Jul 192012
 

I love a solids only quilt and this one is a favorite! I found it over on the Robert Kaufman website while picking more colors to add to our collection. Such a great use of the Kona Cotton Solids!

The pattern is free over on the All People Quilts website. If you haven’t been to their site, you should! They’ve got a ton of great projects that are free to download. We’ve made 2 quilts now with their patterns and they’ve both turned out super cute.

This quilt is definitely on my “Make One Day” list … along with about 50 more quilts ;)

Jul 182012
 

It’s Kona week here at Lola Pink Fabrics and we’ve got 2 great dresses to show you. Both are made by one of our super, sweet customers. She’s been sewing for years and years  and absolutely raves about the Kona cotton solids.

I just love how you can take something as plain as a piece of solid fabric and turn it into something so pretty!Kona Dress - Lola Pink FabricsSo why does she love Konas so much? She loves how bold and saturated the colors are. She also loves the weight of the material saying that pleats hold their shape making Konas a dream to smock with. Kona Dress - Lola Pink Fabrics

I wish I had a fraction of this woman’s talent and skill. I keep hoping that if she comes in to the shop often enough maybe some of her skill will brush off onto me :D

Jun 182012
 

And the winner is ……. comment #46 Mickey Kelly White/Harleywife!!! Congrats Mickey!! Thank you to all who entered. You are all winners in our book. :D

It’s been way too long since we’ve had a giveaway on the blog. I say it’s about time we get to it!!

As soon as we opened the box and saw the Cut & Sew fabrics by Robert Kaufman, we started thinking pincushions, ironing board covers, sewing machine covers… NOW!! :D Or why not take it a step farther and really makeover your sewing room and use these fabrics as curtains? Would look amazing! (I typed this post yesterday and today we had a lady come in to the shop and buy 6yds of the green thread fabric to use as curtains in her sewing room – going to be so cute!)

To get you started, we’re giving away a Cut & Sew fat quarter bundle (8 prints in all) and a copy of Jaybird Quilts Biscuit pincushions pattern.

Cut and Sew FQ & pincushion pattern giveaway at Lola Pink Fabrics #lolapinkEntering is easy .. just simply leave a comment below and you’re entered! :D Want extra entries?? You can either follow our blog posts, become a fan on Facebook, or signup for the newsletter. Just make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry.

A winner will be drawn Thursday, June 21st at 4pm CDT (which just so happens to be my birthday!)

Hope y’all have a great week!

Jen

Aug 252009
 

Yes, it's done

Have you tried free-motion quilting yet?  Is fear holding you back?  Go ahead and try it!  You really can’t mess it up!  As I was moving the fabric to and fro, that is what occurred to me with this last quilt.  It is not prim and proper !  It’s all over the place.  Running here and there.  Twisting, turning, changing it’s direction.  And that is pretty much exactly me.  A perfect fit!

the leaves on back

Ah -but let’s say that you are a person who doesn’t like mess or chaos.  You want things just so.  Precise and perfect.  Yep, I know a handful of you too.  Well, I still believe you should try this technique as an exercise in character.   ;-)  

Free-Motion Quilting

 It’s not perfect. I know that. There are imperfections.  But I am not entering it into any huge quilting contests. It’s for my little boy. Who loves it a lot. And his Mama made it for him – which makes it even more special to him.  And besides, aren’t the imperfections one of the things that make handmade so much more meaningful than manufactured?

 

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You’ll see this quilt again in Taylor’s room when I finish it. 
(It’s soooo close!  I have to find time this week to get it done!)
A quilt should be worth more than one blog anyway.   :-)  
And just to re-empahsize, dear husband, free-motion quilting is NOT cheating.

Fabric: Amy Schimler’s Animal Party and Forest Fun
Pattern: FREE download from Robert Kaufman

 

By the way, I also know some of you that are stuck at making your first quilt top.  Pick out a simple design for your first quilt. (Pre-cuts really simplify things.)  Then send it off to to be quilted.  My point is try to overcome the hurdle that is blocking your way.  Figure out a way to jump over it and take off running.  Even if that hurdle has nothing to do with sewing.   ;-)  

And now I must go hang shelves!  Until next time…..

Aug 212009
 

What are your plans this weekend?

I will be sewing backpacks and pillows.
Haley needs them for kindergarten.
The pillow is going to be made out of Lila Tueller’s newest line

Santornini

Santorini

She always has such fun designs!
I keep thinking I’ll decorate Haley’s room with one of Lila’s lines.

But first is Taylor’s room.
His Animal Party Quilt is finished.

sneak of Taylor's quilt

I love it.
I wanted to show you pictures of it IN his completed room
That is why I haven’t shared it yet.

I decided I should also sew something for myself again.
Maybe this weekend, maybe not.
I’m thinking of a skirt from one of the new Spellbound prints.

Spellbound

Spellbound
I especially love the Chalky Silhouettes print.
It would make a lovely skirt.
And a bag.
I probably need a new bag.
I’m getting bored with my current selection.

 

So what are your plans this weekend?

Dec 182008
 

My list of “have to’s” is getting shorter and shorter!  The jammies for Christmas Eve are done.  :-)

I’m debating putting an applique onto Kyle’s shirt.  It’s not on my “have to” list – so I doubt it will get done before Christmas.  I stopped by JoAnn’s for some elastic and that cute transportation knit just happened to fall in my cart.   ;-)    Lucky for me, it’s perfect for my little guy!   Pictures of them in their jammies in one week!

********ONE WEEK UNTIL CHRISTMAS********

(in case you didn’t realize!)
Dec 042008
 

Alright – I just had a quick break from today’s scheduled events and was reading the hundred million blogs that I subscribe to –  Did you see the Michael Miller Blog today? (maybe you read Stardust Shoes) Now I know what I am doing with these fabrics! – maybe tonight – maybe tomorrow.  I’ll post again when I’m finished!


Woodland Friends Fabric – from Timeless Treasures


Animals Gone Wild Fabric – from Robert Kaufman

Isn’t it fun?!?!?! AND anyone could do this! (Even you, Kari!  You know Tate would love this little game!!!) If you don’t know how to sew, you could just make the matching squares and forget about the drawstring bag. Then tie a ribbon around the set. Ta Da! Great gift for little kids!!!!