is available world wide - but the winner will have to pay for the shipping cost.  Well worth it, I would say!
*please read disclaimer and guidelines at the end of the post

Enter here:

As an extra bonus, there is a giveaway for EQ8!  If you like designing quilts, you will love this program!  This prize is a coupon code via e-mail so no shipping needed. The value of this product is $239.00   Read more here...

Electric Quilt

Lots of opportunities for an entry here, so make sure you take some time and enter as many as you like!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck to you!  Make sure you stop by and visit the other blogs featured today:

Thursday, October 4, 2018

*Rules and Guidelines For Giveaways
Please take the time to read it.

Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various bloggers for their featured day.

There are no prior announcements on who is doing which sponsor except to the sponsor themselves.

You'll have to visit the blog or the featured blog to enter the giveaways.

Not all giveaways can be entered at Seams To Be Sew.

I will start announcing winners on September 11, 2018, and finish announcing winners on October 10, 2018.

In most cases, the blog where you won at also will announce their 

You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me, loses the ability to win automatically.

With the exception of Show and Tell Day, all giveaways run for approximately one week.

You are given 3 days to answer the email, if you do not answer within 3 days a new winner will be drawn. Check those spam/junk mail folders, you may miss that winning email if you don't do so because there are no exceptions to this rule.

If you are notified that you are a winner, in most cases, you will need to provide your name, address, city, state, zip code, country, telephone number, and email address.

In some cases, you will be asked to comment on the blog to enter the giveaway... do the right thing and thank them for the time it took to create the pattern, thank them for the pattern and...

Thank the sponsor by buying their products for the giveaways. This helps them continue to offer great prizes for these types of events. You can also comment on their social media pages. Even if you don't win, letting them know you love their products is a huge incentive and they really do love hearing from you.

No purchase whatsoever is necessary.

You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.

You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win. Prizes valued at $500.00 should be claimed.

All winners are chosen at random.

All winners will be announced on the blogs via the Rafflecopter entry form and/or post by the blogger at the site where they won and here at Seams To Be Sew. All winners must allow for their first name and first initial of their last name to be announced on this blog.

Odds of Winning a prize are based on a total number of rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.

This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.

Participating bloggers may enter any of the giveaways.

The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.

Most of the giveaways are international shipping this year
in some cases, you will be asked to pay for shipping your giveaways.

I am not rich and I do not ask sponsors for money, they provide prizes only.

If they shipped the prize to me, you will be asked to pay for shipping.
All giveaways will be shipped that are in my home within 48 hours of my having heard from you.

An invoice will be sent to you via Paypal, and shipping will take place via Paypal, so your Paypal email will be needed to send the invoice. You will receive a tracking number except for overseas shipments. All shipping will either be first class which averages out at 2.77 to 4.00 up to 13 ounces. Paypal fees are added to that amount to cover that fee. All fabric bundles from Michael Miller, Hoffman, and Moda will be shipped via Priority Mail to protect the fabric itself.

Please note, every effort is made to protect the prizes. They go into a plastic bin when I receive them, and it is covered by an air tight cover. I have a dog in my home and I have a smoker in my home, so I do everything possible to protect the prizes.

Most companies are very good about getting prizes off to customers quickly also, but some companies are overseas, so please allow all sponsors a 2-week time period before you report to me that you still haven't received your prize. When the company is overseas, it can take 6 weeks to 90 days for an item to also arrive.

Whether or not you read the above, the rules for giveaways are in place to protect everyone. I do not want to hear you didn't read them, they will be posted on my blog daily during each featured day. There is no excuse for not reading them.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Beginnings and Endings...

This must be the season for blog hops!  As the Island Batik Great Outdoors blog hop ends, the My Happy Place Row Along begins - so the fun continues with more blog posts, more giveaways, and free row patterns.

First of all, The Great Outdoors Blog Hop from Island Batik.  Here is the list of participants one more time - some of the giveaways are already over, but some are still ongoing, so make sure to enter where you can!  Ask for your favorite fabrics at your local quilt shop, too!

Monday, August 6 - All A Flutter - Yellow Cat Quilt Designs, Creative Blonde
Tuesday, August 7 - Birds N’ Bees - Ark Angel Creations, Patterns By Jen
Wednesday, August 8 - Canterbury Manor - Sally Manke, Powered By Quilting
Thursday, August 9 - Eclectic Garden - Desert Bloom Quilting, Sew Karen-ly Created
Friday, August 10 - Vintage Morris - MooseStash Quilting, Devoted Quilter

Monday, August 13 - Safari - Sew Incredibly Crazy, SweetGrass Designs
Tuesday, August 14 - Spring Blossoms - Mary Mack Made Mine, If These Threads Could Talk
Wednesday, August 15 - Victoria and Albert - Bejeweled Quilts, Clever Chameleon
Thursday, August 16 - Wild Things - Freemotion By The River, Kauffman Designs
Friday, August 17 - Petting Zoo - Den Syende Himmel, Sarah Goer Quilts

Monday, August 20 - Ocean Odyssey - Gateway Quilts, The Quilt Rambler
Tuesday, August 21 - British Rose - Busy Hands Quilts, Mania for Quilts
Wednesday, August 22 - Dear William - The Inquiring Quilter, MMM Quilts, Living Water Quilter
Thursday, August 23 - Dragonfly Dreams - Inchworm Fabrics, BeaQuilter
Friday, August 24 - Fur-ocious Friends - Quilting Affection Designs, Dizzy Quilter
Monday, August 27 - Globetrotter - Pamela Quilts, Curliecue Creations
Tuesday, August 28 - Jungle Cruise - Vicki's Crafts and Quilting, Little Bunny Quilts
Wednesday, August 29 - Lavendula - Carole Lyles Shaw, Masterpiece Quilting
Thursday, August 30 - London Calling - Quilt in a Not-Shell, Lizard Creek Quilting
Friday, August 31 - Spirit Rhythm - Steph Jacobson, Whispers of Yore
Monday, September 3 - Sweet Tweets - Kathleen McMusing, Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Tuesday, September 4 - Whatnot - heARTS Creations, Slice of Pi Quilts

And now for the My Happy Place Row Along!

This Row Along is on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the next several weeks. There are lots of wonderful prizes, and each blogger has designed a row pattern for you to download for free! Some are for a limited time, so make sure to download them right away.
My day isn't till October 4, but I'll make sure to remind you on the Tuesdays and Thursdays to check out the links - you might find some new blogging friends to add to your reading list.

Tuesday September 4, 2018

Thursday September 6, 2018

Tuesday September 11, 2018

Thursday September 13, 2018

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Thursday September 20, 2018

Tuesday September 25, 2018

Thursday September 27, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Show and Tell Day

Now I am off to do some quilting, hope you get to quilt today!

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Throwback Thursday - Red Sky at Night, Red Sky at Morning

I love looking back at some of the quilts I have made in the past.  This was a fun quilt that I started in a quilt guild workshop on charm squares.  We swapped 5 inch squares of fabric, then started sewing!  I decided to use triangles for my quilt, and arranged them in stars.  I called this one Red Sky at Morning, and enjoyed the process of playing with the various fabrics and arranging them into an impressionist version of a sunset.

I also had a lot of fun free motion quilting this, adding a cabin, stones, water and trees. After I sold this first one, I received a request to make the same quilt in a horizontal layout - luckily I had saved all the leftover halves  of the triangles and was able to make the second one easily.  It came out just as nicely:  Red Sky at Night went to a great home as a first quilt in their home - don't you just love that?
I was thinking of these quilts as I started working on my project for a future blog hop.  These are the mystery fabrics from my last Ambassador box from Island Batik - Globe Trotter.  The quilt I am planning is pretty ambitious and will definitely feature lots of half square triangles!  Here is a trial run for my idea - I'll be fine tuning it as I go, but I think it's really going to be wonderful.

Don't the colors blend together so nicely?  You will definitely have to keep your eye out for the blog hop coming in August - don't worry, I'll be letting you know when to expect it.

Speaking of Blog Hops, Marian at Seams to Be Sew has put together an awesome lineup for this years Row Along - lots of great prizes and adorable row patterns!  Can't wait for this one to start!

Thanks to MMMQuilts for hosting Throwback Thursday and giving me the urge to share some of my quilts that I haven't blogged about!