September 30, 2013

Riley Blake Fabric Fest - Part II

Hi there! I'm trying to keep my focus after the trip, but I still have a lot to do around... here are some news: a new baby coming (and a morning sickness complete pack), a new home (packing starting soon already started!), a new trip ahead (less than five days to pack again!), a sick toddler at home (fortunately she is better since I took more than one week to finish and post this!!!) and a lot of little big decisions I've to take every single day (is not different with you, right?).

I have so many pictures to share and little stories to tell... Yet at the first day of the Riley Blake Fabric Festival I visited all the booths and took a further look at all the quilts around and other little stuffs like the one I'm gonna show... with sighs, a lot of them...

Here it is Snug as a Bug collection with these sweet and colorful animals. I couldn't resist and I bought a 10" stacker (Snug as a Bug by Melly and Me for Riley Blake Designs). I used the fabric to make my first project at the class with Jenny Doan from Missouri Quilt Star. Oh, Jenny deserves a separated chapter coming soon...

Embellishments... pretty buttons and ribbons!

More quilts and fabrics...

We had good food too!

Hope you liked the pictures. Next time I'm gonna talk about the classes I had with Jenny, Lori Holt, Andrea Goddard and Amy Smart (from Diary of a Quilter).

September 17, 2013

Simply Retro Quilt Along (Framed project) - Week 10!!!

I'm back from Vegas and ready to keep the quilt along up!!! Did you take advantage of these last weeks and make any project in advance? I hope so! We have two more projects and I'm so excited about them!

Framed is the project for this week, starting today September, 17th and you can submit your link until October 1th!

So, we have a new schedule for the following projects. We ended up extending the quilt along to October, but I think is totally fine as I didn't count on trips like I did last week (to Riley Blake Fabric Festival) when we started the quilt along.

 I bought this charm pack (Oh deer! by Momo for Moda) in the very beginning of the quilt along and I decided I'd be using it on Framed project. I didn't change my mind, so, I'll just add some fabrics from my stash for the big blocks.

Our sponsor this week is... CRAFTSY!!!! And you could win a quilting class from Craftsy! Any class on your wish list? Oh, I have many! This is your chance!

In order to participate please add your link in the end of this post ALSO click in the button below and sign your email up (it will also work if you have a Craftsy account):

Leave a link to your finished project from the tenth pattern called "Framed" from the book Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley. It can be any project like a pillow, table runner, wall hanging or even a quilt top or a completed quilt from any size from the pattern. But, remember, only projects from Framed pattern at this time! Entries will be accepted from September 17th to October 1st. 

You'll be participating in the giveaway after you leave your link using the button "Add your link" ALSO after click in the CRAFTSY button and sign your email up. You could win a Craftsy class ! Only one winner will be randomly selected for the prizes! Remember to add your picture to the Flickr group

September 12, 2013

Riley Blake Fabric Festival (Lori Holt) and a winner!

Hi everyone! I've been missing posting on my blog since last week! As I told earlier I was about to go to Vegas to the Riley Blake Fabric Fest and... here I'm! 

I also need to reveal a name to our ninth quilt along week and I'm gonna to do this right in the end of this post... (keep patient!)

I don't even know how to start. I'm thrilled. I have met the quilters I admire so much. I've learned and spent a wonderful time sewing and sharing with quilters from many different places. So, I'll probably make two or three posts about the classes I took at the Festival and share a few pictures.

Let's start with Riley Blake Fabric Festival DAY 1!

Here she is... the sweetest quilter I've ever met... LORI HOLT. And her doll Kassidy.

 I first met LORI at the Shopping Ballroom (with many vendors, all fabric lines and embellishments from Riley Blake ) then I just said: "I love you and your work"! She probably got scared but it just came out of my mouth! Because it's true ;-) I've got so used to see her at the videos doing tutorials that I was feeling like we're friends, hahaha. LORI is so sweet that it couldn't be more pleasant to meet her.

This is a new quilt by LORI HOLT. It had a note attached saying that the pattern didn't come out yet. Are you amazed by this bike? She did a wonderful job! I'm sure the pattern will be a success!

I felt in love with this dress (newest Lori's fabric line, Gracie Girl). I just needed it! And I missed the fashion show when Kassidy went to the runway wearing it. Lori told me she's going to refer to this dress in her blog (pattern from Simplicity).

Adorable sewing machine...

Look at the flower on her blouse. She has a tutorial here.

Oh, I can't eat this cake. Too cute.

My kitchen definitely needs fancy jars like those...

And her popular Millie's dresses quilt.

So friends this is it for today! I've a lot, a LOT, to share and I'll be posting little by little. The Festival has come to the end a few hours ago, but, my family and I will be in Vegas until the end of the weekend.

Now, the winner is... JenGB from PinkDieselDesigns! Please email me with your info. I'm gonna send it to Jodi Nelson from Pleasant Home that will gladly send to you a box full of surprises! 

Stay tuned for the next project from our Simply Retro Quilt Along! I just had to skip this week with my  Sweet Life project and a new post with the open links because of the Festival, but next Monday, everything will be in the right place again! THANK you for participating!

September 04, 2013

Adorn and a winner!

Are you still there? Oh, thank you! Because I know, I wasn't too nice holding the winner's name for this week! Oh, folks, there is a lot going on lately. All of them are good things though ;-) I'm gonna take a time very soon to tell you about it all. Just to not make anyone too curious, one thing is that I'm going to Riley Blake Designs Fabric Fest 2013. It'll be in LasVegas next week! I hope I'm gonna post about that before I leave for this retreat!

Let's focus then... here it's my Adorn pillow. As you may notice all the scraps I used for this project came from some of the previous quilts I've made and most of them came from my latest quilt, Dwell. I did it intentionally because I wanted to match this pillow with Dwell quilt. The set will be given as a gift.

I decided not to quilt the whole panel, so I just quilted the edges of the star with a straight line.

To make this pillow 24x24' as I intended I added a large border on the top and bottom and a skinnier on the sides.

Check more projects made with Adorn pattern from the book Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley, here.
So now, the winner is...

Mom C you're the winner!!! She made a Adorn Christmas Star! Actually I've to say, this girl rocks! I just saw a huge Star quilt top on her Flickr album and she also makes fabulous hats! You're so talented! Congratulations and thank you for quilting along!

LOVE you all quilters! It has been a pleasure having you during the Simply Retro quilt along. It really makes my quilt life the funnest ever!
Keep going with Sweet Life project! See ya!