February 17th, 2011
I have been seeing Quite Contrary all around the internet. Here are a few awesome projects I have spotted:
Ruffled & quilted skirt on the Earth Girl Fabrics Blog
Adorable purses at Geta’s Quilting Studio Blog. She has tons of gorgeous variations on this cute pattern.
This amazing pinwheel quilt by Marian Gallian at Pink Hippo Quilts
Ruffled Apron at The Little Fabric Shop Blog (their shop does have some Quite Contrary in stock)
Adult Apron on Etsy
If you’ve created something with Quite Contrary, I’d love to see it! Be sure to post a comment with a link.
If you’re interested in winning a set of fat quarters, check out my Quite Contrary giveaway!
February 16th, 2011
My very first fabric line Quite Contrary from Riley Blake was released at Quilt Market a few months ago. I finally got my paws on some and am completely in love. It’s perfect for spring and summer sewing projects, quilts, little girl dresses and more. I’m thinking napkins and quilted table runner for Easter. My favorite pattern is the strawberries with the white background and since I don’t have any girls, I’m thinking I need to make a super girly ruffled apron for myself.
Enough about me… I want to share the love with you all and give away a set of fat quarters or 2 or 3 or 4… do you want to win a set???
Do one, or all of the following and leave a seperate comment for each:
1. Subscribe to my RSS feed
2. Follow me on facebook
3. Blog about my giveaway
4. Post about the giveaway on your facebook wall.
5. Leave a comment telling me what project you would love to make with this fabric.
For every 100 comments I receive, I’ll give away 1 full set of 21 fat quarters (up to 4 sets). So tell your friends! The more comments I get, the more I’ll give away!
All entries are due by Friday February 25th, 12 pm PST. Winners will be announced Monday, February 28th.
If you are interested in purchasing this fabric here are few online stores that carry various patterns from the collection:
Spice Berry Cottage
Fat Quarter Shop
I’m sure there are a lot more out there as well as some etsy sellers. Also be sure to support your local quilt shop and ask them to order it in if they don’t already carry it.
Happy quilting/sewing/fabric collecting!
May 22nd, 2010
This was my very first time at Quilt Market and boy was it a whirlwind of a day. I had such a great time meeting lots of people. The market itself is big and full of inspiration. My favorite inspiration was all the beautiful quilts and projects which just made me want to REALLY learn how to sew. There were so many great ones, here are just a few that I was able to snap shots of…
I also saw the most beautiful fabric including Poppy Patterns by Laura Gunn. I actually met her and she was so nice. I really can’t wait to get my hands on this fabric! So different from what I have on hand.
Speaking of meeting people……. drumroll please…. We met Heather Bailey and best of all Carina was brave enough to actually talk to her and bug her for a photo so that we actually have proof of this meeting. She was so sweet and kind and actually a little shy which only makes her more sweet and kind. It was pretty awesome. (that’s Carina Gardner and Deena Rutter on the other side of me)
We also met Lizzy House who designs some super adorable fabric and also wrote a great book on breaking into the quilting industry.
I feel silly because I forgot to actually take a picture of Riley Blake‘s booth, which is the awesome manufacturer that I am designing some fabric for as well as work with through My Mind’s Eye on a lot of projects. But they are amazing and you should definitely check out all their great fabric. Well we’re exhausted here but had a great day at Market.
March 16th, 2010
Oh my busy! I feel terrible, it’s been the longest stretch of non-updating that my blog has ever seen. Almost 2 months! I’m so sorry everyone, life has been exceptionally busy! First things first though, My birthday was 2 weeks ago and I got lots of fun things. My favorites include:
Theses shoes from Spencer…. my current theory is the higher the heel, the better
And Gennifer had this adorable headband sent all the way from canada:
And my friend Heather made me my own snuggie! here is a digital layout I made showing it off:
Now that we’re up to date on new accessories nothing else seems to matter! But I’ll keep going… In the past month I’ve designed a new paper line along with Deena Rutter The line is really beautiful and elegant and called So Sophie. MME will start selling it very soon and it should be in Local Scrapbooking Stores in April/May
Also my Quite Contrary and Beloved Papers got picked up by the quilting company Riley Blake to become super cute fabric! I’ll update more on that as I actually get to see some!
I also have another paper line in the works right now but you’ll just have to wait a bit to see what it looks like! It’s sure to be extra feminine and frilly!
On the Digital Scrapbooking front, Design House Digital is going great! There is a great gallery promotion going right now. If you post 20 qualifying layouts in the gallery before April 9th then you get a $20 gift card. If you post 30 then you get the gift card and this exclusive kit FREE:
I’ve also debuted more Vanity Fair Kits including Persimmon & Cerulean, Here is a little peek, check out my shop for more kits.
Whew!! That was a lot of updates! I am planning to do some major spring cleaning & ORGANIZING so I should have some free downloads soon.
If you are a digi scrapper, DHD has new releases every THURSDAY and they are 30% off day of release only!
Thanks for stopping by! I promise not to go 7 weeks without an update again!