Wednesday, December 17, 2014

scrappy postage stamp baby quilt

A few weeks ago I saw some scrappy 9 patch blocks start to pop up on Instagram (check out #scrappypostagestampQAL).  Since I am always looking for a way to use up scraps, I thought I'd join in.  After I posted my first blocks a friend commented that she really liked them.  Since I know that this friend is expecting a baby girl (she already has 3 boys) I thought I'd make them into a baby quilt for her.
Scrappy Postage Stamp Baby Quilt
I tried to stick with a little bit of a color scheme even though the quilt is scrappy and I used lots of pinks and peaches and corals with some purples and navies and blacks and greens.  Pretty much all the colors actually. But I think it turned out pretty fun.

Since this is going to a baby who lives in a place with cold winters and she is going to be born in February, I backed the quilt with AMH flannel.  My favorite.
Scrappy Postage Stamp Baby Quilt
The sashing is a Robert Kaufman white on white Spot On print and it so wonderful and soft and the binding is a Cotton + Steel basic.  

Finished size: 38" x 46".  The squares and sashing are all 2" finished.  

Monday, December 15, 2014

Winged Pillow Sham

Back when I was working on this Winged twin quilt, the commissioner of the quilt asked if I could also make a matching pillow sham.  Now to be honest I have made throw pillows and pillow cases, but I have never actually made a pillow sham.  But of course there are lots of tutorials available online (I used this one) so I said yes.
And I don't think this will be the last one I make.  It was pretty easy and quick to put together.  The only change that I made was that I pieced and quilted the front of the sham.
It was also great because I was able to use a lot of the scraps leftover from the quilt top.  I only had to order a little extra of the quilt backing for the back of the pillow sham.

Now I think I need to make one of these for each of my kids' beds :)

Friday, December 12, 2014

SMS Giveaway Day Winner

Thanks so much everyone for entering the giveaway!  The winner is . . .
Congratulations Cyndi, I will be sending you an email soon!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Quilts for Sale

A few days ago the Christmas gifts for my kids started arriving in the mail (thank you Amazon!) and I went to hide them in my guest room only to realize that all of hiding places are now full of quilts.

So as much as I hate to part with quilts, even if I don't need them, I am going to try to sell a few.  Don't worry, there are still plenty of quilts to keep us warm in this frigid San Diego winter, ha ha.  Oh, and of course none of these have been used.
All but one of these (which needs better photos and will be up tomorrow) are posted in my Etsy shop for (what I think) are very reasonable prices.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

Welcome to Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!  If you are visiting for the first time I would like to introduce myself and my blog.

My name is Erica and I live with my husband and 2 (soon to be 3!) kids in San Diego.  I have been quilting for the past 4 years and love being able to make things and share them here in this space.  These are some of the projects I have made since the last Giveaway Day.
dec 2014 mosaic
Hadley Quilt, Cloudy Day Baby Quilt, Follie Baby Quilt, Lotus Pond Baby Quilt. Mini Swoon Quilt, Charley Harper Baby Quilt, Sparkler Baby QuiltWinged Twin Quilt, A Scrap Quilt for Kara, Deep Blue Sea Baby QuiltMini Swap QuiltVerdant Quilt
In addition to projects I also like to share tips and tutorials which you can find here.

And now for the real reason you are here. . .
priory square giveaway day
Today I am giving away a fat eighth bundle of Katy Jones' amazing new collection Priory Square.

To enter the giveaway . . .
1.  Just leave me a comment letting me know what you are up to today and make sure that I have a way to contact you.
2.  For a second entry, become a follower.  It can be through Bloglovin, Feedly, Instagram (username: ericajackman), email, or something else.  Just leave a comment letting me know how you are following.
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This giveaway is open to everyone and will remain open until December 12th at 5pm PST. I will choose the winner using

Thanks for stopping by, I am looking forward to checking out the other giveaways!

You can find Priory Square available online at the following shops:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Winged Twin Quilt

A few weeks ago I got an email asking if I could make a twin size quilt similar to my Winged Baby Quilt.  I'm not sure if it was the best idea to take on a large commission project when I was early in the first trimester and needing 14 hours of sleep a day, but I really love working with these fabrics and colors and wanted to make another project with them.  Plus it gave me something with a deadline and helped me keep going.
winged twin quilt
I kept the color palate pretty similar, minus the purple, and added in some more gray.  The quilt is for a little girl's bed and I like how the colors are sweet and just a little spunky.
winged twin quilt
Notice the lush green grass in the background, it actually rained!
The back of the quilt is a Winged print and I love how pretty and creamy it is.  
winged twin quilt
Even though I'm feeling quite a bit less tired now, trying to baste a quilt this large was quite the task so I think I will be sticking to smaller project until this baby shows up.

I still need to make a matching pillow sham before I mail this one out but I was so excited to share a finished project that I didn't want to wait :)

Finished size: 70" x 90" 

You can find Winged online at . . .

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Sale Roundup

As much as I love spending time with family on Thanksgiving, enjoying some pie, and hanging out with my kids while they are out of school, I also love that the Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales that let me stock up on quilting supplies.  And I have some great ones for you; they are listed alphabetically so make sure to read all the way through to the end of the post.

Head over to FabricCadabra for 10% off your entire purchase.  They have an excellent selection of Cotton + Steel and Art Gallery prints among other things.  I would particularly love some of these gorgeous arrows for a quilt back.
The sale runs from Black Friday to Cyber Monday.  FabricCadabra will be getting Priory Square in stock very soon and I can't wait to snatch some of it up.

Make sure to check out the Black Friday sale at Fabricworm for tons of newly marked down fabrics on sale for 30-75% off.

Fat Quarter Shop
We have 25% OFF the entire store for 2 days only!
Starting on FRIDAY, November 28th at 12:01 am CST until SATURDAY, November 29th at Midnight CST.
*Terms: Coupon code not required, product prices will show at marked down price. Offer excludes clubs, programs, pre-orders and purchase of gift certificates.

Lark Cottons
Until December 2nd save 25% on fabric from Alexander Henry, Free Spirit, Moda, Riley Blake, and Windham Fabrics.  This includes fabric from designers Heather Ross, Denyse Schmidt, Joel Dewberry, Bonnie and Camille, Sweetwater, Lotta Jansdotter, and many more.  No coupon code necessary!

Plus take an additional 5% off the entire cart on orders over $100 with discount code Take5 or take an additional 10% off your entire cart on orders over $150 with discount code Take10, entered on the shopping card page.  It's a great opportunity to stock up on some of these great Hadley prints.

Shabby Fabrics

Shabby Fabrics will be running their sale from WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY.  They will have some select items on sale in the shop. As an added bonus, all email subscribers will be sent a coupon code on Wednesday at 12am PST.

Southern Fabric
Southern Fabric will be offering 25% off the entire store (discount taken at checkout) and hundreds of additional items will be marked 50% off so make sure to check out the sale section.

Stash Fabrics
 The more you buy the more you save!
Save 10% on orders over $50 with code BF10
Save 15% on orders over $100 with code BF15
Save 20% on orders over $200 with code BF20
Plus, over 1,000 boltsbundles, and precuts on sale! Doe by Carolyn Friedlander and the next Cotton + Steel release are available to pre-order and are included in the sale. Gift certificates also available but coupon does not apply to these purchases. We ask that you please place separate orders for gift certificates! Coupon expires December 2nd at 12 AM EST.
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