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curves class giveaway! [CLOSED]

[Thanks for entering, this giveaway is officially closed.]

It’s Friday, right?!  What could be more perfect than to have a little giveaway starting today?  Do you follow Rachel’s blog Stitched Color?  She’s one ambitious lady creating all sorts of good stuff.  The best part is that she’s willing to share her knowledge and skills and that’s what I love about blogging.

Well, in case you haven’t heard, Rachel has put together a whole class on curves, yep, that’s right, so all those fun blocks that leave you scratching your head, you can learn how!  She’s got a great line up of projects that are for all sorts of skill levels:

Rainbow Road project
Mod Bud Journal Project
Scallop Quilt project

I think my favorite is the scallop quilt, mostly because I love it when things aren’t over designed, it’s so pretty and perfect.

Want to win a spot in her Premium Curves Class?

  • Just leave a nice comment!  One entry per person.  Please leave your email address in your comment. You can leave it in a format like this if you wish: anna [at] gmail [dot] com, it’s up to you though, if you have your email listed in your blogger profile, that works too!
  • One winner will be chosen.
  • Open to international entries.
  • Giveaway ends Sunday, January 29th at 10pm (central time).

Don’t worry though, if you don’t win, you’ve got plenty of options to pick from to get you started.  Rachel’s got three different levels of the class: Curves Class, Curves Class {Premium}, and Curves Camp.  Curves Camp is already sold out, but the winner of Curves Class {Premium} still gets tons of info, access to videos, and even a PDF ebook of the class for you to keep.  Good luck and have a great weekend, I’ll announce the winner on Sunday night!  

ps. my little tutorial coming up involves curves, you know how I love a good curve.  :)
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more printing

Well, I completed the last handprinted fabric for the swap finally.  I used a tangerine colored solid I had gotten a while back.  I really like how the stamp turned out. And Natalie promptly asked me for the stamp as soon as I was finished, she had been waiting and waiting for me to be done with it so she could stamp away.

I finished my swoon blocks last night, I’m really excited about it.  I’m going to send it out to be quilted, for the first time ever, I’m kind of nervous, but mostly excited to see the finished product and give it away!  I can’t wait! I almost want to share a pic of it, but its such a horrible picture taken in the dark of the night that I just can’t.

Hey and I have a tutorial coming up next week, I’m a little rusty, it’s been a while!

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my living/dining room

Hey everybody, since I’ve been busy plugging away at my swoon quilt, there hasn’t been much other sewing going on.  So I thought it would be fun to finally take pictures of my living and dining room area.  I bought a new couch and chair and rug from west elm last summer and have been slowly getting things finished, so I thought it would be fun to share it today.  I still have some colorful pillows to make for the couch and chair, but other than that I think it’s pretty much done.  Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll answer them in the comments.  We live in a 1 1/2 story house built in 1951, so I feel really lucky because it has tons of character, as well as really drafty windows.  Here we go:

 This is a cool cabinet that I found last fall at an estate sale, perfect for my collection of cathrineholm and kaj franck goodies.

That’s all for now, hope you have a great weekend!

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a few done

I hopped on my swoon blocks over the weekend.  I think I have four finished now.  The cutting seemed to take forever and so did the first block, but once I got the hang of it, the blocks come together pretty quick.  Although now I think I know why I don’t make too many big quilts (even though I love them so much), the time they consume is just amazing.  Kind of makes me crave making garments, somehow they seem more rewarding to me.

I’m liking the way the blocks are looking together the more I make and hopefully I’ll have the finished top by the end of the week depending on how motivated I feel after I put the girls to bed.  We’ll see!  Are you swooning along?

ps. the background fabric is moda crossweave in gray purchased at Marmalade Fabrics.  I have more of it stashed away, it’s so pretty!

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