Friday, October 28, 2016

What Shade Are You? RJR Fabrics Blog Hop

A few months ago, RJR Fabrics contacted me about participating in their What Shade Are You? Blog Hop, and of course, I jumped at the chance. My post is live on their blog today, so hop on over to see all the details behind my Tessellation quilt and the wonderful Cotton Supreme Solids I used to make it.
Oh, and over on Instagram, RJR is generously giving away two fat-quarter bundles of the 25 solids I used in the quilt. Purty, huh? Check out my Instagram for all the details. Good luck!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Trick or treat

The fates converged Monday night for a quick project finish. Don't you love when that happens? Halloween's just around the corner, and this Dr. Seuss Halloween fabric had been sitting in my stash for far too long. Twenty minutes later, my Seuss-loving little guy had a new trick-or-treat bag.
His response when he saw it: "I love it! Can I use it for Easter, too?" Ha! I'll take it. The outside is an older Dr. Seuss fabric by Robert Kaufman called Spooktacular Seuss, which I paired with a big orange dot from my stash. I kept it even easier by using webbing for the handles. Quick project, big impact for a little guy's holiday fun.   

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Design Star Round 2: Results

Sorry for taking so long to update you, but in case you haven't already seen, the results for Round 2 of the Stash Fabrics Design Star contest were revealed a few weeks ago, and I made it through again! Thank you SO much to everyone who voted for my bundle.
As you may recall, the theme for Round 2 was "vintage," and the 12 finalists went in totally different directions. My bundle, which I called Petals and Pearls, was actually one of the top two vote getters, so Beth made it up into a real bundle, which you can purchase from the shop right here. Fun, right?
Photo courtesy of Stash Fabrics

And in case you don't follow me on IG, here's the alternative bundle I made up but decided not to go with. Pretty cute, huh? It actually looks a lot like one of the other top bundles from Round 2, so I guess it's good I didn't go with it.
I'm working on the last few pieces of my submission for Round 3 now, so you should get to see it soon. We're down to 9 finalists, and the theme for this round is "gender neutral." Should be fun.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Design Star Round 2: Voting open!

Back before my blogging hiatus, I posted about a contest Stash Fabrics was running called Design Star. I submitted several (ahem, 11) bundles to be considered in the first round and was selected as one of the 12 contestants to move on to round 2!
For round 2, we were given the wide-open theme of "vintage" and asked to make a bundle of 16 fabrics (12 prints and four solids) from Stash's shop based on our interpretation of the theme. I was so worried that my bundle would end up looking like someone else's but, apparently, there was no need for concern. The 12 options couldn't be more different. (You can see them all in the video below or on Stash's blog post.)
video
The voting is open now through October 6th. Because it's blind, I can't tell you which of the 12 bundles is mine, but I'll reveal all once the voting ends. (And in case you follow me on IG, I'll note that mine isn't the blue and green that's kind of similar to the one I posted on IG a while back.) Here's hoping I move on to round 3! You can vote on Stash's blog right here.