Curve It Up Finish

Back in September I decided to take a break from designing and sew from someone else’s pattern. The pattern I picked was the Curve It Up pattern by Sew Kind of Wonderful. The ladies from Sew Kind of Wonderful were having a QAL and I thought it would be fun to join in.

I have to say I found it really relaxing to take a break and it also completely rejuvenated me!  I have since designed 5 new quilts and finished 3.  I even wrote up a pattern! I will be releasing that later this week.  Since I never showed my finished quilt on my blog and since there is a link up going on over at Sew Kind of Wonderful, I thought I should finally show it off!

Curve It Up - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comI made a couple changes to a couple of blocks and with the exception of the Kona Navy border fabric, everything came completely out of my stash – and yes, I’m pretty proud of that fact!  In the next couple days I will have a pattern release and I will be sharing a purse that I made last month too!

I hope everyone is having a fabulous Monday!

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A Lovely Year of Finishes – October Winners

ALYoF2014Another amazing month of sewing has led to even more amazing finishes!  This month Shanna and I are happy to announce the following winners.

A special thank you to all of our awesome sponsors!

 1. PDF Pattern from Katy - The Littlest Thistle

 The Littlest Thistle - http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/

Celine – Espirtpatch

2. One pdf pattern from  Sew Sweetness

Sew Sweetness

Heidi – Red Letter Quilts

3. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

Karen – Capitola Quilter

4. $30.00 credit towards Long Arm Quilting Services
from by Orchid Owl Quilts

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Lisa – Flickr

5. Sew BitterSweet Designs  one pdf pattern

 http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

Andrea – Flickr

 6. 1 Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to
Stitches n’ Giggles (winners choice)

Cathy – Winter Wanderings

 7. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns

 

Ellie – Color My World

8. 9. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

 10. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist Designs

  Meadow Mist Designs Button

Lucy – Lucymade

 11. Thimblepie’s Quilt Supplies - Custom fabric package, 4 yards (worth $20) plus free shipping

 

Susan – Farm Quilter

 12. Thread Prize from Aurifil

 

Mary – Mary Emmens

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Shanna and I are looking forward to seeing everyone’s finishes for November!!!

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Work-In-Progress Wednesday

This week I have been busily working on my A Lovely Year of Finishes goal. Normally I don’t attempt to bust my goal out in the first week of the month but I volunteered to make 4 quilts to be raffled off at Anne’s preschool so my sewing time is about to shift back to charity mode pretty quickly.

Spinner Quilt - FMQ Progress - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comI’m really happy with the quilting design that I came up with. In fact the only quilting I have left to do is in the gray sections and the borders.  I’m hoping to bust it out today during preschool!

Have a Happy Wednesday and if you haven’t already, go link up your November goal!

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A Lovely Year of Finishes – November Goal Party

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It is November! Can you believe it?  We are in Christmas present crunch time now!  My goal will be to quilt the baby quilt I resurrected last month.  Which also means I need to create a backing for it.

Spinner Quilt - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comWish me luck! I want this one done – seeing as I started it almost 3 whole years ago!!!

You have two requirements to be entered into the prizes this month.

1. Link-up {on this post} the first 7-days of the month

and

2. Link-up in the last 7-days of the month.
Add your blog post or flickr photo (with appropriate descriptions) to the linky party below.

Please grab a button or link back to Shanna and I so other people can join in the fun!

**Please note, the linky party is the same here and over at Shanna , so there is no need to enter twice **

Here is a list of our generous sponsors for November!!

1. One pdf pattern from  Sew Sweetness

 Sew Sweetness

2.Thread Prize from Aurifil

3. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

4. One Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to
Stitches n’ Giggles (winners choice)

5. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist Designs

Meadow Mist Designs Button

6. Thimblepie’s Quilt Supplies - Custom fabric package, 4 yards (worth $20) plus free shipping

 

7. Sew BitterSweet Designs  one pdf pattern

http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

8. PDF Pattern from Katy - The Littlest Thistle

The Littlest Thistle - http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/

9. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

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10.  Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns



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Happy Halloween from Queen Elsa

The things we do to make our children happy. I, for instance, have been known to take on sewing projects that I know will make me completely miserable just so I can see this smile:

Queen Elsa - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comPretty much since the Disney Frozen movie came out Anne has been telling me she wants to be Elsa for Halloween. We have seen a million costumes at the stores, but NO! She saw this pattern:

Elsa Dress Pattern - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comAnd immediately had it in her head that mommy would make her dress and she would be one of a kind.  Well she is definitely one of a kind and she definitely forced mommy to learn a whole bunch of new sewing skills.  Working with sheer fabrics, hand sewing an underlining into a garment and how to do a rolled hem, just to name a few new skills.

Trick or treat - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comDo you like our Teal Pumpkin peeking out from behind Queen Elsa? She is here trick-or-treating at our house because she knows we are an allergy safe house. In fact, in addition to “safe for Anne” candy (she has a deadly allergy to peanuts and tree nuts) we are giving out Halloween pencils. She insisted on a pencil for posing for these pictures this morning. She drives a hard bargain, and then for my troubles…she froze me!

Frozen! - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comHappy Halloween from Queen Elsa (Anne) and me. We hope you have a fun and safe day!

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