Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June 2011 Giveaway & The Semi-Annual Fabric Vote

We Have A Winner!!!
The winner is Korie who said "No competition for me, Farm Fresh is the best!" Congratulations Korie. You can click here to see the results of the voting.

Happy June! This month we're giving away a $50 Gift Certificate....but there's a small string attached. We're trying to pick the best new fabric collections from May Quilt Market and I want your opinion. So, I've posted little sneak peeks of some of my favorites. Just leave a comment and let me know which one/ones are your favorite collections and you'll be entered to win. Or, let me know if there's a fabric collection that you wish I had put on this list. And of course, I'm planning on adding many of these fabrics to the shop!

And you don't have to pick just one!!!
Pick as many as you like!!!

The last day to enter is June 30, 2011. The winner will be chosen on July 1, 2011.

Please Note: The 12 fabric collections that are up for voting are shown below. The fabrics, kits and patterns in the sidebar on the right side are already in the shop.

Enough with the talking....let's take a look at the fabric....

This is Going Coastal by Crazy Old Ladies for Michael Miller

This is Farm Fresh by October Afternoon for Riley Blake

This is Happy Mochi Yum Yum by Monica Solorio Snow (The Happy Zombie) for Lecien

This is Black and White and Red Allover from various collections/designers (mostly Ann Kelle) from Robert Kaufman

This is Wrenly by Valori Wells for Free Spirit

This is Fiona's Fancy by Lila Tueller for Riley Blake

This is Sorbet by Michael Miller

This is Ruby by Bonnie and Camille for Moda

This is Daisy Cottage by Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet for Riley Blake

This is Preppy Plaids by Moda

This is Pam Kitty Morning for Lakehouse Dry Goods

This is Confections from various designers (mostly Ann Kelle) for Robert Kaufman

Thanks for letting me know what you think! I can't wait to read all the comments and tally up the results!

Happy Sewing,

P.S. Sew Fabulous Quilt Shops is celebrating her 2nd birthday on June 1! Thanks for making these first two years so great!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Emma's Pick Of The Week - Christmas Candy

Hey there! It's me, Emma Jane! Why the sad face, you ask??? I just found out that Christmas is seven months away!!! Seven long months to wait for tons of new toys and special treats and that strange tree that gets put up in the middle of the living room. But I guess that gives all of you plenty of time to make quilts and aprons and pajamas and adorable dresses for little girls using the Christmas Candy Collection by Doodlebug Designs for Riley Blake.....
This fabric collection is full of cheerful Christmas prints in shades of Cherry Red, Apple Green, Cotton Candy Pink and Snowy white. And you know I have a passion for pink so obviously my favorite fabric is the Pink Christmas Candy fabric......
And aren't these Apple Green Polka Dots so fresh and happy and adorable???
And I love the sweet, happy, snowy forest in the White Trees fabric....
And if you're one of those people that has an aversion to using pink for Christmas (GASP!) we've created a Fat Quarter Bundle that uses the fabrics that are mostly red and green without the overly pink fabrics.....
It's time for me to go take a nap and let visions of sugarplums dance in my head. See ya next week!

Emma Jane

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Emma's Pick Of The Week - Cherries and Aquas and Reds, Oh My!

Hey there, it's me Emma Jane! Our garden is really starting to bloom, the air is warm and I've been spending lots of time in the great outdoors. I think this Robin & Red Fat Quarter Bundle would be the perfect fabric for a little summertime, outdoor nap quilt for ME!
This fabric makes me think of a perfect summertime picnic with some pink lemonade, a big bowl of cherries and a bright blue sky....
And this blue and white ticking....well....what can I say other than it's perfect! It's blue and white ticking for goodness sake - does it get any better than this???
And while we're on the subject of cherries you should take a peek at this awesome new Cherry Baby Quilt Kit....
It's too cute for words, isn't it???!!! I'm gonna go pack my picnic basket and head out to the backyard. See ya next week (assuming blogger doesn't break again, Mommy doesn't slice any more fingers open, etc.).

Emma Jane

Saturday, May 7, 2011

May Giveaway - Annie's Farm Stand!!!

We Have A Winner!!!
The winner is Gina who said "OOOOOhhhhh this collection is just begging for an Irish Chain pattern! Love it!"
Hello friends!!! Thanks for being so patient AGAIN as I dealt with yet ANOTHER mini-crisis!!! And now it's time for a Giveaway. I am so in love with this new Annie's Farm Stand Collection by Lakehouse Dry Goods!!! It's on it's way here and should be arriving at the end of next week - on or around Friday, May 13. I'll let you know when it arrives. But in the meantime you can enter to win this adorable, charming and cheerful Fat Quarter Bundle.

Here's how to enter:

-Leave a blog comment for one entry. I'd really love to hear what you'd like to do with this fabric. Are you going to make a quilt, purse, dress for a little girl or what??? Do you have a specific pattern in mind??? Inquiring minds want to know!!!
-Tweet about this giveaway for another entry
-Mention this giveaway on Facebook for another entry
-Mention this giveaway on your blog for another entry
-And I know not everyone has their own blog or twitter or Facebook account.....So, you can receive an extra entry if you let me know that you e-mailed at least 3 friends about this Giveaway.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be sure to leave a blog comment for each additional entry that you do. For example.....leave your first blog comment about what you plan on doing with this bundle. But be sure to leave another comment saying "I tweeted this" or "I Facebooked" this so I know you get extra chances to win.

The Giveaway ends on May 31, 2011. The winner will be chosen on June 1, 2011.

Thanks for participating and thanks for all of your great comments!

Happy Sewing,

P.S. If you're wondering, I think this fabric collection would look ADORABLE in the Easter Wishes Quilt......
Or in the State Fair by Schnibbles Quilt....

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Deja Vu

Ahhhhh.....Deja vu.....How on earth did this happen again??? This is not a picture of my finger after the Great Rotary Cutter Accident of March 2, 2011.....This is what my finger looks like TODAY!
This is a picture of the rotary cutter accident two months ago.....
And no....I didn't cut my finger on a rotary cutter again. But I could see why you might think that! Yesterday, I badly sliced the EXACT same finger in the EXACT same place on the lid of a cat food can. Seriously!!! How on earth did I do this again??? But at least this time I was able to get my ring off BEFORE my hand swelled up!

But this was just the cherry on top of an already unfortunate month! On Friday, my Mom suddenly went blind in her right eye and had to spend four days in the hospital. They think it's some sort of stroke like condition. And they think it's permanent. Major bummer.

Anyway...the point of this post wasn't to have a pity party or try to depress everyone! The point of this post is just to let ya'll know that things are moving a little slow around here. I'll pick the winner of the April Giveaway and post the May Giveaway in a day or two. And I've got an adorable new fabric collection arriving tomorrow and lots of cute new patterns that arrived yesterday that I'm adding to the shop as fast as I can with one functioning hand! And Emma has so many picks that she wants to share with you!!!

And here are the answers to a few questions that you may be asking yourself right now....

-Yes, I am very, very, VERY accident prone.

-Yes, I agree that I should not be allowed near sharp objects and I need to wear full body armor at all times.

-Yes, I've had quite the little spell of bad luck lately.

-And yes, I realize that my luck is going to turn around eventually!!! Hopefully that will happen very soon!

I'm going to go lock myself in a padded room for a while and hope for the best! Be back soon...

Happy Sewing,