Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Giveaway Winner!

Giveaway Winner!

We had so much fun reading all the entries to the Black & White Blog Hop Giveaway.  Loved reading what everyone would pair with Jennifer Sampou's Black & White and red was definitely the top favorite!
Now for the lucky winner!  Comment #194 was Karen!

Karen M said...
What a beautiful line of fabric to go with ANY solid. I would choose a bright yellow. Thanks for the chance to win.

Thanks to all of you that participated, it was tons of fun!  Be sure to follow the Black & White Blog Hop for inspiration and other great Giveaways!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Black & White Blog Hop and Giveaway!

 We are excited to participate in the Black & White Blog Hop today!


We had the opportunity to meet Jennifer Sampou last fall and fell in love with her new fabric collection "Black & White" by Robert Kaufman.  We were flattered when she asked if we wanted to participate in her Blog Hop promoting her new fabric line!

Jenny new right away she wanted to pair up her "Black & White" with a solid aqua (Kona: Azure).  She also wanted to show how fun it would be to take one of our current designs and change it up a bit.  

These fun contemporary blocks were made using the Quick Curve Ruler and our Metro Twist pattern!  Didn't they turn out beautiful with the "Black & White"!

Jenny started quilting it up yesterday and although she loves how it's turning out, she doesn't love all the start and stops but is excited to finish it and use it as a table runner.

Next up is what Helen designed using the "Black & White" fabrics!

She is calling this "BIG X little o".  Helen used a variety of Robert Kaufman's Kona Greens to go with the "Black & White"  and the "o's" were cut out using the Quick Curve Ruler, then appliqued on to the quilt. 

Helen is using the QCR Sidekick rulers to create these fun curved lines!  

Now for some fun Giveaway's!!  Jennifer is giving away this beautiful fq tour of her "Black & White" collection!  More information on this Giveaway can be found here!

....and we are giving away this fun Taquito Pack along with our new QCR Sidekick longarm ruler set!

Giveaway is over....Thanks! 

Giveaway is over....Thanks!  
To enter the Giveaway: Leave a comment, letting us know what color you would pair up with Jennifer Sampou's "Black & White"! Just one comment please and the winner will be announced Monday morning.

The Black & White Blog Hop schedule is below.  We are so excited to follow the blog hop and see all the beautiful creations made with Jennifer Sampou's new fabric line "Black & White"!!

January 23 JenniferSampou.comRobert Kaufman Blog
January 24 Jenny Pedigo and Helen Robinson-Sew Kind of Wonderful blog
January 25 Teresa Coates- Fabric Depot
January 26 Amy Gibson- Stitchery Dickory Dock
January 27 AnneMarie Chany- Gen X Quilters
January 28 Casey York- The Studiolo
January 29 C&T Publishing - Stash Books
January 30 APQ- All People Quilt
January 31 Angela Pingel
February 1 Angela Walters / Janice Zeller Ryan
February 2 Sarah Sharp
February 3 Dritz- Make Something
February 4 Nicole Daksiewicz- Modern Handcraft
February 5 Liesel Gibson- Oliver + S
February 6 Christopher Thompson / Natalie Barnes
February 7 Jennifer Sampou Wrap up
February 9 Jennifer Sampou Announce Winner. Must have comment in by February 9th on my 1/23 opening blog post.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Upcoming Events!

We are very excited about our upcoming events! We are headed to MQX Quilt Festival in Manchester New Hampshire in April. We will be teaching classes on our Chic Kisses and Metro Rings patterns and also quilting technique classes using our QCR Sidekick Rulers. We hope to see many of you there! You can find details about the festival and our classes here.

Here are a few examples of the quilting techniques we will be teaching.

Also, At the beginning of February Helen is headed to Shipshewana Indiana for a lecture and demo at Yoder Department Store and The Cotton Corner. Those ladies are in for a treat! More details here.

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Urban Nine Patch!!

Urban Nine Patch LOVE! :) 
This pattern is a customer favorite and a personal favorite of ours. The curves and designs this pattern creates is mesmerizing! 

And, the quilting just adds to the beauty of this design! So many quilting possibilities!

This pattern is so versatile. The flow of this design changes drastically depending on which fabric and colors are used. Some of our costumers have demonstrated this beautifully!

Sherilyn is itching to get her Urban Nine Patch finished! She has a few others ahead of this one but can't wait to get back to it! It is one of her personal favorites! :)

Even the graphics are fun and exciting!

But going from graphics to an actual 
quilt is the most exciting of all! :)

What are some of your favorite Sew Kind of Wonderful patterns?

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tuesday Tips - Pre-wound Bobbins

We LOVE our pre-wound bobbins! The brand we use is FIL-TEC. Jenny used FIL-TEC's classic prewound bobbins for the back of Chic Kisses. You can see how beautiful this bobbin thread quilts up! Please note, there is a difference between FIL-TEC's Classic and FIL-TEC's Magniglide bobbins. The classic bobbins are a finer thread.

These bobbins are such a time savor! They come in multiple colors and are great for long-arm use and domestic sewing machines. They come in Large and Medium sizes.
Jenny gives a little more detail about these amazing bobbins - here.

Happy Quilting! :)

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2014 Recap!

Wow! 2014 was Incredible! Reflecting back on this past year we're realizing just how much we accomplished, how much fun we had mixed with a little heartache, health concerns, and just the craziness that is life. But, we survived and are better for all 2014 brought us! :)
 Last Spring we introduced 6 new patterns plus a book! 

One of our freebies - Spring Fling

Our new book, Contemporary Curved Quilts, made its debut at the Pittsburgh quilt market!

Speaking of Pittsburgh...what a blast that was!! And meeting Joel Dewberry was the icing on the cake!! :)
Summer was full of kids, traveling, family reunions, sock monkeys...and of course quilting...always quilting! 
Unfortunately in August, our father passed away.  He was a very fun and loving dad! We miss him dearly!
The kids went back to school and we kicked into high gear - getting 3 new patterns and new rulers ready for release. 

And, another fun freebie - Chic Stars

And, last but certainly not least, our brand new QCR Sidekick Rulers! Long-arm quilters are loving these!!

What a year!! We sincerely hope your 2014 was just as fun and productive! And, we hope you are looking forward to 2015 as much as we are! Let's make 2015 Sew Kind of Wonderful!!! :)

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~