I am very excited to finish up this quilt; I’ve been following along with the Milky Way Sampler quilt along at Blossom Heart Quilts. I love foundation paper-piecing, and star blocks in particular, so this quilt was right up my alley. The blocks are very straightforward, and I think even someone new to foundation paper-piecing would be able to accomplish this quilt with a bit of patience. I just love how the quilt turned out.
- Create a bag or accessory using any Sew Sweetness sewing pattern (this can be a pattern from my shop, one of my free patterns, a pattern from one of my books, or a pattern from a magazine)
- Bag or accessory must be made and photographed between March 21, 2017 and April 30, 2017. Any bag made prior to March 21, 2017 may not be entered into the contest.
- You may enter more than one bag or accessory, as long as it follows the criteria above
- The contest is open worldwide
Discounts on Supplies
I’m offering 20% off on all patterns from my shop using coupon code contest. Additionally, all orders totalling over $100 (before shipping) will be sent a FREE 18″ x 54″ piece of glitter vinyl (please leave note at check-out with your color preference for the glitter vinyl, otherwise I will choose a color for you). This code and offer will be good through April 30, 2017.
I’m super-stoked to show you these Chroma bags samples that I made back in January, using Alison Glass‘s upcoming fabric line ‘Chroma’. These fabrics are modern batiks. I am a major rainbow girl, and these fabrics definitely hit the spot. You can see more photos of the ‘Chroma’ fabric line on Alison’s catalogs page (make sure you flip through the catalog)! If you like these fabrics, make sure to let your favorite fabric shop know that you’d love to see them in the shop – they arrive in June 2017.
Last month, I announced the first Sew Sweetness Retreat (which will be in June), and I’m very excited to let you know about a second retreat (all about bags!!) that I’ll be holding in September! Our second retreat will be September 28-October 1, 2017 in Chicago at the beautiful Aloft Hotel, just 2 miles away from O’Hare Airport.
The Amethyst Project Bag started out as a request from my daughter on Christmas morning. She had gotten a stack of drawing books and sketch pads from Santa, and she wanted some sort of bag to hold them all. So we sat down and came up a plan, and I told her that I would come up with a sewing pattern and make her bag. A few hours later, she came back and asked me where her bag was. Haha, I’m fast but I’m not that fast! I had some projects to wrap up at the beginning of the year, but I finally got around to my daughter’s pattern and she was super excited to see the finished bag (she was quite a bit disappointed that I had to ‘borrow’ her bag to do the photoshoot yesterday while she was in school).
Today is Bag of the Month Club pattern release day, and February is the month for my pattern! I’m so happy to introduce you to the Sublime Bag sewing pattern! If you’re already a member of Bag of the Month Club, log into your account on the BOMC website now; if you’d like to join, you can sign up right here (and upon joining, you’ll receive both the January and February patterns released so far)!
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Happy Saturday! One of my goals for 2017 was to use a planner for the first time ever – I purchased The Quilter’s Planner and I’m attempting to lay out my work goals/projects in it, as well as using Google Calendar to have a digital documentation as well. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to keep up with the handwritten calendar, but we’ll see. One of the main things I’m writing in my calendar is blog posts – way back when, all of this started with my blog, but in the last year or so, I feel like the blog has fallen to last priority, especially when I get busy. There’s so many things that I made last year that I never got around to blogging about, and it’s a shame really.
Just in time for some quick holiday gift sewing is the Kismet Trinket Boxes sewing pattern, now available in PDF, Paper Pattern, and German PDF Pattern format! This new pattern is part of my ‘Value Series’ of $5 patterns! With less than 20 sewing steps, this pattern is quick and fun to sew!
Happy Black Friday weekend! It’s my birthday on Monday (the 28th), and to celebrate, NOW THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT I’m offering 40% off all patterns in the Sew Sweetness Pattern Shop using coupon code happybirthday. Additionally, all orders over $100 will receive a FREE 18″ x 54″ glitter vinyl – no coupon needed for the glitter vinyl, just let me know your color choice at checkout! The offer is good now through end of day Sunday, November 27th.
This year, I have become a big fan of subscription boxes. No matter what your interests are, the right subscription box is out there for you. I first signed up for several subscriptions out of sheer curiosity, but I have continued to pay to be a subscriber because I value the quality of my boxes and they make my life easier and more fun.