Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Cloth book giveaway winners

It's time to announce our cloth book panel giveaway winners! Many thanks to the kind folks at Quilt Girls who provided the panels for this giveaway!

I have a love-hate relationship with giveaways.  I love to make someone’s day by declaring them a prize winner, but I hate the fact that I don’t have a prize for everyone. Please just know that my drawings are always a random draw, and if I could, I would send you each a prize!

Today we have two lucky ladies who will each receive a “Five Little Pumpkins on Halloween Night” cloth panel: Carol Spence and Mary (Hibob2). I will be in touch with you both! 

Please visit the Quilt Girls website and check out their terrific selection of book panels, quilt panels and novelty fabrics! Thanks again, Quilt Girls!


Monday, October 7, 2019

Another Lakeside Star quilt!

My second Lakeside Star quilt is finished and ready to be gifted to a lovely bride and groom-to-be, our beautiful niece and her handsome fiancĂ©! I hope this quilt will add the warm reminder of family love and support to their home. We live several states apart and don’t get to see them often. It’s nice to think of them snuggled together under this cozy quilt, watching a movie or sharing their day’s experiences.

The Lakeside Star pattern is a good choice for a quilt intended for a young couple.  It’s bold and graphic, which fits in nicely with a young couple’s more contemporary styling, but it’s also traditional and inviting.

This crimson and taupe version of Lakeside Star has a very subtle nod to Christmas and winter, but the prints are not over-the-top seasonal. I’m hoping they use this as a cuddling quilt all year long!

Fabric selection for this quilt was a lot of fun.  I used collections from seven different Moda designers, and I was thrilled with how well they worked together.  The collections shown include

Return to Winter’s Lane by Kate & Birdie

Sweet Tea by Sweetwater

Merrily by Gingiber

Prairie Grass by Holly Taylor
Farmer’s Daughter by Lella Boutique

Sundrops by Corey Yoder

Victoria by 3 Sisters

My friend and local quilt shop owner, Barb from Quilts on Broadway, did the lovely machine quilting using a large swirling pattern and soft taupe thread.  We also chose a plush cappuccino colored backing fabric from her store. The brand is Cuddle® fabric by Shannon Fabrics.

Lakeside Star is a fat quarter quilt pattern available on my Etsy Shop. This quilt finishes at 74” x 74” and is beginner friendly. My pattern includes pressing and layout tips. Just collect some pretty fat quarters and begin!

I’ve carefully folded Tahler and Ricky’s quilt. Now I’m on the hunt for a large box and the roll of wrapping paper that I know I purchased . . . but which seems to have gone missing. Wish me luck!


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Cloth book giveaway with Quilt Girls

Would you like to make a darling Halloween cloth book for a child in your life? Then you came to the right blog post!  The kind folks at Quilt Girls recently sent me two panels of “Five Little Pumpkins on Halloween Night,” and we’re running a giveaway! 

This book panel was designed by Sandra Magsamen for Studio E Fabrics. The story features rhyming prose, which will encourage a young child to read along. And most importantly, the book will be completely huggable!

If you’ve never made a cloth book before, I encourage you to give it a whirl.  It’s an easy project and a wonderful gift to give! Quilt Girls has an amazing selection of cloth panel books, including classic/vintage stories, ABC/123 primers, holiday stories, and contemporary characters. I’ve made three cloth books in the past and blogged about them.

Note: I included some of my own tips and instructions in this post!


To enter, simply leave a comment telling me why you'd like to make a cloth book. Be sure to include your email address. The giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only due to the high rate of international shipping. Comments are open through 3:00 pm (CST) on Monday, October 7, 2019. At that time, I will do a random drawing and announce the winners. 

*Only one comment per person/per email address.  Email me if you are having trouble leaving a comment and I will leave a comment on your behalf. (carriedawayquilting@gmail.com)

Sewing friends, please visit the Quilt Girls website and check out their terrific selection of book panels, quilt panels and children’s fabrics. If you are sewing for a little person in your life, Quilt Girls has the fabric you need.  Just check out this fun reading pillow I recently made using Halloween prints from their store! I sent this off to my nephew just yesterday.  I think he’s going to love it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and thank you to Quilt Girls for their generous offer! Good luck, everyone!