Sew Mama Sew Giveaway!

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

**The Giveaway is closed. Thank you for all who entered – the winners will be announced within the next day!**

**WINNERS!!! Stephanie (from the Quarter Inch) and Little House on the Dairy – Congratulations ladies!!!

Today is Giveaway Day (well – the start of giveaway week anyway)!

This is our first time participating in this giveaway and we are SOOO excited!

We have our first two patterns almost ready to be uploaded to our Etsy store so we are going to do two giveaways!
The first giveaway will be our George Washington Flag Quilt Pattern (can do a pdf version or a printed version – your choice!) along with some navy fabrics to get you started and the cream fabric for the stars.
blue and cream for washington flag quilt     washington flag sample quilt

*The quilt shown is the sample that was used for the pattern.  The quilt is not a part of the giveaway.
The second giveaway will be our Charming Cake Quilt Pattern and two V & Co. Color Me Happy mini charm packs to get you started with fabrics for the quilt.
color me happy mini charms     charming cake sample quilt

*The quilt shown is the sample that was used for the pattern.  The quilt is not a part of the giveaway.
There will be a few little goodies added to each package when we mail them!

Now – to enter – comment on this post with your favorite sewing tip/trick or your favorite quilt pattern.
Remember that the giveaways all close on May 16th at 5 pm (PST). The winner will be announced between then and Saturday evening on the blog – we will e-mail the winners as well!

Good luck and make sure you check out Sew Mama Sew for some other amazing giveaways this week!


What have we been up to?

It has been too long since I made a real blog post – things have been a bit crazy here – one of those seasons where you know you are burning the candle at both ends, but there is an end in sight!  My husband and I have a weekend getaway scheduled for June (this little vacation is long over due – over 3 years since our last one!), so we just have a few more weeks of craziness!  Things that have been keeping us and mom busy:

(Sorry for the dark photos – clearly mom and I create at night and then take our pics when there is no sunlight….we need to have an outdoor photo shoot one of these days now that it is getting warmer!)

1. Working on getting started building our new home – sooo excited and a bit nervous all at the same time!

2. Our little nugget turns 1 in a month…so I have been working on birthday invites and party plans – thankful for Pinterest!  Pretty happy with our invites and I was able to continue my tradition of some kind of rhyme – “Hungry for some birthday fun? JD is turning one! Crawl on over for lots of fun!”  I bought two of the fabric panels, but I haven’t made them in to anything yet – pretty sure I know what I am going to do so I will post pics once I finish them 🙂

invite cropped     very hungry caterpillar panel 1

3. Projects for our first festival – pouches are on the agenda for this weekend along with finishing up the Bartholomeow’s Reef Quilt 🙂

bartholomeows reef 1     jellyrolljam

4. Getting our first wholesale fabric orders together – we will have some special offers for precuts and some custom cut bundles soon!  The picture below is a sneak peak of a few of the bolts we got 🙂

Fabric Order

5. Filling orders

Baby Bird Quilt 1    Baby Bird Quilt cropped     flannel minky owl cropped     pink fabric pull

6. Finishing up my first two quilt patterns (anyone interested in pattern testing the second one???)

george washington flag angled pic     april showers throw

We did get to spend some time with family for Easter.  Mom and I went to her local quilt stores and got some fabrics for upcoming projects (there are two alphabet quilts in the future – hopefully done by the fall but if not Christmas!)  Loved the Moda Spell it With Fabric Blog Hop and can’t wait to make my own version of the Alphabet Quilt for some special little ones!  Of course we also bought a few more quilt patterns too….because we didn’t already have enough on our wish list 🙂  I love that we can share of love of all things crafty together!

byrds     Family Easter Sunday 2014


We hope you had a wonderful Easter!




Lovey Dovey Quilt

After the last quilt top I made, I decided it was time to work with a lot of color…I must have more of my mom in me than I thought 🙂  I had several fabric selections to choose from, but I picked the Lovey Dovey layer cake (by Doodlebug Designs for Riley Blake Designs) I purchased from The Fat Quarter Shop during her 12 Days of Christmas sale (*as of 1/23/14 she is out of the layer cakes).  This fabric has birds in it, which means it goes to the top of my list anyway!

Lovey Dove Layer Cake

I decided to use a pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew – the Easy Bake Pattern.  I love her patterns and blog – you should check out her Christmas quilt from this past Christmas using her Bizzy Kid Pattern.  I have purchased that pattern and plan to make the boys a Christmas quilt this year!

Back to the quilt – once I selected the fabrics I wanted from the layer cake, I decided I wanted to add some more of the turquoise color in with my choices from the Lovey Dovey collection.  This pattern goes together so easily – making this quilt top was very relaxing!

Chain Piecing Lovey Dovey Quilt Lovey Dovey Quilt Layout

Once the top was together, I had to decide on the border colors.  Surprisingly, my husband weighed in to help me choose.  This is funny, because while we were dating my best friend and I were scrapbooking and debating on which shade of tan to use – to which he told us there wasn’t a difference… but there was – something that happens when two ‘perfectionists’ are working on craft projects together! 🙂  Back to the borders – I went with a small white border and then a larger pink border…I do love pink!

Lovey Dovey finished quilt top Close up of Lovey Dovey

Now, I am on to two new projects: Everything Baby Blankets for Hand of Hope and Zippered Pouches (my first attempt with the zipper foot – wish me luck – Mom’s advice was to watch my fingers…)