Monday, 21 July 2014

Texas Roadtrip QAL

Hello everyone! There's only a few more weeks of the Texas Roadtrip QAL, and as we wind down I just get so thankful that so many people followed along or are making a quilt with us. This is what I love about quilting--the community. Anyway, today we'll be over at Ellyn's Place for her cute San Antonio block and then on Thursday we'll see what Lissa over at Moda has for us for the Hill Country. On the 28th, Melissa at My Fabric Relish we'll be showing us her quilt block for the Rio Grande Valley. And then that's all the stops, all the blocks, and then all we have left is just to show off what everyone's made and to do a big giveaway!

The last few weeks have just flown by, and I've been so busy, I must admit I'm a little behind on my blocks, so I have a lot of sewing to catch up on. I was fortunate enough to get to attend the Fat Quarterly Retreat this past weekend, and had the best time, and I'm going to post about the experience in the next few days.

So anyway, thanks for continuing to follow us through Texas, and I'll be back to show you my progress, and to tell you all about the retreat.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Christmas in July with Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Hello everyone! This week was pretty exciting for me because I got to be part of Fort Worth Fabric Studio's Christmas in July event. For the entire month of July, they will be posting Christmas related tutorials from different bloggers, and they will also be having a giveaway each week. I was really excited to jump online Thursday to see my tutorial for my Boxing Day Block up on their site!!! The block is 20.5" so you could use it for a quilt, or make a cushion out of it. You can't tell from the photo, but mine is actually cushion cover turned wall-hanging. At first I added the back for a cushion cover, but then decided I wanted to hang it up, so I added the binding afterward. If you end up checking out the tutorial, and have any feedback, please let me know:)

Tomorrow they're going to be having a giveaway, so you should jump on over and enter to win and check out some of the really cute tutorials they have. Here's the schedule for the rest of the month:

July 13: Giveaway: Half Yard Bundle
July 15: Christmas Table Runner: FWFS
July 17: Paula: The Sassy Quilter
July 20: Giveaway: Half Yard Bundle
July 22: 1930's Christmas Quilt Free Pattern: FWFS
July 24: Kim: Charm and Whimsy
July 27: Giveaway: Half Yard Bundle
July 29: TBA
July 31: Melissa: My Fabric Relish

Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Thanks so much for stopping by. I know I haven't posted a lot lately, so I appreciate you still coming by to visit:) Hopefully very soon, I'll have my projects finished to show you! Here's to hoping.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Texas Roadtrip QAL Quad 4 and a Giveaway Winner!!

Congratulations to Jennie E, the winner of the Aurifil Giveaway. Jennie E has actually been to Big Bend before!!! Here's what she said,

"OH sew cute!! I am a Texan living in Florida and one of the few family trips I remember was a trip to Big Bend. The ghost town was amazing to the 11 year old me and the park was really cool. That was the first time I saw a live roadrunner and a real tumbleweed."

So Jennie, send me your address and we'll get the Aurifil to you!!!

This week we will be beginning Quad 4 of the Texas Roadtrip QAL, and this Quad is going to be packed! Here's the schedule:

July 7 - Houston - Teresa at Third Floor Quilts
July 10 - Beaumont - Taryn at Pixels to Patchwork
July 14 - Austin - Amanda at What the Bobbin
July 17 - College Station - Hilary at Young Texan Mama
July 21 - San Antonio - Ellyn at Ellyn's Place
July 24 - Hill Country - Lissa at Moda Fabrics
July 28 - Rio Grande Valley - Melissa at My Fabric Relish

Right now, my quilt is kind-of all over the place because I haven't exactly decided where I want to put my ghost town, but we still have a few cities to get through so hopefully I'll have time. Anyway, again, if you're making a quilt, or just a block or two, make sure to upload it to our Flickr group or on instagram at #texasroadtripqal.

Thanks everyone for stopping by!