November 17, 2016

Sew Pro Stars Blog Hop and Springs Awakening Debut!

As many of you may remember, in September I made my way up to Chicago for the Sew Pro Convention.  I cannot say enough about how beneficial this conference was.  I learned a lot and met a ton of great people.  Just to give you an idea our keynotes were with Pat Sloan...


and Tula Pink...


We learned about submitting designs to magazines from Jenny Fox Proverb...


about designing patterns by Sara Lawson from @sewsweetness...


I met, and had a long conversation with Brenda Ratliff, fabric designer for RJR Fabrics, leading to her offering of fabric from her new line, One Room Schoolhouse, to design with (see that pattern here)...


And had the chance to listen to Sharon Thornton from Free Spirit Fabrics talk about becoming a designer for them (which led to a wonderful working partnership already!)...


I have already benefited so much from this convention and cannot wait for the next one.  If you have any desire to break into the business, I would so totally recommend it!!!

And this week, we are having a blog hop to share what we've learned with the world.  One of my biggest lessons learned was to be myself and to do it now.  When I got home, I dove into my pattern designs and today, I want to share my newest one with you!!  This is Spring's Awakening!!

 A Quilting Chick - Spring's Awakening


It's one of my favorite patterns!!  The pattern is available in my Etsy store.  But I wanted to give you a tutorial on one of the blocks here.

This block is so simple but has such a neat look to it.

 A Quilting Chick - Setting Block

And here's an idea of what it would like like as an entire quilt...

 A Quilting Chick - Setting Block Quilt Layout

Here's the tutorial.  Enjoy!  It takes a background fabric and three coordinating fabrics.

Pin 2” Fabric 2 strip to long edge of 2-1/2” background strip as shown.  Sew and press open.  Repeat with 2” Fabric 3 strip and 2-1/2” background strip.

 A Quilting Chick - Block Steps

Subcut into 4 - 2” sections of each Fabric 2 and Fabric 3.

 A Quilting Chick - Block Steps

 Pin 1” x 4” background to right side of Fabric 3 section from Step 2.  Sew and press open.  Repeat to make 4 units.

 A Quilting Chick - Block Steps

Place Fabric 2 section from Step 2 to units from Step 3 as shown.  Sew and press open.  Repeat to make 4 units.

 A Quilting Chick - Block Steps

Place 2” x 4” Fabric 1 piece to top of unit from Step 4 as shown.  Sew and press open.  Repeat to make 4 units.
 A Quilting Chick - Block Steps

Place 2” x 5-1/2” Fabric 1 piece to left side of unit from Step 5 as shown.  Sew and press open.  Repeat to make 4 units.
 A Quilting Chick - Block Steps

Using the 2-1/2” x 5-1/2” and 2-1/2” x 12-1/2” background pieces, and the units from Step 6, arrange your blocks as shown.  Join first in columns, then join columns to complete your block.
 A Quilting Chick - Block Steps

 Square up block to 12-1/2”.
 A Quilting Chick - Setting Block


 A Quilting Chick - Spring's Awakening Fence Shot

If you'd like to see what everyone else is sharing about the Sew Pro Convention, be sure to hop along with us...


SewPro Stars Blog Hop Schedule

Monday Nov 14
Sherri Noel - Rebeccamaedesigns.com
Andi Stanfield - http://truebluequilts.com/

Tuesday Nov 15
Pam Cobb & Lynn Rinehart - http://www.thestitchtvshow.com
Joanne Kerton - www.canuckquilter.com

Wednesday Nov 16
Carmen Ross - seecarmensew.com
Jessica Caldwell - www.desertbloomquilting.com
Pamela Morgan - mysweetlittlestitches.com

Thursday Nov 17
Maryanna Powell - www.marvelousauntiem.com
Lissa LaGreca - lovinglylissa.com

Friday Nov 18
Becca Fenstermaker - prettypiney.com
Trinia Braughton - www.penguinfeats.com

And did I mention?  There's a giveaway too!  Here's the one for the blog hop...


And....I'm having my own giveaway!  This is a charm pack of Lecien, Flower Sugar Paisley Wind!  I picked it up at quilt market a few weeks ago when I got the fabric for this quilt!  All you have to do to win it is leave a comment here telling me what you'd like to make with it!  For an extra entry, follow me here or on Instagram and let me know here!  I'll draw for the winner on Monday and contact the winner by email.

 A Quilting Chick - Charm Pack

Good luck and thanks for sticking with me through this long post!!

Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation for NTT. With Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday, Fort Worth Fabric Studio for Fabric Frenzy Friday, Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?, TGIFF at The Quilted Journal, and Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts. Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, Show & Tell Monday at Bambi's, Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts, and Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt.

November 14, 2016

Snapshots Quilt

I was sooo excited to finish this one up.  The Snapshots Quilt Along was hosted by The Fat Quarter Shop last year and was designed by Bonnie and Camille.  It is absolutely one of my favorites.

 A Quilting Chick - Snapshots

Each block was even more cute that the last.

A Quilting Chick - Snapshots

That balloon!!  The cute puppy will get button eyes after it's quilted.

 A Quilting Chick - Snapshots

I love the cake block.  It may very well make an appearance in a future quilt.  I can see it being a wedding cake.  :)

 A Quilting Chick - Snapshots

That slug bug block was probably the most difficult for me.  But it's so freakin' cute!!

 A Quilting Chick - Snapshots

That sewing machine though!!  I used a fat eighth pack of Miss Kate by Bonnie & Camille for my blocks.  The fabrics play beautifully with this pattern.

 A Quilting Chick - Snapshots

But I must say that I think the bike is my favorite block of all.  So cute!!!

 A Quilting Chick - Snapshots

This one is definitely a keeper.  Many of my family members seem to want it, but I think this one is staying with me.  :)

In other exciting news, I'm participating in the Sew Pro Stars Blog Hop this week!


This wonderful group of people that I met in Chicago for Sew Pro, are coming together this week to bring you some AMAZING sewing projects and quilt blocks and to share with you our takes from Sew Pro!

SewPro Stars Blog Hop Schedule

Monday Nov 14
Sherri Noel - Rebeccamaedesigns.com
Andi Stanfield - http://truebluequilts.com/

Tuesday Nov 15
Pam Cobb & Lynn Rinehart - http://www.thestitchtvshow.com
Joanne Kerton - www.canuckquilter.com

Wednesday Nov 16
Carmen Ross - seecarmensew.com
Jessica Caldwell - www.desertbloomquilting.com
Pamela Morgan - mysweetlittlestitches.com

Thursday Nov 17
Maryanna Powell - www.marvelousauntiem.com
Lissa LaGreca - lovinglylissa.com

Friday Nov 18
Becca Fenstermaker - prettypiney.com
Trinia Braughton - www.penguinfeats.com


Please make sure to stop by and join in the fun!  There's a terrific giveaway also, and I will be hosting my own giveaway on Thursday when it's my turn to share!!  Please join in the fun!

November 7, 2016

Butterfly Trellis

I'm so excited to say that I finally got some good pictures of my Butterfly Trellis quilt!!  This one has been a complete pain in the photography department.  Here is a full picture...

A Quilting Chick - Butterfly Trellis - Full

I absolutely adore this pattern!!!  It's an absolutely gorgeous quilt in person so finally getting some decent pics to share with you thrills me.  Here's a closeup...

A Quilting Chick - Butterfly Trellis - Close

I wrote this pattern in all sizes and have a twin size made up that just won't cooperate with pictures but let me just say, it's perfect for a little girls bedroom.

A Quilting Chick - Butterfly Trellis
The pattern is available in my Etsy store and if you make it, I'd absolutely love to see, so please share!!!

I'm linking up with Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday, with Show & Tell Monday at Bambisyr with its QuiltglÀdje!, with Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday, and with Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making.  With Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday and with Quilting Room with Mel for Fiber Tuesday.  With Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social, Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers, My Quilt Infatuation for NTT, and WOW on Esther's Quilt Blog. And finally with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday, and with Ft. Worth Fabric Studio for Fabric Frenzy Friday.