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Another Tutorial and a GIVEAWAY!

Look at this fun package that arrived in the mail this week from Riley Blake!

Have I mentioned before how much I love Riley Blake fabrics? I had so much fun doing the Trick or Treat runner for their blog and they are graciously allowing me to do another tutorial with their new Decadence line. I'll be posting it early next year. Anyway...this is what I'm really posting about:

Look at this beautiful fat quarter bundle they sent for me to giveaway to one of my readers! These are worth about 60 bucks, folks. And, the best part is, I have veryfew readers so you have a great chance of winning it! Here's how to enter:
Become a follower of my blog by clicking "Follow" on the right side. Then leave a comment on this post telling me you did so. It's that easy! If you already follow my blog, just leave a comment telling me that you do. If for some reason you have trouble posting a comment, send me an email. One entry per person, please. US residents only.
The giveaway will…

Rain or Shine Quilt

I finished this little baby quilt and gave it to my prego sister-in-law tonight. My niece will be arriving in January and it was so much fun to make this for her. I got some good practice quilting daisies on the goose chase runner, so I went ahead and did a similar pattern on this one.

{Credit} Pattern: Rain or Shine by Elizabeth Hartman. Fabric: Assorted.

Fresh Squeezed Runners

I've got three runners from Sandy Gervais' adorable Fresh Squeezed line ready to quilt and bind! These fabrics were so much fun to play with--really bright and cheery. As soon as I can get these and a few more of my projects finished, I'm going to open up an Etsy shop. Details to come!

Goose Chase Table Runner

I finally finished up the last of my "Objects of Desire" scraps. It's kind of sad to have it all used up, but I'm happy that none of it was wasted! The flying geese units were made with a Lazy Girl ruler. The quilting on this one was a bit experimental; I went for a stipple-like stitch with daisies thrown in occasionally.

{Credit} Pattern: Original. Fabric: Objects of Desire by Sandy Gervais for Moda.

Blessing Gowns

My mother is a wonderful seamstress. She made these two beautiful blessing gowns a few months ago, and I thought I'd post pictures of them because they are just too precious not to show off a little. Hours and hours of work here, folks.
Here's the first:

And the second:

Mod Leaf Shams Complete!

With lots of help from Mom, we got these babies done in two days! It was definitely a fun project. I spent a couple hours just playing with the fabric scraps. This project was a little out of my comfort zone, though..definitely more funky and modern than my usual baby quilt project.

{Credit} Inspiration: RobinsEggBlue. Fabric: Assorted scraps and linen.

Coming Soon: Mod Leaf Pillow Shams

Meet my new bedspread:

This awesome quilt was made years ago by Ty's grandma and I'm so excited to put it on our bed. I'm trying to break out of my blue-and-brown decorating rut and try something new! I love all the fun scraps and bright colors in the quilt and decided to make pillow shams that would both complement it's funky nature and update it.

I got my inspiration from this amazing blog. I love her raw-edge applique and funky stitch style. What do you think?

Man-Quilt Update

Well, I finally put the sashing on these blocks and finished the top. I agonized over using a color or just plain black for months, but I'm really happy with how it turned out. If you remember, Ty chose the pattern, color scheme, and fabric. I'm not sure if I can handle quilting this one on my own, but I might give it a shot.

Rocking Horse Baby Quilt

Remember these red-white-and-blue squares from the girls' reunion this summer?

For whatever reason, I just could not get inspired to make a patriotic quilt. I tried lost of different layouts for the half-square triangles and they looked great, but I just wasn't feeling it. So, I defaulted to my comfort zone and decided to make a baby quilt. I picked out the most "cowboy" looking blocks and asked Mom to applique a rocking horse on the bottom corner. She's much better at applique than I am. I free-motion quilted it with a loopy "lasso" looking stitch. What do you think?

I still have several squares leftover blocks for another project! {Credit} Pattern: Original. Fabric: Assorted. Applique: Dee.