Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Gypsy Queen Pillow Case

Hello everyone!

Last week, I was organizing my sewing room and came across so many cute fabric stashes from Artisan Fabrics and some from Denim Studio by AGF, so I decided to put them to good use. I was thinking, bohemian and gypsy when I created the "Gypsy Queen Pillow Case". Like some of  you know, I am obsess with BERNINA's decorative stitches and I try to use them all!! Believe me, there are several.


But I really enjoy exploring every single one of them and decided to use these three, don't they blend perfectly with the design and the collections used? I love them ♥♥♥ This pillow case it's so easy to make and so much fun. I know I always say things like that, but when you do what you love....you just have fun☺☺


Get the full tutorial from the "Gypsy Queen Pillow Case" here and have fun sewing!




Until next time!




Pat B.

Friday, August 19, 2016

#FBF Giveaway!

Hello, hello! 

How's everyone doing today? I know that due to the arrival of Heartland Fabrics, lots of you want a GIVEAWAY on that, but fear not lovelies, soon there will be one, but for now..I was thinking of a cool surprise to give all of you and because lots and lots of people had been messaging me about Summerlove, Etno and so on, that I decided to....drum rolls please..... host a FBF GIVEAWAY!  The colors that I picked are so in style now, that they can work perfectly for a quilt, dress, pillow case and so forth....I am even considering creating something with these fabrics mmmm, a cute table runner will do or even a baby quilt! Oh imagine the beauty that will result if I combined them with Heartland ♥♥


Alright makers you can be the lucky winner of these 20 mixed fat quarter bundles of:

Etno
SummerLove
Rapture
Essentials 

How exciting would that be?! Enter your info in the form below. The GIVEAWAY will run for a week and will announce the lucky winner Friday August 25th at 12PM EST

GIVEAWAY CLOSED: Congrats to Cheryl Loffredo



Friday, August 5, 2016

Flying Geese Pouch


Happy Friday everyone!

I have a little quick tutorial for all of you,  let's spend this weekend creating, which is my goal! I was thinking of that could be the Project of The Week, and while flipping through the pages of a magazine, I saw a stunning pouch and the wonderful idea of adding flying geese came to mind. I've seen some pouches with flying geese, and said...why not! So the lovely "Flying Geese Pouch" came to life!



This is a very easy and quick tutorial, but if you have any concerns, comment them below. I will be more than happy to help you further ☺
 
What you will need:

Fat Quarter of DEN-S2007
Fat Quarter of DEN-S2005
Fat Eight of SML-200
Fat Eight of CST-3204
Fat Eight of ETN-40040
1/4 of batting
Matching thread
10'' matching zipper

Cutting Instructions:
1 (one) 8'' x 9'' of DEN-S2005
2 (two) 2'' x 9'' of DEN-S2005
2 (two) 8'' x 9'' of DEN-S2007
2 (two) 1'' x 2'' of DEN-S2007
1 (one) 8'' x 9'' of batting

Step 1

For this pouch, I used 4 flying geese using Etno, Summerlove and Carnaby St Fabrics. Click here to learn how to make them. Use the same size as instructed in my Flying Geese tutorial. You will end up having, one from Etno, Carnaby and Two from Summerlove, but that's up to you. Set the remaining aside.


Step 2

Attach the four flying geese together and take the 2 (two) 2'' x 9'' of DEN-S2005. Then attach each piece together.



Step 3

 I decided to free motion quilt the 2 (two) 2'' x 9'' of DEN-S2005, currently obsessed with free motion quilting. But you can quilt the sides as you prefer. For some people, free motion can be a bit hard, but practice makes perfect ☺ Place finished flying geese part (with the 2 (two) 2'' x 9'' of DEN-S2005 already attached) over the 8'' x 9'' of batting, pin in place and free motion away!


Step 4

Now it is time to attache the zipper and lining. For the lining, you will use 2 (two) 8'' x 9'' of DEN-S2007 and for the zipper sides the
2 (two) 1'' x 2'' of DEN-S2007. Click here to see my We All Sew tutorial, where I explained how to attache a zipper and lining. 





And voila! Your "Flying Geese" pouch is complete! I hope you liked this quick and fun tutorial. Stay tuned lovelies, there is a big surprise coming up next week on the blog! 

'till then

Pat B. 







Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August Calendars are Here!

Wow!!! Is it August already? I cannot believe it..in a couple of months it will be Fall Quilt Market again, time does really fly fast, specially if you are having fun! Last month was full of work and I am so excited for this month too. Did you listen to my Podcast yesterday with Pat Sloan! It was amazing, I had such a great time. With another month gone, another set of wallpapers. A lot you have been emailing telling me how much you like the wallpapers, that's so sweet! Thanks so much ♥♥♥♥


Downloadable links below! 

with calendar
1280×800 | 1440×900 | 1680×1050 | 1920×1200 | 2560×1440 

without calendar
1280×800 | 1440×900 | 1680×1050 | 1920×1200 | 2560×1440 | iPad | iPhone6 |iPhone6 Plus


Let's have a very flowerly and pink August and remember to download the iPhone cover as well and bright up your day!



Until next time!

Pat B.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Podcast Time with Pat Sloan!

Hello, hello!

How are you all doing this fine Monday?! I am so happy with all the lovely emails I received for my Paper Pieced Mini, I am so happy everyone loved it! I can't wait to see some of your versions popping up on social media. Well, well..... I have a little surprise for you, today I will be guest on American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast hosted by the lovely Pat Sloan, how cool is that? I'm a little bit nervous but more excited than anything because I'll be more in touch with all of you!  


Make sure to tune in! Show starts today at 4PM EST ( 3PM Central, 2PM Mountain and 1PM Pacific) Click here to listen live or you can subscribe for free here to get the podcast directly to your iTunes. 

Hope you like my Podcast! 

xoxo

Pat B.

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