Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cathedral Windows Sew-a-long

Introducing the Cathedral Windows Sew-a-long!!

I'm sure you've noticed that I haven't posted the Cathedral Windows tutorial yet. Well, that's because I've decided to do it as a sew-a-long!  WOO HOO!  Who is with me? 
It's going to be a very informal, join whenever you want kind of sew-a-long.  I've been busy sewing the past few days and have a lot of fun cathedral windowy (is that a word?) projects to share with you!  We are for sure going to be making a pillow like the ones pictured and a pincushion with full tutorials! Please join my Flickr Group so that you can upload any photos along the way too! This is going to be so fun, I am beyond excited!

We will start next Monday, April 2, 2012.
Now grab a button and tell all of your friends!

There may even be a few prizes along the way! *wink wink* More on that to come later as well as supplies!

Cathedral Windows Sew-a-long

Friday, March 23, 2012

Giveaway Winner!

Jared just went down for his that means it's giveaway winner time!  Thanks for all who entered!  And thanks to the winner is.......drum roll please.......
Kelly Smith said...
Hmmm... I love all your tutorials, and understand how it is with a newborn, so I would be happy with everything you post. If you do happen to post a tutorial on cathedral windows... and maybe that awesome pillow... well I wouldn't be upset! Congrats on 300 posts/followers!

And I would like to announce that I will be posting a FREE tutorial on my easy way of doing Cathedral Windows by machine! I will be posting that next week!  I would post this weekend but my cousin Mark is getting married tomorrow so we will be busy with that!  

What I would like to know is that would ya'll like a tutorial on just the basics of making cathedral windows? A tutorial for a pillow like in the photo above?  A tutorial for a pincushion? Or all of the above?  Let me know!

Congrats Kelly, I am sending you an email now!  Please let me know which pattern you want me to send you!  Thanks again for all who entered my giveaway!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pezzy Print Goodness

I don't know about ya'll, but I just love Pezzy Print fabric! It's such a great basic to have in your stash! I got a bundle of yard cuts back in February and forgot to post about it....oops I guess Jared is a good excuse as to why I have been so busy and blog slacking! Well here is a pretty photo of my stack, before I folded it different and added it to my big stash of fabrics! 

I'm curious, how do you organize your fabrics? Do ya'll have stacks of Pezzy Prints?  Do you organize by color, size, entire collections?  I organize my stash by colors/size.  I have a stack of FQ and then yardage behind it of the same colors.  Does that make sense?  Do you want to see a photo? Let me know! 

Anywho....if you're looking for a project to use up your Pezzy Print stash, check out my FREE tutorial over on Moda Bake Shop!  It's called Follow the Pezzy Brick Road and the tutorial can be found HERE!  If you make one, I'd LOVE to see it so either email me or add it to my Flickr Group please!!  Have fun sewing! 

Don't forget to enter my 300th post giveaway!

Friday, March 16, 2012

300th post giveaway!

So I just realized that my last post was my 300th post and I have over 300 followers!  WOW, ya'll are awesome and thank you for following my blog!  Sorry it's been a lot slower around here since Jared has been born (and a little before).  I promise that I will start blogging more, especially now since my little man sleeps through the night and I feel like an actual human being again!

So in honor of my 300th post and over 300 of ya'll being my super rad followers, I thought I'd do a little giveaway!  What's up for grabs?  Your choice of a PDF version of one of our patterns!!!YEAH! Go HERE to check all of our patterns out!   Which one will you choose?

Can you tell that I have baby on the brain?  The examples of patterns I picked all have baby in the name (hehe oops). We have more than just baby quilt patterns...check them out!

Anywho, how do you win? I'm having a really good day and Jared is napping so I will give ya'll a bunch of ways/chances to win! 

1. Leave a comment telling me what kind of tutorials you would be interested seeing on my blog.  I'm in the process of updating my blog and I've got a few tutorials in the works but I would love to know what ya'll want to see/learn!
2. Become a follower of my blog and let me know you do!
3. Follow SunFlower Quilts on facebook!
4. Follow my Mom's blog!
5. Join my Flickr Group
6. Join the NEW SunFlower Quilts Flickr Group

Okay that's six chances for ya'll to win! Make sure you leave a separate comment for each one and that I have a way to contact you if you win!  It's Spring Break at our house next week so I will leave this open until next Thursday!  I will announce a winner on Friday March 23rd after noon. Good luck!

Oh and because I just can't resist and it's March Madness here is a photo of Jared being really excited about basketball!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New Pattern!

Introducing our newest baby quilt, "Kitties 9 Lives"! The quilt is 50" square and has 9 appliqued Kittie blocks. Choose your favorite method of hand or machine applique. Kittie applique template is provided along with all instructions. Click here to order a PDF Download or paper version today!

Here is Jared on his quilt today at two months old! He is getting so big!

Friday, March 9, 2012

STLMQG Pouch Swap

Tomorrow is my STLMQG meeting and I am participating in a secret pouch swap! Everyone that wanted to participate put their name and info into a pouch and we all drew names for our secret partners!  How fun?!? Here is what I came up with...I hope my partner likes it!

I did a little smocking in the main fabric and totally fell in love with it!  I wouldn't go smocking an entire shirt or dress or anything, but this little pouch was fun!  It was relaxing to do some hand work, I wish I had more time to do so! The top fabric is Amy Butler Soul Blossoms and the bottom is a Moda fabric (can't remember what line).  I just came up with the pouch shape myself, I free handed the shape and was please with how it turned out!

Close up of smocking

Inside peek

Close up of the zipper!

If you're in the St. Louis area, come by our meeting tomorrow!  Our meetings are aweomse and inspiring and I guarantee you'll have a good time! Meeting info is HERE.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

PDF Patterns!

Hey y'all!
I am so excited to share with you that all of SunFlower Quilts and SunFlower Seeds patterns are available in PDF form! That means for $5 you can purchase our patterns and a copy will be sent to your email for instant sewing fun! There is no shipping charge and the cost for a PDF pattern is only $5.00 each! That’s right a quilt pattern for only $5.00. You can save it on your computer to keep it safe and have it forever. We love this new way to purchase patterns because it is so easy and fast! Try ordering one today, you won’t be disappointed! Check them out!!  If you make something from one of our patterns, please add a photo to my Flickr Group, I'd LOVE to see it!

Click HERE to go directly to our PDF Patterns!

And since it's Rodeo time in Houston and I can't be there this year (insert super sad face here) I thought that the next best thing was a cute cowboy picture of Jared!! Enjoy!