Thursday, September 29, 2011

Introducing: MOD Rectangles... A New Quilt Pattern

I am so excited to show you my latest pattern!!  It's called MOD Rectangles and it's  a keeper!   I love the modern, bold design.  And I LOVE these Aviary 2 Fabrics from Joel Dewberry!!  I have really been into the modern quilt designs these days.  So simple and yet they make a huge statement.

This one is a large twin size quilt, but it is SUPER easy to adjust this to any size you want. 

So, here it is, MOD Rectangles....

Of course, I had to photograph it in a tree.  Quilts and trees go great together.

Here's a close up of these wonderful fabrics.

What can I say, it's perfect for autumn.  I just want to wrap up in this and read  the day away!!!

So, if want, you can visit the shop and get the MOD Rectangles Pattern.  Enjoy!!

PS.  I also added the kit so you can make this EXACT quilt with these same fabrics.  It's a good deal AND of course you get the pattern free with the kit.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

And the Winners Are.....

Congrats to our FREE PATTERN WINNERS!!!

They are: 

#1 denise gisele who said,
Oh how fun!!!

My favorite 4 are the following:
Scripture Tote Messenger Bag
Scalloped Bunting
A Walk Around the Block Baby or Twin Quilt
The Heirloom Stocking Pattern

#16 homeschoolmomofsix  (WOWZA!) who said,

My favorite 4 are:

1)Ruffles and Rosettes Handbag
2)Scripture Tote Messenger Bag
3)The Uptown Messenger Bag and
4)The Heirloom Stocking Pattern
Thanks for the chance!

AND... #7 liz, who said,

I love them all, but here are my top 4:

1. heirloom stocking pattern
2. scripture tote messenger bag
3. all squared up original twin quilt
4. uptown messenger bag

Drop me a line ladies and let me know which pattern you'd like.  Thanks everyone for playing!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I can't help it!  I just love Fall!  We are having the most amazing weather and the kids are loving the great outdoors.  The peaches are just about done (and they were delicious!!!).  It's that time when I start thinking about Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I'm glad we have those fun holidays to make up for the lack of sunshine in the winter months!

Anyhow, I just wanted to celebrate Fall with a big THANK YOU!  To all of you friends and customers and fellow humans, THANK YOU!  I thought FREE SHIPPING was in order sooooo, if you go to my Yards and Yards shop and buy something, you will get FREE SHIPPING with the code:  FALL11.  Enjoy, friends!!

Happy Fall, Ya'll!!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I'm "Falling" for Halloween Bunting

My big sister and her family came to visit us!  I always love when my sister is here.  We can seriously just talk for hours and be entertained, but this time we actually did a project. 

She saw some bunting I had up for my daughter's birthday and she loved it.  Even my husband conceded, "Hmmmm... I guess I can see the point of bunting after all."  It was a big step for him! 

So, we ran to a few stores, picked some fun Halloween fabrics and whipped up some fun bunting.  It will hang in her home most of the time, but she has a fun place to hang it outside for Halloween.  She is also having a little Halloween party at her place and this will be the perfect decoration!

So... here it is!

 We stuck with fairly patterns-neutral fabrics.  The stripe fabric has all of the colors and really pulls it all together.  The only truly Halloween ones are the ghosties and the spider web fabrics. 
 We also stuck exactly to THIS pattern.  No surprises there.  BUT, there is a cool surprise in the picture below.  There was this amazing spiderweb toile fabric that we loved but it was totally see-through.  My sister had the idea to layer it over a fun green.  It worked great and the effect is so much fun!!
Happy Fall-ifying!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Found: Heirloom Projects

As you may know, I am in love with Joel Dewberry's Heirloom fabric.  I mean, how can you NOT love this stuff?

So, I hunted down so sweet Heirloom goodness to share with you. 

First off, from Joel's blog, the Heirloom Quilt.  Gorgeous?  YES!

Next, an adorable clutch from The Spilt Stitch  I love this thing!

And shamelessly, have you seen this lovely quilt from Yards and Yards?  Just sayin...

I thought this tote was adorable!  Way to go Pink Stitches!!!

And finally, I love this bag over at Scrap Bag.  So much fun!

See?  I told you this is great stuff!!

Monday, September 19, 2011


Now there is a milestone and I almost missed it!  400 Followers!

Let's do a giveaway to celebrate.  Tell me your top "4" patterns from my Etsy shop in a comment below and I'll pick a winner or two...or four... on Friday. 

Ready. Set. Go!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Spotlight: Crafty Cupboard's Scripture Tote

Melanie over at the Crafty Cupboard did a little write-up about Yards and Yards.  She even reviewed my Scripture Tote pattern fro me!!  You can go check it out right HERE.

I just love her fabric choice!  Melanie altered the pattern a bit and opted not to add the ruffles, but it works!  And that's the beauty of being a DIY'er... you can add or take off anything you want to when you make it yourself!!

Of course, I love the ruffle too....

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sweet Deal: SALE on Heirloom

I need to free up some space in my fabric closet, so I am having a super sale on Joel Dewberry's Heirloom fabrics.  It's on for $48 for 6.5 yards and that would normally be $65.  You can find it HERE or HERE.

It's beautiful fabric.  Here is a quilt I made using this fabric.

And another lovely shot of this fabric stack.  I love every single fabric in this line!

AND... don't forget how you can make super fun ruffle stockings with this fabric.... well... you could IF I had the pattern done.  Sorry about that one!  But at ;east you can make Heirloom Stockings with this fabric.  In fact, if you've read this whole thing, then you deserve a free pattern.  When you buy the Heirloom fabric, type a pattern you want into the "note to seller" and tell me which pattern you would like.  Enjoy!!

So head on over to the shop and then sew away!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Free Pattern: Sweet Apron from Pillow and Maxfield

I ran into this sweet little apron pattern from Pillow and Maxfield.  It looks super duper easy, so for all those beginners out there, this is a great place to start!!!

You can find the pattern right HERE.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Up and Coming: Lark from Amy Butler

Lovin' the bright colors in this eclectic collection of fabrics from Amy Butler called Lark.  Due out this Fall!!!

Isn't this amazing?  I'm always amazed at her ability to take things that don't "match" and make them MATCH!!!  It's amazing!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Red and Aqua Wedding!!!

This past weekend was the wedding reception of my wonderful friends, Michelle and Ben.  I took some pictures of the details and wanted to share.

Here it is, my fun bunting pattern!  I even had some leftover fabric so you can get this exact one from my Etsy Shop!!  Michelle had this draped by the food and it looked so fun!

Candy buffet!!!  Popcorn!!!  Cotton Candy!!!  Cupcakes!!!  It was SWEET!  Literally!

Here is a fun detail you can try out yourself.  I took a bunch of patterned papers in Michelle's colors and I had a few circle hole punches.  I punched away and then randomly sewed the circles together.  It was actually pretty fast and it added such a fun detail to the reception.  Seriously, try this one out.  It's adorable!!
I have about 50 other pictures of food, dancing, and memories, but I think this is enough for now.  Have a wonderful day!!

Remembering 9/11

Yesterday marked the 10-Year Anniversary of September 11.  On that day 10 years ago, my 1st child was about 6 months old.  I remember the feelings I felt as it finally dawned on us all that these were deliberate attacks.  I knelt on the ground in front of the TV with my little son in my arms, and I just cried.  Why would someone do this?  And how could I have brought a little one into this scary world?

Yesterday in church we sang "America the Beautiful."  The third verse begins, "O beautiful for heroes proved, in liberating strife.  Who more than self their country loved and mercy more than life."  I know that on that day 10 years ago, I learned what a hero really looked like.  It was a good opportunity for me and my family to talk about what happened 10 years ago and how the world stood still, then America stood together, and then we went to work.  I wish that sense of pride and unity in our country lasted longer!

Anyhow, I just wanted to proclaim that I remember.  And my children will know.  And I am so thankful for our country and those who defend us and who rise up in times of need with a bravery they didn't know they had.  Thanks you!

This is the picture I will always remember, and I'm sure so many of you will as well.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Spotlight! Amy's Stockings

Amy sent me this picture of her cute, cute stockings made from THIS pattern.  I just love how she modified it to make a sweet stocking for thier dog, Dexter.  Isn't that paw print adorable?

Here is what Amy wrote to me:

Hi.  Just wanted to send a pic of my completed Christmas stockings.  The pattern was great and easy to follow.  I didnt use the felt for the lining, but I think they still turned out firm enough and super cute!  I adapted your pattern a little bit to make the paw stocking for my dog, too.  That wasnt so hard, either.  I just had to find a paw print for the applique.  Thanks again for the great pattern.  I hope to make more of these for different family members. 

Thanks Amy!!  I'm so glad you liked this pattern!!  And the fabrics you chose are beautiful!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Up and Coming: A Stitch in Color by Moda

I saw this fun, bright line and I had to pass it along. 

This new called called A Stitch in Color is due out January 2012.  The designer is Malka Dubrawsky and I hadn't heard of her so I did some research and found her cute blog, A Stitch in Dye

So, here are the amazing fabrics:
 And here is a beautifil pillow from Makla's blog.  Isn't it amazing!?   Come on January!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Up and Coming: Dainty Blossoms by Carina Gardner

"This blog silence has been brought to you by Michelle's Wedding and The Diamond O Ranch."

Yep.  It's official, my good friend Michelle, is married!  I spent most of the weekend doing her bidding--arranging veils in pictures, running her last minute errands, hiding car keys from over-zealous car-decoartors, and helping her arrange their new home.  It was great!  Worst part = No pics because I was too busy taking candids with Michelle's camera!!  I'm sure she'll get me some soon.

Then we spent the holiday up at my husband's homestead in Idaho.  It's the prettiest place ever!  We rode the four-wheeler, ate fresh food from the garden, put up corn, picked huckleberries in our secret location (wild horses couldn't drag it from me!!!), rode a horse, and helped cut wood.  Busy, but fun!

And now I'm home and here is a new line I'm excited to share.  It's called Dainty Blossoms, by Carina Gardner for Riley Blake.  Isn't it lovely!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Shout Out! Design Seeds

I ran into a really fun site called Design Seeds.  Jessica has a passion for color and she creates inspirational color pallettes for everyone else to enjoy and to use as inspiration pieces for.... everything that we need color in.  I'm thinking quilting, home decor, birthday parties... you name it, these will inspire you, I have no doubt.  Here are some I love:

And it goes on and on!!  You really will love this.  Go check it out.