Some of you may have noticed that I have some sponsors over on my sidebar now. One of them is Sew Modern, my local shop where I also teach. We are so lucky here in LA to have access to such a great shop that carries so many of the wonderful new fabrics out there. I mean c’mon now, they carry EVERY color of Kona Cotton! How many people get to see that when they walk in to a shop?? We are a lucky bunch. But now you’re lucky too because Sew Modern has just launched an online shop! Click on over and check it out – and don’t forget their sale section – it’s pretty killer…
Now it’s not every day that I go bonkers for a fabric, but now and then, some comes along that makes me feel faint. These latest arrivals at Sew Modern, Yoshiko Jinzenji’s fabrics, are some of those!
The second they showed up in the shop I snagged two yards of each. They are so unique and gorgeous.
In celebration of launching their online shop, Sew Modern is giving away a half yard set of these three beautiful, sophisticated fabrics. Leave a comment here and I’ll pick a winner on Friday.
P.S. The winner of the copy of Modern Mix was Sam. Congrats and keep an eye out for an email from me!
P.P.S. I know it’s been giveaway central over here recently. Not on purpose – just a timing thing. I promise I’ll be posting some actual sewing at some point! Ha.
The mix that the title refers to is solid and patterned fabrics. If you follow my blog at all, you know I’m a real lover of solids. Jessica’s book proves over and over that solids set off a project and give patterned fabric some room to breath and be appreciated.
The book is chock full of projects that use all different quantities of solid fabrics and each one is beautiful.
The projects range in size and complexity. Everything from big bed quilts to pillows and little pouches. So many great projects here – you’re certain to be inspired to get to the sewing machine and sew some of them up!
And I’ll bet you seriously want a copy of this book, huh?? Well you get a chance to win one right now! Leave a comment on this post and one lucky winner will get a copy. I’ll pick a winner on Wednesday the 12th.
If you’d like to follow along, the remaining stops on the tour are:
Monday 10/10: Stop Staring and…Start Sewing
Tuesday 10/11: Quilting is My Therapy
Wednesday 10/12: Stitch Magazine Blog
Thursday 10/13: Oh Fransson
Friday 10/14: Generation Q Magazine
Saturday 10/15: Quilt Dad
Sunday 10/16: Confessions of a Craft Addict
Monday 10/17: Amy’s Creative Side
Tuesday 10/18: Pink Chalk Studio
Wednesday 10/19: Connecting Threads
Thursday 10/20: Keepsake Quilting
Friday 10/21: Juicy Bits
I’m happy to be a part of the Quilt Retro blog tour today!
This book by Jenifer Dick is so cute! It’s filled with clear concise patterns, along with lots of encouragement form Jenifer about how to make the patterns your own.
But what really stood out about it to me was that it’s filled with appliqué. You don’t see a lot of appliqué in modern quilting, and it’s a nice change of pace to see it here. For example, check out the cover quilt, called Outside My Kitchen Window.
And oh what’s that? You’d like to win a copy of Quilt Retro? Ok! Jenifer was generous enough to help make that happen! Just leave a comment here and I’ll draw a winner on Wednesday.
This is just the start of the blog tour so tomorrow be sure to check out Quiltville for the next stop.
It started over on twitter… just one mention of loving Gene Kelly and there was instantly a chorus of people agreeing and a suggestion of a Gene Kelly Craft Along! Who am I to say no to a combination of two things I love?? Gene Kelly and crafting?? I’m IN!
Gene Kelly is my all time favorite movie star ever. There’s just something about his natural charisma and his amazing dancing (and ok – I admit it, his dreamy good looks don’t hurt!) that just works for me. I have also always been a lover of classic films and many of the musicals that Gene Kelly was a part of are simply amazing film making. (Let’s ignore Xanadu, ok??) Singing in the Rain, An American in Paris, On the Town… I just love them all!
Now HOW to make a quilt that’s inspired by him?!? This is admittedly daunting but I’m gonna give it a shot! My love for GK runs too deep to not join in the craft along! The others joining in (so far!) are Sister Diane, Marlo, Rachel, Stacie, and Tara.
Why don’t YOU join us too?? No rules, no deadlines, no difficult obligations! It’s just all about expressing the GK love through your craft! Here’s the flickr group so that we can all enjoy the crafty goodness that is certain to result from a Gene Kelly Craft Along!!
Kathy from Pink Chalk was nice enough to feature my sewing space as part of her “Where I Sew” series.
I’ve loved following along along and getting a glimpse into everyone’s workspace! You can add a photo of your own space here!
Wow. For a couple of years now I’ve seen the blog posts about other people going to Quilt Market and it always looked like so much fun. I wasn’t wrong. It’s an amazing time! It flies by and it’s tiring and your feet hurt at the end of every day but it sure is a hell of a lot of fun! It is almost surreal (but oh so wonderful!) to suddenly have everyone you know online all in one place together!
I’m going to blog about a couple of events that happened soon, but meanwhile, my three favorite things that I saw at Market (aside from people or things I was involved in):
The Michael Miller inspiration wall.
And Yoshiko Jinzenji’s amazingly beautiful fabric:
Back soon with more!
I’d mentioned it before, but just one more time, would you mind please clicking on over to Apartment Therapy and voting for my sister’s super cute house in their Small Cool Contest?? She is close to winning her division but she has recently slipped to second place. Think you could help move her to the top?
There’s so many of you reading, and it would REALLY make a difference if just 50 or 60 of you please please vote! Voting ends Sunday at noon (EST) and you didn’t hear it from me but her competition has a wagon wheel coffee table. So let’s just do the right thing and vote for Cate, pleeeeeeeease!
Thank you so much!!