Monday, December 23, 2013

High Street Jelly Roll Giveaway


I am really excited to write this post!

I have a Christmas Finish and a Giveaway to share with you today!

I finished my Christmas Wall Hanging using Winter's Lane by Kate and Birdie for Moda, just in the nick of time for Christmas. I shared a couple of weeks ago how I really wanted some of this fabric for my very own, but by the time I was looking to order it the availability was very limited... That's when I stumbled upon Old South Fabrics!

I ordered a couple of Charm Packs and a couple of yards of two different prints. I had no idea what I was going to make with it, but I knew it would be something for my very own to decorate my home.

I decided to paper piece 4 Lone Star Bursts using a tutorial and template from Six White Horses, then I added sashing and a border. I backed it with Kona Snow and simply quilted it by stitching in the ditch around the stars, sashing, and border. I bound it using a gray print from Winter's Lane.

Okay okay I am getting to the part you really want to know about... THE GIVEAWAY!!! 

During the process of finding Winter's Lane, ordering it, and making the wall hanging I had the opportunity to chit chat with Wanda from Old South Fabrics via email. I don't have a LQS, and pretty much order all of my fabric online and ordering from Wanda at Old South Fabrics was like buying fabric from my LQS, what Southern Hospitality! 

Old South Fabrics is sponsoring a fabric giveaway on my blog, this is a first for me, so I am VERY excited! And what a lovely giveaway it is... 

A JELLY ROLL OF HIGH STREET by Lily Ashbury for Moda. 

High Street - Jelly Roll - by Moda

This quilt is made from a Jelly Roll of High Street

Isn't this just yummy??? 

So, how do you enter the giveaway?

Between 12/23/2013 and 12/30/2013 do one or all of the following to enter the giveaway! Winner will be selected at random on the morning of December 31st. 

1. Like Old South Fabric on Facebook and comment here
2. Go to Old South and sign up to receive special offers via email and comment here
3. Share the giveaway on your favorite form of social media and comment here
4. If you are my follower or become a follower (extra optional entry) comment here how you follow

That is 4 possible entries to win this lovely fabric!

*Remember if you are a no-reply commentor to leave me your email address so that I can get in touch with you!*

Also, take a moment to look at this great Sale that will be going on at Old South Fabrics during the same time as the Giveaway!

SPECIAL SALE!!! 12/23 - 12/30

All Moda fabrics $5.50 per yard and up. Entire inventory on sale. Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes $29.99- excluding Batiks- Selected Moda fabrics up to 50% off.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Navy and Chartreuse Nursery - Final Reveal

I have shown bits and pieces of our Baby Boy's Nursery in progress, but today I would just like to share pics as a cohesive unit.

I used Premier Prints navy and chartreuse fabrics, and navy minky dot fabric ordered from Honestly, I don't generally mention how much I spend on a project because I don't quilt and sew to save money, I do it because I love it, and I enjoy giving one of a kind gifts that have taken a lot of time and thought to create. But I am also rather proud of myself for how much I was able to do with what fabric ordered.
I spent $103.00, yep $103.00 and I made all of the following with the fabric and have a little bit leftover (thinking about making a pillow)...

Crib Bumpers
Crib Skirt
Crib Quilt
3 Fabric Baskets
Covered a Lampshade
Wrapped 4 - 16X20 Canvases for Wall Art
Covered 6 Wooden Letters to spell baby's name

That cost does not include the batting, the filler for the bumpers, the piping insert, the fusible foundation for the baskets, the wooden letters, or canvases, but even still I feel rather proud that I was able to create a completely custom nursery for our baby, for a fraction of the cost of purchasing a typical bedding set.

I decided to leave the walls white, as I was afraid the room my become dark and too busy if we painted.

Below I am including close-ups of a few of the items and the link to the post where I went into some detail about making the item.

So now we just need a baby! Baby Matias Eero will arrive sometime mid-January if things go as planned, but who knows he's a baby and they don't always follow our plans!