Friday, August 8, 2014

Miss Kate Winner!!!

Thank you to Green Fairy Quilts for this wonderful giveaway and thank you to all who played along!!! Have a great weekend!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Friday, August 1, 2014

:: Miss Kate Giveaway from Green Fairy Quilts!!!

How about we start this weekend right?! I have an awesome giveaway for you from Green Fairy Quilts today. Clint and Judy are generously giving away a fat eighth bundle of Miss Kate Flannel to one of you lovelies!!! Miss Kate is the new line from Bonnie & Camille for Moda. Yardage isn't even available yet so this is super exciting to be able to play with these beautiful fabrics ahead of time. I would love to work with this flannel, too. I think a rag quilt or this quilt would look great with this. I hear Moda flannel is really nice. Have you used it before? if so, what did you make?

Green Fairy Quilts has Moda pre-cuts on sale all the time and FREE SHIPPING in the U.S. I love that! They have other pre-cuts of Miss Kate and many other fabric lines and designers. And when I was browsing I saw today's Daily Deal is Simplify by Camille Roskelley 50 wt. Aurifill 12 large spools of thread!

To enter sign-up for Green Fairy Quilts newsletter HERE. Then leave me comment. If you've worked with the Moda flannels before tell me what you made with them! Thanks and good luck!

Have a great weekend!!!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

:: Pink Heather Ross Sew Together Bag ::

I made another Sew Together Bag. This time I used a scrap I got of Heather Ross's VW campers from Katy on Instagram. I thought I would probably hoard this fabric forever! Turns out I needed another bag for my sewing stuff so I decided to use this little scrap I had. And I was able to get 3 ~ 3 inch squares from the scrap. Pretty good, I think! I may have mentioned we used to have a VW camper years ago when my husband and I were dating. Well, it was his and then we started dating and it became ours, ha, funny how that happens! It was really fun BUT if you have or have had an old VW you know that you are working on it as much as you are driving it or more even. So eventually we sold it. Traveled cross country. Came back, my dad gave me his VW Bug and that's what I drove for years. My dad also had a VW Super Beetle that he got after he gave me the Bug. So you see, we really like Volkswagons! Well, I still like them but I'm not to sure about the Hubs! He's worked on them way too often I think.

I love this fabric and love my new bag just as much as my little Bug! I quilted some big stitches around each block and on the zipper tabs.

I wanted to keep the colors simple. For the sides and binding used some hot pink gingham and hot pink Swiss Dots both by Riley Blake.

For the inside I used the Swiss Dots again and Moda's Dottie Tiny Dots. I got the tiny dots from Shay's shop Simply Sweet Fabric. I'm pretty happy I didn't break any needles this time. My walking foot fell apart though so I have to work on that. Now, to go fill 'er up and get back to work!!!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Monday, July 21, 2014

Vintage Happy Winner!

Congratulations to Ali for winning the Fat Quarter Shop Lori Holt Vintage Happy giveaway!!!

Thanks to all of you who commented. Have a great week!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Monday, July 14, 2014

:: Vintage Happy Giveaway from Fat Quarter Shop ::

Good Morning! I hope you all are having a great start to your week. Today I have a fun giveaway for you from Fat Quarter Shop!

They are going to giveaway a 10" Stacker of Lori Holt's Vintage Happy fabric line to one of you lucky ducks!!! I love this line so much! It is very vintage and very happy! Perfect.

Aren't the colors fun?! I am using some Vintage Happy for an upcoming project I get to share with you soon. I loved it so much that I asked Fat Quarter Shop if they would want to have a giveaway of Vintage Happy for you all. They very generously agreed! Thank you Fat Quarter Shop!!!

All you have to do is leave a comment below and I'll use RNG to pick a winner next Monday July, 21st!

Good Luck!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Most Exciting News Ever!

Let's chat for a minute! I want to share some exciting news with you... I have been working my little heart out over here on a super secret sewing project. I am working on a book with Martingale. Did I just type that? Seriously, pinch me!!! This is such a dream come true for me. Years ago, when I would thumb through my quilting books (pre-internet), and see the little That Patchwork Place logo in the corner of many of them, I never thought I'd be writing one. Talk about surreal. The only bittersweet thing about it is that my Dad isn't here to see it. He would have been thrilled! Anyway, I can share more as we get closer to the time that the book is available. I just wanted to let you all know because I appreciate so much the support and encouragement I receive from you all. I've been spending every spare minute right there in the above picture. Lots of late night and early morning sewing going on over here. It's definitely my happy place and I feel really truly blessed and humbled beyond belief. It should be a really fun book! Thanks for listening and letting me chat :)

Have a Happy 4th of July to all my friends in the states! 

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

:: Pleated Pouches ::

I came across a tutorial the other day for this really adorable pleated pouch. It's called the "Susie" pouch and it's on the blog pattydoo.

I made this pouch first, following the directions, except I think my interfacing was not stiff enough because my pouch has some slouch :) I used my much loved (and hoarded) Sew Cherry fabric by Lori Holt for the body and Swiss Dots in red on white for inside of the pleats.

I made this one next with a stiffer (more stiff) interfacing. I didn't box the corners and I really like it but after I sewed up the bottom two pouches with the proper interfacing I think I need to go back and box the corners on this one. It just adds a whole nother ( like that grammer, hehe) of adorability (again the red squiggle is saying that's not a word). I placed the trim differently from the tutorial too. I love these Pam Kitty prints and I thought they all looked great together. So, of course, I had to make more!!!
Pam Kitty periwinkle and yellow print are from Sew Me a Song
Pam Kitty green with polka dots is from Donna's Lavender Nest 

This was the next one. If you are on Instagram and get my posts then you may have seen what I did on this pouch. I forgot to open my zipper when I was in the finishing stage. I was using a longer zipper too. So when it came time to trim my edges I just completely wacked off my zipper... pull and all! Again, I used a Pam Kitty print for the body and for the inside of the pleats I used Swiss Dots in lime and the green gingham is Riley Blake too.
Pam Kitty pink with wreaths I got from Simply Sweet Fabric but I think she may have sold out. You can still find it at Donna's Lavender Nest.

Last, but not least, I made this pouch. My daughter LOVES this one. I used yet another Pam Kitty print for the body, the dots are from Tasha Noels the Simple Life line and the red gingham is Riley Blake. I crocheted the trim for these last two pouches and then attached it by sewing it between the body and the top piece.
Pam Kitty green floral is from Donna's Lavender Nest.
and The Simple Life pink and red polka dots are from Donna's also.
The red gingham I got from Simply Sweet Fabric.
I'm sure I'll be making more. All the possible fabric combinations are so fun! I think they will make cute little gifts and they sew up lickety split!

Also the winner of the Southern Fabric gift card was Jean Burke! Congrats Jean! Enjoy! Thanks to all of you who commented.

I hope you all have a lovely week!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin



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