a monday giveaway!

Thank you to all who left comments about my recent Maze & Vale quilt top! I always appreciate you taking the time to comment, especially as I know it’s far easier to just read and move on to the next thing!


I imagine many of you already know of my love for Maze & Vale fabrics. I’ve probably gushed over these prints enough in the past, so I’ll make this brief today (plus I have a couple kids who are very anxious to get to the pool!). I’ve been fortunate enough to collect quite a bit of Leslie’s gorgeous designs over the past several years. I’ve used up much of my stash recently, but I’ve pulled together a fun little bundle that I want to offer up to one of you! I hope that the person who wins will have as much fun as I’ve had sewing with these great prints!


This giveaway is open to all – please just leave a comment on this post (one per person, please!). I’ll let the random number generator select a winner sometime on Wednesday. (er, or late Thursday… oops!)

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Update! A winner! Random.org selected a low one this time – lucky number 5, Megan. Congrats, Megan! I hope you’ll have fun sewing with these lovely fabrics!


Want to see more quilts I've made using Maze & Vale prints? Here are some other posts!

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stripe maze


This quilt had a bit of a slow start. I knew I wanted to play around with stripes again, and wanted to use Leslie Keating’s screen printed fabrics (I had pulled my entire Maze & Vale stash out when making this quilt, and wanted to make one out of her blue and green prints).


I started making a few striped sections, but then was at a loss as to what to do with them. I made a few more sections, still nothing. I was getting a little worried that I had just chopped up my hoarded fabrics for nothing, so I decided to set it aside for a while.

(little helper!)

A while later I pulled those sections back out and put them up on the design wall. I started filling in with some additional prints and a black and white striped fabric and suddenly I started really liking it (that’s always a good thing!)


It’s so fun to see all these Maze & Vale prints in one quilt. And interestingly enough, despite spending years collecting these prints, I didn’t even feel sad cutting them up and using up most of my stash – maybe I’m getting better about my hoarding! It certainly is nicer having them in a quilt where I can see them all.


Check back on Monday for a little giveaway (it’s been a while!). I plan on putting together a little bundle of Maze and Vale prints to give away. They’re just too good and I’d love to share a bit of my stash with one of you! Have a happy weekend!



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quilts for a kitchen?


Why hello! The summer already seems to have gotten away from me, though it’s only just started. I always think I’m going to get lots of sewing done when the weather turns nice, but as usual we find ourselves outside instead. This year I’m also not feeling very creative, so I can’t seem to get excited about any project.


We’re in the midst of planning for a kitchen renovation, which is exciting and not, all at the same time. I’m thrilled to be finally doing away with the bathroom that’s in the middle of the kitchen and a renovation done by the previous owners that’s completely not my taste. I’m scared about the mess and how long we’ll be without a kitchen! Oh, and did I mention the cost? Um, yeah. Kitchen renovations … not cheap.


Morgan told me one evening that he thought I should make and sell two hundred and some odd baby quilts to pay for the renovation (ha!). I laughed at the thought, but then decided I could make up a few, since I wasn’t feeling inspired by anything else at the moment. I always love patchwork quilts, especially these pairing lovely Liberty of London fabrics with other prints and solids. And while simple, I find they help me start to feel creative again. I love the act of picking fabrics and seeing what colors and prints look good together, and it usually inspires a whole new project.


I cut and sewed and cut and sewed and made up these five baby quilt tops. I love seeing a series of any one thing, but I know for sure that I’m not cut out for making the same thing over and over! Sorry Morgan, it doesn’t look like I’ll get anywhere close to 200 – I think I’m sticking at these 5. (Hopefully they’ll be finished and for sale soon!)


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