Saturday, August 30, 2014

ALYoF August Finishes

My first and foremost goal for August was to complete the Sand Drift quilt. I finished! Goal complete!
Sand Drift Quilt
The Sand Drift quilt pattern can be found in my Craftsy store.

I also made two pillows in the last week of August.

August was such a productive month! I hope the momentum continues. The gingers are back in school. Ginger #1 began first grade and Ginger #2 began preschool. I am not conflicted at all that they are in school now. I love dropping them off at school. I love picking them up from school, and I love the time in between. I have time to sew now, uninterrupted! Whew! Let the quilting begin!!!

This last week I have also been busy at the computer designing my next quilt. The fabric has been ordered, and I'm excited to share with you my next quilt!

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Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Cynthia Brunz of

The winner has already been contacted. Thank you all so much for entering the giveaway! That was really a lot of fun. It has been a fantastic year of blogging!

I ordered some new fabric. I can't wait to get started on my next quilt!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Sand Drift Pillows

The Arizona fabric giveaway is still going on! You have until 5pm PDT on Friday, August 29, to enter.

This week, I completed two Sand Drift block pillows.

The Sand Drift block is lovely all on its own.


I used some complimentary scraps from my fabric stash for the pillow backings.


The Sand Drift quilt now has a matching friend. They look so happy together!


You can find the Sand Drift pattern here.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Blogiversary And Giveaway

Today is my first blogiversary, and there is no better way to celebrate than to have a giveaway! This week, I am giving away eight fat quarters of Art Gallery Fabrics Arizona line by April Rhodes. Also, you will need some pretty navy Aurifil thread!


Last week, I introduced my first pattern, Sand Drift. I think I need to giveaway a pattern to the lucky winner as well.


Thank you so much for reading my blog over the last year. I am so grateful for all the lovely comments I have received. Thank you!


I have been working all summer with the Arizona line. I can't complain too much about that. I love that fabric line, but it nice to see the Sand Drift block in some new colors!


For this block, I used AGF Spring Harvest Sweet As Honey by Bonnie Christine in Rooted in Midnight, Free Spirit Aviary 2 by Joel Dewberry in Vintage Yellow Woodgrain, and Michael Miller Waterfront Park by Violet Craft in Flight in White. I also used Kona Cotton solids in berry and curry.

To enter the giveaway, please enter a comment below. If you are a new or old follower via Bloglovin', email, or anything else, then leave a second comment for a second entry.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sand Drift Quilt Finish

After working on this the entire summer, I am so pleased to introduce you to the finished Sand Drift Quilt! The pattern is now available in my craftsy store. I hope you enjoy all of the pictures I took at my sister-in-law's house. She has a beautiful front yard.


The Sand Drift quilt pattern is inspired by Native American style. The colors are warm and natural. I used Arizona (April Rhodes) fabric line by Art Gallery Fabrics. When I saw this line, I knew I needed to design a quilt for it.


I never knew that I was inspired by Native American style. I did know that I love fabrics that have a nature vibe. Native American style certainly has the natural vibe. So that makes sense.


The striking geometric pattern really catches my eye. The Sand Drift quilt has a lot of movement to it with a secondary star pattern and connecting flying geese. 


The quilt is finished with a quarter square triangle border.


I used 2 print fabrics for the front of the quilt: Arizona Canyon Wall and Arizona Triangle Token. For the complimentary solids, I used Kona Cottons in Peach, Ochre, and Nightfall.


I quilted the quilt with an all-over water pattern in Isacord thread. I used gold color and the texture is amazing! I used a total of five large bobbins of thread. That is a new record for me. I'm sure that I will break that newly set record soon as I am getting much more comfortable quilting.


For the backing, I used some more Art Gallery Fabrics and some other fabrics that matched the natural theme. The right side fabric is Arizona Agave Field. On the left side, I used Arizona Triangle Tokens(not shown), Arizona Desert Blanket, Reminisce Meadow in Gold, Winged Plumage in Apricot, and Arizona Tomahawk stripe. 


I bound the quilt with Modern Meadow Herringbone in Lake. It matched perfectly!


The quilt block is simple to make, and the pattern is now available in my craftsy store! It won't take you an entire summer to create this quilt. I have included several tips to make the quilt creation even easier. There are a total of eight pages of pattern instructions, fully and professionally illustrated (if I might say so myself). There is also a coloring page included so you can audition your own fabrics.

Sand Drift Quilt Stats:
Quilt size: 82" x 82"
Fabrics used: Arizona Canyon Wall, Arizona Triangle Token, Kona Cottons in Peach, Ochre, and Nightfall.
Threads used: Aurifil Ivory for piecing, Isacord Gold for quilting, and Isacord Navy for binding
Backing: Arizona Agave Field, Arizona Triangle Tokens, Arizona Desert Blanket, Reminisce Meadow in Gold, Winged Plumage in Apricot, and Arizona Tomahawk stripe
Binding: Modern Meadow Herringbone in Lake

You can make the Sand Drift quilt in three sizes: throw (60" x 60"), full (80" x 80"), and queen (100" x 100"). Also, one Sand Drift block makes a wonderful matching pillow measuring 20" square (finished).
Yardage Estimate
Throw Full Queen
Fabric A 1 1/2 yards 2 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards
Fabric B 1/2 yard 1 yard 1 1/2 yards
Fabric C 2 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 4 1/2 yards
Fabric D 3/4 yard 1 1/2 yards 2 1/4 yards
Fabric E 1/4 yard 3/8 yard 1/2 yard

Purchase the pattern here. To all who purchase the Sand Drift quilt pattern: Thank you so much for supporting my small business! I'm a stay-at-home mom with two young children, and I am a quilter. This pattern is like another baby to me (just not as noisy). I really hope you enjoy the Sand Drift quilt!

Stay tuned for next week...It's my first blogiversary! There will be a fabric giveaway!!!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Gypsy Wife and August ALYoF Goal

I thought I was all caught up on the Gypsy Wife quilt blocks, but then I started doing other things, and now I am two month behind again. Life happens. Here is my latest progress.


Indian Hatchet


Crazy Anne


Star Block


Hope from Hartford

These blocks are just too pretty and fun. Now it's time for me to get caught up again!


For August, I will be finishing my Sand Drift quilt. I have added three borders to the top. The backing fabric came in the mail yesterday. So, now it's time to get 'er quilted. Eek. I can't wait. I'm also writing the pattern while I'm finishing up the quilt. So much to do, and so little time. The gingers begin school next week, and then I'm sure it will be finished quickly.

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