Posts Tagged ‘gypsy girl’

Dessert Roll Quilts

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Mother and daughter team Pam and Nicky Lintott have joined forces again in their latest book, “Dessert Roll Quilts: 12 simple Dessert Roll quilt patterns”. The book provides instruction for sewing quilts made from Moda’s Dessert Rolls. If you happen to buy the book, check out page 41 which features a quilt made using fabric from my Gypsy Girl line!

And the winners are…

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

It was so fun to participate in the “Oh Sew Sweet” Moda Blog hop! I enjoyed learning more about my fellow Moda designers. But most of all, I loved reading the comments about you and your upcoming projects! Thank you all so much for sharing.

Well, it’s announcement time. Three lucky people have been randomly selected to win either a charm pack, layer cake, or jelly roll from my Gypsy Girl fabric line. The winners are (drum roll please)…

•  Sharon Hulbert – You have won yourself a “Gypsy Girl” charm pack, congrats!
• Jacque – Congratulations, you win a”Gypsy Girl” layer cake:)
• Carole Lee -You win a”Gypsy Girl” jelly roll, congratulations!

Thanks again to Moda for generously donating the prize group!!

We will be contacting the winners after the weekend by email to get mailing details etc.

To download my free quilt block, click here and go here to download the free quilt blocks by other Moda designers.

Congratulations again and happy sewing to all!!

Best Wishes,

Stephanie

 

Moda Blog Hop: September 2012

Monday, September 10th, 2012
Welcome to the “Oh Sew Sweet” Moda designer blog hop. I am excited to be in the company of so many amazing designers. Below I will tell you a bit about my home town of Vancouver BC Canada, enjoy!

I am a bona fide “Vancouverite” born and raised. As it turns out in 2012 there are not  too many of us. Vancouver is a port city and has long been considered the “Pacific Gateway” between Asia and North America. As you might guess Vancouver has grown into a truly amazing multicultural city.

Vancouver sure has grown since I was a kid. In the late sixties the population was a fairly healthy 800,000 but today we are at over 2.3 million people.

Our town fair the Pacific National Exhibition has been alive and well since 1910. I have fond memories of kiddy rides, baby piglets and corn dogs that go way back for me. You won’t catch me riding the roller coaster though. I rode it once at the age of seven and vowed never to do it again, it terrified me! Not to mention the fact it was built in 1958 and is made of wood (see above)… need I say more.

What Vancouver is often known for is it’s beauty. Now I don’t mean to sound like a travel postcard but on a sunny day it has got to be one of the prettiest places on earth! It has been voted one of the most livable cities on the planet many times. But what they don’t tell you while singing it’s praise is………………….

It rains a great deal, and when I say a great deal I mean a GREAT DEAL!!!
On average 161 days of rain per year. So, don’t forget your umbrella if you plan to visit:)

So what do I do when it’s raining? Visit my favorite restaurant of course. Along with multicultural diversity comes amazing ethnic food. Vancouver has so many fantastic eateries it’s hard to pick just one but my favorite at the moment has to be

Vij’s. Vikram Vij is the head chef and owner of this famous Vancouver haunt. They serve the best Indian cuisine I have ever tasted bar none. Pictured above are the Lamb popsicles, they are simply to die for!!!
Vij’s
1480 w 11th ave
Vancouver, BC

Now it’s time to share my sampler block. This is made from my new collection “Gypsy Girl”and is super cute! Download the instructions here.


The Gypsy Girl line is fun fresh and flirty, perfect for bringing a pop of color into your life. I am working on several projects that I am sure you will love. Please stay tuned as I will share them with you in the next couple of weeks.

It’s giveaway time!! Please leave a comment and tell me what your next 2 sewing projects will be and 3 lucky winners will be randomly selected to receive one of the goodies above. The “Gypsy Girl” charm pack, “Gypsy Girl” layer cake and “Gypsy Girl” jelly roll were generously provided by Moda.
Thanks so much for stopping by and please be sure to visit the amazing designers who I am sharing this hop day with.

Happy sewing and best wishes,
Stephanie

Also today don’t forget to visit:
For links to all of the awesome blogs please go here.

Fun with fabric scraps

Friday, August 24th, 2012
Moda recently sent me a huge box of “Gypsy Girl” fabric remnants, what fun! I have lots of projects planned for them but thought I would start with this super easy idea. Fabric bangles are so easy to make and I think they add a fun punch of color to any outfit. I spend most of my time in jeans so I gave the fabric edges on my bangles a casual frayed look.

Here’s how I made them:

You will need:
-One plastic bangle: these are readily available at Michaels but can also be found at garage sales, flea markets etc. for mere pennies.
-One or more strips of colorful lightweight fabric, quilting cotton is perfect.
-Fabric scissors
-Hot glue gun

1-Make a small cut with scissors first and then rip your fabric strips so they have gently frayed edges. Final strip(s) should be about 1 inch wide.
2-Put a dab of hot glue on the inside of the bangle and adhere the fabric strip on a slight angle (in the direction you wish to wrap the fabric).
3-Wrap the fabric around and around keeping it as tight as possible. If you wish you can add a dot of glue on the inside here and there to help secure it.
4-Wrap the rest of the fabric around and finish on the inside with another dot of glue.
That’s all there is to it, so fun and easy! I plan to give away a bag of “Gypsy Girl” scraps next week so stay tuned.

Best wishes,
Stephanie

Chipit Color App

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

I found this awesome app called CHIPIT by Sherwin-Williams via Moda Lissa. This amazing app takes any picture you upload or find online and matches it to paint colors. I tested the app out on this quilt made with Gypsy Girl fabric, designed by Carly Westberg.

New Fabric for Moda

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

I was very happy that my new fabric line “Gypsy Girl” was shown at Quilt Market Spring 2012 which took place last weekend in Kansas City. “Gypsy Girl” will be available in stores in the coming months. If you would like to receive notification of when the fabric will be available, sign up at the Fat Quarter Shop. Check out some of the photos from Quilt Market at the Jolly Jabber, Fat Quarter Shop’s blog.