Posts Tagged ‘moda’

High Street quilt pattern sneak peek

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

I am very excited to report that I have designed my first quilt pattern! The “High Street” quilt pattern will be available at selected stores and here in August. High Street fabric will be available at following link in August: http://bit.ly/16M5Bdw

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

Congrats to the winner!

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Thank you to all of you who participated in our contest. I wanted to know your favorite fabric design from my new Trade Winds fabric collection and the results are in. The design that got the most votes was the Malabar Green Star Flower as seen here.

Now on to the winner of our prize…Congratulations “Four dogs and one quilter”! You have been randomly selected to win a Trade Winds Charm Pack! We will be contacting you via email to get your mailing address.

Be sure to check back soon for more opportunities to win some great prizes:)

Win a Trade Winds Charm Pack!!

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

I’m very excited about the launch of my new Moda fabric line, Trade Winds. To celebrate, I’m giving away a charm pack, which includes 42 5 x 5″ squares of Trade Winds fabric. To win, simply go to this link at the Fat Quarter Shop and let me know which of my Trade Winds fabric prints is your favorite by leaving a comment on my blog post. The winner will be randomly selected on Monday. Good luck!

New Fabric Line!

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

First of all Happy New Year to all! I hope your holiday season was filled with all things wonderful. I am gearing up for a productive 2012 and am anticipating the arrival of my next fabric collection with Moda. The group is called “Trade Winds” and will ship in early April. I had so much fun creating this group and love the way the colors turned out. Here is a preview from the Fat Quarter Shop where you can register to receive notice of the collections arrival. To view the entire group check out Moda’s site here.

Adorable Etsy Finds

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

I just had to share. Check out these adorable outfits made with Summer House fabric. I found these on Etsy and they are made by a lovely woman named Lisa Blackmon of Embellish Kids Boutique. It definitely brightens my mood on this very rainy Vancouver day!

Moda’s Blog Hop

Sunday, September 25th, 2011
Moda Blog Hop with Lily Ashbury Designs
I hope you’ve been enjoying all of the outstanding posts by so many talented Moda designers. When I was invited to be a part of this Blog Hop, I was thrilled because many of you may not know that I produce my designs while immersed in the sights, sounds and energy of my very own version of a Country Fair, right on my doorstep!

Granville Island Vancouver

What’s your favorite fair food?
I am truly blessed to work on Granville Island in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown core where it’s like a country fair all year long. Granville Island Public Market is bursting with fresh organic produce, artisanal cheeses, fresh bakery goodies and every kind of amazing food you can imagine. Lee’s Donuts is famous in Vancouver as having the best and freshest donuts in town. They have donut holes in lots of yummy flavors but every once in awhile I like to go big or go home. Their giant (really giant) fritters are truly amazing!!!

Lee's Donuts, Granville Island

What’s your guilty pleasure?
I wonder if I should admit this or not…oh what the heck! I like to stay up late drinking Pinot Grigio and bidding on crazy Ebay finds. I tend to go through buying sprees of similar things and end up with mini collections. Lately it has been vintage children’s tin tea sets and silver plated napkin rings. I will also admit that I once bought a bag of buffalo teeth (yes, you heard right). I am still trying to live that one down and I swear I will find a good use for them (really I will…).

Guilty Pleasures

What’s on your bucket list?
I have a very large bucket list so let’s hope I live a long life or I may run out of time. I am fortunate to have a wonderful husband who shares many of my dreams. Fraser and I have had our eye on a stunning 67’ classic motor yacht built in 1934. The M.V. Meander is moored on Granville Island which is also a busy boating community. One of our dreams is to own an historical vessel such as this and spend our summers slowly cruising up the coast among the many pretty little islands of the Pacific Northwest.

Bucket List

What inspires your work?
Inspiration is everywhere for me so it’s hard to put my finger on it. However, lately I have been doing collaborative drawings with my daughter Isabella. I am so inspired by the freshness of what she designs, she has no sense of right and wrong and it’s beautiful!

Inspiration

What movie do you watch again & again?

I love the “Shawshank Redemption” starring Tim Robbins. There is just something magical about that story and I have watched it many times. I must also admit I do rather like Tim Robbins’ cute smile…but shhh don’t tell my husband ;)

Tell us about your pet?
We have a very tenacious mini white Schnauzer named Maisy. She is a very smart and rather barky girl with a kind and loving temperment. Maisy has been through a lot in her 7 years. She has been hit by a truck, attacked by an Irish Wolfhound (nasty) and last year she accidentally ran off a 20 foot cliff. In each case she managed to get up and brush it off as though nothing happened which has earned her the well deserved nickname of “Sturdy Girl”. Isabella adores her and has promised her betrothel to Massimo a friends bulldog.

If you could be any age again for one week, what age & why?
I would be six years old so I could explain grown-ups to my daughter Isabella. On second thought maybe I’ll  wait until Izzy turns 14 and befriend her then. I was a bit of a terror at that age and she is very spirited so, well….you get the picture :)

And now it’s time for your craft!

When you’re at the country fair, why not be environmentally friendly and tote your own cutlery along with you! Download these instructions and make your very own Lily Ashbury Designs Cutlery Tote!

To further celebrate the Country Fair blog hop one of our Lily Ashbury team members, Sandy, has decided to enter the Second Annual Pie baking Contest here on Granville Island. The event is happening on September 29th as part of the Granville Island Fall Fest. With only 4 days left to choose a recipe, she’s looking for some inspiration from you!

Send us your recipe and win!

Pie Contest!

We are asking each of you to send us your most wacky or delicious pie recipe by leaving us a comment that includes a link to a recipe!

To thank you for taking the time to offer up your recipes, we’ll be randomly selecting six lucky winners to receive either a charm pack or layer cake of Moda Summer House fabric.

Lily Ashbury Prizes

Thanks so much for visiting and don’t forget to visit Cosmo Cricket tomorrow.

Cheers!