January 21, 2015

Favorite Cotton+Steel Fabrics and a Contest

Hands down I have all new Cotton Steel collection in my shopping cart on Fat Quarter Shop for days! (I chose the charm packs, affordable and it comes with all the prints!) I've the habit (bad or good?) of visiting  some online shops for days before I finally complete my order. Sometimes I miss good prices or even a product just because I take days or weeks to finally hit the button "checking out". So, let's see when I'll finally have the fabrics with me not only virtually!

Meanwhile I just learned that Fat Quarter Shop and Cotton + Steel Facrics are running a contest untill January 30th. All you need to do is to create a board on Pinterest with 9 prints of your choice from Cotton+Steel. I did my home lesson and here it is (click to see my board on Pinterest) More info about the contest here.

Follow Jana's board What's your REMIX? on Pinterest.

Go ahead and create your own board, it's fun and easy! Good luck!

January 16, 2015

Fresh Quilt

This is my old fresh quilt I finished a couple of weeks ago. I worked on this quilt over than a year and it was supposed to be a gift for a two years old girl. Well, she literally got her gift on her third birthday. I'd be more ashamed if this quilt was still in my sewing room though.

Quilting it was a pain. I regretted not had sent this quilt to be quilted professionally. I chose a small stipple pattern plus the sashing fabric is quite a heavy cotton and the top also turned out to be heavy. It was very, very difficult moving this quilt on my sewing machine. The finished size is 54"x54" not that big, but really, I just let the borders be what they are with no quilting! Sometimes we just need to move on instead of trying to fix or do something we will never do. Let it go!

This quilt was part of the Quilt Along I hosted almost two years ago. The pattern is from the book Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley. I've a couple of posts where I share about the fabrics choice and other details if you wanna read it, here and here.

And about blogging lately, it has been a quiet month. Every time that happen, my head is just full of ideas and so many decisions to make. I'd love to blog about more than quilting, although I LOVE quilting. But, do I have time for more? It all depends on how this is important to me. Is it only a hobby? So, I'll be thinking a bit more and I'm gonna share if I have more news. Is a fresh start coming? If not, I'll just keep doing what I'm doing, with no obligations for sure. Borders with no quilting, remember? hahaha

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a lovely weekend!

January 02, 2015

Happy New Year!

I just wanna wish a very happy and blessed New Year!

After weeks of cooking, guests, short trips and fun with the kids, I feel like a baby coming back with blogging, sewing and all of the stuff that also brings a lot of joy into my life.

I hope you had a good time with your family and I truly hope you'll be with me in the future that just started with a whole new 2015!

Thank you for your kindness and support through 2014!

See ya soon!
Lots of love from the Botelho family ;-)