Monday, 30 May 2016

Giveaway Mondays - Amy Smart's pre-cuts Craftsy class

This week's giveaway comes from Amy Smart and she is giving away one of her brand new Craftsy classes: Pre-cut Short-Cuts: Quilt Tops in Less Time.   In this class there there are instructions / patterns for seven different quilts, four that are exclusive to this class.  So that includes Amy talking to you all about choosing and using all kinds of different pre-cuts, showing you how to make the quilt step by step as well as printable patterns for the quilts including some in different sizes and layouts.  And if you're interested in treating yourself to this class right away, click here for a link for 50% off.


And so that the giveaway winner can get started right away, Amy is also giving away this Moda layer cake of Sew & Sew by Chloe's Closet.

 

And if you'd like a better idea of the kinds of projects you could make with this class, take a look at Amy's photo of some of the quilts all together.  I've been sitting watching the classes while I'm sewing and you can use them as a beginner, taking the chapters step by step through how to use, cut and sew pre-cuts into the quilt tops or you can just jump right to the chapters covering the particular project you feel like trying first.  It's a lovely way to learn to make a quilt and Amy is a wonderful teacher. 


If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning both the Craftsy class and the Sew & Sew layer cake, just leave a comment on this post.  

And the winner of last week's giveaway of Amy Friend's new book, Intentional Piecing was chosen by random number generator and is Granchris. 


Thursday, 26 May 2016

Oakshott Lipari Blog Hop Day Seven

Today is day seven in the Oakshott Lipari Blog Hop.  On each of the days of the schedule (see below) we have one of eight talented quilt-bloggers showcasing projects using the new Lipari fat eighth packs from Oakshott Fabrics.  Follow along the eight stops along the way to find new ideas and inspiration for what to make with these beautiful fabrics.  Today it is the turn of Karin Jordan from www.leighlaurelstudios.com so hop on over to her blog to see what she has made and find out more about the inspiration for this collection here.

5 May     Allison Dutton       allison-sews.blogspot.com
10 May   Nicholas Ball         quiltsfromtheattic.wordpress.com 
12 May   Helen Purvis          archiethewonderdog.blogspot.com
17 May   Lynn Harris            thelittleredhen.typepad.com
19 May   Kitty Wilkin           nightquilter.com (now moved to 2 June)
24 May   Jessica Skultety      www.quiltyhabit.com 
26 May   Karin Jordan           www.leighlaurelstudios.com
31 May   Elisabeth Vaughan  sharksdinner.com 

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Oakshott Lipari Blog Hop Day Six

Today is day six in the Oakshott Lipari Blog Hop.  On each of the days of the schedule (see below) we have one of eight talented quilt-bloggers showcasing projects using the new Lipari fat eighth packs from Oakshott Fabrics.  Follow along the eight stops along the way to find new ideas and inspiration for what to make with these beautiful fabrics.  Today it is the turn of Jessica Skultety from www.quiltyhabit.com  so hop on over to her blog to see what she has made and find out more about the inspiration for this collection here.


5 May     Allison Dutton       allison-sews.blogspot.com
10 May   Nicholas Ball         quiltsfromtheattic.wordpress.com 
12 May   Helen Purvis          archiethewonderdog.blogspot.com
17 May   Lynn Harris            thelittleredhen.typepad.com
19 May   Kitty Wilkin           nightquilter.com (now moved to 2 June)
24 May   Jessica Skultety      www.quiltyhabit.com 
26 May   Karin Jordan           www.leighlaurelstudios.com
31 May   Elisabeth Vaughan  sharksdinner.com 

Monday, 23 May 2016

Giveaway Mondays - Intentional Piecing

This week I have a copy of Amy Friend's new book, Intentional Piecing to review and give away.  I've been eagerly awaiting this book for some time as Amy is one of the most talented paper piecers (and in fact quilters) around at the moment.  The book contains a lot of beautiful foundation paper piecing and the theme of the book is all about making careful and considered choices of fabric and fussy cutting to enhance your quilting projects.


There are loads of gorgeous projects in this book but I'm going to highlight first the one that really caught my eye and my imagination and show that to you.  It is called My Tribe and features paper pieced teepees and arrows and just feels to me like one of those quilts we will all want to make.  


Other wonderful projects from the book include these six below which I have chosen to give a flavour of the variety of projects in the book which includes both larger simpler projects as well as more detailed paper pieced projects.  Incidentally, the model bottom right is Amy's own gorgeous daughter!




If you want to get hold of a copy of the book, the publishers, Lucky Spool, are giving a special 30% off offer at the moment if you use code FRIEND30 and if you want a chance to win a copy, leave a comment on this post to be in with a chance to win.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Oakshott Lipari Blog Hop Day Five

Day five in the Oakshott Lipari Blog Hop has now been rolled back to 2 June.  On each of the days of the schedule (see below) we have one of eight talented quilt-bloggers showcasing projects using the new Lipari fat eighth packs from Oakshott Fabrics.  Follow along the eight stops along the way to find new ideas and inspiration for what to make with these beautiful fabrics.  On 2 June it will be the turn of Kitty Wilkin from nightquilter.com so hop on over to her blog then to see what she has made and find out more about the inspiration for this collection here.

5 May     Allison Dutton       allison-sews.blogspot.com
10 May   Nicholas Ball         quiltsfromtheattic.wordpress.com 
12 May   Helen Purvis          archiethewonderdog.blogspot.com
17 May   Lynn Harris            thelittleredhen.typepad.com
19 May   Kitty Wilkin           nightquilter.com (now moved to 2 June)
24 May   Jessica Skultety      www.quiltyhabit.com 
26 May   Karin Jordan           www.leighlaurelstudios.com
31 May   Elisabeth Vaughan  sharksdinner.com