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Saturday, December 26, 2015

End of Year Sale

Hope everyone had a great Christmas yesterday.  I sure did, even with a one member of the family missing it was a great Christmas, even in 70 degree outside with rain all day long.  The house quite warm by the end of the day with the oven all day.

http://www.quiltingaffection.com/

Now that Christmas is over it is time to think about the end of the year, which means sales, sales and more sales. Well Quilting Affection is having an Year Ending Sale.  We are trying to get remove all the remaining fabric in our inventory.  All Fabric is 50% off, and we even have our patterns down to 30% off. So come over to our main page and check out what we have for you.  Great time to Stash build!!

Tina 

Friday, December 18, 2015

2016 Block of the Month - Coming Soon


2016 Block of the Month, "Dance with Me"
In 2016 we will be starting something new and fun that I hope everyone will enjoy.  It is the first bloc of the month created by and for Quilting Affection.  It was a lot of fun to design and will be easy to make and a joy to display. 


Let me introduce you to "Dance with Me", this pattern is an applique and piecing combination that finishes at approximately 74” x 74” when complete.  Each of the blocks are 10” squares.  I’m in love with this quilt top, it is so soft and elegant, but can be strong and masculine at the same time. 

The color choices for this quilt are endless.  I’m making my demo quilt out of Contempo Studio Color Weave Fabrics, White, Black, Medium Pink, and Turquoises.   You can make this a spring, fall, summer or a winter holiday quilt. The background colors can be dark or light. Here are examples of some other color ideas, but the final color choices are up to you.

"Dance With Me!" Blue,Red,Brown,Cream Combination
White,Red,Green,Black Combination
“Dance with Me” BOM will be approximately 6 month program which will start on February 1st, 2016.  Each block will be released on or around the 1st of the month and then it will be available for free download only for that month. It will then be for sale after that, so if you miss a block you can purchase it through our website.  

More Information will become available starting in January along with yardage requirements. 
Sign up for our Newsletter and Blog so you don’t miss any updates on this BOM. 

Tina
 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tool Review: Qtools Sewing Edge

At Quilt Market, I received several samples of new products to try.  One of the products I received at the show From Quilt with Marci Baker, it was a product called "Sewing Edge" from her Qtools product line.  So, as I work on a new project I have decided to try it out on my machine.
The sample I received was small, I wished it was a couple inches smaller.  I did notice the true product strips are much larger and can be cut down to fit your machine. I did find the strip is very sticky, but not to stick so it cant be removed.  The strip when placed didn't move at all, like other products I have tried in the past.  Make sure you watch the video on her website or using your smartphone to scan the code for the video on how to use the product.
After the strip was in place and secure, I began sewing lining up the pieces of fabric next to the strip and sewing right along. I noticed that my fabric was lining up nicely and staying straight as I sewed the pieces together.  I really didn't have problems with my ends of the pieces becoming narrow, like was in the past, either.
The stitch lines came out nice and straight.
When looking at the price of the product on her website, it was not that expensive. The cost of the product was $8.95 for 10 strips.  I think they would last you along time with how sticky the strips are.

Overall, I like this product will keep on using this product for a while, wishing I have a couple of other pieces to try on my other machines.  

 Tina

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Christmas is in My Heart Blog Hop Followup

Today, I would like to thank you all for coming to my blog yesterday for the Christmas is in My Heart Blog Hop. I loved seeing all your comments it was amazing on the responses on the "Christmas Stocking Boutique" variations.  

We had 70 comments yesterday and here are Top 3 favorites results in yesterday's parade of Quilts: 
  1.  Northcott Stonehenge "Reindeer Prance" fabric collection
  2. Henry Glass "Holiday Magic" Fabric collection
    3. Traditional 
Lots of comments on how many who could not decide which quilt they liked the best.

Remember this stocking pattern is on sale until November 19th.

Today is another great day on the Christmas in my Heart Blog Hop, make sure you check them out.

Also, there is another Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Hop going on today and my good friend Carol from FunThread Designs, LLC. is one of the bloggers make sure you head over to her blog to check out her cute block.

Have a great day,
Tina



 


 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Christmas Is In My Heart - Blog Hop!


Today starts Day 3 of the Christmas is in My Heart Blog Hop.  Christmas has lots of memories of spending time with my family decorating the tree and Hanging the stockings.  The stocking were the best due to we got them right away Christmas morning, before dad got up.  

I would like to show you one of our patterns that combines lovely flowers arrangement in a Christmas stocking.  Christmas Stocking Bouquet by Diana and Tina Dillard, is an easy raw edge applique pattern that would make a great gift or to add it to you holiday decor.  


Traditional
In the creating of this pattern we made two version in different color schemes.  Diana, made hers in a more traditional color scheme. She mostly used Kansas Troubles (Clara's Garden) for this project.
Holiday Magic by Henry Glass Fabrics
In my version, I played around with a lot of Fabric collections in EQ7, before deciding happily with Holiday Magic by Henry Glass Fabrics. These fabrics gave the stocking a modern feel.

It is amazing how differant Holiday collections can change a pattern.  Here are some more Christmas Fabric Collection variations for this pattern: 
Moda Winterberry by Kate and Birdie

Moda Winterberry collection by Kate and Birdie, combines icy mint, berry red and soft warm greys.
Robert Kaufman Northwoods 5
 Robert Kaufman uses Artist Batiks in Christmas colors.
 
Northcott Stonehenge Reindeer Prance

Northcott Stonehenge Reindeer Prance uses a combination from the greens and reds.

Hope you like these variations of the Christmas Stocking Boutique. Which one did you like? I would like to here your comments below.

Make sure you visit our website see more of our patterns.  Now through the end of the Blog Hop November 19th, Christmas Stocking Boutique is now $4.00 off the regular price. The price will update in the Shopping Cart.

Make sure you check out other blogs in today Blog Hop.

                                                                 Giveaway
http://www.fatquartershop.com/

Rules for the Giveaway:
This giveaway is for every blog to offer. (One entrant per blog)
The dates the giveaways run are the title of each line, it also lists the expiration date.
All times for giveaways start at midnight EST and end at 11:59 pm est.


The giveaway is a $25.00 Fat Quarter Shop Gift Certificate

Starts Nov 16, ends Nov 17 - includes: 

A Stitch In Time
Apple Avenue Quilts
From This To That
Just Let Me Quilt
Quilting Affection Blog(Me)
Kwilt Krazy

 

Make sure you Sign up for My Newsletter and Blog to keep up with the happenings at Quilting Affection.

Happy Holidays,

Tina




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