Thursday, September 3, 2015

An Instagram Giveaway!

Hello everyone! For anyone who is on Instagram, we are having a Giveaway to celebrate the fact that Bev figured out how to put an account on Instagram for 44th Street Fabric! Just go to 44thstreetfabric on Instagram and like the post, become a follower and invite a friend to enter the Giveaway! The prizes will be a Hello Darling layer cake and a Hello Darling jelly roll! 


If you aren't on Instagram, we will shortly be announcing another giveaway with one of our friends and a great pattern designer! So be sure to check back here this weekend! And be sure to visit the Etsy Shop for the fabulous Labor Day sale that starts tonight and ends at midnight on 9/7/15. We will have the following on sale!

Bloom & Bliss yardage  Regular $9.99  Sale: $7.99 
Flutterberry yardage  Regular $9.99 Sale $7.99
Flutterberry Fat Quarter Bundle  Regular $54  Sale $45
Just Dreamy 2 Fat Quarter Bundle  Regular $54 and Sale $45
Summer Song 2 Fat Quarter Bundle Regular $62 Sale $53
All other fabric yardage: $8.99 per yard!

It's a celebration! And tomorrow I'm introducing a special someone to you, my blog friends! XO from Bev

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Here's What I'm Making with the Christmas Fabric from the Shop

Hi guys! Hope you've had a wonderful weekend. Mine has been full of surprises and quirks. Remember the pieces I cut for a Christmas quilt? Here is one block of the Christmas Wreath quilt. 


I don't know if you can see it, but there is a big wreath connecting the little wreaths. You might have to squint-hehe. You should be able to see it better when I get more blocks finished. Anyway, it's a fun block to make. I've watched the movies Leap Year and If I Stay while I'm sewing. Are you making any Christmas projects yet? I started early because we've gotten so many red and green fabrics in the shop. It's made me think of cold weather. It's probably just around the corner! Let me know what you've been up to and visit again soon! We are going to have a great giveaway! XO from Bev

Monday, August 24, 2015

Just a Quick Note!

Hi guys! How is everyone? I've been cutting Christmas fabrics (or red and green fabrics) to make mini-bundles for the shop. So I decided to make a quick top for the holiday since I was lugging bolts around and cutting fabric for the shop anyway. Well, as usual, it probably won't be the quick top I intended.
Can't wait to show you. I had to stop sewing for a little while and get up and move around. It's so funny, I sound more and more like my Grandmother! So can you tell what I'm making? I'm now off to lay on the couch. I know you wish your life was as exciting as mine....Have a great day tomorrow! XOXO

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Uggg.....

Hi everyone! I'm sorry I've been a bad blogging friend lately. I've been so sad since Lola died. I miss her so much. The house is super quiet. I keep seeing things that remind me of her. I guess I could write every day but everyone would quit following and visiting me because it would be such a downer. I've had a few bright spots though. My friend Annette came over last Thursday and we hung out and went to lunch. She petted the fabric for the shop while she was here. We've gotten a lot of new fabrics in so it's kept me busy which is a real blessing. You can see them at the Etsy shop.
 And I made a block for the Stash Bee for August. It's a group with "hives" of 12 quilters. Each month we make blocks requested by one of the members of our hive and send them to her. At the end of the year, we each have 11 blocks from the other members. This month we made Offset Log Cabin blocks in a bright color of our choosing and low volume fabrics. All the hive members put up tutorials so it's a  fun place to get free quilt patterns and see how they look made up in a variety of fabrics. They will be signing up for 2016 soon if you're interested! Thanks to all of you for putting up with me being so sad. Thanks for your support! It makes a tough time a lot easier! XO from Bev

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

GIVEAWAY WINNER!

Hello everyone! I've just been notified by Jacquelynne that the winner of the Cozy Afternoon Giveaway is Margaret! She said the following in her comment:

"love the block, must get motivated, mine are partly cut out so part way there! Is that a Kaffe Fasset fabric you are using for the background?"

Margaret wins these patterns from Jacquelynne Steves:

I know she will make something beautiful! And, Margaret, the answer to your question and the questions of some of the other entrants is that the fabric used for the background is from Mary Engelbreit. She's one of my favorites! The other fabrics are from the shop. Thanks to everyone who entered! The shop will have a giveaway soon so watch for that.

I would also like to thank everyone who sent me lovely notes and emails about Lola. It has been very hard on me. I haven't been without a dog in the house since I left home at 18. It is so quiet. I keep thinking I hear Lola or Charlie and I keep seeing things that belonged to her. Seeing her little coat hanging on the rack by the back door made me dissolve in a blubbering mess yesterday. This was a devastating loss for me. My heart actually aches. I know all of you who have pets understand. So thank you---every sweet message meant the world to me. I love you guys! XO Bev

Thursday, August 13, 2015

R.I.P. LOLA

I lost my little Lola today. My heart ripped in half. Lola was the sweetest, funniest girl ever.



Monday, August 10, 2015

Cozy Afternoon FREE BOM - BLOCK 4 and a GIVEAWAY!

It's here!! Cozy Afternoon BOM Block 3 AND a Giveaway! The Cozy Afternoon quilt is from fabric and quilt designer Jacquelynne Steves! It's a versatile, easy and fun quilt that includes 3 ways to finish your blocks. You can piece them using a plain fabric square in the middle, applique them or embroider them. Jacquelynne provides a video tutorial for the two stitches that are used for the easy embroidery so it's a great chance to learn! This BOM goes for 5 months and includes the pattern for each block, plus the border and finishing instructions that are given at the end. Imagine curling up in front of the fire with this quilt, a good book and a cup of tea or giving it to a family member or special friend. Perfect!

This month, you get the free pattern for Block 4. Here's my Block Four:
I photographed my block on the floral fabric that I am going to use for the border and the large setting squares just so you could see where I got my color inspiration. I decided to use raw edge applique for my blocks. I did embroider the little antenna on the bird.
How cute is this little bird! I'll be doing some embellishment after I quilt it. If you haven't already signed up, it isn't too late! Click on Jacquelynne's link and you will get all 4 patterns if you need them. These blocks stitch up quickly so you should be able to easily catch up!

To get your block pattern, j
ust visit Jacquelynne's website HERE, enter your email and click to sign up. That's it! Jacquelynne is also the editor of a gorgeous emagazine and it's FREE too! You can sign up for it while you're there. And, just when you thought you couldn't take any more FREE fun, there's more! Just leave a comment on my blog and you will be entered to win these beautiful free patterns that you can only get directly from Jacquelynne! Make a Mad About You quilt or Sun Blossom Tote Bag. I love these!

 Because these are electronic patterns, my blog friends from all over the world can enter! Jacquelynne will send the patterns to the winner during the week of August 17th. The giveaway is open until August 16th. The winner will receive the free patterns the next week directly from Jacquelynne. The ONLY way you can get these patterns is to enter the giveaway on my blog and on the blogs of the other quilters who are hosting the giveaway and showing you their versions of the blocks! Here's a list of participating bloggers. Be sure to visit them to see how they are doing their Cozy Afternoon blocks.

A Quilt and a Prayer Lily Pad Quilting    Red Letter Quilts  The Crafty Quilter
Kathy's Quilts 
 Something to brighten your Monday! Hope you enter! Cheery wave from Bev 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!

The winner of our Milk, Sugar and Flower fat quarter giveaway is:



BloggerJacklynn Grimm who said...

I really like the Fat Quarter Low Volume Fabric Bundle of Eight Hard to Find Fabrics News Print, I really don't have a lot of low volume and could use it! Like you I have a lot of bright fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win!  

Most of you said you wanted more low volume fabrics. We just listed quite a few and have more coming so be sure to check our Etsy shop

Thanks to everyone who entered! Stay tuned because we are going to have a LOT of giveaways in the future! Tomorrow is the Jacquelynne Steves Giveaway and new free pattern! Hope your weekend was happy! XO from Bev

Friday, August 7, 2015

Strep Throat Drama

Hi guys! Well, day before yesterday (I think), I started feeling really bad and my throat hurt. Yesterday I found out that I have strep throat. I got my antibiotic so will be fine but yuck! I'm thinking I'm too old for that stuff. I woke up at 2 AM and decided to make a block from some of the fabric just in at the shop. This is a 6" Tumbleweed block from Lori Holt's Farm Girl Friday QAL. 
It's a departure for me because it's soft, feminine colors from Bloom & Bliss. Did you notice the polka dot background fabric? We finally found some of it and bought 2 bolts! I think it's the most versatile background ever. By the time I was ironing my tiny block, I was feeling woozy so I gave up and went to bed. Tonight I feel some better but still feel like I could lay down and take a nap all the time. The really bad part is lugging Lola around. I'm glad she's still here to lug around though. So what's up for you this weekend? I'm going to try to get some sewing time in. Going to go to bed now though. It's already 7:20-lol! XO from Bev (and I hate to keep talking about the shop but Hello Darling will be here Monday)!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Love Entwined

Good morning! I've been swamped with projects and putting new fabric up in the Etsy shop. Take a look HERE! For some reason, even though I'm busy all day long, it's hard to get to sleep. So I pulled out the Love Entwined medallion block and thought it would be a good applique project to work on until I'm sleepy enough to crash for the night.
Well, it worked! I do one little thing on this block and can't keep my eyes open. Of course I have not much hope for getting it finished but the spirit is willing even though the body is weak. Here's what the finished quilt looks like. This is a free pattern by Esther Aliu. She's amazing.
See that little circle in the middle? That's how much I have completed. I wonder why I'm doing this...will I live long enough? Will I put it in the ufo pile again? I'm pretty sure the answer to that is yes-lol. You can't accuse me of not having ambition. So I wish I had more to share. I know you are sick of hearing about all the new fabrics in the shop but that's what I've been doing. We have most of Jeni Baker's new line, Curiosities. Her fabrics are yummy and I'm kind of in love with them.
She has great names for her fabrics, like Fireflys in a Jar. You probably can tell from my collage that the fabric on the left is little bunnies. She has bunnies in her garden and that was her inspiration for this line. Another favorite of mine is the Bloom & Bliss line. Look at the fat quarter pack...so adorable!

Don't forget to enter our Giveaway for 6 fat quarters of Milk, Sugar & Flower. You can enter HERE

Let's see, what else. Lola is still holding her own but I'm having to carry her around. She expects it now so this will probably go on for the rest of our lives. We are just two old ladies getting through the day-lol. Well, if you've read this far, accept my apology for such a boring post. My life is not glamorous right now. I'm sure that will change-hahaha. I'll soon be introducing you to Jennifer, my new partner. She's an amazing person and you guys will love her! Okay, I'll stop chatting and go do something productive. Let me know what you think of all our new fabrics! XO and cheery wave from Bev