Friday, 22 September 2017

#EtsyEdmonton Etsy Made in Canada Show

Happy Friday! For those of you in the Edmonton area I want to ensure you know that Daydreams of Quilts will be at the #EtsyEdmonton show at the Shaw Conference Centre on Saturday and Sunday this weekend September 23rd and 24th.

There is an interesting article about the show and about Maker Culture in Vue Weekly.

The entry fee is $5.00 and on Saturday half of that fee is being donated to the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts.

We are taking our entire inventory so we will have quilts, tree skirts, table runners, Christmas stockings, fabric bundles, t-shirts, enamel pins and more!

We hope to see you there!

Friday, 15 September 2017

"A Year of Pixel Heart Quilts" ebook launch!

Today is the day! "A Year of Pixel Heart Quilts" is now available to purchase. 

This is the first ebook of quilt patterns from Daydreams of Quilts.

This ebook contains 10 pixel heart quilt patterns for less than the price of three patterns at $24.95 C.

A Year of Pixel Heart Quilts is an ebook with ten quilt patterns to make beginner friendly pixel heart quilts for every season, and several holidays, throughout the year. The download includes a 62 page ebook with ten patterns.

These quilts are quick to make so they make great gifts for friends, family or charity projects.

Each pattern in the book includes photographs of sample quilts, a digital quilt layout diagram page and digital block construction diagrams. A second file included in the download contains colouring pages for some of the quilts and templates. Detailed instructions are written for each pattern.

All quilts in the ebook are designed, pieced and quilted by myself and all patterns are written by myself as well.

This book encourages you to shop your stash first as all of these quilts are scrap friendly. The scrappier the better!

Purchase A Year of Pixel Heart Quilts

Also Available on Etsy. EU buyers please use the Etsy link as they handle the VAT tax for us. :)

What customers have to say:

 Five Star review on Etsy from Jodie Lane on May 11, 2017 about the "Pixel Heart in a Pixel Heart" quilt pattern: "Such a beautiful pattern with clear instructions, thank you!! Have purchased it for my daughter who is learning to quilt, I'm sure she will love making it up."

Five Star review on Etsy from notredame131 on May 10, 2017 about the "Pixel Shamrock in a Pixel Heart" quilt pattern: "Easy, quick and understandable directions."

Five Star review on Etsy from celeste249 on February 14, 2017 about the "Pixel Heart in a Pixel Heart" quilt pattern: "The instructions were clear and simple. I love this versatile pattern. Easy enough even for a beginner to make a statement quilt."

Five Star review on Etsy from Patricial Lessell on February 2, 2017 about the "Pixel Heart in a Pixel Heart" quilt pattern: "Just perfect. What a lovely seller. I will be back."

Here is one of the fall patterns from the ebook, the "Turkey in a Pixel Heart Quilt." This wall hanging/table topper quilt is perfect for Thanksgiving.

Visit here: A Year of Pixel Heart Quilts for more photos of quilts in the book.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

I Saw Three Ships: My Row in the Christmas Caroling Row Along - free pattern and giveaways!

Hello! Welcome to Daydreams of Quilts if you're new to my blog!

Today is my day to post my row and free PDF Row Pattern in the Seams To Be Sew Christmas Caroling Row Along hosted by Marian Pena! 

Thank you so much Marian for all your hard work on this fun event! Make sure to visit all the bloggers on the schedule (see bottom of this post) as each one will have a free row pattern for you and a giveaway!

Daydreams of Quilts is very pleased to be a sponsor of this event along with the many other amazing sponsors that Marian has lined up!

Northcott Fabrics is the main sponsor of this event and I would like to send them a huge thank you for sending me the beautiful fabrics to sew my row sample. They are sponsoring a weekly giveaway all throughout the Row Along as is Calibre Art. Click here for more information on these giveaways.

I am happy to show you my row for the Christmas Carol "I Saw Three Ships."

You can download this row pattern for free here until the end of day September 14th 2017 after which time it will be $5.00 C.

As soon as I saw that song in the list of carols we could choose from I knew that was it. First of all, the idea of these ship blocks came to mind right away because I had been working on some sail boat blocks this past summer. 

Secondly, when I lived in Vancouver, BC as a child I loved that Christmas carol and would sing it every time I got a glimpse of the ships in the harbour. I remember some of them would put Christmas lights on their masts and sails at Christmas time.

You can download this row pattern for free here until end of day September 14th 2017 after which time it will be $5.00 C. Thank you again to Northcott for the fabrics to make my row. I love the snowflakes in the background!

Note: The pattern download system seems to be getting overwhelmed this morning. You will receive a download link via email and if it doesn't download right away please try again in a little bit. If you still cannot download please send me an email or a Facebook message and I will send you the file.

Please consider donating to your favourite charities as a way to say thank you for these free row patterns. Some ideas would be the Red Cross for relief to forest fire victims in British Columbia or a charity helping victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

As a sponsor of the Row Along I am very pleased to present my giveaway prize which is a copy of my new ebook "A Year of Pixel Heart Quilts" which officially launches on September 15th but you are getting a sneak peek at it here and are certainly welcome to purchase ahead of the launch date. There are 10 quilt patterns in the ebook.

This ebook of quilt patterns is a $24.95 C value but is being offered at the special introductory price of $14.95 until September 30th! And one of you will win a copy for free! Please enter on the Rafflecopter below!

A peek at the patterns in the ebook. There are quilts for the whole year through.

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Daily Giveaways: Click here for more information on these giveaways. Enter here or on Marian's blog.

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Bloggers on today's schedule:

The schedule for the whole row along:

Tuesday, September 14, 2017
Barbara Dieges
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
The Quilted Snail
Ms. P. Designs USA
                                                        (sponsored by Just Let Me Quilt)
Tuesday, September 21, 2017
Martina Latimer
                                                     (site will open late next week)
Quilt Fabrication
Patchwork Breeze
Patti’s Patchwork
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
Tuesday, September 23, 2017
Cheryl LaPlante
                                            (sponsored by Quilt In Piece)
Morning Glory
Pampered Pettit
Fun Threads

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Seam Ripper t-shirt now available

Guess what!?

I designed my own t-shirt. 

Hopefully the first of many. I am modelling it myself to show you what it looks like on a quilter. ;) There is also a matching enamel pin as well. Great stocking stuffers for quilters and sewists.

There are men's and ladies cut t-shirts in white premium cotton in my online shops. The seam ripper is coral red and grey with black outline and the text is black.

Order at Daydreams of Quilts

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