Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Project Linus

I found out about Project Linus a few months ago through a blog I follow. After learning about the organization I decided I'd like to become one of their blanketeers. I was very excited to find out that a chapter would be opening in my town soon (it opened in April)! Since then I have been sewing away and have the following blankets to donate:

 San Francisco Window Boxes Baby Quilts
   

Scrap Color Baby Quilts


36" square baby blankets (cotton front, minky back)


Self-binding receiving blankets




45" square receiving blankets (flannel front & back)


No-sew fleece blankets (these are so simple - you just need 2 pieces of fleece, a ruler and some scissors!)


I enjoyed meeting with my local coordinator for the first time today. Some of these blankets will be donated to help families affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire and the rest will go to a local hospital. I hope to become more involved with this organization as my local chapter grows.

If you like to sew, knit, crochet or even tie no-sew fleece blankets please check out PROJECT LINUS and see how you can help bring comfort to a child!

Also, check out this charity quilt drive going on all summer:
Swim, Bike, Quilt

 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Birthday quilts

My sister Rileigh recently turned 21 and I wanted to make her a bright quilt for her birthday. I decided on a Color Brick Quilt made with Amy Butler fabric and linen.


And for my mom's birthday I settled on a Pinwheel Sampler Quilt. I added an extra row of blocks to make it longer. My triangle points are not perfect, but I'm otherwise happy with how this turned out.


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Giveaway Day: WINNERS!

I had such a great time participating in Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day. I received so many kind comments about my giveaways. And thank you to everyone who gave me a pattern/tutorial recommendation! I have added SO many of them to my list of quilts to make. I'm sure I'll never get to all of them, but its nice to see all of the inspiration.

Without further ado, here are the winners...
The 241 Totes go to:

Comment #281 was from Appie
Comment #96 was from Taslim
Comment #322 was from Amanda
Comment #39 was from pennydog


The fabric lots & I-Spy squares go to:

(I forgot to copy & past the first # generated - oopsie) Comment #58 was from ejricca, who unfortunately did not leave an email address (and I can not contact through blogger)
Comment #145 was from brandi
Comment #51 was from Mar
Comment #154 was from Jenelle
All of the above winners wanted the larger cuts of fabric, so the I-spy squares go to comment #10 from Bailey.

I will be emailing each winner today. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Monday, May 21, 2012

GIVEAWAY DAY - 241 Totes

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!! WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MY BLOG AND NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL

Today begins Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day... which actually lasts all week! You will find some amazing handcrafted items as well as crafting supplies, so what are you waiting for? Go check it out!


I am offering THREE FOUR 241 Totes. I really love making these bags (pattern) as well as using the one I made for myself. It's a cute design featuring 2 outside pockets, 2 inside pockets and a magnetic closure.
Wall Flower     *     Deco Rose     *     Morning Glory

I am blown away by all of the kind comments I've received here... so I found a little time this week to whip up another 241 Tote for the giveaway!
Heirloom
TO ENTER:
Simply leave a comment telling me which of the bags that you'd like to win AND your favorite quilt pattern/tutorial. Only ONE comment per person please. MAKE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS (either through blogger or in your comment). If I can't contact you I will have to chose another winner. And I'd love it if you'd follow my blog!
 
Open to everyone - I will ship internationally!
Giveaway will close at 5 pm PST on Friday, May 25th.
Winners will be chosen randomly and posted here on my blog and emailed no later than May 27th.
Items will be shipped by June 1.

Psst... I am also giving away some fabric & I-Spy squares, too!

GIVEAWAY DAY - Fabric & I-Spy Squares

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!! WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MY BLOG AND NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL

Today begins Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day... which actually lasts all week! You will find some amazing handcrafted items as well as crafting supplies, so what are you waiting for? Go check it out!



I am offering a group of 4" I-Spy Squares and some random fabric:
* Approx. 94 I-Spy Squares are a mish-mash that I've received in swaps plus a few from my own fabric stash (there are some duplicates/some of the same type of print).

* FABRIC LOT #1:  5 Amy Butler prints and more. The fabric pieces vary in size (a few smaller than fat quarters, a 1/2 yard, a yard and a few in between).

Due to the overwhelmingly kind (and numerous) comments here, I'm adding another bundle to give away!

* FABRIC LOT #2:  Prints from Sandi Henderson, Riley Blake, Amy Butler, Victoria and Albert and more. There are some 1/3 and 1/2 yards as well as various other sizes.

TO ENTER:
Simply leave a comment telling me whether you'd like to win the fabric (lot 1 or 2) OR the I-Spy Squares. Also, please tell me your favorite quilt pattern/tutorial. Only ONE comment per person please. MAKE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS (either through blogger or in your comment). If I can't contact you I will have to chose another winner. And I'd love it if you'd follow my blog!
 
Open to everyone - I will ship internationally!
Giveaway will close at 5 pm PST on Friday, May 25th.
Winners will be chosen randomly and posted here on my blog and emailed no later than May 27th.
Items will be shipped by June 1.

Psst... I am also giving away three 241 Totes, too!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Super Pal

My oldest son is 4 years old today. He likes loves is infatuated with superheroes (more specifically Batman). So what better gift for him than his very own super pal?





My inspiration for this came from this post over at The Polkadot Chair. I knew I wanted to make something with a Batman theme for my little boy, but wasn't sure just what until I saw that post. The mask and cape were super easy to make. The shirt and pants were a bit difficult, but they fit and will stay on.

I can't wait to see my little boy's face when he receives this gift that I had such a fun time making just for him!

Rhonda's Quilt

My most recent quilt...





I made this one for my step-mom's birthday. I just LOVE how this quilt turned out and I'm sure I'll be making more of these! I used this template from the Crazy Mom Quilts blog to make my blocks. It was fun and easy to make... and did I mention that I LOVE how this looks finished?!?!