Sunday, December 18, 2011

Something blue by Y

Isn't it lovely? Y, my beautiful daughter (in law) is making a play mat (or a quilt?) for her baby boy E. Y is not only a young mother with a very demanding career, she is also a gourment cook and a brilliant baker and finds time (I don't know how) for sewing and quilting. She already made one beautiful quilt for her friend's son:

and now she's working on this blue creation. The tutorial for this play mat is from the book "Quilting in no time" by Emma Hardy. An excellent quilting book for beginners with lots of easy projects, although nothing in quilting is done in "no time"...

The play mat is quite monochromatic - mostly blue with some green, I really love this color choice of Y.

Hope by next week the top will be finished. Y is debating whether to add another strip or maybe make a border of triangles. It's almost impossible to find time for sewing with a baby and a toddler!

I'm linking to Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story, and with Patchwork Times.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Giveaway winner!

A big thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway for Sew Mama Sew! giveaway day. I was amazed to see the amount of entries (115!). Although I couldn't respond to each comment, I did read every single one of them. I really enjoyed reading about your favorite activities over the holidays!

Thanks again for stopping by and entering the giveaway. To my new followers: hope you come back and visit me often, and thank you all for your lovely comments.

I loved reading about your favorite holiday activities. I noticed that many of the favorite activities involved preparations for the holiday - baking cookies, making hand made gifts, decorating the tree and more. It shows that sometimes the process is as important as the event itself. I think it's true also for quilting - the creative process of choosing fabrics and colors is no less important and enjoyable than the result itself! Do you agree?

And the winner is:
Sunnybec said...

I enjoy making the Christmas long as I start early enough!! Linda

I will notify Linda by e mail, and will send the fabrics as soon as I get her address.

Happy Holidays to you all!


Monday, December 12, 2011

Giveaway Day!

The giveaway is closed, you can see the winner here.

It is time for Giveaway Day organized by Sew, Mama, Sew! Welcome and thanks for visiting.

I'm giving away 11 holiday fabrics - 8 FQ and 3 regular quarters.

These fabrics are from my stash, and I think it's a good time to share some of it. The fabrics are all 100% cotton, high quality, new and not washed.

This is winter at our place - too much sun! (I need some photography lessons...)

International entries welcome. The giveaway will be open till 16 Dec and the winner will be chosen randomly and announced on 18 Dec.

To enter:

1. Leave a comment telling me what's your most favorite holiday activity
2. If you're a follower, leave another comment letting me know (or be a new follower and leave a comment)

Thanks for stopping by and happy Giveaway Day!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Drawsring bag

I saw this beautiful drawstring bag in Geni's blog, and knew I had to make it. It's so easy and satisfying, I think I'll make a few more!

This bag is for my grandson, so this sporty fabric was just right.

You should visit Geni's blog for a giveaway of the tutorial. Stay tuned for my giveaway of holiday
fabrics at Sew, Mama, Sew!

I'm linking to Manic Monday at SewHappyGeek and to Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story.

Thanks for stopping by.