Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Kona Club Challenge Giveaway Winner!

The Winner of the Kona Club Challenge - Giveaway is:

8. elle said...
Fantastic shape and tutorial!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Kona Club Challenge - Candy Dish Tutorial by Stacey Day

Stacey from Stacey in Stitches took the Kona Club Challenge this month.  Stacey used the colors we sent out in December 2012 for Kona Club and made this fun Candy Dish. We hope you enjoy this tutorial and make one of your own!

We are giving away the fat quarters that Stacey used in this tutorial so be sure to leave a comment on this post to win!

Candy Dish 

Hi, I’m Stacey from over at Stacey in Stitches. I am very excited to be a guest here at Sew Sisters, to share my Candy Dish tutorial! I live in Beautiful British Columbia with my husband, son, and slightly neurotic cat. I have been quilting and sewing since I was about 6. My grandma and mom taught me almost everything I know, and instilled a love of art in me that manifests itself in quilting. I have my diploma in Fashion Production from Olds College, and I dabble in knitting, crochet, and watercolour. I started blogging last year when my son was born, and I am so inspired by the myriad of talented quilters and fiber artists out there! I am also a member of the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild.

It’s that time of year again when the stores start selling a yummy assortment of candy and snack size chocolates bars in preparation for the holiday season that kicks off at Halloween and doesn't stop until just after New Year's. With all the entertaining to be done, why not keep the crystal in the cupboard and show off your superb sewing skills with a set of quilted candy dishes? They are easy to make and give away as gifts, and can be made for every candy-filled holiday throughout the year, from Halloween and Christmas, to Valentines Day and Easter. The template can be enlarged or shrunk for a great variety of sizes, and you can utilize some of the fancy stitches on your machine to sew wedges together.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Jeannie's Xs and Os

Here's another quilt from 101 Fabulous Small Quilts. 
Jeannie made Ellen Pahl's Xs and Os using beautiful batiks. The quilt finishes at 20" X 20" and the finished block is 4" X 4".

Jeannie's Xs and Os

How long have you been quilting?
Officially since 1990 and unofficially since 1978. 

What are you most drawn to about quilting?
I love playing with colour. Coming up with unconventional combinations and making them work together.

What are you currently working on?
I have a few projects on the go. One of them is a Log Cabing Quilt using Marti Michell's ruler. This will be a class at Sew Sisters this Fall. 

What's your favourite dessert?
Cheese Cake

What toppings do you put on your hamburger?
Ketchup, mustard and lettuce. 

How long have you worked at Sew Sisters?
Almost 4 years. 

What do you do at the store?
I'm the Assistant Manager and I teach classes.

Do you have pets? What kind?
A dog named Albert and a cat named Jaxy. 

What's your other favorite thing to do beside quilting?
Hang out with my family.

What's your favorite notion or gadget?
At the minute it is my Curve Master Foot for my sewing machine. It makes sewing curves a breeze!

Jeannie with her Xs and Os Small Quilt

Friday, October 4, 2013

New Kona Colors!

Don't the new Kona Colors make you happy? Lots of beautiful grays, blues, and oranges to choose from.
We’ve added the new colors to our shelves so get them all!
Click here to purchase: New Kona Cotton Solids
We have a limited number of Kona Solids - Roll Ups on sale. Click here to check them out: Kona Solids - Roll Ups on Sale.