Showing posts with label Paper Pieces. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paper Pieces. Show all posts

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sponsor Sunday and Really Ginormous Hexagons!

Hi Peeps!

Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links.

Sale ENDS on August 11, 2014 at 11:59 PM MT time
Just a little reminder that the Craftsy classes sale ends tomorrow! Get em while it's good! 

I picked up Playful Piecing Techniques by Camille Roskelly for only $14.99, and will watch it once the weather turns cooler. I love, love that you own your purchased classes forever! 

There are also some great deals to be had in their Clearance section!
Here's the link: Craftsy

Don't forget, if you own a website or blog, you can join the Craftsy Affiliate Program and earn a little cash!

Fat Quarter Shop is offering 20% off all their Riley Blake prints, but only until Midnight August 14, 2014. I can see some chevrons and dots in my future!

You can click through to Fat Quarter Shop with my button, top left.

Paper Pieces has their Fan Quilt kit on for a huge 30% off. This includes the die-cut paper pieces you will need and the pattern for making the quilt. Use your own fabric to create a one-of-a-kind treasure. 

Don't forget, you can combine you savings and use my "qsh20" code to get 20% off the rest of your purchases!

Riley Blake Designs have launched their latest fabric line: Hope Chest, a salute to the always-sweet 1930's reproduction prints. Available in yardage and pre-cuts and in stores now.

There's only 6 hours left to take advantage of Massdrop's Aurifil thread box in useful neutral colours. Twelve large spools, there are two collections to choose from. They ship FREE in the USA and only $8.28 to Canada.

Use the below link to join this awesome deal!!!

Massdrop is also offering two different bag-making kits from Sew Sweetness; the Aragon bag and the hugely popular Airplane bag. Both kits come with all the supplies(just add your own thread) needed to make a bag(or two) of your choice. At only $39.99, I am getting both! They will make awesome Christmas presents. Only 3 days left to get in on this drop, they ship Free in the USA and $8.28 to Canada.

Use the below link to join this awesome deal!!!

This is one of the latest projects on my growing to-do list. Haley, of The Zen of Making, is a quirky gal and I really enjoy her blog. This Giant Hexie Flower Lap Quilt she designed is one of literally hundreds of tutorials she has posted. 

Here's the link: Giant Hexie Flower Lap Quilt

Head on over and share some hexie love!!!

I picked up some poster board from the 'good' dollar store and made my template, as per instructed. Then, using my rotary cutter, and an old blade, I cut out the 7 hexies needed for the centre and the petals. The giant hexies measure 15.5", point to point.

I cut out my fabrics using yardage(adding a half-inch seam allowance around all edges to fold over the poster board), but you can use seven different/co-ordinating fat quarters. I cut out 4 of each colour, as I plan to make four of these giant hexie flowers. The difference with mine is that I am going to appliqué each giant hexie flower onto a background and make a queen-sized quilt. Go big or go home, I say!!! 

Wish me luck…please! I have never attempted such a large hand-applique project. Eek! My Clover Clips and stick of fabric glue will come in very handy.

This is my background fabric. It is an orange and white diagonal stripe.

I hope you will enjoy the above offers. I am able to offer demos, tutorials and giveaways only because of my sponsors and it would be great if you could support them. Thanks!

Thanks for reading and have a great day!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Happy Mail and Some Sponsor News!

Hi peeps!

A few weeks ago, Craftsy had a free-shipping sale, and I was all over that, as shipping to Canada is surprisingly costly. So I got these two Fossil Fern 100-piece charm packs as I am planning to cut them up for hexies and make a large quilted tote bag. I have been checking out my books and cruising the internet, looking for that 'perfect' tote pattern! Does anyone have any ideas?

On payday, I headed on over to the Connecting Threads website, as I always have an open cart going! I had been hearing all about Amy Smart's book, Fabulously Fast Quilts all over blog-land, and since it was on sale, I bought it as well as two more copies of Katy Jones' 25 Quilt Blocks…to giveaway sometime soon!

I got 7 yards of this white-on-white print for my Impromptu quilt. I actually only need 6.5 yards, but as it was on sale for $3.56 a yard, I got extra. There is always a need for w-o-w prints here. Darn, as I think of it, I probably should have ordered more! I mean, how often do you see a w-o-w on sale?

Do you remember all the  4.5" squares I had started cutting with my Go Baby, for a paper bag quilt? I sort of stalled on it as I was kind of meh on having to cut a bunch of Kona-snow squares(I mean, how boring is that, anyway?). Then I got the Amy Smart book! The second pattern is this one(Fast Four Patch) and uses the same size squares, along with red and white strips, both of which I have on hand! Serendipity at it's best!

Lastly, I loaded up on the CT Essentials thread, which was on sale for $1.95 a spool. I use this for everyday sewing, machine piecing and English Paper Piecing. I never use my Aurifil thread for EPP shapes, as eventually, all the thread gets removed and thrown away.

As promised, here is a part picture of the purple Batik sheet I bought Saturday at the Caribbean Festival. You can see the Celtic cable border and hand-knotted fringe.

A close-up of the stencilled red turtles. I think they look happy!

My last bit of Happy Mail is from my sponsor, Paper Pieces. They sent me a small pack of hexagons and a small pack of tall triangles, as well as 2 mini charm packs, to be given away soon.  You can click the logo on my upper left border to go straight to their online store. Don't forget to use the savings code!

I have more happy sponsor news, but you will have to wait till next post to find out!

Thanks for reading and have a great day!


Thursday, July 3, 2014


Hi Peeps!

I would like to welcome Paper Pieces on board the blog today. This is where I purchased my (almost) 4,000 papers for the first and second giant hexie quilts. They have generously offered 20% off your order, using the code: qsh20. They have high quality card-stock papers to sew your fabric on, in a multitude of shapes. Head on over to their website and have a look around! They also have various books and notions to help you on your way. 
Coupon code expires: July 1, 2015.

How about that weather! It was close to 100* yesterday for Canada Day!

We didn't go to any of the festivities as I don't do crowds much, but we did head into town for some lovely air-conditioned shopping. Got some much-needed things and found an awesome tripod for my camera(alas, not purple!), and it was on sale! Yay!

I rummaged through my latest box of scraps from L in Arizona and found most of the fabrics needed for my Prism Jumbo pillow. Got them all trimmed up and drew the diagonal lines on for piecing the HSTs. I figured that since I was cutting all the fabrics needed for one pillow, I might as well make 2! You can follow along if you like! The tutorial is on my Cute Tute Links page.

 ...and now for the Giveaway!!!

There will be three, yes three, winners of my giveaway today. Each winner will receive a large and small spool of Aurifil thread(care of Alex Veronelli-Aurifil Brand Jedi!!). The thread is in various neutral colours and weights. Also in your little grab bag will be: a book of John James needles, a fat quarter of unicorn/castle print(gotta spread the purple love!), and a zipped nylon sewing bag(or you could use it for cosmetics). I had the bags printed by The needles, fatties and bags are from me!

Now here's the rulezzz

1. You must follow me by email. That includes all my Facebook, Bloglovin and Google Plus friends. 
-Just enter your email in the Follow Me By Email window in my right-hand border. 
-You will get a pop-up window that will ask you to type in a code, then hit enter. 
-Lastly, you will receive an email confirming that you want to follow this blog. Click on that and you are done! It actually takes more time to type out this explanation than it does to follow me! I ask that you do stay following me for at least a month or two. I do not share emails.

2. You must leave me a comment letting me know that you are following me by email, and within the same comment I would like you to tell me which kinds of tutorials you would like me to do. I do have a few thoughts, but it never hurts to get input from other peeps.

That's it, easy-peasy! 

Just follow me by email, comment that you have, and tell me about tutorials you would like

One comment per person only, please.

I will draw three names on Saturday, July 5 and will contact the winners shortly after that. Please make sure I can email you for your snail-mail addy. If you are a no-reply blogger, please make sure to give me your email address.

This giveaway is open to international addresses(I am in Canada), with the exemption of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East-due to the high frequency of lost/stolen mail.

Sorry, I am not responsible for lost or stolen mail.

Giveaway has been awarded. Thanks for participating!

Thanks for reading and have a great day!