Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Quilt Humor and the Sale Continues!

Good morning! You know, sometimes life is so stressful that you just need a little humor. You may have seen these before but, in case you haven't, I hope they give you a smile today! Ah, Maury....

The fabric store! Look at the smile on her face..


My personal motto:
And last, but not least....I call this one "Trying to get a photo of your quilt when you live in OKLAHOMA"..


I would laugh at this last one if it wasn't so true! The half price ($4.50 a yard) fabric sale still continues! If you are interested in buying fabric, you can see it at the Etsy shop HERE. But please don't buy it there. Just email me at bev@44thstreetfabric.com and I'll send you an invoice that reflects the sale price. Thank you to everyone who has been supporting my sale to keep Charlie in medicine! Love you guys! XO and cheery wave from Bev






Monday, December 15, 2014

Making Christmas Presents and the Sale Continues...

Things are tight here this year and we're having our family Christmas celebration this Saturday. There are so many grand kids, kids, spouses, boy friends and girl friends who all have families. And then there are ski trips and trips to Disney. It's hard to find a time that everyone can make. With the exception of Dylan, our 5 year old, the grands are all so big that they wanted to be part of the gift exchange (thank goodness cause there are 8 of them)! Dylan wants baby American Girl dolls and I'm sure she'll get several. So I'm stitching up a quick doll quilt. It took me less than 30 minutes to get the top done and I think it's cute. It's 36" x 36". I just stuck some borders on this cute "cheater" fabric from Riley Blake.


The "cheater fabric" and border fabric are from the Country Girl line that's on sale at the shop. Sorry but I couldn't get a decent photo because it's so cloudy here today and have a cheap camera. Here's a much better pic of the fabric:

Here's the border fabric:

And, if you happen to know how I can get a better photo on cloudy days inside, please let me know! The fabric sale is continuing! Fabric is half off my price which makes it $4.50 a yard and patterns are 30% off. If you are interested, you can see the fabric at my Etsy shop HERE. But don't buy it there! Just email me at: bev@44thstreetfabric.com and let me know what you want and I'll send you a PayPal invoice that reflects the sale price. Hope you all have a great week! XO and cheery wave from Bev

Friday, December 12, 2014

I Won Something and the Sale Continues!

Hi everyone! I'm so excited! I actually won something and it's a first for me. I've entered lots of giveaways and never won anything. BUT, the Aurifil thread company gives away a set of Aurifil thread each month to a person randomly chosen who posts their BOM block on the Aurifil Flickr group. I've made all 12 blocks this year and this month I won this:

It's in my colors too! It came in this nifty box and is Pat Sloan's Perfect Box of Colors! The colors are even prettier in person!


What a nice thing to win! This is the collage of the 2014 blocks that I finished (woot)! And, get this, this photo has been viewed 7923 times on Flicker since December 1st. That's way, way more than any other photo I've ever put on Flicker. I've tried to see how this happened but I can't figure it out! The block photos aren't even that good. I wish I knew what happened because I'd do that for all my Flickr photos! Does anyone know?


So it was great to win--especially on a day when I found out that my "real job" is going away! I'll no longer be doing copy writing at home...I'll be unemployed! Anyone have any suggestions for an old woman whose wardrobe is sadly wanting? My knee's too bad to stand on my feet all day so that let's out a lot of jobs. It's like Merry Christmas to me-lol. Guess I'll use this time to design some patterns that I've wanted to do and put some more of my unfinished tops on eBay. And, I'm continuing to do my fabric sale. Half price on fabric and 30% off patterns. If you need some fabric at a great price, you can see my fabric on my Etsy shop HERE. But please don't buy it there...just email me at bev@44thstreetfabric.com and tell me what you want and I'll send you a PayPal invoice that reflects the sale price. Sunday I'm going to put some scrap bags in the shop and some fabric that was in reserve for people who never ended up buying it. Well, hope you're all ready for Christmas and enjoying the holidays! Thanks to everyone who has bought sale fabrics! XO and cheery wave from Bev

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sale Still Continues and THANK YOU!!

First, let me say THANK YOU to all my blogger friends who have supported me through trying to come up with the money to cover Charlie's expenses AND to those who have wished us well. Your support and caring has meant the world to me and I still wonder at the number of caring people in blog land! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm working on getting more quilt stuff ready to sell. Here's a little wall hanging that I quilted. It's been a while since I actually quilted something!

It's actually been interesting to see what I have that needs to be quilted. I'm also working on a project for Henry Glass & Co. that isn't near ready to show you.

I miss blogging but just haven't had anything to show that I've worked on. The fabric sale is still going on if you need anything. Fabrics are half off my regular price and patterns are 30% off. That makes most fabric $4.50 a yard.

You can look at the fabric HERE in my Etsy store but please don't buy it there. Just send me an email at bev@44thstreetfabric.com and tell me what you want and your PayPal email and I'll send you an invoice showing the sale amounts. If you don't need anything or, like me, have other places your money has to go, no problem.


Well, speaking of money, I need to get to work.Hope you all have a wonderful day! And thanks again for your support! You guys are the best! XO and cheery wave from Bev

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Piecing Tops to Sell (fabric sale is still on too)

Hello! Well, Charlie is doing great but my pocketbook is still suffering. I have a friend who just sells quilt tops and I thought...hey, I have tons of quilt blocks so I'll piece them together and try selling the tops. I'm sure that there are some people who want to learn to quilt or who have the money to quilt "by credit card" and might want to buy tops. Let's face it...it's not like I'm getting them quilted myself. So I'm sewing some Lady Liberty blocks together. Here are some of them...you may have seen them before. I think they are so much fun:














There are quite a few more that are finished. I think they will make a fun top. I'm also going to sell my aqua and red Great Granny top from Lori Holt's Great Granny Quilt Along.

and I'm not sure what else. It occurred to me that this is a great way to reduce my ufo stack! Most of them are in block form so it will be good to get them pieced. If they don't sell, they'll be ready to quilt. I'm still doing the fabric sale. Fabric at $4.50 a yard and patterns 30% off. You can see the fabric in the Etsy shop HERE. If you want fabric, just email me at bev@44thstreetfabric.com and I'll send you an invoice with the correct sale prices. Little Charlie and I thank those of you who have bought fabric! It has helped a lot. So wish me luck! I'll report back as to how good the "unfinished top" market is! XO and cheery wave from Bev

Monday, December 1, 2014

Aurifil 2014 BOM blocks finished! Some Green Tea and Sweet Beans and the sale continues!

Happy Monday!! I got to sew some last night! I did the last block of the Aurifil 2014 BOM! I'm so happy that I actually did all 12 blocks. Here's a collage of all 12.
I decided that this little quilt would be mostly pink and yellow. This month I think they are going to have some tutorials on finishing the quilt and setting the blocks together. It will be nice to finish the top. I also did another couple of blocks for Green Tea and Sweet Beans, the Jen Kingwell pattern.https://www.etsy.com/shop/44thStreetFabric?ref=hdr_shop_menu.

I added the rick rack to this block and think it's very cute. And I did this block that I like but wish I had used a different background and not the pink but it's partially pieced so I don't want to do it over.


Charlie is doing fine but my pocketbook isn't so I'm still doing my half-price sale.If you are interested at all in buying fabric, please email me at bev@44thstreetfabric.com. You can see the fabric HERE but please don't try to buy it through Etsy. I'll send you a PayPal invoice with the sale price. Fabric is half-price ($4.50 a yard) and patterns are 30% off. Charlie and I thank our friends who have bought fabric from the bottom of our hearts! Here's to all of us having a safe and happy week! Love and appreciate you guys so much! XO and cheery wave from Bev

Friday, November 28, 2014

Half Price (my prices) Sale Continues! $4.50 a yard!

Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Charlie is doing fine and I want to thank those who have bought fabric on sale! I hope to cover his last vet visit or at least mitigate the damage a little. I'm continuing the sale for my blog friends. You can see the fabric on sale HERE. My fabrics are regularly $8.99 so sale price is $4.50 a yard! The patterns are 30% off. If you are interested in fabric from this sale, please email me at bev@44thstreetfabric.com! I'll need to know what you want to purchase and your PayPal email so that I can send you an invoice that reflects the sale price.
I'm not adding the fat quarters into the sale because, it never fails that when I cut fat quarters for someone, the remaining half doesn't sell. Wish I had something to show you that I've pieced but I've been working like crazy to get some hours before the end of the month. Maybe next week I can sew some. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! XO and cheery wave from Bev

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Charlie Update and the Sale Continues!

Hi all! First, thank you to everyone who has bought fabric in our half-price sale! I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I'm continuing it because Charlie's vet bill still hasn't been covered. I was looking at it last night because it was so high and, apparently, Charlie saw the doggie cardiologist. I don't remember anyone telling me that at the time. Anyway, he's doing great and is just relaxing around the house on "his" chair:
I tried to rouse him to take a decent photo but to no avail. He's pretty much getting to do whatever he wants. You can see he's wearing his "medic alert" dog tag...lol. So if you need some fabric at a great price (half off my prices which are below retail), please consider buying from us. Here are just a few of the fabrics still in the store. You can see them HERE.
Riley Blake tone on tone medium dots...$4.50 a yard...

Cute snowmen on pink. I thought these would make adorable stockings. I also thought it would be fun to use it as a border with one snowman going around the edge of the quilt.
There are several fabrics that are recent lines, including this Fancy Free floral on aqua. I will use it for the border on my next Farmer's Wife quilt. It has all the colors I intend to use in my next FW.
My Sunshine paisley in pink has all my favorite colors too!
And there are the Union Jack panels from Riley Blake that are so much fun! I thought I would just put a border on this fabric (you get 12 flags per yard) and make a baby quilt for a boy....
or girl! So if you are in the fabric buying mood, please take a look at our Etsy store HERE. If you want fabric, just email me at bev@44thstreetfabric.com and I'll send you a PayPal invoice. Thanks again everyone! Charlie thanks you too! XO and cheery wave from Bev


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Charlie Health Scare and BIG SALE for Blogger Friends!

Good morning! I spent a harrowing few hours with Charlie at the emergency vet yesterday. He went outside and when he didn't come right back in, I looked out and he was laying on his side by the bottom step. He was unable to climb the steps to come back in. I looked at his gums and they were white (what the vet told me to look for). So I rushed him to the vet thinking that this would be the day he would be put down or just pass away.

They put him in intensive care (this is the state of the art vet in Oklahoma) and put him in the oxygen cage. They gave him some medication and I sat out in the waiting room crying. After about 30 minutes, the vet came out and said that he had rallied and was looking good! They kept him in the oxygen cage for about another hour or so and then sent him home! He looks great now...go figure! He's actually prancing around! I tell you, this is hard on a pet mommy! Thanking God today for more quality time with Charlie.
BUT, that little episode cost a fortune! Yes, the stress and expense are worth it. So, I've decided to put all the fabric (except fat quarters) on sale for half price in the Etsy shop--just for my USA blogging friends. International is okay but the shipping rates have made it ultra expensive to ship so I don't know what real savings you would have. The shop has a lot of basics (like polka dots and solids) and some cute prints. If you need any of the basic fabrics in colors shown above, please consider shopping with me. I also have some cute Christmas prints. Patterns are 30% off. You can see the Etsy shop HERE. Everything shows regular prices. If you are interested in buying something, just message me at bev@44thstreetfabric.com and tell me what you want. Don't pay for it until I send you an invoice with the correct, half-price amounts. Also, let me know if you have questions. If you don't need anything right now, don't worry about it. I just thought this might be a way to help pay for this latest, very expensive episode. If Charlie wasn't having such good quality of life between episodes, I wouldn't put either one of us through this. So thanks! Hope you're having a great week and not going through any trauma! XO and grateful wave from Bev (and Charlie)


Monday, November 17, 2014

Midnight sewing

Good morning! I've been working on a project with my daughter and can't wait to get that finished. I did get the background pieces appliqued onto the Midnight at the Oasis (a/k/a my insomnia quilt) center block. I don't know where my measurements went wrong but the background fabric pieces would not fit no matter what I did. Soooo, being a creative quilter and not minding if things are not perfect, I hand-appliqued the pieces in (or on).
I won't be entering it in any quilt shows and really don't mind the mistakes. There is a plain border around this block which I will use the make the block the correct size. One of the things that drew me to this quilt is the use of the gray with black dot fabric for the background. I have a bolt of that in the shop and none of it has sold. I love the way it makes the colors look. The original quilt uses this fabric in most of the blocks that will be added. So how was your weekend? It snowed here yesterday and is all frozen, schools are closed, etc. I am grateful to God for a warm house. Hope you are staying warm this week! XO and cheery wave from Bev