Sewing Summit Teacher Tuesday

As some of you know, I’m on the Sewing Summit team this year. While Erin and I can’t decide on my exact title, we’ll say I’m something like the teacher coordinator (or Admiral of Instruction). 

Since November, I have watched as tons of talented people filled out our teaching interest survey. It has been fun picking teachers to be part of our line up, and less fun turning down a lot of talented people. And today I can finally spill the beans, a little, about who I’ve been working with. This is the first (of many!) Teacher Tuesdays over on the Sewing Summit blog. Check it out!

Valnetine’s Day Mini Quilt Tutorial

I have a little Valentine’s Day tutorial to share!

Heart Shaped Box Mini

Heart Shaped Box Mini – Quilt! Measures 17″ x 23″


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As always, I’d love to see what you create with my patterns. Add a picture to my Flickr group when you’re done so we can all ooh-and-ahh over it. :)

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Traveling Stash Giveaway!

Last month I was super lucky and won the Traveling Stash giveaway from Kelly’s blogIt’s a box filled with random fabric, notions, books, etc called the Traveling Stash.  You can read more about it hereIf you win the box, you can remove whatever you like and add items from your own stash before you pass it along! 

Here is a picture of what Kelly included. (stolen from her blog. I totally kept the Swoon pattern).

I liked some, so I pulled those out, and have left the rest in there for you to win! Of course I added some goodies too. (Sorry about the terrible photos. My DSLR is still packed somewhere. :()

Traveling stash

But I wasn’t really sure what you might want. So I’ll finish stuffing the box with some of the FQs once I get an idea of what you are into.

FQ Filler

To win, just leave one comment: what color are you currently obsessed with? I can’t get over coral right now.

FINE PRINT!  You must be:
1. an active blogger
2. a US resident
3.  You must promise to fill the box back up after you have taken out what you’d like to keep!

I will leave the giveaway open until 11pm EST on Friday, Jan. 29th.  I will have the Random Number Generator choose my winner.  Good luck!

** Giveaway is now closed**

Tangerine Tango Quilt Challenge: Prizes and Sponsors

We’ve been so lucky to have some great sponsors and prizes for the challenge. We will have 6(!) winners – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for each of the 2 categories. 

Prizes for the Quilt Category


$50 Gift Certificate


Prizes for the Mini Category


4 Fat Quarters of Ruby Star Shining



Tangerine Fabric Bundle

We’ve already had some GREAT fabric inspiration posted to the Flickr group, and even some entries!!! Stay tuned for our line up of Judges. Erin will be announcing those soon! 

Tangerine Tango Quilt Challenge – RULES

Here we are in 2012. I really can’t believe it!! Let’s get the year started right with a little Challenge!

Tangerine Tango Quilt Challenge

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As I mentioned before, Pantone’s color of the year is Tangerine Tango. Pantone’s website describes the color as: “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it. Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

1. There will be 2 categories
Minis: Longest side under 30″. Pillows, table runners, etc. will count as mini-quilts
Quilts: any size from baby to bed

2. Oranges should be as “tango-y” as possible, but all shades of orange are welcome. 

3. Focus should be on Tangerine, but 1 other color and 1 neutral can be included in the quilts. For our purposes, neutrals include shades of white, cream, beige, brown, gray, and black.

4. The contest will run from Jan. 2 through March 2. The top 10 finalists in each category will be announced on March 5 and winners will be announced on March 14. 

5. You can submit one entry per category. Entries should be completed projects, including quilting & binding. 

1. Since there will be lots of pictures in the Flickr Pool, please make sure to post pictures of your entries in the “Official Entries” threads (there will be 2 – one for minis and one for quilts). Please only post entries in these threads, not questions or comments.

2. Each entry should have 3 photos: full picture and 2 detail pictures.

3. Each entry should include quilt dimensions.

4. Entries should be complete & posted in the correct “Official Entries” thread by midnight PST on March 2nd, 2012. 

*To include photos in your comment, copy the Flickr URL for the picture, then paste it in the comment section between brackets. ex.: [http://www.flickr.com/…..]

We have lined up some great sponsors and judges that we will announce in the coming weeks. To get you started though, we have arranged for a couple shops to create lovely tangerine bundles.

From Del Ray Fabrics: 11 FQs for $34.99

1. Alexander Henry Heath in Paprika
2. Orange Helicopters from Echino
3. Meadow Orange from Heather Ross for Kokka
4. Moda Bella Solid in Orange
5. Half Moon Modern Leaves in Tangerine
6. Half Moon Modern Chevron in Tangerine
7. Laura Gunn’s Painters Canvas in Orange
8. Lizzy House Outfoxed Jewels in Orange
9. & 10. 2 prints from City Weekend by Oliver & S, and last but not least, 
11. On the Go in Coral from Sarah Jane’s Children at Play Collection

From Fat Quarter Shop: 12 FQs for $39.00

TangerineTangoChallenge-Fat Quarter Shop

1. Treasures and Tidbits Orange Tiny Florals and Dots
2. Remix Tangerine Scatter Dots
3. Essential Dots Tangerine
4. Fairy Tale Friends Orange Pin Dot
5. Michael Miller Tangerine Cotton Couture Solid
6. Pure Organic Orange Solid
7. Safari Sweet Organic Dark Orange Solid
8. Kona Cotton Tangerine
9. Sweet on NYC Orange Swirl
10. Flora Tangerine Feathers
11. Bella Solids Betty’s Orange
12. Flora Tangerine Lattice