Thursday, June 7, 2012

New Stuff and a Giveaway

Whew, I am just getting back into the swing of things!   After travelling for the month of May, I seem to be spending most of my time looking at all my new fabrics I purchased at Quilt Market.

It feels like I got a bit from every designer there!   Just kidding=)

I bought a bunch of basics to make fabric covered buttons and then started making jewelery out of them.  I figure if I can't wear a quilt, I can at least wear the fabric.
These are rings, hair clip and a bracelet.  I have also made some earrings but don't have pics of those up yet.   
What do you think?  Be honest... have I gone over the edge, or starting a new trend?

Lastly is another wonderful 3D art quilt I just finished up.   


What do you think?   I have used 4 different techniques in this one.   

And for the giveaway, it is an awesome Thread Catcher pattern from my BFF Candice of Made With Love.  Candice is one of those quilters that is a perfectionist when she quilts.   Every seam matches up perfectly every time.  (Frankly I don't know how we stay friends, every seam of mine rarely matches up every time=) And to boot, she is a sweetie!
Go and check out her Etsy store, she has some terrific patterns and kits.

Thread Catcher - (For those who Sew, Scrapbook, Knit, Crochet, and/or Make Jewelry) - Pink Dazzled with Turquoise Ric Rac
Photo courtesy of SquirmyWormStudio

How to Win?   Leave a comment and tell me you follow.   I may just throw in some of my new fabric too=)
Giveaway closes on June 15th, 2012.  Good Luck!



60 comments:

Bonnie58 said...

Wow. Love the 3 dimensional quilt. It is awesome. and a great giveaway, too. Super.

Mike Pearson said...

I am a follower. The 3d quilt is really cool!

Ella said...

I'm a follower. I love the 3d quilt.
I love the rings. I've got some fabric covered earrings. They're fun to keep bits of treasured fabric around.

Diane N said...

I'm a follower! I love the fabric covered bracelet!

Anonymous said...

I follow through google reader. I ADORE your jewellery, as you can make accessories to match every outfit.

Bdgibobeau at hotmail dot com

Jodi said...

Been following you for a while and have missed your posts. LOVE your new jewelry - not over the top by me!

Glogirl said...

A thread catcher- what a great idea!
I follow via GFC.

Rafael's Mum said...

Aren't those fabric covered buttons just the best? (and I, of course, am following you :-)

freakadoodles said...

I follow! I love the quilt detail, and the bracelet especially is super-cute!

Jaime said...

I'm a follower, and that's a GREAT giveaway. I'm always looking for somewhere to put those loose threads.I may have to go check out the store anyway! As for the jewelry I love the bracelet and the hair clip. I'm not much in to rings though... my fingers always seem swollen! lol

B Greene said...

That pile of fabric from market is amazing!!! I am a happy follower of your blog - thanks for the chance to win!

Lynn said...

I'm a follower!

I don't wear many rings but they are cute. Love the bracelet!

sbsudbury said...

Thanks so much for this opportunity. Yes indeedy I am a follower. Congrats on your CQA Board position, I know you will be a great addition.
sharon.bourque@sympatico.ca

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm also a follower. Cute pattern.

Martina said...

I follow. Love those thread catchers!
Great accesoires!

Joan and Kevin said...

I am a follower!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Gene Black said...

I love your fabric jewelry, but then I am very out of touch with trends.

I am a follower.

Rosa said...

I`m a follover and love your bracelet,gorgeous!!

CraftyViolet said...

Yes, I follow your blog - love it! I would love to win the thread catcher - mine is a plastic bag on the wall held there by masking tape - I'm too busy quilting to worry about the wall - hubby has a different opinion!

jlk said...

I follow you. It makes me wonder.

Gill said...

Follower!
I love the glimpse of your 3d art quilt! I hope you're going to show us more!!

Jessica said...

I follow via GFC! Thanks for the chance!

Mama Pea said...

Golly, I think you bought more fabric than I did! haha! I love it!

Jennifer Gail said...

I follow and love the button bracelet. Thanks

sandra said...

Hi Jackie, welcome home, it must be hard to settle down after all your experiences of last few weeks. i enjoyed reading about your trip and seeing pictures of quilt market. I love your new 3D quilt and the new jewelry . I have been a follower for at least a year and what a year it has been for you.

Caren said...

I personally think that you are not over the edge- if you like wearing your favorite fabrics, go for it! (Of course, this is coming from the girl who cut off a random, wonky strip of fabric and tied it on her arm for a bracelet - yours is a wee bit more refined than that, dont'cha think?!!). I LOVE the bracelet. I think it would make me totally happy to wear something like that :)

Anita said...

Love the pattern and all the great fabric! I'm a follower, thanks for the chance to win!

Cecilia said...

That is a very neat quilt! Thanks for the chance to win. Your jewelry is very pretty.

Coloradolady said...

I am a follower and what wonderful eye candy here on this post! I love everything, the bracelet most of all~~

Needled Mom said...

I am a follower and I love the idea of wearing your fabric. That bracelet is wonderful!

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

I'm a happy follower and just love your 3d quilt and covered buttons!

Hilachas said...

How clever you are to think of all those different jewelry designs to make. I'm a follower and thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

LJ said...

Ohhh, I love those thread catchers - I keep thinking about making one. A follower, of course. Thanks for an interesting blog.

Kira said...

Follow. 3-D is new to me. How do you do that?

Janet said...

I love the jewelery and the 3D pieces. I am a follower and need one of those patterns.

Sherrie Spangler said...

I'm a follower! I love the button jewelry -- another reason to never throw a scrap away.

Jo said...

I don't think you've flipped your lid with the buttons or jewelry, I'd wear them! I love the photo with the bags... beautiful! I'm in love with all the bright colors I think.

robin said...

Awesome bracelet! I'd love to win the pattern for the threadcatcher. Thanks!

ritainalaska said...

i'm a follower :) your 3D is looking good ... have ou a picture of the whole piece?

sewdaughter said...

I am a new follower. I lover your site and your bracelet is awsome! If I knew how to make one I would be wareing one right now!

Mimi said...

I have been following you for some time. Thanks for the chance, these thread catchers are sweet... can't decide which is my favorite1

Sallie said...

I'm a follower and would love to win a thread catcher! Thanks for the chance!

Marcia W. said...

I follow. Like this week's 3-d. Sometimes I have what I call "piddle" weeks where the time flies by and all I did was look at the fabric and play. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kathleen C. said...

I love the jewelry! I'd definitely wear it when I checking out books to patrons at my library where I volunteer. All your 3D art is eye catching.
I'll have to do some searches to see how to make the jewelry. In the meantime, the threadcatcher is practical and pretty to look at. Thanks (I'm a follower).

Cindy Sews said...

i am a follower!

Sarah Craig said...

Of course I follow! Your jewelry is very neat - and could start a trend - and all that loot from Market is to die for!! I've been wanting to make a thread catcher for a while now - thanks for the chance to win one!!

Lisa Cox said...

Love the 3D quilt! So creative.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
I need to make me one of those thread catchers.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Everything is just lovely. The Jewellery is so cute, I'm a bracelet gal! :0)
I am a follower and thoroughly enjoy your blog.

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am a follower and I love the jewelry.

trudys_person said...

I'm a follower ... Thank you for the giveaway! The thread catchers are awesome!

Mhairi said...

I am a follower and I love the button bracelets. They look great. Don't stop making them they are wonderful.

Rolanda said...

I love the new quilt. The flower looks amazing. Of course, I'm a follower.

Snoodles said...

My eyes went right to the bracelet - what fun! I truly love your new 3d flower there...
My hubby and my cat and my vacuum will all be so happy if I win a pattern and make a thread catcher! LOL

Michelle Hudak said...

I'm a follower.

What a load of loveliness with all that new fabric! Your 3-D quilt is pretty awesome too!

Thanks for the chance.

Jezibels ~ sproutbabysprout.blogspot.com said...

Im a follower Jackie, love the bracelet and your art quilt! The art quilt would look so cute as a garden flag!

Rosalee said...

Fabulous quilt and bracelet. Love them both, Adorable thread catcher bag too. Thanks for the chance. I'm an old follower
Hugs, Rosalee

Terri Hessler said...

Love the fabric jewelry! I follow you and am imspired by your work. That last 3D flower is something else!

Karrie S said...

I am a GFC follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

mahoo said...

I'm a new follower on bloglovin'. Nice work!

Lauren said...

I really like the curled end to the fabric petals - I may have to use this idea! Thanks.