Saturday, September 28, 2013

Giveaway!!

We all LOVE giveaways, right?

I see all of you shaking your heads yes!

Well, the folks over at Robert Kaufman really liked my Paradox pattern and they are doing a giveaway on their blog, The Swatch and Stitch.

The best part is that they are giving away not one, but TWO fat quarter bundles of their Kona solids and 7, that is SEVEN yards of Essex yarn dyed linen in black! That is enough fabric to make the Paradox top! You will also get my Paradox pattern included. :)

Wowzers! Thank you Robert Kaufman!!

The fat quarter bundles they are giving away are similar to the ones I used. I used Sunrise and Sunset, they are giving away Sunrise (left) and Summer (right). Gorgeous!


Head on over to The Swatch and Stitch and put in your entry. Giveaway ends on October 1, 2013. Winner drawn by Robert Kaufman on October 3.

Good Luck!!!

Much Love!!!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pair A Ducks? NO! Paradox!

Let me first just start off by saying I am so giddy to announce this quilt.  I designed this quilt probably, oh, 3 years ago or so. The fact that it FINALLY came to life just makes me smile! 

This post is a bit photo intense but I just can't help it. After all the photos I will include front and back covers for material listings. :)


Introducing.... Paradox! 

You can get it here in my SHOP in PDF or in Paper form. 

That's my daughter. Isn't she a ham? Love her!



These photos were all taken at a local park. This quilt is 90" x 90" so finding a good spot to take a good photo of the WHOLE thing was quite daunting. Then, I saw this bridge. 

It wasn't without worry that my quilt would fall to the waters below, so after many warnings of DON'T LET GO to my daughter, we were able to get some pretty awesome photos!

Oh, it looks like the background fabric is different shades, but that is just the sun shining on it. :)



Here she is OVER the water. Thank goodness for large clamps that fit tight so it wouldn't fall! It was a very nerve wracking photo shoot! Heh!


Just a few more....


This photo makes me giggle. It was the first spot we stopped to grab a photo and clearly it was not the best spot to showcase it due to the size but I still love the detail. That star in the lower right corner, that is my favorite block in the whole quilt. :)


Ohhhh boy.  These next photos showcase the quilting.  This has a story...

I have never sent a quilt out to be quilted. Part of it was that I liked saying I completed the quilt from start to finish but truth be told, I am no expert.  I do ok but I wanted a professional look to them. So, I bucked up and contacted a quilter. 


Let me tell you when I received this beauty home, I had tears. Real, honest to goodness, tears. I was so happy, delighted, and in awe.  Thank you Darla, you are awesome!!

Can you see them? 

I chose owls to be quilted into this quilt because I thought it looked like stars shining in the night sky and who-who-who is out at night? Owls! 

Yes.  I am a dork. =P


A bit closer....



 So? What do you think? Do you love it? I know I do!

For this quilt I used all Kona Cotton solids for the stars.  I used two fat quarter bundles, Sunrise and Sunset. They play so nice together! For the background, I used Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in black. All fabric is from Robert Kaufman! I heart them.



In addition, all my patterns starting with Paradox will be in full color.  Most of my PDF's already are, but from here on out, all my paper patterns will be as well. Same price too!





I would love to hear your thoughts on this quilt! 

I know the size is a bit scary, but I promise you, this quilt is easy to make. It does take some time, but it is not difficult.  I have very detailed step by step instructions for each block! 

The blocks are 18" finished so if you don't want to make the entire quilt, you could make a pillow, or a baby blanket or a throw. Take the large star in the middle with the 4 corner blocks, that is 54" square. Perfect for a throw! So many options! 

Enjoy Paradox!

Much Love!!!



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Winner

Folks, we have a winner!!

I asked a friend to choose a number between 1 and 302 to choose a winner.

He said Pi. Um.  Dude.

So I ammended my question since he was being a smart ass to "Choose a WHOLE number between 1 and 302"

So he rolled 3 ten sided dice and rolled 173!!

The luck winner is....




Congratulations QuiddityRox!!! Please email me your name and address to karrielyne at gmail dot com.

Much Love!!!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Birthday Giveaway

I don't normally make a big deal out of my birthday but today I am just a tad bit but not for my benefit. It's all for YOU! 

I'm doing a couple things to celebrate and I hope you will join in!! 

Have you had your eye on one or more of my patterns but have been waiting for that perfect excuse to grab them up? Well this weekend is your chance!!  I am doing a Buy ONE get TWO free pattern sale in my shop! Just head on over HERE, put 3 patterns in your cart, PDF or paper, or a combination, and enter in the discount code of BIRTHDAY and you will see an automatic discount of two patterns! That's 3 patterns for $9.00!!! Happy Birthday! :D


On top of that I am doing a giveaway that will run through 09/08/13! Yep, my birthday and YOU score!

Here's the loot.... 

1 Pillow Pop book - I heart this book. A lot. Not just because I have a pattern in it, but because there are a LOT of awesome designers and pillows in this book! 

8 fat quarters of Spot On by Robert Kaufman. I don't know about you but I think those would make a pretty darned cute pillow!

1 spool of bakers twine

1 large spool of Aurifil 40w thread

Check below photos on how to enter! 





To Enter: 

1: Leave a comment. Say anything you want. :)

2: Like My Facebook page and come back here and comment that you did so. 

3:  Follow my blog and leave a comment saying that you already do or that you just began. 

4: Tell your friends via any social media and come back here and say you did. 

Super simple! Please make sure that you leave a comment for EACH entry so you get that number of chances.  If you only make one comment and say you did all 4, its only ONE entry. 

Good Luck!!! 

Much Love!!!

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