Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Our New Fight and Fabric Tuesday

Do you remember our Welded Quilt from just more than a week ago?

I told you we had a plan for it....so I (Megan) pieced the quilt top and sent it off to Heather to be finished.  She finished it over the weekend and she delivered it to our big brother, Dan.

Two days after his 43rd birthday (just over a month ago) Dan was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer.  It was a shock to everyone.  He immediately went into surgery to have the tumor removed from his colon.  Soon after they met with an oncologist who, frankly, didn't give Dan and his family any hope at all.  For this dad of 4 that just isn't an option!!

So after a LOT of research and a LOT of prayer they've found a treatment center that is perfect for healing Dan so he can spend many years with his wife and kids (and us!!).  However it is very expensive and it is not covered by insurance.  A YouCaring page has been set-up for him.  If you are able to donate at all (forgo your morning coffee out, take lunch from home) and add those funds to my brother's cause we would be so so grateful.

 You can also follow along on Instagram.  Our sister-in-law Charity is keeping everyone very informed on her account @avibrantlife.  You can follow #fightenforlighten as well.  And Heather and I will be raffling handmade items for him as well @quiltstory and @quiltstorymeg

Thanks everyone for taking the time and reading this post very very dear to our hearts.

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Fabric Tuesday #250
can you believe it!!  250?!

Link up your recent fabric-related projects!!


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fabric Tuesday Friends!

Hi again. Technical difficulties. again. I will post my photos next week.

And here are some of your finishes from you guys. I am always in awe!

Patch the Giraffe, X ceptional quilt. Wow!

loving the pattern and colors on this sweet mini from Stoffbreite

Pretty Bright colors, beautiful quilting from Meadowbrook. Just beautiful!

Fun pattern, Pave the way, from Happy quilting Melissa. Love!

How sweet are these puppies from Tanya Quilts in Co? Adorable!

CivilRest quilting
Beautiful "civil rest" log cabin from Sweet Dreamin. A new quilt for their bed!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Welded Quilt FINISH!

Hi friends! So excited to share this quilt with you today. This quilt is for someone very special to both of us and in the coming weeks we'll share more about that  
Welded Quilt

I've been calling mine my Man Quilt!  One of the reasons I truly love Art Gallery Fabrics is there are so many options that can be used for anyone and everyone!  Lots of awesome prints without flowers, and sometimes I need that! :)

I know I needed to use mostly blues.  It was easy to throw in a little gray, aqua and yellow.

Here is a little better shot of the fabrics, I mostly used Imprint but also used some Hello Bear, Etno and Bound.

The background prints is actually white with some gray lines, it's called Maze.

 It's a very generous throw size, perfect for a couple people on the couch!  61" x 79.5"

I worked on this quilt about 4 nights in a row and finished the quilt top. I'm sending it off to Heather to quilt and bind it.  We'll share once it all the way finished of course.

Thanks for stopping by!  Tag us online if you make one, I'd love to see (@quiltstorymeg and @quiltstory).  Pay attention on Instagram today as you should see a few of these popping up all over.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

30 days of sewing with Art Gallery Fabrics

Fabric Tuesday will be back next week, we have some special Art Gallery Fabrics projects to share:

Megan and I were lucky enough to be selected for "30 days of sewing with AGF" 

First, Heather's TeePee! (and you don't want to miss Megan's Sleeping Bag, scroll down)  

What do you think? I am so happy about it! I found a tutorial on Pinterest, and mixed it up a bit, then went for it. It wasn't "hard" but it was time consuming, as I pieced all the panels. 

Do you think he loves it?

Since I wanted the TeePee for this little man, I wanted something a boy would love, but his sister could play in as well.  So I went with April Rhodes "Bound" collection. Love! Urban, southwestern, aztec vibe. Fabulous!

All the panels are pieced differently, with several prints of the Bound line. 

I had to make the teepee taller for this tall guy. He can stand inside, and fits him and his sister. They have already been reading and playing on tablets inside. He wants to sleep in it!

I added these little ties to the door, to tie it shut, and also added some to tie it open.

The poles are drilled through and tied tight with a small rope, covered by this more rustic/decorative rope. 

Hope you like this teepee as much as we do!

Hi there! Megan here!  I genuinely love Art Gallery Fabrics so I was really happy to collaborate! 

 My two older sons have Sleeping Bags I made them already, with their names and all.  A few months ago we pulled them out while we were watching a movie together.  I could tell she was genuinely offended and a blanket and pillow were not the same!

I appliqued her name and added the sweet lace detail, she's my only girl so I love getting to be so girly!

It took some time to narrow down but I finally decided on Anna Elise by Bari J.   The horses, bunnies, floral guitars and other pretty florals are over the top sweet and feminine.

She was pointing at each horse saying "Ride it...ride it...ride it..."

Planning on a movie night tomorrow, she will be thrilled to join the group with her own sleeping bag!

This blog post was sponsored by Art Gallery Fabrics

PS Have you put the Art Gallery Fabrics App on your phone? Its awesome, you can see all the collections right from your phone. It is how I chose my awesome fabrics for this project!

See you next week for Fabric Tuesday!!