Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It's time for a Jelly Roll & Pattern giveaway!

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Moda. Their fabric is amazing and really I don't use any other fabric when I am designing a new quilt pattern. It has taken me a little while to commit to the jelly roll because I like to use only a few fabrics in one pattern design. I have to say that I have become a scrappy strip quilter and I like it. I had so much fun making my newest design "Strippin' Time." I used a single jelly roll, in this case "Oh Cherry Oh" by Me & My Sister for Moda Fabrics, to make this quilt top including the binding. Amazing! So, to show you how fun it is to have this quilt around, here are a couple things that I love to do with my quilt.

I hang it on my wall, take a picture and just leave it there for a few days to enjoy!

I wrap it around someone I love!

I use my quilt for my childrens bed, the bears love it too!

And finally, I use my quilts to share with all of you. I love being able to show a new piecer how to put together their first quilt, or show a seasoned piecer a fun new design to use up their stash of strips. I am so excited about my new design that I am going to giveaway one "Oh Cherry Oh" jelly roll and my new pattern "Strippin' Time" to one lucky person.

Tell me your name and where you are from and.......

1-Leave a comment and you will be given one entry into my giveaway.

2-Leave a comment and tell me your favorite pattern off my website and you will get two entries.

3-Leave a comment, tell me your favorite pattern and product from my website and you will get five entries into my giveaway.

4-Finally, leave a comment, favorite pattern and product and blog about this giveaway and you will get 10 entries.

My comment would look like this......

Hi, I am Judi from St. George, Utah! Although I love my new pattern, my all time favorite pattern is "Checkered Flowers." My favorite product on my website would be the Quilted Bag Kits and this is my blog, so give me the ten entries for blogging about the giveaway!

Good luck everyone! Be sure to check back for the winner because I am going to announce the winner next Monday evening and you will need to email me to win the jelly roll and pattern.

Oh, if you just can't wait to get the pattern, go ahead here! And Jelly Roll here! And don't forget our amazing deal of the week is buy one pattern, get one free!

Monday, March 30, 2009

All Done!

The binding is all finished.

I love the look of the scrappy binding. It finished off the quilt nicely. I wish you could see it in person because the pictures don't do it justice. I got the entry form filled out and sent out today for the quilt competition for the HMQS show. Make sure to check out my booth in May.
Also, next weekend I will have a booth at the Dixie Center in St. George, Utah for the Dixie Quilt Guild show, make sure to check out my booth if you are in the area.

Two Announcements!!

I have two announcements I wanted everyone to know about. First of all, I am doing another giveaway in a couple days. It will be an awesome one!!! Be sure to check back for that.

Also, our amazing "Deal of the Week" on our website for this week is "Buy one quilt pattern, get one free!!" So, be sure to visit our "Quilt Patterns" page and take advantage of that. To get your free pattern, just tell us which one you want free in the comments box during checkout. Have a great day!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

I am finally getting the binding done.

Hanging out with the family, I started binding my bright quilt. I haven't been able to do anything else this week because of a wonderful family event. My sister got married and she was a beautiful bride. Congratulations Abby!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Amazing Deal of the Week!!

Just a quick note to let everyone know we have changed our "Deal of the Week," which we do every Monday. This week our amazing deal is our "Inch by Inch" quilt kit. If you look carefully in the center of the quilt, you'll notice little caterpillars and snails crawling around. It's a really fun and cute quilt, and we're offering it at our best deal yet! Make sure to check it out!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

On a personal note...

Seven years ago started it all. I can't believe how lucky I am to be married to this wonderful man. Bring on Forever, he's never going to get rid of me, I won't let him.

Four years ago our little Lili was born, yes on our anniversary.

I can't believe how much she has grown. I love my little girl.

Oh, you will love this: "You know you are a quilter when you get a new rotary mat for your anniversary present."

By the way, he didn't just get me a rotary mat, he knows better than that. He got me a gift certificate for a manicure and pedicure. I can't wait, this will be my first time being pampered!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

It's finished!

I finally finished quilting this bright quilt.
I had the quilt in the machine for a week, it took me roughly 23 hours of non-stop quilting, add in the sore back allowance and breaks and I was standing at this quilt for over 30 hours.
Why such bright colors?
I am entering it into the HMQS Quilt show and the theme is Pump up the Color. These bright squares are definitely full of color. I have a booth at the show as well, so if you are in the Salt Lake area May 7-9th, come and check my booth out!

I alternated the squares by quilting the outside of the flower and then the inside of the flower. This gives the quilt a 3-D look. The pictures don't give it justice. It looks amazing.

The green flower block took 15 minutes (Clint timed me) and the yellow flower block took about 10 minutes. I averaged all 80 big blocks at 12 minutes and came up with 16 hours. Then the outside small squares took 5 minutes each and there are 76 blocks that took 6.33 hours.

Here's a picture of the back with the front. I personally like that back more because I am not a huge brights fan, but it's my reversible quilt and I love it! The only thing I wish I would have done was use three more thread colors, but then I really never would have finished. I used over 6400 yards of thread on this quilt!

I only need to trim, iron, bind, put a sleeve on and then I will be finished. Any volunteers?

I think I am going to call it "Pumped Up Flower Patch."

I would love any better name suggestions!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Aggh! I am never going to finish!

I can't tell you how crazy I am at this point in the quilt game. I was thinking (because I forgot) there were only eight rows on the quilt, but there are ten, plus the border. What to do? I have to have it done right away so I can get to my other quilts that are backing up! I am only pausing for a moment to let you know that Louann received her quilted bag and Stacey made her quilted bag kit! Oh, and you have to check out this!

Wish me luck! I am going to need it. Thanks Clint (husband) for the back rubs, I don't think I could be this far on the quilt without them.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What have I done???

I had to take a picture of my scraps for my bright quilt. I love the fabric that piles up when I cut out a quilt. I wish I knew what creative thing to do with them, right now the scraps just end up in quilt heaven, aka the trash can.

With all that I have to do, want to do and need to do, why did I take on this quilt? I am going to enter it into a quilt show in May and I need to get it done while I am in between customer quilts and my new design sample quilts. So, this first row has taken me six hours, I just barely finished it and can now turn it, wish me luck with the seven rows left!

--My website updates!--

So I wanted to let all of you know a few things about our company website. First of all, we have started a newsletter. I would love for all of you to sign up, you can do so "here."

Second, we have added a "Deal of the Week" feature, where we slash the price on one item on our website each week. This week, the item is our Checkered Flower Quilt Kit, normally $45.95, on sale for $24.99!! That's one amazing deal! Check it out "here."

Third, we will be having a monthly drawing for someone to win a product off our site. To find out more, you can read about it on our homepage, www.greenfairyquilts.com.

And fourth, I wanted to let everyone know we have added a handful of CUTE products to our site. Check out our "Fat Quarter Bundles," and our new lines of "fabric."

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I guess this is why my Mama always said......

"Take your socks off or put some shoes on before you go outside."

I need to start enforcing that rule or my little guy won't have any socks left to wear.

My back aches! I have been bent over this quilt for over ten hours! This quilt was a monster to quilt, but I love how it turned out. The border took the longest time because I did tiny loop stippling everywhere except the flowers and now they pop out so nicely.

I am going to go to bed early for once because my back needs a rest and because we are losing an hour, (I don't like day-light savings time) so everyone have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Spring is in the air!

I walked outside today and saw the gorgeous blossoms on our tree. I am so excited for spring, it comes around a little earlier here and I love it. My parents are still dealing with snow up north from here and I can tell you I do not miss the snow.

I love blossoms, I love flowers!

These cute little flowers are growing in our rock landscaping.

Spring has to be the best time of year. New growth, new life. I designed this quilt with Spring in mind and I called it "Morning Bloom."

Oh, check out this cool giveaway that Barb is doing. I haven't seen a giveaway like this before, but I think it is a fun idea.

Take care!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I love this quilt!

I love my pattern called "Grace" and I love it because it is so easy to make and really has a fun feel to it. I have sold this pattern a lot and today I finished quilting the green and brown "Grace" sewn by Sue Gibson. I love this quilt. It is so fun to see what color combos quilters come up to make each quilt their own. I love, love, love this quilt in the green and brown. I want to keep it for myself, but I guess I can't right?

Proof that I can hand quilt!

This is one of my first quilts. I loved squares because they were easy and I was crazy about brights. This quilt has been used and abused by my little girl, but I think it looks pretty good for being five years old. I did hand quilt this and as much fun as that was, I will never do it again because I love getting things done fast and you all know that hand quilting takes time.

Here's a picture of the whole quilt.