Thursday, June 30, 2011

Redwork....falling in love!

I've always thought redwork was so pretty....but it comes to mind more often now,  as embroidery and quilting sometimes merge into beautiful creations!    I started reading more about it and found this interesting article here:

CLICK HERE  to read the Redwork article at

We just got  in a redwork panel, designed by Karen Snyder for Timeless Treasures.   Here is a close up photo of one of the panel squares:

And here is a bundle we put together if you'd like a complete redwork group to get started:

I'd love to see photos of your redwork creations....a blog post featuring those would be so much fun, so feel free to send your pics!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Quilt Art Feature ~ Susan C.


An amazing creation by Susan C. from California!

First peek:

The name of this FABULOUS piece is "Folk Art Lilies" and it will be entered in the Santa Monica Quilt Guild Show in August.

Here's a close peek at the details, click on the photo to see it full-size:

After drooling over the gorgeous work Susan did.....notice the binding on this's Michael Miller's Ta Dot in Pink.    If you don't know it already...I am a polkadot lover....and this show-stopping creation just goes to show that you can put polkadots with simply anything!   {that makes me smile!}

Susan, we wish you the best of luck in the show!   You are already a winner here!  :o)

WINNER WINNER ~ Fabric & Book Winner!

Today we announce the winners of the June Giveaway #2!    Drum roll please.....

The winner of the Benartex fabric samples is "free indeed"!

The winner of the Two from One Jelly Roll book is "ritainalaska"!

Congrats ladies and thank you ALL for participating ~ your comments are all sincerely appreciated!    We'll have another giveaway soon, so check back often!

Winners, please email me with your shipping address!   You can email me at

Have a lovely day, everyone!  :o)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Family Happenings...

Thought I'd share a few photos from recent family events!  First....Mitchell's 13th birthday!   Hmmmm....I am now mom to 3 teenagers....I'm not sure whether to feel old or just go with all the crazy moments and keep feeling young.   

Here's Mitchell with his birthday cake & some buddies:

It was a tad cool for the pool that the boys had a great time with a water balloon fight.    Here's an action shot:

Unfortunately, I have no photos of Clayton's birthday party....I was out of town for the party and hubby never gave thought to taking pictures, not even one!   Sniffff....I should have reminded him!   So, I thought I'd make up for that by taking some great shots at the USBC State Bowling Tournament a couple weeks later.....well, as you can see......we have grainy & blurry....I hope these don't hurt your eyes!    Here is Clayton with his doubles partner (you can also see Clayton's smile without the braces!):

And finally, some "action" shots....I think I need some lessons on focusing!

That's a little of what we've been up to!    These boys are always on the "go".....I think I'll stick with feeling young!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

JUNE GIVEAWAY #2: fabric & book drawing!

Hello everyone!   I think it's time for another giveaway!    So many great things to giveaway....but for this time, we'll have fabric and a book!   Prizes for TWO lucky winners!

First off, we have a sample set of Benartex CHLOE fabrics!   Three different colorways....blenders & focal prints.....WINNER NUMBER 1 gets all the fabric you see here:

WINNER NUMBER 2 will receive this book:  Two From One JELLY ROLL QUILTS!

I hope everyone enjoys participating!   As always, our international friends are welcome to join in!

Here's what you need to do for a chance to win....use all 3 options for 3 chances in the drawing:

1.  Post a comment....this enters you in the drawing!

2.  For a second chance, take a look at our Hoffman Bali Pops HERE and post a comment about your favorite Pop!

3.  For a third chance,  post about our giveaway on YOUR blog & leave a comment that you did so!

The drawing will be held on JUNE 27!
Comments will be closed at midnight CST on June 26.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Riley Blake's FEELING GROOVY Project ~ Quilt Feature

Lydia sent us photos of this fab quilt that she made for her niece!   She used many fabrics from Riley Blake's FEELING GROOVY collection.    How sweet is this?!

and here is a photo of the quilt on her niece's toddler bed:

It's perfectly sweet & fun for a little girl...I especially like the appliques that Lydia added, they give a special touch!


Sorry, bundle sold out 6-21-2011

Thanks for sharing with us, Lydia!   Keep up the beautiful work!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Alexander Henry GHASTLIES are HERE!

They're here.....familiar repeats from last year along with this amazing new DINING ROOM PRINT:

Alexander Henry has done it again....this new print is everything any Ghastlie lover could want.     All the prints give a slight recollection of the old Addams Family, but they are distinctly Alexander Henry.   Perfect for Halloween, yet not technically Halloween prints!

Can't decide which ones to buy?   Check out our GHASTLY SPECIAL BUNDLE!

CLICK HERE to go straight to the Ghastlies and see what these mischievous characters are up to!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Alexander Henry's WILLOW GROVE ~ Quilt Feature!

It's no secret....I love Alexander Henry Fabric! One of my favorites is Willow Grove in the red, pink, and orange colorstory. It has such flair. I was thrilled to see photos of a quilt made with many of the Willow Grove coordinates....Helen from Australia sent me these pictures of her A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. quilt:

Look how the colors POP!

and here is the back:

Helen made this quilt for her young daughter....I think she is one lucky girl!

If you'd like to have a bit of Willow Grove for your own stash, here is the main print:

A little story:   This print had been out of stock for quite awhile and we had heard it wasn't coming fact, I called Alexander Henry and was told this design wasn't being sent back for re-print.     Disappointed, yes...but I knew more fab prints would be coming so I pretty much forgot all about those outstanding bolts on my order from August 2010.     Sooo....what a great surprise to have 2 more bolts of Willow Grove land on our doorstep about a month ago! That's some good luck for our ya'll can have Willow Grove in your stash if you missed it the first time! We also have a few of the coordinates, they are on the Alexander Henry page.

Thanks, Helen, for sharing your beautiful quilt with us! Keep up the great work!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Thanks to all who participated in the June Giveaway!   There were so many great comments....I especially loved reading all the ideas for the pocket packs!   Such creativity!     Thank you again.

The winner of the WILD WORLD FABRIC is Hilchas!

Hilachas said...

Great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
June 2, 2011 11:12 PM


Teresa Felgueiras said...

Your Pocket Packs are great for making all kind of bags.
June 7, 2011 4:48 AM

Dear Hilchas and Teresa,   If you will email your shipping address to, I will get your goodies shipped right away!

Thank you again to all who participated!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Mailing List WINNER!

As you may know....we do a monthly drawing from our mailing list!  {If you did not know this....go sign up for our newsletters and you will always be eligible}.   

We just drew a a name for May 2011....

the winner is.....Janice L.!

Congrats, Janice!   We'll be sending you a FQ bundle!

Need to sign up for FWFS newsletters?  CLICK HERE!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

JUNE GIVEAWAY: fabric & pattern drawing!

It's time for a giveaway....these are so much fun!   Thanks to all who have participated in the's been great!  As always, our international customers are welcome to join in the fun!

Let's see....this time we have a bit of fabric from Free Spirit to share.  It is Jenean Morrison's Wild World.   You'll receive the fabric pictured...plenty for a small project!   The smallest piece is 15" X 13-12" and the largest is 26" X 13-1/2".  



It's the Lily Pocket Purse by Lazy girl designs! might ask, what do I need to do to win? 

1. Simply leave a comment asking to be included.

2. If you'd like an extra chance, blog about this giveaway and come back and leave a comment that you did so.

3. If you'd like a third chance, take a peek at our POCKET PACKS.   These fun little packs are packed with inspiration.....leave a comment stating a creative use for any of the POCKET PACKS.   Any idea will do!

We wish ya'll lots of luck!   The winners will be randomly drawn on June 8!

**COMMENTS are now closed, winner will be announced shortly!**

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