Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Destash of Out-of-Print Fabrics

Hi All! Happy Wednesday! I have listed a few fabrics in my online shops (links at bottom of post) and since they are out of print and now getting harder to find I thought I'd shout it out here on the blog too in case you might be looking for them. I love these fabrics but it's not looking like I'm going to get a chance to sew them anytime soon so I want them to go to a good home.

Indelible by Katarina Roccella - 10 fat quarter bundle  SOLD :)

Woodland from Riley Blake Fabrics - 9 fat quarter bundle

Good Natured 3/4 yard piece

Four fat eighths (12 x 22 inches actually) of 3 Sisters fabrics from Moda SOLD :)

You can find these lovelies on Etsy and Daydreams of Quilts.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Custom Office Accessory Set

I received a message on Etsy last week from a customer who was interested in a custom notebook cover. Then the order became a notebook cover and slouch bag. Then a binder cover and pencil case were added. (I made the pencil case for free.) And finally a document sleeve was added. I was happy to make all of these.

I had a pattern for the slouch bag,from Virginia Lindsey's book {affiliate link} "Sewing to Sell A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Craft Business" and a tutorial for the notebook cover from the now extinct blog "What the Bobbin" . The rest was designed by me. 

Note: If you have the Quilter's Planner Cover tutorial it's the same tutorial to make the notebook cover just different measurements so you can use that and adapt to your notebook if you want to make one.

My business guru Danielle says custom orders can challenge you to do some of your best work and come up with innovative ideas and I must say she is so right! I am so thankful this order came my way both for the creative push and because it helped feed my kids this week.

Three ring binder cover, zippy notebook cover and pencil case. My customer's theme is white, pink and gold. I added in the cream because the gold on the "Priory Square" roses fabric is a perfect metallic.

Slouch bag from the book: "Sewing to Sell A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Craft Business"(affiliate link)

Three ring binder cover designed and made by Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts.

The inside flaps of the binder have two pockets each plus a business card pocket.

Zippy notebook cover using Amanda from What the Bobbin's tutorial.

Interior flap pocket and business card pocket.

Custom made document sleeve designed and made by Anita of Daydreams of Quilts.

I put a pocket on the inside flap that has two pen slots and a sticky notes pocket.

So that was a fun challenge for me! I am now offering these products individually and as a set on Etsy.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Victoria Day Weekend Pattern Sale and Craftsy Supplies Event!

Hi Quilting Friends! :) It's the Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada and I am excited about that so let's have a pattern sale!

Daydreams of Quilts PDF Quilt Patterns are 50% off through Monday May 22 with coupon code: VICTORIADAY50

Links to patterns:

Daydreams of Quilts


Also! Craftsy is having their May supplies event this weekend! {Affiliate Link Below - for more affiliate info please see my about page}

Sale DatesThursday 5/18 (12:01 am MDT) Sunday 5/21 (11:59 pm MDT) 

Offer Details:
Quilting supplies up to 60% off
Knitting supplies up to 60% off
Crochet supplies up to 60% off
Cake supplies up to 50% off
Sewing supplies up to 70% off

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Canadian Flag in a Pixelated Heart Quilt of Valour

Today is a happy day! I finally get to send this quilt off in the mail! I made this Quilt of Valour as part of the Northcott Sesquicentennial Quilts of Valour Challenge and it will be donated to Quilts of Valour Canada and will soon be owned by a Canadian soldier or veteran.

Canadian Flag in a Pixelated Heart Quilt by Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts. I am sorry the photos are not more scenic but it is very windy today in Wainwright (as usual) so we needed to shelter behind the house.

The challenge was to create a Quilt of Valour using only Northcott Sesquicentennial fabrics. I designed this quilt with the challenge in mind.

The pattern for this quilt is available at Daydreams of Quilts, on Etsy and on Craftsy. This is the second style option in the pattern and I have simply added borders to bring the size up to the required size.

I purchased a panel for the back and used fabrics left from the front to piece the back to the size I needed. There is a Quilt of Valour label in the bottom left corner.

I quilted with Aurifil 28 weight thread in colours matching the fabrics. The heart is in red thread, the green border is feathers quilted with green thread and the blue border is wishbones in blue thread. The cross hatches in the heart are 50 weight Aurifil in white. Aurifil 28 weight thread was also used for the machine blanket stitch applique around the edges of the maple leaf.

The red, green, blue and yellow are Hudson's Bay colours which I think is very cool. I am inspired to make a Hudson's Bay point blanket quilt now.

I hope this quilt makes its recipient very happy and keeps them cozy! I love how it turned out and the trivia fabric was fun to read while working on it. :)

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Mother's Day Market Booth Video 1

This is the first of two videos of our booth set up for the very first time at last weekend's Mother's Day Market in our town. See this post for the video of the part I forgot to show. :)

All stock that wasn't listed already has now been listed on our website and on Etsy. So if you see something in the videos that you would like you can click over and order it. We also have two pine quilt ladders available and can make pick-up or delivery arrangements if you are local or in central Alberta. The quilt ladders are $80 Canadian.

So, it was another adventure and a bit more experience gained. We look forward to the markets we are booked for in August (12, and 26th) at the White Barn in Thorsby, AB and September (23rd) at the Etsy Pop-Up at the Show Conference Centre in Edmonton.

Mother's Day Market Booth Video 2

We set up our booth for the very first time last weekend at a local Mother's Day Market. This is the second of two videos as I realized after I made the first one that I forgot to show the quilt and pillows on the bench in the centre of the booth. :)

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Briar Rose Modern Lap Quilt

Sometimes simplicity is best right? Especially when you can't bring yourself to cut up your beloved fabrics into small pieces. I finally cut into my Briar Rose bundle yesterday. I cut enough for two lap quilts and this one was finished by lunchtime today.

I cut 10" squares of the prints and solids and quilted with 10 different Aurifil threads.

This quilt is for sale at Daydreams of Quilts and on Etsy.

This Briar Rose line by Heather Ross is one of my all-time favorites. It is perfection! This quilt really show cases the prints and the colors by keeping the squares large.

The back is two prints from the Briar Rose line pieced together.

Throughout quilting I switched out the top thread to match the fabrics. The quilt is quilted with a meandering stipple using 10 different Aurifil threads.

I took care not to quilt through the bees and the frogs because they are what makes this quilt awesome! :)

The binding is another print from the Briar Rose line and is machine sewn to the front and the back of the quilt.

I have one of these quilts basted and ready to quilt for myself as well. I cannot wait to have it finished. I think I will make a matching pillow with the scraps. :)