Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year! Full of deals and bargains, who can resist?



And let's not forget Small Business Saturday, a way to support the little guys, both brick n' mortar, and online.

This year, I've decided to participate in both events! 

For November 24 and 25, 2017, any purchase made in my Etsy shop is 25% off! That's right - everything 25% off!

There's patterns, quilt kits, and quilts - all 25% off. Just enter the code THANKYOU25 at checkout to receive the discount. If there's something you've been wanting, now's the time to grab it over these two days - happy shopping!



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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Midweek Makers #99

Welcome to Midweek Makers! 


Midweek Makers badge

Next week marks the big 100, and to celebrate, I'm having a little giveaway! Yes, that's right - a few goodies just for sharing on November 29! 


100th Midweek Makers celebration Nov 29 2017

So get your projects going, write a post about it (only new posts please - older posts will be deleted), and link up. Then Mr Random Number Generator will pick the winners! Spread the word on your posts before the big day, November 29 - the bigger the party, the better!

But wait! There's more! November 24 and 25 are Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, perfect for little craft businesses like mine. This year I'll be participating with a coupon code to use in my Etsy shop - be sure to read Friday's post, November 24, to get all the details!

And as we head into the Christmas season, I'm seeing trees. Lots of trees - from Vicki at Vicki's Crafts and Quilting, this pretty table topper;

                                        

from Roseanne at Home Sewn by Us, a virtual cookie exchange;

                                                       CCookie

and from Karen at Tu-Na Quilts, this lovely tree block.

                                           

Grab the 'Featured' button ladies!

grab button for Quiltfabrication
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And as for me, here's a sneak peek of a new creation:

sneak peek at a new quilt

more to come next week!

Now on to party #99 - come link up to share what you're working on! To make it fun for everyone, there's just a few guidelines to follow:
  • Please link directly to your specific post, not your main blog page.
  • Visit and leave a comment to two links: the one before and the one after your own. Everyone loves visitors and comments!
  • Bring a friend! Invite your fellow bloggers to the party by spreading the word! 
  • Please link back to www.QuiltFabrication.com somewhere on your post. 
Have a great time!



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Monday, November 20, 2017

Scrap Happy Baby Quilt

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Introducing Scrap Happy, in a baby quilt size! 


Scrap Happy baby quilt


This is my fourth quilt made from the Charm School book, with Sea Glass, Lickety-Split 1, and Lickety-Split 2 the others. Any more quilts from charms are of my own design (hint, hint - there's some in the works!) but those are for another day.

I must say, I really enjoyed this book, and had hoped to make a couple more from the patterns. But, as I said a few weeks ago, distractions have gotten in the way. So, I'll say adieu to Charm School, and move on.


Scrap Happy details

I know, this is what you're really waiting for - quilting eye-candy! Let's have a look:


Scrap Happy baby quilt full on view


Made from charm squares, with a fast and fun way to make 4-patch units that easily achieve scrap variety. If you haven't seen the videos on that technique, check out The Charming 4-patch: Fast, Fun, and Fabulous, and The Charming 4-patch on Overdrive!

Ah, the quilting! Crosshatching in the sashing,


Scrap Happy crosshatch quilting

stitch-in-the-ditch on the squares, and a really simple line fill in the sashing stars adds a bit of specialness!


Scrap Happy sashing and star quilting


And guess what? I have a video on how to fill those stars, which can be done on a domestic or longarm machine - yeah! 

To start off, the star has a 1/4" border stitched inside, and two lines in the star arms divide the space for the magic to happen. 


finished quilted sashing star

The video starts with the last bit of a dividing line being stitched, then moves onto the fill.




Pretty easy, right? Just another idea for a star fill, if ever you need one!

And if you wondering why there's no awesome fill in those 4-patch squares, well, I had one planned, then changed my mind. I really liked the poofy squares that stitch-in-the-ditch provided. Plus, they look pretty cool on the back, with that grey flannel of pink birds.


Scrap Happy quilt backside


Soft and cuddly for a sweet baby!


Scrap Happy baby quilt made from charm squares

Thanks for coming to Charm School with me!
Happy Quilting!



Linking up this week with:
Move it Forward Monday
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making
Linky Tuesday
Oh Scrap!



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Friday, November 17, 2017

Blog List - Edition 1

A few weeks ago, I was looking for new blogs to follow and asked readers for their top 3 favorites. And the response was fantastic!

Almost everyone had trouble choosing 3 - I know I would too. And I sincerely thank you for helping me to discover other wonderful quilt bloggers - you all rock!

With all of the responses, plus blogs that I follow, I've compiled the 'Blog List', with this being Edition 1. 




So that everyone has time to check out the blogs, each edition will have a list of 15 blogs. Including them all in one post would be quite overwhelming - better to break the list into smaller parts, just like making a quilt!

I'm still not sure how I'll incorporate the blog list into my blog, but for now, I'll write another edition once or twice a month, as time permits, as a special feature. 

So here we go with the first group! I tried to categorize them, making it a bit easier for everyone - let me know if a blog needs switching. And please, please, please - don't be offended if your blog isn't listed! It will in due time.

Blog List - Edition 1


General Quilting


Confessions of Fabric Addict                     Sarah Craig 
Upstairs Hobby Room                                Sandy   
Exuberant Color                                         Wanda Hanson 
Seams to be Sew                                         Marian Pena 
Cupcakes n Daisies                                    Thelma
Ariane Quilts                                              Ariane Kring                     

Scrap Quilting

Quiltville                                                      Bonnie Hunter  
Happy to be Scrappy                                    Deb A     


Applique and Embroidery


Applique Paintbox                                       Pam   


Modern 


Twiggy and Opal                                         Jayne   
Red Pepper Quilts                                        Rita Hodge   
Elefantz                                                        Jenny   


My Favs


Not Afraid of Color                                      LeeAnna Paylor  
Sew Preeti Quilts                                          Preeti  
Made by Marney                                          Mary Hertel  

Enjoy checking out the blogs - there will be more to come!




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