Friday, June 26, 2015

La Passacaglia: Part 2


If you have been following me on Instagram, you've probably seen the long term project that I've been working on lately. It's a crazy EPP quilt called the La Passacaglia

The pattern can be found in the Millefiori Quilts book (#1) by Willyne Hammerstein. I picked up a copy of the book as well as the paper pieces and acrylic templates at PaperPieces.com. 
It's definitely a bit of an investment to do this project, but it's also SUPER fun and addictive. I love coming up with new color combos, fabric combos, and fussy cutting just about every single piece. 
I am just making each cog as I go along and not really giving much thought to the placement or end result, but I am having fun and love each cog that I create so I am crossing my fingers that in the end it will all work out and be a one of a kind quilt that I can treasure forever. 

 It has been so much fun to start seeing the progress once I have sewn the cogs together! It is starting to actually feel like a quilt instead of just shapes. 


I found a little organizer that is perfect for keeping all of my paper pieces in order. It's called the Divided Case by Sterilite. I found mine at Target, but have heard that they are hard to come by, so if you see one- snatch it up! Here is a link to the only case I can find online. (it's slightly different colors but looks like its the same thing as what I have.)

I plan to do a post soon with progress pictures of the full quilt (what I have done so far) and would be happy to answer any questions that anyone has- so just leave a comment below and I will answer it in my post. If you need an answer sooner, leave your email and I will answer you directly. 

I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Sewing!
xoxo, Ashley

Monday, June 22, 2015

Folk Song Fabric Giveaway from FabricCadabra

{THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED}

Can you believe that June is almost over?! I swear that time moves 3 times as fast in the summer months- don't you think? Probably because we're all busy having too much fun during the summer! ;)

I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway to celebrate summer and I couldn't think of a fabric line that screams summer more than Anna Maria Horner's Folk Song line. Those colors... seriously! 

My new sponsor FabricCadabra has so generously offered to send a fat quarter bundle of the color way of your choice to one lucky reader! 

The winner will have the choice of either the Dawn Palette, which is full of warm yellows, and pinks/reds...
or the Dusk Palette, which is full of cooler blues, and greens. 
I have each of these fabrics in my stash and the photos just don't even do them justice! {But I feel that is just a given with anything by Anna Maria Horner! She's my fav!}

I will randomly select one winner on Monday June 29th and notify them by email.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment letting me know which bundle you would choose. (your answer in no way effects the outcome of the giveaway)
 Optional bonus entries:
Just make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. (if you do all three, leave three comments.)

{THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED}

Congrats to
wow, that is hard to choose! i really like the dawn palette, though!